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.

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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.

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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’.

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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!

L.

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Reset Weekend

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We wanted to start our travel section locally, so we decided to give Atra a try last weekend, in order to have a Romanian start. Part of the reason we chose this place is because it’s quite popular, it’s not at the mountainside (so no freezing temps in March) and because the demand for it seems to be quite high (you need to book your weekend at least 3-4 weeks in advance).

What we knew about it beforehand?

  • stunning view
  • great architecture
  • gourmet food (to be honest, this is their most popular asset)

How it actually was?

It took us about an hour and a half to get there from Bucharest. About one km before we reached our destination, the road turned from decent asphalt to full off-road (no sign of asphalt in sight). You must take this into consideration, as nowhere on their official site is this mentioned and nor do they mention it when you book your weekend. Luckily, we took D‘s car as mine wouldn’t have been able to get us to our destination. The reason I think this is important is because this place is by no means on the cheap side and this is one important detail you need to know (this coming from a car-lover).

Once we got there (car intact and all), everything was way beyond expectation. The architecture of the entire place is amazing, the way nature hugs the building is exquisite (I’m an architecture junkie and D can confirm that I’m quite picky when it comes to it).

The rooms are average-sized, but, in my opinion, you don’t really need more space, and they are nicely decorated mostly with stuff from Mobexpert. Another fun thing about this place is that the rooms are not numbered, but they each have a color allocated, color that you can find in the decorative accents. What’s also really nice is that the view from each room is amazing. All in all, the architecture and the view are enough for me to want to come back over and over again to this lovely place…but, that’s only speaking for myself, as D needs good food in order for any place to be perfect (well, that goes for me too, but i actually need good soups, salads and a nice cheese-variety).

Getting to the gourmet part of the weekend, all i can say is OMG!!!! (yes, that’s highschoolish, but OMG!!!!) If you are a foodie, just like us, you need to give this place a try! I have no idea if the food was that good because most of the ingredients are sourced locally or because the chef is extremely skilled at combining sweet and savory, solid and liquid, and so on, all i know is that I’ve ate food this good  only in a few other places in Europe (stay tuned for more posts on that later on). Did i mention the local cheese??? If you’re a cheese lover (like me), than you just have to try the local cheese. 

Overall, not wanting this (first) post to become a travel diary, with ten pages of text, I’ll let you enjoy the photos we took there and really urge you to give this place a try! 

L.