Hello dear readers and fellow bloggers. How are you doing? My life lately has been a mix of sad and happy news.  That's just life. Today we'll have a walk in vicinity of Mostar city. First we'll stop by restaurant Ruža that has a sentimental meaning for us.  After all, we'll go for a stroll at Bunica river. You know how much I love Buna recreational area, don't you? My outfit is all about being feminine an girly while staying comfortable. Who says you cannot be smart and comfortable at the same time? 

Once again I shopped my closet. You can see how I wore this white A-line dress before here,  here, here , here, and here. I think I have worn this dress at least a dozen times so far. A-line dresses are so practical for warm weather. They can be so elegant and chic but at the same time so comfortable. I think I'll hit 30 wears with this dress in no time. Now, when it comes to this navy flared jacket you can see how I wore it here and here. I think I've worn this jacket more than 30 times, but I will have to do some research in my outfit archives to verify it. Now, when it comes to the straw bag and leopard shoes,  I might have gotten to 30 wears with them as well.  If not, I'm definitely close to 30 wears. The tights on the other hand are new. I was in need of more tights, so I bought some coloured ones. Like Ann from Polyester Princess blog, I just love coloured tights. 

SWITCHING TO MY DRIVING LOAFERS SO I CAN ENJOY A NICE HIKE AT BUNA RECREATIONAL ZONE- Once I finished my little dance, I switched to driving loafers so we can go for a little hike. It was quite warm so I took my jacket off. If you want to know more about Buna, you can visit some of my old posts (summer 2020 here). I've saw some interesting birds here in the past, mostly woodpeckers, so I'd say Bunica is a nice destination for bird watching. For example in 2013, I showed you a photograph I took of a beautiful bird Euroasian Hoopoe. The same year, I showed you the spring of river Buna that is said to be the most powerful spring in Europe.  If, you want to see more of this place, you can read about one of my earliest visits here (2013), you can see an outfit post with Buna in the background here (2013), you can read about spring time and my love of flowers here (2017), you can read about my most recent visit here (2017), you can read about winter magic in Buna revisited post here (2016), you can read about summer magic here (2015). Bellow you can find even more links to some of my older posts about Buna and my visits to this place: April 6th, 2013 / November 28th, 2016 / May 16th, 2017 /June 10th, 2018 / January 24th, 2018 / May 18th, 2018 / March 20th, 2019/  March 27th, 2019 / September 14th, 2019 and so on....

Surprise! We saw this adorable little thing and she looked like she wanted to hang out with me. It took me a minute to realize that I actually know this dog. No wonder she just ran up to me! Her owner is my husband's friend so I met this dog before. We spotted him a minute later but we had seen her first. Her name is 'beba' (it means a baby). Appropriate name as she is quite tiny (albeit fully grown, it's just the breed that it is so small). Anyhow, this dog already spent one afternoon in my lap back in summer. I cannot believe how light she is. I could have kept her in my hands all day! In fact, I did keep her on my lap for quite some time. She's very friendly.  She made me feel a bit like the protagonist of Legally Blonde. Wouldn't it be lovely to have a tiny dog to carry around? As some of you know, our last dog Abba was poisoned and died in terrible agony (you can see her here), so haven't found the courage to get a new one yet. If I ever get a dog, I want it to be small so I can carry it with me at all times and make sure nobody poisons it again. 

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


  1. Hermoso look es elegante pero divertido. Adorable el perro de tu vecino. Te mando un beso

  2. I love this pretty dress on you, Ivana - you look just so beautiful. That is so sad about your dog - people who hurt animals are horrible! I'm so sorry you've been going through a lot lately. I hope little moments of joy, like what you got with this adorable little pup, help you through.

  3. That is one beautiful dress and how cute is Beba!

  4. That's such a cute dress and I really like the red tights with it! Your friends puppy is so cute as well! nothing better than puppy cuddles!

    Hope that your week is off to a good start :)

    Away From The Blue

  5. Aw, such a sweetie! Love the cherry dress! Such a fun summer outfit. I like colorful tights too!

  6. Sweet times! Love the A-line dress. Yes, being comfortable is certainly a plus..especially during the summer.

  7. Hey Ivana, how you doing? Oooh well that's life, a mix of good and sad events, the important is to overcome those tricky events. Having a balance could help to really appreciate the good things in our lives.... anyway I hope you can solve those little issues :)

    Now talking about the dress it is so good, actually dressing nice is a good way to overcome sad times. The right dress or garment can add that special touch to the day, actually we don't need to wait for the perfect ocassion to look good and fashionable :)

    The place you're exploring today is perfect, good to get a disconnecdtion from the world for a little bit. And that dress is magnificent, I loved how you added volumes with the layers! And haaha you took some low shoes to do hiking, really intelligent ;) Both options, the low and the high shoes are perfect for that dress!


  8. I love the outfit and the dog, he is such a sweetheart. I am very sorry to hear about your dog, she was gorgeous. Also, I'm very sorry to hear that you've had some bad news too. Sending hugs xx

  9. Such a horrible thing to happend to your dog Abba :-( People who have it in them to willfully hurt animals are absolute monsters in my book!
    Thank you for taking me along on your hike, and how wonderful to bump into Beba and her owner! Your outfit is absolutely delightful. I'm loving the playful mix of the cherry print dress and those leopard print boots!
    I'm keeping my fingers crossed that's it's only good news from now on! xxx

  10. First I adore the dress Ivana and love how you wore the burgundy tights with it!! I do think it's so versatile and wearing it many ways is so smart.
    There are a lot of smaller dogs around our retirement community, and that's probably what we will get too. I love it when they are so friendly like that.

  11. Mi spiace per ciò che è accaduto al tuo adorabile pelosetto... Bellissimo l'abito che indossi!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  12. Hi
    I loved that outfit of yours and I'm surprised that you're bare-armed but wearing socks! I hope that these sad moments disappear from your life, this puppy is so cute, what evil did your dog, what bad people! I also loved having a dog!


  13. That dress is so pretty on you and the coloured tights really highlight the cherry print.
    You've obviously got a magical way with animals for Beba to remember you and come running. I'm so sad that your beautiful Abba was poisoned, there are some evil people. I hope you get another dog one day, pets make life richer. xxx

  14. Loving the dress and the tights. I love the heels too :-D And what a cute dog. She looks friendly and so cuddly :-D

    I am so sorry I didn't know about your dog. People can be so horrible to animals. I really think animals make our world a better place. I could not be without cats. I used to have a dog too, but when I broke up with my ex...he took the dog. I have not see him (the dog) since 2016. I miss him so much and think about him a lot (the dog haha not the ex).


    That's a little post I did about him, you can see some nice photos of him <3

    1. I will have a look. Yes, that is sometimes the hardest thing about break ups, leaving a pet behind...but I guess joint custody is out of the question in most cases. I was so sad for my friend when she had to leave her cat with her (cheating) boyfriend after they broke up. She left him and moved away to another country so taking the cat was out of the question. I still miss her cat but leaving the cat was really the only option.

  15. What a cute and girly outfit! I would love to wear this feminine dress. You look georgeous!
    xxxxx Nadine

  16. Such a marvelous way to engage in a modern world of art and design! well, the dog has all the charm. looking forward to more of such a diversity in your future blogs. www.norestforbridget.com/



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