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VISIT STARI GRAD PLAIN, A FULLY PRESERVED ANCIENT GREEK AGRICULTURAL AREA

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My last post was from Stari Grad town but today I'm taking you to Stari Grad plain, a UNESCO protected area and a cultural good of Croatia. What is so amazing about Stari Grad plain? How about the fact that is a fully preserved ancient agricultural terrain. The agricultural activity in this field has been continuous for many centuries. When the Greek colonists came to Hvar island and settled in Stari Grad four centuries ago, they organized the plain according to their system. The land was divided into geometrical parches (chora) bounded by stone walls. The Greek system has been preserved through centuries by hard working families who respected the original stone walls and boundaries. The Stari Grad plain has not only remained fully preserved agricultural land four centuries later, the agriculture itself has remained the same. Grapes and olive trees are still main crops grown here. I wonder how those Greek colonizers would feel if they knew all their hard work would be preserved fo…

I WEAR MY PAINTINGS, STYLING A GRAPHIC TEE IN STARI GRAD

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Today I have another autumn proposal featuring a graphic t-shirt. The print on this graphic t-shirt is a mixed media painting made by yours truly. Originally it was a watercolour painting of mine, but I transformed it into a digital art piece and uploaded it to my redbubble shop. However, the printed shirt I'm wearing today is from a local printer, not from RB. I was quite satisfied with the graphic t-shirts (with my art) that I ordered for my husband at this local printer, so I ordered some for myself. It is important to support local businesses in these times.  A graphic tee is always a fun choice and a great way to dress down an outfit. Graphic tees are perfect to add rock or biker chic to our outfits. I wore this graphic t- shirt with a dusty pink skirt, a burgundy jacket, a tote bag and my 'to go' biker boots. All items I have had for a while and worn on this blog a number of times (because shopping our closets is the best way to be sustainable). This proved to be suc…

THE HOUSE GUN BY NADINE GORDIMER & THE WRONG SIDE OF GOODBYE BY M.CONNELLY (BOOK REVIEWS)

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Today I have two books reviews to share with you. I also have an autumn outfit proposal that I have found in the blog archives recently (I don't think I posted it before). I'm planning to do a special post about this denim skirt with DIY floral patches soon so if you enjoy those kind of sustainable fashion posts, stay posted for that. As for the novels I'm going to review, they are both my authors I haven't read before: Nadine Gordimer and Michael Connelly. The novel by Nadine Gordimer ( a South African Nobel prize winner for literature!) impressed me. I definitely want to read more from this author. If this book is anything to judge by, Nadine Gordimer deserved her Nobel prize. On the other hand, the novel by Michael Connelly was alright but nothing special. A typical politically correct crime novel. Scroll down to read my full reviews. 
THE HOUSE GUN BY NADINE GORDIMER 4/5
The House Gun is a relatively slow paced psychological novel that opens with a murder case. When …

10 WAYS TO STYLE A YELLOW BLAZER FOR EARLY AUTUMN

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I feel that a yellow blazer is a great transition piece for Autumn because it matches well with most autumnal colours. Moreover, a yellow blazer is a fantastic way to bring some colour into our autumn outfits. Blazers are my go to pieces not just for transitional outfits but for all seasons. Nothing makes an outfit more put together than a nice blazer. A quality blazer is a great investment. Most of the blazers I own are either second hand or vintage. Some of them are hand made and one of them I had made at a local seamstress. When it comes to blazers, I find it easy to resist fast fashion just because I feel that older or vintage blazers are more quality made. This particular yellow blazer was inherited from another family member. It is actually a part of a set (it came with a matching yellow mini skirt you can see here). I don't often wear it as set because I rarely wear mini skirts. I do like bellow the knee length but mini is a bit too short for comfort for me (most of the ti…