Thrifted shirt + The Angry Weather brooch (c/o) + Hearts and Found skirt
The Bauhaus Archiv museum is, so far, my favorite in Berlin. I’ve visited it for the first time in 2013 (and took outfit pictures, because the building is so beautiful) and I’m still smitten with it today. It’s a must-see if you’re in Berlin! Everything I’m wearing here is part of my “basics” (i.e. signature pieces, not basic girl clothes) – the “social media shirt“, the heeled loafers I’ve had forever, those mustard tights I can’t get enough of. And, of course, some new things that I just know I’ll wear a lot. The skirt is part of a twin set I’ve had custom-made from Hearts and Found, in the prettiest fox print. I can’t wait to wear it all summer, it’s pure cuteness. As for the tulip brooch, it was an instant favorite! It’s entirely handmade by The Angry Weather from Canada. I love that it goes with a casual outfit like this one, but since it’s so elegant and delicate, it could just as well complement a fancy outfit. The timeless design makes me think it could become a family heirloom one day. Watch out – it’s part of a new collection that launches May 9th on Etsy!
Thirfted turtleneck & blazer + handmade skirt + Studio Ghibli pin + Urban Outfitters creepers
The reason my teeth are coming out of my mouth laughing in the above picture? A cactus had just pinched my butt. That’s some pretty mischievous coming from such a pretty, blooming plant! But we all gotta do what we gotta do. In my case, that means accepting advances from a cactus in order to take some nice pictures.
This is the main greenhouse at the Botanical Garden in Berlin. It’s warm and quiet, so you can walk through it for hours. Actually, the Botanical Garden is so big, we didn’t even get to see most of it, despite being there for most of the day. That leaves plenty of room for discovery, which I’m looking forward to doing in the following months. I imagine myself reading on a bench next to my cactus crush or, who knows, maybe even drawing some of the exotic leaves.
Vintage dress – c/o Red Luck Vintage | Handmade clutch | Vintage rooster pin
My new dress is from Red Luck Vintage, a small American boutique I’ve been recently introduced to. Isa, the owner, has been a pleasure to collaborate with – she even recommended some things that would look good on me. And she was right! It took about three weeks for the package to arrive in Romania, but I’m so used to this timeline when it comes to other continents. The dress was very carefully wrapped, with the belt separately, and accompanied by a handwritten note and the shop’s social media links. By the way, you can check out the shop’s Facebook for sales, new stock info or simply for inspiration.
I’ve been off turtlenecks for a while, but now I’ve started liking them again. It could have to do with this dress – it’s so demure and so 80s, it was really fun to style. This time, I paired it with one of my favorite pins – the rooster – and a handmade book clutch that I’ve got from a swapping site. To complete the librarian look: the background of the university library. Ha!
Dress – flea market | Bag – c/o Aiko Threads | Shoes – Bait Footwear | Pin – flea market
I’m a big fan of tote bags – I have a whole collection – because they’re easy to carry and practical. When I picked this bag from Aiko Threads, it was because of the nautical stripes, just perfect for my upcoming vacation (I’m going to Portugal in a couple of days!). I liked that the bottom is leather-like, which gives it more stability and makes it harder to get dirty. But then came the pleasant surprise that makes me really love this bag: it’s fully lined and it has pockets! Lots of pockets! I got to fill them with all those little things that usually get lost inside tote bags, such as lip balm and hand sanitizer, and I could separate the two items that should never be together, i.e. phone and keys. I don’t know why all totes aren’t like that. I’m so taking it with me to Portugal, it’s super practical for traveling and the beach as well!
Dress – Sophster Toaster | Tights – H&M | Shoes – New Look
I would like to begin my thanking my past self, Winter Daria, for being a thoughtful shopper. Generally, it’s not very enjoyable for me to buy something that I can’t wear right away. But following the Romanian principle of making a carriage in winter and a sleigh in summer, I took advantage of some winter sales. This dress? I’ve had it since February and I’m very excited to wear it for the first time today. It’s new, but I didn’t spend money on it. Winter Daria did. And that’s why I like her. The same goes for two pairs of sandals that are still in the box, which I got at ridiculous prices and can’t wait to finally wear. My advice to you: if you happen to find anything nice (and timeless) for winter now, go for it. You’ll be thankful come winter.