Friday, July 18, 2014

Check Mate

I have developed an obsession with this check print. I don’t know why but I love that it is such a simple print, yet playful and sophisticated at the same time. You won’t have to accessorize much with these pieces as they are already quite bold – I think a clutch bag in a nice popping colour like yellow, orange, blue or red would go so well with it! Especially the two pieces.

I am still on the lookout for white trousers with thin black stripes. If you see one let me know! :)

 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

These nights never seem to go to plan

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First off I want to show you some touristy shots of Madame Liberty and Manhattan during sunset! Seeing the statue of liberty was high up there on my to-do list – but I was surprised how small it is! From the shots on TV I thought it would be huge! Of course it’s still big (Just the nose is 4 feet long) but not as big as I expected.
 
Did you know you can skip the overpriced boats and get on the Staten Island ferry FOR FREE? It will take you past this lovely lady and after a bit of waiting back to Manhattan. ;)
 
xxx
 
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Moved into heaven

IMG-20140715-WA0008-horz Well hello there!

I don’t actually know where to begin! It’s been a couple of wonderful weeks in NY and I am actually in LA now! Turns out I am going to be here the second month so it’s all pretty awesome. Haven’t decided which city is better yet… but I have TONS of pictures!
 
First of all I just have to show you the apartment in NY… it’s just incredible…
 
I will probably never have the chance to live in a place like this again – because, you know, I’m not rich and all. But hey who knows… maybe one day! :P
 
The view is just unbelievable. It’s on the 29th floor and there is a sweet rooftop on the 41st and a gym and pool in the basement. I have died and gone into heaven!
 
I’ll be posting some awesome rooftop shots soon. :)
 
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Thursday, July 10, 2014

NEW YORK

 
Hello Lovelies!

How have you been? I missed you! Yes, I am still alive, and yes I am still in Beijing! But not for long!
 
I am going to NEW YORK on Monday! Eeeek!
 
I am very excited, not only have I never been to New York (or the East Coast for that matter) but I have always dreamed about living in New York one day! I will be there for almost two months until the beginning of September and it is work related so I am actually getting paid to be there – cannot believe how lucky I am! That being said it makes the whole trip a little bit more unpredictable as I don’t know how much I will get the chance to explore the area around New York or even travel to other cities but I guess it will be good any way. I hope I get some time over a weekend to fly to LA as I have so many friends there right now… let’s see. I feel very lucky to have so many opportunities thrown my way and I can only advise anyone to go where the wind blows you, there are so many exciting things happening along the way!
 
I am a bit scared of packing as I hate it and I always wish I could just take everything! But on the other hand the US is just the perfect place to go shopping so I guess I should leave some space in my luggage!
 
Thanks for reading, even if my posts are so rare! :P
 
Much love,
 
Ines
 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Blogging made easy

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I am sure I am not the only one who is sometimes overwhelmed by the complexity of social networks and tweaks and coups you need to know to sync everything at the same time. So I had been wondering if there was a way that I could make blogging but especially sharing things easier.

My biggest struggle: “Is there a way that I can post stuff automatically to my Facebook fan page but not to my private Facebook wall?”

I was sure that there would be a way to share what you post instantly to your Facebook fan page, twitter account etc. And after a bit of browsing I found the solution! >>>IFTTT<<<! Ok, now you’re like: “Wtf?” but IFTTT simply means: If this then that. And this is how it works: You create a “recipe” – a formula that configures what happens if a certain thing is done. For example I created a recipe that automatically posts a link to my newest blog post to my Facebook fan page and twitter. Every time I take a picture on Instagram it will be posted on my Facebook album. Now I don’t have to worry about updating every single post on every website – it happens simultaneously!

I think it’s fantastic. Absolutely what I have been looking for and completely for free too!

I am not going to explain it in detail as you can read a step by step guide >>>here<<<. But I can only recommend it to everyone who wants to instantly update all social media sites without any extra effort.
Btw: I am not getting paid for this. I just want to let everyone know in case some of you have been struggling with this too!

xxx
Ines

Sunday, January 19, 2014

sunday update #2

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Hey lovelies!

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend! I’s been around one and a half weeks since I am back in China and it’s been hell busy as expected.
 
I am back at my new job and dived right into many new projects so it’s all very exiting and fun! I sure hope it stays that way because people keep telling me that every job starts out great and then the routine catches up with you and once the excitement cools down it gets a bit boring after a while. I am however determined not to let that happen… and fortunately there are some business trips and cool events lined up so I guess it won’t be boring for a while!
 
Meanwhile the weather is bad. Really bad. And when you are talking weather in China you usually don’t mean the sun and rain but the pollution. January is famous for being one of the worst months in the year pollution wise and it just hit a year’s high of over 600 – the highest score since January 2013. Just to put that into perspective for you – that’s 52 times the recommended score by the World Health Association. So going out is not that fun (plus it is really freaking cold) so we spend most of our time indoors…
 
…which still doesn’t keep us from having fun! Last weekend we celebrated a friend’s birthday with a day on the go-kart course, Japanese munchies and a wild night in the clubs - and the next curing our hangovers with manicures and martinis. Oh and I got my hair cut – finally! About 10cm are off and I got blonder but I’ll show you the results another time…
 
This weekend my French flatmate moved out. It was sad to see him leave and not knowing who will move in next – but we celebrated it worthy of the time we spend together.
I am off to go Ice skating on Houhai now. Enjoy your weekend!

  • Saw -  The emperor’s groove – we love this for a movie night in, Pretty Little Liars – I got hooked! 
  • ListenedTom Odell – Another Love
  • Learned -   Chinese
  • Ate – Typical Chinese breakfast, and a massive French cheese fest at my French friends house!
  • Read -  Game of Thrones
  • Drank -  Too much at the farewell party…
  • Thought – I need to work out…
  • Wished -  That my boyfriend was back from his business trip already!
  • Bought -  nothing! I am resisting the Sales by just not entering any shop!
     
  • Tuesday, January 7, 2014

    SALE picks from the high street under £75

    Sale picks H&M

     

    With the new year comes the sales! From Designer to High Street – everyone is discounting the last season and tempting us with spring colours and chiffon dresses. Be smart and shop the pieces that were a little out of your price range or just haven’t made it into your closet yet – cause you still have a couple of months to wear it until the weather will let you throw on your chiffon dresses!

    Here are my favorites from the high street’s big retailers! Which ones are your favorites? Links below the pictures!

    H&M: My H&M picks are all quite classic shapes with a little twist. I love H&M for timeless shapes that you can wear in different seasons and different occasions. The palette is pretty much in soft, simple shades of black, blue, grey and beige.

    Topshop Sale
     
     
    Topshop: Topshop is the place to go for more quirky, on-trend designs and patterns. I picked a wild mix of things that caught my eye; I sometimes find their online offering a bit overwhelming… these are some things that I would like to take home. As Topshop is a little on the pricier side in terms of high street they do have some great bargains during the sale and I especially love their wide choice of whimsy heels that are usually more than 50% off… (check out those burgundy leather booties and the embellished coat, both down to €36 from €120!)

     

    New Look sale
     

    NEW LOOK: New Look has a really impressive sale going on right now, I had a really hard time choosing the items as I loved so many things on the website! They have a great selection of dresses, tops and skirts and I loved the bags and rings I saw. They discounted heavily and since New Look is quite affordable already most of these lovely items are a total bargain! Check out the T-Shirt for less then a tenner and the cute backpack for under £15!

    And yes, I want all of it.

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