Shopping time: In the 50’s sun

Rochie cu spatele decupat: New Look, din colectia Kelly Brook; nu cred ca exista in magazinele de la noi, dar o gasiti cu siguranta pe site, aici, unde costa 35£ (aprox. 196 ron).
Cut out back dress: New LookKelly Brook Blue Belted Dress: it’s 35£ and you can buy it here.

Colier statement din coral: Joy; costa 45£ (aprox. 252 ron) si il gasiti aici.
Lalesso Nkundu statement Coral Necklace from Joy; it’s 45£ and you can buy it here.

Balsam organic pentru buze, fata si corp Figs & Rouge de la Asos: costa 3£ (aprox. 17 ron) si il puteti cumpara de aici.
Figs & Rouge Rambling Rose 100% organic balm (for lips, face and body), from Asos; it’s 3£ and you can get it here.

Geanta vintage (anii ’60) din piele de strut: Italian Vintage; costa 220 ron si o gasiti aici. (P.S.: avand in vedere ca strutul respectiv ar fi murit oricum pana acum, nu cred ca e cazul sa avem mustrari de constiinta purtand aceasta geanta :D).
Vintage ostrich leather bag (from the 60’s): Italian Vintage; you can find it here.

Sandale decupate (peeptoe) Indian Prune Cherry: Hotstepper; sunt 420 ron si le puteti cumpara de aici (sau de la magazinul lor din str. Vasile Lascar 83, unde tocmai au introdus plata in 3 sau 4 rate prin Card Avantaj).
Peeptoe leather Sandals: Hotstepper; you can find them here.

Ochelari de soare cat eye: Meli Melo; costa 30 ron si ii gasiti aici.
Cat Eye sunglasses: Meli Melo; you can find them here.

Cutiuta de medicamente vintage (anii ’50) din micromozaic: Italian Vintage; costa 75 ron si o gasiti aici.
Vintage medicine tin box (from the 50’s): Italian Vintage; you can find it here.

Iata cum arata rochia purtata de cineva:
This is how the dress looks when worn:

P.S. Am incercat si eu combinatia asta de culori (rochie albastra + accesorii rosii) si promit ca nu am fost niciodata agresata de un fan Dinamo :D.

Cat-Eyed

♫ Giussy Ferreri – Insieme a te non ci sto più

Rochie/ Dress: Motel Rocks (Asos); (Gasiti acelasi model de rochie dar cu un imprimeu retro trandafiri aici/// EN: You can buy this dress in a different, retro-inspired rose print here);
Ochelari de soare cat eye (ochi de pisica), din vara trecuta/ Cat Eye Sunglasses, from last summer: Asos
Sandale de piele cu talpa ortopedica/ Leather wedge sandals (old): Joy Wendel
Inel din agat albastru/ Blue Agate Ring: Lola Rose (Asos).

Dupa cat am vorbit despre ochelarii de soare cat eye, m-am gandit ca ar cam fi cazul sa-i scot si pe ai mei de la naftalina. (Cei pe care ii port sunt de anul trecut si nu mai exista la Asos, insa am enumerat mai multe variante disponibile anul acesta aici).

M-a inspirat ziua frumoasa (si libera!) de luni si rochia Motel, care, imi place sa cred, aduce putin aminte de anii ’50 datorita decolteului in forma de inima, a bretelelor groase si a nasturilor (desigur, este MULT, mult mai scurta decat o rochie din  perioada respectiva; de fapt cred ca este una dintre cele mai scurte rochii pe care le detin, insa avantajul este ca datorita croiului lalea nu risc momente à la Marilyn Monroe atunci cand bate vantul :D).

Si pentru ca am mentionat din nou anii ’50, profit de ocazie pentru a marturisi ca, da, am o (mica) obsesie cu anii ’20 (abia astept sa para odata filmul Marele Gatsby ca sa imi gasesc si eu rochia flapper perfecta!) si ’50-’60, asa ca vor mai fi multe postari inspirate de aceste perioade! (Si, daca tot a venit vorba de preferintele mele vestimentare, nu ma veti vedea niciodata purtand egari pe post de pantaloni – si probabil nici pantaloni :D -, asa ca stiti la ce sa va asteptati :D).

EN: Ive been talking so much about cateye sunglasses lately that I thought it’s high time I practice what I preach and took mine out for a spin. (I bought the sunglasses that I’m wearing here last year from Asos and they’re out of stock, but here you can find a list of very nice options that are currently available).

I was inspired to wear them by the lovely weather we had on Monday (which was also a holiday here in Romania, yey!) and by the Motel dress, which, I like to think, has a little bit of a ’50s air to it, due to the sweetheart neckline with buttons and the wide shoulder straps. (I realize of course that it’s MUCH, much shorter than any dress in that period; in fact I think it’s one of the shortest dresses that I own, but at least, due to its tulip shape, I don’t risk Marilyn Monroe moments when I’m wearing it :D).

Because I have again mentioned the ’50, I’m taking this opportunity to confess that I have an obsession with the ’20s (I can’t wait for The Great Gatsby movie to be finally released, so that I can find the perfect flapper dress!) and the ’50s and ’60s, so I intend to take inspiration from these periods for many more posts to come. (And since I’m talking fashion likes, here’s also a dislike: you’ll never see me wear tights as pants – or probably pants for that matter :D -, so at least you know what to expect. You’ve been warned :D).

Shopping Time: Cat Eye Sunglasses

De cel putin doi ani incoace a revenit moda ochelarilor cat eye (“ochi de pisica”), populari in anii ’50 si ’60.

For the last 2 years or so the cat eye sunglasses trend (popular in the 50s and 60s) has made a strong comeback.

Mie imi plac foarte mult si de aceea m-am gandit sa trec in revista cateva dintre modelele de anul acesta. Poate asa apare si soarele :D.

I really love them so I thought I’d share with you some of this year’s designs.

1. Incep cu preferatii mei; sunt de la Asos (Asos Cat Eye Sunglasses with Cut Away Detail), costa 12£ (aprox. 66 ron) cei albastri si 15£ (aprox. 83 ron) cei maro; ii puteti cumpara de aici si respectiv aici:

My favourites are from Asos (Asos Cat Eye Sunglasses with Cut Away Detail); the blue ones are 12£ and you can find them here, while the brown ones are 15£ and can be bought here:

Pentru o tinuta in stilul anilor ’50, pot fi purtati cu o fusta midi larga, cu talia inalta, sau cu niste pantaloni scurti, tot cu talia inalta:

For a 50s style look I’d wear them with a high waisted full midi skirt or some high waisted shorts (if you dare, that is :D):

Fusta midi cu talia inalta (ASOS Check Full Midi Skirt), 40£ (aprox. 220 ron) o gasiti aici.
Plic din piele cu model aripi (ASOS Suede Insert Clutch), 35£ (aprox. 193 ron), il gasiti aici.

ASOS high waisted Check Full Midi Skirt, 40£, can be bought here.
ASOS Suede Insert Clutch with winged design, 35£, can be found here.

Pantaloni scurti cu talia inalta (ASOS Knicker Shorts In Heart Print), 20£ (aprox. 110 ron), ii gasiti aici.
Plic in forma de masina (ASOS Car Clutch – stiu, vi l-am mai aratat de 2 ori pana acum, dar imi place mult si se potriveste temei :D), 25£ (aprox. 138 ron), il gasiti aici.

ASOS high waisted Knicker Shorts In Heart Print, 20£, you can buy them here
ASOS Car Clutch, 25£, can be found here.

2. La fel de mult imi plac si ochelarii cat eye de mai jos; sunt tot de la Asos (Asos Wing Cat Eye Sunglasses), costa 12£ (aprox. 66 ron) si ii gasiti aici si aici:

I equally love the cat eye sunglasses below; they’re also from Asos (Asos Wing Cat Eye Sunglasses), cost 12£ each and you can click here and here to buy them:

Cred ca ar merge foarte bine cu un costum de baie de genul acesta:

I think they would go really well with a bikini like this one:

Sutien (ASOS 50’s Poppy Print Halter Bikini Top), 16£ (aprox. 66 ron) aici. Exista si o varianta pentru bust mai mare, care costa 12£ aici.
Slip cu talie inalta (ASOS ’50s Poppy Print High Waisted Bikini Bottoms), 16£ (aprox. 66 ron) aici. Cel in varianta normala costa 12£ si este aici.

ASOS 50’s Poppy Print Halter Bikini Top, 16£, can be found here. The larger bust option is 12£ and you can buy it here.
ASOS ’50s Poppy Print High Waisted Bikini Bottoms, 16£, to be found here; the regular waist bikini bottoms are 12£ and you can buy them here.

I-as vedea si cu o rochie pe corp, cu decolteu inima in stilul anilor ’50:

They look amazing with a 50’s style fitted dress with sweetheart neckline :

Rochie River Island (River Island Tropical Bodycon Dress); costa 45£ (aprox. 250 ron) la Asos si o gasiti aici.
Plic vintage negru (anii ’50) din piele de sarpe, de la Italian Vintage (il gasiti aici si costa 120 ron).

River Island Tropical Bodycon Dress, 45£, can be found here
Vintage leather clutch (from the 50s); can be found at Italian Vintage, here

3. Ochelari cat eye Meli Melo Forever Retro rosii, costa 30 ron si ii gasiti aici:
Meli Melo red cat eye sunglasses, can be found here:

Iata cum i-am folosit si intr-un look stil anii ’50:

This is how I’d picture them as part of a 50s inspired look:

Rochie Asos de bumbac, 25£ (aprox. 140 ron), o gasiti aici
Geanta rosie de piele; este vintage, din anii ’60 si o gasiti la Italian Vintage, aici, unde costa 80 ron.

Asos Summer Dress in Floral Print; you can buy it here for 25£;
Red vintage leather handbag (from the 60s); can be found at Italian Vintage, here.

4. Ochelari de soare cat eye Meli Melo Forever Retro bej, 30 ron, ii gasiti aici:
Meli Melo beige cat eye sunglasses, can be found here:
5. Ochelari de soare cat eye Mango TOUCH (exclusiv online); costa 18€ (aprox. 81 ron) si ii puteti cumpara de aici:
Mango TOUCH Cat Eye Sunglasses (online exclusive); they are 18€ here:

6. Ochelari de soare cat eye cu buline; sunt de la Asos si costa 12£ (aprox. 66 ron) aici:
The Asos Polka Dot Cat Eye Sunglasses below are 12£ and can be bought here:

7. Ochelari de soare cat eye maro – 12£ (aprox. 66 ron) la Asos, aici:
Asos Tort Cat Eye Sunglasses; they’re also 12£ and you can find them here:

8. Ochelari de soare cat eye Meli Melo Maxi Rouge; costa 30 ron aici:
Meli Melo red cat eye sunglasses, to be found here:
9. Ochelari de soare cat eye Meli Melo Maxi White; sunt tot 30 ron si ii gasiti aici:
Meli Melo white cat eye sunglasses, to be found here:
10. Ochelari de soare cat eye cu rama metalica Cheap Monday de la Asos; costa 18£ (aprox. 100 ron) si ii puteti cumpara de aici:
Cheap Monday Metal Cats Eye Sunglasses; they’re 18£ at Asos, here:

11. Ochelari de soare cat eye Mango Star Retro Style Sunglassses; costa 20€ (aprox. 90 ron) aici:
Mango Star Retro Style cat eye Sunglasses; they’re 20€ and can be bought here:

12. Ochelari de soare cat eye albastri – Models Own Lauren Sunglasses de la Asos, 15£ (aprox. 83 ron) aici:
Models Own Lauren Sunglasses from Asos; you can get them here for 15£:

Happy shopping! (And don’t be catty :D!)

The Wall

Rochie cu spatele gol si guler Peter Pan/ Cut out back stripe dress with Peter Pan collar: Asos (o rochie care are acelasi design, dar este din poliester, iar a mea din bumbac, poate fi inca gasita aici/ the same design but in a different colour, pattern and material – polyester instead of cotton – can still be found here)
Sandale nude de piele cu talpa ortopedica/ Leather wedge sandals (old): Joy Wendel – le am de cativa ani, cand brand-ul a existat si in Romania
Geanta din lemn – no name, o am de acum cativa ani din Palma de Mallorca/ Wooden bagno name, I bought it several years ago in Palma de Mallorca
Brosa floare din piele/ Leather flower broochhttp://www.shop-style.ro/
Inel din sticla de Murano/ Red Murano glass ring – din Venetia/ from Venice

Poate ati recunoscut rochia, este exact acelasi model ca cea rosie din postul The Red Dress. Asta pentru ca atunci cand imi place ceva foarte mult, mi-l cumpar in mai multe culori daca exista (uneori si daca nu ma pot hotari intre culori mi se intampla sa cumpar obiectul – vestimentar de obicei – respectiv in mai multe variante. Pentru ca sunt o femeie puternica, care vrea sa traiasca fara regrete :D).

Ca si cea cu buline (de aici), rochia este la prima ei iesire in lume, fiind una din achizitiile mele favorite de la reducerile din toamna. (Apropo de reduceri, aplicabil in cazul rochiilor si fustelor: desigur, se intampla sa nu mai gasesc marimea mea, dar de foarte multe ori imi cumpar o marime mai mare si apoi o stramtez la croitor. Sau invers, ceva prea stramt a fost transformat – uneori necesitand ceva mai multa ingeniozitate – in ceva care sa imi vina bine).

Mi s-a parut ca atat rochia cat si geanta au un aer retro, ceea ce mi-a dat ideea sa postez o parte din poze in varianta alb-negru si anii 60. In orice caz, ma bucur ca am gasit o utilitate pentru geanta, pe care, desi o am de cativa ani, marturisesc ca nu am folosit-o niciodata pana acum, nefiind prea practica (mie imi plac gentile MARI, in care pot sa indes cel putin un kilogram de chestii absolut necesare :D).

Maybe you’ve recognized the dress, it’s exactly the same design as the one in The Red Dress post. That’s because when I really like something (shall we say… a dress), I tend to buy it in more than one colour if available. (I sometimes do the same thing when I can’t decide between colours. Because I am a strong woman, who wants to live with no regrets :D).

Just as the polka dot dress (featured here), this striped beauty first stepped out into the world on the occasion of this photo session, as it’s one of my most treasured buys from this autumn’s Asos sales.

As I found that both the dress and the bag have a certain retro vibe, I thought I’d post some of the photos in black and white and vintage 60’s. Anyway I’m really pleased with myself that I’ve finally managed to get some use out of that wooden bag: although I’ve had it for several years, I’ve never worn it because I don’t find it very practical – and I doubt I’ll be wearing it in “real life” any time soon (I like BIG bags, bags in which you can stuff at least 1 kg of absolutely vital things :D).