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Day at the beach…

 My remote shutter officially died on this trip.  Insert major sad face!  I’m fairly certain it’s a random setting that I pushed accidentally, and yet…after HOURS of researching…can’t figure out.  I had to go back to the self timer on the camera, and I have NO IDEA how I used to do that all the time!!!  Needless to say, I was a hot sweaty mess by the time we left!Blog Free People Peplum Top Levis 501s Converse-1BTW, vintage Levi’s are the perfect jeans for crop tops!  Even if you think you can’t score them thrifting.  You CAN if you want to…  Blog Free People Peplum Top Levis 501s Converse-2 Blog Free People Peplum Top Levis 501s Converse-3 Blog Free People Peplum Top Levis 501s Converse-4 Blog Free People Peplum Top Levis 501s Converse-5 Blog Free People Peplum Top Levis 501s Converse-6 Blog Free People Peplum Top Levis 501s Converse-7I loooooove all the fluffy clouds! Blog Sweet Luka Mo Paint Splatter Dress-1OMG, and that face?!!

LOVE!!! Blog Sweet Luka Mo Paint Splatter Dress-2 Blog Sweet Luka Mo Paint Splatter Dress-3 Blog Sweet Luka Mo Paint Splatter Dress-4 Blog Sweet Luka Mo Paint Splatter Dress-5I told her NOT to throw sand…Blog Sweet Luka Mo Paint Splatter Dress-6 And then…decided WTF, she was due for a bath anyways….Blog Sweet Luka Mo Paint Splatter Dress-7I mean, can you say no to that face??! Blog Sweet Luka Mo Paint Splatter Dress-8

On me…

Jeans- Levi’s 501 (thrifted, and DIY cut similar here)
Shoes- Converse (thrifted)
On Maya…
Dress- Sweet Luka Mo (old, tank version here)
Rain Boots- (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
I promise she’s laying there laughing 😉Blog Outtake
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Hanna Andersson…it’s a play dress, it’s a day dress!

 For those of you with kids, I’m sure you’ve heard of Hanna Andersson.  I first got hooked on their pajamas.  I mean…the organic cotton and the prints are SO GOOD!  Super soft, and you can wash them a kazillion times, and they still look new!  Maya doesn’t know about brand names, but now that she dresses herself, she goes for what she loves.  And honestly…if I didn’t intervene with the occasional “Don’t you want to wear SOMETHING ELSE?!!“, she’d wear her same favorite Hanna Andersson dresses over, and over, and over.  Not that it’s a bad thing, but…I may have bought other items that just sit hanging… 😉

SO…imagine how thrilled I was when I was contacted by them and asked if I would want to test out their spring “It’s a playdress, it’s a daydress” (This was last fall!  Just want to make sure you know that I’m not torturing her now in the cold temps!!).

I’ve been DYING to share these images, and I’m so excited that I finally can!  Fair warning…this is a long post, but really…it could have been 3 times as long!  Put her in one of these dresses + a pair of their leggings on the beach, and she’s in heaven!  Sadly, the leggings got soaked about 5 minutes (typical…), and I took them off 😉Blog Hanna Andersson Forever Play Dress Navy Floral-1 Blog Hanna Andersson Forever Play Dress Navy Floral-2 Blog Hanna Andersson Forever Play Dress Navy Floral-4 Blog Hanna Andersson Forever Play Dress Navy Floral-5I love this next one.  It totally looks beautifully posed.  Clearly…it wasn’t 😉 Blog Hanna Andersson Forever Play Dress Navy Floral-6Of course, she had requested temporary tattoos on her a few days before.  I tried wiping them off, but is there anything more authentic on a 4 year old??! Blog Hanna Andersson Forever Play Dress Navy Floral-7 So her…jumping of anything and everything! Blog Hanna Andersson Forever Play Dress Navy Floral-8I seriously love Seattle on days like this… Blog Hanna Andersson Forever Play Dress Navy Floral-9 Blog Hanna Andersson Forever Play Dress Navy Floral-10Oddly, this next one is one of my favorites…Blog Hanna Andersson Forever Play Dress Navy Floral-11And that smile-DYING!! Blog Hanna Andersson Forever Play Dress Navy Floral-12 Blog Hanna Andersson Forever Play Dress Navy Floral-13 Blog Hanna Andersson Forever Play Dress Navy Floral-14 Blog Hanna Andersson Forever Play Dress Navy Floral-15 Blog Hanna Andersson Forever Play Dress Navy Floral-16 Blog Hanna Andersson Forever Play Dress Navy Floral-17Blog Hanna Andersson Forever Play Dress Navy Floral-18And then…whatever, I’ll just embrace the water. Blog Hanna Andersson Forever Play Dress Navy Floral-19And…I knew this would happen eventually!  I’m just glad it didn’t happen in the first 5 minutes, like it usually does ;} Blog Hanna Andersson Forever Play Dress Navy Floral-20 Blog Hanna Andersson Forever Play Dress Navy Floral-21If you don’t already get it, go get the Hanna Andersson Catalog!  So much goodness!!

And…you can get 20% off your first purchase by clicking here!Blog Maya Hanna Andersson Catalog

Ps- They make women’s clothes and bedding too!!!

On Maya…

Keeping it Real…
Probably not exactly the image they had in mind haha. 🙂
Blog Outtake-1 Um….or this 😉Blog Outtake-2 Although…I do love this.  Even if she’s rolling in a pile of weeds!  We’ll just call them wildflowers 😉  Seriously, I’m pretty sure Seattle is the only beach that has patches of “wildflowers” here and there-love it!Blog Outtake-3I asked my mom if she wanted to come with us.  A lot of times the minute Maya’s feet hit the sand, she’s OFF!!  And…into the water.  I wanted to try and get a few pictures before all that happened, so I brought my secret weapon-Meme!!  She never runs away from Meme 🙂Blog Outtake-4
(all pictures taken by me :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Long Layers + Ripped Skinnies on the beach | A Favorite!

 Again, I struggle!!!  What to title the post… If only I had time to really THINK!  Yet, I do not.  So, here we go. I noted that it was one of my favorites, because I didn’t want it to get lost in the shuffle, and…it’s one of my favorites!

Long layers.

It’s an easy out when you are feeling not so great (HELLO Holidays!! ;{ ), and want to cover up, but it’s a fine balance on just looking frumpy!  So…my usual rule of thumb, is if you are going long and loose up top, go tight on the bottom!

Blog Design History Cardigan Free People Snap out of It DL1961 Margaux Gibson Checkered Vans-1 Blog Design History Cardigan Free People Snap out of It DL1961 Margaux Gibson Checkered Vans-2 Blog Design History Cardigan Free People Snap out of It DL1961 Margaux Gibson Checkered Vans-3 Blog Design History Cardigan Free People Snap out of It DL1961 Margaux Gibson Checkered Vans-4 Blog Design History Cardigan Free People Snap out of It DL1961 Margaux Gibson Checkered Vans-5 Blog Design History Cardigan Free People Snap out of It DL1961 Margaux Gibson Checkered Vans-6 Blog Design History Cardigan Free People Snap out of It DL1961 Margaux Gibson Checkered Vans-7 Blog Design History Cardigan Free People Snap out of It DL1961 Margaux Gibson Checkered Vans-8Randomly, I thought this looked better in black and white.  Most of the prints in our home are black and white, so I’m drawn the them.  In most cases for this blog, I like color, but I felt like I was actually doing a blog post for my work on this one, so I inserted a few black and white! Blog Design History Cardigan Free People Snap out of It DL1961 Margaux Gibson Checkered Vans-9Me… “Hey, Maya, want to come be with me?”

“Nope.”….Blog Design History Cardigan Free People Snap out of It DL1961 Margaux Gibson Checkered Vans-10 Blog Design History Cardigan Free People Snap out of It DL1961 Margaux Gibson Checkered Vans-11 Oh, and I had to include this image!  The tiny little dot in the far left corner is Maya.  In most cases, she is NO where near me to photograph, as an FYI.  If there is a chance for her to run, she’s RUNNING!!Blog Levis Jacket Gap Cardigan Mini Boden Heart Tee Vans-1And then I get her back. 🙂  She was totally cracking herself up!

I only wish I could take credit for it! Blog Levis Jacket Gap Cardigan Mini Boden Heart Tee Vans-2 Blog Levis Jacket Gap Cardigan Mini Boden Heart Tee Vans-3 Blog Levis Jacket Gap Cardigan Mini Boden Heart Tee Vans-4 Blog Levis Jacket Gap Cardigan Mini Boden Heart Tee Vans-5 Blog Levis Jacket Gap Cardigan Mini Boden Heart Tee Vans-6And then just try and tell a 4 year old NOT to run in the  water when it’s 40 degrees… 😉 Blog Levis Jacket Gap Cardigan Mini Boden Heart Tee Vans-7 Blog Levis Jacket Gap Cardigan Mini Boden Heart Tee Vans-8 Blog Levis Jacket Gap Cardigan Mini Boden Heart Tee Vans-9 Blog Levis Jacket Gap Cardigan Mini Boden Heart Tee Vans-10 Blog Levis Jacket Gap Cardigan Mini Boden Heart Tee Vans-11 Blog Levis Jacket Gap Cardigan Mini Boden Heart Tee Vans-12I can’t even… Blog Levis Jacket Gap Cardigan Mini Boden Heart Tee Vans-13 Blog Levis Jacket Gap Cardigan Mini Boden Heart Tee Vans-14And then….She had enough haha. 🙂 Blog Levis Jacket Gap Cardigan Mini Boden Heart Tee Vans-15 On me…

Sweater- Design History (old, similar here)
Shoes- Vans (thrifted)
On Maya…
Jacket- Levi’s (thrifted)
Sweater- GapKids (thrifted)
Top- Mini Boden (thrifted)
Jeans- GapKids (thrifted)
Shoes- Vans (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
“So…you’re saying you don’t want to stand on this wood stump with me?”
haha.
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(all pictures taken with a self timer/shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Shorts…in March…in SEATTLE?!!

 I swear I’ve never seen weather this amazing in the PNW in March!  I feel like we live in Southern California.  Except better, because well, it’s better.  I say that having lived in LA for a few years 😉  We went down to the beach both Saturday and Sunday this weekend.  We got there before the masses arrived, and Maya just ran and ran and ran.  It was awesome!

What’s not awesome?  My ridiculously pale legs.  I keep meaning to try a bunch of self tanners out, but…haven’t gotten around to it.  Sorry!  If anyone has one that they swear by (that doesn’t SMELL!!!) please let me know! 🙂Blog Blank NYC Fitted Military Shirt StyleMint Striped Tee DL1961 Lola Cut off Shorts Black Converse-1 Blog Blank NYC Fitted Military Shirt StyleMint Striped Tee DL1961 Lola Cut off Shorts Black Converse-2 Blog Blank NYC Fitted Military Shirt StyleMint Striped Tee DL1961 Lola Cut off Shorts Black Converse-3 Blog Blank NYC Fitted Military Shirt StyleMint Striped Tee DL1961 Lola Cut off Shorts Black Converse-4I’ve always loved quotes.  I used to cut them out of my Franklin Covey dayplanner (in my past corporate life!) and save them.  I have also been known to save fortune cookie fortunes.  We handed out quotes in picture frames as our wedding favors.  I’ve just started looking them up again.  When I saw this one, it made me catch my breath.

“Mothers, stay close to your daughters. Earn and deserve their love and respect. Be united with their father in the rearing of your children. Do nothing in your life to cause your daughters to stumble because of your example.”

–Ezra Taft Benson

Blog Blank NYC Fitted Military Shirt StyleMint Striped Tee DL1961 Lola Cut off Shorts Black Converse-5Blog Hanna Andersson Denim Shirt Ahoy Amigo Always Hungry Raglan 7FAM Yellow Chinos Purple Flower Toddler Converse-1Blog Hanna Andersson Denim Shirt Ahoy Amigo Always Hungry Raglan 7FAM Yellow Chinos Purple Flower Toddler Converse-2Blog Hanna Andersson Denim Shirt Ahoy Amigo Always Hungry Raglan 7FAM Yellow Chinos Purple Flower Toddler Converse-3Blog Hanna Andersson Denim Shirt Ahoy Amigo Always Hungry Raglan 7FAM Yellow Chinos Purple Flower Toddler Converse-4Blog Hanna Andersson Denim Shirt Ahoy Amigo Always Hungry Raglan 7FAM Yellow Chinos Purple Flower Toddler Converse-5Blog Hanna Andersson Denim Shirt Ahoy Amigo Always Hungry Raglan 7FAM Yellow Chinos Purple Flower Toddler Converse-6Blog Hanna Andersson Denim Shirt Ahoy Amigo Always Hungry Raglan 7FAM Yellow Chinos Purple Flower Toddler Converse-7Blog Hanna Andersson Denim Shirt Ahoy Amigo Always Hungry Raglan 7FAM Yellow Chinos Purple Flower Toddler Converse-8Blog Blank NYC Fitted Military Shirt StyleMint Striped Tee DL1961 Lola Cut off Shorts Black Converse-21 Blog Blank NYC Fitted Military Shirt StyleMint Striped Tee DL1961 Lola Cut off Shorts Black Converse-22 Blog Blank NYC Fitted Military Shirt StyleMint Striped Tee DL1961 Lola Cut off Shorts Black Converse-23 Blog Blank NYC Fitted Military Shirt StyleMint Striped Tee DL1961 Lola Cut off Shorts Black Converse-24On me…

Shirt- BlankNYC (eBay, similar here)
Top- Stylemint (similar here)
Jean Shorts- DL1961″Lola” (eBay)
Shoes- Converse (thrifted)
On Maya…
Jean Shirt- Hanna Andersson (thrifted, but lighter wash similar here)
Pants- 7FAM (eBay)
Shoes- Converse (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
I’m getting really good at catching these on the way down 😉
Blog Outtake
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Leather Pants…perfect for the beach!

 I’ve talked about my love of leather pants a few times.  I’m continually impressed with how versatile they are, although that could be me making them versatile haha!  I think I had hoped that was going to be the case, but I still wondered how comfortable I would be wearing them out and about.  Truth be told, I can’t believe how comfortable I feel.  They truly are the best “Mom pant”!  Spills, goobers, mud, and sand wipe right off as if it never happened!  Most come with lycra backing, so they are totally stretchy and comfortable-WIN.Blog Protector Lover Mother Hoodie Autmn Cashmere Green Henley Sweater Genetic Denim Shya leather Pants Black Converse-1Normally the minute her feet hit the sand, she is off and running.

“Mommy, I’m just resting…” 🙂Blog Protector Lover Mother Hoodie Autmn Cashmere Green Henley Sweater Genetic Denim Shya leather Pants Black Converse-2 Blog Protector Lover Mother Hoodie Autmn Cashmere Green Henley Sweater Genetic Denim Shya leather Pants Black Converse-3 Blog Protector Lover Mother Hoodie Autmn Cashmere Green Henley Sweater Genetic Denim Shya leather Pants Black Converse-4 Blog Protector Lover Mother Hoodie Autmn Cashmere Green Henley Sweater Genetic Denim Shya leather Pants Black Converse-5 Blog Protector Lover Mother Hoodie Autmn Cashmere Green Henley Sweater Genetic Denim Shya leather Pants Black Converse-6    And then she was off!Blog Levis Jacket Beatiful Hearts Little Boogaweezin Gap Tiered Skirt Levis Jeggings Converse One Stars-1DYING!!!  Seriously, that belly…those moves!?! Blog Levis Jacket Beatiful Hearts Little Boogaweezin Gap Tiered Skirt Levis Jeggings Converse One Stars-2 Blog Levis Jacket Beatiful Hearts Little Boogaweezin Gap Tiered Skirt Levis Jeggings Converse One Stars-3 Blog Levis Jacket Beatiful Hearts Little Boogaweezin Gap Tiered Skirt Levis Jeggings Converse One Stars-4“Mommy, no pictures.  Just hold my hand.”

Awe….

And then I snapped one anyway 😉Blog Levis Jacket Beatiful Hearts Little Boogaweezin Gap Tiered Skirt Levis Jeggings Converse One Stars-5Blog Protector Lover Mother Hoodie Autmn Cashmere Green Henley Sweater Genetic Denim Shya leather Pants Black Converse-21Blog Protector Lover Mother Hoodie Autmn Cashmere Green Henley Sweater Genetic Denim Shya leather Pants Black Converse-22Blog Protector Lover Mother Hoodie Autmn Cashmere Green Henley Sweater Genetic Denim Shya leather Pants Black Converse-23Blog Protector Lover Mother Hoodie Autmn Cashmere Green Henley Sweater Genetic Denim Shya leather Pants Black Converse-24Blog Protector Lover Mother Hoodie Autmn Cashmere Green Henley Sweater Genetic Denim Shya leather Pants Black Converse-25Blog Protector Lover Mother Hoodie Autmn Cashmere Green Henley Sweater Genetic Denim Shya leather Pants Black Converse-26Blog Beatiful Hearts Little Boogaweezin Gap Tiered Skirt Levis Jeggings Converse One Stars-21Blog Beatiful Hearts Little Boogaweezin Gap Tiered Skirt Levis Jeggings Converse One Stars-22Blog Beatiful Hearts Little Boogaweezin Gap Tiered Skirt Levis Jeggings Converse One Stars-23Nice MJ move, Maya!! 😉Blog Beatiful Hearts Little Boogaweezin Gap Tiered Skirt Levis Jeggings Converse One Stars-24Blog Beatiful Hearts Little Boogaweezin Gap Tiered Skirt Levis Jeggings Converse One Stars-25Blog Beatiful Hearts Little Boogaweezin Gap Tiered Skirt Levis Jeggings Converse One Stars-26Blog Beatiful Hearts Little Boogaweezin Gap Tiered Skirt Levis Jeggings Converse One Stars-27Blog Beatiful Hearts Little Boogaweezin Gap Tiered Skirt Levis Jeggings Converse One Stars-28“A beautiful heart knows when it finds another beautiful heart.”  The LB Brand nails it with the designs on their clothing!!  Seriously, this shirt almost ties with the “Dear Big Me” shirt that melted my heart upon reading it a little over a year ago.  I am soooo stoked that Maya will be doing a Revamped Kid Uniform feature for this amazing brand in a few months.  It’s one of the first blogs I started following when we started this blog, and it’s one of the few blogs that I faithfully read every single time I get the email notification of a new post!  The owner, Jen, has banded women together from all over the world in a way that is truly amazing.  Not just by producing killer clothing, but by using and featuring real moms and their kids on her blog who share true Mama/Kiddo Style and real honest views on motherhood.Blog Beatiful Hearts Little Boogaweezin Gap Tiered Skirt Levis Jeggings Converse One Stars-29Blog Beatiful Hearts Little Boogaweezin Gap Tiered Skirt Levis Jeggings Converse One Stars-30I told her she had to put her hand up for the kite to fly hahahaha.  I should have been more specific, but this just makes me happy.Blog Beatiful Hearts Little Boogaweezin Gap Tiered Skirt Levis Jeggings Converse One Stars-31Closer… 🙂Blog Beatiful Hearts Little Boogaweezin Gap Tiered Skirt Levis Jeggings Converse One Stars-32Blog Beatiful Hearts Little Boogaweezin Gap Tiered Skirt Levis Jeggings Converse One Stars-33And then SUCCESS!! (kind of ;))Blog Beatiful Hearts Little Boogaweezin Gap Tiered Skirt Levis Jeggings Converse One Stars-34Blog Beatiful Hearts Little Boogaweezin Gap Tiered Skirt Levis Jeggings Converse One Stars-35On me…

Sweater- Autumn Cashmere (eBay $2!!!!, similar in white here and less expensive here)
Pants- Genetic Denim “Shya Leather” (eBay sold out, similar here and here)
Shoes- Converse (thrifted)
On Maya…
Jacket- Levi’s (thrifted, but similar here)
Skirt- GapKids (thrifted, but similar here)
Jeggings-Levi’s (thrifted, but similar here)
Shoes- Converse (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
The wet noodle… 😉Blog OuttakeAnd….I’m DYING over the enthusiasm on the next one!!!!!  It totally reminds me of that picture where the top image is “What I think look like flying a kite” and the bottom image is this “What I really look like flying a kite!” hahaha.Blog outtake2
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Playing on the beach…a favorite.

 Growing up in the NW, I’m actually happier on overcast days… I know that sounds weird, but often times when it’s totally sunny, I don’t want to go outside.  Everyone and their dog (literally!) goes outside to play, and sometimes I get a little clausterphobic.  I love that we had the beach almost all to ourselves on Wednesday!!Blog Vintage Fishermans Sweater Paige Skyline Ankle Peg Lorelei Black Converse-1 Blog Vintage Fishermans Sweater Paige Skyline Ankle Peg Lorelei Black Converse-2 And, we were able to run around and play without getting all sweaty-WIN! Blog Vintage Fishermans Sweater Paige Skyline Ankle Peg Lorelei Black Converse-3 Blog Vintage Fishermans Sweater Paige Skyline Ankle Peg Lorelei Black Converse-4 Blog Vintage Fishermans Sweater Paige Skyline Ankle Peg Lorelei Black Converse-5 Blog Vintage Fishermans Sweater Paige Skyline Ankle Peg Lorelei Black Converse-6 Blog Vintage Fishermans Sweater Paige Skyline Ankle Peg Lorelei Black Converse-7Hahaha.  I posted this next one on Instagram.  This started out as us having a Kung Fu Panda kick off.  Then, I wanted to see if my 40 year old arse could still do one of these jumps.  Then, once I did…I was determined to get it with the self timer!  Honestly, I can’t believe I actually caught it!  It did take a few tries HA!  Maya kept saying “Do it AGAIN!!” 😉 Blog Vintage Fishermans Sweater Paige Skyline Ankle Peg Lorelei Black Converse-8 Blog Vintage Fishermans Sweater Paige Skyline Ankle Peg Lorelei Black Converse-9 Blog Vintage Fishermans Sweater Paige Skyline Ankle Peg Lorelei Black Converse-10Blog HandKnit Coral Sweater DL1961 Harper Bogs Purple Flower Toddler Boots-1Blog HandKnit Coral Sweater DL1961 Harper Bogs Purple Flower Toddler Boots-2Some people are playing in the snow…we have the sand 🙂Blog HandKnit Coral Sweater DL1961 Harper Bogs Purple Flower Toddler Boots-3Blog HandKnit Coral Sweater DL1961 Harper Bogs Purple Flower Toddler Boots-4Blog HandKnit Coral Sweater DL1961 Harper Bogs Purple Flower Toddler Boots-5Blog HandKnit Coral Sweater DL1961 Harper Bogs Purple Flower Toddler Boots-6Roar!  Maya the Lion!  Or…Maya the Tiger.  It changes by the minute 🙂Blog HandKnit Coral Sweater DL1961 Harper Bogs Purple Flower Toddler Boots-7Blog HandKnit Coral Sweater DL1961 Harper Bogs Purple Flower Toddler Boots-8Blog HandKnit Coral Sweater DL1961 Harper Bogs Purple Flower Toddler Boots-9At first I was like “Maya, no!  Put that down!  You’re going to get so wet and dirty!!”Blog HandKnit Coral Sweater DL1961 Harper Bogs Purple Flower Toddler Boots-10And then…I realized it was worth her joy to just let her have at it 🙂Blog HandKnit Coral Sweater DL1961 Harper Bogs Purple Flower Toddler Boots-11Blog HandKnit Coral Sweater DL1961 Harper Bogs Purple Flower Toddler Boots-12Blog HandKnit Coral Sweater DL1961 Harper Bogs Purple Flower Toddler Boots-13Blog HandKnit Coral Sweater DL1961 Harper Bogs Purple Flower Toddler Boots-14Blog HandKnit Coral Sweater DL1961 Harper Bogs Purple Flower Toddler Boots-15Oh, and somersaults in the sand?  Sure, why not…Blog HandKnit Coral Sweater DL1961 Harper Bogs Purple Flower Toddler Boots-16Blog HandKnit Coral Sweater DL1961 Harper Bogs Purple Flower Toddler Boots-17On me…

Sweater- Vintage, thrifted
Top- Stylemint (similar here)
Jeans- Paige “Skyline Ankle Peg” in Lorelei (thrifted)
Shoes- Converse (thrifted)
On Maya…
Sweater- HandKnit (thrifted, similar color here)
Jeans- DL1961 “Harper” (C/O)
Shoes-Bogs (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
Here are a few of the failed attempts to capture the jump.  At some point, Maya lost interest haha 🙂
Blog Outtake
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Enjoying the last days of sunshine on the beach…

 The nice sunny days are dwindling, so we decided to go down and have some fun in the low tide.  We were NOT the only ones with this idea, so I felt like an even bigger nerd setting up my tripod and self timer.  I grabbed one quick shot of me alone, one of the two of us, and then let Maya run free in the water and sand 🙂Blog Banana Republic Felt Hat Zara Layered Boho Tank Vintage Levis HM Leopard Canvas Shoe-1 Blog Banana Republic Felt Hat Zara Layered Boho Tank Vintage Levis HM Leopard Canvas Shoe-2I just about died when I found this vintage romper for $1 at the thrift store!Blog Vintage Green Romper Red Converse Low Tide Alki Beach-1 Blog Vintage Green Romper Red Converse Low Tide Alki Beach-2 Blog Vintage Green Romper Red Converse Low Tide Alki Beach-3 Blog Vintage Green Romper Red Converse Low Tide Alki Beach-4 Blog Vintage Green Romper Red Converse Low Tide Alki Beach-5 Blog Vintage Green Romper Red Converse Low Tide Alki Beach-6OH, look!  A hole filled with water and sandy mud!  Sweet…. Blog Vintage Green Romper Red Converse Low Tide Alki Beach-7I swear I can’t help but laugh watching her get filthy with SO much joy!  Who can say no to that?? Blog Vintage Green Romper Red Converse Low Tide Alki Beach-8 Blog Vintage Green Romper Red Converse Low Tide Alki Beach-9LOVE this next image… Blog Vintage Green Romper Red Converse Low Tide Alki Beach-10 Blog Vintage Green Romper Red Converse Low Tide Alki Beach-11 Blog Vintage Green Romper Red Converse Low Tide Alki Beach-12 Blog Vintage Green Romper Red Converse Low Tide Alki Beach-13 Blog Vintage Green Romper Red Converse Low Tide Alki Beach-14 Blog Vintage Green Romper Red Converse Low Tide Alki Beach-15 Blog Vintage Green Romper Red Converse Low Tide Alki Beach-16On me…

Top- Zara (old)
Jeans- Vintage Levi’s (thrifted)
Shoes- H&M (Old)
On Maya…
Romper- Vintage (thrifted)
Shoes- Converse (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…

It was a good day.  Until…it was time to leave.  I swear, as long as we never had to leave anywhere life would be a never ending joyfest.  Alas…there were some tears.  Can’t say that I blame her…

(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren