Tag Archives: J Crew

Fall gray and black palate with day to night shoe options

Those days when you look at your wardrobe and don’t feel inspired? That’s when I reach for my black skinny jeans, a soft gray sweater, and boots, flats or kitten heel wedges. I’ll usually add some jewelry to complement the shoes – most often, I’ll do something with silver tones and subtle sparkle, but this is a great neutral palate to add some crazy colorful or fun jewelry to. Not shown here, a sparkling red ruby necklace, bright pink crystals or other gems that pop work great.

Blog Esther Day to Night-1

Blog Esther Day to Night-2

Blog Esther Boots

Blog Esther Day to Night-4

This is the day Lauren and I did our super fast whirlwind photoshoot in the park between rain showers and wind storms.. I was calling to my kids to “stay where you can see me and I can see you”..!

Blog Esther Day to Night-3

Blog Nene Shoes Emma Flats in Pink -2

On me..

  • J.Crew Toothpick Jean here
  • Boden Relaxed Merino Silk Sweater here

Shoes..

  • Banana Republic slip-on sneaker like this one
  • Timberland Savin Hill Tall Boot, found on Amazon
  • Rockport Alika pump on Zappos
  • Shoes- Nene “Emma Flats” with Pink and Taupe here

dit-elle-Esther

Nene Ballet Flats for Mom and Daughter

Ava and I have matching pink ballet flats thanks to Nene Shoes, a new company we discovered because they discovered us (through this blog, dit-elle)! I guess it never occurred to me to wear matching shoes (or even look for them), but Ava was pretty thrilled for us to be shoe twins! The shoes are very well made, leather, comfy slip-on ballet flat types, and cute cute cute! 🙂

Also, see Lauren and Maya’s matching shoes here.

Blog Nene Shoes x3 Blog Nene Shoes Emma Flats in Pink -6 Blog Nene Shoes Emma Flats in Pink -5 Blog Nene Shoes Emma Flats in Pink -4 Blog Nene Shoes Emma Flats in Pink -3 Blog Nene Shoes Emma Flats in Pink -2

On me..

  • J.Crew Toothpick Jean here
  • Boden Relaxed Merino Silk Sweater here
  • Shoes- Nene “Emma Flats” with Pink and Taupe here

On Ava..

  • Gray shirt, found on ThredUP
  • Black leggings
  • Shoes – Nene “Emma (matching mini) Flats” with Pink and Taupe here

dit-elle-Esther

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

dit-elle-Lauren

Layering and topknots…

 We had a few really windy days in Seattle.  So windy, that topknots were the only option…

And of course, layering.

Blog J Crew Sweater StyleMint Tee Blank NYC Zipper Jeans-1 Blog J Crew Sweater StyleMint Tee Blank NYC Zipper Jeans-2 Blog J Crew Sweater StyleMint Tee Blank NYC Zipper Jeans-3 Blog J Crew Sweater StyleMint Tee Blank NYC Zipper Jeans-4Sometimes she is so flipping cute, I can hardly stand it.  Whenever she dilly dallies (which is often!), I say “Maya, can I have a hug?”  This is what she does…followed by her knocking me over with a huge hug!  She is such a cuddlebug, I love it!! Blog J Crew Sweater StyleMint Tee Blank NYC Zipper Jeans-5 Blog J Crew Sweater StyleMint Tee Blank NYC Zipper Jeans-6 Blog J Crew Sweater StyleMint Tee Blank NYC Zipper Jeans-7On me…

Sweater- J Crew (old, but similar here and less expensive option here)
Jeans- Blank NYC (old, but similar here and here)
Shoes- Restricted (thrifted)  Similar here
On Maya…
Jeans- Old Navy (thrifted, similar here)
Top- Pumpkin Patch (Nordstrom Rack)
Sweater- Boutique Collection (thrifted, similar here)
Shoes- Zulily

dit-elle-Lauren

This weather feeds my outfit indecision…

I’m not saying I’m complaining about the weather lately.  That would be stupid.  It’s not raining!!  However, the freezing cold mornings, followed by total sunshine, then rapidly dropping temps again makes it hard to dress accordingly.  So…sometimes there’s a midday outfit change!

Started off wearing this…

(Don’t mind the silly grin.  This was another self timer day, and Maya was singing to a frog sculpture haha.)Blog Black Orchid Tie Dye Doma Leather Jacket J Crew Sweater-1Then of course she wanted to get in a few 🙂 Blog Black Orchid Tie Dye Doma Leather Jacket J Crew Sweater-2These shoes are beyond comfortable!  I have a black pair that I wear when I’m on my feet 8+ hours shooting a wedding.  Ok, I have two black pairs 🙂 Blog Black Orchid Tie Dye Doma Leather Jacket J Crew Sweater-3 Blog Black Orchid Tie Dye Doma Leather Jacket J Crew Sweater-4It hit me that I don’t do any close ups of Maya’s clothes.  These boots are one of my favorites!  Hers too!  I love that they can be worn up or down… Blog Black Orchid Tie Dye Doma Leather Jacket J Crew Sweater-5 Blog Black Orchid Tie Dye Doma Leather Jacket J Crew Sweater-6THEN…I had a shoot later in the day.  I knew I would be too hot in that sweater, so I changed. Blog Black Orchid Tie Dye Doma Leather Jacket J Crew Sweater-7 Blog Black Orchid Tie Dye Doma Leather Jacket J Crew Sweater-8 Blog Black Orchid Tie Dye Doma Leather Jacket J Crew Sweater-9 Blog Black Orchid Tie Dye Doma Leather Jacket J Crew Sweater-10On me…

Look 1…

Jeans- Black Orchid  (similar less expensive on sale here)
Sweater- J Crew (Old, but similar here and less expensive here)

Shoes- Soho Lab (Sold out (boo!!).  Similar here and if $ were no object *sigh* here.)

Leather Jacket- Doma (similar here and less expensive faux leather here)
Jeans- Black Orchid  (similar less expensive on sale here)
T shirt- Free Press (bought at Nordstrom Rack.  Similar here)
Shoes- Converse
On Maya…
Jeans- Gap (eBay, but similar here)
Top- Gap
Vest- Janie and Jack (thrifted, but similar here)
dit-elle-Lauren

The classics never go out of style…

I’ve mentioned before that I’m a bit of a clothes hoarder… Well, I’d like to call it a collector of classics hahaha.  In all seriousness, I have stuff in my closet that is over 20 years old that I still wear!  Case in point-these boots.  I bought these on my first trip to Europe with FIDM 20 years ago!  Years go by and I don’t wear them.  Then suddenly I fall in love with them all over again and wear them in a completely new way.Blog Cream J Crew Sweater Destroyed Blank Lace up Boots-1Blog Cream J Crew Sweater Destroyed Blank Lace up Boots-3 Blog Cream J Crew Sweater Destroyed Blank Lace up Boots-2 Blog Cream J Crew Sweater Destroyed Blank Lace up Boots-4 Blog Cream J Crew Sweater Destroyed Blank Lace up Boots-5Here’s Maya wearing a vintage dress (probably MORE than 20 years old…)1Maya100weeksvintagedressfog-2
Jeans- Blank (old, similar here)
Sweater- J Crew (old, but similar here and here)
Boots- 20 years old!  Similar here and here.
On Maya…
Dress- Vintage (similar here and here)
Jacket- Children’s Place (similar here)
Boots- Children’s Place (Thrifted, but similar here.
Leggings- Children’s Place (on sale!)dit-elle-Lauren