I don’t know about you guys, but there is something about Spring that makes me feel alive again after those long, cold, winter months. Especially in Toronto, you can feel everyone’s energy shift and everyone is just in a way better mood!
I definitely feel more inspired once the warmer weather hits, which is why I wanted to create a blog post with a ‘snapshot’ of my Spring favourites, from fashion to beauty to lifestyle changes! Overall, just things that are making me feel good this Spring! Hopefully this can get you guys feeling inspired to take on this new Spring season in a positive way and really start enjoying the little things you love!
Taking 10 Minutes to Myself Throughout the Day
So, when it comes to lifestyle favourites, it really comes down to one major idea, which is to take 10 minutes (at least) out of your day to focus on you. I have found this to be so important lately in order to step away from work, Instagram, and any stresses that may be going on to just meditate and clear my head.
One of my favourite things to do, especially now that it is nice out, is to go out on my balcony with a good book, grab a refreshing beverage, my music, and just relax for 10 minutes or more! You will be surprised at how beneficial this can be for your mindset within the day. Here are some of my favourite things to set the mood and get you started with “taking 10”:
“Girl Code”: This book is the ultimate read for any female entrepreneur! It sets your mindset to collaborate and celebrate other women and how doing so will be the key to your success and happiness. It is one of those books you can read over and over because it is super motivational and inspiring with tons of examples from various girl-bosses!
Favourite Refreshing Drink:
SunRype Slim: I recently was introduced to this low calorie beverage, SunRype Slim, and am totally hooked (I am a sucker for a refreshing drink). It tastes great has no artificial flavors or colours, no aspartame, and has only 10 calories per serving (250ml) – *beach-bod ready*. They taste great and there are so many different flavours to choose from, including, SunRype Slim Blueberry Burst, Cranberry Twist, Lemon Drop Lemonade, Long Island Iced Tea and Tropical Mango. Better yet, they make amazing mixers for a ton of alcohol drinks! If you want to give it a try, you can find them in the non-refrigerated aisle of your grocery store! I promise, it will make taking 10 so much better!
John Mayer – “The Search for Everything”: If you are looking for a super chill & relaxing album, John Mayer is always your go-to guy. This album will definitely set the mood for your time to “take 10”!
All of these funky sunglasses have definitely been a fashion favourite of mine this season! They are the perfect way to complete any day-to-day look, giving it that little bit of edge & trendiness. Which pair is your fav!? Comment down below!
The “Dad” Sneakers
So, let’s talk about the infamous “dad” sneakers. These shoes have been taking over the fashion blogger world, with tons of them all over Instagram! Honestly, I am always on the hunt for the latest fashion trends and when I saw these, I knew I had to get my hands on a pair. First of all, they are so comfortable and also, they basically go with any casual, street-style look, so I am hooked! Thoughts? Would you guys wear these?
Having a Sun-Kissed Glow
After those dull Winter months are over, I can’t wait to have sun-kissed skin again! I luckily just got back from Los Angeles a few weeks ago, so I was able to get a nice base to kick off the Spring season. But, I definitely wanted to keep up with this nice glow, so I’ve been using self-tanning lotions with my regular beauty routine!
I hope my spring favourites inspire you to reflect on the things that make you feel good this spring. And don’t forget my most important feel-good tip –to take 10 minutes to yourself, whether it’s 10 minutes or 10 seconds, focusing on you is the most important part of your day!
This post has been generously sponsored by Sun-Rype, the opinions are my own and in no way do they reflect Sun-Rype.