A 5'3 Perspective


A Simple Outfit For An Elaborate Evening

I love surprises, but I had being surprised – I just can’t help wanting to be in the know. Months ago Neil told me to keep July 24th free for a special evening. The anticipation nearly killed me [even though I guessed the surprise long before yesterday] and no matter how much I would beg him to tell me if my guess was right, he wouldn’t. Without knowing where I’d be taken, I chose a simple yet fun outfit for the evening.outfit post ellepottsie a 5'3 perspective laurenDress: Wilfred / Pumps: Steve Madden [similar] / Sunglasses: Ray-BanphotoTOTEMLast night we went to TOTEM, the Cirque du Soleil show in Ottawa – it was absolutely fantastic! If you’re in the area I highly recommend picking up some last minute tickets, you will not be disappointed. I think Living Social Ottawa is even selling a few seats at a discounted price.

Here’s a sneak peak of what awaits you should you decide to go: TOTEM Cirque Du Soleil

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

For some reason everyday this week has felt like Friday – but lo and behold, it is now the real deal! Today’s fabulous finds are inspired by the warm summer months ahead of us – I guess you could say that this is another one of my sunny uniforms!

FAB FRI1. How cute is this Floral Recipe Box?! I am always jotting down recipes and I end up with post it notes all over the kitchen – this vintage looking tin would definitely help me declutter. And I’d probably bake more often too, just to fill it up!

2. Jeans shorts are fabulous for the summer, but this pair of Rag & Bone black cut offs will set you apart from the crowd. Just a little edgy and a lot flattering – now that is right up my alley.

3. Eye wear is absolutely essential when you’re sitting on a patio enjoying the warm weather and this Warby Parker pair will keep you looking stylish – and incognitio, if that’s what you’re going for.

4. As the days get longer, keeping track of time becomes more difficult. Wear this Nixon classic and you won’t miss a beat.

5. Treat yourself to a pedicure and then head to your local Zara [or online store] and pick up these neutral and metallic flats. Your feet will love you!

6. Top it all off with a graphic t – I’m loving all the designer parody slogans lately, especially Homies South Central which pays homage to the low rider culture in South Central LA while creatively spoofing the Hermes signature logo.

Have a wonderful Friday friends!

xo Lauren

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Pale Skin and Short Shorts, Summer is Here

I am embarrassed to reveal my pasty legs on the internet, but it was just too nice out this weekend to wear anything but shorts! I hope you spent as much as time outside as possible over the past few days [especially if you like in Ottawa] because the weather is about to take a turn for the worse – I’m talking 10 degrees Celsius and rain, yikes.

Put your sunglasses on, you might need them before scrolling down – my skin is blindingly white.

ellepottsieellepottsieclassicellepottsielaurenShorts: American Apparel / Blouse: Forever 21 (acquired from a clothing swap night) / Purse: Chloe / Flats: Jeffrey Campbell / Necklace: Victoire Boutique / Skull Ring: Urban Outfitters / Eye Ring: Top Shop / Shades: Vintage Ray-Ban

mr photographyI couldn’t resist snapping a paparazzi shot of my handsome photographer – he is looking summery and stylish in his lifetime shorts from NRML and an Urban Outfitters v-neck T [on sale for $4.99, what a steal].

Enjoy the rest of your day!

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