Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ballet Inspired Wedding!!

Dominic and I had the most amazing wedding 2.5 years ago! And, we had so much fun that we decided we are going to do it every ten years!!! It is the only occasion that you have all of the people you love and share your lives with, in one room, which is the most amazing feeling ever. In 7 years time, we will have met a whole new host of people and will not have seen many of our wonderful friends that we have known for years!! So why not throw a party, you only live once!

Plus, who says that you should only be able to wear a wedding once?? I loved everything about my dress and I would love to do it all over again!!I think this ballerina inspired wedding would be absolutely amazing for our next wedding!! 

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Photos via Style Me Pretty
Ciao,
Karen

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Etsy Find of The Week!

I would love to fill one of these lovely rucksacks full of delicious eats, a colorful blanket, red wine and of course some wine glasses, and head out to one of the lovely beaches here in St.John's, to have a picnic in the sun! I think these Rucksacks by Infusion would be the perfect addition to a summer activity!!
Organic Natural Canvas Rucksack
The Rucksack in Indigo Stripe

Love,
Karen

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Chloe Spring 2011

I am so in love with Chloe's Spring 2011 collection. Not only is the collection light, airy and ultra feminine but it encompasses two of the most popular trends this season - mid length skirts and ballerina inspired outfits!! With tons of tulle, organza and red ballet flats, I find myself embracing my childhood dream of being a prima ballerina.   
Chloé Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Chloé Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Chloé Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Chloé Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Chloé Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Love, 
Karen

Monday, March 28, 2011

jean + jean = more jean

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!! Dominic and I just had a quiet weekend at home, since we both had a bit of a cold and it was windy and snowing all weekend. As such, we decided to take some photos inside of our house. I know this is not our normal fare, but it is nice to switch it up once in a while. 

On another note, I am happy to report that the jean on jean look is going to be sticking around for another season!! Only this season, it will have more of a 70's vibe, at least that is what I am going for! As, the options of jean on jean are endless, with the variety of washes and items that can be mixed and matched, (ie. jeans, jean skirts, jean shorts, jean vests, jean shirts)I think this will be one of my go to summer trends !! 

You may remember The Jean Look I wore last summer. I am not sure why, but to me it seems as though the jean look is a summer thing. So, since it is now officially spring, I thought I would pull out my jean overalls! Plus, I wanted to showcase my new and lovely clogs which I purchased here in St.John's at Twisted Sisters Boutik (one of the stores that I have been frequenting here in St. John's). Although there is still too much snow to wear them outside, I cannot wait to wear them with some cute socks!!




Overalls: Built By Wendy
Jean Shirt: Zara
Clogs: Sanita

Love,
Karen

Friday, March 25, 2011

Where is My Gypsy Caravan??

It is a snow day here in St. John's, meaning that the entire city is shut down due to a crazy storm. As such, we are stuck in the house for the entire day. If I were a real gypsy, I would get into my caravan and head South, far far far South, until I hit the warm weather and a beach with hot water!! Since, I am not a gypsy, I will be here, in St.John's, enjoying the snow day, by sewing a tutu inspired skirt!! So stay tuned for some pics which I will try to post in the upcoming weeks!! 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Great Hat Speaks for Itself!

It is still too cold and windy here in Atlantic Canada to wear a hat. However, when it does warm up enough to allow me to trade in my tuque (wool hat) for a real hat, I will definitely do so!!!

I think these ladies really know how to rock their hats - don't they look fantastic?? Each hat seems to give the outfit a unique sense of character, which, I think, can only be achieved by a hat!! I am pretty sure I could see myself in all of these hats!!  



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Photos via stockholm street style


Ciao,
Karen

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Etsy Find of the Week!

The walls in our apartment are still a little bare since we did not bring any art with us from Saskatchewan. As such, I have been dreaming of some wonderful art that I would love to hang on my walls. Here are a few examples, aren't they lovely and whimsical!!!  I am seriously considering buying the one with the feather, there is just something about that screams my name!!

LOVERS by Brooke Wandall original oil painting on paper

PINK FEATHER byBrooke Wandall original oil painting on canvas board

XOX,
Karen

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Emerson Made!!

I am soooooo in love with these Jeans from Emerson Made!! They are the perfect combination of 70's sass and modern class!! I have officially put them on my spring/summer wardrobe wish list!!  I think that I prefer the lighter wash, which would you like to have in your closet??


EM Original Bluebells

Oh ya, I also love this coat as it would go great with the jeans!!

Black and Cream Tuxedo Jacket


Love,
Karen

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Pendleton Blazer

This month, I have been noticing a lot of brown blazers, both in the stores and in the blog world. That's why, when I saw this Pendelton Blazer at a cute little store here in St.John's, I just had to have it! Not only is it an original Pendelton, made in the Portland, Oregon, but it is 100% wool and extremely warm (which is necessary here in St.John's, as you can see it is still snowing). Although it is slightly too big, it is nothing that a belt can't fix!! 

I have actually been looking for a blazer just like this one for a while now!! And I am not surprised that I found one at Model Citizens - they have a great selection of second hand modern and vintage clothing - which is a concept I have never seen before but I have quickly grown to love!! You can check out their blog here!







Blazer: Vintage Pendleton
Cardigan: Vera Moda
Shirt: Club Monaco
Belt: Vintage
Jeans: J Brand
Boots: Frye
Bag: ASOS

Love,
Karen

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Do you have any fun and exciting plans for St.Patricks's Day? We are planning to have dinner with some friends and then going to hear some Irish Music at a local Irish Pub. I am sure there is going to be a lot of green beer, however I think I will just stick to my red wine!! 


It is normally tradition to wear green on St. Patrick's Day, but I don't have a single green item in my entire wardrobe. As such, I thought I would put together this little creation of what I would love to wear tonight. I have been eyeing up these gorgeous pleated mid length skirts - aren't they lovely??


        Happy St.Patrick's Day!!


Wishing you all of the luck of the Irish, 
Karen

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Etsy Find of the Week

Ever since Dominic and I met, morning has been one of our favorite times of the day. The first person to get up, immediately goes to the kitchen to start making our morning espresso. Not only do we enjoy the aroma and flavour of fine espresso but it is our time to enjoy each other while we plan our day!! I bought Dominic this espresso mug for Valentines day and he absolutely loves it....and so do I!! 
Even though the gift wasn't for me,  I must say that it was so much fun to receive it in the mail, as it was pre-wrapped in the most amazing artistic manner and she even gave us this cute little spoon as an extra gift!! Such a great etsy experience!! Make sure to check out the rest of the clay products from Ippuko's Shopespecially this mug, as 50% of the proceeds will go towards Japans Disaster Relief!!!


Love,
Karen

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

My Milkshake Brings All the Boys to the Bar!!

Anybody who knows me, knows that I like to start my mornings with a delicious smoothie (I like to call them milkshakes as it seems like more of a treat). Depending on what is in my fridge or freezer at the moment, I tend to switch up the ingredients making for a new and exciting breakfast each morning. I say freezer because over the summer I pick  all kinds of wonderful berries in the forest and in my garden including raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, Saskatoon Berries (a berry native to Saskatchewan) etc and freeze them. There is nothing healthier, tastier, environmentally friendly or satisfying than picking your own berries!! I  also like to add nuts to my milkshake which is a trick that I picked up in Peru. Not only does the nuts give the most creamy delicious flavour, but they fill your belly for hours and they are so so so healthy for you!!


So if you want to give the milkshake a try here is a bit of a recipe or rather what I put in my milkshake this morning.
A handful of the following:
strawberries
banana
cantaloup
yoghurt (4% m.f)
almonds
walnuts (good for your brain)
and
1/2 cup of soy milk


Enjoy!
Ciao,
Karen

Monday, March 14, 2011

Pink on Pink

This was my first attempt at playing with the color block trend. And, since I have an abundance of pink in my wardrobe, I thought I would layer my bright pink jeans with a light pink cardigan. I would have loved to take off my blazer to show you the color contrast of the pinks, however, it was just too cold and I couldn't bear it. Luckily these pictures were taken last week as the snow is now almost gone!! 






Love,
Karen

Friday, March 11, 2011

Copenhagen is Calling My Name!!!

Although I have never been to Copenhagen, I find myself dreaming about the beautifully designed buildings overlooking the historical canals and cobble stone squares. Known for their  modern design, I feel like the city is just waiting to be discovered by me!! Next to Paris, this is on the top of my list of places to visit!! 

CopenhagenNyhavn Elusive Recycling in Copenhagen


I would love to hear where you are longing to go???


Have a lovely weekend,
Karen

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Diamond in the Rough!

Although I love love love the classic look of my gold wedding band, I also love the idea this conflict free, rough diamond engagement ring! This beauty is from Louisa Gallery on Etsy!!


Gray Silvery Rough Diamond Ring - One Of A Kind

Love, 
Karen

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Frankie Sanford

I first saw this expose on Frankie Sanford (A British Pop Star from the Saturdays) at Wholesome Fashion and I instantly fell in love with her hair!! My sister has been trying to convince me to get this hair cut for a while now, but I haven't seen a version of it that I really loved until now!! Doesn't she look fantastic?!? Plus, I think she has an amazing sense of style - classic but a bit edgy!!
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Happy Tuesday,
Karen

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Happy International Women's Day

Today is THE day to celebrate the achievements of women over the past century. While we have come along way from the first international women's day in 1911, I think we still have a long way to go to achieve true equality.
International Women's Day 100 years

A few Stats which may be of interest to you!!
  • Of the world's 1.3 billion poor people, it is estimated that nearly 70 per cent are women.
  • Between 75 and 80 per cent of the world's 27 million refugees are women and children.
  • Only 28 women have been elected heads of state or government in this century.
  • Women hold 11.7 per cent of the seats in the world's parliaments.
  • Of the world's nearly one billion illiterate adults, two-thirds are women
  • Two-thirds of the 130 million children worldwide who are not in school are girls
  • The majority of women earn on average about three-fourths of the pay of males for the same work, outside of the agricultural sector, in both developed and developing countries
  • In most countries, women work approximately twice the unpaid time men do
  • The value of women's unpaid housework and community work is estimated at between 10-35 per cent of GDP worldwide, amounting to $11 trillion in 1993.

If you have some extra time kicking around, you should watch this documentary, "The F Word, " which  aired this week on CBC.



Are you doing anything to celebrate today? We are attending the Scene and Heard Women's Film Festival which is being presented in honor of International Women's Day.


Ciao,
Karen

Monday, March 07, 2011

T-Post - The World's First Wearable Magazine!

Have you ever heard of T-Post? It is the world's first news source that is printed on cotton!! Here's how it works. Every six months the company takes a few of the top headlines from around the world, then they get an artist to draw a corresponding image to match the news article. The news article is then printed on the inside of the Tee and the artist rendition is printed on the outside of the tee. When you subscribe, they mail you a brand new t-shirt every six weeks. 


I have been in love with the idea since I first heard about it!! As such, I have been gifting subscriptions every chance I get. With the last subscription I gifted, I got a free t-shirt of my very own (we actually ordered it is size Large for Dominic but it came in size small, so I guess it is mine). So, this is the maiden voyage of the T-Post shirt - definitely a conversation piece!!








Sunglasses: Raybans
Scarf: Joe Fresh
Leather Jacket: Mango
Cardigan: Vera Moda
T-Shirt: T-Post
Skirt: Pink by Victoria's Secret
Boots: Madewell

And finally a photo of my amazing and talented photographer/husband!

Love, 
Karen

Friday, March 04, 2011

Springs Top Trends - Color Block

It is finally Friday, so I thought I would leave you with a bit of style inspiration for your weekend wardrobe!!


There were a lot of bright, solid, colors on the Spring/Summer runways!! And while we haven't seen color like this in a long time, I know I know they will be welcomed in my wardrobe anytime!! 


Not only does it look great on the runway, but it is a super easy look to pull off at home!! To achieve this look try mixing contrast colors, like yellow and pink or pink and red as seen by  Ninna Ricci and Loewe. Or try layering different shades of the same color, like Aquilano Rimondi  and Lanvin!! 


I think red and orange are definitely going to be big colors this season. So think about that when you are creating your fabulous color pallet!!! And remember have fun!!



Ninna Ricci


Aquilano Rimondi 

Lanvin

Loewe




  Hope your weekend plans are filled with tons of goodness!! Dominic and I are going to make some delicious Thai food tonight!!


Puss och Kram,
Karen 

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Bang Trim???

One of my daily reads is a Cup Of Joe, which I must say is a fabulous blog!! Anyways, today she has an excellent post on a hair tutorial. While I did enjoy the romantic look of the three little buns, I was more interested in her friend's bangs/fringe. I have been thinking about growing out my bangs for a while now, but I have been putting it off as it is much easier to get a bang trim than to deal with in between bangs!!  I love the look on her and I think it would be a easy way to grow out bangs!!! What do you think???


Hope you are having a fantastic day,
Karen

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Studio Lisa Bengtsson

What's inspiring you lately?? We just moved into a new apartment and although we are unable to paint etc, I have been dreaming about how I am going to decorate our little house on the prairie. 


Since our entire house in decorated in a 60's modern/cottage look, I decided I would like to put some fun 60's inspired wall paper in our guest room/office. I am so in love with this wallpaper from Swedish designer Lisa Bengtsson!! I think it would look superb combined with ultra simple white accent pieces.  


Digitaltryckt tapet "La Vie En Rose"

Ciao,
Karen

 
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