The Biggest Trend Guide for 2019

The Biggest Trend Guide for 2019

We have already entered 2019. Now, it is the right time for us to check out trend guide and see what you should put in, and what should go out from your closet.

 

Fashion shows and clothes that designers created for this year show a new feminine look. The wardrobe is wearable again, making you feel confident and powerful. Suits, utility jumpsuits are just some of the trends predicted to be huge this year.

 

These are the biggest trends predicted for this year. Scroll down to find more inspiration.

Sage Green

Pastels were a big trend last year. From lilac to sage green – we adore wearing blush shades of some not so popular colors. There is even a debate about this shade name – is it pistachio, mint or seafoam? However, whatever you decide to call it, one thing is sure – you can wear it as beige or black.

Fringes

Fashion experts say that ruffles go out and fringes go in. Fringes are something you will see everywhere – from hems to bags and dresses. Also, bohemian fringes counts – crochet blouses with fringes will be perfect for summertime.

Animal Print

Surprised to see animal print this season? Me neither. However, leopard print looks more sophisticated and elegant this season. Most of all, it is wearable and decent – perfect for both office and night-out. From Burberry to Gucci – it seems like designers really love animal print this year.

Suits

Combine two trends in one – beige and neon suit dressing. Suits are great for office wear, but you can also look interesting in a cool combination of beige suit and red neon turtleneck.

Beige

If you ask me, beige was never out of style. It is utterly chic and sophisticated. This year it is more trendy than ever. Whether you opt for coats, dresses or high waisted pants in beige or any other shade like oatmeal or biscuit you will look fashionable and in trend.

Neons

Vibes from the 80s never stop! This year they came in form of neon clothes. Green, pink or blue neon – you choose! This trend already has been shown in street style, so now it is the right time to start thinking about it. If you don’t want to be feet-to-toe in neon shades, opt for detail only – crossbody or belt bag.

Small Handle Bags

Switch from wearing super big tote bags to small kind of Dior saddle bags. If you were asking how to manage to wear all your stuff with you in such a small bag, the answer is – choose bare necessities. Top handle bags trend will be huge this year, so make sure to have even one of these chic and sophisticated bags in your closet.

Utility Dressing

Utility or boiler suits are not only reserved for home wear. These jumpsuits are loose fitting but belt waisted which is great for showing off your figure. Even if you don’t believe it, you can wear these utility clothes with ankle boots, heels or sneakers.

How do you like this trend guide? Which of these trends you would like to try?

How to Get Back to Your Sleep Routine After Holidays

How to Get Back to Your Sleep Routine After Holidays

Holidays are officially over. Now is the right time to come back to your routine, sleep habits and restart your body and mind after holidays.

Some say that good morning starts in the evening. So, that actually means that your right evening routine can affect how your next day will start. Many people don’t actually know how important sleep is. After long Christmas parties, New Year’s Eve, and other holiday celebrations your body can be exhausted and prone to flues.

 

In this post, you will find out how to organize your evening in order to sleep better and have the perfect day tomorrow.

Set Next Day Priorities

Always set your next day priorities before going to bed. You can write them down in your phone, or in the planner. It is crucial to get them out of your head onto the paper, so you don’t think about them during the night.

Writing down priorities in your journal or planner is a great way to relax. You empty your head from all negative thoughts and set goals for the next day. You shouldn’t waste your energy writing them down in the morning, so it is actually great to do it in the evening.

 

Do What You Love

We all learned how important sleep is, but sometimes it is not enough. After a hard day at work, you want to relax and do something you love and enjoy. That can be anything you love doing – reading a book, making a mood board or coloring. Just make sure you practice it.

Try writing down the list of things that make you happy. You can see how much you can fill them up every day.

Be creative, draw, learn a new language or just work out. Make sure you do this every time you feel exhausted from work.

Prepare Your Evening

What represents the perfect evening for you? Is it a face mask and fashion reading or having a good time with your friends and family? Whatever your perfect evening is you should organize it and enjoy it. Sometimes, you should even think about spending your evening alone, do a manicure or visit your hairdresser.

However, there are many factors you should consider – putting kids to bed, walking the dog or other responsibilities. That is why a good organization is very important.

 

Social Switch Off

This might sound like a cliche or mission impossible to some of you, but forgetting about your phone for even an hour before going to bed is a perfect idea. It is proven that blue light from devices can affect your sleep/wake cycle. With new phones, you can turn on the ‘do not disturb’ mode and stop receiving notifications while you sleep.

Repeat Things In The Evening

Doing the same things every evening will help your brain prepare your body for sleep. For instance, drinking a cup of tea or taking a warm shower will slow you down, giving your brain the sign it is time for bed. Journaling before bad can help you with organizing your thoughts and sleep better.

Flu Season: How to Boost Immune System

Flu Season: How to Boost Immune System

If there is something even scarier than a cold winter period then it is definitely a flu season. Even if you take care of yourself – avoid coworkers with flu, wash your hands, and take flu shots, there is still a big chance you will get sick.

 

If you really want to protect yourself from flues, you don’t need to experiment much. Look no further than your immune system. There are some tested-and-proven ways on how you can fight against flu season and protect your immune system. We have prepared some of the easiest, yet efficient ways to avoid flu season this winter.

Healthy Diet

Eating a lot of good food might be the best way to boost your immune system. If you provide your body with enough vitamins from a healthy diet, you can be sure your immune system will be ready to fight against any kind of flu.

According to the Cleveland Clinic, these are the vitamins you need for healthy and perfectly working immune system:

 

  • Vitamin E (peanuts, hazelnuts, sunflower seats, almonds, spinach, broccoli)
  • Vitamin A (pumpkin, carrots, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, squash)
  • Folate/Folic Acid (peas, beans, leafy green vegetables, enriched and 100 percent whole-grain products)
  • Vitamin C (leafy greens, bell peppers, Brussels sprouts, strawberries, papaya)
  • Vitamin D (orange juice, fortified cereals, and milk, fat fish)
  • Selenium (garlic, broccoli, Brazil nuts, barley, sardines, tuna)
  • Zinc (baked beans, chickpeas, oysters, crab, lean meats, poultry, yogurt)
  • Iron (beans, broccoli, kale, lean poultry, seafood)

Catch Some Sleep

The studies showed that people who don’t get enough sleep have a bigger chance to get sick. And even if you think that all that lack of sleep can be solved with cups and cups of coffee in the morning, that is actually a pretty wrong solution. Prolonging that lack of sleep can only bring more problems.

If you actually have problems to get asleep, invest in black curtains or try meditation before bedtime. When you sleep your body reduces the production of infection-fighting cells and antibodies. Now you realize why sleeping good is crucial for flu season.

Work Out

Exercise improves your immune system and boosts natural flu-killing cells in your body. You don’t have to go far away from your room. It is already too cold to run outside, so you can find only 20 minutes a day to do a few practices and to improve your both mind and body.

Avoid Alcohol and Cigarettes

We all have our best moments when we were young – parties, a lot of cocktails and a few cigarettes. Who knew it will be so hard now to party like that? You should definitely avoid these kinds of gathering if you want to protect your body and fight the flu season. Alcohol can prolong the recovery time from illnesses, injuries, and flues.

However, if you plan to drink a few cocktails for your spring or summer vacations, you can definitely do it, but avoid it during flu season. That is why you should sweep your Cosmopolitan for the cup of warm tea or cocoa and keep it that way until winter is gone.

Best Christmas Movies You Should Watch Now

Best Christmas Movies You Should Watch Now

What do you need for a perfect holiday delight? For me, it is a warm blanket, a glass of mulled wine with a lot of cinnamon, snacks, and Christmas movies on a TV screen. Nothing can beat that feeling of joy and warmth. This year, that is exactly what I will do – go offline and watch all my favorite movies. And I recommend that to you as well.

 

The best thing is to gather around your family, make some snacks, and enjoy watching all your favorite Christmas movies together. These are some of the best movies you can find either online or on Netflix this winter. You might have been seen some of them, but, hey, who can resist them in Christmas time?

The Holiday

Director: Nancy Meyers

Writer: Nancy Meyers

Cast: Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Jack Black

 

The story about two women, completely different, yet with one common problem – breakup and unrequited love switch their houses for holidays. Culture difference and interesting life situations will put them into many unexpected situations.

I don’t know about you, but this movie is at the top on my list of all time favorites.

Love Actually

Director: Richard Curtis

Writer: Richard Curtis

Cast: Hugh Grant, Bill Nighy, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson, Alan Rickman, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Colin Firth, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Martin Freeman, Joanna Page

 

How many times we actually have watched Love Actually? I can’t even remember. However, it is still one of the prettiest and joyful Christmas movies of all times.

The movie follows ten separate stories that occasionally interlace in London around Christmas time.  Actually, this movie is recommended to watch at least three times in December.

The Princess Switch

Director: Mike Rohl

Writer: Robin Bernheim, Megan Metzger

Cast: Vanessa Hudgens, Nick Sagar, Sam Palladio, Susanne Braun, Alexa Adeosun

 

What happens when Duchess of Montenaro switches places with Stacy, a baker from Chicago? We will find out in the newest Netflix movie. The unexpected encounter will change the lives of two girls completely. Vanessa Hudgens will make us laugh.

If you were a fan of The Parent Trap, then you will adore this as well.

The Christmas Chronicles

Director: Clay Kaytis

Writer: Matt Lieberman

Cast: Kurt Russell, Darby Camp, Judah Lewis, Oliver Hudson, Lamorne Morris

 

The story follows brother and sister that are separated after their father’s death. Brother Teddy has problems with juvenile delinquency, while Kate catches Santa Claus on her camcorder. Those two begin an adventure that most kids just can dream about.

A Christmas Prince

Director: Alex Zamm

Writer: Nathan Atkins

Cast: Rose McIver, Ben Lamb, Alice Krige, Emma Louise Saunders, Sarah Douglas

 

Even though this is a sort of cheesy romantic movie, you have to give it a try during the Christmas holidays. Rose Mclver is a reporter, going undercover to get the inside story about playboy prince of Aldovia. She gets tangled in romance and royal intrigues that will make her wonders how to keep her old lifestyle.  

 

What are you watching this Christmas? Tell us about your favorite Christmas movies.

8 Resolutions Every Women Should Set in 2019

8 Resolutions Every Women Should Set in 2019

Christmas is already here and you still have a lot of things to finish – food, cards for gifts, wrapping. Do it with joy and try to be less stressed out about the things. In the meantime, this is also a great opportunity for you to think about your next year goals and resolutions. Think about what do you want, how you would like to push yourself into trying new things, such as learning a new language or travel more.

 

Here are some of the goals every woman should set for herself in 2019. Try to remember or write them down, so you can always check them out from time to time.

More Travel

Let your next year be a year for new travels. That doesn’t necessarily mean you should travel far away or out of your country. You can explore places near you, something you have visited as a child or always wanted to visit. Travel not only broadens your mind it also help you unwind and not think about work and other problems that bother you.

 

More Discipline

Start a new year with new resolutions – you will need more discipline if you want to achieve every goal you have set. You can buy a great planner and start planning ahead. Make sure they have in-depth spaces for all your notes and goals.

 

Learn New Language(s)

With so many useful and easy-to-use language apps you can now choose which language you would like to learn. Choose language that can even help you in achieving your goals. Plan to travel somewhere? Go online and find some quick but effective courses that will be interesting enough for you to stay consistent. Who knows what can happen in 365 days?

 

Special Saving

Save for something big. Whether you plan to buy a piece of jewelry, designer bag, or travel with your boyfriend to some exotic place – stick to your budget and try to save every month.

Go Offline

Even though it is hard with all social media, phones, tablets, and laptops, you should definitely go offline sometimes. Let this be one of your weekend resolutions, detox from work in the evenings and just do something you love.

 

Follow Your Dreams

We all should follow our dreams. Even though this resolution might sound cliche and old, this one can bring you a lot of joy in the incoming year. Whether it is opening your business, blog or simply learning some new skill, don’t hesitate to commit yourself to it.

 

Take Care of Your Body

Let 2019 be the year of eating good and taking perfect care of your body. You should plan ahead your trainings, daily menus and stick to it. Even though it can be quite challenging, you can always give yourself a few cheating days and continue working on getting in the right shape.

 

More Books

I don’t know about you, but I adore reading, especially fashion books. Lately, I have been reading biographies, and it is inspiring. You should read more in 2019. Don’t stick to only one field – read whatever interest you.

Why You Should Create Bullet Journal in 2019: Tips and Tricks

Why You Should Create Bullet Journal in 2019: Tips and Tricks

Are you one of those extremely organized people who can handle everything? Or you know to be sloppy, forgetting things all the time because you can’t remember where you have written them down? Well, then I should introduce you to the bullet journal – your perfect way to stay creative and organized in 2019.

Bullet Journal method was invented by web designer Ryder Carroll. Ryder lived with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) for many years, he decided it is time to do something to organize his mind and thoughts, make him less overwhelmed and more productive at the same time. First, he created a system where he combined diary, to-do lists, notebook, and sketchbook. After showing this off to his friend, Ryder created a website, blog and in the end, he has published a book – The Bullet Journal Method. It became very popular.

With this year almost coming to an end, you can start thinking about your new or the first bullet journal. And here are reasons why you should consider having bullet journal in 2019.

You Can Be Utterly Creative

Using bullet journal can evoke your creative side that you even forgot you have. You can design, sketch, and even do a bit of calligraphy. Even when you are not feeling well, just do some section where you can show off all your creativity.

 

Creating Layouts That Suits You

Bullet journal allows you to create just enough space for all your needs. If you ask me, I look for basic things in a planner – monthly view, daily view with space for my notes and thoughts. Some space for to-do lists would also be great.

If you opt for bullet journaling, make sure your notebook has dots instead of lines. It will be much easier for you to draw and make your own space.

Another good thing about bullet journal is that it is non-committal. If you don’t like the drawings you have done for one week, simply change it. Find what works best for you and be consistent.

Goals and Intention

Maybe one of the best things about bullet journal is assisting you to get to your goal and intention. Even Ryder Carroll mentioned and invented this in his book. He identifies different exercises that are associated with setting your goals. He created 5,4,3,2,1 exercises where 5 stamp stands for years, 4 for months, 3 for weeks, 2 for days, and 1 for an hour.

Bullet journal is great for keeping all thoughts, goals, and tasks at one place. The main property of keeping a journal is to be intentional in saving pieces of information.

 

Make It Easy

Believe it or not, creating bullet journal is pretty easy. After seeing all those lovely blogs, Instagram posts, and Youtube videos about bullet journaling it is now even easier for you to decide what you want from your journal as well. Remember this    – the best thing about having a bullet journal is that you can make it anything you want it to be.

How to Create Perfect Winter Hygge Feeling at Home

How to Create Perfect Winter Hygge Feeling at Home

Some time back appeared a word that hardly any of us can spell right. Hygge (hoo-guh) is a Danish word that is not possible to directly translate. However, we do know what does it mean. It is about creating intimacy, coziness, connecting with people you love, and finding happiness in small things.

While Danish people are considered as the happiest on our planet, creating and embracing their way of living is not so hard. Simple changes in your life can lead you to that specific hygge feeling. Unplug, make homemade hot chocolate or soup, and wrap yourself in a cozy blanket.

Here are some ways to bring a bit of winter hygge feeling at home.

As Much Candles As Possible

If you ask Danes what associate them with hygge, they will say candles. So, you know what to do – buy as many candlesticks, aromatic candles and put them in all rooms at home. Candles create the perfect atmosphere, whether you decide to spend a night home alone, or you are inviting your friends over.

 

More Natural Light

Danes are surrounded by darkness in winter, so it is not surprising the fact of them loving a light and sunny rooms and spaces. Your hyggelig home shouldn’t be only light and with big windows. You can also buy and put lamps on the right places in the house.

The best position for your table is near lamps, where it seems you are inviting to a cozy place. Choose light bulbs in lower temperature.

Add Books

One of the biggest hygge segments is relaxing with a good book. Add more books on your shelves, and don’t hesitate to buy more! There is nothing better than wrapping yourself in a cozy blanket with a good book in your hands.

 

Create Your Safe Nook

Every hygge home needs to have a cozy room with a blanket and a lot of pillows where you will feel safe and relaxed in every moment of your day. Danes recommend disconnecting from your work, everyday tasks, and everything else that bothers you – let your home be your safe nook.

 

Pick Warm Color Palettes

Cold shades are not a definite no, but hygge is better to achieve with the neutral, warm color palette. Beige, white, and terracotta are just some of the shades you should invoke. You can incorporate them into your home by placing more pillows, blankets and other details in these lovely shades.

Include Vintage Details

You can make your vintage details even more interesting inside your hyggelig home. Danes believe that items in your home shouldn’t serve only that purpose. They should tell a story or have an emotional value to you. However, be careful not to have too much stuff around. Always use a spring cleaning and throw away things you don’t need. Recover that vintage chair and don’t be afraid to show off that old teapot.

Always Seek Simplicity

Living like a real Danish is also to live simple. They always tend to find simplicity in all stuff they are doing. Use your space wisely and don’t overfill it with stuff.

How to Pack for a Weekend Getaway

How to Pack for a Weekend Getaway

For some girls packing for a weekend getaway is a piece of cake. If you are a master of organization and you like to keep your things in order, then you probably can be ready in not more than half an hour. However, there is the other group that finds packing exhausting, and annoying. For all of you out there – you are not alone.

 

In this post, we will share some of the secrets of weekend getaway packing. If you are going to some place where the climate is cold, make sure to bring all items needed, as well as cosmetics. If you want to get rid of that travel anxiety and you would like to learn how to pack quick, scroll down to see more.

Make a List of Necessary Things

Even if this trick sounds pretty elementary and obvious, sometimes it is the only thing helping you from forgetting things like chargers, headbands or toothpaste. Always write a list down – you can do it on your phone or on a piece of paper. Once you start packing, you can check all the things you put in your suitcase. This way you leave no essential stuff behind.

 

Pack the Night Before or Earlier

To avoid stress, pack the night before or a day earlier. Go through your list, and make sure that you have packed everything. Also, don’t panic if you see or remember that something is missing. You will get that done the next day. Don’t forget to pack your carry-on bag – put in a wallet, ticket, passport, and other important documents and items. Set two alarms if you are going somewhere early.

 

Check Weather Conditions

Even if you are going for two or three days away, it is important to check weather conditions. There is nothing worse than showing up unprepared for cold, warm or rainy weather. If you check the weather before start packing, you will have a better idea of what you should bring.

Plan Your Outfits Ahead

The best travel tip someone can give you is to plan your outfits ahead. Therefore, if you want to travel light, we suggest picking only the things you need. For instance, if you are going for a winter getaway, pick one coat in a neutral shade, one or two pairs of jeans (black and blue), two tops and two sweaters for layering. For longer trips, you can expand your wardrobe in the exact same way.

 

Prepare the Skincare

When it comes to skincare, you should always pack your essentials – products that you use every day. Mini, travel packages of these products are perfect, so if you have them, they will save a lot of place in your cosmetic bag. Don’t try new products while away from home – you surely don’t want to wander through the new places, searching for skin breakdown solutions.

How do you pack for a weekend getaway? Let us know in the comment section below!

How to Deal With Mondays Like Pros

How to Deal With Mondays Like Pros

If there is a person that you know that likes Mondays, don’t hesitate to show her or him to us. Oh, Mondays. They can be really depressing. Tearing yourself away from the couch can come pretty hard. Weekends should serve for wine nights with friends or movie marathons. So, we can completely understand how stressful can that be.

 

Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to deal with Mondays better. First of all, it is not the end of the world. The Friday will come soon enough. Check out the tips we have found that are tested and proved by many successful people.

They Leave Time for Breakfast

A good and balanced meal is the perfect way to start off your day. That is why you need to leave time for your breakfast. Whether you like to eat banana smoothie or eggs, you should take that time and enjoy your first meal of the day. You can even try to grab a cup of coffee before going out to work.

Researches have shown that healthy and balanced breakfast can improve your concentration and focus.

 

They Prepare Ahead

Monday rush is more than known to all of us. Therefore, you should leave more time for preparing your lunch, clothes, and pack your bag. It is best if you do that on Sunday evening, even before your Monday alarm rings.

Even though you think those things are basic, they can much improve your morning routine and make your day less stressful.

 

They Don’t Check Phones

Resist the urge to look at your phone when you open your eyes. It is pretty simple – it increases stress levels. Even if scrolling over Instagram feed can be relaxing, you shouldn’t waste your morning time on that. Instead, mute all your notifications, leave emails for your office and enjoy the time in the morning – do your skincare routine and eat a healthy breakfast.

They Set Goals

When Monday hits, you can easily become overwhelmed with emails, missed calls, meetings, and deadlines. The solution to this problem is to set your goals. Set deadlines, arrange the meetings across working week, and plan everything by priority. You will feel amazing when your week comes to an end, and you see all of your tasks complete.

 

They Take Some Time To Adjust

Even if you love your job, the transition to Monday is hard for everyone. Try not to dive right in the job as soon as you are in office. Instead, start with something small – arrange your files, or clean your desk. Also, you can read a few articles online and then start fulfilling your tasks.

 

They Find Time for Both Work and Pleasure

After a pretty stressful Monday day at the office, it is essential to find some time for yourself and enjoy. Whether it is a happy hour with friends or family or just a good movie after dinner, it is important to relax after the first day at work. Making a balance is the best possible solution.

How To Create Perfectly Productive Workplace

How To Create Perfectly Productive Workplace

November is always a challenging time of the year – a busy schedule, a lot of things to finish until holidays and most of all getting all your work done. That is why it is very important to create a perfectly productive workplace. It will inspire you to continue working, even though you think about taking a break (that usually lasts more than you think).

 

Believe it or not, your desk can make a huge difference when it comes to your productivity. You could easily be distracted by many things that are near you. The solution to this problem is organization. Organizing your desk and creating a productive workplace is a perfect thing to do now, and be prepared for the next month that is coming.

Tools For Planning

The best way to plan your day is to have a planner and the strict to-do lists that will help you achieve everything by the hour. You can find many cool planners round, but make sure to find the one that will fill all your expectations. Write all your to-do lists, goals, and tasks for the month, week, or days ahead.

You can also use a weekly desk pad. That is a fantastic way to keep all your plans right in front of you.

 

Declutter Your Desk

The more things you have on your desk, the more chaotic your mind can be. You can possibly get distracted by anything. You need to do a simple declutter. Buy some fancy pencil pots, mini storages, folders, etc. You can have all the things that you need, but very nice organized.

Add Some Plants

Plants are known as perfect energy and mood boosters. That is why, you should add one right in front of you on your desk, or somewhere near. They help to reduce fatigue, and they are perfect for detoxing your office. Most of all, a plant can relax your eyes after staring in the screen. They can help you reduce stress and make you more productive during the day.

 

Scents are Important

Even though you think candles can be counter-productive, some scents can actually make you feel better. Try orange or lemon and add a few drops of some essential oil. You will notice a difference in your productive workplace environment immediately.

Boost Your Inspiration

We all have periods when we are feeling unproductive and uninspired. In those moments it is good to have mood boards that will help you back to the old track again. Whether your job is, you can find images that will make you feel creative again – from magazines or photos of your family. Don’t forget to add some mood-boosting note with an inspirational quote on it.

 

Find The Right Position

Pay attention to your body posture when you sit for a couple of hours. Even if you achieve a productive workplace, still bad posture can affect your mood, productivity and can cause you pain. Make sure your hips are back, knees equal to the hips and foot on the ground. You can always add a cushion to secure your back.