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Hello From Toronto

Fall is definitely in the air in Ontario – which is something I can get behind. Big sweaters, boots and scarves are in my dreams, but until the temperatures really start to drop I will be rocking my new favourite item of clothing. The denim vest. ellepottsielauren summer outfits a 5'3  perspectiveVest: Levis / Dress: Aritzia / Heels: Steve Madden [similar] / Bag: Rebecca Minkoffdenim vest Have a lovely day friends!

xo Lauren


The One Day Of The Week That Is Better Than All The Rest

Friday is always an awesome day, it is the end of the week and the day before the weekend. But for me, today is even better than usual. First of all, I am writing this post from the beautiful Toronto, Ontario [you’ll find out why in a second] and second, I am on vacation from work today! Eager to find out what has been keeping a big smile on my face this week? High Five For Friday

1. After work wine with friends. Might as well make the most of the patio season while it is still warm out.
2. Admiring the beautiful city I live in. This picture doesn’t do the parliament buildings justice, but you can get an idea at least.
3. Surprise deliveries, especially when they contain beauty products! I can’t wait to test out this Ageless Derma lip gloss!
4. Traveling to Toronto in style… Via 1 style. If you’re not familiar with the Canadian railway giant, this is means first class – drinks and meals included.
5. And finally, the reason why I am in Toronto – and on vacation today. I am going to workout with the one and only Jillian Michaels!! Don’t worry, I’ll give you a full recap after – as long as I have any energy left to type. I’m about to get my butt kicked, hard.

Thanks again to Lauren for hosting High Five For Friday.

Have a wonderful weekend!

xo Lauren

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Fabulous Friday: Big Decisions Bring Big Changes

I’ve been keeping a bit of a secret from you. I don’t know how I managed to not spill the beans – when I am excited about something I usually can’t help but share it with people, but this time I kept it safe with me.

goodbye sprottNo – I am not going back to school! Those of you that know me well, know that I’ve spent the past 7 years of my life at Carleton University – five of studying and two of work. Today marks the end of a chapter in my life, it is the last day of my first real career job. Being both a student and employee at the university has taught me more than I ever imaged I could learn and has helped me grow into the person I am today. I will never forget the connections and experiences I was lucky enough to have. It is a bittersweet feeling for me to move on – I have spent a quarter of my life walking the halls and tunnels at Carleton, sometimes I feel as though I didn’t really graduate two years ago [since I never left]. The university will always have a special place in my heart and I will definitely be back to visit and support my Alma Mater.

So consider this my graduation – just a few years late – I am spreading my wings and starting something brand new. It is the end of an era for me, but it isn’t a time of sadness – it is a time of excitement and new beginnings and I can’t wait to see what the future holds. Hope you guys will join me for the ride!

Have a wonderful Friday!

xo Lauren

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Toronto instaTreats

After a relaxing [extra] long weekend in Toronto I am back to the real world. Sometimes I wish I could stay on vacation forever – there is always so much to do and so many people to see, it is hard to fit everything in.

Here are a few snaps from my vacation. I always tell myself to be better about taking pictures but then I end up too caught up in the moment to remember.

Fresh hair colour before hitting the road.

Fresh hair colour before hitting the road.

Beautiful driving weather.

Beautiful driving weather.

Nothing beats an almond milk latte... and a side of cookie to go ;).

Nothing beats an almond milk latte… and a side of cookie to go ;).

Pre 25th birthday splurge.

Treated myself to a pre 25th birthday gift.

My aunt spoiled me to a new Chloé bag for my birthday!

My aunt spoiled me for my 25th with a beautiful Chloé bag!

Stay tuned tomorrow for a guest post from the one and only beauty queen on how to keep your eyeliner looking fresh and fabulous all day!

Have a lovely day!

xo Lauren