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White Off the Shoulder Top + High Waisted Raw hem Skinnies + Ankle Wrap Clogs

We just got home from Maya’s school “Spring Fling”.  Bouncy houses, games, tattoos, book fair galore.

But…I had a much needed Mama’s night out a few weeks ago! 🙌🏻

At our school auction they do a “Mama Dance Party”. A local coffee shop opens up for us and we drink, dance, and let loose…it’s AMAZING! I signed up last year, and of course had to sign up again this year! 💃

Took these really quick before we all walked to all our neighborhood restaurants. At which point I said ✌🏻 to the Huz and kids as I entered one restaurant and they went to another 😂🙈😬😜🍷 Love the back hem of these!
Maya and I had been to a “Tea Party” with her Girl Scout troop earlier in the day so she was a little dressed up for that.  She would happily wear a party dress every day of the week though haha.

On me…

Top- Sincerely Jules “Everly Top” (Nordstrom Rack  only $29!)
On Maya…
Dress- Poco &  Picotine (thrifted)
Sandals- Saltwater Sandals (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
I wasn’t sure if it would look better tucked in….and of course hadn’t quite finished tucking when the timer went off 😉 .
Mid pick up…haha.
I’m clearly having more fun than she is at this point!!
In my defense…some of our friends had just walked by, but you know…time was a ticking and I wanted to still get some shots before we headed out for dinner, so…don’t mind us!  They actually jumped in with us for a few right after! 🙂
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Denim Jacket + White Sundress + Peep Toe Clogs + Vintage Wicker Bag (Memorial Day Outfit Inspo)

 I can’t believe it’s already Memorial Day weekend!

Although, we took these pictures a few weeks ago, I thought it would be the perfect Memorial Day outfit inspiration for those headed to BBQ’s and parties.  A white dress might be asking for trouble (hello spills!), but…that’s what stain remover is for, no??! 😉
I am SO obsessed with this vintage bag I scored while I was on a girls trip in Idaho!!  It’s in perfect condition and the bakelite handles and trim are SO amazing!!
I loooooove the color of these clogs!  At first I thought they were pink, but they are the prettiest blush nude that will go with EVERYTHING this summer!
I can’t handle these next ones…LOVE HER!!  AND…The rainbow sunflare I got in these next ones makes me so happy!
She kept tickling me with this, and then…I realized she was really trying to get yellow dust all over my face.  See outtakes 🙂

The gap toothed smile is my all time favorite! I was SO sad that her front two teeth grew in SO FAST!

Thankfully, these side ones have taken their time growing in…

On me…

Jean Jacket- 3×1 thrifted for $10!!! (similar here retails for $300!!)
On Maya…
Jacket- Hudson Kids (ebay, but similar here)
Dress- Les Petites Choses (thrifted, but similar print here)
Jeans- Gap Kids (thrifted, but love this light wash here)
Keeping it Real…
Yup, another “1st shutter click shot”
nailed it! haha.
Is this thing working??
This is where I realized she was trying to dust me with yellow powder…
And yes…bikers and walkers were going past us constantly.  No shame at this point!
Ha!
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Tie Front Button Down + High Waisted Flares + Clogs ( + Cherry Blossoms!)

 Truth be told…I kinda forgot we took these!

I had all these ideas for taking pics amongst all the BEAUTIFUL cherry blossoms all around Seattle, but alas…time or lack thereof….

Finally, I decided to stop a along this street a few blocks away on my way to go pick Maya up from school.

It actually got really sunny later, but it was still overcast and chilly earlier as it seems to be lately.  SO, it’s all about layering!
I’m all about tying tops with high waisted jeans vs tucking in.  Who wants the added bulk??

