How I wear Red

spring summer trends red jumpsuit 2016

EN   I don’t often wear red, but when I do I make sure to make a statement. I tend to go with a full red outfit, I think it looks so much cooler. I also like to wear loose clothes, without any embellishments or  too many accessories.  I think the biggest thing when it comes to wearing red is – less is more. Don’t overdo it, don’t wear matchy accessories or crazy jewelry. You want to look put together, but not like you’re trying too much.

For today I chose the most basic jumpsuit ever. It’s actually from the beach collection at Primark. You’re supposed to wear it on your holiday, on top of your swimsuit and with a pair of espadrilles probably. But I decided to upgrade the look by simply wearing some cool open toe boots. And that’s pretty much it. It’s comfortable but still chic. The colour makes it really fun and perfect for these sunny days. I don’t know about you, but I love how the weather’s been lately. I’m always listening to music, having way more energy than usual, and just being really happy all the time 🙂


RO   Nu port prea des rosu, dar atunci cand port aleg o tinuta statement. Mi se pare ca e cu totul o alta tinuta atunci cand porti predominant ceva rosu. Insa ceva ce te sfatuiesc e sa nu o duci prea departe. Evita sa iti asortezi hainele cu incaltamintea si accesoriile. Nu vrei sa fii prea asortata. De asemenea, o tinuta mai lejera e mult mai chic decat o rochie rosie ca focul, mulata, poate si mai scurta ori cu spatele gol. Deja culoarea rosie e suficienta, incearca sa ai un echilibru. Vrei sa arati aranjata, dar nu ca si cum incerci prea mult. Eu iti recomand o abordare simplista, mai ales acum pentru zilele de vara – cu parul lejer, incaltaminte decupata si in culori neutre, machiaj minim. Iar ochelarii de soare pot complimenta tinuta, dupa cum spuneam si aici

Cam asta am facut eu azi – am ales un jumpsuit de la colectia de vacanta chiar. Se presupune sa-l porti pe plaja, peste costumul de baie. Insa eu am zis ca merge mai bine-asa cu botinele mele decupate. Mai ales ca nu merg degraba la plaja. Si oricum, mereu imi place sa experimentez. Materialul e atat de comod, iar croiul e super lejer – la fix pentru o zi petrecuta prin oras, la soare. Voi purtati rosu des? Si daca da, cum? 

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Jumpsuit – Primark | Shoes – New Look | Sunglasses – CheapAssSunglasses.com

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Big shout out to Thuy for taking the pics – check out her work here.

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Ski Holiday in Austria – Budget Planner

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EN  Hello again, dear friends! I have just come back from a perfect ski holiday in Austria and thought to myself – why not give you a small guide on how to replicate my perfect holiday, in case you’re a ski fan. So here it goes, some tips and some information about how much money you need to spend:

I always rented an apartment with family and friends. We believe it’s easier to have an apartment and cook your own food. Being on the ski slopes all day, you usually have 2 main meals and you never know what time you’ll be back. This way you don’t depend on anyone and you make your own schedule. Renting an apartment varies, but you can find good places with €150-€200 per couple, per week. Best place to book a place is Interchalet.

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RO  Saluut! Am lipsit putin ce-i drept, insa am avut motive serioase: am petrecut un concediu tare placut in Austria la ski. Si cum imi place mie de obicei, am ales sa va fac un mic rezumat cu ce trebuie sa stiti daca va organizati si voi sa mergeti si cam cat va costa un astfel de concediu. 

In primul rand, cazarea: noi mereu am mers pe principiul de a inchiria un apartament pe familie/prieteni. Asa nu ne constrange nimic, ne gatim noi singuri si e mai usor. Fiind toata ziua la ski, organizam de obicei doua mese mari si la ore total diferite. Uneori suntem mai obositi, alteori mai matinali…asa ca e mai bine sa nu depinzi de vreun program la hotel. E si cel mai avantajos din punct de vedere financiar: in medie e undeva pe la €150 – €200 de cuplu pe o saptamana. Cel mai bun site de cazare, din punctul nostru de vedere, e Interchalet.

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EN  Food there is similar with UK prices so you can buy there all your stuff. If you decide to eat on top of the mountains, you’ll pay around €15-€20 per person. They serve good quality food in those cottages with superb views, they also have great beer and mulled wine at very good prices.

The ski passes can be a bit pricey, but the more days you buy them for, the cheaper they get. It’s around €200 per person for a 5 day season. But you can pay slightly less or more, depending on the area you’re going to. All ski areas are beautiful and worth visiting, in my opinion. However, because it’s quite warm these days, choose something at a higher altitude just to make sure the snow is plenty. Details about prices, ski slopes and everything around Kitzbuhel – are all here.

ski holiday austria

RO  Mancarea e significant mai scumpa decat in Romania. Din Romania e usor, te urci in masina si incarci bagajele cu cateva cumparaturi. Asa e cel mai bine, macar alimente de baza pentru primele mese. Daca alegi sa mananci in oras, e plin de cabane in varful muntilor cu peisaje deosebite. O masa e in jur de €15-€20 de persoana, iar calitatea mancarii e foarte buna. Berea si vinul fiert se gasesc la orice loc la preturi okay. 

Cel mai mare cost e accesul la partii. Un bilet pe un sezon de 5 zile e undeva la €200, depinde de zona pe care o alegeti, adica numarul de partii. Toate partiile pe care le-am vazut m-au impresionat. Insa pentru ca e tot mai cald iernile, va sugerez undeva la altitudini mai mari. Asa va asigurati ca partia e okay, altfel skiati mai mult pe zapada artificiala sau moale. De data asta noi am fost in zona Kitzbuhel, o zona foarte intinsa. Detalii cu partii, preturi, altitudini etc – le aflati aici

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EN  You’ll find loads of buses that offer free transportation to different ski areas. So look for this when booking your accommodation, if you don’t have a car. You’ll need some sort of transportation, unless you live just next to a base.

Bring some FastumGel or any other type of pain killer remover for your muscles. If you are not in the greatest shape, you can pull your muscles easily – depending on how much you ski. Don’t overdo it from the first day! It’s a holiday, but it is an intense work out.

ski holiday austriaRO  Transportul la partii e foarte important. De cele mai multe ori aveti de mers si cel mai comod e sa aveti o masina. Insa daca nu aveti, e plin de autobuze care va transporta gratuit doar cu ski pass-ul pe care oricum l-ati luat. La casa de bilete va pot oferi informatii cu statii, orar, tot ce trebuie.

Desi e un concediu, poate fi obositor mai ales daca nu sunteti in cea mai buna conditie fizica. Nu exagerati din prima zi si va recomand sa luati cu voi creme de tip Fastum Gel pentru musculatura. Pentru mine cel putin a fost destul de obositor, dar poate si pentru ca am incercat sa ma tin dupa Dan – n-am cazut decat zilnic. 

ski holiday austria

EN   And last but not least, go at least one day to a spa! You need it, and there are some beautiful ones. You can go to local ones for about €15/person. You’ll get some warm water and saunas. But if you’re after those fancy places with hot jacuzzis outside, you’ll have to pay €30 or more. Overall, a ski trip can cost you minimum €500 per person, with all reduced to the bone. If you want to relax a bit, €700 is more of a real number.

RO   Si cel mai important, nu uitati de spa! Mergeti cel putin o zi (sau o dupa masa) la un spa, sa va relaxati si sa va bucurati de un tratament. Sunt multe bazine in diverse localitati la preturi in jur de €15 de persoana cu sauna inclusa. Iar daca vreti ceva in stilul pozelor faimoase cu jacuzzi in aer liber, printre munti va costa aproximativ dublu. Iar per total o vacanta la ski in Austria va poate costa minim €500 de persoana, cu economii la sange. Insa vreo €700 e un numar mai real zic eu. 

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♥ Andra

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Tip Thursday: Longer legs

fashion tips longer legsEN   Many of us like the idea of longer legs because it makes us look slim, it gives the impression of a nice delicate silhouette. I personally don’t have long legs and I don’t mind. However, sometimes I feel that the outfit that I wear needs a bit of magic to look better. So here’s some tips on how to make our legs look a bit longer. And for those who have been blessed with beautiful long legs, be proud of them and don’t be afraid to show them!

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RO  Multe dintre noi cautam modalitati de-a creea iluzia de picioare mai lungi pentru ca ne face sa aratam mai suple, mai slabute, ne creeaza o silueta mai delicata, mai feminina. Personal sunt multumita de picioarele mele, insa uneori imi place sa pun in practica diverse ‘trucuri’, doar de dragul experimentarii. Am prietene care sunt preocupate de problema asta din cauza faptului ca sunt nemultumite de inaltimea lor, sau de picioarele lor. Asa ca m-am gandit sa ofer cateva sfaturi care va pot ajuta. Iar pentru cele care deja se bucura de picioare lungi si frumoase, don’t be afraid to show them! Be proud of them! 

 

1. Shoes

shoes, heels for longer legs

EN  We all know that grabbing a pair of heels can help us look taller. However, sometimes they can make us look bulky. Avoid shoes that stop at your ankle line. Your ankle is the smallest part of your leg and you don’t want to hide that. When shopping for ankle boots, try them on and choose something that’s either a bit lower or above your ankle. It’s the same with ankle straps – the smaller, the better! Nude shoes are also a great way of creating the impression that your leg is longer. And last but not least, the higher the heel the better! If you’re like me and prefer smaller heels, a pointy toe can ‘add’ a bit of length.

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RO  Vrem sa fim mai inalte? Simplu, luam niste tocuri. Totusi, oneori poate fi decizia gresita! De exemplu, botinele care vin pana la linia gleznei creeaza impresia de picioare botocanoase. Glezna e partea cea mai subtire a piciorului pe care e pacat sa o ascundem dupa o gheata mai lata. Cautati ghete care vin fix sub sau deasupra gleznei. Asta se aplica si la pantofii cu baretuta in fata. Cu cat e mai lata bareta, cu atat mai rau. Pantofii nud sunt o idee foarte eleganta de a va face piciorul mai lung. Iar tocul, cu cat mai inalt cu atat mai bine! Insa stiu cat de incomod poate fi uneori, asa ca puteti alege varfuri putin mai ascutite pentru impresia de ‘lung’. 

 

2. High Waist

EN  Anything that’s high waisted it will make your legs look longer. And if you choose a darker colour, a straight design it’s even better!

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RO  Talia inalta e un truc extraordinar pentru asta. Iar daca alegeti un material mai rigid, de culaore inchisa si un croi drept e si mai bine!

 

3. Wide leg pants

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EN  Hide a pair of heels underneath a pair of wide leg pants and it instantly gives the illusion that your legs are longer. If they’re high waisted too, we’ve got a winner!

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RO  Ascundeti o pereche de pantofi inalti sub pantaloni largi si lungi. Automat va adauga centimetri tocului la lungimea piciorului si, bam! picioare mai lungi, bine-ati venit! Iar daca pantalonii sunt si cu talie inalta, perfect!

 

4. Same colour

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EN  This is a great tip for colder days, when you can match your tights with your shoes. I’ve shown examples of black, but it can be any other colour. For the summer, match your light jeans with a pair of light blue pumps.

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RO  Trucul asta e mai practic pentru anotimpurile reci: purtati colanti de aceeasi culoare ca si pantofii. Cel mai simplu e sa alegem culoarea negru, dar poate fi orice alta culoare. Iar pentru vara am in minte combinatia jeansi deschisi la culoare cu niste pantofi simpli, de un albastru la fel cu blugii. 

 

5. Show ’em legs!

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EN  This is my favourite tip, also because I am quite short: I like to wear mini skirts and show my legs. And guess what, it’s summer so now’s the perfect opportunity for this! I know that some of you are a bit uncomfortable because of the evil cellulite. But trust me, no one sees it as badly as you see it. And a bit of bronzer can help too.

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RO  Asta fac eu cel mai des: port rochii, fuste peste genunchi. Imi place sa port pantaloni scurti cu talie inalta: par mai supla, mai slabuta si pot sa aleg si niste balerini in loc de tocuri, ceeaa ce imi convine pentru ca umblu mult pe jos. Iar acum ca vine vara e ocazia perfecta! Pentru cele putin stanjenite din cauza celulitei (inamicul femeilor), vreau sa va spun ca nimeni nu o observa asa tare cum o vedeti voi.. iar putin autobronzant ajuta! Sau bronz natural, desigur. 

 

What’s your favourite tip? Let me know in a comment below!

 ♥ Andra

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Tip Thursday: How to make your waist stand out

how to make your waist smaller, stand out, high waisted skirtI have been thinking and I decided to start a new series for my blog: Tip Thursday. Every Thursday I plan to talk about something that can offer you guidance or ideas about how we dress. So no matter how much or less you know about fashion, these tips can help you get more inspirational ideas when choosing what you wear. The first thing I want to talk about is how to make our waist stand out. I am one of those girls who don’t have a small, beautiful waist. However, I am a lover of the hourglass shape, I feel it looks extremely feminine. That’s why I try to dress in a way that gives me the illusion that I have a waist. So here are the things I tried and I know that work. If you have other ideas, please share them with us!

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M-am gandit recent la o idee: in fiecare joi sa vorbesc despre moda, despre stil, despre haine in general. Joia sa fie un articol in care sa vorbim despre ce e mai avantajos sa purtam in functie de corpul nostru, ce e mai comod, de unde e mai bine sa facem cumparaturi si orice alte lucruri care ne pot fi de folos. Pentru saptamana asta am vrut sa vorbesc despre idei de a ne pune talia in evidenta. E o problema cu care ma confrunt mereu, pentru ca nu prea am! O talie mica ne face mai feminine, mai suple, mai senzuale. Cel putin eu asa cred. Asa ca va arat mai jos ideile pe care eu le-am incercat si zic ca merg de minune. Daca mai aveti alte trucuri, astept ideile voastre! 

 

Belt

balmain SS 2014 wear a belt to create small waist

A belt can define your waist especially when you wear something that’s a bit large. However, it can look bulky if the outfit is already very colourful, or if the belt is way too wide and instead of making you look smaller, it attracts all the attention to the belly. When you choose to wear a belt, try to put it in the smaller area. We all have our waist a bit lower or upper, so just play with that. And also see how it looks without the belt, maybe you don’t even need it. To illustrate this, I chose some photos from the Balmain Spring/Summer Collection 2014 which I love. All these belts are full of details which really catches your eye. If you want to be more subtle, choose a simple belt, in a neutral colour.

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Un truc simplu, insa complicat! ce vreau sa spun cu asta e ca des vad persoane care poarta o curea degeaba. Daca tinuta e deja incarcata, o curea poate sa fie prea mult si in loc sa faca bine, face rau. De aceea va sugerez sa probati cu si fara curea si sa vedeti cum e mai bine. Pentru a prezenta ideea, am ales sa va arat poze din colectia Balmain Primavara Vara 2014. Insa daca va uitati cu atentie, curele sunt pline de detalii. Sunt superbe, insa uneori zic ca e bine sa alegem ceva mai simplu: poate curele mai inguste, sau culori neutre. Cu o curea mai simpla e mai greu sa gresim. Dupa cum spuneam inainte, tinuta per total trebuie sa aiba un echilibru. 

 

Peplum

peplum dreses tops how to have waist

It’s not news that peplum tops or dresses can give the illusion of a waist. I personally like this, I think it’s great especially for an office look. If you choose to wear a peplum top, I recommend you pare it with tight skirts/trousers. This way it will give you a great silhouette. If you choose to wear a flare skirt for example, you’ll look way bigger because of the peplum detail.

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Cred ca asta e una din clasicele trucuri pe care le folosim sau le vedem. Stiu ca nu mai sunt chiar asa in trend, insa pentru mine tot reprezinta o tinuta clasica si eleganta. Iar daca alegeti un top, va recomand sa il combinati cu o fusta sau un pantalon mulat. Daca alegeti in schimb o fusta larga riscati sa aratati putin mai plinute decat sunteti. 

 

Patterns/Prints

patterns how to create a smaller waist with dresses

Again, a great outfit for an office look. I often see dresses that use the color block trend to either create the illusion of a waist, or a fuller bust or smaller hips. Dresses like this are easy to find and usually are bodycon, which means they are tight. If you are not comfortable wearing something so tight, I recommend the skater dresses, like the one from Evans (black and blue).

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Inca o idee de tinuta office: aceste rochite de tip bodycon, adica mai mulate, care cu ajutorul culorilor bine pozitioante pot sa creeze iluzia de o talie mai mica, un piept mai mare, solduri mai mici/mai mari.  Iar daca nu va simtiti confortabil in rochii mulate, alegeti ceva din material mai gros, sau cele de tipul skater dress ca rochia a patra de la Evans cu negru si albastru. 

 

Fit & Flare

fit and flare ideas asos, how to make your wais tlook smaller

Honestly, this is my favourite trick. I like to wear high waisted skirts or trousers because they focus around my smallest area: my waist. I personally prefer tight tops with flare skirts. But it all depends on the fabric and on the skirts that I wear. It all depends on you, what do you want to highlight? Your great bust and shoulders, or your nice hips? Choose something tight on the part you feel most comfortable in. In this category I also included the mom jeans, a new trend. They are basically high waisted jeans that are a bit loose, not skinny. I like to see them combined with tight crop tops. But I know not everyone feels comfortable wearing crop tops (including me!). That’s why I suggest wearing a turtle neck top instead.

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Ideea e de a purta ceva mulat combinat cu ceva larg. Asta e ‘trucul’ meu preferat.Mi se pare ca da o forma feminina corpului, in stilul vintage. Acum depinde de voi in ce combinatie vreti sa alegeti. Eu personal cel mai des port un top mulat cu fusta larga. Insa am ajuns la concluzia ca tine foarte mult si de material. Va recomand sa probati mai multe combinatii, sa vedeti cum va place mai mult si cum e mai comod. Daca vreti sa scoateti in evidenta partea de sus, alegeti un top mai mulat. Daca vreti sa adaugati volum la bust, alegeti o camasa cu volanase, mai larguta. Depinde de ce vreti sa scoateti in evidenta si de cum va simtiti voi mai bine. La final am adaugat si noul trend: mom jeans. Care se traduce: blugii mamei. Pentru ca arata ca blugii pe care mamele noastre le purtau cand erau de varsta noastra (clasicii Levi’s): un material mai gros, cu talie inalta si nu prea mulati. De obicei cu o curea de piele. Imi plac mult, dar pot sa ne faca sa aratam mai plinute decat suntem. De-aceea recomand sa ii purtati cu un top mai mulat, sau chiar unul mai scurt in talie. 

 

Wrap tops/dresses

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I really like these because they are comfortable. Even though you’ll have something wrapped around your waist, it’s better than a belt because it’s softer. They also look really feminine and elegant.  The only thing is that I rarely find these clothes in the shops I often go (aimed at young fashion).

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Cel mai mult imi plac hainele de tipul asta pentru ca sunt extrem de comode. Nu mai am rigiditatea unei curele, nu mai ai rochia stramta peste tot. Singurul dezavantaj e ca gasesc greu ceva in stilul asta in magazinele pe care le frecventez. 

 

Which one is your favourite?

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