Saturday, 6 January 2018

Is it too early to be ready for summer yet?


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"Every day is a gift. Receive it with eagerness. Share it with joy." 


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As I went home for the holidays, a lovely Zaful-package was waiting for me - and in today's post, I'd like to show you what were inside.

Although it is still winter, I can't wait for warm weather and this bikini set from Zaful will be perfect for summer. The black top has an adorable tassels design, it is a little padded and free of wire. On the other hand the bottom was made with leopard print which harmonises well with the black top. 

  
 Find it here

The button-down blouse below has an embroidered design. The sleeves have an elastic in them, so I was wearing the blouse as a 3/4 sleeve top. I paired it with skinny black trousers and I received a lot of compliments wearing it. By the way, I ordered a size S and it is true to size.

 
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This sleeveless floral dress is also size S and it looks exactly like in the picture. It has a nice colour, the material is good, and the dress looks very pretty.

 
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In my post, "As endless as the ocean" you could see a lovely mermaid blanket, and today I can show you mine. It has a cute fish scales design and its colour is light purple with some light blue and a shiny silver thread adds an extra sparkle to it. The material is very soft and it is perfect for cosy days. The back is open above middle of the thighs, so it is very easy to fit in and to make yourself comfortable in it.

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Last but not least, a practical kitchen tool, a 2-in-1 vegetable slicer and peeler. I peeled potatoes with it, which was very easy and it made a ridged surface that I really liked. However because of the size, I still got to get used to it.

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(An extra coupon code jsut for you: "ZFNancy".)

Do you like the items I chose? Which one is your favourite?
Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Lots of love, 
E

Monday, 13 November 2017

Random Acts of Kindness


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"You there, the one reading this right now. I want you to do something: SMILE"  :)

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13 November is World Kindness Day, which was first celebrated in 1998. 
This year it falls on a Monday, so I think this offers the perfect opportunity to extend this day for a whole week.. and it would be even better if it could be a part of our eveyday life. The world needs more kindness, so look up from your phone or computer and do something nice for someone.
You don't need to do something big, it is about the little acts and gestures, which make you feel better too.
You are probably doing small acts of kindness every single day but, you know, from kindness is never enough.  ;)

Here are 10 ways to brighten up someone's day - and yours too:
1. Compliment someone.
2. Smile at a stranger.
3. Hold the door or the lift for someone.
4. Leave lovely notes for your partner, roommate, flatmate, family, whoever you are living with.
5. Call up your grandparents, parents, a relative or a friend just to ask how they are.
6. Send someone, you love a cute message.
7. Help a leaflet distributor in the streets out and take a flyer.
8. Bake some goodies and bring them to work for your colleagues.
9. Donate books, clothes or food to your local community.
10. And don't forget, be kind to yourself too. 
 
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 These won't cost you anything but make the world a better place.

Have you done something nice for someone today? Do you have a memorable moment when you received or gave something very kind?
Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Lots of love, 
E

Thursday, 9 November 2017

As endless as the ocean


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"We live on a blue planet that circles around a ball of fire next to a moon that moves the sea, and you do not believe in miracles?" 


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Seeing the mermaid tail blankets on Zaful gave me the idea of making a new wish list.
Mermaids are mysterious creatures and they have always been an inspiration in fashion, too.
Ariel is, I think, the most well-known mermaid nowadays. You probably know her from the 1989 Disney movie, "The Little Mermaid", but you might not know that the story is based on a fairy tale of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen which was first published in 1837.
Inspired by this, I collected some mermaid themed items for you.

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https://www.zaful.com/11-11-sale-shopping-festival.html?lkid=11765644

Have you seen the movie, "The Little Mermaid"? Do you like mermaid inspired items? Which one from the picture above is your favourite?
As always, please feel free to leave a comment below. 

Lots of love,

 

Monday, 30 October 2017

Cosy sweaters


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"And all at once, summer collapsed into fall." (Oscar Wilde)

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It is not a secret, that I don’t like the cold weather but I like to wear sweaters and leather jackets, when it is not too chilly yet sunny.
The good thing about sweaters is that they are made in so many styles, that it gets never boring to wear them. One of my favourites are the oversized sweaters and the ones with bat sleeves, but you can also find off the shoulder-, and cold shoulder models, and there are different necklines, like V-neck, round-neck or turtleneck. I saw some with tassel design, too. You can pick a monochrome or a coloured top, but you can also go for a lovely patterned version. Sweaters are definitely cosy and keep you warm.

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On the picture above I collected some appealing pieces from the online store, Yoins. These sweaters are so versatile and wearable with so many piece of clothing. You can create a casual outfit or one for the office. Pair them with jeans, skinny trousers or flared pants, choose a skirt, put it over a dress, or when they are long enough, wear them as a dress, with tights and over-the-knee boots.
You can have a very elegant look, if you wear them atop white shirt, and you let the collar pop out from the sweater.
Find your fave stylish women sweaters online, go for the design that suits you and your personality the most. Try them out with different accessories and shoes. Or if you prefer shirts, there is a fashion tops online sale as well.

Do you like sweaters? Which model do you prefer? And which one from the picture above is your favourite?  
As always, please feel free to leave a comment below.

I wish you all a great week.  :)

Lots of love,
E

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

A wishlist about cameras


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"I like pictures.. because the best thing about them is that they never change..
- Even when the people in them do."

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Many of us like to take photographs, some of us have taken a photography course, too, and a few went even deeper and they studied it.
Today's wishlist is about cameras. Whether you have a professional knowledge in this area, or you are a keen amateur, or you just like to take photos, I hope you enjoy this collection.


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Do you have something with a camera print on it or maybe in a form of a camera?
Which item is your favourite from above?
As always, please feel free to leave a comment below.
 
I wish you all a fabulous week.  :)
  
Lots of love,
E
 

Monday, 11 September 2017

Versatile Blogger Award


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"The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention." (Oscar Wilde)

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Time goes by so fast, this post should have been put online already last year, but somehow the article ended up as a draft. Although I think, better later than never, so today I added the finishing touches to the post in order to finally publish it.

First of all a big thank you to Brigi from Fashion Lights for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award. I am pleased about that. Thanks a lot! :)
You might know that after receiving this award, you need to create a content telling 7 facts about yourself. But before doing this part of the post, I would like to specify the rules, then nominate 4 other bloggers for this award.

Well, the rules are very simple:
- Give a shout out to the blogger who nominated you
- Write 7 facts about yourself
- Nominate your fave bloggers

So, my nominations go to:
- Anya from Reckless Diary
- Len from Fetish Tokyo
- Shannon from The creation of beauty is art
- Chelshea from Chelsheaflo
Congratulations, girls. Keep up the good work.  :)

And now, here are the 7 facts about myself:

1. I've never been a morning person. - It means, you can often find me wide awake late in the night, doing some work or being busy with one of my hobbies.
2. I'm not a big fan of cold weather. - I can tell you that the upcoming, chilly winter with its minus Celsius temperature and short days is definitely not my favourite.
3. I like to travel. - However I'm not the person who has a list, and wants to visit as many countries as humanly possible (- I couldn't even afford it to be honest, but that's not the main reason). I like to experience new countries, living and working there, get to know their culture, so travelling is obviously a part of me, but not the only one.
4. I have a lot of handmade jewellery. - I've always loved handcrafting. Every time I look at a jewellery, I think about the ways, that could allow me to create the same piece at home. That is also a good way to spare some money and to improve personality. It's always a great feeling and it brings a sense of pride in your life too, when someone asks you where you bought that beautiful bracelet for example, and you can proudly answer, "I made it myself".
5. I love dogs. - I think they are the most wonderful creatures in the world, and their love is unconditional.
6. I like stationery. - I wouldn't say, I'm obsessed with it, but I definitely have a soft spot for a lovely notebook.  :)
7. I like to make and eat pancakes. - Both the thin & light and the round & fluffy version. Last year I posted a recipe of Fluffy Pancakes here on the blog, which I still recommend to try out.  :)

These were the 7 facts about me. I hope, you enjoyed them.
To get to know you a little bit more, too, please tell me a fact about yourself in the comment section below.  :)

Have a fabulous week.

Lots of love,
E