April low buy haul

Hi lovelies,

This is the end of an other month, a month when we were mostly locked down so we sent our money on a totally different way: more food and vitamins as we were at home a lot and had time to cook, also due to the Covid19 I had to focus on saving more money for the upcoming 3 months as my salary will be like 50% lower, which is pretty hard to every hospitality worker, but at least I have a job. Firstly I was pretty stressed out of the situation, but now I just let it go by settling a daily routine for myself and investing into my self by studying languages, hotel training (kind of boring so-so), sustainable fashion and business course.

So I was pretty much on the track, only sent 36% of my income on needs instead of the 50%, put 27% on saving account, but I can take even more on that, only send 9,9% on wants:).

Concerning to my wants I was sent some money on my husband’s Nicorette patches, because finally he started to quit smoking:), that is one thing that I am more than happy to support him. We have bought a couple of outdoor plants to the balconies- even more becoming a plant parent…

Skincare: new N.A.E. bio micellar water, I will see how is it work as I have not tired yet…

Makeup: I used to had this is black, now I was repurchased it in brown: the cheap favourite Trend it up No. 1 mascara

As I sent more time at home I realized I need a better mat than polifoam, so I was invest in a Manduka Yoga Mat, which due to arrive next till Tuesday.

So I was pretty much on a low buy side, of course I was looking for some sales or coupons online, but they was not on time at all (strictly according to my wishlist) and I wanted to buy a Sezane Gaspard cardigan secondhand and I constantly wrote to several people on Facebook Market place or Depop and noone answers???! that is crazy. I might need to try on Vestiare Collective, but sometimes people want to sell it for on an even higher than its new retail price,which is also crazy. I need to look for so more whites too.

Xoxo,

White it up

Hi lovelies,

I know I have already posted about the trends of the upcoming season, however I just wanted to tell you my focus of clothing now: WHITE, yeah it is maybe a kind of wishlist too, but I do have some whites in my wardrobe already.

So WHITE have a million shade: Ecru, off white, cream etc. I think like me lots of you have some white in their wardrobe, specially tops. All white outfit looks more polished and makes us look rich and elegant. Normally I am into dark colours, but I have figured out the hand to toe monocome is more chic and the Spring-Summer is all about light colours.

BASICS:

  1. T-Shirt: I have a few whites, but I cannot recommend more the Everlane Cotton Crew.
  2. Bottom up Shirt or Shirt dress: I have to wear it to work, however I do have one at home too, but I would love to have a Shirt dress like this.
  3. Cami: I do own a v-cut mulberry silk cami from Massimo Dutti, but this Sezane one also a great alternative.
  4. White dress: I do have one oldie from Zara, but this is the one, which I should look for.

To add in 2020:

  1. Toursers or jeans or bermuda: anything straight and croped
  2. White trainers, specially from a sustainable brand like Veja
  3. Cardigan, which you can just wear on top of anything, when it gets chili.
  4. Crossbody bag: this part I do have, but if you look for one, Coccinelle Beat bag looks like a camerabag…

How you can spice it up?

Gold hoops

Layered gold necklances

Brown and beige accessories

I know it is pretty hard to buy secondhand (or thrift) now, as you can only get them online if it is coming from a company… so if you buy new try a sustainable or local brand.

Xoxo,

Tide up your home- Bedroom

Hi lovelies,

This is my final one of the tide up serie, I hope you had did the same while you should stay home to be safe. It did not took me a full day, but I still think I have to work on it so much: I would need some boxes that fits, new velvet hangers and of course the rest of the home decoration like plants, curtains and a rug. So home wishlist coming soon.

Firstly -I did my husband side: chest of drawers and the wardrobe and shift his clothes to Spring, but I did not decluttered anything – only a half pair of socks – as it is his own responsibility, so just asked him to do so 8-10 items.

Than I was worked on my own belongings: I have made my intentory I own 93 items without nighties, swimwear, underwear and loungewear, which can be much for a minimalist… I have figuered out my year arround basics and the seasonal items and for the first time I only decluttered a few, but I think I will have much more specially for the summer… but that can be a whole seperate post. I think I should check my clothes more frequentely an update according to the weather, so May again.

Then I made the other storages in the bedroom: under the bed and on the side of the bed and of course the window.

Xoxo,

 

Tide up your home- Outside

Hi lovelies,

The weather is still pretty bad, so I still have to skip the bedroom… I neither have a Spring feeling at all to be honest, even it is nearly April, by the time it will be posted it is.

So last week I did the entryway and our outside storage, as we most not really go out of the flat I did not have the opportunity to buy what we really need to the balconies or to the outside storage…

Our balcony opens from our bedroom, so I washed it all: the floor, window and the fence. We do have only a tiny pine tree on now so later on we should plant some flowers there.

In our entryway there are not some many things, as it is an L shape I just started the most inner side the built-in wardrobe. On the top we do store our luggages and some decoration stuffs, middle are the coats and suits, bottom shoes in their boxes, tools and the hoover. So check my outwear and some shoe collection coming soon… stay turned.

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Before and my beautiful wedding dress below

 

Then I have cleaned our shoe cupboard, mirror and the other small built-in storage too. I know we would need a bit more plants to decorate a bit, just yet we did not had time to. So I was washed the entry door too and tomorrow is the turn of the outsidestorage.

That was a big fail as it shelves have to be replaced and also to do a new door and lock, in addition most of the stuffs are belongs to my hubby, so I was unable to do it alone…

Finally bedroom coming up, so stay turned.

Xoxo,

 

 

 

 

Outwear collection 2020

Hi lovelies,

As for the Low Buy Year I do think we should first check what we own and consider to relove them and only afterwards to purchase something used or new. So this is another inventory again: all of my coats and jackets- yeah I do not consider blazers here, as they are multitasking things… I am also going to exclude my two ski jackets as they are at my parent’s house. I think I am pretty good at basics and it is probably a list of all the outwears that everyone should own, if you live in a four seasons country. Most of them are sites in my wardrobe for ages, and they are affordable, which I might going to spice up a bit, but I do not think I would need more…

Let’s start from the warmest to the lightest:

  1. Puff Navy Blue Winter coat by Zara: I think I have bought it like 5-6 years ago, when they first came out with this style, which is in between the jackets and the regular knee length coats. It is perfectly covers hips, which I tend to be cold during winter.
  2. Wool Camel Coat by Promod: probably the most expensive Promod item I have ever seen, but for sure the one, which I have every purchased from them 3-4 years ago. It is difinitely looks much more expensive than it was (ca. 145 EUR). Straight cut with one bottom on the front, elegant and statement winter piece.
  3. Wool blend checked jacket by Orsay: I think it is over 10 years old and because of the wool it is much more durable than my sister’s same time purchased one. It is with a belt, now I rarely wear, but I think I should keep it and of course both Camel and this I should take to the dry cleaning, which is not that easy now…
  4. Leather jacket by Mango: it is my newest one, might remember it was in a haul a few months ago. It is timeless bicker leather jacket, which I love to wear with casual outfits or over a nice girly dress…
  5. Trench coat by Promod: I have it since my last was stolen in 2010 and might be it would be nice to have a bit more expensive one or maybe an other navy blue one, but just like this colour so much.
  6. Runner jacket by Oysho: mostly use it for sports, but sometimes as a bomber jackets too, ca. 2 years old.
  7. Jeans jacket: brand is called Big Fire or something and it is a truly old piece, most probably the oldest in my wardrobe, I was 13 or 14 when I have thrift it in a second-hand, since that I have worn it every Summer and in sunny weather over my dresses and I hope to keep it for so long, because it is the perfect jeans jacket in mid-wash blue and as it is getting worn just looking better and better…

Which outwear I should buy soon? Is there anything missing?

Xoxo,

March Low Buy Haul

Hi lovelies,

March here, which means that it is my third #lowbuy check and haul of 2020.

If you remember I have over spend a bit in February, but I do not mind I had to happend to be able to draw my attention and focus on my goals more. In this month I made an investment: I am going on a course to become an official TOUR GUIDE, so I have paid in once the fee of this license course, which will end in August/September. I know this business situation is not the best now, but I am positive and hoping the best as soon as possible.

This month , as we had to sent at home most of our time, I was deeply into my declutter and tide up serie, so I rather focused on items that I have already have and items that I can sell and of course I have listed a long (and expensive) home wishlist, which I will introduce you soon too.

So what about my budgeting?

Needs (50%) – as Covid-19 appeared in Hungary, most of the people went to shopping, which I wanted to be smart, but I am also stocking up a bit, so I send 17% more than I was budgeted as I had to cook a way much more than previously to avoid my husband going to stores and restaurants while he is working. Even if I am those lucky ones still having a job, we have losen most of our benefits which a hotel can offer…

Savings (20%) – so again my saving was lower, only 35% than what it should be as I had to make an investment in myself as it is above mentioned.

Wants (30%) – as the above mentioned things had happened I only sent 15% of my planned budget, just thrifted a jeans at Promod in the beginning of the  month: it is a mom jeans style in a light blue wash, called Marcel. Did purchased some macrame yarn to be able to make some plant holders. We have bought an air moisturizer too. (Halfly from gift card).

 

 

 

 

Tide up your home- Living room

Hi lovelies,

Yeah I know it should be bedroom tide up time, but I had to change it due to the weather, so I was continue my serie with our teeny-tiny living room, which is not an actual serate room- it liks to our kitchen. If there is a more bigger event – which will not be soon– we do take our dinning table here to have some space.

Here, nearly everthing is temporary we tend to buy a new tv sideboard, now the one is an IKEA Billy underneath is a way to short. Our sofa will stay as the last to change, but I really want to find a nice velvet blue or green one, which can be opened as a bed too. We would definetely need a rug, preferebly a Beni Ourain and a coffee table, maybe a small working desk too. Of course, we would have some book shelves above the sofa and a mini gallery wall behind the TV.

We are both plant addicts, so we would have more plants arround us, that is why I have already started to make macrame holder for them and we also purchased a Humidfication as our air is so-so dry here.

Stay turned for the bedroom tide up!

Xoxo,

 

How Covid19 effect our life

Hi lovelies,

You might think you are young and strong it will not effect on you, but I think if you live in Europe or in America now it is time to stay home (if you can). Before you read, you ought to know that I am not a virologist, neither working in healthcare just an economist, who works as a Hotel Concierge. Since January it is our everyday life: meeting, smiling and greeting people from all over the World, while we are so anxious and worry about our health and work. We must not wear gloves, neither masks, write or post about it…

So what you can do?

  1. Please follow the suggestions of WHO and your own government!
  2. Take care of your personal hygienic
  3. Do not understate or joke on other people’s fear.
  4. If you are the one of those lucky ones, try to work from home. Even if I used to work from home last year a lot, now we cannot. In the last year in tourism we had lack of employees, so we tried to focus on the in-house guests and the last minute email requests, so I had to take home the rest and answer them during my free time, now we do not have anything to do…
  5. Avoid contact with other people as much as you can, only go to grocery if it is really needed, do not use public transportation.
  6. Help the elders around you, but in the meanwhile try to contact them less.
  7. Try to consume less.
  8. Plan your life at home- you have plenty of to do…
  9. To save millions of jobs and the economy, please do not cancel, rather postpone, modify or accept gift cards for your future holidays.
  10. Try to think of yourself, your lifestyle and change. You might be going to be a better person when it ends.

About Hospitality

Yeah we are again in a big crisis: in the end of the 2000s we had a similar issue that no one had the money to travel, then everything changed even people, who have never ever been a part of the global tourism started to travel and without experiences they had totally changed this industry. Their style and demand was totally different which we used to had, so we have adapted. We have adapted to a strange, self-focused world, where people (especially younger generations) did not evaluate others, where most of people wanted everything (nearly) free and went through on everyone else to aim their goals without thinking the emotional part.

So what I really want to ask:

Learn to appreciate the luxury of personal services. We are not human robots, also human beings, try to complaint less for trifles. Learn to smile, be kind and say thank you for a shop assistant, waiters, call centres etc.

Please appreciate what you already have and be more sustainable, try to buy less.

Discover you close family: talk, play games and if you have kids study together.

In the future think before you write review, it might hurt someone and they would had been solve it without the public. Do you leave a negative review, just because you wish to kicks? Let me explain what I mean: most of the service related negative comments are coming from offended humans, who do not write the whole story. This is an example: he was smoking in the room, while the hotel is strictly non-smoking and had several alarms from the room, so firstly he got a message „please avoid smoking in the room, next time we will charge 250 EUR penalty” next time reception calls him, he did not understand, furthermore he menaces the receptionist. At check-out he has to pay, of course he complaint, manager agree with the staff, he pas the penalty. Next morning, he writes on TripAdvisor saying the staff and the manager was rude, unprofessional and overcharged me…

Restudy skills: reading to the able to understand the terms and conditions, some finance: what is an authorization, what is advanced purchase etc. But you can study new things as well, learn languages or just read anything, handwork or just follow my cleaning routine.

For „influencers” please do not ask for free stays, you are totally degrading the service of other people. You might do not understand it, but I have never ever meet any influencer paying for an extra service of the hotel, where they stay for free: upgrade, extra meal or concierge services, but you do constantly asking for the Marketing Managers, who will ask the rest of the staff do the things for free: no commissions, no service charge and of course no tip. I know you do not understand what I mean, because you think you know everything from Google, you do not have the social background to know who is who in a hotel, that is why you do not even know that the real influencers just the locals right behind the desks, who suggests the personalised restaurants and programs for the tourists.

I do pray for a better World and so thankful for anyone works in healthcare or police  nowadays. I wish I could say at home for a few weeks too.

xoxo,

Tide up your home- Kitchen

Hi lovelies,

So I am keeping to continue my tiding up series with our kitchen. It is a pretty small only 7,9 qr. meter, but it look perfect and probably my favourite place of our small flat. So just in case if you fall in love with it (I know it is easy): the cabinets from IKEA (Bodbyn off white), tiles: Equipe Lisbon and white Chevron Wall, machines from Teka, diswasher is Bosch, while our fridge is LG. The dinning area: desk is vintage from my great grand mother, chairs are from IKEA.

Monday I was staring with the fridge inside and outside taking all the food out and cleaned it- after a night shift I did not had so much “feeling” or mood to do so I just finished it shortly.

Tuesday also the same situation, had too much work, so I just did the cabinets above and washed the window.

Wednesday the tiles and all the cabinets below…

Then only our built in pastry -counter situation left, for which I should to go to IKEA for some baskets to be finally cluttered, but as it is quite serious to stay at home so I try to keep it and left as it is, just a bit more cluttered…

See you next week…

Xoxo,

Tide up your home- Documents

Hi lovelies,

Let’s get back to the business: Documents!

I was handled it so easily: cluttered the bookshelf on Monday afternoon and now it is so so so well made: books on one shelf, photos, decoration, card games and my old iPhone on the top (I am going to give it to my bff’s daughter in a few days). Tuesday I did out two boxes: one decorations and the other is for sewing and I was also cluttered our desk. I was realized I have made a quite great work last year, so all the documents from college and university just put together now, I might going to declutter them if we have to empty this room out in the furture.

Wednesday I was packed some tools up to take it down to our basement (that will be decluttered soon too). One box, which I just have to take to special trash: electonical or shoes to gift or sell. I have found a rug, two shelves and a picture to sell plus I have gifted my old cork board. Yeah some more commodity still waits for our carpenter to finally finish the little thouch ups. Honestly I cannot empty that room until we do not complete our living room. And also our clothes rack, ladder and ironning board should stay there for a while…

So on there is nothing to write on a wishlist now, maybe would be a built in wardrobe…

Nearly forget the electronic sh*t AKA newsletter unsubcribtion and delete everything in my emails:).

Xoxo,