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Top 5 White Shirt Dresses

Dress: Missguided | Shoes: Vince | Purse: Old Navy | Sunglasses: Aldo (similar) Happy Friday babes! This week has been so short but it’s felt really long at the same time! Qais and I have been getting are house ready to go on the market. Which means so much cleaning, so much organising and throwing out pretty much all of my winter clothes! Which is okay, since I told Qais I’ll just need a whole new wardrobe for Winter ;), lol! But, all in all, Qais and I are just so excited to move into a new condo. Something about moving feels like a fresh start and it’s just exciting entering into a new season of life!  So I’ve been really into white shirt dresses the summer! So much so, I already have another white shirt dress blog post here! Qais, though, isn’t so much of a fan of them. He always tells me I look like I’m in a nurses costume, lol! But I am totally in love with this white shirt dress from Missguided. You can wear this shirt dress with almost anything, and it always looks fab! It’s just such an easy piece to have in your closet, and I mean why not have a white shirt dress you can wear up or down, to work, or on date night! This shirt dress, in particular, is so soft to the touch it’s made of polyester but it’s really breathable and flowy! That being said, here are my current…

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Currently Crushing On: Burnt Orange

Dress: Missguided (only $20!!) | Shoes: Aldo | Clutch: H&M | Sunglasses: Quay I’m not one for too much colour. I really like to keep things pretty basic and stick to neutrals. It’s not that I don’t like colour, I just sometimes get scared to wear it, lol! I have seriously shied away from colour most of my adult life. But, I am slowly warming up to colour and I am currently loving burnt orange right now! Okay, to be totally honest, I used to hate orange. Like absolutely despise it! I just thought it was an unflattering colour on me and never gave it a chance. With that being said, I took a major plunge and decided to try burnt orange with this dress! I have been looking for a dress like this since I saw the dRa Los Angeles one here. I’ve been dying to get my hands on that one but didn’t want to spend the money. Although, I love dRa and think I’m going to invest in a few pieces in the near future! Anyways, I saw this dress on Missguided and wanted it so bad I decided to just do the orange. When it first came in the mail I was a little scared and wasn’t sure if I would wear it out or even post it on the blog! I tried it on and Qais actually liked it, which made me feel better about it! The day I actually shot the dress and did my…

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3 Reasons You Need a Jumpsuit for Summer!

Jumpsuit: Mint Julep Boutique (under $50!) | Hat: Mendocino (similar) | Purse: Old Navy | Sunglasses: Shades Crush c/o | Shoes: Aldo I’ve made a promise to myself to invest in more jumpsuits this Summer! I am obsessed in this easy and chic piece! It really is the ultimate effortless look and when you find the right jumpsuit it really is life changing, lol! I have never tried a jumpsuit before this Summer. When I used to think of jumpsuits I thought of the tight and plunging necklines girls I knew would wear for a night out. I just am not a girl who likes tight clothes or to show to much cleavage, so I just thought jumpsuits weren’t for me! But, after getting my hands on this fab jumpsuit from Mint Julep Boutique, my views are forever changed! That being said, here are my 3 reasons why you need a jumpsuit this Summer… 3 Reasons You Need a Jumpsuit for Summer: 1. They are instantly effortless! They really are! Jumpsuits are perfect for those days you are in a rush, don’t know what to wear, or you want to throw something on and look chic! I especially love the wide leg jumpsuits to give a more polished and professional vibe! You can wear basically any accessory and bag and look ready to conquer the day. It’s seriously one-and-done! 2. They are oh-so-flattering! I love wearing jumpsuits on date night. Especially after indulging on dinner and desserts. Loose and wide leg jumpsuits are just…

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Top 5 Rompers for Summer

Romper: Missguided (50% off with code: americanbabe) | Shoes: Aldo (under $100!) | Clutch: H&M | Sunglasses: Quay Summer so far has been strange, weather wise! I love a hot Summer and so far are weather here in Toronto has been really up and down. Plus, we’ve had a ton of rain which sucks obviously! I haven’t had much of a chance to rock rompers this season, but a few days ago it was warm enough for this cute number! Rompers really are the best for scorching hot days! I love rompers that are ultra lightweight and have a nice soft material. I also like full bum coverage (because who want’s their derriere hanging out?!). It’s always hit or miss with me when it comes to rompers. Some just hit me in a weird spot, others are too short and some are itchy and uncomfortable. So finding the perfect Summer romper is a bit of a struggle, in my opinion! But when you find it you really do hit gold! My romper is from Missguided and basically, hits all my must have in a romper list. It is so so so so soft! Like super soft. It’s lightweight and is the perfect length. I love the tropical print and the ruffle sleeves are the cutest! Qais says this is one of his fave pieces in my closet too! Even better it’s only $40 and it’s 40% off (along with everything else on Missguided’s website) with code ‘americanbabe‘! Top 5 Rompers for…

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Cottage Ready with Marshalls

Dress: Marshalls | Shoes: Adidas | Jean Jacket: Similar | Purse: Old Navy Cottage season is in full swing here and even though I don’t own a cottage myself, I love to have a few pieces that are cottage ready for the occasion! Since I only go to the cottage once or twice a year I try to find versatile pieces that I can wear every day too. One of my favorite pieces to be cozy in is a loose dress and a pair of kicks! I’m not a type of girl to spend too much on casual pieces, to be honest with you. I like to splurge on nicer items rather than denim shorts and comfy dresses. When I need to fill up my closet with some cottage pieces and basic essentials I try to spend as little as possible. That’s why Marshalls is my go-to for cottage and everyday pieces! So I knew I had to look there first! I’ve already stocked up on my denim shorts, leggings and basic tees for the cottage season. But, I really wanted some throw on and go dresses that can be dressed down with some sneaks and dressed up with some wedges. I know some of you may be thinking “this dress seems unpractical for the cottage” but the cottage the hubs and I go to is more of a resort. So this really is cottage wear to me, lol! This dress really is different than any other in my closet! I guess it’s…

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Summer Must: Khaki Green Anything!

Top: H&M (only $24.99!!) | Skirt: H&M (under $40!!) | Shoes: Steve Madden (under $100) | Purse: H&M (on sale for $14.99!!) | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Watch: Daniel Wellington (Daniel Wellington (15% off with code: LAURENEVA) Okay, earthy greens have always been my jam! I’ve always been a huge fan of khaki green, olive green, and hunter green. I really do think these greens look good on almost anybody. And they have a way of making an outfit feel classier (in my opinion!). Usually, these earthy greens tend to be more of a Fall trend then Summer. Luckily this Summer 17′ khaki green is the thing! Pretty much any retailer, whether big or small, will be carrying khaki green this season! I’ve literally seen it everywhere and in every style. But, this skirt has to be my favorite khaki green item in my closet! Not only am I swooning over the colour. But the detailing is just soooo right! I love the gold buttons, the fabric belt with the gold D rings and my favorite of all; the asymmetric foldover over the top! It’s made from Lyocell so it has a soft and lightweight feel. It fits true to size and is only $34.99! Another perk… is that this baby can work its way into early Fall! Yay! I’ve also linked some of my fave khaki green items so far below! xo Lauren

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Top 5 Ruffle Dresses for any Occasion

Dress: ASOS (under $40!!) | Shoes: Steve Madden | Clutch: H&M | Sunglasses: Quay Happy Friday! This has been one heck of a long week for me. I am so glad it’s finally wrapping up and I’m excited for the next few weeks ahead! Qais and I are putting our house up on the market and downsizing to a condo. We are so excited to be entering into a new season in our life. And we are really looking forward to being close to the city! We’ve lived in suburbia for the past two years and have been talking about moving closer to the city. We just haven’t made the plunge until now!! So pray for us that our house will sell quickly and that we’ll find a pet-friendly condo in the city! Anyways, that’s just a quick update on our life so far! But today’s post is all about my favorite ruffle dresses for the Summer season. I love to have a few cocktail dresses in my wardrobe for any fun Summer parties, weddings and for fancier dinners out. Right now I am really feeling statement dresses and I am in particular loving ruffles! As you probably know, ruffles have made a pretty big comeback this season and you can find them on almost everything! I think ruffles are the perfect girly and flirty accent to really give any piece a fun and bold twist. Just like these sleeves on my dress from Boohoo (which is under $40, by the way!!).…

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3 Reasons Why You Should Dress-Up for Day Dates

Dress: ASOS (under $60!) | Shoes: Charlotte Russe (similar) | Purse: H&M | Sunglasses: Aldo (similar) So if you haven’t already noticed, Qais and I are super serious about our weekly dates. We’ve been together for almost 10 years. And we really do believe in the importance of dating your spouse. We usually go on a date night weekly. And we also add in some impromptu day dates after we’re done shooting for the blog. I used to be pretty casual dressing up for day dates. Usually a pair of jeans, sandals or flats and a cute tee or blouse. But since some of our dates are after shooting some looks for the blog, I have become pretty obsessed with dressing for day dates! That being said, here are my 3 reasons why you, girl, should be dressing up for day dates: 1.Because you get major use out of your wardrobe! The great thing about dressing up for day dates is you can pretty much throw anything on from your wardrobe! I love pairing some trousers from work with a cute blouse and sandals. Or a dress with one of my favorite heels (like the pair above). I am a huge believer and having your wardrobe work for you in every way. So it doesn’t hurt to have your work wardrobe “work” for dates too! 2. Because you can play around with some #trendingoutfits I personally don’t play around with trends for date night, for the most part. Especially if…

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Currently Crushing On: Eyelet and Ruffles LBD

Dress: H&M (only $19!!!) | Shoes: Charlotte Russe (similar) | Purse: Aldo (similar) | Sunglasses: Aldo (similar) | Lipstick: CoverGirl Katy Perry Coral Cat Okay, this dress is everythaaaang! But seriously, it actually is the perfect LBD. It has everything you’re looking for in a LBD. The ruffles and eyelets combined make it the perfect combo that you can wear almost anywhere! To think I was about to pass up on this dress too! I saw it at H&M and showed Qais. He told me he didn’t like it at all, so I decided to pass. He’s kinda like my brain for shopping, lol! Sometimes I get so overwhelmed and want everything. So what I do is ask him to see if he likes it and if he doesn’t I usually pass! But I kept coming back to the dress thinking maybe I could pull it off. I’ve never bought an LBD with eyelets and ruffles before. And I generally don’t buy many things with ruffles or eyelets either! I decided to take a super quick look at the price (cause ya never know…) and once I saw it was only $19 I knew I was gonna try it! So basically making a long story short is I wore it once for work and couldn’t stop wearing it! I’ve worn it 5 times in one week which I usually don’t do with any of my clothes. But it’s so so good that I just can’t stop, lol!! It is see…

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You Need Knits in Your Wardrobe this Summer! Here’s Why…

Top: H&M (under $30 and multiple colours!) | Shorts: H&M (on the small side size up!) | Purse: H&M | Sunglasses: Shades Crush c/o | Shoes: Aldo Since I’ve started blogging two things have happened. First, I’ve started trying so many styles and even colours I was way too scared to try before. And secondly, I’ve been on the lookout for good basics more then ever now. Before blogging my basics consisted of white and black tees. That’s it. I never really thought basics could be anything more! With that being said I’ve been looking for some basics that I could wear to work, for date night and with a pair of jeans. Something that could go with everything but still looked a little more polished then a white tee. I started seeing a lot of knits in the blogosphere with skirts, denim, and even knit dresses and thought that maybe I should add some knits into my wardrobe. I kinda went a little knit crazy and bought a few tanks at H&M lol! Obviously, I am obsessed with them now and wanted to share why: Firstly, knits are so so comfy and knits made for Summer are so lightweight and breathable. I love how soft this H&M knit is against my skin. Even in the humidity it doesn’t stick to my skin and allows some airflow in so I’m not left being sweaty and gross! They are literally so versatile. I’ve worn this single top three times already this week.…

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