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Vintage Chemise + High Wasited Crop Flares + FLORAL CROWNS!!

Ugh….these were taken SO long ago (almost TWO months!)

It was such a magical day!

Maya and I went to an event hosted by Kirsty of  The Kirsty Files , Jenn of What Jenn Wore  at Pacific Place.  

I’ve seen some of the events both Kirsty and Jenn have put on, and they look SO fun and always have a creative aspect to them.  When I saw that this event would include the making of a floral crown, I knew I had to ask if kids could come!  Kirsty said yes, so I was all in!

What do you wear to a fashion event…that’s always the question.  I see people dressed to the nines, but that’s not me. Especially if I’m bringing Maya with me.

SO…vintage top, my fav high waisted crop flares, and some comfy sandals-DONE!
I can only hope that she will come to more events with me, because we had the best time!  And…it carried through the entire day!
Here are the floral crowns we made,  And by we….I mean, I made them, while Maya walked around and schmoozed with the guests.  But….let’s be honest.  That was fine by me.  We were both in our happy place!
I borrowed this image from Jenn’s Instagram.

And this next one from Kirsty’s blog post,

Both images taken by Saskia Potter.

We all seriously had SO much fun making these crowns!  Everyone’s was different, and ALL of them were beautiful!  All the flowers were graciously provided by the talented Holly Yee

On me…

Top- Vintage
Belt- Vintage
Sandals- Ugg (thrifted, similar here and love these here)
On Maya…
Romper- Ella Moss (thrifted, but similar here)
Sandals- Stuart Weitzman “Camia Ava” (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
Here’s a little behind the scenes video we took while taking these shots.
Maya’s commentary and her savvy use of the video camera kill me!!
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Oversized Bomber Jacket + Skinnies + Tennies (night on the beach)

Nights on the beach are my favorite (with Maya of course! )

And this puffer has become a total staple in my wardrobe lately! 💚

At first I wasn’t sure if it would go with anything, but I wear it with EVERYthing!! Clearly green parkas are a fav… NOT going to e able to do this much longer!  But…I keep saying that. Video of the set up I used here…Hahaha.  Clearly so happy I’m taking her picture.
I had taken Charlie’s senior pictures earlier in the day, and Maya tagged along.  While he was changing, I took some of her 🙂 . Paint on her forehead from school and all… Seriously though, what the WHAT!??  It blows my mind that Charlie was Maya’s age when I met him…and now.  18, 6’5″ and about to graduate! Of course Maya wanted to pop into almost all his pictures. They are pretty stinking cute together… See what happened right after the above shot that almost gave me a heart attack…

More of an accurate depiction of their relationship haha.

 On me…

Sweater- Feel the Piece (ebay)
Jeans- DL1961 Emma (eBay, similar here)
Shoes- Superga (eBay)
On Maya…
Jacket- Bernardo (thrifted, but similar here)
Top- (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
My remote has been a little faulty, so…we are constantly wondering if it will go off haha.
And…Maya jumping to me with rocks behind me…almost ended badly!
(all pictures taken with a self timer/shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

All Black with a Pop of Color | Night

It’s week 2 for @theMomEdit style challenge.

This week (1/16-1/23) is style “All Black with a Pop of Color”

Yesterday, I posted a “day” version of this outfit.

One of my favorite things to style here is looks going from day to night!
🙋🏼‍♀️💃
I’m sure I’m not the only mom that feels the CRUNCH when it’s time to go out! I usually have about 30 minutes to an hour (if I’m LUCKY!) to get ready to go out. A life saver is finding ways to take an outfit that you can wear all day, swap out a shoe and a coat, add an accessory or two, and you are good to go!

An all black outfit is a total easy option for this! Add an accessory that matches, and you’re done! I think it’s easy to think that the distressed hem can’t go to “night”, but I think it can! And

On me…

Leather Jacket- Doma (old, similar here)
Sweater- Banana Republic (old, similar here)
Jeans- Current Elliott “Girl Crush” (DIY distressed hem) thrifted, similar here.
Shoes- Charlotte Ronson (old, similar here)
Keeping it Real…
I don’t have any new info, but…in case you missed it from the last post.
This amazing walkway is RIGHT next to a super busy street in our neighborhood.  The good news is-it’s beautiful and 5 minutes from our house and Maya’s school.  The bad news….872 cars drove by during our whopping 15 minutes here haha.
And, part of the videio includes the “day” version, which included Maya and me 🙂
Oh, and…the set up of my focus stand…it’s the same as the day, because I literally gave myself 15 minutes to shoot both of these before I picked Maya up from school!

She never has her hair all down, but the clip she’d worn to school was half out.  I took it out and was going to put it back in, but then…didn’t want to mess with it without a brush.  But, during all her dancing she kept getting hairs in her mouth 🙂
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

All Black with a Pop of Color | Day

 It’s week 2 for @theMomEdit style challenge.

This week (1/16-1/23) is style “All Black with a Pop of Color”

Basically this is a no brainer for me!  I LOOOOOVE all black, but do like to break it up with a pop of color.  Or…just break it up by the texture and variance of black.

All blacks are different, so I feel like if you purposely wear ones that are off, it works better. And…a silver platform sneaker…both comfy yet adds some fun!

I DIY cut the hem on these jeans, and they are one of my favs! I actually took the above pictures right before picking Maya up from school.  I actually shot this look and then swapped out my shoes and jacket for a “day to night” look (coming soon).  I did all that in a whopping 15 minutes haha.

Then….after letting Maya play after school for an hour, I convinced her to come back to the same spot for a few shots.  Ok, ipad time may have been promised… 🙂

And, yes, she rocks the “all black with a pop of color” better than me! I can’t even…. SO her!

On me…

Sweater- Banana Republic (old, similar here)
Jeans- Current Elliott “Girl Crush” (DIY distressed hem) thrifted, similar here.
On Maya…
Jacket- Zara Kids (thrifted, but similar here)
Jeans- GapKids (thrifted)
Shoes- Dr. Martens (thrifted, similar here)
Keeping it Real…
This amazing walkway is RIGHT next to a super busy street in our neighborhood.  The good news is-it’s beautiful and 5 minutes from our house and Maya’s school.  The bad news….872 cars drove by during our whopping 15 minutes here haha.
Maya kept wanting me to shout “doody” haha.
Set up of my focus stand…
Not even sure what’s going on here haha. She never has her hair all down, but the clip she’d worn to school was half out.  I took it out and was going to put it back in, but then…didn’t want to mess with it without a brush.  But, during all her dancing she kept getting hairs in her mouth 🙂
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren