Urban Outfitters shirt + Pepa Loves skirt (c/o) + souvenir pin + Birkenstock sliders
On birthdays and anniversaries, I always like to spend the whole day outside doing as many different things as possible. And since I like that so much, I often put a lot of pressure on the day, trying to make it perfect. But every once in a while comes a day that isn’t a birthday or an anniversary or anything really – it’s just a regular day. And it accidentally becomes perfect. Yesterday was something like that – it started with some light work in the morning, continued with a brief museum visit, a picnic in the park and some reading in the hammock, then finished with watching Star Wars at an open air cinema, and biking back home at midnight. At some point during the day, we discovered with beautiful garden and stopped for pictures there.
Coincidentally or not, this has also been the only hot day here in what seems like forever. A pretty good occasion to wear this lovely pineapple print skirt the way it’s supposed to be worn: with sandals. Everything about it screams summer: the print, the fabric, the color. There are even pockets where you can stash your snacks or whatever. It’s knee-length, so it’s easy to bike in, easy to picnic in, easy to do whatever you want in. Oh, and it’s on sale at 50% off, so.
Just because I’m posting an autumn collection, doesn’t mean autumn is coming! No, it just means I ran out of summer collections and that, somewhere, people are thinking of layering and the like. I’m not. I want summer to last forever, or at least for another couple of months. But let’s see what this collection is about, shall we?
Miss Patina is one of the sweetest vintage-inspired brands out there. I’ve loved their stuff for years, and I find it reassuring that they’ve kept their style recognizable and constant. From the moment you see that first cat collar, you cave. You just can’t go on without it. And then, they follow-up with even more embroidered pockets and more cat details, as if anyone could ever wear anything else! I love the combination of baby blue with brown, as well as the easy-peasy-preppy combination between a long sleeve shirt and an A-line skirt (kind of like here). If I didn’t know any better, I’d probably start getting excited about autumn.
Give a girl leaves, and she’ll dress herself for a lifetime. Well, that’s not really how the saying goes, but it could work..? Nice Things Paloma S created this summer-perfect editorial, in which the clothes are complemented by big, bold, beautiful leaves. Monstera still rules. The clothes themselves are made from eco-friendly materials, which also happen to be perfect in the heat: linen, tencel, organic cotton. Honestly, there comes a point in July when wearing a leaf wrapped around your chest starts to sound like a pretty good idea, so…
I’ve been quieter than ever on the blog, but believe me, I had a pretty important reason. I got married! We had a small civil ceremony in Cluj, followed by a casual party in a garden. The whole thing was planned just one week in advance, but it turned out really lovely. This is what I wore to the party – a Dear Creatures dress I’ve had for years and my comfortable jelly sandals. With rocks on the ground, hammocks to hang out in, and a few levels of the garden connected with steps, this outfit has been a good choice. I wanted to wait to get more pictures before I share, but I couldn’t, so here are some portraits that my friends over at Tree Arcade took.
Have you seen Magic in the Moonlight? I didn’t really like the movie, but it must have subconsciously stuck with me. As I saw myself in a shop window wearing this outfit, I realized it was very much the style of Emma Stone in that particular movie. I wish I had a luscious garden to photograph it with – I did spot the perfect place for that, but it was off-limits and fenced up. I went to a lot of silly places for outfit pictures over the years, but big fences are where I draw the line. So the cityscape of Zalau will have to do for now.
This super-comfortable dress is from Pepa Loves, the lovely Spanish brand I’ve admired for years. It’s lightweight and casual, but the embroidery on the skirt makes it unique. I can picture it with a pair of heels and a belt for a completely different look, although I can’t say I don’t adore this vacation-worthy combination either! Do you have any other ideas for styling this dress? I’d love to read them in the comments!