10 Closet essentials – Every petite woman should own

EN: If we were to start a discussion about fashion, trends and personal style we could have an endless debate. There are tons of reasons to agree or disagree on what to wear, both objective (like size, shape) and subjective (like how we see ourselves in the mirror and what we see in magazines and/or online), but there are several fashion items that every petite woman should own. They are evergreens of the wardrobe 😉

The list below is just a starting point, you can choose your preferred brands:

RO: Orice discutie despre fashion, trenduri si stil personal poate duce la dezbateri fara sfarsit. Sunt multe motive pentru care poti adapta sau respinge un trend, atat obiective (forma si marimea siluetei), cat si subiective (perceptia asupra reflexiei din oglinda sau ceea ce vezi in reviste, in online), dar sunt cateva piese vestimentare pe care fiecare femeie mignona ar trebui sa le aiba in dulap. Sunt evergreenuri ale garderobei!

Lista de mai jos este un punct de pornire, fiecare dinre voi poate opta pentru marcile preferate:

  1. Nude stiletto suede high heels – here
  2. Black pencil dress – here
  3. Leather jacket – here
  4. Casual T-shirt – white & black
  5. Flared jeans – here
  6. Navy slim fit office suit – jacket and pants
  7. White shirt – here
  8. Big handbag – here
  9. Backpack – here
  10. White Converse – here

Kisses and hugs, my petites!


Green vibes: Blazer dress or what to wear at a wedding

RO: Cand privesti lucrurile din alt unghi, chiar si in fashion, gasesti modalitati noi de a purta hainele sau ajungi chiar sa le oferi un alt rost decat cel trecut pe eticheta. Iata un exemplu, Zara prezinta aceasta haina verde ca o vesta, pentru mine este o rochie sacou.

EN: When you think outside the box, even in fashion, you can discover new ways to wear certain items or you can give different meaning to whats written on a label. Here is one example, Zara is presenting this green thing as a vest, but for me it’s a blazer dress.

RO: In plin sezon de nunti, am cumparat rochia cu gandul la evenimentul la care urma sa particip la finalul lunii. Intodeauna caut o tinuta pe care o pot folosi si la alte ocazii. In plus, din experienta mea o rochie pentru o nunta e bine sa nu fie foarte fixa, asa te bucuri de meniu, fara sa te gandesti la burtica 😛

EN: As wedding seasons is here, I bought the dress thinking of the event that I was going to participate at the end of the month. I always look for something that I can wear to other occasions. Moreover, from my experience a wedding dress should not be tight, so you can enjoy the food without thinking of your belly.

RO: Pentru ca rochita are un verde minunat si puternic, accesoriile le-am ales de-o culoare neutra, am ales un roz pal. Am gasit sandalele la Mercari, apoi am cautat o geanta mica, in aceeasi cromatica, pe FashionDays.com.

EN: Because of the strong green of the blazer dress, accessories needed to be neutral, I thought of light pink. Luckily, I found these simple, pretty sandals in Mercari, so I looked for a a small handbag with similar color. on FashionDays.ro

Photos by amazing & talented Cristina Băluță

What I wear: Vest Zara – 299,90 lei – not available any more; Sandals Mercari, brand Miss Selfridge: 79 lei; Handbag from Fashion Days, brand Camomilla – 89,00 lei, watch Skagen – 411 lei available at BBcollection.ro

Swimsuit Season: Monochrome summer in black and green

RO: Haideti la mare! Vara a sosit, asa ca un post scurt despre costume de baie mi se pare potrivit. O sa incep cu o intrebare, cate costume de baie aveti in garderoba?

Eu am 8, pentru o persoana care nu stie sa inoate si NU are stare sa leneveasca la soare pentru a se bronza, sunt multe…. Ce credeti?

EN: Let’s go to the sea side! Summer is here, so a short blog post about swimsuits is appropriate. I will start with a question, how many swimsuits do you have?

I have 8, for a person that does not know how to swim and does NOT have patience to linger in the sun just to get tan, are too much. What do you think?

RO: O sa va scriu despre cele mai noi, le-am comandat online si ar ajuta o parere despre ele. Cred ca multe dintre voi sunteti familiare cu Zaful.com (sigur v-au aparut reclame pe vreun canal de social media).

Dupa ce am citit cateva reviewuri online, am decis sa comand 3 seturi (doua negre, am vrut bikinul de la un set si topul de la celalalt):

EN: I will write about the newest of them, because I bought them online and I am sure that a review will help. I think many of you are familiar with Zaful.com (for sure you must have seen an ad on a social media channel).

After searching reviews online, I decided to order 3 sets (two 2 black because I wanted the bikini from one model and the top from the another):

  1. One Shoulder Bikini Set – Black
  2. Padded Scrunch Butt Bikini Set – Black
  3. Ribbed Scrunch Butt Wrap Bikini Set – Camouflage Green

RO: PRO: calitatea materialelor; modul de productie; pretul – aprox. 20 dolari/set; descrierea produselor de pe website este corecta; marimile se potrivesc (S este ideal pentru o tinuta petite) – a sa primit exact produsele pe care le vedeti in poze.

CONTRA: doar unul singur, timpul de livrare este destul de lung, cand am comandat eu au fost expediate de peste ocean; acum obsev ca au o versiune a websiteului si pentru Europa (dar, cred in continuare ca cel mai probabil comanda va ajunge dupa vara).

O sa postez poze cu celelalte 2 costume pe Instagram, pe parcursul verii 🙂

EN: PROS: quality of the materials; manufacturing; price – aprox. 20 dollars/set; the description of the products is accurate; sizes are ok (S is ideal for a petite figure) – you will get exactly what you see in the pictures.

CONS: just one, delivery time is long, unfortunately when I ordered the delivery was from across the ocean; now I see they have a version of the website for Europe (but I still think that you will probably get your order after summer).

I will post on Instagram pictures with the other two bathing suits, during the summer.

Kisses darlings and be careful how much you lay in the Sun! 😀

#TravelPost – Cappadocia, the realm of hot air balloons

RO: Sa ajung in Cappadocia, Turcia a fost una dintre rezolutiile pe 2019. S-a implinit, asa cum s-au intamplat multe experiente asemantoare din ultimii ani… fara prea multe si detaliate planuri, la cel mai mic imbold am cumparat biletele de avion. In acest caz le-am luat cu aproximativ doua luni inainte de decolare (Pegasus Airlines – economy class – Bucuresti Kayseri, dus- intors ~ 180 euro).

EN: Traveling to Cappadocia, Turkey was one of my 2019’s resolutions. So, it happened like many other similar experiences in the recent years … without too many and too detailed plans, at the slightest impulse I bought the airplane tickets. In this case I both them with about two months before take-off (Pegasus Airlines, economy class, round trip – Bucharest Kayseri, ~ 180 euro).

RO: Se zboara cu escala in Istanbul; o ora zborul Bucuresti – Istanbul, apoi o escala de 5 ore pentru un alt zbor de o ora Istanbul – Kayseri. Da, nu e cel mai placut, dar am avut cardul de debit Idea::platinum, care iti permite accesul gratuit in aproape orice lounge din lume, prin programul LoungeKey.

Cazarea am ales-o prin Booking.com, special pentru balconul cu view spre oras – Goreme Cave Rooms – 140 euro/4 nopti camera 2 pers).

Daca v-ati decis sa va aventurati in Cappadocia, luati in considerare doua zile pentru drum (cel putin din Romania). Am plecat intr-o miercuri si am stat pana duminica. Au fost 3 zile complete in care m-am bucurat de aceasta destinatie si credeti-ma cand va zic, nu au fost suficiente.

EN: The flight is with stop in Istanbul; one hour flight Bucharest – Istanbul, then a 5 hour stop for another one hour flight Istanbul – Kayseri. Yes, it’s not the best, but I had my Idea::platinum card that offers free access in almost every lounge in the world, through the program LoungeKey.

I chose the accommodation on Booking.com, especially for the special view balcony – Goreme Cave Rooms – 140 euro / 4 nights room for 2 persons).

If you have decided to travel to Cappadocia, take into account two days only for the way there (at least from Romania). I left on a Wednesday and stayed there until Sunday. There were 3 full days to enjoy this destination and believe me when I say they were not enough.

RO: Zborul cu balonul cu aer cald in Cappadocia

Din pacate, in zilele in care am fost acolo, din cauza vantului zborurile au fost anulate. Dar, in prima dimineata, dupa 4 ore de somn, mai exact la 4:30, am fost cocotata pe cel mai inalt deal si am urmarit spectacolul baloanelor cu aer cald 😉 

Recomandarea localnicilor este sa vizitezi Cappadocia in luna iulie, atunci sunt cele mai mici sanse sa se anuleze zborurile.

EN: Flying with hot air balloon in Cappadocia

Unfortunately, during the days that I was there, all flights were canceled due to wind. But on the first morning, after 4 hours of sleep, exactly at 4:30 AM I was on the highest hill watching the hot air balloons show  😉

Local people recommend to visit Cappadocia in July, during that period you will have the lowest chances of flight cancellations.

RO: Ce poti vizita in Cappadocia? Fiind un oras pregatit pentru turisti, de la rasarit pana la apus poti alege dintr-o multitudine de activitati speciale: excursii de o zi cu ghid in regiunea Goreme, tur cu ATV-ul sau tur cu caii, zbor cu parapanta, plimbare cu masini de epoca, petrecere turceasca sau hammam – baie turceasca. Fiecare cazare iti pune la dispozitie aceste activitati sau la fiecare colt de strada gasesti o agentie turistica care te poate ajuta.

EN: What can you visit in Cappadocia? Being a city ready for tourists, from sunrise to sunset you can choose from so many special activities: daily colored guided tours in the Goreme region, ATV tour or horseback riding, paragliding, strolling with epoch cars, Turkish party or Turkish bath – hammam. Each accommodation provides you with these activities, or you will find at every corner of the street a tourist agency ready to help you.

RO: Red tour, 28 euro (plecarea de la hotel, intre orele 9 si aprox. 17): Muzeul National in aer liber Göreme; panorama Love valley; demonstratie de olarit in Avanos; valea Pasabag cu formatiuni din cenusa sau “calugarii impietriti”; valea Devrent (Imagination valley).

EN: Red tour, 28 euro (starting point the hotel, from 9 AM to about 5 PM): Uçhisar panorama; Göreme Open Air Museum; Love valley view point; Avanos traditional handicrafts demonstration; Paşabağ fairy chimney rock formations; Devrent valley (Imagination valley).

RO: Green tour, 30 euro – orasul subteran Derinkuyu, valea Ihlara, manastirea Selime, demonstratie atelier onyx, vizita la un centru de covoare lucrate manual, panorama Pigeon Valley.

EN: Green tour, 30 euro – Derinkuyu Underground City, Ihlara Valley, Lunch, Selime Monastery, Onyx Demonstration, visit handmade carpet center, Pigeon Valley vista point.

RO: Mancarea turceasca inseamna proteine si zahar 😀 pot kebap,  kunefe, baclava, dulciuri cu foarte mult zahar. Sa nu va abtineti cat sunteti in concediu, nu exagerati, dar incercati ce va face cu ochiul.

EN: For me Turkish food means proteins and sugar: D pot kebap, kunefe, baclava, sweets with a lot of sugar. Don’t restrict yourselves on vacation, just don’t exaggerate, but try what you feel like.

RO: Fiecare oras, destinatie inseamna un amalgam de amintiri si trairi pe care le pastrezi, le aduci cu tine acasa si iti alimenteaza starea de reverie mult dupa ce calatoria s-a incheiat… prin aceste #travelposts incerc sa pastrez cat mai vii, mai prezente descoperirile mele din lumea mare.

Pastrez in bucket list aceasta destinatie… in una dintre lunile iulie din viitorul apropiat o sa va salut din balonul cu aer cald, de deasupra Cappadociei!

EN: Every city, destination gives a mix of memories and experiences that you can bring home with you, they are the ones that feed your spirit long after the journey has ended … through these #travelposts I try to keep alive as long as I can my discoveries from the big world.

I will keep this destination on my bucket list, and in one of the July months in the near future I will wave to you from the hot air balloon above Cappadocia!

Kisses and please go discover the world!