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Strapless Silk Top + White High Waisted Crop Flares + Clogs

Pictures originally taken 8/1/2020 (playing catch up!)
Words written on Instagram on that day
We are officially in the….“Let’s play dress up” stage
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We aren’t going anywhere….
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But…white high rise crop flares + strapless silk tops + clogs…
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I am so prepared once we FINALLY do go out again!

Oh, who am I kidding. I’ll still wait til the last minute and think “I have nothing to wear!!”
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THIS is why I capture us…

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Yes, I love putting together outfits, but…

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When we are together, this is what we do. We love on each other.

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We play…

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We love on each other…

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On me…

Top- Elizabeth and James  (ebay)
Jeans-Eve Denim “Charlotte”  (thrifted)
Clogs- Sven (gifted)
On Maya…
Dress-  (thrifted)
Clogs- Sve (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
Behind the scenes video shown on our Instagram post!
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BUT also to be clear…we also knock each other over-OK, SHE knocks me over…

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It’s not always perfectly captured..

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AND…when you are taking videos while taking pics, she’s concentrating on the video, and I’m adjusting! haha.

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

dit-elle-Lauren

White Strapless Jumpsuit + Clogs…wishing I was on vacation!!!

Pictures originally taken 7/25/2020 (playing catch up!)
Words written on Instagram on that day…
Can we just pretend we are on vacation?!!
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I REALLY wish I was a morning person!!
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The morning light is amazing…Maya is game…put sunglasses and a hat on and…duh, no hair and make up needed!!!
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This light!!! It gives me so much joy! I really want to play more around with light flare!
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Yet…I cannot get my ass in gear to take morning pics!!!
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But…I will try!! Because… ❤️

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The sun flare…and this nugget!

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LOVE!!

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I could only lure her out very last minute, as per ususal…

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But, I’ll take it!

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Editing to add in current time…. 02/21/2022
OMG, I am SOOOO ready to go on vacation!!!  I want to wear ALL the summer hats, feel the SUN on my face.  It’s been TOO LONG.
We are in constant work mode on various properties.
Are we SO lucky to have those properties?  YES!!  Is it a LOT of work?  Also yes.
If you don’t follow us on Instagram, you can hopefully click here to see all the things…
We’ve cancelled 7 vacations during Covid, and I’m SO over it.
I know I’m SO fortunate to even have HAD a vacation scheduled, but…for me… I can handle a lot.  I can handle not doing things when it’s planned.
What I can’t handle well, is something planned and then taken away.  Last minute change is not something I deal with well, and…It’s been our life lately.  ON REPEAT!
So…you can just imagine my mental state….for all the days lately.

On me…

Hat- (Thrifted)
Jumpsuit- Aqua (ebay)
Belt- Vintage (thrifted)
Clogs- Swedish Hasbeens (ebay SCORE for $17)
On Maya…
Top- Crewcuts (thrifted)
Shorts- DIY cut off Levi’s (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Lowback Black Bodysuit + High Waisted Culottes + Clogs

Pictures originally taken 7/25/2020 (playing catch up!)
Words written on Instagram on that day…
A few random things…
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I always like to dress up a little bit on Friday nights. Makes me feel a little more “normal”…whatever THAT is!
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I wore a very similar outfit last Friday. Sadly, I got my other bodysuit stuck in my zipper. None of us could get it out, so I ended up ripping my bodysuit and pulling the zipper pull completely OFF!
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I then spent about 4-5 hours this week watching you tube videos and trying to figure out how to reattach the zipper. H kept walking by and saying “You know…we could take that to a tailor…”
Am I the only one that spends a stupid amount of time trying to figure something out because you get CONSUMED?? I almost threw in the towel about 5 times, BUT…
TA-DAH!!
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And…I have a complete obsession with what I call mullet tops. Business in the front, party in the back! Swipe to see.
AAAAAAND, the seller listed these clogs as the brand “Toffel” 😱
So I scored them for $17.99 with free shipping!
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Hope everyone is having a good weeekend so far!
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I’m a sucker for a low back!

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And….HER!!!

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Soooo not ready for her looking like a teenager!!! But, it’s happening.

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LOVE!

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And this is one of my new favorite images of her!!!

On me…

Bodysuit- Rachel Pally  (ebay)
Jeans- Sea NY (ebay)
Clogs- Swedish Hasbeen (ebay)
On Maya…
Shirt- Crewcuts (thrifted)
Dress- Ella Moss (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
This was another shoot that I could have posted twice as many outtakes as actual shots I loved.  BUT….I can laugh about them, and I do love them!!
See our outtakes from the Instagram post.
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I swear I wasn’t choking her!!

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When 7:30 strikes…it’s DESSERT TIME! I can’t dissuade her from that time, but…I’ll tell her she can come back out with the popsicle!

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And…that joy?  I will do anything to see that.
SO glad it only takes a popsicle and a hug!
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Jumpsuit + Swap the Belt for a Headband!

Pictures originally taken 7/20/2020 (playing catch up!)
Words written on Instagram on that day…
That moment when you realize that the Huz and Maya are about to photobomb a shoot that you thought you were going to do quickly solo…
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It was my birthday weekend, so…it only happens once a year!
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I’ll TAKE IT!! Anyone else get SO excited when their spouses actually want to get in the frame?!!?
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At some point I will blog again…
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It’s not now though, sadly…
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Still taking pictures when I’m moved to do so…
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Is anyone else just NOT IN THE MOOD???!
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I’m so drained by the daily LIFE these days.
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I miss camps. I miss playdates. I miss GETTING SHIT DONE!
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BUT…UGH. We gotta stay safe.
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Me seeing them coming upside…

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Ok…the shutter is still clicking!

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AND…had to capture the belt as a headband again!!

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LOVE THESE THREE!!

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Maya…kind of over the PDA. But she has her popsicle, so it’s all good. haha.

On me…

Jumpsuit- Drew  (ebay)
Belt- Vintage (thrifted)
Shoes- Birkenstock (thrifted)
On Maya…
Nightgown- Hanna Andersson (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
SO…the waistband of this is not conducive to the tiny belt that comes with it!  So…I knew I wouldn’t use it with the jumpsuit.  I tied it in my hair again, but tried the jumpsuit on it’s own at first…
It’s NOT flattering!!
It’s so odd to see the difference so blattenly here.
And, me taking off my glasses after I got all the focusing locked in.  At some point, I’ll wear my glasses all the time on here.  BUT…spoiler alert…not for a few years HAHA!
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(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Boho Top + Crop Flared Denim + Clogs

Originally taken 7/15/2020 (playing catch up!  Ok, I feel like I’m not going completely in chronological order, but…whatever.)

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

The thing that I miss about #thrifting is the THRILL OF THE HUNT!!
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If you aren’t a #thrifter, you do not get that.
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SO many of my friends are like
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“Noooo…I get so overwhelmed!”
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“I CANNOT dig through that entire store!!”
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“Where do I even start?!!”
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Well…MAYBE I’ll do a post at some point about my love of thrifting, but…sadly, that’s not going to happen soon because, as some of my beloved stores are “open”, we are being more cautious than others…
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This TOP tho?!
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I saw the details on the rack and immediately pulled it. I’d love to tell you that I scored some high end top on the cheap, but…nope.
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I’d never even heard of the brand, but it’s a major chain brand top!
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AND I LOVE IT!!
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Would I have gone shopping in this major brand store for clothing? NO.
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But I’m obsessed with this top that I got for $2!
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Paired with some jeans that were full length flares that I FINALLY bit the bullet and chopped-LOVE THEM NOW!! Will I EVER wear heels again???
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And, of course…my favorite clogs.
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Me- “You cannot do this in a dress!!”

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My hair is hiding it, but the look on my face is like “UM….NOT APPROPRIATE!!” haha

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And that FACE!!!

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On me…

Top-   (thrifted)
Jeans- Alexander Wang (eBay)
Clogs- Sven (gifted)
On Maya…
Dress- GapKids (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
All those in between moments haha.
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Maya loves to be in control of our “behind the scene videos”. I can’t be bothered to post them here as I’m playing catch up and honestly don’t know about my storage space on this blog, but….I post them on Instagram with each post!
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Boho Crop Top + High Rise Crop Flares + Birkenstocks

Pictures originally taken 6/14/2020 (playing catch up!)
And sadly…no more vacation pics to post…
Words written on Instagram on that day
I just realized that I never posted any of these images that we took over a month ago….
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It was a time that I didn’t feel like posting was appropriate, BUT…for us…taking pics is how we (ok, I!!) capture US.
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What is going on in our life, state, country, WORLD…is…honestly too much at times.
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Getting dressed PERIOD in this day and age if you have children or if you don’t(!!)…it’s HUGE!
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We don’t go anywhere, but…I feel better when I get dressed!
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And then…swipe for the outtakes… because… #ditellebehindthescenesvideo
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On me…

Top- Warm (ebay)
Denim- Current Elliott (DIY cut) (thrifted)
Shoes- Birkenstock “Gizeh” (thrifted)
On Maya…
Top- Boden (thrifted)
Jeans- Hudson Kids (thrifted)
Shoes- Birkenstock (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
Honestly, there were probably more outtakes than keepers in this shoot, but I can laugh about it now 🙂
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(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Family Pics at sunset | Hacienda Del Mar Los Cabos

Pictures originally taken on vacation from 12/2019

Playing catch up because I never posted them, and we were supposed to be in Mexico next week….sigh. We aren’t.

I was determined to take family pictures, even though we were minus Jackson due to a work shortage.

I actually tried to take them before dinner, but omg there were people EVERYWHERE!

SO…after dinner as the sun was DOWN. We went for it!

Not going to lie….I did a lot of photoshopping of families walking along the beach, but NOT as much as if we’d done it earlier!

I mean…Clearly, they are ALL on board with family pics….
BUT….I persevered!!  As I DO!

LOVE!!!
This one was the best happy accident!  I had meant to get a picture of just me with the Huz, and asked C to play with Maya off to the side…

LOVE IT!!!!
On me…

Dress- Love Sam (ebay)
Sandals- Rachel Zoe (ebay)
 
 
On Maya…
 
Dress- Posh Peanut (thrifted)
Sandals- Tucker and Tate (thrifted)
 
 
 
Keeping it Real…
 
Oh…ALL THE PEOPLE!  And nobody in my family wanting to take pictures hahaha
Me…frantically pushing the shutter release to jump back in while NOBODY WAS AROUND!!!!
Odd…other people wanted to capture the sundown images for their family…
Ha!  It’s ok, I’ll remove you 😉
 
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Rompers + Birkenstocks +Fun bag | Night out in Los Cabos

Another blast from the past (pics taken 12/2019) because…we were supposed to go to Mexico next week but we cancelled it. The SEVENTH vacation we’ve cancelled. I so hope that’s a thing of the past….

Words written on Instagram from this time…

The funny thing about social media is that you only see the highlights… •
I’d love to say that this vacation was a dream from start to finish, but…it wasn’t. We didn’t even know if we would be able to come here until the day before we left…

Family medical issues.

BUT…we had SO many special moments in this magical place!

AND…guess what…YES, I brought my tripod! Even though, I was SO sick of my camera by the time we left. NO offense to all my amazing clients, but…I’m SO burnt out by December! I didn’t take a single picture until we were halfway through our vacation. I ALWAYS regret it, and yet I always do it…

These after dinner on the beach shots are my fav…nobody there.
On me…

Jumpsuit- Michael Stars (ebay)
Belt- Vintage
Bag- thrifted
Shoes- Birkenstock (thrifted)
 
 
On Maya…
 
Jumpsuit- Zara (thrifted)
Shoes- Birkenstock “Arizona” (thrifted)
 
 
 
Keeping it Real…
 
 
 
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

OTS White Top + Black Palazzo Pants + Wrap Sandals + Colorful Bag | Golden Hour in Los Cabos

Sprinkling In Mexico pics from December 2019…there’s no rhyme or reason…just saw this in my drafts! SO….might do another one.

On me…

Top- Love Sam
Pants- Misa Los Angeles
Shoes- Koolaburra
 
 
On Maya…
 
Dress- Gap Kids (thrifted)
Sunglasses- (thrifted-I buy her $1 glasses whenever I find them!)
Shoes- Birkenstock Kids “Arizona” (thrifted)
 
 
 
Keeping it Real…
 
 
 
 
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Strapless Silk Dress…Happy 46th Bday to me! (almost 2 years late! haha)

Pictures originally taken 7/18/2020 (playing catch up!)
Words written on Instagram on that day…
Honestly, I’ve never been a huge fan of my birthday…not the getting older. It’s NOT the number!  Although the aches and pains can suck it.
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But, it was such an amazing day! I had some dear friends drop stuff off, had so many amazing texts, and social media messages.
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Then, my parents came over and we had a socially distanced dinner that was just what I wanted! (Seen in stories)
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Most importantly…I didn’t COOK or CLEAN!!
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If you watched our stories, youl’l know that the original pics I took last night were slightly out of focus (problems of using a tripod) Truth be told, nobody but me would have noticed (swipe to see the pic of me and the Huz) if you’re zoom in, the leaves are crisp, we are not. Honestly, I was ok with it and was just happy to have captured some moments last night-ESPECIALLY with the Huz who hates pics!! But…
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I decided to go back out this morning and take more, and I’m so glad I did! I got Maya out of her jammies!! We got some magical #SunFlare #rainbowflare thank you #goldenhour in the morning!!
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A belated birthday present…
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And then….a few days later, I posted a close up…
My newest style revelation-why did it take me so long?
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Taking the attached belt off of your….dress, jumpsuit, romper…
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And making it a headband!
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I’m not a matchy matchy person, yet I SO appreciate the option!
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BUT…if I can add my own belt, or just take it away…and then add the attached belt to my hair? WIN!
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Have you tried it? You SHOULD!

Swipe to see another option I wore yesterday but haven’t posted.
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Do you have a dress/jumpsuit/romper that you can now TOTALLY see doing this too?!
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Tag me! I’m new to the whole community trying thing, so….here we go!
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But seriously, I want to know!!

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This amazing sun flare was a great bday present!!

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This headband is the attached belt that came with the dress. I love the wide belt SO much more!

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LOVE!!!

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This was taken on my actual birthday. I messed up the focus and most of the pics were just tossable. BUT, I sharpened it up A LOT and I love that I got it. Even if it’s not perfectly crisp.

On me…

Dress-  Amanda Uprichard (ebay)
Belt- Reiss (thrifted)
Shoes- Ugg “Hanneli” (thrifted)
On Maya…
Dress- It’s MINE!!  It’s soooo short on me, so it’s perfect on her! (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
Ummmm…why is she pulling my hair?  ON MY BIRTHDAY?!!
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Hair shots don’t always go well….hahaha.
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren