Autumn inspiration edit

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Key items for this season >

1 # Dream high / long military inspired coats are your new best friend

2 # Trouble maker jacket / Bomber jacket adds that cool attitude to any outfit

3 # Embroidered garden / Flowers, patches, fun details on knitwear

4 # Silky comfort / High neck blouses with autumnal colours 

5 # Good bye standard denim / Mom- boyfriend-girlfriend jeans you name it…

6 # Cute and crazy patterns / Long sleeve cute dresses, more is better

7 # Go for a brogue / Yes, Stella- these are just awesome shoes. 

8 # Lace up! / Great pairing with any of your autumnal wear

xx

Mary

small autumn chat

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Recently I was browsing in internet about fun things to do in autumn. For example kick some leaves and someone suggesting to start knitting a scarf. I found them quite hilarious.

Autumn is one of my favourite seasons. The weather ables to wear lots of layers and I like the fall colours more than summer ones. Burgundy, dark navy, earthy and rusty tones and grey, aubergine…and of course black is back.

I like pretty standard activities in fall time, like going to the cinema, eating in a cosy restaurant, baking cookies or a wintery cake ( I love the smell of a warm cake in the oven), and being at home and drinking thousands litres of tea.

I also like finding ideas in internet how to decorate home and I’m really into lighting decor and at the moment I would like to make our guest / my clothing room more interesting and cosy.

And I’m for a hunt for a nice heavy curtains and pendant lamp at the moment.

3 random but great ideas for the coming season …

How you can make world a better place? Being the greater version of ourselves. 

Make something for someone. Give with no expectations. 

Be totally open with someone. People often keep to much in theirselves. Sometimes it’s good to let others know how you feel. 

Have a great fall.  And be gentle with the leaves… you do not have to kick them 😉

xx 

Mary

Summery roasted cauliflower salad

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When it’s boiling hot outside and I grave something fresh, but still filling, then this recipe is perfect for that.

You can also add some extra capers and olives – it’s up to you.

Hope this recipe was inspiring and if you think that salad is not a meal, it’s a style…

INGREDIENTS

Lentils (cooked)

Cauliflower (boiled and roasted)

Beetroot (boiled)

Fresh goat cheese

Salted pecans

Fresh herbs

Sea salt

Black pepper

Good quality olive oil

Soak and boil lentils with some sea salt.

Chop up in small pieces already pre boiled beetroot.

Using your hands crumble some fresh goat cheese.

Cut the head of cauliflower in small pieces ( boil them until they are semi soft and then put them on the baking sheet with olive oil and sprinkle some curry powder over them as well as salt and pepper. Bake them with 200 C about 20 – 30 minutes.

When you’re serving this dish, add chopped fresh herbs and nuts for the extra crunch. I just added some left-over salted pecans.

Layer all the ingredients on the plate.

The warmth of the cauliflower should melt the goat cheese a little bit.

Enjoy the last days of summer.

xx

Mary

Empties #01

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Joico K- Pak color therapy Shampoo 300 ml :

Overall great shampoo. Since I have my own hair color almost all grown out, I don’t need any fancy shampoos.

I remember buying Joico brand for years, when I had my hair blond, then it was one of my favorites.

I got this Joico set as a present while ago, and I still really liked using it.

My hair felt very luxurious though, but I’m not sure if I would purchase it again by my own.

And I wish these products had a pump.

Joico K-Pak color therapy Conditioner  300 ml :

Also awesome hair product, which left my hair effortless and sleek.

As well as shampoo, this product last me I think about half a year.

I wash my hair mostly every other day, so I think it lasted for a long time.

I’m going to miss this product.

De Tuinen Scrub cream Mexican Cactus 150 ml :

Very creamy scrub, it almost felt like using some rich body cream with natural bamboo particles.

It had quite subtile scent, so nothing too scented like some scrubs are, that all your bathroom smells like artificial flower bomb.

 It left my skin very soft and silky after using it.

I remember when I bought it, the person at the store said I could also use it to scrub on my face.

But on the back of the product I read later that do not use it on face.

I would never recommend to use anything harsh like a mechanical scrub.

Or use it only on few areas on the face, not all over. I’m interested to try more products from this dutch brand De Tuinen.

Rituals… Ice Shower with Organic Bamboo and Japanese Mint 200 ml :

It’s a cooling shower gel with quite strong scent. At first I got it for my boyfriend, but he did’t like the cooling effect and maybe the scent was also too much.

But on the other hand I loved using this product. It smells divine and has a very luxurious masculine perfume-ish scent to it.

I saw some beauty bloggers also had it, so I do not think it was only for men.

Maybe it’s for those people who want something else than a sweet girly scent.

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DKNY Be Delicious 30 ml Eau de Parfum Spray :

If you love fresh and sweet scents, then maybe that’s something for you. Cute packaging and easy to throw in your handbag kind a perfume.

Great for using every day, but nothing too over powering.

I’m that kind of person, who likes to use quite a lot of perfume, so this was a good find for me, because I can’t really over do it.

Lancome Grandiose mascara  10 ml :

No doubt this has one of the most beautiful mascara designs in the world. It has a very interesting swan neck brush and it made my lashes very long and not spidery.

It’s not the most cheapest option, when it comes to mascaras, but definitely worth to try out.

Bourjois Paris 123 CC cream 31 ml :

I would describe it more like a foundation with buildable coverage. When it comes to base producs – Bourjois just knows how to do it right.

I really enjoyed using this CC cream.I had the lightest shade 31 Ivory, so it was perfect for my winter / spring complexion.

Bourjois is probably my favorite high street brands.

Clinique Airbrush conceler 04 neutral fair 1.5 ml :

This concealer is so natural and seamless on the skin, perfect for brightening under eye areas and concealing small marks and spots.

Only down side is, that the amount you get, doesn’t last very long. So you need to repurchase it quite often.

I used it mostly for special occasions, where I wanted to look like I’m not wearing heavy concealer look.

xx

Marion

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Dreaming of a vacay… what’s on my mind ramble

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It’s middle of June and summer vacation time is crawling closer. July and August are the busiest holiday occasions. Maybe it’s better to stay here in Netherlands, because many people are away and finally peaceful in here. Dutch summers are usually sunny and pretty warm, so no complains from a person coming from north-east side of Europe. If I need to compare summer in Estonia and in the Netherlands, then summer months last here longer and it can be very warm also in October. That suits me well, finally chance of a summery-birthday celebration. At the moment it’s gloomy and rainy again…

This year we decided to go on a sunny holiday. Looking at the vacations makes me already feel excited. There are so many amazing places to visit. This week has been searching for a perfect offer… perfect is obviously a relative term. Nothing is perfect.

Also I need to find some decent pet hotel / care for my guinea pigs, while we are away.

I can’t wait to wear these beaded Luna hand made sandals. They are perfect for a beach day and even more perfect for a dinner date.

Overpacking my suitcase …well, that’s why suitcases have wheels now.

What makes you excited for this summer?

XX

Marion

5 Favorites …Chic Happends

 

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It’s already last month of spring and summer is kicking on the door. Summer loading…

These are some of my favorite fashion finds to make the summer more playful and exciting.

Summer suit can be short and modern, handbag can be a statement piece, monochrome dress can just as fun as colorful dresses, and a coffee cup can be cuteness overload.

What are your favorite fashion item?

As they say – Life is too short to wear boring clothes… Do you agree?

Have a good day!

xx

Marion

Furla Metropolis Crossbody in multicolor Graffiti or more @Furla.com Homepage

Reiss Greece Jacket and Short

Warehouse black Stripe Prom Dress

Bloomingville Mini Mouse drinking cup / also @SissyBoy