23.5.15

Are Barefoot Sandals a Thing?

Well I think it is pretty obvious that crochet is this summers biggest trend and one that will most likely stick around for a while, and with me opening my handmade shop of wonders I have been testing and trialling design out for the last couple of months. Constantly on the hunt for some fresh, cute and original I came across the really pretty idea of barefoot sandals. 

barefoot sandals made by me / Kirsty Wears Blog

Now ideally they are not that practical, BUT when did fashion ever stop at being practical aha. I guess they would look really lovely on holiday as a accessory maybe of an evening, or a beach party. A friend of mine suggested they would look lovely for a beach wedding which I LOVE the idea of. But what do you guys think? I took to Instagram with the same question and there were a few people for yay & nay. So I thought I would turn to the blog also, I would love to hear your thoughts? 

IMG_4445barefoot sandals made by me / Kirsty Wears Blog

Here is Pinterest with some more varieties of barefoot sandals :  

barefoot sandals pinterest

22.5.15

New Spectacles with Firmoo.com

So it had come round to that time of the year again where I was in desperate need of some new specs and just like the last two years I turned to the beloved Firmoo.com to sort me out. I honestly cannot fault Firmoo and their service, they have a marvellous selection of specs to choose from both male, female and unisex styles - so there is no doubt you will find a pair to suit you every time. Not only is there a wide selection to choose from but they also offer many different frames with alternative colours and designs so you can have real fun try to choosing which colour, pattern and details to go for.

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Firmoo Review - KWB
Firmoo Review - Kirsty Wears Blog

This time round I went for a different shape to the usual classic Rayban style, choosing a more feminine  shape with slightly bigger frame that cat eye out a little in the corners. I also opted for a pink frame as I thought they would look sassy with my newly lilac toned hair. 

Another great feature of Firmoo and also another reason I like to shop my glasses from them, is their 'virtual try-on service' which allows you to either upload or take a photo and try your chosen style on. Allowing you to get a good idea of what your frames will look like on your face, I have used this service even time I have picked a new pair, and the results once the frames arrive are perfect and exactly how I imagined them to be. Leaving me a very happy bunny.

Firmoo Review / Kirsty Wears Blog
Firmoo Review / Kirsty Wears Blog

What do you think of my new specs? and have you used Firmoo before? 

For my readers Firmoo are offering 50% off selected frames (see here) so if you fancy come new frames then now is your chance amigos!



See my previous reviews and frames from Firmoo.com here (2013) and here (2014)

20.5.15

D.I.Y // How To Make A Turban in 2 Minutes

You will need: Either an old top or dress making sure it is a fairly big size, also something that has some sort of pretty pattern or print on will make for a better turban, I used an old maxi dress I no longer wear. Oh and a pair of scissors.
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Step 1: Laying the piece of clothing on a flat surface, you want to cut along the bottom hem line removing the seamed edged. Then once you have removed the hem, cut again about 25cm up from there straight along the width of the piece of clothing.
Turban DIY / How to make a turban / Kirsty Wears Blog
Step 2: Now you should have a piece of material that is still seamed at both sides, however no longer has a hem but now two raw edges. Placing both hands into the piece of material and twist round creating a twisted centre in the middle.
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Step 3: Once you have created the twist in the centre you will need to bring the right side over the the left side. Fitting the right side into the left, so the material is now overlapping each other and both seamed edges are now with each other on the same side. 
Turban DIY / How to make a turban / Kirsty Wears Blog
Step 4: Now you should have one round circumference where your head will go, instead of two left and right sides. 
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Step 5: All you simply do now is take both hands and pull either side, exposing the twisted knot we created in step 2. 

Step 6: Place on your head, tucking away any raw edges that are exposed and et voila, you have a sassy turban.
Turban Diy Results / How to make a turban / Kirsty Wears Blog
How easy was that, now we can all be turban queens and look fabulous and chic hehee. Hope you guys enjoyed my super quick DIY! xo 

17.5.15

OOTD Crochet Two Piece

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Going to make this a short n sweet blog post today two reason really one being Flickr is being a pain in the bottom and taking so long to upload photos and two I'm not really that happy with the picture outcomes therefore don't want to spend to long looking at them.

Yesterday I wore the two piece that I recently crocheted and my god it is so comfortable. Not only do you feel super cute prancing around in it, it is so cosy to wear aha cosy may not be perfect for Thailand's heat but I was only running errands into town before heading to the beach so was not in it for long.

Not sure yet if I will feature this style on my online shop in July, I am still designing some newbies that I want to trial first. But do let me know if you want to see something like this for sale? 

Wearing: Hand Made Red Crochet Two Piece / Kirsty Wears Blog
Wearing: Red Crochet Two Piece / Kirsty Wears BlogWearing: Hand Made Red Crochet Two Piece / Kirsty Wears Blog
Wearing: Hand Made Red Crochet Two Piece / Kirsty Wears Blog
Wearing: Hand Made Red Crochet Two Piece / Kirsty Wears Blog
Two Piece - Made By Me (Shop Coming Soon) 
Sandals - ASOS
Fedora - Topshop 
Watch - Daniel Wellington (Get 15% Off with the code 'kirstywears' until 31st May) 

Happy Sunday xo