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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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Top 5 Jumpsuits for Summer!

Jumpsuit: Shein (only $25!) | Purse: H&M | Sunglasses: Aldo (similar) | Shoes: Charlotte Russe (similar) Happy Hump Day! The weather is finally starting to get warm here in Toronto which makes me think of a lightweight and versatile wardrobe. I absolutely love the heat and I love dressing for the heat even more. I am totally not a layering girl so thinking of warm rays against my skin gets me so giddy, lol! One of my favourite Summer pieces is the jumpsuit. It’s one and done and always a good idea! I’ve been curious about trying a jumpsuit but wasn’t sure if it would flatter my body shape. And I wasn’t sure if I’d like pants at the bottom. I’ve been seeing them everywhere on Instagram so I really wanted to give it a try. I decided to play it safe and stick with black with pleats for some added chicness. I have to say I love, love, love this jumpsuit and it’s just so cozy and easy! It literally feels like I’m wearing my pj’s lol! And because of my new found obsession with the jumpsuit I decided to round my top 5 favorite jumpsuits of the season!: Top 5 Jumpsuits for Spring: SheIn (mine and it’s under $30!) Missguided (SO tempted to buy this!!) Showpo (LOVE this one!) Nordstrom (the perfect everyday jumpsuit) Showpo (the lbd version of a jumpsuit) xo Lauren Thank you to SheIn for collaborating with me on this post!

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Summer Must-Have: The Perfect Pair of Sunnies with Made Eyewear

    Sunglasses: Made Eyewear ($20 off with code LAUREN20) | Bodysuit: Mendocino (similar) | Pants: Mendocino (similar) | Shoes: Charlotte Russe (similar) | Purse: H&M Sunnies and me go together like peanut butter and jelly, lol! Seriously, I’m pretty sure you can’t find a recent picture of me without my sunglasses on. I literally do not leave my house without my favourite pair of sunglasses on and my car is basically the home to my any pairs of sunglasses. And I honestly feel like no outfit is complete without the perfect pair of shades. My sunnies usually consist of cat eye style lenses or oversized lenses. I also tend to buy sunglasses that are cheap and mainly for style. But I recently had the opportunity to select a pair of sunglasses from Made Eyewear. They have an amazing selection of sunglasses and optical glasses. And even better is that you can customize the lens type in your glasses to really suit your needs! Another perk is that most of Made Eyewear’s sunglasses are unisex. I don’t know about you but my hubby and I love to swap sunglasses when possible. And it’s pretty much more possible for me then him as all mine usually tend to be very girly, lol! So he loves the Hudson style too since he can wear mine finally!! I chose the Hudson style sunglasses because I wanted to get a more sophisticated pair of sunglasses. I wanted a pair of sunnies I could wear to…

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Top 5 Must Have Shorts for Summer

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!)

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Currently Crushing On: Little White Shirt Dress

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!  

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Spring Fave: Pleated Maxi Skirt

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!

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My Top 5 One Shoulder Dresses

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!)

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Currently Crushing On: Baby Blue for Spring!

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!

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