New Season, New Beginnings

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Happy Autumn, dear friends! I can’t believe it’s the beginning of a new season. I know how much people love the summer, but I hope you’re excited for the fall!

I don’t know about you, but this summer for me was both amazing and incredibly short. I had so much fun that I literally lost the track of time. I found myself today realising that it’s almost October. But I guess time always flies when you’re having fun, right? So now.. why was my summer so spectacular? Firstly, because I took a lot of risks. I decided to be more free and courageous and just do whatever I wanted to do. And I can honestly say that I’ve had a blast!

I’m now in my living room, I’ve just turned on a Jazz playlist on my Spotify account, lid some candles and made myself a cup of tea. I guess I’m all ready for the new season 🙂 Not only ready, but very excited as well. What you guys don’t know is that I’ve started this year badly. I was very unsure, a bit lost and unhappy. And after sleepless nights I thought I’ll just go with it. With my attitude, my days changed. And my year has slowly turned around.

So if you’re still unhappy, a bit lost or just unsatisfied with what’s going on at the minute, take this chance and start over. Make this new season a new beginning! I know good things come for those who wait, but better things are coming for those who work for it 🙂 pink mac affordable new season

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Dress – H&M | Shoes – H&M | Bag – Ted Baker | Coat/Mac – Primark

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Three looks – Black and Bold

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EN   For a while now I’ve been thinking of creating outfit videos, I find them more entertaining and I finally decided to go for it. I’ve been listening to Beyonce – Haunted for too many hours lately so I got inspired by this song to come up with three, dark outfits. Have a look and find the details of the outfits at the end of the post.

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RO   De ceva vreme ma gandeam sa incep sa creez filmulete cu tinute, mi se par mai interactive – asa ca saptamana trecut am hotarat sa nu mai aman, ce-o fi o fi! Am ascultat piesa Haunted – Beyonce de prea multe ori in ultima vreme, asa ca am hotarat sa creez trei tinute inspirate de melodie. Va invit sa vizionati filmuletul, detaliile tinutelor le-am scris la finalul postarii. 

 

Outfit 1: 

Handmade dress – Romania

Lipstick – Rimmel

Earrings – Topshop

Outfit 2:

Top (bodysuit) – Jolidon

Skirt – Local store, Manchester

Boots – Ego.co.uk

Faux Leather Jacket – Local Store, Manchester

Outfit 3:

Green top – H&M

Trousers – Primark

Shoes – zara

Faux Leather Jacket – Local Store, Manchester

 

♥ Andra

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My ‘go to’ autumn look

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EN   Today is all about the simplest way to look put together this autumn, but be comfortable at the same time. I found this knitted dress at UrbanOutfitters and it’s extremely comfortable. For autumn, I like to wear loose dresses, soft enough to be able to layer them on top. The shape of the dress is flattering for anyone, it gives you room to breath and it’s not too short. And you’ll probably wear it with a pair of tights so it’s already better. But what makes the dress more special for me, is the fact that it’s backless and has a turtle neck at the same time. It’s quite a contrast, don’t you think?

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RO   Astazi va arat tinuta mea cea mai purtata in zilele de toamna. Ideea e ca prefer de mii de ori sa port o rochie cu colanti – e mult mai comod si e usor de accesorizat. Rochia de azi e de la Urban Outfitters si m-a atras instant la ea faptul ca are guler ridicat si spatele gol in acelasi timp – mi se pare o combinatie mai greu de gasit. De asemenea, o rochie in stilul asta e perfecta pentru orice forma a corpului: vine usor mulata pe langa talie iar apoi mai larguta. Si lungimea vine la fix – poate fi putin cam scurta daca esti mai inalta, insa toamna oricum purtam colanti asa ca eu zic ca putem alege rochii sau fuste mai scurte decat de obicei. 

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♥ Andra

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Cape (in) Town

autumn fall outfit cape EN   Now here’s something I never thought I’d wear – a cape. But then I hated heels until I was 17 so you never know where life takes you. But this time I have to say I made the right decision – it’s quite a statement piece and it was really affordable, as I found it in yes, Primark! It looks quite tight around the shoulders but I swear it’s soo comfortable, it’s like a loose sweater but more posh. Capes are totally in this season (apparently) so I am pretty sure you’ll see more coming in the stores. One risk is that they can make you look bulky – so try a darker colour and maybe go for a smaller size. Also opt for a shorter version and wear something tight underneath to accentuate your silhouette. And if you don’t want to spend too much money on a trendy (but not very practical) coat – try Primark or SheInside.

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RO   Uite ceva ce n-am crezut niciodata ca o sa port: o pelerina. Insa pana pe la 17 ani am fost total impotriva tocurilor, asa ca n-ai de unde stii unde te duce destinul. Dar trebuie sa recunosc ca am facut o alegere tare buna. Am gasit pelerina intamplator, la Primark. Pret avantajos, asa ca am zis de ce nu.. E super comoda, chiar daca poate nu pare, e ca un pulover gros si larg, doar ca mai elegant. Iarna asta se poarta trendul asta, asa ca astept sa apara noi modele si culori. Un singur risc pe care l-am observat: o pelerina mai mare va poate face sa pareti mai plinute. Ideea e sa alegeti o culoare mai inchisa si eventual o marime mai mica decat de obicei. Trebuie sa fie cat mai mica pe langa umeri, sa se aseze frumos. Alegeti o pelerina mai scurta, si purtati-o cu ceva mai mulat in partea de jos pentru a va accentua silueta. Altfel riscati sa aratati ca un cartofior trendy. Investiti intr-o pelerina de genul asta cu gandul ca nu e prea practica. E interesanta, e ceva nou, insa nu va tine de cald. Iar daca va tenteaza dar aveti un buget mai limitat, incercati locuri precum Primark sau SheInside.
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Cape and Sunglasses – Primark

Dress – Orsay

Boots – zara

Lipstick – Rimmel

 

♥ Andra

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How to Bring Autumn (Fall) in your Home

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EN  I probably said this before, but I don’t have a favourite season. I love all seasons, I grew up lucky enough to live in a country with four proper seasons. So my favourite time of the year is the beginning of every season. I love change, it gives me the opportunity to change my home decor, to come up with creative ideas for cooking, to change my wardrobe, to get excited over everything basically. So I thought I’ll share with you some easy ideas to make your home more cozy and in line with the autumn season.

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RO  Mereu mi-a fost prea greu sa aleg un anotimp preferat, insa recent am ajuns la o concluzie: nu am unul. Pentru mine perioada preferata e inceputul fiecarui anotimp. Fiecare anotimp are ceva aparte si cred ca asta-mi lipeste cel mai mult in Anglia – varietatea. Imi place in special aceasta perioada pentru ca e o schimbare – o ocazie sa-ti schimbi garderoba, sa vii cu noi idei de gatit, sa-ti redecorezi prin casa… e o ocazie sa experimentezi, iar asta ma tenteaza cel mai mult. Asa ca pentru ziua de astazi am vrut sa va impartasesc cateva idei simple de a va redecora casa in ton cu toamna.

 

1. Take out your pillows and blankets – the more, the better!

1. Scoate afara paturile si pernele – cu cat mai multe, cu-atat mai bine!

autumn fall home decor2. Put some books on your bedside table – autumn is about spending time indoors, reading more. And if you see the books more often, it will inspire you more to grab one and read it.

2. Ia cateva carti din biblioteca si pune-le pe noptiera, pe post de decor. Toamna ne petrecem mai mult timp in casa la caldura, iar daca ai cartile in preajma ta, te inspira sa iei una s-o citesti.  
autumn fall home decor book paris eiffel 3. Candles, of course. I like to use smelly ones as well, I always go with the AirWick ones, with a vanilla scent. If you want to see how I did the white bottles, click here, it’s an old DIY project of mine. 

3. Lumanari, desigur. Imi place sa le combin si cu lumanari parfumate, de obicei le cumpar pe cele de la AirWick, cu aroma de vanilie. Daca vreti sa vedeti cu am facut sticlele albe, click aici , e un proiect mai vechi de-al meu. autumn fall decor candles diy

4. Store your leaf tea in jars, just use old jars and paper tissue for a minimal cost.

4. Pastreaza ceaiul in borcane. Ai nevoie de cateva borcane vechi si niste servetele si nu te costa mai nimic. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

5. Bake more using apples and cinnamon, your whole house will smell amazing! I also like to open oranges and use walnuts for decor. 

5. Alege sa coci deserturi cu mere si scortisoara, iar casa ta va mirosi de vis! Poti sa folosesti ca decor la servirea mesei un pumn de nuci, sau intr-un borcan pus in geam. autumn fall baking apples healthy porridgeautumn fall food

Happy Autumn! 

♥ Andra

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At the Cottage

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While my previous post was me just telling you about how pretty my last weekend was, today I want to share with you some of my favourite photos from our trip to the Lake District. I usually avoid taking too many landscape pictures just because I find them a tiny bit boring. So this post is a summary of my favourite photos from the trip, a mix of everything.

And for the first time, Dan messed around my blog and wrote some words of wisdom. He probably didn’t see it coming, but I thought I’d leave them on. Wine not?

 

‘Sooo, let me tell you about Dan. He has been so great lately – it is difficult to express it in words. First and foremost, he is sooo sexy and with a charming smile. Even I, which some might argue – am used to his smile, cannot resist it.’

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Daca in postarea anterioara am vorbit despre cat de frumos a fost la cabana, acum am zis sa va si arat cum a fost in cateva poze. Lake District e o zona cu lacuri aproape de Manchester, o zona turistica plina de trasee, dieverse activitati in aer liber si multe multe cabane. Daca alegeti sa veniti prin zona, va recomand cu drag Lake District doar pentru ca e ceva mai diferit. Iar eu una m-am indragostit de zona rurala a Angliei si nu de marele orase precum Londra. Zona rurala mi se pare mult mai romantica si mai autentica. 

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Chic and comfortable at the same time

Comfortable dressI feel most comfortable in dresses. And when I say this, many girls will be like: ‘Oh, really? Yeah right..’ Just because many of us may associate a dress with something sexy, but uncomfortable to wear on a daily basis. But what I like to do is wear dresses that are not very tight and go well with tights, perfect for the colder weather. I got this dress for the Christmas dinner last year. But I find it such a great choice for everyday. Pair it with tights and you’re good to go to Uni.

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Foarte des aleg sa port rochii sau fuste. Ma simt cel mai confortabil in ele. De-aceea de multe ori caut modele mai largute, care sa-mi permita sa ma misc in voie. Iar cu o pereche de colanti si o pereche de botine sau cizme, ma simt perfect pentru vremea asta! Rochia de azi am luat-o pentru cina de Craciun de anul trecut. Se observa greu in poze, insa are trase fire aurii printre material. Dar cu niste colanti maro nu mai pare asa eleganta si mi se pare super pentru o tinuta de zi cu zi. 

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I wore a Forever 21 dress, New Look necklace, Bulova watch, ELF lipstick, Primark boots. Here’s an inspirational board based on my outfit:

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Video: Two easy outfits

I’ve been thinking lately about creating more videos regarding my looks. I feel they are more interactive and, perhaps, interesting. That’s why I filmed two outfits, more as a test. To see how it goes and to see if you’d like it. The second outfit was already posted recently, with the pink dress and I apologise for this! However, it is still different and interesting to watch. Please let me know what you think. Should I make more videos like this? Your advice is very important, as it helps me grow 🙂

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M-am tot gandit zilele trecute ca as face parca mai multe filmulete in care sa prezint mai multe tinute / idei de a combina o piesa.. sau ceva asemanator. Asa ca am filmat in doua zile si am creat un mic filmulet mai mult pe post de test. Cea de-a doua tinuta se repeta, tocmai v-am aratat-o. Imi cer scuze pentru asta, dar va asigur ca tot e ceva diferit. Mie personal imi place ideea de film, mi se pare mai interactiv si interesant. Dar astept parerile voastre. Ce spuneti? Sa imi dedic timpul pentru mai multe filmulete de acest gen? Mai jos aveti prima incercare. Nu ezitati sa-mi dati un feedback 🙂

 

 

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