Thursday, 23 April 2015

What I Packed For Mexico Using Only Carry On Luggage

I have a place reserved in my heart for all things tropical. Whether it be Mexico, The Dominican Republic or Cuba Brian and I try to get away once a year to a warm paradise.  Now, after I showed you how I traveled through Italy for nearly 3 weeks using only a carry on luggage it would be only natural to do the same thing for my recent trip to Mexico right?  Right!  Read on to see exactly what I packed for our Mexican resort vacation, the outfits I created and some tips and tricks for traveling to a tropical destination using only carry on luggage.

Monday, 20 April 2015

OOTD - Floral Bomber for Spring

Happy Monday Noobs - I'm back!  After a much-needed week of rest and relaxation in Mexico, I'm recharged and ready to dive back into reality head-on.  We usually travel to a tropical destination in April and I love the timing because we always come back to full-fledged  Spring weather!  Spring in Toronto is still a little chilly so while I obsess over Instagram accounts of Californian bloggers in their summer-like wardrobe, it just isn't practical for our climate at the moment.  Enter the floral bomber jacket.  I love how the bright florals on this jacket satisfy my need for all things pretty and Spring, but it still keeps me warm - and is very city-appropriate.  Read on for additional photos and all outfit details.

Monday, 13 April 2015

30 Before 30 Update - I'm Thirty!

Get ready for the biggest 30 before 30 update that's happened in awhile - I turned 30!  Yes, over the weekend this Noob celebrated her thirtieth birthday surrounded by friends and family.  Between the chaos that has been my life lately, I've barely had time to think about hitting this milestone so the day before my birthday it really hit me hard.  I couldn't believe that I would be turning an age that I had deemed so old during my twenties.

Like my necklace?  It's the Razzle Dazzle necklace from Cherrypick

As it turns out, being thirty feels no different than 29 - well, other than the fact that a few glasses of champagne are a lot harder to handle the next morning.  You'll notice while browsing through my 30 things to do before 30 list that there are a few tasks left unchecked.  In the next couple of months I definitely intent to complete the list in its entirety and will be, of course, blogging along the way!

I wanted to take this opportunity to genuinely thank you for following along with my journey, your words of encouragement and just being there in general!  Blogging has been one of the best discoveries that I've made this past year, and it's only been made sweeter by knowing that I have your support.

I'm off to Mexico for the next week, so we'll catch up very soon!  In the meantime, please follow along my adventure through Instagram - let's stay connected!

xo Joëlle

Thursday, 9 April 2015

OOTD - Vintage Faux Fur For Spring

This past Easter weekend I was lucky enough to spend time surrounded by family at my parent's cottage.  This is my first year being at a cottage during the colder months and I have to say: I'm charmed.  The scenery is absolutely breathtaking and the crisp air was just what this city girl needed. Not one to ever dress properly for an occasion, while my family was lounging in comfy sweats and warm plaid, I was channeling the 70s in vintage [faux] fur, a patterned dress and my favourite hat.  Sure, I may have gotten more than a few confused looks from the neighbours but I stand by my outfit choice.  Hey, if you can't have a little fun with family at the cottage, then when can you?  Read on for all outfit details and additional photos.

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