Into the woods…

It seems that every single time we decide to take photos on this forest road we are wearing some sort of yellow shade (see this post here as well). None the less, it seems more and more like I am slowly but surely turning into the ‘elephant-element’ of these photoshoots. Yes, I am aware by now that I will not be one of those pregnant-model-like types, but rather on the rhino-side of the issue. I will admit that I do have days when I do not feel as good about my pregnant body as I should, but then I think about all the posts about my recovery that will be featured here, on my online diary, and suddenly it doesn’t feel that bad.

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As stated in an earlier post, I do not plan on investing in new and expensive clothes during this period therefore I am yet again wearing a full H&M ensemble. I did succumb to my first maternity piece – the jeans. I realised that I needed a pair of pants for those errand-packed days and even though my old jeans fit me (with a bit of struggle) they are very uncomfortable over my growing bump, so a maternity pair was necessary. I decided to chose H&M simply because I loved the fabric – it feels a bit like the Hyperflex jeans from Replay and you know I love them so much! I have to say that 100 new outfit opportunities have risen once I realised that I can wear a pair of pants and not feel like crap during this pregnancy.

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On me:

Jeans – H&M; Sweater – H&M; Shoes – Puma; Bag – Michael Kors; Bling – Swarovski (bracelet and ring); Watch – Tissot T-Race

For yesterday’s errands I decided to pair the jeans with yet another H&M piece that D selected especially for me – this sweater – but I strongly suspect that he got it because it matches his shirt perfectly and he really wanted to snap some photos of it. The reality is that I love it (as I love all the stuff D choses for me) and I think that the shade of mustard-yellow is just to die for. Somehow I think this is one shade that goes well no matter what season it is. I wore my very comfortable and fun Puma sneakers and decided on completing the outfit with my navy Michael Kors bag. What was rather unusual about yesterday was the fact that we did not wear matching watches as I decided to wear my Tissot T-Race simply because I love the way it compliments my Jawbone and Swarovski bracelets.

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On D:

Jeans – G-Star Raw; T-shirt – Scotch and Soda; Shoes – Converse x John Varvatos; Bling – Fossil; Watch – Aviator

D was extremely happy when he saw the colour scheme I chose because, as I told you a bit earlier, he really wanted to wear this gorgeous t-shirt form Scoth and Soda that he got a week or so ago. I also got pretty excited when he decided on wearing his G-Star Raw pants because I think that this pair is among my top three favourites form his closet and they match my (only) jeans perfectly. For comfort reasons he wore his Converse x John Varvatos sneakers and decided to keep his accessorising to a minimum with his Fossil bracelet. He also made the decision to not match my watch choices and went for his Aviator watch that he hasn’t worn in a while now.

Despite my growing baby bump and my obvious body issues, I am determined to keep on taking photos and be honest with you about everything as I find it liberating to talk (write) a bit about the down-days. I strongly believe everybody has them, but I am very thankful that mine are very rare and the nasty feelings just pass quickly. In the end, all that maters is that the lovely baby is growing healthily, I feel physically great and D supports me every single minute. So not much to complain!




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Scriu in romana pentru prima oara deoarece am o oferta pentru voi care nu prea poate fi ratata! Dupa cum s-a putut observa din postarile trecute, amandoi suntem pasionati de ceasuri… Ok, D este putin mai pasionat (spre obsedat) decat mine, dar si mie imi plac foarte mult, si sincer, ma simt complet dezorientata cand nu am ceas la mana. In alta ordine de idei, as vrea sa nu mai bat campii si sa va povestesc despre ultima gaselnita a noastra in domeniu de ceasuri de mana : Barbas and Zacari. De ce ni se par atat de speciali? Simplu, exista o multitudine de motive pe care le voi insira aici:

  1. Sunt viitoarele ceasuri mega-populare in domeniu on-line pentru ca sunt manufacturate impecabil si pentru ca sunt extrem de versatile – si, cui nu ii place un accesoriu versatil care sa nu necesite inlocuire zilnica? Ce inteleg eu prin mega-populare in on-line? Pai, e simplu, daca ati urmarit in ultima vreme cam ce putere are on-line-ul (vezi alegeri politice, diverse ‘vedete’ dar si multe produse care au creat valva), atunci ati observat ca, in materie de ceasuri acum ceva timp a avut un moment Daniel Wellington, in momentul de fata pe val se afla Cluse, iar, din punctul meu de vedere, urmatorii vor fi australienii de la Barbas & Zacari. De ce spun asta? Urmariti putin in paralel evolutia celor trei branduri si veti intelege imediat de ce.
  2. Poate motivul principal pentru care am fost atrasa sa colaborez cu ei este faptul ca, spre deosebire de marcile mai sus mentionate care produc mai mult sau mai putin acelasi lucru, baietii astia au si o cauza nobila pentru care doneaza bani din fiecare ceas vandut. Trebuie sa recunosc ca genul acesta de activitate ma atrage mai rau decat o pereche lucioasa si noua de Louboutin! Mai ales ca am verificat si tipii nu folosesc asta doar ca o fatada, literalmente fiecare ceas vandut ‘doneaza’ 5 dolari catre ‘Cancer Research Foundation of Australia‘. Sincer, mai putin ma intereseaza ca respectiva fundatie este din Australia atata timp cat isi face treaba bine.
  3. Sunt unisex! Da, ceasurile sunt unisex! Asta inseamna ca atat eu cat si D ne putem lua modele diferite, pe care sa le purtam pe rand! Daca stau bine sa ma gandesc, cunoscandu-ne pe noi, asta ar putea fi un motiv de cearta serios dimineata, dar sunt convinsa ca vom trece cu usurinta peste (in traducere libera, el va ceda!).
  4. Sunt foarte accesibile! Costa in jur de 400 de lei, dar pentru ceea ce ofera (mecanism japonez, rezistenta la apa pana la 3ATM, design impecabil), poti spune ca sunt o afacere, mai ales ca livrarea este gratuita pe tot globul, ca primesti o reducere de 60 lei daca te inscrii pe lista lor de e-mail si ca daca citesti in continuare, iti voi face si eu o oferta care sa reduca si mai mult din costurile acestor superbe ceasuri.

Te-am convins? Daca ai ajuns cu cititul in punctul asta, inseamna ca mai am o sansa sa te conving ca ai absoluta nevoie de aceste ceasuri care merg la orice si in orice situatie. Iti spuneam mai devreme ca am o oferta speciala de la mine pentru tine, drag cititor care ai avut rabdare cu toate postarile noastre destul de random.

Daca iti comanzi ceasul, la sfarsit, cand iti cere un cod cadou, foloseste codul LAVINIA.BODU pentru o reducere aditionala de 15%. Ce mai, deja ceasul a ajuns la o suma fabulos de mica, si nu uita, ajuti cercetatorii sa se apropie de finalul luptei impotriva acestei boli ingrozitoare care rapeste anual milioane de vieti nevinovate.


Well, now that I am done with the Romanian version, I can tell you all about the wonderful collaboration that I have started with Barbas & Zacari. This is an Australian based watch company. As you’ve probably noticed by now, both D and I are watch freaks, well D is actually more than me, but I feel completely lost without a watch so I count as a freak as well. The reasons I started the collaboration with Barbas & Zacari are quite a few, so I’ll start with:

  1. They are the next mega fashionable watch. Already, if you are a watch freak, you’ve noticed that Daniel Wellington is slowly but surely giving more and more space to Cluse which in the end will be replaced by Barbas & Zacari. I am saying that because these three brands are somewhat similar, but by far my favourite is the latter.
  2. The main reason I wanted a collaboration with these guys as opposed to others is because they work with a good cause. 5 dollars out of each sold watch is donated to the Cancer Research Foundation of Australia, and to be honest, a good cause is more attractive than a brand new pair of Loubs.
  3. The watches are unisex! Yup, unisex! In other words, D and I can buy different watches and we can share them depending on whatever we’re wearing that day. Come to think of it, this could actually cause some stupid fights in the morning, but I know that D will succumb to my wishes.
  4. They are very reasonably priced! At around 89 Euros I’d say they’re a bargain if you take into consideration the superb craftsmanship, the fact that they are water resistant (3ATM) and the very important Japanese mechanism. Also you get a discount of 15 Euros if you subscribe to their e-mail list and, read along as I have an additional discount code just for you!

If you got this far with the reading, then it must mean that you are really interested, so let me tell you about my own discount code for you! If you do decide to buy one of these amazing watches either for you or for a loved one, then just use the code LAVINIA.BODU for an additional 15% off. There you have it! Amazing quality at next to nothing! Plus, don’t forget about the good cause you are helping! It’s a win all around if you ask me!