Tag Archives: Fashion over 40

Leather Jacket + Boho Top + Moto Skinnies + Booties

 This is my default night out outfit.  The top is nice and flowy.  Not too long, not too short.

These jeans have moto detailing and the seams on the thighs totally suck you in-WIN!!  haha

Bonus points if you read to the end to the “keeping it real”.

DYING.  haha

BUT…the main reason I always buy timeless classic pieces.

On me…

Jacket- Doma (old, similar here)-
Top- Winter Kate “Tiger Lily” top (Nordstrom Rack, similar here and less expensive here)
Jeans- Rag & Bone (thrifted for $6.50!, similar non moto here)
Boots- Paul & Joe (old, but similar here )
Keeping it Real…
One part of the keeping it real is that I took these pictures in April….of 2017!
Whoops…AND…edited that this has been in my drafts FOREVER!  Ok, over two years!  HITTING PUBLISH!
And the downside of running outside to take pictures really quick before going out?  One of my neighbors ALWAYS walks by!!  Ok, I’m actually really lucky if only ONE walks by…
Don’t mind me…
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod)

dit-elle-Lauren

Vintage Levis Jacket + Stripes + High Waisted Destroyed White + Clogs

Took these super quick one day.

Ok, that day was last year.

Like 3 minutes from the first shot to the last haha.

It’s easy to say now that I took these in 3 minutes…it was easy!  But…I can’t even manage to run outside for 3 minutes now!  And clearly…didn’t have time to blog these even though they took me 3 minutes to take.

This is my total transitional weather outfit.  Whether that’s fall or spring.

Lightweight long sleeve top (usually striped ha!), denim jacket, destroyed jeans, and comfy clogs.

And, who else thinks the no white after Labor Day is a joke?

I CAN’T EVEN IMAGINE!

On me…

Jacket- Levi’s (thrifted, similar here)
Top- LNA (thrifted, similar here)
Clogs- Kork Ease “Zamora ”  (eBay, similar here)
Keeping it Real…
Not many outtakes when all I took was 7 images!  I did take a shot from behind that wasn’t very
flattering, BUT(T!) it’s not getting posted 😉
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod)

dit-elle-Lauren

Leather Jacket + Open Back Blouse + High Waisted Skinnies + Leopard Booties ( Date Night! )

 A few weeks ago, I met the Huz downtown to go out and celebrate his birthday.

(edited to add…the Huz’s birthday was in January….)

I managed to run outside really quick before I left to take some pics, which NEVER happens!!

I loooooove the back of this top!  And it works super well with a high waisted jean! I love it even more that it looks a little prim and proper from the front, and then you turn around… I even managed to lure Maya outside for a few!  Messy after school hair and all 🙂 Gah, love her!

On me…

Jacket- Bod Christenson (eBay, similar here)
Top- Astr (old, similar here)
Boots- Kimchi Blue (Thrifted for $7!!! sold out, similar here)
On Maya…
Sweater- Peek (thrifted)
Jeans- DL1961 (eBay)
Shoes- Report (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
So classic.  My remote not working and…my neighbors driving by….
(all pictures taken with a self timer/shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Leather Jacket + Stripes + High Waisted Raw Hem Flares + Leopard Booties | Date Night!

I took these last November really quickly before we went out on a date night.  I’ll just pretend it’s what I wore last night when we had a quick happy hour dinner while Maya had soccer practice.

We often walk to one of our neighborhood restaurants, so comfy shoes are usually needed.  I feel like leopard adds an instant element of fun though, so…perfect for date night!

I also love mixing stripes and leopard!  They are both such classic prints that go with everything!

On me…

Leather Jacket- Bod & Christensen “Rebecca” (eBay similar here, and faux leather here)
Sweater- Club Monaco  (thrifted)
Belt- Thrifted, similar here.
Jeans- 3×1 (ebay)
Shoes- Vans (thrifted, similar here)
Keeping it Real…
When I take pics of just me, there are rarely outtakes.  I just get it done in like 5 minutes.
OMG, I just looked back at the time stamp, and it was only 1 minute 40 seconds ha!
(all pictures taken with a self timer/shutter release and tripod)

dit-elle-Lauren

Woodland Pixie | Maya’s Halloween outfit 2019

So, I didn’t get in these this year…
I’ve made mild attempts in the past years, but October is my crazy busiest month for work, and this year has been even busier.  I’ve had no time for…well, just about anything.  BUT…I’m determined to still do all the normal stuff for Maya, and attempt to capture it!!
We literally had 5 minutes before Houston was going to take Maya up to his parents house to visit for a few minutes before we ate dinner and then trick or treated. I still can’t believe this was just a branch we grabbed that had fallen down in a storm! I just wound it around and tied a bow in it. Literally…less than a minute, done. ALSO…can’t believe it was slightly warm enough to get a pic without her coat!
This LIGHT!!!
This dress is actually an adult size ballet costume that I thrifted probably 3-4 year ago! Maya hadn’t been that keen on it, but she loved the idea of it for this costume-yay for hoarding haha!! I had to knot it up in the back to make it fit. This last one is so good.  Honestly, I LOVE it, but it’s also indicative of her feelings…
“Are we done yet…?”
On Maya…
Crown- DIY (Literally wrapped a branch we found on a walk around a few times!)
Jacket- Marks & Spencer (thrifted, similar here)
Dress- Adult ballet costume, cinched to fit (thrifted)
Boots- Joy Folie (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
There was lots of “throwing the basket around” attempts…
None of them succeeded…
But, I admire the thought!!

dit-elle-Lauren

3 Generations…Girls Night Out! | Aqua by El Gaucho

My dad decided a while back that he wanted to do a boys night out with Houston, the boys, and Houston’s dad.

Great idea!!

Oh, but, WAIT!!

Then, my mom suggested that us girls should go out too!  Sadly, my mother in law couldn’t join us, but my mom, Maya and I went out!

Such a special evening. Of course…we’re girls and we used it as an excuse to get dressed up! As we should.

The food was AMAZING! I cannot believe I’ve never been to AQUA by El Gaucho . The food was delicious, views were gorgeous, service was exceptional, and the company…beyond words.

Thanks Mom! ❤️

A few pics we snapped before we hopped into our Uber!

Uber car selfie for the win!

And, Maya took the image of me with my mom!
I mean…

Coloring!

YUMMY FOOD!!
And bathroom selfies! 🙂
I ran outside before the boys left to see if they’d at least let me take a picture with my phone, but…

This was all I got.

THANKFULLY they had their picture taken at the meal!
On me…

Leather Jacket- Vintage (thrifted)
Dress- L’Agence “Sophie  Print Maxi Dress” (eBay $35, retailed $600!!)
Belt- Vintage (thrifted)
Booties- Paul Green “Kimberlie” (eBay $24!!, retailed for $400+)
On Maya…
Jacket- Xhiliration (thrifted, similar here)
Dress- (thrifted, similar here)
Leggings- Crewcuts (thrifted)
Sandals-
Keeping it Real…
Um…where are we supposed to stand??  AND…Maya’s face!
Again…I just want a hug!! haha.
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Gray Long Cardigans + Striped Knotted Tee + Wide leg Raw Hem Culotts + Birkenstocks | Transitional Dressing

Spring casual… .OMG, edited to add…Fall casual??

The beauty of Seattle is that fall trends and spring trends sometimes can look the same!  The trees are a lot greener here in these images than now in fall, but…whatever.

Can we just pretend?

I’m tired of only having special occasions on here!  SOOO…this was back in spring when we took pics for fun.

Variations of this look on repeat!
🤷🏼‍♀️
Jeans + Fun tee + Cardigan for when the weather inevitably changes 87 times during the day.
👌🏻
This past Saturday, we went to the gym, went swimming, hit a local thrift store, and the Huz grilled dinner. 🙌🏻

All in all, my perfect Saturday 🙂 . AND…the same, spring, summer, fall, and winter!
❤️

Maya actually hopped behind the camera while it was on the tripod and snapped these first ones!

Aiming to post ALL THE POSTS while I have a break in my work schedule!
I had to lure her from behind the camera!!
THIS is why I do this blog!!!

To show her these images…

When all she wants to remember is me yelling at her, I need proof of the fact that most of the time, we had fun and loved on each other.
One of the MANY things I love, is that she still always reaches for my hand.  I’m sure the years are limited for that happening, but I will treasure it for as long as I can!!
She also still happily sits on my lap 🙂
Pretty much and every day occurence.  NOT on my lap on the sidewalk!!  But us laughing together, and it’s my favorite part of my day.

On me…

Sweater- Splendid (eBay, similar here)
Jeans- NSF “Culotte” in Jopelin (eBay for $14)
Sandals- Birkenstock “Gizeh” (thrifted, like new for $25!!)
On Maya…
Sweater- GapKids (thrifted, but similar here)
Jumpsuit- Tucker & Tate (thrifted, but similar here)
Shoes- Birkenstock “Rio” (eBay)
Keeping it Real…
The only bad thing about Maya behind the camera, is that she KEEPS ON SHOOTING even after I’ve said “Ok!!  56 clicks is ENOUGH!!”  haha.
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren