ADVENT IN STARI GRAD, CROATIA (2 OUTFIT PROPOSALS)

I have blogged about beautiful Stari Grad on island Hvar fairy recently (see here , here and here) as well as in more distant past (here and here). Today I'll show you how this ancient city is decorated for Advent. As you may know, Stari Grad is an ancient but not densely populated town. There are less than three thousand people living here, so it is a rather small town. During the autumn and winter season, one doesn't see that much tourists around. So, this is a great choice if you're looking to vacation in Europe somewhere where it is relatively warm and very quiet. There are many historical sights to see in this Croatian city (that was amazingly founded by ancient Greeks) so if you're a history lover, it's a great place to be. The advent decorations are very tasteful and lovely. It's a pleasure to stroll this town in Advent time. Besides, the city itself, I'm also going to show you two autumn outfit proposals, both featuring the same beige coat. Scroll down to see and read more.


1. A CAMEL COAT PAIRED WITH A PRINTED DRESS AND A FUN BEANIE 

This camel coat and the beanie were both gifts from my significant other and despite not being a fan of them initially, I've grown fond of them. They are both fast fashion items (the coat is from H&M and I'm not sure about the beanie) but I'm not too worried about that because I know I'll wear them more than 30 times so they'll become sustainable eventually. Anyhow, here you can see how I paired these two items with a summer purple geometric print dress I have had for ages (see how I wore it here, herehere and here). Styling summer items in autumn and winter isn't as hard as it may seem, it's all about layering them right. I have finished this look with high brown boots that I have been wearing all the time lately. There isn't even a need to link them up to old looks because you can just scroll my recent posts to see them featured numerous times. How do you like this styling? How do you like Advent decorations in beautiful Stari grad town? 


2. A CAMEL COAT WORN WITH A WHITE SHIRT, GREEN VEST AND NAVY FLARES
This winter styling is all about layering and accessories. Here I paired my favourite navy flares with a white shirt and a green vest. I have added an elegant scarf and a summer cap to add more colour. I really like how this outfit turned out, it was very comfortable and it looks nice. I think it proves we can add some fun into your cold weather outfits. Besides showing you this outfit, I'll also include photographs of more advent decorations in Stari Grad. I especially liked this big advent wealth placed in front of the historical villa of Renaissance nobleman Petar Hektorović.


That would be all for today. Thank you for reading. Let me know how you like this outfits and what you think of Stari Grad city. Would you like to vacation here? If yes, would you prefer to visit it during the warmer or during the colder months? Are you a summer or a winter type? 

 As always, thank you for reading. Have a lovely day!

Comments

  1. Love your two outfits, you look stunning!
    Have a merry christmas and all the best for the new year!
    xxxxx Nadine

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    1. Thank you Nadine. Merry Christmas to you too.

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  2. Stari Grad looks wonderful, love the style of the houses , the winter sunshine and the harbour.
    That massive wreath is great!
    Your husband buys you clothes without consulting you? That's very brave of him! Your coat is getting plenty of wear and looks very stylish is both outfits so he's done you proud.
    I don't mind when I travel as long as it's not raining or windy. I just love escaping England and the horror that is Brexit! xxx

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    1. Thank you. I suppose he has done me proud:).

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  3. Dearest Ivana,
    "relatively warm and very quiet" sounds good :-)) And you show us very nice views of Starigrad in Christmas time and great outfits!
    I wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas, wonderful and cozy holidays and a good start into the New Year!

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    Warm Christmas greetings and a cozy 4th Advent Sunday evening,
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2019/12/gemutliche-dezembertage-weihnachtliches.html

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  4. I love how you give the items a try even though you weren't found of them at first. A camel coat is definitely truly a classic and it's always good to have classics.
    It's so nice to explore with you this way. I am surprised you are the only one out and about. Do you photoshop all the other people out of your photos?
    XOXO
    Jodie

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    1. No, I don't. There are less than 3000 people in this city so it looks almost deserted this time of year. That's the case with Croatia in general, you get to have a lot of personal space just because it is not very populated. In the summer when there are a lot of tourists, it's a bit different.

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  5. What lovely photos, Ivana, a real pick-me-up after the utterly grey and rainy day we had today. Those Christmas decorations are really something else! My husband would never attempt to buy me clothes, as he knows my tastes are very particular, and if I don't like it I don't wear it. A camel coat is a classic, though. I'm loving it especially paired with the short printed dress, tall boots and beanie hat! In answer to your question, I am a definite Autumn type, but I love all seasons equally. They each have their own charm, and I wouldn't want to live somewhere where there are no clearly defined seasons. Aren't we lucky to be able to change wardrobes seasonally too? Wishing you happy holidays! xxx

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    1. Thank you dear. I love that I live where one can feel the change of seasons too. Autumn is probably my fav season but I've learned to love winter too.

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  6. Beautiful photos. I like your cap :) Merry Christmas :)

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  7. Your coat is such a classic and looks so good on you! I'm always impressed by how well you layer - I think the second outfit is my favourite :)

    I like layering in winter with cosy scarves but summer is definitely my favourite - all the pretty dresses, no layering or coordinating needed! :)

    Hope that you're having a great weekend :) We are so excited for Christmas here! :)

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  8. Such a beautiful place and amazing pictures! Love also these outfits, so stylish and chic!
    Merry Christmas Dear!

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  9. Beautiful and serenity town! Stari Grad looks so lovely with Christmas festive!
    Love your camel coat with flare jeans.
    Happy holidays and Merry Christmas,Ivana.

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  10. Great photos! I love that coat, that is such a cool gift to get :)
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  11. Lovely pictures! That is a great classic coat on you, Ivana. I love the flared jeans - I'm so glad to see wide-legged and flares back again. A very Merry Christmas to you!

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    1. Thank you Sheila. Flares and wide legged pants are great!

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  12. The coat with the belt or without the belt, both of them is so great!!
    I also love you knit cap! I have been looking for a colorful knit cap like you:)

    akiko
    www.akikohiramatsu.com

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  13. Absolutely stunning outfits my dear- I like both of them- wow so lovely Christmas city decorations :-)

    Merry Christmas dear xx

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  14. Ohhh, I love this place!! How beautiful, the light shining in one of the pictures is so gorgeous. The decorations are perfect, I love that there isn't a lot of them but, special ones here and there, that is beautiful!! What a darling place. I hope you have a beautiful Christmas time x

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  15. Stari Grad looks wonderful during the holidays! There's nothing like seeing festive decorations to get into the spirit of the holidays and the understated yet elegant way these are done is perfect. Wishing you and yours a safe and wonderful Christmas Ivana!

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  16. Che belli questi addobbi e questa atmosfera così rilassata!
    Happy Christmas week!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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  17. Beautiful <3

    Merry Christmas Ivana!

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  18. Hey Ivana, are you ready for holidays? I hope so :)

    I see that the weather is cold in Stari Grad, so let's take out our beanies and coats as you do! The outfit is perfect and I love how you add a lovely and funny touch to your camel tones with this beanie, is so colorful and perfect to bright a cold day :)

    Everything about this place looks so magical and I love that you got to visit this zone in a festive season, because all the details in the decoration are really nice to appreciate :D

    Thank you for taking us to your trips during this year!
    Pablo
    www.heyfungi.com

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    1. thank you Pablo. It's not very cold here, but it gets windy and then a beanie is a must.

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  19. A me piace moltissimo il cappotto cammello in inverno, lo trovo così chic e versatile!
    Però mi prendo conto che quando una non si vede con un certo colore non c'è nulla da fare, anche se a me sembra che non ti stia affatto male!
    Il look che preferisco è il secondo, ma solo perchè lo trovo più elaborato e mi piace di più la combinazionedi colori, perchè stai benissimo in entrambi i casi! :)
    Baci e tanti auguri di Buon Natale! :)
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  20. Nice pics. Your coat is very versitile. You paired it up very well. May the days ahead be merry and bright.

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  21. Stari Grad Looks lovely, especially because the're not many People around. It Looks quit and peaceful and Beautiful - ans so are you with that Wonderful beanie and blue patterned skirt!
    I wish you a wonderful and merry Xmas, Ivana! xxx Maren

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  22. It's nice to see knee-high brown boots styled in this outfit, because I have just got a pair and I'm so looking forward to wearing them through to Spring! Merry Christmas, Ivana!

    aglassofice.com x

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  23. Пальто и елка на фоне пальм смотрятся очень необычно!) В России новогодние праздники ассоциируются со снегом, катаниями с горок и на коньках, с морозами...

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  24. Stari Grad looks like a wonderful place to visit. The old world feel to is so charming yet full of history. It is interesting that the Greeks and Turks founded and lived in this part of the world at some point. I just watched a documentary on the Tartars and I had no idea that Crimea was found by Greeks and Turks.

    Allie of
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    1. Stari Grad was founded by the Greeks but not by the Turks (who didn't exist as a nation back then). The Turks attacked Stari Grad and tried to destroy it, they never founded anything on this island. It seems impossible to me that Crimea was founded by the Greeks and the Turks. As far as I know it was founded by the Greeks. Turkey is nowhere near as ancient as Greece, so it is not possible that they founded cities in ancient times.

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  25. Stari Grad looks like a beautiful city to visit! I love all the boats along the water and the decorations. And both outfits with the camel coat look perfect for winter. I love all the layering in the second outfit.

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

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  26. I definetely prefer summer, but having said that, the decorations for the winter holidays are beautiful! I also love both of the outfits you shared. I especially like how cozy and fun the hat in the first outfit is!

    Merry Christmas!

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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  27. wonderful blog..

    Hello, I am from Indonesia, I follow U..
    happy blogging

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  28. Beautiful place! I've been to Croatia only in summer. It's nice to see this amazing country in winter.

    Have a nice day,
    matiime.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you darling. Croatia is also lovely in winter time.

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  29. Wonderful places and wonderful.. you! <3 My dear friend... you're always in my heart. Sei sempre elegantissima, i tuoi abbinamenti sono fini e raffinati.. stai benissimo, credimi!! Ti voglio tanto tanto bene e ti auguro delle feste stupende. Felice Natale, insieme a chi ami!

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    1. grazie tesoro. Sei adorabile. Felice Natale!

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  30. You cant go wrong with camel. I love how you layered it with the green vest. beautiful looks and a very beautiful city.

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  31. Wow you really have seen quite a bit of your country. I have seen a fair number of places in the states though it is huge. I went to Boston as a kid and also was on a road trip from NY to Florida. I lived in Florida for about 6 months when I was 12 and I recently visited a friend in Tampa/St Petersburg. In addition to NY and Florida I also lived in Seattle and when living there I visited Portland OR, Vancouver BC, Phoenix AZ, and San Francisco. I would like to travel more, but abroad, not so much the states. I have been to London, Berlin, Munich and Paris.

    Allie of
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    1. It is great that you have seen so much of your own country. I think it is wonderful when we can explore our own country and travel locally. But like yourself, I would welcome more chances to travel abroad too.

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