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Little Black Dresses for my birthday…

 I posted on Friday about my early birthday celebration over the weekend.

The upside to having  your birthday during the week, is that you get a double celebration!

We had my parents over for dinner on my actual birthday, and then went outside after dinner for a few pictures. I LOVE these shots!  Her leaping into my arms and looking directly at the camera on the tripod….as if there is anyone there!

Funny, no?
Loooooooove!! Maya saw this picture and said “Look! We’re both twirling at the same time!!” 👯💃🏼💃🏼 I’ve tried to do this a few times and failed miserably or…comically! 😂. This time… #Nailedit 🤗 🙌🏻 And…convinced the Huz to get in a few! She loves her Meme and BOPO! And…this dress was made for twirling!  As most Hanna Andersson dresses are!  Which is why they are a favorite of ours!

On me…

Dress- Ella Moss (Old, but similar here and here.)
Sandals- J. Litvack (thrifted, similar here and here.)
On Maya…
Dress- Hanna Andersson (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
I honestly could have done an entire blog post on the keeping it real from this!  Mainly because I took SO many pics!  I’ll keep it to a few…
Honestly, I LOVE this next one!  SO….kind of a cheat on the “keeping it real”, but far from perfect, which I love!
Maya is all about saying “NO PICTURES!  I don’t want to go take pictures!!”
BUT….if I want to take a picture without her?  She’s ALL up in there!
Here’s a video compilation that my dad took while I was taking pictures.  FYI, a neighbor had composted recently and that’s what was stinky haha. And…Maya running and jumping her hand in front of the camera! AND…my laugh.  Go big or go home, right?
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Little Black Dress… Day to Night (Date Night!)

 Ok, I didn’t wear this to date night, but the Huz commented many times over the course of the day how much he liked the dress, so that counts, right?? 😉Blog Ella Moss Tiered Clara Dress Miz Mooz Clogs-1 Please excuse my blindingly pale legs!!  I keep meaning to use self tanner, and then…Blog Ella Moss LBD Miz Mooz Clogs-2 Blog Ella Moss LBD Miz Mooz Clogs-3 Blog Ella Moss LBD Miz Mooz Clogs-4 We BOTH were wearing things under our dresses, which was good, because although it was 80 degrees…it was windy!!  I’ve gathered a bunch of diaper covers for Maya to wear under dresses in the summer.   Size 18-24 month and 2T still fit, because she’s not wearing a diaper!  Super cute and a lot cooler than leggings.Blog Ella Moss LBD Miz Mooz Clogs-5 Blog Ella Moss LBD Miz Mooz Clogs-6I gave Maya the choice of what we should do.  I said I’d copy whatever she did 🙂 Blog Ella Moss LBD Miz Mooz Clogs-7 Blog Ella Moss LBD Miz Mooz Clogs-8 Blog Ella Moss LBD Miz Mooz Clogs-9 Blog Ella Moss LBD Miz Mooz Clogs-10 Attempted to get a shoe shot…haha.Blog Ella Moss LBD Miz Mooz Clogs-11I can’t even handle her….so freaking cute!!Blog Crew and Lu Midnight Garden Tie Back Dress Hanna Andersson Silver Clogs-1Ps-she has a mint in her mouth (bribe anyone??!), so that’s why her mouth is all puckered in all these ha! Blog Crew and Lu Midnight Garden Tie Back Dress Hanna Andersson Silver Clogs-2 Looooove the back of this dress!Blog Crew and Lu Midnight Garden Tie Back Dress Hanna Andersson Silver Clogs-3 Blog Crew and Lu Midnight Garden Tie Back Dress Hanna Andersson Silver Clogs-4 Blog Crew and Lu Midnight Garden Tie Back Dress Hanna Andersson Silver Clogs-5I was a liiiiiiittle nervous about her doing kung fu kicks in these clogs, but…not to worry! Blog Crew and Lu Midnight Garden Tie Back Dress Hanna Andersson Silver Clogs-6

On me…

Dress- Ella Moss “Tiered Clara Dress” (eBay, similar here)
Clogs- Miz Mooz (old, but loving these here)
On Maya…
Dress- Crew & Lu Midnight Garden Tie Back Dress (scored when she had a massive sale!)
Clogs- Hanna Andersson (scored for $10!! Similar here and here)
Keeping it Real…
The remote wasn’t working at first, but I figured out it was because the grass was interfering?  So…I propped it up on my phone 🙂Blog Outtake-1Popcorn and seaweed to keep her in one spot for a shoe shot, but I actually liked the one where she was lying down better!  Oh, and sports came all week equaled more bruises than normal…I edited those out 🙂 Blog Outtake-2The focusing set up haha.  Blog Outtake-3
(all pictures taken with a self timer/shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Little Black Dress… Day to Night (Part one…Day)

If there’s one thing that everyone should have in their wardrobe, it’s a little black dress!

They are so versatile, and can be worn year after year and look completely different as you change your accessories!

I scored this dress off eBay for $4.50!!!  It’s silk too, so it’s super comfy and can be dressed up easily (stay tuned for a follow up post where I dress it up easily!)Blog Ella Moss Tiered Clara Dress Levis Denim Shirt Converse-1 Blog Ella Moss Tiered Clara Dress Levis Denim Shirt Converse-2 Blog Ella Moss Tiered Clara Dress Levis Denim Shirt Converse-3 Blog Ella Moss Tiered Clara Dress Levis Denim Shirt Converse-4 Blog Ella Moss Tiered Clara Dress Levis Denim Shirt Converse-5 Blog Ella Moss Tiered Clara Dress Levis Denim Shirt Converse-6 Blog Ella Moss Tiered Clara Dress Levis Denim Shirt Converse-7If you look close,  you can see the watermelon mint I had to bribe her with to get in a shot with me 🙂 Blog Ella Moss Tiered Clara Dress Levis Denim Shirt Converse-8 Blog Ella Moss Tiered Clara Dress Levis Denim Shirt Converse-9Can we talk about this gorgeous dress too??!  It’s from the same woman who made the cool tie back gray dress in this post.  I love the little unique touches!  The back is SO cute, and the fabric doesn’t wrinkle!  I want one in my size!!Blog Crew and Lu Midnight Garden Tie Back Dress-1 Blog Crew and Lu Midnight Garden Tie Back Dress-2I shot an “Instagram Story” on how I took this next shot.  Not rocket science, but having kids do some kind of fun activity is a good way to get fun action shots. Blog Crew and Lu Midnight Garden Tie Back Dress-3And she ran back and forth jumping over, and over, and over.  Great way to tire them out too!  haha. Blog Crew and Lu Midnight Garden Tie Back Dress-4 Her face!! 🙂Blog Crew and Lu Midnight Garden Tie Back Dress-5 Blog Crew and Lu Midnight Garden Tie Back Dress-6

On me…

Dress- Ella Moss “Tiered Clara Dress” (eBay, similar here)
Clogs- Miz Mooz (old, but loving these here)
On Maya…
Dress- Crew & Lu Midnight Garden Tie Back Dress (scored when she had a massive sale!)
Keeping it Real…
So many times, as I’m looking back through the pictures I’ve taken, I think…
“Do I REALLY make those faces??!”
Clearly I do… 😉
Blog Casual Outtake-1And…we don’t always stick the dismounts 🙂 Blog Casual Outtake-2 Nor do I stick the focus 100% of the time… 😉Blog Casual Outtake-3
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

LBD…for any occasion!

I almost didn’t post these pictures, because I totally messed up the focus and stood a crack in the side walk too close, but…whatever.

It was Charlie’s 16th birthday, and we’d had family over for dinnerCharlie got a remote control car from my parents, so we went out to play with it.  I’ll blame the excitement over the car for my standing in the wrong spot, and not the wine I had with dinner haha… 😉Blog Feel the Piece Dress Zara Lace Up Sandals-1 Blog Feel the Piece Dress Zara Lace Up Sandals-2It was hard to distract her from the car, but a good swing usually does it! Blog Feel the Piece Dress Zara Lace Up Sandals-3 Practicing her kung fu moves…Blog Mini Boden Dress-1 Blog Mini Boden Dress-2Super cool that Jackson was able to come over too!  So weird not having him in the house anymore… Maya was in heaven having both brothers back for the evening!Blog Charlies 16th Birthday-1 Blog Charlies 16th Birthday-2SO rare to get all these guys in front of the camera! Blog Charlies 16th Birthday-3

On me…

Sandals- Zara (old, loving these here and  here)
On Maya…
Dress- Tea Collection (thrifted, similar here)
Keeping it Real…
And… Here’s me running to get the remote control car in the spot where I should have been standing all along…perfectly in focus haha.
Oh well…Blog Outtake-1

LBD + Levi’s Jacket + Converse = Lazy win :)

 Funny thing…I got asked if I was going somewhere special as I was leaving the gym.

Um…nope, just lazy.

So funny that for me…dresses usually don’t equal me dressing up, the equal me being lazy.  I only have to think of ONE thing to put on haha.  Anyone else??Blog Ella Moss Dress Levis Jacket Converse-1 Blog Ella Moss Dress Levis Jacket Converse-2 Blog Ella Moss Dress Levis Jacket Converse-3 Blog Ella Moss Dress Levis Jacket Converse-4 Blog Ella Moss Dress Levis Jacket Converse-5 Blog Ella Moss Dress Levis Jacket Converse-6 Blog Ella Moss Dress Levis Jacket Converse-7 Blog Ella Moss Dress Levis Jacket Converse-8 Blog Ella Moss Dress Levis Jacket Converse-9 Blog Ella Moss Dress Levis Jacket Converse-10 Blog Ella Moss Dress Levis Jacket Converse-11 Blog Ella Moss Dress Levis Jacket Converse-12 Blog Hanna Andersson Plaid Twirl Dress Black Converse High Tops-2 Blog Hanna Andersson Plaid Twirl Dress Black Converse High Tops-3Blog Hanna Andersson Plaid Twirl Dress Black Converse High Tops-1My mom took all of the images of me and me with Maya because my car got broken into, and they took my tripod.  I mean, WHO steals a tripod??!!  But…they left the more expensive flash that I randomly had left in one of the seat pockets, so I guess I’ll just say thank you.  In any case…I took some of my mom with Maya too, and this is now one of my new favorites of them!Blog Maya and Meme-1And because I loved it so much, I wanted to see if my mom could get one of me and Maya like this.  BUT…if there is one thing I know as a photographer.  You can very rarely replicate an image that you want.  BUT…love these too 🙂Blog Ella Moss Dress Levis Jacket Converse-23 Blog Ella Moss Dress Levis Jacket Converse-24 On me…

Jacket- Levi’s (thrifted, similar here)
Dress- Ella Moss “Icon Wrap Ruffle” (eBay)
Shoes- Converse (thrifted)
On Maya…
Jacket- Levi’s (thrifted, but similar here)
Dress- Hanna Andersson (thrifted)
Leggings- Hanna Andersson (thrifted)
Shoes- Converse (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
So, this is what happens when I try to get an image by myself when my mom is taking them haha 🙂
Blog Outtake-1And…putting leaves on my head is way more fun than giving me a kiss. 😉 Blog Outtake-2
(all pictures of me and me with Maya taken by my mom :))

dit-elle-Lauren