Monday, June 30, 2014

BIRTHDAY WEEK!







 Watermelon Tee: M1M1 Klothing// Shorts: borrowed (Ariel) 

Tomorrow is my homeland's birthday. Then Friday is MY birthday! Therefore, it is officially birthday week. If I were home to spend Canada Day with my family, I would be busy swimming, sunning, hiking, and indulging in yummy BBQ and pounds of watermelon. It is always a day well spent. 
I won't lie. I'm pretty sad I won't be able to enjoy in the festivities with my loved ones. I will however be celebrating here with some of my other favourite peeps. So you know, it's not the worst. No matter where life takes me I will always be from Canada and I will always celebrate the first of July with watermelon! 

kisses my Canadian friends and Happy Birthday Canada. I love you.

xoxo

Friday, June 27, 2014

Wedding Season is Upon Us








Top: similar Floral Skirt: CalledToSurf Sunnies: BrickYardBuffalo Heels: Borrowed from A

Summer means floral. Summer means white. Summer means bright colours. Summer means open toed heels. Summer also means weddings and lots of them. Now, to figure out what to wear to all of these weddings. Summer weddings are most likely going to take place outside. All the live long day. So you want to wear something comfortable and light. Of course though, you still want to look cute and feel beautiful! 
I love this outfit because it looks light and fresh and feels light and fresh! The pops of bright colours scream summer, especially these fun bright sunglasses that also say LOVE. It all leads to the perfect summer wedding outfit!

Now go grab your dance partner and hit up those weddings in style! 

xoxo




Wednesday, June 25, 2014

My Work Out Haul









Top: Albion Fit // Capri: Albion Fit // Sports Bra: Lulu Lemon // Shoes: Nike // Bottleband: BottleBand

Fitness has always been an important thing to me. Fitness and being healthy. The last year and a bit I have sort of found myself in a rut as I have been trying to find a balance between managing an illness that requires me to not over exert myself and feeling fit and happy. Sigh. It hasn't been an easy road. When my Doctor first told me I would need to cut back on my exercising and increase my intake of certain "fattening" (in my mind) foods, I cried. I LOVE being healthy. I had almost cut out all forms of bad sugars for over a year and was intaking what I thought to be a healthy diet. Turns out my body thought differently and so I was left needing to adjust.

So here is what I have found works for me as I have found my journey back to a fit and healthy and safe lifestyle.

First of all: Cute and comfortable work out gear. You all know you feel more inclined to do anything at all when you feel like you look good! So my favorite work out gear as of late has been my Albion Fit gear. It just makes me feel like getting my work out on and burning those calories. Also my Bottle Band. I always need water when I am running or hiking but I hate hate hate carrying around my bottle. Bottle bands make it so easy and comfortable. I love that thing!

At home work outs: On my off days from running or hiking I want to work out my other bodily muscles. Gym passes can run expensive and sometimes I just cannot find the drive to get myself there. So here are my favorite at home work outs:






Snacks: You guys, I am a snacker. I.Love.Snacks. So I try my hardest to keep good snacks around. Snacks that will satisfy all cravings. Salty, sweet, and crunchy. My favorites to have on hand are:

Snap peas/carrots and hummus.

Cucumbers with himalayan pink salt and pepper

Cottage cheese with pineapple

Natural peanut butter and celery sticks



Unsalted nuts

Disclosure: * I do firmly believe in treats in small doses. My favorite is always peanut butter M&M's*


So there you have it! My way of living a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Now go grab yourself some cute work out gear and get moving! 

xoxo


Monday, June 23, 2014

Just Your Perfect Plain White Tee Here









I'm going to keep this blog post short and sweet. Mainly because it's Monday and I am just trying to avoid that fact. I'm not ready for Monday and I decided I'm giving up on Monday's. Period. 

What I have not been able to give up on is my hunt for the perfect white tee. It has been an on going investigation for quite some time now. Just when I think I've found it…I was it and it loses its shape or it snags or it just turns out not to be perfect at all. 

My dear friends I am happy to announce here on Love, Lo…THE perfect white tee. Actually just the straight up perfect tee in general. I bought one in every colour. Some would say obsessive. Some would say brilliant. I agree with both claims. 

You can go ahead and find this amazingness HERE or HERE along with other daily deals that will make your jaw drop.

This t-shirt is the perfect mix of comfy but with shape, not see through but light weight, keeps its shape after a good wash and my oh my it is the perfect length. 

Have you ever known anyone to be so happy about a plain white tee? Go buy one yourself and you'll be just as happy and I can pretty much guarantee that you will then buy one in every colour.

Can I get a hallelujah?!

xoxo


Friday, June 20, 2014

Tom Boy Chic.








Floral Tee: She Inside// Borrowed from:Ariel// Shoes:H&M// Shorts: GAP

When I was younger, believe it or not, I had a serious tom boy phase. Not TOO extreme. I mean I was still in ballet and figure skating. BUT, I was also into dissecting bugs under my microscope, making mud puddles in my sand box, and sliding down our hill to get grass stains. Then my mom would put me in my favourite purple polka dot dress and curl my hair and all the sudden I was a girl again. 

Then something happened and bugs were all the sudden gross and mud make me mad…especially if it stained my clothes. Make up and cute clothes mattered the most. Now my love for fashion and all things beautiful is what I am all about. Except sometimes I feel like being that tom boy again. So I throw on something that I like to call TOM BOY CHIC. I feel comfy and cute and maybe a little like a kid again.

Happy weekend all! I am going to spend it playing games, babysitting the second cutest boy around and enjoying a rodeo with friends! It's bound to be a good one.

xoxo





Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Sorry I'm Late...











…but at least I look cute. Oh if my fiancĂ© had a dollar for every time he's heard that one!

Of all my qualities, being a procrastinator is my worst. I have been a procrastinator for as long as I can remember. On the other hand I am a slight perfectionist. Now you may think those two qualities just do not go together. But for me they go hand in hand. I am so focused on everything being perfect that I am afraid it won't be. So then I just don't face the task at hand until right before it needs to be done. Fail. It is just a part of me I am still trying to figure out. This wedding though. I have to say it is bringing out the best of me! I have been on point and on top of getting things done! WIN! Yet, when it comes to being on time…I'm still trying to figure this one out. So for now I'll just let my clothes do the apologizing for me.

Oh well…at least I look cute!

xoxo

Monday, June 16, 2014

Mondays


Mondays are for: hitting the snooze button as much as possible, hiding under the covers pretending it's any day but Monday, second day hair (or third or fourth or whatever. I won't tell), and running late. 

Today you can find me guest posting over at Mindy Maes Market about the perfect shirt to wear on Monday..or really if you're me…any day of the week! 

Check back here later in the week for more details on this outfit!

xoxo

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Just Keepin' It Real


As you all know, I like to keep it real with you here on this blog. It's the most important thing to me about Love,Lo. That it's real. That I am real. That even behind all the clothes and makeup and jewelry, there is a real girl with a real life here writing these words that you read. 

So here's the real deal right now. I'm taking the rest of this week off from blogging. I had my regular outfit posts ready to go along with some banter about this and that. Now here I am sitting here with a million scattered thoughts running through my mind along side a million different emotions. All of the sudden what I'm wearing just doesn't seem that important. And let's be real…what I am most likely really wearing is a whole lot of leggings and baggy tee's anyways. So I am taking the rest of the week off to nurture my relationships because life sure is short and important and you all deserve posts from a not so stressed out emotional Lo anyhow. 

So, while I normally find comfort in hard times through my writing, this week I am choosing to find comfort in the man above, who can sure blow the heck out of a dandelion. Because I sure love him. I sure love you all also. So come back next week when I feel so inclined to throw some real pants on and we can resume talk about random thoughts.

xoxo


Thursday, June 5, 2014

My Love for Puppies and Comfy Clothes









Tee: SWELL// Pants:H&M // Sneaks: H&M

Want to hear a true story and a sad story? Probably not but I think I will share it anyways. 
When I was little I asked for a puppy every chance I had. Birthday candle wishes, dandelion wishes, shooting stars, santa letters, wishbones, you get the point. My mom however is not an animal person. Like really not an animal person. I was allowed to have fish and that was that. Well fish are no fun. Even if you name them all after rugrat characters and one even chases its reflection. A puppy. A puppy is much more fun. One day my mom finally gave in and my parents surprised me at school with a fluffy adorable puppy. My dreams and wishes finally came true. My life was complete. 

Then only a couple weeks of happiness passed when we found out our puppy was sick and one day I came home from school with the opposite feeling…my puppy was gone. Talk about a kids worst nightmare. I cried for days.

But NOW I have two amazing pups in my life. The "family" dog Bella who you've seen here before plenty and now Samson the pup! Samson is my blogger bff's (Ariel) new addition to the family. All us girls #RABLJ have adopted Samson as our puppy nephew and we adore him to pieces. I mean look at that face!! Plus he is so fluffy! No one ever understands when I say this but I need a puppy who is fluffy so I can rub my face in it!..Maybe thats weird but it's actually pretty lovely.

Anyways, as cute as puppies are, let's talk about this outfit for a moment. These pants you guuuys! They are so perfect in the heat because they breathe well and are so light. Plus it feels like you are wearing pajamas and they are tropical print. All in all these pants are lovely. Then that shirt. Oh that shirt. It is literally the comfiest shirt you will ever wear ever. I mean in your whole life time. You need one. Or three. You can find it HERE.

Now over and out for the weekend…because it has been one of those weeks where I just really need it to be the weekend early!

xoxo