Clothes can't talk, can they?

Clothes can’t Talk, can They? // When you won’t Come to Bali, Bali Comes to You

Današnji outfit post je poseban iz više razloga. Pre svega, uspela sam da izađem iz svoje zone komfora i uplivam u bohemian stil bar na jedan mali, i jedini način na koji mojoj style personi odgovara. Koliko god ja gajila ogromnu ljubav prema bojama, ti etno i bohemian paterni nikad nisu bili nešto u čemu sebe mogu da zamislim, ali sam slučajno istraživajući milenijalske tendencije shvatila da smo mi generacija koga odbija da bude definisana, i stavljena u kutiju. Mnogi od nas se poigravaju raznim modnim pravcima, ponekad i u okviru jedne jedine odevne kombinacije, i to me je nateralo da shvatim da ne moram sebe samu da stavljam u tu kutiju. Sve dok, kao što sam u više navrata rekla, vi nosite odeću, a ne ona vas, imate potpunu slobodu da pravite kakve kog želite kombinacije. Sve dok imate stav i možete da iznesete to što nosite, nemojte se ograđivati i nemojte nikad reći nikad, jer ne znate kada ćete progutati svoje reči – u modi i životu generalno. To nas dovodi do današnjeg outfit post-a. Još jedan razlog koji ga čini posebnim jeste moja prva ikad kolaboracija sa jednim brendom, i imala sam veliku sreću da je u pitanju brend koji sam već verno pratila, i onda smo se nekim instagramskim čudom povezali, i rodila se saradnja, a kao i uvek sve je počelo međusobnim “srcanjem” postova.  Naravno, govorim o malom brendu pod imenom Woven Sand, koji se bavi ručnom izradom torbi i šešira na Baliju, i kako i sami kažu “svaki od predmeta izrađen je ručno’, a ono što me je dodatno kupilo (osim lepote i izvrsnosti ove torbe u svakom pogledu) jeste činjenica da svaka kupovina pomaže osnižavanju lokalnih artizana, koje su uglavnom žene, a kao dobra feministkinja uvek sam all for female empowerment. Pošto je svaka torba ručno rađena, svaka ima svoje jedinstvene mane pa čak i različite postave, tako da, koliko god na prvi pogled delovale slično, svaka nosi svoju priču.

 

Today’s outfit post is special for several reasons. First of all, I managed to get out of my comfort zone and dive into the bohemian style at least to a small extent, and in the only way my that wouldn’t be compromising my style persona. As much as I cultivate a huge love for colors, those ethnic and bohemian ones were never something I could imagine myself in, but as I was researching millennial fashion tendencies and approaches to fashion,  I came to find  that we are a generation that refuses to be defined and placed in a box. Many of us play with different fashion trends, sometimes within a single outfit , which made me realize that I don’t have to put myself in that box either. As  I’ve repeatedly said several times, as long as you wear clothes, and the clothes don’t wear you, you have the full freedom to create endless combinations and not make compromises.  As long as you have the attitude and can pull off what you’re wearing, do not hold back and never say never, because you don’t know when you’ll have to swallow your words – in fashion and in life in general. This brings us to today’s outfit post. Another reason that makes it special is my first ever collaboration with a small but incredible brand, and I had the great fortune that it was a brand that I had already followed closely, and then we were connected through the wonder of Instagram and a collaboration was born.  As always, everything started with likes on both sides, like in rom-coms.  Of course, I’m talking about a small yet incredible brand called Woven Sand, which creates hand-made bags and hats in Bali, and as they  say, “each item is made manually, and what made me fall in love with it completely (except for the beauty and excellence of this bag in in every respect), is the fact that every purchase helps support  the local artisans who are mostly women and as a good feminist I am always all for female empowerment. Since each bag is handmade, each has its own unique defects and even different linings, so no matter how they looked at first glance, they each carry a unique  story.

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Stoga, moj glavni zadatak bio je da pronađem savršenu kombinaciju koja će se prilagoditi ovoj torbi, koja se inače zove Bella Straw Bag – it’s all about the bag today, i kako je jasno da je ova torba otelovljenje tog bohemian letnjeg vajba, morala sam da nađem nešto što će poslati istu poruku.

Therefore, my main task was to find the perfect combination that would fit with this bag, which is called Bella Straw Bag – its all about the bag today, and as it is clear that this bag is the embodiment of bohemian summer vibes, I had to  find something that will send the same message and do the bag justice. 

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Odabir kimona je bio lak jer, American Eagle je ispunjen komadima koji vrište “Koačela”, te je to bio najlakši deo posla. Kako nisam htela da ispadnem previše hippie-looking, izbor topa sveo se na minimalističku belu majiicu na bretele, koja je apsolutno jedan od najzahvalnijih i najjednostavnijih komada koji prosto morate imati u svom ormaru, jer kad god se nađete u nedoumici sa čim nešto uklopiti, ovakva majica će vam uvek priskočiti u pomoć, bilo da je u pitanju opušten ili formalan outfit. Ova konkretna kupljena je u H&M, ali ih u suštini možete naći svuda, od Zare preko Tiffanny-ja, jer realno iskaču iz frižidera.

Choosing a kimono was easy because the American Eagle is filled with pieces that scream “Coachella”, and that was the easiest part of the job. Since I didn’t want to be too hippie-looking, the choice of the top was was narrowed down to  a minimalist white camisole top, which just happens to be one of the most simple and versatile items a woman can own,  because whenever you find yourself in an outfit conundrum, a top like this will always come to your rescue, whether we’re talking about a casual  or formal outfit. This particular one was  purchased in H&M, but you can essentially find them everywhere, from Zara to Tiffany, because they’re really literally everywhere.

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Da ne zaboravim ono najvažnije. Iako je ovo moja prva kolaboracija, popust koji dobijate pri prvoj kupovini nema veze sa mnom. Svako ko je prvi put na sajtu Woven Sand dobija 10% popusta na prvu kupovinu. Sve što treba da uradite je da u discount code box ukucate FIRST10. Izbor je fantastičan i moja odluka je bila zaista teška, a kada posetite sajt, videćete i zašto. I da, shipping je besplatan, jej! P.S. Znate kako ljudi, posebno muškarci retko primećuju detalje kao što su nakit i torbe na ženama – e ova torba je danas šetala gradom i dobila mnogo pogleda i komplimenata.

Let me not forget the most important thing.  Although this is my first collaboration, the discount you get with your  first purchase has nothing to do with me. Everyone gets a 10% discount on the first purchase at Woven Sand. All you have to do is to type FIRST10 into the discount code box. The choice was fantastic and my decision was really tough, and when you visit the site, you will see why. And yes, shipping is free, hey! P.S. You know how people, especially men rarely notice details such as jewelry and bags on women –  this bag took a stroll around town today  and got a lot of glances and tons of compliments, so there’s that too. 

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Ovo je ta unikatna postava o kojoj sam vam govorila, a i u torbici mamine vintage naočare kojih se nikad neću odreći, kao i preslatki mali novčanik koji sam ulovila kod predivnih cura iz Četkice jer sam shvatila da mi je regularni novčanik veći od svih letnih torbi koje posedujem. Hvala vam cure na ćaskanju i divnoći.

This is the unique lining I was telling  you about, and in my  bag of there’s the pair of my mom’s vintage glasses that I will never give up, as well as the pretty little wallet I snagged at the Četkica hobby and art supply store, because I realized that my regular wallet is bigger than all the summer bags I own . Thank you girls for chatting and being so lovely. 

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Što se tiče popularnih pruga, tu nisam kriva ja jer ne pratim trendove slepo – ja sam volela pruge i pre nego što su bile popularne. Međutim, ono što me je navelo da po prvi put obučem baš ove pantalone, iako ih imam u ormaru, sa sve etiketom, bar jedno godinu dana je australijska resort nedelja mode. Uglavnom smo navikli da resort kolekcije budu pune svetlih, primarnih, “živih” i saturisanih boja, te me je prijatno iznanedala kolekcija australijskog dizajnera Akira Igosave, koji ne samo da je uključio tamne boje u svoje prugaste komade negu je uključio i asimetrične momente kao i određenu dozu dekonstruktivizma, koji me donekle podsetio na ovaj par pantalona – možda su čekale odobrenje sa modnih pisti kako bi mogle da uđu u rotaciju. U ovakvim pantalonama možete lagano da se šetate Azurnom obalom, i budete šik kao Grejs Keli, ali ako za to nemate prilike, zašto ne dovesti vajb francuske rivijere u provinciju i bar se na trenutak pretvarati da ste na nekom takvom mestu. Sandale sa platformom su apsolutno neizbežan izbor, i za prvo nošenje daleko udobnije nego što sam očekivala. Povoljne i udobne, i ulovljene u Metro Obući i to na popustu – total win.

 

As far as popular stripes are concerned, I will not take the  blame because I do not follow trends blindly – I liked these wide-leg pants  before they were popular. However, what led me to wear these pants for the first time, although I have had them in the wardrobe, with the tag and all for at least a year was the inspiration I got from one of the designers at Australian Resort Fashion Week. We are familiar with the fact that most resort collections are full of bright and primary,  saturated  and vivid and intense colors, and I was pleasantly surprised by the collection of Australian designer Akira Igosawa, who not only included murky colors in his striped pieces, but included asymmetric elements as well as a certain a dose of deconstructionism, which somewhat reminded me of this pair of pants – perhaps they’ve been  been waiting for the runway stamp of approval before entering my life for real.  In these pants, you can easily walk along the French Riviera, and look as chic as Grace Kelly, but if you don’t have the opportunity to do so, why not bring the French Riviera to the small town and at least play make-belief  for a moment. The platform wedges were an absolutely inevitable choice, and as this was their first spin around town, they turned out to be much more comfortable than I expected. Affordable, cute  and comfortable and snagged at  Metro shoes, and on sale too – total win!

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Eto, tako su se u jednoj kombinaciji sreli boho, resort wear i minimalistički beli komadi. Možda bi šešir kompletirao sve, ali u malom gradu bi to bilo previše – verujte na reč osobi koja vrlo retko smatra da je nešto previše.

There, that’s the story of how  boho, resort wear and minimalism met in a single outfit.   Perhaps the hat would complete everything, but in a small town it would be too much – and that’s coming from a person person who very rarely considers anything to be too much.

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Na kraju eto, samo mali podsetnik – bilo da  ste milenijalac ili ne – probajte bar sve jednom, i ne zaboravite stav i samopouzdanje na ulaznim vratima, koliko god kliše to zvučalo. Do sledećeg pisanja, XOXO K. Žao mi je što ne smem da vam otkrijem šta je iza interne XOXO fore, ali neke stvari je bolje prećutati.

In the end, I will leave you with just a small reminder – whether you’re a millennial or not – try anything at least once, and don’t forget your attitude and self-confidence  at the front door, no matter how cliche it sounds. Until next time, XOXO K. I’m sorry I can’t tell your what’s  behind the inside XOXO joke, but some things are better lets unsaid.

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