Those of you who read my blog regularly know that I'm no shoppingholic. Yet, lately I've been doing some local shopping (by local I mean all Croatian brands) and it was an enjoyable experience. One of my purchases was this fabulous denim skirt. I already gave up on finding the perfect denim skirt when I found this beauty in Amadeus. I paired it with a DIY chocker, plain black top and boromira sandals. I wore this outfit for a walk around town which ended up with a having a meal in restaurant Dujin dvor ( LINK). The dinner was great (albeit with modest portions), so I'm taking this opportunity to recommend this restaurant (you can see it in the last photograph...and speaking of which, some photographs were taken with camera and some with our cellphones so the quality varies, sorry for that but my scoliosis has been bothering me and dragging my cam everywhere with me becomes increasingly difficult).
Anyway, I felt very comfortable wearing this. This outfit makes me think of the nineties and summers in the city. Why should nineties associate me with an urban environment, I'm not sure. Truth be told, when I was younger I never used to spend my Summers in Split. As soon as school was over, we would head to island Hvar. Only when I graduated high school and started working did I end up spending Summer in Split. As much as I love Hvar (and I love it insanely much), I must admit that I also like to spend Summers in an urban jungle (be it Split or Mostar).
In Summer, cities are different. They are somewhat sleepy and kind of empty. The vibe is completely different. Everyone is on vacation....and it feels kind of nice being there by yourself...you feel like that kid in Home Alone. Sometimes it is nice to be by ourselves. Even in Summer. Summer in a city. I know what you're thinking...Are you crazy? The heat!!! Well, you gotta be sneaky. Get up at 6 am and go swimming at Znjan beach at 7 am because that is when there isn't anyone there so you practically the beach to yourself. Walk your neighbour's dog at 2 am (ok, that was a memory from another lifetime, my neighbour's dog, the one I always took for a walk has passed away after a long and happy life. I'm sure Medo is enjoying dog paradise right now and it is nice to remember him. Because it was awesome taking him on those long walks at crazy hours.I miss you Medo).
Back to topic of heat and urban living. Stay close to greenery, for walks choose parks or streets that have plenty of shade or any kind of trees. Green helps. If your city has a lake, a river or even a creek, make the most of it. Water makes us feel more relax! Moreover, Summer is a great time to reconnect with water fairies and breathe that ozon in. If the city you live in has sea, you know what you must do. Beach time, big time!!! However, don't limit yourself to trendy beaches, find some place that will be special to you. Don't expose yourself to sun between 10 and 5 o'clock. Not because it is not healthy but because it is just insane. Take care! Drink plenty of water. Following some basic logic, you should be able to enjoy Summer even if you can't go on vacation (for what ever reason) and you end up city bound. Trust me. Spending a Summer in a city can actually be pretty cool and feel damn good. It is all in our heads.
|choker/ ogrlica uz vrat: DIY / moj rad|
top/ majica: no name
skirt/ suknja: AMADEUS
sandals/ sandale: Boromina (Borovo)
|Dujkin dvor restaurant (here)|