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Wear A Dress Or Stay Naked. Same

 

Wearing a dress, you gentlemen reading this, is something that most women rather than men get. But, man, you like a dress on a lady, I bet! The truth is us, ladies, love a dress on us ladies, just as much.

If you’re a man and you like dresses on yourself, also – man! – I feel you.

I have always been kinda boyish and let my hair do the girlish, yet sometimes a dress brings out the best in me. Just like love does. A dress could at times be the lover you have always dreamt of and fit you better than your favourite sweater. It is a words game and no piece of clothing is ever going to replace the lover, but a little bit of fun never hurt nobody and one has to wear something anyway.

Why not a dress today?

I love lovers and I love sweaters. But a dress sometimes… A dress that will stick with you through the whole day might be a reminder of the lover you want to have around with you. Obviously, it has to make you feel good just like any clothes or lovers ever have, it has to make you forget about everything else and make you want to dance.

At least on the inside.

That is why finding a dress that goes with one’s personality is so hard we almost always choose pants. I feel you, men! And, man, we do love pants, too! Holding us throughout the day, taking us places, facilitating stretching.

Dancer pose, hello.

And when the dress and the pants share chemistry and one wears them at the same time, I’m telling you, there’s something so fun in that chemistry that one feels like why dafaq did someone invent the word “impossible” anyway.

Impossible, you’re cool, you’re here to always remind us of the possibility of possible. Furthermore, not take for granted the possible in the impossible. I’m with you, but I stick with possible.

Moreover, the corduroy dark blue dress met the corduroy dark blue flares, but then they met the dark blue suede Nikes and they all together cuddled under the velvet dark blue sweatshirt that introduced them to the dark blue furry vest which pulled the millennial pink furry bag and we were all out. And about. Sounds like a cool you-not-only-want-to-touch gang, but a you-want-to-be-in kinda gang. It is and you would wanna, trust me.

I have told you before, dressing can be so fun! It will not make you a better person (though it might help, now that I think about it), but it just might be there with you when you feel like the best version of yourself. Metabolize that and then, oh well, get naked.

Huh!, said the pants underneath.

 

Vanilla Culottes On A Sunny Winter Day

 

A sunny day on a winter day is not something I wish for, because all I wish for in winter is snow, yet a sunny day on a winter day is a good excuse to wear something that’s not for a what-we-all-call “winter day”. Presumably. The wool culottes are my something for today, at least.

I wonder what’s yours.

When I wake up on a winter day and I am not in the Caribbean or something, I get sometimes confused when seeing the sun in my bed. No offence, sun, you know better than anyone else I am much more of a heat kinda lover than cold kinda lover, yet the snow has some sort of magic one can only feel in winter. And I love magic. Snow. And it’s just for a couple of days a year as against to spring, summer and autumn which are around the whole year round somehow.

Anyway, the sky is blue, the grass is green and everything in between.

Yes, I know, winter feels like three seasons in one sometimes. It’s cold af even without snow and even with a whole lotta sun.

The sky is blue.

Vanilla. The city is vanilla.

As soon as the sun and I hugged in bed in the morning, I knew I wanted to wear the culottes. They screamed out of the closet they wanted out. I am not kidding.

I usually wear them with a simple turtleneck, but then the turtleneck was asleep and the zipped merino cardigan was blinking and holding tight to the jacket. The Nikes were already waiting by the door and that was that!

I wasn’t planning on making a piece out of this, but something throughout the day and the light in the afternoon convinced me to. There was also the friend I exchanged some fun jokes with and that was that again, we were out taking pictures.

Now that was that!

I only stood still for his Optimef watch pictures.

For mine, I just enjoyed the empty holiday-bank streets and used the Instant filter because this was instant af. The streets were so empty, it was like it was our own playground. The couple of minutes we took the shots felt like playing. Like what playing feels like as we grow up. It’s kinda the same as when we were kids, only more fun. We get to feel more. Or maybe we feel just as much, only now we like to make connections.

However, let’s all praise the universe for keep doing some kind of magic that makes us feel just like back in the days. Only now it’s called work.

Not snow. You with me?

I didn’t get to tell him this that day – we were too busy making fun – I only looked at the whole thing, smiled and thought to myself: wow, we get to do whatever it is we want to in a city that felt like ours for a couple of minutes. No one else, but us in it.

But I am saying it now. Wow.

Hey, you!

The sun was our witness on that winter afternoon. The movie we saw after, also. Apparently, they’re friends. The sun and the cinema.

The jogging I did back to the car from the cinema, uh! I knew why I wanted to wear sneakers on the day. I also knew why I were the culottes. Sneakers and culottes seem to be friends as well.

Yoo-hoo, to friendship!

Just Do It!

 

It is said that if you are thinking of beginning to exercise at home on a daily routine, you could start by putting the athletic apparel on and you are guaranteed to have better chances in actually working out. To some point, at least. Versus thinking about it and lounging like never before in your pajamas.

We all know just how much we all crave for the feeling.

But also the one we have after a workout of any kind. Like, for instance, at the time of writing this, it is super early in the morning and along with the writing here, my mind is warming up in parallel just near me, hoping for me to put my running shoes on, get out the door and run.

Like Forrest.

Or like Anna Dello Russo here.

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Because track pants and sportif stripes never felt cooler. Obviously, we are not talking about the real pants and hoodies we take out running, though this would be even cooler. Taking your real workout apparel – which you’d just mixed up in not only the comfiest outfit, but the truest also – to town sometimes feels like taking your whole home with you.

Anyway.

This is about one of this fall’s and winter’s trends some of us really appreciate. Athletic inspired clothing. Not the best time to display the ring above our heads, since we have already been not only embracing, but marrying the whole wearing-sneakers-all-over-the-world concept and living happily ever after, it seems.

– sky high heels and the silkiest of the silk shirt along with some wooly blended pants (or the Adidas Originals I am sure you own from back in the years) that make your legs look longer and slimmer thanks to these stripes that stretch from thighs to ankles

– a hoodie or t-shirt you wear over your sequinned or pleated skirt and heels (or sneakers)

– your Adidas Originals or Nike (or whatever sportswear) tee with just about anything

– your Adidas Originals track jacket over a super fancy dress and sneakers (or what you feel like walking in)

– a blouse or pants you have recently purchased and haven’t even noticed the stripes inspired by athletic apparel: near the zippers, cuffs or hemlines

– socks you can wear with cropped flared pants or dresses, or skirts that have those horizontal, sporty stripes (like Vetements do at a ridiculous price) or the Nike logo

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I’m in my pj’s still. It’s 7 a.m. and my fingers have just crossed by themselves and look like grinning emojis here “:D”.

Ok, so there’s no time for getting out to run now, although having written about it already felt like closer to “the act”. My feet are already putting the leggings on, though, and taking my body and mind to yoga in the living room now.

See ya!

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Someone must have done the exercising! 😀

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Batgirl In Nikes And A Shirt Dress

 

May Batman be with you. Better yet, you be your own Batman. Do you shadow play? What? With your hands. You know how to make Batman? From hands’ shadow. It’s called shadowgraphy
(or ombromanie, ooh) and it’s the art of performing a show using images made by hand shadows.

And this has gone far, but the mind is a powerful thing, you know. You see. See ya!

Hey, stay with me. I was just kidding.

The shirtdress has been a thing for some time now and it’s a funny feeling when wearing it. Not in the literal way, obviously, although you know what I believe in. If it’s fun, it must be good.

Depending on the #mood.

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Black can also be fun as it leaves you alone in your world, to laugh or to whatever on the inside. Wearing black is like saying I will not bother you and please do not bother me!. To me, though, black is a cover as in I’m covered, I can goof around like. There. Is. No. Tomorrow. I’m wearing black. F*ck off.

 ~ Btw, I am saying f*ck off in the most loveable way possible. ~ 

Batman, black, see? Things connect. Like salmon and avocado in a roll. Sushi. Craving.

The shirt dress is a wicked thing to wear.

  1. Boss around (only sounds nice, isn’t nice) when wearing it with heels, red lipstick and a bun.

2. Do the shadow thing when pairing it with trousers, a tie and sneakers (Ralph Lauren shirt dress, Levi’s jeans, Boss tie, Nike sneakers).

3. Attend the family thing when wearing the flats and the invisible angel wings (or the red horns muhaha).

Do it your way. Why say f*ck off only when in black? Do you and do it fabulously!

Just like Christopher Nolan did the Batman trilogy.

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See? Batman. I don’t know how or when or why. It must be in me. It is in you, too, if you want him to.

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Be You Or Be Them? Duh.

It is said that no one enters your life for no reason. The link might be so subtle that you wouldn’t even say there is one. And it always is one. The one.

What if it’s the same with clothes?

What?

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As in don’t struggle to find the white Adidas sneakers just to fit in the standards.

What?

It is one of the fashion world’s statements for some time now. You just have to have them and everybody knows. That you’re from there. From the world. And this is when you kind of force it.

What?

It’s the same with people – the statement we started from.

Yet again a statement, yes. “Do you wanna be the same as everybody else?”, a great friend asked me in my pursuit of a “famous” pair of sneakers. “F no!”, I responded obviously. And I got these babies. Randomly. And nothing is random, anyway.

The friend? The friendship happened so genuinely that this is the first time that I get to realise just how genuine it all has been. And supposed to be in life.

Instead of finding yourself and finding the clothes (and shoes) that will take you places, you let the clothes (and the shoes) to take you places. You let yourself be guided by them. Sort of. To fit in.

But why would you? Don’t. Have fun! Fun!

Great, now I’m never getting these.

Straight face emoji.

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But maybe i’m getting these though, you know?

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Though, I never actually liked these. Ok, maybe only when All Saints wore them. But I never liked bandage dresses either. No “Ok, maybe only when…” here.

But oh, when I like something! I stare.

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Why get the “what everybody has” anyway? I guess it’s easier. It skips the starring part. But then where’s the fun?

Let your mind be free and let it be.

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Written by Cristina Pavelescu

The Gym Coordination

 

Should we hit the gym today?, he asked. Oh, gym. F*uck. And then the drill spins around in my head like crazy. Yes, today is a gym day!, I said to myself. Why?, you may ask yourself. Because it’s the doing my hair day. Now guys be like Dafaq? and girls be like I hear you, girl!.

So, it’s basically a pity not to go to the gym the day you do your hair. Unless you have the perfect hair and you can just wash it everyday with no styling whatsoever. What’s your name and how do you do it? Or you have the time and patience not just to wash it daily, but also to style it daily. Uh, that would mean gym daily. It’s the rule.

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Imagine that! Your hair and your body perfect everyday.

Neah, who wants perfect? I do. No, really? Really! I am a foodie and a lover of the second-day hair. The laid-back-had-a-wonderful-night hair. And this is transforming into a hairy situation, when it all began with the gym situation. You see? This is how important hair is to us, girls. We have to coordinate the hair day with the gym day. Come ooon! Who just goes to sweat after blowout? And coconut embellishment. News anchors!

And I’m talking gym sweating. Not “hmhm” sweating. This one just makes the hair look better. Awesome!

The gym is not really my thing. I do it because I have to do it. And because I love food. And because, lately, I get to watch Ally McBeal while on the treadmill. Yes, just like laying on the couch and watching tv. Not.

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Talking about coordination.

They say a coffee an hour prior to your routine will do magic. And it will. It’ll boost your energy. Your mood. Your inner sense. And pleasure! Pleasure? Yes! Yes, yes!

Now you know.

Going to gym is low key and time for yourself to be with yourself. But doesn’t clothing feel the same? Don’t you feel better when you’re wearing something you like? Not better. Awesome? Just put your favourite workout outfit on, if you have one. “Oh, c’mon, does it really have to be about outfits here, too?”. Of course not. It’s about joy.

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Bring your bf or wear him. Or just a colour that brightens your eyes up. Or just black. Head-to-toe black. Leave me alone kinda black. It’s me, my music, my world for a whole hour. Hell yeah! Music is crucial. Don’t you hate that workout music? Jees. Whatever sets you on and gets your butt moving. Your dreams. Your crush. Your memories on your ipod, for God’s sake!

Don’t you feel like working out now? No? I hear you. Hit the club and dance tonight! Same thing. Best thing.

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Pictures via asos.com.

Random sequins

When nothing is random anyway. But we just have to take it random, sometimes. Like this time around. On purpose or not. I was packing my suitcase for Liverpool when I completely forgot about the heels. Nothing is for nothing anyway.

As I transformed my outfit into exactly what I wanted from the start. Somehow. And I love, love heels. And I love, love the ocean. No connection. My point exactly.

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The special event I came here for took place last night, at a castle. Yes, a castle! Leasowe Castle on the Moreton beach, in Liverpool. And this is going to be a story. Musical story. I’m kidding, but I happen to be in this famous-for-its-music city, after all.

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Yes. So. When in panic and you don’t know what to wear when you only have a few clothes to chose from, just put on your favourite pieces. No, for real! Since they’re gonna make you feel like roller coaster riding. Well, almost. Of course, the trick is not to wear sweatpants, a t-shirt and sneakers. Unless the sequins are attached to the sweatpants, the t-shirt is a butterfly (or any other insect or animal) cut and the dots are sticked on the sneakers. Or whatever is fun on the sneakers. Your kind of fun. You know, you?

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This all took 45 seconds, a glass of wine, a big hug (plus a conga dance and a massage) for the photographer (thx, king Julian!) and a whole lotta fun! 

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It was a party for a 9 months old. My second niece’s 😀

Written by Cristina Pavelescu