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Hey babes! Happy first day of spring! The temps have been rising and I was able to get away with this look the other day (+10 degrees Celsius is spring in our books). I love this long cardi (currently 40% off) because it goes with just about everything, but my favourite pairing are with distressed denim and converse shoes. It’s just an easy, lightweight casual outfit you can wear this spring for running errands, grabbing coffee, shopping etc. Classic basics that you can wear over and over again and mix with other pieces in your closet.
Easter is my favorite holiday! I love making baskets for the littles in my life, and sharing the story of Jesus and what He did for us on the cross. Truly a magical weekend! The She Reads Truth Bible I featured above is one of the most beautiful ones I’ve ever owned, every page is a work of art (perfect Easter gift, as well as something to treat yourself). I often keep it on our coffee table with passages open. I love the feeling of spring — nature comes back to life and it always brings hope for renewal. Pastels are back in (my favourite color-way), everything is blooming and warmer days are on the horizon! A few little accents I’ve linked above are some of the ways I like to transition our decor from winter to spring and adding little Easter touches.
In case you missed it, I also shared some Easter Sunday dresses you can wear for brunch or church last week, and i’ve reposted them down below…
SPRING TRY-ON HAUL | TOPSHOP, H&M AND MORE! - YouTube
Happy Saturday babes! Trying on a few things I ordered for spring you can wear now (while the weather transitions and later when it warms up). For links to everything I’m wearing head over to my YouTube (everything is linked in the description box). Have a great weekend! xoxo
It’s currently spring break in Canada, and some of you might already be on your sunny vacations or departing soon, so since I just went on a trip recently I thought I’d share my packing essentials…
First up, I never travel without my RBC Visa Infinite Avion credit card because I earn points when I use my card to book travel related purchases like rental cars, hotels and more, which is great because those extra points are getting me on my next trip faster! Another reason why I love it is because this credit card has no blackout dates or flight restrictions, so you have the flexibility to make travel plans at your convenience on the airline you prefer and the route you want — that means no faced unnecessary stopovers! Right now is peak travel season — everyone wants to getaway to a warmer destination and escape winter and you can do that with ease as an Avioner! This credit card is just as essential to me as my passport for traveling, so naturally they’re the first two things I think of to pack.
If you’re headed somewhere sunny then I highly suggest bringing a bunch of swimwear – If I am going away for 7 days I will pack one for each day! That might sound like a lot, but you can’t always wash and dry your swimwear (and going from salt water to chlorine can make them stink). I did a whole post on my favourite swimsuits currently you can find here. I also always pack a beach coverup I can throw on over my swimsuit to go to lunch on the beach side restaurant on the resort.
Be sure to pack a camera to capture all of those memories! Sure it’s convenient to have your phone to snap, post and scroll, but I recommend leaving it in your hotel room and being present. Taking time off your digital device during your vacation is really important and overlooked. I see so many travellers on their phones (since wifi is more accessible now) and they barely looked relaxed! You can always share some photos from your trip on social in the evening (I get it, I’m a blogger, it’s part of my job to share). I highly recommend bringing an actual camera with you to the beach or on excursions to capture memories and take a break from the digital world. I love these instant polaroid cameras!
Practice safe sun by bringing lots of SPF with you! I have one for my face (Olay Whips) and Sun Bum for my body. I never leave without this in my luggage, or my beach bag!
While you’re out in the sun, you’ll want a big hat to protect your face (and hair) from burning or drying out. I also just love having a hat to take some cute snaps on the beach — they make for nice photos! I wear mine on the plane or stuff the hat with socks to avoid getting damaged in my luggage (my little trick).
I loved this lounge dress (it’s also a PJ) to throw on after showering and you just want to hang out in something comfy on the balcony before dinner. It comes in a pretty floral print that’s very tropical appropriate! I always remember to pack comfy lounge pieces like this because the whole point of a sunny vacation is being able to relax, so don’t forget your lounge-wear (we usually pack bikinis for day and dresses for night).
Something that gets overlooked are a good pair of sneakers. Even if you don’t plan on working out on your vacation, I love these for excursions and travel-wear (sometimes you’re walking forever in those airports). The colour they come in is just gorgeous too!
Lastly, these are my carry-on bag essentials…
RBC Visa Infinite Avion Credit Card, Medicine Bag, Silk Eye Mask, Protein Bar, Deodorant, Lip Balm, Hand Lotion, Passport, Watch, Magazines & Books.
Thank You to RBC Avion for partnering on this post. All opinions are my own.
Easter Sunday is my favourite Sunday! It’s actually my favourite celebration (yes, even more than Christmas). I’ve rounded up some of my favourite dresses for church, brunch and family gatherings that I am loving right now…
Anything pastel, floral or crochet is a spring winner because they’re all so sweet! I would easily pair any of these options above with a classic trench coat (love this one at $60!) and nude pumps for a timeless, polished look.
Happy Monday Babes! I’m in that in-between (winter-spring) struggle of wanting to wear lighter colours and layers, but still have to stay warm. This coat is my absolute fave for this because it keeps me cozy, but the crisp white just brightens the whole look up!
Yesterday I did a little day trip with my mom, sister and best friend to Target & Trader Joe’s across the border in Buffalo and got some goodies to share in an upcoming grocery haul. I’m also going to go to Whole Foods to get a few more things before I sit down to film that video. If you want me to highlight anything in particular for that video let me know in the comments below!
Last week we shared our Punta Cana Travel Vlog and I also posted my February Faves video (where I share all of my top picks from the month before) in case you missed it. This week we have more fun videos going up on my channel (be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss it).
TRAVEL VLOG: PUNTA CANA | WHAT I WORE ON VACATION - YouTube
Hey loves! We vlogged while we were away last week in the Dominican Republic and I’m sharing more of where we stayed, what we did, what I wore and more in this fun video! Hope you enjoy it, and let me know if you have any travel questions! xoxo
Hola! If you’re reading this it’s probably because you have the same affinity for oceans, spanish, and luxury all-inclusive vacations as I do! For the past two years, I’ve been an Air Transat ambassador and have nothing but great things to say about every trip I’ve taken with them. I have had bad travel anxiety in the past and can honestly say I’ve always felt the most relaxed flying this airline which is a really important part of traveling and enjoying my vacations. They offer amazing packages and flights, and I occasionally get sent on some to review (dream job). If you missed my past posts with them we did a European Cruise and a big Mexico trip touring a bunch of their great all-inclusive resorts. In this post, we’re headed to PUNTA CANA in the beautiful Dominican Republic. I know a lot of you are planning spring break trips, so hopefully my tips/review below will help make planning your next trip a breeze!
HOW WE FLEW: If you can, always fly Option Plus with Air Transat! I swear by it. I’ve told so many of my friends and family about this, and they are hooked now too (seriously). It’s basically “treating yourself” in Economy Class. You get one additional piece of checked baggage (Middle East, Europe, Down South & USA), priority boarding (and baggage handling, no waiting forever at arrivals), a comfort kit on-board (with a cozy blanket I love), an alcoholic beverage and a meal or treat from their Bistro Menu are just a few perks I love. We always get the Daniel Vezina menu as an extra luxurious treat when flying — and it is incredible!
WHERE WE STAYED: We got to spend a week at The Royal Suites Turquesa Hotel which is an adults-only all-inclusive resort located in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. It’s the perfect place to escape winter, and relax! Neal and I don’t stay out late and party (there’s definitely an area you can have fun like that on the resort), but during the day it’s nice and mellow. A huge focus is put on wellness, which I’ll dive in to more below…
Ocean View, King Size Bed + Grand Tub! You also get a personal butler that is there to help you with anything you might need or want to do which was extremely convenient.
These donut milkshakes were my weakness everyday (and yes they’re all apart of your all-inclusive package!)
Guests of TRS Turquesa Hotel have complimentary access to the hydrotherapy facilities of Zentropia Spa, which we used practically every day! I loved that this resort had such a great focus on wellness, it was the perfect way to relax and unwind. There’s an area you can take a shower before you hop in the hydrotherapies and in there you’ll find clay masks you can help yourself to! I loved giving myself a little treatment during the week in this spot. Little things like this make your stay so luxurious! They also had a smoothie bar in the spa that served healthy snacks (great post-workout as well, their gym was gorgeous).
WHAT WE ATE:
These donut milkshakes were in the lobby every afternoon (go after 3pm for a treat) and I had way too many of them than I would like to admit. Absolutely delicious! They also make for a great photo opp (we took ours out to the beach on the first night to watch the sunset).
We loved the Italian and Teppanyaki a la carte restaurants the best! I was also a huge fan of their fish and lobster.
Mornings were extra serene with yoga on the beach. There is something about the ocean that makes you feel so centred!
P.S. Wifi is excellent all over the resort, so you can post that perfect vacation snap!