Wednesday, 27 August 2014

The Good Life

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♪ Kanye West- Good Life ♪

I know I promised I would get back to blogging, but I've been away for a week visiting my cousins in Iasi (the city which I'll be calling home starting October). I can never find myself up for blogging when I'm in Iasi, because there are so many places to see and so many friends to meet! Plus, the cinema is so great, I would spend days watching movies there! I went to see "The Hundred Foot Journey" first and I have to say, I've never seen such a tasteful comedy in the 21st century. It's a movie full of heart, with an incredible script and lovely characters, it reminds me of the good old comedies and yet it has an unique vibe- very "Slumdog Millionaire" meets "Ratatouille", and with a dash of "Julie&Julia" as well. 

I couldn't resist going to see "Sin City: A dame to kill for" as well. Great plot and actors, loved the new villain (spoiler alert: the dame!) and it's just classic Sin City style, I could watch countless sequels. The movie did feel kind of short though, and it's not as good as the first one, but it's worth watching!

Finally, let's talk about these photos. Simona took them on the first day we arrived in Brasov, when we went to explore the city, visit the Black Church and had the most insane and productive shopping session! We stopped at this particular place first because we loved the neatness and the wonderful building, the City Hall. I love how most old buildings in Brasov have flowers hanging on the balconies, it reminded me so much of Tuscany. I've been wanting to show you this comfy dress ever since June, when I bought it, but with my finals and college admission I didn't think I would be able to. It's one of those bargains you find every once in a while at H&M, and it has such a soft fabric and pretty print, it served me well this summer!

Saturday, 16 August 2014

19

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♪ Lana del Rey - Shades of Cool ♪

On 12th of August I turned 19. I can say I started my adulthood at 18, when I got my driver's license, went to Paris without my family and had my college admission, but for some reason 19 strikes me just as important as 18. It's the age that kind of tells me "Adolescence is gone" because I will be moving into a big city this October, in order to attend Medical School. I'm scared, suddenly I'm thinking how to pack my whole life in a couple boxes in order to fit into my small college bedroom. I have a credit card, I have responsibilities and I got gifts such as a toaster or an iron for my birthday this year. Also, it's probably the last birthday I get to celebrate properly in my hometown. I love my home so much, so instead of taking my friends out for a pizza I threw a casual party, with a special menu and a "Just Dance" marathon competition. I had a lot of fun, being surrounded by special people, my family and I loved my gifts so much!!!

It was the perfect birthday, it's not like I won't be coming home from college when I have time (although it is a 4 hour drive), but I just want to remember it this way, filled with laughter and positive energy. You'll find notes under each photo in this post (my gifts, my cake, flowers etc.), but I just want to tell you the story of this outfit first. Three days before my birthday, I left with my best friend Simona on a "birthday weekend" to Brasov. I fell in love with the city, it reminded me so much of Prague and Florence, yet it had its own distinctive air, and visiting it with Simona just made the experience a thousand times better! On Friday, the day we arrived there, I had no idea what I would wear at my birthday party. After visiting the Black Church(more on that in my future post) we decided to briefly check out the shops. After one hour of shopping there, I had my whole outfit planned (and another great purchases)!  I initally loved the Accessorize necklace I'm wearing in the photos, but didn't buy because I didn't have any outfit in mind for it. Ten minutes later, I walk into a Depot96 and I see this floral skirt! I've been in a quest for a perfect floral skirt for years now, and it was 50% off. As I bought it, I thought how perfectly it would match the necklace: it has two blue chains and two tangerine ones. As always, I took the photos before I had my curls and makeup done, so excuse the just-washed terrible hair.