The Best Jeans Shorts You Need For Summer!




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I don't know about you guys, but I personally find it extremely hard to shop for denim!
Which is why if I find some amazingly fitting jeans or shorts I basically go around and tell everybody about them haha!

That is what happened with these jeans shorts by River Island. They are more of a girlfriend fit and not too short - I hate it when shorts are too short or very tight, makes me a little bit uncomfortable now that I am no longer in my early 20's anymore haha.

The best thing about them is the elasticated waistband (YES, you read that correctly, an.elasticated.waistband!!) plus you can further pull in the paperbag waist with the denim belt. This is suuuper figure flattering in my opinion, it makes your waist appear tiiiiny and also adds some really cute detail to the shorts.

Overall those shorts are super comfortable and easy to wear, I can see myself wearing these all summer long on repeat! They come in four different colors (I think the army green is suuuuper cute as well, I am actually considering picking them up!)

Some other cute shorts I like: 


What is something you recently purchased that will be a closet staple for you??


Thanks for stopping by and reading!


xx Janine


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The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale: A Favorites List

If you are anything like me you get really excited by a very, very good sale - and the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is no exception! Selected pieces across Nordstroms wide stock are marked up to 50% off! The sale goes on through June 2 - so go ahead and shop your little heart out! :)

Of course I had to do a little browse... and here are my favorites that are included in the sale:


Dresses
The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale, or any of the Nordstrom sales for that matter haha, are always a perfect opportunity to stock up on dresses! Whether you are looking for a cute sundress or are on the look out for a dress to wear as a wedding guest, this sale has got you covered!

This ASTR The Label dress is aaaalll over Instagram - and it is just absolutely gorgeous! It comes in a variety of colors and is 25% off.
I just had to throw this Self-Portrait dress in here, as this brand rarely goes on sale, but this summer dress is almost 50% off!
I also absolutely love this striped Leith midi dress for only $35!


 Bags
I am always amazed by the bags that are included in the Nordstrom sale as there are A LOT of current season designer bags! 
Such as this transparent Staud handbag for 30% off, this Givenchy bag for a whopping 900$ off (!!!) and some super cute Cult Gaia bags, perfect for your next beach vacation, for only about half the price.


Shoes
I have to admit, at first I was not super excited about this years sale shoe selection, however, I did manage to find some absolute gems.
Why did nobody tell me yet that Mishka Badgley heels are absolut dupes for Manolo Blahniks?? These ones are absolutely gorgeous and almost 50% off.  
These Sam Edelman nude strappy heels are such a closet staple and now under $70.
And of course I just had to - I just had to - throw in some Manolo Blahniks BB Pumps for an actual 40% off!


Tops
I never splurge on tops, that budget is reserved for accessories only haha, but in the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale there are sometimes really cute brand shirts for a really really good deal - like this Levis T-Shirt for under $18
I adore Free People clothing pieces, but they can get expensive. You can be confident that there are always some included in the Nordstrom sale, like this one for 50% off.  
I also found this Burberry brand tee and thought it was also a very good deal for 40% off and definitely something that you do not see everywhere like other brand t-shirts. 


Beauty 
And last but not least: some makeup and skincare favorites! Nordstrom does sets and bundles like no other, and I was especially excited when I saw this amazingly priced Shiseido skincare set for only $35, as well as this bundle of Urban Decay products for $15 off, and this beautiful BECCA set, including one of their famous highlighters, for 50% off.



What are you getting from the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale??


Thanks for stopping by and reading!


xx Janine


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3 Ways To Style A White Sundress

I love a good white sundress for the warmer months: easy to just throw on, always looks put together and makes you look more tan than you are, ha! 
But a little white dress is also incredibly versatile and I enjoy playing around with styling it different ways. Here are my top 3 ways of styling up a fun white sundress.

Some super cute white sundresses:




#1: Opposites attract!
I have to say that a romantic, flowy, very girly white dress is a little bit out of my comfort zone, as I usually do not dress too girly. That is why my number one favorite way of styling dresses will forever be to pair extremely un-girly pieces with them. I love the look of ankle boots of all kinds with a short dress and throwing a biker jacket over a frilly white dress could not describe my style more!

Shop the look:


 #2: Casual it up!
Another way to dress down a white girly dress you can really style it casual! Here I paired it with a distressed denim jacket, some white Adidas sneakers and a pair of sunglasses - of course - but I can also see this look work with a chunky knit cardigan.

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 #3: Keep it simple
And lastly, just let the dress do all the talking and just add a few cohesive accessories! Here I paired the white sundress with a crossbody bag, some sandals and - again, of course - a pair of sunglasses. But you can definitely completely transform the vibe of your outfit by switching out some accessories.

Shop the look:

 


What is your favorite way to style a white summer dress? Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks for stopping by and reading!


xx Janine


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Why You Need A Bodysuit In Your Summer Wardrobe


I have to admit it: I've only started getting into bodysuits this spring and now I am honestly wondering... Why has nobody told me before that they are the most versatile and practical clothing item of all time and that I absolutely need some in my wardrobe??

Hahah, no, but in all honesty, I basically discovered that bodysuits are amazing and here are my top three reasons why:

#1: They go with absolutely everything
A simple black bodysuit serves as a staple piece to build countless outfits around. You can pair them with jeans, dress pants, maxi skirts, leather leggings, even bodycon mini skirts - flowy or tight-fitting, casual or smart - you name it, the bodysuit makes it possible for you. I have worn mine so much already, I can actually not tell anybody haha, but no one notices: wear it with a blazer for a great office outfit, with a sparkling skirt for going out, or with mom jeans and a cardigan to run errands during the day - I've said it before and I will say it again: a bodysuit is the most versatile clothing piece in your wardrobe, I promise!


#2: Tucking in has never been easier
We all love to tuck in our shirts, whether you tuck in a white shirt into your high waisted pants for a smart look, or loose tuck in your top on one side of your jeans. Now, because a bodysuit closes between your legs and therefore fits quite tight to your body around the waist belt area, tucking in your shirt has never been easier, plus you do not have to worry about anything coming un-tucked! Pro tip: look for bodysuits that close up with buttons at the lower end, as that makes going to the bathroom oh so much easier haha! 


#3: They come in every style you can imagine
Long gone are the days when bodysuits were solely ballet-style ultra-tight black basics. They now come in all types of different styles! From flowy blouses, to fun patterns, to cool fabrics and stylish necklines - there is absolutely a style for everyone!  




Are you a fan of the bodysuit already?

Thanks for stopping by and reading!


xx Janine


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Weekly Sales: Under $50 Spring Favorites


I love this time of year - when my favorite retailers already get flooded with summer clothes... because all the very much still on trend spring clothing goes on sale, haha!
Here is a selection of the cutest under $50 spring favorites I found - I hope you enjoy!

This dress from boohoo must be the bargain of the month - it's only $8!

Why am I so late to realize how much cute stuff Goodnight Macaroon has?? This floral blouse is absolutely amazing, I love all the detailing and the cut of it.

I also really enjoy pastels lately, and this blush pink blouse is such a cute basic piece - perfect for a jeans-and-a-nice-top look!

Blazers work well as outerwear jackets in the spring time and this Asos pink blazer is perfect for bringing a little more pop of color into your everyday outfits. It's also made out of linen, so you won't get to warm wearing it.

Second best bargain of this month: This ruffle long-sleeve dress with floral print from Bershka - only $15.50!

Nordstrom has amazing spring clothes on sale right now. I adore this knit maxi dress and this fun vertically striped jumpsuit!

I love in mules in the spring time! They are super versatile and chic, yet are not too summer-y yet. These leopard ones with a bow detail are sooo pretty and only $10! I also found a great deal: these Havaianas for under $25!! Go grab them for your beach vacay!


Happy shopping!

Thanks for stopping by and reading!


xx Janine


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Pinspiration: 6 Ideas On How To Style Maxi Dresses

I have been absolutely obsessed with styling (and shopping for haha) maxi dresses!
And while I am super intrigued by the idea of throwing on a maxi dress and run out the door, I wanted to be inspired by different ways of styling it up and giving it a different vibe and feel - completely depending on my mood that particular day!

As always, I went to Pinterest for my search for inspiration and i wanted to showcase the cutest styles that I have found here on my blog, for further outfit ideas. 

I also listed some affordable alternatives to the pieces in the picture - some of which I of course already had to pick up myself haha! - to make it easier for you to re-create the looks.








Which one of these looks is your favorite?? 
I definitely want to try out tying any type of loose fitting shirt over my maxi dresses, such an easy way to get sooo much versatility out of a dress!

Thanks for stopping by and reading!



xx Janine 

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My Top Tips For Traveling With A Carry-On Only


Sometime last year, I decided to take more advantage out of living in Europe in terms of being able to travel to so many neighbouring countries in a matter of only a couple of hours and for the most part pretty affordable plane tickets!

That resulted in an exciting list of countries and cities to visit, more short trips and a lot of carry-on luggage only travelling! I think I have been quite successful so far, having been to Italy, London and Morocco ever since and having trips to Malta, Croatia and Montenegro planned for the (very) near future!

While packing only a carry-on for your trip gives off a feeling of flexibility and a taste of adventure, it's also quite tricky, especially if you are travelling to a country that has substantial differences from your home countrie or you are trying to cram a week's worth of outfits into a backpack.

That is why I have cummulated this little list of my top five tips for travelling with carry-on luggage only!

#1: Streamlining is key 
 When travelling with less luggage, it is very important to truly consider the amount of stuff you want to take with you. And to be completely honest here, most of the time the things we use in our daily life are even too much! A prime example for me is always my makeup bag: I do streamline my "everyday essentials" makeup down A LOT for travelling. I pack no jewelry except for the pieces I am wearing on the day of travel and I really, really try my hardest to not over-pack in terms of clothing and to only bring what I really need and will wear - no exceptions here! Another example is skincare. Even though I find skincare to be extremely necessary, I most of the time leave any "extra" products, like peelings, toners, serums, self-tanner, at home. Try this approach for every category of things you are packing and you will see, you probably end up with only half of what you would have initially chucked in a suitcase.

#2: Outfit planning
This is probably the tip that I am actually the worst at haha, but honestly, planning your outfits in advance is the number one thing that will keep you from over-packing and making travelling for a week with handluggage only no problem at all. While my boyfriends throws three T-shirts and two pants into his suitcase and is good to go, I do not always want to sacrifice my personal style completely for travelling. That is why I always roughly map out which outfits I want to wear on the trip. Things I always look out for when doing that: versatility - I pack clothes that go well with everything else in my closet and always, always pick a shirt and skirt over a dress just to have more possibilities to combine outfits. I don't particularly enjoy outfit planning, admittedly it really stresses me out, but trust me, it provides you with a lot more piece of mind while being on the go! 

#3: Downsizing
Travel size beauty products are not only super adorable, but also great for saving space and weight while travelling and also to meet airlines standards for carrying liquids in your handluggage (these are universal for the most part by now, but just check your airlines website to be completely sure) - and yes, things like mascara, liquid concealer and lipgloss also have to be singled out and put into a clear ziplock bag! I have now accummulated a stack of my essential beauty products in travel size, which I just grab when going on a trip, which is super helpful! Alternatively, you can buy clear containers (again, check the allowed sizes beforehand!) and fill those with your beauty products - that works especially well for things like haircare, SPF and body wash. You could also substitute some liquids with solid products, for example a solid shampoo or even toothpaste tabelts (yes, that's a thing!) to save on room for other liquids you might want to take. Apart from the obvious, also think about things like your hair brush, hair dryer and other tools you might need and get them in a travel size to save some room in your luggage.

#4: Consider country-specific particularities
The most obvious thing that comes to mind here is checking the weather forecast of course! ;) Nothing worse than NOT having appropriately packed for a rainy weekend trip or a week away that is hotter than expected. Of course, the weather can always take a turn and surprise you, but better save than sorry, am I right? But it doesn't stop there. In terms of clothing, some countries might have a certain "dresscode" you would want to consider, which could for example be packing clothing pieces that cover your shoulders and your knees for visiting religious sights in Marrakesh. No short trip is the same, so travelling is much more enjoyable if you know beforehand to definitely having an umbrella on hand for a weekend in London in December and some extra SPF for a week in Malta in the summer, haha! Adapters for your tech stuff is another thing to be considerate about. Just spending a few minutes googling the country you are visiting and reading some travel guides will save you any inconveniences while being on the go.

#5: Pack smart
Another thing that is easier said than done! Packing smart in terms of saving room but also consider convenience and accessability of items, is some sort of art in my personal opinion haha! And it gets consecutively harder to keep up especially if you re-locate during your travel. However, thinking about a helpful and easy packing system will enable you to get the most out of your handluggage and save you some precious time while on your trip. To save room, you should always roll your clothes instead of folding them (also helps to prevent wrinkles!). Keep smaller things like accessories, chargers or important things like travel documents, any print outs of reservations or bookings you might have as well as medication in seperate, small pouches that you are able to tell apart and keeps things more organized. Have you ever heard of traveler towels? It's a super light-weight and fast drying type of towel - not the most luxurious feeling, but it saves sooo much space compaired to conventional towels. If you travel with a backpack: always, always pack the heaviest pieces on the bottom and keep the items you need to access regularly, like your toothbrush, in seperate compartments.



I really hope these little tips are somewhat helpful! Please leave any packing trips you have in the comments below, as I would love to read them and learn from you!

What are your upcoming travel plans?


Thanks for stopping by and reading.

xx Janine 

Summer Accessories Under $100 To Shop Now!

You guys, I could not be more excited about this blogpost!

I have a summer vacation coming up in just a few weeks and needless to say, I have been shopping up a storm for it - and accessories were no exception.
BUT, I honestly was not prepared for how many good deals I would discover, so I put together this blogpost in basically 2.5 seconds, because I had to share them with you before they're all sold out!!
Scroll down to get to the items, all of which are under $100, because ya girl loves a good sale and there are even some unbelievable good designer pieces in there!



This adorable Cult Gaia clutch was the item that spurred this blogpost originally - seriously, I can not believe how good of a deal that is! It is actually 50% off, super on trend, perfect for the upcoming season and any vacation you want to take it on - get your hands on it people!!

I adoooore Aldo shoes, I think they are always super trendy and pretty all while being very affordable! I found these super cute and versatile nude flats on sale from $9.98 (whaaat??) and while browsing, I came across this AMAZING gold layered coin necklace and just fell in love - such a cool statement to elevate any vacation outfit!

Speaking of statement jewelry, these And Other Stories hanging earrings are unbelievably gorgeous - imagine them with your hair in a sleek bun or low pony tail and a fresh summer glow, mmhhh. And Other Stories jewelry is actually really good quality, I have a set of rings from them and they have not tarnished or changed color at all since I got them last summer. 

I definitely do have a soft spot for sunglasses and when I came about these pretty babies from Valentino AND discovered they were only $59.50, I was sold. 

I was on the market for a cute straw or wicker bag - and found both, haha! I love love love this white Anthropologie one (it comes in other pretty colors as well!) that is under $50 and I adore how this wicker bag by Barneys New York looks kind of hand-made and 'raw' in a way! Still debating which one to get - help me out here!

These white wedges by Michael Kors will probably be such an amazing summer staple and again it is an amazing price at only $74.25! I always wear wedges with my maxi skirts and dresses in the summer for the additional height and these will basically go with anything and everything!

And last but not least, I saw these Dariella sandals and instantly though, weeell these remind me of a particular designer pair... haha! The best thing? They are only $40!!


See?? I told you I found some amazing deals haha!
Here's a better look at the items:


 
Happy shopping!


xx Janine


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The Cutest Under €30 Swimwear

Middle row: flowy top, striped, green

 Happy hump day haha!

I am in an amazing mood today, because I am actually starting to gear up for my trip to Malta in two weeks! Obviously a little bit of online shopping is definitely part of that, and as I am always on a budget, I wanted to share with you this cute affordable swimwear I found while browsing!

All of these swimwear pieces are from Amazon and they are all under €30 - yes, you heard that correctly!

I definitely picked some of these up for my trip - which one is your fav?

I wanted to add some more bright colors to my swimwear wardrobe and this adorable lemon print bikini with the bold yellow top definitely caught my eye!

I actually really like wearing my bikini tops as actual parts of my outfits when I'm on a summer holiday, and I thought that that would work particularly well with this cuuute white neckholder bikini with the palm leaf print bottoms, because it would pair adorable with high waisted skirts or trousers as well as this bikini that has a flowy longer bikini top, which would work as a casual cropped cami - all for versatility over here!

This black bikini with the crochet detailing is easily my favorite out of this selection! Not the most practical regarding tanning haha! But suuuper cute for photos - don't you agree?

I looove a good blue and white stripe pattern for summer and a bikini play up this nautical vibe very well! Love this simple strapless one and it is soooo affordable too.

This green color is the perfect alternative for my usual neutral colors, black, tan and blue! I very much like the cut of this dark green one, as I can imagine the top being super flattering and the bottoms don't reveal too much!

I want to dabble more into one-pieces as swimwear, as I find them super chic and fashionable! This one is very cute with the netting detail and the polka dot print added on the top.

Another neutral yet quite sexy option in my opinion is this black wrap style bikini, I adoooore the look of the back of the top!

This beautiful flower print bikini was the reason I got lost into browsing the swimwear section of Amazon after all, I adore the tropical print!


I hope you like my selection!
Are you headed to a vacation destination anytime soon? If so, what is on your shoppinglist for that?
Let's chat in the comments below :)

Thanks for stopping by and reading!


xx Janine


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Pinspiration: Shelf Styling

So, I am starting this fun little project of my own to completely revamp my book shelf and really, really style it up - when I did my usual Pinterest research for inspo I discovered that Shelf Styling is in fact a thing!

And now I have just become obsessed haha!

I wanted to pull together my top pictures that I am using for inspo, but I will be compiling a blogpost with tips on how to tackle shelf styling, so stay tuned for that!














I like alot of spacing when decorating a shelf and for it not to look too cluttered, but I also adore a good mixture of very different things so that it keeps it interesting to look at and almost like to find something new everytime!
 
Which one is your favorite inspo?? Leave it in the comments below!

Thanks for stopping by and reading!


xx Janine

 


Weekly Sales: Sephora Beauty Insider Sale Edition


Hello everybody!

From today the 2nd of May 2019 on the Sephora Beauty Insider Event is happening!!
I am very sure you are all familiar with that sale, but from 2nd May all the way to 6th May the following sales are happening:
  • Sephora Rouge member get 20% off purchases with the code HEYROUGE
  • Sephora VIB member get 15% off purchases with the code HEYVIB
  • Sephora Beauty Insider member get 10% off purchases with the code HEYINSIDER
 So many brands go on sale that usually don't, so I always like to stock up on my essentials (a little bit bummed out that The Ordinary is excluded from the sale, uumm, hello??) and also like to take the opportunity to try out new stuff that I've been hesitant to pick up before.

Here are the products I am going to pick up:

I always stock up on a BeautyBlender whenever a good sale is happening - it's the one and only beauty tool that I have been applying my foundation wiht for years and I always get back to a sponge whenever I try a foundation brush.

This brow pencil is one of my absolute favs, there's no one that compares to it on the market!

I adore Caudalie as a skincare brand and when I saw this set I just thought the price was too good to pass it up!

I wanted to try Drunk Elephant products for forever now, and when I saw this little duo, I could not believe the price, as normally Drunk Elephant is sooo pricey! I also really want to try out this Fresh Rose Face Mask, as I've heard sooo many Youtubers absolutely rave about it.

Huda Beauty Liquid Lipsticks are some of my favs on the market, so I often times pick a new shade up during a good sale!

Another thing that has been on my wishlist forever is the It Cosmetics CC cream - it's such a cult fav! I also finally want to pull the trigger and try out a Jo Malone perfume, the bottle is soo soo beautiful!

While browsing the Sephora website I stumbled upon this Nars face palette, and isn't it absolutely gorgeous?? I had to pick it up, I normally love Nars face powder products!


What are you getting from the sale? Is there anything that has been on your wishlist that you are now picking up? :)


Thanks for stopping by and reading!


xx Janine


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