Wednesday, July 30, 2014

What I Wore Wednesday #13 | Aztec & Coral


top : local boutique
skirt : new yorker
shoes : benvenutti (long ago)
bag : vintage

I'll start this post by saying please excuse the boxes that you see peeking in the background. We are currently in the process of moving places and I'm sure you all know how hectic that can get. I wasn't sure whether I was going to be able to post an outfit this week, but I managed to do it - woohoo!! I've been wearing this skirt a lot - I love the aztec prints for this summer, so this is right up my alley. And I combined it with a pop of color with the coral top, along with some brown tones.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

My First MAC Purchase!


Recently I discovered that a MAC store has opened in my town and I got so excited that I just had to go and pick something up. Especially since I don't own any MAC products - I guess it's because it wasn't really accessible for me to get my hands on them, plus they're not the most budget-friendly makeup products. I decided to go for something that I knew I would wear a lot and not something daring that I might or might not wear that often. So I got the ever-so-famous Creme d'Nude shade (a Cremesheen, which you probably already knew). I am in love with this lipstick right now and I find the formulation of this to be perfect for me. Now I need to make a MAC savings-jar for future trips to their store.

What is your absolute favorite MAC product? Let me know what I should look into next.
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xoxo, 
Madeline

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

What I Wore Wednesday #12 | Cream & White


top : atmosphere (primark brand)
pants : zara basic
shoes : deichmann
necklace : c/o bornprettystore

Today's outfit is for a slightly chilly summer evening. I wore a combination of cream and white, just because I love this type of outfit for summertime. I recently got this oversized blouse, which is a very thin fabric, so it's the perfect cover-up for summer. I like to pair these kind of outfits with golden accessories, since I feel like it brings out the outfit more and it looks especially nice if you have a bit of tan going on.


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Monday, July 21, 2014

Take a Hike, Mike!


This past weekend we went on a little hike to the Turda Gorge, which is an absolutely stunning place to visit. The main trail is quite an easy one, with just a few more abrupt spots. Like the one above - hence the face expression. :P I was a bit iffy when I first saw that, but after running into kids (like 6 year-olds) along the way, my courage kicked in - haha! I figured, if they can do it - I can do it (real mature, huh?). It was a really nice experience though. And you don't really need fancy equipment, just some good shoes (not flip-flops or flats, which I've seen on other girl along the way..). I also vlogged a bit while there, so if you would like to see the video you can check it out here.

 The trail we took is the one marked by the red dot, which is the one that's most popular and it goes all throughout the gorge.

The mandatory victory-pose, as we finished the trail - had to go all the way back as well though. It is about an hour and a half one way (so 3 hours altogether).

And this is my boyfriend's victory-pose - it's probably supposed to be the "Mr.Muscle" one, haha! :) 

We stayed in one of these little cabins over the weekend, which were so lovely. 

I took with me a few books/notebooks to keep me busy in the afternoon, while we "camped".


 How do you like to spend your weekends? Do you enjoy hiking?
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Madeline

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Picnic Basket Ideas


I recently bought a picnic basket (not too sure why I haven't done that before) and now my favorite thing is to spend time putting together lovely bite-sized meals for picnic afternoons. I actually took the time to film the process a few days ago, which I'll be posting tomorrow on my channel here. Nonetheless, I thought I would share a few bits of it here as well.

(Linking up with Katie did What)

My picnic basket included the following:
  1. towel(s) - they don't need any explanation.
  2. serving plate - makes it easier to place meals on a flat surface.
  3. smoked salmon croutons with feta cheese (& cucumbers) - very easy to make and soo delicious!
  4. summer salad - I like to switch it up with different veggies, prosciutto etc.
  5. fruit of choice - I like to go for grapes or strawberries, but any will do.
  6. dried fruits & seeds - I love snacking on these, plus they're healthy too.
  7. chocolate treats - ok, not the healthiest thing round the block, but I can't help it, haha! :)
  8. lemonade - because a refreshing beverage is a must for any outing.

What do you pack when you go for a picnic? What's your favorite summer activity?
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Madeline