Black & Blue

3.1 phillip lip, purse, cobalt blue, monnier freres, blazer, denim shorts , birkenstocks

3.1 phillip lip, purse, cobalt blue, monnier freres, blazer, denim shorts , birkenstocks

3.1 phillip lip, purse, cobalt blue, monnier freres, blazer, denim shorts , birkenstocks

3.1 phillip lip, purse, cobalt blue, monnier freres, blazer, denim shorts , birkenstocks

3.1 phillip lip, purse, cobalt blue, monnier freres, blazer, denim shorts , birkenstocks

3.1 phillip lip, purse, cobalt blue, monnier freres, blazer, denim shorts , birkenstocks

3.1 phillip lip, purse, cobalt blue, monnier freres, blazer, denim shorts

Blazer: & Other Stories (on sale) Similar here

Tank: ASOS

Shorts: Vintage Levis (similar here)

Sandals: The Hudson Bay (similar here)

Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim (via Monnier Frères)

Necklace: Jenny Bird

Watch: Daniel Wellington 

 

Feeling incredibly happy after a wonderful weekend celebrating one of my best friend’s 25th birthday! It was quite amazing to have my girlfriends who I lived with at university all under one roof again. I remember the days where we used to sit around our kitchen table planning our European dreams and making a promise that we would all be in Europe at some point together. Not in my craziest dreams did I think it would all happen so soon and that one would live around the corner form me and the other would be only an hour and a half flight away in London. Clearly we are the type of girls who know what we want and are serious with our kitchen table dreams. The weekend included lots of great food, drinks and dancing. I wore my new striped blazer that I scored on sale with my go-to denim shorts and added a pop of cobalt blue with this 3.1 Phillip Lim bag from Monnier Frères, I’m completely obsessed with the colour! It’s an easy summer look that can take you from day to night by just adding a heel.

 


 

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Two Days in Vichy

vichy, france, europe, travel

vichy, france, europe, travel

vichy, france, europe, travel

vichy, france, europe, travel

vichy, france, europe, travel

vichy, france, europe, travel

vichy, france, europe, travel

vichy, france, europe, travel

vichy, france, europe, travel Here are the last pictures of my trip to Vichy. I had the pleasure of meandering the quaint streets of this stunning French town, which felt like I had stepped back in time in a classic French movie. It’s the simple things about a new city that always inspire me; the street signs, the balconies, the colour of the buildings.

 

 

 

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Byron Body Tea

byron body, tea, detox, healthy, teatox

byron body, tea, detox, healthy, teatox

byron body, tea, detox, healthy, teatox

byron body, tea, detox, healthy, teatox

byron body, tea, detox, healthy, teatox

I love finding products that work well with my body. I was quite pleased when I discovered Byron Body tea, a 100% naturally organic teatox packed with fresh flavour and natural benefits. Before some of my travels, I like to work out even more than my regular schedule and try to eat as healthy as possible because there is usually too much delicious food, desserts and wine that is hard to pass up on a blogging trip with girls! I’ve been drinking Byron Body tea three times a day, 30 minutes prior to each meal and I definitely notice the difference; the African mango in it helps suppress my appetite and bloating while also helping to maintain muscle. Not too bad for tea, right? Of course eating well goes hand and hand with this, it’s just a little something extra to help you feel even better about your body! You can buy and find all about the tea here.


 

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All White

white, white heels, few moda, aviators

white, white heels, few moda, aviators

white, white heels, few moda, aviators

white, white heels, few moda, aviators

white, white heels, few moda, aviators

white, white heels, few moda, aviators

White Vest: Few Moda 

Shoes: Nicholas (similar here

Sunglasses: Vintage (love these here)

Watch: Larsson & Jennings

Ring: Roar Accessories

 

There’s a heat wave in Berlin, which I really have no complaints about… aside from the fact that my gym has no air conditioning. All I’ve been wearing are loose summer dresses and sun hats. I’ve wanted to do an all white look for a while now, it’s a classic, minimal look that you really don’t have to think about. I’m heading to a few meetings today, so I will keep this one short!

 

 

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Vichy – Day 2

vichy, france, sistermag, travel, beauty, heatlh

vichy, france, sistermag, travel, beauty, heatlh

vichy, france, sistermag, travel, beauty, heatlh

vichy, france, sistermag, travel, beauty, heatlh

vichy, france, sistermag, travel, beauty, heatlh

vichy, france, sistermag, travel, beauty, heatlh

vichy, france, sistermag, travel, beauty, heatlh

vichy, france, sistermag, travel, beauty, heatlh

vichy, france, sistermag, travel, beauty, heatlh

vichy, france, sistermag, travel, beauty, heatlh

vichy, france, sistermag, travel, beauty, heatlh

vichy, france, sistermag, travel, beauty, heatlh

vichy, france, sistermag, travel, beauty, heatlh

Photography by Christopher Santos

 

As promised, I’m going into a bit of detail about my trip to Vichy with sisterMAG . Now, you already know I fell in love with the city of Vichy, but I also fell in love with the product itself. Why you ask? Well, for starters, I have always been a big supporter of premium cosmetics companies that are actually worth spending the money on – Vichy is one of those brands, and to be honest I really had no idea before this trip. 

 

A little history: The city is surrounded by volcanic activity, which is the direct cause for many of the thermal springs that exist in and around Vichy. This thermal water is the only water used in the products’ formulas.

 

So, what’s so good about that? Hot spring water contains 15 natural minerals + antioxidants that are absolutely amazing for any woman’s skin! This is something that science can’t recreate, and I love when mother nature takes the spotlight. The spring water is not only used in products, but the whole city drinks it, baths in it, and cooks with it… yes, I tried a water sorbet.

 

We were lucky enough to stay at the Vichy Spa Hotel Les Célestinswhich I highly recommend staying at if you ever need a spa vacation in the countryside of France. Le sigh, don’t we all! I was able to experience a Vichy thermal bath treatment and a skin consultation that consisted of the most amazing facial ever. I swear my skin is still glowing and I now have a full range of products to use in my daily skincare routine. You know I don’t discuss anything but the truth on Not Your Standard, so believe me when I say I’m in love with this brand. 

 

A big thank you to sisterMAG and Vichy for being the best hosts!

 

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