Black, White, & Red All Over

Merry Christmas in July! When and how did that even become a thing? polkagris_wm (7)

Before my husband & I moved to California this summer we planned a road trip to celebrate the Swedish “Midsommar” holiday with family and on the way he suggested we stop in Gränna. He showed me photos of the most quaint little village and instantly I knew I had to do an outfit inspired by their famous “polkagris” candy!

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Polkagris” (literally translated: polka pig) was first first invented in this town in 1859. The traditional shape is a peppermint flavored candy stick and the classic color combo of red and white stripes is what defines the meaning of “polka” and there are about a dozen old-fashioned candy shops scattered along the main street of the town where you can even watch them making them!

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I didn’t have any clothes that are red and white so I used this cute black & white striped and added red accents. I definitely felt apart of the little town’s color scheme and I think I got an odd look or two as well hihi!

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Even though in Sweden “polkagrisar” aren’t necessarily a Christmas candy it sure feels like you’re at Santa’s workshop walking down the main street, aren’t the store fronts just too picturesque?!

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OUTFIT DETAILS: Red Rose Headband-DIY // Dress-Forever 21 // Belt-Thrifted // Leggings-Fashion Store in California // Necklace-eBay // Flats-Payless

Would you care to take a virtual stroll through Gränna? You can see the vlog + blog post from our midsummer weekend HERE!

Bye for now,

-Lindsay of Sheaves

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