Sunday, September 16, 2018

Style Hacks | How To Always Look Put Together.

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I am sure we all have those days where we just feel 'meh' about our outfit and we just can't find anything in our wardrobe that elevates our mood. But why is that? We had the same wardrobe the week before, right? And yet we felt completely different about it. I can't really tell you what happens overnight that leaves us hating every single piece in our closet. But I am here to tell you what you can do to if a simple pair of jeans and tee just don't cut it anymore. So here are my five tips on how to look (and feel) more put together, every single day of the week.


The classic blazer.
A blazer is such a transformative pieces. It goes with absoluely anything, be it casual ripped jeans or a smart dress. A classic black fitted blazer instantly makes me feel more powerful and confident. And don't forget... you look how you feel!



The (red) lipstick.
Whenever I feel uninspired and bored of my looks I go straight to my lipstick collection and see which one makes me feel inspired again. I know people tend to give the advice that a red lipstick will totally transform how you feel. This can be true, but don't underestimate the power of lipstick in general. Sometimes a pretty nude or a light pink can have the exact same effect for me. So just try out what works for you. 



Jewel it up.
I genuinely can't go a day without jewelry. I have a few standard pieces that I always need to have on me. But when I feel I need that little bit of extra sparkle in my life, I like to layer even more dainty necklaces together or stack my rings even more. This always does the trick for me. 



All about the scent.
It's not always about the visuals. Perfumes play a huge role in my day to day outfits and the only time I don't wear any I am probably heading to the gym. There is a perfume for every mood in my collection and I love to choose it according to what I feel or what I want to feel. My perfume of choice for the ultimate confidence boost is YSL Black Opium. 



Sunnies are your best friend.
You can wear the most basic outfit but a pair of oversized statement sunnies can make you look so fierce. I am currently trying to get my hands on the Celine Tilda sunglasses. To me, they are the ultimate 'don't talk to me, I got things to do and places to be' shades. IN LOVE!


What do you do to look more put together?

x Lisa


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Sunday, September 9, 2018

The Perfume Edit.

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Today I wanted to share with you something that I don't often talk about: my favorite perfumes. Thinking about it now I find it surprising how I have never shared them with you. I am someone who can't leave the house without a spritz or two. Which one I choose each day depends completely on my mood and the occasion. So I thought it would be fun to talk you through my most used and loved perfumes. 



Chanel No.5
This is the perfume that is most special to me. Not (just) because it's Chanel, but because I bought it at Heathrow the first time I visited London. I actually took my mum there for her birthday and it was such a magical week for us. So whenever I use it, it reminds me of London and more importantly my mum. I only wear it for special occasions like birthdays, weddings or Christmas or whenever I need that extra boost of confidence.

YSL Black Opium
If I ever need a very intense perfume for a night out or any other special occasion this is my choice. It smells very strong but in the best way possible. I know so many people who either hate or love Black Opium but I adore it completely. So give it a try and tell me what you think. Love it or hate it?

Armani Si Intense
This is a scent I love to wear on a daily basis. Yes, it is still quite 'out there' but I always like my perfumes to be a bit more on the bolder side. Especially because I feel like they last way longer. There is nothing worse than a perfume that disappears after an hour or so. I really like the original Si scent but the intense version suits me the best. 

Chloe Love
I guess this is my most used and loved one when it comes to everyday scents. It's pretty powdery and maybe not for everyone but I am obsessed. To me, it's the most elegant, sophisticated and yet unique scent. I get loads of compliments whenever I wear it and I got so many friends and family members hooked on this scent as well. This will most certainly never leave my collection.

By Terry Terrific Oud
I am in two minds about this perfume. Sometimes I find it way too strong and just too 'oud' but other times I am so drawn to this scent. I have to be honest, I don't wear it all that much but there is something special about this By Terry scent. I would love to hear your opinions if you have ever tried it. 

x Lisa


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Sunday, September 2, 2018

How To Work From Home Like A (Girl)Boss.



I am not quite sure if I qualify as a 'work from home' woman but I am a student who also happens to be a Blogger and Instagrammer. So I spend about one to two days a week at University and the rest of the time I work from home. Regardless if I fit this category or not, I think I have done this long enough to give you my personal tips and tricks on how to work from home like a (girl)boss. 



Schedule
This is probably one of the most important points I want to make today. Scheduling and planning your days in advance are so vital. Of course, you need to be organized when working in an office or any other job as well. But the difference is that other people, like your boss, are most likely keeping you accountable. But if you work from home, most of the time you are your own boss. So schedule everything in your day beforehand. I love to sit down on Sundays and plan my week ahead. Not only the work things I have to do but also my private life tasks.. like cleaning or getting groceries. And don't just write a to-do list for each day. Try to also schedule when exactly you are planning to do something. This is a little example:

      Monday

  • 8-9am E-Mails
  • 9-12am Uni assignments
  • 12am-1pm Lunch
  • 1pm-4pm Working on blog posts
  • 5pm get groceries 
  • 7pm gym 

Get dressed
I know it's tempting to live in your dressing gown all day as no one, besides the delivery guy, will see you anyway but trust me.. getting properly dressed for the day makes such a difference to your mindset. Of course, I don't put on heels or do a full face of makeup on days where I am completely working from home. But putting on a cute and comfortable dress or sometimes even gym clothes and putting on a bit of makeup makes me feel so much better and I bet it will do the same to you. 

Snacks 
If you work from home you will probably find yourself checking the fridge every other hour just to see if something new magically appeared. This is my go-to procrastination technique and it way too often leads to me having cereal for lunch.. and dinner. So be prepared. Get yourself some healthy snacks and try not to have too many naughty things in the house. One of my go-to snacks are my energy balls. You find the recipe for them here.


Be prepared to explain
'But, do you really work?' is a question you will get all the time when you work from home. People probably imagine you laying in your bed all day binging Netflix and I can see where they are coming from. When you work from somewhere which is physically away from your home this becomes the 'work zone' and home is the 'relaxing zone'. The truth is you can get the exact same amount of work done from wherever you decide to work. It's all about scheduling and planning smart. So don't get insulted when you hear these questions and just try to see it from their perspective. 

Set Boundaries
One thing I am really passionate about is setting boundaries. And I think it's not necessarily only people who work from home that struggle with this. But it definitely doesn't help when your work-life happens in the same place as your personal-life. You don't want to know how many times I got an E-Mail notification at 9pm while watching a movie with my boyfriend and 'quickly' responding to it. And there is absolutely no reason why it couldn't wait until the next morning. So setting boundaries and specific 'work' and 'play' times is vital. For your own mental health and also for the relationship with people around you.

x Lisa
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