TWO SPORTY FLORAL OUTFITS FEATURING STRIPED STARTAS SNEAKERS

Hello, how are you doing? How is Autumn treating you? Unfortunately, I cannot say that I'm doing very well. I'm dealing with a lot of chronic pain due to Chron illness. Getting medical help in the pandemic is not easy. Those of you who have chronic and immune illnesses know what I'm talking about. Not an easy time for us. I might have to take a break from blogging (or blog less often) as I'm really exhausted from being in pain most of the time. 

 Moving onto brighter subjects. Today I will share two destinations perfect for strolling and two 'strolling friendly' outfits with you. Čapljina and Buna are great destinations for strolling around, walking and hiking. Both of them are in Herzegovina.  I'll share two sporty floral outfits with you, both of them featuring an iconic pair of Startas sneakers. I love this Croatian brand. I'm pretty sure I'm over 30 wears with this pair of sneakers so I might devote a post to them some time in the future, showing you multiple ways to wear them. Speaking of sustainable fashion, once again I shopped my closet for these outfits and there are links bellow to prove it. Scroll down to see and read more.

Zdravo! Kako ste? Kakva je vaša jesen zasada? Nažalost, ne mogu reći da mi ide jako dobro. Nosim se s puno kroničnih bolova zbog Kronove bolesti. Dobivanje liječničke pomoći u ovo vrijeme nije lako.  Vi koji imate kronične i imunološke bolesti znate o čemu govorim. Nije lako vrijeme za nas. Možda ću se morati pauzirati s blogom (ili objavljivati rjeđe) jer sam stvarno iscrpljena od toga da sam u bolovima većinu vremena. 

Prelazak na svjetlije teme. Danas ću sa vama podijeliti dvije divne destinacije savršene za šetnju i dvije odjevne kombinacije prikladne za šetanje. Ove dvije kombinacije imaju nešto zajedničko, a to je to da su bazirane na cvjetnom uzorku i da obje sadrže kultni par Startas tenisica. Obožavam ovu hrvatsku marku. Prilično sam sigurna da dostigla 30 nošenja s ovim tenisicama pa bih im u budućnosti mogla posvetiti post koji će vam pokazati više načina na koje ih nositi. Kad smo već kod održive mode, još sam jednom u ormaru pronašla sve što nosim, a ispod postoje poveznice (linkovi) koji to dokazuju. Spustite se niže da biste vidjeli i pročitali više.


OUTFIT NUMBER #1- AN OLIVE LONG SLEEVED T-SHIRT PAIRED WITH A FLORAL SKIRT, BURGUNDY TIGHTS, RATAN FABRIC BEIGE MINI BAG AND STARTAS SNEAKERS
I love the colours in this look. Olive green is such a gorgeous shade and it seems to work with everything. I paired with with a floral skirt and burgundy tights. I added a bit more colour with the oversize scarf. The striped sneakers add a subtle mix of print to this comfy styling.

THE OLIVE LONG SLEEVED T-SHIRT- HERE
THE LONG SCARF ABSTRACT PRINT YELLOW AND GREEN SCARF- HERE AND HERE
THE FLORAL SKIRT- HERE, HERE, HERE
THE BURGUNDY TIGHTS (NO BRAND)- HERE
THE STARTAS SNEAKERS- HERE , HERE AND HERE

