Destroyed Denim Jackets + High Waisted Crop Flares + Clogs | Twinning is Winning!

  I never know when I’m going to get a bunch of images I love…

I swear the more time and thought I put into a shoot, the less chance it has of turning out haha.

This one, however…I could split into two posts, because I got SO many that I love!

Yup, another pair of cut off pants.  Not going to stop, #sorrynotsorry 😉

I looooooove the detailing on the front pockets of these! Not quite sure how to put my hands in them though haha. This location is perfect for us, which is why we come here a LOT!  There are ALWAYS dogs walking by or playing in the field next to us, so Maya is in heaven!  It is sometimes hard to get her BACK into the shots with me, but usually I can grab her for a few here and there. LOOOOOOOVE this next one!

And…I was looking up this top from past blog posts, and saw THIS POST!

OH MY GOSH!  Chunky little Maya!  DYING!

AND!!!  There’s almost an identical image like the one below!

I HAD to put this other one in!!And then….these! LOOOOOOVE! I can’t believe it was warm enough for me to take my jacket off, but it was! DYING over these next ones!!  I’ll be so sad when her gap toothed smile grows back in!!
On me…

Jean Jacket- 3×1 thrifted for $10!!! (similar here retails for $300!!)
Jeans- Grey Ant “High Braid Jeans” DIY cut (ebay sold out similar here)
On Maya…
Jacket- Hudson Kids (ebay, but similar here)
Dress- Mini Boden (thrifted, but similar here)
Jeggings- Crewcuts “Jodhpur Jeggings” (thrifted)
Socks- Target 
Clogs- Sven  Sling Strap Children’s Clog C/O
Keeping it Real…
 Hahaha.
The downside of the remote trigger, and a noisy park.  Can’t hear when it goes off ha! Trying for a jumping shot!
NAILED IT!
OMG, this look is SO her… And…for those keeping track.  The licking hasn’t stopped.
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Vintage Leather Jacket + Levi’s 501’s DIY Cropped + Dr Martens

Oh, another pair of cut off jeans you ask?

YUP!!

Like most of my outfits, this entire outfit is thrifted!

It’s been a while for some of the pieces, but if I had to guess, I’d say the entire outfit cost me less than $50.  And yes, that’s a true leather jacket, which are GREAT for transitioning between the seasons!  We are still totally in between seasons right now in Seattle!  One day will be warmer and sunny, and then we are back in to the 40’s the next day. 
And…the power of the sun.  All the images above were with my camera in the sun (hence the hazy sun flare.) . I moved it into the shade with me to get a close up, and no more flare.

If anyone would be interested in more camera tips, just let me know!
On me…

Jacket- Vintage, thrifted, similar here
Top- J Crew (similar here)
Jeans- Vintage Levi’s DIY cut (thrifted similar here
Shoes- Dr. Marten (thrifted, similar here)
Keeping it Real…
While it was sunny….it was REALLY windy haha.
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Vintage Camel Hair Coat + Tie Front Striped Button Down + DIY High Waisted Crop Flare + Clogs

 if you follow us at all, you know I’m totally obsessed with cutting my jeans.  It’s one of the many perks of thrifting!  I’m much more adventurous on my “alterations” when I’ve spent less than $20 on a pair of jeans.  Usually less than $15!  I went through a distressing my own jeans phase.

Now, I’m all about chopping off the bottom of all my jeans.  You see the raw hem trend EVERYWHERE, which is TOTALLY helpful when you have a short inseam! And also….striped button down tops!  I had to have an extension to my striped tee obsession haha.But back to the cutting of the jeans…

It’s to the point that it’s getting a little out of control-ha!  Yet…not?

It’s like I’m giving new life to jeans I was NEVER wearing!  AND…now I LOVE them.

So, is that wrong?  I think not.

I had to admit to myself.  Long jeans with heels are not happening anymore.  SO, all my beloved “date night” long jeans….chop chop!

And I’m now I want to wear them all the time!

And they will just get better with every wash… And I’m late in posting this.  Like…really late.

BUT, I’ve said it before.  One of my favorite things to thrift is vintage wool coats.  You can find AMAZING coats with details you can’t even imagine for less than $30!  This one was $16, and I have to be honest…I was cranky about that hahaha.

YET…if you were to buy a true camel hair coat of this quality in the stores, you’d be paying $200 minimum, and upwards of $500!) . SO, again, go thrifting!  Even if you are in a small town!  Go to vintage/antique stores or malls!  I’ve found some GEMS visiting random little towns.

