Velvet for NYE

Velvet for NYE

Hello my darlings, How was your Christmas? I must say, mine was absolutely amazing. Spending time with my family was all I wanted and it was better that I expected! I ate soooo much food, I sang carols, I made gifts, I opened gifts, I smiled a lot and created beautiful memories. What more could I ask for? I also took a moment to really appreciate everything I have and how blessed I am. Now that Christmas is slowly fading away, our next big celebration is, of course, welcoming 2017! And once you know who you’re spending New Year’s Eve with, where and other boring logistics details, what else is left? To decide what to wear. Yes, I know, the hardest part. So to help you out a little, I paired up with Anamelia Fashion to put together 3 outfits that will hopefully inspire you to create one for yourself! First up is a full velvet look. I know everyone is into velvet these days, and as much as I am not a person that follows trends strictly, this one got me! I absolutely love velvet and everything that comes with it! So my option was a simple dress and a matching purse, which I adore, it’s one of my favourites at the moment! Add a sky high pair of heels and you’re ready to rock the new year! Of course, accessories are what make or break the outfit, so I kept it simple – black velvet choker and voilĂ ! What do you think? Do you like velvet, would you wear it? Let me know! See you tomorrow with another...
Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Hello darlings, Merry Christmaaaaas! I hope everyone’s Christmas is amazing and that you are spending it with people you love and that you took a moment to slow down this rush we live in and to appreciate the people around you. Appreciate what they do for you throughout the year, what they do for the world, how they make it a better place for you to live in. I am sure there is at least on person, family, friend, even a stranger that deserves a thank you and some kind words. As I grew up, I realised that Christmas was less about the presents that got me so excited as a kid, and more about me being blessed enough to be able to spend it with my family, to have a few days of appreciation towards them and their support, to step back and realise how much I have and how little others have and really think about it, you know? I let it sink in and I let it make me a better person and a more grateful person. We get lost sometimes in the rush for a goal, for a good degree, for a great job, for our dreams. And you know how vocal I am about people following their dreams! But you have to slow down and appreciate that people are still with you through it, they still love you, they still stand by you, even in your rush. And that is something that I really cherrish. Family is everything and I always put it first. And moreover, this year, I realised who are the friends...
On A Break

On A Break

Hi darlings, As I am writing this article, I am waiting for my flight to departure from England and head to my long missed home, Cluj. This is how the post should have started… I started writing it while I was in the airport, but then the internet wasn’t loading fast enough, sockets didn’t work and my laptop died. The end. And yes, this is one of those moments when you realise being a blogger comes down to having internet. No internet, no article. Anywayssss, enough blabbing, here’s the post… I am finally going on a break! A break with studying, lots of creative thinking, a lot of projects to be put in place, but which will most certainly start with a few days of complete relaxation. I am so excited to be with my family and spend some time with them. Turns out, ever since I started travelling and have lived away this is the year in which I spent the least amount of time at home. Yes, it is normal, you’d say, but at the same time, even if they say that it gets easier in time to be away from your loved ones, let me assure you it most certainly doesn’t, it gets worse… Anyways, I ended my time in Worcester this year with the cutest Christmas dinner with my girls, my second family and it felt exactly like a family dinner – it was the best! We had Swedish, Finnish, Turkish and of course, Romanian food and we ate until we couldn’t move anymore – as you do at Christmas, and then we went out...
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...