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How I wore a pineapple skirt

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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.  

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Miss Patina AW16 | Kittenhood

Miss Patina, AW16

Miss Patina AW16 | Kittenhood

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?

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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.

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Nice Things Paloma S, the Eco Edit | Kittenhood

Nice Things Paloma S, the eco edit

Nice Things Paloma S, the Eco Edit | Kittenhood

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… 

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What I wore to a pretty important party

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Dear Creatures dress + Tallulah Fontaine Pin + Jelly Sandals 

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. 

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Camping with Poler Stuff | Kittenhood

Camping with Poler Stuff

Camping with Poler Stuff | Kittenhood

I irremediably fell in love with Poler Stuff as soon as I saw their “two man tent” in floral print. What a beauty! I followed up by browsing their entire website, pinning every object there, and dreaming of the most Instagram-worthy camping trip ever. Now I admit, it’s been a while since I last slept in a tent, but Poler really makes me wanna start doing that again. For crying out loud, they have sleeping bags that you can actually walk in and take your arms out! Backpacks that you can fold into a fanny back! A cooler that doubles as a camera bag! Hammocks! Basically all the cool stuff, in really cool prints.

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Ellen von Unwerth for Vogue Russia | Kittenhood

Cats by Ellen von Unwerth for Vogue Russia

Ellen von Unwerth for Vogue Russia | Kittenhood

If modeling means staying in an old house with funky wallpapers playing with all the cats, then sign me up! This editorial features all of the above, and it’s been photographed by Ellen von Unwerth for the April 2016 issue of Vogue Russia. Model Hollie May Saker plays the crazy cat lady, one that’s arguably more glam than any other. The opulent background pairs wonderfully with the boudoir-chic clothes and the cats are acting nicer than any cats I’ve met in real life. 

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How I wore a blue embroidered dress

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Wearing: Pepaloves dress (c/o) | Sun Jellies sandals | borrowed hat 

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! 

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Lazzari Beachwear 2016 | Kittenhood

Lazzari Beachwear 2016

Lazzari Beachwear 2016 | Kittenhood

Who even needs clothes in summer, anyway? Let’s just pretend we’re on permanent vacation, get on a roof and get tanned under the morning sun like the gals in this Lazzari campaign. Isn’t it dreamy? Between the flamingos, pineapple drinks and pastel colors, the fabulous prints and cuts of the swimsuits look refreshing and fun. Mind you, they’re also on sale at the moment. Mind you, they’re so pretty, you might want them all. 

P.S. Do not try to dive from a chair into the pavement at home. 

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Isosceles lingerie | Kittenhood

Isosceles Lingerie

Isosceles lingerie | Kittenhood

Now this is some great lingerie! British label Isosceles makes rad tulle pieces in the best colors I’ve seen. Whoever said bras and panties have to be limited to black, white, nude, and the occasional red? Why are neon shades so underrated? Questions. These colors look stunning against tanned skin, and I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t mind having one of those orange straps popping from under a shirt. I also like the angular waist on the briefs, which makes them look like they’re just wrapped around the hips. I can’t wait to see more of their designs in the upcoming seasons! 

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