WIW TO VISIT STARI GRAD, ISLAND HVAR
Hello dear readers and/or fellow bloggers. How are you? As you can guess from the title of this post, today I'll show you what I wore to visit Stari Grad city on island Hvar. I wrote about this city a number of times on blog, but there is always something new to see and discover here. As for my outfit, it's all about styling denim in summer. I will get into the whole denim in the summer topic shortly but first tell me: 'Do you wear denim in summer?'
HR Zdravo dragi čitatelji i/ili kolege blogeri. Kako ste? Kao što možete pogoditi iz naslova ove objave, danas ću vam pokazati što sam nosila za posjet Starom Gradu na otoku Hvaru (poveznica na službenu stranicu grada). Pisala sam o ovom gradu nekoliko puta, ali ovdje uvijek ima nešto novo za vidjeti i otkriti. Što se tiče odjevne kombinacije, ovo je moj odgovor na dilemu kako nositi jeans ljeti. Uskoro ću reći nešto više o toj temi, ali prvo mi recite: "Je li vi nosite jeans ljeti?"
THE STORY OF MY OUTFIT- HOW I WORE IT BEFORE
For sustainability reasons, I like to link up my items to show you multiple ways to wear them. Shopping our closets and resisting fast fashion is one of the best ways to be more sustainable. By wearing an item of clothing for a minimum of 30 times, you can make your closet more green and eco-friendly.
THE JEANS- I devoted a special post to this pair of jeans where I showed you more than 30 ways to style this pair of jeans. Last time I counted there were 34 outfits featuring this pair of jeans. I'm sure I wore it even more than that, but this post is the 35th time I'm wearing these jeans on my blog.
THE RUFFLED BLOUSE- I can't wait to accumulate 30 photographed outfits to post with this floral shirt. I'm pretty sure I wore it 30 times but I don't have it on official record. You can see how I styled it in the past here, here , here and here.
THE BAG- This burgundy bag is such a favourite of mine. You can see how I styled it here, here and here. It will get it special post one of these days for sure.
THE SANDALS- I bought these white leather wood heel sandals years ago in Peko and I use to wear them all the time until one of the buckles on my sandals broke. I planned to take them to a shoe doctor, but somehow I never get around to it. On my recent visit to Split, I found them in my mother's closet and realized that I forgot that I left this pair in Split. I fixed the buckle by placing a hair rubber around it. It is only a temporary solution, though. I will have to take them to a shoe doctor one of these days. You can see how I styled them before here, here and here.
WHAT TO SEE IN STARI GRAD? AN ANCIENT CITY SETTLED BY THE GREEK
Where to start? To say that Stari Grad is filled with history would be an understatement. Stari Grad was formed the same year Aristotle was born in! Moreover, the connection with the ancient Greeks doesn't stop there. This city was actually formed by Greek colonists from island Paros who came here looking for a safe place to live after a natural catastrophe destroyed their homes. In this secluded bay, the ancient Greeks found both safety and beauty. They named this city Faros. This stunning port city, Aristotle's contemporary, can boast with five thousand years of continuous urban tradition.
EARLY CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF SAINT JOHN
If I did my research right, this early Christian churches dates back to sixth century. First church to be erected on this site was built as early as fourth century. There were two churches standing here, one devoted to saint Mary and one devoted to Saint John. If I understood correctly, they switched names when there was only one left (that was all centuries back). Anyhow, this early Christian church is quite a sight! It is impossible to miss it because the architecture is so distinct. We first noticed it during one of our night walks and we immediately agreed that it has to be an early Christian church because of its architecture.
I already showed the inside of renaissance villa of Petar Hektorović to you. However, it was quite gloomy when we visited so I wasn't able to venture into the garden. Plus, we accidentally startled the lady living there so I didn't linger in there. Yes, there are actual people who live inside this historical villa. I actually knew that but forgot it in my excitement to show off my Renaissance expertise and knowledge about Croatian literature to my husband. The lady wasn't too upset, she only asked us to close the door when we go out. This time we didn't go in because we haven't had the time, but in the future we will surely visit. I did take some photographs with the garden behind me. It is a rather large garden (for Mediterranean town standards) and I wasn't able to fit it all in my frame. You can also see the villa at the end of it (and also partly a museum building I believe).
MY PREVIOUS VISITS TO STARI GRAD ON ISLAND HVAR
I blogged about places to visit in Stari Grad a number of times, so if you want to get the full insight into my relationship with this amazing historical town make sure to read my old posts:
Thank you for reading and visiting. Take care and stay safe.