Fashion

BEST OF 2016

EN:

2016 has been a significant year for my blog, first of all because I have started working harder on it, but most importantly, I have gathered the courage to make it public, after two years of anonymous existence. And the support that I have received from all of you has helped me a lot and has motivated me to keep doing what I love, which is fashion, photography and writing, everything that I am displaying right here, on CHANEL  NO. A.

Here are some of the most important moments from 2016:

RO:

Anul 2016 a fost un an foarte important pentru blogul meu, deoarece este anul în care mi-am făcut curajul să îl fac public, după doi ani în care nimeni nu a știut despre el, iar susținerea și aprecierile pe care le-am primit m-au motivat să continui să fac acest lucru, iar în 2017 plănuiesc să muncesc de 10 ori mai mult decât am făcut-o până acum.

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Fashion, Motivation

YOU MIGHT WANT TO READ THIS

Thoughts first, outfit at the end of the post. 

EN:

Lately I have been going through a pretty rough phase and I have lost my motivation almost completely, for a short period  of time. But now I have been working on regaining it, and I have started to think about this subject a lot, read articles and watch YouTube videos, and I have realized that too many people around me are only reacting to their lives, to the things that happen to them, instead of making things happen for them, because they have lost their motivation, and I find this extremely disappointing. Continue reading

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Fashion

SOMETHING NEW

RO:

Îmi permit să spun că GLAMOUR România începe să mă iubească, nu numai pentru că mi-au acordat onorabilul loc al doilea la cea mai mare competiție de streetstyle din România, GLAMOUR Street Fashion Show, ci și pentru faptul că în ultimele două numere ale revistei mi-au publicat micile scrisori ”de dragoste” pe care am avut plăcerea să le compun pentru ei. Continue reading

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Events, Fashion

SOMETHING ABOUT DREAMS

Hi, everyone! This is my blog. It’s been here since 2014, but I haven’t had the courage to share it. Until now. That is why this post, about my experience at GLAMOUR Street Fashion Show, will be in Romanian, for all my Romanian friends and acquaintances, who will now – hopefully – become the majority of my audience. I will translate the main ideas of this article at the end of the post. Until there: I WON SECOND PLACE! Thank you all so much for your votes and for your support!

În ziua în care am văzut anunțul pentru cea de-a treia ediție GLAMOUR Street Fashion Show pe pagina de Facebook GLAMOUR Romania, am dat click imediat pe link-ul care m-a trimis la pagina cu detaliile despre concurs. Am aruncat o privire rapidă peste trendurile propuse pentru ținuta de concurs și imediat am știut ce voi alege: accente masculine (voi fi sinceră, nu am ales acest trend pentru că am simțit că mi se va potrivi cel mai bine sau pentru că așa mi-a dictat inspirația de moment, ci pentru că era cam singura categorie care se potrivea cu garderoba mea).

În ce a constat concursul, pe scurt: fiecare participantă a trebuit să își aleagă o ținută în conformitate cu unul dintre trendurile toamnă-iarnă prezentate pe site-ul revistei GLAMOUR, și să trimită poze cu ea purtând acea ținută uneia dintre cele 11 ambasadoare GLAMOUR, listate aici. Ambasadoarele au ales 10 fete pentru echipa fiecăreia, iar pozele noastre au fost publicate pe platforma de concurs. Publicul ne-a votat cu note de la 1 la 10 timp de câteva săptămâni, iar media acestor voturi a contat în proporție de 50% pentru nota finală, restul de 50% depinzând de un juriu de specialitate, pe baza ținutelor din seara evenimentului. Continue reading

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Fashion

VOTE FOR ME AT GLAMOUR STREET FASHION SHOW 2016

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I am going to begin with the link: here you go. All you have to do is give me a 10, if you like my outfit 🙂 . For more details, keep reading.

If you haven’t heard already, Glamour Street Fashion Show is the biggest, most fashionable event of the year, organized by GLAMOUR Magazine.  Continue reading

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Fashion

SUMMERTIME SADNESS

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I have always been the type of person who loved rainy days. Don’t get me wrong, nothing motivates me and energizes me more than looking at the blue sky on a sunny day, but the smell of the air after the rain and hiding under a blanket with a cup of tea or hot chocolate… priceless. That’s why my absolutely favorite season is, without any hesitation, fall.

I am in love with fall fashion, maybe because I have always had this weird thing – and I hope I’m not the only one – for getting all covered up and cozy; it makes me feel safe. When I was little and there was a storm outside, I would go and sit in the corner of my room, between the bed and the wall, with one of my toys, both of us covered in a blanket, and not only would I feel protected, but I would also feel comfortable and happy. Therefore, the simple action of switching from tank tops to fluffy sweaters, from sandals to boots and from cardigans to coats, to me, is the equivalent of opening a Christmas present. Continue reading

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Fashion, Travel

HOME

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They say “home is where the heart is”. For me, home is the place where I grew up, because only there I feel like myself, I feel happy and motivated to develop myself, because there are too many distractions anywhere else. There is no place where I feel better than at home, surrounded by everything that, until a while ago, I have completely forgotten to love – the mountains, the forest, the wild flowers. To me, my hometown is the most beautiful place on Earth.

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Travel

TRAVEL DIARIES – DAY 1: TRANSFĂGĂRĂȘAN


Note: The following intro is going to show up in all of my “Travel Diaries” posts, followed by distinct descriptions and impressions on each place that I have visited.

A few days ago I went on an exploratory trip in my very beautiful country, Romania. I absolutely love mountain areas and cities located into the mountains, so I decided to visit some of the most famous and beautiful such cities in Romania. 
Impressions: ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!
I am so pleased with the outcome of this trip, I have seen soooo many beautiful, beautiful places, and I must say, again, that I am very proud of my country. I sincerely and dearly encourage you to visit Romania and all of the places that I am going to mention in this “Travel Diaries” series. I will also show you a preview, if you are harder to convince.

I only took photos with my phone, because I didn’t bring my camera with me – and I really regret that – but, on the other hand, there are a lot of nice photos, made by professional photographers on the Internet, so I am going to show you some of those. I know that this has no personal touch from me, so I am also going to add some of the photos that I took with my phone and some that I posted on my Instagram account ( @alexandra_bulac ), and I think they turned out really well. My photos (except for the Instagram ones) are not edited. If you want Photoshop perfection, that’s what the Internet ones are for. I will just show you the raw beauty of it.
Enjoy!


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Fashion

INSTA FAVES

Hey there! If you are one of the few people who are not following me on Instagram (which is highly unlikely, because I have a feeling that my Instagram account is more popular than my blog) I suggest you go to @alexandra_bulac ( Click Here! ) for more fashion / lifestyle / beauty and travel pictures, just like the ones that you are about to see in this post!

Instagram is one of my favorite apps, because it is the place where I find so much inspiration from whatever subject, even though my main purpose is to find fashion inspiration from my favorite bloggers or even from my friends – because, yes, I have very fashionable friends. Continue reading

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Fashion, Motivation

DARKER THAN THIS

Current thoughts: the key to happiness is not caring about what other people think.

I know, I know, you might have heard this a hundred times, but just think about it: it’s right, isn’t it? And I am putting it out there because this idea has been proven to me pretty much every single day lately. Continue reading

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Fashion

THE ONLY TIME YOU DON’T WANT TO GO TO SLEEP IS WHEN YOUR LIFE IS BETTER THAN A DREAM

I am pretty sure that it has also happened to you, even though you probably haven’t given it enough thought. It usually occurs when something good great amazing happens to you, something that gets the blood racing through your veins. Continue reading

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Fashion

EYE – CATCHING EVENING DRESSES FOR THIS SUMMER – PART 2

 

 

As promised, here is the second part of the evening dresses series, featuring, again, the Romanian designer Cristina Săvulescu, and another famous high-end Romanian brand, Cristallini. With celebrities such as Hailee Steinfeld and Grace Gealey wearing their creations, Cristallini is the place where you will definitely find your dream dress, for an exquisite party, prom or even your wedding. Continue reading

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Fashion

MOST EYE-CATCHING EVENING DRESSES FOR THIS SUMMER – PART 1

As I was scrolling down through my Facebook feed last night, which was my first free night after a loooong time, due to the final tests and projects for college, I came across a random post about summer dresses, so here’s where the idea for this post came from.
While searching for inspiration on Fashiolista, I found some really pretty daytime summer dresses, but since the wedding / prom season has already begun, I decided to look for some evening dresses to share with you.

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Fashion

NEW IN

 

Yes, I am talking about my new and beloved Zara pants. As soon as I saw the adorable pattern I grabbed these pants and I went to the changing room. After trying them on, I hesitated for a moment because they didn’t look that good with the shirt that I was wearing at that moment but, after several minutes of playing with outfit combinations in my head, I decided to purchase them. The fabric is pretty high-quality from what I have noticed so far, after wearing them only three times.

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Fashion

LUMIERE

Yes, this is what my hair actually looks like. I have to mention that it wasn’t in one of it’s best days and it can do better, I promise.
I think that this is the first post in which I haven’t straightened or styled my hair in any way – oh! except for the “My Zara” post, but my hair was shorter back then. Continue reading

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Fashion

THE PLAID SHIRT

From what I can remember, as soon as I purchased every item of this look during the summer, I knew that I would pair them in this exact outfit. I have ALWAYSSS wanted a red plaid shirt, because it is a timeless piece, and my mother agreed, but not in the good way. She said that it is old fashioned and that she had one herself when she was my age, but I bought it anyway, because I knew that there are endless ways in which you can wear this item.

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Fashion

WHITE AFTERNOON

 

Absolutely in love with this awesome weather! Even though I’m a huge fan of layering and of cozy items, I must admit that I kind of missed wearing skirts and sleeveless tops. 

Later edit: the day when I had this shooting was NOTHING like this day when I am posting it. It is raining and it’s awful. Think I’m gonna wear a long coat, because the umbrella simply isn’t enough for this storm.

But, let’s get back to brighter days.

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Fashion

SPRING IS MY SEASON

 

Aaand it’s here! Spring has finally arrived, and I couldn’t be happier about it. If you ask me which is my favorite season, I will probably say that fall is my absolute fave, but, as soon as the trees begin to bloom and everything becomes fresh and green, I start having second thoughts. Spring is so full of light and color, it fills me with joy and optimism.

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Beauty

MOROCCANOIL TREATMENT REVIEW


I have been wanting to buy this product since I started seeing it on the blogs and Instagram pictures of all famous fashion and beauty bloggers that I was following. Therefore, after getting a very good grade at the math exam, I decided to reward myself with a MOROCCANOIL product.
went to ProfiHairShop and I started asking questions about the brand. The shop assistant said she was also using MOROCCANOIL products and she said that she chose this particular brand, even though it is more expensive, because the products do not contain alcohol. Then she started praising the brand and I believed everything she said, so I bought the MOROCCANOIL TREATMENT, which is a leave-in hair oil.


What do they say?

Get the silky, shiny and healthy hair you’ve always wanted. Moroccanoil® Treatment is the product that pioneered oil-infused hair care and created the worldwide buzz on argan oil. The original foundation for hairstyling, Moroccanoil Treatment can be used as a conditioning, styling and finishing tool. Infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil and shine-boosting vitamins, this completely transformative hair treatment detangles, speeds up drying time and boosts shine—leaving you with nourished, manageable and smooth hair with each use. Outshine the rest.

HOW TO USE: 

Apply 1–2 pumps of Moroccanoil® Treatment to clean, towel-dried hair, from mid-length to ends. Blow-dry or let dry naturally. Apply on dry hair to tame flyaways, condition split ends and smooth hair. TIP: Mix a few drops of Moroccanoil Treatment with Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask, Weightless Hydrating Mask or Restorative Hair Mask for added nourishment.

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Beauty

WELLA DRY SHAMPOO REVIEW

 

At the end of the Glamour Street Fashion Show event, everybody received a gift bag with some awesome goodies. One of them was the WELLA dry shampoo. As soon as I saw it I started jumping up and down in my bedroom, because I have been thinking about purchasing a dry shampoo since the first time I heard about the existence of such product, but I would always say that maybe it’s better not to buy one and it’s healthier to just wash my hair. But I have arrived to the conclusion that there are some days when you simply don’t have time or you are not in the mood to wash your hair, and that’s when a dry shampoo comes in handy.

