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Le Diner En Blanc | Seattle 2019

Le Dîner en Blanc was actually on July 25th, 2019, but…(broken record time) . I haven’t had time to blog them until now.

I had 3 shoots get rained out this weekend (ugh!!), but I actually have a little time to spare while I upload a bunch of other client galleries.

I didn’t have time to take pics before the event, and honestly still was undecided on what I was going to wear until about 20 minutes before we left (as per usual!)!

SO…a few mornings later, I put my dress back on, and Maya and I ran outside for a few quick pictures!

Can I tell you how excited I was when I realized this dress had POCKETS?  Honestly, that’s what tipped it into the winner category!
This is the quickest, easiest hair do to do in a pinch.  With the elaborate neckline of this dress, I didn’t really want to wear my hair down.  However, I decided on this dress so last minute that I had to do a quick hair adjustment!  I threw one of the flowers from the bouquet we brought, and called it good!
Seriously, one of my new favorite images I’ve taken of us!!!

That sun flare!!  The joy….LOVE!!!
Dying… I LOVE the way it looks like she’s playing with the light in these next ones!
And then looking up at it???  All coincidence haha, but I love it!
I didn’t bring my real camera with me to the event, so the pics I took aren’t the greatest with my phone.

The official pics can be seen here, as well as information about the event.

The official promo video is super cool though, AND we are in there twice!  At minute 1:23 and then again right after dancing in the GIF photo booth (still pick of that at the end of this post)

I ended up going with my friend, because Houston gave it the big thumbs down after hearing all the details haha.

I will admit, that I am SO GLAD I went with a girlfriend.  There is a LOT of prep and planning that goes into it.  You have to bring your own table, chairs, and decorations.  It ALL has to be white!  We also chose to bring our own food, because the meal options didn’t look as appealing.  Honestly, I’m still undecided if we will go that route next year or not…

After all that though, I can honestly say it was so worth it, and SO much fun!!
Here’s our little table spread and food.  Yes, that’s for two of us hahaha.

We shared. 😉
They had a photo booth that did GIFS!  SO FUN!

On me…

Dress- La Vie Rebecca Taylor “Eyelet Shift Dress” (eBay NWT $17, retailed $295!!!)
Shoes- Nine West (traded with a friend! Similar here)
On Maya…
Dress- Cat & Jack (target old)
Keeping it Real…
Well, the real keeping it real is that the first images are from a few days later right before sunrise.  I just twisted my hair again really quick, and didn’t even bother with make up-ha!
And then…I messed up the focusing on the first batch of pictures!!  I can’t really tell on the back of my camera if I’m not wearing my glasses!  We came inside, and I was like “OH NO!  Maya, we gotta go back outside!!) . Let me tell you…she earned some extra ipad time for that 😉
The upside?  When we came back out the sun had risen a little more, and that’s when we go the amazing sun flare!!  SO…HAPPY ACCIDENT!!
So cute though, right?
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Denim Jacket + White Sundress + Peep Toe Clogs + Vintage Wicker Bag (Memorial Day Outfit Inspo)

 I can’t believe it’s already Memorial Day weekend!

Although, we took these pictures a few weeks ago, I thought it would be the perfect Memorial Day outfit inspiration for those headed to BBQ’s and parties.  A white dress might be asking for trouble (hello spills!), but…that’s what stain remover is for, no??! 😉
I am SO obsessed with this vintage bag I scored while I was on a girls trip in Idaho!!  It’s in perfect condition and the bakelite handles and trim are SO amazing!!
I loooooove the color of these clogs!  At first I thought they were pink, but they are the prettiest blush nude that will go with EVERYTHING this summer!
I can’t handle these next ones…LOVE HER!!  AND…The rainbow sunflare I got in these next ones makes me so happy!
She kept tickling me with this, and then…I realized she was really trying to get yellow dust all over my face.  See outtakes 🙂

The gap toothed smile is my all time favorite! I was SO sad that her front two teeth grew in SO FAST!

Thankfully, these side ones have taken their time growing in…

On me…

Jean Jacket- 3×1 thrifted for $10!!! (similar here retails for $300!!)
On Maya…
Jacket- Hudson Kids (ebay, but similar here)
Dress- Les Petites Choses (thrifted, but similar print here)
Jeans- Gap Kids (thrifted, but love this light wash here)
Keeping it Real…
Yup, another “1st shutter click shot”
nailed it! haha.
Is this thing working??
This is where I realized she was trying to dust me with yellow powder…
And yes…bikers and walkers were going past us constantly.  No shame at this point!
Ha!
(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