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Knit Poncho + DIY Distressed Hem Crops + Converse (Sunset on the Beach)

 Even when we have warmer spring days, the evenings on the beach can still be pretty chilly.

I took these over almost 2 months ago, but even now, we layer up in the evening.  BUT…not for long!!  We’ve bit inching into the high 70’s during the day, and I cannot wait for warm summer evenings!

I love the ease and comfort of a poncho!  Totally takes me back to my high school days when the Mexican blanket poncho was all the rage!

Now…I’ll do a fun knit instead 🙂 These are one of my FAVORITE pairs that I’ve chopped (and that’s saying a lot considering I’ve gone a little crazy chopping haha)

I played around with the hem instead of just doing a straight chop.  I love how they turned out!  Love… BUT…love these even more! Dancing on a rock…as she does…. And these kids flares?!!!

DYING! Yes….this is why we suffer through the 9 months of cold and rain….

On me…

Sweater- Gypsy (ebay)
Jeans-  DL1961 Joy in “Kahlo” DIY raw hem (similar here and here)
Shoes- Converse (thrifted)
On Maya…
Jacket- (thrifted, but similar here)
Sweater- (thrifted, but similar here)
Top- CrewCuts (thrifted, but similar here)
Jeans- J Brand (thrifted, but similar here)
Shoes- Converse (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
haha.  Got caught in the act with the remote.  It had been acting up…
Mid catches… And yes, it was SUPER WINDY!!
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Twinning is Winning… Stripes + Skinnies + Moto Boots

 We’ve been having abnormally hot weather this May, but over the weekend it was pretty chilly.  It was nice to revisit boots and layers for a few days!Blog John Eshaya Sweater DL1961 Emma Wick Fiorentini Baker 7040 Boots-1 Blog John Eshaya Sweater DL1961 Emma Wick Fiorentini Baker 7040 Boots-2I feel like I should be knocking on wood, BUT… Maya has been more open to my clothing suggestions lately!  For the last year, it has been twirly dresses and leggings on repeat!  Which…is fine, but I LOVE her in jeans.  And honestly, they are more durable for falls!

I couldn’t resist twinning with her!Blog John Eshaya Sweater DL1961 Emma Wick Fiorentini Baker 7040 Boots-3 Blog John Eshaya Sweater DL1961 Emma Wick Fiorentini Baker 7040 Boots-4 Blog John Eshaya Sweater DL1961 Emma Wick Fiorentini Baker 7040 Boots-5 Again….interesting back?  I’m IN!!!Blog John Eshaya Sweater DL1961 Emma Wick Fiorentini Baker 7040 Boots-6 Blog John Eshaya Sweater DL1961 Emma Wick Fiorentini Baker 7040 Boots-7 Blog John Eshaya Sweater DL1961 Emma Wick Fiorentini Baker 7040 Boots-8 Blog John Eshaya Sweater DL1961 Emma Wick Fiorentini Baker 7040 Boots-9 Blog John Eshaya Sweater DL1961 Emma Wick Fiorentini Baker 7040 Boots-10 Blog John Eshaya Sweater DL1961 Emma Wick Fiorentini Baker 7040 Boots-11Seriously, dying…Blog HM Todder Faux Leather Jacket Gapkids Splendid LA DL1961 Chloe Josmo Boots-1 And…I think she inherited my laugh 😉Blog HM Todder Faux Leather Jacket Gapkids Splendid LA DL1961 Chloe Josmo Boots-2 Blog HM Todder Faux Leather Jacket Gapkids Splendid LA DL1961 Chloe Josmo Boots-3 And dance moves hahaha.Blog HM Todder Faux Leather Jacket Gapkids Splendid LA DL1961 Chloe Josmo Boots-4

On me…

Sweater- John Eshaya (eBay, similar here)
Top- StyleMint (old, similar here)
Jeans- DL1961 Emma in Wick (eBay, similar here)
Boots- Fiorentini + Baker 7040 Boot (purchased via an Instagram acct)
On Maya…
Jacket- H&M (thrifted, but similar here)
Jacket- GapKids (thrifted, but similar here)
Top- Splendid (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
Posing with the focusing stand haha.
Blog Outtake-1It’s not always laughs and smiles.  A lot of the time is tiger roars… 😉 Blog Outtake-2
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Faux Fur + Clogs…on the beach? WHY NOT!?

 Ok, I’ll admit.  This outfit might seem a bit out there.  I was rummaging through my closet looking for something, and came upon this jacket that I thrifted about 2 years ago for…$3.50!!!!  I mean, what the what!?!  WHY don’t I wear this more often?  It’s not only fun, but it’s ridiculously warm.  Almost too much so on this day.  And, it just adds such a fun element to a fairly simple outfit.  Oh, and I got a compliment on it from a pretty hip mom while we were playing, so…there’s that! 🙂

All that to say.  I keep forgetting about this jacket/thinking it’s too dressy and out there for me to wear more often, but then…why not?!!  Why don’t we wear things that make us feel fun more often?  I’ll be honest.  I felt too self conscious to wear it to pre-school pick up, but WHY???  I think I might get my nerve up to do it later…maybe. 🙂  Life’s too short not to wear things that we WANT to wear because we are afraid of what other’s might think!Blog Vintage Faux Fur Jacket DL1961 Harper Sven Red Lacy Clogs-1 Ok…AND these jeans are actually from my favorite denim maker DL1961.  Their 4 way stretch is any mama’s dream.  Ok, it’s anyone’s dream.  I’m wearing them in almost half my posts!  They were having a ridiculous sale (extra 25% off sale price!), so I thought I’d introduce the Huz to a pair.  Then…realized that Maya was outgrowing the pairs that she has, so…I bought a new size up for her.  THEN, I realized that I could save $10 in shipping if I bought something else (am I the only one that does this??).  Um…SOOOOO I took a chance and bought a pair of size 16 girls jeans for a steal.  I’ve bought a few kids jeans from thrift stores in the past, and LOVED THEM!!!  In my experience size 14-16 usually equals a 26-27 in women’s sizes, yet they are a FRACTION of the cost.  Oh, and they are usually a higher rise, and a lower inseam (my legs are ridiculously short for my frame!)  All that is a win for me!  And, for anyone who is a size 27 or below!  ESPECIALLY for those that are petite!  I feel like they have to get so frustrated, and can only hope that most have thought to shop in the girls section without being embarrassed!!  I say shop wherever you can find things that fit and make you feel good! Blog Vintage Faux Fur Jacket DL1961 Harper Sven Red Lacy Clogs-2And then, she was off…. 🙂 Blog Vintage Faux Fur Jacket DL1961 Harper Sven Red Lacy Clogs-3Blog Gap Faux Fur Vest Tea Collection Tango Tiered DL1961 Harper Kamik Snow Boots-1 Blog Gap Faux Fur Vest Tea Collection Tango Tiered DL1961 Harper Kamik Snow Boots-2 Blog Gap Faux Fur Vest Tea Collection Tango Tiered DL1961 Harper Kamik Snow Boots-3 Blog Gap Faux Fur Vest Tea Collection Tango Tiered DL1961 Harper Kamik Snow Boots-4We’ve been so lucky getting blue sky breaks lately!! Blog Gap Faux Fur Vest Tea Collection Tango Tiered DL1961 Harper Kamik Snow Boots-5 Blog Gap Faux Fur Vest Tea Collection Tango Tiered DL1961 Harper Kamik Snow Boots-6 Blog Gap Faux Fur Vest Tea Collection Tango Tiered DL1961 Harper Kamik Snow Boots-7

On me…

Jacket- Vintage (thrifted)
Top- Zara (old)
On Maya…
Vest- GapKids (thrifted)
Dress- Tea Collection (thrifted, similar here)
Boots- Kamik (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
Ok, so I really didn’t know where we were going when we headed out.  It had been raining early on in the day, but then got somewhat sunny after Maya got out from school.  Honestly living near the beach, you never know what you are going to get.  It can be one way up above a few blocks, and then you never know what the tide or wind will be like once you get down there!  I knew that I didn’t want to go to a sandy beach, but thought we’d go to the far end of the beach which has really wide concrete paths  you can walk along.  I thought I’d let Maya jump in mud puddles for fun.  And then…we saw that the tide was out, and it was all over.  She was off and running for the stairs down the beach in a nano second!  Thankfully these clogs have a bendable base, are easly to walk in even on rocks, and are ridiculously comfortable.  BUT…I looked like a clase A freak, so…whatever. 😉 Thankfully, it was still pretty cold and not many people go to this end of the beach.  No judgement, except from the hip mom who liked my jacket 😉Blog Outtake
(all pictures taken with a self timer 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

{Winter} White Jeans…a no no? I think not! :)

 I’ve mentioned before that I have an odd obsession with white jeans.  The thought of not wearing them in the winter just never occurred to me.  Then…I found some for Maya!  So, yes, we are twins today.  Oh, well.Blog DL1961 Kate Striped Aqua Sweater Boots-1 Blog DL1961 Kate Striped Aqua Sweater Boots-2I’m not sure how I feel about the chambray shirt layered under the sweater.  I LOVE it when I see others layering up, and I wanted to try it.  I felt a little preppy, so I thought adding destroyed jeans and boots would make it more “me”.  That’s what I love about fashion.  Taking things you like from others and making it your own! Blog DL1961 Kate Striped Aqua Sweater Boots-3 Blog DL1961 Kate Striped Aqua Sweater Boots-4I could just eat her up! Blog DL1961 Kate Striped Aqua Sweater Boots-5I told you I was obsessed with these boots 🙂  Blog DL1961 Kate Striped Aqua Sweater Boots-6 Blog DL1961 Kate Striped Aqua Sweater Boots-7 Blog DL1961 Kate Striped Aqua Sweater Boots-8On me…

Sweater- Aqua Cashmere (old, but love this here and less expensive option here)
Top- StyleMint (on sale!!)
Jeans- DL 1961 Kate Slim Straight (old, but denim version here.  Similar style (on sale!) here.
Boots- Cafe Noir (thrifted, but similar here and less expensive version here.)
On Maya…
Jeans- Joe’s (similar here)
Striped Top-Carters (similar)
Chambray Shirt- Gap (similar)
Vest- Carters (similar)
Shoes- Gap (thrifted, but similar here)

dit-elle-Lauren

What we wore for Thanksgiving…

 This is what we wore for Thanksgiving.  I don’t know why, but for me, Thanksgiving usually means brown and big shocker-COMFY!  😉  No idea why on the brown, but the comfy is a no brainer.  Anyway…this is waht we wore.  For me-minus the shoes.  We hosted, which means no shoes required 🙂Blog StyleMint DL1961 Emma Coated Leopard flats-1 Blog StyleMint DL1961 Emma Coated Leopard flats-2I’ve mentioned it before, but these DL1961 jeans are beyond comfortable.  They have a 4 way stretch fabric that moves with you and then bounces back without sagging! Blog StyleMint DL1961 Emma Coated Leopard flats-3 Blog StyleMint DL1961 Emma Coated Leopard flats-4 Blog StyleMint DL1961 Emma Coated Leopard flats-5Ok, truth be told.  I didn’t have time to photograph what I was wearing on the actual day, so I redressed and photographed it the other day haha.  I was too busy making pies!!  Oh, and photographing the Peanut 🙂  THIS (below) was actually on Thanksgiving.  It was totally foggy.  My favorite to shoot in! Blog StyleMint DL1961 Emma Coated Leopard flats-6And it was chilly!  I had to get ONE picture of her dress before layering her up! Blog StyleMint DL1961 Emma Coated Leopard flats-7I got these Gap boots for $2.75 at a thrift store last week.  I was worried that they wouldn’t go with much, but they go with everything!  You will see these A LOT in the next week or so :). Blog StyleMint DL1961 Emma Coated Leopard flats-8On me…

Sweater- StyleMint (sold out, but love this sheer look here)
Shoes- (thrifted) but similar here and cheaper here.
On Maya…
Jeans- Gap
Dress- Old Navy (thrifted)
Vest- Janie and Jack (thrifted, but similar here)
Boots- Gap (thrifted, but similar here)

dit-elle-Lauren

It was a comfy cozy cape kind of day…

 I had to take Maya back to Children’s Hospital on Tuesday for a test that took up two parts of the day.  What sounded perfect, was to be wrapped up in a cozy blanket.  Truth be told, what sounded perfect was not having to do it at all!  Well, this cape/wrap did the trick…for making me feel cozy, that is.

My mom got these next few of Maya and me…

Blog Cream Cape DL1961 Emma Frye Boots-1After every visit, they give her a stuffed animal.  She is now OBSESSED with “baby bear”.  You will be seeing a lot of him, I’m predicting… 😉 Blog Cream Cape DL1961 Emma Frye Boots-2 Blog Cream Cape DL1961 Emma Frye Boots-3Jumping for joy, because the test is over haha 🙂 Blog Cream Cape DL1961 Emma Frye Boots-4 Blog Cream Cape DL1961 Emma Frye Boots-5I completely forgot to get pics of just me until it was almost dark.  I grabbed the tripod, ran outside, and did not care AT ALL that all my neighbors driving home from work were wondering what I was doing 🙂 Blog Cream Cape DL1961 Emma Frye Boots-6 Blog Cream Cape DL1961 Emma Frye Boots-7 Great news- The scan showed no kidney damage-WOO HOO.

On me…

Cape/Wrap- Thrifted, but similar here and less expensive option here.
Top- Nordstrom Rack.  Similar here.
Jeans- DL 1961 (these are the Emma Leggings)
Boots- Frye old, similar here.
On Maya…
Jeans- Gap (similar here)
Vest- Janie and Jack (thrifted, but similar here)
Sweater- Cherokee (similar here)

dit-elle-Lauren