Monday, April 30, 2012

Silk Pajama Pants: Two Ways

What are your thoughts on the silk pajama pant trend? At first, I wasn't so sure that I liked it but it seems to be growing on me. And now that Club Monaco is carrying a great pair of grey silk pajama pants, I am starting to think about how they can be worn. First off, I think they will be pretty versatile piece in anyones wardrobe, as they can be worn with a tank on hot days or a long sleeved silk button up shirt when it cools down at night! Second, since the pants are pretty loose and flowy, I think it is going to be key to wear a slim fitting shirt on the top. Not only will this give your body some definition but it will also help to create the desired pajama pant look of the season!! 
Silk Pajama Pants
Tibi's Spring 2012 RTW collection is a great example of how to rock the pajama pant!  



Tibi Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear


Love,
Karen


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Garden Inspiration

We are almost finished renovating our little Swedish Cottage in Saskatchewan. I am absolutely thrilled with how the renovations turned out as the house has successfully been transformed into a Swedish Cottage in the heart of Saskatchewan. But now that the house looks so good from the inside and out, it has made our backyard look a bit barren. And even though we have done a bit of work outside, I think the backyard could use a full make-over.

Since our house is pretty tiny, we use our backyard as an extension of our house, almost like another room. As such, I think it is important the backyard theme flows with that of the inside. As you all know, our house is decorated in a white on white Swedish cottage theme, so I would like to keep that cottage feel in the backyard as well. I love the serene cottage vibe that these gardens invoke and I would love to have my backyard garden look like this one day! Do you like to spend time in your backyard? 
Den älskade ängen – alla vill ha den få lyckas. Här har den blivit perfekt.
Som ett eget litet blått paradis, kolonistugan Eden.

Love,
Karen

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Chevron Potato Stamping

I hope you all had a great weekend. We spent the past few days on the mainland visiting with my grandpa and aunt. I grew up seeing my grandpa every day and it is such a treat to have him so close to us here on the West Coast. I feel so lucky to still have my grandparents as they have so much wisdom to share and so many lessons to teach! Were you close to your grandparents when you were growing up?  

I am feeling sort of crafty today and I may just attempt to make one of these super cute chevron potato prints. Made from a potatoe and a few different colors of paint, this chevron print looks like it would be so simple to create and would definitely spice up the bare walls in our house! Click Here for the full instructions!



Love, 
Karen

Friday, April 20, 2012

La Serena

I am super excited that my youngest brother is getting married this summer. The wedding is going to take place in a beautiful meadow overlooking the rocky mountains. I have recently started to look for the perfect dress to go with setting I think that it would be nice for the dress to be flowy, maybe a pretty pastel, but definitely elegant.  

I was super happy when I found this pleated chiffon dress from Tibi as fits all of my dress requirements. Plus, this dress would also be the perfect way to indulge in the Oceans Trend that is so big this summer. Accessorized with coral accents, the mermaid vibe that this outfit emanates might just be the perfect contrast for the summer mountain meadow! 
La Serena

Are you attending any weddings this summer? Do you have your dress yet? If so, what does it look like?



Cheers,
Karen

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Spring 2012 for Madewell

I have been swooning over Madewell's Spring 2012 collection. With a bit of a Parisian vibe, I love the all of the pastels, especially the pink jeans, which are on my list of things to buy this spring/summer. And what about those overalls? I think I could live in them on my days off this summer! What do you think?



Cheers,
Karen

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

How to Trim Your Own Bangs

I really love my bangs but I am not such a fan of getting them trimmed at the salon. Despite the fact that most salons now give free bang trims, I don't really enjoy the entire experience of going into the salon, sitting in the chair etc. There are just so many other things that I would rather be doing. So instead of going in for bang trims in between my hair cuts, I have been cutting my own bangs. I thought  I would share a quick tutorial on how to trim your own bangs as I also learned alot from it! Have you or would you ever trim your own bangs?



Love,
Karen



Tuesday, April 10, 2012

All Saints in Seattle

I hope you all had a great Easter weekend. Dominic and I definitely had a great time as my parents-in-law came out to the coast for a visit. While they were here we took a high speed ferry over to Seattle, Washington. And although we didn't see the Easter Bunny, I must say that Seattle is one of the most diverse and refreshing cities I have ever been to. We ate some delicious meals, in some pretty cool restaurants/bars, while listening to some grunge music, in some pretty rad areas. 

Oh yeah, the shopping was also fantastic!! I was even introduced to a few new stores, such as All Saints. Although I have previously seen All Saints on-line, it was the first time that I have  actually ever been in an All Saints store and I fell in love with almost everything, especially the outer wear. The leather jackets were amazing as were the desert parkas. Although I didn't end up buying either, as they were both fairly hefty purchases, I can't get them off my mind, so I thought I would share them with you. I am deciding between these two leather jackets (the strabler or the walker). If I had tons of money...I would just buy them both.....Which one do you prefer?










Cheers,
Karen

Monday, April 02, 2012

Dressing Room??

A room like this one would be the perfect start to any day. Wouldn't you love to have an entire room dedicated to getting dressed? If I ever build a house, I will definitely include one of these into the floor plans!

Flexibelt garderobssystem från Italienska Lema byggs upp efter behov.
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Hugs and Kisses,
Karen

 
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