I have to mention that my hair doesn’t get greasy very fast, I wash it every three days, but sometimes during the third day I start to feel kind of uncomfortable because my hair is getting farther and farther from looking clean. That’s when I get some help from my hair bff, WELLA.     

 

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Tips & Tricks

WHAT’S IN MY CHRISTMAS / NYE PARTY CLUTCH?

If you’re anything like myself, then you are completely ready for the Christmas party or for the New Year’s Eve party, the outfit, the venue, the schedule, right? ( just kidding *still looking for the perfect dress* ). But, in order to have the perfect night, you should be prepared for – not every situation, because that means that you should bring a backpack to match with your dress – most of the situations that you may encounter in the given circumstances. As we all know, a clutch isn’t the most welcoming place for all our necessities, but here are some of the things that I always try to fit inside a wide enough clutch:

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Events

GLAMOUR STREET FASHION SHOW

GAME CHANGER!

And I say it because this INCREDIBLE event has totally changed the way I was thinking about the fashion world.
I know I am very late with this post, but consider the following lines as my official apology.

DATE: 18 November 2015
LOCATION: Stejarii Country Club, Bucharest (luxurious, perfectly appropriate for the most glam event of the year)
GUESTS: the crème de la crème of the fashionistas society, plus the most famous eleven fashion bloggers in Romania
PARTICIPANTS: the most glamorous 100 girls, who were selected by the bloggers and graded by people and by a specialized jury
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Tips & Tricks

TIP OF THE WEEK #3: MAKE YOUR SHOES MORE COMFORTABLE!

MAKE YOUR SHOES MORE COMFORTABLE! 
Also, don’t forget to check out PART 1 and PART 2 of the series!
 
 
 
I have only tried this trick with my flats, so I am not sure if it is also going to work on heels or other types of shoes, but feel free to try it. So, if your favorite pair of flats is causing you blisters above your heel and the only choices you have are either to throw them away or stop wearing them, think again! I have learned this trick from one of my friends a long time ago, and it works perfectly for me.

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Beauty, Tips & Tricks

TIP OF THE WEEK #2: BEAUTY TIPS!

BEAUTY TIPS!

Also, don’t forget to check out PART 1 and PART 3 of the series!

 
 
As far as beauty is concerned, if you are the type of girl that doesn’t have a beauty routine, some daily rituals for taking care of your skin, it might be difficult for you to begin doing everything you are supposed to do, all at once, if you decide to become more careful in terms of skincare. The first advice that I am going to give you is to start slowly, one step at a time. For instance, if you don’t drink enough water, you should, for the beginning,  focus on that, and keep drinking the right amount of water every day for a week or two, until you get used to doing it, and then everything will come naturally. After that, you should start focusing on another beauty habit, and so on.
 

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Beauty, Tips & Tricks

TIP OF THE WEEK #1: HOW TO STAY HYDRATED

MAKE SURE YOU STAY HYDRATED!

Also, don’t forget to check out PART 2 and PART 3 of the series!

  
 
 
I don’t know about you, but I always forget to drink the right amount of water every day. And, as we all know, drinking plenty of water, especially during the summer, is extremely important. Therefore, if you are anything like me and you tend to forget about the famous 2 liters of water per day, here is the trick that I have been trying for several weeks, and it works pretty well for me.

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Tips & Tricks

HOLIDAY SERIES: PART 4

As I said earlier in my last post, this part of my holiday series is my favorite (also check out PART 1, PART 2 and PART 3). If you don’t follow me on Instagram, then you don’t know that it is about…
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The travel makeup bag! <3

Here are some of the most important things that you have to take with you on a trip, if you don’t want to overpack but still want to have everything you might need.

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Tips & Tricks

HOLIDAY SERIES: PART 3

Seaside edition!
The third packing list is about things you should take with you if you have planned a trip to the seaside. The items in this post, plus the ones already mentioned in the previous two parts of my holiday series (check out PART 1 and PART 2), are the must haves for a perfect holiday by the sea.

First and most important tip: USE SUNSCREEN!
Second tip: don’t stay in the direct sunlight between 11:00 a.m and 3:00 p.m.
Third tip: cover your skin with thin, light colored fabrics.
And don’t neglect your hair, it also needs protection!

TRAVEL ESSENTIALS, THIRD LIST: Continue reading

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