Halloween Costume Ideas

Pana anul asta nu m-a prea pasionat aceasta sarbatoare nespecifica neamului nostru (nu ca as plezni de patriotism), dar cred ca sunt pe cale sa ma razgandesc acum ca am descoperit rochiile in stilul anilor ’50, cu imprimeuri kitsch numai bune de Halloween, de la Hell Bunny.

EN: Halloween is an imported holiday in my country, so I’ve never been much of a fan. I think I’m about to change my mind, though, now that I’ve discovered Hell Bunny’s range of kitsch print 50’s style dresses. An outfit that’s both fun and vintage-inspired? Oh, my! That’s a dream come true!

1.

a)

rochie halloween stil anii 50 cu imprimeu lilieciRochie Halloween stil anii ’50 cu imprimeu lilieci – 42,99£ (aprox. 230 ron) aici si aici (sau in varianta negru cu alb – aici);

Hell Bunny retro style bat print dress – 42,99£ here and here (also available in black and white).

b)

Sau o versiune mini:
EN: Or a mini version:

Hell Bunny Bat print mini dressHell Bunny bat print mini dress – 29,99£ here – all three colourways (and also here – in green; here – in black;

Rochie mini cu imprimeu lilieci – 29,99£ (aprox. 160 ron) aici – toate variantele de culoare (aici – pe verde; aici – pe negru).

c)

O rochie cu lilieci merge desigur de minune cu…

EN: A bat print dress makes of course a match made in heaven hell with…

Asos bat wings clutch for HalloweenAsos bat wing clutch – 18£ here;
Plic cu aripi de liliac – 18£ (aprox. 42 ron) la Asos, aici.

d)

… si cu…

EN: ... and also with…

Vampire Bat Horror Halloween cardiganVampire Cardigan top – 29,99£ here;
Cardigan cu vampir/ vampirita – 29,99£ (aprox. 160 ron) aici.

e)

halloween bat sequin mask and bat suspender tightsBat sequin maskhere – and bat suspender tightshere, 8£ each;
Masca liliac din strasuri – aici – si dresuri cu lilieci – aici, 8£ (aprox. 40 ron) fiecare.

Din ciclul “Unde-ti sta capul iti vor sta si picioarele” :).

f)

Daca sunteti in bani, am si o propunere de designer pentru look-ul de inspiratie “Dracula’s Bride”
EN: If you’ve got the cash, I also have a designer option for the “Dracula’s Bride” look:

Alexander McQueen Gothic Catholic Mandarin high low dressAlexander McQueen “Mandarin” collar high low dress in black and red – 2705€ here;
Rochie asimetrica, cu guler inalt Alexander McQueen – 2705€ aici.

dracula dead and loving itSursa foto: Cinemagia

Ii place si Contelui :)
EN: The Count approves :).

g)

halloween cat ears veil headbandBentita cu urechi de pisica si voaleta – 10£ (aprox. 53 ron) aici;
Cat ears veil headband – 10£ here.

h)

Hell Bunny 50s style black widow spider print Halloween dressHell Bunny 50’s style Black Widow Spider print Halloween dress – 46,99£ here and here;

Rochie Halloween cu imprimeu panza de paianjen/ Vaduva Neagra – 46,99£ (aprox. 250 ron) aici si aici.

i)

Pentru un look si mai “mortal”, purtati-o cu…

EN: For an even deadlier look, be sure to pair it with…

Spider cardiganSpider cardigan – 29,99£ here;
Cardigan cu paianjeni – 29,99£ (aprox. 160 ron) aici.

j)

Si acum un mix “ingrozitor”:

EN: If you feel like mixing your horrors:

spider cobweb and skull print halloween dressSpider, cobweb and skull print dress – 41,99£ here;
Rochie cu imprimeu panze de paianjen si cranii – 41,99£ (aprox. 220 ron) aici.

k)

Sau poate preferati doar cranii, totusi:

EN: Or maybe you just wanna keep it simple, with just a bunch o’ skulls:

rochie cu imprimeu craniiRochie cu imprimeu cranii – 39,99£ (aprox. 210 ron) aici;
Day of the Dead 50’s skull print dress from Banned – 39,99£ here.

… desi, cu asemenea tatuaje, cred ca rochia “horror” e de prisos :).

l)

Frankenstein print dressFrankenstein (and other horrors) print dress – 39,99£ here; (there’s also a mini length version here);

Rochie cu imprimeu Frankenstein (si alte orori) – 39,99£ (aprox. 210 ron) aici (si exista si o versiune mini aici).

m)

rochie cu imprimeu horror ochiRochie cu imprimeu horror ochi – 24,99£ (aprox. 130 ron) aici;
Eyeball horror print mini dress – 24,99£ here.

n)

Ambele rochii de mai sus se asorteaza perfect cu un pulover cu niste “manute” scheletice verzi:

EN: A creepy cardigan with slimy green skeleton hands would finish off the look to perfection:

skeleton hand cardiganSkeleton hand cardigan top – 29.99£ here;
Pulover cu maini de schelet – 29.99£ (aprox. 160 ron) aici.

o)

Si, de fapt, de ce sa va opriti la o singura pereche de maini de schelet, cand puteti avea chiar doua:

EN: And why stop at just one pair of skeleton hands (that’s so mainstream!), when you can in fact have two:

manusi cu imprimeu schelet din piele pentru halloweenManusi schelet, din piele (ce ironic :)) – 22£ (aprox. 116 ron) la Asos, aici.
Asos leather skeleton gloves (a bit ironic, isn’t it :) – about them being leather I mean) – 22£ here.

