Black, on black, on black…


 I think most women gravitate towards black when they are feeling…not so thin, have no idea what they want to wear, or have zero time to think of what to wear.  Basically, it’s a no brainer, yet it’s a total win pretty much every time!

All that said, I almost threw in the towel on this shoot before it ever even happened…

A) The minute we set all our crap down I heard a snap.  My hair tie broke.  Mom bun down!!!  Did I have a spare in my ginormous beach bag?  Of course not.  So, I tied my hair in braids (every 5 minutes…)  And for those of you that have naturally curly hair.  You know that there is NO just leaving it down if you haven’t showered.  No…I hadn’t showered yet. haha.  I knew we’d be needing a shower after the beach, so why bother? 🙂  Thankfully I had been straightened it a few days earlier, which made it behave a liiiiittle better 🙂

B) Maya was feeling a little off (edited to add, she was getting sick).  I kept asking her if she wanted to find sea glass (no, thank you), balance on the log with me (no thank you), play “chase me” (no thank you), go run on the beach (no thank you).  I’ll admit, it was nice of her to be polite, but ugh.

C) It went from overcast and chilly to totally sunny and HOT in about 5 minutes.  That all black being a win every time?  Not so much.  I was sweating like a pig.

But…for F’s sake.  I lugged all my camera crap down there, so I was taking a few pics! 🙂Blog Little Boogaweezin Protector Lover Mother Black Muscle Tee DL1961 Emma Wick Black Converse-1Blog Little Boogaweezin Protector Lover Mother Black Muscle Tee DL1961 Emma Wick Black Converse-1- Blog Little Boogaweezin Protector Lover Mother Black Muscle Tee DL1961 Emma Wick Black Converse-4 Blog Little Boogaweezin Protector Lover Mother Black Muscle Tee DL1961 Emma Wick Black Converse-5But…then she came around!  One of my favorite things is how enthusiastically Maya runs in for a hug!Blog Little Boogaweezin Protector Lover Mother Black Muscle Tee DL1961 Emma Wick Black Converse-6 hahaha  Um, dramatic much?Blog Little Boogaweezin Protector Lover Mother Black Muscle Tee DL1961 Emma Wick Black Converse-7 Blog Little Boogaweezin Protector Lover Mother Black Muscle Tee DL1961 Emma Wick Black Converse-8At 40 lbs, I think the days of me throwing Maya up in the air are numbered.  But…I’ll keep trying as long as I can, and as long as my back lets me 😉 Blog Little Boogaweezin Protector Lover Mother Black Muscle Tee DL1961 Emma Wick Black Converse-9 Because she freaking loves it!!  And, I love hearing her laugh and say “Again!!!”Blog Little Boogaweezin Protector Lover Mother Black Muscle Tee DL1961 Emma Wick Black Converse-10Blog Little Boogaweezin Protector Lover Mother Black Muscle Tee DL1961 Emma Wick Black Converse-3Blog Tucker Tate Cardigan Tea Collection Striped Tee Levis-1And, she’s OFF!Blog Tucker Tate Cardigan Tea Collection Striped Tee Levis-2Blog Tucker Tate Cardigan Tea Collection Striped Tee Levis-3Blog Tucker Tate Cardigan Tea Collection Striped Tee Levis-4Blog Tucker Tate Cardigan Tea Collection Striped Tee Levis-5Blog Tucker Tate Cardigan Tea Collection Striped Tee Levis-6Blog Tea Collection Striped Tee Levis-1Blog Tea Collection Striped Tee Levis-2Seriously…every 5 minutes.  Rebraiding or retwisting my hair into a bun.  I even stabbed a stick into it to try and make it stay.

And, yes…that would be some baby butt crack you see.  It doesn’t matter if the jeans are too big, too small, just right.  She sports butt crack at some point during the day.Blog Little Boogaweezin Protector Lover Mother Black Muscle Tee DL1961 Emma Wick Black-21Blog Little Boogaweezin Protector Lover Mother Black Muscle Tee DL1961 Emma Wick Black-22On me…

Sweater- Nordstrom (Old, similar here)
Top- The LB Brand “Interlock Protector, Lover, Mother Black Muscle Tank”
Jeans- DL1961 Emma in “Wick” (ebay, similar here)
Shoes- Converse (thrifted)
On Maya…
Sweater- Tucker & Tate (thrifted, but similar here)
Top- Tea Collection (thrifted)
Jeans- Levi’s (thrifted, but similar here)
Shoes- She kicked them off as soon as we got down to the beach. 🙂
Keeping it Real…
Here’s a video of us doing the throws.  My favorite parts are her saying “One more time!  And again, and again, and AGAIN!”  and then when I almost dropped her!!  “That was AMAZING!” hahaha. :}
And….here are some of the throws that I didn’t catch so well with the self timer 😉Blog Outtake
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

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