Florals + Cropped Denim + Clogs = Spring!! If you wear it, it will come…


 Or something along those lines, no??  IF, you were around to watch “The Field of Dreams” in 1989!  If not…well, then…I’m old.  All that to say.  At the end of each season, I think we are all itching to wear the next thing.  In spring, it’s florals, shorts, SANDALS, cropped denim, skirts (eh, maybe not for me), CUT OFFS!  Ok, the list goes on.  As well it does in the fall when we are all itching to bundle up and be cozy!  Those days are GONE now, tough!

Our weather has been all over the board lately, which is what it usually is in the last days of winter/first days of spring.  One minute, it’s super sunny and in the 60’s, and then you have 15-20 mph winds and it’s pouring sideways!!

This day was one of those in between days.  So, I busted out a floral top (that I’m sure nobody is used to me wearing!) and cropped denim.  Paired with clogs, which I’ve been questioned about, but…comfort and added height??? WIN, in my book!
Blog Eshtaki Floral Top DL1961 Grace Swedish Hasbeens-1 I’m kind of obsessed with cropped denim lately, and the more flare I can get the better.  These…not as flared as I wanted, but since they are my favorite denim, I’ll wear them no matter what!

I will add that the name “High Rise Straight” is totally misleading.  Slightly ok on the straight (I’d lean more towards calling them skinny, but I think the pair I bought had been hemmed), but in no way are they high rise.  8″ rise is not high (their website says 8.75, and Nordstrom Rack says 11″ UM…what??!!!  NO!  BUT…I forgive them, because all of their jeans are amazing no matter what.Blog Eshtaki Floral Top DL1961 Grace Swedish Hasbeens-2 I was on the fence on the asymmetrical design of this top.  I’m usually all for “out of the ordinary” when it comes to design, and…I’m glad I went for it.  Love the sides of this top!
Blog Eshtaki Floral Top DL1961 Grace Swedish Hasbeens-3 Blog Eshtaki Floral Top DL1961 Grace Swedish Hasbeens-4 Soooooo, this was one of those days that Maya was NOT in the mood.  AT FIRST.  I asked her if she wanted to go play somewhere, and she had a most definitive “NO!”

In her defense, she had been to preschool in the morning, and then we went to gymnastics “free play” in the afternoon.Blog Eshtaki Floral Top DL1961 Grace Swedish Hasbeens-5And…. this is what she wore to gymnastics free play.  I always let her pick what she wants to wear.  At this point, that is the going rule always.  But…for free play gymnastics, she has the option of her normal leotard (mandatory for actual class), or tights and a top.  Today, she chose ALL PINK.  I am really not much of a pink gal, but Maya….she’s ALL IN!  I swear, she looks like a Pepto Bismol bottle some days, and…I just let it go.  Because, if she’s happy, I’m happy.  Which…took a while, and if I’m honest, isn’t completely true haha. 😉 Blog Eshtaki Floral Top DL1961 Grace Swedish Hasbeens-6 Blog Eshtaki Floral Top DL1961 Grace Swedish Hasbeens-7 Blog Eshtaki Floral Top DL1961 Grace Swedish Hasbeens-8 Blog Eshtaki Floral Top DL1961 Grace Swedish Hasbeens-9 Blog Eshtaki Floral Top DL1961 Grace Swedish Hasbeens-10 Her hair too.  It was down for gymnastics, and then half way through, she was like…
“MOM!!!  I’m SOOOO HOT!!

So, 45 second updo to the rescue, and I love it!  You will be seeing it again 🙂
Blog Naartjie Pink Flutter Tank Hanna Andersson Leggings-1 Oh, and that stamp on her neck?  Yeah…they get stamps at the end of class, and Maya always wants them on the back of her neck, forehead, feet, and now…neck.  I feel like maybe the fact that I have tattoos might bite me in the ass… ;}Blog Naartjie Pink Flutter Tank Hanna Andersson Leggings-2Blog Naartjie Pink Flutter Tank Hanna Andersson Leggings-3 I can’t even tell you how much I love this next image.  GAH!  She is just too freaking sweet.Blog Naartjie Pink Flutter Tank Hanna Andersson Leggings-4

On me…

Top- Eshtaki (thrifted)
Jeans- DL1961 Grace “High Rise Straight” (ebay, honestly, more similar here)
On Maya…
Top- Naartjie (thrifted)
Leggings- Hanna Andersson (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
For those of you that have been following along…nope.  The licking phase is still in full force ;{
And, yes, we rocked our way right out of the frame.  I had 3-4 shots that were so cute, but we were half in them haha.
Blog Outtake-1Like…this.Blog Outtake-3 And, I’ll just file this look under “things to expect in the teenage years….” Blog Outtake-2
(all pictures taken with a self timer/shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

2 thoughts on “Florals + Cropped Denim + Clogs = Spring!! If you wear it, it will come…

  1. Second City Mom

    I love the top on you! So boho chic!! And Maya’s effortless updo is perfect. Why can’t I look so effortless? Toddlers are the best at it. Oh, I agree, if we wear more florals, spring will come!! Happy Good Friday, Lauren!

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    1. laurenkahan Post author

      OH! Not sure how I missed this! Thank you Leyla!!

      And, I know! I think it was the fact that I did the updo in 20 seconds as she was trying to run away from me haha. I’ve tried redoing it like this, and it doesn’t look the same 😦

      Here’s to bringing on the spring weather! It’s supposed to be mid 70’s here tomorrow-WOO HOO!!!

      xx

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