Back to School Inspired Outfit

Back to school inspirationEN    I just love the feeling I get when I have to reorganise my entire closet. When I was in high school it used to take me a week. I would go through everything, I would try on everything, come up with crazy ideas on how to combine different outfits, I would make small piles with the clothes I was going to give to my friends and all that. But what I loved most was finding something that I forgot I had. And this is the case today: a skirt that I haven’t worn in the last 2 years. It’s just a simple skirt, nothing special about it, but it’s the skirt that I wasn’t able to wear because it would not fit me. So you can imagine how happy I was to realise that I can actually zip it all the way. And to celebrate, I had to have some pancakes for breakfast (of course). I also found a brooch from an old dress that my mum bought, so I thought I would go for a back to school outfit – for the good old days feeling.


RO   Imi place enorm inceputul fiecarui sezon, cand e timpul sa ne reorganizam complet garderoba. Imi aduc aminte de cand eram la liceu – imi lua cel putin o saptamana. Luam fiecare lucru din dressing, probam fiecare tinuta in fata oglinzii, imi placea sa vin cu idei cum sa-mi reimprospatez tinutele fara a cumpara alte haine, imi placea sa fac liste cu haine de dat pentru prietene care stiam ca o sa le aprecieze. Pentru mine intregul proces era o distractie maxima, insa cel mai mult imi placea cand descopeream o haina demult uitata. Si asta s-a intamplat astazi: am descoperit o fusta pe care nu am purtat-o de mai bine de doi ani de zile. E o fusta cu talie inalta, simpla – insa care mi-a fost prea mica tot acest timp. Asa ca va imaginati zambetul pe buze pe care l-am avut cand am vazut ca pot sa inchid fermuarul. Si ca sa sarbatoresc victoria, am ales niste clatite la micul dejun (normal). La fel am gasit si brosa, de la  o rochie veche de-a mamei. Si ca sa pastrez starea asta, am ales sa ma imbrac ca si cum m-as fi imbracat intr-o prima zi de scoala, ca tot e sezonul. Back to school inspiration Back to school inspiration

Skirt – Mango

Sweater – zara

Shirt – Primark

Brooch – no name

Ankle Boots – H&M

Bag – Vintage store


 ❤ Andra

Shopping for a Homecoming Dress

EN   You know how it always gets when you need to buy a homecoming dress for an event. You already have in mind what you would want, probably have seen a picture or two before, which makes it already tons more difficult to actually find that dress. After too much time spent looking for it, you can’t find it. Or option number too, you end up buying something completely different. It’s hard to find the dress that you really need, when under pressure. And I think that this is when online shopping can really come in hand. Step 1: I personally go to different websites and select my size first, then choose the colour and style – in this case: blue homecoming dresses. Then I flip through photos and add to my basket everything that looks wow. Step 2: I look in my basket and select the ones that I really think I would look good in. Step 3: Order the ones that I like – some websites make them based on your personal measurements as well, which is just great!. Step 4: I then walk in front of my mirror, with nobody pressuring me to buy anything, with nobody waiting for me to finish… it’s the best way to make a decision. I have a theory: a homecoming dress should always be special, should always feel comfortable, should not be too expensive. So if you are a just in need for a nice dress for an event, here’s my selection from


RO   Buna fetelor, astazi vreau sa va vorbesc despre shoppingul online cand vine vorba de rochii elegante. Pentru ca mi-am petrecut prea multe weekenduri la organizarea nuntii prietenei mele, am ajuns la concluzia ca in unele cazuri e mai usor sa mergi pe varianta online. Si pentru ca e foarte usor sa pierzi vremea online, eu incerc sa fiu cat mai practica. Ma folosesc la maxim de toate categoriile lor de cautare si nu ma uit la tot ce au, ci la ce ma intereseaza. Pasul doi – adaug in cos absolut tot ce imi place, tot ce-mi trezeste sentimentul ala de ‘Aha!’. Iar doar la final ma intorc la cosul meu si analizez bine situatia, pretul, modelul etcetera. O alta chestie interesanta e ca au aparut multe website-uri care ofera sa faca rochia respectiva pe marimea ta. Eu personal inca nu am incercat, dar prietena mea are deja doua rochii de genul. Eu zic ca asta e o varianta super pentru o ocazie speciala. Dar sa aveti in minte ca dureaza aproximativ o luna pana primiti rochia. Va pup si va las cu trei idei de tinute de la o firma care creeaza rochii personalizate.

homecoming dress 1 light blue dress red blue dress


♥ Andra


Why I Love Sales – part 2433454

zara outfit primark shoesEN   I don’t even know how many times I mentioned on my blog about how much I love to shop in the sales. But here I come with an outfit completely from the zara sale this summer: the top, which costed me about 12 GBP and the Skirt – that was about 15 GBP. So in total I spent less than 30 GBP on the outfit. And I wore the top so many times that my friends probably think by now that this is all I have left in my closet. And the skirt is great for the autumn season as well: imagine wearing it with a chunky crop top sweater and some cream or brown boots. But for now I’m showing you the summer version, even though outside is pouring with rain at the moment – sweet old Manchester…


RO  Nici nu stiu de cate sute de mii de ori v-am spus ca sunt o mare fana a reducerilor. Insa, vedeti voi, e pacat sa nu fii! Si problema e ca devii dependent de ele. In sensul ca nu-ti mai vine sa mergi la zara si sa dai 300 RON pe o fusta din noua colectie. Mai ales cand ai dulapul plin de haine si nu ti-e musai sa cumperi nimic. Asa ca mai bine astepti frumos, ca Andra, si dai pe aceeasi fusta cu 70% mai putin. Atat bluza cat si fusta le-am luat in reducerile de vara si in total am platit sub 160 RON pentru amandoua. Bluza deja am purtat-o de atatea ori ca probabil prietenele mele cred ca nu mai am nimic altceva prin dulap. Iar fusta e perfecta pentru sezonul de toamna: mi-o imaginez combinata cu un pulover crem cu gat, cizme sau botine crem – maro. Poate si un palton in aceeasi nuanta si un fular grooos si pufos. Insa pentru ca suntem in August, va arat varianta de vara azi. Chiar daca afara ploua cu galeata mometan… zara outfit primark shoes black and white

zara outfit primark shoes summer autumn transition zara outfit primark shoes brick wall zara outfit primark shoes

♥ Andra

My Must Have Tech Gear

ipad kindle friends headphones gopro samsung galaxy alpha

EN  Everywhere I look around I see the Back to School trend. To be honest, it makes me miss my school days a bit. I remember how I would go shopping and buy the coolest notepads and do a total revamp of my office. I always used to get really excited when school started. I loved my summer holiday, but I liked being at school too. Unfortunately I’m finished with studies now, but I still try to make my own little projects in my spare time, I like to read and I like to know I’m learning something new constantly. So if you’re a creative person like me, I think you’ll like my Must Have Tech list. It’s a list of 5 things that can be very practical nowadays and I will tell you how I use them.


RO   Se apropie luna Septembrie, un inceput de an scolar. Perioada asta e deosebita pentru mine. Mereu am fost entuziasmata pentru inceperea scolii. Desi mi-au placut la nebunie vacantele de vara, eu m-am simtit mereu foarte bine la scoala, m-am simtit in mediul meu si ideea de a-mi reorganiza biroul, de a incepe un nou an in care pot sa cresc, sa invat ceva nou mereu m-a entuziasmat. Chiar daca am terminat cu scoala,  mi-am pastrat dorinta de a crea mici proiecte in timpul liber, de a citi si de a invata una alta. De mica mi-a placut sa invat scriind asa ca fac asta si acum – cand citesc ceva, cand descopar ceva, imi place sa fac notite, imi place s am un jurnal. Daca esti o persoana creativa ca mine, iti recomand o lista cu 5 lucruri pe care eu le folosesc foarte des – 5 tehnologii care ma ajuta sa fiu mai practica si mai eficienta. Sper sa te inspire! 

working at home

1. The smartphone: There’s nothing much to say about this. You have one as well, so you know how handy this can be. Some of my favourite apps that I use are: my bank and finance details, my gym schedule and bookings, my emails, my Blog Facebook Page, and the Audbile app.


1. Smartphone-ul: N-are rost sa vorbesc prea mult despre asta, cu totii avem un smartphone si cred ca deja n-am putea fara el. Eu personal n-as putea fara el datorita unor aplicatii foarte utile: partea financiara si economii, programul la sala si optiunea de a-mi face programarile online, email, pagina de Facebook a blogului, aplicatia Audible – carti audio de la Amazon. 

frends headphones

2. The headphones: I got these awesome Frends headphones from Dan a while ago. And because I love them so much I started using them constantly. Because I spend a lot of time travelling, I am always listening to an audible book. By this I mean hours and hours of good books – what better way to use your time efficiently?


2. Castile: Decand am primit castile astea m-am indragostit. Si pentru ca sunt atat de cool am ales sa le folosesc la maxim. Le-am ales pentru ca merg mana-n mana cu telefonul. Ascult mereu carti audio, in drum spre servici, in drum spre sala, inainte de culcare uneori.. si mi se pare o metoda extraordinara de a-mi folosi timpul eficient. 

jumping off a cliff santorini gopro

3. The GoPro: All I can say is that this tiny miracle already recorded some awesome memories. The good thing is that it has that waterproof and shockproof case so we can literally take this anywhere. It’s worth moving around with a selfie stick if you’ve got a GoPro. The photo above is the beginning of a footage with us jumping off the cliff.


3. GoPro: De cand avem aceasta minune tehnologica, am inregistrat o gramada de amintiri. Si partea buna e ca are carcasa rezistenta la apa, rezistenta la soc, are batul care e foarte manevrabil – e comod si perfect. Poza de mai sus e inceputul unei filmari cu noi sarind de pe o stanca.

ipad home fall rain

4. The Ipad: Dan and I like to make a lot of plans. We like to go and find a cozy place, grab a coffee and look online for things to do, places to visit. And this is what we most use our Ipad for, because it’s light, it’s fast, it’s smart  – and yes, it makes me switch to Apple for my next tech purchase.


4. Ipad-ul: Dupa cum stiti, Dan si cu mine facem des planuri de viitor. In zilele libere ne place sa mergem intr-o locatie linistita, comandam o cafea buna si scoatem Ipad-ul pentru a cauta idei online si pentru a face notite. E foarte la indemana tableta, e mica, usoara, rapida – si-i inteleg in sfarsit pe fanii Apple. 

back to school outfit

5. The Kindle: You guys know that we like to travel a lot. And I’d rather pack an extra dress, than another book. This kindle is just perfect – it fits anywhere and guess what, books are much cheaper on a Kindle.


5. Kindle – Ebook: Folosim Ebook-ul mai ales cand mergem in excursii. Prefer sa pun in bagaj o rochie in plus, decat sa-l incarc cu o carte. Asa ca Ebook-ul e perfect la indemana: foarte mic, usor si cartile sunt muuult mai ieftine in varianta asta. 

ipad kindle friends headphones gopro samsung galaxy alpha


What’s your favourite tech tool? 

♥ Andra

Why you need to visit Wales

visit wales england country sideEN   We finally decided to visit Wales not because it’s a popular location, but because it is relatively close to Manchester and we wanted a break. We decided to go camping for 5 days, which was the best experience ever. When we got there it was pouring with rain. It was raining so heavily that after about 3 minutes outside we were soaking wet. We managed to find a great location for our tent but couldn’t do anything else. We went back in the car and we started eating while looking at the landscape. I was already thinking of how I am going to sleep in the car. After a couple of hours the weather started to get better and in the end we had days with 20 degrees and sunshine – which was perfect. We had no internet for five days, almost no phone reception – so no interruptions. We camped close to Snowdonia, where we spent most of our days. We wanted to make the most out of the trip so we spent money on different experiences: train to the top of Snowdon, Helicopter, Kayak and loads of Castles. I fell in love with Wales and I really recommend you go there, it’s too good to miss it!


RO  Pentru prima data am ales sa vizitam Tara Galilor – o regiune in Marea Britanie total diferita. O limba ciudata, asemanatoare cu olandeza, oameni calmi si zambitori, natura muuulta si castele si mai multe. Dan a ales un loc de camping in mijlocul pustietatii, la poalele unui munte. Am ajuns miercuri dupa masa si in timp ce ne cautam locul perfect pentru cort, a inceput o ploaie torentiala. Asa torentiala, incat pe cand ne-am intors la masina am fost leoarca. Eu deja ma gandeam ca dorm in masina.. si poate mergem si la o pensiune. Insa inceputul asta de vacanta s-a transformat in cateva ore – zile senine, calde, fara pic de ploaie. Tara Galilor e plina de castele, asa ca am vizitat diverse, iar in restul timpului am facut plimbari pe dealuri si am investit in cateva experiente: am mers cu trenul pe varful muntelui Snowdon (1084 m altitudine), am zburat cu elicopterul deasupra marii Irlandei si a castelului Caernarfon, am luat un kayak si ne-am plimbat pe un lac aproape de cazare, in care Dan a facut pe urma o baie rece rece. Eu personal am ramas extrem de impresionata de Tara Galilor. Daca sunteti prin Marea Britanie, va recomand cu caldura – e o excursie extraordinara si nu prea costisitoare. Intr-o zona relativ mica, numita Snowdonia, gasesti munti, lacuri si mare. Si pe ici pe colo cate un castel din secolul XII. De vis! 

visit wales england country side visit wales england country side visit wales england country side visit wales england country sidewales helicopter experiencekayak 1kayak 2snowdon top of wales 1084 m highcastle visiting wales uk country sidewales camping siteview from tent wales camping siteView from our tent.    Privelistea din cort. 

♥ Andra

Oldie but Goldie

ted baker santorini summer love story EN    I bought this dress a while ago and I wore it a couple of times already. However, I just can’t get enough of it. I keep finding the perfect moment to wear it – or maybe the dress is perfect for any moment…I don’t know. Last time I wore it when watching the sunset with Dan, in Santorini. On our way we found a local church, with the gates open – so we decided to pop in and take some photos. I already know that I’ll be keeping this dress in my closet for my daughter to wear one day. And yes, I’ve got some more items on the list starting with a top that my grand grandmother made. Now I just need to have a daughter and I’m all sorted! Do you girls do the same, or is it just me?


RO    Am cumparat rochia asta acu’ mult timp pentru o ocazie speciala. Insa in final am ajuns sa o port foarte des. Am avut parte de multe evenimente perfecte pentru rochia asta – sau poate rochia e perfecta pentru orice eveniment. Ultima data am purtat rochia in Santorini, la o plimbare pentru a vedea apusul. Pe drum am dat de o biserica ce intamplator avea portile deschise, asa ca am hotarat sa facem cateva poze. Si am hotarat deja ca rochia asta merge la colectie – colectia de haine pe care le pastrez pentru viitoarea fiica. Am inceput colectia cand am gasit o bluza facuta de strabunica mea. Atunci am realizat ce valoare pot avea unele haine si am hotarat sa pastrez si eu cateva. Oare sunt singura, voi ati pastrat ceva de ani de zile?

santorini ted baker dress couple summersantorini ted baker dress couple summerted baker santorini summer love story ted baker santorini summer love story ted baker santorini summer love story

Dress – Ted Baker

Dan wore: Shirt – Tommy Hilfiger; Trousers – zara; Shoes – Primark; Hat – Local shop in Ibiza

♥ Andra

How to improve your life in 5 minutes


EN   I’ve got a pretty good life, I can’t complain. But however good your life is, it’s so easy these days to get stressed, annoyed and just focus on the bad stuff. And life’s too short to be unhappy. One evening I was watching Oprah and she talked about the famous Gratitude Journal: spending 5 minutes before going to bed to write down what you are grateful for, for that day. I got really excited, I went to town and spent a good time looking for the perfect Gratitude Journal. I thought to give it a try and I’m so happy I did. What these 5 minutes do to you is make you remember all the good stuff that happened to you that day, they make you relax before you go to sleep, they make you forget about the stress you’ve got going on and they just make your life much better. In the end, it’s all about perspective – if you focus on the good stuff, bad things won’t affect you so much and you’ll enjoy your days more. Another thing that I found it does – it motivates me. It motivates me in the morning to make the most of my day so I can have something to write in my journal. So I challenge you to try it – it’s so good you can’t deny it!


RO  Am o viata frumoasa, nu pot sa ma plang. Insa oricat de bine o ducem, e usor sa cadem prada stresului, sa ne lasam afectati de negativismul din jur, e usor sa ne pierdem timpul gandindu-ne prea mult la ce nu merge bine. Insa viata-i prea scurta sa fim nefericiti. Pur si simplu nu se merita. Si cred ca am gasit o solutie buna sa ne ajute sa eliminam negativismul.

Uitandu-ma intr-o seara la un interviu cu Oprah, am descoperit un nou concept: un jurnal al recunostintei. E vorba de 5 minute inainte de culcare in care ne gandim la 5 lucruri pentru care suntem recunoscatori si le scriem intr-un jurnal. Mi s-a parut tare faina ideea asa ca repede am fugit la cumparaturi in cautarea a ceea ce urma sa fie Jurnalul meu. Am inceput sa scriu in el cam acu’ doua saptamani si am observat ceva extraordinar: jurnalul asta ma obliga sa ma gandesc la toate lucrurile faine care mi s-au intamplat in ziua respectiva. Chiar daca a fost o zi nasoala, ma trezesc seara zambind, cu gandul la lucruile pozitive, pur si simplu imi schimb perspectiva si asta e tot ce conteaza. Ba mai mult, jurnalul asta ma motiveaza dimineata sa am o zi cat mai productiva, cat mai reusita  – ca sa am ce scrie la final de zi. E o idee atat de simpla, cu un impact atat de mare. Va recomand sa incercati!


follow instagram


♥ Andra

Wedding inspiration – Part 2

EN   When I last shared with you some nice dress designs, I found that the post was quite popular. And maybe because it’s the weeding season. I mean, come on, summer screams weddings! And at mid September I am going to be a lucky Bridesmaid so yes, it is part of my duty to look for wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses inspirations. Here it’s yet another selection of mine. And don’t worry if you’re not the bride or the bridesmaid, some of these dresses can be worn on any special occasion. I hope I gave you some good ideas, enjoy! All clothes are from Asile Style.


RO   In urma cu ceva vreme v-am impartasit cateva rochii de ocazie pe care le-am gasit online si am realizat ca e ceva ce va intereseaza. Si nu ma mira, fiind sezonul nuntilor. Iar cand vine vorba de nunta, vrem ceva mai special, mai original. Si pentru ca voi fi si eu domnisoara de onoare in Septembrie, sa spunem doar ca mi-am petrecut prea multe ore online in cautarea unei rochii pentru prietena mea, viitoarea mireasa. Si pentru ca am mai gasit un site special, am zis sa va arat cateva idei bune, poate va inspir! Toate rochiile le gasiti la Aisle Style, UK.


When in doubt, wear red

All red head to toe EN   Today was a gloomy day. I woke up hearing the rain drops falling on the window. While making breakfast I looked for a nice calming music for my playlist. The coffee was brewing while I was listening to sounds of piano and guitar. And that’s when Dan and I changed our plans for today and chose to light up some candles, pour some wine and enjoy some good books. I love to read while listening to the rain. So today it was all about being lazy and that was okay. In the end, it was all we needed. I hope you had a relaxing weekend as well!


RO   Dupa o zi de sambata nedormita, ne-am trezit destul de tarziu. Eram cu ochii inchisi pe perna cand am auzit ploaia de afara. Am stiut ca nu mai putem pleca in excursie asa cum ne dorisem. Insa m-am trezit, am cautat un playlist cu muzica lenta si am inceput sa fac micul dejun. In timp ce faceam cafeaua, pe fundal mergea muzica de pian – ma simteam ca in cafenelele din Paris, dimineata, inainte de a se aglomera prea mult. Am hotarat sa profitam de ploaie si sa ne petrecem ziua in liniste. Am aprins niste lumanari, am deschis un vin rosu si ne-am pus pe citit. Ador sa citesc cand afara ploua si e melancolic. Asa ca in final duminica noastra a fost linistita, insa a fost exact ce ne lipsea. Sper ca ati avut si voi parte de un weekend placut!
All red head to toe All red head to toe All red head to toe

Top – H&M

Trousers – Mango

Shoes – zara

Bag – Vintage

Watch – Casio

Glasses – Versace

♥ Andra

Comfortable won’t take you anywhere

H&M conscious shirt santorini holiday boyfriend hatEN     If you wonder whether I finished showing you all the Holiday outfits, the answer is no. You see, when you’re on holiday you’ve got plenty of time to dress nice and take photos. At least that’s what I think. But then, if you’re on a holiday and it’s extremely hot outside, then your options are limited. The photos that you see today were from a day trip that was truly amazing. However, it was so hot outside that I started having a headache. And because the sun was burning like hell I had to wear a long sleeve top (I am a bit allergic to sun). I even took the hat from Dan because I thought I can’t handle it anymore. This is the most comfortable outfit I wore in Santorini. For the rest of the days I chose to wear dresses, I chose to pack with me a nicer dress just for the dinner, I chose to put more effort even though the easier way would have been shorts and a loose top all day long. I chose to do this because every holiday that we take is a chance for us to rediscover ourselves. It’s when we both have a lot of free time to talk about our lives, to talk about our dreams and about our relationship. And for this I had to look good, I had to remind Dan why he proposed and I had to remind myself that I always need to take care of how I look. It’s just something that we both believe in – looks. I’m not saying that’s all that matters, I’m just saying that a little extra effort into looking better is important in a relationship, especially in one that’s supposed to last forever. And I know how easy it can be to get comfortable. I used to fall for that a couple of times. However, comfortable won’t take you anywhere, never.


RO    Daca va-ntrebati daca mai sunt multe poze cu tinute din Santorini, raspunsul e da. Stiti si voi cum e… cand esti in concediu ai timp mai mult sa-ti alegi tinutele si sa faci poze. Doar ca eu am simtit exact opusul in Santorini. Cu 20 de grade mai cald decat eram noi obisnuiti, am avut momente in care simteam ca nu mai pot. Ba era pielea care nu rezista soarelui puternic, ba era capul care simteam ca ma anunta ca se apropie o insolatie, ba era gatul uscat desi beam apa non stop. Asa ca am stiut ca trebuie sa port ceva cat mai comod in ziua in care am ales sa facem o excursie de o zi, departe de cazare. A trebuit sa iau o camasa cu maneca lunga pentru ca deja ma ardeau mainile si pieptul. Dar cred ca n-are rost sa va spun cum m-au ars picioarele dupa… (haha).

In bagaj nu prea am pus haine lejere de plimbari, ci mai degraba am incarcat o sumedenie de rochii si sandale. Stiam ca in Santorini nu avem nevoie de exchipament nu stiu cat de sportiv. Iar apoi am vrut sa ma asigur ca arat cat mai feminina in excursie. De ce depunem noi atata efort cand mergem intr-o excursie? De ce ne alegem atent tinutele, aproape de fiecare data trebuie sa ne cumparam ceva nou, pentru excursia respectiva.. fetele merg la manichiura si pedichiura.. si multe alte pregatiri. Nu stiu voi, dar eu simt nevoia sa fac asta pentru ca eu vad o excursie ca o sansa de a ma redescoperi. Am mai spus asta pe blog, insa intr-o excursie avem destul timp sa vorbim despre noi, sa ne gandim la planurile de viitor, sa visam si sa nu fim prea influentati sau intrerupti de nimeni. Si pentru ca a fost o excursie cu Dan, am vazut-o si ca pe o sansa de a ne redescoperi ca si cuplu, de a ne face planuri impreuna. Iar asta inseamna ca a trebuit sa depun mai mult efort cand vine vorba de tinute. Nu de alta, dar sa-i reamintesc de ce m-a cerut acum un an. Pentru ca eu chiar cred in importanta aspectului fizic si in efortul de a arata mai aranjat, mai bine. Mai ales cand alegi sa-ti petreci viata cu cineva. Vrei sa te asiguri ca ramai ‘frumoasa’ pentru perechea ta pana la adanci batraneti. Si am cazut cam tare in capcana comoditatii, insa e pacat. Sa fii comod nu te duce nicaieri, niciodata.

H&M conscious shirt santorini holiday boyfriend hat santorini sunsetH&M conscious shirt santorini holiday boyfriend hat H&M conscious shirt santorini holiday boyfriend hat santorini oia sunsetH&M conscious shirt santorini holiday boyfriend hat

Top – H&M

Shorts – Topshop

Sandals – Kurt Keiger

Hat – Ibiza

Sunglasses – Ray Ban

♥ Andra