Bineinteles ca daca preferati ceva mai subtil, si o rochie in stilul anilor ’50 fara imprimeu horror poate fi foarte bine folosita pe post de costum de Hallowen (si aici va indrum din nou, ca o plicticoasa ce sunt, spre postarea mea cu rochii anii ’50), mai ales daca machiajul, coafura si accesoriile sunt putin excesive (buze rosii, niste bucle mai interesante – ca ale manechinelor din pozele de mai sus – sau poate chiar o peruca stil Marilyn Monroe, o floare in par, ciorapi plasa negri, o poseta retro, un porttigaret etc.).

EN: Should you want to play it more subtle, a 50’s style dress without the kitschy horror print could make a great Halloween outfit as well (and here, for the millionth time, I’m referring you to my 50’s inspired dresses post) – especially if your make-up, hair and accessories are a bit over the top (think red lips, retro curls – I find the Hell Bunny models’ hairstyles very inspiring – or maybe even a Marilyn Monroe style wig, flower hair clips, black fishnet tights, a vintage inspired handbag, a cigarette holder etc.).

2.

V-ati plictisit de rochii retro si imprimeuri horror?
O alta idee de costum de Halloween care imi place este Wednesday Addams (din Familia Addams):

EN: Have you had enough of retro dresses and creepy prints? I haven’t, but oh, well. Another costume idea that I’m quite fond of is Wednesday Addams:

a)

rochie din catifea neagra cu guler alb din dantela stil wednesday addamsRochie din catifea neagra cu guler alb din dantela – 30£ (aprox. 160 ron) la Asos, aici;
Pop Boutique Wednesday Addams style black velvet dress with white collar – 30£ here.

b)

Daca n-aveti in dotare parul necesar pentru coditele impletite ale lui Wednesday Addams, se rezolva rapid cu o peruca, eventual chiar una care are deja codite:

EN: If your hair isn’t long enough to make it into Wednesday’s trademark braids, a brown wig should do the trick just fine and you can even get one that’s already braided:

wednesday addams braids wigWednesday Addams braided wig – 10,58£ here.

c)

Inainte sa apara la Asos rochia de mai sus, o aveam de mai demult in vederea pe asta, care insa nu mai exista decat in versiune pentru gravide (dar, avand in vedere ca are talia sus si e elastica, s-ar putea sa mearga purtata si de ne-gravide):

EN: Before the dress above showed up on the Asos website, I had this one in mind for a Wednesday outfit, but now it’s only available in the maternity range. However I think it might work for non-pregnant ladies as well given that it’s stretchy and has a high waist:

Asos black mesh skater dress with white collarAsos Maternity black mesh skater dress with white collar and cuffs and 3/4 sleeve – 32£ here;
Rochie neagra din voal cu guler si mansete albe si maneci 3/4, din gama Maternity – 32£ (aprox. 170 ron) aici.

d)

Sau, daca nu va plac rochiile evazate, puteti incerca o varianta mai sexy de Wednesday Addams, purtand o rochie conica:

EN: You can be a sexier version of this character by wearing a pencil dress instead of a flared one:

rochie neagra conica midi cu guler si mansete albe din dantela si maneci trei sferturiRochie conica midi neagra, cu guler si mansete albe din dantela si maneci trei sferturi – 75£ (aprox. 400 ron) aici.
Lydia Bright black midi pencil dress with white collar and cuffs and three-quarter-length sleeves – 75£ at Asos, here.

e)

Trick or treat book clutchAsos (Trick or) Treat book clutch – 28£ here;
Geanta plic/ clutch in forma de carte (Trick or) Treat – 28£ (aprox. 150 ron) aici.

f)

Iata si o rochie care cred ca ar incanta-o pe Morticia, dat fiind ca ei ii plac doar tulpinile de trandafiri, nu si florile (pe care le taie):

EN: Here’s a dress that might appeal to Morticia Addams’s sunny disposition, given that she’s in the habit of cutting the buds off of roses (and only keeps the stems):

Bleeding Rose DressBleeding rose dress – 43,99£ here;
Rochie cu imprimeu trandafiri insangerati – 43,99£ (aprox. 230 ron) aici.

g)

Chiar daca rochia-pulover de mai jos nu cred ca a fost gandita ca vestimentatie de Halloween, mie mi se pare ca ar merge tocmai bine pe post de Cousin Itt mai scarmanat, inainte sa-si usuce parul cu placa (sau gorila/ Big Foot/ caine ciobanesc):

EN: I doubt the jumper dress below was intended as a Halloween outfit, however I find it would make a pretty good “Cousin Itt right after the bath, before using the flat iron” (or a gorilla or Big Foot or a shepherd dog):

Fluffy Jumper dressAsos fluffy jumper dress – 40£ here;
Rochie-pulover “pufoasa” – 40£ (aprox. 210 ron) aici.

