as much as I love buying gifts, buying for the men in my life can be a task. my boyfriend for example never really asks for anything but luckily will happily accept and use any gift. I feel like most women can struggle when it comes to gifts for males and I really do appreciate a good gift guide for men to get some inspo. I hope you find some inspo in mine too and if you have any other ideas as to Christmas gifts for men, please share them. they are needed.
my boyfriend is really into his tech items and even if you are not shopping for your partner, tech gifts can be the one when it comes to dads and brothers too. a good PlayStation 4 game or a new controller and headset are perfect and my boyfriend really loved red dead redemption II at the moment. I'm not a big gamer myself other than patiently waiting for animal crossing to be released on the switch and playing Sims 4 for hours so I'll go with my boyfriend's recommendation here.
when it comes to tech, headphones and smartwatches can be a very lovely main gift to give. my boyfriend is in love with his beats by dr dre headphones and his apple watch. they are an investment but worth it.
now, one thing I love to gift is male beauty items. I feel like most men don't like spending money on it. I'm an electric toothbrush convert and have converted my boyfriend too. most aren't too pricey but make a lovely gift. I'm an oral b girl but there are many other options. gifting a perfume and grooming essentials can be perfect too and I have done it many times before. the scent will depend on you and the taste of the men you are buying for. my boyfriend loves dolce & gabbana the one
skincare ties in here too especially when the person you are buying for keeps on stealing your skincare. most brands to little gift bags which are perfect.

what are you buying for men in your life? let me know!


"its beginning to look a lot like Christmas"

is this a Sunday post? could it be? yes, it is. if you have been reading for a while, you will know that I used to do Sunday mood posts, to sum up my week and talk about what I have been up to. I stopped doing them a while back but though I would bring them back for Christmas as a countdown to the big day. they will be up weekly and I will make sure to give an overview of my week, what I have been up to and which festive activities have been on my agenda as well as plans for the upcoming week and I hope you will enjoy them leading up to Christmas.

what I did

this week started with the most festive and fun day. one of my friends and I went Christmas decor shopping and I loved it. I bought so many beautiful things to make my flat look as festive as it can. we were out all day. it was perfect and I also started putting a few things up already. I changed my bedding, put up my fake Christmas tree in the bedroom and started adding festive items into the living room too. besides working, I had to rush home to shoot content as its time for all the gift guides. I hope you will enjoy them when they go up. this Sunday I also baked Christmas cookies for the first time. so festive.

what I want to do next week

I want to schedule two gift guides to go live next week and also finish decorating my flat. I also feel like with all the Black Friday sales coming up I should start with some Christmas shopping and maybe do some shopping for myself as I have my 5-year high school reunion and work Christmas party coming up. I can't wait.

festive treat of the week

my self-made Christmas sugar cookies with colourful sprinkles. so good.

festive song of the week

ariana grande - santa tell me


are you ready for this year's first gift guide? I surely am and I look forward to creating them all year round. it's not only to make Christmas shopping easier, but it also helps me get inspired. it makes me feel so festive and I really hope you find them helpful or at least visually pleasing. lifestyle gifts are beautiful to gift and receive as well and there are so many items which fall under that category. from stationery to tech, candles, and interior items, it can all make the perfect gift and lifestyle items do fit every budget for sure. 
one very thoughtful gift for anyone who loves planning and scheduling in an actual paper planner is a new planner for 2019. I need a planner to organize and keep track of my life. there are many different options and designs out there but this huge one from jo & judy. it has a ring back and offers all the space and pages for me to schedule and plan properly. 
another gift I love giving is books. whilst I find fictionary quite hard to buy when I'm not 100% sure of peoples taste and favourite genre, lifestyle books are perfect to gift. one book I absolutely loved and would like to give to anyone is milk & honey by rupi kaur. if you have not heard of it; its a poetry book and its so touching and beautiful and my favourite of the ones she has released. another book that would be great to give, especially to a friend, is the f word by lily pebbles. its a book all about friendship and even though I expected more from it, its a very light and easy read which makes you very thankful for the friends you have.
luxury candles are something beautiful to me and even though it can be really painful to buy them, they make a great gift. diptyque is one of the best and most expensive brands out there and their candles are just amazing. they release festive candles every year and already have their three limited scents available and I will probably get myself some as well. if you want to start with a very classic scent when it comes to diptyque, maybe start with baies
another candle brand I have been loving recently and have discovered this year is scandinavisk. their candles are all scandi inspired and come in the most beautiful containers. nordlys is a very fresh scent inspired by the northern lights. is there anything better than northern lights around Christmas?
even though I'm not really good at gifting tech items, there are a few things that would make amazing gifts. if you need to buy for an apple user, airpods are where it's at. they are life changing especially if you use your headphones daily. also, I'm still not over polaroid cameras. they are just so fun.

what about you? is there anything on your Christmas list lifestyle wise? let me know.



my loves, its time again: Christmas! not quite, its still November but Christmas decor sneaked their way into shops, people started their Christmas shopping, festive treats are available at any store and Starbucks is back at it again with their toffee nut latte. I also have started to sort through my Christmas decor and started shopping for new decorations too to get this show on the road. its my favourite time of year, also content wise and this year I truly took time out to plan ahead. with work up until the 20th, celebrations with friends and family and my urge to enjoy the period as much as I can, I still want to get as much content up as I can and this is the introduction to it. so brew a tea, get your Christmas jumper out and buckle up, it's about to get very festive up in here. if you want to wait till December, just come back and binge read all I have been cooking up for far. I can't wait.

switching things up

I was asked on Instagram to do a post about how I change up my content as the seasons change. to be fair, it's not always easy. I cherish every season and love the change it brings. it gives me the change to be seasonal with my content too and to be true, it sometimes makes me want to go overboard. since I started blogging, I got even more invested in seasonal activities and specialties. I like to plan ahead and mindmap ideas I want to become reality. whilst winter content starts after the new year for me, Christmas is all about feeling festive, gifting and holiday fashion. choosing fitting probs and locations is a must for me and since I started using Lightroom, I like to create presets fitting for the season and general colour theme and vibe I want to create and the Christmas one is the one I used on the photos here and I love it.

making plans

christmas time is truly beautiful but it's also very stressful. it comes with many parties to attend, shopping to do whilst keeping up with normal life too but I'm in high hopes to manage to be productive but also have enough time to just enjoy. I want to bake cookies, go to all Christmas markets, go on long winter walks, enjoy my time at home as well as celebrate with friends and family. I already have plans to watch a show with my boyfriends family, attend a festive afternoon tea, have a gift giving with my friends and my work Christmas party is coming up too. december truly should be longer.

the schedule

my idea always is to get posts up twice a week and over the past year, Tuesday and Thursday seem to work very well with me which is why I want to keep that schedule up with a mix of gift guides as well as other festive posts. I know not everyone is a big gift guide lover but I love creating them and I love reading them. they are just so festive and truly mean Christmas has arrived in the blogging world. because I don't like putting them up very close to Christmas there will be a few more around mid-November and I hope you don't mind. it's not all gonna be gifting around here...

countdown to Christmas

if you have been around for a while, you might now that I used to do a series called Sunday Mood which was a weekly roundup going up every Sunday. I stopped doing them when I wasn't feeling the series anymore and wasn't sure if I wanted to continue doing them. I honour of my Sunday Moods and because I just love Christmas, I will be doing a Countdown to Christmas every Sunday rounding up the week, what I was up to and I think it will be very fun to write and look back on. if there's anything you want me to talk about in particular, let me know.

my outfit

jumper: H&M
leggins: primark
boots: primark
bag: primark

location: Coburg, Germany

what about you? are you excited and preparing for Christmas? please let me know. 



winter is coming, for sure and when it comes to styling during the coldest season, I find myself struggling a lot. winter can be very dramatic and very cold here. icy winds, temperatures below -10 as well as frozen lakes and snow. its beautiful and I'm certainly grateful that I get to experience all the seasons where I live, it makes not looking like a marshmallow as soon as its getting colder very hard. I won't lie to you, during the really cold days I refuse to wear anything but my huge winter coat and either ugg boots or the fur-lined doc martens but when moving slowly into winter, I try my best to keep my styling game strong and warm at the same time. denim is a must for me all year round but moving into winter, its basically the only thing I want to wear as I find denim very comfortable, high-waited off course, and it keeps my legs warm as well as being easy and versatile to style around looking good and not freezing to death. 

1. Perfect Denim

There was a time when I refused to wear jeans. I thought they were uncomfortable, restrictive and not very flattering and looking back, I feel like I haven't found the perfect denim fit back then because now, its all I want to wear and denim became my safety blanket, it just always works. High-waisted jeans is a must for me and these days, I like going for quite thick denim and even though I like a pair of mom jeans in the summer, straight leg or skinny is my choice as soon as it gets colder. There are many options for affordable denim but investing can be just what you want. As for colour; I either go for blue jeans or straight up black. you can shop some of my faves from trilogy here.

2. The Coat

I like to confess that I have a serious coat addiction. They are my favourite clothing piece to buy and to wear and to be fair, I have to wear one 90% of the year and I like to have fun with them and really make them the focus of my outfit. Whilst I find certain coats don't work with dresses or skirts I have, denim and a good coat, no matter the colour or style always works wonders. I went for this very fun checkered coat for my distressed blue jeans but a tailored black or military-inspired coat would look so chic with black jeans and truly pull the whole look together and go from quite casual, which my outfit totally is, to work appropriate. 

3. The Jumper Game

I love to wear playful and really feminine shirts but when it's getting colder, I have to go for a jumper and I have loads of them and I love wearing them all. From very basic ones in neutral tones to fun and thick knits. They are essential for me and for work, I like to go for high-quality materials but basic colours and designs. For a more casual look, I still prefer neutral colours but with a twist. this h&m one is so soft and white just works for me all the time but the back detail is what makes it fun and exciting for me. its one of my favourites.

4. Don't Freeze

As much as I love styling my outfits ahead, sometimes it won't happen the way in wanted it too because its too cold or too rainy so adding an extra layer or changing into something to fit the climate can be necessary. A pair of thermals works wonders under a pair of jeans as well as layering when it comes to jumpers and shirts. investing in a good paid of denim to keep you warm instead of having icy legs is a must sometimes.

my outfit

coat: tkmaxx
jumper: h&m
jeans: zara
shoes: primark

what about you? how do you style your denim into winter? please let me know.


this post was kindly sponsored by trilogy 

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