Monday, 14 November 2022

October favourites


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"This is going to be a November to remember.."

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November has arrived with cooler weather and it's getting dark quite early, but it's still a good time to make some trips into the autumnal nature. However, winter is already around the corner. Have you noticed that it is only 2 weeks until the first Advent?

But before that happens here's a little throwback to October. This time all the looks are from the red carpet. I hope you like them.


Have a great week! :)

Lots of love,
E

Monday, 17 October 2022

Autumn vibes


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"I am so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
(L. M. Montgomery)

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Colourful leaves, still some flowers, beautiful colours, cosy times, nice jumpers, hot chocolate, pumpkins, longer nights, cooler weather, more time indoors - this is definitely autumn.

I created a board on Pinterest a while ago with autumnal pins - including some autumn colour photos, DIYs, recipes, decor and outfit ideas. If you're there, take a look and get inspired.  :)


Here are also a few quotes about this season. I find these very appropriate and beautiful.

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🍁 "Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree."
(Emily BrontΓ«)

🍁 "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
(Albert Camus)

🍁 "Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn."
(Elizabeth Lawrence)

🍁 "I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze. The sweet chill of pumpkin, and crisp sunburnt leaves."
(Ann Drake)

🍁 "I hope I can be the autumn leaf, who looked at the sky and lived. And when it was time to leave, gracefully it knew life was a gift."
(Dodinsky)


What is your favourite thing about autumn? Be sure to share your answers in the comment section below.

Have a wonderful October!  :)

Lots of love,
E

Monday, 10 October 2022

Shape it until you make it!


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"You're in pretty good shape for the shape you are in."
(Dr. Seuss)

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Shapewear and also corsets have a long history and are popular every now and then.
A body shaper is designed to change the shape of the wearer's body and it comes in a variety of sizes and shapes, so no matter what your current size is and what area of your body you want to improve, you will surely find the perfect piece for you.

On the website of Shapellx, for example, you can find shapewear in sizes from XS to 6XL, and the colours also range from classic beige, brown and black to purple, lilac, blue, red or yellow. The garments come in different styles such as underwear, cami tops, leggings, tights, bodysuits and shorts - so everyone can find the model that best suits them and their goals.

Depending on the area you want to improve, you can choose a different style. What is the best shapewear for tummy and waist is not the right choice for your hips or legs. There are also garments with different levels of compression such as super comfy, moderate, firm and extra firm.

With shapewear, it is always important that you wear the right size and please also keep in mind that many recommend that you do not wear them for long periods of time, no more than 8 hours and not every day.

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On the Shapellx website, you can easily refine your search under the Collections tab. You can choose categories like the seamless line, but also swimwear, or you can also take a look at the trending items. Under Plus & Shape you will find various products such as plus size waist trainer or plus size shaper bodysuit, and you can use the sizing guide to help you choose the right size.

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Please do not forget to be conscious when shopping. Find out the pros and cons of wearing shapewear before you make a purchase decision. For example, it can be a good choice for a big event where you want to look your best, but remember that any garment has only a temporary effect and it is very important to feel good in your own body as well.

Lots of love,
E

Saturday, 1 October 2022

September favourites


✯ Hello Shiny Stars! ✯


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"Hello October, let the autumnal colours begin."

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I hope you are all well and have arrived in October with lots of great memories from the summer.
Unbelievable how time flies and how I have missed being online for months again.

Did you know that today is not only the first day of October, but also International Coffee Day, and in the US they also celebrate National Homemade Cookies Day?
So if you don't have anything planned for this weekend, just bake some biscuits, have some coffee (or tea) while you're at it and have a lot of fun. :)

Below you can also see my favourite outfits from last month. A classic black and white look, two autumnal outfits and a beautiful evening dress. I hope you like them too.  :)


As always, let me know in the comments below which is your favourite one. And also whether you are a coffee or a tea person.

Have a wonderful weekend.  :)

Lots of love,
E

Friday, 22 April 2022

Earth Day 2022


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"Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty."
(John Ruskin)

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Today is Earth Day and to mark the occasion I would like to share a previous post of mine on the topic.

In my post "Make every day Earth Day" I give you some tips on how to save some energy and reduce waste, how to add greenery to your space and finally a couple of DIYs to help you upcycle things you no longer need and give them a new purpose.

Take care of the Earth, not just today, but every single day.


In the comment section below, please share how you take care of the Earth, and maybe your tips will give others ideas too.  :)

Lots of love,
E

Sunday, 10 April 2022

My Top 15 Sibling Quotes


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"The greatest gift our parents ever gave us was each other."

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As today, 10 April is Siblings' Day, I would like to dedicate this post to all the siblings out there.

According to various studies, family structures in Europe have changed significantly over the last fifty years. Based on data from Eurostat, in 2020, 47.5% of all households with children in the European Union had one child and 52.5% had at least two children (39.9% had two and 12.6% had three or more).
I consider myself lucky to be among the 52.5%, because the sibling relationship is not only something very special, but usually also the longest relationship most people will have in their lifetime.

Therefore, a big shout-out goes out to my sister today. (I hope she's reading this.) With adulthood, there's not as much time for programmes together as there used be, but I cherish every opportunity we get to spend together. I miss our trips together, and hope that we will soon find the opportunity to do something together again.

So there is no excuse to call your siblings today, and if you can, plan something together. You can also prepare a small gift, be it a homemade one or a bought one, and if you are looking for an appropriate quote on the occasion, I have collected my favourite quotes on the subject, so here are my top 15 sibling quotes.

Do you have a sister or brother? Let me know in the comments section below.  :)


MY TOP 15 SIBLING QUOTES

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"A sibling is the lens through which you see your childhood."
(Ann Hood)

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"Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero!"
(Marc Brown)

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"Siblings: children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together."
(Sam Levenson)

4.

"Like branches on a tree, we grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one. Each of our lives will always be a special part of the other."

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"Siblings: your only enemy you can't live without."

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"Being brother and sister means being there for each other."

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"Having a sister is like having a best friend you can't get rid of. You know whatever you do, they'll still be there."
(Amy Li)

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"Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other."
(Carol Saline)


9.

"In the cookies of life, sisters are the chocolate chips."

10.

"A sister is both your mirror - and your opposite."
(Elizabeth Fishel)

11.

"Siblings know how to irritate each other, but they still know how to fix problems better than anybody else."


12.

"Brothers and sisters can say things to one another that no one else can."
(Gregory E. Lang)

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"A sister is someone you can always count on."
(Sally Painter)

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"No matter how old you become, when you are with your siblings, you revert back to childhood."
(Karen White)

15.

"I think people that have a brother or sister don't realize how lucky they are. Sure, they fight a lot, but to know that there's always somebody there, somebody that's family."
(Trey Parker)


Lots of love,
E