Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Random: Femeia




Cateodata imi place sa raman doar eu cu mine, sa fiu singura, sa-mi discut durerile si sa-mi impart sentimentele in sertare, de unde sa le pot scoate la momentul potrivit. Mi-e dor de mine in clipele in care radeam cu lacrimi fara sa-mi pese de lumea rea din jur sau de vreo problema, mi-e dor sa fiu copil, sa ma joc cu papusile si sa-mi creez o lume a mea, in care sa nu existe griji si tristeti, in care lacrimile nu exista si toti pot fi fericiti. De multe ori stau intinsa in pat si ma analizez, imi studiez fiecare gest si fiecare sentiment pe care l-am avut pana acum si ma gandes cum as putea imbunatati totul. Imi place sa ma upgradez tot timpul, sa imbunatatesc ceea ce sunt si sa ofer din ce in ce mai mult lumii si pentru asta am nevoie de timp, de liniste si de mine. Mi-e dor uneori de mine, sunt momente in care ma pierd printre vise, idealuri, promisiuni si nu ma mai recunosc, ma schimb de fiecare data in alta si alta si alta, mereu ma descopar in ipostaze si faze noi, evoluez si imi place sa vad ce-am creat, e o evolutie din ce in ce mai mare spre femeia ce vreau sa devin intr-o buna zi. Femeia pe care intotdeauna am visat-o aranjata, pe tocuri, cu parul ingrijit, machiata frumos, imbracata cu stil, mirosind a parfum fin, independenta, responsabila, puternica si mandra de tot ce a realizat prin puteri proprii. Asta e femeia ce o visez de fiecare data cand inchid ochii si incerc sa imi modelez trupul, sufletul si comportamentul spre ceva mai bun, ceva mai reusit, acel ceva de care eu am nevoie, acea femeie care am nevoie sa ajung sa fiu. Stiu ca pot si stiu ca in timp cu rabdare si perseverenta femeia aceea care zace acum ascunsa in adancurile mele va iesi la iveala, iar atunci sunt convinsa ca multi vor fi mandrii sa vada creatia mea.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Random: Acasa



Sti locul acela in care iti gasesti mereu linistea... locul acela numit acasa. Ma intorc mereu cu inima cat un purice spre el si drumul pare de fiecare data mai lung. Dar merita toata asteptarea, odata ajunsa acolo sufletulmi se umple de caldura si iubire. Acasa e locul in care te regasesti de fiecare data. Mama te asteapta cu zambetul lin si imbratisarea ei pare ca nu are sfarsit.
Tanjesc zi de zi dupa sentimentul de acasa, sentiment ce nu il regasesc in nici un alt loc. Oricate case vei avea, ca acasa nu va fi niciuna. Aici iti vei uita pana si cuvintele iar linistea va grai in locul tau. Fiecare colt, al fiecarei incaperi duhneste a amintiri. Totul e plin de emotii, trairi si povesti. Fiecare zi o traiesc cu sufletul la gura ca poate maine locul asta nu va mai exista. Mmi-e frica sa nu ajung intr-un punct in care toate astea sa fie doar o iluzie si sa nu mai unde sa ma intorc pentru a gasi tot ce am nevoie.
Acasa e locul unde totul e exact asa cum trebuie sa fie, unde fiecare problema pare infima, aproape inexistenta. Aici mama stie sa stearga fiecare lacrima si sa-ti readuca bucuria pe chip. Acasa inseamna familie, iubire, fericire si amintiri. Aici o sa sti mereu cine esti, nu o sa-ti fie niciodata teama si nici rusine cu tine. Nu o sa-ti mai fie teama ca te-ai pierdut si nu te mai regasesti si nici nu o sa mai ramai pierdut prin povesti.


Mama m-a invatat ce si cat inseamna de mult "acasa". A stiut mereu sa-mi ofere exact linistea dupa care tanjeam. M-a iubit neconditionat, m-a rasfatat la infinit si m-a coborat cu picioarele pe pamant ori de cate ori a fost nevoie. Acasa miroase a iubire. Acea iubire de mama ce te face sa atingi cerul. Zambetul ce lumineaza chipul mamei de fiecare data cand calci pragul casei eclipseaza pana si soarele. In momentul ala totul sta in loc si tot ce simti e legatura de mama-fiica ce ai construit-o de-alungul anilor. Poate nu toti sunt la fel de norocosi la mine, poate ca nu toti au o relatie perfecta cu parintii. Eu insa, sunt o norocoasa. Am invatat sa fiu omul de acum datorita mamei, am ras si am plans impreuna cu ea, am cazut si m-a ridicat ori de cate ori a fost nevoie. A fost acolo, a fost acasa. Pentru mine cred ca asta inseamna de fapt acasa, mama. Pentru ca doar ea imi ofera siguranta si apartenenta de ceva. In fata ei imi plec capul de fiecare data, ii multumesc poate prea putin pentru tot ce mi-a oferit.
Asteapta-ma acasa mama, o sa vin de fiecare data cu acelasi drag, cu aceiasi nerabdare. O sa incerc sa recuperez fiecare secunda ce o petrec departe de tine, o sa iti ofer mai multe zambete, mai multa iubire si mai multe bucurii de fiecare data. Mi-e dor mama, mi-e dor de acasa, mi-e dor sa fiu copil. Oare asta inseamna ca ma maturizez, ca trebuie sa invat sa ma desprind de casa parinteasca si sa-mi croiesc propriul drum? Oare viata a devenit dintr-o data cruda si vrea sa-mi rapeasca toate momentele de copilul mamei? Nu am raspuns mama, stiu doar ca simt ca acasa e mult prea departe de mine acum, ca trebuie sa ma multumesc cu putinul timp pe care il mai pot petrece acolo si sa-mi vad de drumul meu mai departe. Sa alerg spre culmi mai inalte, sa te fac mandra de mine. Da, iti promit mama, asta o sa fac. Dar n-o sa uit niciodata sa ma intorc acasa, n-o sa uit niciodata ca tu esti acasa pentru mine, ca tie iti datorez tot.
Ma uit in jur si vad doar fete straine mama, dar imi amintesc de tine si parca mi-e bine. Merg mai departe ca asa m-ai invatat. Ma gandesc ca-ntr-o zi o sa am casa mea si o sa-i invat pe copiii mei tot ce tu m-ai invatat.
Stiu ca multi nu o sa reuseasca sa citeasca printre randuri, dar stiu la fel de bine ca multi o sa se regasesca printre aceste ganduri. Mi-e dor de acasa si nu mi-e rusine s-o spun. Mi-e dor de acasa, mi-e dor de tot ce e pur si bun.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Random: Comeback



Uneori timpul e prea scurt pentru a face tot ce ne dorim si ajungem sa renuntam la lucruri care ne fac fericiti pentru unele ce ne ofera o stabilitate materiala si chiar un viitor mai bun. Poate pentru moment decizia e una mai mult decat inteleapta dar, in timp, realizam ca unele lucruri fac parte din noi. Mi-am dorit acest blog, mi-am dorit sa impartasesc experientele si cunostintele mele si micile detalii ce ma fac fericita cu voi, nu pentru a face din asta o afacere ci pur si simplu pentru ca imi place sa scriu si ador sa cunosc oamenii. Scrisul pentru mine e singurul lucru ce ma poate face sa plutesc pe un norisor pufos si imi poate lua si alina orice tristete sau rana. Sunt sigura ca fiecare dintre voi aveti un astfel de lucru ce va relaxeaza si va face ca macar pentru putin timp sa uitati de tot. Au trecut ceva luni de cand am renuntat sa scriu, nu vreau sa gasesc scuze sau sa ma plang, dar as vrea din tot sufletul sa o iau de la zero.
Ultimele luni au fost pline de incarcatura emotionala din toate punctele de vedere, am trait si bune si rele, dar cel mai important e ca am invatat asa cum fiecare dintre noi ar trebui sa o facem. E greu sa treci prin drama unei despartiri definitive si sa pierzi oameni care practic ti-au fost alaturi toata viata iar acum trebuie sa accepti ca nu mai sunt prezenti fizic alaturi de tine, chiar daca spiritual vor fi intotdeauna. Mi-e dor sa fiu copil, sa alerg desculta prin iarba, sa rad, sa ma joc, sa nu cunosc semnificatia grijilor si problemelor, dar vremurile acelea au apus de mult. Au trecut 2 luni de cand unchiul meu preferat, fratele mamei a trecut intr-o lume mai buna, mai frumoasa, refuz sa pronunt cuvantul acela, stiti voi.... prefer sa cred ca e intr-un loc frumos, inconjurat de bunatate, caldura si iubire. Ultimul an pentru el a fost un chin, la fel cum e pentru orice bolnav de cancer. N-am crezut vreodata ca-mi va fii dat sa traiesc asa ceva pe propria piele, sa vezi cum o fiinta draga tie e mistuita de boala asta necrutatoare. Draga unchiule, stiu ca ti-e mai bine acum, ne lipsesti in fiecare zi si mie si lui mama si chiar daca nu ti-am spus-o de prea multe ori "te iubesc", ai fost un al doilea tata pentru mine.
Am devenit usor lacrimogena dar e normal, m-am tinut tare pana acum pentru mama, a venit momentul sa imi descarc si eu sufletul, macar aici, macar fata de voi cei care cititi blogul, chiar daca poate prea putini intelegeti cu adevaratul trairile mele. Aveam nevoie sa fiu sincera cu mine, trebuia sa-mi iau ramas bun cum se cuvine.
Iar acum, sa revenim la povesti mai frumoase, mai pline de energie pozitiva. Abia astept sa pot sa postez toate ideile ce le am acum in cap, sa va arat proiecte DIY, sa discutam despre tendinte, haine, produse etc. Sa stam ca fetele si sa dezbatem subiectul nostru preferat: moda. Chiar daca n-am avut parte de o perioada prea roz in viata mea asta nu inseamna ca am renuntat la micile mele capricii, la a citi ce se mai poarta si a incerca sa port tinute cat mai in ton cu evenimentele, cu trend-urile etc. Moda la fel ca si scrisul va ramane pentru totdeauna marele meu viciu. Ma puteti condamna?! Sunt atat de multe haine dragute in vitrina fiecarui magazin, atatea combinatii, atat de multe accesorii ce pot schimba in mod dramatic si radical o tinuta incat nu ai cum sa nu iubesti tot ce tine de asta. Mor de nerabdare sa va arat ce am mai purtat, ce voi purta, sa va spun ce trucuri de machiaj si intretinere am mai invatat si nu in ultimul rand sa va vorbesc despre fiintele importante ce au aparut in viata mea cand ma asteptam cel mai putin. Dar toate astea in postarile viitoare, acum vreau sa privim impreuna niste imagini ce ma inspira, imi dau senzatia de bine, de liniste, de fericire. Si in acelasi timp o sa fie si cateva citate care ma definesc.

Va pup, cu drag si dor,
Iulia!


