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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)

dit-elle-Lauren

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

dit-elle-Lauren

Trouser Jeans + A Statement Jacket

 Well, I did it.  I got out of my skinny jeans!

Truthfully, I took the boots off right after these pictures in favor of a more comfy shoe, BUT…I did wear the trouser jeans for the rest of the day 🙂Blog Theory Jacket Joes Trouser Jeans Zara Top-1 Blog Theory Jacket Joes Trouser Jeans Zara Top-2It was SO windy!!  My tripod was ok, but the stand I use to focus on kept blowing over!Blog Theory Jacket Joes Trouser Jeans Zara Top-3 Blog Theory Jacket Joes Trouser Jeans Zara Top-4 Blog Theory Jacket Joes Trouser Jeans Zara Top-5I love the color of this jacket!  Normally, my “pop of color” is in my shoes or belt.  This is a little bold for me, but 2014 is going to be about stepping outside of my comfort zone! Blog Theory Jacket Joes Trouser Jeans Zara Top-6 Blog Theory Jacket Joes Trouser Jeans Zara Top-7 Blog Theory Jacket Joes Trouser Jeans Zara Top-8 Blog Theory Jacket Joes Trouser Jeans Zara Top-9 Blog Theory Jacket Joes Trouser Jeans Zara Top-10On me…

Jacket- Theory (ebay, but similar style here, love this similar look here)
Top- Zara (sold out, but similar on sale here)
Jeans- Joe’s (thrifted, but similar here, here, and less expensive here)
Belt- Belt- Linea Pelle (old, similar here and less expensive here)
Boots- Paul and Joe (From Shopbop old, but fun different color here here, similar here and less expensive here)
On Maya…
Jeans- Old Navy (thrifted, but similar here)
Jacket- Old Navy (thrifted, but similar here)
Sweater- Zara (thrifted, but similar here)
Shoes- Converse (thrifted, similar here)

dit-elle-Lauren

Gray Frye Booties…what do I do with you?

I bought these boots a while ago, and thought they were perfect!  Until…I tried to mix them into outfits.  The color is a little light… I can’t quite figure out a color scheme that works with them.  After many attempts, I figured I’d just go for it and see how it looked on camera.  It really is funny how I’ll see something in the mirror and think it looks good, but when I take pictures of it, I think….what was I thinking??  Kind of makes me feel bad for celebrities.  Kind of… 😉

That is one of the things I’m really liking about doing this blog.  The experimenting… Trying outfits I might not have tried before.  Well, that, and actually just getting out of my work out clothes and taking a shower haha 🙂Blog Design History Cardigan Joes Jeans Frye Booties-1 Blog Design History Cardigan Joes Jeans Frye Booties-2 Blog Design History Cardigan Joes Jeans Frye Booties-3 Blog Design History Cardigan Joes Jeans Frye Booties-4This face makes me forget all about bootie woes 🙂 Blog Design History Cardigan Joes Jeans Frye Booties-5 Blog Design History Cardigan Joes Jeans Frye Booties-6 Blog Design History Cardigan Joes Jeans Frye Booties-7She kept going up and down this driveway.  Up…and down.  Up…and down.  Don’t you wish it was that easy to find joy as an adult? 🙂 Blog Design History Cardigan Joes Jeans Frye Booties-8 Blog Design History Cardigan Joes Jeans Frye Booties-9So…I’d welcome any suggestions on how to wear these boots!  I LOVE them, but they have just been sitting on my shelf :{.  They need to be worn!

On me…

Cardigan- Design History (similar color here)
Sweater- Club Monaco (old, but similar here)
Jeans- Joe’s Jeans (similar here, and less expensive here)
Boots- Frye (similar here)
On Maya…
Cardigan- Gap (thrifted, but similar here)
Top- Osh Kosh (thrifted, but love this here)
Scarf- Mine 🙂  thrifted
Pants- Joe’s Jeans (thrifted, but similar here)
Shoes- Gap (thrfted, but love these here)

dit-elle-Lauren

Good Denim Shirt + Cowboy Boots, and you’re always good…

 I may have just snagged this Gap shirt at a thrift store for $6, but I’ve had a version of this outfit for the last…um 20+ years? :}  There are certain things you should just never get rid of.  Cowboy boots=1.  Good fitting denim shirt=2.Blog Gap Denim Shirt Blank Cargo Skinny Pants Cowboy Boots-1 Blog Gap Denim Shirt Blank Cargo Skinny Pants Cowboy Boots-2Blog Gap Denim Shirt Blank Cargo Skinny Pants Cowboy Boots-3Blog Gap Denim Shirt Blank Cargo Skinny Pants Cowboy Boots-4Blog Gap Denim Shirt Blank Cargo Skinny Pants Cowboy Boots-5Has she perfected the blogger look over the shoulder pose?  I think so 🙂Blog Gap Denim Shirt Blank Cargo Skinny Pants Cowboy Boots-6On me…

Shirt- Gap (similar)
T Shirt- Addison (sold out, but love this long sleep peplum top here)
Jeans- Blank NYC (old, but love this newer version!)
Boots- Nocona
On Maya…
Jeans- Joe’s Jeans (similar)
Top- Genuine Kids Osh Kosh (from this summer)
Sweater- H&M (last year, but cute elbow patch sweater here)
Shoes- Converse

dit-elle-Lauren

A little Boho influence…

I was born in the mid(ish :)) 70’s so I think there’s always a part of me that’s drawn to the bohemian look.  Let’s face it…flowy usually equals comfort, so that’s a win 🙂blog Karoo Cashmere Cardigan Ella Moss Silk Top Joes Jeans-1 blog Karoo Cashmere Cardigan Ella Moss Silk Top Joes Jeans-2 blog Karoo Cashmere Cardigan Ella Moss Silk Top Joes Jeans-3 Blog Old Navy Chambray dress Sweater-1 Blog Old Navy Chambray dress Sweater-2 Blog Old Navy Chambray dress Sweater-3

On me…

Sweater- Karoo by Mark Eisen (old, but similar here)
Top- Ella Moss (sold out, but similar idea here)
Jeans- Joe’s Jeans (similar here, and less expensive here)
Shoes- Nine West (thrifted, but similar here)
On Maya…
Dress- Old Navy (thrifted, but this is adorable!)
Sweater- Old Navy (thrifted) similar here.
Leggings- Gymboree (thrifted, but similar here)
Boots- Children’s Place (Thrifted, but similar here.)

dit-elle-Lauren

Having fun with plaid…

Or…just having fun 🙂

Plaid is everywhere now.  It reminds me of the early 90’s when I was slightly obsessed with Eddie Vedder 🙂  Well, instead of just pulling out my old flannel shirts (I know I stored them away somewhere!), I thought I’d try and different twist on the trend…Blog Plaid Patterson Kincaid Joes Jeggings-1 Blog Plaid Patterson Kincaid Joes Jeggings-2 Blog Plaid Patterson Kincaid Joes Jeggings-3Maya wasn’t feeling the “self timer game” so much this day… 🙂 Blog Plaid Patterson Kincaid Joes Jeggings-4 Blog Plaid Patterson Kincaid Joes Jeggings-5 Blog Plaid Patterson Kincaid Joes Jeggings-6

On me…

Long Sleeve Shirt- Target Tissue Tee
Jeans- Joe’s Jeans (sold out)  Similar and less expensive here)
Boots- Report (sold out).  Similar here.
On Maya…
Top- C&C California (thrifted)
Sweater- Gap (thrifted)
Shoes- Zulily

dit-elle-Lauren