NOT ME!
On the way home, we just stopped back off at the same place.
Dying over Maya’s little shirt dress!!  Scored it off eBay from one of my fav sellers in a lot of 4-5 pieces.  She only took pictures of everything folded, so I thought it was a denim shirt.  SO excited when I pulled it out!  Basically it ended up being $3 or $4!!
I wanted to try and get some pics like we did a two years ago.  Not sure I’ll be able to pick her up next year…

On me…

Sweater- 360 Cashmere (eBay)
Jeans- MIH “Caron” in Redo (eBay, sold out similar here)
On Maya…
Leggings- Crewcuts (thrifted, but similar here)
Boots- Dr. Martens “Delaney”  (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
The first shot when the shutter goes off is often me adjusting things haha.  And clearly my RBF…
haha.
She kept pinching my cheeks!
And… Not wanting me to kiss her.  HA!  That’s not happening!
I do believe the days for piggy back rides are limited.  She keeps flinging herself back and with
how much she weighs that just isn’t good!!
My face though ha!
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Oversized Paper Bag Jeans + Fitted Striped Sweater + Clogs

One of the many reasons I love to do “Style Challenges” is that it makes me pull out items I own, yet have never felt comfortable wearing. I know I should Marie Kondo that shit, but you know what….having fun stuff to wear “just in case” brings me JOY!!
😂🙈
Soooo…as soon as I saw the weekly theme of “Oversized Chic” for The Mom Edit’s latest Style Challenge. I knew I wanted to try and style these jeans that I’ve had for SO long, but couldn’t muster up the courage to wear them. They are so FUN!!  Yet, so overly….oversized fun?🤷🏼‍♀️

I don’t know. I think I may have “grown into them” in the last few years, because I swear they were way too big on me when I first bought them…😬I guess that’s one good thing about overindulging?
🤣
In any case. With Jeans this high waisted and oversized, I needed a pretty basic top. THANKFULLY it’s been sunny and actually getting to 50 degrees!! So, no jacket needed (sorry to all of those of you that are still living in bundled up-land)

AND…I cannot believe it, but I found my favorite brand of @svenclogs recently for….$4!!! 😱 I did a double and triple take and snatched them up so fast! 🤗 Oh, and these amazing jeans? They retail for $390…. 😬 and…I got them on eBay for less than $20. I thought they were vintage! 🤷🏼‍♀️🤗

I cannot WAIT for consistent warm weather to wear both of these ALL THE TIME!! Funny thing is that I’ve had these for probably…2 years!  I was convinced I’d just resell them, but hadn’t gotten around to it yet.  I’m SO glad I didn’t!

Marie Kondo….They now bring me JOY! 😉

On me…

Sweater- Enza Costa (eBay, similar here )
Bag- American Eagle (hand me down from my mom!)
Boots- Sven “Plain 3″ Clogs” thrifted for $4!
Keeping it Real…
The whole purse swing is hard to get with a tripod…oh, and when you spot your neighbor?  EVEN HARDER!! 😂
Oh….and another neighbor?  Don’t mind me…
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod)

dit-elle-Lauren

Vintage Tweed Jacket + High Waisted Crop Raw Hem Flares + Sheepskin Lined Clogs

 Well, we are officially in the cold weather, and I’m thinking about Thanksgiving outfits.

We have a pretty laid back casual Thanksgiving. We usually host, and I’m usually still cooking/cleaning/prepping until people start showing up. 😏

SO…I have to be comfy. This honestly might be what I end up wearing.

Sweater (I gotta try, right? 😜) + High Waisted Jeans (to hold in my overstuffed tummy 🙈🐷) + Warm sheepskin lined clogs (comfort, cozy, and cute-the 3 c’s! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻)

I’m determined to shoot a few more options up until then, so I’m not frantically deciding the afternoon of… I’ve realized that I’ve photographed these jeans repeatedly (ok, not sure I’ve posted them repeatedly yet, but they are coming!!)

…but they are SO comfy and so flattering, SO… 🙂

On me…

Jacket- Vintage (similar here and less expensive here)
Sweater- Acrobat
Jeans- 3×1 (ebay)
Clogs- Ugg “Kalie” clog (ebay, sold out)
Keeping it Real…
When it’s just me, I don’t have as many outtakes.  And that’s only because I literally took 5 minutes from the first to the last shot.
(all pictures taken with a self timer/shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Red + White + Blue | Memorial Day 2018

 We had the best long weekend!


I didn’t have to work all weekend, the weather was AMAZING, and we just had a ton of park hangs, play dates, and a BBQ at my parents house.
🤗👌🏻
It was a preview of summer (minus me not having to work) and it was so good…

So…funny story.  The reason there’s a “haze” on the first image, is because Maya kept jumping up and waving her hand in front of the camera…  Looooove this next one! AND….awe!!! My mom and Maya decorating with flags… hahaha 🙂 Not exactly what you’d think of for climbing shoes, but… 🙂

On me…

Jean Jacket- 3×1 thrifted for $10!!! (similar here retails for $300!!)
Top- Sandra Ingrish  (similar here)
Jeans- Current Elliott “The Cropped Straight Leg” (Bought on eBay like new for $2.26!!!)
On Maya…
Denim Jacket- CrewCuts (thrifted)
Dress- Copper Key (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
Yup, could probably do another post with the outtakes, but…here’s just a few.
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Happy Mother’s Day to me! | 2018

 I don’t really want a big fanfare for my birthday or Mother’s Day.   Really, I want a hall pass on some of the day to day duties (namely DINNER!) and I want pictures-duh.

It’s what my mom and I ask for every year, and I’m SO glad I have them to look back on!!

If you want, you can look back on 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 part one and two (lucky year!), and 2017.

And…I’ll admit.  This next shot wasn’t just of me haha.

The remote was going crazy and firing off never ending shots until we turned the camera off!  Needless to say, there are a LOT of outtakes.  And…some of Maya and the Huz next to me with questionable looks on their face :).  But, since I didn’t get a chance to take a pic of just my outfit…this will have to suffice 😉 What to say about this sweet nugget…

While she challenges my patience, she also brings me so much joy, love, and pride every single day!

I am one lucky mama.
And…twinning is always winning! Love these next few!!!

BUT…just wait for the outtakes at the end…
My new favorite of the three of us!! And…to my amazing mom and friend…

Maya and I are both SO lucky to have you in our lives!  Even luckier that it’s in our daily lives!! I can’t even… Again….NEW FAVORITE!
Funny story.  I cropped myself out of this shot because I was frantically running towards the camera on the tripod that was going CRAZY taking pics!  Maya’s face though….WORTH IT! All the heart eyes… Pretty much the best reality of our group shot attempts… But then we got this!! And this, so…I’ll take it all! And then…letting her do what she loves to do.

Which, is what I love to capture, so…win WIN!

On me…

Dress- Corey Lynn Calter (eBay for $14!!, LOVING this midi version!)
Clogs- Sven “Ankle Wrap Strap”C/O
On Maya…
Dress- (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
I thought of doing an entire post of our outtakes, but…let’s be honest.  I don’t even have time
to blog REAL posts, so…here are some of the best ones.  There are more!
SO…just know…as my mom and I walked away, we thought…
“I’m sure we got one or two…”
And of COURSE we did.  BUT…, it wasn’t all super smiley perfectness…
AND, I really could have posted twice as many outtakes, BUT, I also could have posted twice as
many shots that I love too!  I guess it’s all about balance…and…reality. 🙂
This first one.  Maya probably telling my parents she doesn’t want to take pictures.  And one of the many shots with the shutter firing when it wasn’t supposed to!
Hahaha.  Yes, by butt as a try to stop the shutter AGAIN, and Maya picking her nose…as she does ALL THE TIME. Licking me….as she does ALL THE TIME 😉
Me trying to wrestle her to NOT lick me… Maya giving herself a hickey that you can STILL see 3 days later…I love that I caught the remote being thrown in mid air.  I’d had it with it’s craziness!
Maya probably explaining to me how I can fix it 🙂
AND….any guesses what I’m about to say here?? 🙂
Even with all these, I’m so grateful for ALL these images, and feel totally thankful for my role as
a mama to Maya and daughter to my amazing mom!
Most pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod.  Or taken by me, my mom, and my dad!

dit-elle-Lauren