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!

50s Style Dresses – Rochii Stil Anii ’50

Daca in anii trecuti ma straduiam sa nu ratez nicio rochie draguta de matase, vara asta vad ca sunt mai fascinata ca oricand de rochiile retro, in stilul anilor ’50 sau Pin Up – stramte in partea de sus si clos, ample, in partea de jos, cu decolteu in forma de inima si imprimeu cat mai colorat sau stil marinar. M-am gandit asadar sa fac o selectie (ca sa nu zic “wishlist”) a celor mai frumoase (dupa parerea mea, bineinteles) rochii stil anii ’50 care se gasesc acum prin magazinele online. Daca va place stilul Mad Men sau pur si simplu aveti o slabiciune pentru rochiile ample, cititi (si priviti) cu incredere:

EN: This summer I’ve been more fascinated than ever with retro-inspired 50′s/ Pin Up-style dresses – with a fit and flare shape, full skirt, sweetheart neckline and colourful prints or sailor style. I thought I’d share my best finds with you, so I made a selection (read “wishlist” :)) of some of the most beautiful (in my opinion) dresses currently available in online stores: if you’re currently (or forever) channelling Mad Men or simply have a weakness for full skirts, read on!


50s style purple floral print halter neck short prom dressPurple Floral Print Short Halter Neck Prom Dress with netting – 28£ at Dorothy Perkins, here/ here;
Rochie clos scurta, cu imprimeu floral – 28£ (aprox. 145 ron) la Dorothy Perkins, aici/ aici.


rochii stil anii 50 clos care se prind dupa gatRochii stil anii ’50, care se leaga dupa gat, scurte, clos, de la Dorothy Perkins: neagra cu imprimeu floral – 20£ (aprox. 105 ron) aici; neagra cu buline albe – 24,50£ (aprox. 126 ron) aici; alba cu imprimeu floral negru – 31,50£ (aprox. 162 ron) aici; neagra cu imprimeu floral rosu – 31,50£ aici; toate sunt marca Fever Fish;

Short Prom Dresses, available to buy at Dorothy Perkins (Fever Fish brand): black with floral print – 20£ here; black with white polka dots – 24,50£ here; white + black rose print – here; black with red rose print – 31,50£ here.

rochie rosie cu buline albe stil retro anii 50Red Polka Dot Mini Dress with flared skirt and netting – 40£ at Dorothy Perkins, here;

Rochie rosie cu buline albe, cu garnitura/ captuseala din tul – 40£ (aprox. 208 ron) la Dorothy Perkins, aici.


Hell Bunny Becky mini fit and flare tropical pineapple and parrots print dressHell Bunny “Becky” mini fit and flare pineapple and parrot print dress, available to buy at Amazon UK – 24,99£ here/ here;

Rochie stil anii ’50 scurta, cu imprimeu ananasi si papagali, marca Hell Bunny, de la Amazon UK – 24,99£ (aprox. 140 ron) – aici/ aici.

(Livrarea la Amazon UK costa cam intre 6£ – 10£, in functie de “vanzator”, care poate fi chiar Amazon UK – ei ofera si un discount de 20%, parca, la prima cumparatura daca va abonati la newsletter-ul de fashion – sau un alt magazin online; nu am intalnit vanzatori “persoane fizice”. Eu mi-am comandat de 4 ori pana acum si de fiecare data a fost superok).

Asta este una din achizitiile mele recente: pasiunea pentru rochiile de inspiratie anii ’50 s-a manifestat in cazul meu mai ales sub forma a doua “sub-obsesii”, daca le pot numi asa: imprimeul cu ananasi (nu ma intrebati de ce!) si rochia stil marinar, careia i-am dedicat o postare speciala – aici. (Pe mine ma puteti vedea purtandu-mi rochia “mariner” aici).

Ambele sunt marca Hell Bunny (gasiti marca asta aici: Rochii Hell Bunny), care este paradisul rochiilor stil retro/ anii ’50 si de care m-am indragostit: nu numai ca au niste imprimeuri si croieli superdragute, dar majoritatea au si elastic la spate, ceea ce le face foarte comode. Eu mi-am luat marimea S, care imi este putin de tot larga, asa ca daca ezitati intre masuri, luati-o pe cea mai mica!

EN: This is a frock I’ve recently bought: my passion for 50′s-style dresses seems to have “spawned” two obsessions: pineapple print (don’t ask me why!) and sailor dresses, both of which I’ve managed to satisfy, at least for the time being. (You can find my favourite sailor dresses here and here I’m wearing one of them myself).

Both of my buys are from Hell Bunny (lots of dresses from this brand here: Hell Bunny Dresses), a brand I’ve fallen in love with and which is a 50′s lover’s paradise: not only do their frocks have wonderful prints and cuts, but most of them have an elastic back, which makes them really comfortable. I got a size S in both dresses and they are the tiniest bit too loose, so if in doubt, go with the smaller size!

Ma puteti vedea purtand rochia in aceasta postare.
EN: I’m wearing the dress in this post.

hell bunny becky mini dress in tropical print


Daca imi impartasiti dragostea pentru ananasi (si papagali) dar nu va incanta o rochie scurta, imprimeul acesta jucaus si tropical exista si pe o rochie midi:

EN: If you share my love of pineapples (and parrots) but are not so thrilled about the mini length of the dress above, fear not, dear reader, for this cute and playfully tropical print adorns a midi dress as well:

rochie midi stil anii 50 cu imprimeu tropical ananas si papagaliRochie midi stil anii ’50 cu imprimeu tropical (ananasi si papagali), decolteu in forma de inima si bretele care se leaga de gat – aprox. £44,99 (252 lei) aici;

Hell Bunny “Sassy” 50′s Tropical Print (pineapples and parrots) halter neck fit and flare midi dress with sweetheart neckline – approx. £44,99 here.


floral fit and flare midi dressTropical Floral Print Midi Flared Dress – 28£ at Dorothy Perkins, here;
Rochie de vara midi, evazata, cu imprimeu floral – 28£ (aprox. 145 ron) la Dorothy Perkins, aici.


Hell Bunny 50's Mariam Red and White Polka Dot halter neck Midi DressHell Bunny 50′s “Mariam” Red and White Polka Dot halter neck Midi Dress with full skirt and sweetheart neckline – 44,99£ here;

Rochie midi ampla, rosie cu buline albe, cu decolteu in forma de inima, marca Hell Bunny – 44,99£ (aprox. 236 ron) aici.

Si in varianta albastra:
EN: Also available in blue:

50's Style Blue and White Polka Dot Midi DressRochie retro midi albastra cu buline albe, cu spatele gol – 44,99£ (aprox. 236 ron) aici;
Retro Style “Mariam” Blue and White Polka Dot halter neck swing Midi Dress – 44,99£ here.


50s style Tropical print Halter Neck Prom Dress“Alika” Pin-Up-style Tropical Floral Halter Neck Fit and Flare Midi Prom Dress with full skirt in red, black, yellow (and also pink and blue) – 46,99£ here;

Rochie stil Pin-Up Girl midi, clos, cu imprimeu floral tropical si bretele care se leaga dupa gat – 46,99£ (aprox. 246 ron) aici.


rochie clos midi stil anii 50 cu umerii goi si cureaRochie midi stil anii ’50, cu umerii goi si talia marcata de curea – 239 ron la Zega Store, aici.


rochie clos cu imprimeu geometric multicolor stil anii 50Rochie stramta in partea de sus si ampla in partea de jos, cu imprimeu geometric multicolor, marca Closet – 191 ron la Zega Store, aici (sau 48£ – aprox. 250 ron la Dorothy Perkins, aici);

Closet Brand Geometric Print Flared Dress – 48£ here.


traffic people mad men style midi shirt dressTraffic People Silk and Cotton Mad Men-Style Midi Shirt Dress – 49£ here;

Rochie stil camasa, midi, de inspiratie anii ’50/ Mad Men, din matase si bumbac – 49£ (aprox. 257 ron) la Traffic People, aici.


closet cream and blue bird and floral print fit and flare dressCloset brand Cream/ Blue Bird and Floral Print summer dress with full skirt – 52£ here or here;
Rochie cu imprimeu pasari si flori, marca Closet – 52£ (aprox. 270 ron) aici sau aici.


rochie de vara midi alba cu imprimeu floral albastru stil anii 50Rochie de vara midi, evazata, alba cu imprimeu floral albastru, marca Lo Spaccio – 229 ron la Zega Store, aici.


hell bunny larissa 50s style Flamingo print fit and flare midi dressHell Bunny “Larissa” Pin-Up Style Tropical/ Flamingo print midi dress with deep V back – 49,99£ here;

Rochie stil retro/ Pin-Up Girl cu imprimeu tropical/ pasari flamingo, fusta ampla, talia marcata si decolteu adanc la spate – 49,99£ (aprox. 260 ron) aici.


rochie bleumarin clos cu spatele din dantelaRochie cu spatele din dantela, bleumarin, marca Closet – 52£ (aprox. 270 ron) la Dorothy Perkins, aici.
Closet brand Navy Fit and Flare Sleeveless Dress with lace back and stripe – 52£ at Dorothy Perkins, here.


rochie retro anii 50 inflorata imprimeu floralRochie retro inflorata – 150 ron la Zega Store, aici.


fit and flare retro style seaside print midi dress with pleated full skirtSeaside Print Midi Dress with pleated full skirt – 42,50£ at House of Fraser, here;
Rochie midi evazata cu imprimeu “maritim” – 42,50£ (aprox. 220 ron) la House of Fraser, aici.


rochie verde clos stil anii 50Rochie verde clos, marca Closet – 230 ron la Zega Store, aici (sau 40£ – aprox. 206ron – aici); similara (cu maneca lunga) 110 lei aici;

Closet Brand Green Flared Dress with full skirt – 40£ here / 50£ here.


Navy floral print dress with flared skirtNavy floral print dress with flared skirt and tie back from Closet – 50£ here;
Rochie bleumarin cu imprimeu floral, marca Closet – 190 lei aici/ 50£ (aprox. 260 ron) aici.


Pink and Beige fit and flare dresses with lace hemPink and beige fit and flare dresses with contrast lace hem, from the same brand (which I adore!) – 48£ each, here and here;

Rochie roz si bej cu terminatie din dantela intr-o culoare contrastanta, de la acelasi brand – 48£ (aprox. 250 ron) aici si aici.


Motel retro style Rose Print mini wrap tulip Dress with sweetheart necklineRochie mini parte peste parte cu imprimeu retro trandafiri, marca Motel Rocks – 28£ (aprox. 145 ron) la Asos, aici;

Motel retro-inspired rose print mini wrap tulip dress with sweetheart neckline – 28£ at Asos, here.

Am si eu rochia asta dar cu un alt imprimeu si o port aici.
EN: I have this dress in a different print and I’m wearing it here.


rochie alba clos cu dungiRochie alba cu dungi – 195 lei la RohBoutique, aici.

White stripe full skirt dress – 48£ here.


floral halter neck midi dress with fit and flare shapeFloral Halter Neck Midi Dress with fit and flare shape – 35£ at Dorothy Perkins, here;
Rochie midi evazata cu imprimeu floral – 35£ (aprox. 180 ron) la Dorothy Perkins, aici.


rochie retro midi ampla clos evazata cu funda pe bust alba cu dungi albastreRochie retro midi, ampla, cu funda pe bust, alba cu dungi albastre – 269 ron aici. (Disponibila si in alte variante de culoare).

Rochia asta imi aminteste de Gwyneth Paltrow in Talentatul Domn Ripley: de asortat neaparat cu o bicicleta cu cos sau o motocicleta Vespa :)!


closet black floral fit and flare dressCloset Black Floral Fit and Flare Dress – 45£ here;
Rochie neagra cu imprimeu floral multicolor, marca Closet – 45£ (aprox. 240 ron) aici.

O rochie numai buna de facut tranzitia spre toamna, zic eu, dat fiind ca datorita fondului negru cred ca merge purtata foarte bine si cu ciorapi negri opaci (sau cum or fi ei).

EN: This dark floral dress could be a great piece for making the (painful – for me) transition into autumn and colder weather, as i think it would look nice with both bare legs and tights.


rochie evazata cu imprimeu geometric rosu cu negruRochie scurta evazata, rosu cu negru, cu imprimeu geometric – 100 ron aici.

Red and black geometric print short full skirt dress – 48£ here, at Dorothy Perkins, or here, at House of Fraser.

Clar pe lista mea de cumparaturi: ca si rochita de mai sus, mi se pare ca merge purtata nu numai vara, ci si in sezonul rece (dar cu o jupa, probabil, pentru ca imi inchipui ca, fiind din bumbac, se electrizeaza la contactul cu ciorapii).

EN: Definitely on my autumn/ winter wishlist: just like the dress above, I think this cutie can be worn all year around thanks to the black tights-friendly colour palette.


Hell Bunny 50's style polka dot midi dress with collar and deep V back in lilac and mint greenHell Bunny 50′s style “Karen” polka dot midi dress with collar and deep V back in lilac and mint green – 44,49£ here here;

Rochie stil anii ’50 cu buline, guler si decolteu adanc la spate – lila si verde menta – 44,49£ (aprox. 233 ron) aici.

rochie rosie cu buline albe stil retro anii 50Rochie retro rosie cu buline albe, midi, cu decolteu adanc la spate – 44,49£ (aprox. 233 ron) aici.
“Karen” red polka dot midi dress with collar and deep V back – 44,49£ here.


Hell Bunny Ashley red and green polka dot halter neck swing midi dressRochie retro midi, rosie si verde cu buline – 46,99£ (aprox. 250 ron) aici si aici;
Hell Bunny “Ashley” red and green polka dot halter neck swing midi dress – 46,99£ here and here.


Lindy Bop este un alt brand care face rochii retro frumoase si mai ieftine decat Hell Bunny – dar banuiesc ca si calitatea e un pic sub (poliester in loc de bumbac, de exemplu). Comentariile cumparatoarelor sunt insa in mare parte foarte pozitive!

