Tuesday, 29 July 2014

The Palazzo Pants

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♪ Kanye West ft. The xx - Touch the sky ♪

I've put a lot of thought into this post, on whether to share a very important life achievement online or not. I figured out it's the right thing to do because it is my personal blog and I want to remember this moment, but also because it explains why I took more than one month hiatus on Teen Fashion Diary. As you know, I graduated highschool at the end of May and getting into university is a challenging experience. I first had an essential exam, called Bacalaureat- if you don't pass it, you are not eligible for college. I worked really hard on this complex exam (actually- exams- there's three of them) because it meant 25% of my college admission grade (and it went amazing, thank God). Two weeks after it, I had the actual exam which would determine my future (75% of the final grade, Anatomy). It has been the most intense experience of my life! I have been learning Anatomy for almost two years and ten days before the big text I have studied for 12 hours a day. Thankfully, I was the first to get into Medicine.

I still can't wrap my head around this achievement and I have my family to thank for constantly supporting me through this process! In these last few months I felt like I would never have a vacation again. But now that time has arrived, I have started watching "True Blood" (why did no one persuaded me to check it out before??) and reading all the John Green books I can get my hands on! After the big exam, before I left Iasi (my future home, starting October) I had a serious shopping session. I really felt like I deserve to get myself a gift, a really big one. So I went rogue at the Sephora sales, found a couple of cool T-shirt at Oysho, finally found a earcuff that suits my ear and I bought this gorgeous statement necklace from Zara I'm wearing in the photos. It was love at first sight, although my mom says it's only for special occasions I kind of match it with everything, I just can't stop wearing it! 

As for the title of the post- I found my ideal Palazzo Pants after three years of searching! They cost a lot, but I didn't care because they're actually more of maxi skirt meets palazzo pants and with really cool splits on the sides. One week after I purchased them, they went on sale at 70% - I'm not always lucky when it comes to fashion deals. I saved them for a special occasion- which came on Saturday when I took my family out for lunch at our favourite place in Iasi - Little Texas to celebrate my college admission. The food is simply the best - I managed to snap a couple of pictures of our desserts because we jumped right on the chimichangas, nachos, tacos etc. They also have a beautiful garden, which you can see in these pictures and it's such a serene and magic place!
ZARA palazzo pants, Primark lace blouse, Zara wedges, Zara necklace, Fossil watch
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California Cheesecake- my uncle's favourite
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My friends know I have a sweet tooth and that I like to try all the desserts but this one is the best I've had so far! They're American pancakes with caramel sauce all over and with caramel apple pieces inside. The vanilla ice-cream served with them makes this dish a culinary heaven!
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That's what happens when you walk wearing them- dreamy!
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Some of the things I got on my shopping spree
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Dad's 'Three Layer (Chocolate) Cake' - Heaven, we all eight took a bite so you can only imagine how much he actually got to eat!
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So happy to be back, my dear readers, I've missed this so much!! xx

19 comments:

  1. Congratulations on all you have achieved! That is absolutely fantastic! And beautiful outfit - always good to treat yourself! Good luck ! Mckenzie xx
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  2. Oh, wow! Here in Canada (or at least from what I've experienced), we don't need to take additional tests to determine if we are eligible to go into college/university at all! Yikes- that sure sounds scary but your hard work paid off :) I always have to thank my family for their support whenever I accomplish anything! Congrats for getting into medicine! :D I'm also going into university this fall~ good luck to both of us! ^^ On a more casual note, I am totally in love with your pants and the way you styled it! I've always wanted those pants but I'm always thinking of ways to rock them, hehe. Yummy food and great pics~ enjoy your summer hun! X

    Chic Nikkie

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  3. First off- wow! That sounds like a HUGE achievement. Congratulations.

    Secondly, you look gorgeous here and I wouldn't have realized those were pants till you said. Very neat palazzo pants indeed.

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  4. So pretty!! In love with your necklace!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  5. Congrats on passing so swimmingly. You deserve a huge shopping spree definitely! I was fooled by the material of your pants at first, and I thought that it was a slit maxi. I wish I could see more pictures of it in action!

    Another Beautiful Thing

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  6. Love that necklace!! It's the perfect top to this outfit.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  7. wait....kanye made a song with the xx? wut? im off to listen to this. and ahhhh CONGRATS ON GETTING INTO MEDICINE!!! that's a crazy amazing achievement- i'm dancing around in circles for you :)

    xo marlen
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  8. Hi pretty Mary! Thanks for leading me to your style & blog via your sweet comment in mine. Wow I am so happy for all your recent academic achievements....keep up the good work! Hope to see you around again here & at my blog!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  9. Lovely outfit. Really love that necklace and the palazzo pants!

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  10. I love your pants! Great lace top too!
    XO
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.blogspot.fr

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  11. Wowww so stylish and cool
    Love your pants
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage diary

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  12. Your black lace top is gorgeous! Love it paired with the necklace and CONGRATS on passing the test! And wow...those pancakes with caramel sauce look SO delicious!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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  13. Congrats on your big achievement!! Sounds like you were under a lot of pressure, time to enjoy yourself!!

    Amanda
    XO Strawberry Chic

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  14. You look fabulous dear! Love those pants, are amazing :)
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    Big kiss from Mexico city.
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  15. So classy and chic. I love the palazzo pants :)

    xx

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  16. That's such a lovely look, you look adorable!

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  17. beautiful!
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  18. I love palazzo pants and these suit you really well! Also nice purchases :)
    xx

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