A 5'3 Perspective


How To Transition Your Summer Dresses Into Fall

I’m always excited to pile on the layers and bring back my jackets and chunky knit sweaters as the cooler weather rolls in, but putting away my summer dresses is a little upsetting. This Fall cleaning ritual gave me an idea – let’s transition some of our favourite pieces to be a little less season specific! Here’s my take on Summer dresses, for Fall.ellepottsie summer styleThis lightweight denim Urban Outfitters dress is such an easy piece to throw on before heading out to enjoy the warm weather. The bare legs, sunglasses, bright bags and open-toe wedges just scream Summer!

Add a pair of tights, closed-toe booties, a scarf and military jacket and can instantly turn this teeny dress into a cozy Fall outfit. Add MediaellepottsieDress: Urban Outfitters / Boots: Jeffrey Campbell / Jacket: Artizia (similar) / Scarf: Michael Kors Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

When transitioning pieces between seasons, try to play with current trends. My focus with this outfit was to subtly mix patterns while paying homage to the military inspired look. Remember to layer, not only for style, but also to stay warm in the morning and cool off around noon, Fall weather is so unpredictable!

Today I’m linking up with Toronto Shopaholic for her The Way We Wear series. The theme this week is transition season style, as you might have guessed, if you are looking for Fall fashion inspiration from real ladies, I highly recommend checking it out or searching #TheWayWeWear on social media.

Have a lovely Fall day friends!

xo Lauren

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An Atlantic Ocean Outfit Post

As many of you know I am on the east coast of Canada right now enjoying a bit of a vacation. The weather here is just fantastic and there is so much to do. Despite being busy sightseeing I was able to snap a few pictures of my outfit yesterday. Wearing anything more than a dress and sandals would have resulted in heat stroke – not that I am complaining, I love the warm weather!ellepottsielaurenHalifax-Dartmouth Ferry ellepottsieDress: Urban Outfitters (old) / Sandals: Sam Edelman / Purse: Chloe / Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
laurenI fly home tonight so I am off to make the most of my time away. Goodbye from Halifax!

xo Lauren


A Summer Evening Outfit Post

There is nothing I love more than long summer days and patio season! Everything just seems better when the sun is still shining well after 7:00pm and there is always an excuse to throw on a cute dress and head out on the town.

The dress below is one of my favourite Anthropologie purchases ever – I found it in the sale section ages ago and when I tried it on I knew it was meant for me. It is one of those pieces of clothing that makes you feel fabulous the second you put it on.

ellepottsie lauren anthro outfits red hair being silly ottawa summerDress: Anthropologie (old) / Belt: Zara (old) / Heels: Jeffrey Campbell (old) / Purse: Chloeellepottsie Enjoy the lovely weather friends!

xo Lauren

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Wear It While You Can: Anthropologie Summer Dress

Five days of sun was such a treat. I definitely took every opportunity to break in some of my new summer dresses. Today’s outfit post makes me yearn for the warm Vegas weather – but I’m not picky, the Ottawa summer is good enough for me!

LP vegas weekend lauren

Dress: Anthropologie

Jacket: American Eagle

Sandals: Aldo (old)

Purse: Chloe


Only a few more months until the city heats up – I’m sure the time will fly by.

Have a lovely day!

xo Lauren