Fall Summer: Crop Tops and High Waists

Step by step I am bringing back the long pants and long sleeved tops into my wardrobe again. This was calling for some new online shopping and that’s why I have picked up from Romwe: these white ripped jeans with a high waist that are slowly becoming my favourite, the black long sleeve top with a nice lace insertion in the back and the knitted beige hat that is a great accessory for fall. I was also wearing a multi pocket black backpack from Shein and Jessica Buurman multi chain sandals to complete this black and white look.

The Black Dress and The Velvet Chair

Did you ever wonder how those beautiful dresses from prom & wedding gown websites really look like in reality? Well, I did and decided to order this black two piece gown, very elegant but also modern from EverPretty.com. I was really surprised with the size of the package it came in, as it was so small and yet contained such a big and beautiful skirt inside. The lace crop top represents that modern twist. This is what makes this two piece gown so interesting, along with the mermaid skirt that that also makes it fabulous and elegant. I have also ordered this Ever Pretty one in particular because I thought that I could wear both the top and the skirt in so many different combinations that I will post as soon as I have the time to wear and shoot them.

Photoliu was of great help with the beautiful emerald green chair that created an exquisite setting. Would you believe me that this treasure of vintage arm chair was actually at a street corner in Bucharest and I spotted it and took it home? Believe it or not this is what happened (check the before and after photos below).

I fell in love with its design and asked Adrian to help me pick it up and take it home. He said no, because it was too dirty, but I made the disappointed kid face and we came back and took it. I immediately called my friends from Photoliu.com that took care of it and turned it in a masterpiece that was ready exactly on my birthday.

Flashback Friday: Cool Weather Favourites

Hi guys! Happy Friday! Wanted to end this week off by sharing some of my past cool weather favorites.

Also, there are some pieces I’ve worn, whether you’ve seen them on the blog or floating around on Pinterest, that I often get asked about (like this coat!) – not everything is available, but some of them are back in stock and If I haven’t listed something, it’s probably because I couldn’t find it. Of course, if you want to know about a specific item, don’t hesitate to ask.

I Hear the Fragile Beauty of Mortal Earth

In my composition, I strived for a similar experience of encountering an (musical) object. This quest led to a research-oriented approach towards the musical material – an approach in which the chosen musical material is employed as a singular object investigated several times throughout the time-continuum of the piece. In other words, the musical material is regarded as a prism viewed from different angles and under different lightings.

This interaction creates more tension and concentration through constant listening & cueing between musicians and this, in turn, introduces ‘the second dimension’ to the piece.

Hence, the musical material is not used as a departure point that would ‘lead somewhere’; an entity that needs to be ‘developed’, ‘processed’ and eventually ‘transformed’ into something else. Rather, the entirety of the piece is concerned exclusively with finding and presenting different ways of connecting the same pitches to each other, morphing successfully between sounds and the timing of the each musical event.

Life Isn’t Just a Sequence of Waiting for Things to Be Done

This summer’s travels are my little happiness project. As I’ve gotten older I’ve given up the idea that happiness is found because we made the perfect life decisions or did creative work or have a great relationship with our spouse. I know for me, I am much more simple than that.

So biking my way across Europe means I hit almost all my happiness serotonin sweet spots… I’m outside in the sun, doing something physical but fun, traveling, which lightens my mood, makes me laugh more, which makes my kids happier, so they laugh more, which infects my husband with joy and he’s sweeter to me, then I love him more, while drinking wine, eating fresh bakery goods (or sweets) and having some of the best coffee in the world. Win, win, win, and win some more.

Just a Little Depressed and What I am Doing About It

Okay let’s just say it: I’m a little depressed.

I realized it this week because I had a call with my editor and agent and thought, “oh god, I suck”. That’s called negative self-talk and it’s insane. Here are two people who are heavily invested in me, and yet I’m self-shaming and worrying about everything that comes out of my mouth. Why? Because depression is sneaky. It seems like it should be about laying around in bed and not taking showers, but sometimes it’s about just hating on yourself for no reason.

Drew, wisely, just nodded. But that’s the thing. When you’re a mom, you’re the center of the family. If you’re unhappy, even a little, it unbalances everything.

Adventure is Where You Are

It’s how our brains work. The thing is, even though we might come to understand this, it still works. Paying a lot for a glass of wine, makes it taste better… studies have shown this. Going through the effort and hassle of travel makes everything seem more valuable. But what if you just want an awesome life? Well I have some theories.It’s how our brains work. The thing is, even though we might come to understand this, it still works. Paying a lot for a glass of wine, makes it taste better… studies have shown this. Going through the effort and hassle of travel makes everything seem more valuable. But what if you just want an awesome life? Well I have some theories.

It’s how our brains work. The thing is, even though we might come to understand this, it still works. Paying a lot for a glass of wine, makes it taste better… studies have shown this. Going through the effort and hassle of travel makes everything seem more valuable. But what if you just want an awesome life? Well I have some theories.

It’s how our brains work. The thing is, even though we might come to understand this, it still works. Paying a lot for a glass of wine, makes it taste better… studies have shown this. Going through the effort and hassle of travel makes everything seem more valuable. But what if you just want an awesome life? Well I have some theories.