Empowerment

Empowerment

Hi darlings, I hope your weekend was a good one and that you are now ready to make this week a great week! I have been thinking and I realised that I haven’t posted much in the Inspirational Monday section – out of lack of time, or lack of ideas. Whatever the reason, a post just didn’t make the cut. However, I wanted to tell you that I still feel inspired, actually, I feel more and more inspired each day. And as I told you in numerous occasions, I tend to get inspired by people, by their actions, their way of being, the way they deal with hardships, everything. But today I wanted to shift my focus towards a specific inspiration. Towards women that inspire me. I believe that women empowerment is one of the best things that women can get inspiration from. Understanding that it is not a competition, that we can support and encourage each other, that we can help each other grow, and most of all, that we can learn from each other, is something that I wish every single little girl would grow up knowing. My mum has always been an inspiration, my rock, my best friend. And she always taught me to be a good person, to see the good in others, to help others. She is also the one that taught me what real friendship is and was the first one to smile for me when I found good friends, that have now turned into my best friends. Catalina, my friend from home, frequent photographer and editor for this blog, has always, always...
Summertime Sadness

Summertime Sadness

I woke up this morning, well, struggled to wake up as it was an easy morning with nothing much planned and that doesn’t happen often these days so I wanted it to last for as long as possible. Anyways, I woke up being cold, thinking about warmer days and summer thrills. But then I realised I did not have many more late mornings or free time, apart from my few weeks of holidays, in which I regularly woke up early to make the most of my time with family and friends or if I was at the seaside to get to the beach and get some tan on. I feel like the lifestyle I am perpetually choosing is making me be a morning person. I still am not, by nature, but I “have” to be. Either to get the most out of my day or to get everything done. I am not enjoying the actual morning bit, but then I must say I enjoy having more time to get things done. However, in the rush that I live in, I am craving a holiday and couldn’t be happier that Christmas is coming, but I am a very summery person, so what I really crave is a summer holiday. Light dresses, pretty sunsets and that summer wind that gently touches your skin and leaves it tanned. So, with all these thoughts, I remembered about this summer photo shoot that I haven’t had posted yet. It was right at the beginning of my holiday, so I was not tanned AT ALL (see super white legs) but I was very happy, that...
City Girl

City Girl

Friyaaaaay!! Well, it’s been a long week. A very long week. It’s been rushed and it’s been full of to do’s so I am looking forward to a little break aka the weekend. You know how they say that you should get away from the city for a break? Well I have always had my own ways of doing things, so what do I do for a break? I escape to a bigger city. I am looking forward to a weekend of city rush, just because it would not be me rushing, I would be nicely walking around, enjoying a bit of early Christmas feeling at the Christmas markets and hopefully get to see a bit more of this big city – Bristol, as I have only seen snippets so far. I’ve shot this outfit last time I was in Bristol at Cabot Circus. It’s the kind of outfit one would wear at the weekend – laid back with the final touch being a big, cozy coat. That I got as a bargain at a Romanian seasonal fair, by the way – scooore! However, there is one element I think about when I dress in a sweatshirt or hoodie – and lately I do it quite a lot, because it’s cozy and warm and you know – winter is coming. That is make up or accesories, or in this case both, as it was a city outfit. I feel like I want to make it stand out a bit, otherwise it won’t be much different than the outfit I wear while I’m at home Netflixing. So, of course, a...
Mix

Mix

We are all a mix of personalities. Just like a bag of “mix and match” sweets. We are born with a blank page that is being shaped by our family, childhood, environment, then we grow into a certain persona, we abandon or grow into that persona, we change it, we hate it, we don’t want to accept it, we like it, we embrace it. Bottom line, we go through a lot of feelings about ourselves. If one thinks we think a lot about the people we like, trust me, we think 100 times more about ourselves. And I don’t mean that in a vain way. Sometimes, maybe, but most of the times, we think about how our life is going, if there is something we can change to it, if we love it. Sometimes we even go all the way to think we could change it completely, just like that – new life, new me. But then we realise the “old me” is coming with us. I have met so many people that deny who they are, that don’t believe in themselves, that think of themselves worse than you would of a person you really despise. And I met people that are so comfortable with themselves, that live the life they want to live, that embrace that they cannot change some things, but they have all the power in the world on how they respond to whatever comes at them. And that makes the most impact on our lives, doesn’t it? The way we react to things. Life tends to thicken us, to make us hide our softness, to...
Panda

Panda

Hello there, Things are black and white now, as Thursday is coming to an end and Friday is slowly showing up leading us into the last weekend of October. What? 2 months left of 2016. Whoa, okay, didn’t see that coming. So yes, today’s outfit on the blog is black and white, as I kind of tend to see things these days, because I have no time for any gray areas really. Things are what they are. I know it’s not always the case, but when your life is moving at a fast pace, you don’t really get to overthink every little thing. Which is a blessing. Or not? I’ll let you decide on this one. But I don’t want to leave you the impression that this black and white lifestyle makes me sad. It really doesn’t. I am in a very, very happy place right now. I called my mum the other day and told her how blessed and lucky I am feeling with all the opportunities that surround me. I genuinely am in a good place right now. And you know, all good things come to an end, so I plan on enjoying every minute of it – being it black or white, because of course, some days are still hard, some things still attempt to knock me down, but slowly and surely I go through them all and go back to my positive vibes. So there’s one reason for my outfit choice. The second one is that – and this will most certainly not come as a surprise to people that know me – I like...
On A Journey

On A Journey

Hello there, I hope your weekend is going well and that you did at least one thing that made you relax and take your mind off things for a bit. After all, isn’t that what weekend is all about? About today’s post, I’ll be completely honest with you, I got the final edit of the pictures yesterday and I knew I wanted to post them today, but had no idea what to write about. I love the look, but it’s a casual one, it’s a look anyone can pull off and that doesn’t necessarily need an article to tell you the substance behind it. I still will, but you know, it’s a casual day outfit. What makes it dear to me is this bomber jacket as I wanted one for a while, but I wanted it to be a bit special, so this one has cute embroideries at the front aaand it’s pink. Yep, guilty. And the most special thing about this is that the choker I’m wearing is part of a yin-yang set with the second one being held by my bestie, so that we can be there for each other even when we are not physically together. So yes, a bit of substance behind it, I will give you that. But actually, while thinking what to write about while looking at these pictures I realised that it’s the “not knowing” element that makes everything better. I did not know where I am going when we shot these pictures. My friend and photographer took me to this little village and told me how cute it is. And it...
On The Go

On The Go

Hi beautiful, How’s everything? Do you feel like fall is taking over? Because as much as I don’t want to let go of the heat and that summery sun, I feel like I need to give in and embrace once again my love for sweaters and hot drinks. Just not yet, you know? I know, I’m crazy, it’s mid October, what am I expecting? But truth is my summer went by so quick, so did September and then I embarkee on a journey around Romania that started with me in a short sleeves dresses and ended with me in a full on winter coat. And all that in just 11 days. Which is why I’m not ready yet! However, while I get used to wearing warm clothes and hoping that England will surprise me with some sun (I know my chances are not really the highest) let me tell you about my latest trip. I travelled around Romania together with a representative from the University of Worcester to represent the University at RIUF, a universities fair that happens across the country. Days were long and exhausting, but there were so many motivated and ambitious prospective students, I was surprised! 15 or 16 years old that know exactly what they want, that is amazing, I had no idea at the time..or now. The travelling was also worthy as I visited cities I have never been to before, like Iasi and Timisoara that left me speechless, I had no idea about the beauty that hides withing them. You can see more pictures from these cities on my Instagram. That made me...
Rosé

Rosé

Hello darlings, It’s been a while now, so I figured it’s about time I share a snippet of my life around here. As you know, I have been on holiday – even though it feels like ages away now, it was awesome and relaxing and for once I got a tan whose lines are still with me, so even if I’m mad busy, they remind me of my relaxing days on the beach. My placement finished before my holiday so I thought that coming back will feel just like a second holiday with the Welcome Week coming up and all the free time that I would have as a student. But you know what they say, old habits die hard, so I came back committed to full days of work. They ended up being longer than my full time ones and all that combined with social life and seeing my friends once again and spending time planning for my Bright Futures society and playing volleyball – not much free time left, huh? I ended up being busier than usual, barely having any food or sleep, but still somehow being full of energy and enjoying every single day! The people I’ve met are all really lovely and they filled me up with good vibes and the power to keep going. Today I am also starting my lectures so dedicating some time to studying will also be in the schedule. It feels weird to not be in an office every day, I miss the team a lot! But I am excited to go back to being a student and having lectures...
Enchanting

Enchanting

Hello, hello! Yes, I decided to blog even while on holiday – I know I said I probably won’t, but here I am! I think by now my friends have realised that you cannot keep me away from what I invest my time in, nope, not even on holiday. And trust me, they’ve tried. And I felt bad for it for a while, I promise all I want to do when I’m with them is give them my time, but at the same time I am very invested in all the things I do, so I will do them all with passion or not at all. So I will be checking spreadsheets, updating pages and creating strategies, especially write blog posts because that’s when I am most creative – when I’m on holiday and spend my time well! So yes, my friends, you inspire me to create more, to do more, to be a better me, and if that means no breaks during holidays, I’m sorry, but that’s how it will be. You know you love me hehe! As I started my holiday in Bucharest with my bestie, we attended Rihanna, Steve Aoki and Sia’s concerts. We had fun, we danced, we sang and (what we probably enjoyed most after all) we slept a loooot. Finally, I started getting some rest. So in between sleeping sessions and concerts we visited this beautiful place called Palatul Mogoșoaia (The Mogoșoaia Palace) and its surroundings. It was enchanting. It felt like a fairytale. Very, very beautiful. I was so charmed and stolen away by the surroundings that (now I realise) I didn’t...
Time Off

Time Off

Hello there, I have evaded the adult life a bit and finally went on a holiday!! I have been waiting for this to happen the whole summer! I travelled to my home town about 2 weeks ago for the Untold festival, I’m sure you saw the updates on Instagram, but I didn’t get a chance to write anything about it as I flew back the very next day and went back to work. At the end of the week I flew again, to Bucharest this time, to see Rihanna, Steve Aoki and Sia. As you can tell, very hectic, I have no idea what happened on the days between Untold and this festival as I have been working and at the same time tried to put my new house together. And yes, that is me, always on the run and always busy but this time with almost no sleep for quite a long time, it was quite hard to stay alive! However, now that I got to sleep a bit, I can say I have no regrets! Untold was absolutely amazing – well organised, great concerts and a lot of nice stuff to do around the festival! Clara, one of the photographers you have seen on the blog joined me and Deea in Cluj so we spent the days sightseeing and showing her around Cluj. It was great to share our life here with her and also, I loved it because I have missed my hometown dearly. So no sleep, but day time trips were totally worth it! Then having my last week at work was emotional – I...