Naturally, whenever you are attending a festival you should have at least two outfits per day mainly because during the day it tends to be unbearably hot in Romania, while during the night it does tend to be a little chilly, especially in Cluj-Napoca. These were our daytime outfits for the first day of the festival. Unfortunately, we couldn’t have a photoshoot on the festival grounds because D wasn’t allowed in with his big camera, but fear not, next year we’ll also take with us a smaller camera. We did however manage to take a few photos inside with a smaller photo lens especially for our overall UNTOLD post, but it just wouldn’t have worked for a fashion photoshoot.
Luckily for us, Cluj does have a very beautiful Botanical Garden and we were able to quietly take some snaps there, where it was chillier that in any other part of the city. I have to say that even though I have been to Cluj numerous times during the summer, it seemed like it was never as hot as this year so the lovely lush shade of the trees was very welcome for our photoshoot. If you’re ever in Cluj, make sure you get to visit the Botanical Garden as it is quite worth it.
Back to the outfits… Since it was so hot outside and I really wanted to have a full classic festival look, I opted for denim shorts and a white flow-y long blouse, both from Mango alongside my denim UGG summer boots. Looking at the photos now, I realised that being quite pregnant has brought on some body changes and shorts do not look as good on me as they used to last year. No, I did not go up a size, these are shorts that I’ve worn last year as well, the only difference is that the entire shape of my body has changed a bit, not necessarily grown larger (well, except for my tummy and boobs). Anyway, I’ll just have to embrace it and work with my new ‘pregnant-booty’ – as that’s how we’ll call it until January!
The colour scheme is quite simple and close to my heart: white and blue, therefore opting for my navy blue Michael Kors bag was a no-brainer, especially since it fits everything I need for the festival and it isn’t too big to carry around all day and all night long. My Dior sunglasses couldn’t miss the opportunity to accompany me to the best festival of the summer and naturally, I accessories the entire look with lots of rings – Pandora, Tomorrowland and Swarovski. Since this was a festival weekend I just had to wear my leather bracelet from Tomorrowland.
D also played along and chose his denim shorts from Pull and Bear that fit him just the same as they did last year, but I am hoping that soon he’ll also need new clothes just like me, though that is more about wishful thinking rather that reality, just so that I wouldn’t feel as the only fatty of the house. He also wore his Mango palm T-shirt and denim espadrilles from Pull and Bear. We both wore out Tissot T-race watches, though I have to confess that we did change them for our G-shock ones in the evening just to be sure we will not break them or anything. He opted, as usual lately, for his Constantin Nautics bracelet and nothing else – must be because of the heat.
All in all we are quite happy with how the photos turned out even though they weren’t taken on the actual location of the festival, but as you live, you learn and next year we will be prepared with a camera to actually have some post-pregnancy photoshoots on location!