Tag Archives: Clogs

Gray Split Back Tee + White Raw Hem Skinnies + Ankle Wrap Clogs!

If I sound like a broken record, I’m sorry…

I LOVE classics with a twist!

From the front, this looks like a pretty basic outfit. And then… LOVE this back!!

And But….love her more!
But they came right back on for a dance off! Oh, and the side details of these super comfy clogs?

Yes, I’ve been wearing them a LOT! and then I decided to tie the back of this tee for a more fitted look…

Love Maya’s shoes just flung around haha.
I can’t even!

Maya was like “OH!  We almost made a circle!!” when she saw this. 🙂 Seriously, so cute with the tied back right??!! I can’t even…I LOVE capturing the way we look at each other!! My dad goes for a walk in the evening, and we see him when we are out playing after dinner.

LOVE these next images of them!

On me…

Jeans- Current Elliott “The Cropped Straight Leg” (Bought on eBay like new for $2.26!!!)
Clogs- Sven C/O
On Maya…
Dress- Naartjie Kids (thrifted)
Clogs- Sven C/O
Keeping it Real…
Soooooo….sometimes I tell Maya we can do whatever SHE wants.
Dancing is usually on the list haha.
And sometimes she grabs the remote and starts shooting a kazillion pictures.
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Silk Rompers + Peep Toe Clogs || Happy Birthday to me…

 I know it might be weird, but odd birthdays get me more than even ones.  It’s not that 43 is bad, but it just seems a lot older than 42!  Or maybe it’s that 42 with it’s even number sounded better to me?  All that to say….

43.

One year closer to MID 40’s!  And, I’m in denial…

I got to celebrate a little early over the weekend with the Huz.  My parents had given us some gift certificates, so we ventured out of West Seattle into Downtown.  It’s only 15 minutes away for us, but we rarely leave our little neighborhood, because…our neighborhood rocks!

We at a little early, so that we could come home to say good night to Maya, and I ended up taking these images when we got home around 9:00.
We had texted Charlie ahead of time to let her stay up until we got home.

Yay for teenage brothers that want to babysit!!

When I was getting ready, Maya asked if she could put on a fancy dress.

“I want to look good for Daddy, because I kind of have a crush on him.  He’s sooooo handsome!”

COULD YOU DIE?!!

So glad she still had it on when we got home! Yeah…she was happy to take pics with me, but her alone?  NOT happening… 🙂
Before all this…

Iphone snaps of our dinner out at Tom Douglas’s The Carlile Room.

Yes, we ate ALL that!  BUT…they were somewhat smaller portions…

They had us at the “Book of Booze”…hahaha

On me…

Romber- Joie “Amara Romper” (old, similar here)
Clogs- Miz Mooz (old, similar here )
On Maya…
Dress- Crewcuts (thrifted, but similar here )
Keeping it Real…
Diiiiiiiidn’t quite time these right haha.
  Not so graceful dismount… 🙂
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Dresses over Jeans + Clogs and Vintage Dresses + Dr Martens || Maya’s Pre K Graduation

 So…Maya graduated Pre-K over 3 weeks ago, but summer has been a bit of a blur!  I finally had a break in work, so I’m hoping to catch up on all the fun pictures we’ve taken!

We took these when we got home from dinner. I’ve had this top (ok, technically it was sold as a dress, but…that never happened!) for SO long, and I still love it!   I think it’s such a fun alternative for those of us that might be past the point of a mini dress to pair it with a pair of skinny jeans!

I remember wearing it when I was pregnant with Maya! GAh, I looooooove capturing us looking at eachother! I keep saying “This is the last time…”

But….LOVE this next one! And this is how she takes posed pictures now haha. BUT….before all that fun, we walked to her school for the last time…

SNIFF SNIFF And she graduated!!!

Even more SNIFF SNIFF!!!!

Maya, we could not be more proud of the funny, smart, witty, amazing little girl you are becoming!!!  You brighten everyone’s day who has the pleasure of being around you, and we are SO lucky that you brighten ours daily!

We love you!!

On me…

Jean Jacket- 3×1 thrifted for $10!!! (similar here retails for $300!!)
Top/Dress- Ghita (old, but found it in blue! or Similar here and love this here)
Clogs- Korks by Kork Ease “Marcia Clog” (eBay sold out, here in black, similar here in brown)
On Maya…
Dress- Pasufas (thrifted, but similar here)
Leggings- Hanna Andersson (thrifted, similar lighter color here)
Keeping it Real…
For those that have followed for a while…nope, still not out of the licking phase… 😉 The dismounts of the throws don’t always look as good haha.
(all pictures taken with a self timer/shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Frayed Denim Pencil Skirts + Red Clogs | 4th of July 2017 take 2!

 We had a little break between the morning activities I posted about on Friday.

Maya went over to my parent’s house to make a berry crisp with my mom, and then we stopped by a blog party on our way back home.  There was a LOT of chalk involved, and therefore…an outfit change was needed 🙂  I was just too hot in jeans and a long sleeve top, so…I changed too!

Again, we didn’t set off our usual fireworks this year, sadly.  We are thinking about going somewhere next year where we can freely blast things off, but are undecided… Kind of a bummer all around.

However, I’m always excited to wear red, white, and blue!  It’s such a classic combo, and the pop of a red shoe is always a fun idea!!

