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Chunky Knits over Belted White Dress + Cowboy Boots | TWINNING for Easter!

Originally taken 4/12/2020 (Playing catch up)

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

Happy Easter!
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I’m over here LOVING the theme for the @whowhatwear #WWWwardrobechallenge right now.

Oh…April 12th “Wear your most nightgown-like dress or dress-like nightgown.

DONE and DONE.  ✅✅
We made it out just as the sun was setting, but…came back for bedtime already in our jammies! 
Maya was like “should I change?” Nope! Just take off a few layers! As will I!
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We had a somewhat chill day. Started off with baskets of goodies, and an Easter Egg hunt in our front yard. (See stories) Then…it was pretty much day as usual. Thankfully it was such an amazing day here in Seattle. Sunny, yet still chilly. We got in our two walks and Maya got in a bike ride while I watered all our plants.

THEN…the Huz made dinner. Which is basically the holy grail as far as I’m concerned!
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Happy Easter to all of you. I hope you found positives in the day, and enjoyed your family time.

But…to be honest. Dinner went late. We came outside to take pics as the sun was setting, and Maya ran off to video it. Like…where are you going?!!

Um…??? 
Then she comes back and it’s literally dark. Don’t mind me….trying to take some Easter pics.

So pretty tho!

Swipe to see…(It’s in our stories, obviously)
#StayingSafeAndSaneInCoronaVille

Blog 1 Graham and Spencer Cardigan UO Nightgown Dress Frye Short Cowbow Boots Easter-

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I can’t even with these images… The times that she will twin with me are LIMITED!

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Blog 7 Graham and Spencer Cardigan UO Nightgown Dress Frye Short Cowbow Boots Easter-72

She loves her stuffies, but there was something about quarantine that made her LOVE her stuffies…totally acceptable, and I’m glad I captured it!

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Blog 9 Graham and Spencer Cardigan UO Nightgown Dress Frye Short Cowbow Boots Easter-81

I mean….

On me…

Cardigan- Graham and Spencer (ebay)
Dress- Urban Outfitters
Belt- Vintage (thrifted)
Boots- Frye (thrifted)
On Maya…
Sweater- Gap (thrifted)
Dress- Zara (thrifted)
leggings- (eBay)
Shoes- (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
Because…it’s not always perfectly posed.
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(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

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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 :))

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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.
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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.
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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 :))

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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.

Blog 1 Paige Danette Leather Jacket La Vie Rebecca Taylor Patched Jeans Laurence Dacade Booties-71c

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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 :))

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