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HIKING IN VRBOSKA (PLUS FEBRUARY, MARCH AND APRIL RECAP)

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Hello dear readers! How are you? Life has been somewhat stressful lately, so I'm very thankful for every opportunity to go hiking in nature. Often I'm pressed for time, but these walks do always bring a smile on my face. These images have actually been taken back in March, during two hikes in Vrboska (at the other side of the bay, so you can actually see Jelsa in the background). Now, I've blogged about Vrboska a number of times, so not to repeat myself here are links to my previous posts about this charming village here, here, here and here. I don't know about you, but I'm so looking forward to getting some rest this weekend. Truth been told, I'm feeling tired most of the time. Online school is difficult for anyone involved. This is a new and uncharted territory we are all treading here.  There is still so much to do before this school year ends. Lord helps us. 
FEBRUARY, MARCH AND APRIL RECAP Instead of posting more photographs or preparing collages, I'll…

PUFFED PINK DRESS (OUTFITS, ILLUSTRATIONS & RUNAWAY INSPIRATION)

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This morning while I was browsing  Pinterest, I came across a fuchsia runway look that made me think. The look in question was a gorgeous fuchsia sequin dress ( look 25 from Cristian Cowan Spring 2020 Resort Collection).  I believe this is the first look by this designer that really caught my eye, I wasn't familiar with this brand before. Anyhow, I remembered that I have a puffed sleeved fuchsia  mini dress in my closet as well. Mine is not sequin like Cowan's creation, but it does have some similarities with it. Seeing that photograph made me realize that I have recently illustrated similar pink dress looks using Paint 3D to edit my fashion illustrations. Suddenly I wanted to do this post where I would show you five ways to style a fuchsia puffed sleeve mini dress as well as my new fashion illustration. That's what I will be sharing with you today so scroll down to see more.  USING PAINT 3D TO EDIT MY FASHION ILLUSTRATIONS: MY EXPERIENCES Last Friday I showed you a couple …

6 MONTHS LIVING IN JELSA ON ISLAND HVAR: BEAUTIFUL HIKES

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It's been six months since I moved to Jelsa village on island Hvar for work. It's not a permanent move (not that I would mind). When my contract is over, I will move back to my husband's home town. Over the time I have been here, I dedicated several posts to this charming little village. In fact, I started linking up all my posts about island Hvar in any post where its seems relevant, in case you want to learn more about it. Even before I moved to Jelsa, I dedicated several posts to it because I have family living here. I sometimes refer to Jelsa as a town, even though it doesn't have a status of one (officially) but it definitely feels like a little town. Jelsa was founded in the 14th century and at the height of its power it was one of the most important Adriatic ports. There is definite evidence of urban tradition in this town so you won't be wrong to call it a little town. Jelsa is a tourist oriented town so it is extremely visit friendly. Today I'll show …

HOW TO STYLE A PLEATED SKIRT? MINA BAY (JELSA)

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Today I'm sharing a spring outfit in a neutral colour palette that I wore a couple of days ago. This styling consists of an ivory pleated maxi skirt, a lava grey 'baggy' top, a pair of camel heeled boots and a puppytooth pattern coat. This coat is actually black and white, but it looks grey (probably because of the smallness of the pattern). Correct me if I'm wrong, but I googled this pattern and I think it is puppytooth (a smaller version of houndstooth). Anyhow, I liked the relaxed but still feminine vibe of this outfit. The silhouette of this outfit reminds me of an outfit Sheila from Ephemera recently posted. Interestingly, while I normally appreciate a defined waist in my tops and shirts, when I wear a longer skirt, sometimes I also opt for a 'loose' top. It makes me think of the 1920ties fashion which was (in my opinion) one of the most comfortable and feminine fashion eras.

THE STORY BEHIND THIS OUTFIT - THE TWENTIES Not that my outfit is an interpretati…