Tag Archives: Mother and daughter fashion

Color Blocking + my DIY Destroyed Skinny Jeans!

 I showed a sneak peek of these over the weekend in the tutorial for how I made some DIY destroyed jeans for me and Maya.  I love how they turned out, and can’t wait to do some more 🙂

One of the MANY things I love about Maya?  She is freaking hysterical!  Cracks me up all the time!! Blog Splendid Sweater DIY Destroyed Goldsign Superga-1And then turns around and is the sweetest thing ever…Blog Splendid Sweater DIY Destroyed Goldsign Superga-2Blog Splendid Sweater DIY Destroyed Goldsign Superga-3Blog Splendid Sweater DIY Destroyed Goldsign Superga-4Blog Splendid Sweater DIY Destroyed Goldsign Superga-5I should add that I did not distress these jeans.  They came this way 🙂Blog Splendid Sweater DIY Destroyed Goldsign Superga-6Doing her part to keep the dandy lion population alive :{  Don’t tell my neighbors… She loves them though.  “LIONS!!”Blog Splendid Sweater DIY Destroyed Goldsign Superga-7On me…

Sweater- Splendid (eBay but similar here and less expensive here)
Jeans- Goldsign “Frontier” (destroyed by me, similar here, here and less expensive here)
Shoes- Superga
On Maya…
Vest- Old Navy (thrifted)
Top- Old Navy (thrifted)
Jeans- Levi’s (thrifted, but similar style here and without the distressing here)
Shoes- Converse (thrifted, similar here)

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Leather Pants… The new Mom Jeans? :)

 I would have scoffed at the title too, but hear me out.  This week I tried to work in pants that have been sitting in my closet gathering dust.  I tend to “save things for a special occasion”, and then…never wear them!!  Leather pants for day?  Playing in a park??  YES!  Maya got mud ALL OVER ME when I kept picking her up.  Since I had wet wipes handy, I just wiped it right off.  TADA!  Leather Pants… The new mom jeans! 😉  Granted, leather pants can be SPENDY, but I scored these off eBay for $50-whoop whoop!

Took the tripod and ventured out of the hood again.  Looking for ducks…that I may have told her would be there and weren’t :{Blog Zara Sweater Goldsign Leather Pants Booties-1 Blog Zara Sweater Goldsign Leather Pants Booties-2See?  No dirt! Blog Zara Sweater Goldsign Leather Pants Booties-3 Blog Zara Sweater Goldsign Leather Pants Booties-4Blog Zara Sweater Goldsign Leather Pants Booties-5 Blog Zara Sweater Goldsign Leather Pants Booties-6 Blog Zara Sweater Goldsign Leather Pants Booties-7 Blog Zara Sweater Goldsign Leather Pants Booties-8 Blog Zara Sweater Goldsign Leather Pants Booties-9 Blog Zara Sweater Goldsign Leather Pants Booties-10 Blog Zara Sweater Goldsign Leather Pants Booties-11 Blog Zara Sweater Goldsign Leather Pants Booties-12

On me…

Sweater- Zara (on sale!)
Pants- Goldsign “The Misfit” Leather (Scored of eBay and sold out, but similar here and less expensive coated option here)
Boots- Cafe Noir (thrifted, but similar here and less expensive version here.)
On Maya…
Jacket- Gap (thrifted, but similar here)
Sweater- Zulily
Skirt-  Children’s Place (thrifted)
Boots- Zulily

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White + Black & a pop of Red

 I’ve mentioned before my love of white jeans.  They really aren’t practical when you have a toddler, but I can’t help myself.  They make me think of summer, which is a nice thing to think about right now 🙂Blog Genetic Denim JCrew Apron Top Zara Sweater Superga Studded Shoes-1 Blog Genetic Denim JCrew Apron Top Zara Sweater Superga Studded Shoes-2 Blog Genetic Denim JCrew Apron Top Zara Sweater Superga Studded Shoes-3Can I just say how much I love these shoes??  I got them off eBay for a steal, and wasn’t sure how cool they really would be until I got them.  LOVE THEM!!

Pretty sure my neighbors thought I was even more crazy that usual while I was trying to get this shot.  Balancing the camera on the ground, while kneeling on a towel to focus/get the exposure (had to protect the jeans!!)  As a photographer, I always have these shots in mind, and I love trying to figure out how to do them myself 🙂 Blog Genetic Denim JCrew Apron Top Zara Sweater Superga Studded Shoes-4 Blog Genetic Denim JCrew Apron Top Zara Sweater Superga Studded Shoes-5 Blog Genetic Denim JCrew Apron Top Zara Sweater Superga Studded Shoes-6 Blog Genetic Denim JCrew Apron Top Zara Sweater Superga Studded Shoes-7AND THEN….Maya went traipsing through the mole hills that have attacked our neighborhood.  She looks quite pleased with herself, doesn’t she?   There went my nice clean white jeans…but hey, that’s what stain remover is for!Blog Genetic Denim JCrew Apron Top Zara Sweater Superga Studded Shoes-8 Blog Genetic Denim JCrew Apron Top Zara Sweater Superga Studded Shoes-9 Blog Genetic Denim JCrew Apron Top Zara Sweater Superga Studded Shoes-10On me…

Sweater- Zara
Top- J Crew (found at Funky Janes similar solid color here)
Shoes- Superga (similar here)
On Maya…
Sweater- Old Navy (thrifted, and slim pickings on sweater links)
Jeans- Old Navy (thrifted, but similar here)

Shoes- Converse (thrifted, but similar here)

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Menswear inspired…or just actual menswear?

 I have been in search of the perfect “boyfriend” jeans.  I have a couple that I like ok, but mainly it’s because they are so darn comfortable it’s hard not to like them!  But flattering?  Not so much.  I snagged this pair at a thrift store for $7, and really wasn’t sure what they were.  Boyfriend jeans?  No, they say “relaxed”.  Finally, it hit me why I couldn’t figure it out.  They are mens jeans, that were accidentally marked and put in the women’s section.  So, they are quite literally “boyfriend” jeans.  That is…if I had a tiny boyfriend.  Thankfully, I don’t 🙂

Then, these ADORABLE little oxfords came in the mail from Zulily the other day for Maya, so it was a menswear kind of day 🙂Blog 7FAM Boyfriend Zara Striped Tee Timberland Loafers-1 Blog 7FAM Boyfriend Zara Striped Tee Timberland Loafers-2 Blog 7FAM Boyfriend Zara Striped Tee Timberland Loafers-3Thought I’d add a little femininity with this vintage flower lariat necklace. Blog 7FAM Boyfriend Zara Striped Tee Timberland Loafers-4 Blog 7FAM Boyfriend Zara Striped Tee Timberland Loafers-5 Blog 7FAM Boyfriend Zara Striped Tee Timberland Loafers-6 Blog 7FAM Boyfriend Zara Striped Tee Timberland Loafers-7 Blog 7FAM Boyfriend Zara Striped Tee Timberland Loafers-8I made these jeans for Maya “destroyed” over the weekend, and I LOVE how they turned out.  Sooner or later I will blog how I did it. Blog 7FAM Boyfriend Zara Striped Tee Timberland Loafers-9 Blog 7FAM Boyfriend Zara Striped Tee Timberland Loafers-10 Blog 7FAM Boyfriend Zara Striped Tee Timberland Loafers-11THAT.FACE! Blog 7FAM Boyfriend Zara Striped Tee Timberland Loafers-12On me…

Jacket- Banana Republic (old, but similar in navy here)
Top- Zara (sold out, but similar here)
Jeans- 7 For all Mankind-similar (men’s 🙂 thrifted)
Shoes- Timberland (thrifted, but similar here and less expensive option here)
On Maya…
Vest- Janie and Jack (thrifted, but similar here)
Top- Gap (similar)
Jeans- Gap (thrifted and destroyed by me)
Shoes- Zulily (by Osh Kosh)

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Little Boogaweezin SS ’14 Style Ambassador Search + a TON of personal ramblings… :}

 I’ve never been much of a New Year’s Resolution kind of person.  The last time I did one though, was 6 years ago when I said that my one effort in “dating” {UGH!!} was going to be that I would accept the offer from anyone that wanted to set me up.  Up until that point, I’d always just said “Oh….uh, well, um, that’s nice”  Yet quickly changed the subject and NEVER.SPOKE.OF.IT.AGAIN.  I kid you not.  Two weeks later I was set up with the Huz.  SO, maybe I should do them more often, no?

THIS year, I said I was going to make a conscious effort to step out of my comfort zone more.  I mean, I’m turning 40, why NOT??!!  Just doing this blog is TOTALLY stepping outside of my comfort zone (thank you Esther for kicking my arse into doing it!).  Granted, I have only shared it with a few of my closest friends hahaha, but whatever.

So, fast forward to me REALLY stepping out of my comfort zone.  Little Boogaweezin is an online store/blog that caters to fashionable moms and babes (uh, LOVE that!!).  I originally stumbled upon their blog and found the “Revamped Mom Uniform”.  I poured through all of them, visited the mommy blogs, and was hooked.  Then I looked at their store.  ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!  They have this perfect vintage look to them, and then you stop to read what’s written on them….SO COOL!

Seriously, does this not almost bring tears to your eyes (ok, maybe only if you’re a mom haha)

Dear Big MeIf you can’t read it, it says “dear big me, i can’t wait to see who I become one day-the little me”

GAH!!!!

I’m following them on Instagram, and they announce that they are looking for a mother and daughter Style Ambassador for their Spring/Summer ’14 line.  NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS would I enter anything like that….before.  Then it hits me.  I LOVE the “Revamped Mom Uniform”.  One of the big reasons I wanted to do this blog was to show that a 40 year old, work from home mom could get out of her sweats and look decent.  So, I would kick myself if I didn’t at least enter!  At this point, I don’t even care if we get chosen (ok, bit of a white lie :}), I’m just so glad I actually did it.  This is what we submitted…StyleAmbassadorIt was relatively easy doing this first little collage (don’t kid yourself I had a few glasses of wine before I hit “ok” on the posting!)  Then a few days went by and I thought.  Holy &$%.  On the off chance we get chosen, could I style their pieces, and more importantly photograph them NOT on the sidewalk in front of our house/in the alleys blocks from our house??  I didn’t want to be a complete a-hole that just enters random drawings willy nilly in the hopes of getting free stuff-BARF!!  I knew I had to buy something.  I was looking and loving EVERYTHING I was seeing, and then because I’m me (!!!) I checked out the sale button and found the PERFECT TANK!!!!  Sadly, it’s sold out now, but maaaaaybe it will be back and in different styles???Little Boogaweezin TankA)  It’s almost our logo!!!!  B) My dad has called me Beez for I don’t even know how long.  Like, doesn’t call me Lauren….ever?  Maybe he’ll comment and tell me 🙂  That morphed into LMB when I had Maya “Little Mama Beez”, so this was just about perfect.  All they had left was a XS, but I bought it immediately thinking I could either squeeze myself into it or have it be a tunic for Maya.  Happy to say it fit me!  Yay for having no boobies!!  And…that leads us to the actual blog post.  PHEW! 🙂  We took the tripod on a little field trip.  It was a MIRACLE that it wasn’t raining sideways, but…there were 20mph winds.  Can we just pretend I hired a wind machine?? 🙂Blog Doma Leather Jacket Little Boogaweezin J Brand Coach Slip ons-1 Blog Doma Leather Jacket Little Boogaweezin J Brand Coach Slip ons-2 Blog Doma Leather Jacket Little Boogaweezin J Brand Coach Slip ons-3 Blog Doma Leather Jacket Little Boogaweezin J Brand Coach Slip ons-4 Blog Doma Leather Jacket Little Boogaweezin J Brand Coach Slip ons-5 Blog Doma Leather Jacket Little Boogaweezin J Brand Coach Slip ons-6 Blog Doma Leather Jacket Little Boogaweezin J Brand Coach Slip ons-7There was no looking at me with all the puddles we found… Blog Doma Leather Jacket Little Boogaweezin J Brand Coach Slip ons-8 Blog Doma Leather Jacket Little Boogaweezin J Brand Coach Slip ons-9Seriously love this next one.  PUDDLE!!! Blog Doma Leather Jacket Little Boogaweezin J Brand Coach Slip ons-10 Blog Doma Leather Jacket Little Boogaweezin J Brand Coach Slip ons-11Three more days to enter, for all those Mama’s out there!!

On me…

Jacket- Doma (old, but similar here less expensive here.)
Top- Little Boogaweezin (sold out, but even cuter stuff here)
Shoes- Coach (thrifted, and OMG are they comfy! Similar here)
On Maya…
Jacket- Gap (thrifted, but similar here)
Top- Gap (thrifted, but similar here)
Sweater- Old Navy (thrifted, but similar here)
Jeans- Joe’s Jeans (thrifted, but similar here)
Shoes- Converse (thrifted, but similar here)

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A swing and a miss…

 My 13 year old stepson- “What are you wearing?!?”

Me- “What do you mean??”

Him- “Well, normally you look pretty stylish, but….what are you wearing?!

Hmph.  At least I was comfortable… TGIF!!!Blog Theory Sweater Joes Cargo Skinny Converse-1 Blog Theory Sweater Joes Cargo Skinny Converse-2 Blog Theory Sweater Joes Cargo Skinny Converse-3On me… if anyone cares :{

Sweater-  Theory (old, but similar here)
Pants- Joe’s Jeans (a few sizes too big, thrifted, similar here and less expensive here)
Belt- Massimo Dutti (Old, similar here and here)
Shoes- Converse- Thrifted (similar)
On Maya…
Sweater- (Thrifted, similar here)
Top- H&M (Thrifted, similar here)
Pants- Joe’s Jeans (ThredUp, similar here)
Boots- Zulily

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Neutral Shades…

 I bet you’re thinking…”I think I’ve seen that outfit recently…?”  Ok, yes.  It’s the oatmeal version of the Zara Boyfriend sweater that I wore last week.  I LOVE IT!  Am I the only one that buys things in multiple colors when you find something you love?  Especially if it’s on sale?!  Anyway.  So comfy, and I love the elbow patches.

Side note-don’t you just want to squeeze her (obviously, I do!)??  Since I take all these with a self timer, I don’t really know what she’s doing until later.  GAH!!  I could just eat her up.Blog Zara Boyfriend Sweater J Brand Frye-1 Blog Zara Boyfriend Sweater J Brand Frye-2 Blog Zara Boyfriend Sweater J Brand Frye-3 Blog Zara Boyfriend Sweater J Brand Frye-4 Blog Zara Boyfriend Sweater J Brand Frye-5 Blog Zara Boyfriend Sweater J Brand Frye-6 Blog Zara Boyfriend Sweater J Brand Frye-7 Blog Zara Boyfriend Sweater J Brand Frye-8 Blog Zara Boyfriend Sweater J Brand Frye-9On me…

Sweater- Zara
Scarf- Thrifted (similar here)
Jeans- J Brand
Boots- Frye (similar)
On Maya…
Sweater- Gap (thrifted, but similar here and here)
Top- C&C California (thrifted, but similar here)
Pants- Joe’s Jeans (thrifted, but similar here)
Boots- Zulily

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