Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Cobalt Shoes

These are my new favorite shoes. The color is gorgeous, the heel is low and comfortable making this suede pair perfect for dancing the night away. But who in their right mind would take these beauties out in a crowded place where people might step all over them? That would be insane.

I was thinking the other day that I don't own shoes/sneakers that I don't really care about and I can take out in crowded places like clubs, concerts, festivals. That's a problem because Winter Summer Well is coming and I have 2 options:
1) Either I buy a pair that it's sacrificable and compromise style;
2) Either wear something that I like and bring a hula hoop to keep people away. I will look like a mad Totoro, but at least I will have clean shoes.

Will let you know how it goes.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Perfect summer dress

Hi! These are some pictures that I took in May when the first heatwave hit Bucharest this year. I knew that when temperatures reach 30 degrees Celsius you have to be prepared and face the weather like a man woman. What better way to do that than to wear a pretty leaf print dress while strolling around one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Bucharest, Cotroceni, that feels like a small oasis in the hot city and grabbing a lemonade?

I found this dress at H&M and loved its print, affordable price and the fact that it could be worn in the hottest days without compromising on style or comfort. 
I know it can be tempting to wear very short, very sheer, almost transparent, clothes and bare everything in public in the summer, but you can find a better way.
Just wear something that represents you and doesn't make you sweat like a Game of Thrones season finale.
Until next time, stay cool!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Blooming trees in Central Park

Hello people of the internet! Let's start this week right with a trip to the magical Central Park. The first time I saw Central Park, December last year, I loved, loved it but I wanted to see it again in spring when nature would come back to life. Wish granted because I visited New York again 2 months ago and got to see the cherry trees and magnolias in full bloom.
I know that judging by my facial expression I don't seem too happy, but believe me I was in awe at the sight of the magnificent view. You shouldn't miss Central Park in the Spring.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Top of the Rock

One of the things I didn't get to do in New York the first time I visited it was to go to Top of the Rock and see the magnificent skyline. Luckily, I visited New York for the second time last month and I got to cross this off my list among other fun activities that I will share with you in my coming posts.

So, if you want to have the best view of New York's skyline, Top of the Rock is the number one choice. If you have the chance to go at sunset it's even better because the view it's breathtaking. 
You don't have to take my word for it, just take a look at the pictures below. The only downside of the visit was the incredibly strong wind. It was no surprise though considering we went all the way up to the 67th floor and it was March. My advice if you plan on visiting is to buy your tickets online for Top of the Rock to skip the queues. The ticket is $30 for adults and it's totally worth it.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Colorful spring

Happy Friday! As you can see, my color turned into a silverish/bluish/yellowish color. The blue washed off in the most peculiar way. I was not expecting this. 

Judging by my previous post, you would think that I would be happy now. Well, no. 
I've had my natural hair color for almost 28 years and "it grew on me" (pun intended). I was sad, I felt like I was someone else with blue/silver hair so I changed my hair color yesterday and now it's almost back to normal. 

My mom will say "I told you so!"and I admit that it wasn't necessary to bleach and dye my hair twice in a month to realize that "I am attached to my hair" (pun intended again). Sometimes you don't know what you got until it's gone. I just hope my hair will not be completely damaged after this experience. 
Is it too late now to say sorry? 

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Chelsea, New York

These are the last pictures I wanted to share with you from my New York trip. Most of the pictures below were taken in the Chelsea neighborhood when Sandra and I visited the Chelsea market. There were plenty of chic boutiques inside and although tempting, I didn't go on a shopping spree. I only bought a perfume bottle with pump. I always wanted one of those. 

I remembered I promised you to tell you about my evening on Broadway. I was a fan of the Phantom of the Opera for the longest time. I only saw videos on YouTube from various performances and the Phantom of the Opera 2004 movie. I knew all the lyrics to the songs and when I heard that the show is coming to Bucharest last year I was so excited I couldn't sleep.
I was very disappointed though when I found out it's going to be translated for the Romanian audience. No offence to my fellow Romanians and the amazing cast that played at the National Theatre of Operetta"Ion Dacian", but I din't feel like buying tickets afterwards. 

I decided to wait and see the Phantom of the Opera live for the first time the way I always pictured it in my head, in English. The opportunity arose when I was in New York three months ago, I immediately jumped at the chance and it was one of the best experiences of my life. I was blown away by how perfect everything was. The cast was brilliant, the costumes were amazing and I wouldn't mind if I had to watch it a million times. I highly recommend it. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Oversized denim jacket

Don't worry, you landed on the correct page. Yes, my hair is blue. "Why"you might ask. I asked myself the same question. You probably know that I was pretty conservative when it came to my hairstyle all these years that I have been blogging. I never dyed my hair and I rarely changed haircuts. So to dye my hair blue is very bold and unusual for me, correct? 

Well, the story behind this is that I never wanted this color. All I wanted was to cover my grey hair that was becoming more and more of an issue to me. I also wanted to boost my morale after being sick/in pain for the whole month of January. Easier said than done apparently because I went to a salon asking for a dark grey hair color and I ended up with blue hair. After 6 hours of being bored out of my mind at the salon (really, I don't know how women stand this) after 2 failed attempts to get my hair dark grey, I gave up and went home.

It's funny because I was really expecting "granny hair, but I got "my little pony hair" instead.
But what has been working out for me lately anyway?

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Brooklyn, New York

My year is off to a good start. NOT. I am now in bed fighting a nasty cold and drinking more cups of tea than the entire United Kingdom's population. Well, at least I have the pictures from New York to cheer me up. Here are some I got while taking the ferry on East River that connects Brooklyn to Manhattan. Below you'll see two massive suspension bridges, each over 100 years old, Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge. I could tell you that the best view of Manhattan skyline is from Brooklyn, but then again, I haven't seen the skyline from the Top of the Rock or Empire State Building to make a comparison. 

On the day we visit Brooklyn there were 16-18 Celsius degrees which made the walk across Brooklyn on our way back to Manhattan not only possible, but pleasant. In December it's usually bitterly cold and windy on the bridge, so we were extremely lucky to be able to enjoy the walk. 

Excuse me if I am not too talkative today, but I must go back to being miserable for the rest of my day. Gotta love flu. NOT.