I'm having so much fun shopping my own closet right now, that I'm not even sure how I will ever get back to regular shopping or will I. Not too long ago, I wrote about why shopping our closet is ecological and ethical thing to do (you can read that post here). In the meantime, I've enjoyed shopping my closet more than ever before. Perhaps it is because Spring is finally here and I'm feeling those spring vibes. Not that I'm preaching this approach or anything like that. Everyone knows what is best for them and if buying new pieces regularly is a part of your style, that's perfectly alright. Rather than to preach anything, it was my intention to share what works for me personally. I find that shopping my own closet helps me feel less stressed and more in control of my wardrobe, but that might be just me. That all being said, I do believe there are some clear benefits to re- wearing clothes, and that was the point of that rather long article I wrote. Anyhow, I've rediscovered a few pairs of heels in my closet, so I felt that I was all set when it comes to this trend.
I was going to name this post kitten heels, but then I actually measured this pair of heels and they're not kitten heels at all. They may look like kitten heels but they are not. Do you like kitten heels? Do you wear them? What do you think about this trend? As you can see, I'm ready to temporary set my stilettos aside so I could embrace this trend of smaller heels. The only problem is that I don't actually have a pair of kitten heels in my closet. I have to admit that I googled 'kitten heels', because I wanted to be sure what exactly qualifies as a pair of kitten heels. If we are going to trust Wikipedia, what falls under the category of kitten heels are any shoes that have a short slender heel ranging from 1.5 inches / 3.5 centimeters to 1. 75 inches / 4.75 centimeters. While we are on the subject, I think I saw a lot of 2 inch heels out there being called kitten heels, but that is to be expected when something becomes trendy. I almost made the same mistake myself. I've literally made a pause while I was typing this, took a meter and measured all the heels in my closet. The shortest heel I have in my closet is 8 cm. I was quite surprised to learn that. I was sure I have a lot of kitten heels laying around, but what I have are shoes that feel like kitten heels in the sense they are very comfy but aren't actually kitten heels. I learned something new today. If you want to check out my other outfits with this pair or a similar pair of heels, you can do so here (2016) and here (2014).
Another trend I quite like for this Spring is the bold pattern one. To create this Spring outfit I paired a bold print skirt with kitten heels. As for the rest of the outfit, I opted for a grey light silk bow shirt and a blazer. When it comes to bold print clothing items, for example parsley or floral prints, styling them can be a little tricky. Sometimes it is best to try to coordinate the rest of the outfit with the colours on the print. This skirt has an interesting floral print, that is parsley like in appearance. Plus, it has ruffles and lace details. I think it can be said that it is the statement item in this outfit. So, I've kept the rest of the outfit pretty simple. You can see more outfits featuring this skirt here and here. You will probably see me wearing this skirt again.
Now a few words about the location. There is a new promenade by the river Neretva, and naturally we had to check it out. The old promenade was lovely, but this new one is even better because it is wider. Anyone in mood for some river magic? Do you like strolling by a river? I love it. So, when we went to visit some relatives in Capljina, (proper spelling is Čapljina, and please bear in mind that 'č' is pronounced as 'ch' in church), we also took the opportunity to go for a stroll. The new promenade is utterly gorgeous. I already see myself going for walks there often, no matter the small fact that I don't live in this small city. Isn't this area enchanting? I swear, river Neretva seems to get more beautiful every day. Perhaps this mighty river is most dazzling during the spring season. The new promenade starts at hotel Mogorjelo (you can see it behind it and for a detailed view check out this post) and it ends about 500 meters later on, but don't you stop there. This little city is perfect for taking a stroll, as you can see in my old posts (here and here).
|blazer: vintage, shirt: old, skirt: Azel, shoes: Peko, bag: no brand|
|blazer: vintage, shirt: old, skirt: Azel, shoes: Peko|