Currently Crushing On: #OTK Boots

Top: Missguided (sold out – similar) | Jeans: Zara | Boots: Marc Fisher (ON SALE – under $200!) | Purse: Old Navy (similar) | Sunglasses: Shades Crush c/o So if you’ve been following me for awhile you’ll know my love for over-the-knee boots is REAL! I would literally live in these boots all Fall and Winter long if it was possible. I’d also wear them with every outfit on my blog if that was possible too. But I think you guys would get real bored of that, lol! In all seriousness though. I am just a lover of all boots over-the-knee. And this year is the first year I decided to #treatmyself and buy a nicer pair of boots! I snagged these at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale for just under $200 and I’m in love. I know that’s not much to spend on boots, but your girl bought a pair of black #otk for under $100 last year! And I would never spend so little again after having these babies on my feet, lol! They fit TTS, are made of high-quality faux suede and are the perfect pointed toe! They also stay up on your leg when you’re wearing them with a dress. Which is amazing! I struggled with my otk boots falling down every time I took a step last year, lol! So if you are in the market for a new pair of over-the-knee boots, look no further! These are awesome and ON SALE! So a total win-win. xo…

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Fall Must: A Pleated Midi Skirt

       Top: Tobi c/o | Skirt: H&M (this colour isn’t available online – other colours here)| Purse: H&M (similar) | Shoes: Charlotte Russe (similar) | Sunglasses: Shades Crush c/o I have never honestly been a midi girl until this Summer. I’ve always thought I was waaaaaaay too short to wear a midi skirt until I randomly bought one from Boohoo a few months back. You can see that skirt here. After rocking this skirt all Summer long I decided to add another midi to my closet! It was actually Qais who sniped this skirt first. Which is weird since he always zones out when we go shopping, lol! He told me he really liked it and so I decided to try it on and LOVED it! It reminds me of Christmas, for whatever reason, and I think I’ll be wearing it to church for our Christmas Eve service. Majorly thinking ahead, I know! Anyway, I am really into this colour and the pleats are just perfect! I wanted to make it not look so dressed up so I paired it with this lace up sleeve crop from Tobi. Which, would totally look cute with some high waisted denim too! I wasn’t sure if I could pull this top off since I tend to gravitate to a bit more feminine. But I think it really works with this skirt! PS.. you may see this skirt again in the next few weeks with a dainty blouse! I just love it that much!!…

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Top 5 Distressed Jeans for Fall

   Jacket: Missy Empire (under $60!) | Top: Zara (love this one here) | Jeans: Zara (similar) | Shoes: Charlotte Russe (similar) | Sunglasses: Shades Crush | Purse: Foley + Corinna | Bracelet: Paul Hewitt   Happy Friday! Is anyone else really loving this cooler weather? Call me crazy, but, it’s been so refreshing! And, it’s been so fun layering and trying new styles out for Fall. I am pretty excited to start adding to my jacket collection and of course my jean collection too! I’ve been talking a lot about my new obsession with jeans lately on the blog. I’ve never been a jean girl, until very recently, and now I am hooked! Zara definitely has been my go-to for a good pair of distressed jeans. They’ve also been having a great selection of high waisted jeans. I mean you can never ever go wrong with Zara! Am-I-right?! But, today is all about the distressed jean. And since Fall is literally around the corner, I’ve decided to round up my top 5 distressed jeans for Fall! Top 5 Distressed Jeans for Fall: Zara Express Shopbop (one of my faves!!) Revolve ASOS xo Lauren

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Blush Wrap Dress

    Dress:Tobi | Hat: H&M | Shoes: Kelsi Dagger c/o (on sale and under $100!)| Clutch: H&M (love this one here) | Sunglasses: (similar)I am in total style heaven with this blush wrap dress for Fall! I know you guys must be getting so annoyed with me talking about wrap dresses on the blog. But, they are just so chic and easy to wear that I can’t help myself, lol! The only thing I regret doing is not getting it in navy too!! Also, if you follow me on Instagram you would have seen me get a few pairs of Kelsi Dagger shoes. Firstly, they are nothing short of amazing! The leather is so supple and soft, and the quality is seriously amazing. They are a bit more than what I usually spend. But, if you are looking for a quality boot for Fall then this is it! The sandals I’m wearing above are sooo comfy! I wish I got them in the beginning of Summer so I could wear them more. I’ll just have to wear them as much as possible now since the cold weather is definitely coming really quickly! And real fast. This wool hat from H&M is just to die for! It’s like a light brown with a blush belt around it! It really is such a sophisticated hat to add to any outfit! I’ve linked it above and it’s under $30! This dress also fits TTS and it’s on sale! So you better snag it! Shop New…

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Girlfriend Jeans

  Top: Similar  | Jeans: Tobi (on sale!) | Purse: Foley + Corinna | Shoes: Sam Edelman (on sale!) | Sunglasses: Similar Happy Labor Day! Qais and I are having a slow weekend just enjoying each others company. It has been such a nice few days without a schedule and we have been loving the super slow start to our mornings (which is so rare, we are always on the go)! Today’s post is going to be short and sweet, as I’m sure many of you have a full day plan unplugged! Recently, I have been getting really into growing my jean collection since I am not much of a jean girl whatsoever. I’ve been trying new styles out and really trying to find out what styles suit me and what I like. These girlfriend jeans are really new to me, and are similar to boyfriend jeans but not as loose! I never thought I would try a looser fitting jean but I saw them online and thought I’d give them a go. I think they’d look great paired with a tighter fitting bodysuit, crop top, or a knit bell sleeve top like the one I’m wearing! Fit wise, they are really comfortable to wear and great quality too. I definitely think jeans and a bell sleeve top are going to be my new Fall uniform! I am totally stocking up on both pieces ASAP! Shop New Fall Arrivals from Tobi! xo Lauren

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Fall Must: Suede Skirt

Top: Rachel Roy | Vest: Missguided (50% off!) | Skirt: Missguided (50% off!)| Shoes: Sam Edelman (on sale!) | Purse: Foley + Corinna | Sunglasses: Shades Crush Happy Friday and long weekend-eve! Qais and I don’t have any solid plans for the long weekend, but we may spend time with family and go wine tasting. Which, is always a good idea in my books lol! As you probably know, I am getting really, like reaaaally, excited for Fall! I’ve been stocking on all things mustard, tons of booties and my favorite Fall staple, suede! I love suede everything. Suede pants, skirts, tops (I actually don’t know if that exists, lol) and of course suede boots! But, suede skirts are just so good for the cool and crisp weather. They offer not only warmth but obviously style too! This skirt from Missguided is not real suede. I don’t think I own any real suede, to be honest. But this “faux” suede does the job in comfort and style. One of my favorite places to buy faux suede anything is actually H&M. They just kill it in this department and I highly recommend checking some of their ‘faux’ suede pieces out when you get a chance! Also, I am dying over this vest I snagged from Missguided! When I saw it I knew I had to have it and now I can’t even take it off, lol! AND if you really feel like shopping, Missguided is having 50% off EVERYTHING with code ‘americanbabe’! xo Lauren

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Currently Crushing On: Fall Florals

Dress: Missguided | Shoes: Sam Edelman (under $50!) | Purse: H&M (similar) | Sunglasses: Nicole Miller Guys, two things you really need to get into if you haven’t already. Fall florals and wrap dresses! They are the two best prints and styles for Fall, in my opinion, and I am totally crushing hard on them! If you haven’t jumped on the wrap dress bandwagon from Summertime, then you need to NOW! It seriously is so flattering on so many body types and makes such an easy pull-together look. I have been stocking up on as many as I can get my hands on after buying my first wrap dress here, lol!  This dress from Missguided is more like a faux wrap dress since it doesn’t actually wrap. But it gives it that wrap dress illusion, which I like! I actually featured it as one of my top 5’s on this post here. I couldn’t resist it and ended taking the plunge and purchasing it! I mean it was 50% off so why not?! My second major crush is florals for Fall. Florals are obvious for Spring, but florals for Fall are amazing too! I especially love black florals but I’ve been really into yellow and mustard lately, so I am really digging these lighter ones too! So if you are looking for a closet refresh for Fall I would definitely look into a wrap dress or two. And some feminine Fall florals and maybe some black florals too! xo Lauren  

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3 Staple Pieces You Need for Fall

Dress: Rylee & Cru | Cardigan: Rylee & Cru | Boots: Aldo (suede version here) | Purse: H&M Happy Monday! Can you believe this weekend coming is already Labor day weekend!? I can’t believe how fast August flew by. It’s been crazy! The weather here in Toronto has already cooled down, which is bittersweet. I already miss the Summer heat but I am looking forward to cool and crisp days! And I’m even getting excited about Christmas, lol! Anyways, with every new season comes with new season staples. I love filling up my closet with pieces that will get a lot of wear! Even if you don’t have an extensive wardrobe these 3 staple pieces will definitely take you through the season fashionably! 3 Staple Pieces You Need for Fall: 1. A cozy cardigan If you live in a cold climate, like me, you know that being warm is at the top of your list! Especially, when Winter hits. A great piece for Fall that easily transitions into winter is a warm and fuzzy cardi. I love a neutral cardigan that you can throw over anything. One of my favorite ways to style a cardigan is over leather leggings and over-the-knee boots! They are just so versatile, easy-to-style and most importantly warm! 2. A pair of pointed black booties Truthfully, I love a pair of nude or gray booties. But, at least one pair of black booties will get you a long way with almost every outfit! My style tip would be…

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6 Draped Trench Coats you Need for Fall!

Jacket:  Missy Empire (under $60!) | Dress: Forever 21 (under $20!) | Shoes: Charlotte Russe (similar) | Purse: Foley + Corinna | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Choker: Mejuri What do I love about Fall? Pumpkin spice lattes (how cliché), homemade soup, and super cute jackets for layering! What I hate about Fall? That it’s next to Winter, lol! But let’s focus on the positive. Fall equals coats and coats equal the one classic you should own in your closet right now. The trench coat. And if you don’t own the trench coat, um why not? It’s such an essential layering piece and literally screams “this girl is classy!”, lol! But, for real, the trench is a staple for Fall. And, if you don’t own one yet, that’s okay! I’ve rounded up my favourite 6 draped trench coats. Which is kind of like a cross between a duster and a trench! Which I think is so fab! It’s so easy to style. Think over basically anything in your closet. Whether that’s a pair of jeans and converses, trousers and heels or a midi and sandals! Check out my list below and tell me when one is your fave: 6 Draped Trench Coats you Need for Fall: Missy Empire River Island Joe Fresh Boohoo Express Boohoo xo Lauren  

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Under $50 Denim You Need to Buy Right Now!

Top: Zara | Jeans: Zara | Purse: H&M (similar) | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Choker: Mejuri | Shoes: Sam Edelman (on sale!) You guys know I am not a huge jean girl, whatsoever! I feel most comfortable in skirts, dresses and trousers. I have always struggled to find the right pair of jeans for my body. They tend to always be too tight around my hips and too loose on my legs or butt. So annoying. So for awhile, I’ve just avoided jeans completely. But, as the cooler weather approaches, I’ve decided to give denim one last go. Firstly, who else is loooooving the high waist trend these past few seasons? Love it. I am so over low rise jeans, and honestly, high waist jeans feel so refreshing, and classy. Now I know high waist jeans aren’t for everybody’s shape. But if you’ve been looking for a fabulous pair of jeans that are on trend and a great fit, Zara high rise jeans are killing it! These are my second pair of high waist jeans from Zara! They have the perfect amount of stretch, but not too much that it will lose its shape. They’re stretchy throughout the leg, but stay up without a belt. Another win! I’ve just been so impressed with Zara this season, and think the denim quality has definitely been upgraded. So whether you’re looking for high waist babies, like these ones above, or these I wore last week here, I think you’ll really love Zara’s jeans this…

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