The Dress You’ll Want to Wear Every Day…and Salt Water Sandals!


 One of my favorite things about Instagram (besides meeting super cool people!), if finding random little shops that I never would have known about otherwise!

A few weeks ago, I saw someone wearing this amazing dress on Instagram, and I had to see where it was from!  In my mind, I was sure it was going to be 100’s of dollars.  NO!!!  Less than $45!!!  Sadly, it was sold out, but I scored the short sleeve version I’m wearing, an amazing tunic (that I’ll be blogging soon-taking it from day to night), and a cardigan for $8 (that I might try and turn into a wrap dress :))!!!  Almost all their clothing is less than $50 and it’s all ridiculously comfortable and well made too! I swear this isn’t an ad or a collaboration.  They have no idea I’m writing this.  The store is that cool!! 🙂

 The other super cool thing about this dress, is that when I wore it to preschool pick up I had both a grandmother and a 20 something mom ask me where I got it!Blog Roulee Pocket Maxi Dress Gold Salt Water Sandals-1I took these the day before I left on my girls weekend over a week ago…

I couldn’t stop smooching on Maya before I left!Blog Roulee Pocket Maxi Dress Gold Salt Water Sandals-2 Blog Roulee Pocket Maxi Dress Gold Salt Water Sandals-3Blog GapKids Denim Jacket Purple Mexican Dress Gold Sun San Salt Water Sandals-4Blog Roulee Pocket Maxi Dress Gold Salt Water Sandals-5For a sizing reference.  I’m 5′ 8″, and I got a small.  It’s actually almost too long!  Nothing a little knot doesn’t fix!

And, I cannot believe it’s taken me this long to buy Salt Water Sandals for myself!!!  They were also on sale, so I scooped up a pair to see if I’d like them.  I’ve worn them SO MUCH!!!Blog Roulee Pocket Maxi Dress Gold Salt Water Sandals-6Because…twinning is winning! haha. Blog Roulee Pocket Maxi Dress Gold Salt Water Sandals-7 Blog Roulee Pocket Maxi Dress Gold Salt Water Sandals-8 Blog Roulee Pocket Maxi Dress Gold Salt Water Sandals-9Maya wanted to “Make me look beautiful” by putting weeds in my hair 😉 Blog Roulee Pocket Maxi Dress Gold Salt Water Sandals-10You can’t really see them, but…so sweet! Blog Roulee Pocket Maxi Dress Gold Salt Water Sandals-13Blog GapKids Denim Jacket Purple Mexican Dress Gold Sun San Salt Water Sandals-11 Blog GapKids Denim Jacket Purple Mexican Dress Gold Sun San Salt Water Sandals-12 Blog Roulee Pocket Maxi Dress Gold Salt Water Sandals-14 Blog Roulee Pocket Maxi Dress Gold Salt Water Sandals-15 I can’t even handle her sweet smile!!!  LOVE HER!1 Blog Roulee Pocket Maxi Dress Gold Salt Water Sandals-16 Blog Roulee Pocket Maxi Dress Gold Salt Water Sandals-17 Blog Roulee Pocket Maxi Dress Gold Salt Water Sandals-18 Blog Roulee Pocket Maxi Dress Gold Salt Water Sandals-19The low tide was SO cool, but it was SO slippery out there on the rocks.  We ventured out a little bit, and then came back.Blog GapKids Denim Jacket Purple Mexican Dress Gold Sun San Salt Water Sandals-20I thought about messing with this image in Photoshop to enhance the beauty, but decided to leave it exactly the way I took it in my camera… Blog GapKids Denim Jacket Purple Mexican Dress Gold Sun San Salt Water Sandals-21Same with this one.  I’m not much of a landscape photographer, but I couldn’t help but take a picture on this day. Blog West Seattle Beach-22

On me…

Dress- Coal Black Maxi Dress (definitely more of an olive green color)
On Maya…
Jacket- (thrifted, but similar here)
Dress- thrifted
Keeping it Real…
I had put my camera on burst mode when Maya was jumping off the ledge, but forgot to turn it off… Nothing like capturing about 50+ shots when you intended to take one haha.  AND…nothing like getting my entire laugh caught in succession.  I ommited the REALLY ugly laughs.  Like, I look like I’m going to kill someone in some of these.  SO sorry for those of you that have to see that all the time ha! 😉Blog Outtake-1And, I’ve always wanted to capture Maya mid jump.  Oddly…when I finally did, I realize it wasn’t exaaaaaactly how I pictured it in my mind 🙂 Blog Outtake-2
(all pictures taken with a self timer/shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

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