Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Basic Logo Tee | Summer to Fall Transitional Outfit | What I Wore


Happy Wednesday! 

Today's outfit is a really simple mom-style one. What could be more basic than jeans and a tee? It's been getting colder and colder where I live, so I'm slowly transitioning my outfits to more fall appropriate ones. I wore this one at noon, when it's still warm and you don't need boots yet. In the mornings it's definitely crisp and I couldn't get away with wearing these sandals as my toes would freeze. Haha! It will soon be time to store these away until next summer and bring on my trainers and ankle boots. Yay! 

I recently purchased a Levi's basic t-shirt because I really like the design and the fit and it was actually quite a funny one for us. I'm not sure if many of you know this, but my husband's name is Levi actually, so he thinks it's hilarious whenever I wear this now. I do like to pair it with these light wash jeans that I got from New Yorker a while back. 

For accessories I went for a pair of aviator sunglasses from Reserved, a black band watch (also from Reserved), my beloved pearl earrings and my new tan/brown backpack from Stradivarius. Quite a simple look if you ask me, but I love wearing it!


T-shirt: Levi's  |  Jeans: New Yorker  |  Backpack: Stradivarius  |  Sunnies: Reserved 
Watch: Reserved  |  Sandals: Deichmann

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Wardrobe Clear Out for Fall | Tips & Declutter With Me


Now that autumn has rolled around, I felt like doing a deep cleanse of my wardrobe and getting rid of a bunch of things that I've had for years and hadn't worn much lately. Whilst doing that, I figured I would share with you a few tips I learned for decluttering and how the process went for me. If you're interested, there's also a video all about it on my Youtube channel. Now let's get on with cleaning our closets, shall we?!


STEP ONE: Make yourself a cup of something nice (I went for a cappuccino, surprise-surprise!) and play some Youtube vlogs or have something running in the background. It really helped me carry on with clearing out the closet and not giving up mid-way.

STEP TWO: Pull out EVERYTHING from your closet. I laid everything on my bed and it was much easier to take a good hard look at everything I owned.

STEP THREE: Take each item of clothing and think if it still fits you, if you've worn it in the past year, if you think you would ever wear it again, if you would buy it again if you saw it in a store right now (that's a good tip I read somewhere and that worked really well for me) and if it fits with your style at the moment. If the answer is no to any of these questions, get rid of it!


STEP FOUR: Put the seasonal items in a separate pile and store them away. For me, I took all the summer dresses and shorts and things I knew I would definitely not wear until next year and I stored those at the top part of my closet, so that they don't take up space in your everyday closet.

STEP FIVE: Organize by categories (sweaters, trousers, short sleeves, long sleeves etc.) and colour coordinate a bit. I find this to be super helpful when I'm trying to find something or if I just want to take a quick glance at my closet for an outfit idea for that day. 

STEP SIX: Give all the clothes you don't want anymore to charity. Other people will definitely enjoy them more than you do at the moment.


Hope you enjoyed going through the process of clearing out my closet for fall and I hope you find the motivation to do the same for yours. Now I feel like I know what pieces I'm still missing from my fall wardrobe and I have the space to add them this season. And what better reason to clear out your wardrobe than to have more room for shopping, haha! :)

Have an awesome day!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Getting Ready For Fall | What I Wore


Yay! It's September, meaning we're slowly getting into fall weather & more importantly - into fall fashion. Last week we had one day that was a bit more chilly than usual, so I jumped on the opportunity to dress a bit more fall-like. I love a good checked shirt for fall, it's a great layering piece and it's super simple to pair with jeans and a basic tank top underneath. I went for a monochrome vibe and some light wash denim. My tank top and shirt are both from H&M. I got them last year, but I saw they still have them in stores since they're probably from the basics line. The jeans are from New Yorker. For accessories I'm wearing a Reserved watch with a black band and my favourite pearl earrings. I forgot to take pictures of my shoes, but I wore some black flat shoes with this look.


Shirt: H&M  |  Jeans: New Yorker  |  Watch: Reserved  |  Tank top: H&M  |  Pearl Earrings: H&M

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

30 Blog Post Ideas For Fall | Get Inspired for Autumn 2018


It's Septembeeeer!!! I couldn't be more excited for the fall season to roll around. I find that each year, as the end of August approaches, I get tired of wearing dresses over and over again. I start looking forward to layering up, bringing out the ankle booties & the cozy knits and going for walks in the chilly air in the morning. Those crisp sunny days of autumn will forever be my favourite, but I could also be a bit biased since both my birthday and my baby's birthday are in October, so that's another thing to look forward to. 

In anticipation for this time of year, I've been brainstorming a few ideas on what I could blog about this season. I came up with a bunch of ideas that I would love to write about and photograph, so I thought I would share them with you in case you're a blogger and would like some inspiration. I'm not sure if I'm gonna be able to blog about all of these things, but I plan on doing as many as I can.

I would say though that this list is appropriate more for fashion/beauty/lifestyle blogs. So if you fall in that category or are just nosy to see what I'm interested in blogging about, then here it goes:
  1. Netflix TV Shows to Binge Watch This Fall
  2. Scary Netflix Movies to Watch This Halloween
  3. 5 Ways to Create a Cozy Evening at Home
  4. 10 Things I Love About Autumn
  5. Best Ways to Pamper Yourself This Fall
  6. How To Get Into a Fall Morning Routine
  7. Wardrobe Clear out for Fall Season
  8. Wardrobe Additions for Fall Season
  9. 10 Great Pieces for a Fall Capsule Wardrobe 
  10. 10 Tips On How to Build Your Fall Wardrobe This Year
  11. Fall Fashion Trends to Follow
  12. How I Organize My Autumn Shoes
  13. My 5 Most Worn Autumn Boots
  14. My Top Accessories for Fall
  15. What To Do With All Those Scarves (Ways To Organize Them)
  16. 5 Colour Combinations That Are Great for a Fall Outfit
  17. A Checked Shirt Outfit Idea
  18. An Outfit With a Plaid Blanket Scarf
  19. A Neutral/Camel Toned Outfit
  20. A Summer to Fall Transition Outfit
  21. Long Cardigan Outfit
  22. Chunky Knit Outfit
  23. Simple Ways to Spice Up Your Home Décor for Fall
  24. Fall Home Décor On a Budget
  25. 3 Ways to Make A Fall Inspired Entryway/Hallway
  26. What’s In My Makeup Bag This Fall
  27. 3 Lip Shades That Are Perfect For Fall
  28. Autumn Everyday Makeup Look
  29. How To Make a Fall Coffee Drink At Home (Pumpkin Spice Latte or others)
  30. A Pumpkin Recipe (muffins, cake etc.)
That's my list! I hope you found this inspirational and I hope you have an awesome autumn!


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Tips On Traveling With a 6+ Month Old Baby | What I Pack & What I Wore


Happy Wednesday! 

For today's post I figured I would do something a bit different than my usual outfit posts. I wanted to share with you a few outfits that I wore on our beach vacation last month, but also a few tips for traveling with a baby, as well as my list of things I packed for my 9 month old (at the time). 

Obviously, things change when you travel with a baby that is older than 6 months, because you have to take into consideration solids as well. Because I didn't know what would be available at the hotel to give to Victor, I decided to get jars of baby food, as well as some fruit squeeze pouches and some snacks. It was perfect this way! I also got some disposable bibs from Lidl, so I wouldn't have to worry about washing those in the hotel room. 
The things you need in terms of feeding will certainly depend on whether you're breastfeeding or formula feeding. I am currently exclusively pumping and I supplement with a bit of formula, so I had to bring a whole bunch of things for that (which you will see on the list below). 

For sleeping, we brought a travel crib that we got from Hauck and it was really practical. For naps during the day I used the Isara baby carrier a lot, so I would highly recommend using one on vacation. It's really easy to put my baby to sleep in the baby carrier, so I loved the convenience of it. We also brought the stroller but didn't end up using it that much. It was nice to have though.

It's definitely very different going on vacation when you have a baby with you, so don't expect to be sipping your cocktails carelessly on a beach lounger. It was honestly the best, yet the most exhausting vacation I had in my entire life - haha! :) But we made some lovely memories and Victor explored a whole new world with the sea and the sand on the beach, so that's all that matters.


