4 DECEMBER WINTER OUTFITS AND WONDERFUL DESTINATIONS NEAR MOSTAR

I planned to publish this post yesterday but that the earthquake in Croatia happened. I would be lying if I said that I wasn't emotionally affected by it. I have both family and friends living in affected areas, so it is only natural I worry about it. I'm only comforted by the fact that Croatia has a lot of experience in helping refugees and is often  much better organized than many larger and more 'developed' countries. We've all seen how ineffective some supposedly 'developed' countries are at helping their own population during some crises that occurred this and previous years. Croats are in that sense wonderfully organized, but still sometimes things are complicated. The housing question was quickly resolved since many opened their doors to victims of earthquake. However, people who own domestic animals (such as horses and cows) naturally do not want  and cannot abandon them, so for them these are hard times as they are spending their days in the cold so that they could take care of their animals. These kind of serious natural catastrophes are always hard even when the entire country is well organized and willing to help. Always be grateful for what you have and remember that many do not have a roof over their head.  Anyhow, today I'm back with four December outfit and location posts. I'll show you four wonderful locations in immediate vicinity of Mostar city, as well as what I wore to visit them this December. 

Planirala sam objaviti ovaj post jučer, ali da se dogodio potres u Hrvatskoj. Lagala bih kad bih rekla da na mene to nije utjecalo u emocionalnom smislu. Imam i obitelj i prijatelje koji žive u pogođenim područjima, pa je prirodno da se brinem zbog toga. Tješi me samo činjenica da Hrvatska ima puno iskustva u pružanju pomoći izbjeglicama i da je često puno bolje organizirana od mnogih većih i 'razvijenijih' zemalja. Svi smo vidjeli koliko su neke navodno 'razvijene' zemlje neučinkovite u pomaganju vlastitom stanovništvu tijekom nekih kriza koje su se dogodile ove i prethodnih godina. Hrvati su u tom smislu izvrsno organizirani, ali svejedno su ponekad stvari komplicirane. Stambeno pitanje brzo je riješeno jer su mnogi otvorili vrata žrtvama potresa. Međutim, ljudi koji posjeduju domaće životinje (poput konja i krava) prirodno ih ne žele i ne mogu ih napustiti, pa su za njih ovo teška vremena jer dane provode na hladnom kako bi se mogli brinuti o svojim životinjama. Ovakve ozbiljne prirodne katastrofe uvijek su teške čak i kad je cijela zemlja dobro organizirana i spremna pomoći. Budite zahvalni na onome što imate i sjetite se toga da mnogi nemaju krov nad glavom. U svakom slučaju, danas se vraćam s četiri prosinačke odjevne kombinacije i lokacije. Pokazat ću vam četiri prekrasna mjesta u neposrednoj blizini grada Mostara, kao i ono što sam odjenula da bih ih posjetila ovog prosinca.

4 WONDERFUL DESTINATIONS IN IMMEDIATE VICINITY OF MOSTAR CITY 
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

THE MEDIVEAL FORTRESS OF KING STJEPAN KOSACHA
We didn't plan on visiting this fortress that day, we went to buy some groceries but then we also decided to go for a drive and somehow the road took us towards the medieval fortress of king Stjepan Kosacha. I was surprised by how close it is to Mostar, only a short drive away. We didn't actually visit the fortress because it was raining but we admire it from afar. What did I wear?
THE BEIGE COAT- WORN HERE, HERE and HERE
THE BLACK AND WHITE DRESS- worn HERE and HERE.
THE VINTAGE WHITE BLAZER- worn HERE and HERE.
THE HEELED BOOTS- worn HERE and HERE


BUNICA RECREATIONAL AREA (photos taken IN FRONT OF A CATHOLIC CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY) - Our visit to Buna river and Bunica recreational area was planned. We always enjoy visiting this green oasis in vicinity of Mostar. I wore the same magenta coat as in my last outfit posts (I told you that I'm getting close to thirty wears!) a black dress, a scarf, a pair of black leggings and my comfy brown boots. I even managed to find a hat that matches my magenta coat! I think I first featured it on my blog in this post about a month ago.  

ROMANCA RESTAURANT LOCATED IN A HEART OF VINEYARD - Romanca restaurant has been our go to dinning place since we got back from island Hvar. Located only ten kilometers from Mostar, it is a wonderful place to get away from the city. It was never crowded on those occasions we visited it and as you are pretty much surrounded by a vineyard from all sides, you feel wonderfully secluded and safe. For me visit to this restaurant I wore my trusted grey dress (aiming for those thirty wears with this one!), a short black coat (I'm over 30 wears with it), a brown bag (I think I reached 30 with this one) and a pair of heeled boots (the same as features in the first outfit, had them for years). I also added my yellow scarf for a pop of colour. I plan to do 30 wears post with this scarf soon.


HUM - A HILL OVERLOOKING MOSTAR CITY
On one windy and cold but wonderfully sunny day in December, we also visited Hum hill. As I pointed out many times on this blog of mine, Hum hills offers a great view of panorama of not only the city itself but of neighbouring mountains and hills. It is a must place to visit if you stop in Mostar. We didn't linger long because it was quite cold and windy. I wore my beige beanie I had for ages, my green tartan jacket that I reached more than thirty wears with, a long black cardi, a pair of zebra leggings, a burgundy bag and my trusted dr. Martens boots. 

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

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  1. Ciao Ivana ho sentito del terremoto e sono davvero contenta di sentire che stai bene, mi spiace tanto per le persone che sono morte!
    Buon anno cara Ivana che tutto possa andare per il meglio!
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  2. Thankfully, Croatia has a lot of experience in this type of situation. I also feel sorry for the animals that are cold! I hope the situation resolves quickly. I liked to know these 4 locations and your looks are beautiful! I take this opportunity to wish you a happy new year! and vaccinations for all of us as soon as possible! xoxo

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  3. Sempre molto stile nei tuoi look e bellissimi i paesaggi!
    Ti auguro un felice ultimo mercoledì dell'anno!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  4. It's good that there are so many people helping those impacted by the earthquake - I hoped your loved ones stay safe!

    These are all great winter outfits too and it's nice you are at or near 30 wears with so many pieces :)

    Hope that you had a wonderful Christmas are enjoying the last day of 2020 :)

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  5. I read about the earthquake recently in Croatia... I hope you and your family are okay.
    I love the look with the burgundy coat and matching hat.
    Happy 2021 Ivana!

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  6. I'm so glad you are okay.

    Lovely outfits and lovely locations. Hugs to you, my dear friend.

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  7. I hope your family is okay Ivana. If you said one way or another, I missed it.
    But I always love seeing your outfits because it's so nice you wear something over and over.
    XOOX
    Jodie
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  8. Hermoso lugares y espero que estés bien. Te mando un beso y sales muy bonita en las fotos. Te un feliz año.

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  9. I hope you and your loved ones are okay. Fabulous outfits and wonderful places! Loved the green tartan jacket! Wish you a Happy New Year!
    xoxo
    Lovely
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  10. I hope everything is okay with your family. And I wish you a good New Years Eve!

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  11. Now those boots you are wearing in the last photo are the kind of boots I need. Lovely winter outfits!

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  12. Wonderful looks! Hope you are all doing well there.

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  13. you look so cute!! love your pink trench and all the cute outfits!!

    Have a great week
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  14. Sorry about the earthquake. That's scary. The outfits are very cute. Happy New Year.

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  15. As if 2020 hasn't been enough, the Croatian people getting another earthquake on top of it all is truly horrifying.
    Four magnificent Winter outfits to enjoy here. My favourite is the one with the magenta coat, which is such a gorgeous colour, and absolutely gorgeous on you!
    Lovely scenery too, what a beautiful area! xxx

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  16. Hello Ivana, here's to a grand 2021 to you. I was thinking about you when I saw the news about the Earthquake on TV yesterday, and thank you for sharing the link in your previous post. Good on Croatia for getting organized so quickly, I think our Government could learn a lesson from that! You are looking awesome as always. Take care, Lulu xXx

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  17. Your winter outfits are so lovely and cozy! Love those your pictures, the views are beautiful!
    Happy New Year!

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  18. Što se tiče zemljotresa, vidjela sam šta je napravio i srce me je zaboljelo. Međutim, uvijek vjerujem u pozitivno i nadam se da će sve biti okej. ❤️ Autfiti su divni i neobični. Sjajan post. 🥰

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  19. ese abrigo lila es precioso, me gusta mucho. 🎄🎄🎄 FELICES FIESTAS 🎄🎄🎄

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  20. The news of the earthquake was terrible. It is sad that so many people have been affected just before the next year begins. It is good that the country was able to react quickly and provide help.

    And the outfits, as always, are great.

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  21. These are great outifts and lovely photos :-D

    Sending my love and prayers :-D

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  22. Baš me je pogodilo ovo sa zemljotresom i duša me mnogo boli. Autfit je divan i drago mi je da si imala priliku opet osjetiti čari Bosne. Nadam se našem susretu uživo 😊

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  23. Oh I really loved the second outfit
    Happy new year
    xx

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  24. My thoughts are with you after the horrible earthquake - I hope you and your family are all OK, and thank you for sharing the link in your last post.
    These all look like great places to visit and I love all your outfits, especially that magenta coat!
    I wish you a happy and healthy 2021.
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  25. I'm glad you are okay.
    Wonderful photos, incredible winter scenery. That green tartan jacket is particularly good on you.
    Wishing you a healthy and happy 2021! xxx

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  26. Hey Ivana,

    These are impressive scenarios that took my breath away!

    I'd rather go and take some photos too, you choose a very nice background!

    I like all of them but the one with the little burgundy back is so nice and useful for many occasions!

    Pablo
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