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A little place to call my own (outfit post/ odjevna kombinacija)

Mostar. Twenty years later many buildings still bear scars of war. Some of them are decorated with graffiti. This building you can see behind me was painted during one street art festival. It used to be a bank, not that you can tell it now. While we were shooting, some tourists started following us around and they took photos at all the places we did. Not that I mind. The purpose of this blog should be to inspire somebody and that is the reason why I read other blogs, to get inspired. Still, it felt kind of funny being followed around. I felt like an unofficial tourist guide.

Mostar. Dvadeset godina kasnije puno zgrada još nosi ožiljke rata. Neke od njih su ukrašene grafitima, ova koju vidite iza mene je ocrtana tijekom jednog uličnoga festivala. Nije vidljivo, ali to je nekada bila banka. Dok smo snimali,  neki turisti su nas počeli slijediti i slikali se na mjestima gdje smo i mi. Nije da mi smeta. Tome bi ovaj blog i trebao služiti, da nadahne nekog za nešto, a i druge blogove čitam u potrazi za nadahnućem. Ipak pomalo je smiješno kada vas netko slijedi, osjećala sam se kao nekakav neslužbeni turistički vodič.





necklace/ogrlica: DIY, top/majica: old+DIY, skirt/suknja: vintage+DIY, cipele/shoes: Naughty Monkey, bag/torba: vintage


necklace/ogrlica: DIY, top/majica: old+DIY, skirt/suknja: vintage+DIY, cipele/shoes: Naughty Monkey, bag/torba: vintage




Now, about the outfit. It includes a lot of DIY stuff. I'm wearing a necklace that I made myself, from faux leather and satin cord. As fas as DIY part goes, this necklace was pretty easy, all it took was a bit of sewing. The skirt used to be my mother's and I added the lace myself after I accidentally burned the skirt while ironing. This was also a very simple DIY. The off shoulder top I got from someone a long time ago. I painted it myself with textile paints. If you look carefully, you will notice that the inscription  represents my blog, that is 'a little place to call my own'. 

Sada, što se tiče odjevne kombinacije, puno je tu nekakvih stvari koje sam sama izradila ili promijenila. Nosim ogrlicu koju sam ušila od eko kože i satinske trake i koja je bila jako jednostavna za napraviti. Suknja je bila majčina, nakon što sam ju slučajno progorila dok sam peglala, dodala sam ovaj dio s čipkom. To je također bilo jako jednostavno za napraviti. Majica otvorenih ramena je nečiji davni dar, a ukrasila sam ju tekstilnim bojama i natpis na njoj predstavlja moj blog, "a little place to call my own".









Now, off to Spanish square. That is the name of this lovely square. It is usually crowded, but as these photographs were taken around noon (in the hottest city in Europe) there was not a soul to be seen, besides those tourists I told you about. With the sun being that strong, I was really happy that I didn't forget my hat at that moment. I like to keep my hair long, but when I wear this hat I really like to tuck it all in. Besides, in that way I'm actually protecting my hair from the sun.

Sada idemo na Španjolski trg. Tako se zove ovaj lijepi trg. Obično na njemu ima puno ljudi, ali kako su ove fotografije uslikane oko podnevna ( u najtoplijem gradu u Europi), nigdje nije bilo ni žive duše, osim turista o kojima sam vam pričala. Kako je sunce bilo jako, drago mi je bilo u tim trenucima što nisam zaboravila šešir. Volim imati dugu kosu, ali kada nosim ovu kapu, najdraže mi je cijelu ubaciti unutra. Osim toga, na taj način i štitim kosu od sunca.






necklace/ogrlica: DIY, top/majica: old+DIY, skirt/suknja: vintage+DIY, cipele/shoes: Naughty Monkey, bag/torba: vintage



me and tourists/ ja i turisti
This is probably my favourite building in Mostar. It was build in year 1898. It is know as Old Gymnasium (because it really is old) but it is actually called Gymnasium Mostar. A word of explanation is needed here. What we call Gymnasium in this part of the world is actually a secondary school (i.e high school) that is indended to prepare its students for University. We have two types of high schools here: vocational ones and gymnasiums.  

Within this gorgeous  building United World Collage is also situated. In addition, in the back of the building, you can find American Corner. I often borrow books from American Corner  because they are connected with the city library, that is you can borrow books from there with a city library card. The librarian who works for American Corner gives the best reading recommendations, so that is an additional reason why I love to stop there.

Ovo je vjerojatno moja najdraža zgrada u Mostaru. Sagrađena je 1898. godine.  Poznata je kao Stara Gimnazija (jer doista je stara), ali zapravo se zove Gimnazija Mostar. Unutar ove prekrasne zgrade, smješten je i takozvani " Koledž ujedinjenog svijeta". Ja često svratim u Američki kutak koji je također smješten u ovoj zgradi jer je povezan s gradskom knjižnicom, to jest mogu se tamo posuditi knjige s iskaznicom gradske knjižnice. Knjižničarka koja radi u Američkom Kutku daje odlične preporuke za čitanje, pa je to još jedan razlog zašto volim tu svratiti.











necklace/ogrlica: DIY, top/majica: old+DIY, skirt/suknja: vintage+DIY, cipele/shoes: Naughty Monkey, bag/torba: vintage



Comments

  1. Honey, thank you very much! I'm really glad you liked it. I hope you find useful and which, in a way, you inspired with the choices of looks.

    I fully agree with you. The cardigans are great when used under more oversized jackets and trench coats give a touch more chic and sophisticated.

    You look amazing :D Love all combination dear :D

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  2. Look e imagens maravilhosa arrasou
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  3. Lovely photos, you look great! :)

    I have a new outfit post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

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    x

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  4. Great photos dear!

    Please click on the link on my post
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  5. I dirljivo, i lepo, i tuzno, i autenticno...

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  6. Ivana lepotica ;) Stvarno divno izgledaš i svaki detalj koji nosiš je baš poseban. Stvarno me inspiriše kad je neko tako svoj i drugačiji. Suknja mi se posebno dopada. Eto dokaza da kad nešto krene po zlu može da se pretvori u nešto još bolje nego što je bilo na početku :)
    Poznato mi je to sa turistima, ljudi se uglavnom vode inercijom i lakše je pratiti nekoga nego imati inicijativu.
    Sva mesta su posebna i upečatljiva, hvala ti što deliš sve to ovde, ja zaista upijam sve to i uvek naučim nešto novo :)

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    1. da, suknja je stvarno primjer onoga nije svako zlo za zlo:)

      istina, većina ljudi baš nema neke inicijative.

      hvala ti

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  7. Amazing outfit! I love your top with boat neckline and the skirt si gorgeous!:)
    Happy weekend!
    xxM
    http://sunstreetbymonica.blogspot.com

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  8. Stunning look and so cute photos!
    Have a nice week-end!
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  9. You look so classy. Have a great weekend!

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  10. Mostar seems very beautiful and I wouldn't say the first picture you showed was a bank... you are right! I loved the Spanish square, so interesting that no one was there, but I can understand, the sun was very strong! I also loved the old building, so beautiful and you also look great, with this sweet skirt - I loved it! Hope you have a nice weekend, and that no one follows you around, photographing!
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    1. Now we have the source of your smart personality, Ivana! I love visiting librariess too, the books have so much to tell. Such a fun story about not so fun destroyed building... I'm a huge fan of grafitti and streetart as such. So nice you share it on your blog, Ivana!!!! Love the contrast to the stunning building of the Gymnasium. I'm really sure, you could make it at the fashion industry some day, Ivana! You can sketch, sew and design - you're such a talent in different ways. Wow!!

      xoxo Ira
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  11. stai benissimo, mi piace molto la gonna!
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  12. Kako ti preslatko stoji ova kapica, pomislim svaki put kad je vidim :))

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  13. That's a good look! ;)
    Have a nice weekend :)

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    If you comment my post, I will comment your five posts! :)
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  14. Wow, there's so much history here! I love visiting places like that, and thinking about all the things that have happened there, both important historically, like battles and whatnot, but also smaller things. Maybe someone had their first kiss here, or read their acceptance letter to college here.

    I love all the DIY elements in your outfit! It's so much more unique when you customize your clothes.

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    1. I often think about that sort of thing. Old buildings always facsinate me for that reason.

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  16. i´m impressed by that photos! one side the ruins of the war but taken over by street art and on the other side the colorful gymnasium (here we call it so too) with the perfect fountain.... and in the foreground you - looking absolutely fabulous and chic with your DIY and hand me down fashion!!! all in all pure art!!!
    greetings from still hot southeastern germany!
    xxxx

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    1. thank you Beate...yes, I know that in German it is also called a gymnasium but in English it has two meanings, it can also mean a gym.

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  17. I love your outfit, and appreciate your creativity! The skirt from you mom, is fabulous, how smart to add the lace after the burn! Now it is even better. Love your hand painted top and DIY necklace, Cap is lovely too. The scenery is perfect, an interesting backdrop for an very inspirational blogger.
    XX, Elle
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    1. yes, I think the skirt looks better now with lace too. Thank you so much for your comment, it means a lot to me.

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  18. You are really very creative. The outfit is well done. I've stayed in Mostar. We had taken a tour there, as we did in Dubrovnik holiday. Therefore, the visit was unfortunately very short. And it was very hot. A beautiful city. The traces of war are still everywhere to be seen.

    xo Sabine

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  19. Wonderful post. I like your outfit it is very creative. I like the architecture of the Gymnasium. :)

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    1. Yes, this historical building is very beautiful.

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  20. What a gorgeous part of town. I love the graffiti and if I were you I'd be feeling really uncomfortable about being followed! Even if they're tourists lol

    Sxx
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    1. Yes, it was a bit strange:) I appreciate your comment.

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  21. Wow, you are like a DIY queen! This lace skirt is so gorgeous- you should start doing tutorials :) You look gorgeous and the setting is incredible, graffiti always has such a great vibe

    Rachel xx
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    1. you're so sweet! I'm thinking about tutorials, I have them all worked out in my head, I just need a bit of time to film them.

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  22. good look! nice photos of town
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  23. So much cool stuff going on here :) First, the location. I probably would not have noticed the war damage if you hadn't spoken of it. Really adds some depth and perspective. The tourists following you around simply echo advice I gave you several weeks ago, you need to be the tourism director for your area. No one loves it more than you. Your shirt and necklace are very cool creations and fun! And I apologize in advance but I simply must tell you how wonderful it is to see those gorgeous legs again! Each time you are kind enough to share them it makes my night fantastic. So thank you and I'm sorry :) Very cute hat too!

    All Things Bright and Lovely

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    1. I've tried getting a job in tourism, so far no luck.

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  24. If with your beauty and Style you can inspire people to know more about your country and its history, that does you honour. Buona domenica mia dolce Ivana! Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose fashion blog - Valeria Arizzi

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  25. Nice pics, i love the skirt :)

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    Nice vieo, i loved :)

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  26. Love your outfit! it's amazing <333




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  27. This is an amazing abandoned building
    I love the graffiti :)
    Love your french look style too

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  28. Thank you for the incredibly interesting back story to the places you are in Mostar. The graffiti is very well done and I like the glasses!!!
    The level and diversity of your DIY is very impressive and makes for a beautiful and unique look, you are very clever.x

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  29. Odlican post!

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  30. I love your shirt! And so cool location!

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  31. Amazing skirt! Great look!
    Have a good day!
    Ptysiablog

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  32. I love the fact that you want to inspire people by writing this blog :)

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    1. I get inspired by other blogs so I try to do the same.

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  33. Amazing photos, dear Ivana! The contrast of the "scars of war" and the colourful graffitis is very impressive. Great background for your shooting. Your look ist very creativ and beautiful again. Funny, that this lovely skirt used to be your mother´s. Love the top with the name of your blog too.

    Bay the way, in Austria we call our high schools "Gymnasium" too.

    Have a great sunday,
    love
    Nadine

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  34. OMG, I love the artwork, dear! You look like a professional model; maybe that's why the tourists are following you guys around. Hahaha! xoxo

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    1. thank you Shirley:) who knows? ha ha

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  35. Super post! Uhvatila me nostalgija za Mostarom :)

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  36. The background is stunning, and so are you!

    Shauna

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  37. You've a little oryginal style :)
    It's cool. NIce photos an background

    xoxo Viki
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  38. You look great dear,
    so chic,love that skirt
    great backgound too

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  39. Adore this look! Your outfit looks amazing. Such a great post! x

    CLAIRE LOUISE

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  40. Really nice skirt!! I love the graffittis walls xxx
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  41. Oh you're so adorable here Ivana! I love that you tucked your hair, you have an awesome boyish charm this way, and also bonus points for the protection from the heat :D Love the DIY bits here, the lace on the burnt skirt is a great idea, I had so many burned clothes, cause I suck at ironing, wish I knew about this earlier :D
    I'd love to find a good librarian who can recommend awesome reads, would be even more awesome if there was a person who would recommend good movies and tv series. I want to find a good tv series to watch and couch potato to, but nothing comes to mind >.<
    Love the DIY heart necklace, so romantic!

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    1. thank you Keit. I don't have any series to recommend, but I was just thinking how I need some couch potato time too.

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  42. I really like how the graffiti livens ups the buildings and gives them such character. Similarly your DIY touches really brings a touch of personal charm to your outfit! The lace detail you added to your mom's skirt really makes it stand out :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  43. Odlični su mi tvoji postovi...svega pomalo, a taman koliko treba. A i dođeš kao neka vrsta virtualnog vodiča. Fotografije divne, a suknjom i tvojim nogama sam oduševljena. *-*

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    1. hvala ti puno:) za ovaj post sam se baš potrudila.

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  44. Odličan post !



    New post is up !
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  45. Cool outfit! I like the locations :) xx

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  46. I like your cool look and these shoes are fabulous! Awesome pictures!

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  47. Menina, adorei seu look e os locais onde tirou as fotos.
    Beijos.

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  48. belas fotos
    bjs
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  49. This post was so much fun.. love reading fashion with a bit of travel included <3
    Nice clicks..

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  50. Perfect outfit Ivana! Gorgeous mesh top and uber cool cap! I love the street art too!;)
    You look radiant! ;)
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
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  51. This outfit is really pretty!
    I now posted something on consumerism and I would love to know your opinion on it :)

    Thanks a lot for your last comment : )
    Xx
    Larissa
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    1. it is a great post, thanks for sharing it.

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  52. You look really stunning! And I love all the city sights, very interesting, different styles and vibes!

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  53. Perfect skirt and I love your top. You are very cute ;)

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  54. Wow, I learn a LOT from you every time I come here. My favorite little tid bit is "gymnasiums." I never knew that it meant something else there! Is that term specific to your location or to a bigger part of Europe?

    I haven't tucked my hair under a hat yet this summer! I feel like that makes me warmer :-/

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  55. Prekrasni Mostar, i još ljepši outfit. Joj trebala bi posjetiti Mostar, nije me dugo bilo.

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  56. Hello,

    Beautiful ! :D

    Sarah, http://sarahmodeee.blogspot.com/

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  57. "Now, about the outfit. It includes a lot of DIY stuff..." - i thought this as i see your outfit with all the accessories - again great job my dear!

    But my fav pic is this: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WLLkLqc3Iro/Vc4AHePZUpI/AAAAAAAAZGQ/t8zwRfnw-Dk/s1600/DSCN2402.JPG

    I see there "The Beauty and the Beast".

    "The Beast" is clearly the wounds of the cruel war in your region.

    "The Beauty" is nobody else then you - you look just stunning. and when i see your killer legs, i just can say wwwoooowwww...

    Bye.

    Jennifer

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    1. thank you so much Jennifer:) I appreciate your compliment!

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