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What to wear to a semi-formal family diner? / Što nositi na donekle formalnu obiteljsku večeru?

Spring. Everywhere we look around there is something new to see. Life itself seems to be blossoming. I love Spring. It the season when we feel very much alive. I'm ready to forgive Spring for its downsides (such as viruses, allergies, tiredness and so on) because its  uppersides more than make up for it. After all, nobody is perfect. The imperfections are like waves. We might think they are there to give us problems, but it is all about how we sail them. If we sail the waves right, we'll get where we were heading much faster.


Proljeće. Gdje god pogledamo oko nas ima nešto novo za vidjeti. Čini se da i sam život cvijeta. Volim proljeće, to je vrijeme kada se osjećamo vrlo živima, stoga sam mu spremna oprostiti neke njegove nedostatke kao što su alergije, umor i ostalo. Na kraju krajeva, nitko nije savršen. Nesavršenosti su kao valovi. Možemo misliti da su tu da sam zadaju probleme, ali ako znamo na njima ploviti dospjeti ćemo ranije tamo gdje smo naumili. 



What to wear to a semi-formal family diner or celebration? Or in this case a First Communion party? What to wear for such an occassion? This is my answer. Something classic and chic, an outfit that feels enought dressed up but it is still very  comfortable. You never know how long you are going to stay, so comfort is an element to be considered as well.  I don't know about you, but I like to put in a bit of effort when it comes to any special occasion. You don't have to put it a crazy amount of time into getting ready, but cleaning up a little shows your hosts that you respect them. Anyway, this is what I wore, one lovely sunny day in April. 

Što obući za donekle formalnu obiteljsku večeru ili slavlje? Ili kao u ovom slučaju slavlje Prve Pričesti? Kako se obući za takvu priliku? Ovo je moj odgovor. Nešto klasično i chic, odjevna kombinacija koja se čini dovoljno dotjeranom, a koja je ipak vrlo udobna. Nikada ne znate koliko ćete ostati, tako da je i udobnost faktor koji treba uzeti u obzir. Ne znam kakvo je vaše mišljenje, ali ja se volim malo potruditi kada je u pitanju neka posebna prilika. Ne mora to biti veliki trud, ali kada se sredite pokazujete poštovanje prema svojim domaćinima.Uglavnom, ovo je što sam nosila toga sunčanoga travanjskoga dana. 





They say you can't go wrong with a pencil skirt and  whoever 'they' may be,  they might be on to something.  A pencil skirt suits every body type. It makes every outfit more elegant. A pencil skirt is easy to dress up or down. Conclusion? A simple pencil skirt is a great addition to any closet. Since I ordered and got this skirt (as a part of a suit I had made for me) I've been wearing it very often. So, from my personal experience, it is  a great investment. Few things are as easy to style as a simple black pencil skirt. Do you like pencil skirts? If you do...Do you wear them often? Do you find them practical?  

Kažu da ne možete pogriješiti s suknjom olovka kroja i tko god 'oni' bili, mislim da su na tragu nečega. Suknja olovka kroja stoji svakoj građi i čini svaku odjevnu kombinaciju elegantnijom. Takvu suknju lako je prilagoditi ležernim i svečanim kombinacija. Otkada sam naručila i preuzela ovu suknju  (kao dio odijela koji sam dala na šivanje), jako često je nosim. Tako da iz moje perspektive to je jako dobra investicija. Nije puno stvari tako lako uskladiti kao crnu suknju olovka kroja. Nosite li vi suknje olovka kroja? Jesu li vam drage? Ako jesu...Nosite li ih često? Čine li vam se praktičnim?




 



blouse/bluza: old/stara
skirt/suknja: sewn by measure/ šivana po mjeri
long cardi/ dug kardigan: here/ovdje
shoes/cipele: Peko






























 















blouse/bluza: old/stara
skirt/suknja: sewn by measure/ šivana po mjeri
long cardi/ dug kardigan: here/ovdje
shoes/cipele: Peko

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  1. Beautiful post my dear! I will be very glad if you will come to me! Kisses )) NEW POST!!! http://blondelafemme.blogspot.ru/2016/05/summer-love.html

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  2. Kao lutka si u toj tako ljupkoj, ženstvenoj i elegantnoj kombinaciji :)
    I ja volim pencil suknje i upravo shvatam kako nemam crnu, a ako je treba imati u nekoj boji, onda je to crna jer stvarno može da se nosi na bezbroj načina. Uz to, veoma laska ženskoj figuri.
    Divna mi je i ta bluza, pa žuta tobra kako osvežava kombinaciju, a čak se i ta divna frizura uklapa u celu priču :)
    I ja volim da se dodatno potrudim oko takvih prilika jer je prosto tako neki povodi zaslužuju neki dress code. Sa druge strane, lepo je izaći iz neke svakodnevne uniformisanosti i biti kreativan u tom smislu i možda obući nešto što ovako ne bismo. Tužno mi je kad npr. idem u pozorište, a neko dođe u trenerci :/ Ne treba se uvući u balsku haljinu ali prosto ima situacija kada treba ukazati svoje poštovanje i na taj način.
    Patkice i priroda su divni :)

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    1. slažem se, ne treba se sada obući previše svečano ili se naručiti na frizuru ili šminku, ali lijepo je pokazati da smo se barem na neki način pripremili za tu priliku.

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  3. Hi Ivana,

    I love this dressing on you. You look like you dressed sharply for work and also for any event after work. You look sharp and crisp in the pencil skirt. I think because you are tall. I'm not that tall and pencil skirt makes me look dumpy.

    Always love the river shots (and the ducks) and other shots of nature in your outfit posts!

    Jo
    Jo's Jumbled Jardinière

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    1. thank you sweetie. You know how much I love ducks!

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  4. Che elegante che sei Ivana! E che bellissima location che hai scelto per le foto, anche io adoro la primavera! :D
    Ma più di tutto mi piace la tua acconciatura, è deliziosa e ti dona moltissimo!
    Baci!
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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    1. grazie Silvia:) Mi piace molto questa location.

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  5. Beautiful outfit Pretty:) Nice blouse and I can't believe that this cardigan cost only 5,59$:)
    kisses
    http://irreplaceable-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  6. Wow you look amazing in this outfit. Feminine... I love the blouse.

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  7. beautiful
    http://www.melodyjacob.com/

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  8. So pretty!

    Eliana,
    https://around-eliana.blogspot.pt

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  9. Lugar maravilhoso, show de imagens arrasou no look linda bolsa
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  10. I agree the pencil skirt looks very nice on almost every type of body. You look so elegant! I love the skirt in a combination with the elegant shirt, but my favourite is the bag! It gives a nice colourful touch to the whole outfit. Spring is one of my fav seasons, but it often makes me feel tired and a bit depressed. However, it's good that this passes by.

    Sun and Sany - Bulgarian travel and leisure blog

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    1. thank you Stanislava. I love this bag, I feel happy everytime I wear it, it's like carrying sunshine with me.

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  11. Nice and sunny pics! I like your style, you look elegant and charming. And yes, the pencil skirt is my fave!=)))

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  12. Ma quanto sei sofisticata in questo formal look a me questo stile piace molto perchè valorizza la figura con semplicità senza pasticciare troppo la personalità..Ottima scelta
    un bacione
    To me new post
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  13. That is a gorgeous outfit, Ivana and I love the bow top. Lucky for me my in-laws are very casual so I get away with jeans all the time. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. thank you Shireen...yes, being casual has its benefits. we don't get dressed for every occassion, but religious festivities usually have a certain dresscode.

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  14. You look amazing such a nice pics
    http://abdelkhalekleblog.blogspot.com/

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  15. You look so beatiful.

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  16. Hey, lovely blog!
    Wanna follow each other??
    Let me know if you want because i want it too :) Leave a comment on my blog and I'll follow you directly, don't forget to follow mine
    xoxo, Sylvi Gautama
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  17. Hello Ivana :) Personally I also love Spring, despite as you mentioned on that time of the year it's really easy to catch some infections, what's more, many people feel tired during Spring. But I think that as soon as sunny and warm days come, everybody forget about these "little" cons of Spring. You look really elegant and chic, dear, your pencil skirt is perfect - it's really easy to style with everything, what makes it very practical and versatile skirt. Hope that you spent amazing time with your family during First Communion party, dear :)

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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    1. thank you dear, I'm glad you like my outfit. Yes, I had a lovely time.

      I do agree that it is easy to forget about cons when there are so many pros.

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  18. You look super cute :) and lovely location! xx

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  19. You look gorgeous Ivana, I love the touch of colour you have given to the look with the yellow bag 💛
    xxx
    www.travelera.es

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  20. You look so fantastic!

    xoxo
    www.its-dash.com

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  21. Loving this chic look on you, Ivana. It's elegant but not over the top. Perfect choice!
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  22. Looking so classy doll. I do adore how you paired this look with a bright yellow bag x

    Florals&Smiles

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  23. So very true. Pencils skirts are one of the few clothing pieces that tend to flatter most body types. I love ho wyou styled your outfit. The top and bag are lovely.
    BEAUTETUDE

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  24. Spring is just such a lovely season since it's all about renewal. Yes I'm with you on forgiving the downsides since the good outweigh those anyway like you said. I really like how you built this look around a pencil skirt. It's one of those pieces that is so versatile and classy. Fab outfit!

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    1. thank you Rowena. Yes, it is all about renewal.

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  25. Loving the top!! SO posh!
    Dora www.bangsbang.com

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  26. Great styling, look beautiful <3

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  27. Un look molto chic e la tua borsa è così graziosa!:-)
    Un bacio
    Paola ♡
    PollywoodbyPaolaFratus

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  28. cute outfit i love your bag!

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  29. That outfit is perfect :D

    Stay in Style
    Karen @ Lookbook Store Blogspot

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  30. Direi che sei assolutamente perfetta!!! Bellissima la blouse con fiocco!!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  31. Great ideas and pictures!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  32. Lovely post hun! I like this so much.

    JENNEROUTFITS.COM a blog dedicated to kendall and kylie jenner’s best outfits.

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  33. Love those colourful post, Ivana! Do you bun up your hair like that during flight too? Looks good! TGIF, my dear! xoxo

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    1. I never tried wearing it like this during flight. I must keep it in mind:).

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  34. You look so elegant, Ivana! Love this outfit, the blouse is great :)

    xoxo ❤
    Melania | modeintechnicolor.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm sure you would look adorable with it:)

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  36. Bellissimi questi scatti:) un bacione cara

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  37. Baš si divna i elegantna u ovoj kombinaciji, a već sam par puta rekla da tebi upravo suknje ovog kroja savršeno pristaju! :) Ja ih osobno ne volim nositi jer sam se navikla (i najviše volim) ili na kratke i lepršave suknjice ili na one ogromne maxi koje mi se skoro vuku po podu :)

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    1. hvala ti puno, meni je ova dužina baš praktično, a volim i ja duge:)

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  38. Molto elegante e bella!!!
    Chiara
    http://www.chiaraangiolino.it/

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  39. Hello dear,
    great pictures!
    Would you like to follow each other on GFC? Follow me i follow back. (If you follow let me know on my blog)
    A hug,
    Angi

    www.mammatoday.com

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  40. Stunning!

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  41. just stumbled upon your blog and I really like it!
    Anyway, I'm following you now on GFC. Would you mind to follow me back? ;)
    Take care,
    Rizuna from A Well-dressed Nerd

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  42. So lovely! Hope your weekend is filled with love and happiness!


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  43. Iako rijetko komentiram, uvijek čitam tvoje postove, ali sad te moram pitati od kud je ova torbica? Preslatka je :D
    Lijepo si se sredila, da nema ove torbice možda bi bilo malo obično ovako je super :D

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    1. kupila sam je u Borsi, to je lanac dućana ovdje u Mostaru, a nabavljaju sve iz Italije...Mislim da sam je platila samo četrdeset kuna, znam da sam čekala da bude na sniženju jer mi je bilo blesavo plaćati više za torbu od plastike, ali zapravo je ovakva plastična jako lagana, praktična i kvalitetna (moram još neku plastičnu nabaviti).

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    2. Nisam baš ljubitelj plastike, ali je toliko slatka da bih je možda i nosila usprkos plastici :) Čini mi se da ima u Zg u Imporatanneu dućan s torbama istog ili sličnog naziva, baš ću pogledati :)

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  44. Davvero elegante Ivana e questa borsa gialla è splendida!!!

    The Princess Vanilla

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  45. You look so classy & elegant <3 Love this outfit!!!
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  46. Really pretty look, I love the bag! I think your blog is lovely by the way, let me know if you want to follow each other! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

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  47. Hello! I am following you. Please reciprocate. Thank you ^ _ ^

    Un Angolo Di Gioia

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  48. Hello dear,
    now I follow you too :)
    A hug,
    Angi

    www.mammatoday.com

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  49. You are a philosopher, and such an elegant one! Love this ensemble, especially with the feminine blouse, so sensuous. You remind me of Italian actresses from the mid-century. :) Just beautiful classics! I used to love pencil skirts, but find them restrictive lately.

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    1. thank you dear, such a sweet compliment! Yes, pencil skirts can feel a bit restrictive, that is their only downside.

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  50. It's nice to know someone else also likes to put a bit of effort into special occasions with regard to appearances/outfits - not only is it fun to do so, but it also shows respect to whoever is hosting the occasion! Your outfit seems lovely for your family get-together and you wear the bow-blouse so well :) You have really beautiful skin by the way, Ivana!

    aglassofice.com
    x

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    1. thank you dear. I'm really happy with the colour/tone of my skin, but I struggle with skin imperfections often (acne and so on)...well, we can't have everything!

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  51. Great outfit for such occasion or even a business meeting!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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  52. Oh wow, there they are again!! I am so glad you are showing them off a bit more but no chance for a third time for me, have to save these for a later date ;) Sprinch out!

    All Things Bright and Lovely

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  53. Spring is so amazingly beautiful. I am sometimes in awe of just how perfect. And then there are the downsides. Luckily I don't suffer from seasonal allergy but my heart goes out to those that do. Glad there are a million and one over the counter meds that help. On the flip side, there is a slew of goodness about Spring. New births. First communion. Confirmation. Graduations. Life. I love this season.

    I'd like my friends to make an effort with their looks for my event so i do the same. I love your choice of clothes to this party. I'm a huge fan of pencil skirts. I'm yet to see a gal that doesn't look great in them dressed up or down. I like your tie front top very much but I'm in love with the bright and sunny bag.

    Beautiful look Ivana. I'm sure it was a fun party.

    http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/2016/05/general-commencement-at-uc-berkeley.html

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    1. I feel exactly the same, I love this season.

      This bag always makes me feel like I'm carrying sunshine with me:)

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  54. Pošto sam veinu vremena s klincima pa tako i na ovakvim događajima, slažem se da je udobnost jako bitna... a i da nisu sa mnom, stvarno držim da se ne isplati baš jakooo patiti zbog mode... možda čisto malo! :)
    Sviđa mi se žuta torbica kojom si osvježila crnu kombinaciju, a frizura je prekrasna. Baš sam oduševljena! :)

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    1. slažem se, u redu je ponekad malo patiti zbog mode, onako iz gušta, kad baš zapnemo za neku kombinaciju...ali u globalu udobnost je jako bitna (iako je pomalo i relativna, nekome su štikle udobne, nekome samo ravne cipele).

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  55. You are very chic ! I love your shoes and your top is very nice <3

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  56. Jako si lepa Ivanice u ovoj kombinaciji. Sjajno ti stoje suknje olovka kroja, svidja mi se i bluzica, a zuta torba je sve zacinila na najlepsi moguci nacin. I ja volim da nosim olovka suknje, zaista se lako mogu uskladiti i uvek su elegantne.
    Pusica

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  57. your outfit is for me also a really good looking business-style outfit. i like your unique blouse too.

    Jennifer

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