We’re all in this together

It’s funny how things work.. Last month I had a flicker of creativity, wrote an article quickly and before I knew it, I pressed publish. And there it was. Out for the world to see my weakness. Me, a typical Aries – stubborn, ambitious and with too much personality. So for me to say I couldn’t handle it, was not easy at all.

I was overwhelmed with the messages and the amount of people that contacted me afterwards. First, everyone wanted to know if I’m ok, how I feel and if they could help. It made me feel incredible to see that many people that care.

Secondly, I felt like I started my version of a #metoo campaign. So many of you told me how you’ve been struggling, how you couldn’t do it anymore. And that, basically, we all deal with issues and it’s not as easy breezy – and that it’s harder and harder to find the best opportunity to talk about these things. How do you start a conversation about “I can’t do this anymore?”. In my case, this is how I started the conversation and I ended up talking with many beautiful friends that all had challenges much bigger than mine.

It gave me peace to share this with others and it gave you peace to share your problems with me.

We’re all in this together.

I’m wearing: dress from Shein and the bag belongs to Dan’s grandma. She used it when she was my age, to take food to workers on the fields. It’s older than me and yet, the trendiest accessory for this summer.

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I’m really bad at this

It’s one thing I’ve always kind of ignored or not paid too much attention to. It all started when I was a child and realised that I was allergic to all my favourite watches and bracelets. My doctor told me that the only metals I can wear is silver, gold and titanium. I was relieved to know what the issue to all my problems was and I suddenly decided to get rid of accessories. It is a bit tricky because I do love accessories, I always admired those girls who use jewellery to change a whole outfit. But you see, I was never good at that because I couldn’t and still can’t wear much. At the moment I have a couple of watches I always change and my rings have been the same for more than a year now. I don’t usually wear earrings, unless I go out. And they all end up in my bag after a couple of hours, when the allergy starts to kick in and I feel uncomfortable.

But I’ve learnt how to play with outfits by keeping it simple with accessories. One trick of mine is: coloured/matchy shoes. Now this is where I like to have fun. Leopard prints, glitter, bright colours – I do have loads of pretty shoes that would make any outfit stand out. I do keep them for special occasions, but they are my accessories. Another favourite of mine is bags. My daily bags are colourful, but also practical. For someone who is not good at accessorising their outfit, all I can say is – invest in just a couple of pieces. Don’t spend too much on pretty things, they’ll end up in a closet. Pick colours that you love. And when you’re lost, just borrow some bits from your friends. Some of us don’t have time to change our bags twice a week, our watch every day and our bracelets on a weekly basis. And that’s okay.

Skirt – Topshop | Top – Zara | Shoes – New Look | Bag – Michael Kors | Watch – Daniel Wellington | Blue ring – Santorini

 

 

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Lust for Life

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We’re a generation that struggles to get a house and settle down. We don’t like saving. We’d rather enjoy our youth and spend our money on travelling, experiences and too many drinks over the weekend. But you know what? Life is short. And it’s a lesson I’ve learnt again after the tragic event that happened in Manchester. It’s so sad and scary and just so unfair. What am I personally gonna do about it? Spread positivity and enjoy the privilege of being alive, healthy and free to enjoy this beautiful world. We’re so damn lucky.

Dress – French Connection (find it here)

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The Coolest Midi Dress

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EN  I think this is the coolest casual midi dress I’ve ever spotted! Seen from the front it looks just like a plain comfy dress. But it’s actually quite magical! The skirt is so dense, that when you walk or the wind blows, it flows a bit. And the cherry on top is the fact that is backless! I used to wear backless things all the time when I was younger, I don’t know why I stopped really. It’s such a fun thing, especially in the summer! And I know some of you might be afraid because it’s always hard to wear it with a bra – that’s why I’m gonna share with you my wisdom: wear a colourful funky bra underneath to complement the outfit and you’re good to go! 🙂

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RO  Cred ca asta-i cea mai faina rochie midi casual pe care-as fi putut-o gasi la un pret atat de avantajos! La prima vedere pare o simpla rochie din bumbac, perfecta pentru o tinuta lejera. Insa rochia asta are cateva secrete! In primul rand, fusta e facuta din foarte mult material asa ca atunci cand cobori scarile sau vantul sufla usor, se ridica si creeaza niste valuri extraordinare. Iar cireasa de pe tort e spatele gol! Am si uitat ce mult imi plac mie hainele cu spatele gol… Si stiu ca uneori ne e greu sa purtam haine de genul pentru ca ne e dificl sa gasim sutienul potrivit. Ei bine, vara e mult mai usor – eu merg pe optiunea: un sutien care sa complimenteze tinuta, ceva colorat, ceva diferit – si gata, am rezolvat problema! 🙂

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Midi Dress – H&M | Hat – H&M | Shoes – Benvenutti | Bra – Victoria’s Secret | Bag – Ted Baker | Necklace – Claire’s

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How to Rock Sunglasses in 2016

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EN  For years I refused to wear sunglasses even if I was blinded by the sun. I absolutely hated how I looked with sunglasses on, but thankfully things changed and went even a bit too far. I love my sunnies now and I like experimenting. I will always choose the weirdest shapes and try them on. Of course that 90% of them look too weird on me and they’re a pass, but I did manage to add to my collection some cool ones that actually complement my face. I do love my Ray Bans and Police – they are high quality, classic, just perfect.

However, this blog post is all about experimenting with style. It’s all about convincing you to go and buy a pair. So I decided to make a list of very affordable brands that still look really cool and are for completely different looks. I’m trying to convince you to have a go and play with sunglasses, you’ll have fun! It’s all about practice and using some tips. So it’s time for me to share my wisdom with you on how to rock sunglasses this spring/summer:


RO  Ani de zile am refuzat categoric sa port ochelari de soare. Eram de-a dreptul ingrozita de cum aratam cu ei. Si acum am in minte imaginea cu mine in fata oglinzii total descurajata de cum arat cu ochelari de soare. Ajunsesem la concluzia ca nu sunt facuta pentru asta. Insa cu norocul totul a luat o intorsatura – nu numai ca port ochelari de soare des, dar mi-am achizitionat niste modele tare ciudate. Ma duc in magazine si nu ma atrag decat ramele iesite din comun, culorile diferite. Asa ca azi vreau sa va arat cateva perechi din colectie.

Desi trebuie sa recunosc ca cel mai adesea aleg perechea preferata de Ray Ban, sau clasicii Police, astazi va vorbesc doar despre ochelari ieftini. Pentru ca vreau ca postarea de azi sa fie pentru oricine. Si mai vreau sa va incurajez sa incercati sa experimentati cu ochelarii de soare – de aceea nu va voi recomanda niciodata sa investiti o suma mare daca nu sunteti hotarate. Vreau sa vedeti ca doar schimband ochelarii de soare, am cu totul o alta tinuta. Pentru mine e tare fain si e o metoda usoara de-a schimba un look. Am creat conceptul in limba engleza, dar scrieti-mi un comentariu daca nu intelegeti totul, va stau la dispozitie oricand. Iar acum, sa-i dam drumul!

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*This pair was gifted to me by CheapAssSunglasses.com. Buy them online here.

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How to wear Pastel Floral this Spring

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EN  I am a fan of pastels, but not florals – but today I managed to fall in love with my new Pastel Floral Dress from Glamorous. And on top of that, I’m in the mood of actually buying some more. I’ve noticed I do have a pattern in choosing what I like, so I don’t feel overwhelmed by so much flower power. And here is what I found: First of all, mixing the pastel floral with white makes it look more premium and easy on the eyes. Secondly, the outfit should be summer like: flowy, with bare legs or shoulders. I also like to wear it with minimum make up and natural hair. I wouldn’t mix floral patterns either if it’s not my cup of tea. Don’t get me wrong, some girls are rocking different prints and they look stunning, but this is more of a “beginner’s guide”. Last but not least, big chunky sweaters can replace the casual coat to give it more of a feminine touch. And that’s how I would wear pastel florals, let me know what’s your choice in a comment below 🙂

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RO  Sunt o mare fana a pastelurilor, insa nu a printului floral. Insa de data asta m-am indragostit de o rochie ce le combina pe amandoua. Ba mai mult decat atat, parca-mi place tare mult combinatia si-mi fug ochii tot dupa printuri asemanatoare. Raman oricum rezervata la capitolul print floral si am observat ca am un stil aparte care mi se pare acceptabil. Asa ca am zis sa va impartasesc si voua cateva idei de-a incerca printul asta. In primul rand, albul in combinatie cu orice face tinuta mai eleganta si printul mai discret. A doua abordare e o tinuta lejera de vara, cu volanase si preferabil picioare/spate/umeri goi si un machiaj minimalist, cu par natural. Iar in loc de geaca, un pulover mare si pufos deasupra. Un ultim sfat e sa ai doar un obiect vestimentar cu print floral. Nu zic, unele fete combina diverse printuri intr-un mod extraordinar – dar asta e un “ghid de incepatori” la capitolul asta, so don’t push it. Cam asta-i musai pentru mine sa ma simt bine in haine pastelate si inflorite. Voi cum abordati acest stil? Nu ezitati sa-mi scrieti mai jos! 🙂 

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how to wear pastel floral this spring

how to wear pastel floral this spring

how to wear pastel floral this spring

how to wear pastel floral this spring

how to wear pastel floral this spring

how to wear pastel floral this spring

Pastel Floral Dress – Glamorous |  Blue Boots – Zara |  Pastel Floral Sunglasses – Primark | Flower Necklace – Claire’s

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Oldie but Goldie

ted baker santorini summer love story EN    I bought this dress a while ago and I wore it a couple of times already. However, I just can’t get enough of it. I keep finding the perfect moment to wear it – or maybe the dress is perfect for any moment…I don’t know. Last time I wore it when watching the sunset with Dan, in Santorini. On our way we found a local church, with the gates open – so we decided to pop in and take some photos. I already know that I’ll be keeping this dress in my closet for my daughter to wear one day. And yes, I’ve got some more items on the list starting with a top that my grand grandmother made. Now I just need to have a daughter and I’m all sorted! Do you girls do the same, or is it just me?

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RO    Am cumparat rochia asta acu’ mult timp pentru o ocazie speciala. Insa in final am ajuns sa o port foarte des. Am avut parte de multe evenimente perfecte pentru rochia asta – sau poate rochia e perfecta pentru orice eveniment. Ultima data am purtat rochia in Santorini, la o plimbare pentru a vedea apusul. Pe drum am dat de o biserica ce intamplator avea portile deschise, asa ca am hotarat sa facem cateva poze. Si am hotarat deja ca rochia asta merge la colectie – colectia de haine pe care le pastrez pentru viitoarea fiica. Am inceput colectia cand am gasit o bluza facuta de strabunica mea. Atunci am realizat ce valoare pot avea unele haine si am hotarat sa pastrez si eu cateva. Oare sunt singura, voi ati pastrat ceva de ani de zile?

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Dress – Ted Baker

Dan wore: Shirt – Tommy Hilfiger; Trousers – zara; Shoes – Primark; Hat – Local shop in Ibiza

♥ Andra

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Wedding inspiration – Part 2

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EN   When I last shared with you some nice dress designs, I found that the post was quite popular. And maybe because it’s the weeding season. I mean, come on, summer screams weddings! And at mid September I am going to be a lucky Bridesmaid so yes, it is part of my duty to look for wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses inspirations. Here it’s yet another selection of mine. And don’t worry if you’re not the bride or the bridesmaid, some of these dresses can be worn on any special occasion. I hope I gave you some good ideas, enjoy! All clothes are from Asile Style.

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RO   In urma cu ceva vreme v-am impartasit cateva rochii de ocazie pe care le-am gasit online si am realizat ca e ceva ce va intereseaza. Si nu ma mira, fiind sezonul nuntilor. Iar cand vine vorba de nunta, vrem ceva mai special, mai original. Si pentru ca voi fi si eu domnisoara de onoare in Septembrie, sa spunem doar ca mi-am petrecut prea multe ore online in cautarea unei rochii pentru prietena mea, viitoarea mireasa. Si pentru ca am mai gasit un site special, am zis sa va arat cateva idei bune, poate va inspir! Toate rochiile le gasiti la Aisle Style, UK.

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Andra

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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

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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

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