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Leather Jacket + Booties for easy Day to Night

I did a post on Monday about one of my go to “Mom” outfits.

Chunky knit + Ripped super stretchy (A MUST!!!) skinny jeans + Comfy Cool Tennis Shoe.

Again, I don’t think you need to change your style when you become a mom, but for comforts sake, you do need to make a few modifications when you are chasing your toddler around or keeping up with your active 6 year old!

BUT…it’s still fun to get a little more dressed up for a date night or mama’s night out!!  The one downside to being a mom is the lack of time.  Seriously, WHERE DO THE HOURS GO?!!  If I know I’m going out, I usually try and do an outfit that I can take from day to night easily to make getting out the door on time a plausible feat!

The easiest for me is to swap out the tennis shoes for a fun bootie and throw on a leather jacket.  I swear it can take a tee shirt and jeans to another level!  Or in this case…a chunky knit and jeans! True reason for these next two shots in the “Keeping it Real” section 🙂 I think a lot of people get intimidated by open back tops.  But, I looooooove them!!  Layer a tank under for the day, and show off your pretty lace bralette at night!  I honestly could go without a bra, but I love the peek of lace!

 On me…

Leather Jacket- Organic by John Patrick (ebay)
Sweater- One Teaspoon (eBay $5!, similar here and here)
Bra- H&M (old, similar here)
Booties- See by Chloe (eBay, similar here)
On Maya…
Top- Kate Quinn Organic (thrifted, but cute print here)
Keeping it Real…

How many bloggers out there feel like total nerds when people walk by or blatantly just watch what you’re doing with questioning looks as you take pics? 👀🙋🏼😂

Even more awkward because I take all our pics with a tripod! 🙈

There was a parking lot right across the street from this beautiful path and I happened to notice this guy just sitting in his car watching me. I only had 10 minutes before I had to pick Maya up from school, so I was rushing through pics and set ups. I froze when I first saw him, and then waved. He waved back and gave me a big thumbs up! 👍🏻😜👋🏻 Yes, I have a go big or go home ugly laugh…oh well. 🙂

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

dit-elle-Lauren

Batwing Sweaters + Crop Flares + Booties (in the last of the golden hour)

I’m just going to say this is a holiday outfit inspiration post!  In reality, we took these images over a month ago!  I just haven’t had the time lately, and it totally bums me out…

BUT… Long loose cashmere top, with stretchy crop flares?  YES!  I just might wear this again for a holiday party this year!blog-rachel-pally-sweater-j-brand-gigi-crop-flare-67-booties-1 Oh, and if you’ve followed along…I’m a total sucker for an open back top!  This bralette is the best for coverage, and on Amazon for CHEAP!  Although, it’s really only good for those of us that don’t have “support issues”. 😉blog-rachel-pally-sweater-j-brand-gigi-crop-flare-67-booties-2 Oh, and…yes, we are totally matching, and I LOVE IT!blog-rachel-pally-sweater-j-brand-gigi-crop-flare-67-booties-6blog-rachel-pally-sweater-j-brand-gigi-crop-flare-67-booties-3 blog-rachel-pally-sweater-j-brand-gigi-crop-flare-67-booties-4 blog-rachel-pally-sweater-j-brand-gigi-crop-flare-67-booties-6blog-zara-faux-leather-jacket-crew-and-lu-josmo-boots-1 blog-zara-faux-leather-jacket-crew-and-lu-josmo-boots-2 blog-zara-faux-leather-jacket-crew-and-lu-josmo-boots-3

On me…

Sweater- Rachel Pally (old, similar color here.)
Bralette- Here
Jeans- J Brand “Gigi” (thrifted for $6!!  Similar here)
Boots- SixtySeven “Blake” Bootie (Nordstom Rack, sold out, loving these)
On Maya…
Jacket- Zara (thrifted, but similar here)
Dress- Crew and Lu (sold out)
Jeggings- Gap Kids (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
The downside to shooting with a tripod.  Spinning right out of the frame 🙂
blog-outtake-2 What I use to set my focus on, because she never stands still like this!!blog-outtake
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Vintage Chunky Knit Cardigan + Boyfriend Jeans + Booties

 So, is there anything more comfy cozy than an oversized chunky cardigan and boyfriend jeans? Well, besides jammies or work out wear ;)?  I TRY and get out of those at some point during the day (it doesn’t always happen!!).Blog Vintage Handknit Cardigan J Brand Boyfriend Jeans Clyde Cafe Noire Booties-1 Blog Vintage Handknit Cardigan J Brand Boyfriend Jeans Clyde Cafe Noire Booties-2 Maya was totally cracking me up.  I finally figured out how to use my remote shutter and have it take consecutive shots on it’s own.  I have 10 shots of her showing her snacks to the camera 😉Blog Vintage Handknit Cardigan J Brand Boyfriend Jeans Clyde Cafe Noire Booties-3 Blog Vintage Handknit Cardigan J Brand Boyfriend Jeans Clyde Cafe Noire Booties-4 Blog Vintage Handknit Cardigan J Brand Boyfriend Jeans Clyde Cafe Noire Booties-5YES!!  I finally can take a bunch of these and not have to keep running back to the camera to push the self timer!  It’s almost sad how excited I was when I finally figured it out! Blog Vintage Handknit Cardigan J Brand Boyfriend Jeans Clyde Cafe Noire Booties-6That little tongue… Blog Vintage Handknit Cardigan J Brand Boyfriend Jeans Clyde Cafe Noire Booties-7 Blog Vintage Handknit Cardigan J Brand Boyfriend Jeans Clyde Cafe Noire Booties-8 The tongue again 🙂Blog Vintage Handknit Cardigan J Brand Boyfriend Jeans Clyde Cafe Noire Booties-9 Blog Vintage Handknit Cardigan J Brand Boyfriend Jeans Clyde Cafe Noire Booties-10This is one of the many times I wish I’d actually washed my hair.  I love this image, but the frizzy no shower top knot… ;{  Real life though!! Blog Vintage Handknit Cardigan J Brand Boyfriend Jeans Clyde Cafe Noire Booties-11

I was SOOOO excited when we stumbled upon low tide!  I’ve actually never been to this particular beach during low tide, so yay!  Is it weird that I totally love the algae covered wall?  Blog GapKids Cardigan Tea Collection Tango Dress Kamik Rain Boots-1 Blog GapKids Cardigan Tea Collection Tango Dress Kamik Rain Boots-2 Blog GapKids Cardigan Tea Collection Tango Dress Kamik Rain Boots-3 Blog GapKids Cardigan Tea Collection Tango Dress Kamik Rain Boots-4 Blog GapKids Cardigan Tea Collection Tango Dress Kamik Rain Boots-5On me…

Sweater- Vintage (thrifted)
Boots- Cafe Noir (thrifted, but similar here)
On Maya…
Sweater- Gapkids (thrifted)
Dress- Tea Collection (thrifted, but similar here)
Boots- (the purple ones ;)) Kamik Stomp Rain Boots (thrifted, similar here)
Keeping it Real…
Every once in a while I look at pictures and think…do I REALLY make that face?!!  Well…clearly, I do ;} Blog Outtake-1And…I happened to actually look at her face.  It was covered in crumbs haha. Blog Outtake-2Kiss?  I guess that’s a “No”? Blog Outtake-3
(all pictures taken with a self timer/shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Transitioning to fall…Knits + Leather Shorts + Booties

First of all, I want to say Happy Birthday to my mom!!  I am so lucky to have you so close, and look forward to spending today with you!! 🙂 xoxox

Now, I’ll be honest.  I was worried that a 40 year old mom had no business wearing leather shorts with booties.  That is one of the things that I’ve loved about doing this blog.  Stepping out of my comfort zone… Sometimes when I see the pictures, I think “what was I thinking??”, and then other times, I think…”Hey, that actually worked!”  I kind of think this worked!  It helps that the shorts kind of look like just plain khaki shorts, but that if you get close you notice that they are leather 🙂Blog HM Cream Sweater Current Elliott Boyfriend Leather Shorts SixtySeven Blake Bootie-1 Blog HM Cream Sweater Current Elliott Boyfriend Leather Shorts SixtySeven Blake Bootie-2 Blog HM Cream Sweater Current Elliott Boyfriend Leather Shorts SixtySeven Blake Bootie-3 Blog HM Cream Sweater Current Elliott Boyfriend Leather Shorts SixtySeven Blake Bootie-4 Blog HM Cream Sweater Current Elliott Boyfriend Leather Shorts SixtySeven Blake Bootie-5 Blog HM Cream Sweater Current Elliott Boyfriend Leather Shorts SixtySeven Blake Bootie-6 Blog HM Cream Sweater Current Elliott Boyfriend Leather Shorts SixtySeven Blake Bootie-7 Blog HM Cream Sweater Current Elliott Boyfriend Leather Shorts SixtySeven Blake Bootie-8On me…

Sweater- H&M (last fall, but similar here)
Belt- Old
Boots- SixtySeven “Blake” Bootie (Nordstom Rack)
On Maya…
Skirts- Xhiliration (thrifted)
Shoes- Vans (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
The Huz was out of town, so I had all these hopes of taking some pictures as the sun was setting, with the golden light.  Well…the sun sets at 6:30 now!! UGH!  I made Maya dinner to go, we raced out of the house at 6:15, then drove to the place I had in mind.  The sun was already too far set for my original location, so I drove down to the beach.  The sun was literally at the horizon, so I knew by the time I unloaded both of us and set up the tripod it would be gone.  Plus, there were a ton of people sitting around watching the sun go down.  So… we just pulled over and went to a park instead haha.  The moon was literally out when we took these.  Best laid plains…oh well.
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

And…we’re both wearing booties :)

Ok, so the 3rd day in a row that our shoes kind of match.  But again…love both of ours, so oh well 🙂

