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Leather Jacket + Booties for easy Day to Night

I did a post on Monday about one of my go to “Mom” outfits.

Chunky knit + Ripped super stretchy (A MUST!!!) skinny jeans + Comfy Cool Tennis Shoe.

Again, I don’t think you need to change your style when you become a mom, but for comforts sake, you do need to make a few modifications when you are chasing your toddler around or keeping up with your active 6 year old!

BUT…it’s still fun to get a little more dressed up for a date night or mama’s night out!!  The one downside to being a mom is the lack of time.  Seriously, WHERE DO THE HOURS GO?!!  If I know I’m going out, I usually try and do an outfit that I can take from day to night easily to make getting out the door on time a plausible feat!

The easiest for me is to swap out the tennis shoes for a fun bootie and throw on a leather jacket.  I swear it can take a tee shirt and jeans to another level!  Or in this case…a chunky knit and jeans! True reason for these next two shots in the “Keeping it Real” section 🙂 I think a lot of people get intimidated by open back tops.  But, I looooooove them!!  Layer a tank under for the day, and show off your pretty lace bralette at night!  I honestly could go without a bra, but I love the peek of lace!

 On me…

Leather Jacket- Organic by John Patrick (ebay)
Sweater- One Teaspoon (eBay $5!, similar here and here)
Bra- H&M (old, similar here)
Booties- See by Chloe (eBay, similar here)
On Maya…
Top- Kate Quinn Organic (thrifted, but cute print here)
Keeping it Real…

How many bloggers out there feel like total nerds when people walk by or blatantly just watch what you’re doing with questioning looks as you take pics? 👀🙋🏼😂

Even more awkward because I take all our pics with a tripod! 🙈

There was a parking lot right across the street from this beautiful path and I happened to notice this guy just sitting in his car watching me. I only had 10 minutes before I had to pick Maya up from school, so I was rushing through pics and set ups. I froze when I first saw him, and then waved. He waved back and gave me a big thumbs up! 👍🏻😜👋🏻 Yes, I have a go big or go home ugly laugh…oh well. 🙂

 (all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

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

Taking a jumpsuit from day to night…

 I’ve been a little hesitant on the jumpsuit craze.  That is to say…I have bought a few (when I’ve found a crazy deal too good to pass up), but they just keep hanging in my closet.  I always feel so dressed up in them.  Isn’t that funny?  A jumpsuit…too dressy??

Anyway, I decided to try and dress one down for day.  It was SUPER comfy!  I will admit…the whole going to the bathroom and stripping down (when as a mom you are NEVER alone/the door is always open) still weirds me out.  So, I wore a little cami and problem solved!

And yes!!!  I’m sleeveless in Seattle in FEBRUARY!!  Omg, I didn’t even realize until I typed that… “Sleeveless in Seattle” hahaha.  Good grief, I need some sleep…Blog The Fifth Label Drop-Crotch Jumpsuit Levis Denim Shirt Leopard HM Shoes-1 Again, wasn’t so sure about the whole drop crotch craze either.  I grew up in the MC Hammer era, and it wasn’t good then.  BUT…it is pretty comfy, and hides if you’ve gained a few 😉Blog The Fifth Label Drop-Crotch Jumpsuit Levis Denim Shirt Leopard HM Shoes-2 Blog The Fifth Label Drop-Crotch Jumpsuit Levis Denim Shirt Leopard HM Shoes-3 Blog The Fifth Label Drop-Crotch Jumpsuit Levis Denim Shirt Leopard HM Shoes-4 Blog The Fifth Label Drop-Crotch Jumpsuit Levis Denim Shirt Leopard HM Shoes-5 Blog The Fifth Label Drop-Crotch Jumpsuit Levis Denim Shirt Leopard HM Shoes-6 Blog The Fifth Label Drop-Crotch Jumpsuit Levis Denim Shirt Leopard HM Shoes-7Blog Osh Kosh Denim Jacket Little Boogaweezin Remembering Ryan Raglan Red Skinny Joes Jeans Candy Heart Vans-1Blog Osh Kosh Denim Jacket Little Boogaweezin Remembering Ryan Raglan Red Skinny Joes Jeans Candy Heart Vans-2We took these pics on Valentine’s Day.  We’ve had these shoes for a while.  I almost DIED when I found them thrifting last APRIL for $4.25!  I was SOOO hoping they’d still fit by Valentine’s Day, and they did!Blog Osh Kosh Denim Jacket Little Boogaweezin Remembering Ryan Raglan Red Skinny Joes Jeans Candy Heart Vans-3Blog Osh Kosh Denim Jacket Little Boogaweezin Remembering Ryan Raglan Red Skinny Joes Jeans Candy Heart Vans-4Blog Osh Kosh Denim Jacket Little Boogaweezin Remembering Ryan Raglan Red Skinny Joes Jeans Candy Heart Vans-5Finally we ditched the jacket, because it was….too hot (seriously, say what?!?!)Blog Osh Kosh Denim Jacket Little Boogaweezin Remembering Ryan Raglan Red Skinny Joes Jeans Candy Heart Vans-6Hahaha.  Love how enthusiastically she blows bubbles 🙂Blog Osh Kosh Denim Jacket Little Boogaweezin Remembering Ryan Raglan Red Skinny Joes Jeans Candy Heart Vans-7Blog Osh Kosh Denim Jacket Little Boogaweezin Remembering Ryan Raglan Red Skinny Joes Jeans Candy Heart Vans-8Blog Osh Kosh Denim Jacket Little Boogaweezin Remembering Ryan Raglan Red Skinny Joes Jeans Candy Heart Vans-9Then, I took off the cami, let down the rolled cuffs, added some fun heels, and did a super easy braided bun.  I’d like to tell you that this outfit actually made it to “night” and went out, but no…just our sidewalk hahaha.

Looking at these pictures, I think I’d still keep the legs rolled if I were to do it again.  It would probably highlight the cute heels more, and still look dressy.  With the legs down (on my short legs), I think it looks a little frumpy.Blog The Fifth Label Drop-Crotch Jumpsuit Nine West Two Toned Pink Pumps-1Blog The Fifth Label Drop-Crotch Jumpsuit Nine West Two Toned Pink Pumps-2Blog The Fifth Label Drop-Crotch Jumpsuit Nine West Two Toned Pink Pumps-3On me…

Jumpsuit- The Fifth Label (still on sale for $19, down from $95!)
Top- Levi’s (mine is old)
Shoes- H&M
Heels- Nine West (old)
On Maya…
Jacket- Osh Kosh (thrifted, but similar here)
Top- Little Boogaweezin “Remembering Ryan Raglan” (sold out, but more goodness here)
Jeans- Joe’s Jeans (thrifted, but similar here)
Shoes- Vans “Candy Hearts” (thrifted, but loving these silver heart ones here)
Keeping it Real…
For those of you that were looking closely, you’ll notice that we went through three bottles of bubbles.  I have no idea why… 😉Blog OuttakeOh, that could be it. 🙂Blog Outtake 2
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren