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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

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