Friday, April 18, 2014

It's raining cats and bows

Wow, wasn't this week so fun? With all the rain, the freezing cold, the chilly mornings?... Oh, I had so much fun :|. NOT!

I hate this type of weather, mostly because I have to wake up at 6:30 am every morning, to go to work, and getting up that early on a rainy day it's never easy...It would be so great to be able to ditch work on days like these, to be like:  "OK, so, I won't be able to come to work today because it's raining and it's the perfect time to sleep!" :)).

I really hope it will get a bit warmer though, as I don't wanna spend the Easter dressed in heavy coats and boots...The forecast for Sunday looks good...so fingers crossed!

No matter the weather, I wish you all a very happy Easter, I hope you enjoy time with family and loved ones, eat delicious food and have a great holiday!

Hugs,

Mamalina

Dress: Nissa
Shirt: Mango
Shoes:Zara
Clutch: Accesorize







Sunday, April 13, 2014

Easter fashion stories

Hi guys,

Only one week left until Easter. Easter, as well as Christmas, holds a very special place in my heart because of all the beautiful childhood memories it brings. My memories are very relevant to the way I approach holidays, and I have my parents and grandparents to thank for this. The weather doesn't look that good at this moments, but hopefully, it will improve in time for my family's traditional Easter barbecue, at my grandparents house.

One of my favorite Easter-related memory is how my parents used to dress me in new clothes that I would afterwards parade at the forest, with my friends and neighbors. Nowadays this tradition isn't that special anymore...mostly because we buy new clothes all year long, but when I was a kid, this was a very fun tradition to look forward to. My parents used to take me shopping only on my birthday, when a new school year started, and on Easter...I remember this one time, when I was about 8 or 9 years old: my Mom had bought me this beautiful multi colored jacket and a pair of red stretch jeans. I could not wait to show off :). In Calinesti, my grandparents' village, every family goes to the forest on Easter Sunday, wearing their finest clothes. They literally parade on the street, and afterwards get settled on the green grass for a picnic or a barbecue. That particular year though, right when I was about to leave home with my cousins to go to the forest, all dressed up and perky, it started raining. It was pouring, and I was crying my eyes off for not having had the chance to show my new attire to the entire village... Me and my Mom still laugh when we remember that day, I can't believe how superficial I was :)).

All in all, wearing new clothes on Easter is a beautiful tradition. I later found out that it dates back centuries, as people's way to celebrate new birth. Even though it isn't that special anymore, I'm sure it will continue to exist, as people (especially women) look for every reason to shop :).

How about you guys? Do you still hold on to this tradition, or have you ever?

Hugs,

Mamalina

Skirt: ASOS
Shirt:Zara
Shoes: Zara
Necklace: c/o The Hearabouts giveaway














Thursday, April 10, 2014

Kids, let me tell you the story of how...

Spoiler alert: I'm about to share my thoughts on the How I Met Your Mother grand finale, so if you haven't seen the last episode just yet, slowly move away from your computer, no mater how tempting this might be. :)

As many of you probably know, last week was the series finale of How I met your mother. Finally, Ted's story came to an end...Over the years, I've had a love-hate relationship with HIMYM, and I'm basically in the same spot as far as the final episode is concerned... I neither liked it, nor hated it...I'm somewhere in between.

First of all, it totally changed my perception on life: First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes divorce, then comes Barney with another woman's baby carriage...Am I the only one confused by all these events?

Sure, the last episode was emotional and fun, everything was picture perfect: job promotions, kids, friendships that stand the test of time...And then, BOOM! The mother dies! I always knew Ted and Robin would end up together, but c'mon, did they really have to kill the Mother? I'll take this opportunity to than the mighty Game of Thrones for helping me cope with the death of a main character :)).

Now, even-though I didn't have a rage blackout following the series controversial finale, like many of HIMYM fans did (I read some pretty awesome tweets on this subject, btw), I am anxiously waiting for that alternate ending everybody talks about...Any thoughts on that?

Until then, I'll leave you with a little tribute to the series, starring the now famous yellow umbrella.

Goodbye, HIMYM! It was a great journey, all jokes aside!


Skirt, shirt, cardigan: H&M
Boots: Mango
Leather jacket: Zara
Umbrella: s.Oliver









Sunday, April 6, 2014

Blossom

 Hi guys,

I had a weekend of contrasts. Yesterday was a full day: running around, helping my folks with some chores, doing tons of things...Today was what Sundays are supposed to be like: I simply sat back and relaxed. On rainy days I always feel like listening to Norah Jones...Don't know why :)). Listening to chill music, watching my favorite TV shows, recharging my batteries for next week (bleah)...this is my idea of a perfect day.

Yesterday, I paid a little visit to my grandparents, and took this opportunity to stop by the forest. It was a cloudy and windy day, but still, everything looked spectacular and so alive. I've said it a thousand times that I love that place! I know it by heart, yet I always like to rediscover its beauty. All those blossoms, the fresh grass, the early spring flowers...I'm telling you, Spring is Mother nature's most beautiful outfit :)!

Waw, I guess I relaxed a little bit too much today...to the point of getting all poetic and cheesy :))! But that's ok, I'm sure tomorrow will spoil all the fun :|.

Have a lovely week!

Hugs,
Mamalina

Skirt: H&M
Shirt: H&M
Necklace: Promod
Bag: Musette
Shoes: Zara
Trench: Pull&Bear


Sunday, March 30, 2014

Bring me to life

"Why in God's name would you pick such an autumnal backdrop for your photos, now that all trees are in bloom?" This is what my boyfriend said after I asked him to pull over on our way back from our hometown, on Saturday, to take some pictures. "Look at this place, it's totally lifeless", he continued.

Yes, it was! But somehow, I felt that the color combination in my outfit would awaken that place, that the red hot would stand out. I had left home in a hurry, I hadn't  have the time to put together a very spring-appropriate look. Usually, when I visit my folks, I like to wear one of my Mom's favorite colors, and this time I chose red. I wasn't planning on taking pictures, but that "lifeless" place made for the perfect backdrop, and I simply had to take advantage of it. So, don't worry you guys, it is still spring, and I still very much adore this season!

I wish you all a wonderful week!

Hugs,

Mamalina

Skirt:ASOS
Blouse: Promod
Necklace: Promod
Shoes: Zara