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Let's Talk Swimsuits: What I've got Vs. What I Want (Rosegal Wishlist)
Welcome July! Summer is at the door, do you feel ready for it? Today we'll be talking about one summer essential and that is: a swimsuit. Choosing a swimsuit plays an important part in getting ready for beach. What kind of swimsuits do you like? Do you like bold colours or do you prefer neutral ones? Do you have any favourites or preferences when it comes to colour and cut? Do you follow trends when it comes to swimsuits or do you just choose what suits you and stick with it? Do you plan to try something new this summer or keep to what works for you? For example, I've been wearing bikinis for ages but I'm currently looking for a one piece because I have a new scar I want to cover up, but who knows perhaps I'll fall into my old pattern and order a bikini instead. I'm also open to trying trikinis. Let's say I'm still undecided but judging on what I've been seeing lately, I have a feeling I'll make my mind soon. Who knows maybe I will order a one piece, a trikini and a bikini? I do like swimwear. There is no reason why we shouldn't be stylish while vacationing.
Speaking of swimwear I own, today I'm going to show you my bikini collection. I'll share both what I want and what I already have. To create swimsuits wishlists, I've collaborated with Rosegal site. For inspiration, I turned to my fashion illustration. I enjoy illustrating swimsuits, and there were a few swimsuit models that I kept drawing again and again, so it's good to see that someone already made them, so that I don't have to ( I don't know how to sew swimsuits anyway). Illustrations help me narrow down my choices. If there is a swimsuit design I keep illustrating, the chances are good that is the right swimsuit design for me. That's my logic anyway Anyhow, the collage you can see above features three one pieces, all of them printed. The first one has a more subtle print, just a bit colour against the black. The second one is a mixed print, a combination of stripes and florals reminiscent of D&G designs. The third one piece is a bit different, it comes in a tropical print, but it also has short sleeves that makes it stand out. This time of swimsuit design might offer some additional protection for those of you with sensitive skin, but don't forget that sun protection products are a must.
Now let me show you my swimsuit collection! Basically all the swimsuits I own are colourful bikinis. Going through my bikini collection, I must notice that I have a soft spot for patterns: animal print, geometric print, floral print, navy print, stripes. Printed swimwear is obviously my thing. However, athing I love is a classical black bikini. I own only one, but I wear it pretty often. In the past, I used to go for light coloured bikinis (I loved white and yellow ones) but I realized that with time they can become a see through so it is better to stick with printed or dark bikinis. Right now, as you can see most of swimwear I own is printed, so I don't have to worry about it being see through.
Is there any trend you're excited about trying out? There are quite a few exciting swimsuit trends this year, right? The ones that caught my eye the most are (not surprisingly) bold pattern ones. Prints that seem to be trending the most when it comes to swimwear are: polka dots, floral and fruit prints. Stripes are always trendy in my book, for what says summer better than navy print and stripes? Just like with clothes, swimwear has its classics, and you probably won't make a mistake if you you opt for a classical model. When it comes to swimwear details often make all the difference. A bit of ruffles can make all the difference. Embroidery is also breaking into swimwear, especially one simple embroidery technique known as smocking. As you can see, I already have one embroidery bikini, but I might order another one.
So, tell me...Do you like summer? Are looking forward to it? What kind of swimsuits you do normally wear? How do you like my picks? What should I order? Is there such a thing as having too many swimsuits? That would be all. Thank you for reading and have a fantastic weekend!
You have seen (more or less) what was February like for me. Now tell me... what was February like for you? Are you happy that it's already March or do you feel like time is flying too fast?Are you looking forward to the spring?
As far as blogging goes, it seems that I have became more focused on fashion illustrations. In the next month the illustrations will have their place, but there will be more focus on DIY....or at least I think so, because I'm kind of heading in that direction. Apart from that, I have no plans. I have so many ideas when it comes to what I want to blog about, that I often have hard time deciding what not to include. As always, feel free to write about what you would like to see.
Vidjeli ste (više-manje) kako sam provela veljaču...sada mi recite, kakav je vama bio prošli mjesec? Veselite li se proljeću? Jeste li jedva dočekali ožujak ili vam je vrijeme prebrzo proletjelo? Ne zaboravite da nam možda i nije još stiglo i da ime za mjesec ožujak potječe od st…
Here it is: the first dress I have ever made entirely by myself. I did make some summer dresses in the past, but I had sown them without a pattern and a sewing machine and at any rate I wouldn't call them very accomplished. I mean, they weren't nearly as polished as this dress and they were not nearly as complex to make. I'm very happy with how this dress turned out. I'm even happier I took this sewing course in the first place because now I can make more dresses like this one! If you remember my November highlights post, you might remember that I've mentioned how I've recently finished a beginning fashion tailoring and sewing course with designer Stanka Zovko.
I promised to show you the dress I made for my course 'graduation'. At the end of this lovely sewing course, you get to choose not only what you're going to make, but also the material and the pattern. The sewing pattern is typically chosen from one of the sewing magazines this designer has …
With winter at our doorstep, I think it's important to make the most out of the left over autumn days. With that in mind, my husband and I payed another visit to our favourite (still not officially opened!) ethno village in vicinity of Medugorje. I wrote about this eco/ethno village a number of times, so if you want to know more (or just see more photographs) feel free to check out my old posts here, here, here, here and here. Autumn is Herzegovina is always gorgeous, and this year hasn't been an exception. We had some sudden weather changes and drastic changes of temperature, but I would still describe this autumn as a beautiful one. The Sunday this photographs were taken on was rather gorgeous, so I'm certainly glad we went on this little trip. I know I'm repeating myself, but I do cherish moments like this. Every time I step into this little village, I feel as if the time has stopped or rather like I have just travelled in time. It's such a charming place! I h…