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A Pastel Outfit For a Day In the Country (Goranci, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Today I'm sharing with you an outfit that is all about pastel shades. Interesting how this summer both pastel and crayon colours are trending, right? Not that I'm complaining. As much as I love the crayon red and yellow, sometimes I feel like wearing a pastel outfit. Dust and pastel shades are always a very feminine choice, aren't the? Moreover, pastels are easy to style. For example, pastel green and blue match nicely. Speaking of which, today look is very matchy-matchy on purpose. Sometimes I feel like wearing an outfit whose colours are complementary one to another. The brown sandals match the handle of the bag, and the bag itself matches the green and blue of the dress. 






Nothing beats a little escape from the city, right? Goranci is one of my favourite places to relax  & chill. This charming little village is located in vicinity of Mostar city. It is a wonderful choice for outdoor activities, such as hiking, strolling or cycling. I visit it quite often.  You can see some of my previous visits here and here. The day we visited it was a perfect summer day. In contrast, today it is not only raining but it is also a bit windy and cold. Not a typical summer day, but well, what can we do? At least I can warm myself seeing these lovely sunny photographs, right? 



This dress was a gift from a friend. I like its cut, it reminds me of the twenties. I just love this fashion period. I braided my hair and pulled it up, to resemble the shorts cut of the twenties. Alright, I admit I just made that up. Maybe I did, but on a subconscious not a conscious level. I don't put that my thought into my outfit, lol. You can see another way to style this dress here. This bag is pretty old but I still love it. I wore it previously on blog here, here and here. This bag was also a gift from my friends, a birthday gift if I remember well. When I got it, I thought that I will only wear it to beach, but with time I realized there are many ways to wear it. I do wear it only in the summer, but I don't wear it only for the beach. The older I get, the harder it is to get to the beach. #Adult life and all that. I might as well bring my 'beach' items with me and recreate that 'beach' vibe in my every day life. 






Another thing I like about this dress is that it's basically made out of two parts.  I'm a big  fan of the sheer trend, but not brave enough to wear it, and findining the right undergarmets for sheer fabrics can be tricky. So, dresses like this one, that come with an underdress are a life saviour. If you a bit lazy and uncertain how to rock the sheer dress, you can always try to find a similar dress. To make it a bit more interesting, I wore it with a pastel pink cord that served as a belt. I think it even was a belt once, but it belonged to another skirt. I wear it in all kind of was nowadays. The dress has a bit of a subtle floral print in blue and pink, so  I reckoned this belt matches well. 






Besides, as much as I love the beach, I love hills and mountains just as much, if not even more. There is something about high altitude that makes me feel so much better, both mentally and physically. I know I'm not the only one. Many people have told me that spending time in mountains did wonders from their health. This particular village isn't located at a very high altitude, but still I always feel better after a visit, even if it was a very short one. This was my first this year. I don't know why I waited this long. I should totally visit more often, maybe even consider hiking all the way from the city, instead of you know getting there the regular way, i.e. driving. I don't know have I ever told you this, but I dislike road traffic and I get car sick often. If I had it my way, I would walk, fly or sail everywhere. Tonight I have to catch a bus to drive me all the way to the capital of another country and I'm so nervous because it will be one long bus drive.






That would be all for today. I hope you've enjoyed this post. Tell me, what do you think about pastel dresses? Do you find them easy to style? Do you like this kind of subtle floral prints? Pastels are always good for creating a more subtle look, don't you agree? Do you like mountains and hills, or do you prefer the sea?  If you had to pick would it be a seaside vacation or a mountain one? In other words, would it be country or beach vacation? What kind of weather do you prefer? Sunny or Rainy? Cold or warm? Are you enjoying your summer? Do you have any exciting plans?









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  1. Muy buenas fotografías...un saludo desde Murcia.

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  2. This dress does remind me of the 20s! I love how it has a slightly flapper girl look to it. Wherever you are looks really beautiful in the background :)
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  3. You look amazing. Your dress is so cute and I am obsessed with your bag!

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  4. Con i colori pastello stai benissimo sai? Molto carino il vestito, decisamente anche il mio stile ed è perfetto con i sandali color cuoio!
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  5. This is such a lovely place :)
    And your look is so amazing in that casual outfit,
    perfect for the warm days.

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  6. What lush surroundings, perfect to show off that pretty dress and that fabulous bag - I do love a handbag (as opposed to a shoulder bag - they don't spoil the line of my dresses).
    I'm not a fan of pastels - on me - but that dress is lovely on you and I like how you've done your hair.
    I'm a beach person - nothing against mountains but sand and sea are best! xxx

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    1. thank you. I prefer vibrant colours too, but sometimes pastels are a lot of fun.

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  7. Oh that's a beautiful dress! Perfect for summer, and I like that belt with it.

    It's a lovely bag so it's great that you can come up with more ways to wear it outside of the beach. I don't get to the beach as much as I'd like either!

    Hope that you are having a great week so far :)

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    1. thank you. Somehow it is harder to find time for the beach the older we get, isn't it?

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  8. Such a chic summer dress babe.
    The place looks so nice also and perfect for walking.

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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    1. thanks...it is a lovely place to take a stroll in.

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  9. Thanks a lot :D

    you look great as usual :D

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  10. Meraviglioso questo abitino, splendido il paesaggio!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  11. mi piace moltissimo soprattutto il colore

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  12. You look great in that outfit
    and such a nice place to take photos.

    Ann
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  13. Sei deliziosa in queste foto Ivana! Così delicata e chic!
    L'abito è incantevole, adoro il colore, e ti sta benissimo!
    Super bello anche il posto, sembra davero fresco e rilassante! :)
    Baci!
    S
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  14. Such a cute look!

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  15. This dress has a lovely silhouette and the soft floral print is really pretty and romantic. The underdress is a nice detail. I always like it when dresses are like that so I don't have to worry about wearing a slip underneath. Now that you mention pastels, I realized I don't really have many in my wardrobe even though I really like them.

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    1. yes, a dress that comes with an underdress is always a very practical choice.

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  16. Loving this outfit, you're so right about recreating a beach look for everyday wear. It all comes together really nicely and looks great!

    Have a great week!
    Amy; Wandering Everywhere

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  17. Krasna je haljina i baš ti lijepo stoje pastelne boje. Sviđa mi se kroj, dvadesete (sad već dvadesete prošlog stoljeća :D ) su ostavile super stvari u naslijeđe.

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    1. hvala i da slažem se, dvadesete su bile super, a tko zna kakve će biti ove novoga stoljeća.

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  18. Dear Ivana, you look fanastic in your pastel dress! And what a great idea to wear this belt with it you have from another skirt. Love also your bag - your friend gifted you something beautiful - and long lasting. Yes, being an adult makes some things more difficult, even go to the beach :) But I know what you mean with your determination that you feel better after you have been in the mountains. I see it is really lovely in this little village in high attitude! Thanks for sharing this beautiful post! And hopefully the weather in your area is now again as good as it was when you took the pictures for this post.
    xx Rena
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    1. thank you dear Rena! Yes, the weather is very sunny today but honestly I didn't mind the rainy weather, it was a nice refreshment.

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  19. Troppo carino questo vestitino!!

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  20. Oh my gosh, it looks ever so beautiful over there. The weather is just as bright and cheerful here in the UK right now, but something about your location has me wanting to jump on a plane and head there to explore haha! You look lovely in this casual look Ivana; and I can relate to often wanting to match tones and accessory colours :)

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    1. thank you Gabrielle! This is a lovely area to explore for sure.

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  21. Thanks for sharing
    THIS post is nice
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  22. OMG, I so enjoyed this post and love the photos of you totally rocking the pastel dress. And what a great place this was. If I had to choose between the beach or the hillside right now, I pick the beach because I am living on an elevated location that used to be a mountain and all around are mountains so I get the best of everything. However, I'm always going to be partial to the mountains, even those that are not not so high. They call them hills I think hahah. I read that you feel amazing on higher up locations as it's because of the temperature that is soothing you on the mountains are usually cooler compared to an area that's flat and full of concrete, traffic and people. You look really beautiful in this floaty dress and I love your summer dressing, especially those sandals. Even though they're not flat, they're gorgeous :D xoxo

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    1. so nice that you're living on an elevated location. Where I live, I'm surrounded by mountains too! I wouldn't mind living on a hill:) ...but I can see the appeal of the beach.

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  23. You got me with this post as I love pastel shades! You look great in dress, dear! xoxo

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  24. I love this look, the pastel colours are super cute and suit you a lot!

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  25. Lovely pics!
    Have a nice day!
    Gil Zetbase

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  26. Your Outfit looks adorable Ivana! The Pictures are very gorgeous. :) I love the soft Color.

    kisses

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  27. These are sooo pretty photos of you, dearest Ivana - you look beautiful in your pastell dress and I also love the wonderful landscape!
    Hugs, may dear, Traude

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  28. I'm slowly but very surely warming up to dresses and am in love with your dress. You look lovely, Ivana as you always do.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    1. thank you dear. Dresses are great, always so easy to style.

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  29. You look beautiful! Love your outfit!

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  30. What a lovely dress! I have finally got round to like pastels and I’ve been wearing them pretty much every day this summer. I love what you have done to some of the photos with uneven edges, lovely idea! 😘💖💖💞

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  31. The dress is so beautiful and god idea to add the belt to clinch your waste line. An escape from the city is always a good idea. It helps to things off the mind at the times.

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    1. a belt is often a great way to put attention to our waist.

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  32. Mi piacciono tantissimo queste foto! Adoro il tuo vestito e le scarpe! Un outfit perfetto! Un abbraccio e felice fine settimana ❤️

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  33. Thanks a lot :D

    this dress look amazing on you :D

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  34. Adoro questo verde Tiffany! Buon WE!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  35. The pastel dress looks so good on you, you looks so beautiful! :)


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  36. Velicanstvena priroda i divna ti u pastelnoj haljinici!

    Pusica

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  38. you could wear this dress easily, the mint colour is really cool. but my highlight are this location, so great! the way/path is so nice - i think you could even in high heels very good walking on that....;-)

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