Friday, 17 February 2017

Fancy Friday

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treat yoself by marymanaila 

♪ Voices in my head/Stick to the plan - Big Sean ♪

It's finally Friday, so I'm going to enjoy it as long as it lasts! I thought I should give you a reason to enjoy it too, with all these beautiful dresses that I discovered. I truly wanted to find some fun, easy to wear, hot dresses and I'm obsessed! Let's take the first one, you have to check out the details for yourself. The red embroidery made me fall in love instantly. The second one is about my romantic side- pastels and ruffles all the way, but still super cool for a night out. The black one emphasizes my love for sequins, and it actually has a open back, which has been my constant choice for the last two years, so bonus points for that! Now, the crop top& skirt white ensemble is just one example of the genius sexy white party dresses you can find on StyleWe. I told you last week how much I love the crop top/skirt & lace combination, to all my friends reading this, my birthday is coming up in August *wink wink*.

I don't know about you, but all my childhood was about dressing up my dolls in unique ways. When I turned 9 I found all these cool internet games, and I started dressing up different celebrities (fyi up until that age I only knew Angelina Jolie and maybe Leonardo Dicaprio haha). There are times when I just see a dress and I instanly think of a famous person who should wear it. And this happened to me while visiting this site. I fell in love with a beautiful royal blue party dress (photo after the break) but I knew it in my heart that: A. it wouldn't look right on me & B. this dress screams Selena Gomez! With the assymetrical cut and that draped shoulder- you see it too, right? It's so fabulous and chic! I also thought of Emma Stone when I saw the dress on the right(2nd collage) because ever since she's starred in La La Land I feel like she's going in a mature style direction, and I love that about her! And last but not least, what's a better choice for a royal blue dress than an actual ROYAL? When I saw the beautiful lace & the waist details I thought of Duchess of Cambridge, although I'll admit I would wear this dress myself to a cocktail party at a medical congress.

I hope you'll enjoy your weekend and I do have one more tip: StyleWe has awesome
rompers for sale right now, that one with hot pink bottom really stole my heart!

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Bday Blog

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The blog is 6 years old today. I can't believe this, it seems like it was only yesterday that I started writing about the latest trends. I can't even remember when I started sharing my outfits online, or photos from my trips! Even though I'm obviously not a teen anymore (hopefully I can make some changes to the blog's name this summer, although it's gonna be really difficult), I can't make myself quit blogging. It's a big part of my life, this blog has been with me through my adolescence and young adult years. Every single time I want to remember some places I've seen, or when I bought a certain dress, I visit my blog and it's all here! It's like magic. I'll admit the last 2 years I've been focusing on my studies, but I've always found the time to blog about the big changes in my life, and I plan to keep it this way. I've accomplished so many great things thanks to it, I made so many new friends, learned about web design and improved my English over the years. I truly recommend it to everyone: if you have something on your mind, you should put it in writing. You'll be surprised how many people can relate and want to follow your journey!

Oh well, let's not get too sentimental, because I do want to write about the outfit of the day. The color theme is obviously matching Valentine's Day - because it's the same date my blog was born. I got the bodysuit from the winter sales from H&M and it's honestly the item I've always wanted in my closet (I have a summer version without sleeves, from the same store). The faux leather skirt is the best buy I got this winter, I still can't believe how cheap it was! And it's from Zara, in such a beautiful pale pink/nude shade, I can't wait to wear it this whole summer. I feel like ever since I got the NAKED 3 palette for Christmas I've been wearing only pastels and pink hues. This definitely reflected in this winter's shopping spree.

I wish you have the best day and I want to thank you one more time for always supporting me! I love you lots xx

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Dress Obsessed

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♪ No Favors- Big Sean & Eminem ♪


I'm finally done with my finals, so I'm on a mini break. I've missed blogging a lot, but I had a really important semester in Med School and I really wanted to focus on my studies. A lot has been going on in my life lately, and I truly hope I can start blogging again to share everything with you. Let's start with something I'm sure we all loved in January: the winter sales! I got some amazing things at Zara this season, my absolute favorite being the glittery dress you can see above (left).

I noticed I was most interested in party dresses this time around, probably because I have a big family event coming up this summer and I still have no idea what I'm going to wear. Naturally, I also searched online, and the key Bridesmaid Dresses UK led me to find some incredible ones which I want to share with you. Above I selected my favorites, it was a tough choice because the site, Aisle Style has a special collection - Bridesmaid Dresses 2017. I felt like they were all my style, because it's mainly pastels (I mean, the blush pink one is divine!) and most of them have intricate lace details (the red one is my absolute favorite, I'll admit). And I have to mention their selection of Prom Dresses, back in the days I even designed my own prom dress, but I have to acknowledge their Homecoming Dresses are total stunners (the white and pale blue one- you have to see the details on the corset to see what I'm talking about)!

Naturally, when I visit a dress site, I always end up in the Wedding Dresses section (please tell me I'm not the only one haha). I was so in love with the style, everthing is so feminine & simple. Lace is popular among their designs, and I adore that they don't overuse it, it's just about the small details (like the corsets you can see after the jump). A really interesting design that has been picking up lately - the crop top & skirt wedding attire- can also be found there. What do you think about this trend? I love it, but I don't know if I would have the courage to wear this. I was also impressed with the fact I've found Communion Dresses , I don't know many places to buy them online. It's interesting how I was interested in Dresses for Weddings and I ended up falling in love with the whole online shop. What do you think about my selection? Would you wear them?

Perfect wedding

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Summer '16

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♪ Drake- Summer 16♪

When Drake dropped "Summer 16" I suddenly had a good feeling about this summer! I couldn't be more right, this summer flew by and there's so many places I saw and so many things I've learned! Besides going to the UNTOLD festival and seeing Rihanna live, I'll never forget how much I've loved Sicily, especially Taormina. I'm currently packing for my last trip before university starts again, but I felt like sharing these photos my cousin Ioana took while we visited Taormina for the third time. I'm wearing the most comfy skirt from Primark which my aunt got me from the UK and my favorite sandals ever (bought from Sicily actually), which are from Bata.

I've also included in this post photos of the BEST cannoli made in Sicily, from Da Cristina (find them in Taormina). It's where I also discovered how a true gnocchi sorrentina should taste like and the pleasure of having almonds, chocolate and so many other things in your cannoli filling!

Summer of 2016, you've been my absolute favorite!

Monday, 12 September 2016

Sicily Day 5: Villa Romana del Casale & Ragusa

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The hottest day we had in Sicily turned out to be the day we had to travel most, because Villa Romana del Casale and Ragusa are far away from Taormina. The heat was also the reason I don't have many outfit photos from that day, absolutely none would look ok in that much amount of sun! Still, I have plenty of food photos and the beautiful places we visited that day.

It took us about 2 hours and a half to get to Villa Romana Del Casale - which is a Roman villa built back in the 4th century- what's incredible about it is the fact that after a big earthquake most of it colapsed. Yet, hundred of years after that, archaeologists discovered some breathtaking Roman mosaics, in perfect condition - it is, to date, the richest collection of Roman mosaics in the world, which is why it was made an UNESCO World Heritage Site. I couldn't take any photos because they were very strict, but believe me, it's totally worth the visit ( just Google it). As beautiful as it was, we still struggled with the heat, so we stopped at the famous Trattoria La Ruota nearby for some refreshments. There, we had the best cannoli in Sicily (okay, it's a tie with Taormina's Da Cristina, but more on that in a future post!).

After this, we headed to Ragusa (once again a long ride). One very important thing you must know about Ragusa: there is the new town (on a hill) and the old one (the historical and charming part). We kept going down with our cars and then we came to a point we couldn't get any further with our cars (you can see the main photo of this post how much there was still to go down) and then we had to go down the stairs- hundreds and hundreds of them! Ragusa Ibla (the old town) is so charming and unique, it wasn't like any old town I've visited before and it was the best cardio workout I got in Sicily ( I imagine people living there are so fit!). It was about 4PM and we were looking for a place to have lunch, but as you know, Italians have their siesta at that time, so there was almost no restaurant open! We weren't just starving after the cardio workout, but also couldn't cope with the heat anymore. We were lucky enough to find Biancomangiare , which is like a bistro, so there we found ourselves eating- burgers and fries in Italy! If you told me I would go to Sicily and have a burger I would have told you- never in a million years! But you know what? They're on the 2nd place in my life list for burgers (the 1st places belongs to Vivo in Iasi, obviously!).  I guess you never know what's in store for you! Now, about our hike back to the cars after having such a rich meal...it's safe to say we burned all calories that burger had haha!