Our lives have been absolutely insane lately – and I feel like we always say that, but they have. Between working full-time, freelancing and trying to keep up with the blog in between shoots and dinners, we don’t have much time for anything else, which made our recent trip to Vancouver that much more appreciated.
We headed north for two main reasons: to celebrate my 27th birthday (ew what) and to see Drake in concert – not kidding. We booked the trip a few months back with points after discussing it for approximately three whole minutes, and decided to not really plan anything (other than Drake) and have a more relaxing trip.
The more we travel, the more comfortable we’ve become with packing because we know what we do and don’t want to wear. We used to get stressed trying to plan outfits for 10 different occasions, yet we wouldn’t end up wearing half of what we packed. Typically, for a long weekend trip like ours to Vancouver (Thursday – Sunday), we’ll pack a couple of comfy outfits for exploring, a pair of nice jeans, two nicer tops and one-two “going-out” outfits (is that what adults call it?). We try to pack pieces we can wear more than once, too.We got a few Tobi pieces before our trip, which are about to become staples in our suitcases. The black dress Lexi wore transitions easily to a nicer outfit for dinner and/or drinks, and the grey and white striped dress still looks stylish with Nikes (which are way more comfortable when you’re walking for hours on end), and you can throw the hat on when it randomly starts raining (or when you haven’t washed your hair in three days). Not to mention, that oversized flannel is a dream for your fall wardrobe (pockets FTW). These have become some of our favorite travel outfits, and we’ll definitely be taking them to Italy next week. As for our trip to Vancouver – we (per usual) fell in love with the city. Canada is one of my favorite places to visit (the people are so nice!), and although Montreal still holds the top spot in my book, Vancouver is well worth a visit. We stayed in Yaletown in the heart of downtown, and could walk pretty much anywhere. The majority of our time was spent eating, drinking and walking around Gastown and Yaletown. We’d definitely plan to do outdoor activities next time and make a trip up to Whistler.
There is no Uber or Lyft in Vancouver, which honestly was a borderline pain. You don’t realize how much you depend on it until you don’t have it. You can book taxis on apps on your phone, but there are not enough taxis in the city for the amount of people, so keep that in mind. When you’re trying to hail a cab at 2 am when you leave the bars, so is literally everyone else.
We’ll definitely be making a trip back to Canada soon, and fair warning you’ll be seeing these outfits again next week in our Insta stories as we pack ’em up for another exciting trip!Thank you to Tobi for sending us these pieces – as always, opinions are our own.