How she sees me

Hello sweethearts!

After late winter and snow, spring came to us. Suddenly, I would say, knowing that it will not stay. Crazy March will treat us with some more winter, so enjoying this sun is a must.
Reading on the bench in the park is my kind of spring happiness.

Verses from „The golden age“ filled my heart with hope and took me back at the beginning, just like spring, new birth, new love...
But Gloria's presence does that, and she has perfectly transposed her virtue in „The golden age“, her first published poetry book.

If you read my blog, you know that I wrote about Gloria La Marr before. But if you aren't familiar with her work yet, I'm sure these amazing photos and accompanying text will encourage you to learn more about this young artist.

Everything she touches, photography or writing is not only driven by love,but also by knowledge.

Coffee and cake with Gloria is something that I honestly love. Not just because I enjoy her company, but also I get the chance to learn a lot. Learn how to enjoy small things, love what you do and listen to your heart.

Gloria is a one of a kind friend that everyone should have. The one that takes out the best of you. And then she takes photographs. Photographs which are a blend of her beauty and talent. They are the result of her love for art and her virtue that makes the other person just shine.

Our little rituals of drinking coffee and walking hand by hand while we talk about fashion, photography, life and love for all things mentioned, really brightens my day. She inspires me in many ways.

I can hardly wait for our next hangout and talk about her new book ๐Ÿ˜

For more of my blog posts with Gloria La Marr follow the next links:

⧫ http://midcenturysweetheart.blogspot.hr/2016/07/in-dream-with-gloria-la-marr.html

⧫ http://midcenturysweetheart.blogspot.hr/2015/05/hello-sweethearts-thank-you-for-taking.html

All photos are taken by Gloria La Marr Ⓡ with her Canon EOS 80D and Sigma 18-35 mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens.

Like Gloria on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/gloriaodmora/
and follow her on Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/glorialamarr/
Make sure to visit Gloria's site for fashion, poetry, photography and much more- https://glorialamarr.com/

Love, Eleanor


Scarlet Bloom

Hello sweethearts!

I am super excited to bring a new blog post for you after such a long time, especially because it is a review of a gorgeous dress so I had a chance to get in front of a camera and do what I love after a long working summer. I'm very impatient, so let's get started!

My love for 40's era is huge so adding another beautiful 40's inspired reproduction dress to my closet was pure joy. This one is from Pretty Retro, an exciting British brand of retro/vintage styled womenswear primarily influenced by 1940s and 1950s fashion and sister brand to The House of Foxy.

I wear Pretty Retro dress in 40's Tea style. This style is available in 3 new different prints (on Pretty Retro site this style is available in 7 prints!), one more beautiful than the other. Mine is called Scarlet Bloom ๐ŸŒน

Since I live in Zagreb now, the process of organizing a photo shoot and creating a look was a little complicated. Half of my stuff are still at my parent's house which is 3 hour drive away. So I told my mom to come and bring me all of my red and white accessories (sorry mom ๐Ÿ˜…).

I had a classic look with hair snood and gloves in my mind but when I put the dress on the feeling it gave me was completely different, I guess you can see why- it's pure va-va-voom ๐Ÿ”ฅ
So I ditched the snood and lace gloves, put my red pumps and let the dress do all the talk.

First that draws attention is the bustline, obviously. Gathered details pulled into a sweetheart shape by fabric tabs at each side are here to create an enviable bust on every gal. Ribbon at the end of the V cut is also a nice touch that you can let loose or tie into a bow.

I love the cute flutter sleeves which falls nicely because of lightweight 100% polyester scarlet floral print material. Fabric is non stretch but due to style of dress it will form itself naturally according to body shape. I wear a size UK12 that fits 38" bust, 30" waist and 39" hip.

Tea style dress fits my usual size so I would say it is true to size but if you are undecided, choose by hip size because gathers above and below bust are accommodating of different size busts and cut over waist and hip means it will also expand to fit.

The dress suprised me with one unusual (for me) detail- no zip or fastenings! I was initially intimidated but due to bias style it is enough to just pull it over your head.

The design of this dress seems simple but bust details add a lot of fancy to it, so  it is suitable for everyday wear and also for nice summer evening dinner. I find it very adaptable for a lot of occasions, just change some accessories like jewelry or bag.

Since the print is floral and has a lot of vibrant colors the possibilities for accessorising are countless- from plain white cardigan and white lace gloves with white hair snood to pink, green or yellow shoes and jewelry. Or even inconspicuous brown or black shoes and bag for a more toned down look (we all know how wearing vintage style can attract many curious views).

If you want to se more of this dress and how I will style it in the future find me and follow on Instagram → @eleanor_rebel

 Oh and one more great thing! If you are not a dress addict like myself, Pretty Retro also offers an amazing 1940's & 1950's inspired blouses, shirts, jersey tops and cardigans, swing pants, capris, skirts, knitwear and best of all- gift vouchers! Now you are ready for a holiday shoping ๐ŸŽ

OOTD details:
Dress- Pretty 40s Tea Dress in Scarlet Bloom
Shoes- eBay

Order your Pretty Retro frock here: http://www.prettyretro.co.uk/
Also don't forget to like Pretty Retro on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prettyretroclothing/
and follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/prettyretroclothing/

This is all for now. I'm looking forward to blogging next year and hope you will read my posts in 2018. Wishing you all a nice and warm holiday season ๐Ÿ’•

Love, Eleanor


I'm back!

Hello sweethearts!

If you follow me on my social media than you know I came home 2 weeks ago. My life has been hectic since and I finally grabbed the time to update you all on my future (blogging) plans.

First of all, I have to say that that last few months were life changing and beautiful.
I am grateful for everything that happened to me since March, from work that I learned a lot and grow up as a person, to people that I have met and situations I've had to overcome. 

New people who have entered my life have left a great mark and beautiful memories and some have remained in my life ๐Ÿ’• I hope that they will be here for a long time.

So, now on to the future... Priority is to find a job as a social worker. News is that I will be changing my place of residence. That will allow me to find a job easier and start life with my special someone. Since I intend to return to active blogging now, change of residence will also allow me to cooperate with a large number of photographers. 

So if you would like to collaborate with me my email is eleonora.lovric@yahoo.com

Love, Eleanor


100 days...

Hello sweethearts!

It is hard to believe that 100 days have passed since I left my home to work in Laguna Poreฤ. Only 74 days more to go!

Usually July and August are the busiest and hardest months in Molindrio Hotel so now its time to step up but I love what I do. Guests are nice and job is dinamic so its always interesting.

Free time I spend on a beach or exploring city of Poreฤ:

Last month I did a small change in my hair color, do you like it?

Also, my family visited so I had 3 bitter sweet days with my daughter ❤

Again, I want to say sorry to all of wonderful brands that want to collaborate with me. I hope we can get in touch again in October. 

I leave you with a few gorgeouse photos of sunset in Poreฤ that I took with my Canon EOS750D

Love, Eleanor


One month update

Hello sweethearts!

I took some time late at night after work to post a lil update on my job and life right now. I miss doing collaborations and photos, but I do try to be active on Instagram. I still get e mails for collabs, so I'm sorry that I have to refuse them at the moment.

I work in a beautiful 4☆ hotel Molindrio in Poreฤ, Croatia as a waitress and share room with 3 girls.

A lot of new friends and a new job turned my life around and I am happy for every experience and chance I get here.

I work usually two times a day, in the morning from 8 to 12 or 2 p.m. and at evening from 6 to 10 p.m.  On my free time I hang out with my colleagues or walking and exploring nature.

Outfit for the next 5 months:

Kisses and much love,