Category Archives: Day to Night

Little Black Dress… Day to Night (Date Night!)

 Ok, I didn’t wear this to date night, but the Huz commented many times over the course of the day how much he liked the dress, so that counts, right?? 😉Blog Ella Moss Tiered Clara Dress Miz Mooz Clogs-1 Please excuse my blindingly pale legs!!  I keep meaning to use self tanner, and then…Blog Ella Moss LBD Miz Mooz Clogs-2 Blog Ella Moss LBD Miz Mooz Clogs-3 Blog Ella Moss LBD Miz Mooz Clogs-4 We BOTH were wearing things under our dresses, which was good, because although it was 80 degrees…it was windy!!  I’ve gathered a bunch of diaper covers for Maya to wear under dresses in the summer.   Size 18-24 month and 2T still fit, because she’s not wearing a diaper!  Super cute and a lot cooler than leggings.Blog Ella Moss LBD Miz Mooz Clogs-5 Blog Ella Moss LBD Miz Mooz Clogs-6I gave Maya the choice of what we should do.  I said I’d copy whatever she did 🙂 Blog Ella Moss LBD Miz Mooz Clogs-7 Blog Ella Moss LBD Miz Mooz Clogs-8 Blog Ella Moss LBD Miz Mooz Clogs-9 Blog Ella Moss LBD Miz Mooz Clogs-10 Attempted to get a shoe shot…haha.Blog Ella Moss LBD Miz Mooz Clogs-11I can’t even handle her….so freaking cute!!Blog Crew and Lu Midnight Garden Tie Back Dress Hanna Andersson Silver Clogs-1Ps-she has a mint in her mouth (bribe anyone??!), so that’s why her mouth is all puckered in all these ha! Blog Crew and Lu Midnight Garden Tie Back Dress Hanna Andersson Silver Clogs-2 Looooove the back of this dress!Blog Crew and Lu Midnight Garden Tie Back Dress Hanna Andersson Silver Clogs-3 Blog Crew and Lu Midnight Garden Tie Back Dress Hanna Andersson Silver Clogs-4 Blog Crew and Lu Midnight Garden Tie Back Dress Hanna Andersson Silver Clogs-5I was a liiiiiiittle nervous about her doing kung fu kicks in these clogs, but…not to worry! Blog Crew and Lu Midnight Garden Tie Back Dress Hanna Andersson Silver Clogs-6

On me…

Dress- Ella Moss “Tiered Clara Dress” (eBay, similar here)
Clogs- Miz Mooz (old, but loving these here)
On Maya…
Dress- Crew & Lu Midnight Garden Tie Back Dress (scored when she had a massive sale!)
Clogs- Hanna Andersson (scored for $10!! Similar here and here)
Keeping it Real…
The remote wasn’t working at first, but I figured out it was because the grass was interfering?  So…I propped it up on my phone 🙂Blog Outtake-1Popcorn and seaweed to keep her in one spot for a shoe shot, but I actually liked the one where she was lying down better!  Oh, and sports came all week equaled more bruises than normal…I edited those out 🙂 Blog Outtake-2The focusing set up haha.  Blog Outtake-3
(all pictures taken with a self timer/shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

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LBD…for any occasion!

I almost didn’t post these pictures, because I totally messed up the focus and stood a crack in the side walk too close, but…whatever.

It was Charlie’s 16th birthday, and we’d had family over for dinnerCharlie got a remote control car from my parents, so we went out to play with it.  I’ll blame the excitement over the car for my standing in the wrong spot, and not the wine I had with dinner haha… 😉Blog Feel the Piece Dress Zara Lace Up Sandals-1 Blog Feel the Piece Dress Zara Lace Up Sandals-2It was hard to distract her from the car, but a good swing usually does it! Blog Feel the Piece Dress Zara Lace Up Sandals-3 Practicing her kung fu moves…Blog Mini Boden Dress-1 Blog Mini Boden Dress-2Super cool that Jackson was able to come over too!  So weird not having him in the house anymore… Maya was in heaven having both brothers back for the evening!Blog Charlies 16th Birthday-1 Blog Charlies 16th Birthday-2SO rare to get all these guys in front of the camera! Blog Charlies 16th Birthday-3

On me…

Sandals- Zara (old, loving these here and  here)
On Maya…
Dress- Tea Collection (thrifted, similar here)
Keeping it Real…
And… Here’s me running to get the remote control car in the spot where I should have been standing all along…perfectly in focus haha.
Oh well…Blog Outtake-1

Mixing Faux Leather with Real Leather…

 I had my doubts on whether this would work, but I was searching for a “night out” look that was also comfy.  Because…well, COMFY!!

Faux leather with real leather??  Oh, and suede booties!?!  But…whatever!  I think it all works, almost because it’s NOT all the same!

And I literally felt like I was wearing jammies, which is always a win 🙂
Blog Zara Faux Leather Free People Snap Out of it Vince Leather Leggings Lola Kiem Booties-1 Blog Zara Faux Leather Free People Snap Out of it Vince Leather Leggings Lola Kiem Booties-2 Blog Zara Faux Leather Free People Snap Out of it Vince Leather Leggings Lola Kiem Booties-3 Blog Zara Faux Leather Free People Snap Out of it Vince Leather Leggings Lola Kiem Booties-4 Blog Zara Faux Leather Free People Snap Out of it Vince Leather Leggings Lola Kiem Booties-5 Blog Zara Faux Leather Free People Snap Out of it Vince Leather Leggings Lola Kiem Booties-6

On me…

Faux Leather Jacket- Zara (thrifted, similar here)
Boots- Lola Keim (thrifted, similar here)
Keeping it Real…
One of these days, I’m going to stop attempting to capture a good twirl from myself.  This was not one of these days… 😉
And to TRULY keep it real…this was in the morning.  I hadn’t taken a shower, randomly put some curls in a pony tail (3 minute prep to offset my usual hair in a bun!) and yes…my eyes are all puffy from sleep and ridiculous salt intake from the day before.  BUT…I took these super quick Wednesday before taking Maya to gymnastics, because…it wasn’t raining!!  And, I was trying to think of a girls’ night outfit for the upcoming weekend!  This didn’t make the cut, because simple with a POP won out as seen here.
Blog Outtake
(all pictures taken with a self timer/shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

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Dressing up a classic button down and flares…

 Can’t get much more classic than a white button down and jeans.  It will NEVER go out of style!!  But, there’s always ways to dress it up or dress it down.  I added a fun vintage scarf and cropped swing leather jacket for a more casual Valentine’s Day dinner idea.Blog Cropped Leather Jacket White Button Down Current Elliott Low Bell Flares Vintage Scarf-1 Blog Cropped Leather Jacket White Button Down Current Elliott Low Bell Flares Vintage Scarf-2 Blog Cropped Leather Jacket White Button Down Current Elliott Low Bell Flares Vintage Scarf-3 Blog Cropped Leather Jacket White Button Down Current Elliott Low Bell Flares Vintage Scarf-4 Blog Cropped Leather Jacket White Button Down Current Elliott Low Bell Flares Vintage Scarf-5 Blog Cropped Leather Jacket White Button Down Current Elliott Low Bell Flares Vintage Scarf-6

On me…

Leather Jacket- Classiques Entier (old)
Top- Club Monaco (thrifted, similar here)
Shoes- a Pair (thrifted, similar here)
Keeping it Real…
We never go out for Valentine’s Day.  I personally think the holiday is a little too over hyped, but it’s been fun seeing Maya get all excited about it!  The Huz always makes us something super yummy at home, so no crowds-yay!  So…this outfit was purely for fun to dress up in!  Which lasted all of 5 minutes, because I had to go pick Maya up from Preschool haha.  Honestly, I’ve thought about wearing this a few times on various date nights, but then went with something else.  I figured I’d at least wear it once for something!! 🙂  Honestly, I might do that a little more often while Maya is in school.  Wear things that I’ve always wanted to wear, but haven’t had the chance.
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod)

dit-elle-Lauren

Fall gray and black palate with day to night shoe options

Those days when you look at your wardrobe and don’t feel inspired? That’s when I reach for my black skinny jeans, a soft gray sweater, and boots, flats or kitten heel wedges. I’ll usually add some jewelry to complement the shoes – most often, I’ll do something with silver tones and subtle sparkle, but this is a great neutral palate to add some crazy colorful or fun jewelry to. Not shown here, a sparkling red ruby necklace, bright pink crystals or other gems that pop work great.

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Blog Esther Day to Night-2

Blog Esther Boots

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This is the day Lauren and I did our super fast whirlwind photoshoot in the park between rain showers and wind storms.. I was calling to my kids to “stay where you can see me and I can see you”..!

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Blog Nene Shoes Emma Flats in Pink -2

On me..

  • J.Crew Toothpick Jean here
  • Boden Relaxed Merino Silk Sweater here

Shoes..

  • Banana Republic slip-on sneaker like this one
  • Timberland Savin Hill Tall Boot, found on Amazon
  • Rockport Alika pump on Zappos
  • Shoes- Nene “Emma Flats” with Pink and Taupe here

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Flares + Flats…and stormy sunset on the beach.

 I’ve mentioned before my love of flares.  It’s such a nice change from skinny jeans all the time.  However, usually they are super long, and I have to wear heels.  So…usually I just save them for the occasional date night or girls night out.  Well, I thrifted this pair last Friday for $5!!!  And…even better they are the perfect length for me to wear flats-SCORE!!Blog Free People Ryanne Sweater 7FAM Ginger Nene Shoes Emma Gunmetal-1 Blog Free People Ryanne Sweater 7FAM Ginger Nene Shoes Emma Gunmetal-2 Blog Free People Ryanne Sweater 7FAM Ginger Nene Shoes Emma Gunmetal-3 Blog Free People Ryanne Sweater 7FAM Ginger Nene Shoes Emma Gunmetal-4 Blog Free People Ryanne Sweater 7FAM Ginger Nene Shoes Emma Gunmetal-5 Blog Free People Ryanne Sweater 7FAM Ginger Nene Shoes Emma Gunmetal-6 Blog Free People Ryanne Sweater 7FAM Ginger Nene Shoes Emma Gunmetal-7 Blog Free People Ryanne Sweater 7FAM Ginger Nene Shoes Emma Gunmetal-8 Maya said she wanted me to throw her.

Me- “How high?”

M- “Way high up in the sky!!”  Blog Free People Ryanne Sweater 7FAM Ginger Nene Shoes Emma Gunmetal-9 She’ll have to settle for above my head haha.  I swear it still surprises me when I capture these with the self timer.  I actually caught a few this time!Blog Free People Ryanne Sweater 7FAM Ginger Nene Shoes Emma Gunmetal-10 Blog Free People Ryanne Sweater 7FAM Ginger Nene Shoes Emma Gunmetal-11 Blog Free People Ryanne Sweater 7FAM Ginger Nene Shoes Emma Gunmetal-12 Blog Free People Ryanne Sweater 7FAM Ginger Nene Shoes Emma Gunmetal-13 Blog WeatherProof Faux Leather Jacket Lemon Loves Lime Dress Joseph Allen Brandon Boots-1“Mom, you chase me and try to tickle me!”  Ok… 🙂 Blog WeatherProof Faux Leather Jacket Lemon Loves Lime Dress Joseph Allen Brandon Boots-2 Blog WeatherProof Faux Leather Jacket Lemon Loves Lime Dress Joseph Allen Brandon Boots-3And then….truth be told.  I took these next ones over a month ago.  We had tried to catch the sun before it went down, but since we can never leave the house without about 20 delays, we got down to the beach after the sun had set.  At 4:30pm mind you 😦  So, I didn’t even bother trying to take picks of me or me with Maya, and let her just run around and have fun.  I’ve been dying to blog them, but never got around to it!  THEN the other day, Maya decided she wanted to wear this dress again, so I figured I merge the two posts!! 🙂 Blog WeatherProof Faux Leather Jacket Lemon Loves Lime Dress Kamik Boots-4 Blog WeatherProof Faux Leather Jacket Lemon Loves Lime Dress Kamik Boots-5 LOVE her little smile!!!Blog WeatherProof Faux Leather Jacket Lemon Loves Lime Dress Kamik Boots-6 Blog WeatherProof Faux Leather Jacket Lemon Loves Lime Dress Kamik Boots-7And…she’s off!Blog WeatherProof Faux Leather Jacket Lemon Loves Lime Dress Kamik Boots-7-Right after this one, she took off running again….into the water.  Lovely. 😉

As I went to look up this dress for this post, I found out it retails for $84!!!  SAY WHAT!?!?!?!  I knew when I found it, that it was SUPER well made.  The fabric is so thick, yet soft and stretchy.  And all those ruffly details??  But…I had NO idea how expensive it was.  Kind of regretting letting her wear it to preschool and to play on the beach, BUT…I only paid $1.50 (YES!!!!!), so I guess it really doesn’t matter.  One of the many reasons I love thrifting!! Blog WeatherProof Faux Leather Jacket Lemon Loves Lime Dress Kamik Boots-8 Blog West Seattle Sunset Sept 2015

On me…

Sweater- Free People “Ryanne” (sold out, loving this striped one here)
Top- American Eagle (thrifted, similar here)
Jeans- 7FAM “Ginger” (thrifted for $5!!)
On Maya…
Jacket- Weatherproof (thrifted, but similar here)
Hat- H&M (old, but similar here)
Leggings- Hanna Andersson (thrifted, but similar here)
Boots-Joseph Allen (thrifted, similar here) then Kamik Stomp Rain Boots (thrifted, similar here)
Keeping it Real…
Once Maya is outside, she loves to run, play, and have fun.  BUT….sometimes getting her outside requires a bribe.  Thank you Tic Tacs 😉Blog Outtake-1 Didn’t quite catch this one in time 😉Blog Outtake-2
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

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Fringe details…

 Every once in a while I have a corporate shoot where I dress up a little bit more than normal, which is actually kind of fun.  I remember when I worked in a corporate environment, I couldn’t wait for the weekends and jeans.  Funny how things flip flop in life.

Blog StyleMint Fringe Vest HM Boho Top J Brand Stockholm Noir El Naturalista Duna N528-1I love the fringe details on this sweater vest.  Makes it a little fun and boho, yet it still looks somewhat professional (I think ;)) Blog StyleMint Fringe Vest HM Boho Top J Brand Stockholm Noir El Naturalista Duna N528-2 Blog StyleMint Fringe Vest HM Boho Top J Brand Stockholm Noir El Naturalista Duna N528-3 Blog StyleMint Fringe Vest HM Boho Top J Brand Stockholm Noir El Naturalista Duna N528-4 Blog StyleMint Fringe Vest HM Boho Top J Brand Stockholm Noir El Naturalista Duna N528-5Truth be told, the shoot was supposed to be in the morning, and I wasn’t sure if I’d have time to take a shower.  So….I just did a twisted bun and called it good.  But then, it got pushed back a few hours and I got to take a shower.  I think we were all happy about that haha. Blog StyleMint Fringe Vest HM Boho Top J Brand Stockholm Noir El Naturalista Duna N528-6 Blog StyleMint Fringe Vest HM Boho Top J Brand Stockholm Noir El Naturalista Duna N528-7 Blog StyleMint Fringe Vest HM Boho Top J Brand Stockholm Noir El Naturalista Duna N528-8 Blog StyleMint Fringe Vest HM Boho Top J Brand Stockholm Noir El Naturalista Duna N528-9 Blog StyleMint Fringe Vest HM Boho Top J Brand Stockholm Noir El Naturalista Duna N528-10Blog Gap DIY Denim Vest Hanna Andersson Plaid Swing Dress Dr Martens Toddler Boots-1 Blog Gap DIY Denim Vest Hanna Andersson Plaid Swing Dress Dr Martens Toddler Boots-2 Blog Gap DIY Denim Vest Hanna Andersson Plaid Swing Dress Dr Martens Toddler Boots-3 Blog Gap DIY Denim Vest Hanna Andersson Plaid Swing Dress Dr Martens Toddler Boots-4

On me…

Sweater- StyleMint (old, similar here)
Top- H&M (Old, similar here)
Boots- El Naturalista Duna N528 (thrifted for $7!!)
On Maya…
Vest- GapKids (cut the sleeves of a regular jacket :)) (thrifted, but similar here)
Dress- Hanna Andersson (thrifted, but similar here)
Leggings- Hanna Andersson (thrifted)
Shoes-Dr. Martens (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
Someone giving me art direction 🙂Blog Outtake 2And…her face in about 80% of these shots, because she HAD to have a piece of gum before going outside… 🙂 Blog Outtake
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

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Gray + Green as nuetrals…

 And for the record… Gray?  Grey?  I can’t seem to figure it out.  I could Google it (ok, I have many times, and I still forget :)).  In any case…we all know what I mean 🙂

If I could say what my favorite color (or non color) is, it would be a 4 way tie between gray, sage green, black, and white!  Ok…and ivory too, because I can’t play favorites very well.  All in all.  My favorite color is…neutral.  Not sure what that says about me?

Anywho…I have been wanting to check out the East Portal Viewpoint for the longest time, and finally just went there!  At first…it won’t seem like much, but just wait…just wait 🙂Blog Design History Cardigan Helmut Lang Asymetrical Tee Goldsign Mayhem Tracy Reese Gina Booties-1And here we go again with Seattle’s kooky weather.  I kid you not, it was overcast and COLD when we left the house.  And then….sunny.  Amen for layers 🙂Blog Helmut Lang Asymetrical Tee Goldsign Mayhem Tracy Reese Gina Booties-2Blog Helmut Lang Asymetrical Tee Goldsign Mayhem-3My new favorite picture of me and Maya!  Her.  Us.  Sunflare. 🙂  Oh, and the bonus of shooting with a tripod?  You get a bunch of the same image!!!!Blog Helmut Lang Asymetrical Tee Goldsign Mayhem Checkered Vans-4 Blog Helmut Lang Asymetrical Tee Goldsign Mayhem Checkered Vans-5 Blog Helmut Lang Asymetrical Tee Goldsign Mayhem Checkered Vans-6 What mom can relate?  You want to put them down…and they are having no part in it.Blog Helmut Lang Asymetrical Tee Goldsign Mayhem Checkered Vans-7 Blog Helmut Lang Asymetrical Tee Goldsign Mayhem Checkered Vans-8How cool is this wall and tunnel?? Blog Helmut Lang Asymetrical Tee Goldsign Mayhem Checkered Vans-9Blog Hanna Andersson Oh Happy Day Dress Tucker Tate Leggings Purple Converse-10 Blog Hanna Andersson Oh Happy Day Dress Tucker Tate Leggings Purple Converse-11 Blog Hanna Andersson Oh Happy Day Dress Tucker Tate Leggings Purple Converse-12 Blog Hanna Andersson Oh Happy Day Dress Tucker Tate Leggings Purple Converse-13 Blog Hanna Andersson Oh Happy Day Dress Tucker Tate Leggings Purple Converse-14 Blog Hanna Andersson Oh Happy Day Dress Tucker Tate Leggings Purple Converse-15There’s all this art inside the tunnel, which is super cool. Blog Hanna Andersson Oh Happy Day Dress Tucker Tate Leggings Purple Converse-16 Blog Hanna Andersson Oh Happy Day Dress Tucker Tate Leggings Purple Converse-17 Blog Hanna Andersson Oh Happy Day Dress Tucker Tate Leggings Purple Converse-18Maya kept yelling inside the tunnel to hear her echo haha.  When people would come out the other side, they were like “Yup, we could here her from the start of the tunnel!” 🙂 Blog Hanna Andersson Oh Happy Day Dress Tucker Tate Leggings Purple Converse-19 Blog Hanna Andersson Oh Happy Day Dress Tucker Tate Leggings Purple Converse-20 Blog Hanna Andersson Oh Happy Day Dress Tucker Tate Leggings Purple Converse-21 Making shadow animals 🙂Blog Hanna Andersson Oh Happy Day Dress Tucker Tate Leggings Purple Converse-22Funny thing?  I took a bunch of images here, because I didn’t know the tunnel was even there!  I could have done an entire blog post of these images, but I like the other ones better.  Just know.  SO many cool places to take pictures here, and we only went to two! We will be going back!Blog Helmut Lang Asymetrical Tee Goldsign Mayhem Checkered Vans-23Because…someone doesn’t want to share! Blog Helmut Lang Asymetrical Tee Goldsign Mayhem Checkered Vans-24Blog Design History Cardigan Helmut Lang Asymetrical Tee Goldsign Mayhem Tracy Reese Gina Booties-25How gorgeous is this view?!  You can actually walk down on to the I 90 bridge.  We didn’t this time, but I want to do it next time!Blog Hanna Andersson Oh Happy Day Dress Tucker Tate Leggings Purple Converse-26View of Bellevue across the water…Blog Hanna Andersson Oh Happy Day Dress Tucker Tate Leggings Purple Converse-27On me…

Sweater- Design History (old, similar here)
Top- Helmut Lang (thrifted for $2.50!!! similar here)
Jeans- GoldSign “Mayhem” (old, similar here and here)
Booties- Tracy Reese “Gina” (thrifted, similar here)
Shoes- Vans (thrifted)
On Maya…
Dress- Hanna Andersson  “Oh Happy Day Dress” (thrifted, but similar here)
Leggings- Tucker and Tate (thrifted)
Shoes- Converse (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
OMG, hahaha.  BOTH of our faces!!  She was leaning waaaaay far back and it scared the crap out of me.  Of course she thought it was hilarious!!  The things you get with a self timer and tripod 🙂
Because…if I’d had a smiley face on, this would have been really cute!  Alas…I did not.  :}
Blog Outtake
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

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Chunky Knits + Leather Leggings…from day to night!

 I’m going to try as much as I can to do more day to night posts.  Mainly for me, because I can never think of something to wear when I do get a night out!  You may think…leather leggings for “day”…with a 4 year old??  Yup!  So practical and totally comfy!!

I’ll start with the few “night” pics that I took right before I walked to pick Maya up from preschool.Blog Vince Wool Drape Sweater Zara Tunic Vince Leather Leggings Joan and David Booties-1 Blog Vince Wool Drape Sweater Zara Tunic Vince Leather Leggings Joan and David Booties-2 Blog Vince Wool Drape Sweater Zara Tunic Vince Leather Leggings Joan and David Booties-3Changed my top into a flowing tank, and put on some Converse-good to go!Blog Vince Wool Drape Sweater Leather Leggings Converse-4 Blog Vince Wool Drape Sweater Leather Leggings Converse-5Then…the sun came out, so the sweater came off.Blog Maj Tunic Vince Crop Leather Leggings Converse-6 Blog Maj Tunic Vince Crop Leather Leggings Converse-7 Yeah, this is what happens now when I throw her!  She flings her legs out, and then lands like this haha.  Kind of scary though, getting her down.Blog Maj Tunic Vince Crop Leather Leggings Converse-8 Blog Maj Tunic Vince Crop Leather Leggings Converse-9 Blog Maj Tunic Vince Crop Leather Leggings Converse-10 Blog Maj Tunic Vince Crop Leather Leggings Converse-11 Blog Maj Tunic Vince Crop Leather Leggings Converse-12Her face kills me haha. Blog Maj Tunic Vince Crop Leather Leggings Converse-13And…she’s OFF! Blog Maj Tunic Vince Crop Leather Leggings Converse-14Blog Mini Boden Stars and Stripes Dress Maggie and Zoe Boots-1 Blog Mini Boden Stars and Stripes Dress Maggie and Zoe Boots-2 I can’t handle how sweet she is sometimes…Blog Mini Boden Stars and Stripes Dress Maggie and Zoe Boots-3 Blog Mini Boden Stars and Stripes Dress Maggie and Zoe Boots-4And then…my mom happened to drive by!  If this isn’t the face of excitement, I don’t know what is 🙂 Blog Mini Boden Stars and Stripes Dress Maggie and Zoe Boots-5 Blog Mini Boden Stars and Stripes Dress Maggie and Zoe Boots-6 Blog Mini Boden Stars and Stripes Dress Maggie and Zoe Boots-7 Blog Mini Boden Stars and Stripes Dress Maggie and Zoe Boots-8If you look close in her eyes, you can see me and my mom! Blog Mini Boden Stars and Stripes Dress Maggie and Zoe Boots-9 Blog Mini Boden Stars and Stripes Dress Maggie and Zoe Boots-10 Blog Mini Boden Stars and Stripes Dress Maggie and Zoe Boots-11 Blog Mini Boden Stars and Stripes Dress Maggie and Zoe Boots-12 Blog Mini Boden Stars and Stripes Dress Maggie and Zoe Boots-13 Blog Mini Boden Stars and Stripes Dress Maggie and Zoe Boots-14Yeah…I had the camera on the tripod in the street to get this shot.  Only took a few 🙂 Blog Mini Boden Stars and Stripes Dress Maggie and Zoe Boots-15 Blog Mini Boden Stars and Stripes Dress Maggie and Zoe Boots-16 You will totally be seeing more of these pig tails!  She requested them, and I cannot believe I haven’t done them sooner-SO CUTE!!!Blog Mini Boden Stars and Stripes Dress Maggie and Zoe Boots-17On me…

Sweater- Vince (Nordstrom Rack, sold out, similar here and here)
Top- Zara (night) and Maj (day)
Boots (Night)- Circa Joan & David (thrifted, similar here)
Shoes (day) Converse (thrifted, similar here)
On Maya…
Dress- Mini Boden (thrifted, but similar here)
Boots- Maggie & Zoe (similar here)
Keeping it Real…
She’s not always in the mood to play 😉Blog Outtake-1And…once again, I danced right out of the shot haha. Blog Outtake-2
 (all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

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Coated Moto Skinny Pants…day to night.

 I knew I was going out later this night, but really didn’t want to have to think about a separate outfit.  So…I picked something that I could dress down for preschool drop off, work, pick up, and then play…then easily transition into a Mama’s night out!

Coated denim is one of my favorite things to wear in the fall/winter.  Super fun and easy to clean-WIN!  And it can easily be dressed up or down.  Denim jackets are my favorite “make just about anything easy and casual” item of clothing.

Blog Levis Jacket Free People Madness Stripe Muscle Tank DL1961 River Atlanta Checkered Vans-1 Blog Levis Jacket Free People Madness Stripe Muscle Tank DL1961 River Atlanta Checkered Vans-2 Blog Levis Jacket Free People Madness Stripe Muscle Tank DL1961 River Atlanta Checkered Vans-3I love the fun little slit in this tee. Blog Levis Jacket Free People Madness Stripe Muscle Tank DL1961 River Atlanta Checkered Vans-4And the moto detailing on these pants!!  It was hard to capture it on camera, but both by the pockets and at the bottom of the pants are super cool stitching. Blog Levis Jacket Free People Madness Stripe Muscle Tank DL1961 River Atlanta Checkered Vans-5Blog Free People Madness Stripe Muscle Tank DL1961 River Atlanta Checkered Vans-6Then…had a little fun in photoshop with this one 🙂  It’s amazing what a difference a change in shoes can make!Blog DL1961 River Atlanta Checkered Vans Kimchie Blue Leopard Booties-7Add a leather jacket, and you’re ready to go out!Blog Doma Leather Jacket Free People Madness Stripe Muscle Tank DL1961 River Atlanta Kimchi Blue Leopard Booties-8I took these pictures on a bike trail that is right next to a pretty busy street.  Yeah…I got a lot of looks.  One biker even offered to stop and take some pics for me haha.  No…I don’t feel like a complete nerd at all with my tripod and self timer-ugh ;}

And seriously, the weather in Seattle is so wonky.  I took the shot above and the one below less than a minute apart.  It went from totally overcast to SUNNY.Blog Doma Leather Jacket Free People Madness Stripe Muscle Tank DL1961 River Atlanta Kimchi Blue Leopard Booties-9After I picked Maya up from school, we walked over to my parents house.  It was my mom’s birthday, so we wanted to bring her some treats (a few Pumpkin Balls that I posted on Wednesday!)Blog Levis Jacket Free People Madness Stripe Muscle Tank DL1961 River Atlanta Checkered Vans-10My dad took these next two 🙂Blog Free People Madness Stripe Muscle Tank DL1961 River Atlanta Checkered Vans-11Blog Free People Madness Stripe Muscle Tank DL1961 River Atlanta Checkered Vans-11-Blog Hanna Andersson Black Velour Twirl Dress Purple Leggings Kamik Rain Boots-1Blog Hanna Andersson Black Velour Twirl Dress Purple Leggings Kamik Rain Boots-2Blog Hanna Andersson Black Velour Twirl Dress Purple Leggings Kamik Rain Boots-3Blog Hanna Andersson Black Velour Twirl Dress Purple Leggings Kamik Rain Boots-4Blog Maya and BOPO 6Blog Maya and Meme 5Blog Hanna Andersson Black Velour Twirl Dress Purple Leggings Kamik Rain Boots-7Blog Hanna Andersson Black Velour Twirl Dress Purple Leggings Kamik Rain Boots-8Blog Hanna Andersson Black Velour Twirl Dress Purple Leggings Kamik Rain Boots-9 On me…

Jacket- Levi’s (thrifted, similar here) Leather- Doma” (similar here)
Jeans- DL1961 River in Atlanta (similar here)
Shoes and Boots- Vans (thrifted) Kimchi Blue (thrifted, similar here)
On Maya…
Dress- Hanna Andersson Velour Twirl Dress (thrifted, but similar here)
Leggings- Hanna Andersson (thrifted, but similar here)
Boots- Kamik Stomp Rain Boots (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
I don’t always make it back in time before the self timer goes off haha.
Blog Outtake 1 And….she was done with the picture taking 🙂Blog Outtake 2
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except the flying one with me and Maya and ones of Maya :))

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