Sunny London…

Yes, we were lucky enough to catch one of the five sunny days London gets per year. It wasn’t an entire day, as the weather was this good the day we arrived, but I’ll settle for half a day and consider ourselves lucky. When we left Bucharest, on Friday, it was literally winter, but when we landed in London it felt like it was a May day.


What does one do when it’s sunny and warmer than usual in London? Wears a crop top! Mind you, I did have a cardigan and a knit jacket over it, but still, I was wearing a  crop top in London, in March! Yup, as you’ve sensed by now, this is yet another post featuring yours truly, trying to do fashion again. Obviously I’ve posted the Hat before this one as I like those pics more and I wanted to make an oxblood statement.

Since D and I (mostly D) decided that we only need one piece of large luggage for both of us, I couldn’t take too many pairs of shoes with me, so I wore the pictured ones two days out of the four we spent there. Who would’ve thought that I needed more then 1/2 of a large bag for four days? And yes, the luggage issue was the reason I lacked in the shopping department during our stay in London. Worry not, I didn’t leave London empty handed.

Back to the fashion post… For some reason, writing about clothes, shoes and bags feels very unnatural to me, unlike the totally natural feeling I get whenever I shop for them, that’s like second nature. You’ll probably notice that I tend to drift off during these posts. And…here I go drifting again.

The outfit… Since the weather was lovely in a British way, and since you already know about the shoes and the crop top, let’s move on… We were in London after all so, on top of the crop top (ZARA from a few years ago), I had an oxblood cardigan also from ZARA – this cardigan is a basic item for me and I think I have it in at least four colours. A cardigan wouldn’t have been able too keep me warm enough in London, so I topped everything with an oversized knit jacket which has a reddish tint and matched the pattern on my crop top nicely.


I’ll briefly mention my jeans as I intend on doing a full post on the subject just to prove to D that I do need all my pairs of jeans for different occasions (same will go for my stilettos). Drifting off… Back to the jeans, they’re the Skin-zee from Diesel and I think I have had them for about two years. I love the way the high-rise goes with the crop top. In my humble opinion, there are two types of skinny jeans out there:

  1. The ones that look amazing on, feel like you’re in a cast and you need assistance getting both in and out of them
  2. And the ones that look great, feel comfortable and no one needs to help you in and out of them

More on that later…

The ones you see in the pics are definitely from the first category, especially where getting out of them is concerned (D is usually there to help me get out of them), so don’t be fooled by the fact that I looked comfortable in the pics, well I was as comfortable as one can be in a cast, but I like the way they look and the way I feel (in a superficial way) in them.

On to the accessories… Like I said, not enough space in the luggage so not much to talk about. I had on a big pinkish scarf and the bag I’m wearing is from Michael Kors and it’s definitely my go-to crossbody bag ever since I bought it in January. I think that the colour and design are neutral enough for any given situation (except, of course, a formal affair).


Well, that’s about it, we had a lot of fun shooting these pics on that sunny day and I think you can see that by looking at them.


London Calling!

London, oh how I love London! For some reason, I think London has it all! This won’t be a post on all the touristy stuff you can visit in London as you can buy a travel guide for that and anyway, the post would be too long. I’ve visited all those landmarks ages ago and this weekend was all about discovering new and interesting places and taking D to a musical. When we landed on Heathrow the sun was shining and it was warmer than usual considering it is March, so as expected, the entire London population was outside. Londoners tend to do that as they only get about five days of sun per year.

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We decided to check into our hotel and then take long walks as far away from the tourist areas as possible. For the duration of the weekend we chose Marriott West India Quay hotel, located in the Canary Wharf area. We chose this hotel for two reasons:

  1. I couldn’t believe any hotel in London could provide 30 sqm per double room
  2. I was really curious how the area looked now

As I told D, when I was a postgrad student this entire area was under construction, so when we booked the hotel I didn’t have high expectations from this area especially since the room rates were quite low for a five-star hotel in London. But wow, has this area evolved since I’ve seen it last. It looks really nice and new but it still has a British feeling to it. 

Let’s get back to the hotel room for a bit as this is really important. I’ve stayed at different hotels in London, mostly from the Radisson Blu chain and I have to tell you that although the service was comparable to Marriott, the rooms were not. Sure, they were nicely decorated, but they had tops 18 sqm, while Marriott gives you about 30 sqm. The room also has large windows, which gave us a great view over the area, spectacular really at night, and the daylight was amazing for photos and not to mention the top-quality service that you can find in any Marriott hotel. I totally recommend this hotel for London especially because you have the underground at about a 10 min walk distance and the DLR at a two minute walk distance. The area also has a lot of nice restaurants and three underground shopping areas. Because Canary Wharf is on the Jubilee line, you literally can reach Oxford Street in 20 mins tops.

As it was sunny outside, we decided to meet a dear friend of mine at Borough Market (this is one of the hidden gems of London). You can find here only British produce and I have to tell you, I was really impressed by the multitude of products sold here. There we enjoyed a few glasses of wine and a burger from Whiskey Ginger, after that we were beat, so beat, that we decided to order room-service for the following morning as there was absolutely no way we were going to make it to breakfast, especially since we had only slept for about two hours in the last 24 hours.

Day two was the Mad Hatter day, so the weather was mainly British. D and I took a long walk in the morning and in the afternoon we ate at Busaba (we’ll talk about our London diet in a later post) and then, it was time for the musical. We ended up going to Sunny Afternoon, a prized musical. It was really good, full of great music and D and I loved it! If you’re in London do not miss a good musical! They are goosebumps-great! Despite the fact that one tends to walk all day to visit the landmarks in London, and by the time the musicals start (at about 7:30), all you really want to do is go to bed, believe me when I say that a musical in London is priceless!

After the musical it was time to get some “cocktails with a view” as my friend likes yo call The Duck and Waffle at Heron Tower. The view from up there is indeed breathtaking (we were at around floor 40) and if you get there by 10 o’clock at night you don’t have to stay in line even on a Saturday night. Don’t know what to tell you about the cocktails as we both drank whisky. Needless to say that when we got to our hotel room D instantly fell asleep.

Day three was for long strolls as most of London was closed because of the Easter holiday. We visited the Bethnal Green area, which, in my opinion is “hipster quarter”. We had a nice late lunch at Sager+Wilde and D found this adorable shop filled with chocolate truffles (Dark Sugars)- details on that in the next food post. As usual, we finished the day at another cocktail bar, but this time it was and underground one. It’s called Well and Bucket and besides the great cocktails you can also buy there small meals. We chose the Oxtail Chilly Cheese Fries, which were a combo of fries, meat (oxtail), cheddar and chilly, and honestly, they were delicious. 

On our last day in London,we only had about two hours to spare, so we took a walk on Mount Street and stopped for wine and lunch at Scott’s. The entire area is beautifully British and all in all a pleasurable last walk before our departure. To be honest, we bumped into that area on the way to the official Mini store, because my car deserves a little present from London.


Since I don’t want to write a 20 page essay on London, I’ll stop here, even though I could talk/write about it forever. Can’t wait to get back already!


The Mad Hatter!

All things British…weather included! Packing for London, I had no idea what to expect, it is March after all… But March in London tends to be just as bipolar as March in Bucharest, it would appear. Of course, after spending a year in London, I already knew that. After about a week of intense thinking at what I should pack (I did need something trendy and fun as I was planning on doing a few fashion posts over there), an hour before I actually started packing, it hit me: A HAT!! I mean, no, I don’t usually, if ever until now, wear a hat, but hey, a hat is British, right? To prove a point, I’ve actually had (H&M) the hat you can spot in the pics for two years now and it still had the tags on on Thursday when I started packing. That alone should be an indicator of how often I venture into the hat-world, but for some reason, I thought it was time to wear it and London seemed the right place. Seemed…

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As you can see, it is an oxblood felt hat, so it’s totally appropriate for the London weather. Starting from the hat, I packed almost everything I had that matched the oxblood colour theme and was clean (lingerie included-I like to match everything). Since I had only come to the oxblood theme a few hours before departing, I only had a few things clean as oxblood is one of my fave colours for autumn/winter and I tend to wear it a lot.

I had to improvise since my favorite oxblood items were unavailable, and I think that this colour works nicely with navy blue, black and red, which in my opinion, are all British looking colours.

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I wore this outfit on the second day in London, because when we got there, on Friday, it was hot and sunny and a felt hat just didn’t seem appropriate. Worry not, as London weather came to its senses on Saturday- drizzle, cold, windy and all the nice things British weather has to offer. So, on that morning, I decided I was finally going to wear my hat for the first time and for an entire day (when we’re on vacation, we leave our room in the morning and come back at night). Little did I know what wearing a hat implied…on a windy day! Basically what happened was that in the first few minutes I got out of the hotel I decided that:

  1. My head does not have the appropriate shape to wear a hat- I have no idea how those cool girls that always wear hats do that without actually losing their hat and without bumping into things (I had tunnel vision)
  2. It was windy! I really need some tips! Does wearing a hat on a windy day implies using sticky tape to prevent the loss of the hat?

That being said, I tried wearing my hat casually and relaxed for the photos, non-casually when it was raining (one hand on top of my head) and not at all all the other times. Basically, I’d say that I spent most of my Saturday carrying it in my hand.

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Overall, I’d say that wearing a hat is, like all the other cool things, a complicated matter. D kept making fun of me, telling me that being fashionable requires sacrifice, and in retrospect, I think he was right. I definitely looked like a mad person between shots, hence today’s post name.

Getting back to the fashion part of this post, I’ve paired the now infamous hat with oxfords (because…London) that have a little oxblood detail on them. These shoes are incredibly comfortable and I got them from Bagatt, for next to nothing, last autumn. I have no idea where I got the navy dress from as I’ve had it for three or four years and I think it goes nicely with my latest FURLA addition (travel exclusive from British Airways-I got it on my way to London). Because we had autumnish weather that day, my Burberry scarf, a black leather jacket and an oxblood cardigan kept me warm, alongside my black Calvin Klein tights. I always feel comfortable wearing a dress and I love the feeling of wearing a dress and a leather jacket, and right now, looking at the pics D took of me, I’m starting to like the whole hat idea (maybe I’ll do that more often if someone decides to tell me the secret of actually keeping it on my head).

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Overall, the day I first wore a hat was interesting. I am not going to emphasise on London in this post as there will be a full post on that later this week. Well, this concludes my hat experience and the first of a few posts to come on London (the city closest to my heart).


Gotta carb it up!

Like I said, this is slowly but surely becoming a food blog. As promised in the previous food  post, I’m going to show you our pre-serious-ass-busting-workout shake. The only difference between mine and D’s is that he uses “All in One” protein powder also from Protein World, while I use “The Slender Blend” protein powder, an he uses a full serving (that’s four scoops) while I only use three scoops. Like I mentioned earlier, I only drink this version if I intend to do two workouts back-to-back (usually it’s cross-train and cycling), otherwise I go for the other lighter, fresher tasting shake.

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What I use for this one:

  • a shaker (the same one from Protein World-I need to up my shaker-game)
  • 3 scoops of chocolate flavored “Slender Blend” (this version feels richer and tastes great when combined with a banana) 
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder (makes the shake taste amazing and keeps the cravings away)
  • 300 ml almond milk
  • 10 gr canah fiber

Again, blend it altogether until you have a smooth consistency.

Close to the other one, this one has about 300 kcal, but a totally different nutritional structure (I know this thanks to the UP app): it only provides you 9 g of fiber and no unsaturated fats, but gives you a whooping 38 g of carbs and 26 g of protein which should keep your energy levels up for longer.


Because of the high-carb values I never use this shake as a meal-replacement as I’m trying to cut my carb intake as much as I can. D, on the other hand, uses this recipe as often as possible, but that’s because we have different body goals. 

Hope you’ll like this recipe.


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I’ve got a spring in my step!

Still on the Quartz Rose side, this post is more towards the ‘go-out-to-dinner-with-D’ style, than the last one. Hopefully, spring is here to stay and I will get to wear outfits like this one more often. I really missed stilettos! Like really, really, really missed them! I know, I can wear stilettos despite the cold weather, and there are some women out there (my mother included) that can endure extreme temps just to look a certain way. I’m definitely not one of those women! I hate being cold (true, it has to be really cold for me to be cold), therefore throughout the entire year, I’ve only worn my stilettos once I got in the office, or at home (yes, I am the type of person that wears stilettos in the house-my Instagram has proof of that- very often actually).


The outfit featured in this post is virtually one of my favorite combos for going out: jeans+stilettos. I usually try and choose the jeans according to the shoes i’ll be wearing. For these spiked Versace shoes, I chose the distressed jeans from Replay (again Replay because I’ve developed an obsession lately with their and Diesel’s jeans), but I would never pair these jeans with any patent leather stilettos. I feel this combo works because of the spikes. This pairing is not necessarily intentional, as it’s more based on the feeling I get when I look into the mirror before going out the door. Like I said, no fashion-junkie over here!

In my humble opinion, a silk blouse, jeans and a great pair of stilettos is the winning combo for a non-formal dinner with friends. Top it with a nice neutral coat (Zara pictured here) and you’re good to go. 

I actually started to like this shade of pale pink lately, as it’s kinda like a neutral shade for spring, you can combine it with almost any color. I think I’m going to start paying more attention to the other color of the year (pale blue) and see if I can incorporate it into an outfit in the near future (though I feel as that is a color more suited for summer).


Overall, the problem I always used to have with wearing pink is the fact that I often felt bimbo-ish because of my blonde tresses. Wearing this shade of pink changed that and I started to actually like the way it goes against my hair and eyes, so I’ll try to wear it more often.

Back to the outfit, I rarely ever match my bag to my shoes, as that would make my mother proud, and to be honest, her not being able to critique something about my outfit would make our daily interaction very boring, but I do try to keep things in the same color palette, hence the lilac mini bag I chose for the pale pink shoes.


Also, I’m usually not an accessory type of person, but I do love cocktail rings and almost always have one on. The bow accessory on my jacket is hand-made and you can have yours custom-made here. These bows look sweet and can make any neutral jacket work with whatever it is you are wearing underneath.

There you have it! My first spring-ish look, colors on trend and all that!



Shake, shake, shake your body right!

Yet another recipe coming your way! This doesn’t count as cooking, right? Because if it does, than I’ve reached the maximum amount of cooking for this year so far. This blog turns out to be more and more about food apparently, but this post is in a way related to yesterday’s post on fitness fashion.

Back to shake, shake, shake (tapping my foot on the ground to the imaginary music right now)! I just wanted to make you aware of the reason I’m always putting protein powder in most of my food, it’s because I can’t process animal protein the right, normal way (I’ve discovered this about a year and a half ago), so I have to get my protein from somewhere.

This protein shake is a lighter version, for those days when I don’t do a cross-train workout and a cycling class back-to-back (I’ll post that more nutritious shake later on), but for those days when I’m either cross-training or weight training. I usually have my shake two hours before going to the gym as I hate that full stomach feeling during my workout (I honestly don’t know who does).

What I used for this one:

  • two scoops of vanilla Slender Blend from Protein World (I found vanilla to be a better combo for fruit-shakes)
  • 1 tsp acai berry powder (I know, it feels like I’m putting acai powder into everything, but honestly it’s only in my breakfast bowl and this afternoon shake)
  • 200 ml almond milk (it gives the shake a better taste than cow’s milk)
  • 65 gr fresh blackberries (just to get my blue food for the day and because it gives the shake a fresh taste)
  • A super cool shaker (I’ve got this one from Protein World, but you can find lots of colors and prints in any supplement shop)

After I’ve added everything in my shaker, I just blend everything and enjoy this energy-packed goodness!

This shake is only about 250 kcal with 12 g of fiber, 19 g of protein (I’m usually taking just half a serving) and 4 g of unsaturated fat (the good type of fat), while giving you lots of energy, vitamins and antioxidants.Whenever I’m on the run I also use this shake as a meal replacement. 


I’ve noticed recently that D‘s eating habits are quite different from mine, especially during the week, and maybe, later, we’ll do a post on everything each of us eats in one day. Till then, give this shake a try!


Spring awakening

Back to a fashion post, but this one is closer to my comfort zone. Since spring finally decided to come, well not in a very decisive way, but at least there are some rays of sunshine, the first ones this week, I have to start really prepping for swimsuit season. I never really took a break from the gym, but you know how things go when the weather makes you want to wear big chunky clothes, you do workout, but you always have it in the back of your mind that you have enough time to get in tip-top shape. But now, the shitty weather is gone, for good I hope, and I’ve got to get back to my summer body. The easiest way for me to find my motivation is to wear neon. Really, garbage-man-neon-yellow! If you’re following me on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed that I rarely, if ever, wear black at the gym.

My absolute favorite gym wear is the Victoria’s Secret sport line. 

Why i love it?

  1. Because the fabrics used are top quality and to be honest with you better than any other specialised sports-brand that I’ve tried so far
  2. The amazingly fun prints!

That being said, my absolute favorite print they have (had actually, as they’re always changing the prints), it’s the neon-lace combo you can see in the pics. I usually go for the Knockout tight, honestly because it’s the only model with a low-rise (which on my pint-sized frame is not that low). I also pick my sports bra with great care as through the years I’ve come to the conclusion that even B-cupped girls like myself need to choose a  maximum support bra, especially for high-intensity workouts. My favorite bra is the Incredible front-close and I chose the front-close ever since, after a cycling class I tried to pull my bra over my head and my hair got tangled in it, resulting in the end, after looking like a complete caged animal, in me losing a diamond earring in the locker-room (it somehow got tangled in all that mess and snapped out of my ear disappearing forever).

The sneakers are also very important to me because

  1. Performance
  2. Colour (they have to match my outfit)

  For a few years now, I’ve been loyal to Nike Free3, but as of this year, they’re only making the Free5 model for women (which I hate) so I’m thinking of switching to another brand (I’ll keep you posted).

Among other absolute essentials, for me in the gym, you need a good pair of gloves as nobody likes calloused hands on a woman and I tend to do weight training.

Another gadget i can’t train without is my iPod packed with cool 1 hour mixes (Hardwell, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Armin and Steve Aoki are among my favorites), and I must say that the Beats ear pods were a major game-changer from the apple ones (which are very good as well). If you like to zone-out everyone while you’re doing your workout (just like me), then these Beats are really good without being too bulky.

I never wear any makeup at the gym as I personally think it’s pointless and looks rather stupid. A little lip balm is all I need-currently Guerlain’s Baume de la Ferte. Other than that, hair in a ponytail and lots of energy (which i’ve lacked lately).


I usually go to the gym with D, but once we’re there, it’s like we don’t even know each other. We’re each training in opposite corners of the gym and that’s mainly because we both hate the idea of having a training partner, as we find that rather disturbing more than motivating. The one thing we do together while we’re at the gym is think about the nice glass of wine we’ll enjoy once we get home.

The fact is, that I’m no fashion addict, but when it comes to workout attire I hate boring and I even try to incorporate a bit of colour into D’s workout clothes (though he fights me every step of the way).

I hope that you’ll find this post motivating enough to not only use your credit card on gym wear, but to actually use that cool gym wear for a fitter, healthier life.



On the go!

Ok, so here’s how things stand: I either hear my alarm at 5:15 in the morning and I can spare 10 minutes in the morning for a nourishing and complete breakfast, or I take my coffee on the go because I hit snooze one too many times. Recently, I’ve mostly had time for my 10 min breakfast, so I thought I’d share my ‘super-bowl’ recipe.

What you need:

  1. A nicely coloured bowl (mine is blue and reminds me of beaches and crystal clear skies)
  2. A spoon (no fun options there!)
  3. A nice pot of plain natural yoghurt 
  4. One scoop of Protein World Slender Blender protein powder (I use the chocolate flavoured in the morning)
  5. One teaspoon of acai powder (packed with antioxidants)
  6. Dried goji berries (these are the only dried fruits I could find that didn’t contain sugar)
  7. One teaspoon of canah fiber powder (tastes like dirt, but you won’t feel it, and it’s great for digestion)
  8. One tablespoon of chia seeds (gives great texture and they are considered a super food)
  9. 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder (amazing taste and very healthy)
  10. 1/2 teaspoon of ginger powder (makes the whole combo taste like gingerbread on a Christmas morning)

All you have to do is mix everything together with a spoon (no fancy mixer needed) and VOILÀ! you got yourself a nice breakfast super-bowl!!


The great thing about this bowl of goodness is that it provides you with everything you need first thing in the morning, from protein to fiber for around 300 kcal, as well as some unsaturated fats (the good type of fats), while giving you only 7g of sugar and 54 mg of sodium. It tastes great, you can adjust the flavour by using different types of protein powder, and it keeps me full until lunch-time, which for me is about 6 hours later.


Unlike D (lucky bastard!!!!), who has the time to actually have a warm cooked breakfast in bed every morning (later post on that), this is all I have time to get as a daily meal to start my day.


P.S: D says that I’m doing this post the wrong way as according to him, the end result pic should look better than the ingredient photos, weathers my end result looks more like a bowl of purple-puke not superfood-bowl. In spite of his opinion, I hope you’ll give it a try. 

The three musketeers!

First thing’s first, as I’ve stated in my previous post (here), I’m not a fashion junkie, but BOOOY am I the biggest beauty product junkie ever?! I must have tried, throughout the years, almost every cream/serum/lotion I could get my hands on and deemed age and skin-appropriate for me on the market. Do not, under any circumstances, get me wrong, whenever I say beauty product I DO NOT mean make-up products, as I am still in the ‘baby-steps’ phase where that is concerned (foundation, bronzer and mascara is all I use). But, like I said, when it comes to skincare I’ve tried almost everything out there. That being said, it’s unnatural for me to stick to a beauty routine for more than three months (that’s as long as I’ll spend on a product until I decide if it’s working or not), but when it comes to these three serums fro CHANEL, I’ve been using them for almost three years now (two and a half to be more precise). Here’s my review after extensive and religious use…


What CHANEL claims they do?

Virtually miracles if you listen to them here, which for any beauty-junkie like myself, seems utopic to say the least.

What these three musketeers actually do?

Everything that CHANEL claims, and more…

To start with, I’d like to admit that my skin is literally stupid. And by stupid I mean the type of skin that is either on the oily side (with zits and a very shiny finish) or on the extremely dry side (with flakes, but not missing any zit opportunities), an NO, I do not have combination skin. When I started using this trio, I was going through a phase of idiotic adult acne, and I do not mean the kind where your face is filled with red pustules that you can extract, no, I mean the kind with some under-the-skin-annoying-AF zits that just won’t come out. True, they were hard to spot with the right foundation and they were located solely on my chin and apparently, as my dermatologist told me back then, it’s not unnatural for someone my age that is under a lot of stress (I was finishing my masters degree back) to develop this type of acne. But natural as it was, I still hated it. I mean, come on, being 27, getting that first wrinkle and also getting this idiotic type of acne is totally unacceptable. After reading hundreds (literally) of reviews on these serums I decided to splurge on them (they are under no circumstances on the ‘happy-bank-account’ side, just like any other CHANEL product) even though I didn’t want to get my hopes up based on the internet’s to-good-to-be-true reviews. 

After a few weeks, was I glad my bank account was crying!!! My skin almost completely cleared, and right now, my face resembles a baby’s ass, and not only because of my fatty cheeks! I am so hooked on them to the point that I always have a spare set in the house just in case CHANEL decides to discontinue them, which would be stupid of them if they don’t develop a better product (a very hard task).

I am currently topping Le Jour and La Nuit with Le Lift cream for normal skin types, but the pre-30s version of myself used to top them with the less expensive Hydra Beauty. Since Le Jour and La Nuit are serums you really need some sort of age/skin-type appropriate moisturizer on top of them.

Le Weekend is the only one you should use by itself, no make-up as well, and I’m currently using it one day per week because this winter my skin has been a bigger bitch than usual and turned extremely dry, and this third miracle works as a gentle peeling.

I’m not going to write about any scientific facts here, as you can find them on CHANEL‘s official site.

Thanks to this magic trio, I’m not a skincare-junkie anymore, but rather a CHANEL beauty-junkie. As detailed in the pics, everything that touches my face is CHANEL, because, to be honest, I’ve spent too much time looking for something as good as this miracle they created, and I’m not going to switch products anymore.

If you don’t want to spend the entire amount of cash on this trio yet, you can always buy the travel-sized version which is a fraction of the price.

There you go! My first beauty review-CHECK!



Bipolar March

Yes, it’s the 22nd of March, and yes, the weather should be warmer by now, or sunny at least, but it seems that autumnish weather is all we get for now. I would’ve liked this first fashion post attempt to be more on the stiletto-pastel side, but looking out the window, I realize that pictures of stilettos and silk tops would’ve looked stupid.

I did however use a bit of pastel pink, because as we all know it, well not all of us-I’ve only recently found out, Pantone 13-1520 a.k.a. Rose Quartz is one of the two colors of the year 2016 (the other one is Serenity-pastel blue, if you ask me). One has to align to the current fashion trends in order for online popularity to be achieved, right? But what should i do when the weather is down-right shitty and all i can think of is wearing black but the calendar insists it’s March (past mid-March actually)? I decided on pairing textures and colors, and by textures i mean warm and snugly Rose Quartz (!!!) knit with cognac leather(not as popular a color as the above mentioned) and the all-neutral jeans.

I wore this outfit during our Reset Weekend (see previous post) because the weather was quite cold (kinda like today in Bucharest) and i needed to not look ridiculously undressed. I’ve got to say that, just like March is right now, I’m quite bipolar as well when it comes to fashion and I’ve never actually taken it seriously. By fashion bipolar-ism i mean that i can either go for Uggs (i think i have a pair in every color and model) or for my much-adored stilettos (Loubs mainly, but more on that in a later post), basically I’m either formal or casual (very!), there is no in between.
Since we were on vacation in a nature inclined environment, stilettos were out of the question, so…here come Uggs!
The Uggs you spot in the pics are my current obsession this year, yes i know that they are from ages ago, but even though I’ve had them for two years (i think!) and wore them only a few times, this year I’ve over-abused them. Every year a different pair gets to be the ‘obsession’.

I almost always wear a leather jacket with basically any outfit as i think that this classic staple tends to pull-together any outfit. This jacket here is from Mango, but it’s beautifully crafted and you get a great value for the price you pay. As for the rest, the jeans are Replay, the ones with Hyperflex technology, which sounds sci-fi, but it actually means that these jeans are extremely comfortable and hug your curves the right way…meaning that for girls like me, with a small waist and a big butt, once you try these jeans on you’ll want to wear them all the time (no waist gap at the back!!). The bag is Michael Kors and I chose it as in my ‘expert’-opinion goes well with the Uggs and the leather jacket and most importantly everything i need on a daily basis (iPad, wallet, about 30 lipsticks and a million other small and useless things) fits perfectly well in it. The cozy, warm knit vest is from Bershka and even though I’ve bought it two years ago, this is the first time I’ve actually wore it.There are no fancy clothes in this post, just casual, non-expensive basics perfect for this crazy-weather.
Well, all that said, i wrote my first fashion post…sort of, at least. I’m not really all that into the fashion thing, but rather more into gathering the right statement pieces that will stand the test of time and that can make me skip a heartbeat, you can’t really detect that in this first post, but you’ll find out soon enough in the next couple of fashion-posts.
One last thing, the reason i look so serious in all, the photos is because I’ve done my research on fashion photography and realized that all the ladies in the pics look so serious, so I thought i’d align to the trend. This was extremely hard for me to do, but apparently fashion requires sacrifice!