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Why is DIY good for the soul? Zašto je dobro za dušu kada izradimo nešto sami?

Hi there! As you can see I'm no longer in Split (Croatia),  I'm actually in Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) at the moment. I made a stop in a local library here to pick up some books. Yesterday I've read Buddha in Supermarket by Dario Rukavina and even if this collection of stories one wasn't my cup of tea, it seems to me that this author may have some potential. I will be searching for more of his works. Now, about the outfit. I feel like wearing something all pink and feminine. This skirt is vintage and the flowers you can see on it are DIY meaning that I painted them myself. I've always been a DIY kind of gal, especially when it came to fashion. I think I will add some extra details to this pencil skirt. What do you think about this outfit? Is it something you would wear yourself? Do you own a foulard? How do you wear it? Do you like pencil skirt?


...and to answer the question from my title, I think DIY is good for the soul because it makes us more creative and creativity is food for the brain. In addition, it can make us feel better about ourselves. In this society where everything seems to be 'available for purchase', making something ourselves can be a healing experience. It can open our eyes and connect us with the more simple times.

Zdravo! Kao što možete vidjeti, nisam više u Splitu, već sam u Mostaru, zastala sam u lokalnoj knjižnici da bi pokupila neke knjige. Jučer sam pročitala Buddhu u Supermarketu Darija Rukavine i iako mi ova zbirka kratkih priča baš i nije sjela, mislim da ovaj pisac možda i ima potecijala i potražiti ću neka druga njegova djela. Sada, što se tiče odjevne kombinacije. Došlo mi je da nosim nešto ženstveno i rozo. Suknja je vintage, a cvijeće koje možete vidjeti je moj rad, dakle sama sam ga naslikala. Uvijek mi se sviđalo napraviti nešto svojim rukama, a posebno to vrijedi kada je moda u pitanju. Mislim da ću dodati još neke detalje na ovu suknju olovka kroja. Ovo nije prvi put da nosim neku ovakvu kombinaciju. Zapravo mi je jako sviđa kombinacija obične majice i suknje olovka kroja, a mislim da se i ovaj rubac na to lijepo ukoplio. Provjerila sam rječniku i u hrvatskom postoji izraz fular (od francuski foulard) ali se on odnosi na svilenu tkaninu, tako da nisam sigurna koliko se taj izraz koristi za ovakav tip marame/rubca. Mislim koristi se u modnim časopisima, ali nisam sigurna što je točan izraz sa stajališta standarnoga jezika. Što vam se čini od ove kombinacije? Biste li vi to nosili? Volite li suknje olovka kroja?

...i da odgovorim na pitanje koje sam postavila u naslovu, mislim da su je za dušu dobro kada sami nešto izradimo jer nas to čini kreativnijima, a kreativnost je hrana za mozak. Uz to, možemo postati zadovoljnjiji sami sobom. U ovom društvu gdje je sve na prodaju, kada nešto izradimo sami, to može biti čak i iskustvo koje liječi. Može nam otvoriti oči i povezati nas s jednostavnijim vremenima.























foulard/ marama: borrowed, posuđeno
tshirt/majica: no name, nije markirano
skirt/suknja: vintage+ DIY
heels/ pete: naughty monkey











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  1. Beautiful! ♥

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  2. love your dress you look stunning in it!

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  3. Wow, tutta inguainata in rosa... sei fantastica!!!
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  4. These are great shot! You look wonderful in that dress I must say. The added tie is great. :)

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    1. thank you darling...actually it is a tee and a skirt, but the match is colour so I see why it can look like a dress.

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  5. What interesting architecture, I love travelling and admiring different cultures! So fascinating. You look lovely in your outfit!

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    1. thanks Sally...I'm always on a lookout for interesting architecture and I try to make it a part of my posts.

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  6. Great post. So lovely!

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  7. You look fabulous in the pink dress Ivana 💗
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  8. wow I love the first photo, you look so slim and thin like a model <3 perfect!
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  9. Lovely photos :)

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  11. U ovakvim kombinacijama ti sjajna figura baš dođe do izražaja, divno izgledaš! Ova frizura ti je baš nekako otvorila lice (opet ja o kosi haha) i jako mi se sviđa marama :) Kako vam je s vrućinama u Mostaru, znam da tu zna biti bože sačuvaj po ovoj sparini...mi ovdje zadnjih par dana doslovno crkavamo, čak nije ni za ići na more koliko je vruće.

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    1. prevruće je...danas uopće nisam izašla iz kuće:)

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  12. Divno mi izgledas... meni su suknje ovoga kroja vrhunac zenstvenosti tako da-veliki palac gore od mene! Jedino mi je zao sto nam nisi pinku blize poslikala suknju da vidimo kako si je doradila... Sve u svemu, jako lijepa i zenstvena! :*

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    1. i ja jako volim ove suknje...da, zaboravila sam je slikati izbliza...možda drugi put, ionako planiram još jedan DIY na njoj.

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  13. stai benissimo, mi piace molto questo abito
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  14. Pa jel se ti to lagano vraćaš na visoke pete?! :)
    Sviđa mi se kombinacija suknje i majicwe, prvo sam mislila da je haljina :)
    I imaš odličnu liniju!

    Što se tiče diy teme, slažem se s tobom, ručni rad liječi.

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    1. jesam, vraćam se petama, misteriozna ozljeda noge se pomalo povlači:) iako moram priznati da ove nisu najudobnije.

      drago mi je da se slažemo:)

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  15. Sei carinissima con questo look!
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  16. I don't think DIY is good for my soul, I am rubbish at it. I stick to writing for creativity.

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    1. well, writing is kind of DIY for the soul:)

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  17. I'm with Anne, on this, DIYs are not good for me because I am completely hopeless with them. Not sure if it's the camera angle but gosh, you look super sliming the first picture, Ivana.

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    1. Well, DIY can take many forms, I think that even preparing a meal can be a DIY of a kind...and writing a blog post! I just like that idea of making something by ourselves.

      thank you Shireen, I think it must be the angle plus these open sandals with high heels:)

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  18. Sei davvero molto chic cara:) un bacio

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  19. Looking fantastic, doll! Gorgeous shots!

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  20. Love the look!

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  21. Pink-tastic, dear! Wonderful close shot of those stunning curves and I would bet good money a view from the back would be so sexy it might melt my circuit board ;) Looking gorgeous!

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  22. Such a nice pink outfit! The floral detail on the pencil skirt is lovely, what a great DIY! I really like blue and pink together too :)


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  23. Jako lijepa, elegantna i zenstvena kombinacija! Bas mi se dopada tvoja torba i siske ti odlicno pristaju. :)

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  24. Wow! you look absolutely fabulous.
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  26. Thanks sweetie :D

    In love with this place, with your photos and, of course, with your outfit. So pretty as usual :D

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  27. This dress perfectly skims your figure, and the color is very nice on you as well! Such lovely pictures!!!!

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  28. Oh, dear Ivana, I know these days when pink is necessary so well! Love your dress and for sure I would wear it :) I agree to what you wrote about why DIY is good for the soul as I recognised absolutely the same (although I do in comparison to you at the moment only very few DIY). And I'm happy with you you are back in Mostar and reunited with your dear husband.
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  29. Wow, koliko lepo i elegantno izgledas u ovoj kombinaciji. Prava dama! Obozavam pastele i nezno roza mi je uvek lepa boja, pogotovo u toplim danima.
    Smatram da su diy aktivnosti hrana za nasu dusu i da nam podsticu kreativnost, koju cesto u uzurbanom tempu zivota znamo potisnuti.
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