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Vintage Clogs!

I’m so excited clogs are coming back in style.  Comfy, yet give your legs some length?  YES, PLEASE!!  I have a black pair that I got in 2002 for a trip to Italy that I pulled out of my closet and have been wearing a lot lately!

I’ve been wanting a pair of vintage open back ones, and then what do you know!?  I dropped some clothes off at my neighborhood consignment store last week, and this beautiful pair was just waiting for me.  And, they were free with the credit I had on file-SCORE!!Blog Zara Sweater DL1961 Emma Bloom Vintage Holje Clogs-1 Blog Zara Sweater DL1961 Emma Bloom Vintage Holje Clogs-2 Blog Zara Sweater DL1961 Emma Bloom Vintage Holje Clogs-3I had found these for Maya at a thrift store a few months ago for $3.99!!  They retail for $68 and are SO well made!  Honestly, I’m not sure they are the most practical toddler shoe (for running and playing).  They keep falling off when she runs, but maybe she’d get used to them?  I hope she does! 😉  This is the first time she’s worn them outside of the house.  She loves to clomp around the house though 🙂 Blog Zara Sweater DL1961 Emma Bloom Vintage Holje Clogs-4 Blog Zara Sweater DL1961 Emma Bloom Vintage Holje Clogs-5 One of my favorite things about this next one is the lone clog that was flung off 😉Blog Zara Sweater DL1961 Emma Bloom Vintage Holje Clogs-6Blog Gap Sweater DL1961 Chloe Whiteley Toddler Sven Clogs-1Blog Gap Sweater DL1961 Chloe Whiteley Toddler Sven Clogs-2Blog Gap Sweater DL1961 Chloe Whiteley Toddler Sven Clogs-3Blog Gap Sweater DL1961 Chloe Whiteley Toddler Sven Clogs-4Blog Gap Sweater DL1961 Chloe Whiteley Toddler Sven Clogs-5It was so funny…

Maya- Is that my shadow?

Me- Yup.

M- Is that MAYA?!

Me- {chuckling} Yup!

M- {As she’s trying to step on it, yet it keeps getting away from her} Is that Maya’s SHADOW?!

Blog Gap Sweater DL1961 Chloe Whiteley Toddler Sven Clogs-6Blog Gap Sweater DL1961 Chloe Whiteley Toddler Sven Clogs-7On me…

Sweater- Zara (last year, but similar here)
Clogs- Vintage Holje (Funky Jane’s Consignment, find some similar here)
On Maya…
Sweater- GapKids (thrifted, but similar here)
Shoes- Sven Clogs (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
Here’s an image that shows how I got the shot above of me holding Maya up in the air.  Blog OuttakeI placed the stand where I will end up being.  The little toy at the end makes it easier to focus on :).  I press the shutter halfway down to lock in my focus, and then switched it over to manual focus so it would stay focused on that spot.  I then hit the timer, ran to where the stand was, asked Maya to jump to me, and there you have the above shot!  One of thees days I will do another video that shows the whole thing.  I know I keep saying that…
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Fall is in the air…

Fall really is my favorite time of the year.  The leaves changing, the weather is still somewhat nice (at times), but still chilly so that you get to cozy up with loved ones in layers.1 Blog StyleMint Green Parka Zara Swing Tee DL1961 Emma Bloom Pink Converse-11 Blog Gap Purple Fishermans Cardi HM Tank DL1961 Harper Minogue Blue Converse High Tops-1I kept telling her.  It’s NOT a swing!  Well, she found out the hard way 😦  Doesn’t mean she didn’t get right back up and try again though haha.1 Blog Gap Purple Fishermans Cardi HM Tank DL1961 Harper Minogue Blue Converse High Tops-2After looking at this picture, I realized that my hair was NOT so happy with the wind and humidity.  Might be the last of my straight hair days til the spring :{2 Blog StyleMint Green Parka Zara Swing Tee DL1961 Emma Bloom Pink Converse-1 2 Blog StyleMint Green Parka Zara Swing Tee DL1961 Emma Bloom Pink Converse-2 2 Blog StyleMint Green Parka Zara Swing Tee DL1961 Emma Bloom Pink Converse-3Her face in this next one kills me!  SO CUTE! 2 Blog StyleMint Green Parka Zara Swing Tee DL1961 Emma Bloom Pink Converse-42 Blog Gap Purple Fishermans Cardi HM Tank DL1961 Harper Minogue Blue Converse High Tops-13 Blog StyleMint Green Parka Zara Swing Tee DL1961 Emma Bloom Pink Converse-1For every 20 of these we do, I capture one of them perfectly 🙂  Who needs to go to the gym, when you have a toddler that loves to be thrown in the air??blog StyleMint Green Parka Zara Swing Tee DL1961 Emma Bloom Pink Converse-35squareCrop4 Blog StyleMint Green Parka Zara Swing Tee DL1961 Emma Bloom Pink Converse-1 4 Blog StyleMint Green Parka Zara Swing Tee DL1961 Emma Bloom Pink Converse-54 Blog Gap Purple Fishermans Cardi HM Tank DL1961 Harper Minogue Blue Converse High Tops-1 4 Blog Gap Purple Fishermans Cardi HM Tank DL1961 Harper Minogue Blue Converse High Tops-2Here I am telling her “Ok, you can jump in the puddle, but WAIT first!!”5 Blog StyleMint Green Parka Zara Swing Tee DL1961 Emma Bloom Pink Converse-15 Blog StyleMint Green Parka Zara Swing Tee DL1961 Emma Bloom Pink Converse-2“Now, Mom???!” 🙂5 Blog Gap Purple Fishermans Cardi HM Tank DL1961 Harper Minogue Blue Converse High Tops-1Sure…why not. 🙂5 Blog Gap Purple Fishermans Cardi HM Tank DL1961 Harper Minogue Blue Converse High Tops-25 Blog Gap Purple Fishermans Cardi HM Tank DL1961 Harper Minogue Blue Converse High Tops-3Hahaha.  This next one cracks me up.  It’s a little blurry, but could she be any more excited??5 Blog Gap Purple Fishermans Cardi HM Tank DL1961 Harper Minogue Blue Converse High Tops-4On me…

Jacket- StyleMint (old, similar here)
Swing Tee- Zara (old, similar here)
Shoes- Converse (thrifted, but love these)
On Maya…
Sweater- Gap (thrifted, but similar here)
Top- H&M (purchased from ThredUp, but similar here)
Jeans- DL1961 “Harper” (C/O)
Shoes- Converse (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
Here’s one of the 20 that didn’t turn out haha.  This one was literally right before the shot I got perfectly.  A little kick to the chest doesn’t deter me!
“If at first, you don’t succeed, try, try again!” 🙂
OMG, I just looked up this quote to make sure I had it right.  Don’t think I’d ever heard the last part-HA!
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.”
BAHAHA.  Good thing I didn’t know the rest of the quote… 😉
Blog 2 StyleMint Green Parka Zara Swing Tee DL1961 Emma Bloom Pink Converse-34
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))
dit-elle-Lauren

My favorite denim…

I honestly cannot remember how or when I came across DL1961 Denim.  Looking back, I remember wearing them when I was pregnant with Maya because the fabric was perfectly stretchy and SO comfy.  Obviously, that was over 3 years ago, and I now have 10+ pairs (I can’t help myself, they’re that good!!).   What I do know, is that they are hands down my favorite denim.  I’ve talked about the amazing 360 degree stretch a number of times on this blog, and how perfect they are for active moms.  Really, they are good for anyone who wants to look better and feel like you’re still wearing your yoga pants haha.  I actually wore them for my very first blog post-that was weird to look back on!!

All this to say, I literally could not believe my eyes when I got an email asking if I’d be interested in doing a Mother/Daughter collaboration with them!!  Like…mouth hanging open, and I reread the email about 10 times before I convinced myself it wasn’t spam :}.  Everything that they wanted to show, is exactly why I wanted to do this blog.  That there are comfy cute clothes that let you play with your kids and still look good.

They just came out with a line for kids this summer that not only has 4-way stretch that is great for playing/climbing/jumping, but it’s also anti-bacterial, odor-resistant fabric-WHAT??!  And if that wasn’t amazing enough, theirs are about 40% less than other designer denim for kids-only slightly more than chain store toddler denim!

So…in an effort to step up my mom game a little, I did my hair, actually put make up on, put a liiiiittle more thought into what we wore, and went to one of my favorite parks.  All of which (besides the hair and make up :)) are totally within the realm of daily activities for us!

The weather here is still a bit bipolar.  Raining one minute, sunny the next, windy and cold soon thereafter.  Big scarves are the perfect in between accessory.  They keep you warm, but not too warm!1 1 blog Vintage Brown Plaid Scarf Autumn Cashmere Sweater DL1961 Emma Bloom Sam Edelman Petty Suede Booties-14c2I wish you could feel how soft and comfortable this fabric is!  This particular pair “The Emma in Bloom” is softer than any other pair I have.  Feels almost like a stretch silk denim. 1 Blog Vintage Brown Plaid Scarf Autumn Cashmere Sweater DL1961 Emma Bloom Sam Edelman Petty Suede Booties-2The faux front pockets make it so you don’t have that annoying pocket lump.  And really, who puts anything in their front pocket?? 1 Blog Vintage Brown Plaid Scarf Autumn Cashmere Sweater DL1961 Emma Bloom Sam Edelman Petty Suede Booties-3I seriously took more pics of my arse in this post than ever before.  BUTT (haha ;)) they really do flatter the backside!!  And, who couldn’t use that?! 1as Vintage Brown Plaid Scarf Autumn Cashmere Sweater DL1961 Emma Bloom Sam Edelman Petty Suede Booties-15c 1 Blog Vintage Brown Plaid Scarf Autumn Cashmere Sweater DL1961 Emma Bloom Sam Edelman Petty Suede Booties-5I mean…can you sit like this comfortably in many other jeans?  Fyi, Maya’s off to the side eating her apple 😉1a1 Vintage Brown Plaid Scarf Autumn Cashmere Sweater DL1961 Emma Bloom Sam Edelman Petty Suede Booties-17cAnd…playing with her dolls that I couldn’t manage to get out of her hands for half these shots.  Keeping it real over here 😉 1 Blog Circo brown faux leather Jacket Gap Pink Top DL1961 Harper Minogue Osh Kosh Leopard Booties-1This was so fun for me as a photographer.  I usually only set the tripod up in one maybe 2 situations, get a few shots, and then move on to taking pics of Maya or just put the camera away and play.  I tried to get a little more variety this time and shoot shots that I would want to shoot if I were only the photographer vs also the subject.2 Vintage Brown Plaid Scarf Autumn Cashmere Sweater DL1961 Emma Bloom Sam Edelman Petty Suede Booties-1Love, love, LOVE these next three.  It’s so us.  She loves to be cuddled, and I LOVE TO CUDDLE HER! Blog Vintage Brown Plaid Scarf Autumn Cashmere Sweater DL1961 Emma Bloom Sam Edelman Petty Suede Booties-22c1 SP Vintage Brown Plaid Scarf Autumn Cashmere Sweater DL1961 Emma Bloom Sam Edelman Petty Suede Booties-24 2 Vintage Brown Plaid Scarf Autumn Cashmere Sweater DL1961 Emma Bloom Sam Edelman Petty Suede Booties-31 Blog Circo brown faux leather Jacket Gap Pink Top DL1961 Harper Minogue Osh Kosh Leopard Booties-6 2 Vintage Brown Plaid Scarf Autumn Cashmere Sweater DL1961 Emma Bloom Sam Edelman Petty Suede Booties-4Maya’s wearing a “slouchy slim” fit.  The fabric on these is the same ridiculously soft fabric as my jeans!  I admit to putting her in skinny jeans that probably aren’t the most comfy for her (yes, I’m admitting it Mom and Dad!!), but these?  She could climb just about anything! 2 Blog Circo brown faux leather Jacket Gap Pink Top DL1961 Harper Minogue Osh Kosh Leopard Booties-1 2 Blog Circo brown faux leather Jacket Gap Pink Top DL1961 Harper Minogue Osh Kosh Leopard Booties-2 2 Blog Circo brown faux leather Jacket Gap Pink Top DL1961 Harper Minogue Osh Kosh Leopard Booties-31 A Blog Circo brown faux leather Jacket Gap Pink Top DL1961 Harper Minogue Osh Kosh Leopard Booties-32c 3 Vintage Brown Plaid Scarf Autumn Cashmere Sweater DL1961 Emma Bloom Sam Edelman Petty Suede Booties-13 Vintage Brown Plaid Scarf Autumn Cashmere Sweater DL1961 Emma Bloom Sam Edelman Petty Suede Booties-21 Blog Circo brown faux leather Jacket Gap Pink Top DL1961 Harper Minogue Osh Kosh Leopard Booties-17 2 Blog Circo brown faux leather Jacket Gap Pink Top DL1961 Harper Minogue Osh Kosh Leopard Booties-5On me…

Scarf- Vintage (thrifted, LOVING this here)
Sweater- Autumn Cashmere (old, similar here and here)
Boots- Sam Edelman “Petty Suede Boots” (thrifted for $8.40!!!)
On Maya…
Jacket- Circo (thrifted, but similar here)
Top- Gap (thrifted, but similar here)
Jeans- DL1961 “Harper” (C/O)
Shoes- Osh Kosh (purchased from Zulily, similar here)
Keeping it Real…
So, about 10 minutes into shooting an entire field trip of kids came up to where we were and were learning about the park/pine cones/who knows what.   They were literally right where I was standing in the first shot, so….I just flipped the camera around to get the ones of me and Maya.  Yes, I was embarrassed for all of about 2 minutes, and then I figured-what the heck.  I am NOT wasting a non rainy day, on which I actually did my hair and make up haha.  So, the show went on!
Here’s a picture I took with my phone 🙂
1 Behind the Scenes
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren