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Leather Jacket + LWD over Distressed Jeans + Booties

I wore this dress before and took it from day and then to night.  What I hadn’t realized when I tried it on was that the slip that came with it was SO SHORT!!  I added a 2nd slip when I wore it alone as a dress, but decided it would be perfect over a pair of skinny jeans!  I love putting skinnies over dresses that are a liiiiiittle too short for…well, ANY kind of movement.  Especially the case when you are dealing with your kids!  Running after them?  Bending over?!!  Um…not happening!

Although, for summer, I’ve also put a pair of cut offs under another little white dress and cute little lace shorts under an LBD!  I say don’t let it being too short stop you from buying something that’s super cute!  You can make it work!

OMG…her smile??!  DYING!! She really wanted me to make her “fly”.  I wasn’t sure if those days were gone, but I tried anyways.  She loved it, and…I didn’t throw out my back haha, so it was a win! Although, she wanted to keep doing it…She did a bunch of poses up on this ledge.  I was simultaneously dying, and nervous that she would dance right off!!  On me…

Leather Jacket- Organic by John Patrick (ebay)
Boots- Aquatalia (eBay for $50! similar here)
On Maya…
Jacket- Jean Bourget (thrifted)
Sweaters- ZaraGirls (striped) Old Navy cardigan (thrifted)
Jean Jacket- GapKids (thrifted, but similar here)
Jeans- DL1961 Chloe C/O
Shoes- Rampage Girls (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
Her face in these next two…haha.
Her pose is on point though, ha! 😉
Not feeling me here, obviously…
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Remlinger Farms “Fall Harvest Festival” | For Maya’s 5th Birthday

We went to Remlinger Farms for Maya’s 4th birthday last year (SO fun looking back on those pics!!), and we had such a good time that we went back again a few weeks later!

This year, I asked her…

“Would you rather have a birthday party with all your friends, or go back to Remlinger Farms with family?”

She chose Remlinger Farms with family again-YAY!!

I was a little nervous if she would have as much fun as she did the year before.  I shouldn’t have been worried… 🙂
blog-remlinger-farms-mayas-5th-birthday-1 blog-remlinger-farms-mayas-5th-birthday-2 blog-remlinger-farms-mayas-5th-birthday-3 She freaking LOVES this ride!!  I think this might be the last year she can go on it, which is sooooo sad!blog-remlinger-farms-x2blog-remlinger-farms-mayas-5th-birthday-4 Although, the best part for her was having her big cousin there again!blog-remlinger-farms-mayas-5th-birthday-5 blog-remlinger-farms-mayas-5th-birthday-6 blog-remlinger-farms-mayas-5th-birthday-7 blog-remlinger-farms-mayas-5th-birthday-8 OMG, dying over Houston and Charlie’s face hahaha.blog-remlinger-farms-mayas-5th-birthday-9 And…Maya’s face here-HA!  What you can’t quite see (except by my sister in laws swirling hair!!!) is that this little ride was spinning around SO FAST!  I actually had to look away, because I was getting nauseous… Obviously, I didn’t volunteer to go on this one with her!blog-remlinger-farms-mayas-5th-birthday-10 The family that rock climbs together…blog-remlinger-farms-mayas-5th-birthday-11 blog-remlinger-farms-mayas-5th-birthday-12 My dad got this one of me 🙂  Not going to lie.  I was shaking for a little while after this.  I don’t recommend rock climbing in Frye boots haha 🙂blog-remlinger-farms-mayas-5th-birthday-13 blog-remlinger-farms-mayas-5th-birthday-14 Gah.  How cute would it be to have this every year!  Charlie didn’t come with us last year, and I’m not sure she’ll chose this over a party again next year… 😦blog-remlinger-farms-mayas-5th-birthday-15 I wanted to get a family picture in front of this, but the kids vanished…

So, my sister in law kindly got this one 🙂blog-remlinger-farms-mayas-5th-birthday-16 blog-remlinger-farms-mayas-5th-birthday-17 The train was the only thing we didn’t do last year, so we wanted to make sure we got on.  It was perfect timing too, because it started to rain right before we got on!

DYING…blog-remlinger-farms-mayas-5th-birthday-18 blog-remlinger-farms-mayas-5th-birthday-19 blog-remlinger-farms-mayas-5th-birthday-20 blog-remlinger-farms-mayas-5th-birthday-21 Are you kidding me?blog-remlinger-farms-mayas-5th-birthday-22 blog-remlinger-farms-mayas-5th-birthday-23Happy Birthday sweet girl!!

See Maya’s 5th birthday “Black Balloon Shoot” here. 🙂

Keeping it Real…

Note to self.  Don’t try and “grab a quick family picture” at the end of the day when it’s just started raining…

As an fyi, I’m 5’8″ but look tiny next to Charlie haha!blog-outtake-1 Because…someone was TUCKERED OUT!blog-outtake-2

Long Layers + Ripped Skinnies on the beach | A Favorite!

 Again, I struggle!!!  What to title the post… If only I had time to really THINK!  Yet, I do not.  So, here we go. I noted that it was one of my favorites, because I didn’t want it to get lost in the shuffle, and…it’s one of my favorites!

Long layers.

It’s an easy out when you are feeling not so great (HELLO Holidays!! ;{ ), and want to cover up, but it’s a fine balance on just looking frumpy!  So…my usual rule of thumb, is if you are going long and loose up top, go tight on the bottom!

Blog Design History Cardigan Free People Snap out of It DL1961 Margaux Gibson Checkered Vans-1 Blog Design History Cardigan Free People Snap out of It DL1961 Margaux Gibson Checkered Vans-2 Blog Design History Cardigan Free People Snap out of It DL1961 Margaux Gibson Checkered Vans-3 Blog Design History Cardigan Free People Snap out of It DL1961 Margaux Gibson Checkered Vans-4 Blog Design History Cardigan Free People Snap out of It DL1961 Margaux Gibson Checkered Vans-5 Blog Design History Cardigan Free People Snap out of It DL1961 Margaux Gibson Checkered Vans-6 Blog Design History Cardigan Free People Snap out of It DL1961 Margaux Gibson Checkered Vans-7 Blog Design History Cardigan Free People Snap out of It DL1961 Margaux Gibson Checkered Vans-8Randomly, I thought this looked better in black and white.  Most of the prints in our home are black and white, so I’m drawn the them.  In most cases for this blog, I like color, but I felt like I was actually doing a blog post for my work on this one, so I inserted a few black and white! Blog Design History Cardigan Free People Snap out of It DL1961 Margaux Gibson Checkered Vans-9Me… “Hey, Maya, want to come be with me?”

“Nope.”….Blog Design History Cardigan Free People Snap out of It DL1961 Margaux Gibson Checkered Vans-10 Blog Design History Cardigan Free People Snap out of It DL1961 Margaux Gibson Checkered Vans-11 Oh, and I had to include this image!  The tiny little dot in the far left corner is Maya.  In most cases, she is NO where near me to photograph, as an FYI.  If there is a chance for her to run, she’s RUNNING!!Blog Levis Jacket Gap Cardigan Mini Boden Heart Tee Vans-1And then I get her back. 🙂  She was totally cracking herself up!

I only wish I could take credit for it! Blog Levis Jacket Gap Cardigan Mini Boden Heart Tee Vans-2 Blog Levis Jacket Gap Cardigan Mini Boden Heart Tee Vans-3 Blog Levis Jacket Gap Cardigan Mini Boden Heart Tee Vans-4 Blog Levis Jacket Gap Cardigan Mini Boden Heart Tee Vans-5 Blog Levis Jacket Gap Cardigan Mini Boden Heart Tee Vans-6And then just try and tell a 4 year old NOT to run in the  water when it’s 40 degrees… 😉 Blog Levis Jacket Gap Cardigan Mini Boden Heart Tee Vans-7 Blog Levis Jacket Gap Cardigan Mini Boden Heart Tee Vans-8 Blog Levis Jacket Gap Cardigan Mini Boden Heart Tee Vans-9 Blog Levis Jacket Gap Cardigan Mini Boden Heart Tee Vans-10 Blog Levis Jacket Gap Cardigan Mini Boden Heart Tee Vans-11 Blog Levis Jacket Gap Cardigan Mini Boden Heart Tee Vans-12I can’t even… Blog Levis Jacket Gap Cardigan Mini Boden Heart Tee Vans-13 Blog Levis Jacket Gap Cardigan Mini Boden Heart Tee Vans-14And then….She had enough haha. 🙂 Blog Levis Jacket Gap Cardigan Mini Boden Heart Tee Vans-15 On me…

Sweater- Design History (old, similar here)
Shoes- Vans (thrifted)
On Maya…
Jacket- Levi’s (thrifted)
Sweater- GapKids (thrifted)
Top- Mini Boden (thrifted)
Jeans- GapKids (thrifted)
Shoes- Vans (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
“So…you’re saying you don’t want to stand on this wood stump with me?”
haha.
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(all pictures taken with a self timer/shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren