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...
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...
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...
Confident

Confident

Hello there, lovelies! We’re celebrating this week – whoooo! It’s been 2 years since I’ve started talking to you through the blog – I cannot believe it! I began posting on this blog because of my passion for fashion and styling, and I genuinely thought that my posts will always be focused around the outfits. But I quickly realised that I enjoy the actual writing just as much, I enjoy putting my thoughts together and write them down, express my opinions, shape my beliefs and even open up about feelings that I go through in my (offline) life. These past couple of years have been a ride, I am a very passionate person so I embrace life with all that I am. As my life went up and down, I was overflown with emotions and I went through a lot of changes myself. I feel like I grew as a person, that I defined my values, that I became more confident and more focused on myself. And when I say confident – I for any means, don’t mean it in an arrogant way! This has always been a weird topic for me – it was always like be confident, but not too confident, and I was always very confused, how do I do that? Besides, people’s reactions to my character are always diverse, they either appreciate and admire my confidence or they are intimidated by me, or even more, they believe I am bossy and a know-it-all. It’s hard to make all these people with such different views see me for who I am. And I think the most...
Destray Picks: Summer Bottoms

Destray Picks: Summer Bottoms

Aaaand it’s Monday again! This week I am continuing my summer picks with the best bottoms to be worn this summer. You know, one and probably one of the main reasons why I am so into fashion is because I don’t really like routine – so I don’t like looking the same, or if inspired enough not even similar 2 days in a row. And I always thought the bottom part of your outfit plays a key role in that. Because you can wear the same pair of jeans and different tops and chances are you’re looking quite the same everyday. But if you wear jeans, then a skirt, then a jumpsuit and so on, your outfits would really look different. So today I am giving you 10 ideas to spice up your outfits and make them look really summerish. Hope you get inspired, enjoy! Long skirt In my eyes, long skirts have always said it out loud and clear – beach walk. There is such a nice feeling to walk by the sea and have the wind blow your skirt and feel the sea breeze. Okay, day dreaming about a holiday now, I shall stop. 2. Short skirt But of course, then you need an urban outfit too – shopping session or drinks with your ladies? This. 3. Cullotes Okay, with these I went from hate to love. It took me a while, my mum actually tried to make me like them a whileeee ago, but I wouldn’t have any of it. And now, yes mum, you were right, I love them, can I have them back please?...