Sunday Roundup: May Faves


This May has ended before I even really felt it begin- it seems like time has flown by quicker than ever, which means there is only a month left for me to get everything I need for my backpacking trip around Europe! (Oh. My. God) Where did the time go?

I’ve started to slowly ease into planning my trip with more detail, and buy everything that I will need to spend two months trekking across the cobblestone streets of Europe (I can’t wait to share my big plans with you all!).  I recently bought the Instax Mini 8 for $100CAD and have to say it was one of the best purchases I’ve made recently. I love polaroid photos and this camera is such a simple, modern way to take lovely vintage looking polaroid photos that I will definitely be taking during my trip.

I also recently realized I do not own a single pair of sandals (I’m the worst shoe shopper in the world and only go when my only other option would be to walk around barefoot). So, I completed that task rather easily after heading over to Topshop and finding an extremely comfortable and cute pair of sandals for only $45CAD! The cat eye sunglasses are also from Topshop and were $22CAD which was a great price for such a stylish pair of sunnies I know I’ll be needing this summer!

Then of course I couldn’t resist the temptation that is Sephora and ended up walking out with a new Smashbox blush and a pair of false eyelashes. I never even considered using false eyelashes until trying them yesterday and learning to apply them the right way. They looked amazing and I felt beautiful for the night with such long and luscious lashes- it really was the ultimate confidence boost for me. I’d recommend anyone who wants to try false eyelashes to try the regular Sephora pairs to see if they’re your thing.

That’s it for my Sunday Roundup and my quick inside look at my travel shopping routine.

What are your travel fashion must haves? What do you buy right before a trip abroad?

Diana xo

  • i love the sunnies, they are really pretty


    The Color Palette

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you, they’re definitely my favourite pair I’ve bought so far! 🙂

  • Sophie Smith

    Those shoes are gorgeous! I really need a pair like that! So jealous of your camera too!

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you love! xo

  • Omg I need sandals too. It’s all hot out & I’m wearing sneakers with fuzzy socks!!! :]

    // ▲ ▲

    • Diana Maria

      Haha that was me a few days ago, it’s such a relief to find a nice pair you’ll be so relieved! xo

  • Adore the cat eye sunglasses! Such a steal


    Garland Girl

    • Diana Maria

      Thanks Elizabeth, me too! xo

  • Love the sunglasses! I seriously need to get myself a pair before my jollies!


    • Diana Maria

      Thank you! Shopping for sunglasses has never been easy for me, hopefully you have a better time finding a pair! xo

  • I keep seeing these Instax cameras everywhere and I think it’s time to invest! I love polaroids :).

    • Diana Maria

      I’d definitely recommend it to a first time polaroid user! The photos always turn out so cute I love it! xo

  • I love your yellow polaroid camera! I’ve been eyeing one for sometime now but haven’t quite had the heart to invest in one, haha! Love your sandals (I’m a terrible shopper too, so girl, I empathise) and sunnies! Have a lovely June! <3

    May x •

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you May, I hope you do it’s so worth it! Haha I’m glad I’m not the only one, why is shopping so hard? Thanks love, you too! xo

  • I’m loving those glasses! Backpacking around Europe will be such an amazing experience!

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you! I know I’m so excited and nervous but looking forward to it! 🙂

  • I love your polaroid camera! I actually own the white version but always forget to buy film! Haha! Lovely post! x

    Courtney |

    • Diana Maria

      I know that’s the one part I don’t like especially because of their price but the photos turn out so lovely! Thanks Courtney xo

  • Ting

    Lovely shoes! 🙂

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you love! xo

  • Im dying ! i want that Camera

    • Diana Maria

      It’s such a steal I’d totally recommend investing in one!

  • Sounds exciting! I’ve been to Europe once and am planning a backpacking trip over there for next summer 🙂 Hope you have a blast!

    I love that camera, but it usually doesn’t work well in super dark or bright lighting. So I’d recommend checking out their instal fuji film printer too! That way you can print out pictures from your phone or other cameras as polaroids too 🙂

    xo, mikéla /

    Those shoes are so cute!!