Barbados: Look Book

If you have read my most recent post, you would know that I was just in Barbados for Spring Break. I had an amazing time and I had lots of fun choosing outfits and taking pictures. I thought it would be fun to do a look book. I also really enjoy reading and watching look books, so I wanted to try to do my own. I left links to everything I talked about in the post at the end.

I mostly wore bathing suits with shorts since I was at the house most of the day. My first bikini is from Target, and it is so cute. I really like the crochet trend, so this top was perfect. I paired it with my American Eagle sunglasses, American Eagle avocado socks, and Abercrombie shorts. I also wore my black and white Lokai bracelets and my Pura Vida bracelets.

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The next outfit is a bandeau bathing suit top that I got from Topshop. I wore it with my favorite shorts from Zara and a choker from Urban Outfitters.

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Here I mixed the bandeau top with the bottoms from a different bathing suit. Don’t be afraid to mix and match colors and patterns, just have fun with it!

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The next “outfit” is a bathing suit from Topshop. I am obsessed with it! It is a super cute print and it is off the shoulder. I just wore it with my Pura Vida bracelets and ring.

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The fourth swimsuit is a mono-kini from Hollister. It is so cute and it looks like a bikini in the back. It is tied in the front and I wore it on the catamaran. I also wore some light Pink wayfairs.

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My final outfit is a simple everyday summer outfit. I wore a simple American Eagle T-shirt and a jean skirt with buttons up the front from American Eagle.

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Thank you so much for reading this post, and I hoped you enjoyed it. I hope it inspired you to get excited for summer and gave you bathing suit/outfit ideas. See you next Friday with another post. – Suki <3

Links:

Off the shoulder Top-  http://us.topshop.com/en/tsus/product/clothing-70483/swimwear-beachwear-4107550/sprinkle-frill-bardot-bikini-top-6289860?bi=140&ps=20

Black “Sprinkles” bottom-  http://us.topshop.com/en/tsus/product/clothing-70483/swimwear-beachwear-4107550/sprinkles-bikini-bottoms-6274847?bi=140&ps=20

Colorful Bandeau Bikini Top-  http://us.topshop.com/en/tsus/product/80s-patchwork-bandeau-top-6263640

Black Once Piece- No longer available

Target Crochet Halter Bikini Top- http://www.target.com/p/women-s-crochet-high-neck-bikini-top-xhilaration-153/-/A-51266619

Target Crochet Bikini Bottoms- http://www.target.com/p/women-s-keyhole-string-bikini-bottom-xhilaration-153/-/A-51266620

Zara Shorts- https://www.zara.com/us/en/kids/girl-%7C-4-14-years/jeans/ripped-denim-shorts-c358088p4082045.html

Abercrombie Shorts (similar) –  https://www.abercrombie.com/shop/us/kids/p/high-rise-shortie-shorts-8892256_01?

American Eagle T-Shirt (similar)- https://www.ae.com/women-aeo-soft-sexy-shrunken-t-shirt-urban-black/web/s-prod/2372_4935_043?cm=sUS-cUSD&catId=cat7160021

American Eagle Skirt-  https://www.ae.com/women-aeo-button-front-denim-skirt-ice-blue/web/s-prod/0315_1873_404?cm=sUS-cUSD

American Eagle Sunglasses-  https://www.ae.com/women-aeo-metal-round-sunglasses-gold/web/s-prod/0506_5650_709?cm=sUS-cUSD

American Eagle Sunglasses Round (similar)- https://www.ae.com/accessories-aerie-round-sunglasses-torte/aerie/s-prod/5499_3209_251?cm=sUS-cUSD&catId=cat8160003

Pink Wayfairs-  http://store.taylorswift.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=TS_1989_Pink_Sunglasses&Store_Code=TS&search=sunglasses&offset=&filter_cat=&PowerSearch_Begin_Only_=&sort=&range_low=&range_high=&layout=&ProductsPerPage=&searchcatcount=1&customfield1=brand&filter_cf1=&customfield2=&filter_cf2=&customfield3=&filter_cf3=&filter_ao1=&attropts1=size&filter_ao2=&attropts2=&filter_price=&priceranges=1

Pura Vida Bracelets- https://www.puravidabracelets.com/products/black-evil-eye-black?nosto=frontpage-nosto-1

Gold Bitty Star Black

Pura Vida Ring-  https://www.puravidabracelets.com/products/gold-wave-ring

Black and White Lokais-  https://lokai.com/store/black-white

American Eagle Avocado Socks- https://www.ae.com/women-aeo-shortie-socks-3-pack-toasted-coconut/web/s-prod/0425_8442_041?cm=sUS-cUSD&catId=cat7670010

 

 

 

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The Best Healthy Breakfasts

I have recently been trying out new snack and breakfast foods. I found three that I really enjoy. They are all super healthy, and take a max of five minutes to make. Just as a disclaimer, if you are vegetarian or vegan, you can switch out any ingredients as needed.

The first is an açai bowl. Açai bowls have been super trendy lately, so I decided to try them out.

Açai Bowl:

  • Frozen Açai or Açai juice (whichever you prefer)
  • Any fruits of your choice
  • A blender
  1.  Start off by adding açai juice and ice to the blender.
  2. Blend together until smooth
  3. Pour into a bowl and set aside
  4. Cut up any fruits you would like to place on the top (I like to add strawberries and coconut flakes)
  5. Place your fruits on top. Depending how you do this, you can end up with a very instagrammable breakfast.

I love this recipe because I feel so good and refreshed after eating it. It also tastes amazing!

Avocado Toast:

  • Avocado
  • Bread of your choice
  • 1 egg (optional)
  • Salt and Pepper
  1. Start by toasting your toast (this step is pretty self explanatory)
  2. Then, cut the avocado into slices and smush it all over your toast.
  3. Cook your egg ( I like sunny side up, but you can do your egg however you prefer),  The one in the picture is a poached egg.
  4. Now place the egg on top of the toast, sprinkle on a little salt and pepper, and you’re done!

This recipe is honestly so easy . There are many different twists on avocado toast, but sometimes simple is the best.

Peanut Butter Toast:

  • Honey
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Peanut Butter
  • Bread (of your choice)
  • Strawberries
  1. Spread the peanut butter out over your toast
  2. Cut the strawberries into thin slices
  3. Place the strawberries across the top of the toast
  4. Drizzle on honey, and sprinkle on some shredded coconut

The final recipe, my personal favorite, is a delicious peanut butter toast. This is my new favorite snack and breakfast of all time. It is so fast to make, and it is healthy, yet delicious.

I am so sorry I haven’t posted for a few weeks! WordPress wasn’t working and I wasn’t able to write anything. I was finally able to get some tech help, and I’m happy to be back up and running.  I will try to post every weekend from now on. I hope you enjoyed this post and make sure to come back next week for another post. – Suki <3

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Barbados

Over spring break, I went to Barbados and had an amazing time! Every year my family and two other family friends go on a spring break vacation together. We rent a villa and find fun activities to do. Each year we go to a different place. This year we went to Barbados, and it has been the best trip yet. The house was amazing, with a private pool and tennis court. I also wanted to put it out there that I am not writing this post to brag. I do not want to sound like I am bragging, I simply want to share my  memories. I love reading travel posts, and I hope you do too! Over the course of the trip, I got to try so many new things. I went on a catamaran for the first time! It was amazing. It was a beautiful 50 ft. catamaran and it was only two months old. We took the catamaran on a four hour excursion.  We stopped to swim with turtles, and to snorkel at a ship wreck. It was absolutely mind blowing, and I will never forget the experience. Since Rihanna grew up in Barbados, she had been to a lot of the “attractions”. It just so happened that the boat we rented was the same boat that Rihanna had been on twice! On another day, we explored the animal flower cave, which is a beautiful cave where the Pacific and Atlantic oceans meet. There were not that many animals or flowers, but the cave was so pretty.

I also surfed for the first time and I loved it. We went to multiple beaches around the island and all of them were beautiful. The people we met were all so friendly. The food was amazing. I got to try breadfruit and flying fish for the first time, and they were delicious. All the seafood was so fresh. We also devoted half a day to checking out the cute shops. While we were out shopping, I got three cornrows braided into my hair, which is something I have wanted to do for so long.  We also spent a ton of time at the house since it had a pool and tennis courts. If you are wondering where to go for your next vacation I would highly recommend Barbados. It was an amazing experience I will never forget it.a00203c7-8328-4a2d-9670-9dbbbb365306-1

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I hope you enjoyed this travel post and I am going to be posting a look book next week so make sure to come back. -Suki <3

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Positivity

Life can be really hard. Life can be really stressful. Life can push you down so far, it seems impossible to get up. Everyone has different problems that they are facing. Everyone has different ways of dealing with problems. I work really hard everyday to be positive. Being positive is really important and it can impact how you look at every situation. I once heard someone say something and it has stuck with me for a long time. She said “Everyday is a new day that you have never seen before and that you will never see again.” This quote helps me remember to try to live everyday to its fullest. Since I am in 7th grade, most of my days are pretty similar and school is my main focus. I try to think about the little things that are important or that I want to remember. Everyday, no matter how boring the day may seem, there is always something different or unique about it. Look for the good in every situation. Trust me, I know, this is way easier said than done. I have bad days too. You just have to try to put a smile on. Remember, it is okay to cry. It is okay to explode and scream into your pillow. Another thing to remember is “If nothing is going right, then go left”. This is basically saying try something new. If you can’t get something, try a different way of doing it. Think outside of the box. Overall, what I am trying to say is just try your hardest to be positive. I hope you enjoyed this post and that it helped encourage you to be more positive.

I just came back from Barbados so I have some really exciting posts coming soon.-Suki <3

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Pinterest inspired Cactus D.I.Y’s

As you probably know, cactuses and succulents are a huge trend right now. I absolutely love cactuses and I spend a little too much money buying them. Recently, my grandmother was visiting and since she loves doing crafts, I thought it would be fun to try out different cactus D.I.Y’s. To find my inspiration, I looked on Pinterest. I always find the cutest ideas on Pinterest. (Make sure to check out my Pinterest page, which you can find on the sidebar). I chose the three crafts I thought were the cutest. I did a rock cactus, a cardboard cactus, and a wire and yarn cactus. They were all huge successes, and I am obsessed with how well they turned out.

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ROCK CACTUS:

  • flat(ish) rocks
  • green paint
  • White paint pen
  • terrocata pot
  • vase filler (I used small rocks)

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Step 1.

First thing you need to do is paint your flat rocks green. This is actually much harder then I thought it was going to be, and you really only need to paint the top half of the rock.  It took about three coats to properly cover the rock.


Step 2.

After the rocks have dried, simply add prickles by drawing with paint pens. There are so many ways you can do this to make it your own. I used dots and x like shapes.

Step 3.

To help save money, instead of filling the whole vase with rocks, fill the bottom 3/4 up with newspaper and tissues. Then, cover the top with little rocks.

Step 4.

Place your finished rock cactuses into the vases and push them between the little rocks so they stay in place. And now, you’re D O N E, and you have a beautiful cactus decor piece.

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WIRE & YARN CACTUS:

  • Plyable wire
  • Yarn (I used green for the cactus and pink, red, and yellow for the flowers)
  • Terrocatta Pot
  • Small vase fillers (you can use the same as what you used for the rock cactus)
  • Scissors
  • Wire cutter

Step 1.

Cut the wire so you have enough to shape it into your desired design.  The length will depend on the shape of your cactus.

Step 2.

Shape the wire into your desired shape. There are so many different things you can do with this so don’t forget to be creative! Depending on your design, you may need to attach separate pieces of wire. This is slightly harder, but don’t let that scare you. Remember it is not going to be perfect, cactus in the wild aren’t perfect either.


Step 3.

After you have molded your wire, it is time to begin to wrap the yarn around the wire. Take your green yarn and tie a double or triple knot at the end. This should prevent the yarn from slipping. Then, wrap your green yarn around the wire in a circular motion. This step took me around thirty minutes, but the time it takes depends on the size of your cactus.


Step 4.

Once you have fully covered the wire in yarn, the cactus may have gotten a little misshapen. Simply bend it back into shape, and then add flowers. This step is totally optional, but, I really like the pop of color the flowers give. To make the flowers, all you have to do is cut about 4-7 pieces of string about the length of your hand. This way you have enough string to easily tie it. Then take your pieces and tie them around the cactus. Then cut the string until it is a length you like.


Step 5.

For this step all you have to do is pot it using the same method as above to save rocks. And you are D O N E!!!


CARDBOARD CACTUS:

  • cardboard ( I used poster-board because cardboard is very hard to deal with)
  • Green paint
  • Silver Metallic Sharpie
  • scissors or an exacto knife if you do use cardboard
  • pencils
  • hot glue gun

Step 1.


For this step, simply trace your design onto the cardboard/paper. Once you have your design, cut it out and use it to trace and cut out your second piece. You need two in order to give it the cool 3-D affect.


Step 2.

Once you have cut out your pieces, it is time to paint. I painted mine, but if you can find green poster board then you can skip this step. It took three coats of paint to get mine a light green color. Since I did two thin layers, it dried pretty fast.


Step 3.

Now, it is time to add the prickles. This is very similar to what we did for the rock D.I.Y, except this time we used a sliver sharpie. You can use whatever color you want, but I love how cool the metallic silver looks against the green. You can also add the pricks however you want. I did a bunch of vertical lines for mine. Make sure to cover both sides of both your pieces with pricks. Remember, it doesn’t matter if it isn’t perfect.

Step 4.

This part is a little complicated, so try to bear with me. Cut a slit halfway through both of your pieces. Cut halfway from the bottom of one piece and halfway from the top on the other. If I am making this sound super complicated, then just look at the pictures.

Step 5.

Once you have finished cutting, slide your pieces into eachother, and TA-DA, you have your cactus! Except, it is probably not staying together depending on the size. To keep you cactus looking super cute all you have to do is hot-glue gun a small drop of glue on the top of the cactus where the four tips meet. Do the same on the bottom, and your cactus should be looking great!

Step 6.

You know the drill. I potted this cactus the same way I potted the others. Halfway to 3/4 filled with newspaper, and the rest with rocks to give it a nice look and keep it in place. And for the final time, you’re D O N E!

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I hope you enjoyed making these, and I am sure they all turned out great! If you do make any of these D.I.Y’s, make sure to comment down below! It makes my day whenever I get a nice comment. Remember, all of these D.I.Y’s are super customizable, so make sure to be creative. I got my inspiration for these cactuses on Pinterest so make sure to check out the link below for even more ideas! Thank you so much for reading my blog and make sure to come back next Friday for another post.- Suki <3

 

 

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