Shorts: H&M (under $30 and available in black here)| Top: H&M (couldn’t find it online but similar here) | Shoes: Vince | Purse: H&M (gold colour) | Sunglasses: Ray Ban| Watch: Daniel Wellington (15% off with code ‘LAURENEVA’) | Necklace: BaubleBar Happy Friday babes! Short season is officially here in Toronto and I’ve been filling my closet with so many different styles of shorts. I love shorts that are cute but most importantly cozy. Shorts that are too short or too stiff literally drive me crazy! I like a pair I can through on, look put together and go! Like most girls I love myself a pair of denim shorts. But high waisted shorts have my heart for so many reasons. They hide bloated I-ate-way-too-much-food bellies, hit the tiniest spot of your body and can basically go with any top! I found these navy high waisted shorts at H&M and I have worn them three times this week already! I just lurve them and think these may be my most fave pair this season! That being said, I decided to round up my top 5 pairs of shorts you need for Summer! Top 5 Must Have Shorts for Summer: 1. H&M (mine above) 2. Urban Outfitters (the best mom shorts/90’s inspired) 3. Levi’s (love these!) 4. Missguided (want these so bad!!) 5. Wildfox (need these in my life!)
Dress: SheIn c/o (only $23.99!!) | Shoes: Charlotte Russe (similar here) | Purse: H&M | Sunglasses: Aldo (similar here) Lately, I have been totally loving shirt dresses! They are so versatile, super easy to style and literally look good with any bag or shoe. I love wearing shirt dresses with a heeled sandals and a cute crossbody bag for a complete look! When I saw this shirt dress at Shein I knew I wanted it and loved how it was maxi length. I also loved how it was white because what girl doesn’t love a breezy white dress in the Summer? When I first tried it on Qais told me it looked like I was wearing a lab coat, lol! So I was honestly a little nervous to wear it out! But after he saw it styled he told me he liked it. So I hope he was telling the truth!! This dress fits true to size. It is majorly see through so just wear a slip under it! I’m just wearing a black bodycon skirt underneath because I couldn’t find a white or nude slip. It doesn’t have buttons which I wish it did. But overall it’s such an easy dress and perfect with a pair of sandals or heels! And it’s only $23.99 so you can’t go wrong adding this to your cart!
Skirt: Make Me Chic | Top: H&M| Purse: H&M | Hat: H&M (similar here) | Sandals: Forever 21 (similar here and here) | Watch: Rosefield | Sunglasses: Aldo (similar here) Happy Monday! Today’s look is an outfit I wore out for a day date with Qais on Sunday! I am a huge date night girl and I love to dress for it. But I find day dates a little harder to dress for if I don’t want to wear jeans and heels! Luckily this maxi skirt was the perfect choice for a comfortable and easy day date look! I haven’t been a huge fan of maxi skirts lately. I literally wore them out a few years ago and got really bored of them. This maxi in particular really caught my eye because of the pleating and how shiny it was (as weird as that sounds, lol!). I decided I would give the maxi skirt one last chance and I have to say I do really love it! I absolutely love the material and the pleating! It’s nice enough to dress up and wear to a wedding. Or you can dress it down like me with a basic white tee and sandals. I originally paired it with a hat but it was too windy to wear! I literally lost my hat like 10 times trying to shoot this look lol! This cute maxi is only $21.99 and fits more on the snug side. I would say size up as this skirt has zero stretch!
Dress: Old Navy c/o | Hat: H&M (not available online – similar here) | Purse: Old Navy c/o | Sunglasses: Aldo (similar here) | Earrings: Kate Spade | Shoes: Vince (on sale here!!) The weather here in Toronto seems to finaaally be warming up! I live for warm weather and love dresses that just scream Summer, like this one shoulder dress from Old Navy. This is my first one shoulder dress of the season and I am loving it big time! I wasn’t sure about the colour when I first picked it but wanted to try something bright and new for Spring and Summer. I have to say I love the yellow and obviously the floral print! That being said, here are my top 5 one shoulder dresses that I am obsessed with right now. I’ve also included the dress I’m wearing above in a few different prints and colours! My Top 5 One Shoulder Dresses: Old Navy (and I also love these colours here, here and here!) Missguided (I have my eye on this for a guest-of-wedding dress) MinkPink (great everyday dress!) Asos (I really want to splurge and get this beauty!) Revolve (love how it’s knit!)
Skirt: GoJane c/o (on sale!) | Top: Zara (old – but this top would be cute with it!) | Shoes: Forever 21 ( love these here and similar here) | Purse: Le Chateau (under $50!) | Sunglasses: Shades Crush c/o Yay for hump day! This Spring season I have been trying to experiment as much as possible with new styles and new colours. I have a strong love for black, white and grey clothes. But I really love some colour in the Spring and Summer and made it my goal to incorporate it as much as possible! Baby blue has been a pretty popular colour this season. I can’t say I have ever owned a baby blue piece before. But when I saw this baby blue tie up skirt from Go Jane I loved the colour and of course the tie up on the front. I did a previous post a few weeks back about my love for tie up skirts. You can read that post here. This skirt is such a simple skirt but the colour makes it really stand out. I love baby blue and white together so that was a no brainer for me! And I finished the look a flattering pair of heeled sandals and my favorite Chloe Faye dupe (which is under $49 BTW!). I also decided to round up a few of my favorite baby blue pieces I’m swooning over!
