I just returned from another trip to visit my parents in the US with my boyfriend for the holidays. My parents live in the SF Bay Area, I grew up there and moved here to Tel Aviv when I was 19 and have lived here ever since. Every year I go to visit them around this time, and I always love to go to catch up on my shopping because its so much better there:) This time a lot of my friends were there also visiting so we did a lot of day trips up north to the Russian River and to Santa Cruz as you can see in the photos. I also love visiting my dog Toffee who is the most adorable labradoodle you’ve ever seen. My boyfriend and I also flew down to LA to visit some friends there and it was so fun to see them.
This time going was a little bit different in the shopping sense I felt like I really had a new experience. I would usually shopping at local malls and in the streets of San Francisco but this time I realized that most of the shopping I did if not all was online. This is a fairly different experience for me because here in Israel people don’t usually buy online but it has really become a norm in the US. Even to the point where we would go to visit stores and they would tell us a lot of the times that the item that we want isn’t available in store but that we had to order it online. Then what’s the point of even going to the store?! It was just a new experience for me and it kind of made me think of the future. Would there not be anymore malls in the future? Would everything eventually be online? Would we ever leave the house the buy anything? Just some interesting things to think about. Hope you all had an amazing summer and looking forward to winter and a new year:) xx Karen
I saw this denim skirt on Kendall Jenner in an article in Vogue a few months back. I fell in love with the skirt and instantly clicked through to see the details. I had a feeling I could try to make it myself and bookmarked it to try for later. When I started planning it out I realized it would be a bit of work but in the end I managed! All you have to do is take two old pairs of jeans and put them together in patches. Meaning, the first step is deconstructing the denim so that you have 4 pieces: the right front, right back, left front and left back. After you do that you have 8 pieces so you just rearrange them in a way that fits the pattern here. You can also zoom into the image of Kendall Jenner to see how it is there. I thought it would be hard to sew the denim on denim in my sewing machine but actually it wasn’t that bad. The hard part was connecting the top and bottom pieces with a perfect seam because that is what would be seen from the front. The rest is pretty straightforward and actually there is not much work because the hems are left raw and deconstructed including the slit in the front and back. I was so pleased with how this came out I wear this skirt all the time! It goes perfectly with a crop top like I’m wearing here or a bodysuit. Hope you love it, too. I’ve added the DIY video I made for my YouTube channel below. Message me if you have any question or comments! Until next time xx Karen
I came upon this bag on Net-A-Porter and it was really love at first site. I had just gotten my first Chanel bag on eBay so I didn’t want to splurge on another designer bag so quickly. A few months passed, and somehow the bag kept popping up everywhere- you know how that happens after you see something you like? Net-A-Porter is a great site but I thought I might try my luck on secondhand online stores to see if I could find it there at a lower price. Low and behold- a girl was selling it on eBay!! Oh, how I love eBay. I quickly messaged her to see if it was a real bag but I could see from her reviews and other items that what she was selling was definitely authentic. Side note- a good tip to find out if what you want to buy in eBay is actually authentic: check to see if the seller has sold items before and if he has had reviews. If the seller is new and there are no reviews- most likely it is fraud! They will sell you a bag but it is probably fake. Also- open up a new tab in your browser with the real bag on a site like Saks or Norstrom, and then zoom in to see if the details match perfectly. If they don’t, it is a fake bag! I learned this the hard way:/
Anyway, the bag goes for around $740 on Net-A-Porter, it looks like its currently sold out there but I can leave the link here for you. I bought mine from a woman named Lori on eBay who actually sells a lot of secondhand designer bags. I can leave you a link to her eBay store here. I bought it from her for $450 which was really a steal. It was in perfect condition, not really sure why she was selling it but she probably just didn’t want it anymore. It is a really small bag though- must be noted- that what fits in there is only keys, a tiny card holder and an iphone 6 or 7, not an iphone plus. But I don’t mind that, I actually like really small bags they are great for going out at night or for events. Hope this post was helpful guys and please feel free to leave me feedback or if you have any questions about the bag or shopping on eBay in general. Until next time! xx Karen
I’ve been loving the gingham trend lately – so I decided to try a different spin on it. I’m not sure if these pants are considered gingham, they seem like just plaid to me. What is the difference between the two anyway? I decided to pair them with a rolling stones tee that I picked up at Zara a few months ago. The pants themselves are from Brandy Melville, last year I believe, and the loafers are Asos which I ordered recently. I like the laid back and edgy feel of the look but its very casual and good for summer. I love mixing and matching prints/graphics so this outfit was a favorite of mine. Hope you like it, too! Until next time xx Karen
Last week I was invited to the launch event of the H&M summer 2017 collection in Tel Aviv. It was located at the Hayarkon park and there was a beautiful setup near the river with a photoshoot set made from items from the H&M home shop. A few other bloggers and I had the chance to look through the new collection and pick out some of our favorites to photograph. There was also a girl who made flower crowns which I love! This one is beautiful right? So I decided to pick out this metallic dress that’s perfect for a summer party or event and then paired it with a more casual item – these green velvet slides which are stunning. So in love with them. Hope you love this look! The new collection is now in stores in Tel Aviv and all over Israel so you can find these items there. Have a great week xx Karen
Latest on my Youtube Channel! This time I really wanted to make a corset belt- I’ve been seeing them everywhere. Here I used a faux leather fabric but you can use any fabric that you want, I think denim will be the next one I try to make because that looks really cool, too. You also really don’t need a sewing machine to do this. Even though I’m using one in the video you can definitely glue the seam down and sometimes you won’t even need to hem if you are going for a distressed look. To style the corset belt, you can wear it over an oversized tee as seen on the Kardashians and Kylie Jenner, but it also looks really good on a summer dress or anything flower print because its a nice contrast. Hope you loved this video and until next time!! xx Karen
Last week here in Tel Aviv was the holiday Purim, our version of halloween where we dress up in costumes and go to parties (although there’s no trick or treating) I decided last minute that I wanted to dress up as Julia Roberts from pretty woman. I knew it would not be so hard for me to do because I had a sewing machine so I decided to document it for all of you. This version specifically is in Hebrew but I want to make a version in English and I will share it here for you as well. Hope you loved this tutorial and if you did decide to try this costume for yourself don’t forget to send me a photo!!
boots Sam Edelman // jeans DIY (see video below) // coat Castro // bag Sophie Hulme
I frayed the hem of these jeans a while back and did a DIY video about it but never actually did a full outfit post, so here it is! I took an old pair of light wash jeans I had and used them to create the video, linked below. It’s a pretty easy tutorial and it comes out beautiful but it just takes a while and is very messy so beware:) I love wearing these jeans to upgrade any causal outfit. Fraying them makes the jeans be kind of a statement piece so I style the rest in basic neutral tones with just another pop of color in the bag. Hope you love this look and don’t forget to check out my Fringe Denim DIY video below. Until next time, xx Karen
אני בלוי מתחת לשולי הג’ינס האלה לפני כמה זמן ועשיתי וידאו על זה, אבל אף פעם לא באמת עשיתי פוסט תלבושת מלא, אז הנה זה! לקחתי זוג ישן של ג ‘ינס לשטוף אור נאלצתי והשתמשו בהם כדי ליצור את הווידאו, מהקישור הבא. זהו הדרכה די קל וזה יוצא יפה אבל זה פשוט לוקח זמן והוא מאוד מבולגן ולכן צריך להיזהר 🙂 אני אוהבת ללבוש ג’ינס אלה לשדרג כל בגד סיבתי. התרפטות אותם הופך את הג’ינס להיות סוג של חתיכת הצהרה אז אני סגנון שאר בגוונים ניטרליים בסיסיים עם רק פופ אחר של צבע בשקית. מקווה שאתה אוהב את המראה הזה ואל תשכח לבדוק את ההקלטות דנים פרינג שלי למטה. עד הפעם הבאה, xx קארן
My latest DIY is inspired by a skirt I saw Kaia Gerber wearing a few months back. I love the way that the skirt gives an outfit that extra edge without looking like you’re trying too hard. It’s also a great way to wear all black without looking boring 🙂 Well, I won’t bore you with more explanations because I say it all in the video, so enjoy! And send me a pic if you tried this at home!
הסרטון “עשה זאת בעצמך״ האחרון שלי הוא בהשראת חצאית שראיתי את קאיה גרבר לובש כמה חודשים אחורה. אני אוהבת את האופן שבו החצאית נותנת משהו נוסף בלי להראות כאילו שאת מנסה יותר מדי. זוהי גם דרך מצוינת ללבוש הכל שחור בלי להראות משעמם 🙂 ובכן, אני לא ישעמם אתכם !עם הסברי יותר משום שאני אומרת הכל בסרטון, אז תהנו! ותשלחו לי תמונה אם ניסיתם את זה בבית