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5 things to help you prep for vaca!

She said Hola, ¿Cómo estás?! In just 18 days this is what I will be saying the second I touch town in Vallarta! I have been posting about this vaca for a few weeks now so as you can probably guess I am a lil bit excited! I haven’t been on a “real” vacation in two years! YES TWO YEARS!! I have gone on a few weekend getaways to Whistler or added couple of days on to a work trip but I am finally going away for more than a few days.. I will be in Vallarta for 10 days and will be out of the office for 14! (SOOO EXCITED!!!)

Up until a few years ago I was one of those people who would legit pack the night before a trip. I always ended up bringing shit I didn’t need and forgetting the shit I did need.. So now I like to “adult” and try to prep myself well in advance.. I figured since I am getting myself prepared I would share it with all of you for your next vaca!

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  1. Online shop in advance! After my last post I think you know I have already got this one covered. Don’t wait until the last-minute to buy the things you want or need! Make sure you give yourself enough time for delivery, trying on and returning if need be..
  2. Plan your outfits! There is nothing worse than bringing a whole bunch of different clothes and then when you go to put an outfit together nothing works.. Try to plan at least one outfit per night with a few back ups just in case something doesn’t work. I also suggest bringing items you can style differently and wear more than once if necessary.. Planning your outfits also ensures you don’t over pack!
  3. Make a list. I know this seems kind of lame.. but nothing feels quite as good as checking an item of a list right?? Also it ensures that you don’t forget anything important.. like your PASSPORT!
  4. Always bring extras in your carry-on! I learned this lesson the hard way! I’ll never forget arriving in Vallarta on NYE.. waiting for my bag to come out and nothing.. I was without luggage for 3 days! Yes, you can always go shop (and i love to shop) but depending on where you are travelling selections of stores may be slim.. I always suggest packing an extra pair of panties, a bikini, toothbrush, and an extra set of clothes…
  5. Feel good about not being in the office. I know this one seems a little strange but the worst thing you can do is not get something done at work and then stress the entire time you are away.. I am the worst at disconnecting.. I always check my work emails in case I forgot something.. but this time I have done as much preparing as possible so I can leave for two weeks and actually get a much-needed time out. Also if you do forget something don’t sweat it.. unless you are a Doctor.. no one will die..

So there are my top 5 things I do to prep for vacation.. what do you do? Am I forgetting anything?? would love to hear from you!

xo- jos

 

 

 

 

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My fashion getaway…

Last Sunday was a super shit day in terms of weather so I did what I do best, shopped right from the comfort of my couch! As I may have mentioned, once or twice, I am heading on vacation in less than 3 weeks so to get me even more excited for the trip I purchased a few things.. I should mention that I really hate buying clothes right now because I’m not my “normal” size but I figured if I’m going away not completely happy with this bod of mine, I main as well have some cute, new outfits.. right?

So here is what I purchased on Sunday as well as an order I did a few weeks ago.. I’ll be sure to share if the new purchases end up being yays or nays… Make sure you check out my IG this weekend for an update!

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Cut-Out Crop Top $17.99 @H&M
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Cotton Skirt $39.99 @H&M
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Off the shoulder blouse $29.99 @H&M
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Converse ON SALE $31.88 @Sportchek
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Floral off the shoulder $22.90 @Forever38
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Sandals $29.99 @Forever38

and one of my favourite purchases of all…… because I’m dying to see if they work! I love wearing backless tops and totally okay going braless BUT I figure if these work why not!

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2-pack on groupon for $22.99!!! 

This was my last online shop that came a few weeks ago all from H&M and still available on the site!

So there you have it! I cant wait for everything to arrive.. Ill also post next week with all my must haves when travelling!

xo – jos

 

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’tis the season to sparkle…

Good Day y’all!

I’ve been trying to write this post for the last half hour but due to a lil holiday hangover I am having quite the time trying to get my shit together!  If there is one thing I love more than anything it is dressing up for holiday parties and this year I am absolutely loving everything from sequins and fur to a classic, high-waisted party skirt… Thought I would share a few of my holidays looks so far this season.. plus a few others that may get you inspired! enjoy

ps. don’t forget to follow me on Instagram fresa.living for all things fashion, life, fitness, photography and more.. xo ~ jos

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Sequins Skirt @Zara, Blouse @Top Shop, Faux Fur @H&M, Heels @Nine West
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Backless Blouse @H&M, Party skirt @the latest scoop, Pumps @aldo shoes

 

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Basic T @H&M, Sequins Skirt @zara, Booties @aldoshoes
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Open back mini dress @asos
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Sequin Crochet dress @asos
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Red Party Skirt @asos

 

Fashion · life

Holiday wish list for her….

Happy Saturday!

I should be going to the gym right now but instead I am trying to get some Christmas shopping done online but instead of finding gifts for the loves in my life I keep finding shit I want! hahaha.. So I figured I’d create a lil holiday wish list for all the dudes out there that don’t know what to buy that special lil lady in their lives… Not gonna lie hoping the dude in my life reads this 😉

Happy Holidays & Happy Shopping!!

xo ~ jos

Check out my top 10 picks…. I can pretty much guarantee she will love something on this list!

 

 

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Lyra Watch $145USD from MMVT
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LBD $40 from Zara
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Faux Fur Coat $129 from H&M
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Blanket Scarf $85 from Aritzia
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Blonde Tank $55 from Brunette the Label
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Faux Leather pants $135 from Aritzia
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Booties $90 on sale from Aldo
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Necklace $69 from Saje

 

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Sweatshirt $79 from Brunette the Label
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Ankle Booties $59 from H&M
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The girl in the red blazer

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Denim, Sweater and blouse all from H&M. 

Two weeks ago I purchased this amazing red blazer from H&M and I am absolutely loving it! Over the past few years I have learned that I have to try to be somewhat responsible when shopping so whenever I purchase an item I always try to go for something that I can wear to work or out with friends.. which can be a bit hard considering I work in a corporate office…

This blazer is one of those items that works in both environments and it is definitely going to be a power piece regardless of where I wear it! Today I wore it to the office with ripped denim, a sweater and lil black vintage booties. Pulled my hair up in a messy bun and accessorize  with gold hoop earrings..

Check out my pics below to see the different ways to style for this Fall & Winter!

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Denim and Blazer: H&M, Tank top: Target, Heels: Nine West, Toque: Aritzia
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Denim: Free People, Cami: Top Shop, Blazer: H&M, Pumps: Nine West
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Skirt, Blazer, Tshirt: H&M, Pumps: Nine West

 

 

 

 

 

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Give a girl the right pair of shoes..

Happy Sunday! 

image1-2I know I have probably mentioned this once or twice before but in case you missed it I will say it again. I am obsessed with shoes and have been since I was little girl. My mom said that when I was little I would sleep with any new pair of shoes I got. I no longer sleep with my shoes but I am still just as much obsessed.

I have a lot of girlfriends that love to spend their hard-earned money on expensive bags or clothes but as much as I love a nice bag or an item of clothing I rarely spend over $150 on one single thing.. NOW shoes are totally different! I would pretty much spend my entire pay check on a pair of shoes if I could and trust me when I say there have been many moments where I actually think “F*CK my responsibilities”

Well, with that being said because I am a semi-responsible adult I have been trying to find some great deals and I was super excited when I found these OTK boots at Call It Spring. I was out shopping with Darryl when I spotted these lovelies from across the room. I was trying to give him my full attention since we were shoe shopping for him but I couldn’t stop staring at these boots. I didn’t leave the store with the boots that day because D told me I didn’t need another pair of OTK boots but let’s be honest what does he know about needing a pair of boots. So the second I got home I got online and bought them! They may not be the most practical and I may not wear them often but they were only $109 & they look super hot , so in my mind they were well worth it!

I’m wearing a size 6 so they are pretty accurate in sizing as I usually wear a 5 or 6 depending on the shoe.

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Sweaters & booties & toques oh my..

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Happy Saturday!

So as I mentioned in my first post I decided to put myself in a little time out for the month of September. I am ok with staying in but I am definitely struggling with the whole “sober September” thing.. Now don’t get me wrong I’m not a total boozer but I do love my vino and I am most definitely missing it.

Now I thought while I was in “time out”  that I would catch up on my reading, get some extra sleep, and maybe binge watch Netflix but instead I have been doing something that I know I should not be doing and that is… SHOPPING! ugh.. I just can’t help myself… I absolutely love FALL Fashion! Sweaters and booties and toques, oh my! I just might have bought myself a “few” amazing things.. Cant wait till they arrive!!

Stay tuned to see what I purchased! Just think pink wool coat, another pair of OTK boots, leather gloves and sweaters galore! This babe be getting ready for Fall!

xo Jos