Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Best Croatian Dog Beach: Monty's Dog Beach and Bar, Crikvenica

I have never thought that a huge part of my content would become a search for the best dog beaches in Croatia but ever since queen Frida discovered that she in fact enjoys playing in the sea which sometimes also involves swimming (it has taken her ten innocent years to give it a chance but better late than never, right?) our situation has changed drastically. Nowdays she's a rightful and a very loyal member of our tiny seaside crew and so finding a few great beaches where we can bring her along became an imperative.

I love living in Kvarner area for so many different reasons and a growing amount of dog friendly places is surely one of them. Rijeka has two official dog beaches, Kostrena too (we've already spent a lot of time in one of them this summer) but NOTHING compares to, in my humble opinion (and Frida's too, and you know how high standards that beagle has), the BEST croatian dog beach and that's MONTY'S DOG BEACH & BAR in Crikvenica.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Smile, STYLE, Sparkle: Katarina

'I mean, a new dress doesn't get you anywhere; it's the life you're living in the dress, and the sort of life you had lived before, and what you will do in it later.' - Diana Vreeland

For me, these few lines perfectly sum up how I feel about personal style and why I'm so interested in stories behind the clothes. At the beginning of this adventure all of this used to be about me and documenting my style but over time this blog became so much more and now it's also about you guys and everyone who has a certain story to tell. 

That's why I decided to start this new category called 'Smile, STYLE, Sparkle' (I talked about it in one of my previous posts as well) that's gonna be focused on personal style of different individuals who don't use their clothes as a meaningless accessory but as a form of self-expression. They don't give a damn about trends, aren't afraid to spill red vine on a pricey shirt or dress, don't care what someone else might say because they're too busy enjoying life in the outfits of their choices.

Friday, July 22, 2016

On Instagram lately

Hey there, you wonderful people! 

It's + 30 degrees here in Rijeka and, if you're asking me, there's nothing romantic about Summer at the moment. It's too hot to think or work properly, taking pictures outdoors is a big ha-ha-ha and the only thing I'm wishing for is to be teleported to Hvar or Brač or Vis (aka the islands) so that I can spend the entire day on the beach, in deep shade. No matter how much love I have for Rijeka, summer in the city simply SUCKS - even if that city is located by the sea. Gimme island life, pleeeease!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Style Diary - Navy x Red

One of my wishes from the summer bucket list is to create a memory box and while I was thinking about how to do it and where to start from, I realised that I actually want to do the same thing with my favourite looks (and not only the summery ones but all the old ones as well)

Monday, July 18, 2016

Smile, Style, Sparkle: Introduction + RIJEKA open call

Ok, I'm alive. After sleeping through half of this Monday (which is something I seriously needed after the hectic last week and intense weekend), I'm ready to get back on the track with my favourite thing ever - this blog, obviously. And I'm preparing loads of new materials that I can't wait to start sharing with you guys!

Today I wanna write a little introduction for a new project I've been planning and thinking about for a few months and now it's finally the right time to start doing it. It's called 'Smile, Style, Sparkle' and it revolves around the relationship different individuals have with their clothes and style in general. 

Friday, July 15, 2016

Little things I'm grateful for #10 - End of Academy edition

Even though I have tried so hard to keep my blog and social media updated during the last couple of days, I simply didn't have time. This week was the culmination of everything and trust me when I say it - those seven days were insane. And this morning, when I handed in my Master's Thesis and stepped outside of the Academy to clear my head a bit and catch some (cold) air, it suddenly hit me - it's over. And in honor of that, today's chapter of little things is dedicated to all the amazing little stories which have happend in the last several days.

Monday, July 11, 2016

New video is here!

Happy Monday, dear friends! 
For me this week is gonna be all about finishing and handing in my MA thesis which pretty much means zero free time for anything else, and I do not like the sound of that! But on the bright side, in only a short few days I'll be university-free for good and I simply can't wait for that moment to arrive.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Style: Pompom Gladiators

You know how I mentioned having these awesome gladiators on my summer bucket list
Of course you do (silly me) because they're pretty much the only thing I talked about in my two previous posts (actually, they were the inspiration behind the sale post) and pretty much every single one of you have asked me to show them on the blog or Instagram as soon as possible.

And because you're my favourite people ever, I listened, stopped writing my MA thesis in order to shoot a style post and here they are, the glorious and most vibrant gladiators ever and possibly my favourite sandals ever.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

It's sale o'clock but you don't have to buy more things you don't need

A few days ago I woke up thinking about new sandals.
The morning was extremely hot and as I was going through my summer shoes collection in my head, I realised I only owned one pair of sandals as opposed to 10+ pairs of sneakers and several ballet flats. And funny thing is, this summer all I want to wear are, you've guessed it already, sandals. Gladiator ones. Preferably those with silly and colorful pompoms because they're so perfectly trashy and vibrant that I can't help but want them like a crazy person.

And then it hit me - sale season is on, it's time to drag my lazy ass out of bed and go shopping!

Monday, July 4, 2016

My summer bucket list

Yes, July is here and I just realised that before I know it, this whole summer thing is gonna be over and we'll start talking about Christmas. And, as much as I love all that kitch around the Christmas tree and presents, I'm most definitely not ready to say goodbye to beachtime, loads of ice-cream on a daily basis, watermelon, looong days and above all - light clothes and bare feet all day long.

So, before it's too late, I've decided to put down a little bucket list of things I want to do this summer, nothing fancy and out of this world cool, just some small ideas that would bring a big smile up on my face. Ready...set...suuummmmeeeer!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Life with a dog: Frida playing with basset Azra on the beach // Kostrena

This is Azra, an adorable young basset hound we met on a dog beach in Kostrena a few days ago. The weather was pretty shitty and extremely windy (this outfit post was shot on the same afternoon so you get the picture) and we pretty much had the place all to ourselves. 
I don't think I've ever mentioned it but when it comes to playing with other dogs, our queen Frida isn't exactly a social butterfly. She prefers her own company or other dog owners (because of the cookies, duh!) and moments like these are so incredibly rare with her so I had to share them with you. 
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