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