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NEW ART & PAINTINGS: INSPIRED BY CROATIA

Hi there! I have some new acrylic paintings that I would like to share with you. I will also post some old ones, and that would be that. The paintings I'm sharing will mostly be seascapes inspired by island Hvar and Croatian coastline but there is also one painting inspired by Neretva river. Like many a Dune protagonist (Dune as in Frank Herbert's SF series), I'm a sea child. I do love the sea, and I think it's an endless inspiration. However, I've also learned to appreciate river magic, so it is appropriate there is one river painting here as well. Scroll down to see more. 
We'll start with this little painting titled Island Hvar. The medium is acrylic paints on mixed media paper. (DIMENSIONS: 12 inches X 9 inches( 30.5 cm X 22.9 cm), weight: 90 lb (190 g/m2), the original painting isn't for sale, though. You can buy a similar original painting here.) It took me a few hours to finish this painting, I really tried to capture the sea movement in this one. I…

HOW TO STYLE A MAXI SKIRT IN WINTER? COLOUR BLOCKING

HOW TO STYLE A MAXI SKIRT IN WINTER? 
Today I'm back with another outfit post. This time I have an outfit proposal that is all about styling a gold maxi skirt. Why should you consider styling a maxi skirt in winter you might ask? Well, firstly, they can be quite warm. Secondly, they add glam to any outfit. Thirdly, with a good maxi you're sure to stand out. The best thing about styling a maxi skirt in winter is that you can adjust it to match your own personal style. If you like dark colours, go for that. If you want it to be more formal, order one in a fancy material (you know the one typically used to make suits) and pair it with a blazer.  If you're into sporty or casual style, order a cotton maxi and style it with sneakers. You know, I'm  starting to think that there really is a way to style a maxi skirt for everyone. 
 Some would argue that maxi skirts are tricky to style, but I think it's all in our heads. Long skirts and dresses actually have a lot of advant…

TWO WAYS TO STYLE VINTAGE LEVI'S 501 JEANS IN WINTER

Baby, it's cold outside. You know what that means- time to style cozy winter outfits. Today I'll talk about styling a vintage classic- 501 Levi's. This particular Levi's jeans is one of most iconic denim pieces of all times. With nineties trending, vintage jeans are in high demand and that especially goes for iconic brands such as Levi's. When styling your vintage Levi's jeans, you have several options to choose for. You can opt to get inspired by vintage trends or opt for more modern ones. You can also mix different periods of fashion history. The last opinion is the most fun one if you ask me. Just remember to have fun. Naturally, you don't have to opt for a vintage pair, you can buy a new pair, but there is something to be said about owning a vintage pair of jeans. I actually don't shop for vintage pieces that often, but I wear a lot of vintage. I take good care of my vintage pieces so they would last longer, and I rescue vintage pieces from people …

TWO CASUAL WAYS TO WEAR AN OVERSIZE TARTAN SCARF

Today I have two outfit proposals with you, both of them suitable for everyday wear and both of them featuring an oversize tartan scarf. It is still quite cold, and it seems like winter isn't going anywhere. So, cozy outfits seem to be in order. Oversize scarves are simply perfect for creating cozy outfits. If you remember, I already posted some tips on styling an oversize scarf beige (here). Today I'll show you two ways to way an oversize tartan scarf. When it comes to prints, tartan is always a classic. 

STATEMENT COAT WORN WITH A STATEMENT SCARF
We'll start with a bold combo.  They say red and pink shouldn't be mixed, but I was never one to follow that rule. Anyhow, in this case I mixed a red (and blue) tartan scarf with a dark pink (magenta) coat and I was quite happy with the result.Who says you can't wear a bold scarf with a bold coat? I think these two items are perfect for one another. I wore this coat with jeans and ankle boots. I accessorized with a burgu…

HOW TO WEAR MORE WHITE IN WINTER IN FIVE SIMPLE STEPS

It seems that white in winter is a real trend nowadays. Nobody lives following that rule 'no white after labor day' anymore. Today I've prepared some style tips and outfit information for you, because I do believe that white can be a great way to refresh our winter style. I'll be happy if I inspire you to give white a try. Anything from a white bag to white shoes can make your winter outfits more fun. So, why not give this lovely colour a chance? Here are my five easy steps to start wearing more white in winter right now. Most of these don't even require you do any shopping as I'm sure you'll be able to find at least some of these items in your closet. Sometimes it is all about reexamining what we already have in our closets. 


1. START WITH ACCESSORIES 

If you find wearing white overwhelming, you can always try baby steps. Start with white shoes (super trendy right now) and/or bag and move from there. Next thing you can do is try other white accessories, su…