WHAT I PACKED FOR MY 9 MONTH OLD BABY

FEEDING

  • pump + charger
  • formula + 3 small containers for formula
  • bottles + pacifiers
  • kettle (for making formula)
  • bottle brush + soap
  • lactation supplements (for me)
  • Baby Guard - Vitamin D 
  • baby food jars + squeezes
  • sippy cup
  • snacks
  • spoons
  • disposable bibs (got these from Lidl)


BATH & CARE

  • snot sucker + serum
  • bath towels
  • muslin cloths
  • thermometer + bath thermometer
  • bath products (Mustela cleansing lotion)
  • bedtime lotion, rash cream
  • nail clippers
  • sunscreen
  • medicine (Baby Panadol etc., just in case)


CLOTHES

  • 7 pjs
  • 4 onesies (short sleeve)
  • 4 tshirts (short sleeve)
  • 6 shorts
  • 3 pants
  • socks
  • hat
  • hoodie
  • blanket
  • 2 sleeping bags
  • UV protection swimming suit


OTHERS

  • toys + books
  • Sleep'n'Play from Hauck (fold-up travel crib) + 2 sheets
  • stroller
  • baby carrier (I have the toddler one from Isara)
  • baby monitor (Mappy)
  • diapers + wipes
  • water diapers



OUTFIT  |  Swimsuit: New Yorker  |  Sunglasses: Reserved


OUTFIT  |  Beach Kaftan: New Yorker  |  Flip Flops: ASOS 


OUTFIT  |  Dress: Mohito  |  Necklace: H&M  |  Sunglasses: Reserved


OUTFIT  |  Dress: H&M  |  Necklace: H&M  |  Sunglasses: Reserved


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Monday, August 20, 2018

How to Get Rid of Brassy Hair | How I Care for Blonde Hair


I've been wanting to get blonder hair for quite a while, but it took me a long time to finally get the courage to do it. I've never had my hair dyed before this, so it was quite a big change for me. I decided to get a balayage and I think it turned out lovely, I'm really pleased with it. However, I had the brilliant (*NOT*) idea to get this done right before our beach vacation. What I didn't know beforehand is that the sun and sea water kinda make dyed blonde hair appear brassy. So when we came back from vacation, I wasn't that happy with my colour and I decided to look for products I could use at home to fix that. I stumbled upon plenty of good reviews about the Fanola No Yellow Shampoo and decided to give it a try since it wasn't really that expensive either. 

I have to say that it's definitely improved the colour of my hair A LOT. I noticed a difference from the first use. The way I use it is: I lather it up like a regular shampoo, leave it in for 5-10 minutes, rinse and then wash my hair with a regular shampoo. It honestly does wonders to brassy hair. I don't have to use it every single wash, I would say I use it every 2-3 washes. I would highly recommend this (btw, this is not a sponsored post).


I tried taking some snaps of the before and after using this shampoo, so I hope you can kinda tell how it's worked for me. 


As far as hair care for my blonde hair, my hairstylist recommended this range: the Biolage RAW Color Care shampoo and conditioner. Love them both! I'm not sure how much they help with keeping hair not brassy, since obviously I had that problem, but I do love the way they make my hair feel.


Finally, I love to use this hair mask once in a while and I can definitely tell a difference in how soft my hair feels after using it. It's called the Macadamia Deep Repair Masque. It's gorgeous and I think it's the one product that's made the biggest difference to the ends of my hair. The LÓreal Mythic Oil is a beautiful leave-in hair oil that helps make your hair look shiny and nourished. I usually use this after I style my hair (which you can see how I do that in this video if you're interested). I normally curl my hair, spray it nicely, let the curls cool off and then I rub the oil between my hands and use it on the ends of my hair. And I love the result.

That's about it as far as my hair care goes at the moment. Hope you enjoyed reading this and that you found it useful. Have an awesome day!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Floral Playsuit Outfit | What I Wore Wednesday


Happy Wednesday! 

Welcome back to my blog! I know I've neglected it a bit in the past few weeks, but I'm back with another outfit post. As promised, I'll try to post my beach holiday outfits in the next few weeks, so stay tuned if you'd like to see those. In the meantime, I thought I'd share with you an outfit that I've been wearing so much this summer. I looove this playsuit from H&M. It's got a really pretty floral print, it's really comfortable and breezy - just perfect for hot summer days. And I love that it's a super easy outfit all done - you just throw on this playsuit and you're good to go for the day. 

I wore the playsuit with a simple charm necklace and a pair of pale pink sandals - both items are from H&M as well. By the way, I took these pictures before I changed my hair (if you follow me on Youtube or Instagram, you might have seen that already).


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