Travel Tricks- What’s in my Carry-on Bag

Recently, I was lucky enough to take a relaxing vacation to Cuba with my lovely boyfriend. Since a lot goes on during the travel process, I thought I would do a travel series to help any jet setting readers!

Today we tackle the most daunting yet exciting part of the vacation – the flight. I personally love flying, my boyfriend on the other hand..not so much! The rush of speed from taking off makes me want to reach my destination quicker. But once you’ve been in the air for a while, things can get tough. So I decided to share some of my in flight essentials!

IMG_1141  Long flights can be draining, so entertainment is key. I always bring my Ipad stocked with music and TV shows – I was late on the Sons of Anarchy bandwagon but now I’m hooked! I always pack at least two books for a vacation and John Green’s Paper Towns has been on my list for a while. Stay tuned for a book review coming soon!
IMG_1143I like to dress in layers when traveling, that way I’m prepared for anything. This sweater was featured in my summer clothing haul and kept me super cozy and warm. Most of my important travel documents are organized in a travel wallet, which I did not feature, but my passport and wallet are kept handy. Other necessities include sunglasses, gum, tissues, lip balm and hand sanitizer (let’s be real airports can be yucky). As for beauty, I tend to go bare face when traveling. The dry air stirs up trouble with my skin so its best to not clog pores with make-up.

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Be sure to check back for the next travel related blog post! Let me know some of your carry-on essentials!

Until next time

Sarah x

Summer Clothing Haul

Who else is shocked that it’s already June?  Don’t be confused, I’m certainly not complaining about the warm-ish weather! In fact, I’m eagerly pulling out summer clothing pieces! With the changing temperature comes the seasonal wardrobe cleanout. Nothing is more satisfying than digging through the closet to get rid of worn out and out of style pieces. Plus who doesn’t love when everything looks pretty and folded in its place. So you might be wondering, how long does the organized and clutter free oasis last? Not very long. I typically use this as my excuse to go shopping and replace everything! Here are a few of the pieces I purchased over the past couple weeks.

Shorts and Rompers: I’m so glad soft shorts are a trend. Super comfortable, super versatile, and super flirty.  I’m equally a fan of the romper! The cute patterns are always what sell me. Aside from the whole tricky bathroom situation (Ladies, you know what I’m talking about) they are the perfect summer staple. Both pieces are trendy and unique plus you can usually find relatively inexpensive pieces. The shorts are from Banana Republic and the Romper and Denim shorts are both American Eagle.

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Tops: I feel like crop tops look cute on everyone else but me. Because of its structured and not too fitted shape, this blush pink one from Aritzia doesn’t leave me feeling self-conscious. I love the shape and dressy yet causal feel of it. I tend to get chilly during summer evenings so I like to have a go to sweater to throw on. This one from Banana Republic is chic and cozy. Who doesn’t love shirt with a sassy saying.

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Dresses and Skirts:  One of my favourite things to buy, my closet can speak for itself when it comes to dresses. I kept things simple with a stripe tank top dress from Joe Fresh. It’s definitely a “throw on and out the door” dress but could also be used as a beach cover-up. As for the Artizia skirt , I actually have it in the dress version.  I loved it so much I had to stock up and get the skirt. Again super versatile, very a classic look and is figure flattering.

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Hope some of my pieces inspire your summer wardrobe shopping. Let me know some of your favourite places to shop!

Until next time,

Sarah x