Coffee Talk: Dating Ideas & Second Dates

So, do you have anything special planned for tonight?

I was thinking you could come to my place and we can cook something, how does that sound?

Second date at his home? Or is it too soon for that?

I don’t think that it is too soon, I actually think it is a really nice idea. Cooking something together in a comfortable atmosphere – that is one of the nicest date ideas! However, when I told my friends about this plan nearly everyone said to me something like „Oh really, you are already going to his place?“

What do people usually do on second dates? I feel like the problem with this second date was that him and I literally covered everything you could do on a „typical“ afterwork date the first time round: we had something to eat, took a walk along the lake, got drinks and talked for hours. The next thing was that we had limited time. As I have mentioned, we could only meet up after work (around 7 p.m.). Also, none of us really had time on the weekends after.

So what would you have done? Would you have cancelled because you didn’t want to go to his place yet? Or would you have invited him over instead? What do you think about second dates at home? Do you think it is too soon?

Moreover, second dates can be so awkward sometimes. Both of you know you want more than friendship, but you are not that close enough yet to kiss each other, or touch. It is still the getting-to-know-each-other-phase even though you are super attracted to this other person.

However, maybe I only feel like that because I haven’t been on a second date in what feels like forever! It must be over a year – and that actually didn’t really feel like dating to me (it was more like a friendship to me looking back at it).

What are your favourite activities to do on first and second dates? Do you also feel weird sometimes while you are still getting to now them? What are your thoughts on these topics?

Much love,

Christine

Hast du schon etwas geplant für heute oder möchtest du spontan entscheiden?

Ich dachte wir könnten bei mir zusammen kochen, wie findest du die Idee?

Zweites Date bei ihm zuhause: Gute Idee oder zu früh?

Ich persönlich finde es nicht zu früh. Eigentlich ist es eine echt gute Idee: in einer gemütlichen Atmosphäre  lecker kochen – eine der schönsten Date Ideen! Als ich meinen FreundInnen von diesem Plan erzählt habe, waren die meisten aber etwas geschockt und haben Dinge gesagt wie „Ach echt, du besuchst ihn jetzt schon bei sich zuhause?“

Was unternimmt man denn normalerweise bei zweiten Treffen? Das Problem bei diesem Date war, dass er und ich alles „Typische“ schon beim ersten Date unternommen hatten: wir waren essen, beim See spazieren, danach noch etwas trinken und haben stundenlang geredet. Dazu kam, dass wir beide bei der Zeit nicht so flexibel waren. Wir haben das Treffen nach der Arbeit (gegen 19 Uhr) geplant und an den darauffolgenden Wochenenden hatten wir beide nicht wirklich Zeit.

Was hättest du in dieser Situation gemacht? Das Date einfach mal abgesagt / verschoben? Oder wärst du zu ihm nachhause gefahren oder hättest ihn zu dir eingeladen? Was denkst du über zweite Dates bei ihm zuhause? Findest du, dass das zu früh ist?

Zudem können zweite Dates manchmal richtig komisch werden. Ihr beide wollt offensichtlich etwas voneinander, aber ihr geht noch nicht so offen und direkt damit um, dass ihr euch küssen würdet oder berührt. Ihr seid immer noch in dieser Kennenlernphase, obwohl ihr euch gegenseitig anziehend findet.

Vielleicht finde ich zweite Dates auch nur so weird, weil ich  seit einer gefühlten Ewigkeit keines hatte. Sicher schon seit einem Jahr, und das letzte Mal als ich mich das zweite Mal mit jemandem getroffen habe, war es auch eher freundschaftlich für mich.

Was sind eure Ideen für erste und zweite Dates? Findet ihr manche Situationen auch so komisch? Was ist eure Meinung zu diesen Themen?

Bis zum nächsten Mal,

Christine

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Sunday Coffee Talk #3 – Bucket List

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For this weeks Coffee Talk I’ve decided to do a bucket list for summer 2018. There are so many things I always plan for the summer, but most times I forget about them. But not this year!! 😉 My lovely friend Anna inspired me to do this with her bucket list.

So… what do I want to do this summer?
  • Watch the stars
  • Do a road trip
  • Go hiking
  • Get a tan
  • Spend time at the sea
  • Go night swimming
  • Have a sleepover
  • Do a game night with friends
  • Watch the sun rise
  • Watch a sunset
  • Have a barbecue

What are your plans this summer?

Love, Chris

Ps: The dress is from Zara

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Interior Ideas

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Just recently, I finished decorating my room. I decluttered and put everything in place. I also bought little plants at IKEA and decorated little bits and pieces in my room. Now I am finally happy with my interior, which is why I’ve decided to take some photos and post them here on my blog. Maybe it’s an inspiration to some of you  xx

Enjoy!

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How to… Style for a Concert

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Concerts are always lots of fun. What’s even more fun, is to get dressed for them! Last Tuesday, I went to the Cigarettes After Sex concert  (it was amazing, check out their music, my favourites are Apocalypse and K). So, I went on Pinterest and got inspired!

Here are my favourite pieces and styles for great concert looks:

Overknees & (Band) T-Shirts

In my opinion, overknees combined with a longer grey t-shirt and a leather jacket look so cool. It’s simple but you can always spice it up with a red lip, lots of jewellery or your hair style (see below). Also, band tee’s are always a great option to go for.

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Instead of a leather jacket, you can also go for denim jackets. They make the look more neutral and less edgy.

Glitter Make-up

If you are good at make-up, try to spice it up with glitter highlights. You will for sure stand out.

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Red lips: always a good choice. I love really dark red lipsticks.

Lots of jewellery

If you know me, you will know that I always wear lots of jewellery – earrings, lots of rings, a necklace, … Concerts give me even more reason to be a little extra haha

Wavy hair

Wavy long hair looks so good and can be styled in so many different ways (see pictures above). I especially love wavy hair combined with hair accessories like in the first picture. It’s probably difficult to do yourself, however it will surely look amazing.

What style do you like the most? And what was your favourite concert?

xx Chris

 

DISCLAIMER: I found all of the pictures on Pinterest.

Life Update #2 & April Style Inspiration

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Today I want to update you on some exciting things & I want to show you some of my favourite Pinterest style inspirations for spring! Let’s start with the life updates:

Moving to Hamburg

Yes, you read that correctly! I will move to Hamburg for a few months in the second half of this year. I will do an internship in an advertising agency and I am beyond excited to go there and explore the city. I fell in love with Hamburg when I was there the past summer, so I’ve applied to some agencies there, and luckily one of them wants me as an intern! 🙂 Let’s see what this experience will hold for me

Bella Roma, here we come!

Last week, my friend Anna and I spontaneously booked a flight to Rome this June. I love Italy so so much, and I already missed it a lot which is why I was really happy when she showed me the Urlaubsguru offer she found.. We just had to book straight away! I’ve been to Rome twice already, but I will take every chance I get to go back.

Every time I fall in love with a place, I leave part of my heart there. Maybe that’s why I tend to always come back there after some time.

Getting back on track

I have finally (!!) started to work out regularly again – and it has never been so much fun. Working out is the perfect „Me-Time“ for me, it gets my stress and frustrations out and has such a positive and meditating effect for my mind. Especially now that the weather gets warmer each day, I really enjoy being active.

My March favourites 

Movie: The Greatest Showman

Podcast: Girlboss Radio by Sophia Amoruso

Shop: Flying Tiger Copenhagen

IG account: @everyoutfitofsatc – you can thank me later for this one

April Outfit Inspirations

Here are some of my favourite styles for spring. Disclaimer: I found all of the images on Pinterest. Hopefully, the pictures will inspire you as well xx

Much love and happy Easter in advance,

Chris

 

RECIPE: Home-made Granola

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Last week, I tried to make granola myself for the very first time and it was so easy and so delicious that I will show you how I did it in this post!

What you will need
  • Oats (I also used quinoa pops)
  • Seeds: you can use any seeds you want (I used chia seeds, linseeds, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds)
  • Dried fruit: cranberries, raisins, dates, etc.
  • Nuts
  • Spices: Cinnamon, cardamom, cocoa powder
  • Sweetener: Honey, agave syrup, etc.

For your home-made granola you can literally mix everything you want together. You could also cut some apples or bananas in slices, you can throw some chocolate chips into the mix… The ingredients are totally up to you and your preferences.

What to do
  1. Preheat the oven (150°C).
  2. Mix the ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Put the mix on a sheet.
  4. Put the sheet in the oven and let it bake for about 20-30 minutes.
  5. Take it out and let it cool down.
  6. Enjoy!

It’s incredibly easy to do, doesn’ttake much time and your kitchen will smell amazing afterwards.

Try it out, it’s not only healthy because it doesn’t have the extra sugars and oils like the granola you get at the grocery store, plus it’s based on your favourite ingredients. Trust me, you will love this after trying it for the first time!

Much love, Chris

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UNI OUTFITS Week #1

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Today I want to show you my outfits of the week! It was my first week back to university after my semester abroad, which was really exciting for me. I basically wore the same clothes every other day, but switched up some things. This way I didn’t have to think so much about what I should wear in the mornings. As always, I will give you the link to the clothes if I can find them again.

Monday

First day baaaack! I was really excited to see my friends again, especially the ones that I haven’t seen for 6 months! I wore a soft, light grey blazer which I found in the Bershka sale a few weeks ago, paired with a plain striped shirt from Zara. I tucked it into black high waisted jeans.

For jewellery, I wore the same things each day: pearl earrings and some rings from H&M, and a gold heart necklace that I got from my mum for Christmas. (Jewellery is pictured best in the Thursday outfit!! 🙂 ) I also wore my overknee boots with every outfit, which I have already mentioned in this post.

Blazer: Similar (Bershka)

Shirt: Similar (Zara)

Jeans: Only

Tuesday

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I wore a grey jumper which I got at C&A ages ago, tucked into some shorts which I got at Pull&Bear and black tights underneath. I bought the shorts one week ago and instantly fell in love with them! They look very business-y and chique, but are also really comfy to wear. I got them in the size S and they fit really well even though I normally wear XS. (They unfortunately don’t have them in XS)

Similar jumper: Similar 1 2 3 (Zalando)

Shorts: Pull&Bear

Wednesday

On wednesday, I wore the blazer from day #1 again. Underneath I wore a long black shirt from Vero Moda. To jazz everything up, I wore faux leather leggings which I recently found in my closet! I bought them at Pimkie when I was about 17 years old and then totally forgot about them. However, I was really happy to find them again because I really love mixing things up with different materials. In my opinion, they look super cool.

I am also wearing socks with small pugs on them (my favourite socks of all time haha). I couldn’t find the exact ones but I remember them being from H&M!

Blazer: Similar (Bershka)

Shirt: Vero Moda

Leggings: Similar (Zalando)

Thursday

I had an exam today and also a reeaaally long day, so I wanted to be comfy today. I wore the same leggings as yesterday (I honestly just love them), the same black shirt from Vero Moda and on top I am wearing a light sweater from Zara. I really like styling cropped jumpers over longer shirts, it changes things up a bit.

Sweater: Zara

Shirt: Vero Moda

Leggings: Similar (Zalando)

That’s it for this week! This Friday, I am free so I have a looong weekend which I am really thankful for!

Which of the outfits did you like best??

See you soon and much loveee,

Christine

Zara Sale Picks

Everyone who knows me, knows that I am a little obsessed with Zara (a little being an understatement here haha). Which is also why I got super excited for their New Year’s Sale.

I found 4 pieces in the sale that I am absolutely in love with, and I just couldn’t keep myself from showing you! So here we go..

Red Bag

This bag is not only really cute and cheap, it also has such a nice dark red colour. For people like me (my closet consists of blacks, greys and nude colours) this is perfect for matching!

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Blazer

This one is such a bargain! I saw this blazer two months ago in the shop and thought about getting it. However, I thought it was quite expensive – it was about 80 €. Buuut now it’s on sale and it’s nearly 50 € cheaper than before!! So, I took the chance and ordered it. Unfortunately, I feel like it doesn’t fit me properly (it’s quite long and doesn’t look good with my size), so I have to send it back!

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Light Sweather 

I already showed you the sweather in one of my last posts. It’s really casual and great for matching! It’s a good basic to have in your closet for one of those days, where you just don’t know what to wear.

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Scarfs

I especially love using scarfs as an accessory for my handbag. It’s timeless and looks really chique and elegant. I couldn’t find the one I got in the shop, but I found another scarfs that looks really nice as well.

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You save: 3,96 €

Which one is you favourite pick? Do you go order as much as I do when there is a sale?

Love, Chris

3 Overknee styles

I recently bought overknee boots, which I automatically fell in love with. You can wear them many different ways, which is what I am going to show you today: 3 simple ways you can style overknee boots with!

Look #1 – Classy

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This one is more chique and elegant. You just need a nice skirt, a black shirt & the boots and you are good to go! I also wore some tights since it’s quite cold & some jewellery.

Here are the details

Boots: Asos (on sale)

Top: H&M (similar) or longsleeve

Skirt: H&M

Look #2 – Comfy

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Super comfy & cozy, and in my opinion just perfect for winter. A knitted dress looks really cute with overknee boots, and keeps you warm as well. Again, I wore some thin tights underneath.

Here are the details

Boots: Asos (on sale)

Knitted dress: H&M (similar)

Look #3 – Casual

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This style is super easy and casual. For me, this would be perfect for a day at university. Just grab a pair of black jeans & a sweater and you’re done and didn’t have to think too much about it – very convenient for early mornings!

Here are the details

Boots: Asos (on sale)

Sweater: Zara (on sale)

Jeans: Only (also featured here)

Do you own a pair of overknee boots? If so, how do you like to style them? Let me knooow!

Love, Christine