srijeda, 30. travnja 2014.

DIY shoe makeover/ uradi sam preobrazba cipela

Hi lovelies! How is your day? Mine was off to a rather bad start (I woke up with a fever and things were rather downhill from there, I forgot to copy the today's lesson on my USB and I didn't figure it out until I came to the copy shop so I had to run back home to get and I mean literally sprint while people stared at me in bewilderment probably wondering why is this woman running like crazy? Good news is that now I know I can run 3km under 10 minutes. Naturally while I was coming home from school it was raining and I had to drag heavy grocery bags because I have promised to bake a cake for a wedding... ) but I do hope things will improve and that my day won't end in a disaster or something. Onto brighter topics... Today I have prepared a rather simple DIY for you. 

What happens when you like a pair of shoes? You wear them a lot obviously! What happens when you wear a pair of shoes often? They get worn out, especially if you walk for miles daily like myself.

 I've decided to give these low heeled shoes a new life by decorating them with nail-polish. I've done this kind of thing  before, but with another pair of shoes and I posted about it here.  Anyhow, I think it is pretty good way of giving a new life to an old pair of shoes (and we all know that old pair of shoes are the most comfortable ones.)

 I'm not saying that this method will work well with all kinds of shoes. You might want to take some time and  think about what is the effect you want to achieve, what nail-polish ( or even textile paint) you want to use and so on...However, if you were planning to get rid of the shoes in question, than you really can have fun and just experiment. Sometimes it is the best way to go. It is probably the most fun way!

 Like always, this DIY was a spur of the moment thing, it took me only a minute or two. My husband managed to surprise me by saying he really likes it, I thought he would think it looks childish. That goes to prove that even after years of being in relationship you cannot always anticipate what the significant other will say or do...and for the better, because that would be quite boring.


as you can see I've used colorama nail-polish because it contains little dots and I needed them to hide the fractions on leather/ Kao što vidite koristila sam colorama lak za nokte jer ima u sebi malo točkice koje su mi trebale kako bi prikrila napukline na koži

I'm satisfied with how the DIY turned out/ zadovoljna sam kako je uradi sam projekt ispao

In this post I have also included some before photographs of outfits with the shoes in questions...I hope I will have after photos soon enough. I do plan to wear them this spring and summer. Obviously I like these shoes a lot and my favourite thing about them is that their colour is sort of in-between brown and dark olive. Sometimes they look brown to me and the next moment I could swear they're dark green, so weird, right? In addition, I like low heeled shoes because I cannot walk in flats (btw I've noticed some people call low heels flats and I guess they could be called that but usually I make the distinction between the two)

The shoes are from Peko,  in Croatia we have a daughter company to this  famous Slovenian shoes brand founded by Petar Kozina in 1903. Their outlet store is actually in the building where I used to live in Split so that explains why I buy shoes quite often there. Unlike some stores in Croatia, they really have 70% discounts so when you  buy shoes in the outlet part of the store you can buy them for a fraction of their original price (which is sometimes as little as 5 euros while the original price is usually somewhere around 100 euros).

Split city
in the background islands Brač and Šolta

Mostar city

in the background river Neretva and some of the mountains and hills surrounding Mostar city

Split city

in the background the oldest Cathedral in Europe

ponedjeljak, 28. travnja 2014.

Illustrations and sketches / Ilustracije i skice

I will always love you/ Uvijek ću te voljeti
Vjetar se svezati ne može----You cannot tie down the wind

Picnic in the mountains/ piknik u planinama

Spring in the city/ Proljeće u gradu

spring/ summer 2014


orange and pink

blue lady/ plava dama

I've been doing a lot of sketching and drawing recently but I haven't completed a single painting. Oil paints and canvases will just have to wait until I can have several hours of leisure at my disposal. 

Puno skiciram i crtuckam u zadnje vrijeme, ali nisam dovršila nijednu sliku. Uljane boje i platna će jednostavno morati pričekati dok ne budem mogla spojiti nekoliko sati u komadu da se toga uhvatim.

nedjelja, 27. travnja 2014.

Fav outfits of the week/ Najdraže odjevne kombinacije tjedna

Sunday...I've got up quite early and managed to done most of things I've planned for this Sunday so that makes me feel pretty good. I'm learning how to be more organized and handle things without stressing myself (too much). Sunday is also a time for my weekly fashion crushes i.e outfits that have caught my attention....a post that I always really look forward to.

Nedjelja...digla sam se poprilično rano i obavula većinu stvari koje sam planirala za danas tako da se sada osjećam poprilično dobro. Učim se boljoj organiziranosti i obavljaju stvari bez da se izludim (previše). Nedjelja je, a to je i vrijeme za odjevne kombinacije koje su mi se jako kojem se uvijek jako veselim.
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sheinside birds print dress, Givenchy Antigona bag, Fashion and Cookies, fashion blogger

Look hippie con pantalones palazzo y bloques de color #Jfashionblog

subota, 26. travnja 2014.

Share-in-Style: Accessories

I wasn't sure if I will be able to join in Share-in-Style organized by lovely Sacramento, but then suddenly about 5 pm it stopped raining and the sun appeared. So, here I am...the theme is accessories  and up to now there have been about 30 participants. Why don't you join in as well?

Today I have opted for a bit of a bohemian look (everything is over-sized, the flare jeans, the blouse and the cardi) and I'm wearing a necklace that I have made myself recently. As I am wearing two necklaces, you might have hard time telling which one is DIY? ....or would you? Do you recognize my style? What do you think which one is my creation, the blue or the black one?

Nisam bila sigurna hoću li se moći pridružiti zajedničnom događaju pod nazivom share-in-style kojeg organizira divna Sacramento, ali je iznenada zasjalo sunce i prestala kiša pa sam uspjela uslikati pomalo bohemsku odjevnu kombinaciju za ovotjednu temu modni dodaci.  Do sada se priključilo tridesetak blogerica, pa zašto ne bi i vi? Posjetite link koji sam navela puno puta:) Nosim ogrlicu koju sam sama izradila, a kako nosim dvije ogrlice možda je nećete odmah primjetiti....Možete li pogoditi koju sam izradila sama, a koja je kupovna, crna ili plava?

Garlic bread /Kruh sa češnjakom

garlic bread/ kruh sa češnjakom
home made garlic bread/ domaći kruh sa češnjakom

bread+cakes/ kruh i kolači
Garlic is one of my favourite spices so to bake some garlic bread made sense. I guess what I like about cooking so much is that unlike in life, nine times out of ten you'll going to be successful. Sure you'll burn something occasionally but almost always it's a win win situation. You prepare the food and the enjoy eating it. Life on the other hand feels more like nine failures out of ten than the other way around. Do you enjoy preparing food? Have you tried baking garlic bread?

Češnjak mi je jedan od najdražih začina tako da je pečenje kruha sa češnjakom bilo logično. Valjda je postotak uspješnosti ono što volim kod kuhanja, ponekad se nešto zagori istina, ali većinu puta, sigurno devet od deset, to je dobitna kombinacija, kuhate i uživate u hrani. Život naprotiv čini mi se ima  omjer više nešto kao devet propalih pokušaja, jedan uspješni. Je li vi uživate u pripremi hrane? Jeste li pokušali peći kruh sa češnjakom?

petak, 25. travnja 2014.

What say you? (sketches) / Što vi kažete (skice)?

is mini still fashionable?/ je li se vratila u modu minica?
scarpe senza tacco/flat shoes/ ravne cipele
is tartan still in? essere fuori moda il tartan? je li karirano još u modi?

follow the fashion?/ slijediti modu?/ seguire la moda?