May Crush: Embroidery

Embroidered clothes took over my life this month. I asked my mom to borrow me all of her bedecked items and actually watched DIY tutorials. Yet, I'm humble enough to admit that shopping the garments is a much simpler, faster and safer way to insert the embroidery trend in the closet.

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Star Dust

Did I ever mention that I love pink? Probably just 100 times before but it doesn't matter, I'll repeat myself. Since this year's color is rose quartz and I have been wearing pink even more shamelessly, I couldn't miss out on these palazzo trousers which resemble 2 of my favorite trends and come with a wide range of advantages, such as coziness, sunscreen for those hot summer days, eye-catchy design etc. I purchased the trousers from Stradivarius and it is probably the first time I am specifying this.

I had received some notices over the time regarding my lack of brand mentions and the messages didn't stop after I started the "similar look links" either. That's why I decided it is time to make clear why I don't mention the exact brands that I'm wearing in my outfit posts, YET. There are two main reasons:

  • most of my clothes are Inditex marked. I don't wear high-end fashion, because I don't have access to the clothes, nor the money for them, yet. Probably 50% of my garments come from Zara, which has the most advantageous clothing value for money, but it doesn't even have a public, international affiliate program. I also love Missguided and Asos for the online shopping part, but I started fancying these names recently, so my wardrobe is not so loaded with their apparel.
  • not all of my garments are branded. I strongly believe you don't have to spend a fortune to dress well. If I like it, I wear it, the tag doesn't define myself, nor my sense of style. Whenever I put the clothing links in my outfit posts I try my best in finding the most accurate matches, but sometimes there just aren't so many options. However, if you would like to know the precise place where I got a certain garment from, you can ask me in the comment section/e-mail me/message me on Instagram or Facebook and I will happily let you know.

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Wearing embroidered clothing when I was little was like putting on a pair of crocs today. Popular demand has not only switched these styles' appreciation level, but also left me feeling regretful about ever blaming bedecked articles. It is definitely a trend worth following.❤️‍

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Between essays and classes and personal matters, I completely forgot to publish this outfit, which had remained at the 'draft' stage for about a week now. It wasn't until this afternoon that I realized I hadn't been active on Instagram within the past and I cannot really post a pic until I post on blog. Now timing isn't my strong point (friends know this, sorry guys), but I always manage to make things right somehow (positivity, yaay — I have to keep the vibe alive otherwise I'm gonna go crazy from the lack of sleep and the overconsumption of coffee). So, even though it's a rushed one, I hope you enjoy the outfit post at least half as I enjoy wearing this super nice-comfy-stylish (kind-of) coat. I've been waiting since forever for the temperature to get its s**t together and allow me to wear it.

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Bear With Me In London

Even though I spent three days in the overrated London city, I limited my thoughts on this last post of the UK series. I'm beginning to think I should've started with this, but there's no time to go back now.

London vibes are incredible, can't lie on this, you get a dizzy-vibrant-ecstatic feeling, but you have to be careful what you team it up with, because if you stumble upon empathy or spleen it won't be a very pleasing staying. Yet some of the best parts about the place include incredible views from anywhere you stand, inspiration at every step you take, AH-MA-ZING architecture, artsy walls, nice people and a wide range of food. No matter what you look for, you can sure as hell find it in London. Actually, you don't even have to look for it to find it. Just bear with me on this: me and my brother were looking for an affordable place to eat in the heart of the city but instead of going to a fast-food we went to a random underground restaurant which turned out to be a vampire-inspired place. Now I need to mention that an odd, dark, hipster restaurant wouldn't be my normal choice, but the point is that it felt welcoming to be in a place which promotes a (twisted, misunderstood) legend from your motherland. Not to mention that the manager was Romanian, I wonder where the Dracula theme idea came from!

I think we all know how crappy the London weather is, but let me just say my version: it's crappier! In my first day there was some really heavy rain so my mood matched it perfectly after a long walk with the luggage in my hand and a broken umbrella. There wasn't much to do except spending the day at the mall and that's exactly how it went down. My second day meant seeing the posh side of the city which was pretty impressing, but I found more appealing things people don't usually look at, such as doors, walls, random streets or buildings . Due to that revelation, in the last day a friend took us to a wilder side of the city, less polished and more alive. I admit there were more things to gaze at there.

It already passed some time since I had come back home from the UK trip so my mind is pretty made up at this point. London is a nice idea for a weekend break, but I couldn't live my life there, it's too crowded and it looks nicer on the outside. Afterall, a part of me is actually glad it turned out to be this way because now I feel even more excited about Birmingham being my university city choice.

Tourist In London

I spent 3 days in London with no meetings on my schedule, no University matters, no school, no inquiries, nothing else on the to do list except being a tourist and getting lost in this vibrant city. I tried my best to see as much as I could, from the iconic places to the less-known, yet beautiful parts of London. But, first things first, it's been a while since I've done an outfit post so I'll leave the impressions and the city shots for the next one. This was my look on the second day there and never have I imagined I would go for a dress when exploring a city, but, well, UK's street fashion is incredibly powerful...

*You have to play the song! (it was the only song I was listening to on my trip there)

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Bear With Me In Birmingham #2

Spring really looks the same everywhere. Except that in the UK it involves some wind and lower temperatures than in Romania. Apart from this, the trees still bloom, the sun is warm and people look happier. I've had my luck with the weather during the time I spent there, meaning that it was 80% sunny. London wasn't so kind on me but I'll save this talk for the next time.

I had some meetings at my pretty-lovely-fancy Uni in the morning (the first building down below is where most of my classes will take place). Did I forget to mention that BCU is 2 minutes away from the biggest mall in town? I could literally see it from the window and I can't decide if it's a good or a bad thing...Unfortunately, I couldn't take pics inside my uni, not because it isn't allowed, I honestly don't know if it is forbidden or not, but because I didn't have time and now I feel remorseful. My building has a PUB inside of it. I am not talking about the cafeterias, but an actual pub, which my course tutor showed me. He said that in order to build the new institutions they had to convince the bar's owner to move their business. The owners declined any of their offers so instead they have reached an agreement and now BCU students have their own pub. Pretty cool, huh?

That 20% remaining from the earlier statistics was for shitty weather, but I coped with the idea that it wouldn't have been a complete UK trip if we hadn't been greeted by some heavy rain. For a full package our umbrella had to get broken, of course, so excuse my dizzy hair in the final photos. Oh, and it was very impressive that although there is rain and then there is sun and then wind and then rain again, somehow pavements and buildings are almost always dry...Probably the breeze is to blame but, still, nice work, England!

* The photos are put exactly in the order they were taken. 🐻

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Bear With Me In Birmingham #1

I should've started this series of posts sooner because now my feelings towards my trips are a bit faded...The only thing which preserves the excitement is browsing through the photos, my return tickets to those particular moments. By the way, since we're on this page, I have to thank my brother for bravely bearing 5 full days as my personal photographer during the UK visit. Trust me bro, one day you'll use these skills so it's okay, you can be thankful then.

I went to Birmingham to check the university I'd applied to. My plan included Coventry town too, but I sort of visited it by bus and the only words that crossed my mind then were 'grey', 'small', 'weird', so it was indirectly rejected (after my uni tour it got completely dismissed anyway). It was an active vacay, quite tiring, but overall I fell in love with certain places, things, feelings and I developed a connection with this city. I hope the desire will last enough for the next 4 years since I've made BCU my firm choice...

My first day in Birmingham meant art, gazing, museums, random buildings and city's history. I tried to include small pieces of everything amongst my outfit pics. The city has its own special vibe, it is a successful combination between modern and classic, glass and rock, shiny and gloomy. I think it's a place for every single one and even the pickiest could fit there. What pleasantly surprised me was the amount of Romanians living there. I even met a few, I heard some others — it's good for the heart to know your fellows are with you.

Don't forget to play the song! :P

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And The Sunsets

Looking at something over and over again, every day, and realizing it's never the same — that's what sunsets mean to me. They're a daily reminder that another day has passed and I made it out just fine. A blessing.

I took these pics a few days ago in Tulcea, Romania. The moment came as an opportunity to sit back and relax, enjoy the brilliant view and contemplate about my choices. 'Cause my head has been exploding lately due to the million questions I'd received concerning my decisions, future resolutions, hopes, judgment, They all came like bullets, but I never actually got the chance to breathe in and put the pieces together. Whenever I had to make an important decision it happened during the evening — sunset time. I've made it clear before that I'm drawn by this moment of the day, it's one of my habits, but when there are favorable circumstances I shamelessly repeat myself, hoping I might instil just a piece of the feeling in somebody else. Yet words are cheap and the best way to make someone vibe with you is by showing them your point. Hope you enjoy the pics. :)

April Crush: Lace Ups

They have been a thing for a while now, one of the few trends that actually came to stay. I've had a crush on these shoes ever since the spotlight turned on them on Instagram, Pinterest and all of them social media platforms. Now with my favorite season on I just couldn't resist buying a bunch of this trend's flats. Block-heeled shoes are next on the list.❤️

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