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Where the sea is crystal clear......Gdje je more kristalno čisto.......

Split. This city is capable of producing magic. Very subtle kind of magic that gets under your skin without you noticing it. Split. Where the sea is always crystal clear. Split. My hometown, my childhood. Split. In English, this word has a meaning that is very close to my heart. I often feel like I'm split in two, split between my desires and my plans. My futile efforts to be at two place at once that are often reinforced my incredible stubborness that always seems to develop new dimensions. Typical Taurus. Always setting up hard tasks for myself, always doing my best to live up to (impossibly) high standards that I set up for myself. Well, almost always. Sometimes I go for a nice relaxing stroll with my husband and I share those photographs with you. It is such a joy to be oudoors when nature reawakes from its dream. These moments are when I don't feel split in two, this is when I feel whole. These images were taken last month (March 13th to be more precise). The Spring was already in the air back then, but now it is in full bloom. Welcome Spring! Welcome April!

Split. Ovaj grad je sposoban proizvesti čaroliju.  Vrlo suptilnu čaroliju koja ti se uvuče pod kožu bez da to primijetiš. Split. Gdje je more uvijek kristalno čisto. Split. Moj grad, moj djetinjstvo. Split. Na engleskome jeziku ta riječ (koja ovisno o kontekstu u ovim obliku može biti glagol, imenica i pridjev, a u svim slučajevima njeno značenje je podijeljenost) ima značenje koja mi je jako blisko. Često se osjećam kao da sam podijeljena na dva dijela, podijeljena između svojih želja, svojih planova, svojih uzaludnih pokušaja da budem na dva mjesta odjednom koji su pojačani nevjerojatnom tvrdoglavošću koja uvijek dobija nove dimenzije.   Tipična bikica. Uvijek si zadajem ciljeve koji su teški za postići, uvijek se trudim dostići neke svoje (nemoguće) visoke standarde. Pa, gotovo uvijek. Ponekad prošetam s mužem, opustim se i podijelim te fotografije sa vama. Predivno je biti vani kada se priroda budi iz sna. To su trenuci kada se ne osjećam podijeljena na dva dijela, tada se osjećam cijela. Ove su fotografije napravljene prošloga mjeseca ( trinaesti ožujka da budem precizna). Već je tada proljeće bilo uz zraku, a sada je baš u punom cvatu. Dobrodošlo proljeće! Dobrodošao travnju!








































turtleneck/dolčevita: Mana
jeans(traperice: piazza Italia
rest/ostalo: not branded/ nije markirano



Comments

  1. You are always look beautiful Sweetie:) I love your photos <3
    Have a great week:)
    kisses:*

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  2. Super post draga! Dolčevita je veoma lijepa! :)


    Vildana from Living Like V & Stalia Is BAE

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  3. What a charming place! Very romantic one.)))

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  4. I do love walking by a harbour or a port, just watching the boats sway in the sea is strangely calming.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  5. You are making me crave for the seaside! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose NEW POST

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  6. Beautiful sweater!
    http://urbanrockdream.blogspot.com.es/

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  7. Definitely, Split is amazing city and I'm pretty sure that if I'll be there right now, I'll staring at the water in the sea, it's so clear! You grew up in terrific place, Ivana :) And to be honest, I'm also sometimes try to my best to make everything perfect, but when I'm nearby nature, I change my point of view and finally, I relax. You look really happy and so pretty, Ivana! :)

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  8. you look great - I love the pictures - so so nice place

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  9. Such a lovely place and you look so classy. Have a great week! xx

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  10. I enjoy the outdoors so I'm always a fan of scenic photos and calming environments like this. Your colourful knit is lovely. Wishing you a happy spring Ivana. <3
    Spring Sportswear

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  11. Bellissime foto, mi piace molto il tuo maglione
    www.alessandrastyle.com

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  12. Che belle foto, Ivana! Sei bellissima! Cate www.imieioutfit.blogspot.com

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  13. It's really cool how Split has multiple meanings for you. It looks you enjoyed a really beautiful day out in these photos.

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  14. Hi! Are you feeling better? I know it is an old post but you sound better now. Great photos, I'd love to visit your hometown, it is a typical stop for cruises, isn't it?
    xxx
    www.travelera.es

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    1. yes, I'm feeling better, thank you. Yes, cruises often stop at Split city.

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  15. wow! great pictures :)
    http://www.therunwhy.com/

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  16. Gosh, I've heard so much about Split! I really have to visit someday, Ivana! Love your colourful striped top, babe! xoxo

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  17. Beautiful photographs...the sea, the ships, reflection of sunshine in water...you in your lovely colourful sweater...

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    1. :) thank you so much. I love the sea.

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  18. thanks sweetie :D

    you look so beautiful. love your sweater :D

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  19. Ovo mi je možda jedan od tvojih najdražih tekstova. Poređenje Splita sa podeljenošću, kako bukvalno, tako i sa tvojim osećajem je dostojno pravog pisca. I sama se pronalazim u tvojim rečima i često bih volela da nisam ta "tvrdoglava bakica" ;) Nije lako biti podeljen, ni što se gradova tiče, kao što je naša situacija, niti u vezi bilo čega drugog, ali to je ujedno i bogatstvo jer koliko ljudi je tu gde jeste i ne mrda ni fižički, niti mentalno. Žive život životareći. Ja ipak biram ovo drugo i te neke naizgled nedostupne ciljeve. Znam da i ti :) I da ne zaboravim, fotografije su magične i iako nisam bila u Splitu, vidim i osećam zbog čega je tako poseban. Ti izgledaš divno i tako bezbrižno, a te vesele boje se tako lepo uklapaju uz more :)

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    1. istina, na jedan način je to i veliko bogatsvo...možda je i bolje imati više od jednoga doma i biti vezan uz više mjesta. Drago mi je što ti se svidio tekst.

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  20. Nisam bikica, ali sam ovnica i izgleda da smo mi svi "rogonje" jednaki. :D O tim visokim standardima za samu sebe mogla bih knjigu napisati...rad, rad, puno rada da budem malo popustljivija prema sebi, par koraka naprijed, par nazad, no dobro...život je i tako jedna velika škola. :)
    A opet, ima nešto i u tome što je Tijana napisala. :)
    Zavidim ti, kao i Matei, na svim tim "obalnim" fotkama i što je je, kristalno je čisto to naše divno more. <3

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    1. negdje sam pročitala ( u nekoj stručnoj knjizi) da je Hrvatska na takvom položaju da je cirkulacija mora uvijek na najvišem nivou. Ja vjerujem da je i na drugim mjestima na Jadranu, a na kraju krajeva i Mediteranu, more jako čisto, ali mi imamo tu sreću da smo na nekoj najboljoj poziciji što se tiče same bistrine mora. More može jako čisto i kada nije bistro, ali ipak ga je lijepo vidjeti kada je ovakvo baš kao neki planinski potok.

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  21. Gorgeous Split! I loved how clear the water was and these water photos are making me drool!!!!! You look happy to be there- I am glad!
    Your jumper is beautiful too- like a rainbow!x

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    1. thank you Kezzie. I'm happy to hear you like these photos.

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  22. Ništa ne smiruje kao priroda koja se budi iz zimskog sna :)

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  23. Beautiful photos and your outfit is very cute. I love your sweater :)

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  24. Such a gorgeous place and love love your sweater. You look so pretty..Love the clicks.

    xo
    www.thepositivewindow.com

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  25. So wonderful to get to see beautiful you again! Missed that so much.

    All Things Bright and Lovely

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  26. Split does look like a really lovely place to live and visit! Lovely photos and you look great :) xx

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    1. thank you Nevena, it is a lovely city indeed.

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  27. What a beautiful place! I love how clear the water is! I think these are the things that are most important, being outside and with loved ones. These are what make me feel whole and happy much more than any achievement. And your outfit is beautiful!
    ~Lili
    www.thefashionsalt.com

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  28. This is so cool! I like this turtleneck sweater, the jeans, and the sneakers. Another very nice setting you showcase in this post. At one point, I thought Google made that turtleneck since those are the pretty Google colors. Still, cool outfit! :)

    johnbmarine.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you John. I love this turtleneck.

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  29. This place is so pretty and I love your sweater! kiss
    https://cocojeans.blogspot.pt

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  30. Dang! How could I miss this one??? Ivana love your casual yet trendy outfit. You look smashing, girl. Beautiful pics, that water is a-m-a-z-i-n-g-!! Ivana you live in such a beautiful part of this world.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  31. Moja je velika želja da posetim prekrasni Split i uopste hrvatsko primorje jer sam bila jako mala kada sam letovala u čini mi se Cavtatu i nažalost se ne secam. Moji roditelji kažu da lepseg mora nema i ja im verujem :-) a, zahvaljujući tebi imam priliku i da uživam u ovim divnim fotografijama :-)
    Pusica

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  32. Dear Ivana, after a break of a few weeks I'm back! I know, I missed a lot and when I see those beautiful pictures, I am longing to this wonderful region.
    Your look is very cool. Especially I love your cute sweater. You look very pretty again!
    Neverless, finally the temperatures are rising and soon we will be able to wear frilly summerdresses ;-)

    xoxo Nadine

    http://nadinecd.blogspot.co.at

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    1. yes, it is time we enjoy wearing our dresses:)))

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  33. Divne su ti fotografije i mesta za slikanje su prelepa!!! Split je zaista fenomenalan grad <333 Super post <333

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  34. another cool series with pics of landscapes, outfits and YOU. i can image to life on the sea is pretty beautiful.

    Jennifer

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