My Love for Vintage

botanical garden and a vintage outfit

EN ¬†Since I was a little girl, I was extremely interested in what clothes I could find in my grandma and mum’s closet. The older, the better! I always loved the idea of having a piece of clothing that has a bit of history. I also love the idea of having something unique. And most importantly, I love how the vintage clothes are more feminine, which is totally my style.

I used to go to thrift shops all the time back home in Romania. But here in Manchester it seems that more girls share my passion, so it’s quite hard to find a proper thrift store. They’re all quite commercial and too expensive for my liking. And that’s why I usually go to fairs ūüôā Today you see me in one of my favourite and most comfortable outfits for this summer: top from a kilo sale, skirt and bag from a thrift store in Romania, belt from my mum since she was my age, the scarf and sandals from Primark. I feel excellent in this outfit and I hope to inspire you to go and dig out your closet, wear some old clothes for the sake of great memories and to be more environmentally friendly!

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RO   De mica mi-a placut sa cotrobai prin dulapurile bunicilor. Era o distractie maxima cand mergeam la tara si mai gaseam ceva prin pod. Cu cat erau hainele mai vechi, cu atat ma fascinau mai mult. Iar mama de obicei imi povestea cum a ajuns sa cumpere materialul si cum i-a venit ideea, cateodata avea si poze si era absolut minunat! Cu timpul mi-am format obiceiul sa ma duc prin magazine second-hand si aveam cateva locatii cheie. 

Insa ajunsa la Manchester mi-am dat seama ca aici treaba e mai populara si majoritatea magazinelor sunt cu haine mai alese si (muult) mai scumpe. Asa ca mi-e mai greu sa gasesc comori ascunse, dar pasiunea a ramas. In zile ploioase pot sa ma pierd cu orele printre magazine. Imi plac enorm hainele vintage, sa stiu ca au povestea lor, sa stiu ca sunt unice si, cel mai important, imi place ca majoritatea sunt foarte feminine Рun stil vestimentar care ma caracterizeaza si ma avantajeaza. 

Tinuta de astazi e in principal compusa din haine vintage, sau mai direct spus, second-hand! Bluza e de la un eveniment kilo sale din Manchester, fusta si geanta sunt din Baia Mare, cureaua a fost a mamei de cand era de varsta mea, iar fularul si sandalele sunt noi, de la Primark. E una din tinutele in care ma simt excelent si sper sa va inspir si pe voi sa cotrobaiti prin dulapuri si sa mai purtati din hainele vechi, de dragul amintirilor si de dragul de-a fi mai¬†eco friendly! ūüôā

vintage outfit in the botanical garden

botanical garden and a vintage look

botanical garden

botanical garden

vintage look in the botanical garden

vintage outfit in the botanical garden

Photos taken at the Botanical Garden in Montreal, Canada

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Ode to Dan

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Ibiza

EN ¬†The thing is that the main reason I still have this blog is because of Dan. He’s the one who makes time to take my photos, he’s the one who doesn’t mind me telling him I don’t like 99% of the photos, he’s the one who encourages me to go on doing something that I love. And because this week we celebrate his birthday, I want us to celebrate his input for this blog as well. I took out my external hard disk and looked through old photos of us just to prove to you that I can take cool photos as well!. I wanted to show you more of the guy I love, because today’s post is not about me anymore, today’s post is about Dan. Happy Birthday, my dear best friend!

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RO   Motivul principal pentru care inca sunt activa pe blog, este Dan. El e cel care mereu isi face timp sa imi faca poze, el e cel care nu se supara cand sterg 99% din poze pentru ca nu-mi plac, el e cel care ma incurajeaza mereu sa fac ceea ce-mi place. Si desi stie dinainte ce poze am facut, mereu e entuziasmat sa citeasca noua postare. Si pentru ca saptamana asta ii sarbatorim ziua de nastere, m-am gandit ca se potriveste la fix sa-l sarbatorim si aici pe blog. Vedeti voi, el nu e asa extrovertit ca mine, dar nu stie ce surpriza i-am pregatit! Am facut o selectie de poze cu el, sa va arat ca si eu ma pricep la fotografiat! Pe mine ma cunoasteti destul de bine, asa ca am zis sa-l cunoasteti si pe Dan Рastazi el e personajul principal pe www.andradorolti.com. La Multi Ani, dragul meu iubit! 

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Blackpool

 

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Dan and Andra in 2009

 

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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.

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RO   Imi place enorm inceputul fiecarui sezon, cand e timpul sa ne reorganizam complet garderoba. Imi aduc aminte de cand eram la liceu Рimi 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 Рinsa 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

 

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My Must Have Tech Gear

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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 Gear list. It’s a list of 5 things that can be very practical nowadays and I will tell you how I use them.

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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 Рcand 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 Р5 tehnologii care ma ajuta sa fiu mai practica si mai eficienta. Sper sa te inspire! 

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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.

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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 Рcarti audio de la Amazon. 

frends headphones tech gear

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? These are defo a must have tech gear!

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.¬†

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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. It’s romantic to own books, but this tech gear is very practical.

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5. Kindle РEbook: 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. 

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What’s your favourite tech gear tool?¬†

‚ô• Andra

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