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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)

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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)

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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 :))

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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

The power of Social Media…

 You can say anything you want about pictures and make it so…

I could lie and say I took these a few days ago when we had a random hour of sun and 60 degree weather, but…they are from about a month and a half ago.  I’ve been so busy with work and life!  Plus, it’s been off and on POURING and windy lately, so we haven’t been taking as many pics.  Thankfully, I have few that I never posted for one reason or the other, which is what you’ve seen posted sporadically lately 🙂

I DIY ripped these vintage Levi’s because my collection was growing a little out of control.  I thought I’d at least make these different 😉  I did a tutorial on how I do the DIY ripped jeans here.Blog Zara Stiped Crop Top Vintage DIY Destroyed Levis Birkenstocks-1 Blog Zara Stiped Crop Top Vintage DIY Destroyed Levis Birkenstocks-2 Blog Zara Stiped Crop Top Vintage DIY Destroyed Levis Birkenstocks-3 Blog Zara Stiped Crop Top Vintage DIY Destroyed Levis Birkenstocks-4 Blog Zara Stiped Crop Top Vintage DIY Destroyed Levis Birkenstocks-5Of course I had to DIY rip a pair for Maya too! Blog Zara Stiped Crop Top Vintage DIY Destroyed Levis Birkenstocks-6 Blog Zara Stiped Crop Top Vintage DIY Destroyed Levis Birkenstocks-8 Blog Zara Stiped Crop Top Vintage DIY Destroyed Levis Birkenstocks-9Blog Arizona Jeans Heart Sweater DIY Ripped Levis Sperry Topsider Brown Shoes-1Blog Arizona Jeans Heart Sweater DIY Ripped Levis Sperry Topsider Brown Shoes-2Blog Arizona Jeans Heart Sweater DIY Ripped Levis Sperry Topsider Brown Shoes-3Blog Arizona Jeans Heart Sweater DIY Ripped Levis Sperry Topsider Brown Shoes-4Blog Arizona Jeans Heart Sweater DIY Ripped Levis Sperry Topsider Brown Shoes-5Blog Arizona Jeans Heart Sweater DIY Ripped Levis Sperry Topsider Brown Shoes-6Blog Arizona Jeans Heart Sweater DIY Ripped Levis Sperry Topsider Brown Shoes-7Blog Arizona Jeans Heart Sweater DIY Ripped Levis Sperry Topsider Brown Shoes-8Blog Arizona Jeans Heart Sweater DIY Ripped Levis Sperry Topsider Brown Shoes-9Seriously…love this city on a gorgeous day.Blog Seattle SkylineOn me…

Top- Zara (old, similar here)
Belt- Vintage (thrifted)
Jeans- Levi’s DIY ripped by me (thrifted)
Shoes- Birkenstocks (20 years old, and still hanging in there!)
On Maya…
Sweater- Arizona  (thrifted, but similar here)
Jeans- Levi’s DIY ripped (thrifted, but similar here)
Shoes- Sperry Topsider  (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
When you look at this picture, I’m sure you think “Awe, that’s so sweet.  Maya looking up sweetly at me…”  Blog Zara Stiped Crop Top Vintage DIY Destroyed Levis Birkenstocks-7
In reality, she’s in time out for biting me when I tried to pull her away from running under the tripod and almost knocking my camera over.
Thank GOODNESS that phase is gone.
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren