Monday, July 21, 2014

The new adventures of old clothes

Hi guys,

I had such a busy weekend and I'm completely exhausted. I went shopping with my in laws all day Saturday. Apparently, I don't normally walk that much,  as I now have blisters on my feet...:). But what hurts the most isn't the blister, but the fact that I didn't buy anything for myself :)). I've spent a whole day at the mall, and came home with nothing! Well, this never happened before! I'm not what you would call a smart shopper. I'm rather impulsive. I buy clothes for all the (wrong) reasons: when I have a bad day, when I have a great day, when I'm sad, when I' happy, when I'm frustrated, when I'm angry, when I'm excited...you got the idea! Acknowledging this is the first step, the next one would be to make a change.

So, for today's post, I thought I'd search my closet for some older items that I haven't worn in a while. I have this special closet (my boyfriend calls it 'the place where clothes go to die', because I never wear them again :P), so I decided to take a look and see what I find there. I found this Nissa skirt that I got about 3 years ago, it has a beautiful shape and fabric, and I love that it has pockets. And what about this cute Zara blouse with the amazing floral print and the beautiful color? I did't even remember I had it. Red has always been one of my favorite colors, so it seamed like a good idea to build an outfit around this color.

So? Would do you guys think? Did these items deserve to see the light of day?

Have a lovely week!

Mamalina
Skirt: Nissa
Blouse: Zara
Sandals: Zara
Cutch: Accesorize





Sunday, July 13, 2014

Counting the days

Hi guys,

One more month and I'll be traveling to Croatia for a well deserved vacation! I've been wanting to go there for a while now, ever since my friends visited it a couple of years ago. It seams like an oasis of natural beauty! We decided to travel by car, because we heard that the road in itself is breathtaking, as you are seduced by these stunning views throughout the drive.

After visiting Plitvice Lakes National Park, we plan to stay for a couple of days in Dubrovnik and then travel to Split to spend the rest of our vacation! Beside its history, culture and amazing architecture, the fact that Dubrovnik is one of the filming locations for Game of thrones is a definite plus! Beware: Tourists are coming! :)

I'm counting the days...

Have a beautiful Sunday!

Mamalina

Dress: Zara
Cropped top: Zara
Sandals: Musette








Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Ain't that a kick in the head?


Boy, this sure is a weird summer! It drives me crazy! But I try to look on the bride-side (see what I just did here? :P) and hope that summer weather will shift towards October, right in time for my perfect wedding day! Finger crossed, cause this is the only way I can accept the cold mornings, the rain, the thunderstorms! 

Now that I got this out of my system, I'll move forward to my outfit and tell you guys that I love sales! But then again, who doesn't? I love sales, but I absolutely hate crowds. Which means that by the time I hit the mall during sales periods, I almost never find items in my size... Bummer! This year though, I got lucky! I went to Zara and found these 2 lovely pieces! It was love at first sight! I did't have time to enjoy the moment too much, as I was too busy spending half my paycheck on other lovely items :D! Oups! I went so crazy that I actually bought some full price items, in peak sales period! My Gosh, I need help! So I guess I'll go back to hating crowds and avoiding the mall, at least for a little while!

How about you guys? What's your experience with sales?


Skirt: Zara
Shirt:Zara
Sandals: Mango








Friday, June 27, 2014

Sweet escape

This past weekend I was in Cluj for the Electric Castle Festival. It was such an amazing escape! I love that feeling of freedom that traveling gives me, when my give-a-damn is broken, when work and stress are far, far away, when I can relax and enjoy good company and awesome activities!

We left Bucharest on Friday morning and stopped at Alba Iulia, then at Turda Salt Mine, on our way to Cluj. Can you imagine I'd never been to that part of the country?!? It's so beautiful and I'll for sure return to pay a longer visit to those beautiful places!

We got to Cluj in the afternoon, checked into the hotel, grabbed a bite to eat with our friends who were there since Thursday and were staying in the camping, got a quick update on what had happened the day before at the festival, and went to Banffy Castle to enjoy our first "electric" night. I was a bit sad because I had missed some pretty amazing artists who had performed on the first night (like Subcarpatii and Die Antwoord) and because I'd just found out that Rusko wasn't going to perform on Sunday, but the lineup for the other three days was pretty damn good, so I got over it really quickly! I loved how everything was organized, I loved the crowd, the people, the festival style (I'm so sorry I didn't take pictures, but I was afraid to bring the camera, so that's that). It was an amazing experience and I can't wait for next year!

As I previously mentioned, our friends stayed in the camping area. Don't wanna sound snobbish or anything, but we didn't have the courage to join them in the wilderness :P, so we choose to stay in a hotel. The bad part was that I had to drive every night for half an hour from Bontida to Cluj, I could't have a drop of beer and I'm telling you... it wasn't fun! But it was a sacrifice I had to make in order to enjoy a shower and a decent toilet! :)

All in all, I had so much fun, there were so many people there... it was surreal!

The weather wasn't so great (what's with this weather, anyway?). As expected, the rain followed us to Cluj, but fortunately, it stopped right in time for the festival. It was pretty cold, though, so, of all the things I had packed (tops, shorts, skirts), I ended up wearing some jeans and a loose shirt for most of the time. I do like to wear extra comfy clothes during my travels, so I wasn't bothered by this.

Have a happy weekend, you guys!

Hugs,

Mamalina

Shirt: Mango
Necklace: Pull&Bear
Jeans: H&M
Sandals: via Miniprix
Bag: Musette




Shirt: Promod
Flats: Stone Creek

Sweater: Zara
Scarf: Mango


Shirt: Koton
Sweater: Mango

Monday, June 16, 2014

The one with the wedding

I love "Friends". I've seen it about 4 times now...I never get tired of that gang, they always succeed to put a smile upon my face! Their haircuts might be dated, but their jokes are timeless! And how can anyone not like the show? It addresses topics that every generation can relate with: relationships, careers, settling down and starting a family. And it shows the true meaning of friendship: being there for one another through all of the above!

On Saturday we celebrated the wedding of our dear friends! Everything was down right perfect: the location, the music, the food, the party! We had a great time! Seeing all my friends together, years after graduating from college, being the same sweet, funny, smart, amazing people, was really emotional! And while some of us are starting this new adventure in Married Land, I love that we have friends there to support us. For me, this is of irreplaceable value!

Congratulation on your wedding, Dana & Cata!

Dress: Mario by Marius Musat
Sandals: Zara
Clutch: Accesorize
Necklace: Meli Melo