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To sleep or not to sleep

To sleep or not to sleep… that is the question.  Welcome to the blog of Shades of Sleep & Accessories located in historical Inglewood in Calgary, Alberta.  From our many lines of fine linens and sleepwear, let  us help you obtain the best night’s sleep possible. If you want a warm night’s sleep, the fluffy down duvets and  Giza Egyptian cotton sateen sheets  and duvet covers milled in Italy and sewn at St. Geneve, a Canadian company based in Richmond, British Columbia would be a great choice.   If you are after a cooler sleep, may we recommend soft linen sheets and linen duvet covers from Bella Notte.
See more bedding ideas on our website shadesofsleep.com
Key to the Forest Collection

Key to the Forest Collection

Shades of Sleep is known for its sumptuous bedding and stylish sleepwear but here is a secret.   We also have amazing jewellery from Joanna Bisley a local Calgarian who loves creating beautiful jewellery from Swarovski crystal.  Her latest design features a key designed by Yoko Ono who collaborated with Swarovski Crystal on the new Key to the Forest Collection.  The keys symbolize her hopes and dreams for our planet.  She says about her design; ” Imagine a key that unlocks the door to the forest with is secrets, to the sky with it’s peacefulness, to the universe and its infinity, to a future with the promise of a better life”.

Our Favourite Summer Lounge & Sleepwear Short Sets

With the heat of summer upon us, the idea of wearing a traditional set of pajamas might sound a bit daunting. There’s nothing worse than tossing and turning in the night because you’re too hot, or waking up covered in a layer of sweat. You want something that provides adequate coverage and keeps you cool, but still looks cute or sexy! Luckily, summer lounge and sleepwear trends have your back with the short set!

Below are a few of our favourite short sets that we carry:

1. The Cami and Tap

Looking for a bit of a sexy twist on the traditional t-shirt and shorts? We love this little cami and tap pairing from Christine Lingerie. Slip on this set for a special date night or dare we say, wear the cami with a pair of jeans and a cute cardi to run around town? The camisole features lace appliques around the neckline and adjustable spaghetti straps. The short features sweet chiffon godets and an elastic waist. Available in various colours!   

 

2. The T-Shirt and Shorts

The t-shirt and short set is a staple for lounging around the house looking cute and casual and then transitioning into bed. Our favourite lounge-style set is from the Douceur collection by Addiction. These comfy pieces are made with the finest natural and eco-friendly Micro Modal! We promise you won’t want to take them off. Available in Burguny and Black.

 

To see our full selection of lounge and sleepwear, visit us in-store in Inglewood at 1221- 9 Avenue S.E. or contact us at (403) 457-0092 with any inquiries!

Sleep to Street: Comfort and Style In One

While most people think that sleepwear is meant just for the bedroom, we’ve found the perfect pairings that will take you from sleep to street, while still maintaining your sense of style. Imagine silk paired with your favourite sleep or loungewear pieces. Or a tunic with comfy pants? Not convinced? Let us show you! 

Camis & Cardigans 

Our all-time favourite pairing is the 100% silk Christine Lingerie cami with gorgeous lace embellishment. Alone, the cami may look more like a piece for the bedroom, but paired with our Ayrtight Sussex Cardigan, it’s perfect for brunch with friends, running errands or dressing up a pair of jeans. What makes this pairing even better is that both are made in Canada.  

Tunic & Skinnys  

You can’t go wrong with a comfortable tunic. Great for lounging at home or snoozing in bed but polished and structured enough to look great outside the house! The Ayrtight Luxe Core Crew is your “not-so-basic” tunic with a banded yoke neck and dovetail hem. Paired with the Moto Skinny pant, you have the perfect casual, yet stylish look. The front ankle zippers, pockets and knee details on the pant add an extra element of flair that a pajama wouldn’t. 

To browse through our full selection of sleep to street pairings, visit us in-store in Inglewood at 1221-9 Avenue S.E. or call us with questions or orders at (403) 457-0092.

**Photos: Tiffany Christianson Photography