Category Archives: Day Casual

Destroyed Denim Jackets + High Waisted Crop Flares + Clogs | Twinning is Winning!

  I never know when I’m going to get a bunch of images I love…

I swear the more time and thought I put into a shoot, the less chance it has of turning out haha.

This one, however…I could split into two posts, because I got SO many that I love!

Yup, another pair of cut off pants.  Not going to stop, #sorrynotsorry 😉

I looooooove the detailing on the front pockets of these! Not quite sure how to put my hands in them though haha. This location is perfect for us, which is why we come here a LOT!  There are ALWAYS dogs walking by or playing in the field next to us, so Maya is in heaven!  It is sometimes hard to get her BACK into the shots with me, but usually I can grab her for a few here and there. LOOOOOOOVE this next one!

And…I was looking up this top from past blog posts, and saw THIS POST!

OH MY GOSH!  Chunky little Maya!  DYING!

AND!!!  There’s almost an identical image like the one below!

I HAD to put this other one in!!And then….these! LOOOOOOVE! I can’t believe it was warm enough for me to take my jacket off, but it was! DYING over these next ones!!  I’ll be so sad when her gap toothed smile grows back in!!
On me…

Jean Jacket- 3×1 thrifted for $10!!! (similar here retails for $300!!)
Jeans- Grey Ant “High Braid Jeans” DIY cut (ebay sold out similar here)
On Maya…
Jacket- Hudson Kids (ebay, but similar here)
Dress- Mini Boden (thrifted, but similar here)
Jeggings- Crewcuts “Jodhpur Jeggings” (thrifted)
Socks- Target 
Clogs- Sven  Sling Strap Children’s Clog C/O
Keeping it Real…
 Hahaha.
The downside of the remote trigger, and a noisy park.  Can’t hear when it goes off ha! Trying for a jumping shot!
NAILED IT!
OMG, this look is SO her… And…for those keeping track.  The licking hasn’t stopped.
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Vintage Leather Jacket + Levi’s 501’s DIY Cropped + Dr Martens

Oh, another pair of cut off jeans you ask?

YUP!!

Like most of my outfits, this entire outfit is thrifted!

It’s been a while for some of the pieces, but if I had to guess, I’d say the entire outfit cost me less than $50.  And yes, that’s a true leather jacket, which are GREAT for transitioning between the seasons!  We are still totally in between seasons right now in Seattle!  One day will be warmer and sunny, and then we are back in to the 40’s the next day. 
And…the power of the sun.  All the images above were with my camera in the sun (hence the hazy sun flare.) . I moved it into the shade with me to get a close up, and no more flare.

If anyone would be interested in more camera tips, just let me know!
On me…

Jacket- Vintage, thrifted, similar here
Top- J Crew (similar here)
Jeans- Vintage Levi’s DIY cut (thrifted similar here
Shoes- Dr. Marten (thrifted, similar here)
Keeping it Real…
While it was sunny….it was REALLY windy haha.
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Vintage Camel Hair Coat + Tie Front Striped Button Down + DIY High Waisted Crop Flare + Clogs

 if you follow us at all, you know I’m totally obsessed with cutting my jeans.  It’s one of the many perks of thrifting!  I’m much more adventurous on my “alterations” when I’ve spent less than $20 on a pair of jeans.  Usually less than $15!  I went through a distressing my own jeans phase.

Now, I’m all about chopping off the bottom of all my jeans.  You see the raw hem trend EVERYWHERE, which is TOTALLY helpful when you have a short inseam! And also….striped button down tops!  I had to have an extension to my striped tee obsession haha.But back to the cutting of the jeans…

It’s to the point that it’s getting a little out of control-ha!  Yet…not?

It’s like I’m giving new life to jeans I was NEVER wearing!  AND…now I LOVE them.

So, is that wrong?  I think not.

I had to admit to myself.  Long jeans with heels are not happening anymore.  SO, all my beloved “date night” long jeans….chop chop!

And I’m now I want to wear them all the time!

And they will just get better with every wash… And I’m late in posting this.  Like…really late.

BUT, I’ve said it before.  One of my favorite things to thrift is vintage wool coats.  You can find AMAZING coats with details you can’t even imagine for less than $30!  This one was $16, and I have to be honest…I was cranky about that hahaha.

YET…if you were to buy a true camel hair coat of this quality in the stores, you’d be paying $200 minimum, and upwards of $500!) . SO, again, go thrifting!  Even if you are in a small town!  Go to vintage/antique stores or malls!  I’ve found some GEMS visiting random little towns.

On me…

100% Camel Hair Coat- Vintage (thrifted for $16! similar here )
Top- J Crew (eBay, Similar here)
Jeans- AG DIY Cut hem (eBay, similar here).
Keeping it Real…
Sooo…it was REALLY windy, as you can tell from my hair, but this is also on a pretty high traffic street.  Totally got busted by someone driving reeeeeeaaaaally slow by me wondering what the heck I was doing.  I’m actually totally over it, but still feel like a total nerd in the moment haha.
Whatever.  The look on my face though….
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod by me)

dit-elle-Lauren

Military Parka + Cashmere Sweater + Lace Up Boots

 Anyone tired of thinking up ways to layer to stay warm yet not be cocooned in a knee length wearable sleeping bag?

If I’m honest…I was COLD wearing this after the sun went down!!  Thankfully Maya was running around to keep herself warm!

I am SOOO ready for warmer temps, and it’s supposed to be in the 60’s this weekend-woo hoo! Gah!!!  Love HER FACE! And then….hahaha. Some of my new favs… These are both now GONE!!  I really need to capture her gap toothed smile more before the teeth grow back in! She ran back and forth jumping over this puddle about 87 times… 🙂

On me…

Jacket- Gap (thrifted for $7.50, similar here)
Sweater- Feel the Piece(eBay, sold out similar here and less expensive here)
Jeans- 7FAM (old, similar here)
Boots- OLD (!!) Similar here.
On Maya…
Vest- Mini Boden “Cosy Vest” (thrifted)
Top- Name It (thrifted)
Jeans- Hudson (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
 Again…her face… 🙂 .
And…slightly windy!
(all pictures taken with a self timer/shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Leather Jacket + Romper + Tights + Booties

 How many of you are SICK of sweaters and bundling up when you go out?

I’m itching to wear some of my warmer weather clothes, but since it JUST SNOWED this week, that’s not happening.  BUT…if you layer some opaque tights under a dress or a romper, it really does add some warmth without adding bulk!

and…all black is ALWAYS a good idea 🙂

On me…

Jacket- Doma (old, similar here)
Romper- Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent (eBay, sold out, similar here and here )
Tights- Purchased from my local drugstore haha.
Boots- Circa Joan & David (thrifted, similar here)
Keeping it Real…
I don’t really have any outtake pictures, because I shot these in….
ONE MINUTE 30 SECONDS!  Bahaha.
I had 30 minutes before I had to pick Maya up, and had taken pictures of another outfit, but brought this just in case, because….I HAD DONE MY HAIR!!
My timer went off telling me I had 10 minutes before I had to pick up Maya, and I thought….Hmmmm, I bet I could change really fast.  So, I literally changed in my car (good thing nobody drove by during THAT!), ran back outside to the camera and tripod that was set up for the previous shot, and did TWO shutter burst of 10 shots.
DONE.
HA!  Seriously, I really need to give myself more time!!  Alas…I never do.
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Faux Fur + Stripes + DIY Released Hem Skinnies + RED Clogs | Valentine’s Day 2018

 Never one to be on time…

We took these on Valentine’s Day…but a pop of red is always a good idea in my opinion! I’ll be doing a blog post on just how easy it is to do your own released hem that’s all the rage right now.

I did these while I was watching Maya’s gymnastics class! LOVE! Funny story.  Maya had this idea in her head of what she wanted us to do.  I could NOT figure out what she meant!

But…I think this was it haha.
This was NOT it.  Her face…haha. Singing her little heart out! Gah….I will be so sad when her teeth come in!!

That gap tooth SMILE-LOOOOOOVE!!

On me…

Jeans- Paige “Roxi Capri” with DIY released hem (thrifted, similar here and here)
On Maya…
Faux Leather Jacket- Zara Kids (thrifted, but similar here)
Denim Jacket- CrewCuts (thrifted)
Dress- Isobella & Chloe (eBay)
Leggings- (Zulily)
Boots- Timberland “Maple Candy” (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
Just so  you know…the images of me by myself?  They usually start with me trying to lure Maya
in, and then when she doesn’t want to….I improvise.
Yeah…she was NOT feeling it at first. And then…WHY DO I KEEP THINKING BALLOONS ARE A GOOD IDEA!??!!
They are NOT!!!  Like…EVER!
Ok, maybe 2% of the time…
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Faux Leather Biker Jacket + Stripes + High Waisted Crops + Booties

 I can’t stop buying high waisted crop jeans.  Granted…on my monster torso, they don’t look so “high waisted”.

I think they can be harder to style in the colder temps, but they work great if you can find the right height of bootie to wear with them!

It was SUPER windy on this evening.  Maya was actually waiting in the car by the side of the road.

She could still see me btw… Then, she came out, but insisted I hold her the whole time because she was too cold… LOVE this next one!!!! Ok, I love ALL these!!! I could lie and say this next one was a super sweet shot of her holding my face, but…

She thought it was hilarious to put her cold hands on my face. 🙂 Another favorite!!  The symmetrical nerd in me loves how my leg mimics the curve of the grass!

Complete happy accident haha.I convinced her to get down on her own for a few saying she could dance to keep warm… DYING!!  She clearly gets into it when she dances 🙂

On me…

Jacket- Zara (thrifted, similar here and here)
Top- J Crew (thrifted, similar here)
Belt- Vintage (thrifted, similar here)
Jeans- J Crew “Vintage Cropped” (thrifted for $6! similar here)
On Maya…
Sweater- Pumpkin Patch (thrifted)
Top- H&M (thrifted, but similar here)
Overalls- Crewcuts (thrifted for $7!)
Shoes- Crewcuts (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
Yeah…it was really windy!!
haha.
One minute…super sweet looking shot (above), then….reality. And….then she decides to look down my shirt??? She REEEEEAALLY gets into her dancing haha.
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren