Dress to impress

dress to impress Chickwish green skirt vintage lookWhen I saw this skirt I new it’s going to be mine. I have waited quite a while to purchase it, as it was a bit expensive and available online only. It was too much of a risk, so I waited for the perfect opportunity: half price sale! This is my strategy. If I see something I really really like but it’s a bit pricy I want to see it in a shop, try it on and feel the fabric. If that’s not possible I make sure I can return it for free without too much fuss. If I like something but I don’t dream about it, I’ll wait. That’s what I did and I’m glad. Otherwise I would have regretted buying it at full price, which I think it was too high based on the fact that I have it now. It’s true, the design is beautiful. And because it’s so big and voluminous I don’t need anything else to create a special outfit.

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Decand am vazut fusta asta prima data am stiut ca vreau sa o am si eu. Dar pentru ca se gasea doar online la preturi putin piperate n-am vrut sa risc. Nu stiam nimic legat de calitatea ei, returnarile erau mai complicate…asa ca am asteptat. Si bine-am facut! Am achizitionat-o la pret redus (jumatate), un pret pe care-l consider mai corect raportat la calitate, acum ca am fusta in fata ochilor. Si asta vreau sa va spun fetelor: sa nu va grabiti. Sa nu cumparati ceva ce nu sunteti convinse 100% ca va trebuie, daca nu e ceva la ce visati zi si noapte. Spun asta si pentru ca stiu cat de greu e sa returnezi ceva in Romania. Eu din cauza asta m-am invatat sa fiu asa. In Anglia, insa, ai timp o luna sa te razgandesti cu conditia sa nu porti hainele. Am prietene care cumpara tot ce le place la prima vedere. Merg acasa, probeaza, iar dupa o saptamana returneaza mai mult de jumatate din ce-au cumparat. Ele isi permit sa fie mai nehotarate, insa stiu ca acasa nu avem luxul asta. Si pana la urma poate fi si risipa de timp: impacheteaza, du-te inapoi la magazin… Eu prefer varianta mea: daca nu simti fluturi in stomac, nu cumpara produsul. Asteapta putin si vezi ce se intampla. 

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Skirt – Chicwish

Top – Primark – I cut it myself like that!

Shoes – Zara

Bag – Vintage

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The office look

I hope you all had a great Christmas! My holiday was wonderful. And yes, a bit too short. Now it’s time for the new year resolutions. And even if it sounds a bit ‘blah’, I always make them. For me, it’s another opportunity to get more motivated and more organised. So yes, challenge accepted!

Another thing that January brings is the enormous sales! Which brings me to the actual topic of today: bargains. And, more specific: my new blazer from H&M which costed 10 pounds. I think it’s a perfect piece for an office look: it’s simple, but with interesting details, the colour is not plain at all and it just adds femininity to the outfit. This is my latest bargain and I hope to add some new pieces to my wardrobe soon! I have something on my mind.. it’s a secret… it’s Victoria’s secret..

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Dragi prietenti, sper ca ati avut parte de-un Craciun minunat! Al meu a fost unul frumos, insa prea scurt! M-am bucurat din plin de el. Iar acum am in gand sa-mi fac un plan personal pentru 2014. Stiu ca suna a cliseu, dar pentru mine chiar functioneaza. E o ocazie pentru a ma gandi la ce vreau sa fac sa cresc. Inca nu e gata lista.. dar sper s-o completez curand. 

Si alta lista pe care trebuie (musai) s-o completez in Ianuarie, e lista de cumparaturi! Sunt o mare fana a reducerilor iar in Anglia mereu am de unde-alege. Si-asa am ajuns in sfarsit la topicul acestei postari: noua mea achizitie la reduceri, de la H&M – un sacouas tare dragut, la pretul de aproximativ 55 lei. Mi se pare o piesa de rezistenta pentru o tinuta office. In poze vedeti o Andra cam racita, de-aceea nu prea fotogenica. Si de-aceea doar cateva poze. Insa sper sa va faceti o idee si fugiti repede la H&M daca va place, sa-l mai prindeti! 

purple blazer, casual office look, H&M, sale, reductions, bargain

Office look Office look Office lookHappy New Year everyone!

❤ Andra

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Shop for sale

shooping effected Isn’t it ironic that every time there’s a big sale on, your budget is quite limited? That’s what it always happens to me.. But this time we had to go shopping, especially for Mr Dan. I must say that I was really happy with many offers the shops have offered. Unfortunately, the new collections are in and the sales are slowly disappearing. So if you haven’t checked anything yet, it’s you last chance! I know the high street brands always have something on sale. But I was pleased to check the premium brands which offered many tempting prices. I love to go shopping when there’s a big sale, because I always find something cool and cheap. However, I try and go early in the morning to avoid all the craziness and waiting lines. After that, I look at really nice pieces and the ones that have been reduced a lot, unless I have a specific purpose, to buy a specific item. I always check more expensive shops, to see what they have. Sometimes they can have great bargains, so don’t be afraid to visit some! And I always prefer to go in-store. I feel that shops will offer more products in store than online.. maybe it’s just me, but that’s what I’ve noticed. And I am also very picky. Because Sale means cheaper, so we might be more determined to buy something. Well, not really! I wouldn’t buy something just because it’s reduced and I don’t love it or doesn’t fit me. I did this mistake in the past, and I ended up never wearing that.

Incet, incet se termina marile reduceri prin Manchester. Trebuie sa recunosc ca n-am profitat prea mult de ele, insa am cautat una-alta. Si am vazut numeroase oferte foarte bune. Ce imi place mult aici e ca atunci cand sunt reduceri, apoi sunt reduceri! 50-70%, branduri mai populare, de calitate foarte buna care de-obicei nu sunt accesibile pentru un buget de student (de exemplu Steve Madden, Ted Baker, French Connection). Si pentru ca fiecare o ia razna cand sunt reduceri, am cateva metode de-a evita asta: incerc sa merg la shopping dimineata, in timpul saptamanii sa evit cozile si inghesuiala. Mereu intru in magazine ceva mai scumpe, sa vad ce ofera si ele…de multe ori au preturi foarte bune! Prefer sa merg in magazine, decat sa le verific site-urile online..am impresia ca mereu au mai multe produse in magazin. Sigur, aici le excludem pe cele prezente doar online, gen Asos. Mereu sunt pretentioasa. Doar pentru ca un produs e redus, nu inseamna ca trebuie sa fiu mai indulgenta. Am patit sa-mi cumpar ceva chiar daca nu eram asa convinsa, insa …era ieftin. Ei bine… cu atat am ramas, ca pana la urma n-am mai purtat nimic. Si tot legat de pret, imi place sa ma uit la reducerile mari (min. 50%) prima data. 10% reducere pentru mine nu inseamna SALE, inseamna oferta promotionala…ceea ce nu ma prea atrage.  

shopping bagsI was wearing: Zara top / H&M Skirt / LYDC Bag / H&M shoesPink look Pink shoes

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