LOCATION- ČAPLJINA, A TOWN WITH THE TALLEST POPULATION IN THE WORLD
One thing you will notice if you visit Herzegovina is that people are taller than average. Well, that is especially the case in Čapljina. This is the city that has the tallest people (on average) in the world. If you want to see more of this place, you may visit some of my old posts. Check out the links bellow.
Čapljina is a very pedestrian friendly town.  There's much to see and do: explore Neretva river, try the gastronomical offer, visit Roman villa Mogorjelo and enjoy horse riding. Don't forget about Hutovo blato nature park! It is located in the vicinity and it's simply a must visit if you're in the area. Moreover, in Hutovo blato park there is a bridge that is even older than the old bridge in Mostar. Most people miss it, but it's literally right there at the entrance to the nature park (visit this post to see what it looks like). 
1. Mogorjelo ( a post focused on describing the historical sight Mogorjelo with an ancient Roman villa)
2. Wearing a red puffer and Taking a stroll in Čapljina ( an outfit post but one featuring many photographs of the city as well)
3. Another Strolling Around Čapljina Post (the link is pretty self-explanatory)
4. More Photographs of the City Centre (again the link says it all)
5. Train Station in Čapljina (perfect for train lovers and photo taking, you can also take a train from Mostar to Čapljina but the lines are not too frequent. You'll have to look them up for more details).
6. A summer Dress in Autumnn (Čapljina) An Autumnal visit to Čapljina
7. 3 Amazing Cities to Visit in Herzegovina (besides Mostar) Čapljina is definitely one of the cities worth visiting!
8. Horse Riding Options in Čapljina If you didn't know, you can go horse riding near to Roman ruins.
9. A Winter Visit to Čapljina- Because Čapljina is lovely any time of the year. 

Moving onto my second outfit. I wore this while it was still warm. Now, that it has gotten colder, I would need to add tights and a jacket to make this look wearable but not too long ago, this outfit was perfect for the weather we had.
OUTFIT NUMBER #2 A FLORAL MINI DRESS PAIRED WITH A LIGHT GREEN T-SHIRT, A EARTHY COLOURED STRAW BAG AND STARTAS SNEAKERS

THE  FLORAL MINI DRESS- HERE
THE LIGHT T-SHIRT- HERE
THE STARTAS SNEAKERS (LINKS ABOVE)
THE STRAW BAG- HERE



LOCATION BUNA (BUNICA) RIVER AND RECREATIONAL AREA

MY PREVIOUS VISITS TO BUNA:
RECENT ONES

OLDER VISITS TO BUNA AND MORE INFO ABOUT THIS GREEN OASIS

 Bunica recreational zone is such a lovely place, especially in summer time. Swimming is allowed as the rivers here aren't dangerous. I'd say they're much a safer option that Neretva river that is quite cold, big and  fast. If you're staying in Mostar, Buna is a must see place as it is quite near. Alternatively, you can also choose to stay here. There are motels and villas here, and there is also some private accommodation available. If you're a bird lover (especially a duck lover) bring some bread with you, because the ducks here seem to be always hungry. Moreover, ducks are not the only birds you can see there. If you're into bird-watching, this is a pretty good spot. 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: 




NEDAVNI

STARIJI POSJETI BUNI I VIŠE INFORMACIJA O OVOJ ZELENOJ OAZI

 Rekreacijska zona Bunica tako je lijepo mjesto. Ovdje se nalaze moteli i vile, a na raspolaganju je i privatni smještaj. Ako ste ljubitelj ptica (posebno ljubitelji patki), ponesite sa sobom kruha jer se čini da su patke ovdje uvijek gladne. Štoviše, patke nisu jedine ptice koje tamo možete vidjeti. Ako volite promatranje ptica, ovo je zaista dobro mjesto za to. Ovdje sam već vidjela neke zanimljive ptice, uglavnom djetliće, pa bih rekla da je Bunica  lijepo odredište za promatranje ptica. Na primjer, 2013. godine pokazala sam vam fotografiju jedne prekrasne ptice  euroazijske hoopoe . Iste godine pokazala sam vam  izvor rijeke Bune za  koji se kaže da je najsnažniji izvor u Europi. Ako želite vidjeti više od ovog mjesta, možete pročitati o jednom od mojih prvih posjeta  ovdje  (2013),  možete vidjeti post s Bunom u pozadini  ovdje  (2013), možete čitati o proljeću i ljubavi prema cvijeću  ovdje  (2017.), možete pročitati o mojem posljednjem posjetu  ovdje  (2017.), možete pročitati o zimskoj čaroliji u Buni, ponovno objavljeni post  ovdje  (2016.), o ljetnoj čaroliji možete pročitati  ovdje  (2015). Ispod možete pronaći još više poveznica na neke od mojih starijih postova o Buni i mojim posjetima ovom mjestu: 

Thank you for reading! Have a lovely day!

Comments

  1. These are lovely floral outfits :) I really like the second one with the floral dress. Sorry to hear things are so bad with your health though, I really hope that things improve soon for you and you're able to get the help you need for the medical issues! Definitely take a blog break whenever you need, health comes first.


    Hope you are having a lovely weekend :) We have had a fun one with a couple of events.

    Away From The Blue

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  2. The floral and the stripe go together so well! Some awesome photos by the water, too. I hope you find some relief from the pain, but it seems to be something that can't come quick enough these days. I hope all is going well. Such great sneakers to last so long. I have a pale pink pair similar to those and recently got a gray pair as well. I don't know if they will las as long as yours.

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    1. I hope you are having a good week. I know how some days can be. I hope your work is going well too. And lots of sunny days ahead to enjoy nature and to be inspired.

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    2. Hope you are doing well and having much success with your brilliant creativity❤

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  3. OH, I do love those shoes! Some great places you have been in those shoes! Wonderful floral. Such vibrant colors! All the best to your health. I hope you have a lot of fun this October.

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  4. What beautiful floral patterns!
    And above all, I wish you good health and endure difficult times!

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  5. Love your striped sneakers! It is wonderful you styled floral prints with it!
    The first outfit is so autumn, and you look so lovely in the second outfit :)
    I hope you feel better, Ivana! I also have some chronic illness.
    Please don't work too hard! Me, too!

    akiko
    https://kimonosnack.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Akiko! I hope you will be fine too. Have a nice weekend!

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  6. So sorry to hear you are suffering from chronic pain. I can well believe that it is utterly exhausting. It's only normal in such a situation for blogging to take a back seat, as you need to conserve your energy. I do hope you'll get medical help and relief soon!
    I'm loving both of these floral outfits and your striped sneakers are perfect with both of them and surely most comfortable for hiking! Sending hugs xxx

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  7. Both outfits are lovely, Ivana! I'm so sorry your illness is hitting you so hard. Take a break if you need to, my dear.

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    1. thanks dear, it's been a hard period for me.

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  8. Sending you all kinds of healing love and prayers Ivana. I just can't imagine how you keep blogging like you do.
    But I LOVE those sneakers, and such a fun way to print mix with both outfits.
    XOOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  9. Lindos looks muy coloridos y femeninos. Te mando un beso

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  10. Beautiful outfits! I'm sorry to hear that you are not keeping well, Ivana. Hope you feel better soon!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  11. Beautiful outfits my friend. Blessings to you always.

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  12. Mi dispiace molto per le tue condizioni di salute, Ivana, mi rendo conto che questo deve essere un periodo terribile per chi ha una malattia cronica e deve combattere, oltre che con l'affollamento e le misure straordinarie degli ospedali, pure con la paura di non riuscirea farsi curare...
    Ti auguro il meglio, e se ti senti di aver bisogno di riposo, non pensare troppo al blog e riposati, tanto noi siamo sempre qui ad aspettatrti! :)
    Delizosi entrambi gli outfit, la fantasia floreale è trale mie preferite quindi apprezzo sempre capi del genere! Mi piace soprattutto il secondo vestito, è davvero grazioso!
    Bellissime le foto sulla riva! :)
    Baci!
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  13. I've been thinking of you! I hope you will get all the medical assistance you need when you need it. Take a good care of yourself! You look amazing, and sneakers add a light and girly aura to your floral outfits. Thank you for sharing your beautiful country with us! It's especially wonderful when travels are restricted to most people. Lovely to see your bright blue skies! Much love, dear Ivana!

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    1. Thank you dear. I love the blue skies here.

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  14. I hope now you are filling well, take care of your-self. And I am happy to see that still you wrote this blog. Kidoriman also provides you the best quality of latest trends.

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  15. I am very sorry to hear about this. I hope you will get the help you need and that you will feel better soon. Not much for me to do except sending some virtual hugs. xx

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  16. Both outfits look very stylish and cool.
    I'm sorry you're struggling with your health. Take a break from blogging, we understand and will be here for you when you've recovered. xxx

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  17. I'm in loooove with your combos :D perfect!

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  18. Fun, cool and super cute 💖

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  19. Hello
    As I understand you Ivana, luckily I don't suffer from pain, in fact my disease is precisely the opposite, I don't feel my feet and legs and the tendency is to get worse and start having locomotion problems! And in times of pandemic, having to go to the hospital is always very stressful because of the danger we are in! As for your outfits, they are beautiful, but I like the second one most, a very pretty floral one!
    Take the opportunity to rest you have been working a lot on the blog!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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    1. I'm not afraid of going to the hospital, it's more a problem of finding a doctor that didn't stop working in the pandemic.

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  20. I love the colored tights!! How fun.

    Miles of smiles,
    Grace

    gracefulrags.com

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  21. I'm so sorry that your health is not good, dearest Ivana! And with all that, you look so good and smart, pretty and happy in all the photos.
    Hugs and all the best
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2021/10/babybauch-shooting-und-die-farben.html

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  22. в первом варианте мне очень понравилось сочетание оттенков!

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  23. I'm sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling well. I also have a lot of chronic pain, but nothing particularly treatable so I didn't experience any more difficulties than usual because of the pandemic. I really hope you're able to get the treatment you need soon.

    I also really like both outfits. They're both so fun and the places you wore them to seem lovely.

    Ekaterina | Polar Bear Style

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  24. I'm so sorry to hear you have been struggling with health issues and pain again, Ivana. I really hope you are able to get the treatment you need, and definitely take a break from blogging if you need to - we will be here when you're ready to come back
    I love both outfits - and the sneakers are so cool!!
    Julia x
    https://www.thevelvetrunway.com/

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  25. Ci presenti sempre dei posti meravigliosi. Le tue sneakers sono molto originali.
    Un abbraccio

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  26. Odlične fotke! Nadam se da ćeš se uskoro osjećati bolje :)

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  27. Both outfits look great on you.
    Nice pics.

    Ann
    https://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com/

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  28. Long time I didn't see you, but still you look very fashionable. I like this floral outfit :)

    My Blog and Instagram

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  29. Hello dear Ivana, first of all I am so sorry to read that you have struggling with your health again :( Wish I could have a quick remedy for this but wishing you the best and sometimes a little break could help in many senses. Really hoping that you could feel better in the upcoming weeks!

    Now talking about the outfits, both options seem great for me for a fall spent at the city or even at the countryside! I liked that despite the season you kept your proposals in a very colorful mood and that's something that I really like: many people think that cold seasons are for neutral-dark colors but for me it is important to add a bit of color :)

    And I see the Startas sneakers you mentioned me on your comment on my blog! They look so amazing! Would love to have some Startas when I visit Croatia in the future *_*

    Stay safe and hope you feel better!

    Pablo
    www.HeyFungi.com

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    1. Thank you so much. I hope you will have an opportunity to visit Croatia.

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  30. Dear Ivan! These are beautiful outfits and they fit you very well. They look so lovely and colorful. Thanks for the review, happy weekend.

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  31. What A Lovely Smile There My Friend - Been Following Along But Unable To Connect - Stay Strong

    Cheers

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  32. I'm so sorry to hear that you have been having health issues. I hope you can get the medical help you need if necessary. Do take care and rest up to feel better if you must <3

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  33. Che stile che hai Ivana. mi piace il tuo uso dei colori e delle stampe!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself


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  34. Really loving the florals in both looks Ivana! Happy fall!

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  35. Dear Ivana,

    I like so much your snickers- so so cool.
    I am sorry to hear about your health problems _ i read little bit about Chron and it must be hard to live with them. I hope there is any medication that can help you.
    Big big hug

    Karo

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  36. Wonderful photos and interesting post dear!

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  37. I hope everything is okay with you, I'm crossing my fingers! Big hug!

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