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15.06.2022
by Ivana
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In friendly collaboration with pib & Maison En Vogue. Dear ones, They say you should create an oasis of well-being in your own home, a place where you like to return, where you like to stay and retreat and find your inner peace. That’s why I’m happy to introduce you to the interior shops Maison […]
The most beautiful summer dresses for 2021
06.07.2021
by Ivana
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My dears, today I would like to introduce you some beautiful summer dresses. You know, I wear almost every day a dress. so it's really time for a fashion update on summer dress trends. My closet is filled with different models, but somehow beautiful summer dresses are missing. That´s why buying summer dresses is the big exception in my year of less and shopping is allowed. Here we go: Pleated dresses I am in love with pleated clothing. In my closet you´ll find many pleated treasures like some pleated dresses, a few pleated blouses, and definetely too many pleated skirts. Super trendy this year are also pleated culottes. By the way, pleated fabric was formerly reserved for pharaohs and in the Middle Ages for kings and queens. Pleated clothes simply look classy and I love that as well as the fact that you are not allowed to iron pleats. It would be a pity for the beautiful folds. In addition, pleated fabric flatters the figure, because it stretches! Especially pleated skirts with high waistband beautifies the silhouette. White dresses White dresses are always worth investing in! Quite simply because these are popular every summer. I prefer to wear them on vacation. Sun, beach and sea without a white dress is unimaginable for me. Whether linen or lace, everything is allowed. Caftan dresses I personally love caftan dresses! They are a fashionable eye-catcher and comfortable to wear at the same time. And they are real all-rounders. Elegant enough for the day, chic for the night and casual for the beach or swimming pool. Simply vary for the right occasion jewelry, shoes and bag. This is why I like caftan dresses so much on vacation too, because they can be transformed so easily, making the vacation suitcase lighter. I am one who generally tends to always pack too much, caftan dresses provide relief :) And another huge advantage caftan dresses have, they flatter the figure immensely, thereby increase the general sense of well-being, which in the end has a super positive effect on our charisma. Ethnologie dresses Never before have they been as trendy as they are this year. Something that was missing in my wardrobe and I was looking for a long time, was the right ethno dress. Very important to me were 3/4 sleeves with flounce detail, midi length, flared cut. At Alba Moda I found this beautiful dress with expressive ethnic pattern mix. Floral dresses Floral dresses have been one of my fashion favorites for years and I can't imagine the fashion world without them. No matter if tight or wide flared, with or without ruffles, long, midi or short - a beautiful floral pattern stays beautiful forever and is therefore never a bad investment like this beautiful strap dress with floral print by Zimmermann as well as this gorgeous floral dress with butterfly print. Animal Print Likewise, dresses with animal print are timeless and therefore you never need to have a guilty conscience when buying them. By the way, how beautiful is this beach dress with beaded embellishment? Summer Dresses for 2021 What is your favorite piece of clothing in summer? Are you guys big fans of dresses like me?
The most beautiful Wallpapers by Photowall
20.06.2021
by Ivana
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In friendly collaboration with Photowall. Who of you knows Photowall and has his apartment with their products already brightened up? I've been a big fan of this Swedish brand since last year and I especially like their designer wallpapers. Here you really have the agony of choice, the selection is huge, really huge, so take a lot of time for the search and decision - and when it comes to patterns, one more beautiful than the other. For the renovation of our living room wall, I ordered various samples of my favorites and then decided to go for Lustre Arrangement. Setting on a wallpaper was so hard. I ordered six samples and four of them were an absolute dream. I asked my husband and my brother to help me with the final decision, but they couldn't decide either because all the patterns were so beautiful. By the way, I definitely recommend ordering samples so you can examine the wallpaper before you order it. Holding a printed sample in your hands is different than examining it on a screen online. Photowall Sample Lustre Arrangement Photowall Samples For wallpapering a wall the basic requirement is that it is smooth. After we have woodchip paint on our walls, the first step was putty work. On the second day we let the putty dry and a few days later we wallpapered. By the way, the wallpaper glue was already included in the order. In addition to wallpaper, Photowall also offers prints and posters. If you want to make a wallpaper/print/poster out of your own picture or illustration, that is also possible at Photowall. Photowall Murals Lustre Arrangement The end result exceeded my (and Iwan's) wildest expectations. The wallpaper gives the living room an incredibly elegant touch and creates a wow factor when you enter the room. Pictures can not capture this. What more could you ask for? By the way, we didn't put the wallpaper up ourselves, we'd left that to the professionals and that would also be my recommendation to you so that nothing goes wrong, especially if, as in our case, it was a motif consisting of 9 parts you can immediately notice every deviation, no matter how small. With a uniform wallpaper, you can possibly trust yourself to do that. And if you feel like decorating a room or wall with wallpapers/prints/posters, you can use the code naomella25 from June 21, 2021 to August 23, 2021 to save 25% on your order!!! If you want to admire our final result in a reel or Story, head to Instagram @naomella_ivi. See you soon! Living Room Moral
nordgreen – the sustainable watch brand
27.12.2020
by Ivana
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In collaboration with nordgreen. Hi my dears, I hope you all had wonderful Christmas days and are enjoying your holidays. Are you already thinking about your New Year‘s resolutions? When it comes to shopping I want to make 2021 the year off less. The last years I already tried to buy less stuff, but the last half year I failed at it I‘d say. Like for many others too it‘s been a stressful and not such a great year and somehow I had the feeling to recompense too often. But new year, new rules. I will make a list what I am going to be allowed to buy and replace. Besides buying less and of course therefor of a better quality it also makes sense to take a look behind the brand and its environmental impact. That‘s why I love to introduce to you the Danish brand nordgreen. nordgreen was established in 2017 and produces watches for men and women with materials of finest standard. The design is minimalistic and elegant. What I really love about nordgreen is that this brand is aware of its social and environmental responsibility and their sustainable vision.
Our vision is to be a sustainable watch brand that changes the way you view a timepiece.
nordgreen has a Giving Back Programe and partners with NGOs worldwide to support urgent global causes. nordgreen contributed to 6,500 months of quality education, 23,200 months of drinkable water, 742,000 sqm of rainforest protection and provided 9,950 meals. This December nordgreen.com donated toys to less fortunate children. This mission is still going on, so make sure if you buy something til the end of the month to use the code TOYS at checkout and nordgreen brings joy to a kid with a new toy. By the way my watch is called the Native with blue dial and rose gold mesh starb. I just Fell in love with the blue dial and I love rose gold the most. Quality over quantity. Hopefully we all will rethink with time and invest in great quality pieces and think more about what our shopping habits cause to the environment.
Spring and Summer Fashion Trends 2020
18.05.2020
by Ivana
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In collaboration with Christine Möller. My dears, I hope you all are doing well. Today´s blogpost is all about some of my favorite trends for warm spring and summer days. Thanks to Corona we were not able to enjoy the spring time like we used to do once, but hopefully we all can have an amazing summer. At least the signs are good. As you may know low shopping is something I embrace, nevertheless I love to invest in few quality pieces every season. And yes skirts and dresses are still my favorite fashion pieces and of course I love accessories, bags and shoes too. So here we go with some of my must-haves for spring and the upcoming summer season. Many of them are designed by Dolce & Gabbana. Of course buying designer pieces is an investment but usually worth the money. And you know sometimes you just can´t resist. The shops are currently full with white blouses, white tunics and white dresses and while I own some very pretty white dresses like this one here I am missing some white shirts in my wardrobe, that I could combine with my floral print skirts.  I am also looking for the perfect white shirt dress.
I am someone who loves colors. Colors do chear us up and can express your attitude of the day. I always loved the combination of blue and white - maybe behause I am such a huge fan of Greece - this year I like to add to this combo the color yellow. By the way as much as I love fashion, I do not follow each trend. Some trends just ain´t my thing like bermudas or hot pants and some I do love on others but not on myself. For example I do like top bras on other women - looking very sexy and elegant at the same time. But as a mom of two, bra tops do not fit my current lifestyle. Here you´ll find a great read on Fashion Trends for Spring Summer 2020. Shoes with chain elements are real eyecatchers and like last year mules are trending too.  What are your favorite Trends and must-haves for the warm and sunny season?
Having a nicer home thanks to Photowall
23.03.2020
by Ivana
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In collaboration with Photowall. Hi my dears, I really hope, that you and your lovely ones are all fine and all healthy. One of the things this current crises has shown us is, how important it is to feel comfortable in your own home – and of course that living frugal and having a large emergency fund is crucial and that we all should think triple next time before buying something we don't really need, cause small things add up. Having a nice home is something very important, so let's invest in our own walls. I am someone who needs a little change from time to time, at least once a year. Even if it's just something simple like painting the walls. Last summer we refreshed the wall colors of our kitchen and anteroom and in winter we changed the colors of two walls of our living room, one wall we've turned into a light green shade while for the other wall the shade glacier ice blue was our choice - I got many messages on this blue shade after posting it on my Insta Story. We also bought new murals to pimp up our living and anteroom. So having a great wall color, murals or paper can really be an eye-catcher.

[caption id="attachment_7944" align="alignnone" width="1300"] Our choice for our rest room: Folksy Flower Composition[/caption] If you intend to invest in your home soon, I can recommend you Photowall. At this Swedish online shop you'll find a great selection of murals and posters - to me they have kind of a nostalgic spirit, what I really like. Either way they all are very beautiful and classy, no wonder since Photowall is collaborating with best illustrators and designers from Sweden. One of my favorite lifestlyle blogger is of course Emily Fuller who runs the blog Cupcakes and Cashmere. For her first house she got help from an interior designer and I was fascinated into what they turned the rest room. This is an area that I am planning to renovate and therefore I got beautiful designer wallpapers at Photowall. Of course this project will take some time, since we need to pay a upholsterer and tiler. And of course we need to buy new floor tiles and a new washbasin. But after this crises like I said, I really want to have even more money put aside and to invest rather in my home than splurging my money on things I don't really need. How about you? What is the next thing you want to change in your own home or what have you changed recently? By using the code ivana25 you'll get a 25% discount on your order at Photowall, valid til 23.4.2020. Copyright of the Photos: Photowall
My favorite beauty trends for 2020
14.02.2020
by Ivana
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In collaboration with Douglas. My dears, let's take a look at the beauty trends for 2020. I am very happy, that this year is all about naturality. I appreciate this trend a lot, especially since we are mostly - thanks to Instagram -surrounded by the opposite all the time. I am someone who likes to keep it real and in my opinion you can look naturally even wearing make-up and using colors - if you don't overdo it of course. I love to buy my make-up and care products at Douglas. If you order something online it will be delivered the next day already. I also love to visit their shops because of the wonderful interior and because I love to get lost there while discovering their wide range of make-up . So here we go, here are my favorite beauty trends for 2020. Red Classic Lips I have to remind myself that red lips are adorable and look beautiful on almost every woman. I own several shades of red lipsticks but somehow I manage it to never use them. This is something I definitely want to change in 2020, especially since red lips stand for femininity and strength. Maybe here is my issue. On most days I don't feel concious enough to express this. The best would be to apply red lipstick especially on days when feeling a bit overwhelmed and insecure and to remind myself this way, that I am a strong personality. By the way the pantone red shade 'fiery red' is ruling the fashion world 2020. The Ultra Rich Lipstick by Tom Ford is on my wishlist. Natural Eyebrows Also called messy or soft eyebrows is a trend I am falling for. Since years I am having my eyebrows in their natural shape and only optimize them a bit here and there. I really hope this trend lasts forever and even if not, who says you have to follow every trend, right? I am probably going to keep the natural shape of my eyebrows forever. Especially since I am a mom and barely have no time. I can recommend you Gimme Brow Mini Gel by Benefit for fuller-looking brows. Natural Make-up Look Looking natural even when wearing make-up? Yes baby! This is such a wonderful trend - especially in our fake world that dominates on Social Media - it is such a pleasure to see natural make-up looks. On my days off I love to just put on my mascara before leaving the house. Especially for everyday life obligations like going for groceries or bringing Fabienne to the kindergarten. In summer I am even sometimes brave enough to skip make-up at all. You know when your skin is sun-kissed and you feel prettier than usual. And my hubby likes me the most without any make-up anyway. So thumbs up for a natural make-up look. You can even wear a lot of make-up when it results in a natural look. Since years I am rebuying the Luminous Silk Foundation by Giorgio Armani for a natural look. So we can say that minimalism and skinimalism have reached our beauty world too. If you want to learn more about it as well as to inform yourself about Slow Beauty, Clean Beauty and other beauty movements, I can recommend this interesting read at Harpers  Bazar. Primer love Since last year applying a primer before applying make-up is part of my everyday routine. I've invested my money in the Prep & Prime & Prep & Prime Fix Rose by MAC and never regret it. Why I love primers? A primer makes your make-up long lasting and thanks to primer your wrinkles are hidden a bit. I love the silky feel on my skin of the Prep & Prime cream too. I use the Prep & Prime Fix Spray as finish for my make-up and on hot days I even use it as primer too. Dark Lips Darko lips are a bit mystical. That's why I like them. Of course they are not perfect for office days, but for ladies nights for example they are great, when meeting girlfriends for having some cocktails. I prefer dark red and dark purple lipsticks like this one here , but I also do have other shades like olive-green  By the way my husband hates dark lips, so maybe you should use lighter shades for date nights if you do care. A friend of mine gave me recently the advice to skip the beauty category on my blog and to focus more on meaningful topics. Well I decided to continue writing about beauty products. Why? Cause it's a part of me and my lifestyle. Beauty rituals belong to my morning routine. I enjoy having a little time for myself in the morning, pampering myself a bit before the hectic of the day. On most days that's the only me time I get and its important that we take care of ourselves and our skin. So don't let us see beauty as something superficial, in my opinion it's part of self-care. What is your approach to beauty and what are your favorite beauty trends 2020?    
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