Jun 22, 2017

The perfect vacation dress

Dress / Rochie - HERE / AICI || Sandals / Sandale - H&M (SS14) || Hat / Palarie - H&M (SS16) || Bag / Geanta - Zara (SS17)

I don't know what you like to wear during the hot days of summer, but I would definitely and almost all the time choose a dress. If it has the right length and cut it is the most comfy piece for me. When I saw this DRESS I realised it had everything I love at the moment and moreover, I immediately imagined myself wearing it by the beach. Well, that still has to wait a little longer but the dress turned out to be the perfect choice for a day spent in Chengdu when the thermometers were showing 30 degrees and the humidity was about 80%.

The fabric is mainly made of cotton (65%) therefore it won't keep you warm, the colors and print are beautiful and perfect for summer and the style is very cute and flattering. Of course, you guessed it right, the off the shoulder detail together with the puffy sleeves and the ruffle at the bottom are the ones which drawn me to choose it. The dress also comes with a belt which can be tied in different ways or which can be taken off, if you don't like it.

As I was very much in the vacation mood, I decided to wear it accordingly with a pair of sandals, a straw hat and my new favourite straw bag with cute little pompoms, but I am sure it would go perfectly with a pair of white sneakers, espadrilles, maybe some heeled, not very elegant sandals too. The bamboo forest we found helped me emphasise even better what I had in mind for this DRESS and I think it contrasted it perfectly. So if you are looking for vacation dresses you should definitely click HERE, the one I am wearing today costs less than 20$!

Have a lovely weekend!
Love, A.

Jun 14, 2017

The prettiest maxi dress ever ❤️

Dress / Rochie - HERE / AICI || Bag / Geanta - Local Store || Hat / Palarie - Primark  

These photos are probably my favourite ones lately and this dress, oh this dress.. I don't even find the right words to describe it, except that it is simply amazing. I liked it from the moment I saw it, but I didn't expect it to be so gorgeous in reality. The print is definitely an eye catcher and I love myself a good old floral print, we all know that right? However I didn't owe anything like this before and since red is very trendy this season, I wanted to give it a try. And I'm very happy I did because I love it!

What else I like about this DRESS?
- The fact that it has a nude slip dress underneath so you don't have to worry about it being see through
- the fact that it is very long and we all know that I like my maxis to reach the ground
- the quality is really really good
- the colors are sooo pretty
- the long sleeves, which make it look more beautiful

I only added a pair of flats, a red bag, a summer hat and a pair of sunnies and I was good to go. And who doesn't like to look amazing while putting minimum effort into it? :) You should definitely check it out HERE

On another matter, my posting schedule got a bit mixed up because we are going away again on Friday and I wanted to show you this look before I go and also have enough time to share it everywhere. Don't forget, you can always follow me on Instagram - @andyandra because that's where I am the most active and where I post most often.

Have a lovely day,
Hugs, A.

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Jun 11, 2017

Forbidden City - Beijing

Kimono / Kimono - Bershka || Top / Top - H&M || Jeans / Blugi - Zara || Sandals / Sandale - Bershka || Bag / Geanta - H&M || Sunglasses / Ochelari de soare - H&M

The time has finally come for us to see the capital of China and about two weeks ago we were heading towards it, excited and curious to see what it has to offer. We have already seen many cities in China but we left Beijing out in order to see it when our friend would come to visit us. 

To start with the beginning, we scheduled four days for it, but out of those 4 days two were spent on the road and we basically had only two full days to spend in Beijing. So the capital city is situated at about 1300 km away from Shanghai and we took the high speed train to get there. It took about 5 h 30 min to get there and a train ride is often more reliable and faster than a flight (flights usually get delayed) around here. Also, we decided to visit this city and its surroundings (The Great Wall!) during the week hoping that there will be fewer tourists around, because you know..all the photos with the Great Wall full of people kinda scared us haha. All I can tell you is that our decision was a very good one and moreover the air quality was incredibly good during those days and the weather was perfect too. Three lucky guys were we, right? :)

The first day spent in Beijing was the 24th of May which was also our 3rd wedding anniversary, therefore the day was even more special for us. We started the day by paying a visit to the Temple of Heaven, with its amazing gardens, pagodas and colourful architecture. Next on our list was the Tiananmen Square, which is the city square located in the centre of Beijing, being one of the largest city square in the world (within top 10). The Tiananmen is in fact the gate which is situated in the northern part of the square and which separates it from the Forbidden City. The square contains the National Museum of China, the Monument to the People's Heroes, the Great Hall of the People and the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong, and it is definitely a must-see once you get to Beijing.

Last but not least, we spent 2 to 3 hours (maybe even more) walking through the interior courtyards of the Forbidden City and that was such a delight! To be honest, before going there I had the impression that every place we'll visit in Beijing will be extremely crowded and therefore I didn't expect much, but once I got there and saw how gorgeous the Forbidden City is, I was in awe. In case you didn't know, the Forbidden City was the Chinese Imperial Palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty and it is located in the heart of Beijing. It was the home of emperors and their households as well as the ceremonial and political centre of Chinese government for almost 500 years and its name refers to the fact that no one could enter or leave the palace without the emperor's permission. The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987 and it now houses the Palace Museum. I fell in love with this place once I got there and I can tell you that it has risen above all my expectations.   

Beijing is a huge city and its impossible to see everything in such a short time, but it is important to choose well and see the most important sights. We basically had just one day to see the city as our second day was all about going to see the Great Wall (more about that in a future post), but I'm satisfied with our choices and I would definitely recommend seeing all these three main sights. 

Regarding the outfit, I decided to wear something casual, yet chic, a bit boho, yet girly. :) A pair of cropped white jeans with ripped hems, a yellow light top and my floral kimono, which protected me from the rays of sun the whole day were the perfect choice for a hot summer day. You probably saw the pink version of this kimono in a previous post (HERE) but because I liked it so much I decided to get it in blue as well. Floral kimonos are definitely a must-have this summer and the ways of styling it are countless. Finally, I added some nude / pale pink accessories and a pair of yellow sunglasses to go with the top and so I obtained a very joyful summerish look :D. What do you think?

Have a lovely Sunday and enjoy the ton of photos below! :D
Kiss kiss, A.   

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