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Pearl Denim Skirt

Top: Missguided (under $20!) | Skirt: Missguided | Shoes: Aldo (similar) | Purse: Le Chateau | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! I want to apologize for the super short blog post today. But, I decided to take a little break this weekend from blog work to slow down and enjoy time with my hubby and family! I wore this look last week and I love this pearl denim skirt! If you haven’t added pearls into your Fall wardrobe, then this is the perfect piece to do it! I hope you guys have a great Monday and I’ll be back with a full blog post Wednesday! 🙂 xo Lauren

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Exciting Blog Update!

Top: H&M (similar) | Skirt: Missguided | Shoes: Vince | Bag: Aldo (on sale!) | Sunglasses: Shades Crush Yay for Friday! This weekend is Thanksgiving here in Canada. And I am a huge fan of stuffing, turkey and of course, I love eating sweet potato and pumpkin pie lol! So I can’t wait to eat! I also wanted to share a quick little update on the blog. First and foremost, I am almost done writing my first part of How I Grew 20,000 Followers on Instagram in 6 Months. I promised I was going to write it on my blog and haven’t had a chance until recently. And so many of you guys have been patiently waiting for that post. I decided to break it up into different parts so I could dive into every detail possible! I’ve also been thinking about starting a blogging series. Where I can blog about the how-to’s of fashion blogging and using social media! So if you’d be interested in that kind of content on here leave me a comment!! If you want me to be the first to know when my post on How I Grew my Instagram Over 20,00 Followers goes live then sign up to my mailing list below! (I’ll also be sending my email subscribers a very special cheat sheet for Instagram before it goes live on the blog!) xo Lauren

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Top 5 Sock Boots

Dress: Missguided (under $60!) | Boots: Aldo (same style not fabric) | Purse: Aldo (on sale!!) | Sunglasses: Shades Crush c/o So I finally found the PERFECT pair of sock boots! I have been on the hunt for a pair of sock boots for the last few weeks and I’m so happy to have found the exact pair I was looking for!! They have been all the rage for Fall and they are so flattering. I love them paired with dresses and they look great with a pair of jeans too! If you are looking to add a new pair of boots in your wardrobe for Fall then these are a must! I’ve also rounded up my favorite top 5 sock boots for fall (and a few have a block heel if that’s your preference): Top 5 Sock Boots for Fall: Aldo Nordstrom Steve Madden TopShop ASOS xo Lauren

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Polka Dots for Fall

Dress: Motel Rocks | Boots: Marc Fisher | Purse: H&M (sold out – similar) | Sunglasses: Shades Crush c/o (only $10!) Happy Monday! I hope you guys had a wonderful and relaxing weekend! Qais and I were on the go all day Sunday and are staying home today to get some house chores done and get some much-needed rest. Being a part-time blogger and working on your blog on the side can be so exhausting! Especially since you literally work on your blog every free second you get! I actually wrote a blog post about how I manage blogging and working full-time if you want to read it! Anyways, Fall is now in full swing and I am trying to love it just as much as I loved the idea of it, lol! I totally am a warm weather girl, but I do enjoy Fall. It’s just gotten so cold really quickly and I feel like it’s a little hard to adjust. Especially since I have basically no warm clothes after giving them all away. I have been on a total sweater and boot stock-up lately. But I am still adding in some lighter pieces to wear right now! This polka dot dress has been one of my new favorite dresses recently. I mean it’s a wrap dress and you know how much I love a good wrap dress, lol! Pairing a Summer dress with Fall items feels just so right for this time of year. I love mini dresses…

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Top 5 Turtlenecks for Fall

Bodysuit: Missguided | Skirt: Zara | Shoes: Similar | Purse: Le Chateau | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Fall has finally come to Toronto! Which means it’s time to pull out all my warm weather things, which isn’t very much since I gave away ALL my sweaters and coats from last Fall and Winter. But, I love a good closet refresher and I am SO excited to start re-stocking on some Fall faves! One of my favorite pieces for Fall is the classic turtleneck. One of my favorite pieces for Fall is the classic turtleneck. They are so versatile, comfortable and come in so many different styles and colours. I am loving this bodysuit one from Missguided that is lightweight and perfect for under skirts and jeans. I mean bodysuits are the best when you want to look tucked and put together!! That being said, here are my top 5 turtlenecks for Fall I am dying to snag: Top 5 Turtlenecks for Fall: Missguided Boohoo Revolve Shopbop Asos xo Lauren

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Fall Must: Olive Trousers + Knit Bell Sleeves

Trousers: TopShop | Top: F21 (similar here and here) | Purse: Official Basso c/o | Sunglasses: Nicole Miller c/o | Watch: Daniel Wellington c/o | Shoes: Aldo Okay, you guys, I love a good pair of trousers! I mean a good pair of trousers are first, SO flattering, and second so versatile and go with everythaaang! And trust me, you do know want to know how many times I’ve worn these trousers since I bought them two weeks ago. Probably way too many times but I am so obsessed! I got these olive trousers from TopShop for $75 – and they are worth every penny! The fit is right on and they are seriously so comfy! They are lightweight and are cuffed and cropped right above the ankle (another detail I love). I would totally say these are a Fall must and really even a staple. I’ve worn them in NYC for a tradeshow, for work and even with a crop top for date night. They are seriously SO versatile. Also, another item you need in your closet is a bell sleeve top! This knit white bell sleeve just gives me all the feels. I love the softness, the fit and how big the bell sleeves are. I’ve also worn this top way too many times then I care to share. But hey, clothes are meant to be worn and the more wears I get the merrier! This top I would definitely recommend buying. It’s apart of the F21 contemporary collection, which I…

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Mixing Summer and Fall Pieces

Bodysuit: Missguided | Skirt: Boohoo | Bag: Similar | Watch: Daniel Wellington c/o | Sunglasses: Shades Crush c/o | Shoes: J Adams c/o Happy Monday! It has been BRUTALLY hot here in Toronto. Summer decided to come at Fall, which is great, and I’ll take it, but it would’ve been nice to have this weather last month, lol! When I shot this look I was seriously dripping sweat. I don’t know why I decided to wear a sweater bodysuit, but hey, in the name of fashion, right? The one perk about this warm Summer weather is getting a little extra wear out of my Summer wardrobe. I love incorporating Summer pieces where I can and they can sometimes make the cutest outfits! I bought this gingham skirt from Boohoo in July (I think). Gingham has been huge this past season and I really love the print! I’ve also been adding in some long sleeves and sweaters for Fall. When I saw this mustard rib bodysuit from Missguided I knew it had to be mine. I love bodysuits and not having to keep tucking my top in. Plus, the off the shoulder on this bodysuit just makes it that much more fun! Also, I think it’s time for a few new purses here at Basic Babe!! I’ve been rocking the same few non-stop all Summer. Does anyone else have a hard time find purses they love to add to the rotation?! xo Lauren

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3 Easy Tips on How To Shop Lower Priced Jackets (that look expensive!)

    Jacket: Shein (only $40!) | Top: Zara | Leggings: Below the Belt (similar) | Purse: H&M (love this one here) | Sunglasses: Shades Crush Happy Friday! This week has been a whirlwind since I got back from NYC! It’s just been busy, busy, busy trying to catch up with work, life and of course the blog. Does anyone else come home from NYC 5 pounds heavier? Lol! I seriously can’t contain my appetite when I’m there! The food is just too good and I always tend to overeat and pay for it when I return home! Also, my wallet is always a lot lighter when I return home if you know what I mean, lol!! Talking about lighter wallets, I love a good jacket, but also love having a selection of jackets. That being said though, I do always splurge on my winter jacket (cause this girl can’t take the cold), but always like to have a few “fashion” jackets on hand. One of those jackets would be a moto jacket! I love a black moto jacket. They go with everything and can really turn any simple outfit into an edgy and trendy one! As much as I love the classic moto I am not always a huge fan of the price. I honestly don’t have the budget to spend $500+ on a nice leather moto jacket. As much as I’d LOVE to, I just can’t! So, I’ve learned a few tips over the years on how to shop…

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Currently Crushing On: Kimonos

Kimono: Shein (under $30!)| Bodysuit: Missguided (on sale!) | Jeans: H&M | Shoes: Similar | Purse: Le Chateau | Sunglasses: Shades Crush c/o Happy Monday from NYC! I jet back home today, but I’m trying to take in every last second here in the big city. New York is such a fun place and gives me all the style inspo feels, lol! I come to this city a few times a year and each time I come I always tell Qais if we don’t end up moving to LA we are moving to NYC. LA just has my heart because of the warm weather! Okay, I am so into kimonos! I really have always been into kimonos, so when I saw they are back in style I knew I had to get at least one showstopper kimono! Walk in Wonderland featured this kimono on her Instagram. I was SO obsessed with the kimono, but she didn’t link it and I figured it was probably out of my price range anyways! Then one day I was shopping at Zara and saw it on the rack. I ran over and tried on the last size they had left. Which was a medium but a little too big. Plus, I wasn’t a huge fan of the price ($89.95). It was nice but not $89.95 nice, lol! Fast forward to a few weeks ago and I stumbled upon the EXACT same kimono at Shein. And this is why I LOVE Shein. They always have the same thing as…

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Top 5 Not-So-Basic Cardigans for Fall

Sweater: Rylee & Cru | Bodysuit: Missguided | Jeans: Zara | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Purse: Foley + Corinna | Hat: H&M | Sunglasses: Forever 21 (similar)   Yay for Friday and for the weekend! I fly out to New York tomorrow for a quick business trip. I love going to New York (and wish I could’ve had my business trip during NYFW) and love how inspired I feel after I leave. Just something about that New York energy makes you want to work harder and achieve more, lol! I’ll probably be bringing this fuzzy cardigan with me on the flight tomorrow. There is nothing better than a big warm cardigan to layer with. It’s such an essential for the colder weather and a staple piece, in my opinion! I went on a purging spree a few months back and gave away ALL of my winter items. Including all my beloved cardigans. So I really need to start shopping for some new sweaters, cardigans and all that good stuff! And although, I am the self-titled Basic Babe. I like my cardigans to have a little bit more edge. So I’ve rounded up my top 5 not so basic cardigans for Fall! Top 5 Not-So-Basic Cardigans for Fall Rylee & Cru ASOS Revolve Forever 21 (NEED!) H&M xo Lauren

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