Feb 20, 2017

Roses are red..

Denim Jacket / Geaca de blugi - HERE / AICI || Dress / Rochie - New Look || Jumper / Pulover - Pimkie || Pants / Pantaloni - Mango || Hat / Palarie - H&M || Bag / Geanta - Mango 

..violets are blue, I love this new look and I hope you do too :)) Oh my, how poetic I am on Mondays haha.

So anyway, we finally leave the pink stuff behind and this time I went for an all black outfit, to which I (of course) decided to add some colour. The main item of this look is definitely the gorgeous  denim jacket which has red roses embroidered on it and which I couldn't wait to receive. Denim Jackets are definitely a must-have piece for the upcoming season and you can find them everywhere now, in all kinds of styles and colours, boyfriend, oversized, cropped, embroidered or with patches, it's madness! They definitely grew on me lately and I intend to get some more because I know that I will wear them a lot this spring and summer. But to tell you something about this JACKET, you should definitely know that the quality is amazing and I'm not just saying that to convince you, but because I'm impressed of how lovely it is: the fabric is very good and the embroidery is also well made. I loved it from the moment I saw it online but I like it even more in reality and I think this can easily be considered a statement piece, which will make every simple outfit look amazing.

Another trend which I love at the moment is the one of wearing tulle dresses / skirts over pants or jeans - I just think it looks so cool and I couldn't wait to try it myself and this was the perfect occasion. Finally, I added some red accessories to this outfit, which match the roses on the jacket et voila! I hope I managed to pull this look off, but let me know what you think!

Have a lovely new week,
Andra.

P.S: You can find the jacket HERE and you should totally check their website if you're interested in purchasing some cool denim jackets because they have loads of them!
 










Feb 17, 2017

In the mood for nudes 📜

Sweater / Pulover - HERE / AICI || Trousers / Pantaloni - H&M || Bag / Geanta - Michael Kors || Heels / Pantofi - Primark || Choker / Choker - Zara || Eyewear / Ochelari - Forever 21

Hey hey hey, Friday is here! It it already over a month since we moved to Shanghai and I must tell you that I got used to living here sooner than expected and I like it here, but there are definitely times when I miss Europe.
I felt like writing today so I thought of sharing with you the top five things which I discovered since being here:

1. You need a smart phone, with a long-lasting battery (hopefully), a functioning camera and internet. All day, every day. You need it for maps, navigation, subway stations, for translating things, for scanning QR Codes - everything has a QR Code here which will give you all the information you need or with which you can pay a certain thing. And since I got at this point, yes you can even buy things using your phone and I don't mean online shopping but you can pay with your phone just like you would pay with your card. Maybe this is not new for all of you but for me it certainly was :D. Anyway, there are tons of apps which you can download on your phone and will keep you updated with the events which take place in the city every day or apps which will help you find a certain restaurant, club, theatre, etc. Basically you can find everything you need.

2. Getting to the restaurants part, I recently heard that there are over 60.000 restaurants in Shanghai (can we take a moment and process this, please?!) and this doesn't count the street food vendors. So you can imagine that you can find here everything you want in terms of international and national cuisines. However, the local Chinese food is different from the European Chinese food I used to know and it is not exactly my favourite :)) But I must admit I didn't try much, so I still have a lot to discover. Moreover, the typical Chinese cuisine in Shanghai is very sweet and that includes everything: sweet bread, sweet yoghurt, sweet peanuts, sweet everything. :D

3. If you didn't like crowds before (like myself) you will definitely get used to it here. Living in a city with 23 million people implies crowds almost everywhere: in the subways, especially between 17-19, in the city, especially during the weekends. Of course, if you really don't like it you can avoid the peak hours during the day or during the weekends and you always take a taxi, which by the way are very affordable (so COOL!). :)

4. There are many people who speak English here, especially in the city centre but the further away you get from the centre the harder it is to find someone who speaks English. Which brings me back to number 1, where I told you that you definitely need an app which will help you translate everything from Chinese to English and vice versa. I didn't have it during the first days here and boy it was hard..but now whenever I need to say something I translate it first and show my phone :D

5. Shanghai is a huuuuge city and you can never get bored here. There is always something to do, something to see and I would also say it is a city of contrasts, which makes it even more interesting and exciting. Also, I feel that the time is on fast forward here, the days are passing by a lot faster and everything has an accelerated rhythm.

On another matter, last Sunday was sunny and warmer, it almost felt like spring so we managed to shoot three outfits, yay. You already saw the first one on Vday and this second one must be my favourite. I created it around the lovely dusty pink oversized SWEATER which was on my wishlist for a long time and I am so glad that I finally ordered it. You know how much I love oversized clothes and this is just perfect: from the beautiful colour which is a first in my wardrobe, to the big sleeves and large V-neck cut, I love it all. The fabric is also very good, thick and quite heavy and I think it is a perfect piece from spring as well. I wanted to style it first with a pair of white pants and it looked very elegant and pretty, but then I decided to go for something new and different: a pair of khaki trousers and some nude shoes and accessories. I love how this turned out, but let me know what you think. :D

Wishing you a lovely weekend,
A.

P.S: You can find the sweater HERE, on SALE.














Feb 14, 2017

Celebrating Love

Dress / Rochie - HERE / AICI || Coat / Palton - HERE / AICI || Bag / Geanta - Guess || Heels / Pantofi - Primark || Earrings / Cercei - H&M

Hey babes! 

We all know that today is a special day, a day to be spent with our better half, a day which celebrates LOVE. We will probably spend the evening at home, but I intend to prepare a special dinner for us, wish me luck! 

However, I thought of having this special post about Valentine's Day because every special occasion is an opportunity to wear something more elegant and out of the ordinary, something you don't get to wear on a daily basis, right? So I felt like putting up a romantic and feminine outfit, in a style which I haven't been wearing for a long while now. 
When I saw this DRESS I immediately knew that it would be the perfect choice on this occasion and I'm quite happy that I ordered it because it is truly beautiful. The shape and style are very flattering and most of all I love the ruffled sleeves. In case you didn't know, ruffles are BIG right now and you can see them on almost every piece: skirts, blouses, sweaters, dresses, even bags. This is perfectly fine with me as I completely adore this trend and I can't wait for the spring to come and be able to get our ruffled groove on, haha. 

Anyway, getting back to the dress, the fabric is very good and I like the fact that it is quite thick and not stretchy, fact which makes the dress look more elegant. I wasn't sure whether to style it with red or pink this time but in the end, all roads lead to pink in my case. :)) So I chose my fuchsia bag from Guess because I loved the contrast with the dress and I added the gorgeous flowers I received from my love. :) However, the black&white style looks amazing with any color with which it creates a contrast, it's up to you to decide which is your color.  

Let me know what you think of this look and how will you spend Valentine's Day?

Big love, A.     

P.S.: You can find the dress HERE and the price is amazing, trust me!















Feb 9, 2017

Valentine's Day Outfit Ideas

Vday 1


Valentine's Day is right around the corner and therefore, before showing you my choice for that day, I decided to put up some looks which may inspire you. As you can see, I went for black, white, red and burgundy when I created these collages, but you can of course choose other colors if none of these suit you. I think these 4 shades are quite basic for Valentine's Day and they fit very well all the hearts, teddy bears, red roses and chocolate boxes haha.

The first two outfits are definitely more elegant and perfect for a fancy party or a dinner at a very elegant restaurant and personally, I would probably go for the black dress with the lace detail because I find it to be extremely beautiful and romantic. However, if you are more daring, you can always choose a red dress with black and gold accessories. On the other hand, if this occasion implies a less fancier event, but you still want to look gorgeous you can always choose a white top / blouse and go for the basic black skirt or a special pleated burgundy skirt. With the right accessories (just take a look at those gorgeous embellished flats!) you can easily transform a simple look in a very chic and glam one.      

The direct links to the products are, as usual, under the photos. Let me know which is your favourite look and what would you wear for this years Valentine's Day. 

Hugs, A.
Vday 2
White Top / Top Alb || Burgundy Skirt / Fusta Bordo || Black Bag / Geanta Neagra || 
Flats / Balerini
White Ruffled Blouse / Bluza cu volane || Black Skirt / Fusta Neagra || Red Bag / Geanta Rosie   

Feb 7, 2017

A glimpse of spring

Jacket / Jacheta - HERE / AICI || Dress / Rochie Zara || Bag / Geanta - H&M || Bag Accessory / Accesoriu pt geanta - Zara || Boots / Cizmulite - Zara

Right now after brunch I'm remembering dearly of our second day spent in Suzhou and I wish to tell you a few words about it along with the ton of photos. :)

To begin with, day 2 in Suzhou was exactly as Yahoo Weather predicted: sunny and with 18/19 degrees Celsius, the perfect spring day I would say. So what more could we have wished for this day which was supposed to be all about visiting the city and seeing new places? :) After having our breakfast at the hotel we decided to go to the Tiger Hill, which is one of the most famous places in Suzhou. We took a taxi to get there, but there are probably some buses which go to this place as well, because when we reached this place (which is in fact outside the city) there was full of people, cars, buses, like OMG. Even if it was quite early, the good weather on a Sunday does that to the tourist attractions here in China. From the entrance it doesn't promises that much, except for the seven-stories leaned pagoda which stands tall on the top of the hill, but once you start wandering this place you discover its beauty. You go from garden to garden, sometimes through a peaceful forest, from site to site and everything is so beautiful and neat. Moreover they have here an impressing Bonsai Collection and Museum, which I'm sure it will be even more beautiful once the warm weather comes along.

We spent there two to three hours, I would say, and after that we decided to go and see the Lingering Gardens, another famous place in Suzhou. Well that was not the best choice as it was already around 1 p.m. and everybody was already awake and eager to visit places, so I can't really explain into words how full of people this garden was. You can however notice a part of the crowd in the photo with the red boat below. :)

We got out as fast as we could and took another taxi to our next milestone, which was the Twin Towers. After being exhausted from all the crowds surrounding us and all the bustle everywhere, this was the best choice we could have made. This place was quite small compared to the other gardens we've seen, but it was, luckily, also almost empty as it is not as famous as the others. We were finally able to sit down in the sun for a bit, rest, enjoy the view and of course take some photos. :)

As I was telling you in my previous post, this outfit didn't go unnoticed either since I was wearing that yellow jacket but I couldn't care less. I hardly waited to wear one of my favourite jackets again and this was the perfect moment to do so (and also the only one for now as the winter is back). The embroidered dress is a new addition to my closet and I think it will be great for spring and summer. Besides the beautiful embroidery I also love the fact that it has bell sleeves and pockets. :) As in for the rest, the day was looking quite busy from the beginning on so I had to keep it all quite casual.

I'll leave you with the photos now..
Love, A.



























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