Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Where do I begin... {Spain Travel Diary}

Hi guys,

Oh, I've missed this little wonderland so much (and I don't mean Bucharest :P). I've missed the blogosphere :). But now I'm back: Ole!

Southern Spain was amazing, needless to say! It exceeded all my expectations. Long story short, we rented a car from the airport in Malaga and left it in Madrid. Throughout our journey, we visited Benalmadena, Zahara, Ronda, Malaga, Algeciras, Gibraltar, Cadiz, Tarifa, Seville, Cordoba, Toledo and Madrid. We had 5 accomodations in: Benalmadena, Algeciras, Seville, Cordoba and Madrid. We even took the risky journey through "El Caminito del Rey" which had just been reopened in March after restauration works- this was one of the highlights of our trip!

It was an amazing experience and I truly recommend you visit those magnificent places! The period of Moorish rule in Spain had a profound impact on every aspect of this nation. You could see their influence everywhere- but the most recognizable legacy has to be the architecture! I was blown away by the beauty of those places and I feel lucky to have had the chance to experience it!

So? Where do I begin?!? Chronology aside, I guess I'll start with Seville. Seville is absolutely beautiful, but its Alcazar (palace) was by far my favorite place to visit. I'm a huge GOT fan and when I read that they had shot some of the scenes from this season in that location I went crazy-excited! I mean, I was visiting freakin' Dorne, oh my Gosh!!! I'll make sure to share pictures from that day in a future post :).

Now, to kick off the travel diary, I'll leave you with some photos from our last day in Seville. We woke up very early that day to visit Plaza de Espana at sunrise. We had been there the evening before but it was packed with tourists, so we really wanted to come back and explore it at our own pace, taking in all its beauty! Afterwards, we took a walk in the park nearby- which was beautiful as well, then met our friends to continue our visit of the city. We went to Seville Cathedral, an impressing monument with a tower that offered some amazing views of the city, we visited some other churches and walked the beautiful streets in search of tapas bars and "cervecerias" :). Mmmm, I'm still drooling when I think about all the delicious Spanish food. Anyways, I'll leave you with the photos!

Hasta luego!



Top & cover-up- Mango
Skirt & hat: H&M
Sandals: Zara
Bag: Massimo Dutti

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Buy the ticket, take the ride

Hi guys,

Just a quick post before my much anticipated vacation to Southern Spain. We're going to leave early tomorrow morning. Our bags are packed, our excitement is reaching high levels (travel tingle :P), we can't wait to explore those beautiful places, to get that feeling of freedom, to relax and to give ourselves up to all kinds of adventures!

Fingers crossed for a beautiful weather! I'll make sure to share the entire experience with you guys when I return and I'll try my best to update my Instagram as often as I can during the next 15 days (@dresssidestory).

Many virtual hugs!


Skirt: Zara (old)
Sweater: H&M
Belt: Vintage
Boots: Pull&Bear (old)

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Life lately

Hi guys,

Life has been quite hectic as of late- between getting ready for our upcoming holiday (only one week left) and planning a small redecoration of our apartment (which will happen during our vacation under the supervision of our parents- Yay for getting away from all the mess :P), we haven't even had time to breathe! All these things kept us in Bucharest for the weekend, despite it being a prolonged one (1st of May).

I have to admit I was a bit bummed about staying home for the weekend, but right now, looking out my window at this rainy day and my living room being filled with tons of stuff to pack, check-lists and all the madness, not going anywhere for the 1st of May seems like a pretty good idea :). Me and Alex are both working all through next week so we really needed these 3 days to get things in order!

All this being said, I'll leave you with the pictures below, starring a more edgy look than I usually wear. But hey, I try to step out of my comfort zone from time to time and yesterday was one of those days.

Many hugs!


Skirt: H&M
Blouse: Koton
Sandals: Musette