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In an effort to honor the sanctity of the Summer Bucket list, I decided to kick things off by shopping for sunglasses. I couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for; I wanted sunnies with that little extra something special. It is summer after all. Like I thought, the internet came through like a champ and I found all sorts of wonderful over the top options. The price tag however… I’m just looking for something fun, not a lifelong style commitment. Fortunately, there is this wonderful thing called Amazon, and it was more than happy to hook me up with plenty of options, all of which were under $20. Here are my top contenders.
- Pastel Strip Oversized Sunnies
- Blue Jeweled Cat Eye Sunglasses
- Sparkling Geometric Rose Fade Sunglasses
- Gold Accented Sunnies
- Jeweled Leopard Cat Eye Sunglasses
- Royal Pink Star Spangled Sunnies
- Pearl & Rhinestone Oversized Sunglasses
- Two Tone Baroque Swirl Sunglasses
- Engraved Floral & Gold Leaf Sunnies
What do you think? I am finding myself having a hard time deciding which to get, and I would honestly be grateful for opinions and recommendations at this point.
Now that we’ve reached the portion of the year where sunglasses are almost a mandatory part of every ensemble, it’s time for a little something special. Sure there are plenty of options on the market, neon 80’s inspired numbers, glamorous over sized tortoise shell frames or the whimsical heart shaped glasses that my mom always kept on hand for her budding fashion disigner. Inspired by Dolce & Gabbana‘s Fall Collection, the ladies of Honestly…WTF have come up with the perfect summer counterpart for the headband they featured earlier this year.
What you’ll need:
- a pair of sunglasses
- a variety of ceramic roses and flowers
- disposable container or popsicle stick
- a handful of toothpicks
Start by squeezing a small amount of E6000 into a disposable container or onto a wooden popsicle stick. I like to use a small amount at a time, as the glue tends to dry quickly. Using the tip of a toothpick, apply a dollop of glue onto the back of the largest ceramic flower.
Press the flower firmly onto the outer corner of the sunglasses. Hold it in place, for at least a minute, until the glue sets. Working along the top of the glasses, continue to add smaller flowers.
Add a few small flowers down the right side of the glasses. After most of the flowers have set, unfold the sunglasses and add a couple of larger flowers on the temples or arms.
Repeat on the other side and allow to dry for a couple of hours.
*Side Note – I know from experience that this glue has a very VERY strong smell. Make sure the area you work in is well ventilated. I would also give your newly decorated shades a few days to dry/air out after your done.
Images and tutorial from Honestly…WFT