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Fashion Is In The Air: A Fall Outfit Post

I know, I know, we are still technically five days away from Fall – but the cooler weather has swept the city with a vengeance. I’m okay with this – I am ready to pull out my chunky sweaters and boots and layer until I can’t layer any more.detailsblogger outfits ellepottsieVest: Levis / Sweater: Club Monaco / Scarf: Artizia / Jeans: Citizens of Humanity / Booties: Hibou / Sunglasses: Ray-Ban / Purse: Rebecca MinkoffwheelsDo you have any pieces that you are dying to pull out of storage as the seasons change?

xo Lauren


After A Little Hiatus, It’s Time For Another Round of Outfit Pictures

I know, I know, I’ve been slacking with my outfit sharing lately. Life has been crazy and showering and doing my hair taking pictures has fallen by the wayside. I’m sure you’ve all missed my smiling mug shots lots – ha! Anyways, if you did, today is your lucky day. ellepottsie ellepottsie ellepottsieellepottsie ellepottsie ellepottsieJeans: Citizens of Humanity (old) / T Shirt: Aritzia – Wilfred / Jacket: American Eagle (similar) / Purse: Chloe / Sunnies: Ray-Ban /Sandals: Anthropologie – IsaperaellepottsieHave a lovely day friends!

xo Lauren

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Fabulous Finds Friday

I had every intention to post about the upcoming Ottawa Race Weekend and my first half marathon training experiences, but then I came across this beautiful Dolce Vita peplum blouse and it tugged on my heart strings so much that I couldn’t resist sharing it with you right now. I promise I will write at least one post about my half marathon experience [and it will be complete since I’ll write it after race day] – I do have lots to talk about when it comes to running but today is Friday, and I definitely have a few fabulous items on my wishlist.

Fab Friday

This is my uniform for the next few months – a beautiful, lightweight tank top [how great is this Dolce Vita Eyelet Peplum Blouse?!], a pair of denim cut offs [Citizens of Humanity Ava Cutoffs], printed sandals [Loeffler Randal], a small shoulder bag to hold my summer essentials [Pour La Victoire] and a pair of half-frame sunnies [Ray-Ban]. If only the weather would cooperate.

What is your summer outfit of choice?

Have a wonderful weekend!

xo Lauren


Just Hanging Out In My Rain Gear

The only way to get excited about Spring showers is to invest in a fun rain coat. Here is my favourite go to rainy day look [minus the rain].lauren



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Rain Jacket: Anthropologie / Boots: Hunter / Bag: Michael Kors / Jeans: Citizens of Humanity (similar) / Sunglasses: Vintage Ray Bans (thanks Susan!)


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Have a happy Wednesday!

xo Lauren


I’ve Got The Wind In My Hair

While I am glad that February is over, I am shocked at how quickly the month went by.

Here’s to March and the coming of Spring – I can’t wait to pack up my Winter coats for storage!fur


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ellepottsieCoat: A|Wear / Jacket: Anthropologie (old) / Jeans: Citizens of Humanity / Boots: Hibou / Purse: Marc Jacobs (similar) / Bracelets: Anthropologie and Michael Kors / Watch: Vintage

ellepottsieHave a lovely day!

xo Lauren


Outfit of the Day featuring 10 Crosby Derek Lam

My new jacket arrived and it is too beautiful not to share.

Yesterday’s post was text heavy – today’s is loaded with pictures. Hope you like them!

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Jacket: 10 Crosby Derek Lam Tweed Jacket with Leather Sleeves [on sale] / Blouse: Urban Outfitters / Jeans: Citizens of Humanity / Boots: Town Shoes / Necklace: Anthropologie

xo Lauren


Neutrals: An Outfit Post

Ottawa has been brutally cold the past few days, which makes me feel like holing up inside with a good book. Since Friday I have finished two books and started on a new one. If you’re like me and trying to find excuses to stay inside and keep warm, check out these easy reads: Twelve Rooms With a View by Therese Rebeck, Sweet Misfortune by Kevin Alan Milne and Born Weird by Andrew Kaufman.

When I’m not curled up with a book, I’m probably pursing the mall (or online stores). The last time I set foot in Club Monaco I stumbled across this sweater and instantly knew it belonged in my closet. Don’t you agree?



For any pool sharks out there – let me apologize in advance, you’ll see why in a minute. Jessica Sweater


Sweater: Club Monaco / Jeans: Citizens of Humanity / Flats: Jeffrey Campbell / Belt: Michael Kors (old)a 5'3 Perspectivexo Lauren


Global Warming Winter Weather Outfit

Do not mistake what I am about to say with complaining but – it’s January, what is up with this above freezing weather?! I could definitely get behind warmer winters here in Canada, then again, it makes me wonder what is happening to the world. One thing I am unhappy about is the lack of ice on the world’s largest skating ring, the Rideau Canal. I guess this means we will be celebrating WATERlude in place of Winterlude this year. Get your bathing suits ready – kidding, kind of.

How about a chunky knit sweater to keep you cozy?

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artizia outfit

chunky knit sweater

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Jeans: Citizens of Humanity (similar) / Sweater: Artizia / Infinity Scarf: Gap (similar) / Boots: Steve Madden / Rings: Wunderkammer Boutique, Cartier, Tiffany & Co. / Bracelets: Vinatage Bangle, Michael Kors / Watch: Michael Kors



xo Lauren

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A Grungy Outfit Post

When someone asks me to describe my style I am always at a loss for words. I wear what I want and what I like. Some days I am girlie and classic, other days I’m channeling my inner rebel – why should we be forced to choose? Fashion is fun and exciting – try something new, even if it is out of your comfort zone!


Outfit Details

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New Car  ellepottsie

Blouse: Urban Outfitters / Jeans: Citizens of Humanity / Belt: Michael Kors (old) / Necklace: Vintage / Bracelets and Watch: Vintage / Rings: Tiffany & Co., Wunderkammer Boutique, and vinatge Cartier Trinity Ring (similar) / Boots: 80%20 (old)

“About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won’t like you at all.”
Rita Mae Brown

xo Lauren

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Top Knots and Wellies

Happy Monday ladies and gents! I know I am straying from my usual Mani Monday post – but I was so pleased with how these pictures turned out, I just couldn’t wait to share! Thanks to my main man [and quickly becoming a talented photographer], I am thrilled to share another outfit post with you!


Wellies & Top Knot

Beauty in the details

Outdoor Outfit

Sweater: Club Monaco (on sale now) / Chambray Button Up: Aritzia / Jeans: Citizens of Humanity (similar) / Boots: Hunter Wellies / Necklace: Anthropologie / Ring: Wunderkammer Boutique / Purse: Marc Jacobs (similar)

I also wanted to share some exciting news with you! Yesterday one of my outfits were featured in Effortless Anthropologie’s Eye Candy blog posts! I check this blog religiously so it is an absolute honour to be recognized there! If you’re interested in checking out it, click here – I am about halfway through the post!!

Annual Holiday Party!

This weekend N and I hosted our second annual Christmas Party with a few of our closest friends. I haven’t gone through all the pictures yet but here it is – your one and only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite  party! [Please tell me some of you caught the Gossip Girl reference there?]