Wishlist Wednesday

ENG: This November has been all about pastels (and black, of course. I can’t not wear black..) and totally ignoring fall color schemes for me. From mom jeans that have more holes than denim to platform boots that remind me of Bratz dolls, this short list includes some of my favorite finds on the internet.

RO: Luna asta am cam ignorat trendurile și culorile de toamnă, îndreptându-mă mai mult către nuanțe pastelate (și mult negru, desigur. N-am cum să nu mă îmbrac negru..). De la blugi care au mai multe găuri în ei decât material, la ghete cu platforme care îmi aduc aminte de păpușile Bratz, listuța asta include câteva dintre lucrurile de care m-am îndrăgostit în ultima vreme.

 

  1. Jeans
  2. iPhone Case
  3. Boots
  4. Jacket

5.Sophie King Hand Embroidery (Her embroideries are absolutely stunning, I am in love with every piece on her website and, more than the aesthetic of it, each item has a powerful message, which I adore. This one above is by far my favorite.)

6.Patch – (I’ve been obsessed with patches lately and this one is a gentle reminder that we shouldn’t forget to find beauty in the simple things; Life Club Uk also donates a part of their profit to a wonderful cause: read more about it here.)

7. Jeans 

8. Top

9. Highlighter Pallete

10. Boots

That time of the year x DW

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It’s that time of the year. It’s the first day of summer, the weather is great, the birds are chirping and it’s also Children’s day here, in Romania, which would probably lead you to believe that it is an amazing period for me. Unfortunately, it is anything but.

For us, 12th graders, today marks the beginning of the end. It’s the first day of the horrendous month to come, the Trial of all Trials which will mark our permanent separation from high school also known as the Baccalaureate. This awful exam is currently sucking all the life force out of me and it is making sure that I will scream in agony whenever I am met with a mathematics/biology/Romanian theory book from now on. It is also preventing me from 1.posting more on Instagram 2.posting anything on my blog 3.enjoying my last months as an 18-year-old. Basically, I feel dead inside.

I am writing this post to somehow motivate myself to revise. I am a lazy but extremely perfectionist person by nature – what a horrible combination -, which means that I expect to get extremely good grades with as little studying as possible. As this is sadly not something achievable, I have promised myself that I will give it my all in order to pass the exam with flying colors, and thus I have decided that I will isolate myself from the exterior world for the following four weeks, to focus on my exams.

During this month (and not only) time will be both my best friend and my worst enemy, which is why I would have been completely helpless without this stunning Daniel Wellington watch. Not only is it as dark as my soul, in accordance with the death of my excitement and free time, but it is also the perfect piece to help with my time management issues. I adore the casual yet super classy look and paired with the classic DW silver cuff it can make any outfit pop. I am pretty sure that the two pieces will never leave my wrist for the next month, as I have already started to view them as some sort of lucky amulet.

Both the watch and the cuff are stunning individually, but they look so amazing when paired up that it hurts my heart to keep them apart. The silver and black combo is to die for, and it matches with almost every piece of clothing I own, which immediately transformed the accessories into jewelry staples.

Let this month be a good one (for all of us) and let my Daniel Wellington guide me through these difficult times. Exams, here I come.

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Watch: Daniel Wellington

Cuff: Daniel Wellington

Mesh top: Funkers.ro

Bralette: H&M

Pants: Funkers.ro

Boots: H&M

 

Why I dislike(d) belts

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I dislike belts. There. I said it. Belts have been for me those weird accessories that you keep in the back of your closet for emergency reasons, and use them only when you have a pair of amazing pants that are, unfortunately, a bit too large in the waist. This would have been the only exception where I would think about wearing this contraption, that is, until a week ago.

Don’t get me wrong, belts are awesome. They keep your pants on and there are a lot of people who look absolutely gorgeous wearing them- it’s just that I am not one of those people. Any pair of pants worn with a belt weirdly scrunches up at the top and looks downright awful on me, and it takes me about 10 minutes to pull the belt through the belt loops and find the most appropriate hole. I do believe that the idea of a “perfect belt hole” is a myth because there are always only two options for me: “so tight I cannot breathe” and “so loose that if I bend down, my pants will fall off”.

Unfortunately for me, black belts with huge silver buckles have been all over Instagram lately, and as I am crazy for that grunge-ish look, I took a leap of faith and got myself one. Do I like it? Absolutely. Does it make me want to wear more belts from now on? No way. If you look closely, I am not even wearing it properly, the belt loops on all my jeans are way too small for the huge buckles and my closet is 80% skinny jeans anyway.

This experience was truly enlightening, I must say, and it helped me learn two important things:

1.Never be afraid of trying something new, you may end up loving it (this one’s a deep one);

2.Not all belts look that bad;

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Nu îmi plac curelele. Gata. Am zis-o. Curelele au fost pentru mine acele obiecte ciudate pe care le ascunzi prin spatele dulapului și le folosești doar când ai o pereche foarte faină de pantaloni, dar puțin prea mare, din păcate. Până acum o săptămână, ăsta ar fi fost singurul context în care m-aș fi putut vedea purtând așa ceva.

Nu vreau să fiu înțeleasă greșit, curerele sunt super. Îți țin pantalonii și sunt foarte multe persoane care arată absolut extraordinar purtându-le, doar că eu pur și simplu nu sunt una dintre ele. Orice pereche de pantaloni pe care o port cu o curea se strânge în partea de sus și arată înfiorător, iar pe lângă asta îmi ia vreo 10 minute să trec minunatul accesoriu prin toate găicile și încă vreo 10 să găsesc o gaură potrivită. Țin totuși să cred că ideea de gaură potrivită la curea e doar un mit, pentru că eu nu am decât opțiunile de “prea strâns, mă sufoc” și “dacă mă aplec, îmi cad pantalonii de pe mine”.

Din păcate, Instagramul e plin zilele astea de curele negre cu catarame imense care arată splendid, și cum sunt înnebunită după tot ce are un aer așa mai grunge, mi-am călcat pe inimă și mi-am luat și eu una. Îmi place cum arată? 100%. Mă face să vreau să port curele mai des? Nup. No way. Dacă vă uitați mai atent, nici măcar nu o port ca o curea, cataramele fiind prea mari să treacă prin găici și garderoba mea fiind compusă aproape exclusiv din blugi skinny.

Concluziile pe care le trag de aici sunt:

1.Să nu îți fie frică să încerci ceva nou, s-ar putea să îți placă (asta așa, mai deep);

2.Nu toate curelele arată chiar așa nașpa;

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Top: Bershka

Jeans: Bershka

Creepers: Newchic.com

Cardigan: Stradivarius

Belt: Gamiss.com

Rings: H&M

2017, come at me bro

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It’s that time of the year when I’d rather look like a baked potato wrapped in 30 layers of clothing than let the cold get to me. It’s also the time of sweater paws, beanies that sit weird on my head, and changes. It’s January 2017.

For most of us, January represents a new beginning, the chance to detach ourselves from the year that has passed and venture into the exciting unknown. It means writing or thinking about resolutions and goals that we strive to achieve, such as getting in shape, eating healthier or spending more time doing what we love, a blank page, a fresh start.

We want this year to be amazing, better than the year before it, and the year before that, and I honestly believe that it’s not as difficult as it sounds. Sure, you will encounter bad days. You will wake up feeling tired, sad, lacking motivation. I’ve been there and you can clearly see that from the number of posts that are posted on my blog (which has been up since July!), but I am still not willing to give up. I am determined to mold my 2017, to make it wonderful, to mark it by as many achievements and happy moments as possible, and you should do that too. I want to be more active on the blog, to exercise more and be able to do 20 pushups, to read at least one book per week and to learn how to save money, among other things. I want to enjoy my last year of high school, to have fun with the people I love and to learn to appreciate everything around me.

This year, I want to grow as a person and become better. What are your goals?

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Photographer: Tudor Pipirig

Sweater: H&M

Jeans: Bershka

Shoes: Deichmann

Choker: Sammydress.com

Beanie: Rosegal.com

Rings: H&M

I suck at being a fashion blogger

 

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First of all, don’t get me wrong. I have a pretty good opinion about myself, I just do not think I am a good fashion blogger. A content creator? Maybe, but even that sounds too fancy. I am basically a high school student who enjoys sharing her outfits on the internet, and feels extremely happy when she receives even one short comment.

The thing is, I feel like calling myself a fashion blogger (It’s in my Instagram bio) is sort of a…lie? To me, being a fashion blogger implies a certain level of knowledge which I don’t exactly possess, implies being able to take pictures in a public setting without screaming and running away every time a random person stops to look at you. I know, it’s stupid, but I feel like I’m being judged and I am shy anyways so it is a major thing. Can you imagine how difficult it is for me to find a good place with no people for a photoshoot? Almost impossible.

Furthermore, my camera is not the best for taking street fashion pictures, I don’t have as much time as I’d like to write posts and edit photos (I blame school for this one) and you can obviously see this because I post once every seven years. Incredible, right?

To be honest, I thought I was going to do much better. Not better as in, having tons of subscribers and comments, but as in writing more often, having great ideas for blog posts, stuff like that, because currently, I suck. However, I am always willing to improve and I know for a fact that I won’t ever give up on this. It’s my dream. Even if it will actually take seven years for this blog to become something good, it does not matter. I am proud of my lil baby, I am proud that I finally took the initiative and did something I have wanted to do for so long. The only important thing I need to do right now is to keep going. (Yes this post is meant to encourage myself and, why not, you, to never give up).

I will learn more about fashion – just to know what rules I’m breaking, obviously, not because I want to avoid them.

I will find time to write better content – because my (two, three?) readers only deserve the best.

I will figure out how wordpress works – there are still so many things I have no idea how to fix, but that’s what google/youtube is for, am I right?

I will do it.

I solemnly promise to suck less at being a fashion blogger.

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Top: H&M

Skirt: Forever 21

Shoes: Bershka

Socks: Pullandbear

Wallet: Bershka

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lazy

 

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There’s always something you can improve about yourself. Me? I’m awfully lazy, and when I say this, I don’t mean “I sometimes don’t do my homework because meh”, but more like: “I spend days thinking about the fact that I have a blog post to write but I just don’t feel like doing it”. It sucks, I know. To be 100% honest, I’ve written these first four lines only because I saw a motivational post on my Tumblr dashboard telling me to just do it, but at least it’s something, right?

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Nobody wants to spend days doing nothing productive just to feel bad about themselves afterward, but it does happen. It’s easy to blame it on the weather, on the fact that the bed always looks so sinfully comfortable, or simply chalk it up to a lack of inspiration. The problem appears when we keep finding reasons as to why we should postpone certain tasks, and we end up realizing we should have done them a long time ago. Like this blog post. Yeah.

So here I am, writing about laziness. Is there a cure for it? Probably not. Have I found the secret which leads to a highly effective lifestyle? No, but I have to admit, I’ve gotten much better at being efficient in the past few weeks. (Except for when it comes to my blog. Oops.) I did this by reminding myself each day that every minute spent doing nothing or doing something useless, is time wasted. I’m one of those people who are scared of waking up at 60, 70, 80 years old and discovering they haven’t done everything they wanted to do, and I guess that this fear is my best weapon in the fight against tardiness. I just feel like lying down (or sitting, or standing -people waste their time in different ways) is such a dull way of letting opportunities pass you by.

Write to-do lists. Download productivity apps for your smartphone. Use a notebook and list your daily, weekly, monthly goals. Figure out what works for you, when you’re the most active, what environment you prefer, and create a schedule that will help you become the best version of yourself. Discipline is key, so make sure you do this every day until you develop a habit. It’s difficult, but it’s completely worth it, and you’ll thank yourself later.

I’m definitely thanking myself right now because I managed to write this post, ha xx

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Body: H&M

Cardigan: Primark

Jeans: Pull&Bear

Shoes: Bershka

Bag: Accessorize