Last Months Favorites: September 2019

September with the warm weather and the pumpkin spice late is officially over and we are now entering Halloween’s month. Before we add the cat ears to the basket and start trick or treating, let’s talk about the month that just passed.

Vacation time!

I have waited for my trip to Egypt since February, so you can imagine my excitement when I finally closed the suitcase and called the cab that took me to the airport. Naturally, I have a full post on my impressions for this country along with what we did prices and recommendations, here are some teasing photos and let me tell you that I had one of the best experiences from my life when I got to swim with a dolphin, a free one that came to play with us while we were snorkeling and scuba diving.

 

 

No shopping month!

Indeed, I was out for a full week on vacation, but including the other 3, I am happy to say that I didn’t do any shopping this past month. Clearly, I am not including the supermarket purchases, since I needed food to survive, but I didn’t buy clothes or shoes so I am happy that I stayed away from temptations and I am leaving this area blank.

End of XBody EMS training!

Well, if you guys remember a few months back I started this training to get in nice shape for my beach vacation. Finally, it is over and I don’t have to put myself through the worst type of training ever! Personally, it had 0 effects, my shape is exactly the same, and I hated every single session. Doing sport was always something that I enjoyed, yet the 20 minutes of the Electro Muscular Stimulation was hell, it is unnatural and honestly, without any purpose since for me, it was as if I didn’t go to the gym at all. If I were to give you a piece of advice, find a sport that you enjoy doing and go for that one, the only reason this is on the favorites list is that I was so happy that it was over, not to mention that is was crazy expensive.

Switching from summer clothes to the fall wardrobe! 

With summer officially over and the rainy season here, it’s time to do the big switch for the fall season. Don’t know about you, but I have to remove all the items from one area of my closet and move it to a different one until next year while doing this I am also removing any items that are either outdated or I haven’t worn in a long time, same goes for the fall outfits. Decluttering is part of transitioning to the fall process that I am happy to do since it’s giving me an idea about what I am still missing.

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Planning for a new adventure!

With September a new bucket-list destination was booked and I am more than excited for the trip we will make at the end of February to……………. ZANZIBAR! If at the first idea was to be there during my big 3o birthday, I had to let that one go, since in mid-March the rainy seasons starts, therefore we went for the end of February to the beginning of March to have a pre-birthday celebration. As a small kid, I am so happy I will get to check one of the places that have been on my list since forever.

I will lie if I would say that I love fall, yes it’s cute with the change of the outfits and the warm coffee, yet I am a summer person, therefore the vibe that I will have to wait for another 7-8 months to feel the summer heat again, makes me blue. Maybe that is why I love to travel to warm places and follow the heat. How do you feel about autumn? Is this your favorite season? Let me know in the comments below. 😉

Last Month’s Favorites: August 2019

Fall is here, the hot and rainy summer made us all feel the changes that happen worldwide and hopefully made us more aware of our footprint on mother Earth. Leaving aside the world disaster, there are so many good things that happen in the past month, so let me dig in.

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Books

Perhaps it was the month of sad books, but I do have to say that Five Feet Apart, Under the Midnight Sun, An Apartment in Paris and City of Girls were some the best books I’ve set my eyes on this year. The first two have a similar storyline, but I consider them different and both will let you heartbroken for the characters, yet will make you understand how important it for you to live in the present and be glad that you’ve won the life lottery and your life is so easy.

The City of Girls will have an entire post dedicated to it, so you can already imagine how much I loved it. As a pre-spoiler, I have to say that if you are unsure wheater you should purchase one of the copies, I am telling you should definitely since it’s a story placed in the New York of the ’40s when the girls ruled the city.

As for An Apartment in Paris by Guillaume Musso, I have to admit I loved the break from the love novels so a thriller was exactly what I aimed for. With funny lines, the story was fresh air for my eyes.

The other 2 books PS I like You by Kasie West and Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney, I don’t have much to say other than you can do better. If the first one is just another teen romance book, the second one didn’t appeal much to me and I struggled reading it until the end.

TV Shows

Even if I actually started to watch them in July, those got upgraded to favorites in the last month, both can be found on Netflix: Lucifer and Riverdale. Let’s start with the first one, the devil decides to take a vacation and goes to LA to live his own life, away from hell. Apart from an amazing soundtrack that I highly recommend you listen to, the plot, the actors’ British humor (that will remind you of Dr. House show) made me want to watch multiple episodes in a row. Furthermore, what if Lucifer is not the bad guy after all, what if he is just as human as we are?

Riverdale is a different story, dark with lots of drama, I recommend watching it with breaks so that it doesn’t bring you down (it can do that). More or less a combination of Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars, the action takes place in a small town where evil makes its presence known with the death of Jason Blossom, the son of one most influential family in Riverdale. I have to admit that I really dig the combination of drama, crime, and teenage love.

Horseback riding

As I kid I practiced this for 8 years until I left for college, nowadays every now and then I go to my home town and get back on the saddle for old times sake. Unfortunately, in the last two years, I never made time for this and started to really miss the feeling I get when galloping. It was until this August when I went twice to my home town and I had the chance to remember how much I loved horseback riding. If you are on the lookout for a new (or old) sport that you want to try, you should definitely consider this, for me, it’s the best way to exercise while having the best time.

Hiking on the paths of Ceahlau mountain 

Another thing that I used to do a lot as a kid was the hike on a nearby mountain called Ceahlau (1,907 m) the cold air during the summer heat, the amazing view and the feeling of accomplishment you get when you reach to the top of it, are one of a kind. Even if I am out of shape and was extremely hard to get to the top, even on the easiest path, it was still an amazing experience. Even if I don’t get to do this as often, I still enjoy it when I get the chance.

The Fairy Castle near Sibiu  

 

If you find yourself wandering through the streets of Romania, you should think about adding a pit stop to a place taken straight from fairytales. Although small, the place has its charm and I consider it worth it 100%. The photos can speak for themselves.

While in this region, we also made a stop for lunch in my favorite city, Sibiu. Old and picturesque streets with buildings that have seen many decades, to me this place will always have a special place in my heart. Furthermore, the food here is beyond amazing and at every street, you will see gelato carts, what more to ask for?

Shopping at sale 

If it’s the end of August then it’s sales time, so you can imagine that I was unable to resist the temptation to get some of the essentials that I need in my trip to Egipt (YEY!) and some of the items that I planned on wearing in the fall as well. The items that I got were: a denim skirt and a pair of mom’s jeans, 2 cotton overalls, a top that I can pair with about anything, 3 pairs of shorts, two pairs of summer long pants, a pair of roman sandals. A pair of Converse shoes, a bathing suit, and coverup for it.

Since we are entering the fall season I also added to my shopping list a pair of classic black boots and a pair of brown flats. I am officially ready for both the vacation that I have planned and the season that has just started.

I do have to admit that I got a little too many items this month, but in my defense, they were really cheap and most of them I got from one of the outlets from my home town (yes, I know it’s a lame excuse). Maybe it is because of the upcoming trip that I have planned, but I am really happy that it’s officially September. Time for that Pumpkin spice latte, don’t you guys agree?

 

Last Month’s Favorites: July 2019

If I am writing this, it means that we have entered the last month of summer, while the nostalgia that my favorite period of the year ends, July was indeed good to me and there are a couple of memorable items that should go on the list.

 

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Prague city break

Probably the most beautiful European capital, it’s definitely a place I will never forget. From food to sightseeing, the city took our breath away and made us fall in love with it. A full review will follow, but in the meantime, I will do some teasing with the photos.

Electric Castle festival

If it’s July in Cluj, it means that it’s the time of the festivals! Although I don’t plan on going to the other big festival this year (Untold), I did had an amazing time at Electric Castle. I loved it so much that I already brought the tickets for the following year without even knowing the date or the lineup. Apart from the festival atmosphere, the show made by 30 Seconds to Mars really stole my heart, the same goes for Florence and the Machines. I cannot wait to see who will be on the lineup for 2020!

I love big books and I cannot lie!

From Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series, to My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan and Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote, June was definitely filled with amazing books.

Ever since I saw the movie appear on Netflix I keep on postpone seeing it until I am done with reading at least the first book written by Jenny Han, and I have to admit it was worth the wait. Loved the book series, I think the first one is the best, the movie is also a pretty decent one given the fact that it’s a teenage movie. After going through the 3 books, I needed something more serious and read Breakfast at Tiffany’s on the plane to Prague. Even if for this one, I’ve seen the movie years ago, I have to admit the movie and the book are one on one with the plot, probably one of the few.

The last book for this month, My Oxford Year, got me mixed feelings. I am not sure if I loved it, or just thought that it was sad. The bottom line the story is one that will make you cry and emphasize with the main character, read it with an open mind and don’t be quick to judge, halfway through it will change dramatically.

Shopping time

Proud to say that I didn’t buy a single purse this month, come to think of it, I didn’t do much shopping until the last weekend of the month when I finally got the chance to get to the mall. The items that caught my attention were from organic cotton 3 white t-shirts and two pairs of short jeans that I plan on wearing both to work and outside it.

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Seeing this category getting smaller was one of the items from my resolution so I am happy that is started to pay off (finally). Even though this was just one in many, I have to admit that we are now way passed the middle of the year and it is time to have a pick at the list that we each made at the beginning of the year and see where we stand with them, since we don’t want December to take us by surprise. Happy summertime!

Last Month’s Favorites: June 2019

June, the first month of summer has not come to an end, finally, we got to enjoy the sun and welcome the heatwave. It seems that nowadays it’s impossible to get that perfect temperature that we used to have, but let’s dig into what happened in the 6th month of the year.

Books, books, books!

Finally managed to finish the After series, or at least the first 4 books, there is the 5th one with them before the action from the books, but I am putting that aside for the time being since I want to still have a couple of neurons left. A full review of the “world phenomenon” can be found here, but just so you know I wasn’t that impressed about it.

Since I wanted to do some brain exercises after the book mentioned above, I started Dr. Brown’s book: The power of vulnerability. I have to say that I love her writing style, if you don’t know her work, go ahead and search her TEDx talks, she has plenty on the subject. To me, showing vulnerability was always a sign of weakness, but as I went into the position of project management I learned that I need to connect with the people and show empathy, which leads to vulnerability. Also, I’ve learned about many mistakes that I keep on making. So I strongly recommend this lecture, also if you plan on going for the audiobook, here is a surprise it’s narrated by the author herself, so enjoy!

From one extreme to another, the next book that I had on my list was To all the boys I’ve loved before by Jenny Han, another teen romance story that I have to admit I loved. I will write a full review on the series (yes there are more books, 3 to be precise) in the upcoming period so stay tuned. Until then I can only say that it will make a great book to take to the beach. 😉

As for the upcoming period, I already brought a couple of new entries in my library for the upcoming months. The list contains: The Little Teashop Of Lost & Found by Trisha Ashley, My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella, You Me Everything by Catherine Isaac and P.S. I Like You by Kasie West. Looking forward to my next read.

Shopping time!

This time I tried only to get items that I really need and from quality fabrics, so in my closet, we now have a new dress in yellow and orange from Zara that I absolutely adore, yet I didn’t yet have the chance to wear, a new leather wallet in baby blue that I brought for an Italian brand, Zevo, that I am not yet convinced of and to match the wallet I also got a letter bag that I used for work.

Health and exercise!

Since June I started to go to Yoga classes and I have to admit I just love them. In the past, I’ve only gone to Yoga that was taught at the gym, and I am telling you it has nothing to do with the real deal. As a bonus to all the posture we are also doing meditation, either guided or using colors. At first, I was a bit skeptic about it, but after 3 classes I am now a huge fan. Planning on going in the upcoming year since it has the power to take the stress away.

Also on the topic of health and exercising, I decided to give it a try with XBody EMS training. This stands for Electro Muscular Stimulation and the sessions take around 20 minutes. I’ve only done 2 sessions until now so the results are yet to be seen, but if you are like me and you are afraid for the pain, rest assured it’s not present. The trainer also gave me a diet plan, that I am trying as much as possible in order for the best results. I am planning on going in the next 3 months and I will keep you posted on the results.

Fun stuff!

In Cluj, the festival season has begun, and it started off with Jazz in the Park. As the name already states it’s a jazz festival that is held in the city’s central park. The ticket is optional, and the money raised is donated to social causes. If you are wondering, yes, people are buying the tickets even if it’s not mandatory. Starting from the first days, the park gets filled with music and happy people, along with hammocks and food trucks. It just marks the beginning of summer and music festivals, Electric Castle is next and I cannot wait for it to begin.

Last Month’s Favorites: May

It’s officially summer, May has just ended and we are now entering the warmest period of the year. Unfortunately, this year showed us how much our climate has changed and how the seasons shifted, from 4 seasons in Romania we started to have only 2, so Spring was rainy and cold, nothing like we expected, but at least it was better than winter. So here is what happened in the 5th month of the year.

La Bella Italia! The vacation that I have planned since last year when my best friend told me about the Como Lake and Cinque Terre, finally happened in May. The weather was definitely NOT on my favorite list, but Italy will always be a good idea. A full post on how we planned it, costs and itinerary will follow, but until then, I have to say that Manarola, one of the towns from Cinque Terre has become one of the best places I’ve ever visited.

Since I got to travel quite a lot by train, I had the time to start one of the book series ordered last month, After by Anna Todd. I have to say that I have mixed feelings about it, a part of me likes it, since it’s a teenage love story, written in an easy to read manner, but the adult part of me, knows that abusive relationships should not be advertised as “normal” and girls should stay away from the Hardin’s of the world, it’s not healthy to try to “fix” someone. Nevertheless, the series caught me, I read the first 3 books and I am planning on finishing the remaining 2, also as a spoiler, the books had plenty of sex scenes narrated with lots of details that can make even the kinkiest of us blush, so enjoy! 😀

While we are in the books department, here are 2 other honorable mentions: Sofia Kinsella – Wedding Night, I literally laughed with tears as I read it. I am a huge fan of her books, funny, optimistic and charismatic, all in all, my kind of chick-lit. So make sure to add it to your to-read list. The other one is a teenage love story-ish, Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch, I got the book because of the reference to Italy, it wasn’t a bad book, not a great one either, so for me, it will go under the category read it while on the beach books. 

In the shopping department, even if I said that I will be a good girl and only buy capsule items, I cheated a little bit and got myself one of the Vietnamese bags, I know those were a huge thing last year, and probably I am the last one to arrive at the party, but I love it nevertheless. To it, I added a pair of simple black sandals that I plan to wear when the “real” summer will arrive and the rain will stop. 😀

I keep the best for the last of the favorites, one that I would have never thought I would get, especially since I live in an apartment and already have two cats…. a German shepherd. Yes, you read it right, now I am at 3 pets, 2 cats and a dog. I would love to tell you a nice story about how we got it, but it isn’t a happy or funny one. My grandpa found it starving in the middle of nowhere, someone got rid of it and felt to die. At first, I wanted to find a safe home, but it turned out that home will be ours, and therefore Fox is now part of my happy family.

How about you, how was the last month of spring on your end?

 

Last Month’s Favorites: April

April came and went with the speed of a hurricane, lots of things to be done, lots of places to see, Easter and family gatherings, ink and rain, fun and Game of Thrones. As always spring brought a new vibe of energy, so let’s see what went on my list of favorites.

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Probably one of the most expected series of all times, Game of Thrones, finally started with the last season, so you can imagine the hard time trying not to see any spoilers, especially since it will air during Romania nighttime, so I would only get to see it the next day, when Facebook already has all the articles with what happened. Luckily until now, the spoilers didn’t ruin my fun, looking forward to the last episodes, yes I am very behind, but I will go through the last ones.

About the trip to Puglia area, Italy, I will dedicate an entire post, but since there was something that caught my eyes while I was there, I have to brag about the Carpisa backpack that I got. Even if I wanted to resist buying another bag, I just couldn’t do it, so here I am now owning this red and cute item. And while I am on the topic of bags, I also got one as a birthday gift, so I cannot help but add it too. Even for a little while, I am trying to stay away from shopping in the bags department and, hopefully, get more accustomed to the idea of minimalism.

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Speaking of birthday gifts, the best ones are those given by yourself, so for my 29th birthday, I have put a tattoo on my right wrist, overcoming one of my biggest fears. More about the meaning and reasons you can find here. Possibly one in the series of more, I am more than happy and proud of the 3 swallows that are inked on my head.

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In the books department, I will add one that I have owned for a few years, and that I love to re-read every time I feel like things are going my way. Why Your Life Sucks: And What You Can Do About It by Alan H. Cohen starts from the same idea as The Secret, but offers a perspective given through the real-life story’s. At least for me, it works wonders on my morals and decreases the level of stress that I get from my 9 to 6 job. Easy to read, the book is divided into 10 chapters and in each of them, the author will talk about ways you screw your life and how you can work to improve. This might be the 3rd time I am reading it, and even now I am seeing other meaning and I am learning from it, so if you are looking for a personal development book to get you of the blues, this is my recommendation for you.

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With spring anding the new energy, I started to document more about the minimalist idea, about how we can break the rat race and stop wasting our resources on things that don’t truly matter. While I am still at the begging I will link the Netflix documentary that I recommend here. Also if you are looking for ideas about outfits made from capsule items for spring, this Pinterest board might help. I am not saying that I will give up shopping or start throwing away all my items, but I do want to move towards a more responsible buying manner since I know I do have a shopping addiction.

Spring is officially here, and even if in Cluj it was up to a rainy start, I am looking forward to the new adventure that has yet to bring. How was your April?

 

 

Last Month’s Favorites: March

March, one of my favorite months of the year, partially because of my birthday, but mostly because is the first month of Spring, my favorite season. The sunny mornings when the sky is so blue that it hurts to look at it, make me want to be active and do stuff all the time. The terraces are once again open and ready for customers. Another good reason to love spring is that is time to say goodbye to the winter clothes and say hello to the light and stylish ones. So here is the list of favorites from March! 😉

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Even if I had so many items on the list to shop for in the US, due to the severe cold, I wasn’t in a shape where I could wander around the shops, yet there are some things that caught my attention. First ones would be the drugstore make-up that I brought: Maybelline concealer and foundation, I’ve been a fan of the light texture and the way it’s distributed on the face, another plus one goes for the sponge, you don’t have to carry an extra one when traveling since it’s built-in. Also from Target, I brought one of the mascaras that I have been using for years now: the L’ORÉAL PARIS duo mascara, if in this case, the opinions differ from one person to another, for me its the perfect fit.

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Not really a big fan of the Michael Kors anything, but I have to say that while I was in the store found in the Fashion Outlet Mall, I found a pink one that stole my heart and, since I was at a bargain price of only 81$, I swiped the card and took it home with me. Possibly the only item that I needed was a wallet, I have looked for a perfect, black one in most of the stores and I ended up buying one also from Michael Kors for 50$. After these 2 purchases from him, I might not be allowed to say that I don’t really like the designer.

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Since denim is going to be everywhere this season, I thought its time to buy a denim jacket once more. I used to love them’ when I was in high school and putting it on takes me back to late 2000. Therefore I got one that fits me perfectly from TJMax and I am dying for the weather to be on my side so that I can wear it.

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I don’t know if you already noticed or not, but I am a bit of a “bagaholic” and therefore I couldn’t walk away from a pretty Furla when I saw it on sale on a local website. Therefore the second pink bag arrived in my closet a few days after I got home from the US. Now I am really looking forward to the summer for me to wear them with dresses.

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No month without books, so I have to brag about the new additions to my library: Michelle Obama My Story and the first 2 books from After series were written by Anna Todd. Since my books to read queue got a little too big, I will have to pause the addition of any new books for at least a few months.

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With so many things happening I felt like March passed in a second, while in Romania the weather did show signs of Spring, in Chicago, Malmo and Copenhagen it didn’t, but even so, I am very grateful for what my birth-month brought and I can only wait for sun to shine and for me to enjoy this month’s favorites. What did you love about March?

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Last Month’s Favorites: February

Finally, the last month of winter has passed. I think we are all ready for the bad weather to go away and for spring to come and take its place. The flower markets are already blooming with the spring flowers and the day is a few hours longer. But before we talk more about March, let’s remember what was nice about February.

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Early birthday gifts are the best since you will never expect them before your birthday month, therefore you can imagine the surprise when I saw the huge package on my coffee table. My boyfriend had a happy yet terrified look on his face, not knowing whether I will love it or hate it. After unwrapping I saw probably the best gift I ever got, a Cannon DSRL that I immediately start using. There is no term of comparison between the pictures that are taken with it and the ones I was capturing with my phone. I cannot wait to take it with me when traveling to capture the beauty of our world using this amazing machinery.

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Since you guys already know me for a book worm, I wasn’t able to help myself and not buy Caroline Kepne’s book, ‘You’. Also, after reading this article from Bustle, I got carried away and added to the cart also: ‘One Of Us Is Lying’ by Karen McManus, ‘P.S. I Still Love You’ by Jenny Han and ‘The Hating Game’ by Sally Thorne. The others from the article are in the wishlist for the months to come.

In the shopping department, I only added a couple of items that I needed for my Chicago business trip ( I already wrote about my outfits here). Furthermore, since February is a month of discounts I got them at a bargain price. The list included: two office shirts, a pair of elegant wool pants and a long dress shirt.

 

 

I have to say that I cannot wait for the bad weather to go away and for the sun to take its rightful place, spring being my favorite season. Looking forward to capturing these springs beautiful colors with my new DSRL camera. Hope you will enjoy the pictures.

 

Last Month’s Favorites: January 2019

The most depressing month of the year just passed and even if the weather was not on my favorites list, there are a couple of items that were, therefore I am more than happy to share them with you.

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The first on my list would be a new Netflix show that I’m kind of obsessed with, named You. Based on the book of Caroline Kepnes, it features Penn Badgley as the stalker, Joe. In the digital era, I think the show’s main subject is something that many of us encountered. Let’s be honest who hasn’t done a bit of stalking on social media? But in this case we can all see the danger of posting all of your life’s updates online and what can someone do with that information. Apart from the very smart topic, I love the psychological side of the series, definitely a show to watch if you don’t do it already. The book is also on my to-read list, so expect a book review soon.

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January being a month where the moral is a bit low, I invested in 3 books to better my mood, I am talking about Meik Wiking‘s books Hygge (review can be found here) and Lykke, to those I added also Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life. What better way to spend the first month of the year than with a cup of hot chocolate and a great book. I make it my goal to read at least 2 books per month.

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In the shopping department, I have to praise my new pair of ankle boots from Vero Moda that I had my eyes on since December. The burgundy red color and the soft velvet made me fall for them in seconds, I didn’t have the chance to wear them yet, but I am planning to do it in the next days. Since it was hard to order only the boots, I added also a shopper black bag from Ted Baker. Love the classic style and the fact that I can wear it with about anything and in any season, also it’s size is perfect, not too big to be uncomfortable to wear, but spacious enough to allow me to carry half of my house it in.

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Last but not least, a new pair of long boots that weren’t really on the list, but since these were on sale and at a great price, I said one can never have enough shoes, so I swiped the card for the dusty pink leather boots. At first, I was a bit worried that it might be hard to wear them, now I see that it’s actually pretty easy to find an outfit to accommodate them.

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Getting through January was a bit of a challenge after the excesses from December. I am happy that it is over and that spring is one month closer. I hope the rest of the year will bring just as many favorites as the first month.

Last Month’s Favorites: December 2018

December! One of my favorite months of the year! And not because of the snow, not even because of Christmas, but because of the holiday season. Two weeks of vacation with nothing to do, at least not officially, since we all know we need to pay visits to everyone from the family, clean the house, cook enough food to feed a small village, etc., but let’s not focus on that, but on the favorites list from last month.

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Since one of my wishes for this mini-vacation was to have a few days for my own, to read under the Christmas tree and just stay in my fluffy robe, I needed a few items to buy. One, some good books, a romantic winter story One Day in December (review here) and Paulo Coelho’s Winner Stands Alone (review will follow soon), and second the fluffy pink robe. I know it all sounds like a cliche but it really felt nice to stay at home, with a cheesy story and the mulled wine, relaxing when outside the weather is freezing. Even right now I am wearing the pink robe, I am madly in love with it.

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My hometown is a small one, from the northeastern part of the country, where usually during winter we have lots of snow and my personal nightmare, ice. Wearing hills is out of the question and since I am a fan of comfort with a passion for the urban style, I made a purchase that (duh) lead to some more shopping, a pair of Timberland’s boots, an oversized sweater and a pair of boyfriends jeans. I know the style is not for everyone, and some of you will never approve of such an outfit, I have to say that it fits me perfectly, it was even my outfit for the New Year’s Eve stay at home party. Leaving the joke aside, if you are looking for a pair of boots for the winter, search no more, the Timberland’s classic’s are so comfy and stylish.

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The last items from my favorite list were partly bought by me, part was given to me as a new house gift. I will start with the ones that I received from my best friend, an amazing house spray with Gingerbread from Zara Home and a Christmas cookie box that really made my home look stylish and smell amazing. As for what I purchased myself, well the list includes a fluffy white blanket, 2 pillows, also fluffy and a wooden tray.

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December was all about investing in me and in my comfort, after a crazy year filled with a lot of drama and stress at work, I finally managed to break free from the chains of responsibility and learn to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, a good story and some comfy clothes. It worked wonders for me, how was December on your end?

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