Leather Jacket + Sequins + Coated Denim….Holidays are coming!


I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving surrounded by ones you love!  I’m listing some of the things I’m most thankful for in the “Keeping it Real” at the bottom 🙂

The holidays are coming, and that means parties!  Well, for some of us.  It used to mean a few parties for me, but now…not as much haha.  That said, there are still times when we do go out, and I want to make sure I’m ready!  So….I thought for the next month, I’d do a post a week that wasn’t really as much “mom friendly” as it was “get me out of the house and party” friendly 😉

I wish it meant a fun dress (I have a ridiculous amount of them waiting to be worn!), but I really just don’t feel comfortable in dresses.  I LOVE them, buy them, and then 30 minutes before we are about to leave…rip them off and change in a panic!!

For me, that means black or coated denim, something a little fun/sparkly on top, and a leather jacket.  Oh…and HEELS!!  Becuase…those really only come out for special occasions and they make me feel like I’m stepping it up (HA, literally and figuratively) 🙂Blog Doma Leather Jacket Velvet Sequin Top Paige Edgemont Coated Paul and Joe Booties-1I don’t know about you, but I’m thinking that if you are reading this blog that you are either my family (haha) or that you like fashion, food, or ridiculously cute little girls (ha!)  Anyway, for those of you that are fashion minded, you will appreciate this.  I coveted these jeans for soooooo long, as I talked about here and when I finally scored them from Nordstrom Racks “Clear the Rack” here,.  And yet…I’ve only worn them ONCE!  What the heck??!!!  They are comfy, repel toddler gook, I LOVE THEM, yet…I save them/never wear them?  I need to get over it!!  I really have been trying to work things into my wardrobe that I’ve been “saving” aka…most of my clothes, but this blog is actually making me stick to it a little more…little by little.  I still tend to wear the same jeans 3 days in a row when we are not taking pictues (for whatever reason)  In the beginning, I was all about taking pictures every day to show what a day in the REAL life of a mom was, but…A) who wants to see that??  and B) I just don’t have time for that!  So…now, it’s a mix of boring reality and fun 🙂  By the way…I’m TOTALLY open to suggestions of what you might want to see if anyone has any!!!Blog Doma Leather Jacket Velvet Sequin Top Paige Edgemont Coated Paul and Joe Booties-2All that said.  Leather + Fun Top + Coated Denim = My Happy Place/Comfort Zone Blog Doma Leather Jacket Velvet Sequin Top Paige Edgemont Coated Paul and Joe Booties-3And THIS…is our happy place 🙂Blog Doma Leather Jacket Velvet Sequin Top Paige Edgemont Coated Paul and Joe Booties-4 Blog Doma Leather Jacket Velvet Sequin Top Paige Edgemont Coated Paul and Joe Booties-5 Blog Doma Leather Jacket Velvet Sequin Top Paige Edgemont Coated Paul and Joe Booties-6Blog Amy Coe Hanna Andersson BW Tiered Dress Zulily Faux Leather Leggings DIY Glitter Shoes-1Um, yes.  She is the cutest thing in the world.  Just in case anyone was wondering! 🙂 Blog Amy Coe Hanna Andersson BW Tiered Dress Zulily Faux Leather Leggings DIY Glitter Shoes-2 Blog Amy Coe Hanna Andersson BW Tiered Dress Zulily Faux Leather Leggings DIY Glitter Shoes-3 Blog Amy Coe Hanna Andersson BW Tiered Dress Zulily Faux Leather Leggings DIY Glitter Shoes-4 Blog Amy Coe Hanna Andersson BW Tiered Dress Zulily Faux Leather Leggings DIY Glitter Shoes-5 Blog Amy Coe Hanna Andersson BW Tiered Dress Zulily Faux Leather Leggings DIY Glitter Shoes-6 Blog Amy Coe Hanna Andersson BW Tiered Dress Zulily Faux Leather Leggings DIY Glitter Shoes-7On me…

Jacket- Doma (old, similar here)
Top- Velvet “Vonnie Sequin Top”  (similar here)
Jeans- Paige Edgemont coated (Nordstrom Rack)
Boots- Paul & Joe (Old, similar here and less expensive option here)
On Maya…
Jacket- Amy Coe (thrifted, but similar here)
Dress- Hanna Andersson (thrifted, but similar here)
Leggings- Zulily
Shoes- (thrifted, and DIY glitter toe shown here)
Keeping it Real…

I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving!!  Things have been a bit crazy in our life lately, so it was even more special and nice to just relax, overindulge, and be thankful.  It’s so easy to focus on the daily grind and get overwhelmed with what’s not going the way you want.  That’s the best thing about Thanksgiving.  Hopefully, you have the day off from work, are surrounded by loved ones, eat way more amazing food than you every should, and…reflect on what you are thankful for.

This is what I’m most thankful for…

1- Family– I am so incredibly blessed the have an amazing family.  They say you can’t choose your family, but if I had to pick mine out of a ginormous book, I’d choose mine in a heart beat!  Which…is kind of my 2, 3, and 4 🙂

2- The Huz- I not only married my best friend, but I married the yin to my yang.  We have enough in common to understand each other and have fun, but also have completely different strengths, that allow us to navigate through this crazy life in a way I never even dreamed was possible.

3- My Parents- Before the Huz, they were my best friends.  Still are… I’m so lucky that they now live only a few blocks away and that both Maya and I get to see them almost every day.

4- Our kids– Two teenage sons and a toddler… It can be tough at times, but we are so lucky to have 3 genuinely good, caring, NICE, kids that truly all love each other.  What more could you want?

4- Life– It can be crazy at times, but I am soooo lucky to be able to do something that I love to do while getting to spend the majority of my day with my favorite partner in crime (and play!).

(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

2 thoughts on “Leather Jacket + Sequins + Coated Denim….Holidays are coming!

  1. Pat Clark

    Dare I say you look very Hot in your jeans, jacket, and boots. I can identify with saving special clothes for special occasions, which are pretty rare around here and at this time in my life. I am very grateful for family, friends, and continued existence on this planet and also aware that most dwellers don’t have lives as good as mine. I am not much “into” fashion, but I love your blog and especially sharing images of Maya. My cousin has three boys about the same age. My daughter helps with being with them. It’s so much fun hearing about what they are “up to”

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    1. laurenkahan Post author

      Haha, thanks Pat, I’ll take it!! I think everyone has stuff in their close that they are saving, and I can honestly say…it felt good to just wear it!! Even if it was for not that long. I’ll be sure to bring them out more often if just not to have wasted the money haha. I’m so glad you are following along. Means a lot!! One of the greatest things about this blog has been sharing of our daily goings on with family (and ME for later!) Thanks again for following along and for the comment 🙂

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