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

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Blouses for any occasion


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"Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance." (Coco Chanel)


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Blouses belong to the most essential elements of a woman’s wardrobe. They are stylish, romantic, mysterious, just to mention a few of their characteristic. A blouse is a true classic which is suitable for any age and any event. It can be worn not only at the office (or school), it is also perfect for a stroll in the town or for a night out.
There are many different styles and designs. You can find them with or without printing, in a simple version or with sequins and rhinestone details.
Reviewing the offer of some stores, it does not seem too difficult to find a stylish blouse online for women but it can be a little challenging to pick the one that suits you and your personality the most.
To create your own look, it is up to you what you combine the blouse with. Choose classic pants, skinny jeans, a lovely skirt or even shorts, combine them with sneakers or high heeled shoes, you will definitely get an outfit that has a touch of elegance and style.

The blouses below are from Yoins, an online store that was established in 2014. The company offers a free standard flat shipping delivery but only if your order is over $50, otherwise it will cost you $2,99 and you also have the opportunity to choose priority direct shipping. 

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Beside the lovely blouses, you can find some nice fashion two piece sets online at Yoins, too.

Which one do you like the most? Do you prefer wearing blouses? Do you think also that they are perfect outside of the office too?
As always, please feel free to leave a comment below.  :)
  
Lots of love,
E
 

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Blog-anniversary


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"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." (Lao Tzu) 

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This was the very first time that I didn’t publish a blog post (only a tweet) to celebrate the next big milestone in my blog’s life. That’s because my days have been busy for some time and I need to admit that I almost forgot about the day when P&P stlye turned 5 years old.

During this time many things have changed. At the beginning (or rather during the first 2 years) I was writing only for myself, I had some free time and I probably wanted to try out something new, I don’t really remember how it all began. Then later it became more a „part-time job” beside my full-time job. But there are jobs where you can combine more and there are the ones which make it quite difficult to juggle working with blogging like my current job does. I rarely find the time and motivation that I would like to, but hopefully it will change with my next job.
 

Thanks a lot for all your support and sticking with me even if I couldn’t post as many times as I wished for.

Furthermore, I am really pleased that on the week of my blog-anniversary I could manage to reach 2500 Twitter folllowers. That’s pretty amazing. Thank you for it.

I hope you’ve had a wonderful July so far.
 
Lots of love,
E

 

Monday, 3 July 2017

The power of quotes


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"Words are powerful. They can create or they can destroy. So choose your words wisely."

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It might happen to you too, that your thoughts were revolving around just one single thing. A problem, that probably wouldn’t be a problem, if you could change your attitude about it. But changing an attitude is hard. Even if it would open new doors and help you to a solution, you just feel stuck, there is no way out.

In moments like this, there are sometimes the little things that can help. A sentence in an advertisement or a magazine, a phrase from a movie, a thought from a lyrics or a quote posted on the Internet. Even things that were always there, you just didn’t pay attention to them before.
I believe that quotes really have a good influence on us. They can cheer us up, they can help us to see our problem from a different angle, or they just give us the feeling, that we are not alone in the situation. Writing it down, somebody else felt the same way, and it is a well-known quote, so there are probably even more people who can relate to it.
Sometimes this alone can help, other times you need a new way to look at your situation, an „advice”, a confirmation that you are able to do it, and you really can do it. And this is exactly what quotes do. They help us to understand, to find solutions, to learn.

What do you think about this? Did it happen to you too, that a quote was helping you out from a situation when you felt stuck? Did it show you a new angle? Or did it give you new power?
If you have a favourite quote, please share it in the comment section below, it might help someone else, too.

With the following quotes, I wish you a wonderful and fabulous July.  :)

Lots of love,
E

 
 

Monday, 1 May 2017

A practical 2-in-1 wardrobe


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"Dress how you want to be addressed."

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There are 3 types of dress codes that you can face at your workplace.
 
The first one is when you don't have any dress code at all. This means that you can wear whatever you want to wear.
By the second one you need to wear a uniform - in fact always. This can be provided by the company you are working at, or it can be agreed in for example wearing only jeans and black T-shirts at work.
The third type of dress codes is - I think - the most challenging and most expensive of all. This is where you need to dress up formal.
When you are given a uniform or you can wear the clothes, you are wearing anyway, there is no extra spending. But if you need to wear a different look at your workplace, then you need to invest in a whole new wardrobe - beside your own one of course.
This is why I prefer clothing that somehow turns out to be 2-in-1. Tops which paired with jeans look casual, but with black trousers already elegant. Or dresses that worn with sneakers are great for a walk in the park but with high heels they just look perfect for a meeting.
 
Below I collected some women's skater dresses and tops which could easily fit into the mentioned two-in-one wardrobe.
 
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Wear the shirts with jeans for a stroll in the town or with elegant trousers at the office. 
The shoes and accessories can make a big difference here. They make you able to create the outfit you want to achieve. 
Choose one from the picture above or find other cheap women's tops at FashionMia and dress them up or down after your fancy.

Do you have a dress code at work? What do you think about the items I chose? As always, feel free to leave a comment below.  :)
 
Lots of love,
E
 

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Spring is in the air


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"Hello spring, we missed your green grass, warm sunshine and beautiful flowers."

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Last week spring started officially and its capricious weather is here to make us wonder, how it can happen that one day it is warm and windy and the other day cold or rainy.
Glorious flowers, fluttering butterflies, humming bees and chittering birds are – I think – the most beautiful things about spring and they always remind us to the bright side of this season.

On the picture below I collected some lovely pieces with different animal prints, which can look actually very festive, especially on a black background.
  The items are from StyleWe and from Just Fashion Now. You can find more animal print dresses and tops or other dresses for spring browsing through their sites. There are so many different models and styles, that you can easily find the perfect item for every occasion.

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What do you like most about spring? Do you have a favourite animal print? Which one of these dresses would you most likely wear?

Lots of love,
E