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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

Bright colours for rainy days

zara converse EN   Even though it’s still freezing sometimes, I refuse to wear my big coat anymore. I mean, come on, it’s almost summer! I am getting way too excited about wearing dresses and shorts. Especially when we’re bombarded with loads of fun and summery clothes in the shops and in the magazines. So to make it a bit more fun, I chose to wear my new zara coat – a very trendy coat that doesn’t keep you warm at all. But I like it. And it’s also kind of rain proof which in the UK is a must. The weather has been horrible lately. Rain and dark clouds, cold winds… and a lot of grey. So I got really excited to find this wall that shows a totally opposite image and I thought why not – at least express what’s in my mind and not what’s outside.

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RO    Desi e inca destul de frig, refuz categoric sa port paltonul. Totusi… e aproape luna Iunie si eu inca trebuie sa ma imbrac ca in luna Februarie – ceva nu pusca! Si citim revistele de moda, mergem prin magazine, peste tot online vedem doar haine de vara, colectii noi, rochii si pantaloni scurti..insa hai sa fim seriosi, nu putem forta vara nici prea tare. Ca sa ma consolez mi-am luat o geaca din colectia de vara (tot geaca, dar macar e din colectia vara) de la zara. O geaca tare draguta care nu tine cald deloc. Da’ deloc. Dar macar ii faina si ma protejeaza de ploaie, ceva esential in Anglia. Mai nou zilele au fost reci, innorate si prea ploioase. Am iesit afara si o atmosfera apasatoare, ca-n poezia lui Bacovia – Plumb. Si in tot peisajul asta gri am dat de-un perete roooz si coloraaat – tocmai ce-mi lipsea! 
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Trousers – Asos
Top – zara
Shoes – Converse
Bag – Vintage
Headphones – Frends

 

♥ Andra

Work with fashion..on a budget

vintage finds royal top lace and wide trousersEN    My friend was pointing out the other day how many new clothes she sees me posting all the time. It may seem like I spend a lot of money on shopping. I might spend more than I should, but I like to be practical about it. And I like to use my Economics degree to make it look like I’m being efficient, when I’m actually just looking for excuses I guess.. But just to prove to you how I like to roll – this outfit cost me under 15 pounds. The top was a find in a Vintage Kilo sale that’s happening now every weekend in Manchester. It cost me 2 Pounds. And the trousers are Primark, which of course were affordable enough – around a tenner. So was it a good investment? I think so. I like to always look for bargains, so it’s hard to resist such temptations. What are your biggest fashion splurges? Let me know in the comments below!

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RO   O prietena mi-a spus recent ca mereu vede haine noi la mine pe blog si nu stie cum pot s-o tin tot asa, avand in vedere ca blogul e doar un hobby. Probabil dau impresia ca mereu sunt la shopping si ca am prea multe haine. O fi adevarat, nu zic nu. Insa chiar daca imi cumpar haine mai des, sunt atenta la cat cheltui. Imi place enorm sa compar preturile, stiu ce este pe piata la magazinele populare, stiu ca daca gasesc ceva ce-mi place la H&M pot sa compar automat calitatea si pretul cu ce-as gasi la celelalte magazine. Pentru mine-i o distractie maxima sa caut oferta cea mai buna si deseori dau de adevarate comori. E o pasiune sa analizez piata si mereu mi-am dorit sa fiu personal shopper doar pentru asta. De exemplu tinuta de mai jos e sub 100 RON. Bluza am gasit-o la un magazin vintage la aproximativ 10 RON. Iar pantalonii m-au costat cam 60 RON, de la Primark. Desi i-am luat de ceva vreme, pantalonii in stilul asta sunt tare in voga acum si nu-i mai gasesc la pretul asta. Asa ca eu zic ca am facut o afacere foarte buna. Ofertele sunt slabiciunea mea. A voastra care e? Spuneti-mi intr-un comentariu mai jos.  vintage finds royal top lace and wide trousersvintage finds royal top lace and wide trousers vintage finds royal top lace and wide trousers vintage finds royal top lace and wide trousers teacups manchester flourless chocolate cakevintage finds royal top lace and wide trousers

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Top – Vintage

Trousers – Primark

♥ Andra

A life without a TV

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EN     This week I got in the mailbox another letter saying that I need to declare that I do not have a TV, otherwise I will risk a one thousand pounds fine if it proves that I am watching TV illegally. And, again, I had to contact them to tell them that no, I don’t watch TV. It seems that for them is way more likely to assume I’m doing something illegal, rather than believing me. There’s no point of discussing more about what a bunch of assholes they are (I made sure they know), but the idea is simple – you don’t need a TV to have fun. At least, I don’t. The main reason we decided not to have one, was because it leads to procastination – which we hate. And now, when the weather is so stunning I just want to be outside, I want to go on small trips, I want to explore, I want to drink mojitos in a beer garden and have breakfast outside, I want picnics, I want walks, I don’t want to stay at home and spend too much time looking at how others have the time of their lives. So I hope to inspire you just a tiny bit to turn off that TV (or laptop) and go outside, let’s go have fun!

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RO    Pentru a nu stiu cata oara vin acasa si gasesc in posta o scrisoare amenintatoare – riscam o amenda de 1000 lire daca nu ne facem licenta la TV. Iar ii contactez pe cei cu pricina sa le spun ca nu avem licenta pentru ca nu avem televizor, pentru ca nu ne uitam la televizor in nicio forma (online, sau satelit sau stiu eu). N-are rost sa punctam cat de tarani nesimtiti sunt ei ca ne tot bat la cap cu amenintari (m-am asigurat sa le-o spun intr-o maniera tipic englezeasca – un sarcasm fin pe care doar aici il poti invata), dar ideea e urmatoarea – ei prefera sa creada ca noi facem ceva ilegal, decat sa creada ca nu avem un televizor in casa. Si motivul pentru care am hotarat sa nu avem, e pentru ca ne impinge la procastinare, ceva ce noi evitam din tot sufletul. E de-ajuns Facebook-ul, Instagram si Youtube.. Si mai ales ca acum vine caldura, si soarele, si vremea buna.. vreau sa stau afara, vreau excursii, vreau plimbari, vreau iesiri la terase, vreau sa ma bucur de viata si nu sa ma uit la TV la altii cum se bucura de viata. Si e mult mai usor cand tentatia nu e accesibila (a.k.a. – televizorul). Asa ca va invit si pe voi sa opriti televizorul, sa iesiti afara la aer, la natura, la viata! ivntage floral skirt high waist spring summer ivntage floral skirt high waist spring summer ivntage floral skirt high waist spring summer ivntage floral skirt high waist spring summer ivntage floral skirt high waist spring summer

Skirt – Thunder Egg Manchester

Bag – Vintage

Shoes – Deichman

Top – David Coral

Necklace – Claire’s

Glasses – Versace

 

♥ Andra

Out and about

h&M nautical top fcuk coat spring summer day starbucksEN   This past week my daily schedule changed a lot. After work and gym, Dan and I would go out for a long walk just to enjoy the warm weather. This means that after sweating at the gym, I need to break another record, by being ready as quick as possible to go out and not miss a second of the sun. On average it will take me about 15 minutes (shower included!) and I always opt for something a bit more comfortable, but chic enough. I like this top because you can pair it with whatever you like. At first I took a white skirt and a white blazer and there you go – a classy look. The second option was with a pair of high waisted short jeans and a pair of converse – pure chicness (if that’s a word). I chose the more boring one just because it was a bit too cold for the other two. And you know me, I prefer smart and comfortable over fashionable.

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RO   In ultima saptamana, rutina mea zilnica s-a schimbat destul de tare. Fiind soare in fiecare zi, Dan si cu mine am ales sa iesim la plimbari dupa programul obisnuit de servici si sport. Asta inseamna ca mereu ajung dupa ora 9 seara acasa si inseamna ca dupa sport trebuie sa fiu gata cat de repede de iesit. Cel mai simplu e sa aleg o tintua comoda, dar nici prea plictisitoare. Imi place tare mult bluzita asta de la H&M. Am impresia ca merge la orice. Initial mi-am imaginat-o in combinatie cu o fusta cu talie inalta alba si un sacou alb peste. A doua varianta a fost cu o pereche de blugi scurti cu talie inalta si niste Conversi – de vis! Insa am ales o varianta putin mai simpla, pentru ca mi-ar fi fost prea frig altfel. Va las acum, ma duc sa pregatesc mielul. Am vopsit cateva oua cu coji de ceapa, mama a trimis niste hrean de casa, iar mama soacra niste slaninuta – asa, ca sa ne simtim ca acasa. Va dorim un Paste Fericit si sa profitati de zilele libere, sa va bucurati de familie si de prieteni. Va pupam, cu drag, Andra si Dan.

 

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Bag – Vintage

Faux Leather Trousers – Primark

Nautical Top – H&M

Sunglasses – Topshop

Leather Boots – H&M

 

❤ Andra

 

Easter in the UK

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EN    This last weekend was simply amazing. Warm and sunny, and happy people everywhere as most of them enjoyed a couple of days off for the Easter holiday. I worked on all bank holidays, but that didn’t stop me to take advantage of every single bit of sunlight. I took out loads of pink stuff from the closet and the outfit was done. What I usually do in spring is always layer up. It’s just a weird period when one minute you’re too cold, one minute you’re too warm. And I hate that. So to feel better I put on as many layers as I can. In order to avoid looking way too big, I like to choose thin fabrics and a scarf is always a good idea.

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RO    Weekendul trecut a fost de vis – vreme exceptionala, oameni fericiti pe tot locul, Pastele aici in Anglia. In parc era plin de oameni intinsi la soare. Mult asteptatul soare, dupa luni si luni de cer gri. Fete in rochii, zgribulind usor de frig, imbracate mult prea sumar pentru vremea de primavara, insa entuziasmul a fost prea mare. Si desi stiam ca trebuie sa ma intorc la munca urmatoarea zi, ma simteam asa libera si relaxata, ca si cum nici nu eram in Manchester, ca si cum eram undeva intr-o tara straina, intr-o vancanta, departe. Inca de mica bunica m-a invatat sa ma imbrac bine primavara, ca soarele-i inselator. Si chiar asa e, ba ti-e prea frig, ba prea cald. Asa ca imi place sa am cat mai multe straturi de haine pe mine, sa fiu pregatita. Ca sa nu ma incarc prea tare, aleg haine din materiale subtiri, fine. Iar esarfa port mereu in anotimpul asta. marni top topshop skirt spring outfit marni top topshop skirt spring outfit marni top topshop skirt spring outfit marni top topshop skirt spring outfit marni top topshop skirt spring outfit

Top – Marni

Skirt – Topshop

Necklace – New Look

Shoes – Deichman

Scarf – received as gift

Sunglasses – Primark

Watch – Casio

 

❤ Andra

How everything changes when you turn 25

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EN    For the first time in my life I wasn’t happy to celebrate the fact that I’m getting one year older. Before the day, I started feeling melancholic and a bit bad about the fact that I am no way near to where I thought I would be by now. Don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t have to be better or worse, it’s just that I thought it would be different. And the biggest disappointment, I guess, was the fact that I always thought that by the time I’ll be 25 everything will be more clear, I would have stability in my life and I would definitely have a clear plan about what’s next. I started feeling a bit lost and thinking why on earth do I still have so many questions that need to be answered and why on earth have I not accomplished everything that I wrote on that list, everything that I dreamed of before I was 14. And then the day came and I turned 25. And just like that all the thoughts, all the drama varnished. Just like that I felt better again. I realised that guess what, ain’t no big deal. And after talking with some of my friends, they’ve told me that they’ve been through this as well. I guess it’s just a phase, I guess it’s just that time when we really want to make a difference, when our passion and motivation bursts. But at the same time we have no patience, we want it all and we want it now. At least, that’s what I feel. So now that I’m 25, I’m back to the old me – no more regrets and more energy – to make myself more proud by the time I turn 26.

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RO     Pentru prima data in viata mea nu am asteptat cu bucurie sa-mi sarbatoresc ziua de nastere. Inainte de data cu pricina am inceput sa ma simt ciudat. Ma simteam melancolica si usor dezamagita. De mica aveam in gand cum va fi la 25 de ani (nu stiu de ce tocmai varsta asta) si acum, aproape de prag, simteam ca sunt departe de asteptarile mele. Nu neaparat intr-un sens rau, ci mai mult legat de ceea ce simt. Credeam ca odata ce voi trece de 25 de ani o sa am mai multa stabilitate, o sa-mi fie mai clar ce si cum, o sa fiu mai sigura de ceea ce urmeaza, si da, ca o sa realizez ce mi-am pus in gand de cand eram inca in scoala generala. Si toata supararea asta s-a evaporat instant duminica, de ziua mea. Insant am revenit la normal. Si ce e interesant e ca treacand prin starea asta ciudata am vorbit cu mai multe prietene care au trecut de pragul asta (marele prag). Si toate mi-au confirmat acelasi lucru. Asa ca am ajuns la concluzia ca nu-i asa mare tragedia. E o stare prin care trecem la varsta asta, e o perioada in care avem prea multa pasiune, prea multa motivatie, prea multa dorinta sa facem ceva maret, insa n-avem rabdare deloc. Da’ deloc! Cel putin asta se-ntampla prin cercul meu de prieteni si la resedinta Andra & Dan. Asa ca marea revelatie care mi-a adus-o varsta de 25 de ani e ca mai este timp. So let’s enjoy it! 

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Hat and Blazer – H&M

Playsuit – Miss Selrfridge

Boots- Ego in Manchester

Necklace and Bracelet – Primark

Watch – Casio

 

♥ Andra

It’s time we do some work

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EN     I don’t know about you, but I feel that this winter I spent too much time in bed, watching movies and just being warm. Don’t get me wrong, it feels soo good and what else can we do when it’s so cold outside? But guess what, it’s the middle of march already so I think it’s time for us to stop the winter procrastination and start doing more fun stuff. The first thing I did was to start yoga classes. Well, actually, hot yoga classes. Yep – here I am, a very not flexible person trying to reach my toes in a room at 40 degrees temperature. Dan and I were making summer plans and I suddenly realised that my body’s not ready for beach. And I blame all those cafe lattes that kept me warm during winter, and all those snacks and cakes while watching movies, and all those ‘let’s take a cab, it’s too cold outside’ moments. We’re all a bit too lazy during winter, don’t you think? But I’m done. I really want to change this. I want to feel good about myself when it’s time for swimming suits and I feel I need to start working now and no later than that. So I invite you to start this journey with me so we can all rock it in the summer! Until then, some spanx might help :D

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RO      Simt c-am hibernat prea mult iarna asta. Dar la cat de frig si urat a fost afara nu e de mirare. Tot ce vrem e sa stam la caldurica, sa bem ceai si sa ne uitam la filme. Insa deja e mijlocul lui Martie si am impresia ca trebuie musai sa terminam cu procastinatul. Iar ca sa ma pun in miscare am inceput sa ma duc la clase de yoga. De fapt, hot yoga. Adica timp de 90 minute te chinui (sau te strofoci - daca esti din Ardeal) sa faci miscarile intr-o camera incalzita la 40 de grade Celsius. Totul a inceput cand eu si Dan ne-am uitat la idei de vacanta de vara. Atunci am realizat ca de fapt eu nu-s pregatita de plaja. Si pentru ca nu-s eu subtirica de felul meu, stiu ca nu-mi va fi usor. De-aceea am hotarat sa ma apuc din timp, am hotarat ca e timpul sa renunt la comoditate si sa ma misc mai mult, sa ies afara mai mult. Asa ca va invit si pe voi sa fiti alaturi de mine, sa fiti mai active, sa fiti mai pline de energie. Iar la vara sa putem sa ne fataim in costume de baie relaxate. Pana atunci insa, in caz de nevoie, va recomand niste Spanx :D 

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Coat – FCUK

Bag – Ted Baker

Boots – Local (Ego in Manchester)

Glasses – Versace

 

Andra

International Women’s Day

20150301_150834EN    In many countries around the world we celebrate the women today. And I personally love this day. So to surprise me, Dan booked a nice table for lunch at a very nice stake house. I didn’t know beforehand, the only thing I knew was that I had to dress nice. So the easiest way was to wear a red dress and Dan wore a suit. Now of course when we got there we realised we were both way overdressed for the place, but hey, it’s a celebration today so it was just fine. The place where we went to is called Hawksmoor and if you’re from England you should check it out! It’s definitely worth trying.

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RO    La Multi Ani, dragi femei! Va doresc o primavara calda si senina! Sper ca ati avut parte de-o duminica aparte. Eu am fost invitata intr-o locatie secreta de catre Dan. Singurul lucru pe care l-am stiut dinainte e ca trebuie sa ma imbrac mai elegant. Asa ca am ales sa port o rochie mai mulata, rosie – am zis ca sigur nu pot da gres asa. 

Englezii nu sarbatoresc aceasta zi, asa ca noi romancele suntem mai norocoase. Dupa cum spuneam, luna martie e plina de flori si sarbatori – 1 Martie Martisor, 8 Martie ziua femeii, iar spre final – ziua mea! (someone’s excited)

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Coat – French Connection

Dress – Mango

Boots – zara

Bag – Vintage

Necklace – New Look

 

Andra

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