petak, 4. rujna 2015.

What I wore today (outfit post) / Što sam danas nosila (odjevna kombinacija)

Before I continue with posts about Gdinj (located on island Hvar), I'm taking you to banks of magical Neretva river in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. I want to thank my neigbours in Split for picking up a dresslink package from the postman because they saved me the trip to the post office that is at the other end of the town and that I would not have had the time to make yesterday because I was in Split only for a few hours. What was in a package? Two dresses (here and here) and two bags (here and here). Everything was neatly packed and in good condition. Today I'm showing you how I styled this white dress I have received. I indended to wear it as a tunics, that is over the jeans, but as it is still quite warm here, I opted for a  more summery look.  How do you like it? 

Prije nego što nastavim s objavama o Gdinju na Hvaru, vodim vas na obale rijeke Neretve u Mostaru. Hvala mojim susjedima u Splitu što su preuzeli paket od dresslinka  za mene jer je pošta u Splitu na drugom kraju grada i ne bi ga bila mogla ni preuzeti jer sam se u Splitu zadržala tek nekoliko sati. Što je bilo u paketu? Dvije haljine (ova i ova) i dvije torbice (ova i ova). Sve je bilo uredno spakirano i u dobrom stanju. Danas vam pokazujem kako sam nosila ovu bijelu haljinicu koju sam dobila. Namjeravala sam je nositi kao tuniku, to jest preko traperica, ali kako je jako toplo ovdje, odlučila sam se za više ljetnu kombinaciju. Što se vama čini? 






haljina/ dress: dresslink,  torba/ bag: dresslink, tenisice/sneakers: startas, ogrlica/necklace: DIY













haljina/ dress: dresslink,  torba/ bag: dresslink, tenisice/sneakers: startas, ogrlica/necklace: DIY
























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srijeda, 2. rujna 2015.

In front of my grandmother's house (outfit post) / Ispred kuće moje bake (odjevna kombinacija)

 We're back in Gdinj. This time in front of my grandmother's house, not on her terrace. The origin of the world Gdinj is, most likely, to be found in an old Slavic word meaning forest. Indeed, this part of the island is very green. In the folllowing days, you will have the chance to learn a bit more about this little village as I plan to write about it in more detail. In the meantime, you can see last years posts here and here. Now, about the outfit. I wore this outfit to church. This white skirt used to belong to my mother and I wore it over a dress. It's something I do often because I don't own enough tops. To make this retro and feminine outfit more interesting, I added a  faux leather and stone necklace I had made myself. You had the chance to read why stones fascinate me so much in my last post. Plus, I sure do love it when a necklace is a statement piece of an outfit

Evo nas ponovo u Gdinju. Ovaj put ispred kuće moje bake, ne na njenoj taraci. Podrijetlo riječi Gdinj možemo vjerojatno naći u staroslavenskoj riječi koja označava šumu. Doista, ovaj dio otoka je jako zelen.  Idućih dana imati ćete prilike naučiti više o ovom malo selu jer planiram malo detaljnije pričati o njemu. U međuvremenu možete vidjeti objave od prošle godine, ovdje,  i ovdje. Sada nešto o odjevnoj kombinaciji. Suknja je nekad bila majčina, a nosila sam je preko haljine. To često radim, jer nemam puno majica u ormaru. Kako bi učinila ovu retro i ženstvenu kombinacju malo zanimljivijom, dodala sam ogrlicu od kamenja i eko kože. Mogli ste u prošloj objavi pročitatit zašto me kamenje tako fascinira. Uz to, doista volim kada je ogrlica centralni dio odjevne kombinacija. 




dress /haljina: moda in, necklace/ogrlica: DIY, skirt/suknja: vintage, heels and bag/cipele i torba: no name /nisu markirane








 












utorak, 1. rujna 2015.

Island Hvar inspired this necklace (outfit post)/ Otok Hvar je nadahnuće za ovu ogrlicu (odjevna kombinacija)

If you spent each day on a different Croatian island, it would take you three years to visit them all, as there are more than a 1, 200 islands in Croatia. I visted only one Croatian island this Summer and I'm currently trying to work out in my head how many of them I have visited in my lifetime. Alas, only a handful of them. So many Croatian islands to visit, so little time!  

Standing on my grandmother's terrace, I realize the root of my fascination with rocks. Not the precious or expenssive kind but rocks dig from earth so full of them that farming was almost impossible, rocks that build houses and fences, rocks that are testiment to a remarbakle strenght of people who populated and surrowed on islands lacking natural water resources or fertile land, defying thirst,  hunger, pirates and numerous enemy invasions. 

I feel at home in both Split and Mostar but when I get off  the ferry and step onto island Hvar, I step into a magical world. It took me a while to define this feel and the closest I came to describing is by saying I feel like I walked in one of my paintings. The colours, the smells, the feelings it envokes...it's more than a home away from home or a place where I orginate from. It is a home of my imagination.


Kad biste svaki dan bili na drugom hrvatskom otoku, trebalo bi vam više od tri godine da ih sve obiđete jer ih ima više od tisuću i dvjesto. Ja sam ovo ljeto posjetila tek jedan od hrvatskih otoka, a baš pokušavam izračunati u glavi koliko sam ih posjetila do sada. Nažalost tek nekolicinu. Tako puno hrvatskih otoka za posjetiti, a tako malo vremena!

Dok stojim na teraci svoje bake, shvaćam svoje zanimanje za kamenje i to ne dragocjeno ili skupo kamenje, već ono kamenje koje se vadilo iz zemlje u kojoj ih je bilo toliko da je obrađivanje zemlje bilo skoro nemoguće, kamenje koje je gradilo kuće i suhozide, kamenje koje je svjedok nevjerojatnoj snazi ljudi koji su napučili i preživjeli na otocima kojima su nedostajali prirodni izvori vode i plodna zemlja i to sve prkoseći žeđi, gladi, gusarima i brojim neprijateljskim napadima.

I Split i Mostar osjećam kao svoj dom, ali kada siđem s trajekta i zakoračim na otok Hvar, ja ulazim u začarani svijet. Dugo sam pokušavala opisati taj osjećaj, a najbliže sam tome došla kada sam rekla da se osjećam kao da sam zakoračila u jednu od svojih slika. Boje, mirisi, osjećaji koje budi...to je više od drugog doma ili mjesta odakle potječem.  To je dom moje mašte.


























outfit details:

necklace/ ogrlica:DIY,
top/majica: made my my mother / ušila ju je moja majka
skirt/ suknja: no name
















outfit details/ odjevna kombinacija :

necklace/ ogrlica:DIY,
top/majica: made my my mother / ušila ju je moja majka
skirt/ suknja: no name

ponedjeljak, 31. kolovoza 2015.

My new creation (outfit post) / Moja nova kreacija (odjevna kombinacija)

Is it possible that it the last day of Summer today? It doesn't feel like it is, not just because I have a feeling that the high temperatures and the blazing sun have gotten mixed up with every single molecule I'm composed of, but because nothing will change dramatically tomorrow. That I won't be walking into a classroom tomorrow feels quite odd. I still remember that 'back to school' excitement. Great part of that feeling was also about being able to remiscent about Summer and to some level even brag about it to our fellow students. 

When you're young, every Summer seems unforgettable and unique. When you're a little older, you learn a little secret....Summer doesn't have to end. We can keep it in our heart. That feeling of freedom and uniqueness can be yours, if you dare to claim it. Try something new every day, that is the best way to keep that feeling of freedom in your heart. Take this necklace I made for example. I went for simplicity and sewn onto this faux leather base only a single stone. I added a colourful ribbon at left it at that. Such a simple DIY, but it was so much fun to do. Now, I have a necklace I really like. All because I wasn't afraid to try something new. Similarly, those dots I painted on this old hat is something I wasn't so sure about yet when it was done I was really happy with it. The moral of this story is, you'll never know if you don't try. There is no reason why only Summer should be reserved for trying out new things.

Je li moguće da je zadnji dan ljeta? Ne čini se da je tako, ne samo zato jer imam osjećaj da su visoke temperature i nemilosrdno sunce prodrli u svaku molekulu od koje sam sastavljena, nego zbog toga što se sutra neće ništa dramatično promijeniti i nekako mi je još teško vjerovati da sutra neću ušetati u razred. Još se sjećam tog uzbuđenja oko povratka u školu, koji se u velikoj mjeri sastojao od toga da smo mogli razmišljati o ljetu i pohvaliti se s njime (na neki način) drugim učenicima. 

Kada si mlad, svako ljeto se čini nezaboravnim i jedinstvenim, a kada si malo stariji naučiš malu tajnu...Ljeto ne mora završiti. Možemo ga zadržati u srcu. Taj osjećaj slobode i jedinstvenosti može biti tvoj, ako se usudiš učiniti ga svojim. Svaki dan pokušaj nešto novo, to je najbolji način za zadržati osjećaj slobode u srcu. Na primjer ova ogrlica koju sam izradila, odlučila sam ušiti samo jedan kamen na ovu podlogu od eko kože i sve pojednostaviti, tako da sam samo dodala ovu šarenu traku i stala na tome. To je tako jednostavan projekt, ali je bio jako zabavan i sada imam ogrlicu koja mi se jako sviđa. Sve zbog toga jer se nisam bojala pokušati nešto drukčije. Slično tome, ove točkice kojima sam oslikala ovaj stari šešir su nešto za što nisam bila vidjela, ali kada je sve bilo gotovo, bila sam sretna s rezultatom. Poanta je da nikad ne znaš ako ne pokušaš. Nema razloga zašto bi samo ljeto trebalo biti rezervirano za isprobavanje novih stvari.




hat: old+DIY, necklace: DIY, dress: New Yorker, heels and bag: no name














Šešir: star + ručno oslikan, haljina: New Yorker, ogrlica: moja kreacija, torba i cipele: nisu markirane