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My inner Boho…

Blog Joie J Brand Gorjana Griffin-1 Blog Joie J Brand Gorjana Griffin-2 I have totally been drawn to super wide leg denim lately.  Sadly, my legs are SO short that I need to hem or fake cuff them and then even with that wear 4 inch heels.  That is SO not happening on regular basis.  It was fun to dress up like I did before having Maya for a little bit though… Blog Joie J Brand Gorjana Griffin-3 Blog Joie J Brand Gorjana Griffin-4 Blog Joie J Brand Gorjana Griffin-5Um…see?  Running after her in 4 inch heels.  NOT GOOD. Blog Joie J Brand Gorjana Griffin-6This is her look after I’ve been yelling “Maya, stop!  Maya…stop running!!” Blog Joie J Brand Gorjana Griffin-7FINE… Blog Joie J Brand Gorjana Griffin-8These were my 2nd jeans I distressed.  I bought them at a thrift store for cheap ($2?).  They were a bit worn, so I figured I just go all out and make it look like they were meant to be that way 🙂 Blog Joie J Brand Gorjana Griffin-9On me…

Top- Joie (sold out, but similar here and less expensive here)
Scarf- Gorjana Griffin (sold out, but similar here)
Belt- Massimo Dutti (Old, similar here and here)
Jeans- J Brand “Kat” (sold out, but similar here)
Boots- Charles David (old, but similar here)
On Maya…
Jeans- Gap (thrifted and distressed by me, similar here)
Top- Gap (ebay)
Jacket- Gap (thrifted, similar here)
Shoes- Osh Kosh bought on Zulily
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

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Do snakes and leopards get along? :)

 Obviously! 🙂

Seattle really gets a bad rap in regards to how much it rains.  It really is so beautiful from about June-October.  November and December are touch and go, but then January hits.  January and February are the months where you just want to get away.  Anyways.  It stopped raining for all of about 15 minutes this past Saturday, and we bolted outside.  It started sprinkling when we were taking these, and then started pouring again at the end.  If you look closely, you can see the rain drops 🙂Blog J Brand Coated Superga Gray Wrap Sweater-1 Blog J Brand Coated Superga Gray Wrap Sweater-2LOVE THIS ONE! Blog J Brand Coated Superga Gray Wrap Sweater-3I’ve been determined to try different combos this year.  Break away from my “uniform” of skinny jeans + sweater + comfy shoes.  Well, this is baby steps.  I decided to stop saving these “going out” jeans for “going out”.  I love how they look with basic tee and sneakers!  The coated material is great too, because things just wipe right off! Blog J Brand Coated Superga Gray Wrap Sweater-4 Blog J Brand Coated Superga Gray Wrap Sweater-5 Blog J Brand Coated Superga Gray Wrap Sweater-6 Blog J Brand Coated Superga Gray Wrap Sweater-7 Blog J Brand Coated Superga Gray Wrap Sweater-8 Blog J Brand Coated Superga Gray Wrap Sweater-9 Blog J Brand Coated Superga Gray Wrap Sweater-10On me…

Sweater- Ebay
Top- Zara (ThredUp , similar here)
Jeans- J Brand 
Shoes- Superga
On Maya…
Jacket- Thrifted
Top- Gap (thrifted, similar here)
Jeans- Gap (thrifted, similar here)
Shoes-  Osh Kosh via Zulily

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Little Boogaweezin SS ’14 Style Ambassador Search + a TON of personal ramblings… :}

 I’ve never been much of a New Year’s Resolution kind of person.  The last time I did one though, was 6 years ago when I said that my one effort in “dating” {UGH!!} was going to be that I would accept the offer from anyone that wanted to set me up.  Up until that point, I’d always just said “Oh….uh, well, um, that’s nice”  Yet quickly changed the subject and NEVER.SPOKE.OF.IT.AGAIN.  I kid you not.  Two weeks later I was set up with the Huz.  SO, maybe I should do them more often, no?

THIS year, I said I was going to make a conscious effort to step out of my comfort zone more.  I mean, I’m turning 40, why NOT??!!  Just doing this blog is TOTALLY stepping outside of my comfort zone (thank you Esther for kicking my arse into doing it!).  Granted, I have only shared it with a few of my closest friends hahaha, but whatever.

So, fast forward to me REALLY stepping out of my comfort zone.  Little Boogaweezin is an online store/blog that caters to fashionable moms and babes (uh, LOVE that!!).  I originally stumbled upon their blog and found the “Revamped Mom Uniform”.  I poured through all of them, visited the mommy blogs, and was hooked.  Then I looked at their store.  ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!  They have this perfect vintage look to them, and then you stop to read what’s written on them….SO COOL!

Seriously, does this not almost bring tears to your eyes (ok, maybe only if you’re a mom haha)

Dear Big MeIf you can’t read it, it says “dear big me, i can’t wait to see who I become one day-the little me”

GAH!!!!

I’m following them on Instagram, and they announce that they are looking for a mother and daughter Style Ambassador for their Spring/Summer ’14 line.  NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS would I enter anything like that….before.  Then it hits me.  I LOVE the “Revamped Mom Uniform”.  One of the big reasons I wanted to do this blog was to show that a 40 year old, work from home mom could get out of her sweats and look decent.  So, I would kick myself if I didn’t at least enter!  At this point, I don’t even care if we get chosen (ok, bit of a white lie :}), I’m just so glad I actually did it.  This is what we submitted…StyleAmbassadorIt was relatively easy doing this first little collage (don’t kid yourself I had a few glasses of wine before I hit “ok” on the posting!)  Then a few days went by and I thought.  Holy &$%.  On the off chance we get chosen, could I style their pieces, and more importantly photograph them NOT on the sidewalk in front of our house/in the alleys blocks from our house??  I didn’t want to be a complete a-hole that just enters random drawings willy nilly in the hopes of getting free stuff-BARF!!  I knew I had to buy something.  I was looking and loving EVERYTHING I was seeing, and then because I’m me (!!!) I checked out the sale button and found the PERFECT TANK!!!!  Sadly, it’s sold out now, but maaaaaybe it will be back and in different styles???Little Boogaweezin TankA)  It’s almost our logo!!!!  B) My dad has called me Beez for I don’t even know how long.  Like, doesn’t call me Lauren….ever?  Maybe he’ll comment and tell me 🙂  That morphed into LMB when I had Maya “Little Mama Beez”, so this was just about perfect.  All they had left was a XS, but I bought it immediately thinking I could either squeeze myself into it or have it be a tunic for Maya.  Happy to say it fit me!  Yay for having no boobies!!  And…that leads us to the actual blog post.  PHEW! 🙂  We took the tripod on a little field trip.  It was a MIRACLE that it wasn’t raining sideways, but…there were 20mph winds.  Can we just pretend I hired a wind machine?? 🙂Blog Doma Leather Jacket Little Boogaweezin J Brand Coach Slip ons-1 Blog Doma Leather Jacket Little Boogaweezin J Brand Coach Slip ons-2 Blog Doma Leather Jacket Little Boogaweezin J Brand Coach Slip ons-3 Blog Doma Leather Jacket Little Boogaweezin J Brand Coach Slip ons-4 Blog Doma Leather Jacket Little Boogaweezin J Brand Coach Slip ons-5 Blog Doma Leather Jacket Little Boogaweezin J Brand Coach Slip ons-6 Blog Doma Leather Jacket Little Boogaweezin J Brand Coach Slip ons-7There was no looking at me with all the puddles we found… Blog Doma Leather Jacket Little Boogaweezin J Brand Coach Slip ons-8 Blog Doma Leather Jacket Little Boogaweezin J Brand Coach Slip ons-9Seriously love this next one.  PUDDLE!!! Blog Doma Leather Jacket Little Boogaweezin J Brand Coach Slip ons-10 Blog Doma Leather Jacket Little Boogaweezin J Brand Coach Slip ons-11Three more days to enter, for all those Mama’s out there!!

On me…

Jacket- Doma (old, but similar here less expensive here.)
Top- Little Boogaweezin (sold out, but even cuter stuff here)
Shoes- Coach (thrifted, and OMG are they comfy! Similar here)
On Maya…
Jacket- Gap (thrifted, but similar here)
Top- Gap (thrifted, but similar here)
Sweater- Old Navy (thrifted, but similar here)
Jeans- Joe’s Jeans (thrifted, but similar here)
Shoes- Converse (thrifted, but similar here)

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Neutral Shades…

 I bet you’re thinking…”I think I’ve seen that outfit recently…?”  Ok, yes.  It’s the oatmeal version of the Zara Boyfriend sweater that I wore last week.  I LOVE IT!  Am I the only one that buys things in multiple colors when you find something you love?  Especially if it’s on sale?!  Anyway.  So comfy, and I love the elbow patches.

Side note-don’t you just want to squeeze her (obviously, I do!)??  Since I take all these with a self timer, I don’t really know what she’s doing until later.  GAH!!  I could just eat her up.Blog Zara Boyfriend Sweater J Brand Frye-1 Blog Zara Boyfriend Sweater J Brand Frye-2 Blog Zara Boyfriend Sweater J Brand Frye-3 Blog Zara Boyfriend Sweater J Brand Frye-4 Blog Zara Boyfriend Sweater J Brand Frye-5 Blog Zara Boyfriend Sweater J Brand Frye-6 Blog Zara Boyfriend Sweater J Brand Frye-7 Blog Zara Boyfriend Sweater J Brand Frye-8 Blog Zara Boyfriend Sweater J Brand Frye-9On me…

Sweater- Zara
Scarf- Thrifted (similar here)
Jeans- J Brand
Boots- Frye (similar)
On Maya…
Sweater- Gap (thrifted, but similar here and here)
Top- C&C California (thrifted, but similar here)
Pants- Joe’s Jeans (thrifted, but similar here)
Boots- Zulily

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Someone got her first bike!

 Maya has been obsessed with bikes.  Every time she sees one in the neighborhood, she wants to get on it.  Every time she sees someone riding by “a-cycle!  A-CYCLE!”  So…that was her big present for Christmas.  She got her helmet first, and put it on right away “A-CYCLE!!”  She knew!  The funniest part about these next images, are that they are in the order in which they happened, yet…completely backwards to how they probably should have happened!

She got on it right away and started scooting…Blog Doma Leather Jacket J Brand Joie Boots-1Then, realized she should probably be scared and wanted me to hold her hand.  The Huz got these next few. Blog Doma Leather Jacket J Brand Joie Boots-2 Blog Doma Leather Jacket J Brand Joie Boots-3Then…wanted to GET OFF!  Here, I’m trying to show her how fun it is.  She’s not buying it. Blog Doma Leather Jacket J Brand Joie Boots-4So, we just played. Blog Doma Leather Jacket J Brand Joie Boots-5 Blog Doma Leather Jacket J Brand Joie Boots-6 Blog Doma Leather Jacket J Brand Joie Boots-7 Blog Doma Leather Jacket J Brand Joie Boots-8 Blog Doma Leather Jacket J Brand Joie Boots-9 Blog Doma Leather Jacket J Brand Joie Boots-10 Blog Doma Leather Jacket J Brand Joie Boots-11 Blog Doma Leather Jacket J Brand Joie Boots-12On me…

Sweater– Zara
Jacket- Doma (similar here and less expensive faux leather here)
Jeans- J Brand (sold out, but similar here)
Boots- Joie (sold out.  Similar here, here, and less expensive here)
On Maya…
Jeans- H&M (sold out, but similar here)
Jacket- Circo (thrifted, but this one is so cute)
Sweater- Greendog (thrifted, but similar here)

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Everything is better with a hug…

And I got lucky with a total cuddlebug.  Please, please, please let her stay this way until….well, forever 🙂Blog J Crew J Brand Timberland-4She’s coming in for a huge hug on the right, but it kind of looks like the Karate Kid pose, no? 🙂Blog J Crew J Brand Timberland-3Blog J Crew J Brand Timberland-1 Blog J Crew J Brand Timberland-2All of the above taken with a self timer 😉 Blog J Crew J Brand Timberland-5 Blog J Crew J Brand Timberland-6 Blog J Crew J Brand Timberland-7 Blog J Crew J Brand Timberland-8 Blog J Crew J Brand Timberland-9 Blog J Crew J Brand Timberland-10This look kills me.  I just told her it was time to go home and take a nap… 🙂 Blog J Crew J Brand Timberland-11On me…

Sweater- J Crew (old, but similar here and here)
Jeans- J Brand (sold out, but similar here and less expensive here)
Shoes- Timberland (thrifted, but similar here and less expensive option here)
On Maya…
Jeans- Joe’s Jeans (similar here)
Top- Gap (similar)
Scarf- Mine (thrifted)
Shoes- Converse

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Oops, we did it again…with Vans slip ons :)

So many times when I’m in the mood to wear something, I’m in the mood for Maya to wear something similar.  I try really hard to make sure we don’t leave the house totally matching (sometimes I’m too braindead and it happens…)  Most often it’s our shoes (like yesterday!).  In my defense, Vans and Converse are so flipping cool and comfortable, that I don’t even think it should count 🙂

Basically, they should be a mom staple…

Blog Autumn Cashmere J Brand Destroyed Boyfriend Vans-1 Blog Autumn Cashmere J Brand Destroyed Boyfriend Vans-2 Blog Autumn Cashmere J Brand Destroyed Boyfriend Vans-3 Blog Autumn Cashmere J Brand Destroyed Boyfriend Vans-4 Blog Autumn Cashmere J Brand Destroyed Boyfriend Vans-5We had to go over to my parents to pick something up, and of course had to play on the one step that Maya loves…. Normally, I think Maya wins all of our “who wore it best”, but I really love these polka dot Vans!  SO hard to beat the classic check ones that I scored for her at a thrift store though…Blog Autumn Cashmere J Brand Destroyed Boyfriend Vans-6 Blog Autumn Cashmere J Brand Destroyed Boyfriend Vans-7She seriously has SO much fun just going round and round on this little stair entryway… Blog Autumn Cashmere J Brand Destroyed Boyfriend Vans-8My mom got these last ones of me with Maya. Blog Autumn Cashmere J Brand Destroyed Boyfriend Vans-9 Blog Autumn Cashmere J Brand Destroyed Boyfriend Vans-10 Blog Autumn Cashmere J Brand Destroyed Boyfriend Vans-11On me…

Sweater- Autumn Cashmere (old, but similar here, here, and less expensive here)
Scarf- thrifted $.99 :)
Jeans– J Brand (sold out, but similar here and less expensive here)
Shoes- Vans (thrifted, but LOVE the original ones and these are fun too.)
On Maya…
Jeans- Gap (similar)
Top- Top- C&C California (thrifted)
Sweater- Genuine Kids Osh Kosh (thrifted, but love this one)
Jacket- Circo (similar here and here)
Shoes- Vans

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