Thursday, June 30, 2011

Kate's in Canada

Kate and Will arrived in Canada today for their very first tour abroad as a married couple. Kate appropriately began the Canadian tour wearing a dress from London based Canadian designer Erdem. With the Erdem Resort 2012 line only being revealed in May, Kate must have had a sneak peak of the line or had the order must have been rushed. Either way, she looks amazing in the slim fitting lace dress with the most amazing nude accessories. I can't wait to see what other Canadian designers she showcases throughout her visit. 


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Home inspiration: a sweet swedish cottage

Last year, we bought a cute, little house on the prairie and ever since we have been renovating it. Since we are only here in the summer, my design inspiration was a Swedish Summer Cottage and so far I love how our renovations are turning out. We still have a long way to go, as we are doing everything ourselves but I promise I will post some updated photos soon. In the mean time, I love everything about this sweet little Swedish cottage featured on design haven. I hope someday that our little cottage has this cozy yet modern feeling!!



Monday, June 27, 2011

Pretty Pretty Peonies

I had such a lovely weekend with my sister and her family in Regina. And as such, I recruited my sister to be my blogger assistant for the weekend!!! So, not only did I convince her to take my weekly photos but she also did my make-up!! Although she has a professional day job, she secretly loves  everything about make-up! And if you ask me, I think that she did a splendid job with me!! Welcome to her photo/make-up  debut!! 

It is currently the season for peonies in Saskatchewan. And since my sister has the most amazing peonies in her front yard, I couldn't miss the opportunity to take some photos of them!! I think a bouquet of pink peonies would be so lovely for a wedding. I wanted these for my wedding, but sadly they were out of season when we got married. But, I will definitely have these for my second wedding (Dominic and I had so much fun at our first wedding that we have decided that we will get married every ten years. Why not right?)!

Shirt: Mexx (my sister's)
Pants: Zara
Shoes: Repetto 

P.S - We also took some pics of my sister and since I absolutely love the 70's vibe of shot,  I  thought I would share it with you!!


Sunday, June 26, 2011

And The Winners Are.......

I am so happy to announce the winners of the Eeebee and Jack Give-Aways. Chosen at random, the winner of the new follower give-away is: The Favour Shop Blog!! And the winner of the second draw, which was for current followers is: Mo Pie Please!!!!
I Have Always Known It WasYou. 8x10 Inspiring Photographic Print

Thank you so much for everyone who participated and especially to of Eeebee and Jack for supplying the wonderful prints!!


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Panama Hat!!

I would love to wear this panama hat (found at J.Crew) with a cute little feather in the side band!! So I could......

Panama hat

emanate  summer like these girls......


karen from where did you get that

samantha from could i have that...


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Summer Jewelry: Tiffany Chou

Lately I have been feeling like I am in need of a new everyday necklace. I think these ocean inspired charms from Tiffany Chou would make the perfect summer accessory, especially if you are planning on spending time at the beach or you would like to dream about spending time by the beach!!!!

These are a few of my favorite pieces from her collection and they are appropriately named all clammed, branched, listen to the ocean, and cowrie me. I think that my favorite one is 'listen to the ocean'. Which one do you like best?

All Clammed Up


Listen To The Ocean

Cowrie Me


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Summer Destinations......Merida, Mexico

Dominic and I are not known for planning ahead. In fact, most of our decisions are made spur of the moment. I don't know if this is the most effective way of making decisions, but it is our way and we enjoy lives because of it. That is why it may be hard to believe that, for once, we have actually planned a trip ahead and we are going to Merida, Mexico at the end of August. For us, booking flights for a trip three months in advance is almost unheard of!!  But we are super excited about it and I have already begun my search for some cute sun dresses that will keep me nice cool on those hot hot Mexican summer days. These are some of the sights that I am looking forward to seeing while we are there. If you have been there before and you have any must sees, I would love to hear about them!!Do you have any travel plans this summer??

Photos via pinterest
I think it is going to be the perfect combination of old world charm, historical ruins and of course sandy beaches !! 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

It's All A Blur........

It seems that there is a saying for everything in Newfoundland. When somebody is not from the island, or leave leave the island, they say that they are from 'away' or they are coming from 'away'. Since Dominic is still 'away' in Newfoundland and I have had numerous failed attempts at taking my blog photos with my tripod, I have been recruiting others to take photos for me. This week, I was able to recruit my mom to take the photos and although many of them were a little blurry, I am super grateful for her help. Plus, it is always nice to get some fresh advice on where to take photos. We found this little ultra Saskatchewan motel/bar in a nearby town. Luckily the bar was closed or true to rural Saskatchewan I would have had a large audience!!

I picked up this Lee Jean Jacket for $5 the other day. And although I already had a jean jacket, I just couldn't leave it behind. It seems that I am slowly and maybe rather quickly, accumulating a collection of vintage finds that I don't need but are just too cool to leave behind. As such, I have been thinking about starting an etsy shop with all of my great vintage finds - clothing and other great vintage goodies of course. I am however a wee bit hesitant as it seems as though a lot of the bloggers that have started stores have now closed them. What are thoughts - do you have an etsy store or would you like to have one?? 

Jean Jacket: Lee
Shirt: Joe Fresh
Belt: Vintage
Skirt: Topshop
Shoes: Repetto

P.S - This is the last week for the Eeebee and Jack Give-Away Below!! Make sure to enter!!!


Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Perfect Summer Dress!!

Now that it is getting a bit warmer around here, I have been searching the web for the perfect summer dress. And I think that these two Madewell dresses come pretty close to perfect. Now I just have to decide which one I like better. At first glance I prefer the first one, but it is a pretty loud print and I fear that I may get sick of it. On second thought, the pink one is also fairly bright and would definitely be a head turner which I am not always in the mood for. Don't get me wrong, I think there is a time and a place for both of these dress, I just have to figure out which one I would use more!! Have you found your perfect summer dress yet??

Electric Ikat Silk Dress
Electric Ikat Silk Dress

Market Tank Dress

Market Tank Dress


Thursday, June 09, 2011

Partial to Pink

After a long winter sans a MAC counter in St. John's, I was finally able to pick up some new lip colors at our local Mac Counter. Since I have been craving some super bright pink for some time now, I immediately gravitated towards these two colors - Impassioned Lip Stick and Partial to Pink Creme Sheen Lip Glass. The Impassioned lip stick is a bit bright for me if I apply it like I normally apply other lipsticks but if I lightly dab onto my lips, it makes the color a little more subtle. And in combination, with the Partial to Pink lip glass, the perfect summery shade of glossy pink appears. 

P.S: Don't Forget About the Give-Away Below!!


Thursday, June 02, 2011

Bag Crush: Proenza Schouler Satchel

I spotted this photo on the Jak and Jil Blog and instantly fell in love with this outfit!! Wouldn't it be wonderful to have this Proenza Schouler PS1 Medium Leather Bag? If only I had an extra $1995 I would totally buy it!! Sometimes I wish I didn't have such expensive taste!!

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Sources: 1, 2

P.S- Don't forget about the give-away below!!
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