A RED BLAZER (OUTFIT PROPOSAL) + THE GIVEAWAY WINNER


How to style a coloured blazer for spring? Today I'm sharing with yet another spring outfit proposal.  With April coming to its end, we can say the spring is in full swing. If you ask me, a coloured blazer is a great choice for spring.  This time I styled my red blazer with a blue turtleneck, navy flare pants and statement accessories. I wore an oversize hat completed with statement earrings and a necklace. Sometimes accessories make all the difference. These photographs were taken on planinica hill where the cherry trees still blossom. The cherry trees in our city are already filled with cherries, but since it's colder on the hill, the flowers are still there. Lovely, isn't it?



Thank you all for lovely wishes for my birthday. I spend my birthday cleaning the house, preparing the cakes and so on, and somehow I hurt my back in the process. I suffer from scoliosis (another chronic illness I'm blessed with) so I'm not supposed to carry anything heavy, but I carry heavy things all the time, since like most people I don't have servants to do it for me. I'm still in quite a bit of pain, so I'll be slow with responding to your messages. I have a lot of posts prepared, but I'll probably be a bit slower with posting them too. I can't say when my back will get better, I think I hurt a nerve or something. 



Those of you with a really good eye should be able to spot some horses behind me in some of these photographs. I didn't take close ups of horses because I didn't want to disturb them, especially since they had a few calves with them.  I have already taken their photographs on a number of occasions, so if you're interested I can make a separate post about that, but as I said only if you're interested. Yesterday I finished reading The Call of the Wild by Jack London. Such a lovely novel! I recommend it if you're an animal lover. I'm planning a little reading update so expect that in the upcoming posts. I'm not sure will I do an April recap post, it will have to depend on how I'm feeling.




My fashion illustration giveaway is officially closed. The giveaway winner is Marisa from blog Marisa's closet (as you can see here) The winner was selected randomly.  If you want to see more fashion illustration giveaway, let me know and I might host another one next month. Thank you for reading! Have a lovely day. 

P.S. I'll be linking up this look with Fancy Friday link up hosted by Nancy and also with Weekly Wear link up hosted by Mica.

Comments

  1. What a lovely colourful outfit and the red and blue are so nice together, they really pop with the white cherry blossoms!

    I hope your back heals quickly, how frustrating for you!

    Away From The Blue

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  2. Fun photos! The bold jewelry adds whimsy to the classic pieces of the outfit. I never read Call of The Wild but will have to add it to my Kindle. How beautiful to see the horses out in the wild. I was diagnosed with scoliosis as a child due to gymnastics but was lucky enough that the curves balanced well and it never became a problem. Back pain is so unpleasant. I hope you heal up quickly.

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    1. it is great that the curves balanced back, scoliosis is so complicated, I'm not sure what to advise to people when they ask me about it. I think there are specific exercises that can be helpful. I wore a brace as a child but it seems to have made matters worse.

      It is a good novel for dog or animal lovers. I liked it a lot.

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  3. Red is always a good idea! So glad winter is behind us!!!

    Have a productive new week! Xo

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  4. Wow! Really cool outfit! I love your jacket!
    Wonderful photos!
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  5. Looking great dear! This shade of red is perfect xx

    Naya
    www.nayatilly.com

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  6. Мне нравится сочетание красного и синего оттенков. И очень нравится твоя шляпа ! Я тоже такую хочу на лето :)

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  7. So nice... I like the blue and red together. And your amazing accessories. One powerful look!

    www.fashionradi.com

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    1. thank you so much. I love playing with accessories.

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  8. First things first health is a priorty, do get well soon... Loved your necklace .. planinica hill seems such a beautiful place
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  9. Sorry to hear that you suffer from scoliosis. I hope you get better soon.

    I love the red blazer. That tone is such a bold color to wear.

    xo, Maria
    https://www.miamiamine.com/

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  10. Hello Ivana! Happy belated birthday. :) Would you believe that I own only 1 blazer?? With blazers trending I should acquire another and your red one is looking pretty fabulous! Have a great week. :)

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  11. Love your blazer Ivana <3

    Serene XO

    http://www.surrealserene.com

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    1. thanks Serene. I think this colour would suit you well too.

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  12. That blazer is so cool! I love the color so much! You did a great job putting those great colors together!

    XO

    Daria

    https://www.dbkstylez.com

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  13. Amo e stra adoro il cappello!! Completa l'outfit in modo gradevole e soft

    https://nettaredimiele.blogspot.com

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  14. Hey dear Ivana, how you doing? Hope you have a magnificent week :)

    You know, I've been looking for a red blazer in order to make my wardrobe a little more colorful, I feel like I've been wearing a lot of neutrals (which is good tho for versatility) since I've arrived to Europe. I used to wear more colors a few years ago and stopped.... so a red blazer definitely could be an option, also I feel it is such a powerful color that give such fierce and energy..... it is also the perfect way to get into spring with good vibes :)

    Loved the spot you picked for the pictures.... and don't carry too much weight, remember essentials only ;)

    Gonna stop at the other posts (so bad I missed the giveaway, are you still using your IG by the way)?

    Thanks as usual for your constant support, means a lot for me
    Pablo
    www.heyfungi.com

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    1. I don't use my IG often, I'm not sure will I keep it to be honest. I'm a bit worried about the new legal applications of IG that enable it to own photographs.

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  15. Dear Ivana, so sorry you hurt your back. Hopefully it will be better soon - please take care of you!
    But I can't believe in your city are already cherries on the trees, you live really in the South! Here in Bavaria we have still many leafless trees ... Your outfit looks amazing, you put the colours fantastically together! And it speaks in your favour you didn't want to disturb the horeses, but they are so wonderful in the back!
    Congratulations to Marisa, I hope she is well as I was not able to open her blog.
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. Thank you Rena. I always open Marisa's blog through google because I can't open the link. Maybe you should try that too.

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  16. Happy Belated Birthday Ivana! I hope you had a fantastic day!! Love the colors you selected for your outift!

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  17. It´s a lovely colorful outfit!
    XX

    https://www.elblogdebarbaracrespo.com/2019/04/hotel-principe-felipe-la-manga-club/

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  18. A fabulous blast of colour and some wonderful photos of your cherry blossom, proper spring-like.
    Back problems are the worst. I hope you're using ice to soothe the inflammation. xxx

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    1. I haven't tried ice yet. I only used cooling creams.

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  19. Love the red blazer! So chic!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  20. Mi dispiace tanto che ti sia fatta male alla schiena, Ivana! Proprio il giorno del tuo compleanno, poi! Che sfortuna!
    Spero tanto che ti rimetta prestissimo e che tu possa tornare a godere delle belle giornate di primavera!
    Bellissime le foto con i ciliegi in fiore, e trovo che la collana che li richiama sia un dettaglio davvero delizioso!
    Come sempre sei molto bella e chic nei tuoi look, mi piace tantissimo l'idea del cappello di paglia con il foulard annodato intorno, penso proprio che ci proverò anche io! :)
    Baci!
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  21. I hope you feel better soon, Ivana!!
    I love how you added great bling to the outfit with that necklace!!
    XOXO
    Jodie

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  22. So sorry to hear about your back problems, Ivana! You are looking radiant in those photos. I'm loving the happy pairing of red and blue, your fabulous hat, and stunning necklace. Cherry blossom is so beautiful, but fragile and transient. I'm glad you were able to enjoy their beauty on Planinica Hill. What a stunning location! xxx

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    1. Thank you, I enjoy a good blue and red pairing too. Planinica hill is truly beautiful.

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  23. Volela bih da te češće viđam u crvenoj boji, divno ti stoji! :D


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    1. hvala, volim crvenu, ne znam zašto je ne nosim češće.

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  24. I love this colour combination. So lovely on you. I'm not sure if I said this happy belated birthday wishes to you. I hope you feel better soon. I have a slight curve in my spine so I know how debilitating chronic back pain can be

    Sxx
    daringcoco.com

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    1. thank you Sonia. Yes, chronic back pain is the worst!

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  25. I always love a good blazer and colored blazers are such a fun way too a little pizazz to spring outfits. I have a bright pink blazer that always gives me a little lift of energy whenever I wear it ;) I'm so sorry to hear you hurt your back. I slipped a disc in my back once and it was some of the worst pain ever. Do rest up and take it easy for now. Hot compresses helped me greatly. I hope you'll recover and feel better soon.

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    1. Thank you Rowena. I do agree, coloured blazers are so perfect for spring.

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  26. I love a bright pop of red like you're wearing here! So pretty!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  27. Dearest Ivana!
    Amazing photos were taken on the "Horse Hill". How nice that the cherry trees are still blooming here. And you look great in your mix of red blazer, blue turtleneck, statement necklace, flared pants and big sun hat! Oh, but a sore back, that's not a nice birthday present! I wish you to feel better soon!
    Lotgs of hugs
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2019/04/unique-nicht-perfekt-aber-einzigartig.html

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  28. I liked your blazer and the color is so pretty!!

    https://www.heyimwiththeband.com.br/

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  29. Hi IVana
    I'm so happy I never win nothing in my life and I won your giveaway I can't believe it!!
    Love the color of your blazer it suits you very well!! And I can see the white horse so beautiful!!
    Hope you re fine now!!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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    1. thank you Marisa. I really like the colour of this blazer. Perhaps I need to wear this shade of red more often.

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  30. I truly love the combination of cobalt blue with scarlet red; it's so bold and loud! This blazer looks great on you and the wide-brim hat adds such a fabulous touch to the outfit. Amazing, Ivana!!

    aglassofice.com x

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  31. I love the bright red jacket with the cobalt top, great colour combination! I hope your back is feeling better.

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  32. That's such a lovely outfit! I love the accessories that you paired with it, that necklace goes so well!

    https://jessysfashionbook.com

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  33. I love this outfit! The pop of red on the blazer is so fun and suits you so well! Thanks for sharing! :)

    melissakacar.blogspot.com

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  34. Thanks a lot :D

    you look amazing my dear :)

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  35. Blistas draga Ivanice! Jako mi se dopada spoj naizgled nespojivih boja, sesiric je premeden, sve u svemu pun pogodak!

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  36. You have new post in the blog, if you can give me a force by clicking the links of zaful so I can win?
    https://meuestiloe.blogspot.com/2019/04/vida-colorida-amarelo-mostarda.html

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  37. That red blazer is so great on you!!
    I really love that blue turtle top and gorgeous necklace and lovely horese!
    You are talented, and I wish you get better soon from a pain<3

    akiko
    www,akikohiramatsu.com

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  38. I've never had a red blazer, only burgundy, but this looks incredible on you! I love it!
    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  39. I love your red blazer and how you styled it! I'm so sorry to hear about your back and I hope you are in less pain now
    Julia x
    https://www.thevelvetrunway.com/

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  40. questa giacca rossa è bellissima *_*

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  41. Amazing look, love those colours ♥
    xoxo,
    https://ysiakova.blogspot.com

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  42. The red blazer looks so good with the blue! Those two colors go together beautifully. And happy belated birthday!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

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