Carina Vardie

We all have a that one piece of clothing that instantly boosts our confidence and moral, no matter how much we're currently disliking everything in our wardrobe. Which, let's be honest, can happen more often than it should due to all the pressure the fashion industry can put on us to constantly wear the latest trends and buy the latest collections. However, this summer I discovered this gorgeous yellow gold satin dress, that became my confidence boost piece as soon as I wore it the first time. 

I've been obsessed with satin for years, even since high-school, and I've shared this love quite often on the blog. Satin is a lovely fabric, smooth to the touch and has beautiful sheen, not to mention how  flattering and glamorous it is. It can be worn day to day or on special occasions, as well as for nightwear. Satin is very versatile, not only in fashion but also for interior design and can be made from either silk or synthetic materials. Can you tell how much I love it?! 

Back to this dress... I feel it's important to find confidence from within, but it's nice when you have a little boost on those days when you need it. I wore this dress so many times this summer, as it just made me feel like a princess. It truly is my Belle (as in Disney princess Belle) dress. It flows beautifully, it's the perfect golden shade and has a versatile style that I have worn from lunch to dinner to drinks, styled casually and more elegant. I know it will stay in my wardrobe for a long time and I can't wait to wear it next. 

Do you have a similar piece in your closet? What makes it so special?

Have a pink-tastic day!
Kisses
It's been a while...over seven months now, I did accumulate an archive of pictures in this time, which I'm looking forward to sharing with you in the following weeks. However, it has just been hard finding the words, especially when I put so much pressure on myself wanting to create beautiful content for you lovely lot who take the time to scroll through my blog. As you might guess, it's quite normal to get creative blocks or feel uninspired. For me, it has been a few tough months getting trapped in a whirlwind of stress, exhaustion, worry and negativity regarding my blog. 

Was I being my best version? Was I creating the best content I could? Was it representing me 100%?  Could I be myself 100%? So many questions that kept putting me off from writing even though I still enjoyed taking all the pictures. It's not all resolved, BUT I miss it and I am trying to create the best content I can. That is all I can ask of myself and all we can do, just give it our best. 

I became quite critical of myself and that is fine as often we are our biggest critics, but we shouldn't let it stop us from continuing with our passions. Let's strive for the best we can give while recognizing the errors and improving every single day, without letting fear stop us. Be patient with me while I get back in the game, as I might fall off the tracks a few times. The good news is I'll always find my way back to you. Maybe instead of stressing when I have a low period, I could still share pictures - would you like that? Please let me know. 

It's been a pleasure chatting to you again.

Have a pink-tastic day!
Kisses

See below links to my outfit.
Hi Babes! I'm beyond excited to share with you my favorite picks from the sales. There are so many fabulous pieces on all sites to be honest and it can get overwhelming, so hope this helps you! Did you buy anything from the sales yet? I also updated the 'Loving this week' section on the home page, make sure to check my latest loves! 

Have a pink-tastic day!
Kisses
London during the festive season is simply magical, most window shops and restaurants are decorated making you feel like you're walking around a movie set. Quite honestly I love that about London, that atmosphere in the air and dreamy installations. I'm very excited for another year in my favorite city and will back soon with my goals for the new year. Have you set any goals / resolutions?

Today I'm happy to share the fabulous exterior of The Ivy Chelsea Garden, which always have some of the most magnificent installations. They are prepared for every occasion and I can't wait to see how they're going to top the Christmas one. As you can see in the pictures it looks like vibrant gingerbread house, decorated with Christmas baubles and giant "candy canes". 

Which was your favorite Christmas installation this year?

Since we've entered the sale season, I'm going to share Friday my best sale finds!

Have a pink-tastic day!
Kisses
My beloved 2018,

how fast you've gone by! It's incredible that another year has passed by and yet, here we are 2019. What will you bring me and how will you treat me? 2018 has been amazing, so many new friends, beautiful moments and exciting travels! As always 2018 hasn't been all fluffy and happy, but the good times have made it worth. Life will never be only happy moments, what's important is how you react to the bad ones. This year has been one of learning, on a lot of different levels, most importantly I've learned my worth! It hasn't been an easy journey, but the important part is that we got there eventually. 

I didn't get to spend as much time with my family as I was wishing, it's tough when you live in different countries. However my family did visit last March and my sister once again in October and I managed to visit in August and for Christmas. It wasn't too bad, just not as much as we would've all liked. My girlfriends also visited and I traveled to Milan to visit a few times, which was a dream and hopefully will continue in 2019. 

Travel-wise, 2018 you were a dream! I visited San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Las Vegas, Milan, Lecco, Malaga, Rome, Amsterdam and Iceland. This might seem a lot to some and not enough to others. I am happy to have traveled to all these amazing places and can only hope to travel even more in 2019! Keep tuned for that as I will always be sharing my adventures on Instagram and here. 

I'll share my goals for the new year soon, but til then 2019 be kind! Let us make this year even better than 2018, more personal and professional growth, as well as more love and travels! 2019, be so amazing that I have nothing to ask for in 2020! Happy New Year loves! Sending you all a giant hug and a lot of love!

Have a pink-tastic day!
Kisses
So happy to be back home in Bucharest! I filmed this quick outfit of the day as soon as I got there and unfortunately caught a cold after which resulted in me ending Vlogmas short. I did learn something from this whole experience and that is to be better prepared next year. Hope you did enjoy the videos I put out and will join me in the new year for more videos! Can't wait to share my resolutions with you!

Have a pink-tastic day!
Kisses

Haven't shared a beauty look in quite a while and what better time then the holidays to glam up?! In today's vlogmas I'm sharing my easy glam Christmas look. It's bold featuring red tones, but very easy to achieve as you'll see in the video. It would look amazing with fake eyelashes so do give that a go.  Let me know if you'd go for red eyeshadow and any suggestions you have for vlogmas! If you recreate the look make sure to tag #christmaswithcari! Would love to see your recreation!

Have a pink-tastic day!
Kisses

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