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Easter 2017 | Sheraton Grand Los Cabos Hacienda del Mar

 To be honest, I was a little worried about being gone for Easter.   We usually do an egg hunt with my parents and then have family over for a big yummy meal.  Maya was a little sad when we told her we were going to be gone and not doing that this year…

I had googled “Easter in Mexico” and found out that it’s one of the biggest holidays down there.  A LOT of people take the week off before, so there were warnings of things possibly being closed.  It also mentioned that they don’t really celebrate with the “Easter Bunny”

SO…just in case, I packed a few little treats, and “Left a message for the Easter bunny telling him where we were going…” 😉

I needn’t have worried!  Our hotel had an amazing morning full of fun activities, and Maya was in heaven!!

Each kid got to pick out and keep a felt Easter basket to collect their eggs.DYING!! 🙂Easter egg hunt! This guy was amazing!  He must have been SO hot!!! They got to decorate a tee shirt with their handprints.Ginormous chocolate egg with candy inside.The Easter bunny cracked it open and it was MAYHEM!!!  Maya was right in front, and I miiiiiight have overreacted a little, panicked, and raced into the mob to get her so she didn’t get hurt.  

Thank you SO much to everyone at the Sheraton Grand Los Cabos Hacienda del Mar for making Easter morning so special to so many families!!
I did a little video compilation that can be seen here.

dit-elle-Lauren

Breaking out the White Denim for Spring!

 So…spring has been late in coming to Seattle, but we’ve had a few sunny days (or at times hours) here and there, and it’s just about the only thing getting me through this never ending winter!!

One of the first thing I get excited to wear is white denim!  I have a bit of an obsession with white jeans, and have dedicated many a post to them haha.

I recently scored these off eBay (like new for $2.26-SAY WHAT?!!), and I love them! We ran right past the focus point on this one…boo hoo!!  I still like it even though it’s out of focus though.  Maybe more so because of it?  I couldn’t decide if this was an outtake or not! LOOOOOOOOVE her!  And the light this day was sooooo good!
Anyone remember Goffrey?? 🙂 I want to eat her up!!

On me…

Top- Dallin Chase (thrifted, similar here, and less expensive super cute here)
Jeans- Current Elliott “The Cropped Straight Leg” (Bought on eBay like new for $2.26!!!)
Shoes- Converse (thrifted)
On Maya…
Dress- Crewcuts (thrifted, similar here)
Leggings- Hanna Andersson (old, but these are cute!)
Shoes- Converse (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
Hahaha.  I don’t always catch the perfect smile and laughter on Maya…her face!!! 🙂 running in for a hug!
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Thrifting for the WIN!

 I didn’t set out to do this post as an “all thrifted” post.  Honestly, I just put on some of my favorite things, and then realized they were all MAJOR thrift scores!  I love it when I score things (obviously!), but it’s even better when the super scores become my favorite items!

I keep thinking it’s going to be time to pack away all the winter coats and bring out the spring wardrobe, but alas….not quite yet.  Admittedly, I originally took these images a month and half ago, but sadly it could have been taken this week as well.

This jacket is reversible, and is lined entirely in the body with faux fur.  SO warm and cuddly, and I love the bomber jacket look!blog-faux-fur-lined-bomber-jacket-rag-bone-moto-jeans-frye-harness-1 blog-faux-fur-lined-bomber-jacket-rag-bone-moto-jeans-frye-harness-2 It’s hard to tell, but the moto details at the knee and thigh are super fun and flattering!  I swear they suck you in, which I’m totally ok with haha 🙂blog-faux-fur-lined-bomber-jacket-rag-bone-moto-jeans-frye-harness-3 And don’t get me started on these boots.  I still can’t believe my luck in scoring them.  They are BEYOND comfy, as all Frye boots are!

On me…

Jacket- Thrifted for $12!! (Similar here).
Sweater- Michael Stars (thrifted for $3.50, similar here)
Jeans- Rag & Bone (thrifted for $6.50!)
Boots- Frye 12″ Harness boots (thrifted for $10!! They were in the men’s section!!)
Keeping it Real…
Not much in the way of keeping it real on this post.  I literally took these in 5 minutes in an alley near my house.  Get-er-done!  haha.
As a side note, does anyone have anything in particular they’d like to see??
I’m all ears!!
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Leather Jacket + LWD over Distressed Jeans + Booties

I wore this dress before and took it from day and then to night.  What I hadn’t realized when I tried it on was that the slip that came with it was SO SHORT!!  I added a 2nd slip when I wore it alone as a dress, but decided it would be perfect over a pair of skinny jeans!  I love putting skinnies over dresses that are a liiiiiittle too short for…well, ANY kind of movement.  Especially the case when you are dealing with your kids!  Running after them?  Bending over?!!  Um…not happening!

Although, for summer, I’ve also put a pair of cut offs under another little white dress and cute little lace shorts under an LBD!  I say don’t let it being too short stop you from buying something that’s super cute!  You can make it work!

OMG…her smile??!  DYING!! She really wanted me to make her “fly”.  I wasn’t sure if those days were gone, but I tried anyways.  She loved it, and…I didn’t throw out my back haha, so it was a win! Although, she wanted to keep doing it…She did a bunch of poses up on this ledge.  I was simultaneously dying, and nervous that she would dance right off!!  On me…

Leather Jacket- Organic by John Patrick (ebay)
Boots- Aquatalia (eBay for $50! similar here)
On Maya…
Jacket- Jean Bourget (thrifted)
Sweaters- ZaraGirls (striped) Old Navy cardigan (thrifted)
Jean Jacket- GapKids (thrifted, but similar here)
Jeans- DL1961 Chloe C/O
Shoes- Rampage Girls (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
Her face in these next two…haha.
Her pose is on point though, ha! 😉
Not feeling me here, obviously…
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Leather Jacket + Striped Swing Dress + Booties (Spring?? Are you there…?)

 I keep thinking…

If you wear it, it will come… Spring?! I’m talking to you! 😂😫🙏🏻. And, I’ll keep layering over my summer dresses, until I can wear them by themselves! I took a close up shot, and you could totally see my goosebumps! 🙈

I keep thinking in terms of the “Field of Dreams” movie. I’m sure most people will have no idea what I’m talking about, but… “If you build it, it they will come…” Anyone else remember and reference that movie??! 🙋🏼Maya loooooves to twirl. and she executes the twirl to perfection!  Sadly, she was still in preschool when I took these (in the 10 minutes I had before I had to pick her up!)

I attempted it, and then realized, that my specialty lies in the casual “swish”…

🙂

On me…

Leather Jacket- Plein Sud (eBay, similar here)
Boots- SixtySeven “Blake” Bootie (Nordstom Rack, sold out, loving these)
Keeping it Real…
The many attempts at the twirl, because this dress was MEANT for twirling!!  But…the wind also kicked in and…
My hair!!!  hahaha.
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod)

dit-elle-Lauren

White Button Down + High Rise Crop Flares (Classics for the WIN!)

 We actually got a break in the monsoon season weather we’ve been having!!  Seriously…our basement flooded, but besides that and in addition to that I’m SO OVER IT!!

It was SO nice to have a sunny day.  As nice “looking” as it was, it was still super windy and cold.

We only had 10 minutes before we had to go get ready for Maya’s T-Ball practice, so we made this a quick little shoot 🙂

I took these pair of high rise flares (that I thrifted for super cheap!) and chopped them off at the bottom.  Crop flares are currently my favorite style, so I may or may not have chopped off a number of my flare and boot leg jeans recently! 😉  Better than buying a bunch of new current crop flares for a kazillion dollars, I say!

Paired with a white button down?  Really…you can’t go wrong pairing a white button down with ANY pair of jeans!  Total classic…

Hahaha.  This next one cracks me up!For those wondering.  The reason the first image and the image below look “lighter and hazier”, it’s because I had my tripod in the sun to get the shot.  The darker and crisper close up shots, were with the camera in the shade with us.
This next four shots literally happened in less than a minute.  Taking images with a tripod isn’t always the easiest, but the remote trigger taking a shot every second for 10 seconds sure is! I flipped our position and then got these! I managed to convince Maya to do ONE twirl picture by herself…

On me…

Top- AG Jeans (eBay, similar here)
Jeans- J Brand (thrifted and DIY raw hem, similar here)
On Maya…
Jacket- GapKids (thrifted, but similar here)
Dress- Lili Gaufrette (thrifted, but current styles here)
Leggings- Children’s Place (thrifted, but 2 pack similar here)
Keeping it Real…
What happens when people drive by and you are the nerd by yourself taking pictures….
Her face!!!  hahaha.
(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