Today officially marks the first official day of our holiday. YAYYY!
It has been such a crazy busy year and I am so excited to be taking some time off to relax and travel.
As this year marks our 3rd wedding anniversary we thought it would be good to celebrate it with a trip to Canada and followed by New York.
We originally planned to do just Canada and the States, however a few months ago my sister-in-law got engaged and decided to have her wedding in Cape town, South Africa straight after our anniversary trip.
This meant that we would extend our holiday from the original 2 weeks to just over a month.
This all made the trip so much more exciting!
The only downfall to it all meant that I had to get 3 different visas! A visa for Canada, America and London (as we're transiting through Heathrow). Anyone with a South African passport would understand the fun things you go through to get all these visas organised. (monkey closing eyes emoji)
Packing for the trip was very challenging, as I had to plan for a wintery Canada/US versus a summery South Africa, and of course I left everything to the last minute.
To make things easier I went with clothes that I could layer over each other. This way I could wear the same clothes for both America & South Africa.
This dress from Shona Joy made the cut as it is the perfect dress to layer over clothes, under a coat or just by itself. The golden hoops gives this simple black dress a beautiful touch. To be honest, at the moment I am obsessed with all things hoops & golden, so I just had to have it!
Other than that I will keep you guys updated and will soon share more of our trip on the blog.
If you guys have any tips on packing more efficiently for a long trip, please let me know! :')
I hope everyone has an amazing holiday and safe travels to all.