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Outfit: The S' Day


Daca nu v-ati dat seama din titlu deja, pozele sunt facute intr-o minunata zi de shopping de care m-am bucurat acum cateva zile. Vremea asta nu vrea nici cum sa ne lase sa ne bucuram de primavara si ce metoda mai buna de relaxare exista pentru o fata decat o zi de cumparaturi?! Exista cineva care nu e de acord cu mine? N-am plecat in cautarea unor piese anume dar am sfarsit prin a cumpara mai multe lucruri de care m-am indragostit inca din prima clipa. O sa va povestesc mai jos despre asta. Revenind la tinuta, am dezvoltat o pasiune pentru jeansii rupti in ultima perioada, imi plac pe orice culoare si model, mi se par extrem de practici, de usor de asortat si nu in ultimul rand extrem de sexy. Am ales puloverul acesta corai pentru ca sunt fascinata de culoare, de model, de material, de tot. E extrem de versatil si pot sa-l port absolut la orice alta piesa si am siguranta ca va fi exact pata de culoare de care am nevoie. Tot timpul am fost de parere ca indiferent cat de mult iti plac tinutele all black trebuie sa existe un mic detaliu, acea pata de culoare care sa rupa monotonia: incepand de la bratari, coliere, cercei, pantofi sau de ce nu o bluza. Voi folositi principiul asta?


Friday, March 29, 2013

Outfit: March retrospective





A trecut ceva timp de la ultima postare asa ca m-am gandit ca ar fi fain sa va fac o mica retrospectiva cu cateva din tinutele ce le-am purtat in ultima vreme. Imi doresc atat de mult sa vina primavara, sa-mi scot la iveala toata hainutele colorate din garderoba, sa pot purta sandale si sa nu mai fiu nevoita sa-mi iau 10 cojoace ca Dochia ca sa nu inghet. Dar, din pacate vremea asta nu tine deloc cu mine. Desi e sfarsitul lui martie aici e inca iarna, ninge si e un ger cumplit. Spring where did you go?! Acestea sunt 4 din tinutele ce le-am purtat in ultimele saptamani, fortata de vremea asta cu tente de iarna ce nu vrea sa ne mai paraseasca. Mi-e dor de zilele calde primavara, de plimbari, de culori si de veselia normala ce ar trebui sa dainuie in aceasta perioada. Inca o mai astept...
Am facut o pasiune in ultima perioada pentru accesoriile de par si pentru palarii, sepcute, caciulite etc. Mi se par detaliile perfecte pentru a face o tinuta sa arate spectaculos. Unde mai adaugi si ca ne pot scoate din nenumarate belele cum ar fi: bad hair day si frigul de afara. Eu inca astept cu nerabdare primavara, am facut o multime de achizitii pentru acest sezon si ard de nerabdare sa le port.
Acum sa va spun si cate lucruri legate de viitorul acestui blog. Am ales sa postez doar in limba mea materna, romana, dintr-un motiv extrem de plauzibil, sunt absolventa de Jurnalism si intentionez ca pe viitor sa lucrez in presa, iar pentru asta am nevoie sa-mi imbunatasesc zilnic vocabularul. O sa abordez mai multe teme, nu doar fashion&beauty, va pregatesc in acelasi timp un mic giveaway, postari interactive si chiar si mici filmulete cu mine prin care sa ne cunoastem mai bine. Mi-am achizitionat o camera noua pe care am de gand sa o exploatez la maxim, am realizat deja o serie de fotografii pe care vi le voi prezenta in postarile viitoare, multumesc pe aceasta cale fotografului meu (nu o sa-i dau nume, stiu ca citeste) pentru rabdarea de care a dat dovada si pentru cadrele destul de reusite pentru un neprofesionist. Iar in mai putin de o luna o sa vedeti aici pe blog primele mele hainute, realizate cu manutele astea doua haha. Acesta e primul vis devenit realitate, am muncit extrem de mult, am invatat o multime de lucruri si abia astept sa vedeti si voi rezultatele si sa aud parerile voastre.
Sper ca nu v-am plictisit prea tare, stay tuned, postari noi sunt pe cale sa apara, am sa postez cam de 2 ori pe zi deoarece am o multime de subiecte pe care vreau sa le abordez. Daca aveti si voi idei sau sugestii de teme pe care ati dori sa le discutam astept comentariile voastre aici sau la adresa de mail: iulia@heartofpeonies.com

Peace&Love,
Iulia!!!


Monday, March 11, 2013

Outfit: Pastels for Spring



ENGLISH
Hello dears,
It has been more than a month since my last post. I had a lot of work to do, personal problems and I just wasn't in the mood to write. I know maybe you are dissapointed I know I am for sure. I will try to recover the lost time and write more here, I have so many ideas to share, so many plans and I hope this time I will succeed in making them real. I am sure you all had periods when you feel down, you dont want to do anything and life is just painted in black and white. I know I did, but then I realized there are so many things I love, so many roads I have to take and the optimistic part of me got out and now it can't be stopped haha, just kidding. I have so much to do and so few time, I wish the day was longer. Oh well, I have to figure it out how to make it work this way.
As for this outfit, since Spring it's almost here with the rainy weather and all, I decided to change a little the cromatic and wear some pastels. I am sure this Spring for me will be all about warm colours and I can't wait to play with them. What is favourite trend for Spring babes?

I wish you all a great start of the week! Make it worth, make it shine, be a better you!

Peace&Love,
Iulia!!


ROMANIAN
Buna dragilor,
A trecut mai bine de o luna de ultima postare. Am avut o gramada de munca de recuperat, probleme personale si nu am reusit sa scriu nici macar un rand. Stiu ca probabil sunteti dezamagiti, stiu sigur ca eu sunt. O sa incerc sa recuperez timpul pierdut si sa scriu mai mult aici. Am atat de multe de idei ce vreau sa le impartasesc cu voi, atat de multe planuri si sper ca de data asta o sa reusesc sa le transform in realitate. Sunt sigura ca toti ati avut perioade cand v-ati simtit la pamant, n-ati avut chef sa mai faceti nimic si viata pur si simplu parea pictata in alb si negru.Stiu sigur ca eu am avut, dar apoi am realizat cat de multe lucruri iubesc, cate drumuri mai am de parcurs si partea mea optimista a preluat conducerea si acum nu mai poate fi oprita hahaha, glumesc. Am atat de multe de facut si atat de putin timp, as fi vrut ca ziua sa fie mai lunga. Ei bine, cred ca va trebui sa ma descurc cu aceste putine ore.
Cat despre tinuta aceasta, din moment ce primavara e aproape aici impreuna cu ploi si toate cele am decis sa schimb putin cromatica si sa port nuante de pastel. Sunt sigura ca aceasta primavara pentru mine va fi legata strans de culori calde si abia astept sa ma joc cu ele. Care e trendul vostru favorit pentru primavara?

Va doresc tuturor un inceput de saptamana minunat! Faceti fiecare zi sa merite, straluciti, fiti o varianta mai buna a voastra!

Peace&Love,
Iulia!!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Outfit: Winter Wonderland



ENGLISH
Days pass by and my spare time comes closer and closer so my posts will be more often and more proffesional. Here's just something casual that I wore one of this days when I hanged out with one of my best friends. We had a lot of fun playing with snow and talking. I really love this sweater and the contrast between snow and red. What do you think about that?

I wish you a great start of the week dears!

Peace & Love,
Iulia!


ROMANIAN
Zilele trec si sunt din ce in ce mai aproape clipele cand voi avea mai mult timp liber si voi putea sa postez mai des si mai profesional. Iata o tinuta ce am purtat-o in una din zilele acestea cand am petrecut o frumoasa zi cu una din prietenele mele cele mai bune. Am ales ceva casual si extrem de lejer. M-am simtit foarte bine jucandu-ma in zapada si povesting vrute si nevrute, a fost o zi cu adevarat speciala. Imi place acest pulover si mai ales contrastul dintre zapada si rosu. Voi ce parere aveti?


Va doresc tuturor un inceput de saptamana minunat!

Peace & Love,
Iulia!




Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Outfit: Walk with me




ENGLISH
It's been a hell of the week for me, 4 exams in a row and I just couldn't find the time to post. I'm sorry for that. Here's an outfit that I wore on one of my exams, I am not in the mood for writting due to the fact I still have to study for the next exams. One more week and I will have time to be more active. I hope you will forgive me and you'll keep on reading my little stories. I have many interesting ideas that I want to share with you, I just need to have time to write them, bare with me babes. I'm going back to my books and I will leave you with the pics.


How was your past week?

Peace&Love,
Iulia!


ROMANIAN
A fost o saptamana ingrozitoare pentru mine, 4 examene la rand si chiar nu am gasit timp sa mai postez si chiar imi pare rau. Aceasta e o tinuta ce am purtat-o la unul din examene, nu prea am chef de scris datorita faptului ca inca mai am de invatat pentru urmatoarele exame. Mai am o saptamana si o sa scap, dupa care o sa fiu mai activa. Sper sa ma iertati si o sa continuati sa cititi micutele mele povesti. Am o gramada de idei trebuie doar sa-mi fac timp sa le scriu si sa le impartasesc cu voi, aveti rabdare cu mine va rog. Ma intorc la carti acum si la invatat si o sa va las cu pozele.


Cum a fost ultima voastra saptamana?

Peace&Love,
Iulia!


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Outfit: I'm tired of driving 'till I see stars in my eyes



ENGLISH

This post is a little bit delayed, I wanted to do it last night when I got home from my exam, but I didn't had any energy left and I wasn't willing to write a boring post. So here I am with fresh forces and ready for a new day. I am so glad to see your comments and appreciations, that's my best pay. I started this blog for you, my friends and your feedback it's the most important for me. As I already said, yesterday I had a hard exam at Statistics and I was so nervous about it, thanks God it went well. I didn't knew how I should dress but finally I went for this outfit, even though some people may think that's a bit too much for an exam, I liked it, it gave me strenght, energy and colours made me see the day in a brighter way. I am so sick of this weather, after it snowed, yesterday was raining and today finally the weather feels like Spring. I am happy for the positive temperatures but I hate the mud and dirt that is now outside. I am now ready to go out for a walk, shoot some pics for another outfit post and just relax. I'll let you with this images, I hope you will like the combination between the fluffy sweater over this dress that I particulary adore because of it's shape and the lame thread that's put in the fabric. I can't wait to hear your thoughts my dears.

What do you think about this exam outfit? How would you dress for this occasion?

Peace&Love,
Iulia!


ROMANIAN

Aceasta postare e putin intarziata, am vrut sa o fac aseara cand am ajuns acasa de la examen, dar nu am mai avut nici un pic de energie ramasa si nu eram dispusa sa fac o postare doar de dragul de-a o face. Asa ca iata-ma astazi cu forte proaspete si pregatita pentru o noua zi. Sunt atat de fericita sa vad comentariile si apreciarierile voastre, aceasta e cea mai buna rasplata pentru mine. Am inceput acest blog pentru voi, prietenii mei si feedback-ul vostru e cel mai important pentru mine. Asa cum v-am spus deja ieri am avut un examen extrem de dificil la Statistica si am avut foarte mari emotii, multumesc lui Dumnezeu ca s-a terminat cu bine. Nu am stiut cum sa ma imbrac dar pana la urma am ajuns la tinuta asta, chiar daca unor dintre voi s-ar putea sa vi se para exagerata pentru un examen, mie mi-a placut. Mi-a dat energie, putere si culorile m-au facut sa vad ziua mai stralucitoare si plina de lumine. M-am saturat de vremea asta, dupa atata ninsoare, ieri a plouat si azi in sfarsit cand temperaturile dau semne de primavara afara s-a facut o mizerie si un noroi incat nu-mi vine sa ies nici pana la colt. Acum sunt gata sa ies la o mica plimbare, sa mai fac niste poze pentru o viitoare postare si sa ma relaxez. Va las cu pozele in speranta ca va v-a placea combinatia intre pulovarul pufos purtat peste aceasta rochie care mi-e foarte draga datorita firului de lame pus in material si al croielii. Abia astept sa aud parerile voastre.

Ce parere aveti despre aceasta tinuta de examen? Voi cum v-ati imbraca pentru o astfel de ocazie?

Peace&Love,
Iulia!



Sunday, January 20, 2013

Travel: Paris




ENGLISH

Here's a post about something that I really want to do again this year: traveling to Paris. I don't know what you think but Paris is my 2nd favourite city after New York and since I first saw it, I dream about getting back almost daily. I have been there 10 years ago, when I was 13 and I am so sorry I didn't apprecied everything then, for me it was just another city. At that period I was playing professional basketball and even though I was happy of seeing Paris I was more focused on the games and the way I was going to play. I remember we checked-in at a hotel who had views to the Eiffel Tower (too bad I don't remember the name) and it was such a joy to fall asleep watching it and the lights of the city. We stayed at the 8th floor and we had such a great view, we just couldn't believe it was real, I am so sorry I can't show you some pics, but one day I will scan them (that days I didn't own a digital camera, such a pitty) and show you how Paris looked through the eyes of a 13 years old child. First day there was one full of surprises, we walked on Champ Elysee and I was all like waw so many cars and so many people and such a beautiful city. We got to the Tower and everyone was affraid to go up, I was too I confess but I said to myself  "You never know if you have the chance to do this again so be brave.". And I was, I got up there even though I was affraid of heights and I found the best view anyone could imagine. I am sure that those of you who got there now the feeling, it's like being on the top of the world. Oh and what a world! In the next 3 days of our Paris trip we saw the Louvre, Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur, Dôme des Invalides, L'Arc de Triomphe, Moulin Rouge and many other great and representing places of the city. I have a cute story about our visit to the Louvre and after that I will finish this small review. One of my teammatesc, my coach's daugheter was so crazy during those days and she was wearing flip-flops and sat in front of the pyramide who as you well know it's surrounded by water. It was so hot outside in that end of May that she decided to but her legs in the water and in the next moment she lost one of the flip-flops and couldn't get it back, so the rest of the day she had to walk barefoot so we all made fun of her that she shouldn't wash herself again because her foots are magic now. God I miss those days, I have so many funny stories and so many great memories.
So this year must is: travel to Paris. I plan on doing that in the end of the Spring and I hope I can take my mum with me because she wants to see it so much and I want to make this gift to her because she deserves it.
What do you think about traveling there, do you have any tips or suggestions? Have you been there already?

Peace&Love,
Iulia!


ROMANIAN

Aceasta e o postare despre un lucru pe care vreau neaparat sa-l fac anul asta: sa ajung la Paris. Nu stiu ce parere aveti voi dar pentru mine Parisul e al doilea oras preferat, dupa New York bineinteles si de cand l-am vazut prima data visez aproape zilnic sa ajung din nou acolo. Am fost acolo acum 10 ani, cand aveam 13 ani si regret atat de mult ca nu am stiut sa apreciez mai mult totul, pentru mine in acea perioada era doar un alt oras. Pe vremea aceea jucam baschet si desi eram fericita sa ma aflu in Paris eram mult mai concentrata la meciuri si la felul in care o sa joc. Imi amintesc ca ne-am cazat la un hotel care avea vedere spre Turnul Eiffel (imi pare rau ca nu-mi mai amintesc numele) si era asa o bucurie sa adormi priving turnul si luminile din oras. Stateam la etajul 8 si aveam o priveliste ce nu poate fi descrisa in cuvinte, nu ne venea sa credem ca e adevarat. Imi pare rau ca nu am poze sa va arat, poate o sa le scanez intr-o buna zi ( atunci nu aveam camera digitala din pacate) si o sa vedeti si voi cum arata Parisul prin ochii unei copile de 13 ani. Prima zi acolo a fost plina de surprize, ne-am plimbat pe Champ Elysee si eram fascinata de numarul de masini si de oameni si de frumusetea orasului. Am ajuns la turn si tuturor le era frica sa urce, recunosc ca si mie imi era, dar mi-am zis: " Nu sti daca o sa mai ai sansa asta vreodata asa ca fi curajoasa." Si am fost, am ajuns acolo sus chiar daca sufeream de rau de inaltime. Cand am vazut acea priveliste si tot orasul luminat am uitat de orice altceva, ma simteam ca si cum as pluti deasupra lumii. Sunt sigura ca cei care ati fost stiti deja sentimentul. Doamne ce frumusete! In urmatoarele zile din calatoria noastra in Franta am vizitat o multime de alte obiective turistice reprezentative: Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur,  Dôme des Invalides, L'Arc de Triomphe, Moulin Rouge, Louvre, Versailles etc. Am o poveste draguta despre vizita la  Louvre si dupa aceea voi incheia mica mea expunere despre Paris. Una din colegele mele de echipa, fiica antrenorului meu era tare zapacita in acea perioada. Era incaltata doar cu slapi si s-a asezat in fata piramidei si si-a bagat picioarele in apa ce inconjura piramida. Aceasta a fost metoda ei de a se racori avand in vedere temperaturile foarte ridicate de la sfarsitul lunii mai. In momentul acela unul din slapi i-a alunecat din picior si a disparut sub piramida. Partea amuzanta a fost ca pe durata intregii acelei zile ea s-a plimbat desculta prin Paris motivand pentru care noi o tachinam ca nu mai trebuie sa se spele deoarece acum e plina de magie de pe strazile acestui minunat oras. Dumnezeule cat imi lipsesc acele zile, am atatea povesti amuzante si amintiri frumoase.
Asa ca anul acesta trebuie neaparat sa calatoresc la Paris. Planuiesc sa fac asta la sfarsitul primaverii impreuna cu mama mea care isi doreste de asemenea foarte mult sa vada acest oras al iubirii si modei, iar eu vreau sa-i transform in realitate acest vis pentru ca merita.

Ce parere aveti despre Paris, aveti ceva sugestii si sfaturi? Voi ati ajuns deja acolo?

Peace&Love,
Iulia!


Saturday, January 19, 2013

Outfit: Et si tu crois que c'est fini, jamais!



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Another day, another me like my beloved ones know it haha. I always tranforme myself in a different character I believe that's the main purpose of fashion, to play with everything. This time I was dying to wear this hat, it was there hanging in my closet begging for me to wear it, so I did. It wasn't hard for me to combine it since the weather is still cold and ugly so I decided to wear it with this wide-leg pants in this amazing colour which was such a must this season, burgundy. I am sure all of you bought at least one item in this colour, I now I did, too many though but that's just me shopping, always buying things in big quantities. As for the sheepskin coat I have a cute story about it. My dad made it for me some years ago but I never really like it so I put it in a box and forget about it, I found it just before Christmas and since then I made an obsession on wearing it because it's so warm and beautiful and so fashion. I wonder how did I not like it years ago?! I really appreciate my dad for knowing to tailor this kind of materials because I know it is very hard to do it, I am now learning to tailor and sew and it is extremly hard but I wont give up. Maybe one of these days I will show you some of my creations, would you like that?

I hope you are having a great week-end with your beloved ones, I am now going to study for my exams (pretty sad for a Saturday night, but I have to).

Peace&Love,
Iulia!


ROMANIAN

O alta zi, o alta eu exact cum i-am obisnuit pe cei dragi mie haha.  Mereu ma transform in diverse personaje, acesta e farmecul modei din punctul meu de vedere, sa ai curajul sa te joci cu toate. De data aceasta muream de nerabdare sa port aceasta palarie, statea acolo, singura, agatata in dulap implorandu-ma parca sa o port, asa ca am facut-o. Nu mi-a fost prea greu sa o combin avand in vedere ca vremea e la fel de friguroasa si urata asa ca am decis sa o port cu acesti pantaloni largi (mi-e greu sa le gasesc o denumire corecta in limba romana, sper sa ma iertati) intr-o culoare extrem de purtata in acest sezon, visiniu. Sunt sigura ca toate ati achizitionat cel putin o piesa vestimentara in vuloarea asta, eu am facut-o in mod obsesiv si chiar mai mult decat aveam nevoie, dar cam asa fac eu cand merg la cumparaturi, tind sa cumpar o multime de lucruri cam din aceiasi gama de culori. Cat despre cojocel am o poveste foarte draguta. Tatal meu l-a facut pentru mine acum cativa ani dar niciodata nu mi-a prea placut asa ca l-am pus intr-o cutie si am uitat de el, l-am gasit chiar inainte de Craciun si de atunci am facut o obsesie in a-l purta pentru ca pe langa faptul ca e foarte calduros mai e si frumos si extrem de la moda. Ma intreb cum am putut sa nu-mi placa pana acum?! Il apreciez foarte mult pe tata pentru ca stie sa croiasca si sa coasa astfel de materiale pentru ca stiu cat de greu e, eu inca ma straduiesc sa invat sa fac asta si e incredibil de greu, dar nu voi renunta. Poate intr-o zi o sa fac o postare cu primele mele creatii, v-ar placea?

Sper sa aveti un week-end minunat alaturi de cei dragi, eu o sa invat pentru examene acum (cam trist pentru o seara de sambata, dar trebuie).

Peace&Love,
Iulia!



Friday, January 18, 2013

Catrinel Menghia for True Religion Spring campaign





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Yes romanian women are beautiful, gorgeous I might say. And I'm not saying this because I am a romanian, but because we have a lot of great models who have made great campaigns for many of the famous brands. One of them is Catrinel Menghia which after being the face of Armani now it's the brand new face of the jeans brand True Religion. Many magazines and critics consider her as one of the most beautiful and sexy models. She has a great body as you can see it from the video and pics and her face just brights and express everything the photographer needs. I remember the first time I've heard of her, she was a young girl, only 17 years old and she had a relationship with a famous singer from our country. They made an editorial for a magazine I don't really remember which and I know that at the first look I said: "Wow, this girl is amazing, she will be a great model." and look it her now after 10 years from then looking all hot and gorgeous and smiling from all the magazines and campaigns and living a dream in the most perfect place to do it, New York. This is one of the reason I am proud to be a citizen of this country, we have such ambitious and gorgeous women who are always getting where they deserve doing a lot of work and sacrifices even though they don't start from a big country with big financial potential like others do. Love this new campaign idea not just because of her but because of the concept idea and of the guy who I have to say it's damn hot, don't you think girls?! I'm gonna leave you with the pictures and the video now, I hope you were not bored by my story.

What do you think about Catrinel? What about the rest of the romanian models?

Peace&Love,
Iulia!



ROMANIAN

Da, cu siguranta pot spune ca romancele sunt frumoase, chiar superbe as spune eu. Si nu spun asta pentru ca sunt romanca, dar avem o multime de modele care pot sustine asta prin campaniile pe care le-au realizat pentru branduri renumite. Una dintre ele este Catrinel Menghia, care dupa ce a fost imaginea casei Armani acum a devenit noua imagine a brandului de jeansi True Religion. Multe reviste si critici o considera una din cele mai frumoase si sexy modele din lume. Are un corp superb dupa cum puteti vedea si din video si fata ei straluceste in orice ipostaza pe care o surprinde aparatul de fotografiat. Imi amintesc prima data cand am auzit despre ea, era doar o tanara de 17 ani care era iubita unui celebru cantaret de la noi din tara, Razvan Fodor, cred ca multe dintre voi stiti povestea, iar cand am vazut-o prima data am zis : "Wow, fata asta e superba, sigur va ajunge un model de succes." si uitati-va la ea dupa 10 ani din acel moment isi traieste visul in unul din cele mai potrivite locuri din lume, New York aratand superb si zambind de pe toate copertele marilor reviste, din afise sau reclame. Acesta e unul din motivele pentru care ma mandresc ca sunt cetatean al acestei tari, avem atat de multe femei frumoase si pline de ambitie care mereu ajung acolo unde merita  muncind in fiecare zi pentru asta chiar daca tara din care pornesc nu e una mare sau cu un potential financiar imens, cum e cazul altor modele. Imi place aceasta campanie nu doar datorita faptului ca face parte Catrinel din ea, dar si datorita conceptului care trebuie sa recunosc ca e extrem de reusit si nu in ultimul rand al barbatului care trebuie sa recunosc ca e extrem de sexy, nu-i asa fetelor?! O sa va las cu pozele si clipul acum, sper sa nu va fi plictisit povestea mea.

Ce parere aveti despre Catrinel? Dar despre restul modelelor romance?

Peace&Love,
Iulia!




Thursday, January 17, 2013

Outfit: 'Cause I can be brave, I can pull myself through


As I promised you earlier here's the first outfit post of this blog. This is an outfit I wore almost a week ago when I went out for a walk. Lately I made a passions for this kind of caps and this sporty style because in this weather conditions it's the only way you can dress proper. Gosh I hate winter, besides of the winter holidays when I love the snow and the cold weather I wish it could be summer all year long. But till I get the chance to move summer warm and beautiful, I would prefer an exotic place haha, I have to survive out here. I'm not complaining, there are lots hanging in my closet who are dying to be worn and they are perfectly matching the season so come on guys let's do it :))). I know, I am crazy talking to my clothes, but since they are my biggest loves I must treat them the way they deserve. Another thing I want to share with you is that I bought this pair of pants some months ago after searching for a perfect pair for months but I forgot about them and found them in a corner of my closet that day, that was the moment I knew what will I wear and how. Funny isn't it?! Well, enough with the long talk I will let you enjoy my funny faces and the pics.

Do you currently have an obsession for a style or an item?

Peace&Love,
Iulia!

Asa cum v-am promis mai devreme, iata si prima postare cu o tinuta a acestui blog. Aceasta e o tinuta ce am purtat-o acum aproape o saptamana cand am iesit la o mica plimbare. In ultima vreme am facut o pasiune pentru genul asta de sepci si pentru stilul sport pentru ca acesta e singurul care imi permite sa ma imbrac corespunzator conditiilor meteo de afara. Dumnezeule, urasc iarna, in afara de perioada sarbatorilor cand imi place zapada si ma bucur de ea, as prefera sa fie vara tot timpul anului.  Dar pana cand o sa reusesc sa ma mut in tarile calde, trebuie sa supravietuiesc aici. Nu ma plang, am o gramada de haine in dulap care abia asteapta sa fie purtate si sunt perfect pentru perioada asta, asa ca haideti dragele mele sa iesim la plimbare :))) . Stiu, sunt nebuna ca vorbesc cu hainele mele, dar cum ele sunt marea mea dragoste trebuie sa le tratez asa cum merita. Un alt lucru ce am vrut sa-l impartasesc cu voi este povestea acestei perechi de pantaloni pe care am cumparat-o acum cateva luni, dupa lungi si intense cautari, si de care am uitat si i-am gasit zacand intr-un colt al dulapului in ziua cu pricina, acela a si fost momentul cand am stiut cu ce ma voi imbraca in acea zi. Amuzant, nu-i asa?! Destul cu vorbaria o sa va las sa va amuzati de mutrisoarele ce le fac si de poze in sine.

Voi aveti vreo obsesie pentru vreun stil sau o piesa vestimentara anume?

Peace&Love,
Iulia!


Random: The blog name and the peonies



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I searched for the perfect name for few days before it crossed my mind this wonderful idea. Heart of Peonies it's not just a blog about flowers or loving them, it's about my love for everything beautiful that surrounds us, about passion and strenght and many other things. It's about findind your dream and living it, in my case the dream is fashion and everything related to it. As for my story with the peonies it started long time ago, I remember I was a little child and we had peonies in our garden and each year when they started to bloom I went there and made bouquets and gave them to my mum. I loved their colour and delicacy so much. I don't know about you but for me the peonies simbolize a lot of things, when they are just buds they look so fragile and pure and perfect and they smell so heavenish, but after they start blooming they look more and more wild and when I look at them I feel freedom and crazyness and happiness. For me this are the perfect flowers, they are just like people, they grow in the exactly same steps. Peonies in my oppinion are a much beautiful version of the rosses and they don't even have thorns.
When I decided to start this new blog I wanted to step forward and make a better work and that couldn't happen without a name that would represent me and that could remain in the mind of my readers and so it was born the Heart of Peonies. I have to say I am so excited about this name, I feel like is decribing me in the most pure and perfect way. You know that moment when you feel you are at the right place doing exactly what you were meant to be, that how I feel right now and I plan on continuing this for a long time from now.

What do you think about this name? Do you have a crush on a flower?

Peace&Love,
Iulia!

P.S. Later on the blog you will see the 1st blog outfit for 2013.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Outfit: My past year in images









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Those who used to read my previous blog probably already know this pictures, but I wanted to make a little retrospection for my new readers and for myself. This will help me in improving my style and being a better version of me. At first I wanted to make a collage but I decided it's better to show you the pics this way because you can see all the details. I probably forgot some of the things that made me happy this past year, but this is just a summary so I hope I will be forgiven. In the past months I went through many situations both good and bad and I rediscovered passions I forgot, people I've missed so much and the reasons why some of the people that meant the world to me aren't in my life anymore. There are a lot of stuffs that made me start this new blog, this new experience, but the most important is my passion for fashion and everything that comes with it. I am hoping you will like it here and we will grow together a nice and warm network were we can share oppinions and advices.

Peace&Love,
Iulia!

About me

ENGLISH

Hello,
My name is Iulia and as you well know I have a huge crush on fashion even since I was a kid (don’t tell anyone, but I still am a kid). My first memory of this goes back to when I was 5 to 6 years old and I used to ask my mom to change my outfit several times a day. When I was in 1st grade I started choosing my own outfist and my mom decided to name me "miss" and she used to mock me and tell me that I resemble models that are cat-walking. It's amusing to share these memories because they are dear to me. I was lucky that my dad used to work abroad that way every time he came back home he used to bring back the prettiest clothes; most of which no one used to have and it made me thrilled every single time. I always stood out and had unique clothes and I recall that when I used to go shopping I had passion for picking the most unique items. In 5th grade I began playing basketball and my passion has died down; happens to be that sports outfits were comfortable. What's interesting is that I haven't learn to walk on heels until I advanced to 11th grade! Once I decided to put an end to my basketball career my passion for clothes has revived itself, since then I have enhanced my skills and working on developing my own fashion taste; I do not believe that you can form your taste based on brand names, to me it is an art of knowing what to wear regardless on price tag or name because what you wear shows a certain unique character within you in my opinion. One thing that I like is that I don't have one way of wearing clothes, I'm a fan of mix-matching anything from different colors to different prints, to me it is a game of expressing myself when it comes to how I wear my own clothes. And if I was to refer to it from an artist point of view; I consider my body as a canvas and the clothes as the paint and that way I can sort of paint a painting using clothes.
I would like to share with you the purpose of this blog; after 2 years that I and my partner  have created the blog www.ablogwithus.com I have decided to back up from it and start a new page that I will express my opinion in a more personalized way, I plan to treat it in a more professional and post to my readers in a way that I find more fitting, I decided to make a daily program in which I will take care of my blog. I believe that I have the ability to do a better job of expressing my thoughts and opinions in a way that appeals to a variety of readers, I would also like to mention that I have developed a passion for Journalism which I am currently studying for at my university. I decided not  to use a professional camera in which I will show my readers and viewers my point of view; I intend to show you how I see things with the help of my simple lens. This blog will be maintained at a low cost for personal reasons, I intend to show my skills without the help of money because many of my readers might come from unfortunate circumstances that might not appeal to what I write about or how I manage things within my blog. I want to purely express my personal style without being influenced by how things are "supposed" to be. I want to teach my readers that money is not the means that will necessarily decide whether you are stylish or not, you can definitely have style without having money. Your body can be taken care of with homemade natural products. I want my readers to approach this blog as one that can help them develop their inner self and character and I also want my readers to use this blog as a bridge to get to know other readers and this way there will be a network where readers can teach and learn from each other through constructive criticism.
This blog will contain a variety of topics and it will be as follows, I will post a blog where I pose a certain outfit and it will contain tips about beauty, healthy diet, and ways to keep your body operating in a balanced way. I will include steps that my readers are welcomed to follow and I will make sure that whatever I include within my blog would be of low cost and easy to access. Some posts will include traveling tips from places that I have visited or I intend to visit. I am currently pursuing a degree in Tourism and I will share my knowledge with my readers. My blog will also include short editorials that will include different topics, I will share my thoughts and feelings concerning anything that comes through my mind and I will find it worthwhile for my readers to know about. Certain topics will follow trends and designer collections and some will include household decor tips. I will make sure to show a balanced point of view that will include both the beautiful and the ugly about this universe.
It might seems that I spend all my time thinking and writing about fashion but it is far from reality, Some of my more hidden passions are sports even though I do not participate in one anymore due to ankle injury, and of-course I have a special passion for basketball which is my favorite sport, I try to attend as many games as I can go to. I have recently started working on a book of mine which is an old project that I have left for a while. I spend some of my time reading lectures of high quality in order to refine my knowledge and I read books from a variety of topis like psychology and biography. Not long ago I started reading Coco Channel's biography and I enjoy it a lot because I find her to be the best example of a woman who over-passed her circumstances and proved that you can become somebody if you're determined enough with the help of ambition, talent, and hard work. My way of relaxing which has proven itself to be the best is walking while thinking of how to inspire myself at the same time. I find people to be beautiful both on the inside as they are beautiful on the outside but inner beauty can capture me,  being a good person is what matters.
I feel like this is a good enough introduction for my readers. I would like my readers to keep sending me feedback's in order for me to know how to appeal to them. At the end of this presentation there is a little video only in romanian for the moment but if you will want I will make the english version too.

Peace&Love,
Iulia!