Forever 21 & Mini MAC Haul!

Hello Beautiful people!
How has your weekend been? Hopefully the weather wherever you are is just as nice as it is here in Toronto!
With that being said, I went out a couple of days ago to buy a few new things to add to my spring/summer wardrobe!

I went into Forever 21 in the hopes of finding a cute pair of high waisted shorts, and just my luck, I actually ended up grabbing 2 pairs!
I got a pair that are just the classic denim colour, and then a pair that are a much darker wash of jean. I think these will look really cute with a simple tank top tucked into them, or even with a little crop top.
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The great thing about Forever 21 is that it’s not incredibly expensive, so you can find great pieces for a decent price and they have a wide range of styles and colours.

While I was wandering around the store I spotted this really cute peach skirt with white polka-dots, which I personally think is the perfect skirt for summer! it’s A-line so it flares out at the hips which I find really flattering on my body, and it’s a silky material which is nice and light weight for the warmer weather (and great for wiping up spills because I’m a messy eater).
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When I saw this next sweater, I honestly couldn’t help myself, because really who doesn’t need a Lion King sweater in their life? I justify buying it because it was the last one and it was my size, so it was obviously meant to be, right? This pull over is such a soft and light material that it would be perfect for throwing over shorts and a tank top on cooler summer evenings.
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Last but not least is this really pretty white crop top with white lace along the bottom, I thought this would be perfect to pair with either pair of those high waisted shorts, or even a nice pair of jeans. I really like that it’s got that cut-off t-shirt look, but it’s still very feminine and pretty with the lace.
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From MAC I grabbed a lipstick and an eyeliner!
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The lipstick I picked up is called Twig and it’s a really beautiful rosy-mauve colour that’s perfect for every day, or paired with a smoky eye.
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Finally I picked up Coffee eye pencil, which is a really rich chocolate brown that I think would be gorgeous in the water line, along the top lash line, or even smudged out! I’ts just a great and versatile product to have.
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Let me know what you think of this haul and if you want to see more of these on Laauraborealis!
Until next time,
xoxo
-Lo

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Layering with ModCloth!

Hello beautiful people!

Today I want to talk about layering. In the winter this can be a crucial yet cute way to keep warm and still look good while you do it! Using clothes from ModCloth, I’m going to show you guys how I like to layer!
ModCloth is a clothing website that has a very wide variety of styles for women of all shapes and sizes. A lot of their clothing has quite a vintage feel, and some of it is also very casual; it’s definitely a website that carries unique and adorable clothes, with something for everyone. After working on this post, I’m definitely going to need to place an order, because I saw about 1000 things I want to get! If you haven’t checked out their site, please do! You will not be sorry.

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I decided to go with a bold cardigan and a cute collared shirt to go underneath.
I picked a plain white tank to wear underneath the blouse because white tops can be a little sheer, and the tank offers coverage as well as an additional layer of warmth, and really who doesn’t need a good basic tank?
The collared shirt has beautiful pleating and lace detailing around the collar, but I particularly love that it doesn’t have sleeves, because I hate when sleeves get bunchy under a sweater. This blouse has a nice fit: it’s slightly slouchy, but I feel like it would still be flattering on curvier figures, and the lace adds an air of sexiness while still being sophisticated.
The cardigan is really the star of the show; I went with yellow because people (myself included) have a tendency to wear a lot of deep colours in the winter, so I thought this cardigan could really brighten up the look! I also love the scallop detailing around the collar, and the fact that it’s two-toned adds interest without taking away from the shirt underneath. A cardigan is going to keep you warm, while still being fashionable, not to mention ModCloth has some of the cutest cardigans and sweaters  I’ve ever seen.

I would pair this kind of top ensemble with dark jeans, booties, a nice warm jacket and some mittens to keep your hands toasty.

Modcloth really is a great site to pick up unique pieces for a reasonable price. Like I said, I will definitely be placing an order very soon!
Leave me a comment letting me know how you like to layer your look!
Until next time,
xoxo
-Lo

**DISCLAIMER: All photos were taken from Modcloth.com (link provided above), if you would like me to take them down, please contact me via the e-mail provided in my “about me” page**

Ring Styling with Invaluable.com!

Hello beautiful people!
It’s a habit of most people to plan or buy an outfit and then accessorize, but why can’t we do the opposite? Buy a fantastic accessory and plan an outfit around it. Whether you’re heading out for a party or heading to the grocery store – a gorgeous ring can add class and excitement to any outfit!

I’ve chosen rings from Invaluable, the world’s largest premier marketplace, to show you guys how I would style outfits based on rings from their site!
Invaluable has over 10,000 rings for their bidders to choose from for incredible prices. Not to mention all the other items they have from watches, to clothing to furniture!

I chose to style two outfits, one for everyday casual and one for evening, to show that rings can be the biggest impact of an outfit. After all, our hands are what we use to eat, talk, and drink – they are a focal point and we should show them off with amazing accessories!

First casual:
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I myself am super partial to vintage jewelry, so when I saw this gorgeous sapphire flower ring I couldn’t resist. I think this is a perfect ring to wear every day and add a little something to your outfit.
I would pair this with black tights, ankle boots, a slouchy sweater, a small purse and a dark blue scarf to compliment the ring. People will not be able to stop looking at your hand while wearing a ring like this, and the outfit emphasized the unique style and colour.
Tights: Aritzia
Sweater: Urban Outfitters
Booties: Steve Madden
Scarf: Anthropologie
Bag: Aldo
Ring: Invaluable (Link above)

Evening:
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The ring I chose for my evening outfit definitely makes a statement. This ring is opal and mother of pearl in quite a large setting, which makes it the star of the show! I would keep my outfit relatively simple, pair this baby with a little black dress, a black purse and some nude heels to compliment the colours in the ring and let it dazzle from my hand!
Dress: Forever 21
Shoes: Christian Louboutin 
Purse: Tory Burch
Ring: Invaluable (Link above)

There you have it! Obviously everyone has different tastes and styles but that’s that great thing about Invaluable, they have something for everyone!

Until next time my loves,
xoxo
-Lo

** Disclaimer: All links provided were used for the photo’s in this post, if you’d like me to take them down for any reason please contact me via the e-mail in my bio***