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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



Treating Yourself Is The Spice Of Life

I eluded to a small Anthropolgogie shopping spree in my Jillian Michaels Body Shred recap, which made many of you chuckle. Really though, did anyone think I’d make it out of Toronto without setting foot in that store? [silence] Didn’t think so. It has been quite a while since I’ve shared an outfit post, so here is my excuse to show off a new purchase – and a beautiful bouquet of flowers I spoiled myself with. ellepottsiestreet styleflowerstreat yo selflauren

Blouse: Anthropologie
Shorts: Paige
Heels: Jeffrey Campbell [old]
Sunglasses: Zara [old]

outfit postLife is short, enjoy it while you can!

xo Lauren

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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


The Perfect Lounging Outfit

It was inevitable, I caught the cold that has taken Ottawa by storm. As much as I hate to take a day off work, sometimes it is better to keep the germs contained. Let me just tell you one thing, staying home sick is overrated – one can only watch so much trashy TV.

Today’s outfit is perfect for lounging, a loose poncho-esque sweater and a comfy  pair of jeans.


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The Perfect Lounging OutfitPoncho Style Sweater: Anthropologie (old) / Blouse: Zara (old) / Denim: Paige / Smoking Loafers: Express (similar)

Happy Hump Day and stay healthy!

xo Lauren


Silk and Snowmen – An Early Morning Outfit

Lately I’ve been making an effort to get out more on week nights. Sometimes I have to remind myself that I am not middle aged and going to bed after midnight once in a while on a Wednesday isn’t such a big deal. When was the last time you heard someone in their forties say “Remember all those nights in my youth that I stayed in and went to be early? It was AWESOME” ? Never. Life is for living, which means that last night looked something like this!

Martini's at the Buzz!

Martini’s at the Buzz!

“I intend to live forever. Or at the least die trying.”
Taylor E. Bennet

And now for some outfit photos – I made N get up before 8AM to take these. I think we both wanted to pass out in the snow [the things he does for me – I’m such a lucky girl!].


Charlie Jade Remi Top Details

Silk and Snowmen


Oh hai!

Blouse: Charlie Jade Remi Top / Jeans: Paige / Heels: Rosegold / Bracelets and Watch: Michael Kors / Rings: Vintage Cartier and Tiffany & Co. / Necklace: Urban Outfitters

On another note, I was featured [AGAIN] on one of my favourite lifestyle blogs, Effortless Anthropologie, in the Reader Outfits section! You can check it out here.

xo Lauren