Hello, Spring!

spring outfit michael kors clutch ara shoes office lookEN     I love spring. It used to be my favourite season. But I’ve decided I don’t have a favourite season anymore, because each of them has its own beauty. But winter might be the last on my list… or at least this winter. It was way too long, and way too rainy. So to express my excitement towards the warmer season (hopefully), I chose to wear a really bright outfit. Yes, it is too bold for the weather, it’s still cold outside. But I couldn’t help it. So I hope it gives you some inspiration for the (many) upcoming sunny days!

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RO    Ador primavara. Era intr-o vreme anotimpul meu preferat dar am hotarat ca nu mai am unul. Gata. Am impresia ca fiecare anotimp are farmecul lui. Si totusi iarna poate se afla pe ultimul loc. Sau cel putin iarna asta care (in sfarsit) a trecut. A fost mult prea rece, prea ploioasa, prea lunga. Asa ca, (prea) entuziasmata am hotarat sa ma imbrac in ceva cat mai fresh de 1 Martie. Ma duce cu gandul la florile de cires, la campiile lungi si dese de la bunica. Nu stiu voi, dar eu tare-am asteptat primavara! Asa ca sper sa va placa si sa va inspire tinuta de azi.

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Top – French Connection

Jacket – H&M

Skirt – H&M

Shoes – zara

Clutch – Michael Kors

 

❤ Andra

Yes, I was on Holiday

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EN     This week I came back from a lovely holiday. After a year and a half I finally had the chance to sleep in my old room, to dance around in my walking closet, to eat the best food in the world (without a doubt!)  and to torture the cats by being way too friendly with them all the time – yep, this is home! So after all the sleeping and eating I decided to use my holiday time more efficiently – going out as much as possible. Oh, and yes, doing whatever I wanted to do, no boundaries. Now that felt good!

To be honest, I had quite a hectic time that started way before Christmas. So I was looking forward to just resting and getting my energy back. And now that I’m back, I’m ready to take it to the next level. It’s interesting how a holiday can help you so much, don’t you think? At least that’s what I think. And probably that’s why I like to travel so much. You should do it too, trust me, it’s worth it!

Now going back to the subject – my outfit. My outfit is exactly what you need to wear for this awesome (not) rainy Britain. The jumper belongs to my brother, or should I say – belonged? It’s 100% wool and it’s really comfortable. And it helps to hide the fact that I ate like crazy for the last 2 weeks. It’s what I have been wearing lately, given the fact that I spent a lot of time reorganizing my schedule and planning new things around the house. And to make a comfortable outfit more interesting I added that awesome necklace that I really love.

 

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RO    Saptamana asta m-am intors dintr-o lunga vacanta. Dupa un an jumate am avut in sfarsit ocazia sa dorm in camera mea, sa ma fatai prin dressing, sa mananc cea mai buna mancare (ever!) si sa chinui pisicile cu dragalasenia mea cam exagerata. Yep – am fost acasaaa! Si dupa atata mancat si dormit am ales sa-mi petrec timpul liber intr-un mod mai productiv – sa ies in oras cat pot de mult, sa fac tot ce-mi face placere, sa ma rasfat la maxim. 

Adevarul e ca din luna Noiembrie am lucrat neincetat. Deja energia mea era sub zero si cateodata simteam nevoia sa dorm si cate 10 ore pe noapte sa ma refac. Asa ca vacanta de acasa a fost exact ce mi-a trebuit. Iar acum ca mi-am reincarcat bateriile, sunt gata sa trec la nivelul urmator. Simt ca de cele mai multe ori o vacanta e tot ce-ti trebuie sa te puna pe picioare. Fie ca-i vorba de energie, fie ca-i vorba de idei de o anumita coordonare despre ce vrei sa faci mai departe. Poate de-aia si calatoresc asa mult. 

Iar acum, revenind la subiectul principal – tinuta de azi e extrem de simpla si comoda. Puloverul apartine fratelui meu (sau mai bine zis, a apartinut!). E 100% lana, o calitate extraordinara si e perfect pentru vremea asta ploioasa din Anglia. Si pe langa asta, ascunde foarte bine mesele copioase din ultimele doua saptamani petrecute acasa. Decand ne-am intors n-am facut decat sa ma ocup de lucruri organizatorice, drept urmare tinutele mai lejere. Insa adaugand colierul am mai dat putina personalitate tinutei. 

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Necklace – Hand made

Leather Boots – All Shoes, Romania

Leather Backpack – Vintage store

Jeans – Dorothy Perkins

Watch – Casio

Royal

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EN     I’m going through a very difficult phase right now, ladies. You know that time when you decide to cut your fringe and then it starts growing and it’s too long to leave it on your forehead, but too short to leave it on the side… frustrating, I’m telling you! So to make myself feel better, I put on this gorgeous royal blue jumpsuit that I found on sale in Zara. In the photos it looks a bit like I’m preparing to fly somewhere (I wish!), but it actually looks really nice when I wear it. It gives the illusion of a cape. The only downfall it’s that it’s the type of cloth that will show every line of your underwear, but because of the colour it’s quite manageable. Sold!

What bargains did you find this winter? What stores do you usually hunt on the sale? Let me know in a comment below, sharing is caring!

 

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RO     Trec printr-o perioada foarte dificila, fetelor… Stiti momentul ala in care va hotarati sa va faceti breton drept, apoi incepe sa creasca si e prea lung de intra-n ochi, dar prea scurt sa-l pui intr-o parte? Greu… foarte greu… Asa ca, sa ma simt mai bine, am hotarat sa port o noua achizitie – un jumpsuit de la zara intr-un albastru roial, gasit la reduceri (of course). In poze da impresia ca parca-s gata sa-mi iau zborul, insa cand stau normal arata ca un sal elegant. E foarte comod, singura problema e ca e cam subtire materialul si lenjeria intima trebuie aleasa cu atentie, altfel se vad repede cutele. Oricum, culoarea inchisa ajuta. Vandut! 

Voi ce oferte bune ati prins sezonul asta? Care sunt brandurile voastre preferate in general, dar in perioada reducerilor? Lasati-mi un comentariu mai jos, sunt curioasa! 

 

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Dress – Zara

Belt – Ted Baker

Shoes – New Look

Earrings – Dorothy Perkins

Andra

New year, new approach

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EN    It’s my first blog post of 2015. It seems that it took me a while to come back to blogging. Not because I didn’t have anything to share with you, but because I still haven’t decided yet the right approach for the blog for 2015. I spent quite a lot of time analysing the last year and I am now in the process of building the best ‘strategy’ for a better me (if that makes any sense). Despite the majority, I left 2014 a bit disappointed and sad. I felt I didn’t tick everything off my list and it just didn’t feel right. I mean, I did get a better job, I did triple my blog readership, I did graduate, I did get engaged with the most amazing guy ever, but I felt I could have done more. Much more. I feel I stayed too much in my comfort zone and, hence, I missed some good stuff. And it’s the same with the blog. I know now that I want to experiment more with looks, that if I want to dye my hair pink, I shall do it. I mean, if not now, when? So I am ready to play more with looks, even if sometimes I might fail at it.

It’s been so long since I bought this black jumpsuit. I saw it online and I knew I have to have it. I knew it’s a bit revealing but I thought it’s such a statement piece. I hesitated wearing it just because I thought people would say it’s too much (and by people I mean mum). But here I am, embracing my new theory not only on the blog, but every day and hopefully it will get me far by 2016.

I wish you all a great year!

 

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RO   E prima mea postare din anul 2015. Dupa cum se vede, mi-a trebuit ceva timp sa revin. Si nu din lipsa de inspiratie, mai degraba dimpotriva. Am incheiat anul 2014 melancolica, usor dezamagita. Am realizat multe anul trecut – am o slujba mai buna, am terminat facultatea, m-am logodit, mi-am triplat audienta la blog si totusi am avut impresia ca am esuat. Poate am pus prea multe pe lista, poate am avut asteptari prea mari. Insa un lucru e sigur – am ales prea des sa fiu intr-o situatie confortabila, iar uneori am ales sa renunt doar pentru ca parea dificil. Asa ca anul asta vreau sa fie mai mult eu si mai putin ce cred altii (sau ce spun altii). Vreau sa am mai mult curaj, vreau sa invat mai mult, chiar daca asta-nseamna sa si gresesc mai mult.

Si asa am ales sa incep anul cu o postare mai indrazneata, purtand ceva ce mi-am dorit de mult sa port dar m-am gandit ca e cam mult. Si poate e, dar in acelasi timp e si o tinuta foarte eleganta. Mi se pare perfecta pentru o cina romantica cu iubitul. Poate o aniversare, sau poate chiar Valentine’s Day, ori Dragobete.

 

Va urez tuturor un an nou cat mai bun!

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Blazer – H&M

Shoes – New Look

Photo Diary – Samsung Galaxy Alpha Camera Review

Samsung Galaxy Alhpa How was your Christmas, dear friends? I hope you had enough time to rest and really enjoy this Holiday! And I hope you got what you wished for. And don’t bother about those extra chocolate cakes you had… I know I don’t.

This Christmas I had the chance to update my phone and in the end I went for the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. I also navigated towards the Iphone 6, but I didn’t really like the design. So I played a lot with my new gadget, we even took some photos for a blog post. And in the end I decided to share with you some of my favourite photos, to give you an idea of how good the camera phone is! I was really impressed with the quality.

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Dragi cititori, sper ca ati avut parte de un Craciun bine meritat. Liniste, mancare buna, familie, prieteni si poate chiar zapada? Si nu va faceti griji pentru portia dubla de sarmale.. ca doar o data-i Craciunul! (pe an). 

Si pentru ca am meritat, mi-am facut singura cadou un nou telefon de Craciun. Era cazul sa-l schimb si-am ales noul Samsung Galaxy Alpha. Am avut de ales intre ceva ce altii voiau (Iphone 6) si ceva ce eu imi doream (Samsung), asa ca am ales ce-am vrut eu si sunt foarte multumita. Cu ocazia asta am facut mai multe poze si ma gandeam ca ar fi interesant sa impartasesc cateva cu voi. Am ramas placut surprinsa de calitatea camerei din telefon asa ca am ales cateva dintre pozele mele preferate din vacanta de Craciun. 

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Baby it’s cold outside

white coat winter lookIn an ideal world, I would have a wardrobe full of coats and jackets only. Why? Because I often get bored of my old ones. And sometimes that’s all I see myself wearing all day – the same old coat. So when I saw this faux fur collar I had to buy it. It gives me the illusion that I’m wearing something different. And the good thing about it is that it looks awesome on top of a dress too! It’s not very warm to be honest, but oh well.. the things we do for fashion! I leave you now with this post and I wish you all the best for getting ready for the holidays!

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O situatie ideala pentru mine ar fi un dulap plin de geci si paltoane. Iarna am impresia ca mereu port acelasi lucru. Degeaba sunt creativa cu tinutele, daca paltonul acopera totul. Si deseori imi petrec toata ziua pe-afara, deci da, purtand mereu acelasi palton poate fi plictisitor. O modalitate de-a mai improspata tinuta e alegerea unui guler care efectiv se prinde peste. Mai ales daca e o culoare diferita, ai impresia ca e alta haina. Sincer, practic nu prea e! Nu tine de cald, dar macar arata frumos. Cateodata ne mai sacrifiam si noi, de dragul modei. 

Va pup si va urez mult spor pentru pregatirile de sarbatori. Noi inca mai avem cale lunga.. Desi pentru mine pregatirile de Craciun sunt fascinante (de-a dreptul!) si toata ziua as impodobi si-as coace cozonaci, din pacate energia mea se-ndreapta mai mult anul asta la servici. Dar Dan ma ajuta si el (acum freaca vana din baie de zor) asa ca incetisor vom fi gata pana pe 24. Si daca nu, oricum nu conteaza. Cozonac avem de la mama, vinul e in frigider, cadourile sunt pregatite, iar prietenii nostri ne vor astepta cu cina. 

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Gloves – Vintage

Bag – Ted Baker

Boots – zara

Collar – Primark

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♥ Andra

When All Black is enough

high knee boots black outfitI always loved high knee boots, even when they weren’t ‘on trend’. However, my – let’s call them – not to tall legs, and not skinny either, don’t look that flattering in any high knee boot. And I could never pair up a pair of these boots with a pair of trousers. I would look too strange and probably too small (and chubby). So my way of wearing them is with a dress short enough to show a bit of skin, to give the illusion of a longer leg. And if the boots have a bit of heel, mission accomplished! I felt that wearing the boots is brave enough, so I chose to wear all black. I did try on a white dress before but it just looked like I was trying too much. and oh, how I hate looking like that. I’d rather look more casual than too put together. It’s just not my style. Sometimes less is more and in this case it seemed enough for me. Please tell me how you like to wear your boots in the comments below!

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Mereu am fost fana cizmelor peste genunchi, inainte de-a fi la moda, inainte de-a fi populare, inainte de dinainte. Mi se par extrem de comode si le-as purta mereu. Insa nu e un model usor de purtat si uneori putem arata caraghios. In cazul meu, daca ar fi sa port cizme de genul cu o pereche de pantaloni as arata scunda si rotunda (rimeaza!). Idem cu o pereche de cizme prea botocanoase pentru noi, fetele de 1,60 si ceva. Daca aveti picioare foarte subtiri atunci aveti mare noroc! Insa cele mai multe dintre noi n-avem norocul asta. 

Asa ca, pentru a parea mai supla, aleg mereu o rochie suficient de scurta incat sa mi se vada putin din picior. Un alt truc e purtarea unor colanti de culoare inchisa. dar atunci care mai e farmecul cizmelor inalte? 

Si ca sa revenim la tinuta, am ales totul pe culoarea negru. Am zis ca rochia mini si cizmele peste genunchi e destul. Astept sa-mi spuneti voi cum purtati genul asta de cizme, sunt curioasa! 

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Coat – French Connection

Bag – London

Black Dress – Oasis

Black Poncho – Local store

Glasses – Versace

❤ Andra

Gift Guide – Part 3 – Exquisite

For the third part of the gift guide I chose more unique items. These are not necessary to have, but will definitely make that someone feel really special. Think of items that he would really like to have, a splurge that’s not too expensive, something you can afford to buy. The idea is to make him ‘wow’ a bit, no matter what the item is.
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Pentru partea a treia am ales cadouri mai unice, zic eu. Sunt lucruri care nu sunt necesare, insa cine le primeste poate fi foarte placut surprins. Ganditi-va la ceea ce-si doreste demult dar nu indrazneste sa-si cumpere. In functie de buget si in functie de personalitatea lui, va puteti orienta sa ajungeti la un compromis. Mai jos am facut o lista cu lucruri care l-ar uimi pe Dan. Cu exceptia brichetei, ca el nu fumeaza. Insa stiu de la prieteni fumatori ca bricheta zippo e ceva deosebit.
Exquisite gifts for him

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Gift Guide – Part 2 – Affordable

christmas gift ideas for himFor the second part I looked for some affordable  things that can either be really useful  or just funny. This is what I usually get when I just want to offer a gift, just for the spirit of Christmas. I believe that most of the time it should be like this. We don’t all afford to buy loads of gifts. An alternative to these are the small DIY projects. Dan already received many small movies with us, photos, boards, a ‘memory’ box…etc :)
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Pentru a doua parte am ales cadouri la preturi accesibile, ceva util sau doar ceva haios. De multe ori aleg cadouri de genul. Imi place sa ofer cadouri, insa ideea de a cheltui in nestire imi displace. Pentru mine ideea de cadou conteaza si nu cat de scump a fost. Iar o alta alternativa e un cadou personalizat,sau DIY. Deja Dan a primit multe filmulete cu noi, tata tocmai ne-a trimis o poza mare de la logodna noastra, mama inca mai are pe undeva felicitari facute de mana… sunt lucrurile mici care conteaza.
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Gift Guide – Part 1 – Tech stuff

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Using Polyvore I created three boards with gift ideas for him. I realised that it’s already the 10th of December and I forgot to share with you some ideas. I usually do this before Christmas just because many girls say that it’s a bit difficult to buy something special for a guy. The first part focuses on tech stuff. In my opinion, this needs to be something he really needs, but it’s a bit pricey. If you want something more affordable but of a good quality, opt for a Casio watch. I have so many in my collection and I am always asked how expensive were they. I never paid more than 30 Pounds on one. Another affordable option is the Kindle, which I personally love. However, if he wants something more expensive (like an IPad), buy him a gift voucher from Apple of how much you’re willing to spend on him. So he can use those money, add some himself and buy something that he really needs, something that is really worth it.
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Mi-am dat seama ca se apropie Craciunul si eu inca nu v-am dat idei de cadouri pentru prietenul, sotul, fratele, sau tatal vostru. Am creat trei colaje cu ajutorul aplicatiei Polyvore si le-am impartit in trei parti, cu tematici diferite, pentru personalitati si bugete diferite. Prima parte se refera la tot ce tine de tehnologie. Pot fi cadouri mai scumpe, insa reprezinta ceva ce isi doreste cu adevarat, ceva de ce chiar are nevoie. Mai jos am creat o lista cu lucruri mai mult sau mai putin scumpe. Din punctul meu de vedere, un ceas sau un ebook e cadoul perfect si la un pret cat decat acceptabil. Eu sunt o mare fana a ceasurilor Casio. Am in colectie o gramada si niciodata nu am dat mai mult de 150 RON pe unul. 
Insa in cazul in care isi doreste ceva mai scump, o idee ar fi de a-i veni in ajutor. Un cadou mai mic doar pentru ideea de a oferi o surpriza, iar restul sa fie sub forma de un voucher astfel incat sa-i fie mai usor sa-si achizitionee calculatorul sau aparatul foto pe care si-l doreste. Ideea ca o treime din pret (sau mai mult, sau mai putin) ii este deja acoperita, parca altfel e.  
                                                           Tech inspiration - mens gifts

 

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