I can see through you, see your true colors

Mesh see-through bodysuit double buckle belt

I am a very impatient person when it comes to new purchases. If I'm buying something I am really excited about, most likely I would like to wear it out of the store. And most likely I take that new item out for pictures as soon as possible. You will not find a single item in my wardrobe that I've never worn and with the tag still on.  Smart shopping for me means I either love or hate a certain item with no room for meh or grey areas in between. I was super excited to wear my new mesh see-through bodysuit with this gorgeous open back and I've already taken it out for a spin 4 times already, in different combinations. I was waiting for the perfect sunny day to snap some photos of it and I had a very specific background in my mind. You know that the background for the photos is sometimes as important as the outfit itself. Turns out the thing I was looking for was literally in front of my eyes: the parking lot behind my apartment building. The neutral grey tones, the minimal architecture and the black railings perfectly complemented my outfit.
In other news, I am totally obsessed with this new bracelet from Adina Mircea. It's a present  bought for myself before Easter. Yeah, I do that sometimes, don't you? You know how much I adore her jewelry collections, and the ring I am wearing today has also made numerous appearances here on the blog. I finally made an appointment at my favorite hair salon, Dichiseria, and got a much needed trim, color update. My hair ends were pretty damaged and they needed a lot of TLC. Now my hair is super smooth, shiny and healthy again. Having a good hair day can certainly lift your spirit if nothing else can. That and a little bit of shopping are the best therapies, right?
We have a long weekend ahead of us, hurray! I'm loving the vibe of this bodysuit so much, I might repeat this outfit with a pair of high top Converse instead of the high heel boots. 

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bodysuit: here
jeans: thrifted
cardigan: New Look
boots: H&M
bracelet, ring: Adina Mircea
belt: here
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Mesh see-through bodysuit double buckle belt

Mesh see-through bodysuit double buckle belt

Mesh see-through bodysuit double buckle belt

Mesh see-through hollow back bodysuit

Mesh see-through bodysuit double buckle belt

Mesh see-through bodysuit double buckle belt

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We're a couple when our bodies double

Skinny Buddha double buckle belt

        Double trouble or double the fun? This double buckle belt is one of those cool items you instantly want and wonder how you ever lived without it so far. OK, the other one is that double G Gucci belt we've all seen plastered all over the internet lately. That's on the wishlist for sure, but not necessarily something I would invest in right now. To be honest, I ordered this one because I loved the details on the buckles and I wanted to wear it with jeans. Unfortunately the size of the buckles is too big for the belt loops on most of my pairs of jeans. So I had to put on hold for a while the outfit I originally had in mind. The cool thing is that it works really well as a waist belt, so you can wear it over dresses and loose tops and it will give them an instant edge. 
            For today's outfit I wanted to play a bit with volumes so I went for a loose top (which can be worn as a summer dress as well, I guess) and a pair of palazzo pants with split details on the legs. These pants literally have a life of their own when I start to move, and I absolutely love the shapes they create as I am walking. If I stand still you would say I am wearing a skirt. I wanted to wear a pair of cuff bracelets to keep the "double" theme going, but that would have distracted the attention from the belt, and I wanted it to be the focus. Instead I wore a pair of star shaped earrings, which although quite big they are quite understated. I realize the outfit looks quite summery, but since the weather here hasn't been very predictable lately, we've occasionally enjoyed some pretty warm days. Today it rained, so I guess it evens out. I am quite determined though to wear this double buckle belt with jeans, so stayed tuned cause you're going to see this item a lot in rotation this summer. Hmmm, I wonder if I can wear it with my denim shorts? Haven't tried that yet.

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palazzo pants: Woman Fashion
belt: here
flats: H&M
bag: Mango
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Skinny Buddha double buckle belt

Skinny Buddha double buckle belt

Skinny Buddha double buckle belt

Skinny Buddha double buckle belt

Skinny Buddha double buckle belt

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All else is hollow

Cut-out t-shirt Hollow Triangle Waist Belt

I am a t-shirt and jeans kind of girl, especially during the weekdays if there is nothing else planned other than taking my daughter to the park and shopping for groceries. If I have to meet friends in the evening or over the weekend, I tend to dress up because honestly it's my only chance. This weekend was spent with the extended family, as my parents came to visit, so it was a very relaxed event and dressing up was pointless. I did want to bring a twist to my daily uniform and indulged a bit in my bondage fantasy. Corsets and waist belts and super hot this season and they look amazing when worn over a basic tee or blouse. If you don't care for this trend at all you might argue that my hollow triangle belt looks more like a weightlifter's belt rather than a fashion accessory. Never mind, I love it just the same. I wore it over a basic white tee with a cut-out detail around the neckline. The truth is I ordered the t-shirt one size too big and so the trick with the waist belt was necessary to give me at least the illusion of a waist. I think it looks really chic. Do you guys have any tricks to upgrade your weekend staples?

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t-shirt: here
belt: here
jeans: Calvin Klein (thrifted)
bag: Bonprix
loafers, sunglasses: H&M
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Cut-out t-shirt Hollow Triangle Waist Belt

Cut-out t-shirt Hollow Triangle Waist Belt

Cut-out t-shirt Hollow Triangle Waist Belt

Cut-out t-shirt Hollow Triangle Waist Belt

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Cut-out t-shirt Hollow Triangle Waist Belt

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High flying birds

Bowknot Bird Embroidered Kimono

             It's no secret I am a big cherry blossoms fan, known in the Japanese culture as sakura. My first tattoo, a back piece, was a cherry blossoms branch. For this reason, spring is the most awaited season for me. Even though my dream of going to the cherry blossom festival in Japan has not come true yet, I can still enjoy the spectacle of the blooming trees right here in my city. This alley is probably the most photographed during the spring season. As I was telling you in a previous post, there are a couple of special spots around the city and this one is my second favorite place to visit once the trees start to bloom. I think these are wax cherry trees, and they have the pretties pink blossoms. It was no easy task to take photos here as the alley is super crowded these days, but somehow we managed to snap a few shots. 
              I am wearing a bow knot bird embroidered kimono jacket to add just a hint of the Japanese vibe. I fell in love instantaneously when I laid my eyes on it. It seems it's still hard for me to stay away from black pieces, but this beauty was too hard to pass.  I did add a bit of color, with a bright red pair of pants and bold red lips. The background is filled with such beautiful pastel colors, the pink blossoms blend in with the bright blue sky,  and I think this outfit really stands out. The bow pumps are not the most comfortable choice for a stroll in the park, but if you swap them with a pair of comfy loafers you would still make a very chic appearance.

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kimono: here
pants: Poema
pumps: similar here
sunglasses, bodysuit: H&M
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Bowknot Bird Embroidered Kimono

Bowknot Bird Embroidered Kimono

Bowknot Bird Embroidered Kimono

Bowknot Bird Embroidered Kimono

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M a g n o l i a

Culotte Jumpsuit Rhinestones Chunky Heel Boots

           When spring comes and the trees start to blossom I go out on my annual pilgrimage of sorts to some very special spots around the city. You will see in the next few posts where exactly these places are and why they are so fascinating. My absolute favorite thing is not necessarily a spot but a tree, a magnolia tree. When in full bloom it's absolutely spectacular and I could spend hours on end watching it. Don't care too much about the "palace" behind it, or the infamous gypsy owners, but I have to admit they have excellent landscaping tastes. Oh yeah, and that iron fence that guards the magnolia tree is quite nice as well. 
          I wasn't yet hit by a sudden urge to dress in pastel colors from head to toe, instead I am still attracted to everything black and I have to tell you, I am loving the contrast between my outfit and the background. I fell in love with this black culotte jumpsuit from Woman Fashionbut if you fancy a more colorful one, you have plenty of options to choose from here. This is such a versatile piece and it's super easy to dress it down for an everyday look, or dress is up for a special occasion. I went the fancy way this time and paired it with a precious pair of rhinestones chunky heel boots and a large brim hat. I had to fight the urge of stealing a magnolia flower to accessorize my look, I know it would have looked awesome. But what can I say, I am a tree hugger, I could never do harm to this magnificent being. 

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jumpsuit: Woman Fashion
boots: here
bag: Bonprix
hat: H&M
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Culotte Jumpsuit Rhinestones Chunky Heel Boots

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Culotte Jumpsuit Rhinestones Chunky Heel Boots

Culotte Jumpsuit Rhinestones Chunky Heel Boots

Culotte Jumpsuit Rhinestones Chunky Heel Boots

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Culotte Jumpsuit Rhinestones Chunky Heel Boots

Culotte Jumpsuit Rhinestones Chunky Heel Boots

Culotte Jumpsuit Rhinestones Chunky Heel Boots

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Everything you've come to expect

Short Stripe Fringed Shawl Scarf - Beige

           It was about time I wore something more colorful, right? It seems I've been stuck in a rut lately and I've been drawn to darker clothes more often than not. And it wasn't just the winter at fault, although many people tend to match the gloomy weather with equally gloomy colored clothes. We are in a long term relationship, so I guess from time to time I just return to my my love of black and grays. This weekend I came back to my hometown to celebrate my dad's birthday and because I was in such a celebratory mood I only packed colorful clothes. The weather was super nice as well and this was the perfect outfit for taking my daughter to the park.
          As you might have noticed, I have a big thing for over sized scarves, they are so versatile and I could get them in every print and color out there. This one comes in a beautiful striped print in muted colors, it has a square shape so you can drape it over your shoulders as a shawl or wrap it around your neck as I did here. I chose the colors of the rest of my outfit in more vibrant tones, but within the same color palette.
          My other obsession this season is cropped jeans. I bought these ones in a thrift shop last year for a diy project I had in mind, and I cut the hems and frayed the ends. You can see the result in this post here. Then this year I decided to give them another update so I cut them some more, to obtain that crop length. I cut the front a bit more than the back, and then frayed the edges once again. I can see myself wearing this pair all season. And to think that up until a few years ago you could rarely spot me in a pair of jeans, or in pants for that matter. I was always wearing skirts and dresses, even during winter time. Now, as a mom, I find jeans a lot more comfortable and I get more freedom of movement.


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scarf: here
sweater: Primark
jeans: thrifted, diy
boots: Bonprix
bag: Bonprix
sunglasses: H&M
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Short Stripe Fringed Shawl Scarf - Beige

Short Stripe Fringed Shawl Scarf - Beige

Short Stripe Fringed Shawl Scarf - Beige

Short Stripe Fringed Shawl Scarf - Beige

Short Stripe Fringed Shawl Scarf - Beige

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Fair-weather friends

Skinny Buddha geometric print oversized scarf

        Spring is almost here! We've seen a glimpse of it this weekend and the entire population flooded the city center. I had to circle the block a couple of times to find a parking space yesterday when I went out to meet my girls. I've been waiting so long to soak up some sun and shed all those winter layers of clothes. My best ally during this transition period? It's the over sized scarf, of course. I wear it around my neck during the day and then I can unfold it and drape it over my shoulders for extra warmth during the evening. This geometric print scarf in neutral colors (and a bit of black) is my favorite at the moment. Unfortunately it's sold out in this color, but you can still find a couple of other color combos that suit you. I left the link for it below. 
        The denim jacket is my favorite thing to wear for spring, and it literally goes with everything. I've had this one for ages, 12 years to be more precise, and because it has such a classic design it never goes out of style. I was debating last year whether to bring it up to date and adorn it with a bunch of embroidered patches to make it look more modern, but never got around to do it, and now I think it doesn't need that, it's beautiful on its own. The shoes are pretty much the same age, I bought them that same summer, and although they are so beat up and dusty, they are still my favorite pair. I guess some pieces stay with you forever, or at least until they tear and break beyond wearing, and you always go back to them like a faithful old friend.
        I haven't really invested in a lot of jewelry lately, mostly because my daughter is instantly drawn to whatever piece I decide to wear and tries to pull and grab it. I'm currently obsessed with these 2 marble stone bracelets and because my wrists are super thin and most bracelets tend to fall off, I love wearing them over my sweaters. They do look great don't they?


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scarf: here
dress: C&A
jacket: Gap
bracelets: here and here
shoes: Adidas
bag: Kurtmann
sunglasses: Levi's
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Skinny Buddha geometric print oversized scarf

Skinny Buddha geometric print oversized scarf

Skinny Buddha geometric print oversized scarf

Skinny Buddha geometric print oversized scarf

Skinny Buddha geometric print oversized scarf

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Marea deschidere Peek & Cloppenburg la Shopping City Timisoara

Peek & Clopenburg Shopping City Timisoara

Dragilor, primavara ne aduce o mega surpriza: in data de 2 martie celebrul retailer multi-brand Peek & Cloppenburg va deschide un nou magazin, in exclusivitate la Shopping City Timisoara

Magazinul va avea o suprafata de peste 3.000 de metri patrati, se intinde pe două nivele si aduna laolalta peste 200 de branduri, printre care multe branduri de lux, aduse in premiera in Timisoara. Astfel, doar la Peek & Cloppenburg Shopping City Timisoara vei putea descoperi colectii celebre precum Hugo Boss, POLO Ralph Lauren, Pepe Jeans, GUESS, Calvin Klein Jeans, Pierre Cardin, Armani Jeans, Tommy Hilfiger, Trussardi Jeans, Marccain, La Martina, Napapijri si multe altele.

Daca te-am facut curios/curioasa, afla ca surprizele se tin lant. Chiar daca marea deschidere Peek & Cloppenburg va avea loc pe 2 martie, ea va fi sarbatorita pe toată perioada 2-5 martie cu covor rosu in fata magazinului si o atmosfera de party intretinuta de DJ si o formatie care va canta live in magazin. In plus, vei fi servit cu prosecco si bomboane, te vei putea rasfata la beauty corner si amuza la photo corner, unde vei primi fotografii tip polaroid, printate pe loc.
Și surprizele nu se opresc aici! Daca te numeri printre primii 300 de clienti care se prezinta la Info Point-ul Shopping City Timisoara in ziua deschiderii, pe 2 martie, vei primi un voucher de 50 lei pentru cumparaturi la Peek & Cloppenburg!
But wait, there's more! Intre 2 și 12 martie, posesorii cardurilor de fidelitate P&C au parte de 20% reducere la articole selectate. In cazul in care nu detii inca un card P&C, trebuie doar să completezi o cerere in acest sens la punctele de service din incinta magazinului si vei profita pe loc de avantajul tau!
La marea deschidere, in data de 2 martie, te asteptam la ora 19.00 in incinta magazinului Peek & Cloppenburg pentru o intalnire a bloggerilor si a iubitorilor de fashion. Voi fi si eu acolo, alaturi de alti bloggeri timisoreni dar si de cele doua fabuloase - Diana Enciu si Alina Tanasa. Haideti sa ciocnim impreuna un pahar de prosecco si sa sarbatorim evenimentul!
Iar pentru cititorii mei fideli, am inca o veste buna: puteti castiga un voucher in valoare de 300 de lei daca va inscrieti la concursul organizat pe pagina mea de Facebook, AICI! Consursul se incheie in data de 1 martie. Mult succes!
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Iron Maiden

Skinny Buddha Iron Maide t-shirt crop jeans

Hello boys and girls, say hello to my friend Eddie! Band t-shirts are making a huge comeback and while most people probably just wear them as a fashion statement, rest assured I am not a poser. I actually used to listen to Iron Maiden quite a lot in high school, and I've already seen them live in concert twice. I do admit though that the t-shirt is not mine, I borrowed it from my husband who is also a huge fan. It has become quite a habit for me to borrow stuff from his closet and in a recent conversation with a friend of  mine who apparently does the same, I admitted that my strategy sometimes is to buy clothes for my husband with the intention of borrowing them from time to time. This way I score points for the gift, I don't have to use my own closet space but I make sure I don't borrow stuff too often. 
You've already seen  my fabulous two toned boots in a previous post (here) where I mixed them in an elegant outfit. This time I wanted to put them in a more laid back, casual but still stylish context. I thought this pair of cropped jeans would look great with the boots. I was a bit skeptical about the length of the jeans at first, but they do look great with the boots and I love that you can see a teeny tiny bit of skin as well. I was getting a bit tired of the same old skinny and boyfriend jeans everybody is wearing, and these are surely a breath of fresh air. Of course not everyone is a fan - talk about a man repeller, but I am for sure!
I don't normally mix black and brown together, it's the kind of combination that is hard to pull off, and honestly quite hard to digest. But luckily I found this beautiful checkered coat that ties the whole ensemble together and gives the outfit more structure. And did I mention it's made in Romania? #buylocal Having second thoughts right now about the belt, but all in all I am very pleased with this look.

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t-shirt, belt: thrifted
jeans: H&M
boots: Bonprix
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Skinny Buddha Iron Maide t-shirt crop jeans

Skinny Buddha Iron Maide t-shirt crop jeans

Skinny Buddha Iron Maide t-shirt crop jeans

Skinny Buddha Iron Maide t-shirt crop jeans

Skinny Buddha Iron Maide t-shirt crop jeans

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