SPRING READY WITH H&M

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LOOK 1: TRENCH | WHITE TOP | PANTS | CLUTCH

With spring officially here, we can finally embrace the warm weather and freshen up our wardrobes with some fun and flirty staples. Though I often gravitate towards a darker colour palette throughout the year, this season I am all about welcoming pretty neutrals and bold hues come spring and on. In some ways, this is why spring is my favourite season! Other than signifying the end to a cold and gloomy winter, spring is so synonymous to a fresh start. Everything feels new and exciting; what better time than now to revamp your wardrobe.
At this point it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’ve been on the hunt for new pieces this season. The latest discoveries from my recent shopping finds were all from H&M, specifically their new 2018 spring line. Everything that I am wearing in today’s post is from them, and with so many great options, creating these classic spring looks couldn’t be easier! These are sure to be on rotation all season long. Check out my top 5 must-haves to building your spring wardrobe below:
DENIM JEANS 
One spring staple that I always stock up on are denim jeans. Though I haven’t met a denim pant I didn’t love, I love them solely on the fact that they can be dressed up or down so easily. This pair (under $50) happens to be a current favourite thanks to the distressed look and easy fit. As you know I’m all about those special details and this was one of those love at first sight picks.
BOLD COLOURED TRENCH
One iconic piece that never goes out of style. So minimalistic and classic, this is one piece that is the definition of spring awakening! Choose one in a pop of colour, like mine, found here (under $100).
FLIRTY WHITE TOP
Never met a white top I didn’t like and if it has those special details like an off-the-shoulder or ruffles I am basically sold. In fact, I think this is the perfect spring must-have top; wear it with everything from jeans to skirts, they add a little femininity to any look.
WHITE PANTS 
One item that is never not on the top of my spring must-have list! Versatile and so easy to style, find yourself the right pair and you’ll be wearing them with everything. Love these (under $50).
GO-TO ACCESSORIES
Look for an accessory you can wear every day. To me, that’s a bag that can fit all of my necessities (phone, cardholder, lipgloss etc.) This clutch (under $50) was a favourite find. Not only for it’s casual appeal, but for versatility. Great paired with any look, it can be dressed up or down and will be my go-to this spring. Love that! Also can we talk about this hat? The suede detailing really caught my eye and worked so well with today’s look. You can find it here (under $15).
My shopping philosophy has always been focused on building a wardrobe filled with classics that will stand the test of time. Thanks to H&M, I was able to revamp my wardrobe adding these classic must-haves. Needless to say I love each and every one and have definitely been eyeing a few more from their spring line. You can shop H&M’s spring collection online here and in stores which is available on March 21, 2018.
What are some of your favourites from their new spring line? Do share below. xoxo
Thank you to H&M for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.
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BEACH ESCAPE ESSENTIALS

A little tropical escape is always needed and what better way to spend it then somewhere sunny. We stayed at a charming resort a couple of weeks ago that was situated right along the beach. Everywhere you looked was breathtaking and you seriously could not take one bad photo.
Since this was a week long getaway, I planned ahead, packed all of my go-to essentials and thought to share some favourites I am currently coveting. This maxi dress is gorgeous for dinner on the beach and I have worn these sandals non-stop on my last two trips. One other sure staple has perhaps been this chambray shirt (the perfect cover up and doubles as top)! The colour alone compliments anyone.
Shop more of my must-haves below. xoxo

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WHAT TO PACK FOR THE ULTIMATE BEACH ESCAPE

PLAYSUIT (similar) | BIKINI (top,bottom) | JOIE SANDALS | HAT | SUNGLASSES

Up until the last year, I think sporadic would have been the best word to describe my approach to packing. I always packed last minute. Maybe because I loved planning trips, but hated packing for them. Call it mental anxiety or just plain procrastination; regardless I did it every time I went away. Horrible right? It would drive my boyfriend nuts. The best part was I used to pack way more things than I actually needed or forgot the necessities (which I now consider to be absolute must-haves). Thankfully, I’ve figured out a system that works (where I’ve reduced my mental burden in half LOL!) by packing a day earlier and learned how to pack smart. I’ve put together a list below of what to pack for the ultimate beach escape:

PANAMA HAT
The hat that goes with everything (last seen here). From getting off the plane to lounging on the beach, this is an accessory you don’t want to forget in your carry on.
COVERUP
I normally pack ones that can be thrown on over a bikini for during the day and can also double up as something to wear to dinner at night (love this and this).
BLACK BIKINI
Otherwise known as the one piece I live in while on the beach. SO universal and looks great on everyone (love this).
TIE-UP SANDALS
It’s no secret that I love shoes. A pair of tie-up sandals work so well on vacation because it can elevate any look. I pretty much wear mine with almost everything! Buy it in tan and black and you’re set.
THE BEACH BAG
The fewer the bags you pack the better. Sounds weird coming from a blogger right? Trust me, bags can take up quite a bit of space in your luggage. Pick one or two of your favourites and opt for straw or rattan options in neutral colours. Love this and this.
MIDI/MAXI DRESS
SO easy to wear and accessorize.
THE ONE PIECE WONDER
I love a good one piece. This one from Aerie is a favourite (under $50). Aside from fit, I look for ones that can double up as a top; perfect for those poolside cocktails when paired with denim shorts. Love!
SUNSCREEN
Non-negotiable; sunscreen helps to protect you against skin cancer. If you’re anything like me whereas you’re concerned about breakouts I recently discovered a newfound favourite from La Roche Posey (found here). No breakouts and it prevented me from getting sunburnt (seriously my go-to and I have the most sensitive skin).
MULTI-USE PRODUCTS
Less is more. I let my skin breathe on vacation, but if I must wear any makeup I make sure to pack these three go-tos:
+ eyebrow pencil (a favourite from Tarte)
+ matte lip stain (love this one from Chanel)
+ concealer (a staple in my makeup bag found here)
If you love wearing highlighter, this one is perfect with a tan. You can use it to double up as a highlight on your cheeks and eyes for that perfect ‘natural glow‘.
SUNGLASSES
As much as I try to pack just one pair, this is something I can’t seem to negotiate. You can pretty much get away with overpacking sunglasses (my rule of thumb). Hey, at least they don’t take up too much space in your luggage.
A GOOD READ 
Books are perfect for the beach. Pack an old favourite to reread or here are a few of my current favourites:
Look out for my next roundup with some of my #OOTD from Domincan. Thanks for reading. xoxo

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