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Black Friday Scores and Links :)

I am a total sucker for a deal.  In fact, I almost never pay full price for anything!  The thought of fighting the crowds at stores makes me want to poke my eyes out, but sitting online perusing all the fabulous deals?  It’s my weakness 🙂

Here are a few of my finds from this morning.

H&M has a ton of ridiculous markdowns on some simple staples.  Blog Black Friday-1 Blog Black Friday-2Zara very rarely has sales.  I had to check it out… 🙂  Love this fun top.  I was DYING over all their kids stuff, but it’s still more than I’m willing to pay for clothes that Maya will only wear for a few months… Blog Black Friday-3And the best for last!  StyleMint is doing 50% off all regular priced items and they have a ton of other markdowns up to 70% off!!!  Plus, you get a free gift with $50 purchase 🙂  I have a feeling I will wear this jacket with everything!! Blog Black Friday-4And yes, I did score some stuff for the Huz and Maya too 🙂

A few more sites I may or may not have checked out :}

ThredUp (25% off already AMAZING deals!)

35% sitewide at Gorjana & Griffin

Happy Shopping!dit-elle-Lauren

Weekend Getaway…

The Huz and I were SO lucky to get away for a few days this past weekend.  My parents watched Maya, and we flew down to Southern California for some sun (what is that?!) and relaxation (again…what is that??!)

It was SO nice to feel the sun on our faces and walk barefoot in the sand…

Blog StyleMint Current Elliott-1 Blog StyleMint Current Elliott-2 Blog StyleMint Current Elliott-3 Blog StyleMint Current Elliott-4I was kind of obsessed with these funny little birds… Blog StyleMint Current Elliott-5Until….DOLPHINS!!!  They were SO close!! Blog StyleMint Current Elliott-6Then, not to leave her out!  I took these of Maya the morning we left for an Instagram daily challenge that was “Scarves and Boots”.  I mean, I couldn’t NOT do that one!!Blog Maya 109 weeks scarf boots-1sm Blog Maya 109 weeks scarf boots-2sm Blog Maya 109 Weeks Scarf Boots-3 Blog Maya 109 Weeks Scarf Boots-4 On me…

Shirt- StyleMint (sold out, but similar here)
Tee- Current Affair (Similar here)
Jeans- Current Elliott (sold out, but similar here)
Flip Flops- Havaianas
On Maya…
Jeans- Gap
Top- Vintage Dress (thrifted)
Sweater- Old Navy (thrifted) similar here.
Scarf- Mine 🙂  (thrifted)
Shoes- Faded Glory (Thrifted, but similar here.  Dying over these!

dit-elle-Lauren

Yes, we’re totally matching…but it’s Halloween!! :)

 Double post day, but these outfits would be totally silly on any other day, so….Blog Halloween StyleMint Cashmere Hudson-1I’m so in love with these cashmere sweaters from Stylemint!!  I bought this one after getting the mustard colored one.  Sadly, they are sold out now, but go keep checking back or really…check out their other awesome stuff.  Great basics at a reasonable price (and they post sales often too :))! Blog Halloween StyleMint Cashmere Hudson-2 Blog Halloween StyleMint Cashmere Hudson-3And no…I wouldn’t normally wear this sweater with black, nor would I try and match Maya this much.  🙂 Blog Halloween StyleMint Cashmere Hudson-4 Blog Halloween StyleMint Cashmere Hudson-5She kept wanting me to blow bubbles with my gum haha. Blog Halloween StyleMint Cashmere Hudson-6 Blog Halloween StyleMint Cashmere Hudson-7 Blog Halloween StyleMint Cashmere Hudson-8My little assistant 🙂 Blog Halloween StyleMint Cashmere Hudson-9

On me…

Sweater- StyleMint (sold out, but similar here and similar color here)
Scarf- Banana Republic (old, but similar here)
Jeans- Hudson
Shoes- Sam Edelman (thrifted, but similar here)
On Maya…
Dress- Gap (via ThredUp, but love this one!)
Tights- Carter’s, but love these “non Halloween” tights.
Boots- Faded Glory (thrifted, but these are adorable)

dit-elle-Lauren

Mixing masculine with feminine…

Today was a bit of a rough day.  I had to take Maya to yet another urologist, and she’s gotten to the point now where the minute they call her name to go back she starts crying hysterically.  Not without good reason considering they had to do another catheter-ugh.  Needless to say, we were both in tears by the end of the visit…

Am I the only one that dresses in bright colors on crappy days, in the effort to cheer up? Blog StyleMint Top Boyfriend Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-1 Blog StyleMint Top Boyfriend Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-2 Blog StyleMint Top Boyfriend Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-3It got pretty sunny again yesterday…love it! Blog StyleMint Top Boyfriend Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-4 Blog StyleMint Top Boyfriend Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-5 Blog StyleMint Top Boyfriend Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-6 Blog StyleMint Top Boyfriend Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-7 Blog StyleMint Top Boyfriend Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-8Love this kid so much.  You’d never even know she was sick or had a crummy start to her day. Blog StyleMint Top Boyfriend Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-9 Blog StyleMint Top Boyfriend Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-10 Blog StyleMint Top Boyfriend Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-11Spinning! Blog StyleMint Top Boyfriend Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-12

On me…

Top- StylMint (on sale!)
Jeans- Rich & Skinny (old, but similar here and less expensive here)
Shoes- Miss Sixty “Marlene” oxford (sold out, but you can still find them on eBay!)  Similar here.
Leather Jacket- Vintage purchased from Funky Janes (similar here and less expensive faux leather here)

On Maya…

Dress- Gap (Old, but this is cute, and if $ were no option HAHAHA here)
Jeggings- Jeggings- 77 kids (thrifted, but similar here)
Shoes- Converse
Super Mom Tip:
  I posted one of the pics of Maya and me on my facebook page and a friend commented on my hair.  I laughed, because it was my “I didn’t take a shower and was sick of my usual messy bun” look.  Pretty easy to do.  Just start twisting one side (fix with bobby pin).  Twist other side, then gather both into a ponytail.  Then wrap into a bun.  Turns curly out of control bedhead into something a little put together 🙂dit-elle-Lauren

Stripes…

I feel like stripes are always in style… I love black and white paired with a pop of color in the shoe.blog Striped Stylemint Hudson Skinny Jeffrey Campbell-1 blog Striped Stylemint Hudson Skinny Jeffrey Campbell-2 blog Striped Stylemint Hudson Skinny Jeffrey Campbell-3I swear I wasn’t thinking “stripes all around”, but alas…it happened 🙂  This was at Maya’s birthday BBQ with her 4 legged brother Max. blog Striped Stylemint Hudson Skinny Jeffrey Campbell-4 blog Striped Stylemint Hudson Skinny Jeffrey Campbell-5Can’t believe she’s TWO!! blog Striped Stylemint Hudson Skinny Jeffrey Campbell-6On me…

Jeans- Hudson
Shirt- StyleMint (sold out, but similar here , here, and love this one here)
Shoes- Jeffrey Campbell (old, but LOVE these and these)
On Maya…
Dress- Gap (ThredUp but love this!)
Leggings- Gap (old, but similar here)
Boots- SmartFit (old, but similar here and love these here)
dit-elle-Lauren

What I wear on a photo shoot…and Happy Birthday to Maya!

So, this is exactly what I would wear on a photo shoot (ie-when I’m photographing others :)).  The only addition is that I normally wear boots in the fall because I’m traipsing through fields.  These jeans are super comfortable, because they have a lot of stretch yet don’t stretch out.  The dark comes in handy because it doesn’t show dirt.  All of these advantages translate over to day to day motherhood haha. 🙂Blog Green Design History Sweater Blank Zipper Jeans-1 Blog Green Design History Sweater Blank Zipper Jeans-2 Blog Green Design History Sweater Blank Zipper Jeans-3 Blog Green Design History Sweater Blank Zipper Jeans-4 Blog Green Design History Sweater Blank Zipper Jeans-5This particular photo shoot was very special though.  The nugget turns two today!

I cannot express how much love and happiness she has brought to me the last two years.  She has more joy in her little finger than most people have in their entire bodies.  She makes me a better person every single day…Blog Green Design History Sweater Blank Zipper Jeans-8 Blog Green Design History Sweater Blank Zipper Jeans-9 Blog Green Design History Sweater Blank Zipper Jeans-7Blog Green Design History Sweater Blank Zipper Jeans-6On me…

Jeans-Blank NYC (old, but similar here and here)
Sweater- Design History (similar color here)
T-Shirt- StyleMint
Shoes- Restricted (thrifted)  Similar here
On Maya…
Dress- Gap (old)
Sweater- Pumpkin Patch (old, similar here)
Tights- Baby Legs (similar here)

Boots- Faded Glory (Thrifted, but similar here.  Love these!)

dit-elle-Lauren