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How To Dress Casual But Still Look Feminine? Two Outfits + Streetart Mostar
I'm a big fan of street art, so when I spotted these lovely murals, we just had to stop and take a few photographs. Do you like street art? Do you want to see Mostar's murals? Well, if you do, you have certainly came to a right place. Moreover, if you want, you can also check out my old posts featuring Mostar street art here , here , here and here. So, I had already blogged about Mostar's street art four times! I guess this city has some pretty cool street art and I love showcasing it. Does that mean that I like to pretend I'm a tourist guide? Perhaps it does. Last Summer while I was showing one girl around Mostar, I also showed her a lot of street air and she really loved it. She said this was the beautiful city in this region she had visited so far, and she had visited plenty. Anyway, I do like showing Mostar around. Maybe it is my way of embracing be a tourist in your own city movement? I do believe that no matter how small or big our the city or village we happen to live in, there is always something new to be discovered, as long as we keep our eyes and our hearts open.
Today I would also like to speak a bit about sustainability in fashion. I'm sure you have all heard about it. It's basically a philosophy that aims to make fashion more sustainable and ecologically friendly. There are many things you can do if you want to adopt a more sustainable approach to fashion. One of them is wearing vintage clothes. The other is taking good care of your clothes. You can't shop your closet efficiently, if you don't know how to care for your garments properly. I pride myself on taking good care of my clothes. My shoes get worn out quickly because I do tend to take walks that last forever, but a lot of my clothing items look brand new despite the fact I had them for years and wear them often. I like to take special care of vintage pieces, because there is only as much vintage items left in the world, if you know what I mean. This black midi skirt is a vintage piece. I absolutely love its length and cut. I decided to challenge myself a bit and style it in a casual way.
While I was creating this post, a question came to my mind. How To Dress Casual But Still Look Feminine? I've decided to share two casual but feminine outfits with you today to show that you can dress for comfort but still feel like a woman. I love mixing styles and while androgynous style has its benefits, I do gravitate more toward feminine clothing. Achieving femininity and not compromising of comfort is actually not that hard. Casual style is very open to other influences, and you can bring tons of feminine elements into it. Whatever makes you feel feminine will cut it. After all, it is all about how we feel right? My casual but girly formula is pretty simple: I pair dresses or skirts with sneakers. It is interesting how much difference a pair of shoes can make. If you wear casual shoes such as sneakers, your outfit automatically becomes more feminine. Dresses and sneakers have been my go to combination this Spring and it is something I plan to wear all Summer long.
You know, I think that street art is one of most democratic art forms out there. Anyone can admire it. It also makes for a great background for photography and us fashion bloggers are always in need for that. That might be one of the reasons why I took the photographs I'm about to show to you. This outfit you can see below is something I wore about a month ago, before I had cut my hair, but it is something I still wear when it gets a bit fresh early in the morning or late in the evening. Leggings and a dress is such a simple combination, but it works like a charm. I wore a very similar outfit two years ago (here). I've started sneakers more often lately, and I like it. My significant other is also happy because he is a fan casual dressing. I've even reached for my jogging sneakers, seeing how dad sneakers are so in and all that. My sneakers usually outlive my other pair of shoes, but perhaps now that I've started to wear sneakers more often, my other pairs of shoes will last me longer? Anyway, I quite like how this outfit turned out. How about you? Do you like what you see?
bag: vintage second hand shop, sneakers: gift
Still, if I had to pick a favourite from these two outfits, it would have to be the leopard print blouse and vintage black skirt outfit. I had this leopard print blouse for ages, bought it in Terranova for something like two euros and I still wear it frequently. I do love animal print. Right now, my personal style is all over the place. Just when I though I had it figured it, that it was all about vibrant colours and patterns, I started gravitating towards a more neutral palette. Go figure. What about your personal style? Is it something that is still evolving or have you found a style that works best for you? Tell me, do you like the street art I've just shared with you? What is your favourite piece? I would have to go with the white fox, because it reminds me of Asian mythology, and that is certainly one fascinating subject. I do like all of them, because they are all unique in their way. If you've followed my blog for a while, you have probably noticed that when it comes to my personal art, I'm always trying new things. So, it is with art I love. When it comes to art, there are so many different styles I admire. What kind of art do you like?
You have seen (more or less) what was February like for me. Now tell me... what was February like for you? Are you happy that it's already March or do you feel like time is flying too fast?Are you looking forward to the spring?
As far as blogging goes, it seems that I have became more focused on fashion illustrations. In the next month the illustrations will have their place, but there will be more focus on DIY....or at least I think so, because I'm kind of heading in that direction. Apart from that, I have no plans. I have so many ideas when it comes to what I want to blog about, that I often have hard time deciding what not to include. As always, feel free to write about what you would like to see.
Vidjeli ste (više-manje) kako sam provela veljaču...sada mi recite, kakav je vama bio prošli mjesec? Veselite li se proljeću? Jeste li jedva dočekali ožujak ili vam je vrijeme prebrzo proletjelo? Ne zaboravite da nam možda i nije još stiglo i da ime za mjesec ožujak potječe od st…
Here it is: the first dress I have ever made entirely by myself. I did make some summer dresses in the past, but I had sown them without a pattern and a sewing machine and at any rate I wouldn't call them very accomplished. I mean, they weren't nearly as polished as this dress and they were not nearly as complex to make. I'm very happy with how this dress turned out. I'm even happier I took this sewing course in the first place because now I can make more dresses like this one! If you remember my November highlights post, you might remember that I've mentioned how I've recently finished a beginning fashion tailoring and sewing course with designer Stanka Zovko.
I promised to show you the dress I made for my course 'graduation'. At the end of this lovely sewing course, you get to choose not only what you're going to make, but also the material and the pattern. The sewing pattern is typically chosen from one of the sewing magazines this designer has …
With winter at our doorstep, I think it's important to make the most out of the left over autumn days. With that in mind, my husband and I payed another visit to our favourite (still not officially opened!) ethno village in vicinity of Medugorje. I wrote about this eco/ethno village a number of times, so if you want to know more (or just see more photographs) feel free to check out my old posts here, here, here, here and here. Autumn is Herzegovina is always gorgeous, and this year hasn't been an exception. We had some sudden weather changes and drastic changes of temperature, but I would still describe this autumn as a beautiful one. The Sunday this photographs were taken on was rather gorgeous, so I'm certainly glad we went on this little trip. I know I'm repeating myself, but I do cherish moments like this. Every time I step into this little village, I feel as if the time has stopped or rather like I have just travelled in time. It's such a charming place! I h…