8.8.12

candy glasses


If you’re anything like me (impulsive & maybe slightly reckless), you probably have quite a few pairs of inexpensive sunglasses lying around. I decided to take a couple of pairs over the top with flower charms that look like candy. It was really easy and quick and therefore totally satisfying and fun! And look ma, no cavities.

Main influences: Anja’s “Like Candy” shoot, A-Morir super fancy & dreamy Cass and Philips sunglasses, and the Dolce & Gabbana floral sunglasses that influenced this Honestly WTF tutorial (which I found after I had completed one of my pairs, knowing there had to be at least one DIY or tutorial out there — good news, since their tutorial is much better than mine could ever be!). Also, Jordan posted a picture of her making floral sunglasses on Instagram and it reminded me that I had wanted to dress up some sunglasses myself (psst, did you sign up for her flower crown workshop? It’s on again & I totally recommend it if you like flowers, sangria, and babes).


I used these sunglasses that I got at Topshop last year that I loved at the time but that I haven’t been wearing very much. I also decorated a pair of Super knockoffs from ASOS.


I got my flowers from this Etsy shop. I chose mostly 11mm and 12mm matte roses, in my usual pale blue, pink, and white palette, with a little violet as well (purple keeps creeping into my life in subtle ways). I love the ceramic ones in the Honestly WTF tutorial and wish I had found them earlier, and there are also some cute clay ones around Etsy supply shops; the clay flowers seem to be advertised as charms to glue on your blinged-out phone cases. Kawaii!


I used a glue gun because I am lazy and the glue dries pretty quickly. These don’t need a ton of glue to stay put.


So easy. I only burned myself once.



Maybe a little bit kooky, but if I had a pool, you bet I would spend my poolside days wearing these guys. Enjoy my bad hair day, everybody!

51 comments:

  1. So whimsical & cute. But the big question is, how is THIS your bad hair day? Your hair looks gorgeous!

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    1. Ha! That's only because I edited these. The colour is so bad right now, and it's so frizzy and dull. But thank you!

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  2. so amazing!!

    Aimée x
    http://wehaveobsessions.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. These look so cute! I want a pair!! :)

    xoxo Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  4. May I ask what lipstick you're wearing here? If only I didn't manage to scratch every pair of sunglasses that I've ever come into contact with...

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    1. Sure, before I forget... you can't really see the colour accurately here but it's Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in L'exuberante.

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    2. Thank you =^.^=

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  5. They're adorably funky!

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  6. Those are so impossibly cute! And I love the colors...I tried on a pair like that in black and it just looked like I had mental eyebrows :)

    Kate

    www.thrillofthechaise.com

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    1. I know what you mean! I can't wear Ray-Ban Clubmaster glasses because of that exact issue.

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  7. I have been wanting to make these for such a long time now! They are so gorgeous! xx

    Kate {Modette}
    http://modetteblog.com

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  8. These are pretty rad, miss thang!

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  9. They're so pretty, right out of a Sofia Coppola movie !

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  10. these are THE BEST. what else can we glue to sunglasses?!

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  11. fabulous and so kawaii!

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  12. Adorable!

    Amanda Rose
    http://sewmuchtosay.blogspot.com

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  13. I really like how the second pair looks like it has flower garlands resting on its top. You did a good job, what a fun idea!

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    1. Yeah, that was a bit intentional! Thank you!

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  14. I really like the round ones. They're like flower crowns for your eyes!

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  15. I was scrolling through my reader and not paying attention and snapped to when this popped up. I didn't even need to check which blog it was, so instantly did my brain register that obviously, this is a Fieldguided project.

    Thats a compliment btw.

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    1. Just a really consistent personal brand. Ha! Thanks!

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  16. love these! thanks for the heads-up link on where to get the flowers, i may not make a pair of sunnies like this, but i really would love to get some of those brown toned flowers to make a forest-y cell phone case!

    great job!

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    1. Thanks! And yeah, there are tons of them available in different shops on Etsy. Shop around!

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  17. Tsk tsk that is no bad hair day! More like glorious flower child mermaid hair. Love the second model shot the most :)

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    1. Nooooooo you can't see the colour (which I've since had fixed). It was SO BAD. Thank you, though!

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  18. Is this real life? Those glasses are a dream. Amazing job. <3

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  19. I can't decide which one I love the most, the sunglasses or the glue gun! Where do they have glue guns like that? :D

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    1. I think I got it at Michael's but I don't remember!

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  20. love this! now i need a poolside and some plastic flowers that cute.

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  21. I love this, I may have to try it! Just wondering where your cute sunglasses purse is from, it is lovely! xx

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  22. Very Peggy Guggenheim! In the best way.

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  23. oh WOW! so beautiful! <3

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  24. I need to do this!

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  25. dang, they stole your idea.
    http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=26061895&parentid=W_NEWARRIVALS

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    1. Haha, well, it wasn't my idea, really.

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