How to wear yellow in summer? Like with any trend, if you are not sure how to tackle it, start slow. Baby steps. You can always warm up to this colour with accessories. Why not try wearing a yellow belt or a scarf? Here, for example, I wore a yellow scarf around my straw hat. Similarly, a yellow bag might be a great choice. Yellow bag is not only a great pop of colour in the summer, it is also a bag you can wear all year around. In my experience, a yellow bag is a fantastic way to cheer up any outfit. Similarly, you can take it from there and pick one clothing item in yellow while keeping the rest of the outfit in black (or whatever colour you prefer).
For me personally, yellow is an easy choice. I can even imagine myself in a total yellow outfit. This plastic yellow bag I'm wearing here is an old find. I must have worn this bag a hundred times. This cropped yellow top is pretty old as well. It's from a Croatian brand that no longer exists but that I used to wear all the time before when I was in high school. Good times. Anyhow, for me wearing yellow seems like an obvious choice in summer. I love to wear yellow dresses (see my fav one here). The fact that this colour is trending makes me quite happy. But as I said, even if you don't like yellow, you can still find ways to incorporate it into your outfits. They say there is a shade of every colour meant for every skin colour, but if you feel that yellow just isn't your colour (no matter the shade it comes in), you can always rely on accessories. My outfit consists of three colours: yellow, black and brown. It is not a bad colour combo if you're looking for a more classic approach to styling yellow in summer.
The fact that my copy of The English Patient matched my outfit was a pure coincidence. We all know that books are a great photography prop, but in this case I was actually finishing this book on our little trip and that is the reason why it ended up in my bag. I didn't exactly read it in this spot, I have to admit to that. I might have been reading while these photographs were taken, but this is not exactly my usual reading spot. No, we stopped here so that we could capture Mostar's beautiful panorama. If you remember, I already showed you this spot in my post about photo worthy locations in Mostar. If you haven't, you can read that post here. On that particular day, we were headed towards Goranci village, and we stopped here to take some photographs. So, the matching of my outfit and the book was unplanned but welcomed. I have owned a copy of this book for ages, but I have only read it recently. This was by first novel by Michael Ondaatje and I have to admit that I was quite impressed. This novel is a postmodernist masterpiece. The prose is beautiful and the characters are memorable. What more could one want in a book? If you want to know more, you can read my full review here on my other blog. This book was definitely one of my July's favourites.
July was a hard month for me. I had a traumatic vocal cord operation experience (the local anesthesia didn't work on me, and the procedure was incredibly painful). To add insult to injury, the operation wasn't successful. Not that the surgeon had to break the news to me, I was unfortunately fully conscious during the whole ordeal. To add even more insult to injury, my surgical cut got infected. First I thought it was the cold I caught, but then I realized it was something more serious. Fortunately, a friend of my husband who has multiple specialties was able to check my vocal cords, clean my wound, and prescribe me antibiotics. Long story short, I was feverish and in pain for much of last month. A few days ago, I had spent the whole day vomiting. I'm not sure exactly why, probably it's Chron disease. Because of my Chron disease, I'm constantly taking medications to make my immune system weaker, so I tend to recover slowly. So, yeah, things weren't working out that well for me. To improve my mood, I turned to reading books and working on my blog. This helped improve my mood. I actually had a pretty good blogging month, despite the whole ordeal I went through. Talk about finding the silver lining! But you know that's life. There are the good moments and there are the bad. I'm able to laugh about it now, but at the time I didn't feel it was funny! But now it's all over, August is here and I plan to make the most out of it.
|Hat: old/scarf: a gift/ top: old/ pencil skirt: vintage/ bag: old/ shoes: not branded|
I had great luck with books last month and I hope this trend will continue in August as well. There is only one book that I read and hated last month and that would be Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon. It is the first in a series of book about a Venetian detective. I found this novel not only bad written but also xenophobic and deliberately offensive to Italian culture. But moving onto brighter themes. As I said, we visited Goranci village that morning. We've dined in Goranci restaurant many times, but this time we were only there for breakfast and a cup of coffee. If you want to see more of this restaurant, you'll welcome to visit some of my older posts here and here. It's definitely a place I can recommend. What about you? Do you have any places to recommend? Are you reading or seeing anything interesting? How is your summer like? Are you enjoying it to the fullest?
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