Bell Sleeve Tops
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3 Reasons You Need Bell Sleeves for Spring

Bell Sleeve Tops

Bell Sleeve Tops

Bell Sleeve Tops

Bell Sleeve Tops

Bell Sleeve Tops

Bell Sleeve Tops

 

Bell Sleeve Tops

Bell Sleeve Tops

Top: Missguided (sold out – similar here) | Skirt: Missguided | Shoes: Aldo (sold out – love, love, love these here and here) | Purse: Aldo (old – love this one here) | Shades: From a local boutique (similar here)

So, as you probably know, bell sleeves are like super duper hot this season. If you don’t believe me take a quick scroll through the ‘gram and you’ll see bell sleeves everywhere! I mean they’ve been hot since last season and it’s a trend that isn’t going to die out just yet. I, for one, am a HUGE fan of the bell sleeve trend and have been taking advantage of every online sale to fill my wardrobe with these cute Spring essentials! That being said, here are my 3 reasons why I think you should add bell sleeves into your current wardrobe rotation.

3 REASONS YOU NEED BELL SLEVES FOR SPRING:

1. GIRL, THEY GO WITH EVERYTHING!

No lie. They do. Bell sleeve tops are like the new white tee. You can wear bell sleeves with pretty much everything you own in your closet already. From your fave pair of jeans to your pencil skirt from work, this top will be the queen of your closet!

2. YOUR #OOTD WILL BE RIGHT ON TREND!

For the ladies who aren’t interested in following every trend, that’s okay. Bell sleeves make you look so much more trendy instantly! So if you follow any style secret this year follow this one: buy bell sleeves and embrace this 70’s staple!

3. BECAUSE THEY ARE ON SALE ON MISSGUIDED

Right now Missguided is having a pretty crazy sale if you ask me! I mean Missguided aways has the best sales. But you really can’t beat 50% off! I’ve already stocked up on a few bell sleeve tops from this Missguided and I think you should too. I would leave the coupon code, but since Missguided is always changing their sales constantly so I’m going to just link it here. And no, this isn’t a sponsored post. I am just really obsessed with Missguided!

Happy shopping babes!

 

 

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Spring Must: Oversized Trench Coat (Under $20!)

trench coat under $50

trench coat under $50

trench coat under $50

trench coat under $50

trench coat under $50

trench coat under $50

trench coat under $50

trench coat under $50

Jacket: Make Me Chic c/o | Dress: Missguided | Boots: Forever 21 (similar here)| Purse: BP (sold out – similar here) | Sunglasses: Aldo (similar here) | Necklace: Baublebar

It’s the first day of Spring and I couldn’t be happier about it! We finally had some warmer weather here in Toronto, and of course I took full advantage of it by rocking bare legs all day long on Sunday. Ish (my hubby) and I just walked around the city enjoying every single minute of it. Because here in Canada, Spring often entails snow and cold, so you kinda have to take what you get! We even enjoyed our favourite pizza at Figo and really just took the day in. It just felt so right to have (somewhat) warm rays beating down on my skin and I can’t wait until the heat is here to stay! And you can probably tell how happy I am about this winter jacket-less, no tights, no hat or gloves situation by how big my smile is in all of these pictures!

Anyways, Spring layers are always a good idea. Especially as the weather still has a slight chill in the air. My favourite ways to layer in pretty much every season (except Summer, of course) is with jackets or sweaters. I’ve always loved a classic trench coat that can literally be worn with everything. And, I love incorporating white in every single season as much as I can! Which brings me to this outfit!

When I came across this OVERSIZED CROP TRENCH COAT from Make Me Chic, I knew I had to have it. What I really love about this jacket is how flowy and light it is. You can literally throw it over anything in your closet and have it looked pull together. The classic khaki colour is an obvious must and can really amp up the sophistication factor in every outfit. And for $12.80 you should probably buy it. Like right now! 

I got the dress I’m wearing under it from Missguided for 50% off (total steal!). It’s a skater dress with a low back which I cannot wait to wear this Summer with a pair of strappy sandals! To really finish this look off I paired it with my go-to black thigh highs from Forever 21 and my favourite bucket bag from Nordstrom. I’ve linked all the products above and below! If you are interested in buying the jacket (do it!) it does fit true to size. I’m wearing size small.

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Major Instagram Round-Up + Why I Haven’t Been Blogging Lately

It’s currently freezing with a ton of snow, but I’m hopeful I’ll be rocking this blush faux suede jacket from @zara soon with all my Spring pretties ✨ #happyhumpday

Jacket: Zara (under $100 & other colours available)

I got my thinking glasses on #shadescrush http://liketk.it/2qHEx @liketoknow.it #liketkit #LTKUnder50

Sweater: Forever 21 (sold out – love this one here & here) | Denim: Charlotte Russe (on sale for $25!) | Boots: Marc Fisher (ON SALE HERE & HERE IN BLACK!) | Purse: Aldo (old – love this one here and it’s perfect for Spring) | Glasses: Shades Crush (only $10)

Just admiring my @marc.fisher booties (Which are on major sale! I’ve linked them in this colour and black and they are srsly so comfy!) #shoesoftheday #liketkit @liketoknow.it http://liketk.it/2qGT9

Booties: Marc Fisher ($49.99 here and $90.30 here)

Bell sleeves and ripped jeans for a Monday ✨ (my top and jeans are from Zara but I’ve linked similar items!) #ootd #liketkit @liketoknow.it http://liketk.it/2qGuS

Top: Zara (similar here) | Denim: Zara (similar here and on sale!) | Booties: Marc Fisher (on sale!) | Purse: (old – similar here)

I had to take a quick snap of a somewhat boring outfit because this coat is on MAJOR sale right now! I It’s now only $16 (not joking), and is is the perfect coat to literally throw over any outfit! Shop it by using the link or taking a screen shot if this picture and using it with the LIKEtoKNOW.it app! #ootd http://liketk.it/2qF01 #liketkit @liketoknow.it #LTKUnder50

Jacket: Shein (on sale for $16!!!) | Boots: Aldo (sold out – similar here) | Purse: BP (sold out – similar here)

All black everything with a pop of pink because I’m wishing for Spring (don’t forget you can now shop my look by downloading the LIKEtoKNOW.it app and taking a screen shot of this pic!) #ootd #liketkit http://liketk.it/2qCOY @liketoknow.it #LTKUnder100

Jacket: Dynamite (sold out- love this one here from TopShop)| Leggings: TopShop (on sale for $10!!!) | Shoes: Adidas (on sale and soo comfy!) | Hat: H&M (similar here and only $6!) | Purse: Aldo (similar here and on sale!) | Glasses: Shades Crush (and only $10!)

Friday’s look (I can’t get enough of these slit sleeves from @zara) — plus, a new blog post is going live tonight with a major Instagram round up for all my ladies who don’t use liketoknow.it! #happyfriyay

Jacket: Zara | Top: Zara (I looked high and low for this on the Zara website but it wasn’t there! But I’ve linked similar here and it’s super cute!) | Skirt: H&M (love this one here) | Sunglasses: Shades Crush (only $10!)

It was waaaay overdue this Instagram round up and blog post! It’s been nearly a month since I wrote my last blog post! Honestly, the reason I haven’t been blogging is a lack of motivation. I think a lot of new bloggers go through a slump and have a hard time finding their rhythm in the blogging world. It can definitely be hard to find your niche and a unique voice in this industry. I know many of you reading this can definitely relate with the pressure’s of having a gorgeous shot and a Insta worthy outfit. And comparing yourself with other bloggers who have “made it” or have an amazing feed can do more damage then good. It can be SO hard to really push yourself and keep going!

BUT, with all that being said, being able to blog is a blessing. It requires a lot of hard work, motivation and a lot of working late nights to really keep it going. I just want to be able to encourage all you ladies that have your own blog to keep going and doing your thing. Don’t compare yourself to others, and prioritize your passion of blogging over how many followers and likes you get! I truly believe hard work and dedication are really what makes a blog and a business successful. I always have to re-focus myself and remind myself that I am blogging because I truly love fashion and the fashion world. That I am good enough as I am and don’t need to compare myself to others for validation.

I also wanted to remind you blogger babes to continue to follow your dreams. Keep your up your #ootd shots and creating blog posts. Keep pushing yourself and don’t get caught in the dreaded “I’m not good enough to do this”. Dreams come true with A LOT of hard work and passion!

I don’t usually do personal posts. But, I do believe that every new blogger hit’s this road bump and it helps to hear some encouragement.

As for me, I’ll be back blogging and updating my Instagram on the daily! I hope you’ll continue to follow along!!

#happyfriyay

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Must Have: The Perfect Crop Sweater (under $50!)

crop sweater under $50

crop sweater under $50

crop sweater under $50

crop sweater under $50

crop sweater under $50

crop sweater under $50

crop sweater under $50

Sweater: Silence & Noise | Jacket: Missguided | Skirt: H&M (old – similar here & here) | Boots: Marc Fisher (ON SALE HERE!!) | Purse: BP (sold out – similar here) | Sunglasses: Shades Crush (only $10!) | Necklace: Bauble Bar

Happy Tuesday! I’m sorry I haven’t posted in forever, but the last few weeks have been super busy and I haven’t had a chance to put together some looks. As many of you know, it can be really hard juggling a full-time job and being a blogger on the side. You really have to prioritize certain things which means that other projects get pushed behind.

If you didn’t already know, I have my own business which is obviously my full-time job. I own a infant and children’s clothing store (which is why I was away in New York last weekend). So being a business owner and trying to grow and run a blog can be really overwhelming at times, and really difficult. But I should be able to catch-up by next week and be back on my regular posting schedule on my blog and on my Instagram! But I do have a few new looks for you this week!

As Spring slowly starts to creep in, I’ve decided to bring out a little more of my whites. I can’t resist wearing white all season long and was so excited that the weather was warm enough for this skirt! This skirt is one of my most favourite I have ever bought to this day. It’s actually form H&M and I bought it a few seasons ago. I’ll link some similar above but this exact one is loooooong gone!

This crop sweater from Urban Outfitters is just crazy good. I am literally so obsessed with it and have been wearing it non-stop the past week. I actually bought this crop sweater at the Urban Outfitters in New York while I was there, and wore it the same day I bought it. It’s so cozy, has a perfect fit and I’m loving this mustard yellow. It’s thick enough to keep you warm on colder days and to wear as is as the weather starts to warm up.

So if you are looking for a crop sweater that won’t break the bank (under $50) and will go with almost everything in your closet then this Silence & Noise crop sweater is for you!

PS… these clear lens sunnies that I am wearing are only $10! If your looking for a cute pair of glasses to finish off your look then you need to get these here!

 

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The Best Embroidered Military Jacket + Romwe Review

Jacket: MM Vintage (save 10% off with coupon ‘Lauren10’) | Top: Express | Skirt: Romwe | Boots: ASOS (old – similar here) | Tights: H&M | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Purse: BP (sold out – similar here)

Living in a cold climate means you need to be well equipped with a few good pairs of jackets. I, for one, love to have a solid collection of jackets to rotate in my wardrobe depending on the temperature and where I’m going. One hot trend that has being lasting for a few years now is the military jacket. The military jacket is such a versatile piece and can easily be dressed up or down!

When I saw this jacket from MM Vintage I just knew I had to have it. I completely fell in love with the meticulous attention to detail and how unique this jacket was. The sleeves are beautiful with the bold black embroidery and the gold sequins that really add a little sparkle, but not too much. And the hood is amazing! It’s big to hide good hair days from bad weather and will definitely keep you dry. Also, the faux leather detailing on the chest and on the pockets really add to the whole look!

Overall, I have to say this military jacket is a total score. I’ve been literally wearing it everywhere non-stop and can definitely say the quality is right on point. If you are a fan of embroidered pieces you need to check out MM Vintage, you will be just obsessed as I am! And don’t forget to use code ‘Lauren10’ to save 10% off your purchase at MM Vintage!

Also, I got this super-duper-I-can’t-believe-it’s-this-short mini skirt from Romwe. Now to be truthful it’s just a tad to short for my liking. I’ve been dying to add a denim skirt into my Winter collection and totally loved the wash on this particular one. When I received it was I was shocked to see how short it really was. Now, this is totally my fault. I should have measured the length of the skirt beforehand, but I didn’t.

But, I have to say it’s a well made skirt. If you are shorter then me (I’m 5″5) then it will probably be the perfect mini skirt length. It’s really cute and can easily be paired with multiple pieces in your closet. I just wish it was a couple of inches longer so I can rock it with more outfits. Luckily, the back of the skirt is about 3 to 4 inches longer then the front so my rear was covered!

So if your shorter, or just like super mini skirts you can shop this cute mini denim skirt here.

Happy shopping!

(PS.. Do not mind my massively grown in roots. I’m getting my hair coloured tomorrow. It’s long overdue!)

Thank you to MM Vintage and Romwe for collaborating with me on this post.

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Instagram Round-Up

Picking out my Valentine’s Day outfit (which doubles as my wedding anniversary) that we’ve decided to celebrate early on Saturday! I might wear pink but I’m currently loving these black and white vibes. #ootd

 Jacket: Shein

This checkered coat is so amazing! I’ll be doing a blog post on it next week but if you want to snag it now, do it! Fit wise, it is true to size. I usually wear a small in jackets when I want it to be fitted. If you are looking to layer underneath, then definitely size up! If your completely unsure measure your shoulder length (that’s what I do shopping online). I’m obsessed with it and I honestly pleasantly surprised with the quality. I’ll be doing a more in-depth review about it in next weeks post! (PS.. it comes in red checkered too).

 

Hands down this @mm_vintage jacket is best and most chic military jacket I’ve owned. I am in love with the embroidered sleeves and the faux leather detailing on the shoulders and pockets! I have a blog post coming soon but in the mean time snag yourself this jacket (or other amazing pieces they have!) and save 10% off with coupon ‘Lauren10’! #ootd

Jacket: MM Vintage | Top: Express | Jeans: Zara (similar here) | Boots: Coconuts by Matisse | Bag: BP (on sale!) | Sunglasses: Shades Crush | Necklace: Bauble Bar

I’ll also be doing a full outfit post on this amazing military coat. I am literally obsessed with every single detail. This picture was shot with my iPhone 6 so you can’t see all the amazingness. But, this little coat has embroidered sleeves with sequins, faux leather pockets and faux leather shoulder detailing. Not to mention the hood is so big and has the cutest black faux fur. But don’t worry, I’ll be showing off all these details next week. If your already convinced use code ‘Lauren10” to save 10% off at checkout. I’ve linked the coat above.

Happy as a clam when I don’t have to wear tights. Too bad it’s currently freezing! 🌨 #ootng

Jacket: Forever 21 | Bodysuit: Dynamite | Skirt: H&M (sold out – similar here) | Boots: Forever 21 | Purse: Express (sold out – similar here) | Sunglasses: Ray Ban

I have a unhealthy love of thigh high boots and camel suede moto jackets. So basically this outfit gives me life! Better yet, these thigh highs are under $60 and same with this moto jacket! Shop them with the links above!

Happy Thursday! I’ve done a Instagram round-up on the blog which includes that black and white checkered coat a few posts back and on my IG story! I’ve also linked some other outfits that never made it to the blog! BTW, that checkered coat is under $30. Direct link in bio! 💫 #blogged

Jacket: Dynamite (in-store only – similar here) | Jeans: American Eagle | Boots: Forever 21 | Purse: Aldo (old – love this one here) | Sunglasses: Shades Crush | Necklace: Bauble Bar

I’ve been living in this Winter moto jacket as of late. It’s lined with faux fur and is so warm! Check out my full post on it and my top 5 Winter moto jackets here.

Guys, I think it’s time for a new purse! I’ve just realized it’s in almost every picture. I’m a shoe addict not a purse addict, but I think it’s time to add a few more to my collection! 🙈 #ootn

Sweater: Forever 21 (sold out – similar here) | Skirt: H&M (sold out – similar here) | Boots: Aldo (similar here) | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Purse: Aldo (old similar here)

This outfit is probably my signature outfit of the season. Thigh high boots with a cozy sweater tucked in a skirt has been on repeat. It’s just so easy and comfy, I can’t resist!

Currently wishing for this weather #mood

Dress: Zara (similar here) | Shoes: Forever 21 (sold out- similar here) | Sunglasses: Forever 21 | Watch: Akribos XXIV | Purse: Aldo (old – similar here)

Last but definitely not least is this look. I am literally counting the days until Spring and need some sun in my life! In the meanwhile, if you live somewhere warm or travelling to some place hot soon I’ve linked this outfit above!

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Faux Leather Skirts: My Top 10 Under $50

faux leather skirts

faux leather skirts

faux leather skirts

faux leather skirts

faux leather skirts

Top: Zara (similar here) | Skirt: H&M (old – similar here) | Boots: Forever 21 | Purse: Aldo (old – love this one here) | Sunglasses: Aldo (similar here) | Tights: H&M

#TGIF! Today on the blog I’m showing a look I wore to run around the city a couple of days ago. If you’ve been following me, you’ll see I’ve been wearing faux leather non-stop. I just love faux leather for the colder months and try to get maximum wear out of all my faux leather pieces! And lately faux leather skirts have been my jam! I wear them to work, for date night and just for running around with a pair of kicks. A good faux leather skirt is so versatile and can give you endless options in your closet! Today’s post is short and sweet because I’ve rounded up my top 10 currently crushing faux leather skirts that I am DYING to have!

MY TOP 10 VEGAN LEATHER SKIRTS:

  1. L’ATISTE VEGAN SKIRT SET ($43.20)
  2. MISSGUIDED NUDE CURVE HEM ZIP BACK FAUX LEATHER SKIRT ($36)
  3. MISSGUIDED FAUX LEATHER STUD FRILL HEM MINI SKIRT ($45)
  4. DESIGN LAB LORD & TAYLOR FAUX LEATHER SKORT ($39.99)
  5. BOOHOO MYA LEATHER LOOK DOUBLE ZIP MINI SKIRT ($21)
  6. ASOS QUILTED PU MINI SKIRT ($13.50)
  7. MISSGUIDED FAUX LEATHER MINI SKIRT WHITE ($32.40)
  8. MISSGUIDED FAUX LEATHER FULL MINI SKIRT ($39.60)
  9. FREE PEOPLE OH SNAP FAUX LEATHER MINI SKIRT ($44.99)
  10. DYNAMITE FAUX LEATHER MINI SKIRT WITH ZIPS (39.95)

Happy weekend!

 

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My Top 5 Winter Leather Jackets

 

Jacket: Dynamite (not available online – similar here & here) | Top: Zara (old – similar here) | Skirt: Dynamite (sold out – similar here) | Tights: H&M | Boots: Forever 21 | Sunglasses: Shades Crush | Purse: Express (sold out – similar here)

Happy Thursday! Today’s post is all about my top 5 Winter leather jackets. Living in a cold climate can really take a toll on your style. Wearing a puffer jacket every time you go outside can be a real downer, and kill a great outfit. Because of that I’ve been on a hunt for a leather jacket that is warm and stylish. And let me tell you, a Winter ready leather jacket is noooot easy to find!

Luckily, I came across this beauty at the Dynamite outlet and just knew it was for me! It was originally $89.95. But I got it for $39 and change with taxes! Definite style steal. Because I am so in love with this faux leather jacket, I decided to round up my top 5 leather jackets built for Winter. Also, I wasn’t able to link the exact jacket I’m wearing since Dynamite doesn’t have it available online. But I’ve linked some similar ones below!

MY TOP 5 WINTER LEATHER JACKETS:

  1. Guess Suki Faux Fur Trim Faux Leather Jacket ($74.99 ON SALE!)
  2. Glamorous Biker Jacket ($89 ON SALE!)
  3. Black Suede and Faux Fur Open Jacket ($44.99 ON SALE!)
  4. Guess Faux Shearling Collar Leather Moto Coat ($64.97 ON SALE!)
  5. Forever 21 Belted Faux Leather Moto Jacket ($32.99 ON SALE!)

 

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My 3 Tips On How To Wear Winter Whites!

winter whites

winter whites

winter whites

winter whites

winter whites

winter whites

Sweater: Old (similar here) | Denim: Charlotte Russe (on sale!) | Jacket: H&M (sold out – similar here) | Boots: Forever 21 | Sunglasses: Shades Crush | Purse: Aldo (similar here)

Today’s post is all about Winter whites! I personally wear white all throughout the Winter and Summer. I just love a good pair of white jeans and can’t resist adding them in to my weekly wardrobe rotation. I have a lot of people tell me they’re too scared to add white into their Winter wardrobe! So I’ve decided to write a post on my 3 steps on how to wear winter whites: (also, this is my first time wearing boyfriend cut jeans and I’m not sure they’re for me…)

1. KEEP IT COZY

So this step is for all my casual girls who want to wear white! The easiest way to turn white into a winter white is to pair it with a cozy knit. Nothing screams Winter then an oversized cardi or your favourite cable knit sweater. And, the perk about white denim is they practically go with any colour! I love wearing my white denim with a sweater tucked in. It’s a perfect look for running errands, a casual date night or even for work! Now, if you want to turn Winter white into Winter glam, you can totally substitute your cozy knit for your cutest blouse! Voila... two easy ways on how to wear Winter whites already!

2. IT’S ALL IN THE COLOURS

Another tip on keeping your whites winterized is the colours you wear it with. Winter colours are best to really make the look work. Stay away from any Summer florals or pastel colours. This will take your Winter whites right into Summer. I personally love pairing my Winter whites with neutrals (obviously) or hunter green or of course black! When I wear it with neutrals I always make sure to add a black bootie or jacket to make the look cold weather friendly!

3. LAYERING IS ALWAYS YOUR BFF

Layering is really a good rule of thumb when it comes to any cold weather fashion. I feel like layering can turn a pretty basic outfit into a whole new look. One of my favourite bloggers who knows how to layer is Emily Luciano! This girl can layer! Anyways, layering over your white denim will definitely make your outfit perfect for Winter. I layered my sweater under my moto jacket here and the options are really endless when it comes to layering.

I hope you enjoyed my quick tips on Winter whites! What is your favourite way to wear white in the Winter?

 

 

 

 

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