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All Black + Statement Clog! (Bodysuit + High Waisted Crop Pants + Strappy Clogs)

I recently posted about Maya turning SIX!  But…I felt like the post should be mostly about HER-duh!!  But…as she was off petting random dogs that came by, I had to opportunity to take pics of just me-ha!

As per usual, I wasn’t really prepared to take pics on this day.  This was on her actual birthday, and she had school.  I swear it’s one thing after another (such is life!!).  But after getting some work done while she was in school, my main thought was getting her last minute gifts/balloons!

Soooo, I put on the outfit that was sitting on my dresser from a wedding I’d recently shot-I’d washed the bodysuit, I promise!!.  BUT…it was in a mound of clean laundry on my dresser too.

  Please tell me I’m not the only one that has a STACK of clothing on their dresser.  Clothes recently worn, but not really dirty.  Clothes out of the dryer that you don’t have time to fold and put away…for like 3 weeks straight.  Ok, 4.

This was SO comfy (as I need to be when shooting a wedding), but I feel like all black can crossover to just about any situation.  It can be casual, it can be dressy, it is always flattering.  AKA…it’s always a WIN!

I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve worn these clogs!  I’m so sad to be saying good bye to them until next summer! And…had to get shots of both of our shoes, because our shoe shots are some of my favs! Seriously…dying.

On me…

Bodysuit- H&M (similar here)
Pants- Club Monaco (really old, similar here and less expensive here)
Clogs- Sven “Ankle Wrap Strap”C/O
On Maya…
Jacket- Zara Kids (thrifted, but similar here)
Dress- GapKids (thrifted)
Belt- Old
Leggings- GapKids (thrifted)
Clogs- Sven  Sling Strap Children’s Clog C/O
Keeping it Real…
I had given Maya the remote to take my picture, and she took like 35 in a row and wouldn’t stop haha.  This would be me running to stop her.
And…then I gave her the remote to take pics of us together.  I feel like she has way more fun when she has control of things at times.  But again…a kazillion shoe shots later… 🙂
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Bodysuits + High Waisted Chambray Pants + Clogs = Jammies in public!

 I’m all about outfits that make you feel like you’re in your jammies, yet totally fake people out that you have your sh*t together! 🤣

This is one of those outfits! 💃🏼🙌🏻🤗

On me…

Bodysuit- Velvet Torch
Clogs- Swedish Hasbeens “Fideli” (eBay, sold out, similar here)
On Maya…
Dress- Hanna Andersson (love this for fall)
Leggings-Hanna Andersson (thrifted, similar here)
Clogs- Hanna Andersson ( similar here)
Keeping it Real…
A lot of the times, I tell Maya she can pick what we do.
Usually, she wants me to copy her.
Usually, we do something weird haha. 😉
I just wanted to post this, because it looks like I actually have boobies here!
I don’t… 🙂
Must remember what bra I was wearing haha.
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

White Ruffled Top + Ripped Skinnies + Red Clogs!

 I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again…a statement red shoe will ALWAYS make an outfit!

When it’s a clog?!  I’m telling you…I get questioned about these clogs more than any other shoe!  Ok, honestly…people barely ask me about anything, so these are a total statement shoe/clog!

Oh, and they are soooo comfy!  I’ve raved about them in many a post, so feel free to go back and look at how versatile they are!

The weather here in Seattle has been all over the board lately.  It was in the mid 80’s and then the mid 50’s.  All within a few days.  I had to dig out a few of Maya’s summer dresses that I had packed away!

It should be noted that I took these pictures over a month ago, BUT…I could have taken them this last week haha.
Her face when I said let’s dance together!!
Oh, and then she said

“Let’s have a dance off!!” I’m going to call it a tie!

Unless there are some of you that say I look like “Elaine” (for anyone that gets that reference)

(for anyone that doesn’t get that reference-google Seinfeld Elaine Dance!)

I’m telling you it was the camera!  hahaha.  That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it! But these next ones… LOVE! There’s something about clogs on her feet!  She just wants to dance!  I used to be worried about her twisting her ankle, but nope!  She just keeps dancing away! That tongue and pointed fingers!! Oh, and my dad happened upon us once again on his evening walk.

LOVE this one!! And of course she talked him into an airpalne!

I won’t even do that anymore, so I’m thinking about calling an end to these too.  So glad I’ve documented them thus far tho!

On me…

Top- Clu (eBay, similar here)
On Maya…
Top- Mini Boden (thrifted, )
Jeans- Hudson  (thrifted, but similar here)
Clogs (Old but SO cute for fall here)
Keeping it Real…
Yeah….this is Maya 🙂
I can’t even begin with this…hahaha.  Maya’s hair!  Seriously…how did I fix that??!
My face.
Oh, and my dad that happened upon us on his walk…which we love!  Clearly not shown here, but above!!
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Tassle Tops + DIY Raw Hem Crop Flares + Clogs

If you’re like me, you’ve been coveting all the raw hem crop flared denim that’s out there right now!

AND THEN IT HIT ME! 😱✂️🤗🤗

I have a ton of flared denim that I think I’ll wear for date night with heels, yet neeeeever do 🙄, SO…✂️✂️✂️😂

Yup, I chopped 3 pairs this week, and I’m LOVING THEM! This pair has only gone through the wash once, but they are just going to get better!! 🤗 The Huz and Maya had been walking Max, but came home just then… Ok, this looks totally magical, but in reality, it’s BUGS!!  And me not remembering where the focus stand was, so I kept moving around in hopes of getting it right.  We are totally blurry here, but I love it! And then I wanted to play around with the sun flare.  It can be tricky, but love this one!Can’t decide if I like it better converted to B&W or not…LOVE this next one! Taken minutes apart, but the camera wasn’t in the sun for this next one….I never have her hair all down.  Wow, she has a lot. And that laugh?  I DIE! THIS would be why I don’t let her wear her hair all down haha.On me…

Top- Ooberswank (Nordstrom Rack, sold out, similar here)
Jeans- 7FAM (thrifted, and DIY raw hem.  SO many fun ones here)
Clogs- Sven “Two Strap” C/O
On Maya…
Top- GapKids (thrifted)
Jeans- Next (thrifted)
Shoes- Naturino (eBay)
Keeping it Real…
Her face hahaha.
Yup….this is so Maya.
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

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