Top Social

Follow

My humble beginnings as a lifestyle blogger.

Spring Updates

14/04/2017
 Hi everyone- thanks for coming to my blog! Today, we’re talking about how spring is a great time to change things up in your life.

With the warmer weather and the longer days, spring is a great time to change things up and get out of the winter slump. People usually associate spring with spring cleaning, but there’s more than one way to benefit from the change of seasons. After 6 months of the cold, multiple layers of sweaters, short days, freezing nights, it’s nice when the sun starts shining, the days are getting longer and you’re not freezing half to death.

So, instead of using spring to just clean out your house, read below for the other ways to have it benefit you.




Wardrobe

Inevitably you’ll have to swap out your winter clothes for your spring/summer clothes, but while you’re doing that, have a good purge and see what should be donated or thrown out. You can start looking to see what items need to be replaced, tailored, dry-cleaned or donated.

Grab inspiration from your favourite Instagram accounts, celebrities, magazines, bloggers etc and update your wardrobe with what you like. Flutter sleeves, lighter colours, and cold shoulder tops and dresses are all really popular right now, so if you want to add some trendy pieces to your wardrobe, you know what to buy.

Let me guess, 90% of your wardrobe is black to match your soul (eye roll). Fine fine, you wanna stick with black, be my guest, but (in my humble opinion) I feel like it’s a bit over used. Throw in some colour, you won’t die, and you’ll see what a change white, light pink, blue (pick a colour, any colour) will do for your energy and for how it lights up your face. The simplest change of a shirt or a blazer will completely update your entire wardrobe. I’m currently loving a few blazers from Dynamite after my colleague told me that I should look into them. The mix of flower prints, the navy, the light pink/nude colours… Major heart eyes

A good idea is that with every one thing that comes into your wardrobe, to throw out/donate another thing. That way your closet will never increase in size, but will still be up to date and fashionable.

Here are some of my favourite looks for spring! 

  




Hair & Body

Now that it’s warmer (and everyone is fitting it extra gym sessions for that #summerbod) it’s nice to change up your look. If you dye your hair, change the shade or colour of it, and start to venture outside of your comfort zone for your makeup and nailpolish.  

Even if you don’t want to change anything about your look, now’s a good time to take a bath, deep condition your skin, do some fake tanning, a deep massage, haircut or a facial. Professional facials are incredible, and I would recommend getting one done every season. My favourite place to go is Elmwood Spa in downtown Toronto, if you go four times in a year you become an elite member and get special discounts and promotions. If you don't want to pay for someone to give you a facial, there are always at home options too. You can either buy a face mask from a store (I just bought a sample pack from The Body Shop) or you can make it yourself by mixing together items that you can find in your pantry like honey, cinnamon, avocado, banana, yogurt etc etc.. You name it, you can probably put it on your face. 

Interiors

Your bedroom is your sanctuary, it’s where you sleep, where you relax and spend time getting ready in the morning, so it only makes sense that you would put in a lot of effort to make it relaxing and enjoyable.

You can always change your entire room by buying new furniture, painting your room, and redecorating. If you don't have the time or finances to change everything up, new pictures, bedspreads, or even reorganization of how the room is set up will give your room new life. Even easier than what I mentioned? Just get a bouquet of flowers and plop them on your desk!

I previously had a world map hanging above my bed but I decided to change it up, so I took it down and bought a large frame at IKEA only to debate for a few weeks with what I wanted the picture to be. Ultimately, I finally took the plunge and bought this Kate Moss poster poster called “life is a joke”. I used Pinterest as my inspiration and I found some incredible interiors that included this picture! 


                             





Daily Routine

Humans are creatures of habit, so once you develop a routine it’s hard to break it. . However, now that the days are getting longer and aren’t as cold, it's a good time to look at what you do and when you do it. Can you do things on a different day or a different time? It might allow for you to meet new people, make time for all of those things 'that you don't have time for' like working out, cleaning, and figuring out your finances. The sun is rising earlier so can you wake up earlier? Start eating breakfast and take more time for yourself, it'll help to change your mindset and keep you motivated and creative. 

These are some ways to help you out, not just when it's spring, but whenever you need a change.
Let me know your thoughts about what you like to do and how you do it!

-Diana


12 comments on "Spring Updates"
  1. my wardrobe is in desperate need of a clear out and some restocking with items i actually love.


    www.elenaisabelle.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I feel like it can always be justified- especially in spring!

      Delete
  2. I actually did a closet purge last week and have a big bag full of clothes I'm going to give away! It does feel great to relieve yourself of the clutter. I plan on doing the rest of my apartment on my next day off. I have little knick knacks and things that I have no use for all on my shelves. It's time to give them up, I think.

    And now that I'm off my vacation, you've inspired me to start my day off a little differently. I'm gonna make a breakfast, go on a run and then sit down with a cup of coffee after my shower to give me some me time before I go into the office. Thanks!

    http://herestothegoldendays.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope that you enjoyed your vacation! Thanks for reading :)

      Delete
  3. I am a huge fan of switching out fall/winter decor for spring/summer decor. It always gets me excited for the warmer weather to come and clears my mind for the next seasons adventures.

    http://www.maelmoderndecor.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know, it's so exciting! I hate when mother nature has other plans and randomly throws in some cold days in spring

      Delete
  4. Great thing about spring is the clothes! Get to finally wear those dresses

    Beauty Candy Loves

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes- show those legs! It's so nice to come from out of hiding!

      Delete
  5. I desperately need to clear my wardrobe out and I can't wait to get my legs out wahey!

    Lauren x Huggled

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great post! thanks for sharing
    http://bygretts.blogspot.mx/

    ReplyDelete