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Chambray Oversized Blouse + Leather Pants + Slip Ons

Originally taken 4/10/2020

Words taken from Instagram on the day I posted some of these there…

Day 40

Seriously…WTF. I cannot even believe we have been in isolation for 40 days. •
I saw that @whowhatwear was doing a #WWWwardrobechallenge, and you KNOW I love a good style challenge. I have NO idea how many of them I’ll be able to do, but…

April 6th was “Wear REAL pants” Clearly, I’m late in the game and am playing catch up!

Soooo… these are super comfy stretch leather pants, but…they totally count, because they are leather, RIGHT?? #StayingSafeAndSaneInCoronaVille

We hopped outside (ha!🐰) for a few quick pics after dinner.

We attempted to tape what we were doing, but….someone had something up her sleeve. (Swipe and also see our stories for more videos of us taking shots tonight)

So…my attempt to show what happens when we are taking this was somewhat foiled. Yet…no, this is what is always happening! 🤣😩 #LKkeepingitreal •
#MayasMilestones

Adding on…is this not a total “Seinfeld Puffy Shirt”???  It is, and I love it!
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Words from a later post…on 5/17/2020

Take the weekend to rest and recharge they say…
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Visit to to the Urgent care (the Huz). He’s fine, but…yesterday was a whirlwind of…WTF!?
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This morning…he’s supposed to be relaxing and off his feet.
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Sewer backing up into the basement, so…we couldn’t run water for the last 12 hours. Calling an emergency plumber right now? Nope…🚫 we tried to fix it on our own-two masked up visits to Home Depot-FINGERS CROSSED!
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Ok, I found a work around/cheat, and put the stoppers in our bathtubs and sink and taught Maya the practice in other countries of toilet paper NOT going in the toilet….😂 well, let’s not think visuals of ANY OF THAT, shall we?!
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All first world problems! We have food. We don’t have to sleep in our stinky bathrooms…
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BUT…since I didn’t clearly want to go take pics tonight, I’ll post a few that I never published.

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These two images are out of focus, because I stood in the wrong spot, but I LOVE THEM!

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On me…

Top-  Frame Denim (ebay)
Leather Pants- Vince (eBay)
Shoes- Ash (ebay)
On Maya…
Jacket- Crewcuts (thrifted)
Top- Crewcuts (eBay)
Faux Leather Leggings- size 2 hahaha.  I’ve gotten PLENTY of use out of these!
Shoes- Converse (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
I’m constantly checking the remote to see if it’s working….and then, find out it is ha!
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(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Leather Jacket + Silk Jumpsuit + Booties- Last dinner out before Quarantine.

Originally taken 3/27/2020

Words taken from Instagram on the day I posted some of these there…

So…this was the outfit I wore out to dinner with my parents and the Huz on 2-29-2020

Yes…it was a Leap Year.

It was also the last dinner out we had before going into isolation. We had talked about it as a family, but the gravity of it hadn’t hit me yet. The Huz had been talking about it for a while…and I just couldn’t deal with it. It was before anyone was thinking of doing anything here!

We talked about it being our last dinner out for a while, and we tried not to think about it, and enjoy it. And…well, if you know my parents…we did. We ordered pretty much the entire menu at Il Nido.

Sadly, that was the last time I spent in close proximity with my parents… 😭 They are my best friends, and it’s been so hard. We stop by outside their house and chat with them every morning now (them on their balcony, us on the sidewalk)

This sucks!

BUT…I’ll do whatever it takes to keep them healthy. To keep my family healthy.

But, I’ll also jump in front of our house and take pics as long as I feel like that’s safe, because capturing us in this time gives me joy! Behind the scenes videos of us taking these are in stories!

And let’s be honest…we have to find joy where ever we can!!

#StayingSafeAndSaneInCoronaVille

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These words from the next days post with close ups of my amazing earrings made by a local beautiful mama.

Day 26 of self isolation…or is it 62?
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At least we still have laughter! And my tripod!
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We have to find joy where we can!
RIGHT?!? Because what else is there?!
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I have to say that @thekirstyfiles has been one of those people that consistently does that! She not only finds the joy, but shares it selflessly by giving back and with laughter. ❤️
She has an amazing store up on Queen Anne @queenanneframe that I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never been inside! 🙈
BUT I saw her showing stuff in her stories and HAD to get these earrings that I will be wearing all the time! (ZOOM IN! They are so good, yet my hair hid them!). Sadly, I bought these and then saw 87 other things I wanted! 🙊
Not sponsored. Not even remotely asked for. She doesn’t know I’m doing this post! But…if you can support your local small businesses right now and share the amazingness, I say go for it! If you are local, she has so many amazing things!!! And will ship or deliver if you live in the QA area!
✨💫

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On me…

Leather Jacket- All Saints (ebay)
Sweater- Inhabit (thrifted)
Jumpsuit- Parker NY  (eBay)
Earrings- Queen Anne Frame
Boots- Prada (total THRIFTSCORE!)
On Maya…
Sure is easier to list her clothes when they are the same haha.
Jacket-  (thrifted)
Dress- Posh Peanut (thrifted)
Leggings- Peek (thrifted)
Shoes- Toms (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
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(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Classic White Button Down + Denim + a Pop of Colorful Clogs!

Originally taken 3/20/2020. Good grief…I can’t keep these in order!  But…since it was a year an a half ago…does it really matter?  haha…

Words taken from Instagram on the day I posted some of these there…

Spring has sprung!
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And we are just trying to find the joy and laughter where we can. One of the ways we are doing that is by listening to an audio book we both love while we take walks. We also had a “Happy Hour” Facetime with my parents last night.
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How are you finding joy right now?

#StayingSafeAndSaneInCoronaVille 
One outfit combo that is ALWAYS in style is a white button down with jeans.  You can dress it up, dress it down, and always add a twist with accessories!

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Can you tell what Maya’s favorite dress was during this time? It was the only thing she wanted to wear, so…

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On me…

Top- J Jill  (thrifted)
Jeans- DL1961 “Hepburn” (eBay)
Clogs- Sven (gifted)
On Maya…
Jacket-  Crewcuts (thrifted)
Dress- Posh Peanut (eBay)
Leggings- Peek (eBay)
Clogs- Sven (gifted)
Keeping it Real…
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(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Oversized Fringe Jean Jacket + Jumpsuit + Stripes + Converse + all the embarrassment of taking your own pics.

Originally taken

Words taken from Instagram on the day I posted some of these there…

Day 32 
The new Friday night…

Comfy clothes. Happy hour with my parents via Facetime.
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Leftovers-WIN!!!
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And, possibly having the weather to run in front of our house for a few pics while neighbors wave as they are on their evening walk. I couldn’t coerce Maya to come out with me, and that’s ok. I’m not forcing her to do anything more than she already has to do right now!

SO many emotional ups and downs in this crazy surreal time. But for every low time, there is a rebound of goodness. Friends who drop TJ’s goodness off on your door. Happy hours almost every night this week-woah, that might need to stop or…slow down.
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A daughter who is a constant rock star. ✨I worry that she’s handling this way better than I am, and that’s probably the biggest reason I’m NOT handling this so well. Funny conundrum? No, not so much.
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BUT

For those wondering and worrying…I took 4 sets of ten pics in the time span of… a little over 2 minutes, and bailed as soon as I saw actual walkers coming down my block.
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Timestamp… 7:23:17 PM – 7:25:28 PM

I do wonder how long I will continue to do this. I wiped down all my equipment and my shoes. It seems like a lot of work, but for me…it’s such an easy escape. An escape to a bit of normalcy….

#StayingSafeAndSaneInCoronaVille #QuarantineChic

Edited to add…it’s so surreal to look back on the way we acted in the beginning.  I didn’t even feel comfortable shooting in the sidewalk in front of my house.  Not only for those that might want to walk along, but that I needed to wipe down my equipment…

UGH…

BUT…that is where we were at that point.  AND…yet…it got worse…

I’d love to say that these smiles I’m posting were how we felt during this time…

It WAS NOT.

This was my escape.  It was my joy…

And I clung to it.

We most assuredly had many other moments (most documented on Instagram stories)

BUT…looking back on these images, even I am shocked by the happiness.  The happiness I kind of forgot…which I am SO GLAD I captured!!!

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On me…

Jean Jacket- DL1961 “Annie” (ebay)
Top-  J Crew (thrifted)
Overalls-  The Great (eBay)
Shoes- Converse (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
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(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Leather Jacket + Boho Dress + Combat Boots

Originally taken 3/3/2020 (whoops, forgot to post this one before the last post!)

Text written on Instagram when I posted it there.

“Winterize a Spring Outfit”

It’s the 2nd week of my random challenge. (See our stories for behind the scenes videos!)
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Maya got inspired too! I asked her to pick out a “spring dress” (as an avid thrifter…she has a lot to choose from 🙈), and I styled the dress she picked for the warmth of our 46 degree WINDY day. 😳. LOTS OF LAYERS!

I’m totally committed with continuing this style challenge and would love any further input on other weekly themes!

Last week was “Black and White” courtesy of the suggestion of @mskim_says 
A few people followed suit, which I was super excited about! If you tag #DitElleGetInspired I will share your posts! Most likely in my stories, but hopefully others will get inspired too!

AND…both of our outfits are entirely #thrifted or #ebayfashion as they usually are. Let me know if you have any questions about thrifting! Or…@ebay I’m a pro!

Does anyone else love a good style challenge? I’m always SO pumped by @themomedit #TMEStyleChallenge and have totally committed to them the last few years. I actually saved ALL the challenges this last time and planned my outfits for them. BUT…life. got. in. the. way. As it does!! 😫

Just know. Any time I post a challenge…it’s not time sensitive! Tag me whenever you choose to be inspired! That is the idea of the hashtag. GET INSPIRED! •
I promise to check it, but if you tag me I’ll see it!

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LOOOOVE this sweet face!

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Leather Jacket- All Saints (ebay)
Dress- Nation LTD (ebay)
Jeans- RtA “Sonia” (eBay)
Clogs- Sven “Ankle Wrap Strap”C/O
 
 
On Maya…
 
Jacket- Zara Kids (thrifted)
Dress-  Nona (thrifted)
Leggings- Lands End (thrifted)
Boots- Thrifted 
 
 
Keeping it Real…
 
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Pretty sure that first image included a pinch to my arse… and then a possible punch??


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(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Leather Jacket + Sparkly Top + Patchwork Denim + Metallic Booties…an unusual party mix.

Originally taken 3/6/2020

Words taken from Instagram on the day I posted some of these there…

Maya joined in with the “Spring outfit, but winterize it” challenge!

Of course she picked a party dress, but she said she was ok with jeans underneath for warmth! 😂 She’s so obsessed with these wedges!! She’s 8!! Yet, already wants high heels! NO THANK YOU! Soooo not ready!!! 🙈

We came out of quarantine tonight (more on that later #coronavirus ) to brave an empty beach park… I put all my gear on plastic, had wipes and hand sanitizer…such is life in Seattle right now. Especially if you have people you love that have compromised health issues. Again..more on that later.

Right now, I just need some fun and fashion in my life, so we did that!

This is probably my last “Winterize a Spring Outfit” post, but you can post whenever you want with #DitElleGetInspired

It’s been helping ME, so honestly…I’m still doing it!

Adding on to this…we actually took Maya out of school a week and a half before the schools actually closed.  We saw the writing on the wall, and decided to quarantine early.  It wasn’t easy.  The decision was met with A LOT of skepticism by friends.

“Well, we will see you in a few weeks when all this dies down!”

I wish…

I wrote this on Instagram a few days later with a flashback picture….

We are on day 13 of #selfisolation, and I’m not going to lie to you… It hasn’t been easy. 😭
And by self isolation, let me be clear. Maya and I haven’t left the house/been within 6 feet (ok a few times closer by accident) to ANYONE besides the Huz in that time.
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I’ve had a lot of breakdowns.
#CoronavirusSeattle #FlattenTheCurve 
Admittedly, I was frustrated that we were the only ones here in that position-we pulled Maya out of school/all activities before anyone else… (my husband has been following this and correctly projecting where we would be for over a month, and honestly…I was in denial for a while and freaked out by it!!) 
BUT… We are sadly, not alone anymore.

I wish he was wrong…

I’ve had a few weeks to process all of this before some of you. It was NOT a happy few weeks. I was homeschooling Maya before everyone else. There are no words to describe how AMAZING she has been through all of this!!

SHE has been MY ROCK! #letterstomiscmaya 
I have been wavering about what to post about this, but… just posting this for now.

We CAN get through this. 
It IS a time for us to bond as a family.

If that is ONE thing we do…let’s do that.

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The reason I take these….the way she looks at me. Hoping to remind her that we did have fun, and it wasn’t always rules and homework…

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On me…

Leather Jacket- Paige “Danette” (ebay)
Top- La Vie Rebecca Taylor  (ebay)
Jeans- La Vie Rebecca Taylor “Patched Jeans” (eBay)
Boots- Laurence Dacade (ebay)
On Maya…
Jacket- Me Jane Kids (thrifted)
Dress- Fleurisse “Samantha” (eBay for$3.50-retail $245!!!)
Jeans- Habitual “Emilee” (eBay)
Shoes- Toms (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
There are always the in between moments that the camera catches before we are ready…I love them almost as much as the well captured ones.
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(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Fringe Leather Jacket + Distressed Skinnies + Clogs (date night | Mama’s Night Out)

 So….these images are old …

Like….SEVEN MONTHS OLD!

I used to be so good about blogging, and now, I find that I’m just doing what NEEDS TO BE DONE!!

But I’m attempting to catch up and blog a bunch of photos that we’ve taken, because I can’t let them go undocumented!

These looked current, for what the weather is doing now, but I looked back and they were taken back in NOVEMBER!  hahaha.  Oh, well.

BUT….I love them, and have no idea what was really going on at this point in time, so… sadly I have no documentation other than what I see now.
Gotta love my neighbors walking by…
Yeah, and usually one comes up behind me walking their dog! This fringe and stud detailing…LOVE!!!

I still can’t believe I scored it for !! Always obsessed with our matching clogs from Sven!!
Her face!! Then 5 minutes later the sun was gone and it started to rain…

Oddly enough it rained tonight too!  SO…let’s just pretend we took these in July 2019, ok?

LOVE these next two though!!!

On me…

Jacket- Doma (ebay)
Top- Nation LTD (ebay)
Jeans- RtA “Sonia” (eBay)
Clogs- Sven “Ankle Wrap Strap”C/O
On Maya…
Jacket- Hudson Kids (ebay, but similar here)
Dress- Vintage Hanna Andersson (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
Well, it’s inevitable at this point.  Everyone is walking their dogs or their kids if it’s not raining
so….HI!  Don’t mind us!
And, without fail…my cheap timer goes off when I don’t want it to.  BUT…it’s cheap, and…it’s
from Amazon, so… 🙂
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Leather Jacket + Cami + High Waisted Crops + Pointy Toe High Boots

This look originally came about from The Mom Edit’s latest Style Challenge.

The first style challenge was “Layer a Cami over something Warmer”, and I posted my take on it here.

If I’m being honest…it was fun to think outside of the box, but I’m not sure I’d have felt comfortable wearing that out for date night… So, I removed the button down, and this is definitely more “me”.

And CLEARLY before “SNOWMAGEDON!”

BUT….date night thoughts for those not huddled in their houses tomorrow by the fire… The high waisted crop flare is absolutely my fav jean right now, but it’s harder to wear in the winter.  I put a pair of high and tight booties on, and suddenly…no more cold ankles!

And totally date night worthy!
I have gotten sooooo much mileage out of this vintage belt!!  On of the many reasons I love to thrift!

On me…

Cami- Foley (old, similar here and less expensive here)
Belt- Vintage (thrifted)
Leather Jacket- Remake Remodel (eBay for $16!! similar here and cute faux option here)
Heels- Nine West (old, similar here and here)
Keeping it Real…
I showed a video of it being garbage day when I was taking these, but I didn’t capture the construction that was going on at the end of the block… Yes, I was surrounded, and…yes, I did outfit changes hahaha.  No shame in my game at this point!!
And…I had thoughts of taking pics without my jacket, but….it was 40-something degrees.  Didn’t happen.  Ok, it did, but it’s not worth posting haha.
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod)

dit-elle-Lauren

High Waisted “Mom Jeans” + Striped Top + Leather Jacket (Spring…??)

 The weather here in Seattle is still sunny and somewhat warm one minute (it got up to 80 yesterday!!), and then overcast and COLD the next!  I’m SO excited for consistent warmer temps, but they just aren’t quite here yet…

Which means…of course…layering. Oh, and I’m totally into tying a bandana or scarf around my non washed mom bun.

Like….this hair that I haven’t washed in 4 days?  Let me wrap something pretty around it-ha! Notice…no shadows in this next shot??  Sun is gone! OH!  And then back again!Photographically, it’s a NIGHTMARE to shoot in these conditions!  ESPECIALLY if you are trying to take shots with a tripod.  Don’t get me started…

BUT…I mainly wanted to come down here for Maya to play, so it really was fun to capture her in her element.

Although, she will still always say… “I don’t want to go to the beach!!

Uh huh… Love these next ones.  There was this tiny rock that she balanced on. And then….just went in! Once she’s wet, it’s hard to get her out of the water!

On me…

Jacket- Doma (old, similar here)
Jean Shirt- Levi’s Western Shirt (thrifted)
Top- J Crew (similar here)
On Maya…
Faux Leather Jacket- Zara Kids (thrifted, but similar here)
Denim Jacket- CrewCuts (thrifted)
Sweater- CrewCuts by J Crew (thrifted, but similar here)
Dress- Crewcuts (thrifted, but similar here)
Jeggings- Crewcuts “Jodhpur Jeggings” (thrifted)
Shoes- Children’s Place “Sequin Popstar Hi-Top Sneaker (thrifted, similar here)
Keeping it Real…
The main problem now taking Maya to a beach is that she just wants to play with all the other
kids, and….they just wander into our shots haha.  I tried to blur them out, but oddly, I don’t
know how to do that!
When there are others around, I aim to get one go for me, one go for both of us, and then just let her play.  Which I love capturing anyways!  And she has fun, which means…we keep getting to do this 🙂
Hahaha.  This little boy kept wandering into the shot and looking at the camera.  Unlike the one I wanted to take pics with me 😉
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Leather Jacket + Romper + Tights + Booties

 How many of you are SICK of sweaters and bundling up when you go out?

I’m itching to wear some of my warmer weather clothes, but since it JUST SNOWED this week, that’s not happening.  BUT…if you layer some opaque tights under a dress or a romper, it really does add some warmth without adding bulk!

and…all black is ALWAYS a good idea 🙂

On me…

Jacket- Doma (old, similar here)
Romper- Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent (eBay, sold out, similar here and here )
Tights- Purchased from my local drugstore haha.
Boots- Circa Joan & David (thrifted, similar here)
Keeping it Real…
I don’t really have any outtake pictures, because I shot these in….
ONE MINUTE 30 SECONDS!  Bahaha.
I had 30 minutes before I had to pick Maya up, and had taken pictures of another outfit, but brought this just in case, because….I HAD DONE MY HAIR!!
My timer went off telling me I had 10 minutes before I had to pick up Maya, and I thought….Hmmmm, I bet I could change really fast.  So, I literally changed in my car (good thing nobody drove by during THAT!), ran back outside to the camera and tripod that was set up for the previous shot, and did TWO shutter burst of 10 shots.
DONE.
HA!  Seriously, I really need to give myself more time!!  Alas…I never do.
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren