Making my Marsala dress sparkle

Hello everyone! Since it had been decided by the fashion industry that Marsala is the pantone color of 2015 I had to have something on this color. I like this color because it is somehow different and puts a different trend out there.

The dress I am wearing in these pictures is more like a shirt dress but I love the sleeves on it. This is more of a night or party type of wear as I added sparkling elements. The necklace, the clutch, the shoes and the ring.

I wore this dress on my birthday but  in a  more casual style as it was in December and I celebrated  somewhere  outside. I wore it then with Marsala leggings, the same necklace, thigh high black boots  and a rolled sleeved black jacket to highlight the sleeve cut of the dress. 🙂

The dress is a little bit see through and some nice black high waist shorts would look sexy underneath.

 

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Now I only need a place to wear this outfit. 😉

What is your Marsala item with which you will rock this trend?

One long sleeve maxi dress, 4 styles

Hello everyone! 🙂

I was looking for a long sleeve maxi dress for a while. It looks really elegant but versatile at the same time. It is easy to pull off no matter if it is summer or winter , if you want to look elegant or just are in the mood for a sporty style.  In this article I will show you the 4 styles I chose to wear it but of course I will not limit myself as there are many options to wear such dress.  I found this dress in H&M , was on sale and lucky me, they had only one left which happened to be my size.

I will post here my styles for this dress but I am also open to new ideas. 🙂

1. The classic duo. Black and White.  There is not much to say about this , just combine black and white as you will never go wrong.

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2. Keep the elegant style but add some color. I went on another classic style and I added red.

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3. Mostly black. This is a winter warm type of outfit but still keeps a casual chic type of style. Thick black stockings , black , high heel ankle boots, a long black warm cardigan and a black infinity scarf.

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4. The sporty look. You can easily pull this off with a pair of sneakers and a jean jacket.

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Which one is your favorite and how do you wear your maxi dress? 🙂

Street style casual. Skirt, jeans and dress outfit ideas.

Hello there. When it is sunny and not so cold you just want to dress comfy but still cute and go for a walk, or for a coffee but most of the times shopping.  I love playing with my own items from the closet but until I get more pro about taking photos I will just create some outfits that match my style to share it with you and give some ideas.

1. The black  jeans. Keep it simple , mono or duo and add just a bit of color. Here I added some red sun glasses. I would keep the eye make up very low-key, nude style and put on a red lipstick. Referring the hair style I would do some loose curls. 

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2. Pretty with a plaid skirt. I matched the skirt with the bag and added that Cyan or Blue green shade for the cardigan and shoes. I thought added another pop of color with the yellow earrings will look dolly and cute.  I would try a cute pastel pink lipstick or lip gloss  and wear my hair in a pony tail. 

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3. That jeans shirt dress. I have a shirt dress but not a jean one that I want so much. Jeans go well with red , red goes well with animal print and animal print goes well with jeans so I made a match with all of those.  For this outfit I would get the cat eyes look using an eye liner and put on a nude shade on my lips. I would do my hair in a cool braid. A french braid or a fish tail braid.

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These are my 3 street style casual picks for today only,  because the variation of outfits and ideas can go a long way.

What is your best pick?

Organizing our wedding in 1 month

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Me and my husband got married on September 1st 2013 in Romania. He proposed on July 13th while I was visiting him in US. Not long before I got back in Romania he called me and he asked me if I want a long engagement and I said no. At the end of the day If I said yes to the engagement for me it meant  that this is the man I want to get married with so here we are organizing our wedding in one month. As the wedding was set to happen in Romania I was in charge to organize it but we would advise each other through phone all the time.

1. Set the budget. Setting a budget first is very important because from here you will start to choose everything.

2. Looking for a location. I always wanted to have my wedding near water. Sea side or lake and to be warm enough so it will not be a closed space. I wanted like a big white tent. So I found the perfect location , a restaurant in a park that was having a big white tent on the lake . The start sound promising so I moved on.

3. The guests list. Me and my husband decided that we wanted to invite only close friends and relatives so we had like 60 people (including us ) on the list.

4. Invitations. Honestly we didn’t bother creating any fancy invitations especially as the time was short so I started to make calls and send e-mails. Nobody was bothered about that and I got answers pretty fast.

5. The menu. I had several menus arranged by the restaurant , I picked one according to the budget, I invited some friends to come with me, we tasted it, we liked it and this part is done too.

6. The wedding dress. I started my search on the internet, I found one I really liked , I called, they had it and I went to try it on. I tried some other models at the same store but I still liked that one better. One place, one stop, one shop, I got the dress. My husband was sending me pictures with tuxedos for him and with wedding rings models so we picked those together. The bad part (for a while) was that I couldn’t find shoes for my wedding dress in Romania as I have wide feet but my husband did a wonderful job and he bought the shoes from US for me which fit perfectly.

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7. The cake and the cookie bar. I went to that one place recommended by the restaurant which was great. I didn’t even wanted to go for taste but my friends convinced me to as they were more curious than me. I chose a white chocolate orange straciatella  mousse that was really awesome. Later I send the model for how I want our cake to look like and so it was done.

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8. The band. I searched for the band on the internet. I wanted one that had a DJ also as I wanted the music to be for everybody.We collaborated on the playlist and we made together the program.  This band was amazing. They offered such a complete professional service. They even offered me a better price.

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9. The photographer and my flowers bouquet. One of my friends  knew this couple. He is a photographer and she is a flower artist. Two from one shot. I love tulips so I wanted my bouquet made of white tulips. It was harder to find in the fall time but she did and the result was great. The photographer pretty awesome too.

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10. Something special! Fireworks! Me and my husband wanted fireworks for our wedding. The job that guy with the fireworks did was amazing. A real light show over the lake. With his help I organized a small surprise on the lake pontoon for my husband. This was our wedding and I wanted to have our own moment too. Just us, a beautiful fireworks art, a table, the sky, the lake, a bottle of champagne, two glasses, making our moment.

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11. The flower arrangements and setting the color trend for the wedding decorations. I wanted to go with ivory and green. I wanted everything to look clean, pure and fresh and so it looked. For the flowers arrangements I chose some pinks and purples too.      ( I have no pictures of these.)

12. Finding a good make up artist and a good hairstylist to whom I showed pictures with how I want my hair to look like. Both of the girls did a good job.

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13. We also arranged a white limousine to take us from the hotel to the restaurant and back.

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We chose our song together “Chris Young -You” and we made the choreography one night before the wedding. I also taught him and the girls some traditional Romanian dance  and other dances we usually dance at the weddings. We did everything in that little time we had.

Now , as in every wedding there are stress points too I will tell you our stress points. Two days before the wedding my step son got sick. He caught like a stomach flu. For two days he threw up day and night and could barely eat something. Me and my husband were extremely tired. I was so afraid for him not to get worse and also for us to have to cancel the wedding. We called a doctor to the hotel and he started to feel a little bit better but not completely. It was raining every day and I started to think about the religious ceremony that was about to be in open space, the fireworks and the surprise I had for my husband. Some really big painful pimples show up on my face just before the wedding, my mother stressing me out and some other little things.

The wedding day!

We were exhausted and still had many things to do . The little boy was feeling just a little bit better. Through other things we did in that day now it was the time for the preparation. We didn’t have bride’s maid or best man we just had our friends who were there for us, helping us. That day, after so much rain , it was so beautiful and sunny , it felt like summer.

Finally , a little bit late but ready to go and get married. As we were getting close to the pontoon where the priest and the guests were waiting for us the boy started to throw up again. I panicked but my husband kept his calm. Some of our friends took care of the poor little boy. They took him to the tent and let him lay down on a couch. We were worried but we proceeded. We started to feel more calm as everything was setting down also. Everything turned out to be perfect and I didn’t even went for perfection. I didn’t care for perfection because I only cared for all of us to have fun and make that day one of the happiest. The boy slept on the couch almost all night, my step daughters danced with us until 2 am, and we all celebrated until 4:30 a.m. .  The weddings in Romania are long. Ours started at 7 p.m. and went on until 4:30 a.m.

Everybody congratulated us and said that it was one of the best wedding they witnessed. It really was!

The next day, the little boy was feeling finally good but my husband got the virus too and in our fist day of marriage he was really sick. Me and kids let him lay down while we open the wedding gifts and played games. Later that night he felt better fortunately and we managed to have dinner with my family.

My advice is to not pay attention to all those small details but to be concentrated only on the fact that this is about to be one of the most important days of your life and the only thing you should worry about is for you and your husband to be happy.

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Shiny, sparkly? It’s mine!

I don’t know about you guys but as soon as I enter a store my eyes fall first on whatever shines. It is like I get hypnotized and can’t see anything else around but sparkle. I’m like that creature in “Lord of the Rings” as I am going towards it “My precious! ” Is what I say in my mind and it is very hard to let go but most of the times I do! Anyway I have my own collection of shiny and sparkly and my latest acquisitions are a silver sequins clutch with big shiny stones I found in Marshall’s  with 20$ , a necklace I found in Walmart with 10$  , a silver glitter nail polish and the pumps with sparkly front that I got in Madrid at a very good price around 30 $ (26 euros) . I got the dress 1 year ago from Ross and I didn’t get the chance to wear it but I will probably in the New Year’s Eve or at a party, maybe a wedding as I have 3 to come next year! 😉

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