Blog Stylemint Vest DL1961 Emma Born Booties-1 Blog Stylemint Vest DL1961 Emma Born Booties-2I love this vest from Stylemint (another black Friday score :}).  It’s cozy, has fringe, and…is black.  What more could I want?  I just wasn’t sure if I should let it hang loose…belt it? Blog Stylemint Vest DL1961 Emma Born Booties-3So, first I belted it… Blog Stylemint Vest DL1961 Emma Born Booties-4 Blog Stylemint Vest DL1961 Emma Born Booties-5Then loose… Blog Stylemint Vest DL1961 Emma Born Booties-6 Blog Stylemint Vest DL1961 Emma Born Booties-7Belted?  Not?  Truth be told, I kind of like it belted, but ended up wearing it loose for the rest of the day because I had a shoot, and I thought it would be more comfortable 🙂

This?  No question.  ADORABLE! 🙂Blog Stylemint Vest DL1961 Emma Born Booties-8 Blog Stylemint Vest DL1961 Emma Born Booties-9 Blog Stylemint Vest DL1961 Emma Born Booties-10On me…

Sweater- Stylemint
Top- Gap (similar)
Jeans- DL 1961 (these are the Emma Leggings)
Boots- Born (similar here)
On Maya…
Jeans- Levi’s (thrifted, but similar style here and without the distressing here)
Top- Gap (thrifted)
Jacket- Guess (thrifted, but similar style here and here)
Scarf- Mine-thrifted 🙂
Shoes- Stride Rite (thrifted, but similar here and here)

dit-elle-Lauren

Back to Basics…

 I have more black sweaters than anyone in their right mind should have.  I mean literally…  Being black, they all blend together in my sweater shelf, so I forget what I have!

Anywho…I may have bought another one from Zara…  It wasn’t on sale, but at $25.90, I couldn’t pass up the fun button up back!!Blog Zara Sweater Goldsign Frontier Booties-1I am not 100% sure about wearing cropped jeans with booties, but I thought I’d give it a try.  Yay or nay?? Blog Zara Sweater Goldsign Frontier Booties-2 Blog Zara Sweater Goldsign Frontier Booties-3Isn’t this fun?  A reverse cardigan! Blog Zara Sweater Goldsign Frontier Booties-4I realized I hadn’t been doing as many me with Maya pics.  That’s mostly because it’s been SO COLD!  I have been running outside the minute she goes down for her nap, snapping a few pics with my tripod in 5-10 minutes, then run back inside.  The ones I get of her alone are usually earlier in the day and she’s just running around the neighborhood.  Too cold to sit still and pose with mom 🙂  Well, I figured I’d give it a go today.  I think she forgot how fun the self timer was… Blog Zara Sweater Goldsign Frontier Booties-5 Blog Zara Sweater Goldsign Frontier Booties-6Then it was back to balancing… Blog Zara Sweater Goldsign Frontier Booties-7 Blog Zara Sweater Goldsign Frontier Booties-8 Blog Zara Sweater Goldsign Frontier Booties-9On me…

Sweater- Zara
Top- Stylemint (Sold out, but similar here)
Jeans- Goldsign “Frontier” (similar here and less expensive here)
Boots-Ann Taylor (thrifted, but similar on sale here)
On Maya…
Jeans- Levi’s (thrifted, but similar here)
Top- Osh Kosh (thrifted, but similar here)
Vest- Gap (thrifted, but similar look here)
Shoes- Converse

dit-elle-Lauren

Sharing a hat, and looking like Santa’s elves?

 The title will make sense as you scroll down, I promise 🙂

I’m wearing two total thrift store scores here.  This top $4.20, and it’s totally authentic western with the snaps-love it!  And these Born boots??  SO COMFY!!  $7!  Please don’t hate me 🙂

Blog Doma Leather Jacket Plaid Top AG Jeans Boots-1 Blog Doma Leather Jacket Plaid Top AG Jeans Boots-2 Blog Doma Leather Jacket Plaid Top AG Jeans Boots-3It has bee REALLY cold here in Seattle, which means hats are a must if you are going to be out for a while… Blog Doma Leather Jacket Plaid Top AG Jeans Boots-4A lot of times I just put my hats on Maya.  They’re handy, and she tends to keep them on more than her own hats.  The whole what’s yours is mine theory…?Blog Doma Leather Jacket Plaid Top AG Jeans Boots-5She is SO into balancing on anything and everything! Blog Doma Leather Jacket Plaid Top AG Jeans Boots-6 Blog Doma Leather Jacket Plaid Top AG Jeans Boots-7On me…

Jacket- Doma (old, but similar here less expensive here.)
Top- Vintage thrifted (similar here)
Jeans- Adriano Goldschmied (sold out :( but similar here)
Boots- Born (similar here)
Hat- H&M (last years, but similar here)
On Maya…
Sweatsuit- Juicy Couture (old, but similar here)
Top- Carter’s (similar solid color here)
Hat- H&M (Mine from last years, but similar in toddler version here)
Boots- Thrifted (similar here and love these here)

dit-elle-Lauren