Back to basics…

No we did not succumb to this heat wave and gone commando for this photoshoot. The basics I’m talking about here are a few pieces that stand the test of time no matter what:

  • The denim shirtdress
  • The gold flats
  • The classic Converse sneakers


Honestly, when I spotted this old rag in my closet I was afraid that it would not fit me anymore as I think this was my first H&M piece of clothing, so it must be about 4-5 years old. I’m talking about the dress. Now the nice thing about a shirtdress is that you can either belt it or not, you can dress it up or down and basically, denim is a neutral colour. For these 30 minutes spent apart from the good old AC, we decided to go back to basics. Nothing fancy, just stuff that we had in our closet for at least one year. We literally are not wearing anything bought this year, or the year before – I think!



On me:

Dress – H&M; Flats – ASOS; Bag – Michael Kors; Bling – Tomorrowland and Pandora; Watch – Tissot; Belt – Massimo Dutti

Since it’s so hot outside, there’s no use in trying to look put together as that goes out the window the minute you step outside. As stated earlier, I wore a denim shirtdress from H&M and gold flat sandals from ASOS that I got 4 years ago while I was in London for my Master’s Degree. I decided to pair denim and gold with rich cognac brown, so I opted for my Michael Kors bag and Massimo Dutti belt. That’s it! No special pieces, just a bunch of old rags that were lying around in our dressing room.



On D:

Shorts – H&M; T-shirt – Guess; Shoes – Converse; Bling – Fossil; Watch – Tissot

D also kept the old rag appearance and chose a Guess t-shirt to go with his (obviously!) H&M blue shorts. What other way to complete this basic look if not with his classic Chucks? Obviously, these sneaks stand the test of time, no matter what print or colour you have them in. I literally wore a pair until they got ripped apart. I think that this could probably be the best fashion investment, as no matter how beautiful Loubs are, you can wear Converse sneaks everywhere. Yes, even on the red carpet! A few celebs have been known to pair a haute couture dress with Chucks!

As for bling, neither of us really bothered. I wore my usual Pandora and Tomorrowland rings, while D wore his Fossil brown leather bracelet. We both opted for our Tissot T-race watches simply because we couldn’t stand the feeling of either leather or metal bracelet. For some reason, rubber seems to be more ok! That being said, we were so glad that we survived yet another hot day!





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!