On To 2017

On To 2017

Happy New Year! I am back to work and hustle, so I thought I’d find a minute to catch up with you here and write my first post from 2017. A new year – sounds like a big deal. Is it? Well I don’t neccessarily see it as a “New year, new me” thing, but I like seeing it as a new beginning, a chance for me to write new goals down and actually it’s a time of the year when I feel very motivated. December is usually a month when I am not that motivated as it’s a month when I review my year – the good, the bad, and usually I tend to be very self critical. The good part is, all this month, which can turn into a down time at that moment, becomes the foundation of me being bery motivated to better myself in the next year. 2016 has changed me a lot – I have been through good things, bad things, I lived amazing experiences, I have got closer to some people, I have seen people distance themselves from me. A rollercoaster of emotions. I cried, a lot. Still, a lot less than in previous years. I started to see my fine lines coming up on my face from how much I laugh. And I couldn’t be less bothered. It means I am happy. It means everything I do makes me happy, it means my friends fill my life with great memories, it means my family is proud, it means I am ultimately proud of myself. So now I turn the page, take the...
GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY

Hello beautiful, Have you enjoyed my New Year’s Eve outfit ideas? I hope you liked them and that they got you inspired for the big night that brings us into 2017. And because you should start a new year owning something new, I thought I’d give you a lil’ something to make your outfits picture perfect this year to come. Chokers – probably the most “in” accessory at the moment don’t seem to be going away to quick so I thought you could use one or two. So I am launching 2 giveaway competitions, one on Facebook and one on Instagram. To win a choker through Facebook you need to share this blog post on your timeline (make sure it’s a public post so I can see it) and like both the blog’s Facebook page (here) and Anamelia Fashion’s Facebook page (here). Through instagram, you need to comment on the giveaway picture, found here and follow both my Instagram profile and Anamelia Fashion’s profile, which is tagged in the picture. I really wanted to give you something that you can wear in different ways, and something Romanian, coming from an independent brand that I know created them with love and care. I cannot wait to wrap a little gift and send it your way, so hurry up and join the competition. Deadline is 6th January. Can’t wait to see who’ll wear some of these beautiful chokers in the new year. And as this is my last blog post before the new year, I wish you a Happy New Year and I hope you will be healthy, happy and driven...
Red for Good Luck

Red for Good Luck

There is this tradition in Romania that says that if you wear red while stepping into the new year, you will have a year filled with good luck. So I thought I’d keep that in mind while choosing the third option. We can all use a bit of good luck in 2017, right? And thinking “go hard or go home” I didn’t add a bit of red, I chose a red dress. Actually, I wore this dress at a New Year’s Eve party and I still find it very nice and easy to wear. It’s a light material, it looks good, you can move around in it and dance ’til dawn and – the most important bit – no one will see how much you eat! Smart, huh? This outfit made me think about dancing a lot, so I chose medium height heels, so that nothing can stop you from grooving all night long! The hairstyle is also an effortless one, that won’t make you worry if the hair is staying right or not – you just need to have fun! As the outfit is so easy going, I wanted the accessory to be the same. When I saw this Anamelia Fashion choker I pictured it with a day outfit, something casual, but I liked so much how it looked with this that I decided to stick to it! Are you thinking about dancing your way into the new year? This is the perfect look for that, don’t you think? Let me know! x Kisses, D. I was wearing: Dress – Karla Sandals – New Look Choker – Anamelia...
Brick & Lace

Brick & Lace

  Hi lovelies,   How are you? Still enjoying the Christmas leftovers and the “I’m on holiday” excuse to procrastinate? Because I sure am! But, as I promised you, I am determined to help you dress up for NYE so here I am with my second outfit option. This time I chose to combine some pieces and fabrics that I usually don’t. However, giving that I am away and I have to work with what I considered I might find useful and put in my suitcase, I have spontaneously decided to try these 2 on together and see how they look. Surprisingly, I liked it. Moral of the story – try that top with the skirt you really love, and you might end up loving the result. So, suede, satin and lace came together, in a combination of close colours – brick like and made up a great outfit. Anamelia Fashion provided the final touch – this rather unique choker made with feathers and so the look became a bit more special. Like the special night we’re all looking forward to – New Year’s Eve! An outfit that doesn’t make it look like you struggled too much, but that still, you know what you’re doing. I’ll let you decide what heels to add to it as mine didn’t get into the pictures, any ideas? Any ideas about your NYE look? Did you like this one? One more tomorrow and then I’ll let you decide! Hugs, D. I was wearing: Skirt – River Island Top – H&M Choker – Anamelia Fashion Pictures by Catalina...
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...