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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

When being a clothes hoarder pays off :)

 Well, since I justify my “condition”, I think it always pays off haha.  I’ve never been one to stick with the “If you haven’t worn it in xx amount of time, get rid of it.”  I’ve had things for 5+ years that I’ve never worn, and then all of a sudden it’s my favorite thing!  Or…how about these Birkenstocks that I bought…about TWENTY YEARS AGO???  They have some paint splatters on them, because I thought they’d NEVER COME BACK so I only used them to paint my house :}.  But…I never got rid of them haha.  Now, I’ve been wearing them again and remembering how comfy they were.Blog Free People Top Vintage Levis 501 Birkenstocks-1 Blog Free People Top Vintage Levis 501 Birkenstocks-2Oh, another mullet top?  Shocking 🙂  And this one is air conditioned too haha. I’ve had this top for 5+ years, and I wear it every summer.  My thought is- if your bra is going to show, might as well make it a pretty one! Blog Free People Top Vintage Levis 501 Birkenstocks-3 Blog Free People Top Vintage Levis 501 Birkenstocks-4Have I mentioned Maya is obsessed with Peter Pan?  “Fly like Wendy?!!  I can fly, I can fly, I can flyyyyyyyy!” 🙂Blog Free People Top Vintage Levis 501 Birkenstocks-5 Blog Free People Top Vintage Levis 501 Birkenstocks-6Maya is always saying.  “Look, it’s a —-.”  She’s got an eagle eye this one.  A lot of times it will be a tiny star up on someone’s balcony that she sees on our walk, or it’s a cloud that looks like something.  At first, I always say “No…I don’t think there’s a —- ” and then I see what she sees.  She’s always right!  Any guesses on what she saw below? Blog Free People Top Vintage Levis 501 Birkenstocks-7And…if you find a platform in the middle of the woods, you dance on it.  FYI… Blog Free People Top Vintage Levis 501 Birkenstocks-8“Look Mom!  It’s like poop!!”  Uh…thankfully NOT poop!  Not really sure why she would even be excited about picking up fake poop?  Except, I’m always yelling “Don’t touch that!  It’s POOP!”  Even when it isn’t :}Blog Free People Top Vintage Levis 501 Birkenstocks-9And then…. Poor Peanut.  There was a field trip at the park and there were all these kids running up ahead.  She kept yelling.  “Hi kids!!  Wait for me!!”  I had to tell her that they couldn’t play with her.  So sad… Blog Free People Top Vintage Levis 501 Birkenstocks-10 Blog Free People Top Vintage Levis 501 Birkenstocks-11Still checking to see if the kids changed their mind 😦 Blog Free People Top Vintage Levis 501 Birkenstocks-12 Blog Free People Top Vintage Levis 501 Birkenstocks-13 BTW, what she saw above?  A camel.  Spot on, no? 😉

On me…

Top- Free People (old, love these here, here, and here)
Jeans- Vintage Levi’s 501 (thrifted, similar here)
On Maya…
Top- Naartjie (thrifted, but similar here)
Skirt- Xhiliration (thrifted, but similar here)
Shoes- Vans (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
At first Maya said she wanted to fly, which usually means me throwing her up in the air.  Well…that didn’t go so well haha.  I was totally laughing when I saw this on the card.  Wasn’t laughing as she kicked me in the face though… Blog Free People Top Vintage Levis 501 Birkenstocks-14
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren