DIY Fridays: Sequin “On Vacation” Sun Hat

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I have had this white basic sun hat from H&M for many years now and I have never worn it partially because it’s a bit too basic. I decided it was time to do something different with it. I remembered that I had this sequin trim and I have seen a lot of different sun hats with text (mainly by looking around at Polyvore.) I wasn’t sure about what text I wanted but I finally decided to write “On vacation” like the one in the picture below. I was considering to write “Beach please” or “Life’s a beach” but I thought “On vacation” was more versatile.

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  • The first thing I did was to use a pen to write the text I wanted on the brim of the hat.
  • Next I took the end of the sequin trim, removed a few sequins and then pulled it through where I wanted the trim to start using a needle. Then I tied it to the underside of the brim.
  • Then I started to pin the trim following the text I wrote.
  • Once I finished I began to sew the trim on. To avoid overlapping the trim in too many places I cut the trim at some places, tied it to the underside and then I continued with another piece.

That was it, super easy and if you want you can simply use a thicker thread instead of a sequin trim or use some kind of a marker to write with. You can also add other decorations like pom poms, flowers or ribbons; the sky is the limit. Have fun creating!

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Have a lovely day!

-Frida

 

 

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Packing for Malta: 4 Day Outfits

Like I wrote yesterday; I am still working on my outfits but some of them are almost finished. Today I thought I’d show you some day outfits and I plan to wear these lace up sandals below with all of them (unless I decide to bring another pair.)

The sandals are from Daisy Street although I bought them on Asos and I am so in love with them. I have wanted a pair of sandals like these for a long time and I regret I didn’t buy a pair sooner because so far I haven’t found a single piece they don’t look amazing with.

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The first outfit is the one I’m not completely sure about because of the shorts. I do like them but because the’re so tight without stretch it’s horrible to put them back on over a wet bikini and salt covered skin. I ordered a denim skirt from Zara recently so I might bring that instead.

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The second outfit is so simple and classic; a white t-shirt, black shorts (and they are super stretchy by the way..) and a belt. My amazing sandals completes the look and I am definitely wearing this.

This third outfit is one of my favorites because the color combination and the relaxed feel. Once again the sandals completes the outfit and if I had to wear one outfit everyday this would be it.

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The last outfit I wasn’t so sure about at first but now I love it. I paired my lace shorts with my black bikini from H&M underneath a lace kimono. The sandals look amazing with this look as well and I’m considering to wear the kimono in the evening as well.

I hope you liked this post, if you did please follow, like and share. If you have any questions ask me in the comment section below. I’ll be back tomorrow with a new DIY!

Have a lovely day!

-Frida

Packing for Malta: 4 Evening Outfits

I’m not quite finished with all the outfits I plan to wear on Malta but some of them just needs some adjustments and I’ll need to consider how much I really need. What I know for sure is that I’ll be wearing these floral sandals below in the evenings so it’s important that I can pair them with everything.

I thought I’d show you some of the outfits I’m considering to wear in the evenings and these four is only a few of the ideas that I have.

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This slip dress is the only one here that I’m not completely sure that I’ll be taking with me. I do love this and it was only yesterday that I thought of wearing my lace shorts underneath (because it’s just a little bit to short.) The color also matches the floral embroidery on the shoes perfectly. But whether I bring this dress or not remains to be seen.

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I have showed you this one shoulder top before and I did buy it partially because I wanted a new top for Malta. I certainly don’t regret buying it and i’m definitely taking it with me.

The midi skirt I am also planning to wear in the evening but I have decided to wear it on the plane paired with my mules and a basic cami. This will save a little space in my luggage.

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This turquoise dress I have had in my closet for years and I have never worn it. I figured it might be time and I think it would be perfect to wear in the evening. If it doesn’t look to fancy I might even wear it during the day over my bikini (without the belt.)

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This last dress I bought specifically for Malta but I am also planning to wear it over a T-shirt to dress it down a bit during colder days (In Sweden) and that was actually the reason I began search for a dress in the first place. I found this dress on sale on Asos and I am so glad that I did. The straps were unfortunately very long and I had to fix them as well as the slit in the front which was a little to high for me but that was an easy fix.

DSC_0003 (20)DSC_0004 (18)Tomorrow I’ll show you some day outfits with my lace up flat sandals and my new bikini. If you liked this post please follow, like and share and if you have any questions just ask me in the comment section below.

Have an amazing day!

-Frida

 

Neutral Layers

Neutrals, layers; you have probably seen me do this before but I can’t help it. I think it looks amazing and combining neutrals is the only way to create a complete monochromatic look during summer (unless you’re wearing a maxi skirt or dress.)

I layered a simple skirt over my slip dress with an extra decorative panel. Finally I layered one of my favorite sweaters over it (second hand) and half tucked it in to the skirt. I paired it with my Vagabond pumps, my mini bag and gold earrings.

Today is yet another shopping day and I know I said that I was ready for Malta on Instagram but if I were to find a denim skirt that would be really great. Oh and a pair of sunglasses is always a fun thing to purchase, and a frapino of course.

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Have an amazing day!

-Frida

 

The Asymmetric Basic Top

I recently got this top from Asos and I love it, it’s a part of their own collection and they have it in black and white as well. I’d love to have those one day but for now I am happy with the one in grey.

A basic is obviously meant be simple and usually symmetrical but if you; like me prefer something different over classics this top is perfect. Just by pairing basic shorts with an asymmetrical top instead of a basic tank top the outfit becomes so much more unique and interesting.

I also added a long vest over my outfit and completed it with black and gold mules and gold jewelry. Read more about the necklace here.

My shoes from New Look which I plan to wear for the first time on Malta arrived today and I’ll show you pictures on Instagram later. If you like this post don’t forget to follow, like and share.

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Have an amazing day!

-Frida

Packing for Malta: New Things

I have finally started a packing list for Malta and I have few new things to take with me. I am still waiting for these sandals but other than that I have everything I need. I am planning to start putting together outfits today and also considering what beauty products to take with me.

In the pictures:

  1. My new gold iPhone case from H&M.
  2. My new bikini also from H&M
  3. My new sequin dress from Asos
  4. My new one shoulder top from Asos (and my beautiful necklace from andeliusgribbe)
  5. My new sandals from Daisy Street
  6. A chambray playsuit, a blueish grey lace cami and a turquoise dress.

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DSC_0008 (17).JPGIt seems there is a theme among the things I am taking with me which is completely unintentional but it’s a really good thing. When everything you bring matches it’s so much easier to think of things to wear.

Have a lovely day!

-Frida

DIY Fridays: Monochromatic Painted Earrings

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Today I’m going to showing you how to make these white monochromatic earrings step by step. You can paint your earrings any color you like using either acrylic paint like I ended up doing or nail polish which gives a more glossy finish.

I started to paint with this white nail polish in the picture but I didn’t like the way it looked so I used white acrylic paint, which I painted on with my fingers to avoid too much texture. The pieces I used for my earrings came from old cheap jewelry from Asos, H&M and Forever 21.

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I started by adding the eye pins to the stud pieces (if you want you can use wire) and what’s so great is that you can use pieces that are tarnished because those will be covered up anyway.

I also added eye pins to the bottom of the stud pieces which I forgot at first and then I connected all the pieces using (tarnished) jump rings.

Then I moved on to painting and I did need a couple of layers to cover everything, I used a clear nail polish to seal the paint and I also painted roughly at the back.

That was it! So much fun to make and they look so cool. If you already have a pair of earrings you can paint those instead but because I have a lot of pieces from old jewelry I decided to reuse them.

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I hope you liked this DIY, don’t forget to follow! Have a lovely day!

-Frida