OTS Top and Frills

Top (50% off!) | Shorts (50% off!) | Sandals | Purse Guys, if it was last year at this time, you wouldn’t catch me in shorts! You honestly wouldn’t even catch me in frills! I don’t know what is going on but my love for shorts this season is REAL! And I’ve been digging these ruffle pair from Boohoo, which are now 50% off. I’ve just been so into experimenting with my style this year. After just over a year of blogging, I’ve definitely become more open to trying new styles. Now I am definitely not saying I’m taking risks with fashion by any means, lol! But I am so excited to just try new things. Like shorts! Seriously, shorts and I have never been friends until this Summer. And I have to say I am totally about them! I also snagged this off the shoulder top from Boohoo for 50% off. Now it’s super cute and screams Summer. But the fit is a little wonky! I’m not sure if it’s maybe because I bought too big of a size. But I would suggest ordering your size in hopes it won’t constantly slip down like mine, lol! Talking about sales. Today is the first day the Nordstrom is public! I’m not a cardholder so I’m going to brave going to Nordstrom and hoping to snag a few styles! Happy Friday! xo Lauren

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Currently Crushing On: Chambray Dresses

Dress | Shoes | Earrings (similar) Happy Humpday! Is this Summer blowing by for you guys?! I can’t believe we’re already in mid-July! This Summer totally needs to sloooooow the heck down! Maybe it’s because Qais and I have been getting ready for our move to the city! 🙂 We are SO excited to renovate and decorate. And I’m super excited to share the process with you guys! It’s gonna be fun to live it and blog about it!! It’s been so humid in Toronto so I’ve been living in shorts every day. Which is weird for me since I’ve never been a huge shorts person! But I just snagged this chambray dress at Zara and I wore it 3 times last week! For real, lol. I’m totally obsessed with how flattering it is. AND it’s so lightweight, which is perfect for this weather! So basically, you need this dress. It’s so cute for basically anything! I wore it for date night with my knit mules and fringe earrings! xo Lauren

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Real Talk: Condos, Struggling with Inspo + Blog Changes

Top | Shorts | Shoes (similar) Happy Monday, guys! I have sat staring at my monitor for a good hour, trying to figure out what to blog about. There has been so much happening in my life lately. And I’ve been unsure about what to share and what not to share. I debated making an entire post about this look, which honestly, I don’t have much to say about lol! I mean it’s one of my favorite looks lately. But, it’s kind of boring to read an entire post about why this look is my favorite. So, that being said I decided to start a new blog series. And become more open and raw with you guys! I mean, I personally LOVE blogger updates. So why not share some stuff and make a blog series about it, right? The Life Edit: Condos, Struggling with Inspo + Blog Changes: Okay, life has been cray-cray here are the Sheriff’s house. SO many big changes. Here’s the lo-down: 1. We bought a condo in the city! And we are EXCITED! Toronto is a hot market for real estate. So to own real estate in Toronto is a big deal. And we feel beyond blessed and really excited! Well, I was excited at first but then got a major strike of anxiety for the past week. We bought a penthouse on level 35, which has a beautiful view of Toronto. That is of course amazing. But my anxiety got the best of me and…

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My Go-To Summer Look w/ Marshalls

Dress (c/o Marshalls similar here and here) | Sandals | Purse (similar) Toronto has been hit with a SCORCHING hot heatwave this week which calls for the least amount of clothes possible, lol. But for real, when it get’s hot I love wearing easy and lightweight basics to get me through the day. Nothing is better than a lightweight t-shirt dress to keep my literally and figuratively cool! 😉 In the Summer, I am a huge sucker for basic dresses (no surprise there!) and a cute pair of heels. As a self-proclaimed heels girl, I totally swear by them for basically every outfit! My Summer hack to look put together is a t-shirt dress, espadrilles, and wavy beach hair. Seriously a never fail combo! And my summer go-to for the BEST selection of easy-breezy Summer dresses is Marshalls. I snagged so many CUTE basic t-shirt dresses from Marshalls that I’ve worn non-stop. Plus, all of them were under $30 so major score there! So if you’re looking to add a few hot weather approved dresses on a budget, then girl, Marshalls is your BFF! PS… My purse is from Marshalls too! xo Lauren SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

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My Favourite Romper of the Summer

Romper | Shoes | Purse I am a dress girl through and through. There is nothing better than wearing a light and flowy dress on a hot Summer day. My go-to look for hot Summer days is a dress and a pair of cute heels. But, this cute little romper (dress look alike) is definitely giving me ALL the feels for Summer. K, I like rompers for Summer. But I honestly don’t LOVE them. For one, I hate using the washroom for them, lol.  And for two, sometimes they just don’t have that pulled together look I want. BUT, this Adelyn Rae romper is seriously next level. Firstly, it looks like a dress. Secondly, it is SO flattering. And thirdly, you can dress it up for date night or down for the day. When I received this romper a few weeks ago I was in love and knew it was going to be my go-to romper, easy. I personally love the top and how one side is a spaghetti strap and the other has a sleeve. Small details can really make a massive difference! If you need a cute and versatile romper for Summer, then babe, here ya go! The quality is amazing, it’s comfy and so good for any Summer plans you may have! Have a great long weekend! xo Lauren SaveSaveSaveSave

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Canada Day Long Weekend at The Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, New York!

Long weekends are the perfect road tripping and shopping weekends, in my opinion! If you have no plans for this upcoming long weekend or are looking for some GOOD sales, then girl, I gotch-ya. Cause the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, New York is the perfect destination for some good shopping and good times! Every single time I hit up the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, New York I ALWAYS (and I mean always) go to Saks Off 5th and Forever 21 first. Do we have both these stores in Canada? Yes, we do! But we DO NOT have the same prices! Every single time I go to Saks Off 5th at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls New York I always snag a few pairs of designer shoes for under $50. I just snagged a pair of Nine West wedges (scroll down to my last outfit to see them) for $29 (regularly $100+) and Steve Madden sandals for $39 (regularly $80+). And believe it or not, the Sam Edelman sandals I’m wearing above I also snagged at this very Saks Off 5th for $29! For real, guys! Not only do I love how the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls New York has 200+ designer stores with up to 75% off every day. But the mall is upscale, airy and comfortable. And they offer SO many stores we don’t have here in Canada. Such as Pac Sun, Charlotte Russe and Francesca’s to name a few. Qais’ favorite store, hands down, is…

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4 Editing Apps to Create Insta-Worthy Photos

1. Lightroom First things first. Every well-edited picture starts with a well-trusted app used by photographers and bloggers alike. Lightroom is the best place to start whether you snapped your picture with your DSLR or your phone. Not only can you use Lightroom to make corrections and adjustments to your picture. But, you can create your own presets (basically filters) and add other premade presets to use on your picture. My favorite presets are VSCO and Tezza’s. 2. VSCO VSCO is almost everyone’s go-to app and a great app for filters too! If you prefer to skip Lightroom then definitely don’t skip VSCO! Not only can you edit pictures, but you can edit your videos too. I’m obsessed with the HB1 and HB2 filters and used to ALWAYS apply the A6 filter in my previous editing style. 3. Mextures So Mextures is my GO-TO for the best grit and grain and light leak effects. I love a vintage feel on my images and ALWAYS apply grit and grain. Mextures also has amazing filters to add over landscape images too! This is a paid app but is well worth it! 4. Facetune 2 (with VIP) I just recently downloaded Facetune 2 and LOVE IT! I don’t take many selfies so I use Facetune 2 mainly for the prism tool. It creates this distorted effect on the image (like pictured above) and has some really cool retro filters. I am absolutely obsessed with this app and find myself using it for every image! Facetunes 2…

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Top 5 “Button Up” Dresses

  What a weird week! We’ve been having some MAJOR June gloom here in Toronto. It’s been cold, grey and honestly just depressing! I was freezing shooting this look and I am so ready for this warm weather to stick around. I mean it’s going to be Summer in a few weeks! Get it together Mother Nature, lol! So one of my favorite pieces in my closet lately has been this little white dress! I’m not sure what the “real” name of this dress is. But we’ll just call it the button up dress. These dresses have been SO popular this Spring season and I’m all about it! The button detailing just adds that extra oomph and it really does scream Summer. I’ve linked my 5 favorite button up dresses for this season… Top 5 “Button Up” Dresses: Zara (buying this one next) Revolve Asos Free People Nordstrom xo Lauren SaveSaveSaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

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Currently Crushing On: ALL things Zara

Top | Pants | Bralette | Shoes Can you guys believe it’s hump day already!? Where is this week going! It’s been one of those weeks that are blowing by and I feel like I’m not accomplishing anything, which is the worst! Hopefully, I can get back on track with all my work, getting my house ready to sell and getting pre-approved for a mortgage (which is more work then I remember, lol). Anyways, back to all things fashion, I’ve been LOVING Zara this season. Like, I’ve always been a huge fan of Zara. But DANG they are really killing it this season. I literally can’t get over their collection this season. And, this is no joke, I’ve gone to Zara once a week for the past 4 weeks. Which is excessive, I know, but SO necessary with their on-point pieces! Both my crochet top and trousers are from Zara. The top is just perfect for hot Summer days. And these trousers are sooooo comfy! Like, I’m not wearing pants comfy. You probably need to snag them, lol. I’ve linked both above and some similar options below! 🙂 xo Lauren

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Spring Uniform

Top (love this one here) | Shorts | Shoes | Purse | Hat Guys, I have been SO into shorts this season it’s weird. I’ve never been huge into shorts, but this Spring I’ve been grabbing to wear them almost every day! I don’t know if it’s because I’ve been finding a few pairs that I LOVE. Or if my style is changing. But I am obsessed! I’ve been looking for the perfect pair of white shorts for Summer that was high waisted and comfy. These ones fit the bill and the budget (under $40). Zara has some really amazing pieces this season and my wardrobe is basically 99% Zara. So I’m warning you guys, you’re going to see A LOT of Zara this Summer, lol! I really haven’t been talking too much about my personal life on the blog or Instagram lately. And for no particular reason. I am such a private person that when I think about writing a blog post, I don’t think about including personal details. But, I’m really going to try and keep you guys in the loop of my life! Life hasn’t been overly exciting lately. Although, Qais and I have been thinking about moving into the city (which I’ll have more to update you guys on later)! Other then that things have been routine and slow. But sometimes routine and slow is a good thing! 🙂 xo Lauren SaveSave

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