Maya off to the side doing who knows what…as per usual 🙂 Love the back of this top! Oh, and this skirt?  I thrifted it for $3.50 at Value Village when they had their pre 4th of July sale on Sunday (retailed for $88!)!  I wouldn’t normally pick a denim pencil skirt, but it caught my eye, and I’ve worn it twice since then-ha! 🙂 OMG, her face!!! Loooooooove! Charlie had been out walking Max and came up behind us to photo bomb.

LOVE this next one!  Even Max looks good!  Only missing the Huz inside… Loooooove this one!

On me…

Top- Marc Jacobs (eBay)
Jean Skirt- J Crew “Frayed Denim Pencil Skirt” (thrifted for $3.50!, sold out similar here , and here)
On Maya…
Dress- Kiccoly (thrifted)
Sandals- Saltwater Sandals (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
hahaha  Her face! And…BOTH of our faces ha! Oh, and I can say this is total artistic shot, BUT…no, it’s Maya putting her wand RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE LENS!
In all seriousness….note to self! 😉
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Boho Tops + Raw Hem Skinnies + Strappy Clogs!

 This was Maya’s last day of school. so we decided to go out to dinner to celebrate!!

And then…when we came back?

Pictures!  I love summer nights…

I can’t EVEN!!!! Yes, this is her new thing.  If I  pick her up, she does this… Not going to lie.  I feel like I’m going to drop her!!

So…I’ve told her no more.

BUT…documented!
Could she be any happier?! The microphone in the background….it will be back!

I want to EAT HER UP!!! Oh, and she wanted to bring her microphone outside with us.. BUT…guess what.  The following week she was in a singing camp, and had a few SOLOS!!!!, so…

Foreshadowing??

On me…

Top- Joie (eBAy)
Clogs- Sven C/O
On Maya…
Jacket- (thrifted, but similar here)
Sweater- (thrifted, but similar here)
Top- (thrifted, but similar here)
Jeans- (thrifted, but similar here)
Shoes- (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
Um…
The focusing stand.  I wish she’d hug ME like that… Nope.  Hasn’t exited the licking phase yet!  UGH!!! Because…. So, I gave Maya the camera, and video’d her taking pics of me.  This one isn’t too bad!!
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Mother’s Day 2017

 Just a warning…this is a long post!!

But, it could have been twice as long!!

AND!!  Oddly enough, it was a total last minute, run outside in front of our house after dinner shoot.  I swear those are the best for our family… 😉 Little windy haha. OMG!  Maya in this next one!! She loves her Meme!! I had to get a few of my parents! BUT…of course, Maya wouldn’t let them have pictures of just them…And some of the three of us!
LOVE!!! I can’t even handle these next two… Maya being Maya haha. And then…I want to EAT HER UP! Seriously…DYING!!!!

On me…

Tunic- Karen Zambos (eBay)
Jeans- DL1961 Amanda in Mania  (DIY raw hem, similar here)
Clogs- Korks by Kork Ease “Marcia Clog” (eBay sold out, here in black, similar here in brown)
On Maya…
Jacket- GapKids (thrifted, but similar here)
Jeans- DL1961 “Chloe” in Whiteley (C/O) OMG, look back on these…
Clogs- Hanna Andersson (old, similar here)
Keeping it Real…
And of COURSE, you know there were lots of “fun” shots too!
This is Maya’s classic face…
Oh, and when I tried to get shots of just me?  Literally…attached to my ankle… 😉 So….I tried to make the best of it! HAHAHAHA!
Her face!!!!
(all pictures taken as a combo between me, my mom, and my dad :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Playing in the Cherry Blossoms in Vintage Levi’s Jacket, White Denim, and Clogs (New Favorite)

 One of the things I love the most about spring is all the cherry blossoms that are in bloom!

I had these grand plans of taking Maya to the UW Arboretum or the University of Washington campus, where the blooms are notoriously amazing!

I ended up getting to shoot a family at the UW Arboretum, but having the time for us to go…well, that wasn’t happening.  SO…we went a few blocks from our house, and played amongst the many blooming trees there!

I honestly think this was the better idea.  It was quick, fun, and not a big production.  THAT is more Maya’s style, and honestly, I have to keep in mind what she wants most of the time.

AND, this is honestly a super long post, because I took SO many images that I love!!  It all worked out for the best 🙂 This next shot is totally out of focus, but I wanted to get a picture of her FIRST MANICURE!!

She came with me and my mom for the first time and was the SWEETEST! Seriously!??  I wish the streets were lined with blooms like this ALL THE TIME! This next photo is totally out of focus, but it is SO HER!!!  She always comes running so enthusiastically for a hug!!  It’s getting harder and harder to document as she gets older, but….LOVE!!  LOVE!!!
I almost put this as an “outtake”, because…clearly she’s going in for a big BITE!  But…I love it.  It’s SO HER! Love all these close ups that I got, but this next one…

On me…

Jacket- Levi’s (thrifted, similar here)
Top- Free People  “Two to Tango” (Nordstrom Rack, sold out)
Clogs- Korks by Kork Ease “Marcia Clog” (eBay sold out, here in black, similar here in brown)
On Maya…
Jacket- GapKids (thrifted, but similar here)
Dress- Ralph Lauren (thrifted, similar here)
Leggings- Hanna Andersson (thrifted, similar lighter color here)
Boots- Morgan and Milo (thrifted, similar here)
Keeping it Real…
 This is what a lot of the shots I try to take with the both of us look like… 😉 She’s got a killer right hook haha!
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren