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The End of the Affair (outfit post)



Do you wear summer hats? Most of the time I do. I figured out that this way I feel a lot more cool...and I mean that in the literal sense of the word, in the sense of "not feeling overheated." Besides, isn't there something romantic about hats? especially the lady- like hats? Speaking of which... Have you seen the film  " The end of the Affair"? If you haven't, you might want to do it...really, such a beautiful love story.

 The book is also amazing but I'll get back to that later...if you had watched the film, do you by any chance remember all  those gorgeous hats? Julianne Moore's wardrobe in that film...just a dream. It is what vintage means for me...pure magic. Once I saw a documentary about WW2 and I couldn't believe how glamorous all those ladies in that period were... I mean I have seen it in movies, but only when I had seen the documentary had I realized that your average women was also looking that polished and groomed...All those elaborate hairdo's and dresses...and there was the war going on! How did they have time to curl their hair?

Sometimes I think we're getting lazy...I mean we want to be comfortable all the time...and we forget how dressing up can be fun. Well, my outfit isn't exactly glamorous but it is some kind of alternative. I may not be all dressed up but I'm getting there. Does it ever happens to you that people ask you for what occasion are you dressing for... like wearing a dress is something you should do only in formal situations? I mean  why should we be wearing jeans all the time? A nice dress, heels and a hat- and I do feel comfortable (why shouldn't I) and hopefully I also don't look that bad.

However, I did say that I will get back to the book... Such an amazing book and really Greene is a great writer. He does have a way with words...Yes, I just have to get back to this novel....and I have to be a thief and steal these words,as I often think of them:



“The sense of unhappiness is so much easier to convey than that of happiness. In misery we seem aware of our own existence, even though it may be in the form of a monstrous egotism: this pain of mine is individual, this nerve that winces belongs to me and to no other. But happiness annihilates us: we lose our identity.” 
― Graham GreeneThe End of the Affair

Happiness makes us lose our identity...and at the same time it makes us more us...sounds a bit like a paradox? Sometimes I think that the life itself is but a paradox...but here is another quote for that little helpless romantic that is to be found in all of us....

“Suddenly I realized she was asleep. Exhausted by her flight she had fallen asleep against my shoulder as so many times, in taxis, in buses, on a park-seat. I sat still and let her be. There was nothing to disturb her in the dark church. The candles napped around the virgin, and there was nobody else there. The slowly growing pain in my upper arm where her weight lay was the greatest pleasure I had ever known.” 
― Graham GreeneThe End of the Affair



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  2. wooow so elegant and beautiful!
    i love your look and that hat is amazing!
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  3. Odlična kombinacija! Šešir ti stvarno stoji vrhunski a haljina je divna ! Kombinacija od glave do pete po mom guštu :)

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  4. It was a really good decision to dress you up, dearest Ivana, you look great! And I also wear mostly hats in the summer, although I don´t know the film you mentioned. I like hats because they protect me from sun and the hair-do is really easy :) But I like it to dress me up, not always, but sometime this is necessary especially for my job but I like it in my freetime, too ...

    xx from Bavaria, Rena

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  5. Sooo great, dear!!!

    Have a lovely evening,

    Nicole

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  6. The whole outfit is so very elegant, you look awesome ! The end of the affair is one of my fave movies ever, seen it several times, also because I love Julianne Moore and Ralph Fiennes ! Kisses

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  7. Cute look :)
    I love hats.

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  8. Lovely cute look, I really like your hat.
    Xoxo
    Christy

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  9. gourgeos,love it
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  11. Ivana sei bellissima, il vestito ed il cappello ti stanno divinamente!
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  12. Che bello questo look Ivana.... adoro i cappelli!!!!
    Kisses

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  13. Nice.

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  14. You look super nice, I love your dress and bag and that hat is bang!

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  16. You look gorgeous doll, love the dress with the hat!! I agree with you completely. I do think we are getting lazy about the way we dress, it is after all a way of taking care of ourselves. We dress sloppy no matter where we go. Some don't even comply with dress codes any more for certain places, they feel they should be able to dress as they like. But, I think if you are going to an art gallery or some place like that (church and such) you should dress better and respectable. I've seen people come in wearing really short skirts and beach clothes really, but I don't really want to see those things in an art museum. I think we have lost what is respectable or acceptable to wear in certain places and taking care of ourselves somewhat all together. Shame. Life is too short to not dress up and enjoy yourself!! Have a wonderful day doll xx

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  17. Amazing look! love your hat

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  20. Lovely dress

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  21. Nice dress!


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  22. Beautiful look! Love your hat... suits you :)

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  23. omg looove that hat. this is one of my favs of all your looks so far! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  24. Ciao Ivana! Sei elegantissima! L'abito ed il cappello ti stanno molto bene! Purtroppo non ho mai visto il film nè letto il libro, sembrano d'ispirazione:) Buon lunedì, un bacio!

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  25. The title of this post sort of scared me a little. Hee hee... But I guess it was a film title. I do believe that we are getting sloppier in our dressing. I hadn't realised the fact about how polished ladies look during the ww era as I've only seen pictures of them. Seeing it on a documentary would certainly have more impact. I think we are too busy in our modern world to spend too much time doing up our hair in very elaborate classic hairdo. I'm fine with dressing comfortably but presentably.

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  26. nice dress
    love your style!!
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  27. lovely summer hat :) I am looking for something like this. I am going on holiday soon to Bulgaria ;)

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  28. You look lovely and your hat suits you very well. I completely understand what you wrote, people sometimes ask me why I'm dressed smart or fashionable when I'm not attending anything. I think I should post some dress outfits because so far I've done casual ones lol, xoxo.

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  29. Hello Ivana,

    "I mean why should we be wearing jeans all the time? A nice dress, heels and a hat- and I do feel comfortable (why shouldn't I) and hopefully I also don't look that bad." - gosh, it would be nice, if other women have the same thoughts like you.
    But women love to wear casual fashion. A T-Shirt, Jeans and Sneakers - it´s ok. To wear a elegance outfit (like you do on your pics) on our daily walkings or shopping are even great - in my opinion. I love it to slip in a dress and wearing pumps or high heels as combo - why not? Why found this style so many women on the "girlie-side" and laughing about it?

    Anyway. Your looking stunning in these dress and these handbag is good looking stuff - i love that colour.

    Bye.

    Jennifer

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    1. I see we both agree on this point. We don't need a special occassion to get dressed up. We don't have to wear casual clothes just because they're in.

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    2. I know your looking already in these post http://jennifer-femininundmodisch.blogspot.de/2015/01/hot-town-summer-in-city.html from me. As you see, i´m wearing such a short Outfit, when i was going to the city. On that day, some women looking at me, like i was came from another planet.
      I could read it in their eyes, like this: "Look at her. They wearing short clothings and heels on a city walk???"

      But hey, that´s my style that i´m loving - so i wear it. But some of my girlfriends find also, that this clothing are not very comfy for a walk. The same story on my blog: some readers find this style to "sexy" for the city. So, what should i do? Hearing to my girlfriends or wear what i want...?

      It´s a fine line...

      Bye.

      Jennifer

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    3. I think you should wear what you want Jennifer! Life is too short to wait for special events to wear attractive and feminine outfits.

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    4. I think your right - sounds good.

      Bye.

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