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Summer Crush: The White Midi Skirt

Bodysuit: Boohoo (my fave ‘skinny’ bodysuit!) | Skirt: Boohoo (sale!) | Shoes: Charlotte Russe (similar) | Purse: Foley + Corinna | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Bracelet: Paul Hewitt I would say I am a definite skirt girl through and through. I love the ease of wearing skirts and the endless pairing options wearing skirts come with. But, like most women, I have a type I tend to always gravitate to. And that would be the mini skirt. I’ve been a huge fan of the mini skirt for years now, probably since high school. But as I’m getting older, I’m finding I want pieces that are classier and have more coverage! Don’t get me wrong, I’m not giving up the mini, I’ve just fallen in love with the midi skirt! Now, depending on your height midi’s may not be for you. I feel like I just make the cut off at 5″5 and if I was any shorter I may have really made myself look short! What I love about wearing a midi skirt is how classy you feel! It really makes you feel like a lady, lol. I know that’s totally lame but it definitely gives off total feminine vibes. This one here is from Boohoo and I paired it with one of my favourite bodysuits (makes you like like 10x smaller!). The skirt fits TTS but the bodysuit is a little snug if you order your true size. I mean it’s a bodysuit so it should be snug, but if you’d…

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20 Random Facts About Me!

Top: Boohoo (OMG SO SO SOFT! Trust me you need this t-shirt in your life!!) | Skirt: Boohoo (on sale!) | Shoes: Charlotte Russe (similar) | Purse: H&M | Sunglasses: Nicole Miller c/o | Bracelet: Paul Hewitt In celebration of 20k, I thought I would do a more personal post! I don’t really share too much about myself as this blog is about all things fashion. But, it’s always fun to get to know somebody a little better right? I actually hit 20k last month and have been planning a blog post to my tips on growing 20k in 6 months. I’m still planning on doing this post but think I’m gonna do it as a YouTube video instead. I feel talking about it is easier than typing about it. If that makes sense! That post will be coming shortly, so follow me here on Instagram or subscribe to the newsletter so you won’t miss out. But in the meantime here are 20 random facts about me: 20 Random Facts About Me!: I’m married to my high school sweetheart, Qais, and we have been together for almost 10 years this March! My favorite breed of dog is a rottweiler and swear it’s the only dog I’ll have as a pet (excluding my hubs Olde Boston Bulldogge) I’ve owned 2 horses in my life – Obie (Welsh Cob), and Blue (Dutch Warmblood) I used to horseback ride competitively with both of my horses and my discipline of choice was hunter/jumper My…

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4 Easy Tips You Need to Shop at Shein

Dress: Shein (SOLD OUT – similar here) | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Clutch: H&M | Sunglasses: Nicole Miller c/o | Bracelet: Paul Hewitt c/o Lately, I have been reading a lot of people who either shop at Shein and have the worst luck with the pieces they buy. Or others who would love to shop at Shein but are overwhelmed with it! I, personally, have been shopping at Shein since it was Sheinside and before I started blogging! I honestly have had more luck with Shein than not. But, I do know a lot of people who struggle with finding the right pieces and sizes. Since I tend to be an avid Shein customer, I thought I would share the 4 easy tips I use when I buy at Shein. You can also use these tips for any other retailer too. As they are just good rules of thumb to stick buy when online shopping! 4 Easy Tips You Need to Shop at Shein: 1. Know your measurements! It always shocks me when people don’t know their measurements when they shop online! First things first, no matter what online retailer you’re shopping with you need to know your measurements. It’s fast and easy to do. Measure your hips, waist, bust and write it down on a piece of paper near your computer. Or save it on your phone! I alwaaaaaaaays cross check my measurements before selecting a size and putting it in my cart! I also periodically re-measure myself every so often just…

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Top 5 Vests for Summer

Vest: Dynamite | Top: Dynamite (similar) | Pants: Missguided | Purse: Foley + Corinna c/o | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Bracelet: Paul Hewitt c/o | Choker: Mejuri c/o | Shoes: Sam Edelman Guys, as you know I am currently obsessed with sleeveless vests! I don’t know what has come over me but I absolutely love wearing a flowy vest with a tight dress or a pair of cigarette pants, jeans, shorts you name it! I feel like it pulls my look together and gives a chic and sophisticated vibe to the outfit. And what girl wouldn’t want that?! I’m literally cray cray for vests, lol! This blush vest was definitely an impulse buy, and boy, was it totally worth it! I was at an outlet mall looking for a pair of black pumps and decided to pop into Dynamite. When I walked in it was basically calling my name, lol! And no matter how much I tried to resist it, I just couldn’t and took it home with me. I’ve already worn it 5 times and I’ve only had it little over a week. So was it worth it? Yes, definitely, yes! Also, real quick, these cigarette pants from Misguided has been on my must have list for a while. As you guys know, I’m not much of a jean girl. I just prefer a good pair of trousers and this is that! They fit true to size and are extremely flattering. I also love how soft and roomy they are for…

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Favourite T-Shirt of the Season

Top: Urban Outfitters (similar here and here) | Skirt: Ruche (similar) | Shoes: Aldo (on sale!) | Purse: Old Navy | Sunglasses: Forever 21 (similar) I am definitely not a super casual girl! The only time you’ll find me in a tee and yoga pants is when I’m walking my dogs or running to the grocery store after work. I just am a huge lover of dressing up and putting on a cute pair of heels! That being said, I do believe in having a few cute tee’s to mix in with your skirts or shorts! This tee here is basically my only “good” t-shirt to be honest that I wear with everything! I just can never bring myself to buy more than one t-shirt at a time really, I know, super weird! Anyways, this is actually a peplum tee, which is what I love most about it! And it is seriously the comfiest and most stylish tee that goes with basically everything. One of my favourite outfits that I wear on repeat is this tee, my fave pair of white jeans, a pair of sandals and this hat here! It makes the easiest and most effortless look imaginable. I also love how this t-shirt washes (amazing!). It hold’s its shape and just keeps on getting softer and softer with every wash! I got it a few months back and it’s just making it to the blog now, but I’ll link similar. Verdict: even if you aren’t a t-shirt girl like me, you…

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Fall Ready with Fashion Outlets Niagara Falls, USA (you have to see the shoes I snagged for only $16!)

It’s becoming that time of year again where the malls are getting stocked with lots of sweaters, boots and back-to-school everything! Being a Canadian, this is a little disappointing since we basically spend 9 months in the cold! But, as retail would have it Fall starts in July and so does Fall transitional shopping! Fall, here in Toronto, can actually start off quite hot. September can be pretty darn humid and we usually have a few weeks of really warm weather in October too. This means, my fall transition clothes tend to be lighter weight so I can layer on-top as the cold weather slowly comes. My favourite thing about buying Fall transitional clothes is styling them for Summer and then layering them for cold weather! My least favourite thing about Fall transitional clothing is spending a lot of $$$ since I like to save my money for the heavy winter jackets and sweaters to come (ugh Winter is the WORST!). But, to all my Canadian gals do not fret! An easy trip across the border to Buffalo will have all your Fall transitional, back-to-school, and Winter needs met! First off, my trip to the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA was super quick and straight forward from Toronto. I’ve been to Buffalo for some across the border shopping before, but, I’ve never been to the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls. And I can say I was definitely missing out on such crazy low prices on items that would have…

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3 Reasons to Ditch the LBD for A LBJ (little black jumpsuit)

Jumpsuit: Marshalls (only $29.99 – similar here, here, here) | Shoes: Dolce Vita (only $16.00 at Saks on 5th at the Fashion Outlets Niagara Falls, USA) | Clutch: H&M | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Bracelet: Paul Hewitt | Choker: Mejuri You guys, if you don’t already have a LBJ (little black jumpsuit) in your life you need one pronto! Think of the LBJ as the LBD’s cooler and more spontaneous little sister. It’s basically the best piece you will ever own in your closet for several reasons, but here are the 3 best reasons to grab one now! 3 Reasons to Ditch the LBD for A LBJ: 1.  They are so dang flattering! You’re probably thinking “Yeah and LBD’S are extremely flattering too!“. And I would totally agree except for one reason and one reason only. What LBD can be flowy, cosy like pj’s and flattering at the same time. None. Period. Now, not all LBJ’S are going to hit each of those points. BUT, wide leg jumpsuits are all the rage right now. So chances are you’re gonna be able to find a jumpsuit that is amazingly flattering and perfect for dancing, moving in general, and most importantly eating! No sucking in required. 2. They are a dime a dozen but yet nobody has them! This point is pretty awesome. Basically, every major retailer is carrying multiple styles of the LBJ, yet, not many people are rocking them! Because of this, guaranteed the LBJ you score will have major heads turning…

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Top 5 Mesh Pieces for Summer

Top: H&M (similar) | Skirt: Missguided (on sale!) | Shoes: J Adams c/o (under $40 + available in a ton of colours!) | Clutch: H&M | Sunglasses: Shade Crush c/o  I’ve been dying to try this mesh trend for a while, but haven’t cared much for some of the styles I’ve previously seen. I saw a lot that were mesh maxi dresses with floral embroidery, and tops as well. I don’t like the idea of having to buy a slip under a dress or a tank to put under a see through mesh shirt, so I decided to pass on both styles! Personally, I like when a dress or top come with something underneath to make it not see through! But, when I saw this embroidered pencil skirt number on Missguided, I decided to give it a go! It is an extremely cute trendy piece to have in your Summer wardrobe that’s for sure! I would suggest sizing up since it is a little on the small side, and I was barely able to breathe in my true size, lol! I really liked pairing it with this basic crop top from h&m ($3.99!!), and thought it would even be cute with a basic white tee too! Honestly, this won’t be a piece that will get a ton of rotation in my wardrobe. But, it’s really cute and unique and a great show stopper to pull out on date night! With that being said, here are my top 5 faaaaaaave mesh pieces…

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Summer Must: A Classic White Button-Up Shirt

Shirt: H&M | Skirt: H&M | Purse: H&M | Shoes: Charlotte Russe (similar) | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Okay, I once again have a new obsession with something! And that something is the classic white button up shirt. I am so behind in the fashion world (clearly) and have never tried this chic and effortless top. I know what you’re probably thinking. “This girl gets a new obsession like every 5 minutes” lol. Which in all honesty is true! BUT, in my defence, this obsession is a timeless piece that I am SO happy I found! I actually just stumbled upon this shirt while shopping for something completely different at H&M (that always happens, am I right?!). I had a jean skirt in my hands already and I thought to myself, this would be such a simple but cute outfit! What I really loved about the shirt was how light weight and soft it was! And what really made me take the plunge was that it was $14.99. Such a good price! Basically, the moral of this story is. You NEED a classic white button up shirt in your life. I’ve already worn it with so many pieces, but my favourite has got to be this look! It’s truly such a timeless piece that is flattering on every woman, and it really is the definition of an effortless look. That being said, I think I’m gonna stock up on more. Don’t tell Qais, lol!!   xo Lauren    

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Currently Crushing On: Moon River

Dress: Moon River | Purse: H&M | Shoes: Charlotte Russe (similar) | Sunglasses: Ray Ban   Firstly, I just want to mention that this dress in red in person! I tried so hard to ensure the true colour would be visible in the pictures. But, since the dress does have an orange undertone it is appearing more orange then red. But this is a red dress, I promise! Just wanted to throw it out there before some of you guys commented on the fact that it was orange, lol!! One of my favourite things to do, as a fashion lover, is to find new brands! I really do stick to a budget when shopping. But every now and then I try to find a quality brand to ‘splurge’ on. Now I know that everybody has a different idea on how much you have to spend to splurge. Honestly, for me it’s spending over $100 on a piece of clothing. Especially, a piece that is not for any special occasion. That being said, I believe in having a few quality pieces in your closet you can wear for everyday. It just makes you feel better and makes your wardrobe more versatile (in my opinion!). I stumbled across Moon River while looking for my Canada Day dress (told you its red, lol!). I was looking for a chic boho dress that I could wear out after Canada Day celebrations. When I found this dress I completely fell in love! I’ve never heard…

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