Rompers and Cargos!!!

Here we are at our 100 blog post! I guess we can call this one a celebratory post and maybe it would’ve been nice to have a sort of recap of all the other posts, but truth be told, I didn’t really want to postpone the Milan saga, especially since yesterday I had absolutely no time to do a decent post. These photos were take on our second day in Milan, when D decided to surprise me and take me to the Alfa Romeo Historical Museum (more on that in a different post tomorrow). Anyone that knows me, is aware of the fact that I love, love,love cars and that my first car was an Alfa Romeo Mito. I loved that car so much and parting with it was one of the hardest things I had to do, but I know now that it is loved and happily used by yet another car lover.


Back on point… Since this was a motor orientated day, I decided to wear a romper and urged D to follow my lead colour wise, hence the whole army look we both rocked that day. Usually, I hate rompers, because, as any woman knows, going to the toilet in a romper is hard work. But that day I wasn’t worried about that at all, mainly because I knew that wherever we would go I would find decent clean toilets, therefore making this task easy and comfortable. As you know, being away, I rarely ever bring lots of bags, but rather I bring along one or two that go with most of my outfits.



On me:

Romper – MANGO; Bag – MANGO; Shoes – MTNG; Sunglasses – Gucci; Bling – Swarovski, Pandora and Tomorrowland rings and Constantin Nautics bracelet; Watch – Daniel Wellington

So, moving along to the details of my outfit. Yet again I am rocking a Mango look, both the romper and the bag costing a total of 30 Euros thanks to Mango’s amazing discounts. This bag is so very versatile, as you saw in the previous fashion post, it worked great with my totally hippie dress and works just a great with this utility inspired jumpsuit. Because apparently the outskirts of Milan (where the museum was located) are very much like the outskirts of Bucharest, meaning that if you are a pedestrian you are going to have a hard time – more on that tomorrow- I knew I had to wear the most comfortable shoes I had bought along, leaving me no choice in that department than to go with the MTNG sneaks I got from Madrid. Luckily (well, not luck, but a lot of planning) for me they worked perfectly with the colour theme of the day. Aside from the clothes, the main accessories consisted of my Gucci sunglasses, Pandora, Tomorrowland and Swarovski rings and a Constantin Nautics bracelet.



On D:

Shorts – Scotch and Soda; T-shirt – Tommy Hilfiger; Shoes – Pull and Bear; Bling – Fossil and Constantin Nautics; Watch – Daniel Wellington

Obviously, to match the theme imposed, D chose to wear as much camouflage as he had in his luggage. He did go a bit rogue when he decided to match it with light greyish blue. To move along to the specifics, he wore his Scotch and Soda shorts (yes, they are not from H&M) and his Tommy Hilfiger t-shirt. To match and also to get away with his t-shirt choice, he wore his ancient Pull and Bear espadrilles and, to be honest, I was surprised at how well they matched. Aside from that, he only wore his Constantin Nautics bracelet and obviously the Fossil brown leather bracelet that I got him from London this March. We both wore our Daniel Wellington watches with matching nato straps.

All in all, wearing an utility colour made us feel like we belonged in the Alfa Romeo factory and we were quite comfortable throughout the day especially thanks to our very comfortable shoe choices!





Milan through our eyes…

Oh wow… We really loved Milan. This is the overall post, where we briefly tell you about our experience. First thing that struck us about Milan is how different it is compared to Rome. I mean, this is such a trendy and cosmopolite city, not that Rome isn’t, but Milan reminds us more about Wien. Everything about this long weekend was just perfect!


Basically, as you roam the streets of this beautiful city, you can’t help but get infested by its beauty. Art, architecture and fashion are at home in Milan and to be honest, I can’t wait for us to go to Florence as I’ve heard that it’s the most beautiful city Italy has to offer. We’ll probably do a long weekend there at some point. True, Milan is a tourist attraction because of the whole fashion influence it has over the entire world, but for some reason, and I suspect part of the reason is the fact that the main landmarks are luxury shops, it’s not as packed full of tourists as Rome. I am not going to waste you time with the places you have to visit as you can very well find those in any given tourist guide, but I am going to tell you that this city requires comfortable shoes as it’s a pity to not visit it by foot.


With that in mind, I have to brag about the fact that my Jawbone tracker was very proud of my activity these past few days. Getting to Milan is quite easy from Bucharest as there are quite a few airlines that offer a wide variety of flight hours. The flight is about 2 hours which is very manageable and you should keep in mind that it will be best to land on Linate airport as that one is the closest to Milan and the taxi fare to the central area is only about 20 Euros. Food wise, there are a few places one should try once there, but naturally we will have a few posts on specific restaurants, however, you should try the fashion cafes as their menu is very trendy and the food is exceptional. We did that for two lunch stops at Gucci and Replay. To express more clearly the great quality of the ingredients in these kind of places, at Replay, D had the tartare burger, which is basically raw meat with bread and parmesan. If the meat is bad than you instantly get sick and you can’t eat it, but D loved it. I also had one of the best caprese salads there, and yes, one could argue that a caprese salad is basically tomatoes with buratta, but the ingredients always make a difference. So, go ahead and try some of these fancy terraces while there. I should mention that at Replay the check was about 40 Euros, but the food was delicious and you should expect a bigger check just because you eat on denim tablecloth.


Obviously, at some point we encountered a PRIDE party, which was one of the most peaceful and lovely street parties we’ve ever been to. Everyone was friendly and they had a great DJ that kept everything on the fun side. The nice thing about it was that there was a wide variety of street food available on the spot and everything looked amazing, too bad we stumbled upon the party after our dinner cos if not, I would’ve tried a lot of things there.


Another great area we discovered and really should make the object of one of the walks in Milan is the Pagano-Fiera area. According to the people living in Milan, that is the real central area of the city, and we’ve eaten there on two occasions and I have to say that the food was amazing. Aside from the food, this area houses one of the most expensive residential places in Italy. For the architecture junkie in me, seeing the way the area was built really made my whole Milan experience complete. That is mainly a spot that deserves a walk in the evening as the new residential complex is beautifully accentuated with architectural lightning.


I didn’t mention the Dome area intentionally, because all the tourists guide talk exclusively about it, and yes, it is beautiful, and yes, one should visit it while in Milan, but we normally are more focused on the less known areas of any new city we visit. Shopping wise, this central area is probably the best, as prices tend to not spike here, or anywhere actually and, if you have accommodation centrally, there’s really no point in thinking that you can get a better deal if you go further from the centre (we’ve tried it!). You’ll just waste your money on taxis or metros. Two more places that really need a visit from anyone travelling to this part of Italy is the Sempione Park and the Alfa Romeo Museum. As you’ve probably noticed, we are big park fans as well as cars lovers so none of these two landmarks could’ve been missed. We’ll have an entire post on the Alfa Romeo Museum simply because we both love Alfas.


Other things to mention about Milan… this is really the shopping mecca of Europe in my opinion, not that it has more shops that London or Paris, but simply because they’re not as packed full of tourists and as opposed to Paris where there’s constantly a line in front of Louis Vuitton or Christian Louboutin, here you actually have the peace and quiet needed to enjoy spending your money. As you’ve probably figured it out by now, we had a great time in Milan and this city reopened our appetite for Italian cities!


While in Milan…

As usual, whenever we come back from one of our trips around the world (well, Europe mainly, this year), we like to do a remembering post, where we put together all the photos both of us posted on Instagram (both mine and D‘s) and on our Facebook page, just to give you a feeling of what our trip was about.

Naturally, today will be all about unpacking, sorting photos and sketching some ideas for our following posts. This is a time-consuming matter as we do not want to leave anything out for you as well as for us because we treat this blog as some sort of public online journal of our lives.

I hope you enjoy today’s photos and I hope that we’ll have something ready for you tomorrow from our lovely long weekend spent in Milan.


This slideshow requires JavaScript.

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!





Uncomfortable Comfort!

I’m telling you, all this hot, hot, unbearable heat, has to stop at some point! Lately it seems that all I’m doing is complain about the weather. In fact, to be honest, this year has been so screwed-up weather-wise, that I can’t remember myself not complaining about it so far. The thing that bugs me most is that last week, at the beginning of the week we had 18 degrees and it rained like the next biblical flood was about to go down on us and by Friday it was so unbearably hot, like 38 degrees hot. Going from 18 to 38 in two-three days can’t be right.


So far, I have no idea what clothes I should stack away for autumn and what to keep for this summer, therefore, all my clothes are on display in our walk-in dressing room. Last Monday I was wearing my autumnish black jeans and today I have no idea what to get rid of off myself. I feel like walking around in a swimsuit should be office appropriate for these kind of temps. We should even start paving our office spaces with white sand from the Maldives, as those are the kinds of temps we’ve been experiencing lately.



On me:

Shorts – Mango; T-shirt – Lefties; Shoes – Converse; Bag – Michael Kors; Jacket – H&M; Bling – Tomorrowland, Pandora and Swarovski; Shades – Ray-Ban; Watch – Longines

Back to this fashion killer post. D and I decided to spend as much time inside as possible. Preferably right under the AC, but every once in a while, we have to go out for some stupid reason like food, and every time we do that, we also decide to snap some photos because you never know when we are going to die because of the heat and we are very thoughtful and want to leave a vast array of photos for our friends and families. The day we shot these photos was no exception to this unbearable heat, and the moment we stepped outside the vehicle, we both had difficulty breathing (did I mention the high humidity we also have these days?).



On D:

Shorts – Pull and Bear; T-shirt – H&M; Shoes – Converse; Bling – Fossil; Watch – Longines

Anyway, as you can see, I wore as little clothing as possible and opted for a long t-shirt from Lefties that is also going to double as a beach cover-up when we’ll actually have the time to go to the seaside. Underneath the t-shirt are a pair of hot denim shorts from Mango and my new and improved Converse Chucks II. For some reason, actually for fashion reasons, I decided to wear a denim jacket from H&M, but only managed to keep it on for five minutes. The bag is Michael Kors and it’s the same I wore at the Tastemakers party. Also, sunnies are really important these days so I opted for my Ray-Bans. I did nothing fancy with the bling and only added a Swarovski ring to the usual Pandora and Tomorrowland rings. 

D also opted for as few clothing pieces as possible, but apparently Mega Image doesn’t let you in topless, so, to my annoyance, he actually had to wear a t-shirt. What better t-shirt to beat the heat wave than his tropical one from H&M? I mean, just look at the print, it cools you down immediately! He too wore a pair of denim shorts, not as hot as mine though, from Pull and Bear and his brand new Converse x John Varvatos. He didn’t even want to hear about bling on this hot day and chose only his Fossil bracelet and we both wore our Longines Hydroconquest watches in the hopes that some hydro-anything will hit us and cool us down. Needless to say that didn’t happen!


I am really hoping that I’ll stop whining about the heat, but until the temps will go down to normal, I am going to do this every single day!




The saga continues…

The saga of high waisted shorts continues with a romper. The silhouette is exactly the same, the only difference being the fact that this romper, just like any romper, makes going to the toilet one complicated matter. I’m also back on a blue streak with this blue and white romper.


I decided to add a few golden accents to this otherwise casual romper, and therefore, I upped my look to a more dinner appropriate rather than office appropriate outfit. This Mango romper is from three years back (if not older), but just as expected, fashion trends always tend to come back and this summer the blue and white combo gets more attention than the infamous Rose Quartz and Serenity Blue (I’m quite surprised about that). Back to the golden accents… I chose the forever fashionable Lance sandals from Jimmy Choo, that have gotten me out of every situation where you need to be a little more dressed up, ever since I bought them. They seem to forever be in trend so I honestly feel that this was one of my best splurges so far, they are a statement piece and something every shoe lover should have. I love them so much that I got them in orange as well and I do plan to get them in nude at some point, but until then, I got my eye on a few other statement shoes.




On me:

Romper – Mango; Sandals – Jimmy Choo; Clutch – Mihaela Glavan; Belt – Atelier Alsceva; Bling – Swarovski, Pandora and Tomorrowland; Watch – Longines; Shades – Gucci

My clutch is from Mihaela Glavan and I got it two years ago, but it still is one of my go-to clutches simply because it can fit a lot of stuff. The belt is custom made from Atelier Alsceva, but unfortunately you can’t find it anymore, but there are some alternatives online. Bling wise, I went for a Nirvana ring from Swarovski, naturally with my Pandora and Tomorrowland rings. The shades are from Gucci and you’ve seen them in a dozen fashion posts by now. We both chose our Longines watches, because I like to keep it on the masculine side a bit, no matter how feminine my outfit is, though this one is not really that feminine.



On D:

Shirt – Tommy Hilfiger; Pants – ZARA; Shoes – Pull&Bear; Bling – Fossil and Constantin Nautics; Watch – Longines; Shades – Ray-Ban 

D also chose a blue and white outfit to match mine. He didn’t go for any golden accents though, as he seems to lack in the gold shoes department (thankfully!). He picked his Tommy Hilfiger white shirt that I love so much and paired it with his ZARA pants that he got from Madrid. Yes, we really went ZARA wild in Madrid! The boat shoes he’s wearing are from Pull&Bear and he got them last year, so you’ll probably not going to find these exact ones, but there are lots of boat shoes online. Bling wise, he sticked to his Fossil bracelet and his Constantin Nautics necklace, and for the first time (I think!) on the blog, he is actually wearing his Ray-Ban sunglasses. As stated earlier, he is also wearing his Longines watch.

All in all, with me having blue hair right now, I really hope that this blue trend is here to stay for at least one month, as that’s the least I plan to keep my hair on the blue side. I do promise to post some different outfits soon, but I really wanted to make a point out of the whole high waisted shorts thing.





New blue!

This Friday I decided on a bluer shade for my locks. As per usual, the preferred shades are from Joico with a bit of Instamatic blue from Wella. I’m never dying my hair without Olaplex, which does a wonderful job at protecting it during the whole chemical process! All the colour-works took place at my good friend’s salon, Maria’s Hair Studio. Hope you like the results!