Why I Signed Up as an Independent Consultant with Arbonne

Hello to the blogging world – I have awoken from my slumber/silence/hibernation! I have been a little preoccupied with a fun #sidehustle that has allowed me to start my own business. If you’ve read the title of this post (spoiler alert), this opportunity is with the online health and wellness company, Arbonne. I know a bunch of individuals are intrigued by the concept of Arbonne (and businesses alike), but sometimes are too skeptical jump right in… I get it. I was you. I’ve outlined below why I chose to take the leap and start my very own Arbonne biz!

The Products:

First things first: all of Arbonne’s products are vegan and cruelty-free. The brand has put together a list (their “Not Allowed” List) that consists of over 2,000 ingredients they refuse to use in their products. I have discussed with friends recently the benefits of switching over to cleaner products and am trying to be more mindful when purchasing everyday items for myself. All of their “scents” are derived from pure essential oils, and they cover such a wide range of products that use you every day.

Where to even start with these products… Nutrition, hair care, skin care, bath and body, makeup (need I say more?). I have been able to use a number of items in each of these categories and was truly impressed with how they performed!

Marble Cake Protein Powder (Limited Edition)

Arbonne’s nutrition section is probably the most popular with their “30 Days to Healthy Living” being the front runner and MVP. It is a program designed to help people live their best and healthiest life starting from the inside. The results have been incredible with this program: weight loss, reducing bloating, clearer skin, more energy, and overall just feeling better throughout their day.

They also have a number of protein powders, fizz sticks, teas, snack bars, green balance (eat your greens… or drink them!) and all things good for your “gut-health”. You can get creative with the protein powder as well; I made no-bake, marble cake protein balls (photographed above).

Pure Vibrance Hairspray

I have yet to get my hands on the shampoo and conditioner (stay tuned), but I have tried their hairspray and can honestly say, it is one heck of a frizz fighter. They have the basics of course, but they also stock hair masques, serums, and mousses. Arbonne announced earlier this month that they have released a jumbo sized of their shampoo and conditioner. Jumbo…. like Costco better watch out.

Ready In 5 Makeup Set

They have all the makeup you could ever want and need. Photographed above is a popular new release, “Ready in 5” that collects the most essential products you need to complete your everyday makeup look. All foundations, CC creams, brow pencils/gel, lipsticks, concealer etc. can all be customized to fit your preferences. I also love their face primer (not photographed), but if you love the Smashbox Photo Finish primer, you will love this one as well. Their whole makeup collection is vegan, consists of clean ingredients and are cruelty-free.

I’m not gonna lie, I was reluctant to try out the makeup collection. I can now confidently say that without a doubt, Arbonne’s makeup was the biggest surprise. The colours are consistent, you are given choices and the option to customize, and their mascara is out of this world. One of my favourite products since the beginning is the “Speak Volumes” mascara and would highly recommend it.

RE9 Advanced Prepwork Set

The skin care lines with Arbonne might just take the prize for being my favorite section to shop from. I am OBSESSED with the RE9 Advanced Prepwork… It has a grainy, exfoliating texture that is gentle enough to use everyday, no scent, and my face feels (and looks) amazing. They have a skin care line that works for everyone. Whatever you’re looking for, they can accommodate: calm, clear, brightening, anti-aging… you name it, Arbonne has it.

The Opportunities:

The opportunities with Arbonne are the holy grail of the entire brand. You can create your own business with long-term benefits like time and financial freedom. You receive incredible discounts on the amazing products (seriously, some people just sign up for the sweet discount), you are trained along the way and you make so many new friendships along the way with your team. So you’re probably thinking… soooo I can make an income, I don’t have to sacrifice my current schedule, and the products are actually legit? YES.

To be completely transparent, the only reason I said yes was because I had used Arbonne products in the past. My biggest concern with these types of businesses in the past was, is the brand legitimate? I couldn’t be more happy that I signed up as a consultant because I’m making extra money every month via commission. Independent Consultants are given the opportunity every month to earn based on commission, bonuses, and incentives.

One of my favorite things about this business is that the consultants do not keep stock. This means that anyone and everyone can go to your website and buy anything that Arbonne has to offer. The best part is that the products are delivered right to your client’s door.

It should also be noted that they are often delivered within a week of ordering! Arbonne is so consistent with providing good customer service. I can attest that the customer service is one of the best I have ever dealt with – with any brand.

So how do you get paid?

Independent Consultants are paid commission on the products we sell. A common misconception is that we get paid to sign people up; this is not the case. All of the Arbonne Independent Consultants working their business truly want to spread the word on this clean branded company that has been around for decades that produce effective essential products.

Let’s take the first level of the company, District Manager, as an example. Individuals who promote to District Manager are on average making between $250 – $1,000 a month. These are just AVERAGES – there is no cap in this type of biz.

The commission is great (obvi), but there are also monthly incentives to be won. This can be extra money on top of your monthly income, it can be a paid for hotel stay, it can be a beautiful piece of jewelry etc. All of this is awarded just for building your own successful business. There are no minimums, no set expectations – this was a huge thing for me. Taking the leap to start my own biz seemed way less stressful knowing that people on the team are there to help you succeed, but there is absolutely no punishment for not meeting “supposed” minimums each month. This got rid of so much pressure and has allowed me to create my business my own way without feeling too pushy or unsuccessful.

A finished look with the Speak Volumes mascara – no falsies on!

My mentioned products:

Marble Cake Protein Powder
https://www.arbonne.com/pws/EiraHowell/store/AMCA/product/NEW-Arbonne-Essentials-Protein-Shake-Mix-Marble-Cake-Flavour-CA-2964,14134.aspx

Ready in 5 Makeup Set
https://www.arbonne.com/Pws/EiraHowell/store/AMCA/product/NEW-Ready-in-Five-Makeup-Set-CA-1497,14154,353.aspx

Holiday Teas
https://www.arbonne.com/pws/EiraHowell/store/AMCA/product/Arbonne-Essentials-30-Days-of-Holiday-Infusion-CA-5420,13933,926.aspx

Speak Volumes Mascara
https://www.arbonne.com/Pws/EiraHowell/store/AMCA/product/Speak-Volumes-Mascara-CA-7794,13443,353.aspx

RE9 Advanced Prepwork Set
https://www.arbonne.com/pws/EiraHowell/store/AMCA/product/RE9-Advanced-Prepwork-Set-CA-4686,12419,349.aspx

Pure Vibrance Hairspray
https://www.arbonne.com/Pws/EiraHowell/store/AMCA/product/Pure-Vibrance-ColorLast-Hair-Spray-CA-4811,1736,351.aspx

I’m so excited to share this journey with you all and encourage getting the conversation started! Please reach out if you think this sounds like an opportunity for you or if you have any questions regarding the products. After all, that’s what I’m here for!

To browse the whole site, you can shop at:
www.eirahowell.arbonne.com

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Tips & Tricks on How to Avoid the Dreaded VPL

Hello, bloggers! I know it’s been a while; this summer has been jam packed with plans so it’s been a little hard to balance life and this blog during the month of July! Nonetheless, I’m coming back with a highly requested post. From a few lovely followers (and an overwhelming amount of supporters in the comments from a previous post), we are discussing the dreaded… VPL (dun dun dun)! Otherwise known as “visible pantie lines”, a few readers have agreed that this can make or break an outfit. I was lucky enough to turn this post into a collaboration with some members of the blogging world and I couldn’t be more excited! Here are a few tips and tricks on how to manage those unwanted lines.

I was initially approached by two lovely women to do this post who have been extremely patient (sorry for the delay ladies!) and insightful on this topic. They were eager to get in on this collab and I’m so happy they were able to contribute to this post. Thank you all! In order to have a range of different ladies involved, I asked them to provide their stats (age, height, size, line of work) and for fun: VPL Pet Peeve. It was also important to have a well-rounded and thought-out post, so each lady has also provided their own tips on how to avoid VPL. I hope you all find this helpful!

Laura:

Age: 31
Height: 5’6
Size: S/M (depending on brand)
VPL PP: VPL under leggings! It’s a tight fitted pant, so wear the appropriate underwear!!!! Especially at the gym, I know we are working out but still ….
Tip/Trick: I personally wear thongs! I think most of us ladies do this day and age? I’m personally a sucker for Victoria’s Secret underwear. Can always find something for every occasion! 

I totally agree with Laura on this one. Thongs are the easiest way to avoid VPL with all types of clothing. I’m trying to be a little more aware of sales that happen at Victoria’s Secret, Aerie etc. Stay tuned into my Instagram account for these announcements! I know price can sometimes deter people from purchasing the higher end under-garments, but if you’re lucky at the right time of year (aka VS Semi-Annual Sale), you can stock up on some good quality underwear.

Jenn:

Age: 27
Occupation: Lawyer
VPL PP: My biggest pet peeve at the office is other women who have that dreaded VPL with their pencil skirts and dress pants!  We take all this time and effort to dress up and do our make up so a cute skirt or pair of pants gets ruined by tacky lines!
Tip/Trick: Obviously thongs help avoid these and to go one step further I try to wear seamless so not even lace thongs show lines at all! Currently obsessed with lulu lemon underwear! Super comfy and amazing, a little pricey, but worth it in my mind! When I’m not at the office I’m usually doing yoga, which to be honest, I usually go commando to avoid the lines in my yoga pants.

I can certainly relate to you Jenn. I also work in an office where my pencil skirts come out of hiding, but what shouldn’t is those unwanted lines. Jenn and I had an email chain going back and forth in which another tip was revealed: if you’re afraid of lines, check in the mirror before you leave the house. Not only pencil skirts, but all business casual and formal wear is one of those extreme “make or break” styles when it comes to VPL.

Kelly:

Age: 26
Height: 5’5
Size: M
VPL PP: I hate seeing even casual looks ruined with lines, especially when leggings are involved. In the fall, I love feeling comfortable, so leggings are the way to go, but not when super cute looks are ruined by VPL!
Tip/Trick: I personally love seamless for an “all-purpose” underwear, but thongs for leggings 100%. It’s the tightest pair of pants you can wear… remember that.

Kelly, I totally get that. Fall looks are the transition into your most comfortable clothes, but that doesn’t mean we should allow those unwanted lines into our lives! My leggings definitely get their use in the fall, so its important to pay attention to VPL – especially when you’re trying to rock the riding-boot legging combo. I find that even jeans you need to be mindful with… Some jean material is thick enough to withstand the textures from what you’re wearing underneath, but not always. Jeggings or jeans mixed with other materials are something you need to be mindful of. I personally love Levi’s for a good quality and reasonably priced jean.

My Two Cents…

I totally agree with the ladies above. Outfits can be taken to a whole new level with the fine details alone… Shoes, a belt… VPL vs. no VPL! If you were unable to read through the comments on my last outfit post, my personal stats are as follows: I am 25 years old and about 5’1 (#shortpeopleproblemz). I typically wear an XS, but often for undergarments I go with a size S for comfort!

VPL PP: Boyfriend style underwear/ full paired with a thong-cut bodysuit. At this point, the thong really would just be more comfortable!

Tips/Tricks:
1. Shop the sales. Seriously, some stores have amazing deals during the year! Victoria’s Secret and Aerie come to mind for me.
2. If you wear a full coverage underwear (especially with leggings), a little trick is to wear an over-sized layering piece. This way, your comfort levels remain at 100% while avoiding the “visible” VPL to the world. I suggest doing this with any item that goes below your waist – which is cute AND doesn’t ruin your outfit. Think about incorporating long knit cardigans, boyfriend style blazers, duster coats… the list goes on and on.
3. I recommend trying out all of the styles of underwear the ladies above mentioned. Find one that works best for you! Whatever is most comfortable will make you excited (and ready) to put together an outfit without having to worry about unwanted lines. Some like thongs, others prefer seamless, it really depends on personal preference. Just know, it is in fact possible to remain comfortable without compromising the whole look.
4. If cost is an issue, don’t underestimate the “no-name brand” garments. I know Canada doesn’t have Target anymore, but I remember they had some pretty cute pieces at very reasonable prices. Try Walmart, Target, and other bargain stores. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if you shopped at VS or a no-name store, lines are lines.

Where to Shop:

It wouldn’t be a post for the “outfit” category without links, right? Here are some standard brands, along with others mentioned by the ladies above:

Victoria’s Secret
https://www.victoriassecret.com/

Aerie
https://www.ae.com/ca/

La Vie En Rose
https://www.lavieenrose.com/

Lulu Lemon
https://shop.lululemon.com/c/women-underwear/_/N-8n3?mnid=mn;en-CA-JSON;women;bras-+-underwear;underwear

My Every Day Drugstore Makeup Routine

I don’t know about you guys, but during the week I try to keep my makeup routine as simple as possible. This is mostly because I only give myself approximately 15-20 minutes to get ready from Monday – Thursday. Not to mention, I borderline do my makeup in the dark because #notamorningperson. This means… I need something quick, easy, and cheap. I’ve got into a pretty standard routine and thought I would share it on the blog! Here are the products I use for an everyday, simple makeup look.

Some of these are my holy grail drugstore products, and others I’m just trying out for the first time. My holy grail’s (and the products I will continue to repurchase) are the Maybelline Lash-Sensational mascara, the NYX Matte Setting Spray, and the Maybelline City Bronzer. It’s actually my first time using this bronzer, but I’m in love! My skin is quite fair, so I picked up the lightest shade (I think there are 3), and am so happy with how it translates onto my face. Not to mention it smells like a vacation. Aka, it smells incredible. In terms of the Lash Sensational mascara, it competes with some of the high-end products at half the price. If you’re lucky, you can often find majority of these products on sale so it’s a win-win situation.

The Cover Girl True Blend Matte Foundation was surprisingly very good. I’m not normally one for a super matte finish foundation, but this one did not feel drying or too matte. I am not a huge fan of packaging because (side note) foundations that are packaged in glass containers will be my demise… I get so frustrated when I pay for a product and can’t get the foundation out. It’s like toothpaste for me. I need to be able to squeeze every bit out; I could not do that with this product and it did leave me feeling like I ran out of my foundation faster than normal…

Soap and Glory’s One Heck of a Blot setting powder is a classic. I had never tried it myself, but was able to get my hands on it at the airport coming home from the UK. I liked this product; standard and reasonably priced.

I think NYX has some of the best products out there for the “finishing touches” of my routine. Blushes, lippies, highlighters, setting sprays etc. Not to mention their eyeliner is my absolute favourite. I picked up the Angel Veil Primer hoping it would perform well, but I was a little disappointed. I think for long days, it’s important to invest in a base primer that will hold your look. After all, it is the canvas to the whole look. I haven’t yet found a drugstore primer I’m in love with, but the hunt is not over! What are some one’s I should try?

Brows (not photographed), Essence Make Me Brow. This is an incredibly easy product to use. Let’s be honest… brows take FOREVER on a days you actually have time to go all-out with your makeup. For the 15-20 mins I give myself during the week, brows are a challenge. Make Me Brow allows me to glide through this step of my makeup routine with the final result being: I have brows that are acceptable for the public eye.

