5 Must Have Jeans for Spring

Top c/o | Jeans c/o | Shoes c/o | Purse Happy Wednesday! Guys, I don’t know what it is, but this year I’ve been really into jeans. Maybe it’s because I’ve had the opportunity to wear really amazing jeans lately. And because of that, I’ve fallen in love with jeans! I’ve never been one to ever spend on jeans. I always kept my jean budget $50 and under and was convinced I could find a great pair of jeans at that price. And honestly, I found a few pairs here and there that were great. But overall, jeans are something you should invest in. Especially if you’re planning on wearing them over and over again! Nothing is better than a good pair of well-fitting jeans that can last through many washes and multiple wears! So that being said, here are my top 5 must-have jeans for Spring! And trust me these are worth the splurge! 5 Must Have Jeans for Spring: GRLFRND DENIM (these babies are my most worn, best fitting and the jean I would recommend most) BDG JEANS (under $100 and great quality!) LEVI’S ONE TEASPOON TOPSHOP xo Lauren

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My Top 5 Healthy Snacks for on the Go!

I don’t know what it is, but lately, I just feel like talking about fitness and healthy eating! I am no expert, by any means, but I do try to eat healthy every single day. But I won’t lie to you guys, I am a huge sucker for eating out and I have a major (like MAJOR) sweet tooth. I could eat chocolate and cake every single day, no lies. Since I’m always on the go too. I’m also a huge sucker for drive thru’s! Such an integral process to me losing weight and eating clean was cutting out fast food on the go. When I sat down and realized how much fast food I was eating, I was in shock. Sometimes you gain weight and don’t realize how you’re doing it. But when you really think about what you ate for the past day or write it down you’ll be shocked, lol! I sure was. That being said, I’ve decided to share some of my fave snacks for on the go. Some are quick bites before you leave your house. And some are purse and car-friendly snacks! Let me know what you guy’s think of my healthy snacks and I’d love to know what your go-to healthy snacks are too! xo Lauren 

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My Favourite at Home Workouts!

Happy Friday, babes! Today on BBL I’m changing things up. Working out and fitness has (very) slowly become a part of my regular routine and life! I decided about 6 months back that I wanted to become healthier, eat cleaner, shed some weight and build muscle/tone! It’s still a process and I’m working towards getting stronger and healthier every day. So today I’ve decided to share my favourite at home workout routines I’ve been loving and I think you’ll love them too! My Favourite at Home Workouts!: 1. Rebecca Louise Rebecca Louise was the first place I started when I began working out at home. Her workouts range from 8-17mins long and are easy to follow. She also includes modifications and is informative and fun to follow! Rebecca has everything from beginner abs to HIIT and great strength training workouts. She also just released her own app BURN and has a 30-day calendar with different workouts every day so you work out a different body part! I, myself, have seen amazing results from following her videos! 2. Fitness Blender I love how much you learn from working out with Fitness Blender. This husband and wife team have killer workouts (you have to try their HIIT workouts – they are INTENSE) and are super easy to follow along to. They also have different workouts for different fitness levels. Fitness blender delivers crazy workouts to your living room and they definitely will make you feel the burn and sweat! 3. Yoga with Adriene…

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7 Must Have Mules for Spring

Top | Jeans | Shoes (similar here & here) | Purse Happy Wednesday and happy second day of Spring! Anyone else SO happy that Winter is finally over?! I mean I am so ecstatic and can’t wait for the weather here in Toronto to get the message. I mean it’s Spring now, so this cold weather can get the heck out of here! One thing I love about the warm weather is showing some skin… on the feet lol! I love, love, love sandals and I’ve also really been into mules lately too. Mules are everywhere and in every store. Which means you need to get a pair of mules and I need to add some more to my shoe collection. Cause a girl can never have too many shoes (am-i-rite?!). So that being said. Here are my 7 MUST have mules for Spring! 7 Must Have Mules for Spring: Steve Madden Raye Aldo (my fave from last year) Nordstrom Sam Edelman Sole Society Vince Camuto xo Lauren

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My Beauty Favourites

Guys! It’s here. My very FIRST YouTube video!! I’m not going to lie, I was SO nervous filming this, lol! But, you guys asked for it and voted for beauty faves to be my first video! So here we go. I hope you guys enjoy!!  xo Lauren Products Used: BARE MINERALS – BARE PRO IN SHADE TOFFEE – https://rstyle.me/n/czv276b9wmf NEUTROGENA HEALTHY SKIN – IN SHADE HONEY – https://rstyle.me/n/czv3cdb9wmf TRADER JOE’S ROSE OIL (AVAILABLE IN-STORE) JADE ROLLER – https://www.amazon.com/massager-Fenle… GARNIER MICELLAR WATER – https://www.garnierusa.com/products/s… REAL TECHNIQUES BLENDER – https://well.ca/products/real-techniq… KRISTEN ESS SIGNATURE SPRAY – https://well.ca/products/kristin-ess-… LIVING PROOF RESTORE SHAMPOO – https://rstyle.me/n/czv8dab9wmf LIVING PROOF RESTORE CONDITIONER – https://rstyle.me/n/czv8ceb9wmf LIVING PROOF BLOW DRY SERUM – https://rstyle.me/n/czv8d8b9wmf MY TOP – https://shopbasicbabe.com/collections… xo Lauren    

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Celebrating 10 Years: How We Met

A couple of Saturday’s back, Qais and I celebrated 10 years together! If you ask either one of us, it’s honestly felt like five minutes. It’s crazy how fast time goes by and I for one wish it would just slow down a little bit! I’ve been getting a lot of requests for doing a post about how Qais and I met. So here it is! How Qais and I met 10 years ago… (I’m going to keep it as short and sweet as possible) So Qais and I met back in highschool. We were both 16 and I had just transferred to his high school to attend school with my best friend! I knew a lot of other students at Qais’ high school since I went to elementary school with them. But I moved out of the district and had to attend another school in the same town. The weird thing is Qais and I always went to the same parties prior to me transferring to his school. But we oddly never met. We had SO many mutual friends too, but still never crossed paths. It was literally fate the way we met, lol! So it was a snow day at school and usually, I don’t go to school on snow days, but this day I decided to go! My best friend and I were trying to find a seat in the cafeteria but managed to embarrass ourselves and left the cafeteria laughing so hard we were crying, I…

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Top 5 Ruffle Pieces you Need for Spring!

Top | Jeans | Shoes (similar) | Purse I don’t know if it’s the time change (and more, much needed, sun) but I’ve been SO excited for Spring! This March in Toronto has been pretty good with barely any snow and above 0 degree celsius days! I’m so ready to bust out lighter pieces and brighter colours for Spring! One trend I always love for Spring is ruffles. Ruffles are so classic and feminine and embody warm weather in my opinion. I’m so excited to add ruffle skirts and tanks to my warm weather wardrobe. But for now, I’ve been adding light knits and long sleeve top ruffles everywhere I possibly can! This ruffle top from Shop Basic Babe is seriously soft and great way to transition from the Winter cold to cooler Spring days. I personally love it tucked into a pair of distressed straight leg jeans. This combo has become my uniform as of late! So I’m celebrating these warmer and longer days with my top 5 ruffle pieces you need in your closet in Spring! Top 5 Ruffle Pieces you Need for Spring: Revolve Asos Basic Babe Express (LOVE this with kicks and a jean jacket!) Topshop xo Lauren

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Major Must Have: Kick Flare Jeans for Spring

Jeans (under $100)| Top (c/o) | Shoes (similar) | Purse | Hat OK, I once again found a new style that I am head over heels about! So if you’ve been following me for awhile, you’ll know I never used to be into jeans. Like not at all. I used to spend most Winter’s wearing skirts and tights. I literally stayed far, far away from jeans. As I started blogging, I really learned what I love in a pair of jeans. Firstly, I love quality in jeans. A good pair of jeans that will last wear after wear and wash after wash. I also love light wash jeans more than dark. And I love trying new styles of jeans. I also learned that all jeans fit differently and just because you’re one size in a certain pair of jeans, it doesn’t mean you’ll be the same size across the board! Which seems common knowledge, but I didn’t know that lol! So onto my new obsession. These kick flare jeans are SO good guys, like SO good! I’ve been a fan of Urban Outfitter’s BDG denim since last Summer! The quality and the fit are amazing for the price point. Now I’m trying to figure out what I keep buying Zara jeans, lol. Anyways, these kick flare jeans from BDG are killing it in fit and comfort. These babies are so lightweight and stretchy. And they are SO on trend right now, which is always a big win! I sized up from…

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New Spring Arrivals at Shop Basic Babe

Happy Friday! I haven’t posted a New Arrivals post from Shop Basic Babe and thought it was due time! We have some SUPER cute new arrivals for Spring that I’m already wearing on repeat, lol. The ‘Zoey Choker Top’ is by far one of my faves and looks amazing with light wash jeans! Let me know which Shop Basic Babe piece is your fave! 🙂 PS… it’s my birthday today! Yay!! Alexis Off The Shoulder Top Kiara Distressed Tee So obsessed with the Zoey Choker Top!! Lucy Twist Back Top Isla Twist Back Top  Capri Lace Dress All The Feels Top   xo Lauren

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3 Nude Shoes You Need for Spring!

Bodysuit | Pants | Shoes (similar) | Purse Guys, nude heels for Spring are a serious must! Honestly, this post was inspired by these Steve Madden heels I snagged while in NYC. And I honestly believe they are the nude heels of my dreams, lol! Seriously though, I’ve been looking for the perfect pair of nude heels for ages now! I love how these Steve Madden shoes have a block heel and are the perfect height in my opinion. They are also SO comfy. But all my Steve Madden heels are. The heels I’m wearing aren’t available online yet – so sad! But I’ve linked some amazing options so no worries! Alas, 3 nude shoes you need for Spring! 3 Nude Shoes You Need for Spring: Steve Madden Zara Nordstrom xo Lauren

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