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!

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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!
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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.

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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.

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Top – H&M

Shorts – Topshop

Sandals – Kurt Keiger

Hat – Ibiza

Sunglasses – Ray Ban

♥ Andra

At the pool: DIY Cover up

calvin klein swimsuit ray ban sunglassesEN   I got a dress from a friend and didn’t have the chance to wear it. And then I thought it’s the perfect item to do a small DIY project. What I did, I cut the fabric on the inside and I left only the outside bit which is very see through. But I made this in order to transform the dress into a cover up for my swimsuit. In the end it turned out to be extremely practical: long to cover my legs from the sun, very flowy so I never felt too warm, and it got dry in seconds. I am really happy with the result. On the market, something like this will cost me about 30 Pounds, and it wouldn’t be something original either.

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RO   Am primit o rochie de la o prietena pentru ca ei nu mai ii era buna. Nu am apucat sa o port deloc pana cand am hotarat ca mai bine fac din ea un proiect. I-am taiat captuseala si am ramas cu o rochie lunga si vaporoasa, transparenta. Nu stiu cum e acasa, insa in Anglia rochitele semitransparente in stil cover up sunt foarte in voga. Si din cauza asta sunt si foarte scumpe. Sau ma rog, prea scumpe sa le umpli cu nisip si sa le uzi cu apa de mare, sa le tii la soare toata ziua… nu se merita investitia. Echivalentul a ce port eu ar costa intr-un magazin peste 150 RON. Eu sunt foarte multumita de rezultat si m-am gandit ca poate va dau si voua niste idei – poate aveti ceva rochii lungi (sau fuste) mai vechi care stau in dulap nepurtate. swimming pool swimming pool outfit cover up diy cover up poolcalvin klein swimsuit pool outfit calvin klein swimsuit ray ban sunglasses

Dress – no name

Sunglasses – Ray Ban

Swimsuit – Calvin Klein

 

♥ Andra

Santorini Lookbook 2

hollister dress santorini young coupleEN   We were walking for quite a while already. We decided to leave the car and just walk to the nearest beach. It was late in the afternoon, an hour before sunset, not many people around, just us and the sea. That’s when a local passed by us and screamed from far away in a greek accent: ‘ Honeymoon? ‘ And I think that this sums up how we both felt in Santorni. But probably he said that also because of the dress I chose to wear – a white, linen dress from Hollister. I am absolutely in love with the dress and Greece was the perfect place to wear it. But even so, with or without the dress we still felt like we were on a honeymoon.

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RO   Deja ne plimbasem de ceva vreme… era destul de tarziu afara, aproape de apus. Am ajuns la o plaja care parea destul de pustie. Era liniste afara, doar noi si marea. Cand la un moment dat a trecut pe langa noi un localnic care-a strigat de departe cu un puternic accent grecesc: ‘Luna de miere? ‘ – si cred ca asta exprima cel mai bine cum ne-am simtit in vacanta din Santorini. Porbabil a avut de-a face si faptul ca am ales sa port o rochie alba, din in. Am gasit rochia la Hollister si m-am gandit ca ar merge perfect in Grecia. Oricum, cu rochie sau fara rochie, noi tot ca-ntr-o luna de miere ne-am simtit.
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♥ Andra

Santorini: Budget Planner

Santorini on a budgetEN    Budget is very important when planning a holiday. That’s why we don’t always choose to go to Australia or New York, because our budget is often limited. It’s easy when choosing an all inclusive package – this way you know how much it will cost you so you can decide straight away. However, I am a fan of the bed and breakfast. If I go somewhere I want to see as much as possible. This means I want to travel around, so I will miss all those all inclusive drinks (and meals). And Santorini is definitely a place where you do not want to go on a all inclusive package. It’s a place with small islands, various beaches hidden in the cliffs, with something different to do and see every single day. To make it easier for you, I made a table with average prices for basic things. We bought our own flight tickets and found the accommodation on booking.com based on the feedback and the view. I also want to say that we went there in June. If you want to go there in July or August it might cost you slightly more. Another thing that we heard is that by August it gets very busy, a bit too annoying busy, so we recommend to avoid that period. Overall Santorini was to die for and I totally recommend it to you!

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RO   Bugetul e foarte important atunci cand ne planificam o vacanta. Poate am alege mereu locuri gen Australia si New York, insa din pacate bugetul ne e limitat. Cel mai usor e atunci cand alegem un pachet all inclusive. Stim de la inceput cat ne costa si putem hotari imediat. Insa eu personal prefer excursiile cu doar mic dejun. Imi place sa calatoresc prin zona pe care o vizitez si asta inseamna ca as rata toate mesele si bauturile platite la hotel. Si mai ales Santorini e o locatie care nu prea merge pe principiul all inclusive. Plajele sunt departe, localitatile sunt multe si e pacat sa tot fugi la cazare la masa. Si e plin de restaurante faine, cu mese la pret avantajos si cu privelisti de vis. Asa ca, sa va fie mai usor, am facut un mic tabel cu preturile de baza. Noi am luat biletele de avion individual si am ales cazarea de pe Booking.com in functie de feedback si priveliste. Vreau sa mai mentionez faptul ca noi am fost in Iunie. In lunile Iulie-August preturile mai cresc usor. Am aflat ca in August e cel mai aglomerat, insa prea aglomerat si nu se recomanda sa mergeti atunci. Per total, insula Santorini a fost fenomenala si va recomand cu caldura sa mergeti!

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Cut out Prom Dresses – new obsession

EN    I have started seeing this trend where you have a formal dress made out of two pieces with a crop top and a skirt. I never thought of this, but I have to say I love the idea. Now I don’t know exactly if I would be able to rock this outfit. I always thought that this would suit someone with a tiny waist. But some of these dresses look like they’re made to create that illusion of a nice figure, no matter what size we are, or what body shape we have. But just in case, I am going to go on with my diet plan (says her, while enjoying some ice cream). I leave you with some photos, to show you what I mean. And with a thought that maybe next time I’m going to be the girl in the photos, rocking the outfit like a pro! What are your dress obsessions? Let me know in a comment below.

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RO   In ultima vreme am inceput sa fiu tare atrasa de un nou concept: rochii de seara din doua bucati, cu top scurt si fusta cu talie inalta. Nu m-am gandit vreodata ca as aborda o asa tinuta, insa cu cat vad mai multe modele, cu atat ma atrage mai mult ideea. Nu stiu sincer cum mi s-ar potrivi. Mereu am crezut ca tinutele de genul asta sunt cel mai potrivite fetelor cu talii inguste. Insa ma uit la unele modele si se vede croiala mai deosebita, parca ma convinge sa incerc cateva. Se vede ca sunt facute din material mai rigid, sa ne tina bine talia, sa ne faca mai suple si mai feminine. Asta ma incurajeaza putin, insa tot ma tin de dieta, ce-i sigur e sigur (zise ea, savurand o inghetata). Am ales cateva poze sa va arat exact la ce ma refer. Deocamdata am apelat la un site, insa data viitoare poate ma fatzai eu pe-aici, purtand una din tinutele de mai jos… dar deocamdata sunt in starea aia de ‘ma bate gandul..’ Voi la ce suspinati zilele astea? Ceva rochie, ceva pereche de pantofi, ceva geanta de marca? Nu ezitati sa-mi spuneti intr-un comentariu, mai jos. 

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Dress one available here
Dress two available here
Dress three available here
All dresses and photos from Sherry London, online store available here.

 

♥ Andra

Santorini Lookbook 1

Santorini lookbook pink dress Eros beachEN   I haven’t realised how much I missed the sea, until I arrived in Santorini. I missed the way your hair gets after the salted water, how the fresh tan makes your eyes shine, how relaxing it is to lay on the beach and just enjoy the breeze, to spend the nights outside without being too cold or too tired… oh, the lovely summer days!

I want to tell you all you need to know about Santorini, in case you want to go there as well. Dan and I tried to see and try almost everything that the island has to offer. And it has a lot to offer! I will share with you some things we saw, some beaches we visited and, of course, some details about the budget you need.

But for now I will share with you one of the looks I had for going to the beach. I look at the photos while enjoying a hot tea at my desk in Manchester. Outside it’s quite windy and 20 Degrees less than yesterday in Greece. Oh, good to be back home I guess…

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RO   Nu am realizat ca de mult mi-a lipsit marea pana cand am ajuns in Santorini. Mi-a fost dor de felul in care parul imi arata dupa o baie cu apa sarata, mi-a fost dor de bronzul proaspat care-mi face ochii mai deschisi si zambetul mai fresh, mi-a fost dor sa aud marea si de briza ei, mi-a fost dor sa imi petrec noptile in aer liber fara sa-mi fie prea frig, sau prea somn… mi-a fost dor de zilele adevarate de vara!

Vreau sa va spun pe indelete cum am ajuns in Santorini, ce am vizitat, ce am mancat si, cel mai important, cam cat ne-a costat. Insa deocamdata va impartasesc poze cu una dintre tinutele pe care le-am avut la plaja. In timp ce scriu articolul si sortez printre poze savurez un ceai fierbinte la birou, in Manchester. Afara e usor innorat si cu 20 de grade in minus fata de ziua de ieri, in Grecia. Cineva nu e prea incantata ca vacanta e gata… 

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Skirt – Topshop

Top – Vintage store

Sunglasses – no brand, random store

Beach – Eros, Santorini

 

♥ Andra

I was made for summer days

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EN   I can’t express how excited I am about this summer. And even though it’s going to be a busy one, I plan to go out and enjoy myself as much as I can. I still can’t believe how much energy I used to have just one year ago. I could easily go to a party and then straight to Uni. No problem at all. Now? Now I just want to sleep. And I love to sleep.  I wake up thinking of coming back home from work and sleep. It usually doesn’t happen but still, it’s not right. I need to get rid of this grandma attitude and I really think that I can change my energy levels now that the summer is back again. So my motto for this summer is – work hard, play hard, have fun!

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RO   Cred ca niciodata n-am asteptat vara asa mult cum am asteptat-o anul asta. Si nu am planificat nimic deosebit, e doar asa, in general, sentimentul ala pe care-l simti cand vine vara. Deja obosisem de la atata intuneric, cer innorat si frig. Si ma gandesc la ce energie aveam doar acum un an. Cand mergeam la cate-un chef si apoi direct la facultate si n-aveam nimic. Acum? Acum nu vreau decat sa dorm. Asa mult vreau sa dorm incat primul lucru la care ma gandesc cand ma trezesc e ca vin acasa dupa servici si o sa dorm. Nu se prea intampla asta, insa ideea conteaza. Vremea asta de Anglia m-a dus intr-o stare de pensionara care deja ma cam enerveaza. Asa ca e timpul sa-mi revin iar acum am si mai multe motive sa imi petrec orele afara si nu in pat. Asa ca motto-ul pentru vara asta e – muncit din greu si distractie la maxim! 

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Dress and Hat – H&M

Bag – Vintage

Faux Leather jacket – Local shop in Manchester

♥ Andra

What Anna Wintour would never wear

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EN   In a recent interview, Anna Wintour was asked what is something that she would never wear and she said – an all black outfit. For those who do not know, Anna Wintour is the editor-in-chief of Vogue and her fashion sense is highly appreciated all around the world. At 65, she looks impeccable and more fierce than ever. I personally am a big fan of her work ethics and clear fashion sense. One thing that I personally do not like is when I see her wearing sunglasses indoors. What is all that about, I don’t know. So I guess we disagree on two things: when to wear sunglasses and how black your outfit can be. So the conclusion is – wear whatever makes you feel comfortable and when in doubt, buy a Vogue.

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RO   Intr-un interviu recent, Anna Wintour a fost intrebata ce nu ar purta ea niciodata, iar raspunsul ei a fost – negru din cap pana-n picioare. Pentru necunoscatori, Anna Wintour este redactorul- sef al revistei Vogue, din America. Anna are o prezenta puternica in lumea modei, fiind extrem de apreciata in intreaga lume. La 65 de ani, Anna arata impecabil, iar eu personal o apreciez. Un singur lucru pe care nu pot sa-l inteleg e atunci cand alege sa poarte ochelari de soare in interior, adesea la fashion show-uri. Poate are motivele ei, insa eu instant imi aduc aminte de perioada in care manelele erau in voga si era plin de indivizi cu ochelari Armani in club. Cred ca daca Anna ar fi vazut asta ar renunta instant la idee. Asa ca zic ca suntem chit: eu n-as purta niciodata ochelari in interior, iar ea n-ar purta niciodata o tinuta all black. Asa ca uite, tinuta mea all black cu ochelari de soare afara. In concluzie – purtati ce va place, cum va place. Iar in momente de nesiguranta, cumparati revista Vogue. 

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Shoes – All Shoes, Romania

Sunglasses – TK Maxx

♥ Andra

 

We Ride

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EN    It’s finally time to show you one of my favourite outfits lately – the motorbike outfit. It’s something that Dan always wanted to have and we thought that now is a good time to buy a motorbike. I personally wasn’t very excited about it until I was shopping in the Northern Quarter in Manchester in a vintage store. Dan called me to tell me he bought one. I was like – okay, nice.. And then there they were – THE trousers. The perfect pair of motorbike trousers. And that’s when I started to get excited. So excited that I actually had the entire outfit before Dan did. And no, I can’t drive a motorbike. I already thought of the Lana del Rey clip of  Ride (maybe a bit less weird), already imagining myself with the wind in my hair. And the reality is a bit different from the expectations. I never thought it can be this cool! And to prove it to you, I’m going to share a couple of photos from our recent trip, I hope you’ll enjoy!

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RO    In sfarsit va arat una din tinutele mele preferate din ultima vreme – costumul de motociclist. E ceva ce Dan si-a dorit de foarte mult timp si ne-am gandit ca acum ar fi ocazia perfecta sa isi cumpere o motocicleta. Eu sincer n-am fost prea entuziasmata de idee. Pana cand, intr-o zi, eram la shopping intr-o zona celebra din Manchester, plina de haine autentice noi si second, cand Dan ma suna sa imi spuna ca gata, a luat o motocicleta. Nici nu inchisesem bine telefonul ca deja i-am vazut, parca ma asteptau sa-i iau – pantalonii perfecti de motociclist, sau mai bine zis motociclista. Si de-atunci am inceput sa ma entuziasmez mai tare, atat de tare incat eu am avut mai repede echipamentul complet decat Dan. Iar eu nici macar nu conduc motocicleta, ca nu am carnet de tip A. Deja ma imaginam in videoclipul lui Lana del Rey (o varianta mai putin ciudata), cu pletele-n vant, afara soare si cald. Si sincer in realitate e putin mai diferit, e mult mai interesant decat mi-am imaginat! Si ca sa va conving asa putin, am pus cateva poze din excursia cea mai recenta, sper sa va placa!

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Both of our jackets – Cow, Manchester

My trousers – Cow, Manchester

Dan’s trousers – Afflecks, Manchester

Both of our helmets – Arai

Our shoes – All Shoes, Baia Mare, Romania

Motorbike – Yamaha Virago 535

 

♥ Andra