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Little White Dress…Day to night (Night)

I showed this dress on Monday as an every day wear, but honestly…it begs to be worn out!!

All the little details…kill me!  Oddly, when I got home, I swear the attached slip shrank like 4 inches!!!  I don’t remember it being so short in the store, so I added another slip underneath for coverage!

If I were to go out for New Years, this would absolutely be an option!blog-doma-leather-joie-oshea-dress-nine-west-1 blog-doma-leather-joie-oshea-dress-nine-west-2 blog-doma-leather-joie-oshea-dress-nine-west-3 blog-doma-leather-joie-oshea-dress-nine-west-4 I told Maya we could do whatever she wanted for these next shots.  I’ll reveal what she really had us doing in the “keeping it real”… :}

All in all, I just want her to have fun, so whatever she suggests, I’m game for 🙂  AND, I got some great shots of us laughing, so I’m beyond happy too!blog-doma-leather-joie-oshea-dress-nine-west-5 blog-doma-leather-joie-oshea-dress-nine-west-6 blog-doma-leather-joie-oshea-dress-nine-west-7 blog-doma-leather-joie-oshea-dress-nine-west-8 blog-doma-leather-joie-oshea-dress-nine-west-9 blog-doma-leather-joie-oshea-dress-nine-west-10

On me…

Leather Jacket- Doma (old, similar here)
Booties- Nine West (I think 20+ years old! Love these!)
On Maya…
Vest- Zara (thrifted, but similar here)
Dress- Hanna Andersson (thrifted, but similar here)
Boots- See Kai Run(hand me down)
Keeping it Real…
And for those following along, yes…she’s still in the licking phase ;{
blog-outtake-1In her words when I asked what we should do…
“Make funny faces, and pee in our pants!”
“WHAT?!?!”
“Just preteeeeeending!!!”
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Behind the scenes video here!
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Little White Dress (Day)

 I recently found this dress while thrifting.  It’s by one of my favorite designers.  It retailed for $368, and I found it for $32 (with a coupon!).  Honestly…that’s still more than I’d normally spend, so I hemmed and I hawed with it in my cart around the store…

Rarely do I try things on when thrifting.  Mainly because I don’t have the time, but I decided to try this dress on, and I sent a pic to a friend of mine.  Her words- “It’s so you!!!”

And so…it became mine.

BUT…If I spend money on dresses that only get worn once, that’s ridiculous, right??!  Most dressy dresses can be dressed down, and honestly…I think I like it dressed down better!  Oh, and in warmer weather, I’m so wearing this with a jean jacket and sandals!!

Later in the week, I’ll show how I dressed it up!

blog-organic-leather-jacket-joie-oshea-dress-frye-harness-boots-1 I wish I could say that I planned this hair flip!  But…nope.  Total accidental catch, but I love it.blog-organic-leather-jacket-joie-oshea-dress-frye-harness-boots-2I always ask Maya what she wants us to do in shots.

“Let’s pretend to be statues!!”
blog-organic-leather-jacket-joie-oshea-dress-frye-harness-boots-3 blog-organic-leather-jacket-joie-oshea-dress-frye-harness-boots-4 blog-organic-leather-jacket-joie-oshea-dress-frye-harness-boots-5blog-zara-faux-fur-vest-hanna-andersson-twirl-dress-see-kai-run-boots-1 The girl’s got hops!!blog-zara-faux-fur-vest-hanna-andersson-twirl-dress-see-kai-run-boots-2 blog-zara-faux-fur-vest-hanna-andersson-twirl-dress-see-kai-run-boots-3On me…

Leather Jacket- Organic by John Patrick (ebay)
Boots- Frye 12″ Harness boots (thrifted for $10!! They were in the men’s section!!)
On Maya…
Vest- Zara (thrifted, but similar here)
Dress- Hanna Andersson (thrifted, but similar here)
Boots- See Kai Run(hand me down)
Keeping it Real…
Um…I’m back here!!!
blog-day-outtake-1 hahahaha.  She wanted to get all up in the camera…blog-day-outtake-2 And…licking me yet again… 😦blog-day-outtake-3
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Little White Dress + Boots (Yes, after Labor Day!!)

 I’ve never been one to adhere to the “No White After Labor Day” rule.  I say wear white all the time!  It’s so versatile, and there’s something about crisp white clothing that makes me feel so good!

Granted…they don’t stay crisp and clean for very long, but that’s what Oxyclean is for haha.

I actually scored this dress new with tags ($145!) at Goodwill a few years ago for $8, but totally forgot I had it!  Yes, I’m a pack rat, and can go shopping in my own closet.  I have issues, but I certainly wasn’t mad about finding this gem!blog-terra-nostra-white-dress-aquatalia-boots-1 blog-terra-nostra-white-dress-aquatalia-boots-2 blog-terra-nostra-white-dress-aquatalia-boots-3 blog-terra-nostra-white-dress-aquatalia-boots-4 blog-terra-nostra-white-dress-aquatalia-boots-5My new favorite picture of the two of us!!blog-terra-nostra-white-dress-aquatalia-boots-6blog-gapkids-floral-dress-pink-saltwater-sandals-1 The many poses of Maya…blog-gapkids-floral-dress-pink-saltwater-sandals-2 blog-gapkids-floral-dress-pink-saltwater-sandals-3 I can’t even handle this next one!  I want to EAT HER UP!!!blog-gapkids-floral-dress-pink-saltwater-sandals-4 “Mommy, look!  I’m an old lady!!” haha.blog-gapkids-floral-dress-pink-saltwater-sandals-5 blog-gapkids-floral-dress-pink-saltwater-sandals-6The Huz was out of town for the first part of last week, and I vowed to get some sunset shots of us while he was gone.  Well…we missed it the first few nights, but got them this evening!  Actually, I really wanted the sun poking through the trees (which we got), but after we left the park, I had to get out of the car and grab this shot too… So lucky to live where we do!blog-west-seattle-sunset

On me…

Dress- Terra Nostra (thrifted for $8!, similar here)
Boots- Aquatalia (eBay for $50! similar here)
On Maya..
Dress- GapKids (thrifted)
Leggings- Hanna Andersson (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
Trying to wrangle Maya back into the shot haha
blog-outtake-1 I attempted to take a few vertical shots, but my lens was too heavy and sank down!  Oh, and Maya was standing right in front of the camera haha.  The latter wouldn’t have been a big deal if I’d actually captured the top half like I meant to!
Can we call this a shoe shot? 😉blog-outtake-2
(all pictures taken with a self timer/shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Little White Dress + Booties…yay summer!

 As soon as I saw the Coast to Coast Challenge for this week, I knew I wanted to do it!  The only problems?  A) Picking just one little white dress!  B) White dresses + Toddlers…not exactly the best combination.  C) Finding the time, because this week was crazy busy!!!

I actually wore this dress back in December layered over skinny jeans and under a sweater and jacket.  It’s a liiiiiiittle short on me, but I’ve still been dying to be brave enough to wear it just as a dress.  SO…I took the challenge and did it 🙂Blog Free People Sunbeam Mini Dress Sam Edelman Lisle Booties-1Please forgive my pale legs… Blog Free People Sunbeam Mini Dress Sam Edelman Lisle Booties-2Thankfully it’s longer in the back, so no flashing anyone (I hope!!) Blog Free People Sunbeam Mini Dress Sam Edelman Lisle Booties-3 Blog Free People Sunbeam Mini Dress Sam Edelman Lisle Booties-4 Blog Free People Sunbeam Mini Dress Sam Edelman Lisle Booties-5 Blog Free People Sunbeam Mini Dress Sam Edelman Lisle Booties-6 Blog Free People Sunbeam Mini Dress Sam Edelman Lisle Booties-7This was Maya’s last day of preschool, and it was also her turn for show and tell/snacks.  She brought a few “My Little Pony” dolls (OBSESSED!)Blog Levis Jacket lilly pulitzer whale dress Navy Saltwater Sandals-1Blog Levis Jacket lilly pulitzer whale dress Peek Leggings Navy Saltwater Sandals-2Blog lilly pulitzer whale dress Peek Leggings Navy Saltwater Sandals-1They had a little celebration outside for the last 30 minutes of school.  It was sooooo cute!!!Blog lilly pulitzer whale dress Peek Leggings Navy Saltwater Sandals-2Blog lilly pulitzer whale dress Peek Leggings Navy Saltwater Sandals-3Blog lilly pulitzer whale dress Peek Leggings Navy Saltwater Sandals-4Blog lilly pulitzer whale dress Peek Leggings Navy Saltwater Sandals-5On me…

Boots- Sam Edelman “Lisle” Boots (thrifted for $10!!  Sold out, but love this lower heel version)
On Maya…

Jacket- Levi’s (thrifted, but similar here)

Top/Dress- Lilly Pulitzer (thrifted, but similar here)

Leggings- Peek “Natalie” Leggings (thrifted for $2!)
Shoes- Saltwater “Surfer” Sandal  (thrifted for $1.50!!)
Keeping it Real…
Yes, sometimes I bribe her to come outside with me 😉  This girl will do almost anything for a pretzel!
Blog Outtake-1Someone was a little out of sorts on her way to school.  I really think she was sad it was her last day 😦
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(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren