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An acceptable outfit that feels like pajamas? I’m IN!

 I got these pants during the last “Clear the Rack” sale at Nordstom Rack.  I had meant for them to be to wear to shoot weddings.  I kept meaning to test them out first (an all day wedding is NOT the time to try something new!), but just remembered about them last night.  It’s been in the upper 70’s to mid 80’s lately, and these were PERFECT!  They are super light weight.  The flat front is flattering, yet the elastic back makes them super comfy.  I originally meant them to be dressy, but threw on loose T and sandals instead.  Basically, I felt like I was wearing pajamas all day.  LOVE THAT!  Pretty sure I will be living in these from now on haha. Blog Zara Tee Free People Easy Pleat Pant ShoeMint Zandra-1Blog Zara Tee Free People Easy Pleat Pant ShoeMint Zandra-2Blog Zara Tee Free People Easy Pleat Pant ShoeMint Zandra-3Blog Zara Tee Free People Easy Pleat Pant ShoeMint Zandra-4Blog Zara Tee Free People Easy Pleat Pant ShoeMint Zandra-5Oh, wall art?  Don’t mind if we do haha 🙂Blog Zara Tee Free People Easy Pleat Pant ShoeMint Zandra-6Blog Zara Tee Free People Easy Pleat Pant ShoeMint Zandra-7“Maya, can you go stand under those wings?”

“They’re not wings…they’re EARS!”

Ok, then… 🙂Blog Red Gap Romber Zebra Converse-1Blog Red Gap Romber Zebra Converse-2Blog Red Gap Romber Zebra Converse-3On me…

Top- Zara (from ThredUp)
Pants- Free People (Nordstrom Rack)
Shoes- ShoeMint “Zandra”
On Maya…
Shoes- Converse (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
I love, love, LOVE that Maya is getting more adventurous!  I’ve mentioned before that she’s been kind of a scaredy cat when it comes to the playground.  Admittedly, it’s a bit of a catch 22.  Part of me loves that she’s so scared and I don’t really  have to worry about her doing anything dangerous, but part of me is so proud that she’s starting to climb more and take some risks.  Go Maya!!
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Layering + Combat Boots

 Blog StyleMint Jacket Aqua Sweater Hudson ShoeMint Boots-1 Blog StyleMint Jacket Aqua Sweater Hudson ShoeMint Boots-2 Blog StyleMint Jacket Aqua Sweater Hudson ShoeMint Boots-3I was kind of on the fence when I got this jacket from StyleMint.  I got it during their Black Friday Sale, so it was 50% off (point in it’s favor).  When it came, it was kind of stiff and boxy.  I threw it in the dryer (it says hand wash cold, but THAT is not happening!)  That softened it up a bit, and now I really like it.  I love that it shows the layers of what you are wearing underneath! Blog StyleMint Jacket Aqua Sweater Hudson ShoeMint Boots-4Um….”big hair don’t care”??  Ok, I kind of care, wow :} Blog StyleMint Jacket Aqua Sweater Hudson ShoeMint Boots-5I’ve ordered a bunch of stuff off StyleMint (of course when they have big sales!), but I hadn’t ever bought any shoes from ShoeMint.  Well…another sale came up, so I snagged these boots for $44!  They are real leather and SO soft and comfortable.  I was very pleasantly surprised!  Even walked around the neighborhood with Maya first time wearing them and still comfy!  They still have some left, and I agree with the reviewers, size down a half size.  Love the studded details and the zippers up the back! Blog StyleMint Jacket Aqua Sweater Hudson ShoeMint Boots-6 Blog StyleMint Jacket Aqua Sweater Hudson ShoeMint Boots-7Yeah, her coat lasted all of 2.3 seconds.  NW girl at heart…who needs a coat?? Blog StyleMint Jacket Aqua Sweater Hudson ShoeMint Boots-8Coated baby pants??!!!  Died when I saw these on Zulily’s close out sale!  May have gotten a few pairs…they were $5.50 and I had grandparent Christmas $$ to spend! Blog StyleMint Jacket Aqua Sweater Hudson ShoeMint Boots-9 Blog StyleMint Jacket Aqua Sweater Hudson ShoeMint Boots-10 Blog StyleMint Jacket Aqua Sweater Hudson ShoeMint Boots-11 On me…

Jacket- StyleMint (sold out, but similar here and if you want to splurge here)
Sweater- Aqua Cashmere (old, but love this here and less expensive option here  both on sale!)
Jeans- Hudson (eBay)
Boots- StyleMint (on sale!)
On Maya…
Shirt- Arizona (thrifted, but similar here)
Top- Carter’s (thrifted, but similar here)
Pants- Zulily (search for Crystal Vogue)
Shoes-Converse (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it real… Can you tell she likes to push the button?  Sheesh.
Blog StyleMint Jacket Aqua Sweater Hudson ShoeMint Boots-13

(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Happy New Year!

 I hope everyone had a fun and safe New Years!  I did not make it til midnight (shocking), but we did have a pretty fun dance party at home 🙂Blog StyleMint Jacket Zara Sweater J Brand Moto Frye Boots-1 Blog StyleMint Jacket Zara Sweater J Brand Moto Frye Boots-2 Blog StyleMint Jacket Zara Sweater J Brand Moto Frye Boots-3 Blog StyleMint Jacket Zara Sweater J Brand Moto Frye Boots-4If you are ever wondering what I’m smiling at off to the side… 🙂 Blog StyleMint Jacket Zara Sweater J Brand Moto Frye Boots-5I tried the sleeves rolled down too on this jacket, but I like them rolled.  Yes?  No? Blog StyleMint Jacket Zara Sweater J Brand Moto Frye Boots-6 Blog StyleMint Jacket Zara Sweater J Brand Moto Frye Boots-7And who needs a park?  Maya could run up and down our neighbors driveway all day. Blog StyleMint Jacket Zara Sweater J Brand Moto Frye Boots-8 Blog StyleMint Jacket Zara Sweater J Brand Moto Frye Boots-9 Blog StyleMint Jacket Zara Sweater J Brand Moto Frye Boots-10

On me…

Jacket- StyleMint (sold out, but similar here and if you want to splurge here)
Sweater- Zara (on sale!)
Jeans- J Brand (similar here)
Boots- Frye (similar here)
On Maya…
Jeans- Gap (similar)
T-shirt- Old Navy (similar here)
Shirt- Osh Kosh (thrifted, but love this one on sale here)
Scarf- Mine (thrifted)
Shoes- Circo (thrifted but similar here and here)

dit-elle-Lauren

Layering and topknots…

 We had a few really windy days in Seattle.  So windy, that topknots were the only option…

And of course, layering.

Blog J Crew Sweater StyleMint Tee Blank NYC Zipper Jeans-1 Blog J Crew Sweater StyleMint Tee Blank NYC Zipper Jeans-2 Blog J Crew Sweater StyleMint Tee Blank NYC Zipper Jeans-3 Blog J Crew Sweater StyleMint Tee Blank NYC Zipper Jeans-4Sometimes she is so flipping cute, I can hardly stand it.  Whenever she dilly dallies (which is often!), I say “Maya, can I have a hug?”  This is what she does…followed by her knocking me over with a huge hug!  She is such a cuddlebug, I love it!! Blog J Crew Sweater StyleMint Tee Blank NYC Zipper Jeans-5 Blog J Crew Sweater StyleMint Tee Blank NYC Zipper Jeans-6 Blog J Crew Sweater StyleMint Tee Blank NYC Zipper Jeans-7On me…

Sweater- J Crew (old, but similar here and less expensive option here)
Jeans- Blank NYC (old, but similar here and here)
Shoes- Restricted (thrifted)  Similar here
On Maya…
Jeans- Old Navy (thrifted, similar here)
Top- Pumpkin Patch (Nordstrom Rack)
Sweater- Boutique Collection (thrifted, similar here)
Shoes- Zulily

dit-elle-Lauren

And…we’re both wearing booties :)

Ok, so the 3rd day in a row that our shoes kind of match.  But again…love both of ours, so oh well 🙂

Blog Stylemint Vest DL1961 Emma Born Booties-1 Blog Stylemint Vest DL1961 Emma Born Booties-2I love this vest from Stylemint (another black Friday score :}).  It’s cozy, has fringe, and…is black.  What more could I want?  I just wasn’t sure if I should let it hang loose…belt it? Blog Stylemint Vest DL1961 Emma Born Booties-3So, first I belted it… Blog Stylemint Vest DL1961 Emma Born Booties-4 Blog Stylemint Vest DL1961 Emma Born Booties-5Then loose… Blog Stylemint Vest DL1961 Emma Born Booties-6 Blog Stylemint Vest DL1961 Emma Born Booties-7Belted?  Not?  Truth be told, I kind of like it belted, but ended up wearing it loose for the rest of the day because I had a shoot, and I thought it would be more comfortable 🙂

This?  No question.  ADORABLE! 🙂Blog Stylemint Vest DL1961 Emma Born Booties-8 Blog Stylemint Vest DL1961 Emma Born Booties-9 Blog Stylemint Vest DL1961 Emma Born Booties-10On me…

Sweater- Stylemint
Top- Gap (similar)
Jeans- DL 1961 (these are the Emma Leggings)
Boots- Born (similar here)
On Maya…
Jeans- Levi’s (thrifted, but similar style here and without the distressing here)
Top- Gap (thrifted)
Jacket- Guess (thrifted, but similar style here and here)
Scarf- Mine-thrifted 🙂
Shoes- Stride Rite (thrifted, but similar here and here)

dit-elle-Lauren

The jeans that can practially walk by themselves…

 These were one of the first pairs of 7 for All Mankind jeans that I bought.  I think they are 11 years old!  They just keep getting softer, and I think they are almost 25% patched up haha.  I even wore these throughout my pregnancy!!  Probably not the most flattering jeans I own right now, but I don’t care.  Paired with a cashmere sweater and wrap-doesn’t get much more comfortable that this 🙂Blog Orange Stylemint Sweater 7FAM Converse-1 Blog Orange Stylemint Sweater 7FAM Converse-2 Blog Orange Stylemint Sweater 7FAM Converse-3 Blog Orange Stylemint Sweater 7FAM Converse-4Oh, you missed these boots?  haha 🙂 Blog Orange Stylemint Sweater 7FAM Converse-5 Blog Orange Stylemint Sweater 7FAM Converse-6 Blog Orange Stylemint Sweater 7FAM Converse-7On me…

Sweater- StyleMint (sold out, but similar here and similar color here)
Scarf- J Crew
Jeans- 7 for All Mankind (old, but similar look here and less expensive here)
Belt- Linea Pelle (old, but similar here and less expensive here)
Shoes- Converse (old, but similar here and non one star suede here)
On Maya…
Jeans- Levi’s (thrifted, but similar style here and without the distressing here)
Top- Old Navy (similar)
Sweater- Greendog (thrifted, but similar here)
Shoes- Gap (thrifted, but similar here)

dit-elle-Lauren

What we wore for Thanksgiving…

 This is what we wore for Thanksgiving.  I don’t know why, but for me, Thanksgiving usually means brown and big shocker-COMFY!  😉  No idea why on the brown, but the comfy is a no brainer.  Anyway…this is waht we wore.  For me-minus the shoes.  We hosted, which means no shoes required 🙂Blog StyleMint DL1961 Emma Coated Leopard flats-1 Blog StyleMint DL1961 Emma Coated Leopard flats-2I’ve mentioned it before, but these DL1961 jeans are beyond comfortable.  They have a 4 way stretch fabric that moves with you and then bounces back without sagging! Blog StyleMint DL1961 Emma Coated Leopard flats-3 Blog StyleMint DL1961 Emma Coated Leopard flats-4 Blog StyleMint DL1961 Emma Coated Leopard flats-5Ok, truth be told.  I didn’t have time to photograph what I was wearing on the actual day, so I redressed and photographed it the other day haha.  I was too busy making pies!!  Oh, and photographing the Peanut 🙂  THIS (below) was actually on Thanksgiving.  It was totally foggy.  My favorite to shoot in! Blog StyleMint DL1961 Emma Coated Leopard flats-6And it was chilly!  I had to get ONE picture of her dress before layering her up! Blog StyleMint DL1961 Emma Coated Leopard flats-7I got these Gap boots for $2.75 at a thrift store last week.  I was worried that they wouldn’t go with much, but they go with everything!  You will see these A LOT in the next week or so :). Blog StyleMint DL1961 Emma Coated Leopard flats-8On me…

Sweater- StyleMint (sold out, but love this sheer look here)
Shoes- (thrifted) but similar here and cheaper here.
On Maya…
Jeans- Gap
Dress- Old Navy (thrifted)
Vest- Janie and Jack (thrifted, but similar here)
Boots- Gap (thrifted, but similar here)

dit-elle-Lauren