About Us

Dit-Elle Who We AreEsther and Lauren!Blog Me and Esther-4 We live in the gorgeous city of Seattle (no, it doesn’t rain all the time). 

We met when Lauren photographed Esther’s adorable bump and her newest child Anders.

We became friends and started talking fashion and food.  We talked about being working moms, and the struggle to look good, feel good, and eat well…all while balancing work and family.

Whether you are working part time, full-time; on photo-shoots or in a corporate setting.  Whether you’re working at home with your kids or full-time outside the home…we all want to look good and be healthy.  We just need it to be easy and not cost a fortune!

We talked about being 30-40 and beyond…and wanting to look good at any age.

One thing led to another which led to this blog!

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Dit-Elle About Lauren1 About Us-Lauren and Maya Dit-ElleI am a stay at home/work from home mom to two teenage stepsons and Maya (born in 2011).

I got my degree in Fashion Design from FIDM back in 1994 (don’t do the math!).  I spent the next 13 years in finance (the most logical step after a fashion design degree, right haha?!!?), then finally threw in the towel to pursue photography in 2010.

I have always loved clothes and how they can reflect your mood and even affect your mood!  I’m hoping a few of my outfits (successes and failures-I post both!) will give some busy mothers ideas!  The majority of the daily outfits I post are what I’m actually wearing, not outfits I’m putting together just to be photographed (there are a few exceptions :)).  Most aren’t all that fancy, but that’s what I wanted to show.  That you can be comfortable chasing your children around and still look stylish.

As a side note, 90% of the clothes that Maya and I wear are from thrift stores or eBay.  You don’t have to spend a lot of $$ to wear current brands and trends!!  Added bonus…when I’m spending $2 on Maya’s clothes, I don’t have a heart attack when she plays in mud, jumps in puddles, or paints on herself 🙂

When we first started this blog back in 2013, I begged my husband to take pictures of us.  I got tired of begging, and honestly hated the lack of control I had over the final images. 😉 SO…I practiced, and we now shoot the all of the images with a tripod and shutter release.  See a few blog posts that have tutorials on how we do it here and some behind the scene videos here.

Over the course of this blog’s evolution, Maya and I have been unbelievably fortunate to work with a number of amazing brands.

Brand Collaborations Dit-Elle

Posts can be viewed here.

I’d love add to the list, because it gives me a reason to step out of my comfort zone and gets my creative juices flowing!  Oh, and I’ve gotten to meet some amazing business owners along the way-added bonus!! 🙂

Dit-Elle About EstherBlog Esther and Kids-1I am a marketer in the hi-tech industry by day, fashion and food blogger by night (who needs sleep anyway haha!?). I have two gorgeous kids, one furry dog and an amazing husband. I am a creator, designer and artist as well as a foodie. This passion for food AND creativity has resulted in my food blog, Les petits pois which I started a few years ago focused on gluten free and paleo recipes as part of a journey to increased energy and wellness!

Dit-Elle What we want to doHave a place where we could document our ideas, try out new outfits and recipes, and hopefully inspire others to do the same! We know how hard it is to keep it all together, to feel good AND look good, while working outside- or inside the home.  We certainly don’t have it all figured out, but we want to share our takes on fashion, food, and a little DIY fun here and there!

Thank you so much for stopping by (and making it this far on this introductory post!!).  We’d LOVE to hear from you!

 We’d LOVE to hear from you!

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