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!



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

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Calm in the midst of chaos

Hi guys,

Lately, between work and wedding planning, I barely had time to breathe...I'm telling you: planning a wedding is like having another full-time job! I'm not a planner by nature, so my main concern during the past couple of months has been how to avoid all the drama that usually comes with organizing such an important event. I don't want anything to suck the joy out of what should be the most wonderful day of my life. I can't exactly say that I've managed to keep calm all the time, but it's a learning process :).

When I got engaged (which, btw, was an amazing moment), my boyfriend (a very funny guy), got down on one knee, slipped a beautiful ring on my finger and said: "There you go, I did my part! You'll do the rest".

But you know what they say: "It's not about you, it's about the two". Well, I'm making sure that my future husband is involved in every little decision, whether he wants it or not...I just can't stand him being so damn calm about everything, while I try hard to keep sane and take decisions between countless options: flowers, photographers, music, etc. Oh, if he only knew...:))

All jokes aside, I have to say I'm quite organized, I don't feel overwhelmed and hey, I'm loving every minute of this chaos!

Have a wonderful rest of the week!



Skirt: Zara
Shirt: Koton
Sandals: Musette
Clutch: Accesorize

Sunday, June 1, 2014

50 shades of burgundy

Friends are important...they are the family we choose. I'm so grateful for my friends, we've known each-other since high school and they are "responsible" for the happiest moments of my life. We grew up together, went through different stages of our lives together: first love, graduation, first job, marriage...

On Saturday, two of our dear friends got their marriage licence, and in 2 weeks' time, we'll be celebrating their wedding. It was a special day, full of emotion. They are so lucky to have found one another, they are beautiful, smart and loving people and I am so happy for them and wish them the best in their new life together!

I was planning to wear a different outfit on this occasion, but since it rained, I had to come up with a back-up plan. I hate it when weather gets in the way of me wearing a certain outfit, but this time I was pretty happy with my choice. I was wearing a lace dress with a peplum blouse over it. The dress was originally a long sleeved lace dress from Zara. I've had it for 2 years and when I first wore it, I somehow succeeded to rip one of the sleeves to a point where it couldn't be fixed...Since I absolutely adored the color and shape of the dress, I ended up cutting both sleeves and found this cute peplum blouse to "hide" the top part which looked a bit strange without the sleeves. It was one of my little projects and I enjoyed wearing it! 

I hope you guys like it! 

Have a wonderful week!


Dress: Zara
Top: H&M
Sandals: Musette
Clutch: Accesorize
Hat: thrifted