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Faux Leather Biker Jacket + Stripes + High Waisted Crops + Booties

 I can’t stop buying high waisted crop jeans.  Granted…on my monster torso, they don’t look so “high waisted”.

I think they can be harder to style in the colder temps, but they work great if you can find the right height of bootie to wear with them!

It was SUPER windy on this evening.  Maya was actually waiting in the car by the side of the road.

She could still see me btw… Then, she came out, but insisted I hold her the whole time because she was too cold… LOVE this next one!!!! Ok, I love ALL these!!! I could lie and say this next one was a super sweet shot of her holding my face, but…

She thought it was hilarious to put her cold hands on my face. 🙂 Another favorite!!  The symmetrical nerd in me loves how my leg mimics the curve of the grass!

Complete happy accident haha.I convinced her to get down on her own for a few saying she could dance to keep warm… DYING!!  She clearly gets into it when she dances 🙂

On me…

Jacket- Zara (thrifted, similar here and here)
Top- J Crew (thrifted, similar here)
Belt- Vintage (thrifted, similar here)
Jeans- J Crew “Vintage Cropped” (thrifted for $6! similar here)
On Maya…
Sweater- Pumpkin Patch (thrifted)
Top- H&M (thrifted, but similar here)
Overalls- Crewcuts (thrifted for $7!)
Shoes- Crewcuts (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
Yeah…it was really windy!!
haha.
One minute…super sweet looking shot (above), then….reality. And….then she decides to look down my shirt??? She REEEEEAALLY gets into her dancing haha.
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Chunky Knits + Overalls + Booties | Fashion at ANY age….

I was listening to a podcast the other day (ok, by this point it was a while ago…delayed posting and all that!), and it was an interview with a popular blogger.  In her interview she made a comment along the lines of “Nobody wants to see a 49 style blogger!” 😳

Not going to lie. It kind of pissed me off. 😠

I was SUPER uncomfortable, self conscious, and felt totally narcissistic posting images of myself when we first started this blog. Ok, I still am, but I’m getting over it.  You know why?  I am SO unbelievably thankful that I have all these images of me with Maya, but also…just the images of just me (😬🙊🙈 ) .

The bottom line is that I love fashion.  I am over apologizing for it.  I’ve loved fashion since I was Maya’s age! AND….I’m guessing I’l love fashion in 6 years when I turn 49!

Her comment actually made me want to do more fashion posts!

Now…I just need more time!! This cozy cardigan?  Handknit by my dad!  He made it from himself, and then it was in one of their “donation bags” that I intercepted haha.  SO GLAD-love it!! Her face!!  DYING! Ok, I’m dying NOW!  At the moment…well… My remote trigger had died, so taking these was with the self timer.  And, I kept running back and forth and looking down…

Seeing this face wasn’t EXACTLY what I wanted to see, but now that…a month and a half (!!) has gone by…I LOVE IT!

It’s SO her.  If it’s in any way posed…she’s NOT having it.  That is why post of our images are fun/action based!  A little harder when it’s a one shot deal with the self timer…I can’t believe I did ALL our images that way in the beginning!! Oh, but then….I wore her down!!!

As I do. And these next few are some of my FAVORITES of us!!

I’ve really been wanting to capture the golden hour more.  I just didn’t have the time to take pics of us in the fall, because I was so busy with client shoots.  The ONE bonus of the sun setting at 4:30, is that I can pictures of us in the golden hour in the afternoon!  haha. LOOOOOVE!! She was trying to capture bugs that were flying in the sunlight! And lastly….singing.  As she does.

On me…

Sweater- Handknit by my dad!
Overalls- Paige “Sierra” Overalls (eBay, similar here)
On Maya…
Vest- Zara (thrifted, but similar here)
Dress- J Khaki Kids (thrifted)
Leggings- Children’s Place (thrifted, but similar here)
Boots- Pediped “Flex Issa”  (thrifted for $4.25!!)
Keeping it Real…
 A DOG!!  MUST PET THE DOG!!
Which pretty much happened in between every shot, because we were on a path in a large park…
This is what the majority of our outings look like haha.  I try to squeeze in pics of us here and there in the break of dog walkers…
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod because my shutter release BROKE-WHA WHA!!), except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Distressed Overalls + Bodysuit + Lace Up Booties

 I’m sure that there is an age when it’s really not appropriate to wear overalls…

But I’m thinking/convincing myself that that age is a ways off… 😉 . Because, I love them!  I’ve had a love for them since the 2nd grade when Dexys Midnight Runners came out with “Come on Eileen” . And if you are too young to remember that song, then listen, and dance along!  All that to say… My love of overalls runs deep. 🙂

So, oddly enough this looks like a foggy day in Seattle.

It wasn’t.  It was during the wildfires that happened back in early September.  I remember thinking that it was overcast, so it was ok to wear overalls.  At the end of this, I was a hot sweaty MESS!

BUT…let’s just pretend it was a cool foggy October day… 🙂

She says all the time….

“Mom…no pictures!!”

But you know what… I’ll keep doing them.  Because once we are actually THERE…

This is what I get.  And as much as I love looking back at these over and over…

I have to think that she will too. Pretty sure she has the best laugh EVER! Oh, and this outfit?  Totally wish I could pull it off!!

Faux leather shorts…might be a thing of my past.

BUT NOT OVERALLS!!

haha.One of the things I’ve always loved capturing…

Her running towards me!!

LOVE!!!! When she was younger, it always ended in her knocking me over with a hug.  Now…she just runs on past…haha. SUPER MAYA!!!

On me…

Bodysuit- H&M (similar here)
Booties- Boden (thrifted, similar here and obsessing over these! )
On Maya…
Jean Shirt- Hanna Andersson  (thrifted)
Top- Tucker and Tate (Nordstrom Rack)
Faux Leather Shorts- GapKids  (thrifted, similar here)
Ballet Flats- Clarks (thrifted, similar here)
Keeping it Real…
UGH!!!  The thing about taking our pictures with a tripod and shutter release is that we take a bunch of shots before I even go back to look and make sure that I actually got the focus right and….we didn’t dance right out of the shot.  That is a very common thing.  Oddly, the thing I most complain about when I ask others to take out pic haha.
These next ones.  TOTALLY out of focus, and…while fun, not at all in the frame!  BUT…I love them!!!  In all their blurriness!!
Oh, and I kid you not.  I DID a LOT of pics in this non focused shot!!
Thankfully, I changed it up and refocused.  CORRECTLY!
(all pictures taken with a self timer/shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Overalls + Chunky Knits + Hats (fall or…COLD spring!)

 Anyone else wondering WTF is going on with our weather??  We had snow a week ago in March…in Seattle!!

All that to say, I’ve gotten creative with my layering.  Chunky knit under overalls?  Sure, why not!

Oh, and a hat to keep my hair from blowing crazy in the WIND?

YES, PLEASE!blog-vintage-felt-hat-paige-sierra-overalls-j-crew-sweater-sam-edelman-lisle-booties-1 blog-vintage-felt-hat-paige-sierra-overalls-j-crew-sweater-sam-edelman-lisle-booties-2 blog-vintage-felt-hat-paige-sierra-overalls-j-crew-sweater-sam-edelman-lisle-booties-3 blog-vintage-felt-hat-paige-sierra-overalls-j-crew-sweater-sam-edelman-lisle-booties-4 blog-vintage-felt-hat-paige-sierra-overalls-j-crew-sweater-sam-edelman-lisle-booties-5blog-vintage-felt-hat-paige-sierra-overalls-j-crew-sweater-sam-edelman-lisle-booties-6

On me…

Sweater- J Crew (thrifted)
Hat- Vintage (thrifted)
Overalls- Paige “Sierra” Overalls (eBay, similar here)
Boots- Sam Edelman “Lisle” Boots (thrifted for $10!!  Sold out, but love this lower heel version)
Keeping it Real…
I l had 20 minutes to take pictures before I had to pick Maya up from preschool, so I thought I’d go somewhere other than right outside our house.
I went a few blocks away, got somewhat set up in front of a cool neighborhood side walk, and I kid you not…as soon as I was ready, two teenage boys came home from school and walked into the house I was about to shoot in front of-giving me weird looks.  I could have waited, but…TWENTY MINUTES!!
So….I gathered up my tripod and focusing stand that I’d already set up, and drove on.  I pulled up to another block in my neighborhood, and decided to go for it no matter what.
Um….DEAD half eaten RAT!!!!  AND….dog poop.  Right where I was going to set my tripod!!  I had to laugh!  Because, thankfully, my tripod doesn’t care.  I DID!!!  But…I looked away 🙂
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Crop Flared Overalls + Chasing the Golden Hour

 This park we go to while the Huz is out of town is perfect right now after dinner.  We caught the last few rays of sun before it set behind the trees, and there’s a big field where Maya can practice soccer.  I’m hoping to go back a few more times before Fall really sets in!

Oh, and I did a post about these ridiculously comfy overalls before.  Oddly, as I looked back on these images, I wonder how really flattering they are.  I mainly LOVE how comfy they are, but…whatever.blog-gap-crop-overalls-black-converse-1 blog-gap-crop-overalls-black-converse-2 One of my favorite images I got from this night!  Although, with this light..there were a few!blog-gap-crop-overalls-black-converse-3 blog-gap-crop-overalls-black-converse-4 blog-gap-crop-overalls-black-converse-6 blog-gap-crop-overalls-black-converse-7 blog-gap-crop-overalls-black-converse-8 That light?!  That laughter?  Love…blog-gap-crop-overalls-black-converse-9 blog-gap-crop-overalls-black-converse-10 It’s so funny.  I kept asking her if she wanted to blow the dandelions.  Again…it’s not our yard or our neighbor’s yard, so go at it, no?! 😉

But…she wants to just tear all the “fluff” off and then throw it!  I guess that works too 🙂blog-gapkids-chambray-dress-gray-checkered-vans-1 blog-gapkids-chambray-dress-gray-checkered-vans-2 blog-gapkids-chambray-dress-gray-checkered-vans-3 blog-gapkids-chambray-dress-gray-checkered-vans-4

On me…

Top- Patterson Kincaid (eBay)
Overalls-Gap (thrifted, similar here and here)
Shoes- Converse (thrifted)
On Maya…
Dress- GapKids (thrifted,similar here)
Leggings- GapKids (thrifted, similar here)
Shoes- Vans (thrifted, similar here)
Keeping it Real…
Sometimes we laugh ourselves right out of the frame 🙂
blog-outtake-1 The downside to this park, is that a lot of people bring their dogs here to run off leash in the attached baseball field.  Maya cannot resist a dog, and always wants to run off and play with them.  Takes a little while to get her back… So, there are about a kazillion self timed shots of me caller her back haha.blog-outtake-2
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Thrifted Crop Flare Overalls (!!!) + Twirl Dresses Forever {and another Low Tide Adventure}

 I will always love overalls!  I think I actually owned this pair in a couple of colors back in the 90’s!  I just recently thrifted them for $6, so I have no idea from what era they originate.  I love that they are a little cropped (not sure if they are supposed to be??), and they are beyond comfy!Blog Gap Crop Flare Overalls Gold Salt Water Sandals-1 Blog Gap Crop Flare Overalls Gold Salt Water Sandals-2 Blog Gap Crop Flare Overalls Gold Salt Water Sandals-3 Blog Gap Crop Flare Overalls Gold Salt Water Sandals-4 Blog Gap Crop Flare Overalls Gold Salt Water Sandals-5 Blog Gap Crop Flare Overalls Gold Salt Water Sandals-6 Blog Gap Crop Flare Overalls Gold Salt Water Sandals-7I’m not 100% sure how I found Crew & Lu, but I’ve been following her on Instagram for a while now.  Uyen is freaking hysterical, and she makes the most adorable clothing!!  A few weeks ago, she had 60% off almost her entire inventory, and I jumped at the chance to get a few things for Maya.

When we opened the box, Maya “Ooooohed and aaaaaaahed!”  She kept saying “Oh, THANK YOU MOMMY!  These are amazing!”  I may have gotten a couple of dresses… 🙂Blog Crew and Lu Cloud Grey Everyday Dress Salt Water Sandals -1 LOVE the back on this dress!!Blog Crew and Lu Cloud Grey Everyday Dress Salt Water Sandals -2And the twirl factor is off the charts.  A total win in Maya’s book 😉 Blog Crew and Lu Cloud Grey Everyday Dress Salt Water Sandals -3 Blog Crew and Lu Cloud Grey Everyday Dress Salt Water Sandals -4 Blog Crew and Lu Cloud Grey Everyday Dress Salt Water Sandals -5

On me…

Overalls- Gap (thrifted, similar here and here)

Sandals- Salt Water Sandals

On Maya…
Dress- Crew & Lu (sold out, but so many other cute dresses)
Keeping it Real…
Normally when we go to the beach, she just runs, plays, FALLS, and splashes around.  She was so nervous about getting her dress dirty though that she kept holding it up.
Thankfully, she had her swim suit on underneath 😉Blog Outtake
(all pictures taken with a self timer/shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Overalls + Stripes + Cashmere Wrap + Booties

 This was another one of those days where it had been rainy and 10-15mph winds all day.  Earlier in the day, Maya had had ballet.  We made Monster Cookies for my father in law (recipe coming soon!), and then the rain broke!  I asked Maya to go pick out a dress to get dressed to take some cookies to my parents too.  She wasn’t all that interested in picking a dress, so I suggested one of my favorite dresses that for some reason she never wants to wear.  Suddenly she said “ok”!!!  I got so excited, and totally wanted to get pictures of her in it.

I should have known better…Blog J Crew Cashmere Wrap Paige Overalls El Naturalista Duna Booties-1 Blog J Crew Cashmere Wrap Paige Overalls El Naturalista Duna Booties-2 Blog J Crew Cashmere Wrap Paige Overalls El Naturalista Duna Booties-3 Riiiiiiight about now, it started raining.  Maya’s in this stage where she does NOT like to get her hair wet.  As long as she has a hood or an umbrella, she’s totally fine.  But she was having NO MORE pictures after this….Blog J Crew Cashmere Wrap Paige Overalls El Naturalista Duna Booties-4 Blog J Crew Cashmere Wrap Paige Overalls El Naturalista Duna Booties-5 So, we headed over to my parents.  This is the only real picture I got of her adorable dress ;{
Blog Weatherproof Leather Jacket Buffalo Plaid Hanna Andersson Old West Boots-1 Because…hahaha.  Clearly…not in the mood.Blog Weatherproof Leather Jacket Buffalo Plaid Hanna Andersson Old West Boots-2 After we were leaving, she did her butt dance for them, which always makes her happy 🙂Blog Weatherproof Leather Jacket Buffalo Plaid Hanna Andersson Old West Boots-3 Blog Weatherproof Leather Jacket Buffalo Plaid Hanna Andersson Old West Boots-4 Blog Weatherproof Leather Jacket Buffalo Plaid Hanna Andersson Old West Boots-5 On me…

Scarf- J Crew (old, similar here)
Overalls- Paige “Sierra” Overalls (eBay, similar here)
Boots- El Naturalista Duna N528 (thrifted for $7!!)
On Maya…
Jacket- Weatherproof (thrifted, but similar here)
Dress- Hanna Andersson (thrifted)
Leggings- Hanna Andersson (thrifted)
Cowboy Boots- Old West “Roper Boots”  (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
Self timer fails… 🙂
Blog Outtake x4
(all pictures taken with a self timer/shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren