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Leather Jacket + LBD + Moto Boots…On the Beach! Why not?

Pictures originally taken 10/9/2020 (playing catch up!)
Words written on Instagram on that day…
Not going to lie…I have NOT been in the mood to take pictures lately…

Distance Learning…Rental property projects…SO much more that I won’t share, because we are ALL dealing with shit right now!!

This is the first time I’ve taken pictures of us together that were NOT in our backyard or the sidewalk in front of our house in SEVEN months!

Gah…this makes me SO SAD!!

I took some pictures of Maya last weekend for her birthday during our trip to Friday Harbor. It made me realize how much we both miss it.

And to clarify….Maya states ALL THE TIME-

“I HATE pictures!!” UGH, she does NOT! BUT, she clearly loves to oppose ME…

It was easier when it was just our backyard, but she knows how much I want it, and takes a stand. It takes ALL KINDS OF BRIBES to get her to go take pictures, and yet…when we go somewhere, she’s running all over the place having fun! She comes up with ideas for shots, and totally gets into it! I LOVE that side of it, but the actual getting her out of the house to go TAKE the pictures?

UGH…

But…we ventured out today with our masks on hand. I went to one of my favorite secluded spots, and…NOBODY WAS THERE!!

AND!!! We had so much fun!! As we ALWAYS DO!! It’s just so hard to get her out of the house…

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LOOOOOVE!!!!

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Ok, we went outside of the frame for the next few…oh, well. I’ll pretend I didn’t like any of the images…yet…I did. Thankfully, I captured a shit ton!

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This one too…a FAV!!

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Are you KIDDING ME with these???

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HER?!!!

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LOVE this…

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And THIS!!!

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And…HER!

This was “Picture Day” for school.  It was taken in a park by the school.  You had a time slot, took your mask off for the picture.
The day before…Maya decided to give herself a neck tattoo!  I mean…why NOT before PICTURE DAY???
WTF?

I mildly freaked out a little INSIDE, but then decided I could give two shits with ALL we’ve been dealing with.  She wanted it.

The girl taking her picture complimented her on it, and it made the most genuine smile she’s ever had in her school picture!!

And that is when things shifted for me… SHE wanted that neck tattoo.  SHE loved it.  SHE felt confitdent and loved the way she looked.

I LOOOOOVE IT!!! It’s my most favorite school picture of her!!

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On me…

Leather Jacket- All Saints (Ebay)
Dress-  Lanston (ebay)
Belt- (thrifted)
Boots- Rag & Bone (ebay)
On Maya…
Dress- Zara (thrifted)
Boots-  (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
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It’s harder than you may think to balance on a rock hahaha.

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She loves me….she really does!

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See!?? It’s hard…. 😉

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(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

All Black…or…All Brown? Neutrals for the win!

Pictures originally taken  8/12/2020 (playing catch up!)
Words written on Instagram on that day
So….I’m not READY for fall!
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And all that it entails-remote learning, remote learning, remote learning, AND….RAIN!!!
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Buuuuuut, the occasional cooler days at the tail end of summer…I’m ready for them!
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And…I reach for my comfort zone if all black!!!
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Maya reaches for her comfort zone if…one of her favorite dresses!
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She couldn’t care less about temperature!! She wears what she wants and I accessorize accordingly! Thankfully, it was warm “enough” that I just added booties.
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The real question is…do you gravitate to all black or all brown? Or…all cream/white/neutral?!
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I’m team all black! Ok, except white tee + denim. I’m team that too! 🤣
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But I looove me a little white dress!! And I’ve bought a few lately that I’m hoping to share!
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I guess…I’m all about EVERYTHING!
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Ok, basics…I’m all about basics with a twist and a sliiiight hint of a pattern here and there.
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I’ll admit…I don’t like mixing black and brown….

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But…Mixing with her?

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THAT I love!

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THAT FACE!

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It’s all because, I let HER pick brown…when I wanted all black. So…I’ll take it.

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I can’t even handle her cuteness!!!!

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I mean….

On me…

Sweater-   (Thrifted)
Jeans- DL1961 “Hepburn” (Ebay)
Clogs- Ugg (Thifted)
On Maya…
Dress- Ella Moss (thrifted)
Boots-  (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
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My hair has a mind of it’s own….

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Anyone who knows Maya…knows this roar…
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

All Black with a Side of….leopard!

Pictures originally taken 6/13/2020 (playing catch up!)
Words written on Instagram on that day…
ALL black clothing…all the time.

I’m a fan!

I feel like a lot of us default to it!

Flattering!

Easy!

YET…It can be hard to transition into spring/summer.

Fun frilly tops, paired with denim. Perfect for going out!

Or…happy hour with your parents and staying in….as is life for me and what happened tonight… (see stories)

Yet, you can easily add a pop of color with your shoes, accessories, or…

Add a pop of leopard print!

(Albeit your daughters pajamas!) swipe

WIN!

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I can’t even…LOVE this sweet face!!

On me…

Top- Zac Possen  (ebay)
Jeans- La Vie Rebecca Taylor (ebay)
Sandals- Vince (thrifted)
On Maya…
Jammies- Hanna Andersson (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
One thing that is certain in ALL of our shoots…?
LOTS of action.
I’m honestly getting too old for this kind of thing and she’s too BIG!
But…
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Every single time… Me- Maya, don’t do the…never mind.

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Not sure what other maneuver she tried here…

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Sometimes they work!

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Sometimes…they don’t…

(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren