Hold on to me

high waisted denim skirt diy choker

I took a short unplanned absence from the blog and other social media platforms, and now I am back in business. I wasn't away on vacation, wasn't doing anything special, it just happened. I guess I needed a break from all this and recharge my batteries. Well, that didn't go as planned, as my baby girl decided to wake up three times per night, again! I might be even more exhausted now than I was before the break. 
As you can see, I am not back with a bang. In fact quite the opposite. I am wearing one of the most basic, even trivial outfits I've put out there lately, but the truth is this is the way I dress most days. Wore this the other day at a store opening and I felt great. I realized I've been clinging to this high waisted denim skirt for years now without wearing it, and not because I am a hoarder, but because some pieces of clothing are worth holding on to. It survived my many closet clearances and somehow never ended up in the donation pile or the 'for sale' one. It's got a bit of a sentimental value even though it's thrifted, and somehow I knew one day it will be back in style. I might go out and buy a few embroidered patches and give this old thing an update. This way it will feel like brand new and then I can keep it for a few years more. 

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top: Zara
skirt: thrifted
flats: Asos
bag: mango
ring: Adina Mircea
sunglasses: Levi's
choker: diy
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high waisted denim skirt diy choker

high waisted denim skirt diy choker

high waisted denim skirt diy choker

high waisted denim skirt diy choker

high waisted denim skirt diy choker

Who let the cat out of a bag?
Who told the world that I was older?
Who laughed at all I had?
Who said the race was over?

♫ Placebo - Hold on to me 


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Currently coveting: temporary flash tattoos

temporary flash tattoos

If you are heading to a festival this weekend, you should know that temporary flash tattoos are guaranteed to make you stand out. They are still in this year and they come in even more interesting designs. If you are not ready to make a life time commitment, are afraid of needles or you just get bored easily, but still want to look hardcore, these flash tattoos are perfect for you. They are super easy and fun to apply and once you are done with them or want to change them up, just rub some oil or use scotch tape to take them off. These are some of my picks, hopefully they will inspire you as well. Check out the links below!


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temporary flash tattoos

temporary flash tattoos

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Adina Mircea jewelry

Adina Mircea jewelry

Astazi am fost in vizita la atelierul prietenei mele Adina Mircea, curioasa fiind ce minunatii au mai iesit din mainile ei fermecate. Pusesem ochii pe niste inele cu doua pietre si abia asteptam sa le probez. Pe Adina am cunoscut-o acum vreo 4 ani, la yoga, i-am descoperit atelierul la scurt timp si de atunci i-am purtat de nenumarate ori creatiile. Adina e de profesie arhitect, iar asta se vede cu ochiul liber in structurile pe care le creaza din piele, metal si pietre. Ii place sa se joace cu formele si volumele, iar rezultatul e fie o bijuterie delicata, numai buna pentru a-ti complimenta tinuta, fie spectaculoasa, pentru acele dintre noi ce indraznesc sa iasa in evidenta. As fi putut sa ii iau un interviu astazi pentru voi, dar cel mai bine e, daca locuiti in Timisoara, sa ii faceti o vizita la atelier (pe strada Mercy vizavi de Zai) si sa stati putin de vorba. Sunt absolut convinsa ca o veti indragi pe loc, atat pe ea cat si bijuteriile ei.


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Today I paid a visit to my friend Adina Mircea, at her studio, as I was curious what marvelous things have come out of her magical hands lately. I had my eyes on some double stone rings and I was dying to try them on. I met Adina about 4 years ago in yoga class, discovered her jewelry studio soon after and I've worn her creations countless times ever since. Adina is an architect and you can tell it by the jewelry structures she creates out of leather, metal and stones. She loves to play with shapes and volumes, and the result is either a delicate piece of jewelry, perfect for complementing your outfit, or a spectacular piece of art for the daring girl who wants to stand out. I could have taken an interview for you guys today, but better yet, if you live in Timisoara, you can pay her a visit (on Mercy street) and have a little chat. I am absolutely certain that you will instantly fall in love with her and her jewelry as well.

Adina Mircea jewelry

Adina Mircea jewelry

Adina Mircea jewelry

Adina Mircea jewelry

Adina Mircea jewelry

Adina Mircea jewelry

Adina Mircea jewelry

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Lace me up

black leather choker lace up top

I can't even remember the last time I wore a mini skirt, but here I am. There's no time like the summer to be showing off them legs, right? I guess as we reach a certain age we tend to stay away from certain clothing items, but styled in the right way they can be given another chance. Anyway, although not fully intentional, I managed to pull off three of my favorite current trends in one outfit. The choker is making a major comeback and I am having so many secondary school flashbacks. Man, I am old! I spotted this leather lace up choker on my friend Adelina's snapchat account and a day later she made one for me as well. Isn't it super bad ass? The lace-up top is on trend as well and I thought these two would look great together. I like that it's quite subtle, you know I am not a fan of showing too much skin in certain areas. And the third trend I am excited about this season is the scalloped hem. I picked up this little striped number from Woman Fashion  and I think it balances out the toughness of the upper part of the outfit quite nicely. What are your favorite trends this summer and how are you wearing them?

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choker: Anileda Alrac
top, sandals: H&M
bag: Nowistyle
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black leather choker lace up top

black leather choker lace up top

black leather choker lace up top

black leather choker lace up top

black leather choker lace up top

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Denim days

Blue Shirred Cold Shoulder Buttoned Denim Dress

I really love how the '70s have been re-interpreted this year. As you might have already noticed, I developed quite an obsession with anything off the shoulder, so when I saw this dress it was too good to pass up. The other big trend I was eager to adopt was denim, but let's face it, denim never goes out of style. I wanted a blue denim dress with a loose fit, super comfortable and versatile that I could wear while running errands and carrying the baby. All the new mommies out there will understand the benefit of a button down dress *wink*. I wore this outfit this weekend to a style workshop held by Dana Rogoz at Shopping City Timisoara, and of course I had to take some pictures for the blog. I went for a pair of red high top Converse, a diy leather necklace and a half bun. It wasn't intentional, but my daughter and I were wearing coordinated outfits. Scroll down to check us out, Dana really loved our matching outfits. During the workshop we talked about smart shopping, key pieces and trends, shopping online and of course our favorite thing: sales! Dana is super relaxed and down to earth, and we basically had the type of conversation you would have with your girlfriends. It was a great event, and it was a pleasure hanging out with my fellow bloggers.

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dress: here
shoes: Converse
necklace: diy
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Blue Shirred Cold Shoulder Buttoned Denim Dress

Blue Shirred Cold Shoulder Buttoned Denim Dress

Blue Shirred Cold Shoulder Buttoned Denim Dress

Blue Shirred Cold Shoulder Buttoned Denim Dress

Blue Shirred Cold Shoulder Buttoned Denim Dress

workshop de stil dana rogoz shopping city timisoara

workshop de stil dana rogoz shopping city timisoara

workshop de stil dana rogoz shopping city timisoara
Thank you Rox for snapping this :)
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Summer is a state of mind

Catalog vara Iulius Mall Timisoara

Cateodata limba romana pare prea saraca pentru a descrie anumite stari, lucruri sau actiuni. Vara e pentru mine mai mult decat un anotimp, este o stare, un mod de viata. Spre exemplu, in engleza, "vara" poate fi folosit ca verb - "to summer" pentru a descrie locul sau modul in care iti petreci timpul sau vacanta. Vara se traieste altfel, vara suntem mai activi, mai sociabili, mai indrazneti si asta se observa si in felul nostru de a ne imbraca. Nu ne mai ascundem sub atatea straturi de haine, avem mai multa grija de corpul nostru, fie din motive de sanatate fie din vanitate, si suntem mult mai relaxati. Atunci cand mergem la piscina sau la plaja, la sala de fitness sau pur si simplu in oras cu prietenii, alegerile noastre vestimentare sunt mult mai lejere, mai comfortabile si practice si exprima starea noastra de spirit.

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Sometimes Romanian, my mother tongue, is not fully able to describe certain states, things or actions. Summer for me is more than a season, it's a state of being, a way of life. For example in English, summer can be used as a verb - "to summer" in order to designate the place or the way you spend your time or your vacation. We live summer differently, we are more active in the summer, more sociable, more daring and this is reflected also in the way we dress. We don't hide underneath so many layers of clothing, we take better care of our bodies, either for health reasons, or out of vanity, and we are more relaxed.When we go to the pool or to the beach, the gym or simply going out with out friends, our sartorial choices are more light, comfortable and practical and they express our state of mind.


Catalog vara Iulius Mall Timisoara

Catalog vara Iulius Mall Timisoara

Catalog vara Iulius Mall Timisoara

Exact starea asta de vara am vrut sa o evoc atunci cand cei de la Iulius Mall Timisoara m-au provocat sa compun cateva tinute pentru noul lor catalog de vara. M-am gandit sa va propun cateva tinute pt plaja, sala de sport dar si tinute casual pe care le puteti purta atat in vacanta cat si la o iesire in oras. Recunosc, sala de sport mi-e putin straina, si cred ca se vede ca nu sunt tocmai in elementul meu atarnand de suportul ala pentru tractiuni, dar am vrut sa schimb putin rolurile si sa ma provoc sa ies din zona de confort. Asa ca modelele au pozat in posturi de yoga iar eu mi-am pus mintea cu aparatele. Costumele de baie colorate arata demential pe pielea bronzata, dar am propus si un costum de baie negru intreg si elegant, pe care il puteti purta seara cu o fusta la o petrecere la piscina. Pentru zi am ales o tinuta practica pentru cele pasionate de longboard, o rochie neagra vaporoasa si o salopeta multicolora de care m-am indragostit iremediabil.
Va invit sa rasfoiti catalogul online aici. Prietenele mele LauraAdriana si Rox au participat alaturi de mine la realizarea lui, si sper sa va placa tinutele propuse de noi!

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I wanted to express this exact state of summer when the team at Iulius Mall Timisoara challenged me to create some outfits for their summer catalog. I thought I would suggest some outfits for the beach and the gym, but also some casual outfits you could wear either on vacation or on a night out in the city. I have to admit, I am a stranger to the gym, and I think it shows in the pictures above that I am not quite in my element hanging there while trying to do pull-ups, but I wanted to reverse the roles and challenge myself to step out of my comfort zone. Therefore the models posed in yoga asanas and I gave the machines a try. The colorful swimsuits look awesome against the bronzed skin, but I also suggested a black elegant swimsuit you could also wear at night with a skirt at a pool party. For day wear I chose a practical outfit for the longboard enthusiasts, a flowy black dress and a multicolored jumpsuit that I hopelessly fell in love with. 
Please see the full online catalog here. My friends LauraAdriana si Rox also participated in the creation of this catalog and I really hope you will enjoy the outfits we proposed!

Catalog vara Iulius Mall Timisoara

Catalog vara Iulius Mall Timisoara


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