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Mother’s Day 2015

 Every year, both my mom and I ask for one thing on Mother’s Day.  Pictures.  The apple doesn’t fall far haha.

I got soooo much more though, and it truly was the perfect day.  Maya and I started off going for a morning walk with my parents while the Huz got some work done (and snuck away to Pike Place to get both me and my mom gorgeous flowers!).  Then, we took a little day trip to Snoqualmie Falls.  Came home in time for Maya to “nap” 😉  while I got some work done, then my parents came over for an AMAZING dinner the Huz prepared.  Couldn’t have asked for a better day…

I ditched the tripod and my mom got these of me and Maya before dinner.Blog J Crew Peasant Blouse DL1961 Emma Cellar Faconnable Espadrilles-1Btw, my entire outfit is thrifted, and the total cost was around $20! 🙂 Blog J Crew Peasant Blouse DL1961 Emma Cellar Faconnable Espadrilles-2 Blog J Crew Peasant Blouse DL1961 Emma Cellar Faconnable Espadrilles-3 Blog J Crew Peasant Blouse DL1961 Emma Cellar Faconnable Espadrilles-4 Blog J Crew Peasant Blouse DL1961 Emma Cellar Faconnable Espadrilles-5 Blog J Crew Peasant Blouse DL1961 Emma Cellar Faconnable Espadrilles-6 Blog J Crew Peasant Blouse DL1961 Emma Cellar Faconnable Espadrilles-7 Blog J Crew Peasant Blouse DL1961 Emma Cellar Faconnable Espadrilles-8This looks super sweet, but she’s just about to bite my nose haha. 😉 Blog J Crew Peasant Blouse DL1961 Emma Cellar Faconnable Espadrilles-9 Blog J Crew Peasant Blouse DL1961 Emma Cellar Faconnable Espadrilles-10Blog GapKids Cardigan Chambray Dress Edie Mark Kids Sandals-1-Blog GapKids Cardigan Chambray Dress Edie Mark Kids Sandals-1I could just eat her up!!!Blog GapKids Cardigan Chambray Dress Edie Mark Kids Sandals-2And then my dad got these of the three of us.  That little smirk KILLS ME!!Blog Mothers Day 2015-1Blog Mothers Day 2015-2Blog Mothers Day 2015-3Blog Mothers Day 2015-4Blog Mothers Day 2015-5Blog Mothers Day 2015-6After dinner and a liiiittle wine, we all came back outside.  I switched up Maya’s sweater so that she would match the Huz 🙂Blog Mothers Day 2015-7Dancing with Daddy 🙂Blog Mothers Day 2015-8The Huz finally got on the receiving end of Maya’s licking kisses 🙂Blog Mothers Day 2015-9And then my mom got a few of me and the Huz.Blog Mothers Day 2015-10LOVE this one.Blog Mothers Day 2015-11Blog Mothers Day 2015-12Yeah, Maya wanted nothing to do with getting in a pic with us.Blog Mothers Day 2015-13Blog Mothers Day 2015-14But you couldn’t get her OUT of the pictures I was trying to take of my parents hahaha.  She’s actually in the one above this too, but I zoomed in and cropped her out 😉Blog Mothers Day 2015-15Blog Mothers Day 2015-16Blog Mothers Day 2015-17Blog Mothers Day 2015-18Blog Mothers Day 2015-19On me…

Top- J Crew (thrifted, similar here and here)
DL1961 Emma in “Cellar” (thrifted, but similar on sale here)
Shoes- Faconnable (thrifted, similar here)
On Maya…
Sweater- Both are GapKids (thrifted)
Dress- GapKids (thrifted, but similar here)
Shoes- Zulily (search Eddie Marc Kids)
Keeping it Real…
And…this is a true keeping it real hahaha.Blog Outtake-1Nose bite… Blog Outtake-2“Toddler kiss” 😉 Blog Outtake-3
(Pictures taken by my mom, dad, the Huz, and me :))

dit-elle-Lauren

A Pop of Fuchsia for Gray Fall Days

Inspired by the bright pink flowers on Camelia trees, and especially in winter or days when all you want to wear is black, gray, blues.. a fabric flower clip adds such a nice pop of color to the palette! Flower clips are easy to find online or in stores or make one with a flower from a craft store and clip. I’ll add that to my DIY & kid fun project and publish whenever we get there! 🙂

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Lauren’s daughter Maya was entertaining us by digging in the dirt and having a lot of fun! 🙂

Jeans: Silver Jeans Co. On sale now. 🙂

dit-elle-Esther

Taking a Striped Mini Dress from day to night…

 First of all…I am so not a dress girl, but I’m LOVING this dress I found at my local consignment shop.  There’s something freeing about buying things with a credit you have.  It’s like… “Why not?!”  And then…I love it!!Blog Silence and Noise striped Dress Fuscia Converse Gap Jean Jacket-1Yes, Maya is in the car next to me eating her lunch 🙂 Blog Silence and Noise striped Dress Fuscia Converse Gap Jean Jacket-2 Blog Silence and Noise striped Dress Fuscia Converse Gap Jean Jacket-3 Blog Silence and Noise striped Dress Fuscia Converse Gap Jean Jacket-4 Blog Silence and Noise striped Dress Fuscia Converse Gap Jean Jacket-5 Blog Silence and Noise striped Dress Fuscia Converse Gap Jean Jacket-6She’s obsessed with popping my gum bubbles 🙂 Blog Silence and Noise striped Dress Fuscia Converse Gap Jean Jacket-7Converse rule… 🙂Blog Silence and Noise striped Dress Fuscia Converse Gap Jean Jacket-8And then….a little shoe change takes it from day to night!  Btw…I didn’t take it from day to night haha.  I stayed in the day… The idea was good though, no?  AND…I’m thinking this might be my outfit for our family pictures?!  Thoughts?  Because, I can’t even remember all the things I’ve worn/what I should wear.  Suggestions welcome!Blog Silence and Noise striped Dress Fuscia Converse Gap Jean Jacket-9Blog Silence and Noise striped Dress SixtySeven Booties-1And then…Blog Silence and Noise striped Dress SixtySeven Booties-2Blog Silence and Noise striped Dress SixtySeven Booties-3Blog Silence and Noise striped Dress SixtySeven Booties-4Blog Silence and Noise striped Dress SixtySeven Booties-5Blog Silence and Noise striped Dress SixtySeven Booties-6Blog Silence and Noise striped Dress SixtySeven Booties-7Blog Silence and Noise striped Dress SixtySeven Booties-8Blog Gap Jean Jacket Gap Ruffled Pink Top Peek Black Jeans Zebra Converse-1Funny thing about sticks.  She loves them, but there was only one Goffrey 2 that stood the test of time (a month+ and a few bandages and band aids).  No idea what happened to him.  We came back from Napa and he was gone (NO, I am not blaming Meme and BOPO!).  But…no stick has lasted more than a walk since him… Blog Gap Jean Jacket Gap Ruffled Pink Top Peek Black Jeans Zebra Converse-2 Blog Gap Jean Jacket Gap Ruffled Pink Top Peek Black Jeans Zebra Converse-3 Blog Gap Jean Jacket Gap Ruffled Pink Top Peek Black Jeans Zebra Converse-4Um…are you kidding me with this pose???! Blog Gap Jean Jacket Gap Ruffled Pink Top Peek Black Jeans Zebra Converse-5 Blog Gap Jean Jacket Gap Ruffled Pink Top Peek Black Jeans Zebra Converse-6Below is me saying “Maya!  You HAVE to stay on the sidewalk.  You CANNOT get on or cross over the curb!!”  Her  “What about aaaaaaaaalmost sitting??”  Good Lord, she is so my daughter.  Help me!  And Dad-SHUSH!!!  🙂Blog Gap Jean Jacket Gap Ruffled Pink Top Peek Black Jeans Zebra Converse-7 On me…

Dress-Silence & Noise (from Funky Janes Consignment)
Jean Jacket- Gap (Old)
Shoes (day)- Converse (thrifted)
Boots (night)- SixtySeven (Nordstrom Rack)
On Maya…
Jacket- Gap (thrifted)
Top- Gap (thrifted)
Jeans- Peek (thrifted)
Shoes- Converse (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
Aaaaand, we have a runner!! 🙂
Blog Gap Jean Jacket Gap Ruffled Pink Top Peek Black Jeans Zebra Converse-8
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Happy 4th of July!

 Cannot wait for the 4th of July parade later today.  I think this will be the first year that Maya really gets excited about it.  She was still a little oblivious about it last year.

Pretty sure she still won’t be excited about the fireworks though…Blog Joie Genetic Denim Rafe Espadrilles-1 Blog Joie Genetic Denim Rafe Espadrilles-2 Blog Joie Genetic Denim Rafe Espadrilles-3 Blog Joie Genetic Denim Rafe Espadrilles-4 Blog Joie Genetic Denim Rafe Espadrilles-5

On me…

Top- Joie (sold out, but similar here and less expensive here)
Jeans- Genetic Denim “the Shane” (similar here and less expensive here)
Shoes- Rafe (old, similar here)
On Maya…
Dress- Janie and Jack (hand me down, but this is cute!)
Shoes- Kids Connection (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
The only “keeping it real” I have is that I am so busy with work that I don’t have much time for personal pictures.  These were taken in about 15 minutes, and I was lucky to do that!  Again, big thank you to my parents for watching the Peanut so much while I’m away!!  Oh, and AMEN for children’s Zyrtek.  FINALLY found something that worked on Maya’s hives that she’s been having for the past 6 days.  Still hoping we don’t have to keep taking it for the long term…
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Red, white, and Blue // A few days early :)

Red just looks good with white and blue…period.  And, I never think twice about it, until I’m nearing 4th of July, yet…it’s NOT 4th of July.  Then I feel a little weird.  I was this close to wearing red shoes, but changed them at the last minute.  I left Maya’s on though 🙂Blog HM Boho Tunic Hudson Collin Mystique Wrap Sandal-1 Blog HM Boho Tunic Hudson Collin Mystique Wrap Sandal-2 Blog HM Boho Tunic Hudson Collin Mystique Wrap Sandal-3 Blog HM Boho Tunic Hudson Collin Mystique Wrap Sandal-4“Hi Charlie, HI!!!!”  Seeing her brother walking towards us with Max 🙂Blog Carter Blue Boho RWB Slip Ons-1I mean…doesn’t get much cuter than this.Blog Carter Blue Boho RWB Slip Ons-2Blog Carter Blue Boho RWB Slip Ons-3Blog Carter Blue Boho RWB Slip Ons-4On me…

Top- H&M (thrifted)
Jeans- Hudson “Collin” (thrifted)
Shoes- Mystique (old, but love these here )

On Maya

Dress- Osh Kosh
Shoes- thrifted (no name)

Keeping it Real…

I haven’t taken many pictures of Maya the last 4 days (ok, pictures I want to post), because she has been breaking out with hives mysteriously.  It’s not the first time…and I’m sure it won’t be the last, but it’s been pretty bad these last few days!  Like…50 on each leg, then half that on her arms, her hands swelling up, and 5-6 on her face.  We’ve tried changing up her food every day, but so far it only happens after she wakes up in the morning, then off and on until mid afternoon.  The last few mornings it’s happened before she’s even eaten anything!  Obviously, I took her to the Dr, but…nothing.  So scary, but oddly, she hasn’t even been phased.  Well, with the exception of the manic hyperness 30 minutes after she gets Benadryl, followed by wanting to just sleep next to me in the Ergo… Fingers crossed it goes away as mysteriously as it came in the 5-7 days that the Dr said it would… 😦
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Summer Whites…

Ever since I first blogged this shirt dress, I’ve been wanting to wear it over white jeans.  Finally did it over the weekend, and I love how easy and comfy it was.  But really, anything with white jeans is a win in my book 🙂Blog Joes Jeans Shirtdress Genetic Denim F21 Sandals-1Love these fun shoes.  They’re from Forever21 for $12!Blog Joes Jeans Shirtdress Genetic Denim F21 Sandals-2Blog Joes Jeans Shirtdress Genetic Denim F21 Sandals-3“Ice skating Mom?!”  Sure, why not 😉Blog Joes Jeans Shirtdress Genetic Denim F21 Sandals-5Blog Joes Jeans Shirtdress Genetic Denim F21 Sandals-4Blog Joes Jeans Shirtdress Genetic Denim F21 Sandals-6Blog Joes Jeans Shirtdress Genetic Denim F21 Sandals-7Blog Joes Jeans Shirtdress Genetic Denim F21 Sandals-8This stick’s name is “Goffrey” (named by Maya ;)).  She found him on our morning walk earlier this week, and he has come on every walk since.  Normally, she picks up sticks here and there, but then drops them or throws them in some body of water.  They’ve never stuck with us for more than 30 minutes and certainly didn’t get named!  Goffrey has stood the test of time!  Kind of impressed.  She even stops (muuuuuultiple times) to feed him grass, dirt, and leaves 🙂Blog Gap Jacket Greendog White Boho Dress Lucky Top Zulily Gladiator Sandals-1 Blog Gap Jacket Greendog White Boho Dress Lucky Top Zulily Gladiator Sandals-2And THEN!  Goffrey needed a mate.  SO…this is “Dita”  Yes, she named them both, and we still have Dita on our front porch too!  They both have gone on a morning walk since and a trip to a park where Goffrey got snapped in half :{.  Dita now replaced Goffrey as the favorite…Blog Gap Jacket Greendog White Boho Dress Lucky Top Zulily Gladiator Sandals-3 Blog Gap Jacket Greendog White Boho Dress Lucky Top Zulily Gladiator Sandals-4 Blog Gap Jacket Greendog White Boho Dress Lucky Top Zulily Gladiator Sandals-5On me…

Jeans- Genetic Denim “the Shane” (similar here and less expensive here)
Sandals- Forever21
On Maya…
Jacket- Gap (thrifted, but similar here)
Dress- Greendog (thrifted, but similar here)

Shoes- Lucky Top (Zulily)

(all pictures of me and me with Maya taken by the Huz :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Hi low, hi low, it’s off to work I go…

 I had another corporate shoot today, so this is not my typical “mom uniform” 🙂  And… for all those natural curly women (or men!) out there, you’ll totally understand this…curly hair don’t care!  I really never know what’s going to happen with my hair when I wear it curly and it decided to go big or go home today!Blog HM Hi Low JBrand Coated Circa Joan David Booties-1 Blog HM Hi Low JBrand Coated Circa Joan David Booties-2 Blog HM Hi Low JBrand Coated Circa Joan David Booties-3 Blog HM Hi Low JBrand Coated Circa Joan David Booties-4 Blog HM Hi Low JBrand Coated Circa Joan David Booties-5 Blog HM Hi Low JBrand Coated Circa Joan David Booties-6 Blog HM Hi Low JBrand Coated Circa Joan David Booties-7Blog Island 7FAM Grey Kidgets Sneakers-1Blog Island 7FAM Kidgets Sneakers-2Blog Island 7FAM Kidgets Sneakers-3Oh, there’s daddy!!Blog Island 7FAM Kidgets Sneakers-4…and he has my trike!!!Blog Island 7FAM Kidgets Sneakers-5Blog Island 7FAM Kidgets Sneakers-6On me…

Top- H&M (old, similar here)
Jeans- J Brand “Super Skinny Coated Steal” (similar)
Boots- Circa Joan & David (thrifted, similar here)
On Maya…
Top- Island 9 thrifted)
Jeans-7FAM (eBay, similar here in blue and here gray)
Shoes- Kidgets (thrifted)
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren