Tag Archives: Leopard Flats

A little leopard here…a little leopard there.

 Blog Zara Button Back Sweater Goldsign Frontier Target Leopard Flats-1 Blog Zara Button Back Sweater Goldsign Frontier Target Leopard Flats-2Yup, I couldn’t stay away from the scissors… I have a stack of black jeans, so I figured one pair could break free and be different, thus ensuring I would rotate them into the mix more. 😉 Blog Zara Button Back Sweater Goldsign Frontier Target Leopard Flats-3LOVE how these turned out!Blog Zara Button Back Sweater Goldsign Frontier Target Leopard Flats-4- Blog Zara Button Back Sweater Goldsign Frontier Target Leopard Flats-4 Blog Zara Button Back Sweater Goldsign Frontier Target Leopard Flats-6Yes…I’m wearing this sweater AGAIN!  Love it! Blog Zara Button Back Sweater Goldsign Frontier Target Leopard Flats-7 Blog Zara Button Back Sweater Goldsign Frontier Target Leopard Flats-8 Blog Zara Button Back Sweater Goldsign Frontier Target Leopard Flats-9 Blog Zara Button Back Sweater Goldsign Frontier Target Leopard Flats-10On me…

Sweater- Zara
Top- Diab’Less (Old, similar here)
Jeans- Goldsign destroyed by me (similar here, similar look here, and less expensive here)
Shoes- Target (not sure how I scored them for $5 at the store, when they are $16 online?!)
 
 
On Maya…
 
Coat- Baluga of NY (thrifted, but similar here)
Sweatshirt- Gap (thrifted, but loving this here)
Jeans- Old Navy (thrifted, but similar here)
Shoes- Old Navy (thrifted, but similar here)
 
 
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

What we wore for Thanksgiving…

 This is what we wore for Thanksgiving.  I don’t know why, but for me, Thanksgiving usually means brown and big shocker-COMFY!  😉  No idea why on the brown, but the comfy is a no brainer.  Anyway…this is waht we wore.  For me-minus the shoes.  We hosted, which means no shoes required 🙂Blog StyleMint DL1961 Emma Coated Leopard flats-1 Blog StyleMint DL1961 Emma Coated Leopard flats-2I’ve mentioned it before, but these DL1961 jeans are beyond comfortable.  They have a 4 way stretch fabric that moves with you and then bounces back without sagging! Blog StyleMint DL1961 Emma Coated Leopard flats-3 Blog StyleMint DL1961 Emma Coated Leopard flats-4 Blog StyleMint DL1961 Emma Coated Leopard flats-5Ok, truth be told.  I didn’t have time to photograph what I was wearing on the actual day, so I redressed and photographed it the other day haha.  I was too busy making pies!!  Oh, and photographing the Peanut 🙂  THIS (below) was actually on Thanksgiving.  It was totally foggy.  My favorite to shoot in! Blog StyleMint DL1961 Emma Coated Leopard flats-6And it was chilly!  I had to get ONE picture of her dress before layering her up! Blog StyleMint DL1961 Emma Coated Leopard flats-7I got these Gap boots for $2.75 at a thrift store last week.  I was worried that they wouldn’t go with much, but they go with everything!  You will see these A LOT in the next week or so :). Blog StyleMint DL1961 Emma Coated Leopard flats-8On me…

Sweater- StyleMint (sold out, but love this sheer look here)
Shoes- (thrifted) but similar here and cheaper here.
On Maya…
Jeans- Gap
Dress- Old Navy (thrifted)
Vest- Janie and Jack (thrifted, but similar here)
Boots- Gap (thrifted, but similar here)

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Are we sick of leopard flats? I’m not… :)

I may have already worn these flats a few times, but I love how they add fun to a pretty simple outfit.  Blog Ivory 360 Cashmere Dylan George Coated Leopard Flats-1And…”super mom tip gone bad”  I mentioned before my dislike of taking things to the drycleaner (who has time?!), and my frequent tossing of “dry clean only” items in the wash.  Well, this sweater is 100% cashmere.  I’d washed it on gentle before and it came out great!  Then…it accidentally went into the dryer.  Wah wah wah 😦  I’m actually ok with the length, but am totally bummed that it’s more of a traditional turtleneck than the cowl neck it was before… Oh, well.  I got it on the cheap off eBay (about 90% off!), so I guess I can’t cry over it too much…

All that said.  I layered a little boho tank underneath so it wasn’t too short with these very tight skinny jeans.Blog Ivory 360 Cashmere Dylan George Coated Leopard Flats-2 Blog Ivory 360 Cashmere Dylan George Coated Leopard Flats-3I am SO buying the size up on these when Maya finally grows out of them!!  For $6, I LOVE THEM! Blog Ivory 360 Cashmere Dylan George Coated Leopard Flats-4

On me…

Jeans- Dylan George (sold out at Nordstrom but a few sizes available here Less expensive here)
Tank Top- Target old (similar here and here)
Sweater- 360 Cashmere (in grey here, otherwise similar here and less expensive here)

Shoes- (thrifted) but similar here and cheaper here.

On Maya…
Jeans- Old Navy Similar (purchased mine via ThredUp)
Top- Genuine Kids by OshKosh (purchased on sale at Target similar here.
Sweater- Janie and Jack (thrifted, but similar here )
Shoes- Zulily (enter Mariposa)
Super Mom tip *edited*
For the most part, I wash my cashmere sweaters in the wash on “wool delicate”, but make sure you keep an eagle eye out for when the load is done.  Someone might help and throw it in the dryer 😉  This does NOT work well with regular wool or cashmere blends.  That will fit your child when you are done, which I guess could be a super mom tip on how to find sweaters for you child 🙂

dit-elle-Lauren

What to wear for family pictures?

This is family picture season.  I’m in the thick of it at work, and families always ask…

“What should we wear??”

My answer is always, first and foremost, wear what you feel good in!  It doesn’t matter if you are wearing the latest trend, all look good together, etc… If you don’t feel good-you won’t like the pictures!  Now, that aside, here are some tips-

*Wear complimentary colors, but try not to be too matchy matchy.  I love when a kid/children wear a print and then older siblings and parents pick up a solid color in that print.  Or, you can have everyone wear neutral colors (creams, browns, grays) and then have a pop of color here and there (scarf, shoes, hair accessories, ties, belts) that match.

*Try to stay away from large logo’s or pictures on clothing.  It tends to draw the focus away from the most important thing….you and your family!

*Don’t wear all black.  Yes, we all feel good in black.  However, when you are all cuddling together (those are my favorite pics!), you will look like a big blog of black with floating heads.

*When in doubt, do a dress rehearsal really quick one night and snap a pic with your phone.  You will see if it all meshes well or clashes 🙂

Here’s what we wore last Mother’s Day.  Every year, that’s what I ask for as a present.  My parents take the pictures 🙂  We don’t have the boys for Mother’s Day (obviously), so this just gives you an idea for a smaller family…

I started off with Maya’s print top…Blog What to Wear for Family Pictures-1Then I picked up a color in her top with my solid top. Blog What to Wear for Family Pictures-2 Blog What to Wear for Family Pictures-3Same with my husband. Blog What to Wear for Family Pictures-4I made sure his shirt picked up another color and also went well with my top.  That’s usually not a problem if you chose different colors in your child’s top. The colors usually are meant to go together 🙂 Blog What to Wear for Family Pictures-5Then for Father’s Day, I did a little shoot with all the kids and made a book with the images. Blog What to Wear for Family Pictures-6Blog What to Wear for Family Pictures-7 On me…

Jeans- Genentic Denim (on sale here! )
Top- Sanctuary (Sold out, but similar color here)

Shoes- (thrifted) but similar here and cheaper here.

On Maya…
Jeans- Gap.
Top- Gap (thrifted, loving this long sleeve one here)
Boots- Children’s Place (Thrifted, but similar here.
and
Jeans- Old Navy (from ThredUp, but same on sale here)
Top- Gap (from ThredUp, but similar here)

Shoes- Zulily

Super Mom Tip-

You do NOT have to break the bank and go crazy buying clothes for pictures.  Having a color scheme in mind is the best time to hit the thrift stores!  Both boys are wearing thrifted Ralph Lauren Polo shirts- $5 each 😉  You can pick up a fun colored scarf for $1.50 or a pair of fun shoes for $10 that will MAKE your outfit!  Also, check out Pinterest!  There’s a TON of ideas on there.  Here’s a board I started with a few more ideas.

dit-elle-Lauren

Consignment Store Purchase, changed the course of the day…

Well, that and the 20 degree increase from mid morning!

It never fails.  I drop a load of clothes off at the consignment shop in the effort to clear out my closet(s), and then come away with more clothes!!  Well, when you score these shoes for $6, you can’t pass that up-thank you Funky Janes Consignment!

Btw…am I the only mom that dresses up a liiiiittle more when they don’t wash their hair/put on make up (ok, some days not take a shower!)?  Kind of like-look down, not up!

1BlogBCBGCreamCrochet20 8 12Jeans-1n 1BlogBCBGCreamCrochet20 8 12Jeans-2n 1BlogBCBGCreamCrochet20 8 12Jeans-3Seriously!  How cute are these??  Love the end of season scores… 1BlogBCBGCreamCrochet20 8 12Jeans-4Here’s Maya’s take on neutrals with leopard shoes.  Of course…she wins.1Maya95wksPinkLeopard-1On me…

Jeans- Twenty8Twelve by Sienna Miller “KES” (sold out :(, but similar here)

Top- BCBG (old) similar here, here, or even less expensive option here.

Shoes- MIA Hawaii Buckle Thong Sandal

On Maya

Sweater- Gap

Jeans- Gap

Shoes-Zulily They come up often, so save this search “Mariposa Slip on Shoe” ($6!!)

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StyleMint + J Brand + Leopard Flats “oh my!”

I got the rest of my box from StyleMint today, and I’m in love with everything!!  Total bonus…I got 3 free gifts!  I’m sure I’ll blog about those later 🙂  For now I’ll start with how I wore it for 90% of the day… Yup, with my Havaianas 🙂

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So the inseam on these J Brand jeans is a little long (even though I’m 5′ 8″, my legs are the size of someone who is at best 5′ 6″).  At first I thought I couldn’t make them work, but then…I kind of like them a little unzipped.  Thoughts?? BlogBrownStyleMintJBrandZippers-2Then I decided to dress the outfit up a little… The laugh would be due to a car driving by wondering what the paparazzi was for 🙂 BlogBrownStyleMintJBrandZippers-3blogBrownStyleMintJBrandZippers-17 blogBrownStyleMintJBrandZippers-19 Both of these are totally suitable for hangingout/chasing (which happened right before this was taken) your children. blogBrownStyleMintJBrandZippers-28blogBrownStyleMintJBrandZippers-33Blog-1 On me…

Top-StyleMint Rosebud T (on sale!)
Shoes-(1) Havaianas then (2)  (thrifted) but similar here and cheaper here.


On Maya…

Top- Gap (eBay, but LOVE this one)
Jeans- Old Navy (little big, so rolled to look like boyfriend jeans)
Shoes- Old Navy (eBay, but similar here.)
Belt- Thrifted, but similar here.

dit-elle-Lauren