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Red + White + Blue | Memorial Day 2018

 We had the best long weekend!


I didn’t have to work all weekend, the weather was AMAZING, and we just had a ton of park hangs, play dates, and a BBQ at my parents house.
🤗👌🏻
It was a preview of summer (minus me not having to work) and it was so good…

So…funny story.  The reason there’s a “haze” on the first image, is because Maya kept jumping up and waving her hand in front of the camera…  Looooove this next one! AND….awe!!! My mom and Maya decorating with flags… hahaha 🙂 Not exactly what you’d think of for climbing shoes, but… 🙂

On me…

Jean Jacket- 3×1 thrifted for $10!!! (similar here retails for $300!!)
Top- Sandra Ingrish  (similar here)
Jeans- Current Elliott “The Cropped Straight Leg” (Bought on eBay like new for $2.26!!!)
On Maya…
Denim Jacket- CrewCuts (thrifted)
Dress- Copper Key (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
Yup, could probably do another post with the outtakes, but…here’s just a few.
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Happy Mother’s Day to me! | 2018

 I don’t really want a big fanfare for my birthday or Mother’s Day.   Really, I want a hall pass on some of the day to day duties (namely DINNER!) and I want pictures-duh.

It’s what my mom and I ask for every year, and I’m SO glad I have them to look back on!!

If you want, you can look back on 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 part one and two (lucky year!), and 2017.

And…I’ll admit.  This next shot wasn’t just of me haha.

The remote was going crazy and firing off never ending shots until we turned the camera off!  Needless to say, there are a LOT of outtakes.  And…some of Maya and the Huz next to me with questionable looks on their face :).  But, since I didn’t get a chance to take a pic of just my outfit…this will have to suffice 😉 What to say about this sweet nugget…

While she challenges my patience, she also brings me so much joy, love, and pride every single day!

I am one lucky mama.
And…twinning is always winning! Love these next few!!!

BUT…just wait for the outtakes at the end…
My new favorite of the three of us!! And…to my amazing mom and friend…

Maya and I are both SO lucky to have you in our lives!  Even luckier that it’s in our daily lives!! I can’t even… Again….NEW FAVORITE!
Funny story.  I cropped myself out of this shot because I was frantically running towards the camera on the tripod that was going CRAZY taking pics!  Maya’s face though….WORTH IT! All the heart eyes… Pretty much the best reality of our group shot attempts… But then we got this!! And this, so…I’ll take it all! And then…letting her do what she loves to do.

Which, is what I love to capture, so…win WIN!

On me…

Dress- Corey Lynn Calter (eBay for $14!!, LOVING this midi version!)
Clogs- Sven “Ankle Wrap Strap”C/O
On Maya…
Dress- (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
I thought of doing an entire post of our outtakes, but…let’s be honest.  I don’t even have time
to blog REAL posts, so…here are some of the best ones.  There are more!
SO…just know…as my mom and I walked away, we thought…
“I’m sure we got one or two…”
And of COURSE we did.  BUT…, it wasn’t all super smiley perfectness…
AND, I really could have posted twice as many outtakes, BUT, I also could have posted twice as
many shots that I love too!  I guess it’s all about balance…and…reality. 🙂
This first one.  Maya probably telling my parents she doesn’t want to take pictures.  And one of the many shots with the shutter firing when it wasn’t supposed to!
Hahaha.  Yes, by butt as a try to stop the shutter AGAIN, and Maya picking her nose…as she does ALL THE TIME. Licking me….as she does ALL THE TIME 😉
Me trying to wrestle her to NOT lick me… Maya giving herself a hickey that you can STILL see 3 days later…I love that I caught the remote being thrown in mid air.  I’d had it with it’s craziness!
Maya probably explaining to me how I can fix it 🙂
AND….any guesses what I’m about to say here?? 🙂
Even with all these, I’m so grateful for ALL these images, and feel totally thankful for my role as
a mama to Maya and daughter to my amazing mom!
Most pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod.  Or taken by me, my mom, and my dad!

dit-elle-Lauren

All Black + Statement Clog! (Bodysuit + High Waisted Crop Pants + Strappy Clogs)

I recently posted about Maya turning SIX!  But…I felt like the post should be mostly about HER-duh!!  But…as she was off petting random dogs that came by, I had to opportunity to take pics of just me-ha!

As per usual, I wasn’t really prepared to take pics on this day.  This was on her actual birthday, and she had school.  I swear it’s one thing after another (such is life!!).  But after getting some work done while she was in school, my main thought was getting her last minute gifts/balloons!

Soooo, I put on the outfit that was sitting on my dresser from a wedding I’d recently shot-I’d washed the bodysuit, I promise!!.  BUT…it was in a mound of clean laundry on my dresser too.

  Please tell me I’m not the only one that has a STACK of clothing on their dresser.  Clothes recently worn, but not really dirty.  Clothes out of the dryer that you don’t have time to fold and put away…for like 3 weeks straight.  Ok, 4.

This was SO comfy (as I need to be when shooting a wedding), but I feel like all black can crossover to just about any situation.  It can be casual, it can be dressy, it is always flattering.  AKA…it’s always a WIN!

I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve worn these clogs!  I’m so sad to be saying good bye to them until next summer! And…had to get shots of both of our shoes, because our shoe shots are some of my favs! Seriously…dying.

On me…

Bodysuit- H&M (similar here)
Pants- Club Monaco (really old, similar here and less expensive here)
Clogs- Sven “Ankle Wrap Strap”C/O
On Maya…
Jacket- Zara Kids (thrifted, but similar here)
Dress- GapKids (thrifted)
Belt- Old
Leggings- GapKids (thrifted)
Clogs- Sven  Sling Strap Children’s Clog C/O
Keeping it Real…
I had given Maya the remote to take my picture, and she took like 35 in a row and wouldn’t stop haha.  This would be me running to stop her.
And…then I gave her the remote to take pics of us together.  I feel like she has way more fun when she has control of things at times.  But again…a kazillion shoe shots later… 🙂
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

White Ruffled Top + Ripped Skinnies + Red Clogs!

 I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again…a statement red shoe will ALWAYS make an outfit!

When it’s a clog?!  I’m telling you…I get questioned about these clogs more than any other shoe!  Ok, honestly…people barely ask me about anything, so these are a total statement shoe/clog!

Oh, and they are soooo comfy!  I’ve raved about them in many a post, so feel free to go back and look at how versatile they are!

The weather here in Seattle has been all over the board lately.  It was in the mid 80’s and then the mid 50’s.  All within a few days.  I had to dig out a few of Maya’s summer dresses that I had packed away!

It should be noted that I took these pictures over a month ago, BUT…I could have taken them this last week haha.
Her face when I said let’s dance together!!
Oh, and then she said

“Let’s have a dance off!!” I’m going to call it a tie!

Unless there are some of you that say I look like “Elaine” (for anyone that gets that reference)

(for anyone that doesn’t get that reference-google Seinfeld Elaine Dance!)

I’m telling you it was the camera!  hahaha.  That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it! But these next ones… LOVE! There’s something about clogs on her feet!  She just wants to dance!  I used to be worried about her twisting her ankle, but nope!  She just keeps dancing away! That tongue and pointed fingers!! Oh, and my dad happened upon us once again on his evening walk.

LOVE this one!! And of course she talked him into an airpalne!

I won’t even do that anymore, so I’m thinking about calling an end to these too.  So glad I’ve documented them thus far tho!

On me…

Top- Clu (eBay, similar here)
On Maya…
Top- Mini Boden (thrifted, )
Jeans- Hudson  (thrifted, but similar here)
Clogs (Old but SO cute for fall here)
Keeping it Real…
Yeah….this is Maya 🙂
I can’t even begin with this…hahaha.  Maya’s hair!  Seriously…how did I fix that??!
My face.
Oh, and my dad that happened upon us on his walk…which we love!  Clearly not shown here, but above!!
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Gray Split Back Tee + White Raw Hem Skinnies + Ankle Wrap Clogs!

If I sound like a broken record, I’m sorry…

I LOVE classics with a twist!

From the front, this looks like a pretty basic outfit. And then… LOVE this back!!

And But….love her more!
But they came right back on for a dance off! Oh, and the side details of these super comfy clogs?

Yes, I’ve been wearing them a LOT! and then I decided to tie the back of this tee for a more fitted look…

Love Maya’s shoes just flung around haha.
I can’t even!

Maya was like “OH!  We almost made a circle!!” when she saw this. 🙂 Seriously, so cute with the tied back right??!! I can’t even…I LOVE capturing the way we look at each other!! My dad goes for a walk in the evening, and we see him when we are out playing after dinner.

LOVE these next images of them!

On me…

Jeans- Current Elliott “The Cropped Straight Leg” (Bought on eBay like new for $2.26!!!)
Clogs- Sven C/O
On Maya…
Dress- Naartjie Kids (thrifted)
Clogs- Sven C/O
Keeping it Real…
Soooooo….sometimes I tell Maya we can do whatever SHE wants.
Dancing is usually on the list haha.
And sometimes she grabs the remote and starts shooting a kazillion pictures.
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Boho Tops + Raw Hem Skinnies + Strappy Clogs!

 This was Maya’s last day of school. so we decided to go out to dinner to celebrate!!

And then…when we came back?

Pictures!  I love summer nights…

I can’t EVEN!!!! Yes, this is her new thing.  If I  pick her up, she does this… Not going to lie.  I feel like I’m going to drop her!!

So…I’ve told her no more.

BUT…documented!
Could she be any happier?! The microphone in the background….it will be back!

I want to EAT HER UP!!! Oh, and she wanted to bring her microphone outside with us.. BUT…guess what.  The following week she was in a singing camp, and had a few SOLOS!!!!, so…

Foreshadowing??

On me…

Top- Joie (eBAy)
Clogs- Sven C/O
On Maya…
Jacket- (thrifted, but similar here)
Sweater- (thrifted, but similar here)
Top- (thrifted, but similar here)
Jeans- (thrifted, but similar here)
Shoes- (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
Um…
The focusing stand.  I wish she’d hug ME like that… Nope.  Hasn’t exited the licking phase yet!  UGH!!! Because…. So, I gave Maya the camera, and video’d her taking pics of me.  This one isn’t too bad!!
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Cropped Sweater + Vintage Levi’s + Clogs

 I wasn’t sure if this was too matchy matchy or if I’d look like a candy cane haha, but I thought the belt kind of broke things up and I went with it anyways! 🙂Blog Marley Striped Crop Sweater Levis 505 Sven Lacy Clogs-1 Blog Marley Striped Crop Sweater Levis 505 Sven Lacy Clogs-3 Blog Marley Striped Crop Sweater Levis 505 Sven Lacy Clogs-4 Blog Marley Striped Crop Sweater Levis 505 Sven Lacy Clogs-5 Blog Marley Striped Crop Sweater Levis 505 Sven Lacy Clogs-6 Blog Marley Striped Crop Sweater Levis 505 Sven Lacy Clogs-7 Blog Marley Striped Crop Sweater Levis 505 Sven Lacy Clogs-8 Blog Marley Striped Crop Sweater Levis 505 Sven Lacy Clogs-9 Blog Marley Striped Crop Sweater Levis 505 Sven Lacy Clogs-10 Blog Marley Striped Crop Sweater Levis 505 Sven Lacy Clogs-11 Blog Marley Striped Crop Sweater Levis 505 Sven Lacy Clogs-12 Blog Marley Striped Crop Sweater Levis 505 Sven Lacy Clogs-13Blog GapKids Floral Cannes Dress Saltwater Sandals-1 Blog GapKids Floral Cannes Dress Saltwater Sandals-2 Blog GapKids Floral Cannes Dress Saltwater Sandals-3 Blog GapKids Floral Cannes Dress Saltwater Sandals-4 Blog GapKids Floral Cannes Dress Saltwater Sandals-5 Blog GapKids Floral Cannes Dress Saltwater Sandals-6 Blog GapKids Floral Cannes Dress Saltwater Sandals-7Blog GapKids Floral Cannes Dress Saltwater Sandals-8

On me…

Sweater- Marley (thrifted)
Belt- Vintage (thrifted)
Jeans- Levi’s 505 (thrifted, similar here)
On Maya…
Dress- GapKids (thrifted)
Leggings- Land’s End (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
She kept taking off running down the block haha.
Blog Outtake-1Classic Maya… 😉 Blog Outtake-2
(all pictures taken with a self timer/shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren