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Glam it up!

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Glam up your outfit with just a few simple things

The perfect autumn look for me is of such kind that it keeps me warm and chic at the same time. And to be honest, a little glam and glitter never hurt nobody from time to time, right? So for today’s outfit, I went for this cute glitter-sweater in combination with my new high waist flared pants.

This shirt and pants combination is just so flattering, by the way! The shiny and really cool pattern pullover has a wide cut and looks best tucked into the perfectly fit pants. In this way, you don’t only wear tight and neither only wide.

To add more glam but also to keep it minimal, I stepped into my cute kitty heels (golden stitching on black velvet – super glam!) and grabbed my Betty x Lancaster mini bag together with a little fake fur pompom. Now then, that is definitely enough to glam up your outfit today. And no, I don’t even feel like a Christmas tree just yet, hehe!

How do you like today’s autumn outfit for yourself? Anything you like in particular? Let me know!

Outfit:

EDITED The Label pullover | EDITED The Label high waist pants | Charlotte Olympia kitty heels | Betty x Lancaster mini bag | Some eBay shop fake fur pompom

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Instagram Giveaway: Parka Love

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Need a new outfit for the colder days? Win it!

My dearies, there’s no doubt about it: the days are getting shorter now, the temperatures are dropping to almost refrigerator degrees and what we love most is getting all cozy in our homes including soft blankets, cookies and hot tea.

But you know what? The important thing is to still go outside for at least for 20 minutes each day so we get enough sunlight (it works even when it’s cloudy) and thus give our bodies the chance to develop enough vitamin D to keep our spirits up. Do you keep doing that? My body always tells me to take a walk in the afternoon, otherwise I’d go crazyyyy. But of course, during the colder months, this is much less fun. I know.

BUT here and now, I’m giving you the the ideal companion for your daily autumn and winter outings: You can WIN a € 100,00 gift voucher to shop a full autumn/winter outfit over at TALLY WEiJL*! But how to win!? It’s super easy: just visit my Instagram @catsanddogsblog and take part in the “repost and win” competition (Europeans only, sorry!). All the instructions can be found under today’s parka picture in my Instagram feed. So easy, just hop over and GOOD LUCK!

Outfit:

TALLY WEiJL parka jacket | TALLY WEiJL blouse | TALLY WEiJL skinny jeans | Sacha fringe booties | Chloé Georgia bag | H&M necklace

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* This giveaway is brought to you by TALLY WEiJL!

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Styling Game & Shopbop Sale

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Hey girls, you’ve already managed Monday, yayyyy, so Tuesday shouldn’t be so bad today, right? How did you spend your Mondays? I had a very relaxing day in front of the heater with my computer on my lap because it is sooo cold around here at the moment. I don’t even want to go outside at all because it doesn’t feel like October but more like December/January with all that minus degrees and all!

But anyway, the good thing about staying at home is you’ve got enough time to play around a little. I, for my part, remembered my old favourite game “style sudoku” and thus, arranged some of my current favourites from Shopbop in a “you can style each of them together”-game. It’s great if you have enough pieces at home that can be combined with all the others, because it makes that moment of standing in front of your clothing rack, thinking “I’ve got NOTHING to wear!” a hell lot easier!

And of course, I also made this graphic to inspire you a little, because I heard that Shopbop has a lovely 25% off sale going on until October 15th at midnight! Just use the code INTHEFAM25 at checkout – it’s that easy!

Have a super lovely day and see you tomorrow for my Paris hotel review!

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How (Not) To Lose The Motivation To Blog

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“Dude, why don’t I just stop blogging altogether?!

My dearies, that thing about blogging is: it’s so easy these days to lose the motivation to do that exact thing you actually love doing and would love to do all day – every day (as a job AND as a hobby): Blogging. Sometimes I think: “Why am I still doing this? Does anybody even care? And what if CATS & DOGS wasn’t there anymore tomorrow? Am I still important in any way for my readers?” Tell me, why is it so easy to lose said motivation despite all the fun blogging gives us?

There are many reasons why it’s easy to lose the motivation to blog:

(and I’m only talking about me here, but maybe you’re a blogger, too and feel the same in some ways?)

– Everyone is gaining followers on social media much faster than yourself and you start to wonder if it’s because you’re not cool enough, don’t have enough expensive shoes and bags, are not skinny enough or just not creative or innovative enough? But nobody really seems to be innovative anymore… so it must be you, your own fault? Should I buy a Chloé-Bag just for Instagram #chloegirls? What the f***?!

– You don’t receive as many comments as some years ago on your blog (my posts used to have around 60 to 100 comments in the “good old days”). But your stories, your pictures and everything else as well is so much nicer and you definitely didn’t lose yourself, don’t feel less authentic or less interesting. You feel that the blog must be so much more interesting for your readers nowadays, so many more stories to discover, so many different types of topics… so how come?

– You were there from the beginning of fashion blogging back in 2007/2008… but now, there are millions of bloggers, youtubers or mere instagrammers that seem to be so much more interesting for the brands you work with or for the readers of course… maybe I’ve become old, maybe I should leave in dignity and leave the arena for the young and wild?

BUT NO! I DON’T WANT TO STOP BLOGGING!

In my heart, I know that even if a beauty post only receives one comment, many people will appreciate the inspiration, the photography, the shopping links…

And I know that, even though less people like my Instagram-Pics than those of other bloggers that always post the same stuff, I know that there are many sweet followers, readers and old friends, that do appreciate to see what I’m up to and just enjoy some updates from my little world.

Unfortunately, the brands and agencies only see the numbers and especially those on planet Insta. Well, let them, I hope I’ll still keep in touch with those that know me well, that believe in me and that have supported me for such a long time… those that know what I stand for:

quality, honesty, passion for my job, friendship and good vibes!

I will not stop just because I feel down sometimes. And why? Not only because of me, but because I love YOU ALL, my sweet readers, just too much!

| Outfit Details:

ZARA camisole top (from the sale)
ZARA striped business shorts (from the sale)
Deichmann slingback pumps (read more about how to combine them in this post)
Gucci sunglasses via Mister Spex*
Rebecca Minkoff black bag via Shopbop*

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Dreaming Of… A Beautiful Eating Area

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MADE Wiley Wanduhr / clock | MADE Devlin Stühle / chairs | JUNIQE Kunstdruck / print | ZARA HOME Vase / vase | MADE Hive Hängelampe / hanging lamp | Butlers Esstisch / eating table

Ihr Lieben, seit letzter Woche gibt’s die neue Kategorie “Dreaming Of..”, in der ich immer Montags eine neue Collage zu einem bestimmten Thema, einem bestimmten Online-Shop oder ähnlichem vorstelle. Ich hoffe, euch gefällt es, euch jeden Montag ein wenig zum Shoppen inspirieren zu lassen.

Letzte Woche ging es sommerlich und modemäßig zu, diesen Montag habe ich mich einrichtungstechnisch etwas in den Weiten des WWW umgeschaut. Ich hätte ja große Lust, mir in meinem imaginären 25qm Altbau-Wohnzimmer eine gedachte Linie zu ziehen und nur eine Hälfte mit Sofa, Schaukelstuhl, Sofatisch, Sideboard und Fernseher einzurichten, in den anderen 50 Prozent aber eine gemütliche Ecke zum Essen, zum Arbeiten und zum Treffen entstehen zu lassen. Ein großer Esstisch ist dabei ein Muss, die schicken Stühle aber ebenso und dann natürlich noch etwas Kram zum Wohlfühlen (wie genial ist bitte diese Deckenlampe??). Vielleicht gefällt euch ja auch etwas von den Dingen, von denen ich diese Woche träume…

Genießt hoffentlich viel Sonne und bis übermorgen!

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My dear readers, since last week, there’s a new category on the blog. I’m showing you what I’m “dreaming of…” in a new collage every week. I hope you’re liking it so far!

Last week, I presented to you some summerly fashion pieces, this Monday, I had a look around the www to search for some cool interior stuff. I’d love to have enough space to create a beautiful eating area in my home, but for now, I can only dream of having one. But perhaps one day, I will own a beautiful, large eating table along with some perfectly designed chairs and of course, some accessoires that will make the area look amazing. What do you think of the geometric lamp I found on the web? I’m crazy for it!

Enjoy your week with hopefully a lot of sun!

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The George Hotel Hamburg

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“British flair in Hamburg – London’s little sister”

If your sister is having her birthday weekend and you have got enough time on your hands, why don’t you give her the most special present ever? I thought a relaxing wellness-weekend for just the two of us in her own hometown was a great idea and to stay at The George near the beautiful Alster river turned out to be one of the best choices I had ever made.

The staff was extremely friendly, helpful and kind. Everything was perfectly well organized: from arriving in Hamburg to relaxing at the Sauna and from having a perfect three-course birthday-dinner to my sister enjoying a great SPA-treatment at the DAY SPA at The George.

A great way to spend a relaxing weekend – a true “home away from home“. So if you should ever come to stay in Hamburg, choose The George as your destination. You’ll never forget this charming place!

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Wenn das Geburtstags-Wochenende eurer Schwester ansteht und ihr genug Zeit habt, warum schenkt ihr dann nicht einfach etwas Unvergessliches? Ich dachte mir, ein Wellness-Wochenende zu zweit in ihrer Heimatstadt würde sich da sehr gut machen und dabei im The George nah der Alster die Zeit zu verbringen erwies sich tatsächlich als eine der besten Entscheidungen, die ich jemals getroffen habe.

Die Mitarbeiter im Hotel waren so freundlich, hilfsbereit und aufmerksam, dass es uns wirklich an nichts fehlte. Alles war perfekt organisiert: von meiner Ankunft in Hamburg über entspannende Sauna-Minuten und von einem perfekten 3-Gänge Geburtstagsdinner bis hin zu der SPA-Behandlung, die meine Schwester im DAY SPA im The George genießen durfte.

Besser kann man ein entspannendes Wochenende nicht verbringen – ein wahres “zu Hause weit weg von Zuhaus“. Wenn ihr also jemals in Hamburg sein solltet, bucht euch ein Zimmer im The George. Diesen Charmanten Ort werdet ihr niemals vergessen!

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The Room // Das Zimmer

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With a view // Mit Ausblick

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The Breakfast // Das Frühstück

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The DAY SPA // Das DAY SPA

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The Library // Die Bücherei

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Thank you The George Hotel for the warm welcome // Danke The George Hotel für die herzliche Begrüßung

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