I did not photograph my blush because I change it up everyday! Sometimes I gravitate to more pinkier tones, sometimes I feel more in the mood for an orange/bronzed blush. Sometimes a mixture of both! My favourite drugstore blush products are the Milani Baked Blush or the Wet N’ Wild Icon Blusher. What are your favourite drugstore blushes?

Everyone’s favourite part… highlight, highlight, highlight! My favourite drugstore highlighter at the moment is Maybelline’s Master Chrome Highlight in the shade Rose Gold. This shade is so subtle in the best way possible. When I bought it, I wasn’t sure how I felt about putting pink on my cheekbones – I’m a fan of the classic gold hues of the makeup world. I fell in love! With the brand, the product, the price; all of it.

I’m not one to wear a lipstick everyday, but when I do, I love NYX’s Lip Creams. They have great shades to choose from and the product does not dry out my lips. For my typical “every day” I just pop on a lip balm (or good old Vaseline).

The Products I Use:

  • Primer: NYX – Angel Veil
  • Foundation: Cover Girl – TruBlend Matte Foundation (Shade L40/ Classic Ivory)
  • Setting Powder: Soap & Glory – One Heck of a Blot
  • Bronzer: Maybelline – City Bronzer (Shade 100)
  • Blush: Milani – Baked Blush (Shade “Luminoso”)
  • Highlighter: Maybelline – Master Chrome (Shade 050/ “Molten Rose Gold”)
  • Brows: Essence – Make Me Brow (Shade “Blondy Brows”)
  • Eyeliner: NYX – Matte Liquid Liner (Shade Black)
  • Setting Spray: NYX – Matte Setting Spray
  • Lipstick: NYX – Soft Matte Lip Cream (Shade “Stockholm”)

Let me know if you guys love these products as much as I do! I know it’s hard to believe, but truly, all of these products make it onto my face within a 10 minute time frame. This is why I love them for my week-day makeup routine.

LD&L: She’s The Man

Fun Fact: I am ALWAYS down to binge and re-watch early to mid 2000’s movies. Anyone else like that?

The Review:

What’s not to love? You’ve got early 2000’s Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum portraying dreamy Duke Orsino. Not to mention, hilarious content. No matter how many times I could possibly watch this movie, I will always laugh at the same parts every time.

As I’m sure a handful of you already know, this movie was based off of Shakespeare’s play, Twelfth Night. I’m someone who enjoyed English and Drama throughout my schooling (and as I obviously still do), this movie is topnotch material. I love how they were able to bring Shakespeare’s work to life in a modern and hilarious way. 10/10, would recommend for your Saturday night feature. Real question though… is Gouda your favourite kind of cheese? #notmine.

Rating: 5/5 – Isn’t it always?

This movie will always receive the highest of ratings because it never fails to keep me entertained. Isn’t that why we watch movies, read books, go to live plays? Don’t listen to the downers over on the Rotten Tomatoes website (tough crowd…).

Let’s Chat:

Here in Ontario, it seems we forgot a season and went right from Winter into Summer. Had to pop on shorts already! Do you guys have summer plans? What are you looking forward to?

I’m so excited to be working on my first makeup post. Drugstore products for an everyday look is something so achievable at a reasonable price! I can’t wait to share the content with you all. If you were able to send suggestions of products I might like over on my Instagram account, thank you! I look forward to introducing some new products into my everyday routine. Stay tuned this week for the post!

Full Day Tours to Take from Cardiff That are Worth the Money

Three words… When Where Wales. We took two day trips with the When Where Wales Tours and it turned out to be an amazing way to see the beautiful country. With only a few days budgeted for Wales, our base was Cardiff, the capital city. My friend and I booked two trips with this company because they covered so much ground in the little time we had. Broken down here are the two we took, but there a plenty to choose from!

Tour No. 3: Gower Explorer

Let me start off by saying, the facilitators of the day tours were such kind people. Jan and her husband clearly have a passion for what they do. The tours were extremely organized. They cover every inch of Wales in proximity to Cardiff you could want to explore. Often with group tours, it’s easy to fell forgotten about and rushed through the stops. Not once did I feel this on the When Where Wales tours we took. The Gower Explorer was my favourite of the two. Swansea was a highlight I never knew I even wanted to see!

Here is what the Gower Explorer covered:

  • Swansea Marina & National Waterfront Museum
  • Mumbles Lighthouse
  • Langland Bay to Caswell
  • Rhossili (and lunch stop)
  • Arthur’s Stone
  • Llwcher Estuary and Salt Marshes
  • Cefn Bryn

Swansea, Mumbles, Langland

Rhossilli

Arthur’s Stone, Cefn Bryn

This day exceeded my expectations. The weather turned out to be incredible for the views and feeding wild ponies near Arthur’s Stone. Which yes, you get to touch for good luck! Swansea and the Gower Explorer Tour is something I look back on and think, “I’m so glad I spent money on that experience”.

Tour No. 1: South Wales Valleys Tour

This tour covered the whole idea of what I thought Wales would be like; endless green hills, sheep, castles, sheep, ancient folk tales, and you guessed it… more sheep! Seriously, they are everywhere!

Here is what the South Wales Valleys Tour covered:

  • Caerphilly Castle
  • Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Ancient Standing Stone
  • Welsh Villages
  • Brecon Town
  • Libanus Visitors’ Centre
  • South Wales Valleys

Caerphilly Castle

I think Daenerys Targaryen parked her dragons here between filming seasons, and boy do they fit in well.

Another castle we visited other than Caerphilly Castle, I cannot for the life of me remember it’s name. SORRY. What I do remember is its killer drawbridge and really, that’s what matters most.

Brecon Beacons, Ancient Standing Stone

Myths, Welsh history, legends – I’m into it. If you are too, you’ll love Wales and these tours.

Links to the When Where Wales Tours:

Why “When Where Wales”?

The guides were incredible. As the main source of info, this is the first thing I want on a bus tour. They were so passionate about showing off their beautiful country and they actually invest in their group’s well-being. The whole tour was so organized. Each stop made sense; honestly there was not one part that I thought, “ugh, that was a drag” or “wish that wasn’t included in the price”.

I will be honest for my young travelers out there, the crowd was a little older than anticipated. It doesn’t exactly target two friends in their 20’s, but it completely worked for us. We had a lot going against us in Wales: not enough time, no transportation, not a ton of knowledge on the areas surrounding Cardiff… This tour took care of all of our issue and they did it with a small bus group. I personally love the more intimate groups. It gives you a chance to connect with the guides, as them questions, spend more time (and actually get a turn) at the stops. It also gave you enough time to decide what you wanted to do with your time at certain places. As a smaller group, though there is an itinerary, it has the ability to be somewhat more flexible.

During our lunch break on the Gower Explorer at Rhossilli, we were given so much time to explore the area. If you were unable to walk around, you didn’t have to, they had alternatives. Again, you got to pick how you wanted to use your time. With the average group tour, I often feel rushed; I did not feel this way on any of these tours. I wish I could have taken more of these tours!

If you’re interested…

Be sure to book these ahead of time, the spots fill up. Something to also note: if you were interested in a specific tour, each one only happens on certain days – it is only the two guides after all, and one of them is the driver! This may change the look of your itinerary, but I promise it’s worth it. I’m also all for contributing to a local family business, and Jan and her husband deserve every penny!

When Where Wales, thank you!

LD&L: When Breath Becomes Air

This book was an emotional roller coaster. I’m not typically one for reading memoirs, but this found it’s way into my home. Literally. My boyfriend mailed me (yes, old school snail-mailed) a copy of When Breath Becomes Air with a simple message; “I love getting mail. People should get more mail, you know”? Knowing I’m a reader, and often a fan of Heather’s Picks at Chapter’s/Indigo, he made a great choice!

My advice to readers who still love holding the physical copy of a book…take time to “old-school mail” a new book to your friend, loved-one, parent, sibling. It will brighten up their day tremendously and it’s such a simple, fun, kind gesture that goes a long way.

The Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

As I mentioned, memoirs often do not catch my interest on the bookshelf. With that being said, this book was a lovely reminder that everyone one in life has a purpose. That even in times of struggle, and in this case illness, your purpose in life doesn’t shrink when you put into perspective what’s most important in your life. The memoir was beautifully crafted. It was well thought out from the prologue and introduction to the closure written by his wife.

I was hesitant to read this knowing it was going to be a sad read. A book about a patient with lung cancer is not something I would have selected to enjoy in my spare time, but I’m glad I did. It brought a new perspective on how to handle devastating news, much like Paul and his family experienced upon his diagnosis. The astonishing part about reading this book was… I wasn’t overwhelmingly sad reading it. Paul presented his cancer journey as a fact rather than an emotion. Reading this, you learn about the science behind his diagnosis, the cold hard facts. Emotion at times does play a role in his journey, but it was not necessarily the forefront of how he chose to present his story. It translated through Paul’s novel that he really lived his life to it’s fullest. Despite the trying circumstance in his last year, his life always had a clear purpose.

Rating: 4.5/5

What’s coming on the blog?

Lined up, my first Wales travel post will be coming this week! I’m also working on putting together an “everyday drugstore makeup” look (something like my picture below). Of course, some more movies, more books. Are you guys enjoying the book LD&L’s or movies?

Also in the works (hopefully for month-end or a post sometime in July), I’m working on my first collab with some fellow blog readers! This post is going to be so fun to create, I love that some of you want to be involved! Thanks for following along so far!

Let me know if you’ve read When Breath Becomes Air. What did you think?

Until next time, xx

3 Ways to Wear a White Bodysuit This Spring

You can’t go wrong with a white basic when transitioning your winter wardrobe into your springtime one. Here are three ways to wear a white bodysuit this spring. All the links in this post will bring you to the actual product if you’re interested in buying anything (sorry in advance)!

First thing’s first… the star of the show… the one and only versatile Wilfred Free Bodysuit:

Casual

“Casual”: AKA something you can wear with jeans. This look is perfect for the beautiful spring days that borderline on summer weather. Anyone else experience the hard transition period for your wardrobe? Is it going to be rainy, cold, hot…will I sweat if I step outside or run back for a parka? Typically, when I think “spring”, the Miss Rhode Island quote from Miss Congeniality comes to mind. You guys know the one. “Describe your perfect date”, to which Cheryl responds: “That’s a tough one. I’d have to say April 25th. Because it’s not too hot, not too cold, all you need is a light jacket.” Sometimes, not even that light jacket is required, though popping one over a casual look like this one is a great way to adjust for when the sun goes down. And don’t get me started on how much I love these H&M slides

Comfy

I know, I know… bodysuits can only get so comfy. And by that I mean, they’re not often made for comfort at all. That’s why pairing the tighter bodysuit with loose fitting pants is a match made in heaven. I picked up these black tulip pants from M Boutique which complement the bodysuit perfectly. They come in a few different colours, and I had to stop myself from buying one of each. Slip on a few accessories with these basics and you’re good to go!

Low-Key Dressy

Of course you can absolutely dress this basic up for something more formal, but the most I would dress this bodysuit up in spring would be for a nice dinner date. You can wear this with some dark-wash jeans, black bottoms, or a skirt. Adding some heels and accessories can really change up the look. I’ve added a pair of black heels and a long white cardigan to make it a little dressier, but not formal.

And that’s a wrap! First outfit post done. What did you guys think of this feature? Let me know in the comments below your thoughts on the post or other ways you wear a white bodysuit in the spring. Reach out on any of my social media links and be sure to follow along for notifications on when content goes live on the blog. Happy shopping!

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