Tag Archives: Fall in Seattle

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

Oversized Open Back Sweater + Ripped Skinnies + Leather Slip On Tennis Shoes

I often get questions about staying fashionable while being a mom.  The truth is…there is a level of comfort that is needed when you are chasing your child around, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fashionable.  It doesn’t mean you have to say good bye to your former pre-kid style…

For me, I still wear a lot of the same things…with a few tweaks.

Here’s one of my go to looks.

Chunky knit + Ripped super stretchy (A MUST!!!) skinny jeans + Comfy Cool Tennis Shoe.
My favorite part of this sweater is the back!!  I’ve talked A LOT about my love of an interesting back.  You can look nice and conservative from the front, but give a hint of attitude when you turn around!

Later this week, I’ll show how I took this outfit from day to night.

Hint-I lost the tank top 🙂 Thank goodness for a zoom lens!  I kid you not.  She ran REALLY far from me!  How many moms can relate?  Oh…all of you?? 🙂 Clearly she thought it was hilarious…LOVE!!
LOVE all these next ones.  I honestly could have posted at least 5 more, but had to reign myself in at some point!
I’ll be SO sad when I can’t pick her up anymore!!!  The laughs right in my face…the tight cuddles…and even her licks (kisses).  😉  On me…

Sweater- One Teaspoon (eBay $5!, similar here and here)
Bra- H&M (old, similar here)
Top- Bordeaux (old, similar here)
On Maya…
Top- Kate Quinn Organic (thrifted, but cute print here)
Keeping it Real…
Hahaha.  I swear the time she is most in the mood to “pose” is when I’m trying to set up the tripod and the focusing stand.  I don’t want her in the shot, which of course means she WANTS to be in it 😉
Oh, and it should be noted that this is a very popular biking path.  SO…we were constantly jumping out of the way!
These leaves though!!!!  SO worth it!
Every once in a while she makes a very agressive dive/fall.  At almost 50lbs, that isn’t insignificant!!  My face here…hahaha. And….Maya got control of the remote again ha! What a lot of our shots look like…
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren