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My Top 5 Transitional Floral Pieces from Winter to Spring

transitional pieces winter to spring

transitional pieces winter to spring

transitional pieces winter to spring

transitional pieces winter to spring

transitional pieces winter to spring

transitional pieces winter to spring

Top: H&M (sold out – love this one and this one) | Skirt: Zara (similar here) | Boots: Forever 21 (on sale!) | Purse: Aldo (old – similar here) | Glasses: Shades Crush (c/o) | Necklace: Baublebar

As Spring approaches and the weather slowly starts to get warmer I get really into transitioning my wardrobe. The thing about the transition from Winter to Spring is getting the right colours and layers. It can still be pretty cold here in February and March, so keeping most of my Winter pieces in my current rotation is important. So finding the right transitional pieces are key for the hop from Winter to Spring in my closet.

One of my personal favourite ways to transition from Winter to Spring is florals. I love the idea of wearing Winter florals and I am a huge fan of keeping florals in my wardrobe no matter the season. Florals are really an easy way to make an outfit more flirty and fun, as well as add some colour! The floral blouse I am wearing is from the H&M Eco collection and my favourite thing about the blouse has to be the colours. I personally like more muted or pastel colours and I love, love, love hunter green. So this blouse is just so me and so easy to wear with anything. Another way I love to style this blouse is with white denim. Which is a another easy way to take a Winter floral into Spring!

With that being said, here are my top 5 favourite transitional floral pieces that I am dying to buy!

 

MY TOP 5 FLORAL PIECES FROM WINTER TO SPRING:

  1. MISSGUIDED BLACK FLORAL LONG SLEEVE FRILL BLOUSE ($40)
  2. IMNYC ISAAC MIZRAHI PEPLUM FLORAL BLOUSE ($52.93)
  3. MIDNIGHT CITRUS PENCIL SKIRT ($84)
  4. CECE FLORAL PRINT MINI SKIRT ($79)
  5. MISS SELFRIDGES RUFFLE COLD SHOULDER FLORAL DRESS ($77)

 

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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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Style Steal: Under $30 Checkered Coat

 

Under 50 coat

Under 50 coat

Under 50 coat

Under 50 coat

Under 50 coat

Under 50 coat

Jacket: SheIn | Sweater: Forever 21 | Skirt: Dynamite | Boots: Nordstrom Rack (sold out – similar here) | Sunglasses: Quay | Purse: Aldo (old – similar here)

It’s Friday and it’s also New York Fashion week (woohoo!). Although I will be in NYC tomorrow, I won’t be going to any shows! Well, actually I will be going to a trade show for my business which is fashion related. But not New York fashion week!

Anyways, I have been on a hunt for a long checkered coat for quite some time now. I obviously love black and white anything and everything. And was just craving a big checkered coat that I could dress up or dress down! I actually spotted a checkered coat not too long ago on Goodnight Macaroon and was planning to buy it. But, I’ve been trying to put myself on a budget when it comes to clothes and shoes so that I am not overspending. And we know how easy that is when you are fashion cray cray.

So let me just start off by saying how much I love Goodnight Macaron. I actually stumbled upon their website a few months ago and was hooked. So when I saw this checkered coat here, I knew I needed it! Honestly, the price is pretty good on this coat. I just wasn’t in the position to be spending $150 on a coat that I wanted but didn’t need. This obviously made me super sad, but of course I moved on and hoped I would spot a similar jacket for half the price.

And guess what!? I did. The one I’m wearing in this post is, first off, amazing. It’s a nice medium weight and honestly it’s well made. I received it from SheIn a few weeks ago and I’ve been wearing it as much as possible. Annnnd better yet? It’s only $29! It is almost an identical jacket down to the pattern, the cut and the neckline to the Goodnight Macaron coat. It doesn’t have buttons and trust me you won’t miss them!

If you’ve been on the hunt for a long Winter coat that is chic and super easy to style. This. Is. For. You. And, the price is so right so how can you resist? As for sizing, it fits true to size. I’m wearing a size small, but if you want to layer underneath size up. If you’re really unsure of what size to get, measure your shoulders and compare it to the online measurements.

Have a great weekend and if you want to follow my quick business trip to NYC be sure to follow me here!

 

 

Thank you to SheIn for collaborating with me on this post. 

 

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My Top 5 Studded Mini Skirts (& they’re all $20 and under!)


Jacket: F21 (on sale for $16.03!) | Bodysuit: M Boutique (similar here) | Skirt: F21 | Purse: Aldo (old – similar here) | Sunglasses: Ray Ban| Boots: ASOS (similar here)

If you haven’t already noticed I am super obsessed with faux leather. When the Winter season rolls around I find myself constantly wearing some type of faux leather. From faux leather leggings to faux leather jackets. I just can’t get enough! The only problem with loving a trend so much can be that your whole entire closet looks exactly the same. To the point where any new outfit you try to create looks like the last.

For example, I have a bad habit of buying faux leather skirts that look exactly the same. So when I came across this studded beauty at F21 and saw that it was on sale for $7.00 (reduced from $35!), I just knew I had to have it! It was everything I love in a skirt (that it was faux leather) and it had a little bit of personality! So I decided to grab it and add it onto my current mini skirt rotation.

And in honour of finding such a sweet deal on this skirt, I decided to round up my top 5 studded skirts that are $20 and under. Enjoy and happy shopping!

MY TOP 5 STUDDED SKIRTS $20 AND UNDER:

  1. FOREVER 21 FAUX STUDDED LEATHER SKIRT ($19.90)
  2. MISSGUIDED FAUX SUEDE STUD DETAIL MINI SKIRT ($18)
  3. BOOHOO MEGZHEN STUD FRONT LEATHER SKIRT ($18)
  4. H&M SKIRT WITH STUDS ($14.99 & A GREAT PARTY SKIRT!)
  5. H&M DENIM SKIRT ($19.99 & PERFECT EMBROIRDED PIECE FOR SS17!)

 

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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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Shop Petal + A Cozy Date Night Look

Jacket: Shop Petal | Jeans: Zara (similar here) | Sweater: Forever 21 | Purse: BP (sold out – similar here) | Sunglasses: Shades Crush | Shoes: Aldo (old – similar here)

Happy Monday! I hope everyone has recovered from all the food and drinks from the Super Bowl. I for one wasn’t watching it because, firstly, I don’t have cable and because I’m not really into sports! But, based on my IG feed last night it seemed like most people were having a ton of fun watching with friends and family!

Today’s look is a cozy date night look I wore a couple of nights ago. When the weather get’s chilly I honestly just want to stay in sweaters and look cozy and chic! The bad part of Winter date nights in my opinion is wearing a heavy parka jacket. Nothing kills a cute look more then a heavy Winter jacket. Finding a cute and warm jacket for Winter can be hard, but I’m pretty sure I found it!

This coat from Shop Petal is beyond amazing. Firstly, it fits like a glove. Like, literally, like a glove. It hits all the right spots on the body and is SO flattering. The gold zippers and buttons really make this jacket chic, and I love the brown piping on the front. And let’s just say I am overly obsessed with the faux fur lined collar! It’s honestly my favourite part of the jacket and I can’t get enough. This jacket is so versatile and can be worn with a dress or jeans and can definitely be dressed up or down. For me, this coat is ultra glam so I think it will be my go-to jacket for date night and for business meetings.

And let’s not forget price! This jacket is under $100 and you can save 20% off of this jacket or anything from Shop Petal by using coupon code “IG20“. If I were you I would totally snag this jacket. Definitely a piece of outerwear that will get major wardrobe rotation and elevates your look instantly! Or if you live in a warmer climate and are lucky enough to be getting Spring like weather, still take a look on Shop Petal because they have some pretty darn cute things to transition you into Spring!

 

 

Thank you to Shop Petal 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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