Leather Jacket + Blanket Cardigan + Skinnies + Booties…the perfect travel outfit.


 So, I’m going to see just how long I can make my titles haha.  I could have titled this “What I wore on the airplaine”, but that sounds so boring.

I know that I’ve been posting less “adventures” lately, but…let’s be real.  It’s super hard to lug a tripod and my camera along on our adventures now that Maya is really adventurous!  And it’s been COLD.  And we aren’t really that used to the cold, so playing in the upper 30’s with 20+ mph winds has not been too fun.

I’ve been reminded over this past holiday season how much I love to dress up, and put thought into my outfit.  I’m thinking that as Maya is in school more, that might be the direction of this blog a few days of the week.  Thoughts? Blog BCBG Oober Swank J Brand Aquatalia-1 Btw…I realized later after I scored these booties on eBay for 90% off that these booties are weatherproof!!!  Say, what?  Accidental SCORE!!!  They were perfect for the airport, because they easily slip on and off, and were actually quite comfortable!Blog BCBG Oober Swank J Brand Aquatalia-2 Blog BCBG Oober Swank J Brand Aquatalia-3Once she saw the neighbor boys out playing, so wasn’t cold at all haha. Blog Desing History Dress Chaco Belyn Boots-1 Blog Desing History Dress Chaco Belyn Boots-2 Can you tell we took these after the sun went down?  Notice the Christmas lights behind me…Blog Doma BCBG Oober Swank J Brand Aquatalia-4 Blog Doma BCBG Oober Swank J Brand Aquatalia-5 Blog Doma BCBG Oober Swank J Brand Aquatalia-6 I couldn’t let her run around in short sleeve dress though…Blog Mini A Ture Jacket Chaco Belyn Boots-3Admittedly, I usually buy more than I need when I’m thrifting.  It’s so hard to say no to amazing prices on designer stuff!!  But…every once in a while I leave something and then think “NO!!”

This jacket was one of them.  I had gone into a thrift store after a shoot in a neighborhood that is about 30 minutes from my house.  I saw this jacket.  LOVED IT.  I think it was $15.  AT this point, I can’t remember, but for me.  As much as I thrift and find amazing things, $15 is too much.  But it was AMAZING.  SO well made, and purple…Maya’s favorite color at the time.  So, I texted my thrifting buddy who lives a few miles away and said “IF…you happen to go, AND if it happens to still be there…I WANT THIS JACKET!”  Lo and behold.  STILL THERE!  Sadly, she has a daughter Maya’s age, so it was especially painful for her to buy it for me, but…I’ve made it up to her 🙂  She wore it all last year, and it still fit this year too!  BEST $15 spent ever!! 🙂Blog Mini A Ture Jacket Chaco Belyn Boots-4And these boots???  SO CUTE!  And…$4.20! Blog Mini A Ture Jacket Chaco Belyn Boots-5 Blog Mini A Ture Jacket Chaco Belyn Boots-6 Blog Mini A Ture Jacket Chaco Belyn Boots-7

Jacket- Doma” (old similar here)
Sweater- BCBG (Nordstrom Rack old, similar here)
Top- Ooberswank (Nordstrom Rack, sold out, similar here)
Jeans- J Brand (thrifted, similar here)
Boots- Aquatalia (eBay for $50! similar here)
On Maya…
Jacket- Mini A Ture (thrifted, but similar here)
Sweater Dress- Design HIstory (thrifted)
Leggings- Gap Kids (thrifted)
Boots- Chaco “Belyn Boots” (thrifted for $4.20!!)
Keeping it Real…
When I shoot around our neighborhood, chances are…my neighbors are walking by-awkward!!  Except my actual neighbor, who knows what I’m doing, and knows…just keep doing what YOU’RE doing!  More often than not, I get really cute pictures of Maya and her boys, so it’s all good. Well, in a few of the above shots, I may have removed my neighbor playing ball with her boys 😉  Oh, and the wind…was once again, out of control.  Everyone thinks that Seattle is all about rain, but when you live near the water…it’s all about the wind too!Blog outtake
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

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