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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

Comments

  1. Seriously, I need to visit Croatia some day after seeing all your beautiful shots. Of course, I'm also admiring your new accessory now......... xoxo

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    1. I hope you get the chance to visit some day:)

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  2. Awesome pictures dear <3 Lovely view ...and your DIY necklace - wow gorgeous!! I love it :****** You look so happy and beautiful ..and its so sweet - you have no shoes <3 :))))) KISSES :***

    Thank you so much for your all comments <3
    have a beautiful day sweety :)

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    1. yes, it was hot so I didn't need shoes.

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  3. Beautiful pics <3 I love your outfit & the unique accessories!!

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  4. Draga Ivana!
    Tvoj ogrlica je vrlo lijpa.
    Posjetila sam već mnoge hrvatske otoke. Alui otok Hvar je osobito lijepo.
    Puno pozdrava iz Njemačka
    Carolin

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  5. Your outfit as a whole is gorgeous and what a lovely location.kisses

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  6. Hello from Spain: I really like your necklace. Feel great on you. Fabulous pics. keep in touch

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  7. Already have seen so many beautiful places on your blog and every time I am mesmerized by the beauty of your country! As well as by your beauty. You look so natural, so graceful, so happy that it actually doesn't matter what you're wearing - whatever it is it looks great on you!

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    1. Nature can be so inspiring and I love how you stated it out here, Ivana. I've been only in Istrien in 2009 and really enjoyed the beauty and the water of it. Gorgeous artsy necklace, Ivana! You look adorable!

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  8. Prekrasno si opisala Hvar i potpuno te razumijem... ja takve osjecaje dijelim s jednim mjestom takodjer :)
    Suknjica ti divno stoji a fotkice Hvara ocaravajuce kao i uvijek!:)

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  9. Super post już obserwuję ;)
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  10. che bel look Ivana, sei bellissima
    e mi piace tanto anche la statement necklace
    buon martedì
    baci
    tr3ndygirl fashion blog

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  11. I didn't know that Croatia had so many islands. Have learnt something here. Thanks Ivana. Nice outfit too. Very trim.

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  12. so beautiful!

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  13. I love your necklace!!! And beautiful pictures too.
    Kisses from Spain.

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  14. the pictures are amazing....

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  15. Me encanta el look que has elegido hoy estas genial!
    Besos!

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  16. I otok ti savršeno pristaje! :) Super si mi na ovim fotkama, tako opuštena i vesela!

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    1. hvala:) da, bila sam baš opuštena i vesela:)

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  17. Lepe spontane fotkice! Ogrlica mi se veoma dopada, bas izgleda atraktivno i veoma je originalna.

    Cmok

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    1. hvala ti puno:) i meni je ova ogrlica baš draga.

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  18. Croatia is on my list of Must Visit places, it looks utterly beautiful. And your dusky pink skirt with the pale yellow top is an inspired combination. Fabulous necklace too. xxx

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  19. Your home of your imagination looks great, so do you, dear Ivana :) I see that you relaxed a little in your grandmother's terrance:) What about Croatia you know that I really like your country, I'm really amazed on the amount of islands you have there and I bet that every, even the smallest island is worth to see! What about your idea, I love your DIY necklace, did you use some stones here? Take care, dear!

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    1. yes, I used stones. Recently I have been using stones to make my own necklaces, I will leave you a comment on your blog and explain in more detail.

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  20. You look beautiful Ivana as always:)
    kisses

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  21. Fantastic look.
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  22. Such beautiful scenery!
    Lovely outfit :) x

    The Belle Narrative

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  23. There are certainly homes to our imagination, places of ultimate home-ness to us, more than family or friends, a wholeness, an energy. And these are place-bound just as much as they are mobile. There are simply some places here on Earth you are more supposed to be. Adore those colors together and the bare feet are a wonderful, amazing touch for me :) Lovely friend!

    All Things Bright and Lovely

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    1. your comment is really wonderful and inspiring.

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  24. I love this post! That necklace is really unique, such a great DIY! Lovely outfit and great post :)
    xo Kiki
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  25. Awww so lovely! Love your necklace <333



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  26. You look so pretty babe.
    Lovin your outfit
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  27. Eto i mene na Hvaru, zbog toga i toliko kašnjenje s čitanjem dragih blogova i ostavljanjem komentara na istima. Kako sam na IG napisala, komadić raja. :)

    Odlično si ovo napisala, a ogrlica je originalna, jednostavna....apsolutno krasna! <3

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    1. baš mi je drago što si i ti stigla do Hvara:):)

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  28. What a beautiful place, I must visit one day and see all I can. Very wonderful :)) xx

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  29. Show de imagens arrasou lugar lindo amei o look
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  30. Beautiful place and you look gorgeous! Thanks for very nice pics))
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  31. Super cute look, I love these colors together! I love the skirt it looks so chic but comfy too :)

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  32. never visited Croatia but your posts are really tempting, girl
    you look lovely, the skirt is so cute
    kisses from Italy
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  33. never visited Croatia but your posts are really tempting, girl
    you look lovely, the skirt is so cute
    kisses from Italy
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  34. Your scenery is always lovely, Ivana. You look so pretty. That skirt is good.

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  35. Gosh this place is stunning! I love these shot so much you always look so great :) Very great look as well, I love the skirt :)

    RedLip&Love

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  36. look so beautiful there.
    xoxo

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  37. Amazing look and beautiful pictures!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose’s Rooftop

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  38. 1200 isole?! Wow! Che belle parole hai usato!

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  39. yes! magic island! i never thought that are so much of them in the adria!
    you look very pretty in pale yellow and dusty rose and your newest creation! and your bare feet fit the place perfectly!!!
    xxxx

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    1. yes, there are many islands in the Adriatic sea:)

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  40. That island looks like heaven! Your necklace is fab! X

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  41. Such a stunnnning photoshoot!!! WOWOWOWOWO!!! So magical and the landscape is incredible! LOVVE your necklace!
    kisses
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

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  42. That necklace is beautiful!!

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  43. This is so good. I like it!

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  44. Predivno si ovo napisala, i inače jako volim tvoje tekstove jer me u njima uvijek odvedeš u neki novi svijet.
    Vidi se i na slikama koliko si opuštena i sretna :)
    Ono što je za tebe Hvar, za mene je Brač, iako nemam nikakve veze s njim, čak sam skroz na drugoj strani.. Ali volim ga neopisivo i iako sam uvijek govorila da nikad ne bih živjela na nekom otoku, kad bi mi sad netko poklonio jednu kamenu kućicu dolje krenula bi odmah i bez razmišljanja :)

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    1. hvala ti, moram ti priznati da ni ja ne bi imala ništa protiv jedne kuće na Braču.

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  45. So cool, I love this necklace (:
    Nati xx
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  46. Nice places. And you look amazing

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  47. Fantastic shots!
    Have a nice evening!
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  48. You look beautiful! I've always wanted to go to Croatia!
    Have a fabulous Wednesday!
    XOXO, Vanessa
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  49. That necklace is SO effective! You are clever to think of it- it works so well!
    I really, really want to come back to Croatia and visit more islands- the Kornati are top of my wishlist with Krk and Mljet next. I spent so much time reading about them last year.We loved the Elafiti and would love to return there too! I also didn't actually get off the boat in Hvar, we just stayed onto Korcula so definitely would like to see Hvar!x

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    1. Kornati are on a top of my wish list as well:)

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  50. Thanks for sharing the little cool fact, didn't know there were that may islands, wow! And holy cow, Ivana...the view from your grandmother's place is stunning. I mean to wake up to that everyday is amazing.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  51. Amazing! The necklace is very creative and so beautiful)) This is some really chic inspiration, thanks for sharing Ivana!

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  52. fantastic pictures my dear, lovely place! nice outfit too :D xoxo

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  53. Lovely DIY Ivana! Your necklace is perfect with the colours of your outfit!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
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    1. I'm so happy you like my necklace and that you noticed it matches my outfit:)

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  54. I love how the top & necklace match in color tones and your necklace is so Anthropologie like I really love it!
    Love how you share the nature shots, every time I look at them I feel so warm and summery)

    Tanya
    www.StripesNVibes.com
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    1. thank you for saying my necklace is antropologie like...I didn't think of it but now I see it myself. It is a bit primitive/ancient in its making (stones and basic sewing) so you're really on to something there.

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  55. Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog!!

    This colour skirt is amazing love it! Great Post! xxx

    CLAIRELOUISE

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  56. Love the place. Anyway, followed you back dear. Keep in touch then. Much love! ♥

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  57. I had no idea that Croatia has so many islands! You look great!
    Kiss

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  58. Great Post ! i love your blog <3 I followed you on GFC. You can also follow me please ** Kisses.
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  59. you look great
    love the pictures too

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  60. Lovely!! I wanna goo

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  61. Lovely!! I wanna goo

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  62. Lovely!! I wanna goo

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  63. How lovely you told... home of my imagination! ♥

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    1. I'm glad you liked it because that is really how I feel.

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  64. I love learning all these facts about Croatia from you. I had no idea that it was made up of so many islands. Surely that would be a fun project for someone to visit all of them. I think it should be you :) I remember you posting about Hvar before and there is so much beauty there but I can also see it being special since your grandmother's home is also there. I love how you almost appear to be dancing in some of these photos and another pretty outfit of course.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. I hope some day I really get the chance to visit them all:)

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  65. Lovely skirt and your necklace is amazing ! Coatia looks so wonderful ! :)

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  66. Super pretty skirt and I also love your back-drop :).

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  67. Dear Ivana!

    I know Hvar from a few visits some years ago. It´s an absolute beautiful Island! As you know, I like pleatet skirts very much. Your skirt is amazing, simply perfect!
    Your necklace is stunning, you are so creative!

    xoxo Nadine

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  68. Very pretty area! I love that skirt and top.
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  69. Stvarno je zapanjujuć broj ostrva. Kada nečega ima toliko, prosto me uhvati panika što znam da neću stići sve da vidim. Isto mi se dešava sa knjigama npr.
    Razumem taj osećaj, i ja se osećam kao kod kuće i ovde u Barseloni i u Belogradu, ali mi se taj osećaj najviše javlja na nekim potpuno neočekivanim mestima. Valjda zato imam stalnu potrebu da idem bilo kuda...
    Preslatka si u toj divnoj letnjoj kombinaciji a ogrlica i priča o kamenju je baš zaokružila celu priču :)

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    1. i ja posve razumijem tu paniku da nećemo sve vidjeti, a i pročitati...:).

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