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.


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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Quick, easy and inexpensive Christmas decorations

As I promised, here are the things I did in order to have a more Christmasy home. I didn’t want to spend much money on decorations so I tried to use things I had around the house and bought the minimum that was necessary. The biggest investment was the Christmas tree, which is potted and I hope to donate it after the Christmas period. You’ll see many presents underneath the tree. This is because Dan and I are making small gifts until the 24th. It’s based on the advent calendar, but we made each present ourselves and they are usually food, things we need in the house – so small gifts. Because it’s just Dan and I we thought it’s a good idea to do this, to make it more fun and have more presents 🙂 The only thing I couldn’t show you in pictures is the white lights I hanged around the windows, for a more romantic ambiance. So here it is, hope you’ll enjoy it!


Dupa cum am promis, de data asta va arat micile detalii pe care le-am aranjat pentru a decora de Craciun. Am incercat sa cheltui cat mai putin, cea mai mare investitie fiind bradul de Craciun pe care vreau sa-l dau inapoi dupa (fiind in ghiveci). Dupa ideea calendarului advent, am hotarat sa facem mici cadouri pentru fiecare zi din 1 Decembrie pana pe 24. Astfel, avem mai multe cadouri sub brad, fiind doar Dan si cu mine. Cadourile sunt dulciuri, lucruri de care avem nevoie prin casa, nimic prea costisitor. E doar ideea si entuziasmul de-a deschide un cadou in fiecare zi. Mai jos va arat ideile mele, sper sa va placa! Pe langa astea, am impodobit geamurile cu lumini albe. Sper ca ideile mele v-au inspirat 🙂


Christmas candle decorationcandle chandelier

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Christmas treeMulled Winechristmas carols  Happy Decorating!

❤ Andra

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