Mi se pare ca zambetul sagalnic de vino-ncoa’ al manechinului se potriveste DE MINUNE cu aceasta pufosenie extrem de sexoasa! Sunt sigura ca niciun Big Foot singuratic nu i-ar putea rezista!

EN: I think the model’s come-hither look is just what the ravishing sexiness of this fluffy motherf%%%%r needed! I bet no lonely Big Foot out there stands a chance!

Familia Addams(Cousin Itt este cel “paros”, din dreapta / EN: Cousin Itt is the hairy one on the right).

(Pentru inspiratie pe tema Familia Addams va recomand sa va uitati la acest pictorial absolut minunat de pe blogul The Cherry Blossom Girl.

EN: For inspiration on Addams Family costumes check out this amazing post on The Cherry Blossom Girl blog.)

3.

Tot din categoria costume involuntare de Halloween va prezint si aceasta rochie:

EN: Also from the involuntary Halloween costume category, I give you this dress:

Three Floor Dinosaur dress

Acesta creatie “edgy” ar fi fost un minunat costum de dinozaur (rawr!) dar luati-va gandul pentru ca s-a vandut la doar cateva zile de la aparitia pe site-ul Asos, desi costa 128£ (e marca Three Floor si o puteti vedea aici). Ceea ce inseamna ca acum cineva, undeva (de fapt mai multe persoane) o poarta in lume si NU pe post de costum de Halloween…

EN: This “edgy” creation would have made a great dinosaur costume (rawr!) but, alas, it sold out within days of appearing on the Asos website even though it costs 128£. (It’s by Three Floor and you can see it – but, sorry to rub it in, NOT buy it – here). Which means that there are (edgy) people out there who are actually wearing this (edgy) dress, perhaps even as you’re reading this, and NOT as a Halloween outfit…

4.

pumpkin bagAsos pumpkin across body bag – 18£ here;
Geanta in forma de dovleac – 18£ (aprox. 95 ron) aici.

Ramanem pe nota portocalie si va las cu aceasta geanta zambareata, care, asa cum se vede, trebuie pusa in evidenta cu ajutorul unui pulover flocos stil Cousin Itt.

EN: We end on a season-appropriate orange note with this smiley bag: notice how the excessively furry Cousin Itt style sweater makes it stand out! This Itt syle sure is an IT trend!

Happy Halloween shopping!

Pineapples, Parrots and Tropical Flowers: I say NO to cold weather :)!

foto5foto8closeup rochie2 micfoto6foto4foto7foto9shoes & bagfoto24foto11shoes med2foto17foto15bwfoto1bbagfoto23flowers2foto27flowersfoto30cfoto28flowers3foto29dRochie retro – stil anii ’50 cu imprimeu tropical (ananas si papagali ca sa fiu mai exacta :)), marca Hell Bunny – o puteti cumpara de aici (si exista si pe galben deschis si bleu).

(Daca va place moda retro, in aceasta postare sunt o multime de rochii in stilul anilor ’50 si am si comentat un pic despre rochia pe care o port aici).

Hell Bunny “Becky” 50’s style mini fit and flare dress in tropical print (pineapples and parrots to be more exact :)), available to buy at Amazon UK, here (and it’s also available in light yellow/ sand and light blue).

(If you are a fellow fan of vintage-inspired fashion, you can find lots of 50’s style dresses in this post – where I also reviewed the dress I’m wearing here and my other Hell Bunny dress, a sailor-style one).

Geanta/ Cos din rafie Zara (de anul trecut);
Zara raffia bag/ basket from last year.

Pantofi nude (bej) din piele cu varful decupat, platforma si toc inalt – Miniprix (pe site sunt aici si am scris despre ei in postarea asta dar stocul e epuizat);

Lorena Carerras nude leather peep toe platform high heel shoes bought from a Romanian discount store.

Agrafe floare – H&M;
Flower hair clips from H&M.

Ruj Flormar Supermatte 211;
Flormar Supermatte Lipstick 211.

Oja Sally Hansen “Ruby Do” – 415 (care nu se potrivea cu tinuta, din punctul meu de vedere, ar fi trebuit o oja rosie, dar abia mi-o cumparasem si eram curioasa);

Sally Hansen “Ruby Do” – 415 nail polish (which doesn’t really go with my outfit – a red one would have been much better -, but I’d just bought it and I was curious to test it).

Sa avem parte de vreme buna cat mai mult timp, zic!

Have a wonderful week and may the weather be ever in your favor!

Miss Retro Cutie

Miss Retro Cutie

O tinuta retro (stil anii ’50) dragalasa pe care chiar as putea s-o recreez pentru o postare cu mine insami (daca n-as fi prea lenesa) dat fiind ca am rochia, pantofii, ochelarii, destule bentite cu funda similare si o geanta vintage care ar putea sa mearga.

