Preloved Vintage Fair Manchester

preloved event blogger event vinateg retroYesterday I went to the Preloved Vintage Fair that took place in the Northern Quarter in Manchester. I was part of the bloggers who enjoyed an early entry, together with a glass of champagne and a goodie bag. There were many vintage clothes sold by Oxfam, vintage jewelry, local jam, books and old discs. The atmosphere was nice and friendly and everyone was looking for some bargains whilst enjoying some nice music. And of course I had to buy something as well, I couldn’t help it. I chose a very warm and chunky sweater. It’s wool, made in Scotland and it’s the type of sweater I imagine wearing at a cottage, while outside it’s snowing. And I am staying inside near the fire place. It’s probably about two sizes bigger than what I would need, but that’s the beauty of it I guess, big and warm and cozy. And just before I wanted to go home, a new friend that I just met there asked me if I’d like to go and have a look at the hair and make up section. There it was, a beautiful young lady who was making vintage looks for those who wanted. And that turned out to be a lot of fun. I loved the final look! And she only needed about 5-10 minutes to do everything.

Overall, this event was fun, there were lots of beautiful vintage things and everyone was nice and welcoming.

If you want to see what Preloved is, have a look here. It’s an online platform where people can sell and/or buy vintage items – hence the title pre-loved (love it!).

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Ca blogger in Manchester ai ocazia sa mergi la o sumedenie de evenimente. Tin minte ca in timpul facultatii mergeam mai des, insa decand am inceput sa lucrez parca nu mai am timp. Si-un alt motiv e ca prietenele mele nu mai au timp… asa ca ideea de-a merge de una singura nu-mi surade. Insa evenimentul de ieri parea prea interesant asa ca am hotarat sa ma duc eu singurica si fie ce-o fi! Evenimentul a fost legat de tema Vintage, cu o sumedenie de haine, bijuterii, carti si discuri. Fiind invitata ca blogger am avut ocazia de-a incepe shoppingul cu o jumatate de ora inainte de deschidere. Asta a insemnat sampanie si shopping linistit inaintea furtunii. Si chiar asa a si fost. Desi a fost luni seara, localul asta s-a umplut instant de oameni de toate varstele, iubitori de stilul vintage si retro. Am fost eu singura, dar imediat m-am imprietenit cu alte iubitoare de shopping. M-am simtit foarte bine si mi-am si achizitionat ceva – un pulover. E mare, gros, din lana. Ma imaginez purtandu-l la o cabana undeva in mijlocul naturii, o cabana cu semineu inauntru si afara zapada de 2 metri. 

In afara de shopping a mai fost ceva foarte interesant: intr-un colt era amenajat un mini salon, unde o frumoasa fata iti putea crea un look vintage. Si pentru ca niciodata n-am incercat sa vad cum e, am zis ca e timpul. Mi-a placut la nebunie look-ul. Si i-au trebuit doar 5-10 minute pentru tot. Mai jos am pus cateva poze cu ce-am primit, ce-am cumparat si look-ul creat. 

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❤ Andra

The LBD

There’s like an unwritten law that a girl should have in her closet at least one little black dress. I might have taken this a bit too far as I’ve already added to my collection more of them. So yes, I agree. A black dress can make a great outfit for a casual day, for an interview, for a day at work, for a night out..or for a blog post! Officially this is my interview dress. I usually wear a black top underneath or a shirt for a smarter look. And on top I add a fancy blazer. But today I’m showing you the dress in its simplest way paired with a pair of boots only. And yes, the glasses.

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E de la sine inteles ca orice fata trebuie sa aiba o rochie neagra in garderoba. Iar la capitolul asta stau chiar prea bine. Mereu m-au atras rochiile negre si de multe ori pornesc cu gandul sa-mi iau una de alta culoare, dar in final tot la negru ajung. Adevarul e ca o rochie neagra merge la atatea ocazii, e mereu eleganta si n-are cum sa nu-ti placa. In pozele de azi am ales sa port rochia ‘de interviuri’. Pentru ca asta am purtat la interviurile pe care le-am avut pana acum. De obicei port pe dedesupt o bluza neagra sau o camasa si completez tinuta cu un sacou, pentru a fi mai ‘profi’. De data asta am purtat-o in cea mai simpla forma si am accesorizat-o cu ghetutele mele preferate si noii ochelari. 
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Dress- H&M

Watch – Casio

Shoes – New Look

Glasses – Versace

20 Facts About Me

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Dear friends, many of you have just discovered my blog so I thought today I’m going to share 20 facts about myself so I give you kind of like a preview of my personality and what you might find on my blog. Feel free to let me know in a comment below what we have in common or what we don’t have.

 

1. I am a dreamer.

2. I always dream big.

3. I love to cook.

4. But I also love to eat.

5. I am an active person.

6. I don’t own a TV.

7. I have an older brother.

8. I love animals and soon I’ll have at least two dogs and two cats.

9. I have a fiance.

10. Every time someone tells me I’m a lucky girl to have him I wanna say ‘he’s lucky too!’ but I don’t…not always.

11. I have a great sense of humor.

12. Or at least I think I do.

13. I love being surrounded by people.

14. I talk a lot.

15. But Dan has a lot of patience. I don’t.

16. I am quite particular about things (and especially about myself)

17. I don’t like to follow trends, I like to follow my instinct.

18. I always thought I’m not good at writing and here I am, writing a blog.

19. I like to live my life with passion.

20. I actually had a dream about me writing these facts on the blog so here it goes, a dream come true!

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Dragii mei, pentru ca in ultima vreme blogul meu a atras mai multe persoane am hotarat sa fac o mica lista cu 20 de lucuri despre mine ca sa va familiarizez mai bine pe cei nou veniti. Va invit sa-mi scrieti lucrurile pe care le avem in comun (sau nu) intr-un comentariu mai jos. 

 

1. Sunt o visatoare.

2. Si am ganduri sa ajung departe.

3. Imi place enorm sa gatesc.

4. Dar imi place sa si mananc. 

5. Sunt o persoana activa.

6. Nu am televizor. 

7. Am un frate mai mare.

8. Iubesc animalele si stiu ca voi avea cel putin doi caini si doua pisici. 

9. Am un logodnic.

10. De fiecare data cand cineva-mi spune ca sunt norocoasa sa-l am imi vine sa-i spun ‘si el e norocos!’ dar n-o fac…nu de fiecare data. 

11. Am un simt al umorului foarte dezvlotat.

12. Sau cel putin asa cred.

13. Imi place sa fiu inconjurata de oameni, sa socializez.

14. Vorbesc mult.

15. Dar Dan are rabdare. Eu nu. 

16. Sunt cam pretentioasa, in special cand vine vorba de mine. 

17. Nu-mi place sa urmez trenduri, imi place sa-mi urmez instinctul. 

18. Mereu am crezut ca nu ma pricep deloc la scris si uite-ma scriind un blog. 

19. Imi place sa-mi traiesc viata cu pasiune. 

20. De fapt, am visat ca am scris lucrurile astea pe blog asa ca uite dovada, unele vise chiar se-ndeplinesc!

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Topshop Skirt

Primark Top

Bag, Jacket – local

NewLook Boots

Retro Vibes

polka dot black and white asos dress vintage retro styleAfter a very long wait I decided to invest in a new pair of glasses. After constantly wearing contact lenses I felt that my eyes needed a bit of rest. If you have this problem yourself, you know what I mean! I have waited so long to change my glasses because I simply couldn’t find anything that I liked. But recently I tried on a pair of black frames that seemed just right. Because they are a bit vintage style, I had to make their debut on the blog in a retro inspired look. I purchased the dress in a small boutique at the Romanian seaside. However, I’ve noticed afterwards that the dress is actually ASOS. I love how comfortable the dress is, unlike the Zara shoes!

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De mult timp aveam in plan sa-mi schimb ochelarii. Am ajuns sa port lentilele de contact mult prea des si deja simteam ca am nevoie de o pauza. Dar sa gasesti o pereche de ochelari care sa-ti placa nu e usor. Dar in loc sa-mi plang de mila ca-s mioapa am intors totul in favoarea mea si-am inceput sa-mi caut ceva mai deosebit, mai aparte. Asa am dat de o pereche de ochelari mai mari, eleganti, cu rama neagra. Iar ca sa le fac intrarea pe blog am ales sa-i port cu o rochie mai vintage. Rochita am gasit-o cand eram la plaja in Mamaia. Era tarziu, dupa o zi de plaja, cand ne-am plimbat pe langa micile magazine de pe malul marii. Asa am dat de un magazin micut cu multe rochii mai deosebite. Toate rochitele aveau eticheta taiata, dar nu si cea de intretinere (de pe lateral). Asa am stiut ca-mi iau o rochita creata de fapt pentru ASOS. In Romania se cos mii de haine pentru foarte multe magazine: H&M, Topsop, Asos, Zara, River Island etc. Asa ca nu ma mir ca cineva a mai strecurat cateva in magazinele locale. Acelasi lucru se intampla si cu site-urile online din China. Tot haine create de fapt pentru marile companii am gasit la diverse targuri de haine, la pret redus la jumatate (desigur). Asa ca data viitoare fiti cu ochii-n patru, poate gasiti ceva deosebit!

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Dress – Asos

Heels – Zara

Bag – Vintage

Glasses – Versace

Watch – Casio

 

❤  Andra

Victoria’s Secret Giveaway – Romania only

This Giveaway is available only for those who live in Romania due to transportation costs. I do apologise and hope you understand. Thank you. victoria's secret giveaway

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In ultima vreme am primit mai multe vizite din Romania pe blog asa ca am hotarat sa trimit un pachet pentru voi prin intermediul parintilor mei. Era si timpul sa organizez un Giveaway si ma bucur ca in sfarsit a sosit ocazia potrivita! M-am gandit demult sa cumpar ceva de la Victoria’s Secret pentru ca stiu ca e mai greu sa gasim produsele lor in Romania. Am ales trei produse: un gel de dus, o crema de corp si un spray/parfum pentru corp. Pentru ca e greu sa nimeresc o aroma pe placul tuturor am zis sa iau fiecare sticluta cu alta aroma. Mie personal imi plac toate si sper sa ii placa si castigatoarei! Tot ce trebuie sa faceti pentru a castiga setul este:

1. Sa dati like la pagina mea de Facebook : AICI 

2. Sa distribuiti / sa dati ‘share’ la poza cu Giveaway pe Facebook, pe care o gasiti AICI.

3. Sa lasati un comentariu la poza ca sa va pot inregistra in concurs. Puteti sa-mi scrieti ce doriti! :)

Giveaway-ul este doar pentru cei ce locuiesc in Romania.

Va multumesc si va tin pumnii!

Cu drag,

Andra

Concursul se va termina Luni, 8 Septembrie, ora 22:00. 

Goodbye summer

white blazer floral pink skirt pink top golden watchWhile many of you are a bit sad that summer is over, I have to say I’m excited about this autumn. I know, I know… those holidays at the sea side are over, those endless nights and parties will not be as fun, those late warm nights of summer will be missed… but there’s something special about autumn. At least for me. It’s those rainy days when you just want to watch a good movie or read a great book. It’s the time when we reorganise our closets. We take out all the summery clothes and replace them with the warmer ones. I usually choose a whole day for this ‘process’. I turn on the music and make sure to try on different outfits before I place the clothes in my wardrobe. I always stumble upon something I really love and I forgot I had it. Autumn is also that time for me when I like to look at old photos, when I like to invite friends over and just have cozy dinners together. And remember when I said I am sad that this autumn I am not starting anything officially? Like no job, no new course… well, I was wrong! Because from September I will be a merchandiser – a closer step to my dream job.

To say goodbye to summer I chose to wear two favourite colours: white and yes, pink. I hope this autumns brings something special for you too!

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Stiu ca pentru multi dintre voi sfarsitul verii e un moment mai trist, insa pentru mine fiecare inceput de anotimp e un motiv de bucurie. Imi place ideea de a ma bucura de ce ofera fiecare in parte. Si stiu… si mie imi vor lipsi vacantele la plaja, chefurile tipice acestui sezon, cinele romantice in aer liber si plimbarile tarzii, gratarele in aer liber, vacantele cu cortul…insa si toamna are farmecul ei. Ploaia de afara e un motiv sa stau in casa, sa aprind cateva lumanari parfumate si sa citesc o carte buna sau sa-l chem pe Dan la un film. E si perioada in care ne reorganizam garderoba. Eu de obicei imi rezerv cel putin o zi pentru asta. Pentru mine e o distractie maxima. Dau drumul la muzica si incep sa probez tot inainte de-a pune hainele in dulap..ma minunez de ce-am putut cumpara la un moment dat si in acelasi timp ma bucur sa gasesc ceva deosebit de care uitasem. Tot toamna e anotimpul in care imi place sa gatesc mai mult, sa-mi chem prietenii acasa si sa rasfoiesc printre albumele cu poze mai vechi. Si stiti cand spuneam ca sunt putin suparata ca toamna asta nu incep nimic in mod oficial? Nu tu scoala, nu tu job… ei bine, m-am inselat! Din Septembrie voi fi merchandiser. Si m-am tot gandit cum as traduce acest cuvant dar nu stiu care e echivalentul in romana, in domeniul retail. Daca stiti, va rog sa-mi spuneti. Ideea e ca voi lucra cu haine. Ma voi ocupa de aranjamentul lor in magazin cu scopul de-a vinde cat mai mult. E un pas mai aproape de ceea ce-mi doresc asa ca sunt entuziasmata. 

Iar ca sa-mi iau ramas bun de la vara am ales o tinuta tipica (zic eu): predominant roz. Va pup si va doresc un inceput de toamna cat mai frumos!

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Blazer, Shoes – H&M

Top, Necklace – Primark

Skirt – New Look

Bag – Ted Baker

Watch – Casio

 

❤ Andra

Back to School

Back to school outfit idea

For the first time this Autumn I’m not starting anything. No school, no uni, no new job. And to be honest, I do feel a bit sad. I always loved the first days of school. I would get excited about buying new things for the upcoming year and meeting my friends. For me, school was a lot of fun. Back then I used to dress comfortable, usually a pair of jeans and some flats. I still have tons of trainers at home since I were in highschool. You name it: blue, pink, white, black.. I was the queen of trainers! (like JD, the king ). Now I don’t wear trainers anymore, but I did find these super cute shoes at TkMaxx and I immediately thought: they scream for a back to school outfit. So I tried to reproduce how I would look on a regular day, at Uni. The photos were taken at the Manchester Central Library, which by the way you should visit, it’s awesome!

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Pentru prima data, toamna asta nu incep nimic in mod oficial. Nu tu scoala, nu tu facultate, nu tu slujba noua. Si sincer, parca-mi pare putin rau. Nu de alta, dar pentru mine ideea de a incepe scoala a fost mereu un motiv de bucurie. Eram intotdeauna entuziasmata sa ma revad cu toti colegii, sa merg la cumparaturi, sa-mi iau caiete cu hartii parfumate si markere colorate, sa-mi reorganizez garderoba cu mai multe fulare si cardigane, sa-mi redecorez camera in culori de toamna… si lista poate continua! Imi aduc aminte ca in timpul liceului purtam multi adidasi si tenisi. Inca am acasa aproape toate culorile.. in timp am cam renuntat sa-i mai port insa am gasit recent o pereche de pantofi care instant mi-au adus aminte de scoala, probabil din cauza printului. Asa mi-a venit ideea de a reproduce o tinuta in care probabil m-ati fi gasit acu’ un an, doi, trei. Pozele le-am facut la biblioteca centrala din Manchester unde inca ma mai duc uneori sa citesc sau sa scriu articolele pe blog. E o alta atmosfera si-mi aduce aminte cu drag de scoala. Back to school outfit idea Back to school outfit idea Back to school outfit idea Back to school outfit idea Back to school outfit idea

Shoes – F Troupe London via TkMaxx

Trousers – H&M

Shirt – Dan’s, from New Look

Turtle neck top – No name

DIY: recycling two shirts

As I mentioned in my previous post, I wanted to start doing some DIY projects with clothes that are too small but in a bad condition to give them away. I found two shirts of Dan that both have been damaged on the sleeves so I thought I’ll do something with them. Because I have no sewing skills, I started with something very basic: just cutting the sleeves and wearing them differently. I filmed everything as I think it gives you a better idea of how easy it is. The movie is quite explanatory, but feel free to ask me anything is you need more information. Thank you and enjoy! 

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Dupa cum spuneam in postarea anterioara, aveam de gand sa incep mici proiecte DIY (do it yourself) folosind haine pe care nu le mai purtam si care ori s-au rupt undeva, ori au o pata..deci nu pot fi refolosite. Asa am gasit doua camasi mai vechi de ale lui Dan si am zis sa incep cu un proiect simplu: fara cusut si minuni, doar o foarfeca. Am ales sa filmez totul ca sa va arat cat de simplu e. Nu ezitati sa-mi scrieti daca aveti nevoie de mai multe informatii. Va pup si vizionare placuta! ❤

 

 

❤ Andra

The simple black outfit

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Since I’ve discovered jumpsuits, I want to wear them all day long. They’re just so comfortable! And they’re perfect for this weather: not too warm but warm enough. My purpose now is to find a red one. And a white one. But in the meantime I’ve got a savings plan in my head because sooner or later a wedding is coming! And no, I still haven’t found the perfect formula to save money while shopping for clothes. But I’ve got an idea: to start changing some of the clothes that both me and Dan are not wearing anymore. That’s right. It’s time to put my sewing skills to action. I can’t promise anything but if I do do something, don’t worry! I’ll quickly brag about it on the blog. Until then, I hope you enjoy your summer! I am spending this week with my parents who visited me for my Graduation (hence my lack of online presence).

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Decand am descoperit jumpsuit-urile le-as purta non stop. Sunt extrem de comode si numai bune pentru vremea englezeasca: nici prea prea nici foarte foarte (cald, adica.) . Mi-am propus sa-mi iau si unul rosu. Si inca unul alb. Dar intre timp mi-am propus si sa ma apuc de economii. Nu de alta, dar nunta e pe drum! Si nici n-am gasit inca formula magica de-a economisi intre timp ce merg constant la shopping. Dar am o idee: sa ma apuc de modificat cateva haine de-ale mele si de-ale lui Dan, pe care nu le mai purtam de mult. E un proiect maret avand in vedere experienta mea in ale cusutului (adica zero). Dar stati linsititi, daca imi iese ceva cu siguranta va arat si voua! 

Sper ca aveti parte de o vara frumoasa si calduroasa! Eu intre timp eu mi-am petrecut si imi petrec saptamana cu ai mei prin Anglia, care m-au vizitat cu ocazia absolvirii mele (de-aceea am cam lipsit online).

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Jumpsuit – Dorothy Perkins

Shoes – Primark

Sunglasses – Ray Ban

Bag – Ted Baker

Wedding Outfit – Ted Baker Dress

macaroons wedding seasideThe reason I went to Romania was to celebrate my cousin’s wedding. So now I want to show you what I wore. It was just a week before the wedding that I started looking for a dress. I knew I wanted something long and flowy, as the weeding took place at the seaside. And like no other time, I found the dress after a couple of hours at Ted Baker. On sale. Could it be any better than that? I don’t think so!

I personally love the dress and it’s so so comfortable…so here it goes, I hope you like it too!

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Vizita mea in Romania a fost cu scopul de a merge la nunta verisoarei mele. Si pentru ca mi-a placut tare mult rochia pe care am purtat-o, m-am gandit sa v-o arat si voua. 

Cu doar o saptamana inainte de a pleca din Manchester am avut timp sa merg sa-mi caut rochie… si ce credeti? In cateva ore am si gasit-o! Si mai era si la reducere! 

E prima data cand port o rochie lunga. Mereu le-am evitat, fiind mai mica de inaltime. Insa mi-a placut cum a aratat in final si a fost extrem de comoda. Cred ca am sa mai port. Urmatoarea poate pe rosu. Va las sa savurati pozele, sper sa va placa! 

ted baker wedding dress Zara costume outfit seaside Ted Baker dress seaside weddingAnd like no other time, I found the dress after a couple of hours at Ted Baker. And like no other time, I found the dress after a couple of hours at Ted Baker.

 

I wore a Ted Baker Dress – find it here.

Dan wore a Zara suit, shirt and shoes. Zara from head to toe.