EN: Lindy Bop is another brand that has some wonderful vintage-style frocks, which are cheaper than Hell Bunny ones – but I suspect the quality – of the fabrics at least (polyester instead of cotton) – somewhat reflects that appealing price point. (Great reviews though!)

Rochii conice (creion) – care creeaza o silueta “clepsidra” /// EN: Pencil Wiggle Dresses – designed to enhance or create an hourglass figure:


Retro Style Black Pencil Wiggle Dress“Pandora” midi black pencil wiggle dress with see-through mesh on top – 29,99£ here;
Rochie conica eleganta, neagra cu insertii transparente 29,99£ (aprox. 160 ron) aici.


rochie conica creion neagra cu guler bej stil retro anii 50 pentru birou officeRochie office conica neagra cu guler bej, stil retro – anii 50 (gandita astfel incat sa creeze iluzia unei siluete “clepsidra”); costa la fel si o gasiti aici;

“Tiffany” black pencil wiggle office dress with cream collar (designed to create an hourglass figure); it’s the same price and you can buy it here.

Prima rochie, mai eleganta, e perfecta pentru o petrecere, iar a doua e numai buna de purtat la birou: puteti fi retro non stop si o adevarata Joan Holloway (din Mad Men) in varianta imbunatatita, cu IPhone :)!

EN: The first dress, which is more elegant, is great for a party, while the second one is perfect for the office (Joan Holloway of Mad Men-style – but with an IPhone :)): retro all the way, all day, dahling!


rochie pin up cu buline midi clos amplaRochie Pin Up cu buline – 29,99£ aici;
Pin Up Polka Dot Midi Flared Dress in red and blue – 29,99£ here.


Vintage Style Pin Up Dresses in floral printVintage style Pin Up dress in floral print – 29,99£ here;
Rochie midi ampla/ clos, cu talia marcata de curea, imprimeu floral si decolteu barcuta – 29,99£ aici.


Lindy Bop Audrey Hepburn Style 50's Rockabilly Swing Evening Dress

rochii stil audrey hepburn neagra si roz cu decolteu barcutaRochie anii ’50, stil Audrey Hepburn, cu decolteu barcuta – 29,99£ (aprox. 160 ron) aici. (Disponibila pe o multime de culori).

Lindy Bop Audrey Hepburn Style 50′s Rockabilly Midi Swing Evening Dress with boat neckline and full circle skirt – 29,99£ here; (available in many more colours);


rochie de vara primavara office eleganta midi clos cu pliuri evazata crem cu negru stil retro anii 50 stil navy cu guler marinarescRochie office/ eleganta midi, clos/ cu pliuri, crem cu negru, cu “guler” marinaresc – 200 ron la Nissa, aici.

Imi place la nebunie rochia! Gulerul “desenat” e un mod foarte subtil de a face referinta la stilul marinaresc drag mie.


50s style midi fit and flare dresses with collar in red black and white cream and teal flocked scuba fabric that doesn''t wrinkleFever Fish 50’s style midi fit and flare dresses with collar in flocked scuba fabric (which looks like a scuba diving suit and doesn’t wrinkle) – £35 each at Dorothy Perkins: redhere; cream/ black – here; tealhere;

Rochii anii ’50 cu guler, midi, clos – £35 (aprox. 196 ron) – rosieaici; crem cu negru – aici; turcoazaici. (E dintr-un poliester un pic lucios, gros, care nu se sifoneaza, pe care englezii il numesc “scuba” pentru ca e in genul costumelor de scuba diving).


elegant occasion 50s stye midi fit and flare stripe dress in cream blush and black with mesh insertElegant/ occasion 50’s style midi fit and flare stripe dress with mesh insert, in cream/ blush and black – £67 here (currently on sale from £135);

Rochie clos midi eleganta cu dungi si insertie din tul, roz deschis cu negru – £67 – aprox. 375 ron (momentan redusa de la £135) aici.

Daca inca nu v-ati saturat de rochiile anii ’50, pe langa Hell Bunny, urmariti si marca Closet pentru ca au o multime pe acest stil: la House of Fraser (aici), la Dorothy Perkins (aici), la RohBoutique, de la noi (aici)/ la Zega Store (aici, care le preia de la RohBoutique) – desi aici nu apar sub acest brand. (La Modcloth, din US, gasiti cele mai multe review-uri).

De asemenea, puteti arunca un ochi pe postarile mele cu rochii de varaaici si aici.

EN: If you still haven’t had enough of 50′s style dresses, you might also want to keep an eye on Closet brand‘s offerings, as most of their dresses have a 50′s flair or at least a full skirt: Closet at House of Fraser here; at Dorothy Perkins here; at Modcloth – where there are usually plenty of reviews – here.

Also, you can check out my Summer Dresses posts – this one and this one.

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