On me…

100% Camel Hair Coat- Vintage (thrifted for $16! similar here )
Top- J Crew (eBay, Similar here)
Jeans- AG DIY Cut hem (eBay, similar here).
Keeping it Real…
Sooo…it was REALLY windy, as you can tell from my hair, but this is also on a pretty high traffic street.  Totally got busted by someone driving reeeeeeaaaaally slow by me wondering what the heck I was doing.  I’m actually totally over it, but still feel like a total nerd in the moment haha.
Whatever.  The look on my face though….
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod by me)

dit-elle-Lauren

Gossip & Glamour WHAT SHE SAID Style Summit

I was fortunate to be able to attend the What She Said Style Summit put together beautifully by Sydny

You can check out her overview of the amazing event here.

The event started with the “Over 50k Club” featuring panelists…

Panelists included: Chelsea Lankford of True Lane, Aika Yokoyama of Aika’s Love Closet, and Sabrina Tan of Gypsy Tan.

Personally, I was super excited to see Chelsea Lankford, because I’ve been following here even before she moved back to Seattle!

They talked about different ways to get yourself seen, and the importance of a media kit.

No, I don’t have one.. 🙂 And…can we talk about how pretty and yummy this mint strawberry water was?!! One of the biggest highlights for me was meeting people I follow on Instagram.  Especially these two ladies (Krista and Julie) from Last Seen Wearing.  They were nice enough to let me be their 3rd wheel for the day 🙂 The next panel was the “Future of Fashion”

Panelists included: Brittany Hicks of Amazon Fashion, Shannon Kelly of Trendscaping, Stephanie Meyer of Armoire, Amy Sarabi of Zumiez, and designer Elisa Yip

Next we were able to walk around and meet some amazing vendors.

Pressed Juicery

Stephanie Meyer of Armoire Women’s neckties by Andie and Erin Stunning handcrafted bags by Kacy Yom Super fun shoes by Steve Madden. SO excited to try some false eyelashes by Noir Lash Lounge! How cute are these mugs from Third Culture Coffee?? Hahaha 🙂 The Cote D’Azure scent line from Oribe was so yummy smelling! And how cool that Obadiah Salon did women’s hair on site!!They also gave out gift bags to everyone with great samples!  I’m loving the Orible Straight Away Smoothing Blowout Cream.  It’s super smooth and smells amazing! Btw, how cute is she?

And how dreamy is the lingerie from Salua Lingerie?? And sooooo many amazing pieces from Kendra Scott! And the W Bellevue put on an amazing spread for lunch!!

There was SO much more, but I only remembered to go back to take pics after it was all devoured haha.  Whoops.The last panel was on “Fashion Essentials”

Moderated by Crystal Southcote of Southcote Digital with insight from photographer Delaney Brown, Alexandra Perwin of Hipster Money, Sophie Reichelt of Project Bionic, freelance writer Amanda Zurita, and Amanda Winters of Blue Nile This was by far my favorite part of the event.  Last year there weren’t break out sessions, but this year they broke you up into categories.

I went to the Fashion 40 and met so many amazing women!  It was moderated by Dawn from Party til Dawn. We literally had to be cut off to go back to the main meeting.  Absolutely looking forward to working with these women in the future! Lastly was the Keynote by Andrew Hoge

He was engaging, funning, insightful, and the perfect end to the summit! Thank you Dawn for snapping this image of me!

I’ll do a post next highlighting this outfit…
Julie and Krista from Last Seen Wearing and Dawn from Party til Dawn Then we went downstairs for some drinks and mingling…

AND…I actually stayed for more than 5 minutes!

Breaking my record from last year when I didn’t know anyone and was too embarrassed to stay haha.Big thank you to Sydney Mintle from Gossip & Glamour for putting together such an amazing event and to the W Bellevue for hosting and for spoiling us!

Can’t wait for next year!

Did anyone else go?  What was your favorite part/take away??!

Bone Broth Rotisserie Chicken Ramen Soup with Soft Boiled Egg || Crockpot | Gluten Free

We had two gorgeous days this week, and then…back to rain and cold.

We cannot seem to shake the illnesses over here, so I’m still cranking out the bone broth soups!

LOVED this one!!

This recipe can be varied in so many ways, but…here’s what I did!

I buy two rotisserie chickens each week.  One we eat as a meal, and then I use both carcasses, for the bone broth.  The other chicken goes back into the soup I make!

Ingredients (feeds 4 with leftovers)

  • Two Rotisserie Chickens (Use both carcasses for the bone broth but the shredded chicken from both can be used for multiple meals!)
  • 4-6 Medium sized carrots (I used usually use organic Rainbow Carrots, because… FUN COLORS! 🙂 but didn’t have them this time.  I highly recommend them though :))
  • 1 Tablespoon crushed ginger
  • 1 Teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 1 Medium to Large Onion Diced
  • Sea Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Soft boiled egg (boil for 7 minutes and then immediately put into ice cold water)
  • Avocado and any other veggies to top for crunch.  I added tomatoes, but shredded carrots or sprouts would be yummy too!
  • Ramen Noodles (I used these) . Or you could do zoodles or sweet potato “noodles” for Whole 30!

Directions

  • Pick off all the chicken from the bone and set aside in an airtight container.
  • It’s not necessary, but I found these bags and I put all my bones in them.  No need to pick out bones and you get to keep all the yummy onions and carrots  Very crude Video HERE haha.
  • Place the carcass in the slowcooker with the carrots, onions, garlic, and ginger.
  • Pour 10-12 Cups of Water depending on your crockpot.  I filled mine until 1″ of the top.
  • Cook on low overnight for 12-18 hours.  Honestly…longer the better.
  • The next morning, pull on the bones out unless you bought the bags!!.  I left the carrots and onions in there, and for me…it’s a must for flavor!  They were mushy, but I figured the flavor would still be good and it SO was!
  • Add in ramen noodles and let them sit for a few minutes or all day.
  • Add shredded chicken back in and let sit on warm until dinner.
  • Top with soft boiled egg and any other condiments.

For other recipes…

For beginners that haven’t tried making bone broth before….I hadn’t either.  So…here’s (with adjustments added!  My first attempt here, and my 2nd version with sweet “potato noodles”.

And, other easy Crockpot Recipes you might enjoy…

Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

Healthy Chicken and Dumplings

Crockpot Veggie Pasta and Turkey Meat Sauce

Most importantly…

Enjoy!!

And let me know if you have!dit-elle-Lauren

Military Parka + Cashmere Sweater + Lace Up Boots

 Anyone tired of thinking up ways to layer to stay warm yet not be cocooned in a knee length wearable sleeping bag?

If I’m honest…I was COLD wearing this after the sun went down!!  Thankfully Maya was running around to keep herself warm!

I am SOOO ready for warmer temps, and it’s supposed to be in the 60’s this weekend-woo hoo! Gah!!!  Love HER FACE! And then….hahaha. Some of my new favs… These are both now GONE!!  I really need to capture her gap toothed smile more before the teeth grow back in! She ran back and forth jumping over this puddle about 87 times… 🙂

On me…

Jacket- Gap (thrifted for $7.50, similar here)
Sweater- Feel the Piece(eBay, sold out similar here and less expensive here)
Jeans- 7FAM (old, similar here)
Boots- OLD (!!) Similar here.
On Maya…
Vest- Mini Boden “Cosy Vest” (thrifted)
Top- Name It (thrifted)
Jeans- Hudson (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
 Again…her face… 🙂 .
And…slightly windy!
(all pictures taken with a self timer/shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Leather Jacket + Romper + Tights + Booties

 How many of you are SICK of sweaters and bundling up when you go out?

I’m itching to wear some of my warmer weather clothes, but since it JUST SNOWED this week, that’s not happening.  BUT…if you layer some opaque tights under a dress or a romper, it really does add some warmth without adding bulk!

and…all black is ALWAYS a good idea 🙂

On me…

Jacket- Doma (old, similar here)
Romper- Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent (eBay, sold out, similar here and here )
Tights- Purchased from my local drugstore haha.
Boots- Circa Joan & David (thrifted, similar here)
Keeping it Real…
I don’t really have any outtake pictures, because I shot these in….
ONE MINUTE 30 SECONDS!  Bahaha.
I had 30 minutes before I had to pick Maya up, and had taken pictures of another outfit, but brought this just in case, because….I HAD DONE MY HAIR!!
My timer went off telling me I had 10 minutes before I had to pick up Maya, and I thought….Hmmmm, I bet I could change really fast.  So, I literally changed in my car (good thing nobody drove by during THAT!), ran back outside to the camera and tripod that was set up for the previous shot, and did TWO shutter burst of 10 shots.
DONE.
HA!  Seriously, I really need to give myself more time!!  Alas…I never do.
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren