utorak, 23. siječnja 2018.

Što obući na posao?/ What to wear to work?

I....evo prvog outfit posta u 2018.!
Vrlo kratko za početak.

Tamnoplavi kaput je Zarin. Zara, po meni, ima odličnu vuneninu i jakne i kapute, samo treba dobro gledati sastav i loviti sniženja (ako volite loviti sniženja). Imam ga već 4-5 godina, nakon što sam par godina tražila tu mornarsku kombinaciju zlatnih gumbiju i tamnoplave tkanine.

Skoro svi moji kaputi su ove dužine jer nisam nešto pretjerano visoka (ili uopće), i ovo je zapravo prosječna dužina- do ispod guzice.
Bilo je dovoljno toplo za deblju majicu kratkih rukava i smeđi kardigan povrh, koji se na slici ne vidi.
Dolje prugasta tube suknja, i smeđe grilonke i smeđe panama jack čizme. I smeđa torba.
Od nakita, zakašnjeli rođendanski dar: ogrlica.


Here is, finally, my first outfit post in 2018!
It will be short and sweet :)
It is all blue-and- brown with a bit of stripes and black.
I'm wearing my navy blue Zara coat. For a few years I was searching for a coat like this one, and have finally found it four or five years ago on  sale.
I like sales, a lot. Zara has quality coats and jackets, a person only needs to take some time to check what is the article produced of and see if everything is sewn well.

This is the usual length for all my coats, a bit above the knees, or even shorter.
Anything longer will not do my any favor since I'm not really a tall person.

Underneath the coat, I'm wearing brown cardigan (hidden in the picture), black short sleeve t shirt, striped tube skirt and brown tights, brown panama jack boots and my brown bag.
And a bit late birthday gift: my new necklace.

srijeda, 17. siječnja 2018.

O kosi./ On hair



Koliko neka kosa može biti gusta? Vjerujem da svi, koji imaju gustu kosu, misle da je njihova baš najgušća i stvara im probleme, i zaista ne mislim da tu treba biti neko takmičenje i prepišavanje jer ne postoji "najgušća kosa" pa da netko nosi lentu doma i objesi ju na vrata, tako da svi znaju da je zbilja njegovo tjeme nosilac najviše vlasi po jednom tjemenu.

Natjecanju nema mjesta, ali ima mjesta za razmjenu savjeta.
Ja sam se na svoju davno navikla, to jest, navikla sam se na to da je moja najčešće u formi grma, čim ne pripazim, ili je netom oprana, ili je vani magla, ili kiša, ili vlažan zrak, ili nekakav elektricitet ili bilo šta slično, pa da kosa ima razlog probat stajat vodoravno.

Zadnjih par godina frizerke su mi počele govoriti kako je moja kosa zapravo kovrčava, što je bila novost meni, jer preko 30 godina ja imam ravnu, neposlušnu kosu. No, eto, ove nove (meni nove) frizerke vide po vlasi da ona zapravo želi biti lokna, u nekoj pikasovskoj verziji valjda, ili jedna dobra dalijevska frčka, onakva, da ju ne prepoznaš na slici.

U stvarnosti, moja kosa ima tendenciju imati 4 valovita uvojka, svaki u svom smjeru.
U stvarnosti, ovako izgledam kad friško operem i posušim kosu. Uzmite u obzir da mi je izbrijan zadnji dio glave. I ovako će izgledati do sutra, dok se malo sabere.
Toga ima previše, i ovo je super kakva je inače ako ju pustim da se posuši na suncu ljeti, na primjer.

Većina proizvoda, od regeneratora za kosu do svih onih ulja i seruma i ne znam čega sve već, ne radi svoj posao. Ulja pomažu. Pola regeneratora, koje sam kupila, mogu komotno proslijediti dalje ili hitit u smeće.
Neke maske su okej.
Frizerka kad me posuši na četku je zapravo najbolja :)
Frizure kad skupim kosu u nešto retro je dobro, izgledam uredno i kao da sam se ne znam kako potrudila.


Znam da većina žena ima nešto s kosom što ne valja. Mene zanima jel vam dojadilo s vremenom boriti se protiv tog nečega, jeste li prigrlili svoju delikventsku kosu ili se još uvijek trudite izvesti ju na pravi put, i ako se još uvijek trudite, što točno radite.



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How thick can a hair be?
I believe there are many people with a thick hair, and I don't think this should be a competition who's hair is the thickest. The is no medal to take home and hang it by the door, so every one can look at it and confirm that you really are the person with the thickest hair ever.

But, I also think there is a space for sharing advice on how to deal with it.
I got used to it, having my hair in a bush form, most of the time.
In the picture, this is me, after having my hair washed and dried with a brush.
It will look like that till tomorrow. Or it will look like this on a rainy day, on a misty day, when there's fog, moist, electricity, whatever, that can help it stay horizontal.
This is actually ok, in the summer I like to dry it in the sun and then it is even bigger.

My hairdressers tell me last couple of years that I actually have a curly hair. I would never say it, but they see it, my when-i-grow-i-wanna-be-curly-hair. some kind of a Picasso or Dali curly kind of hair, I guess.
In reality, I have about 4 locks, heading each in a different directions.
In reality, most of the hair products don't do the business.

Oils can help, vintage hair do's make me look good, and a hairdo at the hair dresser's make my hair look great :)
And that's about it.
I know most of us are having some kind of a hair issue. I just want to know: did you get used to your scalp and the hair you're growing or do you still do your best at making it look different?
And if you're still trying, what are you doing and what is your goal?


srijeda, 10. siječnja 2018.

Projekt, studeni i prosinac/ One year project, November& December

Super mi ide ovo praćenje projekta dvaput mjesečno na blogu, znam :)

Sad ću ja vama ukratko sažeti koliko mi se stvari izdogađalo.

Kraj godine je bio baš intenzivan, mada sad s odmakom vidim kako su se stvari polako slagale.
Nakon što sam četiri mjeseca skoro čekala da se stan renovira, pisala sam već o setu dogodovština, kad sam konačno ušla u stan, ja se nisam više tamo osjećala doma.
Potpuno kriv osjećaj.
Dala sam si još nešto vremena, ipak me nije bilo dosta dugo tamo, pa malo da se naviknem, pa da vratim stvari, pa da prespavam jednom- dvaput- pet put, ali to nije bilo to.

Paralelno s time odvijalo se praćenje GUPa i svega što se planira raditi kroz moj kvart, i paralelno još sa svime time ja sam počela razmišljati da uopće ne bi bilo loše imati nešto svoje, jer ovaj zg stan je rentan.

Odlučila sam otkazati stan i vratiti se doma, i plan je urediti si stan.
Ovo je toliko velika stvar, bar za mene, da mi je prvoj nejasno koliko sam jako mirna oko svega toga.
Trenutno sam u fazi iseljenja iz stana i spremanja svega toga nekamo, a toga ima masu, i samo se rješavam svega nepotrebnog.

Kupila sam tri stvari.
Cullotes crne viskozne zimske hlače, ove dolje, jer sam ih jako poželjela.


Zimsku jaknu koja je bila u planu, ako se pojavi sa svim željenim karakteristikama, a pojavila se i bila na sniženju, i zato imamo ovo proljeće vani.

I kupila sam auto. U godini nekupovanja :) znam, moj vjerni autić je već zlatna generacija i kako je krenulo, jedan dan bih ko Flintstonesi došla u njemu do posla, noseći ga na ramenima, a sad ipak putujem u Zagreb svaki dan i trebam auto koji vozi, cijelim putem.

Uskoro će sve to sjesti na svoje mjesto, barem više nego što je trenutno, jer trenutno imam dojam da se sve tako brzo odvija da nemam kontrole nad stvarima.
U proljeće je plan krenuti s gradnjom i uređivanjem i moja odluka da ne kupujem i trošim sve manje se pokazuje, sad ću biti hrabra pa reći, vizionarskom.

Eto, tako je završila prošla i počela ova godina.
Nadajmo se da će internet uskoro postati dragi član obitelji na mojoj novoj lokaciji, i da ću imati prilike češće tikati na laptopu.





Yes, I know, I'm great at posting twice a month my journey on a shopping ban throughout the years, as I planned :)

But I'll tell you now what has been happening in my life, lately.
I've already written how I was forced to move out of my flooded flat, and it lasted for almost 4 months, because every time one thing was finished, another problem came up.
And when I finally got the keys and entered my flat, it didn't feel like home. It didn't feel as it used to feel.
I gave it another chance, maybe it takes time, maybe I need to move in at last a few more things, or to sleep in for a night or two or five. I did all that, it still didn't feel right.
At the same time I was talking with my landlady about infrastructure changes that are planned for building soon in my neighborhood., and things will be changing in a way I don't like.
That all led me to an idea about owning something mine, and after some thinking, I've decided to leave Zagreb and move back home, where I'll be making my own flat.

This is such a big thing, at least it is for me, and it so strange feeling so calm about it.
Things will get better with time, I hope very soon, I'll get a new internet provider and spend more time with my blog.
Looking back to my resolution on not buying things for a year, it looks visionary now, if I may say.

And speaking about shopping ban: I bought three things: black winter culottes, seen in the picture above, because I wanted so.
A winter jacket, which was planned in case I find one with all details I wanted, and I have found it, and it was on sale. And since I have purchased it, we have spring here.

Since my dear car is old and it was a matter of time when it act as a car in a Flintstones cartoon, I've decided to buy another car, which became a necessity since I no longer live in Zagreb but work here.

This is how my last year ended and the new one started.
Things are happening so fast at the moment, I often have a sense of not being in control and most certainly not having enough time.
I work, and when I don't work, I pack and move things from one town to another, where I unpack it back again.
Let's hope this all will work great!


utorak, 2. siječnja 2018.

Male zimske radosti/ Litle winter joys


Sretna vam 2018. i nek vam sreća bude na putu, cijelu ovu novu godinu!

Znam da nije hladno kako zna biti (mada ja planiram pogledati zimske jakne ovih dana, jer nije da nikad više neće zahladiti, nadam se da će zahladiti da pobije sve ove baje koje lete oko mene), no ja sam u fazi kad se veselim čajevima i pijem ih nekoliko šalica svaki dan.

Osim toga, krenula sam s unosom limuna i đumbira i nema nego teška artiljerija u borbi protiv prehlade.
S obzirom da ozbiljno shvaćam borbu protiv beštija koje napadaju gornje i donje dišne puteve i štitim se, logično je da su me ukliještila leđa i deset dana nisam baš za išta. Inače, ako ne znate, normabel i ibuprofen su najbolji poklon pod bor za takve bolove, ali dobijete i bonus: direktna karta u snove, većinu vremena. Takva sam kitila bor ovu godinu, bilo mi je tako svejedno i super da sam stavila lampice i otišla i tek kad su mi rekli da bi trebalo i neke kuglice staviti, sjetila sam se da nešto fali :)

Nego, želim vam pokazati dvije stvari koje sam dobila, odvojeno, a koje me baš uveseljavaju u ove zimske dane.

Prva je silikonski pokopac za šalicu s pripadajućim drškom, i ide na bilo koju šalicu, a ovo je moja omiljena šalica i ispalo je da se slažu. Čuva od upadanja stvari u šalicu i od hlapljenja, jer ja pijem jednu kavu na dan, i traje mi satima, i jako mi se sviđa.
Je li itko možda mislio da će išta odoovog biti jednobojno? Moje šalice su kao i moje oblačenje, u bojama svim :))



Druga stvar je boca s dodatkom, u koji možete staviti voće, povrće, led, začine, što već vas usrećuje dok pijete vodu, čaj ili sok.
U ovom slučaju ja sam narezala đumbir, i samo pijem vodu i dolijevam novu, a đumbir lagano otpušta svoju đumbirastu magiju.
Preko ljeta planiram stavljati i led, da mi čaj i voda budu dulje hladni.

Imate li vi kakve ajmo reći gadgete koji vas uveseljavaju u ove hladne zimske dane?
Želite li uopće hladne zimske dane ili vam je ovo ok?


I wish you all a merry and healthy new year and let Happiness Fairy fly above us all the time!

I know it is not cold as it suppose to be this time of year (although I'm planning to check winter jackets these days, it won't be that warm for ever, right?). I'm not that into winter, but am aware winter is necessary for the circle of life to continue and for all bugs to die just for a few months.

And while it is (not that) cold, I enjoy a few winter rituals.
I've received these two thingies (separately) and they both make me very happy.

First is the silicone mug cover with a lovely holder.
It turned out the mug cover goes great with my favorite mug, and it keeps everything from falling into my coffee- I have one coffee a day and I drink it for hours.


The other thing is this plastic bottle with the special part where you can put ginger, lemon, oranges, ice or whatever you like in, and the you simply add new water or tea or juice and enjoy your drinks.
At the moment ginger is the best thing for me. I take it serious, this whole flu and cold season, and drink lots of teas and take care of my sinuses and my throat.
That's why I have such a pain in my lower back for the last 10 days. I hardly can move and am taking pretty strong pills, that relax muscles and remove pain.

It was interesting decorating the Christmas tree having these medicine previously taken. I was so relaxed that I put all the candles and called it done. It looked perfect to me and only later I was told that maybe we should have some Christmas tree balls, too.

So, do you have something that keeps you happy and warm since the winter has begun?
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