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Leather Jacket + Cashmere Button Back Sweater | Day

 I’ve posted a lot of day to night series lately…

Tis the season to meet friends for drinks and go to holiday parties!!

As a busy mom, it’s SO helpful to find an outfit that can easily go from day to night, because I swear sometimes I have about 10 minutes to get ready!!  Am I the only one?  I’m thinking no!

I’ll show in a later post, how I take this look to “night”…

I’m sure you look at it and think?  NO…this is super casual, cozy, and comfy.  And it IS!!

But, it’s super easy to take comfy cozy basics and take them to a party! Cashmere sweaters are a staple for me, because they are SOOOOO comfy!

You feel like you are wearing your most favorite worn in sweatshirt, yet look like you put some effort into things! 😂 Oh, and if you think cashmere is out of your price range, think again! It’s one of my most favorite things to thrift! I scored this GORGEOUS $200+ sweater on eBay for less than $20!

If you know me, you know how much I LOVE the button back!! 😱😍😍
Funny story.  I shot the above shots as well as the “night” version in SIX MINUTES! hahaha.  Night version coming later!

I had to go pick Maya up from school, but wanted to take these pics before getting her.  I really wanted to get more shots, but…six minutes and people walking in the path talking to me…it didn’t happen.

Then…I grabbed Maya from school and we came back to get a few shots together!

Don’t you wish you could bottle up the joy of a child??!!

Wait for it… I can’t even…LOVE HER!!

On me…

Jacket- Doma (old, similar here)
Sweater- Feel the Piece  (eBay)
Jeans- DL1961 “Emma” in Riker (thrifted)
Boots- Fiorentini + Baker 7040 Boot (purchased via an Instagram acct)
On Maya…
Jacket- Jean Bourget (thrifted, but similar here)
Top- Crewcuts by J Crew (thrifted, but similar striped top here)
Jeans- True Religion “Skinny” (thrifted, but similar here)
Shoes- Crewcuts by J Crew (thrifted, but cute ones here)
Keeping it Real…
I guess no kisses for me… 🙂
She got leaves in her mouth and kept spitting.  This miiiiiiight be what got those amazing smiles and laughs in the main post 😉 Hilarious in all it’s blurriness….
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Layering for Spring (in GREEN!) Happy St Patrick’ Day!

 I wish I could say that I totally planned for us to wear green, and I had this post all lined up for St Patrick’s Day, but….I didn’t.

It was a happy accident though 🙂

I’m sooooo over the weather that’s been going on!!  I just want to wear summer dresses (ok, no I don’t, because summer dresses aren’t my go to, buuuuuuut, right now??  SUMMER DRESSES!  I want to wear them.  And flip flops, and shorts, and anything else that’s appropriate for 65 degree plus.

Which, we are NOT seeing…

Until then, I will layer summer dresses with sweaters, jackets, and booties 🙂

Oh, Maya….you know the smile that’s next is not just me! I can’t even…

The reason I wanted to do this shot.  Other than, I LOVE shoe shots?

Both of our booties are WATERPROOF!!!

Ok, maybe mine are only water resistant.  I haven’t tested them.  She for SURE has tested hers 😉

But…if you are looking for cute water “resistant” boots, check these out.  Mine are sold out, but the brand makes more!! This is Maya’s posing face…

haha. I meant to get some sun flare, and got a rainbow flare instead-WIN!!! Oh, and waterproof, you say?  Let me test them out!!

Ok, I never told her they were waterproof.  She would have tested them out regardless…

But…her socks were dry and a wet wipe made the boots good as new!

Retail…$75.  Thrifted in like new condition…$4.25.

So, sure-walk through those puddles as a test! 🙂

On me…

Jean Jacket- 3×1 thrifted for $10!!! (similar here retails for $300!!)
Sweater- Inhabit (old, similar here)
Dress- Ella Moss (eBay-love this one here)
Boots- Aquatalia (eBay for $50! similar here)
On Maya…
Jacket-Zara (thrifted)
Dress- Antik Batik (eBay, this is fun too)
Leggings- Tea Collection (thrifted, similar here)
Boots- Pediped “Flex Issa”  (thrifted for $4.25)
Keeping it Real…
I swear, whenever I say I want to try and get a few pictures of just me…. I give her snacks, yet she always wants to be in the shots!!!
However….when I want to get a shot of her or the both of us??
Yeah….she’s off and running away, and it takes me 10 minutes to get her back. 🙂
Oh….WIND??!  Yeah, miiiiiiiiiight not be wearing this dress on windy days.  NOTE TO SELF!Yup….so her.
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Little White Dress…Day to night (Night)

I showed this dress on Monday as an every day wear, but honestly…it begs to be worn out!!

All the little details…kill me!  Oddly, when I got home, I swear the attached slip shrank like 4 inches!!!  I don’t remember it being so short in the store, so I added another slip underneath for coverage!

If I were to go out for New Years, this would absolutely be an option!blog-doma-leather-joie-oshea-dress-nine-west-1 blog-doma-leather-joie-oshea-dress-nine-west-2 blog-doma-leather-joie-oshea-dress-nine-west-3 blog-doma-leather-joie-oshea-dress-nine-west-4 I told Maya we could do whatever she wanted for these next shots.  I’ll reveal what she really had us doing in the “keeping it real”… :}

All in all, I just want her to have fun, so whatever she suggests, I’m game for 🙂  AND, I got some great shots of us laughing, so I’m beyond happy too!blog-doma-leather-joie-oshea-dress-nine-west-5 blog-doma-leather-joie-oshea-dress-nine-west-6 blog-doma-leather-joie-oshea-dress-nine-west-7 blog-doma-leather-joie-oshea-dress-nine-west-8 blog-doma-leather-joie-oshea-dress-nine-west-9 blog-doma-leather-joie-oshea-dress-nine-west-10

On me…

Leather Jacket- Doma (old, similar here)
Booties- Nine West (I think 20+ years old! Love these!)
On Maya…
Vest- Zara (thrifted, but similar here)
Dress- Hanna Andersson (thrifted, but similar here)
Boots- See Kai Run(hand me down)
Keeping it Real…
And for those following along, yes…she’s still in the licking phase ;{
blog-outtake-1In her words when I asked what we should do…
“Make funny faces, and pee in our pants!”
“WHAT?!?!”
“Just preteeeeeending!!!”
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Behind the scenes video here!
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Family Pictures 2016

As a photographer, you’d think I’d put a ton of time and effort into our family pictures every year.  Truth be told.  I’m SO freaking busy taking everyone elses pictures, that I am contstantly amazed and thankful that we even TAKE pictures!  Oh, and it’s getting even harder as the boys get older.  With all of our schedules, and the weather, it really is a miracle that these ever happen…

SO glad that they do though!!

blog-family-pics-2016-1 blog-family-pics-2016-2 Hahaha.  Charlie standing on his tippy toes!  Like he needs to…1-blog-family-pictures-1 I can’t even….

I pity the guys that want to date her…1-blog-family-pictures-2 1-blog-family-pictures-3 1-blog-family-pictures-4 1-blog-family-pictures-5LOVE this shot of them!!!
1-blog-family-pictures-6At this point, I didn’t want to mess with the tripod again, so my mom got these next two of me and Maya 🙂
blog-family-pics-2016-3 blog-family-pics-2016-4 blog-family-pics-2016-5 hahaha 🙂blog-family-pics-2016-6GAH!!!  She looooves her daddy!
blog-family-pics-2016-7 blog-family-pics-2016-8 This just makes me happy on so many levels.  This image captures so much about them, and I love it!blog-family-pics-2016-9 blog-family-pics-2016-10As we were heading to the car, I realized I didn’t have any with my parents!!Mom got this…

Mom got this…blog-family-pics-2016-11 Dad got this….blog-family-pics-2016-12 Oh, and I never got any of just me, so…I got these when I came home.blog-family-pics-2016-13blog-3x1-destroyed-denim-jacket-vince-shirtdress-el-naturalista-booties

On me…

Jean Jacket- 3×1 thrifted for $10!!! (similar here retails for $300!!)-
Dress- Vince (eBay)
Jeggings- Helmut Lang (eBay)
Boots- El Naturalista Duna N528 (thrifted for $7!!)
On Maya…
Jacket- GapKids (thrifted)
Dress- Jill Stuart NY (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
“Can you give me a kiss?”
I guess that’s a no?blog-outtake
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of the kids and ones of me with my parents :))

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

Chunky Knits + Cowboy Boots!

Fall for me equals big comfy sweaters + boots.  Sooooo many variations, but all so good.
blog-chunky-oversized-hand-knit-cardigan-j-brand-skinny-lucchese-cowboy-boots-1 blog-chunky-oversized-hand-knit-cardigan-j-brand-skinny-lucchese-cowboy-boots-2 blog-chunky-oversized-hand-knit-cardigan-j-brand-skinny-lucchese-cowboy-boots-3  And… Three cheers for mother in laws that live in Oklahoma and send us amazing cowboy boots!!

Maya just got this pair for her birthday, and we are both in LOVE!!

Oh, and the way she’s leaning on me??!  Dying…blog-chunky-oversized-hand-knit-cardigan-j-brand-skinny-lucchese-cowboy-boots-4 blog-chunky-oversized-hand-knit-cardigan-j-brand-skinny-lucchese-cowboy-boots-5 blog-chunky-oversized-hand-knit-cardigan-j-brand-skinny-lucchese-cowboy-boots-6 blog-mini-boden-furry-vest-le-top-cute-cookie-dress-old-west-square-toe-cowboy-boots-1 blog-mini-boden-furry-vest-le-top-cute-cookie-dress-old-west-square-toe-cowboy-boots-2 Omg, that face!!blog-mini-boden-furry-vest-le-top-cute-cookie-dress-old-west-square-toe-cowboy-boots-3 blog-mini-boden-furry-vest-le-top-cute-cookie-dress-old-west-square-toe-cowboy-boots-4 blog-mini-boden-furry-vest-le-top-cute-cookie-dress-old-west-square-toe-cowboy-boots-5 blog-mini-boden-furry-vest-le-top-cute-cookie-dress-old-west-square-toe-cowboy-boots-6 blog-mini-boden-furry-vest-le-top-cute-cookie-dress-old-west-square-toe-cowboy-boots-7

On me…

Sweater- Handknit by my dad.
Top- Mason (eBay, similar here)
Jeans- J Brand (thrifted, similar here)
On Maya…
Vest- Mini Boden (thrifted, similar here)
Jeans- GapKids (thrifted)
Cowgirl Boots- Old West Square Toe Boots (birthday present from Gigi!)
Keeping it Real…
She loves standing right behind me to take our picture, or under my legs…as I’ve shown many times 🙂  I was trying to get her from being behind me.  She wasn’t having in of it.
blog-outtake-2I was trying to set up for the boot shot ( you can see the focus stand in the background), and Maya kept sticking her head right in front of the lens haha.  I Photo Shopped the stand out of the shot in the main post. blog-outtake-1
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

With this weather…you need statement jackets!

 I managed to find a tiny break in the weather where it wasn’t raining, and we ran outside to take these and go for a walk around the neighborhood.  About halfway through it started sprinkling again… Ugh, what am I going to do for the next 4 months??Blog Geren Ford Coat Goldsign Vintage Frye-1 Blog Geren Ford Coat Goldsign Vintage Frye-2 Blog Geren Ford Coat Goldsign Vintage Frye-3Sometimes the classics are best.  You can never go wrong with a white button down shirt, jeans, and boots! Blog Geren Ford Coat Goldsign Vintage Frye-4 Blog Geren Ford Coat Goldsign Vintage Frye-5 Blog Geren Ford Coat Goldsign Vintage Frye-6 Blog Geren Ford Coat Goldsign Vintage Frye-7 Blog Geren Ford Coat Goldsign Vintage Frye-8 Blog Geren Ford Coat Goldsign Vintage Frye-9OMG.  When I capture these smiles, my heart just melts in a puddle on the floor.  She really is such a happy kid.  SO lucky… Blog Geren Ford Coat Goldsign Vintage Frye-10And can we talk about how I could spend HOURS to make my hair look like that, and yet it never would.  Sigh… Blog Geren Ford Coat Goldsign Vintage Frye-11On me…

Coat- Geren Ford (old, but love these here and here)
Shirt- H&M (similar)
Jeans- Goldsign “Frontier” (sold out, but similar here and less expensive here)
Boots- Vintage Frye (similar here, less expensive here)
On Maya…
Coat- Baluga of NY (thrifted, but similar here)
Jeans- Gap (thrifted, similar here)
Boots- Unknown?  (thrifted)

dit-elle-Lauren