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Button Back Boho Top + High Waisted Crop Jeans + Birkenstock (twins!) | Happy Birthday To ME! 45

 I actually got an extended birthday this year, because my actual birthday landed on a Thursday!

I got even MORE pictures over the weekend-yay me!!  Those will be coming…

I had all these plans of taking Maya down to the beach for pics, but then lost my oomph mid evening.  SO…out in front of our house it was!

And, while they weren’t what I had envisioned creatively… They are US.  I absolutely love them!!
I love these jeans!  I recently scored them off eBay for $7.50!!!  And this cute vintage bag is another recent Goodwill score for $6.50!
Maya when I came out wearing this…

“Um, mom…I think your shirt is on backwards…”

I do love tops with surprise backs!
I had been using this scarf tied around our focusing stand, but then had the brilliant idea of tying it to my bag-LOVE IT!!
Maya wanted to wear her hair down, and she looks SO grown up to me!
Looooooove all these next ones!!
Me…constantly smothering her.  Her….kiiiiiinda putting up with it 🙂
Maya said I should wear these “Birthday Babe” sunglasses that she found at a thriftstore.  The only problem is that I forgot that the camera is looking at you backwards from what you are doing.  We were attempting to show that I turned 45 but it came out 54?!?
😳😂😭
Maya “Well, at least people will say ‘WOW! You look REALLY GOOD!’” 🤣🤣

I flipped the image to correct it, but now the “birthday babe” is backwards…
I can resist matching shoes!!
Maya saw her picture on the back of the camera, and said “From far away, I look like you!”
Nailed that pose!

On me…

Top- The Great (eBay, sold out, but obsessed with this top!)
Purse- Vintage (thrifted)
Scarf- Vintage (thrifted)
Jeans- La Vie Rebecca Taylor “Anais” (eBay for $7.50!)
Sandals- Birkenstock “Gizeh” (thrifted, like new for $25!!)
On Maya…
Sweater- Zef (eBay)
Top- Chach Collection (eBay)
Shoes- Birkenstock “Gizeh” (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
Here’s the 54 🙂
And….my scarf tied as the focusing point.
Good grief.  I don’t even remember what I was laughing about!
And, what the HECK??!!!
It’s like I’m doing the Elaine dance or something!
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Knotted Peasant Top + High Waisted Crop Flares + Birkenstock Gizehs

I had all these great intentions of blogging on our Mexico pics while we were on Christmas Break, but then reality and a never ending cold (I was seriously sick for the entire 2 1/2 weeks!!) kicked my ass, and…well.

I blogged nothing.

So, I’m catching up now, and hope to eventually also catch up on the pics I took from our LAST vacation to Los Cabos back during Spring Break 2018.  Maybe for this next Spring Break??  Haha.

All in all, I’d love to do a write up of both places we stayed and what we did…eventually.

Until then.

A fairly simple comfy outfit.  High wasited crops are my go to right now.  So easy and comfy.  These had a built in hem that was too short for my legs, so I let it out, and I LOVE THEM!  Funny enough, the brand has an almost identical pair to these with the hems let out.  Great minds and all…

And, while I like to tuck things into high waisted pants, it’s so much easier and more flattering to tie tops right at the waist!

No lumps!  No fussing with retucking when you go potty-haha, yes, I went there!

Yay!

Top- Current Elliott (eBay)
Jeans- McGuire “Bessette Culottes” Mine came with a shorter hem, but I let them. (eBay)
Sandals- Birkenstock “Gizeh” (thrifted, like new for $25!!)
Keeping it Real…
I know I post these a lot, but I was a little cranky that I lost this amazing sun flare by the time I
actually got into the frame… 😦 . Imagine me IN with all this light goodness, ok?
See that woman in the distance?  Yep, of course she came RIGHT up the walkway…again…don’t
mind me!
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod)

dit-elle-Lauren

Levi’s Denim Shirt + Band Tee + DIY High Waisted Crop Flares + Slip ons

 This is a monster post, and honestly, it could have been even longer!

The funny thing is…we just pulled over to the side of the road for 15 minutes, proving once again…the less I plan out our shoots the better haha. I want to eat her up!! One of my favs of us!! The raw hem…done two different ways.  Hers came that way, I DIY’d mine!

On me…

Jean Shirt- Levi’s Western Shirt (thrifted)
Top- Chaser (eBay, similar here)
Jeans- Current Elliott “DIY distressed hem” thrifted, similar here.
On Maya…
Jacket- Hudson Kids (ebay, but similar here)
Top- Peek (thrifted)
Jeans- Hudson Kids (thrifted)
Shoes- Report (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
When you laugh so hard that you fall down… 🙂
Her faces…hahaha.
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Happy Birthday to me! | 44

 Ok, so my birthday was back on the 18th, but there were a few delays celebrating, and then more delays on me working on the pics.

I just realized I haven’t posted for almost 2 months!  There was a time when I posted every single day.  What the what??  Then it went to 3 times a week… Then a few times a week.

And now…

Well…

Here’s some pics from my birthday celebration. I’m obsessed with anything cowl neck!!  If it has it in the back, I’m always in! That grin though… Slightly out of focus, but whatever…. Getting the Huz in front of the camera requires a special occasion, and I WILL pull the bday card!!  🙂 Loooooove this next one! Maya fake laughing…um…? One of the reasons we didn’t celebrate a little sooner was that Maya fell off a bench at Girl Scout camp and cut her head open.  This kid can handle pain like a CHAMP, but…trips to the Dr and treatment…not so much.  Trips to two different Urgent Cares later…she was totally fine, but our dinner reservation was not.  BIG thanks to my parents who had dinner waiting for us when we finally came home.

A few days later we celebrated for real, and…you’d never know she had 5 stitches in her head 🙂 Maya’s in a “I’m going to make any kind of face but a real smile for pictures” phase…it’s neat. But she sure does love her Meme and BOPO.

At some point I’m hoping to get back to blogging here regularly.  I miss it.  I miss taking pics with Maya.  I miss the documentation of what’s going on in our lives, because honestly…  In the blur of our chaotic life, I forget… I forget the little moments, and to be honest, I have to stop and really think to remember the big moments.  This blog was my reminder.

Truth be told, it was also my highlight reel.  And while that’s not a true depiction of our day to day life, I need that to look back on sometimes.

SO…hopefully we will get back to this more regularly, but maybe we won’t and that’s ok too.

On me…

Top- Boulee (eBay)
Jeans- 3×1 (ebay)
Sandals- Ugg (thrifted, love these on sale here)
On Maya…
Dress- Crew & Lu (Old, but love this updated one!)
Leggings- Gap Kids (thrifted)
Shoes- Naturino (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
When you aren’t sure if the timer is working….but it is haha 🙂
Maya aka Zoolander…. Um…is this thing on?
Yup. And where are we supposed to stand??
🙂 Pretty typical Maya shot as of late… AND…I messed up where we were supposed to stand!!!  SO BUMMED, but…still love this in all
it’s blurry goodness 🙂
(Most pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya and my Parents and a few of me and Maya-thanks mom!  :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Destroyed Denim Jackets + High Waisted Crop Flares + Clogs | Twinning is Winning!

  I never know when I’m going to get a bunch of images I love…

I swear the more time and thought I put into a shoot, the less chance it has of turning out haha.

This one, however…I could split into two posts, because I got SO many that I love!

Yup, another pair of cut off pants.  Not going to stop, #sorrynotsorry 😉

I looooooove the detailing on the front pockets of these! Not quite sure how to put my hands in them though haha. This location is perfect for us, which is why we come here a LOT!  There are ALWAYS dogs walking by or playing in the field next to us, so Maya is in heaven!  It is sometimes hard to get her BACK into the shots with me, but usually I can grab her for a few here and there. LOOOOOOOVE this next one!

And…I was looking up this top from past blog posts, and saw THIS POST!

OH MY GOSH!  Chunky little Maya!  DYING!

AND!!!  There’s almost an identical image like the one below!

I HAD to put this other one in!!And then….these! LOOOOOOVE! I can’t believe it was warm enough for me to take my jacket off, but it was! DYING over these next ones!!  I’ll be so sad when her gap toothed smile grows back in!!
On me…

Jean Jacket- 3×1 thrifted for $10!!! (similar here retails for $300!!)
Jeans- Grey Ant “High Braid Jeans” DIY cut (ebay sold out similar here)
On Maya…
Jacket- Hudson Kids (ebay, but similar here)
Dress- Mini Boden (thrifted, but similar here)
Jeggings- Crewcuts “Jodhpur Jeggings” (thrifted)
Socks- Target 
Clogs- Sven  Sling Strap Children’s Clog C/O
Keeping it Real…
 Hahaha.
The downside of the remote trigger, and a noisy park.  Can’t hear when it goes off ha! Trying for a jumping shot!
NAILED IT!
OMG, this look is SO her… And…for those keeping track.  The licking hasn’t stopped.
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Vintage Camel Hair Coat + Tie Front Striped Button Down + DIY High Waisted Crop Flare + Clogs

 if you follow us at all, you know I’m totally obsessed with cutting my jeans.  It’s one of the many perks of thrifting!  I’m much more adventurous on my “alterations” when I’ve spent less than $20 on a pair of jeans.  Usually less than $15!  I went through a distressing my own jeans phase.

Now, I’m all about chopping off the bottom of all my jeans.  You see the raw hem trend EVERYWHERE, which is TOTALLY helpful when you have a short inseam! And also….striped button down tops!  I had to have an extension to my striped tee obsession haha.But back to the cutting of the jeans…

It’s to the point that it’s getting a little out of control-ha!  Yet…not?

It’s like I’m giving new life to jeans I was NEVER wearing!  AND…now I LOVE them.

So, is that wrong?  I think not.

I had to admit to myself.  Long jeans with heels are not happening anymore.  SO, all my beloved “date night” long jeans….chop chop!

And I’m now I want to wear them all the time!

And they will just get better with every wash… And I’m late in posting this.  Like…really late.

BUT, I’ve said it before.  One of my favorite things to thrift is vintage wool coats.  You can find AMAZING coats with details you can’t even imagine for less than $30!  This one was $16, and I have to be honest…I was cranky about that hahaha.

YET…if you were to buy a true camel hair coat of this quality in the stores, you’d be paying $200 minimum, and upwards of $500!) . SO, again, go thrifting!  Even if you are in a small town!  Go to vintage/antique stores or malls!  I’ve found some GEMS visiting random little towns.

On me…

100% Camel Hair Coat- Vintage (thrifted for $16! similar here )
Top- J Crew (eBay, Similar here)
Jeans- AG DIY Cut hem (eBay, similar here).
Keeping it Real…
Sooo…it was REALLY windy, as you can tell from my hair, but this is also on a pretty high traffic street.  Totally got busted by someone driving reeeeeeaaaaally slow by me wondering what the heck I was doing.  I’m actually totally over it, but still feel like a total nerd in the moment haha.
Whatever.  The look on my face though….
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod by me)

dit-elle-Lauren