Top: SheIn (similar here) | Jeans: Levi’s | Shoes: Aldo | Purse: BP (similar here and on sale!) | Sunglasses: Quay Happy Monday and happy Memorial Day to all my American readers! Here in Canada, we celebrated our long weekend (which is Victoria’s Day) last weekend! Long weekends in the Spring and Summer are seriously the best and I’m already excited for the next one! Summer to me equals easy outfits that are light weight and flowy. But, I also like to just throw on a pair of jeans and a tank or an off the shoulder top in the Summer too! As much as I love dressing up, relaxed days and errands calls for a jeans and t-shirt kind of feel. Now that being said I always try to amp up my ‘basic’ outfits to make them more fun and stylish. I love wearing jeans and a plain top but honestly that can be a little boring if you don’t find ways to make it a little more fun! That being said here are my go-to tricks on making my everyday outfits waaay more fab: 3 STEPS ON MAKING A BASIC LOOK NOT SO BASIC: 1. It’s All About the Shoes Rule of thumb for most outfits is it’s all about your shoes! Shoes can most definitely make or break an outfit and for a more simple look this is no exception. When I just wear a pair of jeans and a plain top I always make sure my…
Dress: Marshalls (only $39!! – but similar here and here) | Shoes: Charlotte Russe (similar here) | Purse: H&M (under $30!) | Earrings: Kate Spade | Sunglasses: Shades Crush c/o It’s officially wedding time and I can’t wait to attend my first wedding of the season! I absolutely love attending weddings and seeing the love in the air, eating the food and of course enjoying a few free drinks from the bar! I also love buying dresses for wedding season. And ask my hubby, each wedding I attend I need a new dress! I mean when else do you have an excuse to buy a dress and only wear it once!? I tend to splurge when it comes to buying guest-of-wedding dresses for no good reason except that I just want to, lol! But I think I found good middle ground that will keep my hubby and wallet pretty happy. I actually found this gorgeous dress I’m wearing at Marshalls for only $39! It regularly retails for $80 and is a amazing guest-of-wedding dress in my opinion! I couldn’t believe how many options for GOW that Marshalls had. I actually had to narrow down my selections! When I tried this dress on I knew it was the perfect dress to kick off the wedding season. It’s the perfect length, I love the crochet overlay and the high neck is such a nice detail to really pull the dress together. And to keep it simple I paired it with my black sandals…
Top: Forever 21 (similar here) | Duster: Zara (similar here) | Shorts: Urban Outfitters (under $60!) | Shoes: Vince (on sale!!) | Hat: H&M | Purse: H&M | Sunglasses: Aldo (similar here) | Necklace: Baublebar Happy hump day! Today Qais and I are enjoying our mini getaway at the cottage. We are only gone for 3 days but sometimes a mini vacation is better then none! I wore this outfit on Monday strolling through the city because I was DYING to wear these new shorts I just snagged last weekend from Urban Outfitters. But first I need to tell you about these Vince shoes I snagged from Winners! These shoes are my new babies that originally retail for $500+ and I got them for only $59! So crazy right? I have been looking for the perfect block heel strappy sandals and these are it! They are made from real suede and the heels are real wood. I’ve linked the cheapest I could find above which is under $200! Secondly, these jean shorts are life! I have been looking for light wash high waisted jean shorts that would give me all the 90’s feels. The fit is beyond amazing and they are under $60 so you can’t go wrong. They fit true to size and have the perfect butt coverage (I hate when butt cheeks show when wearing shorts, lol!). Basically, these shorts and these Vince sandals are going to be on major repeat all season long! I totally vouch for…
Top: Zaful c/o (under $20!!) | Shorts: Forever 21 (similar here)| Shoes: Converse (on sale!) | Sunglasses: Shades Crush c/o | Necklace: BaubleBar | Watch: Akribos XXIV Happy Monday and happy long weekend to my Canadian readers! I love a good long weekend and this weekend is actually extra long for Qais and I. We will be leaving for the cottage tomorrow (so excited!) for two nights away from the hustle and bustle of life! The cottage we go to is a cottage resort. So it features an on-site spa and restaurant so it’s a mix of the cottage life with some city amenities. Anways, I have been LOVING palm print anything and everything these days. A few weeks ago I wore this palm print dress, here, and it’s still one of my most popular outfit posts. Something about palm print just screams Summer and I am obsessed! I found this off the shoulder palm print top from Zaful. It’s flowy and is the perfect top to throw on with a pair of white shorts and some kicks. I am really feeling the OTS trend and especially love wearing it with white. I love white pants, shorts, skirts. Lol, that’s another topic for another day though! Not only is this shirt really cute but it’s under $20! It’s a definitively a steal and a great top to add into your Summer wardrobe rotation!
One trend that always seems to repeat itself every single Summer would be the embroidered skirt. I absolutely love wearing embroidered skirts as soon as the warm weather hits . Floral embroidery is obviously a huge trend and I’ve rounded up my favourites for those here. But, there is just something about an aztec embroidered skirt that gives me all the Summer feels. And I just love pairing it with a fresh white tee for an easy Summer look! TOP 5 EMBROIDERED SKIRTS: Showpo (this counts as aztec print right?!) Boohoo (so cute in mint and under $20!) Madewell (probably the most similar to mine above) Missguided (you can always count on this retailer!) Revolve (need this in my life!!)