Speedy Lemonade!

This is going to be one of those ‘barely-any-text’ posts, as today is mad, mad,mad! You’re going to find out soon enough why, if you haven’t already from our Instagram accounts and our Facebook page. Bottom line is that there’s no better way to cool down than to wear fresh colours like yellow and blue.

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The dress I’m wearing is yet another dress designed by the one and only Anca Maxim and, as with any of her designs, this one can take numerous shapes. It has an elastic band underneath that allows you to give it this intricate form. That can be adjusted in any way you (I) wish. I paired it with these lovely yellow Sophia Webster sandals that I got a few years ago and my gold Mihaela Glavan clutch bag. Accessory wise I opted for a Swarovski ring and bracelet to compliment my Tomorrowland and Pandora rings.

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On me:

Dress – Atelier¬†Anca Maxim; Shoes – Sophia Webster; Bag – Mihaela Glavan; Bling – Swarovski (ring and bracelet), Pandora and Tomorrowland; Watch –Tissot

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On D:

Shorts – H&M; T-shirt – Lacoste; Shoes – Ralph Lauren; Bling – Fossil; Watch – Tissot

D also kept it in the same colour palette, choosing to pair his yellow H&M shorts (yes, another pair!) with his dark blue Lacoste t-shirt. Yup, we discovered he has two identical Lacoste t-shirts in his closet. That never happened to me, so the balance for the most thoughtful spender leans into my direction. He wore his Polo Ralph Lauren sneaks that perfectly match both the shorts and the t-shirt and only chose his Fossil bracelet as an accessory. We both wore our Tissot PR100 watches just to keep things to a minimum.

All in all, we are preparing a bunch of posts from abroad with impressions, places to eat and fashion, so please excuse today’s short post!

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L.

 

Oranges and Blues!

Right, so what do you do when you have a ‘thing’ where you can’t wear a bathing suit even though the weather desperately requires that? I told you that until the weather becomes a bit more normal temp-wise I’m going to continue to whine about it. Back to the question… I’ll tell you what, you’ll just watch how the man of your dreams melts away in long pants and a polo shirt while you enjoy life in an easy-breezy dress and sandals. Sometimes it’s just so good to be a woman!

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Seriously, during summer I do tend to pity men because if you actually have to go to an event where you are not allowed to wear shorts and open shoes, then it just sucks to be a man! I mean, these types of regulations tent to be a lot more permissive with us women. For example these outfits over here. It’s quite easy to see which one of us is more comfortable at 36 degrees… On the other hand, us women bleed for 5 days every month and still live to tell the story, so with that in mind, pitying men just stopped!

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On me:

Dress – Atelier Anca Maxim; Shoes – Jimmy Choo; Bag – Furla; Bling – Tomorrowland, Pandora and Swarovski (bracelet and ring); Watch – Tissot

Back to our outfits… The obvious colour palette consists (as the title says) orange and blue. I know this is not really a traditional colour combo, but for some reason I seem to came back to it quite often. The only thing that suffers changes, depending on the season and event, is the intensity of both of the colours involved. Just thought about the fact that i have a perfect orange summer bag from Lancel tucked somewhere in our dressing room that just needs a good photoshoot. I just need to find it! Soon!

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On D:

Pants – ZARA; T-shirt – Lacoste; Shoes – Tommy Hilfiger; Bling – Fossil; Watch – Tissot

For this cocktail-casual event I chose a very comfortable dress designed by the one woman that actually made my wedding dress as well – Anca Maxim. What I love most about this dress is its versatility. Apparently I’m a big fan of versatility! For these photos I’ve worn the right sleeve up, but I do promise that we’ll shoot it again and I’m going to wear the sleeve down which totally changes the dress. The reason I chose to wear it up was, obviously, the heat! The print on this dress is very easy to combine as well, working well with oranges, blues and yellows. This time I went for my neon orange Jimmy Choo Lance sandals – told you they are an absolute staple and I have them in two colours. Also, to complete the look and carry my phone and house keys, I chose the orange Furla bucket mini bag. As for the bling, naturally, besides my Tomorrowland and Pandora rings I wore a Swarovski cocktail ring and bracelet.

D had to suffer a bit as there was absolutely no way he could get away with wearing shorts this time, so he had to wear his orange ZARA chinos. Obviously, because he wore long pants, flip-flops, be them leather, weren’t an option so he had to wear his Tommy Hilfiger boat shoes. To completely match my dress, he chose his dark blue Lacoste polo t-shirt. He obviously wore his Fossil bracelet and, for a change we both wore our Tissot PR100 which is a very classic watch.

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There you have it! I survived gracefully in the heat while D roasted like a turkey the entire afternoon. Well, sometimes you have to suffer for fashion!

L.

 

 

 

Two years have passed…

Two years ago, on this day, I wore a lot of white pouffy veil and D wore the lightest coloured suit in his closet, and we both were younger and fatter!

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So here’s the deal, to end the confusion, two years ago we had our religious ceremony, but, as a matter of fact, we signed the marriage license a year before (we’ll do an anniversary post on that too when the day comes). You’re probably wondering if I was pregnant or if we needed the benefit of being married… Well, none of those versions is right! We really wanted to have the date we met written in our marriage license (july) and ever since I can remember, I wanted to be a May bride. The only way that could happen, was if we had the two ceremonies a year apart. Today, we are celebrating the 2014 big wedding party, hence the white dress and the yellow bow-tie.

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The past two years (all seven of them actually) have been the best anyone could ever ask for. I’m certain there will be many more to come, filled with joy, love, harmony and new adventures. Never in my life could I have imagined a better life partner to share with all my happiness and my sorrow. D always supports every idea I have, no matter how stupid it sounds and he always puts up with my crankyness and my moods. He never put down any of my ideas and always encouraged me and helped me to pursue every little dream.

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The same went for our wedding party. Not once did he tell me that something I wanted wasn’t doable, on the contrary, he always did everything in his power to make sure that my exact vision would become reality. It is thanks to him and his constant support that I was able to have my dream wedding and I really hope that it fulfilled his expectations as well.

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The entire party took us almost a year of planning because there were a lot of custom made details that usually implied a lot of handwork. A big help we had was our wedding planner that Marriott allocated for our event. She was really a miracle worker as a lot of the stuff I wanted was really specific. I had a very clear image in my mind on everything about the event, starting with the theme and ending with the napkin ribbons. Thanks to hubby dearest and our wedding planner, everything was in accordance to our ‘lemon-lime’ theme.
As opposed to the crystal clear picture I had in my mind regarding the decorations, the wedding dress was a real blur and three months before the event, I had no idea what I liked. That is until I went to Anca Maxim, that designed the dresses I wore for my civil ceremony, and she totally enlightened me and helped me find inspiration in one of Elie Saab‘s collections. I needed a custom made dress because I wanted it to perfectly match our theme, therefore, we had a yellow bow attached on the corset. I will be forever thankful to mrs. Maxim for making my dream dress a reality! The craftmanship and the tailoring were superb and I was sad to realize that I was only going to wear the dress for that one event. D got his suit custom made at Ego. We chose them simply because they’re the best at customizing suits. Since our theme required a certain colour combo, we needed the best and, honestly, working with them, we really felt like they are the best at what they do!

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The obvious shoe choice for me was Christian Louboutin. The only problem with that was that he had nothing green in the current collection, but I had my eye on the Rosazissimo sandal for a long time. Finding the only green pair online, and in my size alone, made me think that those shoes were meant for me! As with all my Loubs, these sandals being 100mm heels were perfect for dancing an partying for more than 12 hours. D had his shoes custom made at Mihaela Glavan because finding the perfect combo of shape, colour and comfort was virtually impossible. Since my shoes were green, his had to have at least a little yellow in them, so we opted for a grey-yellow combo.
Since it was our wedding, we needed to have Converse sneakers in it no matter what! Custom made Converse, that is! Luckily, at the time we were planning the wedding, my best friend was in New York and we were able to have her send them to me as Converse doesn’t ship to Romania.

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The photos you see here were take by our favourite wedding photographer, Constantin Butuc, in Balcik for our ‘Trash the Dress’ photoshoot. Maybe next year, I’ll upload some photos from the actual wedding party and we’ll discuss a bit about caterers, decorators and florists.
I will stop rambling now as today we have a lot of celebrating to do, so we’ll probably be rather busy toasting for amazing years to come!
L.

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