One of my favorite posts…Because I can’t think of a title…and it is :)


 I envy anyone who has a way with words.  Someone that pulls you in with their story.  One that can make you feel as if you were there by the way they describe what happened to them.  Witty titles.  Heart wrenching stories that pull you in, and make you ache from what you read or make you laugh out loud.  Or…just a recounting of their day (good or bad) that makes you think of a day you similarly had that makes you connect to them.

I follow people’s blogs or on Instagram that have this gift, because they inspire me and leave me in awe, but I will never be that person.  I’ve never had that special way with words.  I’ve always used another medium to express myself.  Right now…it’s pictures.  And, honestly, I feel blessed to be able to do that for other people, and honestly…for myself.

I’ve never been good at story telling.  I always forget 75% of what I’m trying to tell.  I’d never be able to accurately recount to Maya all the fun we had in her childhood, but through this blog…I can.  And I am forever grateful for that.  Zero followers or a bunch of followers.  It doesn’t really matter.  The end result is that I can show her this later and show her how much fun we had and how much I love her.  Because by the time she actually reads this, she will “hate me” for telling her she can’t wear this or that I’m sure haha :{

I’m sure it isn’t a secret that I don’t really feel comfortable in dresses.  I love them, buy them, but never wear them.  One of the pages I follow on Instagram is CoastToCoastCentral.  Not only do they have great fashion posts and challenges, but they are very involved in raising awareness around sex trafficking.  It literally makes my shudder to think about this being a reality, but is sadly it very much is.  They recently partnered with Dressember in order to raise awareness of human trafficking.  Honestly, I can’t wear a dress for the entire month (ugh, maybe I could, but…this year, I will try to commit to wearing them MORE! Baby steps).

Sooo, day 1 (or, in reality Day 8 by the time I post this)!  Honestly, this dress would be indecent on a 40 year old mom (who’s 5′ 8″!), so I paired it with some skinny jeans and boots and I was happy as a clam!  Extra bonus?  Totally hides all the holiday indulging-WIN!!

Blog Levis Jacket Inhabit Cashmere Cardigan Free People Sunbeams Dress DL1961 Emma Bloom Frye Harness Boots-1 Blog Levis Jacket Inhabit Cashmere Cardigan Free People Sunbeams Dress DL1961 Emma Bloom Frye Harness Boots-2 Blog Levis Jacket Inhabit Cashmere Cardigan Free People Sunbeams Dress DL1961 Emma Bloom Frye Harness Boots-3 Blog Levis Jacket Inhabit Cashmere Cardigan Free People Sunbeams Dress DL1961 Emma Bloom Frye Harness Boots-4 Blog Levis Jacket Inhabit Cashmere Cardigan Free People Sunbeams Dress DL1961 Emma Bloom Frye Harness Boots-5And then the sun went away… In case you were wondering 😉Blog Levis Jacket Inhabit Cashmere Cardigan Free People Sunbeams Dress DL1961 Emma Bloom Frye Harness Boots-6OMG, loooove that I captured this!!  Usually, I only capture the after math (ginormous hug), but this is what leads up to it, which…is almost just as good 😉 Blog Levis Jacket Inhabit Cashmere Cardigan Free People Sunbeams Dress DL1961 Emma Bloom Frye Harness Boots-7Ok, this is better 🙂 Blog Levis Jacket Inhabit Cashmere Cardigan Free People Sunbeams Dress DL1961 Emma Bloom Frye Harness Boots-8 Blog Levis Jacket Inhabit Cashmere Cardigan Free People Sunbeams Dress DL1961 Emma Bloom Frye Harness Boots-9“Maya, can you stand like a flamingo?” haha.  Because she’s obsessed with flamingos, and there’s no way she would follow “Can you do what I’m doing?”  Hey…whatever works, because…how cute, right?? 😉 Blog Levis Jacket Inhabit Cashmere Cardigan Free People Sunbeams Dress DL1961 Emma Bloom Frye Harness Boots-10 Blog Levis Jacket Inhabit Cashmere Cardigan Free People Sunbeams Dress DL1961 Emma Bloom Frye Harness Boots-11Blog HM Hat Old Navy faux fur vest cardigan Little Boogaweezin DL1961 Chloe Rafaeli Pink Checked Vans-1Blog HM Hat Old Navy faux fur vest cardigan Little Boogaweezin DL1961 Chloe Rafaeli Pink Checked Vans-2I cannot tell you how much I love it when she just busts a move!! 🙂Blog HM Hat Old Navy faux fur vest cardigan Little Boogaweezin DL1961 Chloe Rafaeli Pink Checked Vans-3Blog HM Hat Old Navy faux fur vest cardigan Little Boogaweezin DL1961 Chloe Rafaeli Pink Checked Vans-4Blog HM Hat Old Navy faux fur vest cardigan Little Boogaweezin DL1961 Chloe Rafaeli Pink Checked Vans-5Blog HM Hat Old Navy faux fur vest cardigan Little Boogaweezin DL1961 Chloe Rafaeli Pink Checked Vans-6Blog HM Hat Old Navy faux fur vest cardigan Little Boogaweezin DL1961 Chloe Rafaeli Pink Checked Vans-7OH MY GOSH, I have no words.  She is so freaking cute I can hardly stand it.  And no, I’m not biased (haha ;)) SHE IS!!!Blog HM Hat Old Navy faux fur vest cardigan Little Boogaweezin DL1961 Chloe Rafaeli Pink Checked Vans-8Looove this one too.Blog HM Hat Old Navy faux fur vest cardigan Little Boogaweezin DL1961 Chloe Rafaeli Pink Checked Vans-9Does anyone remember Geoffrey?  Yeah, he disappeared, and no other stick has lasted past the walk we are on.  This stick stayed on the path.  For those that don’t remember Geoffrey, he came with us everywhere for…a month?  Broke twice, had bandaides all over, and kept on going until…he was lost. 😦Blog HM Hat Old Navy faux fur vest cardigan Little Boogaweezin DL1961 Chloe Rafaeli Pink Checked Vans-10Blog HM Hat Old Navy faux fur vest cardigan Little Boogaweezin DL1961 Chloe Rafaeli Pink Checked Vans-11Blog HM Hat Old Navy faux fur vest cardigan Little Boogaweezin DL1961 Chloe Rafaeli Pink Checked Vans-12On me…

Jacket- Levi’s (thrifted)
Sweater- Inhabit (ebay, LOVING this one here)
On Maya…
Hat- (thrifted, but similar here)
Sweater- (thrifted, but similar here)
Vest- Old Navy (thrifted, but similar here)
Top- Little Boogaweezin (sold out, but the SS15 is preview is AMAZING!)
Shoes- Vans (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
Ok, this first one…hahaha.  I was trying to show the movement of the dress and in my mind I wanted a graceful twirl.  What I got instead! HA-NOT GRACEFUL!  Hey…you try twirling for 10 seconds and have it time it just right 😉  Totally cracked me up when I saw it though!!  I look like a tween line dancing (no offense to line dancers!!)blog outtake-And, this next one wouldn’t be an outtake if there wasn’t a guy walking his dog (I probably could have removed him in photoshop), and the voluminous dress didn’t look soooo unflattering when I bent over :{  But…it happens, and I still love it, so it’s an outtake! 🙂
blog outtake-1
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

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