Quick & Healthy Breakfasts
Okay, so back to school is a really stressful time for everyone, and my least favorite thing is getting up early. I’m tired and lazy in the mornings, and a lot of the time I just skip over breakfast. I’ve constantly been lectured about how important breakfast is, and I’ve always dismissed it. But this year I’ve decided that I’m going to try and eat a fairly healthy breakfast every morning (or at least most mornings), and these are some of my favorite ideas.

Smoothies – I make smoothies all the time, and they’re such a great breakfast. Pour some water into the bottom of the blender to cover the blade, then add some ice. Toss in whatever fruits and veggies you want, start the blender, and you have a smoothie! They aren’t always the prettiest, but they taste amazing. My two favorites are Nutella with banana, and a blend of acai, pineapple, blueberry, and strawberry.
Yogurt – Yogurt is such an obvious choice for a quick breakfast. I really love strawberry yogurt with granola, so I make sure I have plenty of both at all times. Top it with berries and you’re good to go! I try to stay away from the overly artificial yogurts, too.
Fruit & Cheese or Cheese & Crackers – When I’m really short on time, I generally grab just whatever. I really love fruit and cheese when I have no time in the morning. Another great idea is cheese and crackers. A plain cracker with brie or goat cheese is fab (especially when topped with fig spread for sweetness.)
Peanut Butter Waffles – This might seem a little random, but it really is great. Take 2 toaster waffles (whole grain if you’d like) and spread on some peanut butter. You can put on jelly, bananas, Nutella, pretty much anything, and then put them together to make a sandwich. Or you can just eat them with syrup, which is yummy, too.
Hope that you liked my quick back to school breakfasts!
xoxo,
Simone

Quick & Healthy Breakfasts

Okay, so back to school is a really stressful time for everyone, and my least favorite thing is getting up early. I’m tired and lazy in the mornings, and a lot of the time I just skip over breakfast. I’ve constantly been lectured about how important breakfast is, and I’ve always dismissed it. But this year I’ve decided that I’m going to try and eat a fairly healthy breakfast every morning (or at least most mornings), and these are some of my favorite ideas.

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Bonjour! French is one of the most beautiful languages in the world and who wouldn’t want to be able to speak a little french? Soooooo I thought I would share a few of my favorite french phrases with you! Some of them I love just because they sound good x.
J’espère que vous les aimez! 
- Caroline xx. 
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Phrase one: 
I love croissants! / J’adore croissants!
Phrase two:
My coffee is too hot / mon café est trop chaud
Phrase three:
I feel a little lazy today / Je me sens un peu paresseuse aujourd’hui
Phrase four:
I’m under a charm / Je suis sous le charme
Phrase five: 
You’re gorgeous / Tu es très jolie 
Phrase six:
I want a grapefruit / Je veux un pamplemousse 
Phrase seven:
Whatever… / N’importe quoi
Phrase eight:
I can’t believe my eyes! / Je n’en crois pas mes yeux 
Phrase nine:
I want to stay home / Je veux rester à la maison
Phrase ten:
Watcha doing? / Tu fais quoi? 

Bonjour! French is one of the most beautiful languages in the world and who wouldn’t want to be able to speak a little french? Soooooo I thought I would share a few of my favorite french phrases with you! Some of them I love just because they sound good x.

J’espère que vous les aimez! 

- Caroline xx. 

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I Finally Bought AM, 10,000 years late.  And I can say, I’m sorta mad at myself I didn’t buy it earlier. When it comes to music I’ve discovered I follow a phenomenon I call Reverse Hipsterism. I didn’t start liking Lana del Rey until a year after everyone else. I just started to listen to Marina and the Diamonds a year ago. I don’t tend to like the popular artists until months or even years after they’re ‘discovered’. So of course, I’ve been hearing the Arctic Monkeys’ name come up in conversation and artistic Tumblr posts for a long time before I actually considered listening to them. In fact, my first impression of the Arctic Monkeys was that it was just another indie band my friend Julia (aka The Indie Queen) insisted I listen to. This was before, of course, I listened to any of their music.
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I Finally Bought AM, 10,000 years late.
And I can say, I’m sorta mad at myself I didn’t buy it earlier.
When it comes to music I’ve discovered I follow a phenomenon I call Reverse Hipsterism. I didn’t start liking Lana del Rey until a year after everyone else. I just started to listen to Marina and the Diamonds a year ago. I don’t tend to like the popular artists until months or even years after they’re ‘discovered’. So of course, I’ve been hearing the Arctic Monkeys’ name come up in conversation and artistic Tumblr posts for a long time before I actually considered listening to them. In fact, my first impression of the Arctic Monkeys was that it was just another indie band my friend Julia (aka The Indie Queen) insisted I listen to. This was before, of course, I listened to any of their music.

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Cute Etsy Finds 
Etsy is probably one of the most useful websites out there. If you don’t know what it is (have you been living under a rock?) it’s a website where people can buy and sell handmade and vintage items. It’s a great place to find birthday gifts, decorations and other adorable little trinkets. If you’re looking for something in particular, or if you’re just browsing, chances are you’ll find something on Etsy.

Last night I was dead bored, so of course I decided to do some online shopping. I wasn’t looking for anything in particular, and yet I managed to find lots of cute things for under $30. Between jewelry, candles, soaps, and other adorable decorations, I found 10 items that won’t break the bank and are totally worth buying.
Honeycomb Soap – I don’t know about anyone else, but I am a huge fan of cute soaps, and this one made me smile right away. These soaps are shaped like honeycombs and come in a pack of three for $8.25. They ship from Las Vegas, Nevada. Definitely check out the shop for other soaps, too.
Brass Leaf Cuff – Cuff bracelets are a cute and unique statement piece, and this one is a great way to bring a more natural touch to an outfit. It is a thin filigree bracelet in the shape of leaves for $28.00, and it ships from Portland, Oregon.
Chunky Framed Sunglasses – These sunglasses are adorable, there’s no other way to put it! They’re chunky and colorful, what else matters? They’re $20.67 and ship from London, England.
Book Themed Candles – I love candles and always have a few in my room, but these are amazing! They’re based on characters, places, and lines from famous books. There aren’t too many in the shop right now, but they do have the Weasley family, the Divergent factions, Hazel Grace, and Romeo and Juliet, each for $12.00.
Cat Mugs – If you drink tea, coffee, hot chocolate, or any other drink in a mug and you like cats, this is perfect for you. It comes in both black and white and is shaped like a kitty’s head! They cost $22.00 and ship from San Diego, California.
Glass Vial Necklaces – I’ve wanted one of these for such a long time, and I think this one is my favorite. It’s a little glass vial necklace filled with pretty bits of sea glass! This is a great statement piece. It costs $10.00 and ships from Clintondale, New York.
Paper Crane Temporary Tattoo – Temporary tattoos are so cute and fun! They’re an adorable quirky accessory, and this one is $5.00 and ships from Brooklyn, New York. Check out the shop for other tattoos, too!
Makeup Brush Roll – My makeup brushes are always in a pile on my bathroom counter, and I personally don’t enjoy keeping them there. This makeup brush roll is the perfect solution! It is $15.00 and the shop carries lots of cute colors and patterns.
Birch Bark Flower Pot – I love having plants in my room, but to be honest, the pots at Home Depot aren’t very cute. This birch bark pot, however, is, and only costs $9.95! It ships from Chicago, Illinois, and would look super cute holding your favorite succulent.
Yin-Yang Choker – I’m always on the lookout for chokers, and I’d say that this is one of the cutest. It’s a Yin-Yang charm on either a tattoo choker or a black cord choker starting at $5.50. This ships from White Stone, Virginia and is made by the lovely Soph.
I hope that you found something that you liked from those items and stores!
xoxo,
Simone

Cute Etsy Finds

Etsy is probably one of the most useful websites out there. If you don’t know what it is (have you been living under a rock?) it’s a website where people can buy and sell handmade and vintage items. It’s a great place to find birthday gifts, decorations and other adorable little trinkets. If you’re looking for something in particular, or if you’re just browsing, chances are you’ll find something on Etsy.

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Recently I traveled to Martha ’s Vineyard. A  few things I got to do while the island has zero service I made a mental list of while i had this time on vacation that seem to make the trip a little more special and memorable. that you should try as well
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Wake up one day to watch the sunrise: while I always suggest this in my lists of things you can do there is something beautiful about seeing the sunrise even if you can see it everyday at home. Other places sunrises are either 100 times more beautiful or they make you realize just how beautiful yours is.
Videotape everything with a real camera. Document your vacation in as much as possible. I love making videos at the end of my vacations as well as the people I go with like to see them you can include many hilarious moments and do something creative with the things you document besides just having it on instagram,
Skinny dip. While this might sound scary what im about to suggest know that I’ve done it and it’s great. Go with your friends and swim out as far as you can especially if it’s during the day and take off your bathing suit hold it in your hands and float around out there while you’re there. Swim like mermaids enjoy the water and the less then certain idea of not getting caught. This year we did it multiple times at the beach that was full of people and there were no nip slips for the public eye to see.
Watch the stars or go on drives. This is fun to do at home but you don’t appreciate the scenery as much if you can see it everyday. Something about the idea of only having 7 or so days with a place makes you look at it and appreciate it like only seeing a friend once a year. And it’s a very beautiful feeling
Stay up late with your friends. Night life is awesome and its fun to look out your window and see the silence that the busy town you know become and eerie feeling. Talk with your friend about boys and your crushes catch up tell your deepest darkest secrets and your weirdest ideas and dreams. Odds are if you are on vacation with a friend your close enough to share these things and not be embarrassed if they don’t agree.
Do something scary ex. Run through a graveyard but not on the set paths that are there, walk through the woods, camp outside anything that is scary I ran through a grave yard two years in a row and we launch wildly and cry a little and usually end up hurdling the fence that’s on the other end. But it’s a fun tradition.
Even if you have service enjoy the time with your friends. The same instagram posts will be there when you’re going to sleep enjoy laughing and talking with your friends don’t let boyfriends spoil a vacation because if you’re the type of couple who texts 24/7 you’re missing out on important times that your friends will want to talk about for a life time. 
i hope your adventures are as successful as my own
Forever Yours Chloe

Recently I traveled to Martha ’s Vineyard. A  few things I got to do while the island has zero service I made a mental list of while i had this time on vacation that seem to make the trip a little more special and memorable. that you should try as well

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Cover playlist
Great cover of great songs by great people

(Warning: some are a little goofy but they put me in a good mood)

Fix You X Janet Devlin
Your Song X Ellie Goulding
I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You X twenty one pilots
What A Wonderful World/fix you X Coldplay (while it is really just a short version of an improvised what a wonderful world its still one for the books and who doesn’t like the song fix you? not janet devlin that’s for sure)
Mad World X jasmine Thompson
In My Life X Ed Sheeran
Everybody Wants to rule the world X Lorde
The Scientist (never to  much Coldplay) X Holly Henry
A Drop In the Ocean X James Mcvey of the vamps
Wrecking Ball X Jasmine Thompson
Long Black Veil X Dave Mathews band
Valarie X Raquel Rodriguez
hallelujah X Anna Clending (very inspiring tear jerking story included
Awake my soul X Jake Owen
No scrubs X Bastille
Stay X thirty seconds to mars
Silent Night X The vamps (for the colder months)
The Boxer X Mumford and Sons
Cecilia X Coin
Use somebody X lorde (when she was 12 as well??? how does she have that voice?)
Best Song Ever X Gabrielle Aplin
We Are Young X Little Mix
She looks so perfect X Ed Sheeran
Fancy (vintage flappers style) X Ashley Stroud
Drunk In love X Mackenzie Johnson
Make You Feel My Love X Adele
All of me X Jasmine Thompson
 Bruno mars medley X The Vamps
 Is this Love X Rihanna+Ziggy Marley + Bruno mars
You don’t own me X The First Wives club ( me my mom and my sister blast this constantly)
Toxic X Melanie Martinez
I Will Wait X Julia Harriman
Something X Paul McCartney (ukulele is best)
Cry Me a River X Michael Buble
Free falling X John Mayer
Parting Glass X Ed Sheeran
enjoy! 
Forever yours Chloe

Cover playlist

Great cover of great songs by great people

(Warning: some are a little goofy but they put me in a good mood)

  1. Fix You X Janet Devlin
  2. Your Song X Ellie Goulding
  3. I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You X twenty one pilots
  4. What A Wonderful World/fix you X Coldplay (while it is really just a short version of an improvised what a wonderful world its still one for the books and who doesn’t like the song fix you? not janet devlin that’s for sure)
  5. Mad World X jasmine Thompson
  6. In My Life X Ed Sheeran
  7. Everybody Wants to rule the world X Lorde
  8. The Scientist (never to  much Coldplay) X Holly Henry
  9. A Drop In the Ocean X James Mcvey of the vamps
  10. Wrecking Ball X Jasmine Thompson
  11. Long Black Veil X Dave Mathews band
  12. Valarie X Raquel Rodriguez
  13. hallelujah X Anna Clending (very inspiring tear jerking story included
  14. Awake my soul X Jake Owen
  15. No scrubs X Bastille
  16. Stay X thirty seconds to mars
  17. Silent Night X The vamps (for the colder months)
  18. The Boxer X Mumford and Sons
  19. Cecilia X Coin
  20. Use somebody X lorde (when she was 12 as well??? how does she have that voice?)
  21. Best Song Ever X Gabrielle Aplin
  22. We Are Young X Little Mix
  23. She looks so perfect X Ed Sheeran
  24. Fancy (vintage flappers style) X Ashley Stroud
  25. Drunk In love X Mackenzie Johnson
  26. Make You Feel My Love X Adele
  27. All of me X Jasmine Thompson
  28.  Bruno mars medley X The Vamps
  29.  Is this Love X Rihanna+Ziggy Marley + Bruno mars
  30. You don’t own me X The First Wives club ( me my mom and my sister blast this constantly)
  31. Toxic X Melanie Martinez
  32. I Will Wait X Julia Harriman
  33. Something X Paul McCartney (ukulele is best)
  34. Cry Me a River X Michael Buble
  35. Free falling X John Mayer
  36. Parting Glass X Ed Sheeran

enjoy! 

Forever yours Chloe

Feedback Friday: 1000 Forms of Fear
As for another fun “Feedback Friday” article of HINTZ, I decided to review a spectacular production, from an artist that has either wow-ed you a thousand times or is surely about to. 
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Earlier this summer, on the 4th of July, the outstanding composer of some of the greatest hits, including “Hot 100 worthy” songs for Rihanna, Beyonce, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera; as well as the incredible voice behind the tracks of Titanium and She Wolf: Sia, released her new indescribable album: 1000 Forms of Fear. Although her talents for writing music have been constantly highlighted in the past, I think not many of us expected her to save her best tunes for herself! 
So, I personally discovered this album after watching the music video for Chandelier (which, by the way, was absolutely amazing- I literally got goose bumps after that!). I was desperate for new music, since my iTunes library was getting boring and everything sounded the same after listening to it so much. To my surprise, the video appeared as a “recommended” one for me as I opened YouTube and I could not wait to listen to the entire album after that bewildering song that reminded me of the strength and the passion behind Sia’s music. This album was a true demonstration of who Sia is and everything she is capable of. It reflects her astonishing talent, as well as her energy and somehow; the music gets to you and makes you feel this new power inside you. If you don’t believe me, I dare you to listen to the album with your headphones on and the volume on 50-60%. Seriously. 
In my personal opinion, I would say that this album has a shade of darkness to it, that can be appreciated melody or even some lyrics from certain songs. Nonetheless, something I find absolutely unique and interesting, is the fact that just like there may be tints of darkness or pain in certain songs, you can also notice a little something that implies excitement of some kind, or an energetic emotion, that I would say, almost kind of juxtaposes to make the sound really original. Additionally, I feel like the feelings portrayed in the album are really varied and so allow the listener to relate to the music in a way. But even if you are not really willing to swim deep, it just sounds perfect- like the overall auditive effect is flawless and overwhelming. 
Sia’s voice is one of the most beautiful and amazing right now, and it still is very distinctive and original. I think that is a very important factor that fuses with everything else, including instrumentals and lyrics to create the effects mentioned before. If you are looking for variety and for something new, I suggest you to really listen to this album. My favourite songs would have to be Chandelier, (of course) because it is just one of those really unimaginably “strong” songs from many points of view. Also Burn The Pages, which is so beautiful and fun but also hopeful, that I cannot stop listening to it. Yet, Free The Animal is currently my number one track as it is a complete song, that has probably everything I could want in a song right now. It has a cool beat and the way the song is interpreted and voice is mixed with the melody really makes the song genuinely awesome. As for some more relaxed songs that still sound really rad but interesting, I would say that Cellophane and Straight For the Knife add a marvelous touch to the album that is cohesive but that illustrates different moods compared to the songs mentioned before, and can both be appreciated as wonderful singles! 
Give the album a listen here and do not hesitate send us your questions and comments here. 
Much Love, 
Paula x 
Disclaimer: The picture above is the official cover for the 1000 Forms of Fear album. Picture credits belong to respective owner(s). 

Feedback Friday: 1000 Forms of Fear

As for another fun “Feedback Friday” article of HINTZ, I decided to review a spectacular production, from an artist that has either wow-ed you a thousand times or is surely about to. 

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The Secret Languages of Flowers
Have something to say? Say it with flowers! For centuries, different flowers have carried different meanings and purposes among humans. Read on to find the perfect flower to express how you feel.
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Flowers For Friendship
A bird of paradise can symbolize joyfulness and wonder, while delphinium signifies fun and lightness, traits often highlighted between good friends. Surprise your friends with a bouquet of flowers like alstroemeria, the flower of friendship, and hyacinth, the flower of sincerity. Show them how thankful you are for having them with larkspur, which means ‘beautiful spirit,’ or yellow roses, which [alongside alstroemeria] signify friendship.
Flowers For Romance
Have a crush, but are too afraid to admit anything yet? Drop a subtle hint by giving them sweetpeas, which symbolize shyness, alongside pansies, which mean loving thoughts, and yellow chrysanthemums, the flower of secret admirers. On the receiving end of an unrequited love? Toss some striped carnations [signifying refusal] their way. Maybe you’ve been seeing someone for a while, in which case some classical red roses, the longtime symbol of true love can come in handy. Mix some red and yellow tulips in there, too- those signify a declaration of love and hopelessly in love, respectfully. 
Flowers As A Thank You
Someone do something that meant a lot to you recently? Send some positive flower vibes their way! A yarrow is supposed to help in the health department, while an iris stands for inspiration. For a more literal thanks, pink carnations, camellias, and tuberosesare the flowers that mean ‘thank you.’
Other Helpful Flower Meanings
Have a lot of enemies? There are lots of flowers that have negative connotations instead of positive. Red carnations hint that a person is flashy, and lavender signifies distrust. Snapdragons can signify how annoyingly presumptuous you find someone to be.Some unusual flower meanings include begonia, which means deep thoughts. Heather signifies solitude, and marigolds are used as a symbol for a desire of riches. Nasturtium’s meaning is patriotism. Why we need a flower to signify patriotism is beyond me… But who knows? Someday, you may need to use it.
xoxo Katy
Image taken by yours truly

Flower meanings taken from The Flower Expert and About Flowers

The Secret Languages of Flowers

Have something to say? Say it with flowers! For centuries, different flowers have carried different meanings and purposes among humans. Read on to find the perfect flower to express how you feel.

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“And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling” – Shanti.
Hello! Here are some of my absolute favourite quotes. I tend to read these when I’m having a bad day or looking for inspiration. I hope you love and find them inspiring just as much as I do! 
Caroline xx.
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“And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling” – Shanti.

Hello! Here are some of my absolute favourite quotes. I tend to read these when I’m having a bad day or looking for inspiration. I hope you love and find them inspiring just as much as I do!

Caroline xx.

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A playlist compiled for when you’re having a chilled out day in the garden, dancing around your bedroom or going for an evening adventure with friends
Shine (kygo remix) - Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Around The Fire - Ofenbach
Same - Robin Schulz
Gold Dust (reggae mix) - Dj Fresh
Will Calls (Diplo Remix) - Grizzly Bear
IPlayYouListen - Odesza
Electric Feel (Henry Green Cover) [Kygo Remix] - MGMT
Riptide (flicflac edit) - Vance Joy
Younger (kygo remix) - Seinabo Sey
Begin Again (Thero Remix) - Noosa

A playlist compiled for when you’re having a chilled out day in the garden, dancing around your bedroom or going for an evening adventure with friends

Shine (kygo remix) - Benjamin Francis Leftwich

Around The Fire - Ofenbach

Same - Robin Schulz

Gold Dust (reggae mix) - Dj Fresh

Will Calls (Diplo Remix) - Grizzly Bear

IPlayYouListen - Odesza

Electric Feel (Henry Green Cover) [Kygo Remix] - MGMT

Riptide (flicflac edit) - Vance Joy

Younger (kygo remix) - Seinabo Sey

Begin Again (Thero Remix) - Noosa

Getting Ready for Fall
Fall is such a wonderful time of year. The weather cools down, the leaves change colors, and sure, school starts, but stores start selling pumpkin spice, well, everything. As much as I love summer, I’m ready for fall, and if you’re not, I hope you like my tips on getting ready for fall.

Wardrobe Staples – I love fall clothes and trends a lot, and these are some of my favs. Boyfriend jeans and black jeans are super cute for everyday wear. Harem pants are cute and comfy. Sweaters and long cardigans are perfect to keep warm on chilly days. Chelsea boots are comfy, go with everything, and keep your feet nice and warm. Flannels make for cute, easy outfits, and hats add a quirky touch to any outfit.
Room Décor ­­– If you’re anything like me, you love to redecorate your room and are always thinking of ways to make your room match the season. I love colorful throw pillows, and big fluffy blankets to make my bed nice and cozy. Candles and fairy lights are adorable light sources. To give your room even more of a fall touch store things (hair clips, pencils, lipstick, etc.) in mason jars, hang a fall wreath on your door, and place a few mini pumpkins around your room.
Fall Playlist – I love fall days when it’s grey outside and I can curl up with tea or hot chocolate and a good book, and I feel like this playlist fits that mood.
Track Listing
The Woods - Daughter
Girls (Acoustic) - The 1975
Mad Sounds - Arctic Monkeys
Hannah Hunt - Vampire Weekend
Deep Blue - Arcade Fire
Hunger of the Pine - alt-j
Shyer - London Grammar
In Blue Music We Trust - Little Comets
Wonderful Unknown - Ingrid Michaelson
Aftershave Ocean - The Vaccines

I really hope that you enjoyed my tips on getting into the fall mood! If you have any questions, feel free to message me.
xoxo,
Simone

Getting Ready for Fall

Fall is such a wonderful time of year. The weather cools down, the leaves change colors, and sure, school starts, but stores start selling pumpkin spice, well, everything. As much as I love summer, I’m ready for fall, and if you’re not, I hope you like my tips on getting ready for fall.

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“And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling” – Shanti.
Hello! Here are some of my absolute favourite quotes. I tend to read these when I’m having a bad day or looking for inspiration. I hope you love and find them inspiring just as much as I do! 
Caroline xx.
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“Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart. One who looks for the best in people.  Leave people better than you found them.”- Marvin J. Ashton.
“My dear, find what you love and let it kill you. Let it drain from you your all. Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness. Let it kill you, and let it devour your remains. For all things will kill you, both slowly and fastly, but it’s much better to be killed by a lover.” - Charles Bukowski.
 “I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person” – Oscar Wilde.
“In life you are either a passenger or a pilot, it’s your choice” – Sorry I can’t remember :(
“Self-respect. If you don’t have it the world will walk all over you” – Last Chance by Sarah Dessen.
“Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground.” – Judith Therman.
“You have to be your biggest believer” – Marina and the diamonds.
“We all want so badly to divorce reality, but that bitch just won’t sign the papers” – Christopher Poindexter.
““She’s mad, but she’s magic. There’s no lie in her fire.” – Charles Bukowski. 

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“And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling” – Shanti.

Hello! Here are some of my absolute favourite quotes. I tend to read these when I’m having a bad day or looking for inspiration. I hope you love and find them inspiring just as much as I do!

Caroline xx.

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A Little Guide On: Summer Shopping Tips! 
Fact: most of the people reading this love to shop. I mean, it’s true, isn’t it? Every girl loves shopping, at least. Whether it is clothes shopping, or book shopping or what-literally-ever; we all get that little craving sometimes. For me personally, clothing is my weak point, and because I know there are many of you out there like me, I thought I’d give you a hand. Besides, for me summer is the season in which I do most of my anual shopping. Although it may not be your case, I decided to throw together a little guide on tips and tricks that may help you to go shopping during the summer for things you’ll wear during the season, and maybe all year round!  [[MORE]]
Check your wardrobe-  Perhaps to make it easier for yourself, you may want to start by taking out everything you don’t wear and putting it in a bag. Be honest. A common error is to leave articles of clothing you said you would wear someday in your closet, because the odds are that: you actually won’t. The problem with these items is that they don’t only occupy space, but are also there without a purpose. Now, before you ask, these clothes can be donated or sold (if they are in good conditions), or you can recycle them or just trash them if they are looking real bad in terms of the quality of the material/fabric. 
Ask yourself, what’s missing?- Stand facing your wardrobe and with pen and paper in hand, note what you are missing in your closet that you will honestly need. Maybe you’ve been noticing that you are running out of a clean pair of jeans fast, or you need some tops for the summer because most of yours are longsleeve and warm. This is what you are looking for. Nonetheless, it can be anything from type of garment to even colour or texture or ocassion. Perhaps you only have one formal dress that looks only acceptable for a funeral, or you have too many casual clothes and need to classy-it-up a bit- even the fact that half your closet is pink indicates some shopping has to be done (who am I kidding, I don’t blame you, thats genius). Consider your daily life and make a sensible list of staple pieces you need. Remember so stay true to your style and don’t change if you like it and just because others want you to. With that in mind, also remember that you can go shopping to adjust or change your style, or for fun because you want to have more clothes to pick an outfit from! 
Plan a budget!- IMPORTANT people! No budget, no shopping. Simple as. Taking up a summer job or saving up will help you to achieve a flexible budget to buy everything you need. Also, it allows you to work around an amount of money and use it as best as you can. A budget helps you to figure out where you’ll shop depending on the prices of their clothing and how much you can buy! 
Think before you buy.- It is important to think about where you’ll buy, as I mentioned in the previous point, if you are specifically going shopping. Try and choose your shopping locations based on the prices you are willing to pay, the quality and style of the garments and also remember to choose places you enjoy going to! Online shopping is also a great option, but just keep in mind you cannot try the clothes on via internet! Some places I recommend for a lot of different budgets are Zara, Topshop and maybe even some stuff from H&M, which is more affordable!
Think ahead!- Summer isn’t only for summer shopping. Outlets are great places to go to if you are looking for nice off-season clothing you will need and want to wear as the weather becomes cooler or different, or as you go back to school. This is great if wearing past trends doesn’t bother you, but staple, classic pieces will also be easy to find as they are the most common ones and stores will usually sell them all year round! The beauty of outlets is that many brands have them and like sales, they allow you to get what you want without most of your budget (although it depends on amount you have to spend and store) to slip off. 
Extra treat- I love getting one or two things that I have been wanting for a while when I do my summer shopping. Going for inexpected is awesome and surprising, but the satisfaction of buying something you have been setting your eyes on before is amazing. I always save an extra part of my budget for this, and would suggest you to do so too if you’re craving that perfect triangl swim for you beach vacay (like me) or, if you have really been saving up and really want them, those miu miu sunglasses! 
Last useful tip- Shopping should never be stressful, so make a fun experience out of it, whether it is with friends or solo, I think that making it a productive session in order to get those new pieces you want in your closet is the most important thing, but all in a happy and joyful way! Although the list may sound a bit too tight or strict, play around with it and feel free to use the tips as inspo! Also, I will list some staple pieces that I consider key for this summer below to help ya out! 
Cool sandals- minimalistic birks or lookalikes anyone? 
Shorts!- high waisted denim or patterned, cute ones are rockers. 
Crop tops- must haves to beat the heat and put together an on the go outfit! I have seen some similar to this everywhere! 
Sunnies- nothing says summer more than a pair of groovy sunglasses! Find tons here and miu miu lookalikes here. 
High waisted bikini- although not a staple for everyone, this can become your lil bikini staple if you plan on hitting the pool/beach a lot this summer! Some unicolour swim bottoms can be found here and some cool swims in general here. 
I hope you are having a double awesome summer and wish you the best! 
Much love, 
-Paula xx 
disclaimer: photo creds to respective owner, just my edit. 

A Little Guide On: Summer Shopping Tips! 

Fact: most of the people reading this love to shop. I mean, it’s true, isn’t it? Every girl loves shopping, at least. Whether it is clothes shopping, or book shopping or what-literally-ever; we all get that little craving sometimes. For me personally, clothing is my weak point, and because I know there are many of you out there like me, I thought I’d give you a hand. Besides, for me summer is the season in which I do most of my anual shopping. Although it may not be your case, I decided to throw together a little guide on tips and tricks that may help you to go shopping during the summer for things you’ll wear during the season, and maybe all year round!  

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