#AgelessInSeattle | Kendra Scott Event

I met so many amazing woman when I went to the What She Said Style Summit!

During the over 40 blogger break out session Dawn, of Party til Dawn, talked about wanting to organize some events for over 40 bloggers.  Obviously, we all thought it was a great idea!

Dawn got together with her friend Christina, from Christina Skally Styling, and they put on a super fun event at the Kendra Scott store in Bellevue Square last Friday.

Sooooo much GORGEOUS jewelry! And clearly we didn’t have fun at all 🙂

And yes…I was a total nerd and brough my tripod so I could get in some shots! The amazing woman run Skinny Dipped Almonds generously gave bags of their delicious almonds for us to try.  They are dangerously good!! Until next time ladies!! And of course…

Keeping it real….

When the shutter keeps going after everyone thinks it stopped hahaha.

Hunter Boots on the beach at sunset…

 We used to go down and play on the beach at sunset a lot more when the Huz traveled every week for work.  Now that he doesn’t travel as much anymore, we haven’t been going down there…

I realized just how much I miss it!

Truth be told, these were taken back in NOVEMBER!!  Yes, I’m a tad behind blogging…

The winter cloudy sunsets are soooooo pretty!  But, they could easily be spring sunsets!
I can’t resist twinning in thrifted Hunter boots!! Looooove these!

On me…

Shirt- Levi’s (thrifted, similar here)
Jeans- J Brand (eBay, similar here)
Boots- Hunter (thrifted, but similar here and here)
On Maya…
Jacket- Hudson Kids (eBay, but similar here and here
Top- GapKids (thrifted, but similar here and LOVE this here)
Leggings- Ivivva (eBay, but similar here)
Boots- Hunter Original Kids (eBay)
Keeping it Real…
Usually when we go to the beach, Maya just takes off running/exploring.  Sometimes it’s hard to wrangle her BACK to take a few pics here and there.  Sometimes I resort to ridiculous attempts to get her to come back haha.
My high tech set up for getting the boots shots above… 😉
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

High Waisted “Mom Jeans” + Striped Top + Leather Jacket (Spring…??)

 The weather here in Seattle is still sunny and somewhat warm one minute (it got up to 80 yesterday!!), and then overcast and COLD the next!  I’m SO excited for consistent warmer temps, but they just aren’t quite here yet…

Which means…of course…layering. Oh, and I’m totally into tying a bandana or scarf around my non washed mom bun.

Like….this hair that I haven’t washed in 4 days?  Let me wrap something pretty around it-ha! Notice…no shadows in this next shot??  Sun is gone! OH!  And then back again!Photographically, it’s a NIGHTMARE to shoot in these conditions!  ESPECIALLY if you are trying to take shots with a tripod.  Don’t get me started…

BUT…I mainly wanted to come down here for Maya to play, so it really was fun to capture her in her element.

Although, she will still always say… “I don’t want to go to the beach!!

Uh huh… Love these next ones.  There was this tiny rock that she balanced on. And then….just went in! Once she’s wet, it’s hard to get her out of the water!

On me…

Jacket- Doma (old, similar here)
Jean Shirt- Levi’s Western Shirt (thrifted)
Top- J Crew (similar here)
On Maya…
Faux Leather Jacket- Zara Kids (thrifted, but similar here)
Denim Jacket- CrewCuts (thrifted)
Sweater- CrewCuts by J Crew (thrifted, but similar here)
Dress- Crewcuts (thrifted, but similar here)
Jeggings- Crewcuts “Jodhpur Jeggings” (thrifted)
Shoes- Children’s Place “Sequin Popstar Hi-Top Sneaker (thrifted, similar here)
Keeping it Real…
The main problem now taking Maya to a beach is that she just wants to play with all the other
kids, and….they just wander into our shots haha.  I tried to blur them out, but oddly, I don’t
know how to do that!
When there are others around, I aim to get one go for me, one go for both of us, and then just let her play.  Which I love capturing anyways!  And she has fun, which means…we keep getting to do this 🙂
Hahaha.  This little boy kept wandering into the shot and looking at the camera.  Unlike the one I wanted to take pics with me 😉
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

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

Gossip & Glamour WHAT SHE SAID Style Summit

I was fortunate to be able to attend the What She Said Style Summit put together beautifully by Sydny

You can check out her overview of the amazing event here.

The event started with the “Over 50k Club” featuring panelists…

Panelists included: Chelsea Lankford of True Lane, Aika Yokoyama of Aika’s Love Closet, and Sabrina Tan of Gypsy Tan.

Personally, I was super excited to see Chelsea Lankford, because I’ve been following here even before she moved back to Seattle!

They talked about different ways to get yourself seen, and the importance of a media kit.

No, I don’t have one.. 🙂 And…can we talk about how pretty and yummy this mint strawberry water was?!! One of the biggest highlights for me was meeting people I follow on Instagram.  Especially these two ladies (Krista and Julie) from Last Seen Wearing.  They were nice enough to let me be their 3rd wheel for the day 🙂 The next panel was the “Future of Fashion”

Panelists included: Brittany Hicks of Amazon Fashion, Shannon Kelly of Trendscaping, Stephanie Meyer of Armoire, Amy Sarabi of Zumiez, and designer Elisa Yip

Next we were able to walk around and meet some amazing vendors.

Pressed Juicery

Stephanie Meyer of Armoire Women’s neckties by Andie and Erin Stunning handcrafted bags by Kacy Yom Super fun shoes by Steve Madden. SO excited to try some false eyelashes by Noir Lash Lounge! How cute are these mugs from Third Culture Coffee?? Hahaha 🙂 The Cote D’Azure scent line from Oribe was so yummy smelling! And how cool that Obadiah Salon did women’s hair on site!!They also gave out gift bags to everyone with great samples!  I’m loving the Orible Straight Away Smoothing Blowout Cream.  It’s super smooth and smells amazing! Btw, how cute is she?

And how dreamy is the lingerie from Salua Lingerie?? And sooooo many amazing pieces from Kendra Scott! And the W Bellevue put on an amazing spread for lunch!!

There was SO much more, but I only remembered to go back to take pics after it was all devoured haha.  Whoops.The last panel was on “Fashion Essentials”

Moderated by Crystal Southcote of Southcote Digital with insight from photographer Delaney Brown, Alexandra Perwin of Hipster Money, Sophie Reichelt of Project Bionic, freelance writer Amanda Zurita, and Amanda Winters of Blue Nile This was by far my favorite part of the event.  Last year there weren’t break out sessions, but this year they broke you up into categories.

I went to the Fashion 40 and met so many amazing women!  It was moderated by Dawn from Party til Dawn. We literally had to be cut off to go back to the main meeting.  Absolutely looking forward to working with these women in the future! Lastly was the Keynote by Andrew Hoge

He was engaging, funning, insightful, and the perfect end to the summit! Thank you Dawn for snapping this image of me!

I’ll do a post next highlighting this outfit…
Julie and Krista from Last Seen Wearing and Dawn from Party til Dawn Then we went downstairs for some drinks and mingling…

AND…I actually stayed for more than 5 minutes!

Breaking my record from last year when I didn’t know anyone and was too embarrassed to stay haha.Big thank you to Sydney Mintle from Gossip & Glamour for putting together such an amazing event and to the W Bellevue for hosting and for spoiling us!

Can’t wait for next year!

Did anyone else go?  What was your favorite part/take away??!