Tag Archives: Birkenstocks

Gray Long Cardigans + Striped Knotted Tee + Wide leg Raw Hem Culotts + Birkenstocks | Transitional Dressing

Spring casual… .OMG, edited to add…Fall casual??

The beauty of Seattle is that fall trends and spring trends sometimes can look the same!  The trees are a lot greener here in these images than now in fall, but…whatever.

Can we just pretend?

I’m tired of only having special occasions on here!  SOOO…this was back in spring when we took pics for fun.

Variations of this look on repeat!
🤷🏼‍♀️
Jeans + Fun tee + Cardigan for when the weather inevitably changes 87 times during the day.
👌🏻
This past Saturday, we went to the gym, went swimming, hit a local thrift store, and the Huz grilled dinner. 🙌🏻

All in all, my perfect Saturday 🙂 . AND…the same, spring, summer, fall, and winter!
❤️

Maya actually hopped behind the camera while it was on the tripod and snapped these first ones!

Aiming to post ALL THE POSTS while I have a break in my work schedule!
I had to lure her from behind the camera!!
THIS is why I do this blog!!!

To show her these images…

When all she wants to remember is me yelling at her, I need proof of the fact that most of the time, we had fun and loved on each other.
One of the MANY things I love, is that she still always reaches for my hand.  I’m sure the years are limited for that happening, but I will treasure it for as long as I can!!
She also still happily sits on my lap 🙂
Pretty much and every day occurence.  NOT on my lap on the sidewalk!!  But us laughing together, and it’s my favorite part of my day.

On me…

Sweater- Splendid (eBay, similar here)
Jeans- NSF “Culotte” in Jopelin (eBay for $14)
Sandals- Birkenstock “Gizeh” (thrifted, like new for $25!!)
On Maya…
Sweater- GapKids (thrifted, but similar here)
Jumpsuit- Tucker & Tate (thrifted, but similar here)
Shoes- Birkenstock “Rio” (eBay)
Keeping it Real…
The only bad thing about Maya behind the camera, is that she KEEPS ON SHOOTING even after I’ve said “Ok!!  56 clicks is ENOUGH!!”  haha.
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Knotted Peasant Top + High Waisted Crop Flares + Birkenstock Gizehs

I had all these great intentions of blogging on our Mexico pics while we were on Christmas Break, but then reality and a never ending cold (I was seriously sick for the entire 2 1/2 weeks!!) kicked my ass, and…well.

I blogged nothing.

So, I’m catching up now, and hope to eventually also catch up on the pics I took from our LAST vacation to Los Cabos back during Spring Break 2018.  Maybe for this next Spring Break??  Haha.

All in all, I’d love to do a write up of both places we stayed and what we did…eventually.

Until then.

A fairly simple comfy outfit.  High wasited crops are my go to right now.  So easy and comfy.  These had a built in hem that was too short for my legs, so I let it out, and I LOVE THEM!  Funny enough, the brand has an almost identical pair to these with the hems let out.  Great minds and all…

And, while I like to tuck things into high waisted pants, it’s so much easier and more flattering to tie tops right at the waist!

No lumps!  No fussing with retucking when you go potty-haha, yes, I went there!

Yay!

Top- Current Elliott (eBay)
Jeans- McGuire “Bessette Culottes” Mine came with a shorter hem, but I let them. (eBay)
Sandals- Birkenstock “Gizeh” (thrifted, like new for $25!!)
Keeping it Real…
I know I post these a lot, but I was a little cranky that I lost this amazing sun flare by the time I
actually got into the frame… 😦 . Imagine me IN with all this light goodness, ok?
See that woman in the distance?  Yep, of course she came RIGHT up the walkway…again…don’t
mind me!
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod)

dit-elle-Lauren

White tank + Destroyed Skinnies + Birkenstocks (mom uniform)

 Some days mean fun outfits for date nights or girls night out, but…those are few and far between. 😏

Most days and nights, I’m like this… Just happy to have almost made it through another week! 🙌🏻 Maya was taking a bath when I took these, so…just me.  Quickly outside.  Such is life nowadays…

On me…

Jeans- DL1961 Emma (eBay, similar here)
Shoes- Birkenstock “Granada” (hand me down from my mom!)
Keeping it Real…
Because…I always need to adjust, and sometimes get caught…
GRRR!  This is the one thing I don’t like about taking my own pics.  Nobody there to say that my
shirt is caught up on my booty… AND….why is it when I do a hair flip, it looks ridiculous, yet others do it and it looks amazing?
😂😂
Clearly….NOT amazing!
😂
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod)

dit-elle-Lauren

White Tee + Ripped Skinnies + Birkenstocks

 Happy Labor Day!!

Honestly, we took these images almost two months ago, haha.  BUT…I’m just now getting around to blogging them.  Such is life these days.

If ever there was a summer uniform, this was mine… I’m a total sucker for an interesting twist on a plain t, and this asymmetrical hem totally hooked me! I’ve REALLY been wanting to do more golden hour shoots with Maya, but she’s not feeling it.  SO…the best I can manage is to take her out in front of our house and play with the sun flare there.

Got to get creative, and that’s ok.  Probably good for me.

Loooooove these next images!!

On me…

Top- Feel the Piece (eBay, similar here)
Jeans- AG the Legging Ankle (thrifted for $4.20!!, similar here and here
Boots- Birkenstock (thrifted, but these are fun!)
On Maya…
Dress- Ella Moss (thrifted, but this is so cute)
Shoes- Crocs “Isabella” (thrifted,)
Keeping it Real…
Haha.  Maya always wants to dance and play around my focusing stand…
My face haha.
(all pictures taken with a self timer/shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Swing Tees + DIY Raw Hem Skinnies + Birkenstocks

 Back when we first started this blog, I would take pictures of us almost every day.  Usually more every day casual playing shots.  I’d mix in date nights, and fun outfits, but usually I never had time for those, because I was always running late to get out the door haha.

I still can’t believe I used to blog every week day!

Anyways…here’s a total basic every day outfit.  With us just playing outside of our house.

As we do most summer evenings… 🙂 I loooooove the raw hem trend!!  So great for those of us with short legs!!

SUPER easy to do too!  I just measured off another pair of jeans that I have that had the perfect length hem, then cut!  I did the back a little longer for a fun alternative. hahaha.  I was trying to get Maya into the shot with me, and was showing her we could have fun and do a jumping shot.  I had already pressed the timer, but she wasn’t having it… Eventually, I coaxed her in!

AND…didn’t adjust the height enough, so I chopped off our heads ha!

On me…

Top- Patterson Kincaid (old, these are both fun here and here)
Jeans- Genetic Denim “The Stem” (old, similar uncut here, cut here, less expensive here)
Shoes- Birkenstock “Ghiza” (thrifted, similar color here)
On Maya…
Top- GapKids (thrifted, but similar here)
Pants- Children’s Place (thrifted)
Shoes- Birkenstock (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
These shots didn’t make the cut, because someone’s pants kept falling down…
You can see a hint of what was to come… 😉
(all pictures taken with a self timer/shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Levi’s Cut Offs + Birkenstocks that I’ve had for 20 years…

I’d like to think that means I had the foresight to know that they’d come back in fashion, but in reality…I’m a bit of a clothes hoarder. haha  In any case.  I lived in these in college, and I’m living in them again.  Yay me!

Oh, and here’s another “haven’t washed my hair in a while, so I’m milking the straightening that I did”  Just add tiny braids! 🙂Blog Free People Princess Gwendolyn Boho Top Vintage Levis Cutoffs Birkenstocks- Blog Free People Princess Gwendolyn Boho Top Vintage Levis Cutoffs Birkenstocks-2 Blog Free People Princess Gwendolyn Boho Top Vintage Levis Cutoffs Birkenstocks-3 Blog Free People Princess Gwendolyn Boho Top Vintage Levis Cutoffs Birkenstocks-4Going in for a lick…as per usual 🙂 Blog Free People Princess Gwendolyn Boho Top Vintage Levis Cutoffs Birkenstocks-5 Blog Free People Princess Gwendolyn Boho Top Vintage Levis Cutoffs Birkenstocks-6 Blog Free People Princess Gwendolyn Boho Top Vintage Levis Cutoffs Birkenstocks-7 Blog Free People Princess Gwendolyn Boho Top Vintage Levis Cutoffs Birkenstocks-8Looooove this next one! Blog Free People Princess Gwendolyn Boho Top Vintage Levis Cutoffs Birkenstocks-9I’m DYING!!! She loooooves wearing sunglasses, and it just kills me how cute she looks in them!  I load up whenever we are at Value Village and I see a cute pair for $1, because they don’t last long 😉 Blog Hanna Andersson Purple Twirl Dress GapKids Purple Striped Leggings Purple Converse-1 I think we are both missing Maui… 🙂Blog Hanna Andersson Purple Twirl Dress GapKids Purple Striped Leggings Purple Converse-2 Blog Hanna Andersson Purple Twirl Dress GapKids Purple Striped Leggings Purple Converse-3 Blog Hanna Andersson Purple Twirl Dress GapKids Purple Striped Leggings Purple Converse-4 Blog Hanna Andersson Purple Twirl Dress GapKids Purple Striped Leggings Purple Converse-5 Blog West Seattle Sunset Constellation Park-1 Blog West Seattle Sunset Constellation Park-2 Blog West Seattle Sunset Constellation Park-3On me…

Top- Free People “Princess Gwendolyn” (from Nordstrom Rack-sold out, love this here)
Belt- Vintage (thrifted)
Jean Shorts- Levi’s (Can buy similar here)
Shoes- Birkenstocks (20+ years old, similar here)
On Maya…
Dress- Hanna Andersson (thrifted)
Leggings- GapKids (thrifted, but similar here)
Shoes- Converse (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
OMG, I debated on posting this, because look at my face!!  hahaha.  But…then again, here’s keeping it real!  We saw a baby sea lion out swimming, and then I remembered I had pushed the timer ha!  Oh well.  The sea lion was cute! 😉Blog Outtake
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Rompers + Birkenstocks…doesn’t get more comfy than that!

 I’m all over the romper trend now.  It’s one step easy and soooo comfy too!Blog C and C California Surf Wash Romper Brown Birkenstocks-1Plus, for some reason they make me feel  younger, and really…I’ll take that any day any way I can haha 😉 Blog C and C California Surf Wash Romper Brown Birkenstocks-2 Blog C and C California Surf Wash Romper Brown Birkenstocks-3 Blog C and C California Surf Wash Romper Brown Birkenstocks-4Maya loves to run down our neighbors hill.  Over and over and over.  Not quite sure how our neighbor feels about it though… ;} Blog C and C California Surf Wash Romper Brown Birkenstocks-5 Blog C and C California Surf Wash Romper Brown Birkenstocks-6 Blog C and C California Surf Wash Romper Brown Birkenstocks-7 Blog C and C California Surf Wash Romper Brown Birkenstocks-8And yes…she’s still licking. Blog C and C California Surf Wash Romper Brown Birkenstocks-9 Blog C and C California Surf Wash Romper Brown Birkenstocks-10Blog Hanna Andersson Navy Stripe Dress Green Saucony-1Blog Hanna Andersson Navy Stripe Dress Green Saucony-2“Mom, are these climbing shoes??”  She asks all the time now, because she wants to climb on everything!Blog Hanna Andersson Navy Stripe Dress Green Saucony-4Blog Hanna Andersson Navy Stripe Dress Green Saucony-3LOVE that this totally looks like a pose in a magazine.  Nope.  Just Maya being Maya 🙂Blog Hanna Andersson Navy Stripe Dress Green Saucony-5Blog Hanna Andersson Navy Stripe Dress Green Saucony-6Blog Hanna Andersson Navy Stripe Dress Green Saucony-7Blog Hanna Andersson Navy Stripe Dress Green Saucony-8On me…

Romper- C & C California “Surf Wash Romper” (eBay, sold out, similar here, here, and here)
Shoes- Birkenstocks (20+ years old, similar here)
On Maya…
Dress- Hanna Andersson (thrifted, but similar here)
Shoes- Saucony (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
Ok, totally putting little diaper covers on her from now on.  And thankfully I have some saved that still fit because she’s not wearing diapers anymore!  That little tushie though!!!
Blog Outtake-1“No mom, don’t talk” ha! Blog Outtake-2
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren