Month: August 2017

Fall Must: Suede Skirt

Top: Rachel Roy | Vest: Missguided (50% off!) | Skirt: Missguided (50% off!)| Shoes: Sam Edelman (on sale!) | Purse: Foley + Corinna | Sunglasses: Shades Crush Happy Friday and long weekend-eve! Qais and I don’t have any solid plans for the long weekend, but we may spend time with family and go wine tasting. Which, is always a good idea in my books lol! As you probably know, I am getting really, like reaaaally, excited for Fall! I’ve been stocking on all things mustard, tons of booties and my favorite Fall staple, suede! I love suede everything. Suede pants, skirts, tops (I actually don’t know if that exists, lol) and of course suede boots! But, suede skirts are just so good for the cool and crisp weather. They offer not only warmth but obviously style too! This skirt from Missguided is not real suede. I don’t think I own any real suede, to be honest. But this “faux” suede does the job in comfort and style. One of my favorite places to buy faux suede anything is actually H&M. They just kill it in this department and I highly recommend checking some of their ‘faux’ suede pieces out when you get a chance! Also, I am dying over this vest I snagged from Missguided! When I saw it I knew I had to have it and now I can’t even take it off, lol! AND if you really feel like shopping, Missguided is having 50% off EVERYTHING with code ‘americanbabe’! xo Lauren

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Currently Crushing On: Fall Florals

Dress: Missguided | Shoes: Sam Edelman (under $50!) | Purse: H&M (similar) | Sunglasses: Nicole Miller Guys, two things you really need to get into if you haven’t already. Fall florals and wrap dresses! They are the two best prints and styles for Fall, in my opinion, and I am totally crushing hard on them! If you haven’t jumped on the wrap dress bandwagon from Summertime, then you need to NOW! It seriously is so flattering on so many body types and makes such an easy pull-together look. I have been stocking up on as many as I can get my hands on after buying my first wrap dress here, lol!  This dress from Missguided is more like a faux wrap dress since it doesn’t actually wrap. But it gives it that wrap dress illusion, which I like! I actually featured it as one of my top 5’s on this post here. I couldn’t resist it and ended taking the plunge and purchasing it! I mean it was 50% off so why not?! My second major crush is florals for Fall. Florals are obvious for Spring, but florals for Fall are amazing too! I especially love black florals but I’ve been really into yellow and mustard lately, so I am really digging these lighter ones too! So if you are looking for a closet refresh for Fall I would definitely look into a wrap dress or two. And some feminine Fall florals and maybe some black florals too! xo Lauren  

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3 Staple Pieces You Need for Fall

Dress: Rylee & Cru | Cardigan: Rylee & Cru | Boots: Aldo (suede version here) | Purse: H&M Happy Monday! Can you believe this weekend coming is already Labor day weekend!? I can’t believe how fast August flew by. It’s been crazy! The weather here in Toronto has already cooled down, which is bittersweet. I already miss the Summer heat but I am looking forward to cool and crisp days! And I’m even getting excited about Christmas, lol! Anyways, with every new season comes with new season staples. I love filling up my closet with pieces that will get a lot of wear! Even if you don’t have an extensive wardrobe these 3 staple pieces will definitely take you through the season fashionably! 3 Staple Pieces You Need for Fall: 1. A cozy cardigan If you live in a cold climate, like me, you know that being warm is at the top of your list! Especially, when Winter hits. A great piece for Fall that easily transitions into winter is a warm and fuzzy cardi. I love a neutral cardigan that you can throw over anything. One of my favorite ways to style a cardigan is over leather leggings and over-the-knee boots! They are just so versatile, easy-to-style and most importantly warm! 2. A pair of pointed black booties Truthfully, I love a pair of nude or gray booties. But, at least one pair of black booties will get you a long way with almost every outfit! My style tip would be…

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6 Draped Trench Coats you Need for Fall!

Jacket:  Missy Empire (under $60!) | Dress: Forever 21 (under $20!) | Shoes: Charlotte Russe (similar) | Purse: Foley + Corinna | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Choker: Mejuri What do I love about Fall? Pumpkin spice lattes (how cliché), homemade soup, and super cute jackets for layering! What I hate about Fall? That it’s next to Winter, lol! But let’s focus on the positive. Fall equals coats and coats equal the one classic you should own in your closet right now. The trench coat. And if you don’t own the trench coat, um why not? It’s such an essential layering piece and literally screams “this girl is classy!”, lol! But, for real, the trench is a staple for Fall. And, if you don’t own one yet, that’s okay! I’ve rounded up my favourite 6 draped trench coats. Which is kind of like a cross between a duster and a trench! Which I think is so fab! It’s so easy to style. Think over basically anything in your closet. Whether that’s a pair of jeans and converses, trousers and heels or a midi and sandals! Check out my list below and tell me when one is your fave: 6 Draped Trench Coats you Need for Fall: Missy Empire River Island Joe Fresh Boohoo Express Boohoo xo Lauren  

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Under $50 Denim You Need to Buy Right Now!

Top: Zara | Jeans: Zara | Purse: H&M (similar) | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Choker: Mejuri | Shoes: Sam Edelman (on sale!) You guys know I am not a huge jean girl, whatsoever! I feel most comfortable in skirts, dresses and trousers. I have always struggled to find the right pair of jeans for my body. They tend to always be too tight around my hips and too loose on my legs or butt. So annoying. So for awhile, I’ve just avoided jeans completely. But, as the cooler weather approaches, I’ve decided to give denim one last go. Firstly, who else is loooooving the high waist trend these past few seasons? Love it. I am so over low rise jeans, and honestly, high waist jeans feel so refreshing, and classy. Now I know high waist jeans aren’t for everybody’s shape. But if you’ve been looking for a fabulous pair of jeans that are on trend and a great fit, Zara high rise jeans are killing it! These are my second pair of high waist jeans from Zara! They have the perfect amount of stretch, but not too much that it will lose its shape. They’re stretchy throughout the leg, but stay up without a belt. Another win! I’ve just been so impressed with Zara this season, and think the denim quality has definitely been upgraded. So whether you’re looking for high waist babies, like these ones above, or these I wore last week here, I think you’ll really love Zara’s jeans this…

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Top 5 Mustard Dresses for Fall

Dress: Zara | Shoes: Charlotte Russe (similar) | Purse: H&M (on sale!!) | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Happy Monday! Yesterday was such a great day here at the Sheriff’s house. We rented an SUV and took an impromptu day trip out to Prince Edward County (it’s about two hours east of Toronto). It’s a beautiful county, with a lot of small towns within it, wineries, and a lot of really good food! So Qais and I packed our puppies and headed out bright and early to get some time away from our regular hustle and bustle. Nothing is better than planning a last-minute trip to just shut off your busy mind and to discuss and plan your future. It was so wonderful and relaxing! I hope all of you guys had a relaxing weekend too! I posted this dress a few days ago on my Instagram and it was a big hit. Fall is right around the corner and to be honest, I am so ready for it! I love getting ready for a new season. It brings new goals, new opportunities and, most importantly, a new wardrobe! 😉 I’ve always been into the colour mustard for Fall. It’s just so flattering on everybody and just encumbers everything Fall is about. I mean that and the PSL, am I right? In honor of the new season ahead and my new obsession with this mustard dress from Zara. I decided to round up my top 5 mustard dresses I am totally loving for Fall! Top…

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How I Balance Blogging With A Full-Time Job

Bodysuit: Forever 21 | Pants: Missguided | Purse: Foley + Corinna | Sunglasses: Forever 21 (similar) | Shoes: Charlotte Russe (similar) | Bandana: Mendocino (similar) I’ve recently been getting a ton of questions about blogging, such as what I use to shoot my pictures, how I edit, and how I grew my Instagram so fast. So I thought it would be fun to start a mini blogging series where I answer some blogging questions I’ve been getting. One question I have been getting a lot of lately is if I blog full-time and if not how I balance blogging. I’m sure so many blogger babes know the #struggle of trying to run a blog and trying to pay the bills. So, I’ve decided to share how I balance blogging, work and life today on the blog! Be prepared to schedule blog work before and after work (and even on your days off too!) First and foremost. Blogging is a lot of work. I would say it’s even hard work! Between shooting pictures, writing posts, responding (or trying to) respond to comments, answering emails, picking out clothes, styling flat lays, and everything in-between it just ain’t easy! But, like all businesses, consistency is key to success! When I first started blogging I would read how some bloggers would spend 80 hours a week working on their blog. Which I actually thought was a joke! As ignorant as that was. At the beginning, I thought I would spend a few hours a…

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Fall Must: Wrap Top

Top: Zara | Jeans: Zara | Shoes: Aldo | Purse: Official Basso | Sunglasses: Nicole Miller | Bracelet: Paul Hewitt I can’t believe I named this post “Fall Must”, but since we are nearing the end of Summer it’s that time to start stocking on Fall items. Around mid to end of August I start buying more Fall colours, more denim and start getting my boot collection going. I’ve already added a beautiful pair of Marc Fisher knee high boots that I scored at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale that I can’t wait to show you guys!! One style goal I have for Fall is to incorporate my jeans into my wardrobe. Jeans and I haven’t always gotten along. But, lately, I have been grabbing a few good pairs of denim, like these above! I am such a huge fan of Zara anything and these jeans are no exception. They are the vintage style with the high rise, so they are super flattering. And they have a ton of stretch which is always a must in jeans for me! Okay, and this wrap top is ah-MAZING! So obsessed. If I could wear this top every. single. day. I totally would! A good wrap top for Fall is a definite must, ladies! They look so cute with high waisted denim. Suede or leather skirts. And pretty much anything, really! Which means, this will definitely not be the last wrap blouse in my closet! In fact, I’ve already been on the hunt for…

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Two Ways To Style the Wide Leg Trouser for Everyday!

Bodysuit: Missguided | Trousers: Missguided (only $38!) | Shoes: Charlotte Russe (similar) | Purse: H&M | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban I am all about versatility when it comes to my wardrobe. I need pieces that can work for me whether I’m headed to work, to date night or just running errands. Nothing is worse than having a piece in your closet that you wear once and then can’t find any reason to wear again! I am not about that life and always find a way to make my pieces work for me, every day! One of my favorite pieces in my closet right now is my wide leg trousers! They are so sophisticated and can be so fun to wear too. If you are a working lady you probably own a pair or two of these pants already! I just have an obsession with polished pieces that can go from day to night, effortlessly! Even if you aren’t in a career that requires pants like these GET THEM! They are great for a business meeting and for any upscale business event. Seriously a great staple piece! And if you have them and have never worn them outside the walls of work. Well, why not!? They are such a great piece to wear outside the 9-5 world! Here are my favorite ways to style wide leg trousers: 2 Ways To Style the Wide Leg Trouser for Play: 1. Wear a bodysuit or a “non-work” top It’s almost as if wide leg trousers and…

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Top 5 Skorts for Summer

Bodysuit: Missguided | Skorts: Missguided | Clutch: H&M | Shoes: Vince | Sunglasses: Quay I remember when I was about 8 or 9 and my mom used to always dress me in skorts. I actually used to hate them and thought they were hideous. Fast forward about 20 years and the skort has made a strong comeback and is not actually cool to wear. Who would’ve thought?! I literally waited until the end of the Summer to buy a skort cause I wasn’t sure if I was ready for one, lol. I saw this one on Missguided and really loved the baby blue floral print on it. When I got it I wasn’t totally in love with it. But, after looking endlessly for something to wear for date night I decided to give this skort a go! I don’t typically wear really short things, but sometimes it’s nice to show a little extra leg for date night! Now I am totally obsessed with this skort not only because it’s extremely cute. But it’s so incredibly soft and easy to move around in. (Plus, it makes your legs look a million miles long!) That being said, here are my top 5 fave skorts for Summer or date night!: Top 5 Skorts for Summer: Missguided Revolve Shopbop Nordstrom Boohoo xo Lauren

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