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Book recommendation (Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man)/ Preporuka knjige (Ralph Ellison, Nevidljivi čovjek)

I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. Like the bodiless heads you see sometimes in circus sideshows, it is as though I have been surrounded by mirrors of hard, distorting glass. When they approach me they see only my surroundings, themselves or figments of their imagination, indeed, everything and anything except me.                      Ralph EllisonInvisible Man

What inspires you? I may have mentioned that I'm a book lover. I have so many books in my home that I stopped buying them and these days I mostly rely on libraries. I love reading...Call me old fashioned, but I prefer to have a real book in my hands. So, perhaps it is no suprise that I get inspired by books. My outfit today was inspired by a cover of Ralph Ellison's novel. To tell you the truth, I'm struggling to find the words to describe what does this novel mean to me. I took my time with reading this one and I really tried to catch all of its subtle messages. It is such a profound book. I do recommend it. If I find the time, I will do a review. Would you be interested in reading my review of this book?

Što vas nadahnjuje? Možda sam spomenula da volim knjige. Imam ih toliko u kući da sam ih prestala kupovati i u zadnje vrijeme oslanjam se na knjižnice. Volim čitati, a najdraži mi je staromodni način, volim držati knjigu u ruci. Stoga, možda i nije iznenađujuće da me nadahne knjiga. Moja današnja kombinacija je nadahnuta omotom romana Rapha Ellisona. Iskreno da kažem, teško mi je pronaći prave riječi za opisati koliko mi ovaj roman znači.  Uzela sam si vremena i čitala je polako te sam stvarno pokušala uhvatiti sve njene suptilne poruke. To je veoma duboka knjiga. Preporučam da je pročitate. Napisati ću ogled knjige ako uhvatim vremena. Bi li ga voljeli pročitati?

faux leather coat/ Kaput od eko kože: vintage
blouse/bluza: no name
skirt/ suknja: tailor made, šivana po mjeri
bag/torba: no name
shoes/ cipele: no sense
long dark cardi/ dug kardigan: CNdirect (here / ovdje)

I recommend it!!!


  1. Hi Ivana! I take note of this book to read on my next holidays:)
    Happy Christmas!!

  2. Really interesting post...thx for sharing! You look so classy Ivana. xx

  3. Yes please, I would love to read your review on this book! You look great in this outfit, love the coat! Hugs dear Ivana xxx

  4. Thank you for the recommendation!
    I love the blouse! Gorgeous!

  5. Ivana your jacket is FAB! Xo,

  6. Hello from Spain: very inspiring words. Nice pics. keep in touch

  7. Bellissimo libro e bel look:) un bacione

  8. Sounds like a cool book and you look amazing!
    🎄 🎅 ⛄️ Happy holidays! :)


  9. bellissimo e super stiloso questo look
    buon martedì
    un bacione
    <<< tr3ndygirl >>>

  10. Sounds like a good book. You looks fantastic, Ivana. Happy Holidays, girl.

  11. I would be interested in a review of the book, yes, because it's always so fascinating to see what appeals to people in books and what it is that you find inspiring! You look lovely in this pussy-blow blouse by the way :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

  12. Dear Ivana! The invisible man from Ralf Ellison is a very famous book and I would love to read your review!
    Your look is again very pretty and inspiring. Your skirt and your shoes are very cool and your blouse is so cute. I really adore your style.

    I wish you a Merry Christmas!!!

    xxxxx Nadine

    1. I hope you get the chance to read it soon.

  13. Cool, I love that skirt! Merry Xmas dear!
    Reindeer costume by Smiffys on my last post HERE!

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  14. Gorgeous outfit Ivana, very chic!:)

  15. Cute shoes :)

    Maria V.

  16. Super kombinacija! Tvoj osmeh je predivan <333
    Nisam citala knjigu koju preporucujes ali dala si mi odlicnu ideju!
    Veliki pozdrav <333

  17. so so elegant - in great style xoxo

  18. Love the brown hue in your style and the book!
    Amazing combo!!

  19. Bello il tuo outfit, interessante il libro! :)

  20. Izgledaš predivno draga ! :) xx

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  21. It was really interesting to read about this book! I really like your bow blouse, you look stunning!


  22. what a lovely page you got here! first time in your blog and hey i love those shoes. looks perfect with everything. :)
    Anyway, i'm your new follower on GFC, hope you can follow me back :)


  23. You look fantastic :)
    I invite you to my blog, maybe follow for follow? :)

  24. Sounds like a intresting book Ivana, I didnt read it yet.
    You look fantastic dear, I love your retro style blouse and amazing skirt ❤ This coat is wonderful, and your smile girl !!!

    Have a nice evening dear friend,
    kisses ❤

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  26. Your outfit is gorgeous dear Ivana ! Kisses :)

  27. You look great, fantastic styling
    I clicked

  28. Beautiful blouse and coat:) This is my favourite outfit so far! You look absolutely amazing <3

  29. Super izgled, košulja mi se dopada, ovaj mašna stil je prelijep xoxo

  30. It's really fresh and cool that your outfit was inspired by a book cover and I think you nailed the colors and the minimalist spirit perfectly. I'm so intrigued by the book based the excerpt you shared. I will have to see if my library has this title. I also rely on the library most of the time for my reading these days and I'm hoping to make reading more of a priority in the new year.

  31. I understand you! I love books too :) I love buy a new book.. it's so relaxing.

  32. I am a lover of books and I prefer them in my hands not on a metallic and illuminated surface. I've had to halt in buying too because I don't have room for them right now and I'm between places so it's not a great idea. I used to go to the library a fair bit but lately I haven't had time and instead done something so bad. I've been buying them through Kobo these days. I don't like reading them on my phone but it's better then not reading them at all!


    1. I know what you mean. I sometimes read ebooks too because there are some old editions that aren't available in a is better to read books on phone or computer than not to read them at all.

  33. I am a big book lover too ♥ And i also love your outfit, it´s totally amazing!

    Merry Christmas! ♥

  34. As discussed on Instagram, a very important book, historical and brilliant. The area I grew up in was all very much the same types of people, color, religion, so this was all so foreign to me and so helpful. Very lovely outfit! You look so amazing in that top, so exciting, I could not help myself again :) Exactly what I was needing tonight, dear. Wow!!

    All Things Bright and Lovely

    1. I think that anyone who ever felt invisible can relate to this book. I certainly could!

      thanks dear

  35. It sounds like a great book! Love your outfit!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  36. It sounds like such an interesting book! :)

    I like your outfit too, lovely layering.

    I really like reading but don't find much time for it with a toddler! I'm trying to make more time for it :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

    1. sometimes it is really hard to find the time...I know!

  37. great post

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  38. Adoro leggere e la tua proposta è molto interessante!
    Sei super chic, amo le camicie con fiocco!!!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  39. I think it's awesome and creative that the outfit was inspired by the book cover, I love the colours! <3 You did a fantastic job as always, Ivana. x


    1. why, thank you pretty much:)
      we can find inspiration everywhere...if we want too!

  40. Slažem se. Knjiga je knjiga. I ovako stalno zurim u ekran jer je neizbežan, pa mi ne treba još i za čitanje :)
    Nisam još bila u prilici da proščitam tu knjigu ali je tvoja preporuka sam potvrdile one koje sam već čula o njoj :)
    Divno izgledaš, kao prava dama :)

  41. Prelepa i veoma zenstvena kombinacija! Obozavam bluze sa masnom, daju dasak glamura starog Holivuda :)A, za knjigu si me ubedila bez svake sumnje :-)

  42. "My outfit today was inspired by a cover of Ralph Ellison's novel." - very interesting. so far i never came to this idea to wear a outfit after a movie charakter. i think i should do this...but do i have the clothings for this...hmmmm....

    i love this outfit on you - so stylish! this jacked is stunning and your blouse looks very unique to me .

    Thanks for sharing these pics my dear!



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