A 5'3 Perspective


1 Comment

High Five, It’s Friday

High Five For Friday1. Surprises in the mail from Marianna at Castellammare Jewelry. If you haven’t checked out her beautiful pieces – go, now. You won’t regret it!
2. My new pair of Paige Edgemont skinnies arrived in record time. You better believe I will be wearing this non stop!
3. After years of waiting, Ottawa finally is home to it’s first H&M. The store opened to the public yesterday but I was lucky enough to score an invite to the launch party on Tuesday. Although I didn’t make any purchases, I did receive a beautiful purse in my swag bag!
4. Wearing shorts in the fall while parking myself on a bench and spending the afternoon reading made my Sunday afternoon. The almond milk latte wasn’t bad either!
5. Sephora has finally restocked their nail polish displays with the new Formula X polish. These brightly coloured stands are neatly organized and have special testing stickers so that you can play with the hues before you buy! I love the new look and will definitely be adding a few polishes to my cart soon!

Thank to Lauren for hosting High Five For Friday.

Have a wonderful weekend friends!

xo Lauren

Advertisements


1 Comment

Outfit Post: Feeling Blue – In A Good Way

I knew that the 20+ degree weather in Ottawa was a tease! This week has been near bone chilling [okay maybe I’m exaggerating] but I’m not complaining, I’ve been dying to wear this amazing quilted jacket from Anthropologie – which is now on sale for $79.95, what a steal!

lauren Anthro Outfits Beauty in the details ellepottsieJeans: Paige Denim / Jacket: Anthropologie / T Shirt: Anthropologie / Shoes: Rachel Zoe / Bracelets and Necklace: Victoire Boutique / Eye Ring: Top Shop

Happy Hump Day!

xo Lauren


1 Comment

Rockin’ Classic Black and Sheer

Yesterday was a special day – my amazing boyfriend celebrated a milestone birthday! While I wasn’t able to top his Las Vegas birthday surprise, I did have a few tricks up my sleeve – remember the Robert Deyber art I wrote about a few weeks ago? Well, he is now the proud owner of an authentic piece – Bad Hare Day, Mona Lisa. We have already hung it in our room and it looks fabulous, we have been slowly building an art wall which I will share with you once we add a few final pieces.

We also had the please of attending the Brothers Beer Bistro April Dinner. If you haven’t attended one of these communal seating, tasting menu dinner services – I highly recommend doing so. Follow Brothers on Facebook or Twitter for updates. It is a really great experience, you get to meet interesting people while eating phenomenal foods. I snapped a picture of the menu so I could share it with you [and make your mouth water].

brothers

Expect to be greeted with a smile and a cocktail, and don’t be rushed – the full dinner service will take approximately four hours. I know it sounds like a lot, but it flies by when you are in foodie heaven! Definitely an event worth checking out if you want a unique dinner experience –  I highly recommend it.

Now onto the outfit post – I know I have been holding out on you for quite a while. Hope you’ll forgive me!

spring outfitBlouse: Urban Outfitters [old] / Pants: Citizens of Humanity / Heels: Rachel Zoe [on sale] / Purse: Marc by Marc Jacobs / Necklace: Victoire Boutique / Skull Ring: Urban Outfitters

little things

April 29 details blinglaurenellepottsieI start my new job tomorrow which means I have today off . I plan to take full advantage of it – time to run errands!

Have a lovely day friends!

xo Lauren


7 Comments

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

pottsie

ellepottsie

5'3 perspective

ellepottsie

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

lauren

Don’t forget to get your questions in for “Ask A Beauty Blogger” tomorrow. Click here to submit one!

Have a happy Wednesday!

xo Lauren


5 Comments

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

lauren

5'3 perspective

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


9 Comments

Never Thought I’d Rock Ankle Boots

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always believed that ankle boots weren’t for me. I have short legs and the last thing I need is a shoe to break them up. Well, maybe I’ve changed my mind. I couldn’t take my eyes off these Hibou ankle boots when I walked into Little Burgundy last weekend. What do you think, was it a good call to go against my instinct and jump on the bootie bandwagon?

ellepottsie

goofing around

lauren

Bear-ly Cold Out!

A 5'3 Perspective

ellepottsie

up close and personal

ellepottsie

Shorts: Vintage Levis / Tights: Aritzia / Blouse: Judith & Charles / Booties: Little Burgundy / Bag: Coach / Necklace: Anthropologie / Jacket: Canada Goose

Fun Fact: The location of these photos is where Neil and I had out first date [AWWW]! He’s the best.

Don’t forget to check out “Ask A Beauty Blogger” to submit a question for this week – so far I only have one.

Have a lovely day!

xo Lauren


Leave a comment

Fabulous Finds Friday

Hopefully yesterday brought everyone lots of chocolate, candy, and love. Over the past few weeks it seems like everything I’ve seen is red and pink. Today’s fabulous finds are exactly the opposite – simple black and white pieces (for the most part) that I am coveting. Hope you like them too!

Fab Finds Friday

Jeans: Paige Edgemont Ultra Skinny – Azure Silk

T-Shirt: Zoe Karssen Live Fast

Nail Polish: Illamaqua in Scarce

Ring: BaubleBar Sliver Arrow

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! If you are in Ottawa and looking for something fun to do, check out WinterBrewed – the first annual Sparks Street craft beer festival.

xo Lauren