How to:: 4 step packing list

I'm off on another adventure guys ^_^ I wanted to do a short post of how i packed for my trip to Hong Kong. I'm actually in Hong Kong now as i'm writing this post and i'm super excited to shop, eat and play. Since i have limited access to the internet i'll probably be mia for a few weeks but don't worry, i'll keep you guys posted! 

These include all travel documents, passport, emergency contact, personal stuff, camera etc. I always carry these items with me either in my purse or carry on, i know it's pretty common sense but i've lost  my luggage once, always carry your essentials with you. 

Because I can’t bring everything in your closet (although I wish I had some special purse that could hold everything I needed without weighting a ton) I always want to bring layers. Especially if I am going somewhere where the weather isn't predictable it’s good to dress in layers. Layering also gives me options to mix and match.

Next on my list are accessories; I try to keep to simple ones that would basically go with any outfit. The good thing about accessories is that they are small and easy to carry. I wrapped my long necklaces in tissue paper and then put everything in a jewellery box. This way my necklaces don't become a huge tangled mess when i go to wear them.

My biggest problem everytime…I always somehow happen to over pack with my shoes. My last trip to Orlando I was gone for 4 days and I packed 4 pairs of shoes. Haha yes I know a bit extreme but again you never know. Since I plan on doing a lot of shopping during this trip not over packing is crucial! I packed a pair of basic heels, sneakers, flats, and sandals. 

So there you have it, hope this helps. I'll see you guys soon ^_^

Trending:: Top 5 Spring Fashion 2013

With Toronto Fashion Week taking place and today being the official day of spring i decided to
compile a list of 5 of my favourite upcoming trends for Spring 2013. Mother nature really needs to start warming up because i am SO ready for some hot weather and i can't wait to get my closet started

1. Laser cutout leather
The delicate cutouts give a feminie touch to tough leather and they look absolutely beautiful in everyway. I've seen these designs in apparel, shoes, bags etc. It is definitely a piece worth investing in. 
Shops: BCBG Harlow clutch 

2. Neons & Pastels
This combination might seem a bit odd at first but when the two are paired together they really give off a fun spring feel. I've noticed a lot of these neon/pastel combinations in heels and accessories which are perfect to add a pop of colour for those who aren't as daring. And for those who are, have fun with it!
Shops: Cambridge Satchel 

3. Stripes
Remember to wear your stripes accordingly ladies. Vertical stripes makes a person look taller and slimmer while horizontal lines draws the eyes left and right. 
Shops: Zara striped trousers

4. Short suits
The convenient of the short suit or suits in general is that they don't need much thought. Pair this look with a collar shirt for work and then play it up with sky high heels and eye catching accessories.
Shops: Asos short suit

5. Floral
Florals have been a key item every season and there's no surprise that it will be carried into Spring. Biggest thing to remember is to choose your prints accordingly to your size. Don't let huge floral prints overpower a petite frame.
Shops: Wilfred marais pant

On a side note, I’ve been contacted by Gumball to help co-host weekly giveaways. This is quite exciting to me as I’ve checked out the website and the prizes are awesome! This is just a way of thanking you guys for the support and love. Stay tuned and remember to check back weekly ^_^

What's your favourite spring trend??

Loose Button turns 2

Yesterday i attended Loose Button's 2nd year anniversary event. For those of you who's not familiar with Loose Button, they are a beauty subscription company who's mission is to help consumers better discover, try and purchase quality beauty and lifestyle products" through their unique experience. As a member you receive a seasonal Luxe Box with 7-8 trial size products every 3 months with free shipping right to your doorstep. As an added bonus, members get first dibs on product launches, private parties and much more! 

I had a really great time yesterday meeting not only the team behind this wonderful company, but other fellow bloggers and inspiring individuals. Thanks for the invite Loose Button and i'm looking forward to more events! Oh, and did i mention i even got to build my own luxe box! 

Good friend and creative mind behind Loose Button 

Forever 21 graphic tee | Zara leopard print pants | Aldo booties