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style Tricks

#How to prevent blisters 

With the summer bare feet in shoes are coming and with it unfortunately blisters. 

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Currently Coveting

#BasketBags

Image: Pinterest

Okay, Basket Bags already hit the fashion scene last summer but they are still going strong this Spring/Summer season.

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Steal of the Month

#essence #LashPrincessSculptedMascara

Some of my longtime readers might remember that my first Product Review was about the essence Lash Princess Mascara and that I loved it for the great volume, it provided.

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April Vibes

#Fighter

I recently came across this quote, "Sometimes you have to get knocked down lower than you have ever been to stand back up taller than you ever were."

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Easter bunny cookies

Still searching for a quick but yummy Easter Cookie recipe?

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Beauty Tricks

How to remove mascara spots without ruining your eye makeup

Image: Pinterest

After the fashion overdose of the last weeks, I thought it is time for a Beauty Trick

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Trend Alert Spring /Summer 2018

#80s

I finish my Trend Alert series for Spring/Summer 2018 not with a single piece of clothing or fabric but with a whole decade...the 80s.

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Trend Alert Spring/Summer 2018

#PolkaDots

After the high impact Sequins Trend from last Monday, I bring you a more modest but still chic trend...Polka Dots.

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The Sweater Edition

#Chapter7 #PearlEmbellishedSweater

Hallelujah! After almost three months last Sunday was the first day where it was possible to walk around outside without a winter coat on.

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Trend Alert Spring/Summer 2018

#Sequins

Slowly but surely the SS 2018 Trend Alert is coming to an end. Today`s trend is a personal favourite of mine...Sequins.

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Spring/summer Fashion Trends 2018

#DarkDenim

As many of my longtime readers know, I usually dedicate a post to the Oscar fashion every year. 

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3 ways to wear Over-The-Knee Boots

#OverTheKneeBoots  

As my long-time readers know, I love pieces of clothing which are versatile. Today's over-the-knee boots fall in this category

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Spring/Summer Fashion trends 2018

#Fringing

Here comes another spring/summer trend... Fringing.

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March vibes

#StillFreezing #NoSpringInSight

In theory, March is the official month in which spring begins. 

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Spring/Summer Fashion Trends 2018

#Sheer #Transparent #Exposure

Today's trend is for all the fashion risk-takers, who not afraid to show what they got. 

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Spring/Summer Fashion Trends 2018

#TrenchCoatReloaded

For the next trend, some of you can raid their closets. All you need is a Trenchcoat.

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Sunny Winter Days

#VintageVibes #OversizedCardigan

Hallelujah! Finally, an Outfit Post without a winter coat. Also, the temperatures are still on the chillier side, under 5 degree Celcius, but at least the sun shows up for a few hours a day. 

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Accessory Trend Spring/Summer 2018

#CatEyeSunglasses

After some clothing trends, I thought it is time to sneak in an accessory trend because what is a look without the right accessory.

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Fashion Trends Spring/Summer 2018

  #PinkRed

I am back, with another major fashion trend for the upcoming Spring/Summer season... Pink and Red.

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Best of Winter Coats

#WinterCoats

All your finger crossing didn't work...the weather didn't get better even worse it was raining all the time.

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To repurchase or not

- Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation-

While I was contemplating what to post today, I have realised I haven't done a foundation review since June 2017, and I tried a few since then.

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Trend Alert

- Fashion Trends Spring/Summer 2018 -

Did you already clear your closets to make room for the new Spring/Summer Fashion Trends or are you still hesitating, because you don't know what fashion trends are coming? 

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Another Cold Winter Day...

#FakeFur #FlatBoots #RedJeans

...another winter coat post. I thought by now the temperatures would be bearable enough to take pictures without a winter coat.

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Trend Alert

- What not to wear in 2018 -

All Images: Pinterest

As over the last two years, I will share with you the Spring/Summer Fashion Trends for 2018 during the next weeks. 

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February Vibes

- There is always room for you to curl into me, for me to hold you -

The quote under my heading is by Tyler Knott. His work is my latest discovery on Instagram. He daily shares some snippets of his work. Mostly these small samples are about love, in one way or another. 

 

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Winter Essential

#CamelCoat

After several winter coat posts over the last weeks, I realised one classic coat was missing... the Camel Coat.

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Steal of the Month

#Makeup Revolution Illuminating Fixing Spray

Here comes the first Steal of the Month of 2018. Many of my longtime readers probably remember that My Favourite setting spray is Urban Decay's All Nighter.

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Trend Alert

#Socks

Every time I watch an 80s or early 90s movie and see a character wearing white socks, I feel a sense of relief that this trend has passed away. So, I thought.

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Another Winter Day Outfit

#BlackWoolCoat #GreyAndBlack 

It is getting quite challenging to put together stylish looks, for this ice-cold temperatures when all I wanna do is wrap myself up in several layers of clothes, to stay warm.

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Beauty Tricks

- How to get thicker brows in 1 minute -

Image: Pinterest

Back in October, I told you how to get long thick lashes by dusting loose powder onto them. Do you remember?

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Currently Coveting

#LaceDress 

Despite the cold temperatures, I am already searching for some summer clothes. 

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Another winter COat

#AnimalPrintCoat #OversizedSweater #FlatBoots

I already presented you several winter coats. Due to the continuing cold temperatures, I give you another winter coat post

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STyle Tricks

- How to fix a zipper without sewing -

You probably all have those jeans which fit like a glove, but over time the zipper constantly keeps falling down. 

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My Favourite

#WinterFaceCream

I don't know how you feel about it, but for me, the winter time is the most stressful season for my skin. The constant change from cold to warm air several times a day put a toll on my skin.

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Winter Essentials

-Must-have coat for the cold season-

Taking today's pictures was a real challenge because the temperatures in Northern Germany are freezing cold these days and getting a good pic without trembling was a piece of art. 

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To Repurchase or Not

- Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil -

During my holiday break, I thought about ways to improve my blog and make my posts more valuable to you. I've come to the conclusion that I could improve my product reviews/ recommendations. 

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The Sweater edition

#Chapter6 #TheOversizedSweater

For my first outfit post of the year, I share with you another must-have sweater... the oversized sweater.

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January Vibes

- Perhaps the butterfly is the proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness and still become something beautiful -

Hello, Bonjour, Guten Tag and welcome back to a new year here on my blog. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and a great start to the new year.

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Christmas Baking

- Vanilla Crescents -

Just in time for the Christmas holidays, I share with you another recipe for some of my favourite Christmas Cookies...the Vanilla Crescents. They take a little bit more time than the Snowflake Cookies, but the effort is worth it because they are so delicious.

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Winter Essentials Part II

#WollCoat #OversizedScarf

Although the snow has melted, the temperatures are still around the freezing point. So the warm coats and scarves are on heavy rotation.

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Currently Coveting

- Black Lace -

Frankly, today's Currently Coveting is a result of a fruitless search.

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Christmas Baking

- Snowflake Cookies -

I don't know how you feel about it, but I prefer home-baked cookies over the purchased ones anytime especially when it's Christmastime.

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The First Snow Of the Season

#FakeFurCoat #FakeLeatherPants

Funny fact, when I started to take pictures for my "first snow of the season look" it actually started to snow. So, the white points and stripes in today's picture are the first snowflakes of the season and not a broken camera.

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Trend Alert

- Pantone's colour of the year 2018 -

Last weekend brought the first snow and Pantone's Color of the year 2018. Drum-roll....

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Gingerbread House

-Another German Christmas Tradition -

I already shared one German Christmas tradition with you - the Advent Calendar and today I share another one with you - The Gingerbread House.

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winter essentials

#FurJacket #OvertheKneeBoots

Happy St. Nicholas' Day! Here in Germany, we are celebrating St. Nicholas' Day. St. Nicholas gifts presents to all the children and adults who have been nice throughout the last year. 

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LIfeHacks

- How to prevent overeating during the holiday season -

Image: Pinterest

I know I posted a LifeHack not so long ago but I wanted to share this one before the holiday season, with all its parties and good food is in full swing.

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december vibes

- Let snow, let it snow, let it snow -

Here I am, writing the last monthly vibes post of the year. Can you believe it?

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the Sweater edition

#Chapter5 #BoyfriendSweater

Here I am back with another Sweater Look.

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diy- Advent Calendar

It's so most wonderful time of the year

Today I want to share with you one of my favourite Christmas traditions.... the Advent Calendar.

 

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Lifehacks

-Benefits of drinking Apple Cider Vinegar -

Image: Pinterest

If you are a returning reader to my blog, you may have noticed that I am always in search of hacks to improve my wellness and beauty routine.

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the sweater Edition

#Chapter4 #Fringes #Studs

I am stepping up the sweater game with some serious fringe and studs detailing in the back. 

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Product Review

Maybelline New York - The Colossal Big Shot Mascara 

How time flies! It has been 5 months since I posted my last Product Review. So let's dive right into today's for the Colossal Big Shot Mascara by Maybelline New York.

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Currently Coveting

- Wide Belts -

Are you like me and are standing in the wings to make some bargains at the Black Friday Sales? What is on your list of must-have pieces for the Black Friday Sales?

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The Sweater Edition

#ChapterThree #Embellishments

Embellishments on any type of clothing are a big thing this season. Of course, I, as a lover of all things bling, couldn't let this trend pass by and bought this pearl embellished hoodie.

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My Dream Wish List

- Good things take time -

Image: Pinterest

To stick with the above theme, it may take some time until I can call today's Dream Wish List item mine, but I am determined to call it mine rather sooner than later.

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Style Tricks

 - Why you should shave your knitwear -

I love my cosy knits for the cold season, but the one thing I can't stand about knitwear is the pilling. You know this tiny wool knots that emerge on your knits every time you wear them and instantly cheapen your look.

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The Sweater Edition

#ChapterTwo #PonchoSweater

Welcome back to round 2 of my Sweater Edition. This time I am stepping up the sweater game with fringed sleeves and a massive turtleneck.

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My Favourite

#Drugstore Bronzer

As a whiter shade of pale girl with a warm yellow undertone, finding a bronzer that works with my skin tone is quite a challenge.

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November Vibes

- It's time for cuddles, fireplaces and some hot fashion to stay warm -

We switched from summertime to wintertime last weekend. While on the one hand, I had one extra hour of sleep, the days are getting noticeably shorter, and the temperature is declining, on the other hand. Which means spending more time inside the house preferably in front of a fireplace.

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#Chanel Vibes

- Chanel Jacket on a budget -

I have to make a fashion confession, I love blazers on others but hardly ever on myself. I cannot count the many times I saw a blazer jacket and thought this is my go-to piece. But when I try the blazer on, the look usually doesn't meet my expectations. So, I filed myself under the category, not a blazer-kind-of girl.

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Beauty Tricks

- How to get long thick lashes using loose powder -

Don't we all want these thick long lashes that we see on female VIPs all the time? Unfortunately, putting on false eyelashes is quite time-consuming and therefore not an option for the everyday makeup routine. 

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Currently Coveting

- Give a woman the right boots, and she can conquer the world -

As the Mid Sales are slowly starting and the Black Friday deals are only a heartbeat away, I am already contemplating what I want to add to my wardrobe. 

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#TURTLENECK Dress

- One dress, so many options -

There is no way around, the temperatures are that low, especially in the morning and evening hours, that a turtleneck is my go-to-style option.

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Steal of the Month

- Dupe for MAC's Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Powder -

For years my go-to face powder was the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light Plus. I love this powder because, as the name suggests, it gives a natural non-cakey finish to my face.

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Sweet & Salty Pretzels

- Last minute party snack -

With the holiday party season looming, I want to share with you one of my favourite party snacks. It is not only delicious but also quick and easy to prepare.

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#Vinyl Pants #Cozy Knits

- How to style Vinyl Pants -

I know Vinyl Pants are not everyone's cup of tea. That's why I want to share with you my style tricks to make Vinyl Pants wearable for every day.

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Beauty Tricks

- Why you should add a light-hued pink concealer to your Beauty routine -

Image: Pinterest

After a month of fashion trends, I thought I start with a Beauty Trick that will erase signs of stress and tiredness from your face in an instant.

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Trend Alert

- Belted Coats, Wide Belts, Chocolate Brown, Mid-Length Skirts and Florals -

To round up my Trend Alert Series, I put together the other major trends for fall/winter 2017/18.

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The Sweater Edition

 #ChapterOne #CasualVibes 

As you can guess from the heading, over this fall/winter season, I will share with you some sweater related Outfit Post. 

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Trend Alert

- Metallic Silver -

My Trend Alert Series for fall/winter 2017/18 is almost coming to an end. One of my favourite trends for this season is the Metallic Silver one.

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#Dressing through the seasons

- How to wear your summer maxi dress in the fall -

Here comes my first fall Outfit Post of the year. I am sure you all have pieces of clothing in your wardrobe you love so much you want to wear them all year around. For me, this blue Michael Kors dress is one of those pieces.

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October Vibes

- Sweater Weather -

I don't know how you are all feeling about it, but as much as I love the summer season, I also hold a place in my heart for the colder season. I love the falling leaves, the smell of cinnamon and a crackling fireplace.

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Trend Alert

- Shearling Jackets, Coats and Vest -

If you are on the search for a new winter coat or jacket, consider a Shearling piece. 

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Currently Coveting

- Mismatched Earrings -

Hey there, today's post also belongs in the Trend Alert section for the trends of the upcoming fall/winter season. 

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Trend Alert

- Check my style -

Here comes another round of Trend Alert. Today's fashion trend for fall/winter 2017/18 is also not new to the fashion scene. It's a pattern called Check or Plaid.

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#Check Shirt #Distressed Jeans

- Someone said blue does look good on me -

So, this will be the last post with me wearing heeled sandals for this season. This time for real.

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Trend Alert

- Corduroy -

I already introduced some trends for the upcoming fall/winter season... the colour Red, glitter boots, and fanny packs. To give you a complete overview of what to shop and what not, I will post the major trends of the upcoming season here on my blog. So, let's get started. This fall/winter season has a lot different style and textures to offer. Straight from the 70s into the here and now... Corduroy.

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BEauty Tricks

- How to make your perfume last longer -

Image: Pinterest

Isn't it annoying when you put on a perfume and after an hour or so, it seems like the scent has vanished? There is a simple way to prolong the staying power of your favourite fragrance...

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#Goodbyes

- Summer Shoes to the left, to the left -

Sad but true: This is probably one of the last Outfit Post for this year where I am wearing sandals. 

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Trend Alert

- Fanny Packs... to do or not to do, that is the question -

Yes, your eyes are not deceiving you. The fashion no-go for the last two decades is back... The Fanny Pack.

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My Favourite

#Setting Spray

Today's favourite has made it on my list through a constant good performance no matter the circumstances.

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#Leather Jacket Chronicles

- In case of doubt, wear a leather jacket -

Another post, another leather jacket.

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Currently Coveting

- When all else fails, sprinkle glitter on it -

Although I prefer the warmer season, fashion-wise I am rooting for the colder period, because usually, they bring out some thick trends. 

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September Vibes

- Baby, it's getting cold outside -

 First post of the month, you know the drill...

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#Camouflage Dress

- 3 Pieces One Look-

Today's look contains only clothing I bought on my Rome vacation. 

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MY Beauty Secret

- How to get smooth and radiant skin without spending a fortune on lotions -

For years I spend a fortune on body lotions which promised to give me the smoothest skin of my life. The outcome was mediocre. Sure my skin was softer and more hydrated right after the application, but in the long run, I just wasn't happy with my skin, until I started Dry Brushing it. 

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My Style

- Fashion items I would never quit wearing -

With My Style, I am sharing with you those fashion items I wear on repeat no matter if they are currently in style or not.

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#TULLE SKIRT #BlackShirt

- Daytime Princess Vibes -

Today's look is the most playful one on my blog, so far. I usually opt for a pair of jeans instead of a skirt, because it is so much more convenient. However, I have to admit wearing a skirt makes me feel more feminine in an instant. I even think, my posture and walk changes a little bit.

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How I prolong my summer tan

- My three favourite products -

Although the summer hasn't shown his face here in Northern Germany, I managed to get a decent summer tan on my Rome vacation.

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Trend Alert

- The Trend Colour for Fall/Winter 2017/18

In fashion, every new season brings a new must-have colour. Some of these colours are not always the ones I reach for but for the upcoming fall/winter season, one of my favourite hues made the cut for the must-have colour of the season - Red.

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#gingham #distresseddenim

- Check, Check, Check -

I'm back on track after last weeks shake-ups. 

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Steal of the Month

- Fructis Pure Non Stop Cucumber Fresh Dry Shampoo -

Today's Steal of the Month is an emergency buy from my vacation in Rome.

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Latest Closet Addition

- Nude Sandals -

The search is over. After 2 years of searching, ordering, trying on, and returning countless pairs of Nude Sandals, I finally found my perfect pair of Nude Sandals.

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A light summer Dessert

- A summer dessert which isn't ice -

I am back from my summer vacation in Rome. I need an extra day to get back to my normal routine, that's why I am switching up my post schedule. Instead of Wednesday, I moved my Outfit Post to Friday.

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