A little black skater dress and a green winter jacket (location: ethno village Herceg, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Green happens to be one of my favourite colours. I love all shades of it, except maybe for that ugly shade of green that is on the cover of The Perks of Being a Wallflower (on the other hand maybe this copy I have is a bit worn out). I've just finished that novel btw and I absolutely hated it. I don't remember when I read something as bad as this novel. The writing was horrible, just horrible. I have a feeling that the author (that would be Stephen Chobsky) included every single psychological issue/trauma he could think of and just cramped it all in there in hope of managing to emotionally blackmail readers into liking this book. Well, it worked out for him, the book became a bestseller but I still think it's a cheap trick. Anyhow, the book left me feeling frustrated because you know I lost a couple of hours of my time reading this poor excuse for a novel. Well, you can't win them all. I had amazing luck with books last January, and you can't get lucky all the time. At least I know that the next book I pick up won't be as bad as this one so there you go.
Back to the theme of green colour. As you all know, green is a secondary colour. That means it contains both the calming energy of the blue and the vibrant energy of yellow. It is a very popular colour with both fashion and inner designers, as it is believed to have a harmonizing and balancing effect. Most would agree that it is a relaxing colour. In religion it often symbolizes new life (rebirth), hope and triumph of life over death. Green is the colour of plants and it is what often comes to our mind when we think of nature. Last year greenery was the Pantone's colour of the year, this year it's ultra violet and these two actually play well together. How do you like ultra violet? I'm a big fan of violet, so I'm all for it and seeing it combined with green just feels right. However, today I'm sharing with you a green and black outfit.
Speaking of shades of green, how do you like the combination of medium greens (for example basil, sade, moss) with light greens (for example chartreuse, pistachio, lime)? I really like that combination of colour, but I also think that dark green makes for a good match with both medium and light green. What are your favourite shades of green? I love emerald, seafoam, shamrock, pine, pistachio, lime, mind, seaweed and parakeet. Allright, that sounds like I'm just listing them all but well I'm partial to this colour and attracted to various shades of green. When it comes with combining green with other colours, black is always a good choice if you're not feeling especially bold or playful. A little black dress will look good with just about anything and it can be a good base for creating a stylish outfit.
In this outfit, I paired medium and light green clothing items (jacket & scarf) with a black skater dress. I think this particular cut is a nice way to jazz up the old LBD formula. This happens to be the only skater dress that I own, but I'd say I'd picked a good one. The material is very thick and warm. I will probably be wearing this dress often enough. I don't think you can see it, but it is a sleeveless dress. Do you wear sleeveless dresses in Winter? I do. Moreover, I think they're actually great because they allow us to layer our outfits. Wearing a shirt under a sleeveless dress can be a fantastic way to make your styling more elegant and/or formal. I didn't wear a shirt this time, but maybe another? I just love this long chartreuse scarf. I've had this scarf ever since I can remember and I guess that makes it vintage. I think it's made from wool because it doesn't feel that comfortable on the skin (wool never does) but it is very warm. Good thing about a long scarf is that it gives you more opportunities for styling. For instance, you can always tie it up in a cute bow. For me there is something very chic about tie bow scarves (and blouses).
Now, a few words about this location. I've been visiting this Herceg ethno (located in Bosnia and Herzegovina) village for years. I've seen it grown and I got to say, that was fun. Every time I visit, Herceg village seems a bit larger. These photographs have actually been taken fairly recently. We even ended up stopping for a lunch here and the food was pretty good. We stopped dinning here after one bad experience, but it looks like the food has approved again, so there you go. If you want to see more of this place, you can check out my old visits below:
Nothing beats a sunny Winter day. There is something especially refreshing about the combination of mild cold and sunny weather. I won't play brave, I'll be the first to admit that I'm not very resilient to extreme cold, but I actually like mild cold. I've finally warmed up to Winter and learned how to enjoy this season. For the last few days it has been very warm here and it feels quite unnatural. I'm not a fan of the rain we had lately either. Some of the almond trees already blossomed in Mostar ( I might remember to take a photograph). I hope that the weather will become normal again. All these weather changes can be a bit challenge for our heath. Dressing can be sometimes difficult as well. On this particular day, I had no such difficulties. I wore this cute outfit and I was very comfy and warm. Good times. This is why it is a good idea to take photos when you're feeling good. Reflecting back on past times is always fun. I suppose this is one of the advantages of blogging. We remember to take photographs more often. Do you agree? Has blogging changed the way you take photos or perhaps even the way you think about photography?
|Dress: Azel, jacket: Alpine pro, scarf & bag: vintage, boots: Šimecki|