EN: I cute 50’s-inspired outfit that I could actually recreate for a My Looks post (if I weren’t so lazy, that is) considering I own the dress, the shoes, the sunglasses, plenty of similar bow headbands and a vintage bag that just might work.

Ce am folosit/ EN: Stuff in the collage:

rochie rosie cu buline albe stil retro anii 5050’s style red polka dot halter neck dress with flared skirt and net detail – 40£ at Dorothy Perkins, here (Fever Fish brand); (plenty of similar retro-inspired dresses in this post);

Rochie anii ’50 rosie cu buline albe, marca Fever Fish – 40£ (aprox. 208 ron) la Dorothy Perkins, aici; (in aceasta postare sunt multe rochii stil retro similare).

Pana sambata, 31 august (inclusiv), Dorothy Perkins ofera la cumparaturi incepand cu 30£ 15% reducere – folosind codul DPESSENTIAL1 – si livrare gratuita – folosind codul FREEDEL30.

Until Saturday, August 31st, at midnight Dorothy Perkins offer 15% off – using code DPESSENTIAL1 at the checkout – and free international delivery – using code FREEDEL30 when you spend £30.

V-am mai aratat rochia asta si, asa cum ziceam, n-am putut sa ma abtin sa mi-o cumpar (O port aici): e foarte draguta si masura 10 imi vine tocmai bine, mai ales ca e un pic elastica. A fost cam lunga dupa gusturile mele (putin deasupra genunchiului – am 1,70 m), asa ca am scurtat-o si i-am si scos captuseala – partea de tul care se vede ma deranja oricum si s-a dovedit ca era prinsa de o capuseala de poliester pe toata lungimea rochiei, care din punctul meu de vedere chiar nu isi avea rostul – e destul de gros materialul si nu e transparent (dar bine ca e acolo pentru cine o prefera asa, ca de scos e usor – daca te ajuta mama :)).

EN: I’ve shown you this dress before and, as I knew perfectly well the moment I laid eyes on it, I couldn’t resist buying it (You can see me wearing it here). It’s truly a lovely dress (if you like the style, of course) and size 10 fits me perfectly especially since it’s a little bit stretchy. According to my tastes it was a bit too long (I’m 1,70 m and it falls just above the knee) so I had it shortened and I also removed the lining – the visible tulle netting is attached to a full length polyester lining which I didn’t think was at all necessary since the fabric is pretty thick and not see-through (but it’s a good thing it’s there because I know many women like their dresses fully lined – and it’s easy to remove, especially with your mom’s help :)).

2.

pantofi musette cu varf ascutit nude bej cu varful rosuPantofi Musette bej/ nude cu varful rosu – 270 ron (redusi de la 450 ron) aici.

These shoes are from Romanian brand Musette which has physical stores in several countries, but the online store only delivers in Romania for the time being (as far as I know).

Pantofii astia mi-au placut de cand au aparut asta primavara, asa ca nu i-am ratat la reduceri. Mi-am luat, ca intotdeauna de la Musette, masura 38 (desi eu port 38,5 – 39).

Sau/ Or:

a)

N-am probat inca rochia in combinatie cu pantofii, asa ca nu sunt total sigura ca nu e prea mult rosu. In caz ca se dovedeste ca nu merg impreuna m-as orienta spre niste pantofi cu varf ascutit nude simpli, cum sunt cei de la Zara pe care eu ii am, dar nu sunt sigura ca se mai gasesc (desi pe site exista inca):

EN: I haven’t tried the dress with the shoes yet, so I’m not sure there’s not too much red involved (I’m not fond of the matchy-matchy look). Should this be the case, I’d turn to a simple pair of nude pointed toe shoes, such as the Zara ones below (which I also own, but I’m not sure they are still available):

zara-nude-leather-court-shoe-with-pointed-toeZara nude leather court shoe with pointed toe (US Store – here);
Pantofi Zara bej/ nude cu varf ascutit (aici).

pantofi-cu-varf-ascutit-bej-nude-zaraIi port aici/ EN: I’m wearing them here.

b)

pantofi bej crem nude cu varf ascutit toc inalt si bareta la spatePantofi bej/ nude cu toc inalt, varf ascutit si bareta la spate, din piele naturala, marca Condur by Alexandru – 249 ron aici/ aici.

c)

Moda in Pelle Delightful cream and black high heel peep toesModa in Pelle “Delightful” cream and black patent (leather ?*) high heel peep toe shoes with gold chain trim – 34,95£ (reduced from 70£) here, also available in turquoise/ beige and pink/ white. (*The other colourways have leather uppers so I hope this one does too, even though it doesn’t say);

Pantofi peep toe bej cu negru, cu toc stiletto inalt – 34,95£ (aprox. 180 ron) la Moda in Pelle, aici. (Exista si in variantele turcoaz/ bej si roz/ alb care sunt din piele, asa ca sper ca si asta este, desi nu se precizeaza decat ca sunt din “lac”).

d)

zara white patent kitten heel sling back shoes with pointed toeZara white patent kitten heel sling back shoes with pointed toe – 30€ here;

Pantofi albi cu varf ascutit, toc mic si bareta la spate, din imitatie de piele lacuita; sunt din noua colectie Zara si costa 169 ron (mai multe imagini aici).

e)

pantofi eleganti cu toc comod din piele naturala bej nude roz deschis eccoPantofi eleganti cu toc comod din piele naturala bej/ nude/ roz deschis, marca Ecco (Obbia) – 250 ron (redusi de la 500) aici.

f)

pantofi bej crem nude cu toc stiletto inalt si varf ascutit din pielePantofi bej/ crem/ nude cu toc stiletto inalt si varf ascutit, din piele naturala – 289 ron aici.

Modele similare de pantofi stiletto crem/ nude/ bej din piele lacuita: aici, aici, aici, aici, aiciaici.

g)

pantofi bej nude cu toc inalt si subtire stiletto si varf ascutit fara platforma cu funda fundita sau simpli din piele naturalaPantofi stiletto bej/ nude cu toc de 9 cm, simpli 319 lei aici (Ama Fashion)/ aici (Maxine) sau cu fundita din material textil – 339 lei aici/ aici.

Modelul stiletto fara fundita exista si pe rosu din piele lacuita – aici/ aici, plus multe alte culori.

h)

pantofi bej stiletto din piele lacuita cu toc inalt si subtire si varf ascutitPantofi bej stiletto din piele lacuita, cu toc inalt (10 cm) si varf ascutit – 275 ron aici.

i)

pantofi crem bej nude cu toc inalt si subtire stiletto toc cui si varf ascutit din piele naturalaPantofi crem/ bej/ nude, cu toc inalt (9 cm) si varf ascutit, fara platforma, din piele naturala – 319 ron aici/ aici.

j)

pantofi crem nude lacuiti cu platforma toc inalt de 12 cm si varful decupat peep toe din piele lacuita lac onlinePantofi crem/ nude lacuiti, cu platforma, toc inalt (12 cm) si varful decupat/ peep toe, din piele naturala – 339 ron aici. Similari aici.

3.

geanta retro eleganta bej si neagra din piele naturalaGeanta retro bej/ crem din piele naturala, marca Carla Ferreri (disponibila si pe negru – evident :) -, maro coniac, albastru si galben) – 280 ron la Elefant.ro, aici.

Sau/ Or:

a)

Asos Mink Croc across body bag with chain handleAsos Mink Croc across body bag with gold chain handle – 25£ here;
Geanta crem cu bareta metalica aurie din imitatie de piele de crocodil – 25£ (aprox. 130 ron) la Asos, aici.

b)

New Look Stone retro style Structured Snake Skin BagNew Look stone retro-style structured snake skin handbag – 19,99£ here;
Geanta bej structurata, stil retro, din imitatie de piele de sarpe – 19,99£ (aprox. 104 ron) la New Look, aici.

c)

Asos white bag With Chunky Lock and Top handleAsos white bag with chunky lock and top handle – 21£ here;
Geanta Asos alba, cu maner, din imitatie de piele – 21£ (aprox. 110 ron) aici.

d)

geanta eleganta bej crem din piele naturala cu bareta din lant auriu si pieleGeanta eleganta bej/ crem din piele naturala cu barete din lant auriu si piele si margini dantelate, marca Renata Corsi – 330 ron aici. (Disponibila si pe negru).

e)

geanta bej eleganta din piele naturala stil crocodilGeanta bej eleganta din piele naturala stil crocodil, marca Sonia Ricci – 289,90 ron aici. (Disponibila si pe maro, negru si rosu).

4.

ochelari de soare retro cat eyeOchelari de soare retro cat-eye negri – 10£ (aprox. 52 ron) la Asos, aici. (Ii am si eu si ii port aici – in varianta alba – si aici – in varianta maro).

Asos black cat-eye sunglasses – 10£ here. (I have them myself and I’m wearing the white version here and the brown one here).

Spor la cumparaturi (daca mai aveti resurse dupa vacanta :))!

Happy shopping!

In the Summertime

In the Summertime 2

Ce am folosit / EN: Items in the collage:

navy paisley floral print fit and flare 50s style dressRochie stil anii ’50, clos, cu imprimeu floral, marca Closet – 35,70£ (aprox. 185 ron)/ 51£ (aprox. 260 ron) la Dorothy Perkins, aici, sau aici; (la Modcloth, aici, gasiti multe comentarii ale cumparatoarelor);

Navy Paisley Floral Print Flared 50’s Style Dress from Closet – 35,70£/ 51£ at Dorothy Perkins, here/ at House of Fraser, here/ 75$ at Modcloth, here (where there are lots and lots of reviews).

Desi colajul se numeste “Summertime” (Vara) mi se pare ca, datorita culorilor din imprimeu (galbenul mustar in mod special), rochia asta e numai buna si de facut tranzitia spre “Cea-al-carei-nume-nu-trebuie-(inca)-rostit” (adica toamna).

In alta ordine de idei, sper ca nu v-ati plictisit (prea tare) de rochiile stil retro de la Closet pe care vi le tot arat, dar mie imi plac la nebunie si mi-am si cumparat una dintr-un colaj recent.

EN: Even though this collage is called “In the Summertime”, I think the colours of this lovely retro-inspired dress (the mustard yellow in particular) make it a great piece not only for summer, but also for transitioning into “She-Who-Must-Not-(Yet)-Be-Named” (autumn, that is).

I hope I haven’t bored you with the numerous Closet dresses I’ve been featuring here, but I do love them so and, as a matter of fact, I’ve even just bought a gorgeous (in my opinion) aqua dress I recently used in a collage.

2.

geanta galbena stil retro office din piele naturala texturata reptila crocodilGeanta galbena stil retro/ office din piele naturala texturata – 235 ron la Rokoko, aici. (disponibila si pe albastru/ bleumarin si corai/ rozaici).

Sau/ EN: Or:

mustard yellow ostrich leather look retro style hand held bag“Johnny Loves Rosie” mustard yellow ostrich leather-look retro-style hand-held bag – 55£ at Asos, here;

Geanta galben mustar din imitatie de piele (cu aspect de piele de strut) – 55£ (aprox. 280 ron) la Asos, aici.

3.

sandale bej cu toc cui inalt si platforma din piele lacuitaSandale elegante bej cu toc cui inalt, platforma si varful decupat/ peep toe, din piele lacuita, marca Epica (tocul este bordo) – 299 ron (reduse de la 599 ron) aici/ aici. (Exista si in varianta corai).

Sau/ EN: Or:

a)

Carvela Janet Tan and Navy leather High Heel Pointed Toe court Shoes with toe capCarvela “Janet” Tan and Navy leather high heel pointed toe shoes with toe cap – 90£ here;

Pantofi bej cu varful ascutit bleumarin, cu toc inalt si subtire, fara platforma, din piele naturala, marca Carvela – 90£ (aprox. 460 ron) aici.

b)

pantofi bej nude asimetrici decupati pe laterale cu varf ascutit si toc cui stiletto inalt fara platformaPantofi bej/ nude asimetrici, decupati pe laterale, cu varf ascutit, toc stiletto inalt, din imitatie de piele intoarsa – 159 ron la Tina R, aici.

c)

Ted Baker Svana Tan Leather Platform Peep Toe HeelsTed Baker “Svana” Tan Leather Platform Peep Toe Heels – between 45.40£ – 79.99£ here (also available in many other colours);

Pantofi peep toe bej, cu platforma si toc inalt, din piele naturala, marca Ted Baker – intre 45.40£ – 79.99£ (230 – 410 ron) aici (disponibili si in multe alte variante de culoare);

d)

pantofi bej cu toc inalt si varf ascutitPantofi bej/ grej cu toc inalt si varf ascutit, din piele naturala, marca Condur by Alexandru – 289 ron aici/ aici/ aici.

e)

Beige nude and pink leather KG Kurt Geiger Admire High Heel Peep Toe Court ShoesKG Kurt Geiger “Admire” Beige/ Nude and Pink Leather High-Heeled Peep Toe Shoes with 12 cm slim stiletto heel and hidden platform – (approx.) 49£ at Amazon UK, here/ on the Kurt Geiger website, here.

Pantofi bej/ nude si roz cu toc stiletto inalt (12 cm), platforma ascunsa si varful decupat, din piele naturala, marca KG Kurt Geiger – aprox. 49£ (250 ron) la Amazon UK, aici/ aici/ pe site-ul Kurt Geiger, aici;

Pe cei roz vi-i arat mai mult de drag, desi s-ar putea ca rochia sa se potriveasca chiar si cu niste pantofi roz (poate nu atat de aprins si in combinatie cu geanta bej) pentru ca e una din culorile din imprimeu.

(De altfel roz-ul se anunta ca fiind culoarea sezonului urmator (desi asa se zicea si de verde smarald pentru primavara-vara si nu prea am remarcat…), asa ca iata cum ati putea sa-l purtati in doze… netoxice: ca una din culorile nedominante dintr-un imprimeu sau pe pantofi; sau ambele daca aveti curaj).

EN: I’m showing you the pink shoes mostly because I like them, but I think the dress might go with pink shoes as well – maybe not such a bright shade, though, and with a different bag – since it’s one of the colours in the print.

(By the way, pink is supposed to be a big colour this coming season – although they said the same about emerald green for spring/ summer and I didn’t notice all that much of it -, so here’s an idea on how to wear it in small, stomach-friendly doses: as one of the non-dominant colours in a print or on your shoes; or both if you’re feeling brave).

f)

pantofi retro bej cu varful decupat peep toe bareta toc inalt si platforma stil mary janePantofi retro bej cu varful decupat, bareta stil Mary Jane, toc inalt si platforma; sunt din piele la exterior si costa 302 ron la 3Suisses, aici;

Retro-style beige leather high-heel platform peep-toe shoes with a Mary Jane-style strap – 70€ at 3Suisses (French website – here).

g)

sandale bej elegante cu toc inalt din piele lacuitaSandale bej elegante, cu toc inalt, din piele lacuita, marca Epica – 239 ron (reduse de la 399 ron) aici/ aici.

h)

sandale bej cu toc inalt si platforma din piele intoarsaSandale bej cu toc inalt, platforma si barete incrucisate, din piele intoarsa, marca Zodiaco – 239 ron (reduse de la 399 ron) aici/ aici.

i)

pantofi albastri bleumarin din piele intoarsa cu toc inalt epicaPantofi albastri/ bleumarin din piele intoarsa, cu toc inalt de 12 cm, marca Epica (disponibili si pe negru) – 239 ron (redusi de la 400) la Otter, aici.

j)

pantofi galbeni cu toc stiletto inalt si varf ascutit din piele naturalaPantofi galbeni cu toc stiletto inalt si varf ascutit, din piele naturala – 289 ron aici. (Disponibili si pe negru, argintiu si bej/ crem/ nude).

Spor la cumparaturi si vacanta placuta/ tarie de caracter la “scarbiciu”, dupa caz :)!

Happy shopping and Enjoy your holidays/ Have bearable week at work, whichever the case may be!


Sailor Dresses – Rochii Stil Marinar

Pe langa pasiunea pentru rochiile retro de inspiratie anii ’50 (din care gasiti o multime in aceasta postare), anul asta m-a lovit si obsesia cu rochiile stil marinar, care amintesc si ele, de fapt, de aceeasi perioada din moda.

Nu se gasesc chiar pe toate drumurile si am cautat cu indarjire o vreme pana sa gasesc (aproape) ce imi doream, dar iata ca am acum o lista, din pacate nu atat de mare pe cat mi-as fi dorit, cu cateva rochii dragute in acest stil.

(P.S. Dupa cum veti vedea, ma refer la rochiile inspirate din costumatia unui marinar – sa zicem! -, nu la cele cu dungi marinaresti, care imi plac si ele foarte mult si care apar in numar foarte mare aici).

EN: Alongside my love of 50’s-inspired dresses (lots of them in this post), this year I seem to have developed an obsession with sailor-style dresses, which are in fact, for the most part, reminiscent of this very same period’s fashion.

As soon as my obsession manifested itself, however, I realized that this kind of dress isn’t that easy to find (unless you’re looking for a costume) and it took me a while to find what I wanted, but thanks to my relentless search across the internet, I have managed to put together a decent-sized (though not nearly as big as I’d have wanted) list of pretty dresses in this style. Hope you enjoy it!

(P.S. If you’re looking for nautical-style dresses, check out this post).

1.

rochie stil marinar scurta mini clos bleumarin cu alb anii 50Rochie stil marinar scurta, cu ancora brodata, bleumarin cu alb, marca Hell Bunny – 39,99£ aici/ 44,99£ (aprox. 236 ron) aici; (disponibila si pe rosu – 39,99£/ aprox. 210 ron aici – si negruaici);

Hell Bunny “Motley” 50′s Mini Sailor Dress in navy with embroidered anchor/ skull39,99£ here/ 44,99£ here; (also available in red – 39,99£ here – and black here).

Incep cu rochia pe care mi-am cumparat-o eu si care imi place la nebunie: materialul e de buna calitate, un bumbac elastic gros, e foarte ampla (ai ce calca la ea, dar merita efortul!) si, ceva ce nu ma plictisesc niciodata sa spun, e supercomoda. (Insist intotdeauna asupra aspectului astuia pentru ca din punctul meu de vedere, degeaba e o rochie – sau orice alta piesa vestimentara – frumoasa daca te face sa te simti ca naiba).
Eu am fost putin trista doar ca pe mine nu e la fel de scurta ca pe manechin (am 1,70 m), dar banuiesc ca pentru majoritatea lumii asta e o veste buna. (Vine putin desupra genunchiului dar pare mai lunga din cauza amplitudinii).

EN: I’m starting off with the dress I’ve bought. I absolutely adore it: it has an amazing full skirt that makes you wanna twirl (and takes some time to iron – but it’s totally worth every bit of sweat!), the fabric is great quality – a thick stretch cotton – and, something I never get tired of saying, it’s extremely comfortable (because what use is a dress, no matter how beautiful, if you can’t wait to get home and take it off – and not in a “good” way ;), right?).
The only “bad” thing I can say about this truly gorgeous dress is that I was just a little bit disappointed that it’s not as short on me as on the model (I’m 1,70 m and it falls above the knee but seems longer due to its being so full), but I’m sure this is good news to most people. Highly recommended if you like the style!

Ma puteti vedea purtand rochia aici.
EN: I’m wearing this dress here.

Hell Bunny Motley 50s style Mini Sailor Dress in navyRochie stil marinar marca Hell Bunny /// Hell Bunny “Motley” 50’s Style Mini Sailor Dress.

2.

Iat-o si in varianta midi:
EN: The “Motley” dress is also available in midi length:

Hell Bunny Motley 50s style midi swing Sailor Dress navyHell Bunny “Motley” 50s Style Midi Swing Sailor Dress in navy – 44,99£ – 49,99£ here/ here (also available in red here – and black – here);

Rochie retro stil marinar, midi, clos, cu spatele gol, bleumarin cu alb – costa intre 44,99£ – 49,99£ (236 ron – 262 ron) aici (disponibila si pe rosuaici – si negru – aici).

3.

Pop Boutique Sailor Dress with collarPop Boutique Sailor Dress with collar – 28£ at Asos, here;
Rochie cu guler marinaresc – 28£ (aprox. 140 ron) la Asos, aici.

4.

Hell Bunny 50's fit and flare Seafarer Sailor Dress with collarHell Bunny 50′s fit and flare midi “Seafarer” Sailor Dress with collar in navy and black – 44,99£ here;
Rochie retro cu guler, clos/ ampla, bleumarin cu alb sau negru cu alb – 44,99£ (aprox. 236 ron) aici.

5.

Hell Bunny Sakura Mini Sailor Dress with collar in black and red“Sakura” Mini Sailor Dress with embroidered anchor and skull – from Hell Bunny. It’s 44,99£ and is available in black (here), red (here) and also navy blue (here – but only in size 14/ L);

Rochie stil marinar scurta, clos – 44,99£ (aprox. 230 ron) – disponibila pe negru (aici), pe rosu (aici) si pe albastru/ bleumarin (aici, dar doar masura L).

Eu pe asta am vrut-o initial – gulerul mi se pare de mare angajament la o rochie marinareasca! -, doar ca pana sa pot justifica cumparatura in fata constiintei mele si asa subrede, n-am mai gasit masura S bleumarin si m-am consolat cu cea pe care o stiti deja. Pana la urma cred ca e tot raul spre bine (zise vulpea cu ochii la struguri :)), pentru ca varianta fara maneci e mai potrivita de vara, mai ales ca materialul destul de gros o face suportabila cam la limita pe caldura mare.

EN: This is the one I had initially planned to buy (I really wanted my sailor dress to have a collar!), but by the time I was able to justify the purchase (to my already extremely lax conscience) it had sold out in Navy – size S, so I had to console myself with the one I’ve already told you about. In the end I think things have turned out for the better (said the fox to the grapes :)) because the halter neck style is more appropriate for our hot summers than this short sleeves style, especially considering the fabric is pretty thick as it is.

6.

Boutique By Jaeger Drop Waist Sailor Dress with collarBoutique by Jaeger Drop Waist Sailor Dress with collar – 99£ at Asos, here, and 49£ at House of Fraser, here.
Rochie cu talia joasa si guler marinaresc, marca Boutique by Jaeger – 99£ (aprox. 500 ron) la Asos, aici, si 49£ (aprox. 260 ron) aici.

7.

Savannah Clara Denim Dress with drop waist button back and Sailor CollarSavannah brand “Clara” Denim Sailor Dress with drop waist, collar and buttons at the back – 85€ here;

Rochie cu talia jos, guler marinaresc si nasturi la spate, din denim, marca Savannah – 85€ (aprox. 380 ron) aici.

Atat rochia asta cat si cea de mai inainte as zice ca sunt, datorita taliei joase, pentru un “mariner” mai din anii ’20 sau chiar din perioada D-lui Goe, pe la 1900, carevasazica, monser :)!

EN: I think the drop waist gives both this dress and the one before more of a 20’s vibe than a 50’s one, so I totally need me a sailor dress dress in this style too! (Did I mention I also adore 20’s fashion?)

8.

Hell Bunny Navy 50's fit and flare midi Siren Sailor DressRochie retro/ anii ’50 clos, midi (disponibila si pe negru) – 40,49£ (aprox. 210 ron) aici si 44,99£ (aprox. 236 ron) aici;

Hell Bunny Retro Style Navy Midi “Siren” Dress (also available in black) – 40,49£ here and 44,99£ here.

9.

rochie retro anii 50 conica cu guler marinarescRochie retro conica, cu guler marinaresc – 31,99£ (aprox. 170 ron) aici – pe negru cu alb si aici – pe negru cu rosu;

Vintage style sailor pencil dress with collar – 31,99£ here – in black and white and here – in black and red.

10.

Stiu ca postarea ar trebui sa fie despre rochii, dar e prea dragut puloverul asta cu guler marinaresc ca sa nu vi-l arat:

EN: I know this post is supposed to be about dresses, but I couldn’t resist showing you this cute sailor cardigan:

retro style sailor collar cardigan in black and redSailor collar cardigan – 29,99£ here – in black and here – in red;

Cardigan/ Pulover cu guler marinaresc – 29,99£ (aprox. 160 ron) aici – pe negru si aici – pe rosu.

Dupa atatea rochite dragute si domnisoresti, simt ca trebuie ceva care sa ne scuture un pic din amorteala. Ce ziceti de un cantecel pirateresc :)? Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum, zic! Are cineva chef de o Cuba Libre acum :)?

EN: I feel after all these cute and lady-like dresses we need to shake things up a bit, so how about… Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum :)? A Cuba Libre, anyone?