SPRING IN MOSTAR CITY: A VINTAGE PURPLE BLAZER PAIRED WITH A FLORAL DRESS

 Good morning, dear readers! Today I have a new spring outfit to present to you. I wore this spring styling for a coffee date with my husband. We walked around the town and enjoyed a lovely spring day. What town you might ask? The location for the post is lovely Mostar city and the designed photographer my husband. Mostar is always lovely but especially so in the Spring time. I always repeat that Spring is the best time to visit Mostar. Speaking of Mostar, the capital of Herzegovina, one shouldn't forget other visit worthy locations in this region. Herzegovina is simply dreamy in Spring time. I will link a few up for those who might be interested, so don't worry.

WHAT TO SEE IN HERZEGOVINA? THESE TWO FORTRESSES AND NATIONAL PARKS- 2023 //AMAZING CITIES TO VISIT IN HERZEGOVINA-2019  // PROTECTED AREAS IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA- 2019

SPRING IN MOSTAR CITY

 I'm finally getting better in linking up things. I do it for myself, as well. I used to blog a lot, and I simply forgot about some posts that are useful to me as well. Sometimes having a blog can be really helpful in many ways. Sure, it's time consuming and all, but it can be a sort of a virtual diary that comes really handy at times. For example, if you want to revisit some locations. Instead of googling best locations in Herzegovina, I just revisit my blog.  More about fashion and location later, though. Let's revisit my Spring reflections!

In my last post, I've written down 15 minutes to welcome Spring (and combat Spring Fatigue) and I'm still reflecting on them. I realized that I have already applied some of them. I don't think it would have been possible if I didn't have a longer break (and some other things going on). I really needed this break. Even though I didn't travel much, I managed to do things that are meaningful to me and that's more important that some random travel. I do hope do be able to more travelling in the Summer, though. 




REFLECTING ON MY 15 WAYS OF WELCOMING SPRING

The first one was finding things to be grateful for and it's something I feel like I have been doing. I certainly feel grateful for living in this beautiful place. As for practicing mindfulness, it's something I'm still working on. I still haven't found time to write down all the things I enjoy doing, but I'm on it. I'll happen! As for trying to set realistic goals, that's another thing that's going on in my head mostly for now. Professional goals are also waiting a nice quiet morning (maybe Sunday morning) for me to get ahead with it. As for researching spring activities, it's something I have already started doing. I also have some ideas in my head. I did start spring cleaning yesterday, devoted four to five hours to it and will devote more time today. I did some gardening and closet cleaning as well. I also need to do some work on my wardrobe, but not sure I'll manage to do it today. The decoration ideas are still in my head, I'm working on them. I might start with moving some of my paintings around and cleaning up some shelves. I have too many books around and they are sort of randomly placed. I'll try to do better? What else? I do plan to do some virtual travel by writing about my travels I haven't covered yet. All in due time, my friends! I'm also listening to lots of music I love (doing it at the moment) and trying to get back on track with exercising. I haven't been getting enough sleep, though. Hopefully, once the school starts again, I'll go back to my normal sleeping schedule. 



 A NEW FERRIS WHEEL IN MOSTAR CITY


There's a new attraction in Mostar and it's this 22 meter tall Ferris wheel. Getting a panoramic wheel is certainly good news for any city. This one has been installed fairly recently. I'm looking forward to trying it some day. I'll let you know how it went. I love playing the tourist in my own town, as you might know!






MORE POSTS ABOUT MOSTAR CITY 

PHOTOS OF NERETVA RIVER & SPORTY STYLING 2023



https://modaodaradosti.blogspot.com/2022/03/uno-nessuno-e-centomila-one-no-one-and.html-  ŠANTIĆ STREET IN MOSTAR

THE JAPANESE CHERRY TREES IN MOSTAR  / PARK ZRINJEVAC  FASHION ILLUSTRATION

TWO MORE POSTS ABOUT MOSTAR: HERE HERE SPANISH SQUARE MOSTAR HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM MOSTAR ! FAREWELL TO SUMMER FROM MOSTAR CITY  2018 STREET ART MOSTAR 2016 STREET ART , 2021 STREETART and also here here and here.   STROLLING MOSTAR CITY 2021  

OLDER posts about Mostar  1. You can see Mostar from the bird perspective in my previous posts (herehere and here). 2. One of my favourite streets in Mostar here and here3. Musala bridge (also known under its old name Tito's bridge here and here4. You can see photographs of Mostar's Catholic cathedral here.5. You can see images of Mostar and its famous Nertva river herehere and here6. You can see the surrounds of one of its most iconic catholic churches here.7. You can see both photographs of old bridge and my drawing of it here8. Another one of my favourites when it comes to streets here9. You can see photographs of Croatian cultural centre/theater here , here here here and here10. You can see photographs of the main city park here hereherehere and here.

11. You can see images of Spanish square herehere here here and here12. You can see photographs of Custom's bridge here and here13. You can see photographs of the new bridge here and here14. A few photographs from old city centre (2018) here15. What to wear for sightseeing Mostar in summer here.
16. This post is focused on 7 outfits I wore but you can see many of Mostar's attractions there as well. I suppose the same can be said for most of my outfit posts. 17. Mostar as an Easter destination (2019) here.
18. Mostar dinning and cafe recommendations here19. Hiking options in Mostar here20. My drawing of Mostar old bridge here21. University campus in Mostar here22. How I have fallen in love with Mostar here.



THE STORY OF MY OUTFIT- AKA- SUSTAINABLE FASHION TALES

Let's get back to the topic of fashion, aka my outfit. You know I'm the queen of shopping my closet and all.

THE VINTAGE PURPLE BLAZER - This fabulous vintage blazer is part of a vintage purple set (skirt and blazer). It originally belonged to my mother and I wasn't able to track the label but it's definitely vintage. I mean, Math! I'm not exactly a spring chicken myself and if it was my mother's, well....

I have a vivid memory of my mother looking utterly fabulous in this vintage set. I also have a mildly traumatic memory of UN soldiers catcalling my mother. As this kind of street harassment is really not common in our culture, the memory stick with me. I think it's the reason why my mother stopped wearing this set, even though she loved it. Well, time to rewrite some wrongs. 

A ROSE FOR ECCLESIASTES, A SHORT STORY BY ROGER ZELAZNY


THE MINI FLORAL DRESS- This dress is a delight to wear and style. I'm somewhat of an enthusiast when it comes to wearing summer dresses in all seasons (spring, autumn and winter). It may have to do with the fact that I enjoy a good challenge. Plus, I really like my dresses so wearing them all year around seems like something worth the effort. Still, with this dress, the challenge is not much of a challenge. For some reason, I find it so easy to layer and accessorize, especially in spring time. Below I included 3 pictures with other outfits featuring this dress (shot under natural sunlight), so you can have a really good look at it. Don't forget to read this post- 21 WAYS TO STYLE A MINI FLORAL SKIRT- to get a full guide on how to style such a dress.



THE LILAC DOTTED SHIRT BY FASHION DESIGNER STANKA ZOVKO- I layered Ozz shirt under this floral dress.  See how I styled this shirt here.

THE TWO IDENTICAL RED BROOCHES- There's something new in this outfit and that would be my red brooches. I bought them to jazz up my vintage items and I think they'll be doing a pretty good job. I love the combination of red accessories and purple clothing items.

THE BLACK LOAFERS- Have I worn them before on my blog? It's possible I haven't despite the fact I wear them almost every day to work. Yes, this pair is my go to work shoe. You'll be seeing it a lot.

THE BLACK BELT BAG -I've had this bag for a while now. See how I styled it here.

What are your thoughts about this spring styling? Do you like blazers? I love styling blazers with skirts and dresses. In April 2016, I published a post with 16 ways to wear blazers for spring. I should do something similar too. It's my go to styling for spring. Anyway, this was a fun and comfortable styling for strolling the town.

Finally, we have had a nice cup of coffee together at Mazel Tov cafe in Mostar. I do love a good espresso! 

Thank you for visiting. Have a lovely Spring weekend!

Comments

  1. Great outfit 😊 Have a nice day 😊

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  2. Mostar and Herzegovina are so beautiful. It seems to me that it is already warm and pleasant there, as if it were summer! Beautiful pictures :)

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  3. Oh, what a beautiful edition! The Ferris Wheel! Adoring the city and that floral dress that can be dressed up or down! Wonderful Purple blazer too. Thanks for your sentiments of Spring and your comments too. Wishing you lots of beautiful blogging and more🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸

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  4. Awesome! Love those blossoms! Such a beautiful place. Thanks so much for the fashion post! Happy Spring🌸💕🌈🌸Thanks so much for reading and your comments!🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸 Your fashion is always inspiring! As well as living life! Thanks so much!

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  5. The photos are great. I like the outfit with the purple jacket.

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  6. You look so nice, thanks for your sharing

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  7. Tu ciudad es muy bella. Lindo atuendo. Te mando un beso.

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  8. Mostar is beautiful in the Sprin!
    You're right, blogs are such a valuable reference point, I'm always trawling the archives on mine for everything from travel packing to the last time I visited a National Trust property.
    You look fabulous in purple and, like you, I wear all but my very lightweight or halterneck dresses all year round, it's fun working out new ways to wear them, isn't it?
    How amazing that catcalling isn't part of your culture, it's endemic here. It's a rare day when I don't get kerb crawled, whistled or shouted at, having Jon by my side isn't a deterrent either! xxx

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  9. I loved joining you on your Spring walk around Mostar, and your outfit is an absolute delight!
    How wonderful that catcalling isn't part of your culture, I really envy you that. I'm not surprised it was a shock to both you and your Mum! xxx

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    1. It's not unheard of but it's definitely not common.

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  10. The dress is SOOOO pretty!!! I really love it and it looks cute with the blazer.
    The blossoming tree behind you looks amazing!!! It's at its absolute zenith!
    The panoramic wheel looks great. I did go on our London Eye back in 2002 with my boyfriend at the time! It was fun. xx

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    1. I bet it was.
      Thanks for the comment.
      I love this dress.

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  11. Such a fun outfit and you are right about the dreaminess of the city in Spring time. I can only imagine as I'm where it's monsoon again right now (lol). And one more thing, the pictures with you and the cars behind reveal how super tall you are! I dunno why I imagined you as petite in size hahaha. Very fun pictures and you look like you had a good time!

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