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Oversized Knits (w/fun details) + Moto Boots

 I love the mix of this top that is somewhat feminine in it’s color and details, with the grungy gray skinnies and old moto boots.  I had to run around all morning (Maya had gymnastics, followed immediately by school), then raced home to get caught up on work.  The shower never happened, but I was beyond comfy!  I had finished up some work with about 20 minutes to spare before I had to pick Maya up.  I ran down and took some  pictures really quick, because we had a random break in the monsoon rain we’ve had lately!  I had hopes of bringing Maya back after school, but she was pretty beat…so we just chilled at home instead.Blog Free People Pointelle Ballet Neck Pullover Genetic Denim Mayhem Fiorentini Baker 7040 Boot-1 Blog Free People Pointelle Ballet Neck Pullover Genetic Denim Mayhem Fiorentini Baker 7040 Boot-2 Blog Free People Pointelle Ballet Neck Pullover Genetic Denim Mayhem Fiorentini Baker 7040 Boot-3 Blog Free People Pointelle Ballet Neck Pullover Genetic Denim Mayhem Fiorentini Baker 7040 Boot-4 Blog Free People Pointelle Ballet Neck Pullover Genetic Denim Mayhem Fiorentini Baker 7040 Boot-5On me…

Sweater- Free People “Pointelle Ballet” (eBay, sold out)
Tank- H by Bourdeaux (Nordtrom Rack, sold out)
Jeans- Golsdign “Mayhem” (Ebay, similar here and here)
Boots- Fiorentini + Baker 7040 Boot (purchased via an Instagram acct)

 

Keeping it Real…
I really wanted to show the movement of this sweeater and capture the super cool deep side slits.  That didn’t happen haha.  Two cars pulled up just as I was doing this, and I decided to just call it a day after one failed attempt! 😉Blog Outtake
(all pictures taken with a self timer/shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Layering a Leather Jacket + Coated Denim

 I don’t know if I have the nerve for leather on leather, but leather with coated denim-sure!  Especially when the edginess is broken up with super soft cashmere and a denim shirt.  Not that I’m shy about going more edgy!  I actually feel more comfortable going that route than preppy, so this was my way of mixing in a little preppiness and still feeling like me.  I’m sure some people might wonder where the preppiness is, but for me…a button up denim shirt that’s not a “jacket” with a cashmere scarf = preppy.  It’s about as far as I can go in my comfort zone.  Preppy is one of those styles I LOVE to look at, but don’t feel comfortable wearing.  I’m sure we ALL can relate (in one form of fashion!)  Maybe it’s all my years in corporate banking that I never really felt comfortable in…hmmm…

I took these really quick one day while Maya was in school, so another “just me” post, which feels so weird.Blog Doma Leather J Crew Gap DL1961 River Checkered Vans-1 Blog Doma Leather J Crew Gap DL1961 River Checkered Vans-2I took these before I had discovered my shutter release and was trying to capture a walking shot with the self timer.  It didn’t go as planned 😉 Blog Doma Leather J Crew Gap DL1961 River Checkered Vans-3I had this thought that if I actually did my hair and Maya wasn’t with me, I might try and take a “head shot” for myself.

Nope, this won’t be it.  But…it’s filler, since I only took a handful of shots haha. 🙂Blog Doma Leather J Crew Gap DL1961 River Checkered Vans-4 Blog Doma Leather J Crew Gap DL1961 River Checkered Vans-5

On me…

Jacket- Doma” (old similar here)
Scarf- J Crew (old, similar here)
Top- Gap (thrifted, similar here)
Jeans- DL1961 River in Atlanta (ebay similar here)
Shoes- Vans (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
I took these in approximately 3 minutes and 46 seconds.  Ok, not so approximately haha 😉
It was cold, and I felt like a total nerd by myself, so…GET IT DONE (love looking back on my camera’s time stamp)!
But, totally a keeping it real for people that think it takes a ton of time to do this.  YES, it does if you don’t have a process or want a LOT of variety, BUT…it can be done quickly.  If you are alone.  Throw a child into the mix, and anything goes… 😉
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Coated Moto Skinny Pants…day to night.

 I knew I was going out later this night, but really didn’t want to have to think about a separate outfit.  So…I picked something that I could dress down for preschool drop off, work, pick up, and then play…then easily transition into a Mama’s night out!

Coated denim is one of my favorite things to wear in the fall/winter.  Super fun and easy to clean-WIN!  And it can easily be dressed up or down.  Denim jackets are my favorite “make just about anything easy and casual” item of clothing.

Blog Levis Jacket Free People Madness Stripe Muscle Tank DL1961 River Atlanta Checkered Vans-1 Blog Levis Jacket Free People Madness Stripe Muscle Tank DL1961 River Atlanta Checkered Vans-2 Blog Levis Jacket Free People Madness Stripe Muscle Tank DL1961 River Atlanta Checkered Vans-3I love the fun little slit in this tee. Blog Levis Jacket Free People Madness Stripe Muscle Tank DL1961 River Atlanta Checkered Vans-4And the moto detailing on these pants!!  It was hard to capture it on camera, but both by the pockets and at the bottom of the pants are super cool stitching. Blog Levis Jacket Free People Madness Stripe Muscle Tank DL1961 River Atlanta Checkered Vans-5Blog Free People Madness Stripe Muscle Tank DL1961 River Atlanta Checkered Vans-6Then…had a little fun in photoshop with this one 🙂  It’s amazing what a difference a change in shoes can make!Blog DL1961 River Atlanta Checkered Vans Kimchie Blue Leopard Booties-7Add a leather jacket, and you’re ready to go out!Blog Doma Leather Jacket Free People Madness Stripe Muscle Tank DL1961 River Atlanta Kimchi Blue Leopard Booties-8I took these pictures on a bike trail that is right next to a pretty busy street.  Yeah…I got a lot of looks.  One biker even offered to stop and take some pics for me haha.  No…I don’t feel like a complete nerd at all with my tripod and self timer-ugh ;}

And seriously, the weather in Seattle is so wonky.  I took the shot above and the one below less than a minute apart.  It went from totally overcast to SUNNY.Blog Doma Leather Jacket Free People Madness Stripe Muscle Tank DL1961 River Atlanta Kimchi Blue Leopard Booties-9After I picked Maya up from school, we walked over to my parents house.  It was my mom’s birthday, so we wanted to bring her some treats (a few Pumpkin Balls that I posted on Wednesday!)Blog Levis Jacket Free People Madness Stripe Muscle Tank DL1961 River Atlanta Checkered Vans-10My dad took these next two 🙂Blog Free People Madness Stripe Muscle Tank DL1961 River Atlanta Checkered Vans-11Blog Free People Madness Stripe Muscle Tank DL1961 River Atlanta Checkered Vans-11-Blog Hanna Andersson Black Velour Twirl Dress Purple Leggings Kamik Rain Boots-1Blog Hanna Andersson Black Velour Twirl Dress Purple Leggings Kamik Rain Boots-2Blog Hanna Andersson Black Velour Twirl Dress Purple Leggings Kamik Rain Boots-3Blog Hanna Andersson Black Velour Twirl Dress Purple Leggings Kamik Rain Boots-4Blog Maya and BOPO 6Blog Maya and Meme 5Blog Hanna Andersson Black Velour Twirl Dress Purple Leggings Kamik Rain Boots-7Blog Hanna Andersson Black Velour Twirl Dress Purple Leggings Kamik Rain Boots-8Blog Hanna Andersson Black Velour Twirl Dress Purple Leggings Kamik Rain Boots-9 On me…

Jacket- Levi’s (thrifted, similar here) Leather- Doma” (similar here)
Jeans- DL1961 River in Atlanta (similar here)
Shoes and Boots- Vans (thrifted) Kimchi Blue (thrifted, similar here)
On Maya…
Dress- Hanna Andersson Velour Twirl Dress (thrifted, but similar here)
Leggings- Hanna Andersson (thrifted, but similar here)
Boots- Kamik Stomp Rain Boots (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
I don’t always make it back in time before the self timer goes off haha.
Blog Outtake 1 And….she was done with the picture taking 🙂Blog Outtake 2
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except the flying one with me and Maya and ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Coated + Colored Denim…

 I had about 10 minutes before I had to leave for a shoot this past weekend, so we ran outside for few quick pics.

I’ve mentioned before my love of coated denim.  I scored these purple ones off eBay and I’m in LOVE!!  One of the many great things about them is that muddy little footprints wipe right off!Blog Sweet Romeo Sweater Helmut Lang High Gloss Cropped Skinny Jeans Gray Suede Converse-1 Blog Sweet Romeo Sweater Helmut Lang High Gloss Cropped Skinny Jeans Gray Suede Converse-2 Blog Sweet Romeo Sweater Helmut Lang High Gloss Cropped Skinny Jeans Gray Suede Converse-3 Blog Sweet Romeo Sweater Helmut Lang High Gloss Cropped Skinny Jeans Gray Suede Converse-4Teaching her the blogger pose hahaha.  🙂 Blog Sweet Romeo Sweater Helmut Lang High Gloss Cropped Skinny Jeans Gray Suede Converse-5Blog Sweet Romeo Sweater Helmut Lang High Gloss Cropped Skinny Jeans Gray Suede Converse-6“Look Mommy, I’m like a backpack!” 🙂 Blog Sweet Romeo Sweater Helmut Lang High Gloss Cropped Skinny Jeans Gray Suede Converse-7 Blog Sweet Romeo Sweater Helmut Lang High Gloss Cropped Skinny Jeans Gray Suede Converse-8My father in law stopped by to pick something up “Hi Papa!!  HIIIIII!!”Blog Osh Kosh Jean Jacket Mini Boden Cool Tee 7FAM mustard jeans Blue Toddler Converse Hight Tops-1Sometimes I capture a look that is so her.  This is one of them.  I could just eat her up!Blog Osh Kosh Jean Jacket Mini Boden Cool Tee 7FAM mustard jeans Blue Toddler Converse Hight Tops-2Blog Osh Kosh Jean Jacket Mini Boden Cool Tee 7FAM mustard jeans Blue Toddler Converse Hight Tops-3Blog Osh Kosh Jean Jacket Mini Boden Cool Tee 7FAM mustard jeans Blue Toddler Converse Hight Tops-4Blog Osh Kosh Jean Jacket Mini Boden Cool Tee 7FAM mustard jeans Blue Toddler Converse Hight Tops-5I said “Maya!  You stay on that curb til I come get you!!”Blog Osh Kosh Jean Jacket Mini Boden Cool Tee 7FAM mustard jeans Blue Toddler Converse Hight Tops-6Um…Blog Osh Kosh Jean Jacket Mini Boden Cool Tee 7FAM mustard jeans Blue Toddler Converse Hight Tops-7On me…

Sweater- Sweet Romeo (from Nordstrom Rack, similar here)
Scarf- Thrifted, similar here.
Shoes- Converse (thrifted, similar here)
On Maya…
Jacket- Osh Kosh (thrifted, but similar here)
Top-Mini Boden (thrifted, but similar here)
Jeans- 7FAM (ebay but similar here)
Shoes- Converse (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
I’ve been slammed with work, and have had some stuff going on in my personal life.  All that to say, I’ve been a tad overwhelmed.  Once again, this blog has been a nice creative escape and a reminder to get out and have fun with the Peanut.  So, thanks again for reading and following along 🙂
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Plaid and Coated Flares…fall in Seattle ;)

 So, I’m on a roll with wearing things that I’ve been “saving”.  These coated flares have been folded up in my closet just waiting to be worn, and I finally stopped waiting for the right occasion.  Because playing on a pier overlooking Seattle seemed like the perfect occasion 🙂Blog Gap Denim Jacket Vintage Plaid Shirt J Brand Coated Flare Sam Edelman Moccasin Wedge Gustto Estiva Bag-1 Blog Gap Denim Jacket Vintage Plaid Shirt J Brand Coated Flare Sam Edelman Moccasin Wedge Gustto Estiva Bag-2 Blog Gap Denim Jacket Vintage Plaid Shirt J Brand Coated Flare Sam Edelman Moccasin Wedge Gustto Estiva Bag-3Blog Gap Denim Jacket Vintage Plaid Shirt J Brand Coated Flare Sam Edelman Moccasin Wedge Gustto Estiva Bag-4 Blog Gap Denim Jacket Vintage Plaid Shirt J Brand Coated Flare Sam Edelman Moccasin Wedge-5 Blog Gap Denim Jacket Vintage Plaid Shirt J Brand Coated Flare Sam Edelman Moccasin Wedge-6 Blog Gap Denim Jacket Vintage Plaid Shirt J Brand Coated Flare Sam Edelman Moccasin Wedge-7 Blog Old Navy Faux fur Vest Old Navy Drop Waist Denim dress Carters Zebra Leggings Corral Toddler Cowboy Boots-1 Blog Old Navy Faux fur Vest Old Navy Drop Waist Denim dress Carters Zebra Leggings Corral Toddler Cowboy Boots-2These bubbles were totally faulty!!  Poor thing.  I even tried and got maybe 2 bubbles at a time 😦  That didn’t stop her though haha. Blog Old Navy Faux fur Vest Old Navy Drop Waist Denim dress Carters Zebra Leggings Corral Toddler Cowboy Boots-3She got ONE! Blog Old Navy Faux fur Vest Old Navy Drop Waist Denim dress Carters Zebra Leggings Corral Toddler Cowboy Boots-4Ok, screw bubbles.  This pole is totally fun to spin around… 🙂 Blog Old Navy Faux fur Vest Old Navy Drop Waist Denim dress Carters Zebra Leggings Corral Toddler Cowboy Boots-5 Blog Old Navy Faux fur Vest Old Navy Drop Waist Denim dress Carters Zebra Leggings Corral Toddler Cowboy Boots-6 Blog Old Navy Faux fur Vest Old Navy Drop Waist Denim dress Carters Zebra Leggings Corral Toddler Cowboy Boots-7 Blog Old Navy Faux fur Vest Old Navy Drop Waist Denim dress Carters Zebra Leggings Corral Toddler Cowboy Boots-8Her Gigi would be proud.  We are getting our miles out of these boots she got Maya for her birthday!! Blog Old Navy Faux fur Vest Old Navy Drop Waist Denim dress Carters Zebra Leggings Corral Toddler Cowboy Boots-9 Blog Old Navy Faux fur Vest Old Navy Drop Waist Denim dress Carters Zebra Leggings Corral Toddler Cowboy Boots-10 Blog Old Navy Faux fur Vest Old Navy Drop Waist Denim dress Carters Zebra Leggings Corral Toddler Cowboy Boots-12 Blog Old Navy Faux fur Vest Old Navy Drop Waist Denim dress Carters Zebra Leggings Corral Toddler Cowboy Boots-13 Blog Old Navy Faux fur Vest Old Navy Drop Waist Denim dress Carters Zebra Leggings Corral Toddler Cowboy Boots-14On me…

Jacket- Gap (seriously, probably 15+ years old?? Similar here)
Top- Vintage “Panhandle Slim” haha  (thrifted, but similar  here)
Jeans- J Brand Martini Coated Flare ($20!! from Twice, similar here)
Shoes- Sam Edelman (thrifted, similar lower heel here)
Bag- Gustto (ebay, similar here)
On Maya…
Vest- Old Navy (thrifted, but similar on sale here)
Dress- Old Navy (thrifted, but similar here)
Leggings- Carters (similar here)
Keeping it Real…
I rarely wear heels anymore.  I used to wear them all day long in my previous corporate life, although I sat for most of the day… These Sam Edelman wedges are actually super comfy when you first put them on.  Two hours later, chasing Maya, running on rocky beaches…I practically threw them off the minute we walked through the door!  So…back to flats/boots for me 🙂
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Do snakes and leopards get along? :)

 Obviously! 🙂

Seattle really gets a bad rap in regards to how much it rains.  It really is so beautiful from about June-October.  November and December are touch and go, but then January hits.  January and February are the months where you just want to get away.  Anyways.  It stopped raining for all of about 15 minutes this past Saturday, and we bolted outside.  It started sprinkling when we were taking these, and then started pouring again at the end.  If you look closely, you can see the rain drops 🙂Blog J Brand Coated Superga Gray Wrap Sweater-1 Blog J Brand Coated Superga Gray Wrap Sweater-2LOVE THIS ONE! Blog J Brand Coated Superga Gray Wrap Sweater-3I’ve been determined to try different combos this year.  Break away from my “uniform” of skinny jeans + sweater + comfy shoes.  Well, this is baby steps.  I decided to stop saving these “going out” jeans for “going out”.  I love how they look with basic tee and sneakers!  The coated material is great too, because things just wipe right off! Blog J Brand Coated Superga Gray Wrap Sweater-4 Blog J Brand Coated Superga Gray Wrap Sweater-5 Blog J Brand Coated Superga Gray Wrap Sweater-6 Blog J Brand Coated Superga Gray Wrap Sweater-7 Blog J Brand Coated Superga Gray Wrap Sweater-8 Blog J Brand Coated Superga Gray Wrap Sweater-9 Blog J Brand Coated Superga Gray Wrap Sweater-10On me…

Sweater- Ebay
Top- Zara (ThredUp , similar here)
Jeans- J Brand 
Shoes- Superga
On Maya…
Jacket- Thrifted
Top- Gap (thrifted, similar here)
Jeans- Gap (thrifted, similar here)
Shoes-  Osh Kosh via Zulily

dit-elle-Lauren