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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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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Out and about


Andra DoroltiIt’s funny how writing a blog can influence you. You see, just because I know someone is reading my blog, I have the need to apologise for not writing sooner. Because no matter if I have one reader or 100, I feel I have a responsibility for them. Other things I have learnt since blogging is to be more organised, to pay more attention to how I look and what I wear, to try and make more beautiful pictures! So yes, having a blog can definitely help improve some skills. That’s why I developed a tiny questionnaire and I would really appreciate it if you could asnwer it, to give me some feedback: click here (everything is anonymous).

And now, back to fashion! I wore yesterday this long dress from TkMaxx. In the UK, it’s not a very original look I may say, but it is something new for me, something different. What do you think?

Din instinct voiam sa imi cer scuze pentru c-am postat asa tarziu. Pentru ca, decand cu blogul, simt ca am o anumita responsabilitate pentru voi. Indiferent ca am un cititor sau 100, e un proiect pe care l-am inceput si vreau sa ma tin de cuvant. Asa ca, imi pare rau ca revin pe blog asa tarziu! Si tot datorita blogului am invatat sa fiu mai organizata, sa fiu mai atenta la cum ma imbrac si la cum fac poze – ceea ce e super! Ma bucur sa vad ca pot sa ma dezvolt, facand ceea ce-mi place. Iar legat de asta, am facut un mic chestionar, pe care v-as ruga sa il completati, pentru a-mi oferi feedback: clic aici (raspunsurile sunt anonime)

Legat de look-ul meu, am optat pentru o rochie lunga, des intalnita pe strazile din Anglia. Totusi, pentru mine e un stil nou, ce spuneti? cum vi se pare?

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Please, don’t forget to complete my survey, about my blog here. Thank you!

Nu uitati sa-mi lasati parerea voastra despre blog, aici. Multumesc mult!

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IBIZA Review

There’s some things I want to share with you if you think of going to Ibiza! First of all, don’t forget to pack a pair of sport shoes: you can go on small trips and those fancy sandals won’t be enough..Luckily I had with me a basic pair of white shoes and I used them…a lot! The island is full of nice places, so maybe you want to rent a car or a scooter. In that case, don’t forget your drivings licence!

Noah buun, daca va hotarati sa mergeti in Ibiza, va recomand cateva lucruri. In primul rand, luati-va cu voi o pereche de adidasi/tenisi. Sunt multe excursii de facut pe stanci sau alte zone unde sandalele noastre de plaja n-au ce cauta. Insula e relativ mica si plina de obiective turistice. Puteti inchiria o masina sau un scuter la un pret convenabil, dar nu uitati sa va luati cu voi carnetul de conducere!Seaside - Ibiza

When on the island, buy an equipment for snorkeling (3-15 Euros): the water is crystal clear, with many fishes. Use some bread to attract more – it’s really fun!

Ajunsi acolo, investiti intr-un echipament pentru snorkeling: ochelari si tub (intre 3-15 Euro) – apa e super limpede si puteti sa vedeti pestisorii. Ca sa atrageti mai multi, puneti prin apa bucatele de paine. swimming

Beware of the jelly-fishes! They can be very dangerous, even though they look cute and pink. They burn your skin and leave marks on it. Dan touched them while swimming on the first day. He still has the marks.. it doesn’t hurt anymore, but it’s not pleasant!

Aveti grija la meduze! Uneori mai apar prin apa, dar se vad din departare. Daca le vedeti, cautati mai bine alta plaja. Daca le atingeti, va ardeti putin pielea si va ustura..Apoi ramaneti cu cateva urme. Dan inca le mai are, din prima zi.. Nu-l doare acum deloc, dar n-a fost ceva placut! Ibiza3Andra – laughing at Dan: ‘really? those cute pink things hurt you?’ – before seeing his skin

Eu, razand de Dan ca l-au piscat niste chestii mici si roz… asta inainte sa-i vad pielea!Ibiza - beach Ibiza diving

Places I’ve been to and I recommend / Locuri unde-am fost si le recomand

IBIZA – THE OLD TOWN
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CALA DEN SERRA – CLOSE TO PORTINATX (with the bike)
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SAN MIGUEL – CAVES, BEACH AND TOWER (with the boat)
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Holiday in Ibiza

I was planning to post on the blog while on holiday, in Ibiza. However, I changed my mind once I got there. Don’t get me wrong, I love posting and writing on my blog, but I chose to enjoy the holiday to the fullest. And I’m glad I did so! Dan and I have gathered so many memories these days. We did so many things, it felt we stayed much longer than one week. Ibiza is full of surprises once you start walking. We made small trips and discovered amazing places and landscapes. Ibiza is much more than just sea and parties. It can be as interesting as you want it to be, there’s plenty of things to do and see. Please enjoy this movie I made (which I love!) and I promise to write a review about the island asap! (and some pictures, as well!)

Initial, aveam in gand sa postez in timp ce eram in vacanta, in Ibiza. Insa m-am razgandit odata ce-am ajuns acolo. Chiar daca-mi face deosebita placere sa scriu pe blog, am vrut sa ma bucur la maxim de vacanta si sa nu-mi ocup timpul cu altceva. si bine-am facut! Am avut parte de-o saptamana de vis alaturi de Dan. Am adunat o gramada de amintiri in doar cateva zile. Si-asta pentru ca am ales sa fim cat mai activi, mai ales ca amandoi ne plictisim teribil la plaja! Am facut baie, suntem si bronzati, dar insula asta merita explorata. Totul a inceput cand stateam pe prosop, uzi, sa ne uscam la soare; si-am vazut in departare o cetate, intr-un varf de deal, si-am zis: mergem? si dusi am fost. Asa a fost in fiecare zi, apoi. E-un loc frumos si sunt multe de facut aici. Deocamdata va arat un filmulet pe care l-am facut (si-l ador!) si promit sa revin cu opinii si sfaturi despre insula! (si poze, desigur!)

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Concert on top of Manchester city

Sofar in ManchesterFirst, let me tell you about the Sofar events. These are secret, intimate gigs organised inside someone’s home, in order to enjoy a good quality concert performed by emerging artists. Yesterday I went to one organised in Manchester, on the 39th floor in the Hilton Hotel. I was lucky enough to enjoy both great artists and an incredible view! There were 5 artists in total: Josephine(watch her here), Joe Banfi (watch him here), Gymnast (hear them here), Famous Villains (hear them here) and High House (hear them here). It was a great experience and I can’t wait to go to the next one! What do you think of this idea?

In primul rand, vreau sa va spun cate ceva despre evenimentele Sofar. Se organizeaza intalniri ‘secrete’ la cineva acasa, unde vin si canta diversi artisti la inceput de cariera. Ideea e sa te bucuri de concert in liniste, pentru ca deseori ei canta prin baruri unde-i galagie si e cam greu sa te bucuri de muzica lor. Ieri am fost invitata la un eveniment de genul acesta, organizat de data asta in hotelul Hilton din Manchester – o cladire imensa din sticla, de unde poti sa vezi orasul. Am avut norocul sa ne bucuram de concert in timp ce priveam casele noastre, scoala, centrul – orasul Manchester. A fost o experienta unica! Voi ce parere aveti de ideea asta? 

Josephine Sofar ManchesterJoe Banfi Sofar ManchesterGymnast Sofar ManchesterFamous Villains Sofar ManchesterHigh House Sofar Manchester Hilton View Hilton View Andra

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Clothes swap – a girl’s thing!

waste not clothes swapThis Sunday I went to a very cool event, called Waste Not Clothes Swap. I chose 5 things I don’t need anymore and brought them with me. When I got there, Allie, the organizer, welcomed us with coffee, tea and cake! After that, the swap began. I have to say I was happy to see many beautiful items, popular brands and good quality! I liked a lot of things and my biggest regret was not bringing more things, so I could take more too! And what I liked most was that I felt like when I was in High school: many girls, listening to music, eating cake, chatting about anything, trying on clothes and having fun!  I loved the event because it was more than just clothes, it was a social thing and I can’t wait for the next one! Check out the Suits&Skiprats blog to see more details about the event (rules, organizers etc) and what the others have swapped (will be on this week!)!WASTE NOT CLOTHES SWAP

Eram in liceu si aveam o prietena buna, Carmen. Noi doua eram impreuna mereu, la shopping, in oras, la scoala, la petreceri. Si cel mai fain era cand ne intalneam ba la ea, ba la mine si ne aranjam inainte de a iesi in oras. In timp ce dansam, ne aranjam parul si probam haine sa vedem care ce poarta. Si tot timpul ne imprumutam hainele. Da’ tot timpul! Si era fain, ca aveai ceva ‘nou’ in seara aia, si toate stim ce bine ne simtim cand purtam ceva pentru prima data. Da, mereu mi-a placut sa fac schimb de haine cu prietenele mele si mereu am facut-o. Ei bine, decand prin Manchester, nu  am imprumutat haine, decat de la Dan, da’ aia nu se pune!

Doar ca duminica, o tipa foarte faina a organizat un ‘schimb de haine’ oficial, unde oricine putea sa-si aduca haine de care nu mai are nevoie si sa isi ia altceva in schimb. Cumperi haine…cu haine! Si a fost o idee super! Am ‘scapat’ de niste lucruri pe care veci nu le-as mai fi purtat si m-am ales cu altele care-mi plac foarte mult!Shorts & teddy bear Shorts - details colourful outfitBright colours comfortable outfitTopshop topClothes swap not wasteThank you, girls, for everything you brought! I loved them all! 

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Vintage shopping and Lana del Rey concert

vintage shopping lana del reyI guess you wonder, why the two of them together? Well, because they match perfectly! I love Lana’s style. She made me fall in love with flowers on the head, big volume hair, vintage dresses, and vintage shoes. Of course, besides her music! I like her because she’s vibrant, always romantic and feminine.

Recent am fost la un mare targ vintage, ca presa, pentru a reprezenta revista Suits&Skiprats. Intre timp am fost si la concert Lana Del Rey (care a fost de vis!) si m-am gandit eu asa…ce bine merg cele doua stiluri impreuna! Ma inspir de la artista, imi place mult stilul ei vestimentar, make-up-ul si modul de a-si aranja parul. Si cred ca targurile vintage ne pot ajuta sa gasim multe tinute asemanatoare. 

And with all this in mind, I went together with my friend Liz to write an article about the Manchester Vintage Kilo Event. We went there to represent the Suits&Skiprats Magazine, but we had to do some shopping as well, just for the sake of research! And I have to say I was surprised. I found so many beautiful items, in very good condition. I can’t wait for the next event in Manchester. If you’re from the UK, check out their website here to see when they are coming to your city!

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I was happy to meet Georgie, who’s also a blogger 🙂  (her blog here).

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Details matter

16I have recently discovered a website with handmade jewelry: Evocateur. I love it because it’s original, with designs inspired by nature. The majority of pieces can be made of gold or silver and can contain Swarovski elements. All this sounds so good that I had to look at their collection. That’s how I made the following selections! I really enjoy doing collages, as you have probably have seen here, here or here 🙂

Am descoperit de curand un magazin online: Evocateur. Prima data mi-au atras atentia faptul ca obiectele sunt facute manual. Apoi am descoperit ca multe sunt din aur, argint sau contin elemente Swarovski. Mi s-a parut interesant, deoarece eu sunt alergica la alte metale.. asa ca m-am uitat mai mult pe-acolo si am facut o selectie si pentru voi. Daca vreti sa vedeti mai multe, intrati pe site-ul lor. Eu recomand sa va uitati in functie de colectii. 🙂Evocateur Andra Dorolti

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Dream big

dreamy morningI’ve always been a dreamer. I really believe it’s important to dream, to hope for better. Because if we want something, we’ll work for it and then, we’ll probably get it. However, I had some dreams I knew I’ll never accomplish, they’re funny though. They are:

-to become a professional dancer

-to become an actress

-to be able to eat chocolate and cakes, without damaging my body

And here’s some dreams I know they’ll come true:

-to travel the world

-to have my own shop

-to create a social business

What are YOUR dreams? 🙂

BEST DREAMS HAPPEN WHEN YOU'RE AWAKE

Mereu am fost o romantica si-o visatoare. Si chiar cred ca e important sa visam, sa aspiram la lucruri care poate pe moment par marete si cam greu de realizat. Dar daca exista o posibilitate de a le realiza, de ce nu? Si totusi, am avut cateva visuri care stiu ca nu au cum sa se materializeze, dar sunt haioase, zic eu:

-sa fiu dansatoare

-sa fiu actrita

-sa pot manca ciocolata si prajituri fara efecte secundare.. 

Dar am si visuri care stiu sigur ca se vor indeplini:

-sa calatoresc prin intreaga lume

-sa am propriul meu magazin

-sa creez un business social

Care e visul TAU? 🙂

dream bigsleepwearIn order to keep motivated, I do several things I listed below. The ideas were captured along the way, while reading and listening to inspirational articles and people.

Pentru mine e extrem de important sa fii motivat atunci cand faci ceva. Incerc sa imi imbunatatesc acest aspect de ceva vreme si incet,incet mi-am format un obicei, precum cel de mai jos.Tips for staying motivated

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