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Off the Shoulder Top + High Waisted Raw Hem Crop Flare + Birkenstocks

 This is one of my favorite shoots we’d done in a while.  It was totally impromptu outside of our house, which is usually when Maya gets into it the most.

Oddly enough…favorite shoot or no, we took them FIVE months ago….whoops.

So, let’s pretend those are yellow and orange leaves behind us!

We actually had a nice sunny day today, so the outfits could have happened! These were one of the first flares that I chopped.  They are my FAV!!  And…the ones that started the chopping addiction ha! Baby Birks!!  DYING! These next images are some of my absolute favs of us! And….Maya totally schooling me on the art of posing!

On me…

Top- Free People (eBay)
Jeans- AG DIY Cut hem (eBay, similar here).
Shoes- Birkenstock “Grenada” (hand me down from my mom!)
On Maya…
Jacket- Brand Unknown(thrifted, but similar here)
Top- (thrifted)
Jeans- Gap Kids (thrifted)
Sandals- Birkenstock “Taormina” (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
I swear my fav blog posts also have the most outtakes…
hmmm….
Always a neighbor or FIVE that walks by…and usually when I’m taking pics ALONE!
Oh, well…
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Batwing Sweaters + Crop Flares + Booties (in the last of the golden hour)

I’m just going to say this is a holiday outfit inspiration post!  In reality, we took these images over a month ago!  I just haven’t had the time lately, and it totally bums me out…

BUT… Long loose cashmere top, with stretchy crop flares?  YES!  I just might wear this again for a holiday party this year!blog-rachel-pally-sweater-j-brand-gigi-crop-flare-67-booties-1 Oh, and if you’ve followed along…I’m a total sucker for an open back top!  This bralette is the best for coverage, and on Amazon for CHEAP!  Although, it’s really only good for those of us that don’t have “support issues”. 😉blog-rachel-pally-sweater-j-brand-gigi-crop-flare-67-booties-2 Oh, and…yes, we are totally matching, and I LOVE IT!blog-rachel-pally-sweater-j-brand-gigi-crop-flare-67-booties-6blog-rachel-pally-sweater-j-brand-gigi-crop-flare-67-booties-3 blog-rachel-pally-sweater-j-brand-gigi-crop-flare-67-booties-4 blog-rachel-pally-sweater-j-brand-gigi-crop-flare-67-booties-6blog-zara-faux-leather-jacket-crew-and-lu-josmo-boots-1 blog-zara-faux-leather-jacket-crew-and-lu-josmo-boots-2 blog-zara-faux-leather-jacket-crew-and-lu-josmo-boots-3

On me…

Sweater- Rachel Pally (old, similar color here.)
Bralette- Here
Jeans- J Brand “Gigi” (thrifted for $6!!  Similar here)
Boots- SixtySeven “Blake” Bootie (Nordstom Rack, sold out, loving these)
On Maya…
Jacket- Zara (thrifted, but similar here)
Dress- Crew and Lu (sold out)
Jeggings- Gap Kids (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
The downside to shooting with a tripod.  Spinning right out of the frame 🙂
blog-outtake-2 What I use to set my focus on, because she never stands still like this!!blog-outtake
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Wool Hat + White Button Down + Crop Flares + Booties (I can smell fall!)

 We are in that time of year where one week it’s in the 90’s (say WHAT?  Shoot me…), but then…we’ll have a cooler morning here and there, and this week RAIN!  It’s one of the many things I love about Seattle.  We have definite weather changes, and with that comes variety in our wardrobe choices-yay!!  I’m getting excited to wear booties again, so I broke them out for a test run the other day with my favorite cut of jeans-crop flares!  Oh, and a wool hat, because I hadn’t washed my hair in…well, a few days. 😉blog-nordstrom-wool-hat-alara-white-button-down-j-brand-gigi-crop-flare-sam-edelman-petty-booties-1 blog-nordstrom-wool-hat-alara-white-button-down-j-brand-gigi-crop-flare-sam-edelman-petty-booties-2 blog-nordstrom-wool-hat-alara-white-button-down-j-brand-gigi-crop-flare-sam-edelman-petty-booties-3 Oh, and her little hand gripping my hair…DYING!

I know that everyone thinks their kid is the sweetest, but…she IS!!blog-nordstrom-wool-hat-alara-white-button-down-j-brand-gigi-crop-flare-sam-edelman-petty-booties-4 blog-nordstrom-wool-hat-alara-white-button-down-j-brand-gigi-crop-flare-sam-edelman-petty-booties-5 OMG, her face!!!!  It’s a cross between wanting to show that she’s mad, but…NOT-HA!
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“But MOM…I’m WORKING on my COMPUTER!

….I guess, I could just bring it out there too…”

 🙂
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Seriously, the best $.75 ever!  I originally thrifted this a few years ago just for her to pretend to work on it.  I never thought it would actually work, but 2 batteries later…a total working learning “laptop”!blog-tank-leotard-peek-kids-floral-skirt-pink-minnetonka-moccs-4

On me…

Hat- Nordstrom (thrifted, but similar here)
Top- Alara (eBay)
Boots- Sam Edelman “Petty Suede Boots” (thrifted for $8.40!!!)
On Maya…
Leotard- Bloch (thrifted)
Skirt- Peek Kids (thrifted, but similar here)
Moccs/Boots- Minnetonka (hand me down from a friend-SCORE)
Keeping it Real…
OMG, haha!  I showed this video I took on our Instagram Story.  She often grabs the remote shutter and starts taking pictures.  She thought it was hilarious to take pictures between my legs….between HER legs! 😉  And…the camera caught me getting a picture of US, that she took. haha.
blog-outtake-1 blog-outtake-2 Oh, and I had another post all together taken in this direction of the side walk, but CLEARLY I f’d up the focus.  It was 8:30 in the morning, so I blame it on my coffee not having kicked in yet!
All in all, a blessing in disguise, because I love the light in the other direction more 🙂
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(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Stripes + Leopard Print + Tie Dye (Oh, MY!)

I always dream of somewhat coordinating our outfits… NOT matching, but…at least complimenting each other.  Well, most days Maya now pics out her own outfits.  So…we have a whole lotta prints going on here haha 🙂

Starting with me.  Because you can NEVER go wrong with stripes and leopard print, right?!!

Blog Emerson Thorpe Striped Tank DL1961 DIY Crop Flares Leopard Vans Slip Ons-1I’ve been obsessing over crop flares lately, and decided to take matters into my own hands.  I scored these boot cut jeans by my favorite denim maker, and chopped them off.  The perfect crop flares…for $4.80!!!!! Blog Emerson Thorpe Striped Tank DL1961 DIY Crop Flares Leopard Vans Slip Ons-2 Blog Emerson Thorpe Striped Tank DL1961 DIY Crop Flares Leopard Vans Slip Ons-3 And…raw hems are all over the place now.  SO easy to make your own, and WAY cheaper than paying to get original hems put on if you need them hemmed-SCORE!

Oh, and I thrifted my DREAM leopard Vans on the same shopping trip for $6!!  Threw them in the wash, and they came out practically new!  I’ve since worn them a handful of times, so they are dirty again.  Such is life.Blog Emerson Thorpe Striped Tank DL1961 DIY Crop Flares Leopard Vans Slip Ons-4 Blog Emerson Thorpe Striped Tank DL1961 DIY Crop Flares Leopard Vans Slip Ons-5 This was one of those nights where it had been 80 degrees earlier (what the what, Seattle?!!).  The Huz was out of town, and I kept asking Maya about going somewhere after dinner.  She vetoed all my suggestions, so we just went out in front of our house to play for a bit.  I swear, those end up being some of my favorite moments…Blog Emerson Thorpe Striped Tank DL1961 DIY Crop Flares Leopard Vans Slip Ons-9 Blog Emerson Thorpe Striped Tank DL1961 DIY Crop Flares Leopard Vans Slip Ons-7 Blog Emerson Thorpe Striped Tank DL1961 DIY Crop Flares Leopard Vans Slip Ons-8 Blog Emerson Thorpe Striped Tank DL1961 DIY Crop Flares Leopard Vans Slip Ons-10 Blog Emerson Thorpe Striped Tank DL1961 DIY Crop Flares Leopard Vans Slip Ons-11And, she was ON FIRE!!! haha 🙂 Blog Mignone Tie Die Dress Sun San Saltwater Sandals-1 Blog Mignone Tie Die Dress Sun San Saltwater Sandals-2 Blog Mignone Tie Die Dress Sun San Saltwater Sandals-3 Blog Mignone Tie Die Dress Sun San Saltwater Sandals-4 Blog Mignone Tie Die Dress Sun San Saltwater Sandals-5 It totally looks like she’s cheesy posing for this next one.  BUT, she was playing hide and seek behind this street sign, and I just happened to capture it.  Gah…I know I’m biased, but she is so freaking beautiful.  Thankfully, just as much inside as out!Blog Mignone Tie Die Dress Sun San Saltwater Sandals-6 Blog Mignone Tie Die Dress Sun San Saltwater Sandals-7 And then, this happened.Blog Mignone Tie Die Dress Sun San Saltwater Sandals-8 LOVE!!!!Blog Mignone Tie Die Dress Sun San Saltwater Sandals-10 Blog Mignone Tie Die Dress Sun San Saltwater Sandals-11 Blog Mignone Tie Die Dress Sun San Saltwater Sandals-12 Blog Mignone Tie Die Dress Sun San Saltwater Sandals-13 Blog Mignone Tie Die Dress Sun San Saltwater Sandals-14 And then the Huz Facetimed us 🙂Blog Mignone Tie Die Dress Sun San Saltwater Sandals-15On me…

Top- Emerson Thorpe (eBay for $2.55!, similar here, less expensive option here)
Jeans- DL1961 (Bootcut thrifted for $4.80!, and DIY Crop Flare, similar here)
Shoes- Vans (thrifted for $6!, sold out, similar here)
On Maya…
Dress- Mignone (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
Neighbors walking their dogs…regular occurrence.  It never gets less embarrassing.
Don’t mind me…
Blog Outtake-1 Um….not sure what is going on here haha.Blog Outtake-2
(all pictures taken with a self timer/shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

All Black…is always a win ( Fringe Vest + Cropped Flares + Booties)

I’m on the hunt for crop flares.

 I’ll be honest.  I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect pair ever since I saw Carolyn Bessette in hers in the early 90’s.  For me, she was everything perfection when it came to fashion.  Such a tragedy in so many ways…

Alas… In my mind, crop flares = super long legs that can’t be bothered with our normal hems, so really…it’s my short legged dream haha.  Thankfully, the style is now totally becoming mainstream and you can find them everywhere!  Alas…when you thrift all your jeans, it’s a little harder, but…I WILL FIND THEM!  Or…I will rip them! 😉

I absolutely loooove this pair, but they are just a little too big on me.  I mean, they USED to be too big one me (whah whah!!)  I remember buying these at a major score, LOVING them, and then realizing they were too big and putting them in the “bin”.

Oh…but then enter a few weeks (ok, if I’m honest, months!) of stress eating and drinking…and I went digging to find them in my “to sell” pile haha.  Every once in a while I feel foolish for all the stock piling of denim in various sizes, but then…. I LOVE MYSELF!!  Ok, I totally rationalize every thrift purchase to the fullest (and 80% of the time my rationalizations come to fruition!)

All that to say.  In the weight I am now, even if it isn’t my norm…I’m SO glad these fit, because I LOVE THEM!!  And they are sooooo comfy!  Blog StyleMint Fringe Vest Mother Denim Rascal Crop 67 Booties-1 Blog StyleMint Fringe Vest Mother Denim Rascal Crop 67 Booties-2 Blog StyleMint Fringe Vest Mother Denim Rascal Crop 67 Booties-3 On me…

Sweater- StyleMint (old)
Top- Zara (old)
Jeans- Mother Denim “Rascal Crop” (thrifted, similar here)
Boots- SixtySeven “Blake” Bootie (Nordstom Rack, sold out, loving these)

Keeping it Real…

I would love to say that my hair is just full of thick curls, but…that is so not the case.  The reality is that is was SO WINDY!!!  And, you know…I’ll take it!   But in this case, not so prepared 😉  But, my 30 second Sally Hansen Nails look pretty good, huh?? 🙂

Ps-look behind me.  See those people walking their dog?  Yes, there is a reason there are only 3 images in this post 🙂  I saw this amazing wall near me, and got out while Maya was in school.  Oh, and then realized…everyone and their dog knew about it too!! 😉Blog Outtake(all pictures taken with a self timer/shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren