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Winter magic / Zimska čarolija


Funny how things change. I used to call myself a summer girl. I didn't use to like Winter at all. I couldn't see what is there to love. To me Winter was something to be endured, until beloved Spring arrives. Winter felt like an awkward period or phase that can't be avoided, something like what caterpillar has to go through before it becomes a butterfly. I couldn't see much beauty in the season itself. I would count days until the arrival of the long awaited Summer. Now, seeing snow on the hills makes me as happy as a child. I don't recall liking snow before. Things change. So do our tastes. Where I didn't used to see anything remarkable, now I see beauty. Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. I now see that Winter hides many marvellous things to behold and to cherish. The stars twinkle more clearly in the Winter. The nature seems oddly peaceful. There is so much beauty to be found in this season. I don't know how I didn't see it before. Winter is magical. My opinion about this season change. Our opinions change.  So does everything. Life is all about change. Learning to let go, learning to embrace changes- this can be so important.

Alright, enough philosophy for tonight or I won't be done writing this before midnight. A few words about the outfit and the location. Only a few because there is not that much to say. This is just a cozy sporty outfit. I'm wearing sweatpants and boots. Something some would call the epitome of bad taste- but hey we only live once. It was a comfy combo and I felt quite warm. This is important because I wore this outfit for a very long evening walk in Mostar. These photographs were taken in front of restaurant Radobolja. As you can see, they really went all the way with holiday decorations this year.

Čudno je kako se stvari mogu promijeniti. Nekada sam se nazivala ljetnom djevojkom. Nikako nisam voljela zimu, jednostavno nisam vidjela što tu ima posebno. Meni je zima bila nešto što se mora otrpjeti dok se ne pojavi voljeno proljeće. Zima mi se činila kao neka nezgrapna faza ili period koji se ne može izbjeći, nešto kao ono kroz što gusjenica mora proći prije nego što postane leptir. Nisam vidjela neku ljepotu u ovom godišnjem dobu. Brojala bi dane do dugo iščekivanoga ljeta. No, sada sam radosna kao dijete kada vidim snijeg na obližnjim brdima. Ne sjećam se da sam prije voljela snijeg. Stvari se mijenjaju. I naši ukusi. Gdje prije nisam vidjela ništa posebno, sada vidim ljepotu. Ljepota je doista u oko promatrača. Sada vidim da zima skriva puno čudesnih stvari koje možemo vidjeti i cijeniti. Zvijezde sjaje jasnije zimi. Priroda se čini neobična mirna. U ovom godišnjem dobu može se pronaći toliko ljepote. Ne znam kako to nisam prije vidjela. Zima je čarobna. Moje mišljenje o ovom godišnjem dobu se promijenilo. Naša mišljenja se mijenjaju. Sve se mijenja. Život je zapravo jedna promjena za drugom. Naučiti se prepustiti, naučiti prigrliti promjene- to može biti tako važno.

Dobro, dosta filozofije za večeras ili ću nastavit pisati do iza ponoći. Par riječi o odjevnoj kombinaciji i lokaciji. Samo par jer nemam baš puno toga za reći. Ovo je jednostavno udobna sportska kombinacija. Nosim trenerku i čizme. Neki bi rekli suština neukusa- ali jednom se živi. Bila je to udobna kombinacija i bilo mi je jako toplo. Ovo je bitno jer sam ovo nosila za dugu večernju šetnju Mostarom. Ove fotografije su slikane ispod restorana Radobolja. Kao što možete vidjeti, baš su se potrudili sa blagdanskim ukrasima.






















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  1. wow it looks beautiful :)
    http://xoxoclaudia.blogspot.de/

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  2. This is so beautiful !!!
    I dont like winter, Iam always so cold :(
    but I love Christmas time <3

    happy New Year my dear <3
    kisses

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  3. Happy New Year - "I would just like to express how much joy you have given me, and wish for your joy and happiness in return. Happy New Year to you all"
    Amazing blog post and great photos.
    I am glad you enjoyed reading my recent outfit post and thank you for the comments!!
    MyLyfeMyStory

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  4. Actually I think you made this sweatpants and boots combination look quite chic. The advent of the athlesiure trend makes it ok to wear athletic wear as fashion which is certainly great for those who want to be comfortable as well as stylish. There is a beauty to every season including winter but I can't say I'll ever be a fan of the extreme cold.

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    1. thank you Rowena. I don't think I will ever be a fan of the extreme cold either, but once in a while it is kind of refreshing to be cold:).

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  5. wow great illumination:) You look beautiful Dear:)
    kisses:*

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  6. You look super, perfect for looking at lights and keeping warm. I could sleep under these lights, they are magical :)) I miss all the lights now that the holidays are over. I'll need to just leave some fairy lights up instead ;) Wish you a wonderful day xx

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  7. Draga Ivana!
    Slike pogledajte lijepo romantično.
    Vidila sam slike od božićno tržište u Zagrebu. Bile su tako lijepe, moram ići iduće godine. Možda ćemo vidjeti onda da se sljedeće godine.
    Puno pozdrava
    Carolin

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  8. Meravigliose queste decorazioni! E tu sei bellissima! :)
    Un bacione cara!
    http://angolodellamisantropia.blogspot.it/

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  9. I love summer too and I count the days like you:)

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  10. These light installations are so cute! Hehe, I often wear sweatpants and boots when walking the dogs in winter ;) Sometimes it's simply best to wear something comfortable and cozy. And I love the saying 'Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder'. It's just so apt and true...we're all individuals with different perceptions, preferences and our own take on the world. Hope you had a lovely start to the New Year!
    Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com

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    1. thank you Caliope, I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who wears this combo:).

      yes, we all have a unique view of this world...and we should treasure those differences.

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  11. Stvarno jesu lijepo sredili, teško je ne uživati u ovim svjetlima i divnom ugođaju. Dečko i ja smo jučer stigli u Zagreb i odmah smo navečer otišli do centra baciti đir da malo uživamo u blagdanskoj atmosferi dok još traje i strašno smo se smrzli, ali je baš bio gušt tako da ni meni zima ne smeta ko ranije iako mi su mi jesen i proljeće i dalje najdraža godišnja doba :) Baš si slatka s ovom kapicom!

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    1. hvala, za ovu kapicu sam sentimentalno vezana:)

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  12. Oh my how beautiful is this!! It's magic, it's .....well it's my favorite time of the year, my favorite season, yeah I think I am hopelessly romantic, lol. You look actually very chic here, Ivana.
    hugs
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. thank you sweetie. I must be turning into a hopeless romantic myself.:)

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  13. Very nice winter decorations! I like winter and all that spirit of its holidays.-))

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  14. this post is so lovely and the pics are so mesmerizing..
    xx

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  15. Those winter light displays are gorgeous!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  16. Everything's so beautiful, dear! xoxo

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  17. You said it so well! I agree with you, there is beauty everywhere, but we don't always recognize it. While snow is beautiful, I must say I don't miss it terribly - living in the climate where it is cold, dark and lots of snow for 6 month of the year, makes it really hard to miss it. I enjoy our mild climate now (and yours is probably similar to mine). Our "winter" is not really a winter - it's just one long Autumn slowly becoming Spring - first flowers will be seen soon.

    Much love!

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  18. Baš tako - jednom se živi, a i treba da nosimo šta god želimo. Uostalom ko zna, možda će baš to biti neki novi trend uskoro :)
    Predivan mi je taj noćni ambijent i ti sa ukrašenim irvasima. Prava zimska bajka :) A kad smo već kod zime, poptuno delim tvoje mišljenje. Sve do skora nisam uopšte uživala u njoj, a sad se potpuno promenilo pa je tretiram kao i ostala godišnja doba. Ima posebnu lepotu i treba je videti. Isto tako, ljudi se menjaju, mišljenja se menjaju, kao i ukusi, a tako i treba da bude :)

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  19. these are beautiful pics my dear. the coolest i´ve seen about winter lighting.

    "These photographs were taken in front of restaurant Radobolja. As you can see, they really went all the way with holiday decorations this year." - this is really funny stuff - i love how it looks in the evening time - so brilliant!

    thanks for sharing this fantastic pics!

    Jennifer
    http://jennifer-femininundmodisch.blogspot.de/2017/02/unterwegs-jennifers-tag-jennifers-day.html

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