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Denim Jacket + White Denim + Clog Boots + Cherry Blossoms!!

I’m playing catch up when I can…

Originally taken 4/11/2020

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

Day 41 (of quarantine)

I’ve been dying to take pics with the cherry blossoms in bloom all over our neighborhood, but haven’t felt right about taking pics anywhere besides right in front of our house!

BUT…@e_for_elisa said to go out, find cherry blossoms, and tag her, so… 

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I took advantage of last night’s hair, and if I’m honest…last night’s mascara that never got washed off! Helloooooo natural smokey eye!
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We headed out early before everyone got up and started their morning walks. We traveled a block away from our house, and… Yes, we drove. I almost forgot how to drive!
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I had planned the #WWWwardrobechallenge for today, which was…

 “Put on anything glittery for a Saturday shindig in”.  💫✨
Well….you can’t really tell that my top is a shimmery, but it is. 😐 Maya has glittery appliques on her sweatshirt, but…nope, can’t see those either. 🙄
AND…her shoes have gold thread in them. You can’t see that either?? Well, that’s too bad.
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Oh well, we tried.  🤷🏼‍♀️
But we NAILED capturing the cherry blossoms,💃🙌🏻 so it was all worth it! Only saw one person right as we finished up! •
I had planned on only taking 5 minutes, but since nobody was around we stayed for 10-whoopsie! 😬

AND…

“Style an accessory in an unusual way.” @whowhatwear #WWWwardrobechallenge

Is it cheating to knock out two challenges in one shoot? I think no! 🤣

I’m a big fan of knotting tops with high waisted denim, so I thought it would be fun to do a little different variation. I took this vintage butterfly brooch and cinched my top through it. I didn’t even need to pierce the top!

I just realized that I might have impailed Maya on the 2nd shot tho! 😳😬 I had hopes of doing more early morning shoots, but so far this has been our only one… I’m NOT a morning person… ☕️☕️☕️😴 Happy Tuesday! Or whatever day it is… 😂🙃🤪
#StayingSafeAndSaneinCoronaville 

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On me…

Jean Jacket- 3×1 Denim (thrifted)
Top-  Cynthia Vincent (OLD-Wore this during pregnancy! I think thrifted?)
Brooch-Vintage
Jeans- DL1961 “Hepburn” (eBay)
Boots- No6 Store (ebay)
On Maya…
Jacket- Crewcuts (thrifted)
Top- Crewcuts (eBay)
Jeans- DL1961 (eBay)
Shoes- Toms (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
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(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Chambray Oversized Blouse + Leather Pants + Slip Ons

Originally taken 4/10/2020

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

Day 40

Seriously…WTF. I cannot even believe we have been in isolation for 40 days. •
I saw that @whowhatwear was doing a #WWWwardrobechallenge, and you KNOW I love a good style challenge. I have NO idea how many of them I’ll be able to do, but…

April 6th was “Wear REAL pants” Clearly, I’m late in the game and am playing catch up!

Soooo… these are super comfy stretch leather pants, but…they totally count, because they are leather, RIGHT?? #StayingSafeAndSaneInCoronaVille

We hopped outside (ha!🐰) for a few quick pics after dinner.

We attempted to tape what we were doing, but….someone had something up her sleeve. (Swipe and also see our stories for more videos of us taking shots tonight)

So…my attempt to show what happens when we are taking this was somewhat foiled. Yet…no, this is what is always happening! 🤣😩 #LKkeepingitreal •
#MayasMilestones

Adding on…is this not a total “Seinfeld Puffy Shirt”???  It is, and I love it!
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Words from a later post…on 5/17/2020

Take the weekend to rest and recharge they say…
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Visit to to the Urgent care (the Huz). He’s fine, but…yesterday was a whirlwind of…WTF!?
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This morning…he’s supposed to be relaxing and off his feet.
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Sewer backing up into the basement, so…we couldn’t run water for the last 12 hours. Calling an emergency plumber right now? Nope…🚫 we tried to fix it on our own-two masked up visits to Home Depot-FINGERS CROSSED!
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Ok, I found a work around/cheat, and put the stoppers in our bathtubs and sink and taught Maya the practice in other countries of toilet paper NOT going in the toilet….😂 well, let’s not think visuals of ANY OF THAT, shall we?!
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All first world problems! We have food. We don’t have to sleep in our stinky bathrooms…
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BUT…since I didn’t clearly want to go take pics tonight, I’ll post a few that I never published.

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These two images are out of focus, because I stood in the wrong spot, but I LOVE THEM!

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On me…

Top-  Frame Denim (ebay)
Leather Pants- Vince (eBay)
Shoes- Ash (ebay)
On Maya…
Jacket- Crewcuts (thrifted)
Top- Crewcuts (eBay)
Faux Leather Leggings- size 2 hahaha.  I’ve gotten PLENTY of use out of these!
Shoes- Converse (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
I’m constantly checking the remote to see if it’s working….and then, find out it is ha!
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(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Leather Jacket + Silk Jumpsuit + Booties- Last dinner out before Quarantine.

Originally taken 3/27/2020

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

So…this was the outfit I wore out to dinner with my parents and the Huz on 2-29-2020

Yes…it was a Leap Year.

It was also the last dinner out we had before going into isolation. We had talked about it as a family, but the gravity of it hadn’t hit me yet. The Huz had been talking about it for a while…and I just couldn’t deal with it. It was before anyone was thinking of doing anything here!

We talked about it being our last dinner out for a while, and we tried not to think about it, and enjoy it. And…well, if you know my parents…we did. We ordered pretty much the entire menu at Il Nido.

Sadly, that was the last time I spent in close proximity with my parents… 😭 They are my best friends, and it’s been so hard. We stop by outside their house and chat with them every morning now (them on their balcony, us on the sidewalk)

This sucks!

BUT…I’ll do whatever it takes to keep them healthy. To keep my family healthy.

But, I’ll also jump in front of our house and take pics as long as I feel like that’s safe, because capturing us in this time gives me joy! Behind the scenes videos of us taking these are in stories!

And let’s be honest…we have to find joy where ever we can!!

#StayingSafeAndSaneInCoronaVille

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These words from the next days post with close ups of my amazing earrings made by a local beautiful mama.

Day 26 of self isolation…or is it 62?
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At least we still have laughter! And my tripod!
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We have to find joy where we can!
RIGHT?!? Because what else is there?!
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I have to say that @thekirstyfiles has been one of those people that consistently does that! She not only finds the joy, but shares it selflessly by giving back and with laughter. ❤️
She has an amazing store up on Queen Anne @queenanneframe that I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never been inside! 🙈
BUT I saw her showing stuff in her stories and HAD to get these earrings that I will be wearing all the time! (ZOOM IN! They are so good, yet my hair hid them!). Sadly, I bought these and then saw 87 other things I wanted! 🙊
Not sponsored. Not even remotely asked for. She doesn’t know I’m doing this post! But…if you can support your local small businesses right now and share the amazingness, I say go for it! If you are local, she has so many amazing things!!! And will ship or deliver if you live in the QA area!
✨💫

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On me…

Leather Jacket- All Saints (ebay)
Sweater- Inhabit (thrifted)
Jumpsuit- Parker NY  (eBay)
Earrings- Queen Anne Frame
Boots- Prada (total THRIFTSCORE!)
On Maya…
Sure is easier to list her clothes when they are the same haha.
Jacket-  (thrifted)
Dress- Posh Peanut (thrifted)
Leggings- Peek (thrifted)
Shoes- Toms (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
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(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Layering Stripes + High Waisted Button Front Denim + a Pop of Color…and Quarantine Words.

Originally taken 3/24/2020

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

Day 22…

We went into voluntary self isolation about a week and a half before the schools got cancelled here in Seattle, a few weeks before sports activities, gyms, restaurants got shut down. We pulled Maya out of school while most kids were still going. No play dates. Stopped going to swim lessons and circus class. Maya and I have only left the house to go for walks and the occasional isolated photo shoot when nobody was around, because OMG, I was going crazy and needed some normalcy.

The first week held MANY a breakdowns (ok, the first two weeks..). Why were we the only ones making this decision?! Friends making off hand comments about it being it being a tad extreme. Saying that everything would be back to normal in a few weeks, and they would see me then!

But I knew in my gut that it was the right decision for our family. I won’t go into the details of that, but we are ones that do NOT want it in our home.

From the get go, we’ve been all in. Honestly, there is no way to be half in if you are worried about the health of your family. It’s one thing to be concerned about spreading the virus, but another when you do NOT want it in your home and are worried about your family members.

I didn’t share about this before, because I was so worried about the eye rolls and the “you are totally overreacting!” comments. But, this page for me is about documenting our lives. •
This is an “UNPRECEDENTED” time! I want to document how we lived through it! I’ve been doing more of that in our stories, but feel like I need to do more here too.


SO…get used to this view. It’s the sidewalk right in front our our house, so…that’s probably the only place we will go. Maybe across the street? During off times? I’m not sure yet… •
#StayingSafeAndSaneInCoronaVille

What I AM sure of, is that this girl is a freaking ROCK STAR! She is a social butterfly and a total free spirit!! Things people use to describe her ALL THE TIME, and it’s true. Yet, she’s handled this isolation with joy and laughter, and truth be told…more grace than me.

Forever thankful to be isolated with HER! #LetterToMiscMaya #MayasMilestones

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On me…

Sweater- Splendid (ebay)
Top- LNA  (ebay)
Jeans- Eve Denim “Charlotte” (eBay)
Shoes- Superga (thrifted)
On Maya…
Jacket- Gap (thrifted)
Sweater- Gap  (Thrifted)
Jeans- DL1961 (eBay)
Shoes- Vans (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
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(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Classic White Button Down + Denim + a Pop of Colorful Clogs!

Originally taken 3/20/2020. Good grief…I can’t keep these in order!  But…since it was a year an a half ago…does it really matter?  haha…

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

Spring has sprung!
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And we are just trying to find the joy and laughter where we can. One of the ways we are doing that is by listening to an audio book we both love while we take walks. We also had a “Happy Hour” Facetime with my parents last night.
• 🍷❤️
How are you finding joy right now?

#StayingSafeAndSaneInCoronaVille 
One outfit combo that is ALWAYS in style is a white button down with jeans.  You can dress it up, dress it down, and always add a twist with accessories!

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Can you tell what Maya’s favorite dress was during this time? It was the only thing she wanted to wear, so…

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On me…

Top- J Jill  (thrifted)
Jeans- DL1961 “Hepburn” (eBay)
Clogs- Sven (gifted)
On Maya…
Jacket-  Crewcuts (thrifted)
Dress- Posh Peanut (eBay)
Leggings- Peek (eBay)
Clogs- Sven (gifted)
Keeping it Real…
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(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Oversized Fringe Jean Jacket + Jumpsuit + Stripes + Converse + all the embarrassment of taking your own pics.

Originally taken

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

Day 32 
The new Friday night…

Comfy clothes. Happy hour with my parents via Facetime.
 ❤️
Leftovers-WIN!!!
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And, possibly having the weather to run in front of our house for a few pics while neighbors wave as they are on their evening walk. I couldn’t coerce Maya to come out with me, and that’s ok. I’m not forcing her to do anything more than she already has to do right now!

SO many emotional ups and downs in this crazy surreal time. But for every low time, there is a rebound of goodness. Friends who drop TJ’s goodness off on your door. Happy hours almost every night this week-woah, that might need to stop or…slow down.
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A daughter who is a constant rock star. ✨I worry that she’s handling this way better than I am, and that’s probably the biggest reason I’m NOT handling this so well. Funny conundrum? No, not so much.
 🙈
BUT

For those wondering and worrying…I took 4 sets of ten pics in the time span of… a little over 2 minutes, and bailed as soon as I saw actual walkers coming down my block.
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Timestamp… 7:23:17 PM – 7:25:28 PM

I do wonder how long I will continue to do this. I wiped down all my equipment and my shoes. It seems like a lot of work, but for me…it’s such an easy escape. An escape to a bit of normalcy….

#StayingSafeAndSaneInCoronaVille #QuarantineChic

Edited to add…it’s so surreal to look back on the way we acted in the beginning.  I didn’t even feel comfortable shooting in the sidewalk in front of my house.  Not only for those that might want to walk along, but that I needed to wipe down my equipment…

UGH…

BUT…that is where we were at that point.  AND…yet…it got worse…

I’d love to say that these smiles I’m posting were how we felt during this time…

It WAS NOT.

This was my escape.  It was my joy…

And I clung to it.

We most assuredly had many other moments (most documented on Instagram stories)

BUT…looking back on these images, even I am shocked by the happiness.  The happiness I kind of forgot…which I am SO GLAD I captured!!!

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On me…

Jean Jacket- DL1961 “Annie” (ebay)
Top-  J Crew (thrifted)
Overalls-  The Great (eBay)
Shoes- Converse (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
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(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Oversized Sweater Duster + Jumpsuit + Vans = Real Clothes that Feel Like Jammies

Originally taken 3/31/2020

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

I’m trying reeeeaaaaaally hard to take a shower every day (it doesn’t always happen-EW!!!), but when it does, I’m also trying to put on “real clothes” for the latter half of the day. For me…it sets my mindset. I’m having a hard enough time not being out in the world, so for me, at least getting dressed helps.

BUT….I cannot wear things that aren’t comfortable! I HAVE MY LIMITS! So, occasionally, we will play dress up for photos, but on the daily…I’m comfortable. •
Clothing that feels like jammies?? COUNT ME IN! •
Cotton jumpsuits + Super soft cardigans that feel like robes? •
In my mind…I’m in my jammies, yet NOT! •
I have my shit together people! I’m DRESSED!
• 🤣🤣
#StayingSafeAndSaneInCoronaVille

Ugh…#QuarantineChic is totally going to be a thing! Didn’t even look up the hashtag, but I’m guessing it’s a thing.

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I also forgot how easy it was to run outside and take pics without Maya. 5 minutes…done. I’d like to say that means I’ll take more pics but… 😬🤷🏼‍♀️ 

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On me…

Duster- Nation LTD (ebay)
Jumpsuit- Nation LTD (ebay)
Earrings-  Queen Anne Frame
Necklaces- Helen Ficalora
Shoes- Vans (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
Not reeeeally sure what’s going on here…haha.
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(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Jean Jacket + Sweater + Maxi dress + Moto Boots-Layering against the cold…

Originally taken 3/18/2020- a few weeks into quarantine.

Words taken from Instagram on the day I posted some of these there… Oddly, a lot is still true today….I’ll let you guess 😉

Sooooo, I had ALL these thoughts of taking ALL the pictures during this “down time”.  😳
Um….big fat NO! 🤣
Yes. We are isolated. We see nobody else, but I’m filling our days, because that is what I do to keep sane. I’m showering every other day, which is so disgusting, but at the end of the day, I just can’t be bothered, and who smells me anyways? Nobody has complained thus far.
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Because…I Make. Their. FOOD! 😜
Also, it’s been SUPER cold and WINDY in Seattle lately. SO…I’ve not been in the mood and let it go. (Funny segue…me smelling and it being windy 😂…just me?)
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BUT, yesterday…I implemented a new schedule. Things were looking up. We decided to head down to the beach, and finally do my last weeks challenge of dressing down something dressy! Or something like that. Clearly I suck at consistent challenges so…let’s just wing it ok?

#ditellegetinspired 😁

I could lie and tell you it went off without a hitch. It most certainly did NOT!  😂
BUT…here’s a picture that proves otherwise and shows my partner in crime. My funny companion. The one I’m so glad to be quarantined with.  ❤️
As well as a few outtakes, because…who couldn’t use some comic relief/reality?!! #LKKeepingItReal

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On me…

Jacket- Levi’s (thrifted, similar here)
Sweater- Jill Stuart (ebay)
Dress- H&M
Boots- Rag & Bone (ebay)
On Maya…
Jacket- Zara Kids (thrifted)
Dress-  thrifted
Boots- (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
Those in between moments…haha
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(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Leather Jacket + Sparkly Top + Patchwork Denim + Metallic Booties…an unusual party mix.

Originally taken 3/6/2020

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

Maya joined in with the “Spring outfit, but winterize it” challenge!

Of course she picked a party dress, but she said she was ok with jeans underneath for warmth! 😂 She’s so obsessed with these wedges!! She’s 8!! Yet, already wants high heels! NO THANK YOU! Soooo not ready!!! 🙈

We came out of quarantine tonight (more on that later #coronavirus ) to brave an empty beach park… I put all my gear on plastic, had wipes and hand sanitizer…such is life in Seattle right now. Especially if you have people you love that have compromised health issues. Again..more on that later.

Right now, I just need some fun and fashion in my life, so we did that!

This is probably my last “Winterize a Spring Outfit” post, but you can post whenever you want with #DitElleGetInspired

It’s been helping ME, so honestly…I’m still doing it!

Adding on to this…we actually took Maya out of school a week and a half before the schools actually closed.  We saw the writing on the wall, and decided to quarantine early.  It wasn’t easy.  The decision was met with A LOT of skepticism by friends.

“Well, we will see you in a few weeks when all this dies down!”

I wish…

I wrote this on Instagram a few days later with a flashback picture….

We are on day 13 of #selfisolation, and I’m not going to lie to you… It hasn’t been easy. 😭
And by self isolation, let me be clear. Maya and I haven’t left the house/been within 6 feet (ok a few times closer by accident) to ANYONE besides the Huz in that time.
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I’ve had a lot of breakdowns.
#CoronavirusSeattle #FlattenTheCurve 
Admittedly, I was frustrated that we were the only ones here in that position-we pulled Maya out of school/all activities before anyone else… (my husband has been following this and correctly projecting where we would be for over a month, and honestly…I was in denial for a while and freaked out by it!!) 
BUT… We are sadly, not alone anymore.

I wish he was wrong…

I’ve had a few weeks to process all of this before some of you. It was NOT a happy few weeks. I was homeschooling Maya before everyone else. There are no words to describe how AMAZING she has been through all of this!!

SHE has been MY ROCK! #letterstomiscmaya 
I have been wavering about what to post about this, but… just posting this for now.

We CAN get through this. 
It IS a time for us to bond as a family.

If that is ONE thing we do…let’s do that.

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The reason I take these….the way she looks at me. Hoping to remind her that we did have fun, and it wasn’t always rules and homework…

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On me…

Leather Jacket- Paige “Danette” (ebay)
Top- La Vie Rebecca Taylor  (ebay)
Jeans- La Vie Rebecca Taylor “Patched Jeans” (eBay)
Boots- Laurence Dacade (ebay)
On Maya…
Jacket- Me Jane Kids (thrifted)
Dress- Fleurisse “Samantha” (eBay for$3.50-retail $245!!!)
Jeans- Habitual “Emilee” (eBay)
Shoes- Toms (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
There are always the in between moments that the camera catches before we are ready…I love them almost as much as the well captured ones.
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(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Chunky Knit + Leather Pants + Loafers- Mom’s Night Out

Originally taken 2/28/2020…right before the world shut down.

Words I wrote when I posted these on Instagram…

I had a much needed moms’ night out tonight, but before that… 
Much needed US minutes out! We took these 20 minutes before my friend came over!

This is the first time we’ve taken pictures together this YEAR! I used to take pictures of us 3-5 times a week! Sigh… 
Funny video in our stories when Maya said “It’s been THREE YEARS!” I honestly thought she would have said it’s been three DAYS or months… Which is about accurate!

In any case. Maybe we both miss it. CLEARLY!

I’m hoping for more pictures of us…she’s not so on board…

It’s been weird looking back on pictures taken “pre-Covid”….

The one thing that’s interesting is that most of the stuff I’m still wearing now.  I wore these leather pants to this years Thanksgiving meal.  SO comfy…with an elastic waist-SCORE!

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On me…

Sweater- Vince (Nordstrom Rack )
Tee
– The Great (eBay)
Leather Pants-  Vince (eBay)
Shoes-  Paul Green (Ebay)
On Maya…
Jacket- Me Jane Kids (thrifted)
Dress- Ella Moss (thrifted)
Leggings- Peek (thrifted)
Shoes-Toms (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
Maya…took pictures of me setting up our focus stand…
And then kept taking them haha.
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(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren