Glory of the '90s

black dress over white t-shirt

I should have named this post "The black dress over a white t-shirt, or how to transition your summer dresses into fall", but that would have been too long. Nothing new under the sun, everybody knows that fall is all about layers, so this styling trick comes in handy when the season changes but the temperatures are still high. This trend re-emerged this spring and I think we will see lots of interpretations this fall as well. I say re-emerged because this is clearly inspired from the '90 fashion. Images from Beverly Hills 90210 or Clueless come to mind. You know, I grew up in the '90s and for some reason those years still feel to me like the recent past. It's only when I do the math that I realize the '90s were 20 something years ago! Damn, that makes me feel old! OK, but let's not get depressed now. I am actually glad to see these kind of trends reappearing because they make me feel like a kid again. Said the 30 something year old with a kid of her own. Would you try this '90 trend?

black dress over white t-shirt

black dress over white t-shirt

black dress over white t-shirt

black dress over white t-shirt

black dress over white t-shirt

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dress: H&M
t-shirt: Reserved
sneakers: Converse
sunglasses: Levi's
bag: Kurtmann
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The pompom sandals I cannot get enough of

half bun off shoulder top white denim shorts

Hello September! So glad you are here, but it still feels like summer to me. And you know what else I am glad for? Getting to wear my new tie up pompom sandals I got from Zaful a couple more times. We'e all seen them everywhere this summer and I had to have them. I got mine pretty late, but it looks like it's going to be a long summer so I will have plenty of chances to flaunt them. Aren't they so much fun? Love the toe ring detail and they look great tied up or around the ankle. I can assure you I have not passed unnoticed wearing these beauties, and I am always feeling super giddy when I put them on. They are an instant mood buster. I do have to stop and ask myself from time to time: what's my age again? I can't wait to style them in a more fall appropriate outfit next time, but for now I went for an off the shoulder top and a pair of white denim jeans I cut and distressed myself. 

pompon sandals off shoulder top white denim shorts

off shoulder top white denim shorts

pompon sandals off shoulder top white denim shorts

off shoulder top white denim shorts

toe ring tie up pompon sandals

pompon sandals off shoulder top white denim shorts

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top: H&M
shorts: diy
sandals: here
bag: New Look
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Review produse make-up Cupio

Review produse make-up Cupio

Saptamana trecuta am vizitat magazinul Cupio din Shopping City Timisoara cu intentia de a-mi achizitiona un lac de unghii, doua, trei... Cunosteam de ceva vreme produsele lor pentru manichiura pentru ca le vazusem deja in cateva saloane si le-am folosit si acasa. Insa cand am ajuns acolo am uitat complet pentru ce intrasem si am ramas pe ganduri in fata standului cu produse de make-up. Sa fim seriosi, lacuri de unghii am cu nemiluita, nu mai era cazut pentru inca unul. Asa ca am inceput sa fac o recapitualare mentala a produselor de make-up de care am nevoie si le-am indentificat repede pe raft. Mi-au placut tare mult produsele din colectia OG (outdoor girl). Mai jos va povestesc cate ceva despre fiecare produs in parte. Ah, dar inainte de asta sa nu uit sa va spun ca produsele Cupio sunt 100% romanesti si eu zic ca merita sa promovam si sa incurajam producatorii autohtoni.


Review produse make-up Cupio Trusa pentru conturare "Keep calm and contour on" Pensula pentru blush 5A
Trusa pentru conturare "Keep calm and contour on"
Pensula pentru blush 5A

Era cazul sa incerc si eu sa imi fac singura un contouring, pentru ca trebuie sa recunosc pana acum am lasat asta doar pe mana profesionistilor atunci cand am avut nevoie de machiaj pentru un eveniment sau sedinta foto. Nuantele din acest kit se potrivesc de minune tenului meu, trusa continand o nuanta pentru conturare, un iluminator si o pudra bronze. Am ales o pensula pentru blush deoarece textura produselor mi s-a parut mai degraba asemanatoare unei pudre decat unei creme, dar o pensula pentru contouring va functiona la fel de bine. Nuantele au fost usor de blend-uit dar pensula a pierdut cam multe fire la o prima folosire. Am mai patit asta si cu alte pensule, dar de obicei dupa curatare si 2-3 folosiri firele nu mai cad.

Review produse make-up Cupio Baza de machiaj Wake Up primer
Baza de machiaj Wake Up

In general rutina mea de machiaj este destul de simpla si rapida, incerc sa ma limitez la doar cativa pasi de baza. Primer-ul sau baza de machiaj nu facea parte pana acum din rutina mea, dar adevarul e ca tenul meu mixt avea nevoie de asa ceva, mai ales in zilele calduroase de vara. Pe langa faptul ca ofera tenului un aspect matifiat, va ajuta ca machiajul sa reziste mai mult in timp. Mi-a placut mult textura acestuia si pielea mea a devenit mai catifelata. 

Review produse make-up Cupio Luciu de buze Mat Velvet #10
 Luciu de buze Mat Velvet #10

Chiar daca l-am lasat la urma, acest luciu de buze a fost primul lucru pe care l-am pus in cosul de cumparaturi pentru ca mi-a placut enorm nuanta. Un luciu de buze mat? Pare o contradictie in termeni. In general prefer rujurile mate celor lucioase, mai ales daca am parul desfacut si afara bate vantul. Stiti despre ce vorbesc :)) Aplicatorul e foarte usor de folosit, iar luciul este surprinzator de rezistent. 

Review produse make-up Cupio

Iata si un machiaj realizat cu aceste produse. Fiind un machiaj de zi nu am exagerat cu conturarea fetei si am ales un machiaj cat mai natural, care sa puna in evidenta trasaturile fetei, adaugand putina textura si culoare pielii fara a o incarca.

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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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