Tag Archives: H&M

Day to night…

*let’s just ignore that I got the focusing off a little on these next ones 😦 Blog HM Sweater Anoname Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-1 Blog HM Sweater Anoname Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-2 Blog HM Sweater Anoname Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-3Can you tell it was a little windy??  At least it wasn’t raining :)!! Blog HM Sweater Anoname Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-4 I love this sweater!  It’s the same one I wore here.  I LOVE the back, and for $15!!?  I had to get both colors! Blog HM Sweater Anoname Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-5I’m thinking about trying to do a DIY destroyed look to these, so I wanted to make sure I got a “before” pic 🙂 Blog HM Sweater Anoname Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-6 Blog HM Sweater Anoname Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-7 Blog HM Sweater Anoname Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-8 Blog HM Sweater Anoname Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-9 Blog HM Sweater Anoname Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-10The Huz and I went out later, so I just swapped out some suede skinnies and green booties. Blog HM Sweater Suede True Religion Biviel Booties-1 Blog HM Sweater Suede True Religion Biviel Booties-2 Blog HM Sweater Suede True Religion Biviel Booties-3On me…

Jeans- Anoname (thrifted, but similar here and less expensive here)
Shoes- Miss Sixty “Marlene” oxford (sold out, but you can still find them on eBay!)  Similar here.
and then for the night
Pants- True Religion (on sale!)
Shoes- Biviel (scored at Funky Janes Consignment similar here.
On Maya…
Sweater- Zulily (similar on sale here)
Jeans- Gap (thrifted, but similar here)
Shoes- Circo (thrifted but similar here and here)
Keeping it real…
Tripod bridge!  What could be more fun?blog Outtake HM Sweater Anoname Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-9

(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Stripes + Faux Fur On the two of us…

 I’m pretty sure it’s obvious, but I am so obsessed with stripes!  The “don’t wear horizontal stripes” is for sure a rule to break.  Everyone can!  Little hints of it peeking out of layering…LOVE!!!  I’m also a bit obsessed with the faux fur trend, but have only really had the nerve to try it out on Maya (my little fashion guinea pig :})Blog HM Sweater Genetic Denim Shane Coated-1 Blog HM Sweater Genetic Denim Shane Coated-2See the below expression?  That would be me awkwardly trying to talk to a neighbor that came out while the self timer was going off.  Hey, I have a limited window of Maya snacking in the wagon.  I’ve got to keep this moving! 🙂  He eventually went back inside… Blog HM Sweater Genetic Denim Shane Coated-3 Blog HM Sweater Genetic Denim Shane Coated-4 Blog HM Sweater Genetic Denim Shane Coated-5And THIS is why I am so thankful I’m doing this blog.  Are you kidding me with that smile?  LOVE HER!  In her hand is a doll from LinaMarieDolls.  They are SO CUTE (sorry, I didn’t get a better picture of the doll, but getting Maya to “show me the doll” wasn’t exactly working.  I won it in a cut throat auction, and have never been so glad to spend more than retail price on anything! 🙂  It’s all for a good cause, right?  She has SO many other cute creations!!  I foresee our house being overrun by them… 🙂 Blog HM Sweater Genetic Denim Shane Coated-6I see so many other bloggers talking about “reality” vs “blogging reality”.  I admit.  I’m only posting pictures that look good.  Where me and Maya look happy.  Duh.  Honestly, I’m so lucky.  Maya really is a happy kid, but I HAD to put these in here.  These are SO going to be my teenage years… Blog HM Sweater Genetic Denim Shane Coated-7This is such a blogger pose below… And remember this sweater in red?  YES, I found it in another thrift store in cream.  Same “too big” size!  This one was $1.50.  SCORE!! Blog HM Sweater Genetic Denim Shane Coated-8Now, back to reality.  “I’m jumping!!” Blog HM Sweater Genetic Denim Shane Coated-9Lastly.  Wow, I’m rambling a LOT in this post.  I’m not sure if any of you care about coats, but I’m thinking with the crazy weather in the US, the answer is yes?!  I LOVE vintage coats.  They are a fraction of the cost, look totally current (most designers base their looks on vintage coats), and nobody else will have them (WIN!!).  All around SCORE as far as I’m concerned!!  I haven’t really blogged much about outerwear, but I thought I might at the end for those that care.  Pretty sure I got this coat for less than $20.  It’s been a while… Blog HM Sweater Genetic Denim Shane Coated-10 Blog HM Sweater Genetic Denim Shane Coated-11On me…

Sweater- H&M
Coat- Vintage
Jeans- Genetic Denim “The Shane” Coated (similar here and less expensive here)
Shoes- Report (sold out).  Similar here.
On Maya…
Sweater- Old Navy (thrifted, and sweaters are slim pickings on line right now but love this here)
Vest- Koala Kids (thrifted, but similar here)
Jeans- Gap (similar)
Boots- Minnetonka (thrifted, but similar here)

dit-elle-Lauren

Sometimes Maya is my “pop of color”

 I wore this outfit when the Huz and I went out to dinner with my parents.  These pants from H&M are a liiiiittle hard to get on, but they have an elastic waist so they are totally comfy.

It was the perfect time to go all out with the color on Maya.  This is so not me (therefore not her haha) to wear such bold colors and flowers, but I love it!  She had to wear the hat (she wears it around the house constantly)!  Hey, it kind of matches, so we went with it!Blog Zara Sweater HM Faux Leather Pants Born Booties-1 Blog Zara Sweater HM Faux Leather Pants Born Booties-2I’ll admit that I didn’t realize just how tight these pants were until I looked back on these pictures :{  Darn holiday indulging! Blog Zara Sweater HM Faux Leather Pants Born Booties-3 Blog Zara Sweater HM Faux Leather Pants Born Booties-4 Blog Zara Sweater HM Faux Leather Pants Born Booties-5 Blog Zara Sweater HM Faux Leather Pants Born Booties-6Kind of looks like she’s break dancing! Blog Zara Sweater HM Faux Leather Pants Born Booties-7Nope, just jumping in the puddle 🙂 Blog Zara Sweater HM Faux Leather Pants Born Booties-8 Blog Zara Sweater HM Faux Leather Pants Born Booties-9I could eat her up, she’s so flipping cute… Blog Zara Sweater HM Faux Leather Pants Born Booties-10On me…

Sweater- Zara
Jeans- H&M (I’d suggest going up one size :})
Boots- Born (similar here)
On Maya…
Sweater- Hanna Andersson (thrifted, similar here and here)
Skirt- Thrifted, similar here.
Leggings- Gymboree
Boots- Zulily

dit-elle-Lauren

It’s ok if our shoes kinda match, right?

 I am such a sucker for Converse.  I snap them up every time I see them at a thrift store, and I may have screeched when I saw these silver glitter ones for Maya.  And $4?!!  How could I not???  A little scrubbing on the rubber part, and they look almost new!  Mine are also thrifted.  I think for $10?  Not as good as $4, but I still love them 🙂

Blog Zara Polka Dot DL1961 Converse-6Blog Zara Polka Dot DL1961 Converse-1This Zara shirt is one of my Black Friday scores.  I love the swing tops.  Hides everything and is flattering on just about every body type! Blog Zara Polka Dot DL1961 Converse-2 Blog Zara Polka Dot DL1961 Converse-3 Blog Zara Polka Dot DL1961 Converse-4Yes, this is what happens when you use a tripod + self timer + a toddler ha!  I thought it would be funny to show an “out take” 🙂Blog Zara Polka Dot DL1961 Converse-5 Blog Zara Polka Dot DL1961 Converse-7Blog Zara Polka Dot DL1961 Converse-9 Blog Zara Polka Dot DL1961 Converse-10 On me…

Jacket- H & M
Top- Zara
Jeans- DL 1961“Kelly Slim Straight” (similar here)
Shoes- Converse (similar here)
On Maya…
Jacket- Gap (similar here)
Top- Old Navy (thrifted, love this one here)
Jeans- Old Navy (thrifted, similar here)
Shoes-Converse (thrifted, similar here)

dit-elle-Lauren

Faux Leather Leggings…I can’t quit you!

Ok, so a while ago I showed two different attempts at wearing these.  I wasn’t sold on either one, but they are SO comfy that I thought I’d try again.  I think I like this look the best, but again…it could be their comfort level that is swaying my thinking 🙂blog Faux Leather Leggings HM Parka Booties-1 blog Faux Leather Leggings HM Parka Booties-2 blog Faux Leather Leggings HM Parka Booties-3 blog Faux Leather Leggings HM Parka Booties-4 blog Faux Leather Leggings HM Parka Booties-5 blog Faux Leather Leggings HM Parka Booties-6I took the images up top with my tripod and self timer while my parents were watching the Peanut.  Then, my mom got this one of us together when I went to pick her up 🙂 blog Faux Leather Leggings HM Parka Booties-7She still loves going up and down stairs! blog Faux Leather Leggings HM Parka Booties-8 blog Faux Leather Leggings HM Parka Booties-9 blog Faux Leather Leggings HM Parka Booties-10On me…

Jacket- H & M (On sale now! LOVE IT!! Runs a little small though)
Top- J Crew (bought at Funky Janes similar here and  here)
Scarf- Thrifted (I actually use it for newborn shoots haha)
Leggings- Forever 21 (similar here)
Boots- Ann Taylor (thrifted, but similar on sale here)
On Maya…
Jeans- Gap (similar)
Jacket- Crazy 8 (thrifted, love these here and here)
Boots- Zulily

dit-elle-Lauren

Black Friday Scores and Links :)

I am a total sucker for a deal.  In fact, I almost never pay full price for anything!  The thought of fighting the crowds at stores makes me want to poke my eyes out, but sitting online perusing all the fabulous deals?  It’s my weakness 🙂

Here are a few of my finds from this morning.

H&M has a ton of ridiculous markdowns on some simple staples.  Blog Black Friday-1 Blog Black Friday-2Zara very rarely has sales.  I had to check it out… 🙂  Love this fun top.  I was DYING over all their kids stuff, but it’s still more than I’m willing to pay for clothes that Maya will only wear for a few months… Blog Black Friday-3And the best for last!  StyleMint is doing 50% off all regular priced items and they have a ton of other markdowns up to 70% off!!!  Plus, you get a free gift with $50 purchase 🙂  I have a feeling I will wear this jacket with everything!! Blog Black Friday-4And yes, I did score some stuff for the Huz and Maya too 🙂

A few more sites I may or may not have checked out :}

ThredUp (25% off already AMAZING deals!)

35% sitewide at Gorjana & Griffin

Happy Shopping!dit-elle-Lauren

Faux leather leggings? I’m not sure I’m sold…

Do you ever have a trend/article of clothing that you really want to work, but for some reason you can’t make it?  Well, that’s how I feel about my faux leather leggings.  I feel weird even typing that out.  Am I too old for faux leather leggings?  Say no!!! 😦  Alas…I might be.

I didn’t even blog the first attempt, it was so bad, albeit COMFORTABLE.  At first I blamed it on the sweater.  I keep trying THAT too, and don’t like the deep V!  Grrr, two wrongs obviously don’t make a right!  Anywho, I realized I shouldn’t hide my “misses”.  So, here it is-first attempt. BlogFauxLeatherLeggingsSweater-5Did I mention how comfortable they are?  So…I tried them again.  This time I chose a different sweater…. Not 100% sold on this outfit either, but I do like it better than the first try.Blog Black HM Sweater Faux Leather Leggings-1Seriously, it’s comedic how much Maya loves the self timer sometimes. Blog Black HM Sweater Faux Leather Leggings-2 Blog Black HM Sweater Faux Leather Leggings-3 Blog Black HM Sweater Faux Leather Leggings-4Love this tunic from the Gap (old :() Blog Black HM Sweater Faux Leather Leggings-5 Blog Black HM Sweater Faux Leather Leggings-6 Blog Black HM Sweater Faux Leather Leggings-7So, what are your thoughts on faux leather leggings?  Should I try them again??

On me-Strike one…

Sweater- Joie (sold out, but similar here)
Leggings- Forever 21 (similar here)

Shoes- Converse (similar)

On Maya…

Jeans- Levi’s Skinny Cords (thrifted, but similar here)
Tank- Gap
Chambray Shirt- Thrifted, but similar here and here.

Shoes- Pink Glitter Converse (sold out :( ) plain ones here.

On me-Strike two…
Sweater- H&M

Leggings- Forever 21 (similar here)
Shoes- Sam Edelman (thrifted, but similar here)
On Maya…
Jeggings- 77 kids (thrifted, but similar here)
Dress- Gap (ThredUp but love this!)
Boots- SmartFit (old, but similar here and love these here)
Super Mom Tip-
Don’t be afraid to try new trends or step out of your comfort zone, but don’t spend a lot of $$ unless you try the less expensive version out.  I buy a majority of my “tries” on eBay, but I also love H&M if you like to try things on.  I actually found these Forever 21 leggings at Value Village (new with the tag!) for $2.50.  Can’t beat that for a test drive.  Even if I did crash and burn…twice.
If you find that you love it, then go for a more quality piece that will last/fit better.
dit-elle-Lauren