Good morning babes!
So I’m super anxious about posting this, but also so happy. This is a dress that’s been hanging in my closet for more than two years, brand new. I haven’t worn it once, because I always thought it makes my arms look huge, that the back is weird, or that my hips appear twice the size they actually are. But on Friday I decided I love my body enough now not to let my insecurities win any longer. Not only did I wear the dress, I decided to wear it to a photoshoot AND to vlog the whole thing! (you can check out the vlog here)
I decided I am beautiful not because of the way I look, but because of who I am. And that is what matters, because that is who the person in the pictures is, a person, not an object.
Objects can be defined as physically aesthetic or beautiful, for human beings it’s different. Our beauty is defined, measured-if you will, by our actions and energy. I do not wish to be called beautiful because of the way I look. I wish to be complimented for how my mind wanders, the ideas I live by (and for), for how my heart is so strong, it is a fire, a wild river whose flow nothing can stop. I am a force of nature. I wish to be called beautiful because people see who I am inside, not what I look like on the outside. I want you to feel my energy, the electricity in my eyes, the curiosity in my heart. Only then will I believe you when you call me beautiful.
i once built
because of you
kept me safe
now I don’t need safe
i need wild
I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!!
Oh kako sem vesela, da pišem to objavo. in oh, kako me je strah! To je obleka, ki v moji omari visi že dve leti in pol. Kupila sem jo, ker mi je bila v trgovini (Zara) noro všeč, a je nisem oblekla niti enkrat, saj sem imela vedno občutek, da v njej moje roke izgledajo ogromne, da mi razširi hrbet in, da so moji boki dvakrat širši kot so v resnici. A v petek sem se odločila, da se imam dovolj rada, da ne dovolim več, da moja nesigurnost in nesamozavest zmaga. Odločila sem se, da obleko oblečem in naredim nekaj fotk (in vlogam!).
Odločila sem se, da me lepo ne naredi to kako izgledam ampak to kdo sem. In to je tisto, kar je najpomembnejše, ker nisem KAJ, ampak KDO. Človek sem, ne predmet.
Predmete lahko definiramo kot estetske, lepe, le na podlagi njihovega izgleda. Pri ljudeh je pa to malo drugače. Naša lepota so naša dejanja in energija. Ne želim komplimenta ‘kako si lepa’, če je prejemnik tega komplimenta moj videz. ‘Lepa si’ želim slišati, ko nagovarjaš moje misli, ideje za in po katerih živim, ko nagovarjaš moje srce, ki je plamen, divja reka, katere toka nič ne ustavi. Sem sila narave. Želim, da mi rečeš ‘lepa si’, ker vidiš kdo živi v tem krasnem telesu. Želim si da začutiš mojo energijo, elektriko v mojih očeh, radovednost v mojem srcu. Šele takrat ti bom verjela, ko mi rečeš, da sem lepa.
zidovi, ki sem jih
zgradila zaradi tebe
so me ohranjali
ne potrebujem več
Se beremo kmalu, super nedeljo ti želim!!
Good morning everyone!
This is a long overdue post. In March I made my very own brand! Actually, it started out as a merch, but has now grown into the brand Offline.
Offline is all about preserving the environment with the products being made out of certified organic and fair trade cotton, and hand printed in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Sustainability matters to me very much, as I am aspiring to produce minimum waste, and am determined not to contribute to plastic pollution of our planet. From March 21st until today you have bought over 500 t-shirts, totes, and pouches, and I CAN’T THANK YOU ENOUGH! It doesn’t only mean that you now own an awesome tee/tote/pouch, it also means you are making a BIG difference. Thank you for being aware and mindful about what (where) you buy your food, clothing,.. What you – what WE – are doing matters.
But there are certain changes on the way for Offline! With autumn there will be no more t-shirts, but more totes, bags, stationery, and all sorts of cute things to make your life even brighter! Also, I have decided that I will donate 10% of all purchases made at Offline to environment organizations each month. That way, you really CAN help.
Again, thank you so much for your support, you really are the best!
You can check out the products (hurry up with getting your tee, there aren’t many left!) and place your order here.
Have a wonderful day!
Tole objavo bi morala napisati že mesece nazaj. Marca sem namreč ustvarila svojo znamko: Offline!
Cilj znamke Offline je ohranjati in varovati okolje in življenje na našem planetu. Izdelki imajo certifikat organskega bombaža in fair trade prodaje, ter so ročno potiskani v Ljubljani. Trajnost mi zelo veliko pomeni, saj se tudi sama trudim živeti na način, da pridelam čim manj smeti in uporabim čim manj plastike. Od enaindvajsetega marca do danes ste naročili preko 500 majčk, torb in neseserjev, in ni besed, ki bi zadostile meri moje hvaležnosti! To ne pomeni le, da imaš v omari eno super majčko/torbo,.. ampak tudi to, da si s svojim nakupom naredil/a (in še vedno delaš) veliko razliko. HVALA, ker si ekološko ozaveščen/a in nakupuješ ‘z glavo’. Kar počneš – kar počnemo skupaj – je pomembno.
Ampak v Offline z jesenjo prihaja nekaj sprememb. Majčk za enkrat ne bo več, prihaja pa mnogo dodatkov (tudi za dom), ki bojo v tvoje življenje prinesle še več dobre energije! Odločila sem se tudi, da vsak mesec 10% od prodanih produktov namenim dobrodelnim (okoljevarstvenim) organizacijam. Na ta način lahko tudi ti čisto zares in neposredno pomagaš ohranjati naš planet!
Še enkrat hvala vsem za podporo, res ste najboljši!
Vse produkte si lahko ogledaš na Offline Instagramu, in tam prav tako lahko oddaš svoje naročilo (če si želiš majčko pa pohiti, ker se zaloge hitro praznijo!).
Krasen dan ti želim!
So the past few months have been super busy for me! There’s so much going on right now. I’m so excited about planning our wedding, but because of course everything has to be perfect it’s a lot of work! I’m enjoying it so much, really taking in each moment.
It turned out we won’t be working with AK Weddings, so we’re doing the whole thing by ourselves. We also changed the location to Ljubljana, because it’s much easier that way. The invitations have already been sent, and we expect roughly 40 people at the ceremony. It will be a small family & friends wedding, but on Sunday, after the wedding, we’re having a huge picnic for all our friends! And on the day in between the wedding and the party we’re probably getting some tattoos done (well yes, it wouldn’t be us if we didn’t paint some stupid stuff on our skin).
MY WEDDING DRESS
Is being made by designer Marija Mali (as I told you in the previous post, she also made my mom’s wedding dress!). We already chose the materials and the cut, so now I’m waiting for my first fitting!
OUR WEDDING RINGS
We’ve already picked those up last week! We had them made at Zlatarski Atelje Kodre. They are super nice, and really created amazing rings. We wanted something simple, but I had one request; my mom gifted me with an old ring of hers, with the thought I could use the diamonds for my wedding ring. So I had my ring made with my mom’s diamonds! Oh my, I’m such a romantic :D
BUT WHERE’S THE WEDDING NOW?
I’ll keep that a secret. You’ll see the pictures after the wedding, but I can tell you we couldn’t have found a better place! After the ceremony we’re having lunch somewhere in the city center (I won’t tell you that either hihihi). All you need to know the locations are perfect.
WHAT ABOUT THE PHOTOS?
A friend of ours surprised us with a wedding gift: photos! Žan will be our main wedding photographer, and I’m sure he’ll create some amazing memories for all of us.
Oh my. Flowers, music, the registrar, picnic planning & invitations, dress fittings, hair decisions, and so much more. The next three months will be absolutely hectic, and I can’t wait!
Oh and one more thing. I just wanted to let you know this is not a sponsored post. Yes, I am giving you names of everyone involved, but it is only because I am really happy to have them helping us out. I don’t want a sponsored wedding, it is the day I say ‘yes’ to the man I love, not a day for business.
So VERY briefly, that’s it. Stay tuned on my Instagram for more updates!
Here's the post you've all been waiting for. We've set the date, chosen the venue, made the guest list and so on and so forth. AK Weddings are helping us out (thank you so much!), so our wedding will be as in one of those vintage Disney cartoons (think Cinderella). I am so excited, and overwhelmed with happiness, but also nervous as hell, and I have to admit; a tiny bit scared. But I am marrying my prince charming, so I have nothing to be afraid of! From the moment I say 'yes' I am literally living my happily ever after. I am a dreamer, I've always been one. Ever since I was a little girl I dreamt of a fairy tale wedding, in a beautiful white gown, flowers everywhere you look, surrounded by my family and friends. And of course, the man I love. But now I've come to see he is so much more than the man I love - he is my best friend, he is the man who loves me, the man I respect, support, and am absolutely crazy for. He is my sun, my warmth. He is the reason I found the strong connection I now feel with my inner self and mother Earth. And more than anything, I wish to be that same person for him, forever.
But now, because I know what you're most curious about, let me reveal the date! We're getting married on the 28th of Spetember at castle Štanjel at Kras. My dress is being made by designer Marija Mali, who also designed my mom's wedding dress (and mine, for her wedding)! Žiga's suit, on the other hand, still remains a mystery :D What we have to decide (quickly now) is where to design make the wedding rings, followed by invitations, presents for guests, lunch menues,and so on (and on and on and on :D ). As I said, I'm so overwhelmed by all that's happening this summer. I can't wait to share more with you guys. Until then here are some photos from my mom's wedding (yes, she had a pink wedding dress!). Have a wonderful evening!
I've been celebrating this month, like A LOT. Not only my birthday, but also the 3 year anniversary of ninastanic.com! Now before I started this blog I used to own ninamay.net, but after two years I decided to switch to my real name. Three years ago I decided I wanted to be myself, I wanted to learn to love myself, become more accepting and compassionate, and to turn my life around for the better. Now, three years later, I am here. I live the life I've always dreamed of, and each day I grow so much. This brings me to the big THANK YOU I want to say to all of you. Thank you for being here and supporting me, I probably could not have come so far so fast if it weren't for you guys! So I invite you all to celebrate with me; celebrate life and positivity, acceptance and happiness, purity and joy. Let us celebrate each moment, be grateful for it & make it count. This is what I have learned in the past three years, and I saved you all a seat on my journey of good vibes!
See you there!