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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

Faux Fur + Clogs…on the beach? WHY NOT!?

 Ok, I’ll admit.  This outfit might seem a bit out there.  I was rummaging through my closet looking for something, and came upon this jacket that I thrifted about 2 years ago for…$3.50!!!!  I mean, what the what!?!  WHY don’t I wear this more often?  It’s not only fun, but it’s ridiculously warm.  Almost too much so on this day.  And, it just adds such a fun element to a fairly simple outfit.  Oh, and I got a compliment on it from a pretty hip mom while we were playing, so…there’s that! 🙂

All that to say.  I keep forgetting about this jacket/thinking it’s too dressy and out there for me to wear more often, but then…why not?!!  Why don’t we wear things that make us feel fun more often?  I’ll be honest.  I felt too self conscious to wear it to pre-school pick up, but WHY???  I think I might get my nerve up to do it later…maybe. 🙂  Life’s too short not to wear things that we WANT to wear because we are afraid of what other’s might think!Blog Vintage Faux Fur Jacket DL1961 Harper Sven Red Lacy Clogs-1 Ok…AND these jeans are actually from my favorite denim maker DL1961.  Their 4 way stretch is any mama’s dream.  Ok, it’s anyone’s dream.  I’m wearing them in almost half my posts!  They were having a ridiculous sale (extra 25% off sale price!), so I thought I’d introduce the Huz to a pair.  Then…realized that Maya was outgrowing the pairs that she has, so…I bought a new size up for her.  THEN, I realized that I could save $10 in shipping if I bought something else (am I the only one that does this??).  Um…SOOOOO I took a chance and bought a pair of size 16 girls jeans for a steal.  I’ve bought a few kids jeans from thrift stores in the past, and LOVED THEM!!!  In my experience size 14-16 usually equals a 26-27 in women’s sizes, yet they are a FRACTION of the cost.  Oh, and they are usually a higher rise, and a lower inseam (my legs are ridiculously short for my frame!)  All that is a win for me!  And, for anyone who is a size 27 or below!  ESPECIALLY for those that are petite!  I feel like they have to get so frustrated, and can only hope that most have thought to shop in the girls section without being embarrassed!!  I say shop wherever you can find things that fit and make you feel good! Blog Vintage Faux Fur Jacket DL1961 Harper Sven Red Lacy Clogs-2And then, she was off…. 🙂 Blog Vintage Faux Fur Jacket DL1961 Harper Sven Red Lacy Clogs-3Blog Gap Faux Fur Vest Tea Collection Tango Tiered DL1961 Harper Kamik Snow Boots-1 Blog Gap Faux Fur Vest Tea Collection Tango Tiered DL1961 Harper Kamik Snow Boots-2 Blog Gap Faux Fur Vest Tea Collection Tango Tiered DL1961 Harper Kamik Snow Boots-3 Blog Gap Faux Fur Vest Tea Collection Tango Tiered DL1961 Harper Kamik Snow Boots-4We’ve been so lucky getting blue sky breaks lately!! Blog Gap Faux Fur Vest Tea Collection Tango Tiered DL1961 Harper Kamik Snow Boots-5 Blog Gap Faux Fur Vest Tea Collection Tango Tiered DL1961 Harper Kamik Snow Boots-6 Blog Gap Faux Fur Vest Tea Collection Tango Tiered DL1961 Harper Kamik Snow Boots-7

On me…

Jacket- Vintage (thrifted)
Top- Zara (old)
On Maya…
Vest- GapKids (thrifted)
Dress- Tea Collection (thrifted, similar here)
Boots- Kamik (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
Ok, so I really didn’t know where we were going when we headed out.  It had been raining early on in the day, but then got somewhat sunny after Maya got out from school.  Honestly living near the beach, you never know what you are going to get.  It can be one way up above a few blocks, and then you never know what the tide or wind will be like once you get down there!  I knew that I didn’t want to go to a sandy beach, but thought we’d go to the far end of the beach which has really wide concrete paths  you can walk along.  I thought I’d let Maya jump in mud puddles for fun.  And then…we saw that the tide was out, and it was all over.  She was off and running for the stairs down the beach in a nano second!  Thankfully these clogs have a bendable base, are easly to walk in even on rocks, and are ridiculously comfortable.  BUT…I looked like a clase A freak, so…whatever. 😉 Thankfully, it was still pretty cold and not many people go to this end of the beach.  No judgement, except from the hip mom who liked my jacket 😉Blog Outtake
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Stripes + Overalls + Clogs

 I have to be honest.  I wondered if I was dressing below my age group.  When you are over 40, you have to think of these things (GRRRR).  I looooove overalls, on any age, so in reality, I don’t really care haha.  Honestly, when an outfit is this ridiculously comfortable, you wear it.

All that said, I got a lot of thumbs up from the other moms at preschool drop off, so….I decided to take pics after school 🙂  Blog StyleMint Striped Tee Paige Sierra Overalls Sven Lacy Red Clogs-1 Blog StyleMint Striped Tee Paige Sierra Overalls Sven Lacy Red Clogs-2 Blog StyleMint Striped Tee Paige Sierra Overalls Sven Lacy Red Clogs-3So…every once in a while, Maya is not in the mood to play and take pics.  On this day…she was NOT in the mood.  OBVIOUSLY!  I can’t help it. This still make me laugh.  Sorry, I’m that mom. 😉  So, we left and went home.Blog StyleMint Striped Tee Paige Sierra Overalls Sven Lacy Red Clogs-4Oh, but wait.  Right in front of our house, she’s happy as a clam?   Ok…Blog HM Faux Leather Jacket GapKids Black Toddler Dr Martens-1I think I’ve talked about this before, but Maya has absolutely graduated from the time when I can pick out her outfits (insert sobs from me!!)

Our morning usually consists of me showing her what I want her to wear.

Her saying “Nah…” To just about everything I suggest.

Me trying 3-87 (ok slightly kiddding) other options until she finally likes something (it is often something she’s said “NO!” to 5 other times before this!),and then me getting to pick the shoes and jacket (sometimes)

I’ve suggested this dress about a dozen times, and always got a “Naaaah.”  Then she randomly picked it out this day.Blog HM Faux Leather Jacket GapKids Black Toddler Dr Martens-2Seriously?  I want to eat her up!Blog HM Faux Leather Jacket GapKids Black Toddler Dr Martens-3  On me…

Overalls- Paige “Sierra” Overalls (eBay, similar here)
Jacket-H&M (thrifted, but similar here)
Dress- GapKids (thrifted)
Shoes- Dr. Martens (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
When your kid doesn’t want their picture take, it’s really hard to set up the focus too 😉
Blog Outtake-1Oh, but wait!  The “NO PICTURE TAKING!!”did make it home!  Thankfully, she got over it… Blog Outtake-2
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Kimonos + Clogs…Spring has officially sprung!

 It’s officially weird how amazing our weather has been here in Seattle.  I’m not complaining though!   Blog Winter Kate Silk Kimono Zara Tank DL1961 Emma Cellar SixtySeven Booties-1Funny thing about this kimono.  I love it, and yet I rarely wear it!  I think this is the 2nd time I’ve worn it and I’ve had it for…2-3 years??  I was prompted by the Coast2Coast Central weekly challenge “Bloom like Yellow”.  I love when I get inspired to wear things I haven’t worn in forever/never wear.  Blog Winter Kate Silk Kimono Zara Tank DL1961 Emma Cellar SixtySeven Booties-2 Blog Winter Kate Silk Kimono Zara Tank DL1961 Emma Cellar SixtySeven Booties-3 Blog Winter Kate Silk Kimono Zara Tank DL1961 Emma Cellar SixtySeven Booties-4 Blog Winter Kate Silk Kimono Zara Tank DL1961 Emma Cellar SixtySeven Booties-5 Blog Winter Kate Silk Kimono Zara Tank DL1961 Emma Cellar SixtySeven Booties-6 Blog Winter Kate Silk Kimono Zara Tank DL1961 Emma Cellar SixtySeven Booties-7 Blog Winter Kate Silk Kimono Zara Tank DL1961 Emma Cellar SixtySeven Booties-8 Blog Winter Kate Silk Kimono Zara Tank DL1961 Emma Cellar SixtySeven Booties-9Blog Gapkids Floral Top DL1961 Chloe Whiteley Sven Mary Jane Toddler Clogs-1Blog Gapkids Floral Top DL1961 Chloe Whiteley Sven Mary Jane Toddler Clogs-2Blog Gapkids Floral Top DL1961 Chloe Whiteley Sven Mary Jane Toddler Clogs-3Blog Gapkids Floral Top DL1961 Chloe Whiteley Sven Mary Jane Toddler Clogs-4These dance moves… 🙂Blog Gapkids Floral Top DL1961 Chloe Whiteley Sven Mary Jane Toddler Clogs-5Blog Gapkids Floral Top DL1961 Chloe Whiteley Sven Mary Jane Toddler Clogs-6Blog Gapkids Floral Top DL1961 Chloe Whiteley Sven Mary Jane Toddler Clogs-7Blog Gapkids Floral Top DL1961 Chloe Whiteley Sven Mary Jane Toddler Clogs-8Blog Gapkids Floral Top DL1961 Chloe Whiteley Sven Mary Jane Toddler Clogs-9Blog Gapkids Floral Top DL1961 Chloe Whiteley Sven Mary Jane Toddler Clogs-10Blog Gapkids Floral Top DL1961 Chloe Whiteley Sven Mary Jane Toddler Clogs-11Blog Gapkids Floral Top DL1961 Chloe Whiteley Sven Mary Jane Toddler Clogs-12Blog Gapkids Floral Top DL1961 Chloe Whiteley Sven Mary Jane Toddler Clogs-13Blog Winter Kate Silk Kimono Zara Tank DL1961 Emma Cellar SixtySeven Booties-21Blog Winter Kate Silk Kimono Zara Tank DL1961 Emma Cellar SixtySeven Booties-22Blog Winter Kate Silk Kimono Zara Tank DL1961 Emma Cellar SixtySeven Booties-23On me…

Kimono- Winter Kate (Nordstrom Rack, similar here)
Top- Zara (last year, similar here)
Jeans- DL1961 “Emma” in Cellar (thrifted, similar here)
Boots- SixtySeven “Blake” Bootie (Nordstom Rack, sold out, loving these)
On Maya…
Top- GapKids (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…blog outtake
 Hahahaha.  I had to! 😉
In other news.  She’s started referring to herself as “Maya the Kid”, and frequently uses it in the 3rd person.  “Maya the Kid is still a little hungry…” ha!  AND…about 50% of the time, she calls me Lauren vs Mom.  So weird.  Especially since rarely am I called that in front of her!  The Huz calls me Wife, my dad calls me Beez (wonder when she’ll notice that!)  The boys…rarely say my name??  Anywho, funny.
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Railroad Stripes and Pops of Red

 I grew up wearing railroad striped Osh Kosh overalls.  They were the one thing I always said I’d put my kid in (pre-kids).  I’ve gotten them for Maya in every size since she was big enough to wear them!  So, whenever I find things for me that have the same print, I’m drawn to them!  I recently scored this denim jacket, and I LOVE it!Blog Boden Railroad Stripes Denim Jacket Hudson Skinny Jeans Red Sven Lacy Clogs-1The pop of red in the cuff?!!  LOVE! Blog Boden Railroad Stripes Denim Jacket Hudson Skinny Jeans Red Sven Lacy Clogs-2And, we know I love these clogs! Blog Boden Railroad Stripes Denim Jacket Hudson Skinny Jeans Red Sven Lacy Clogs-3 Blog Boden Railroad Stripes Denim Jacket Hudson Skinny Jeans Red Sven Lacy Clogs-4 Blog Boden Railroad Stripes Denim Jacket Hudson Skinny Jeans Red Sven Lacy Clogs-5Blog Old Navy Cardigan Next Heart Dress Gapkids Leggings Red Converse High Tops-1Blog Old Navy Cardigan Next Heart Dress Gapkids Leggings Red Converse High Tops-2Blog Old Navy Cardigan Next Heart Dress Gapkids Leggings Red Converse High Tops-3Blog Old Navy Cardigan Next Heart Dress Gapkids Leggings Red Converse High Tops-4Blog Old Navy Cardigan Next Heart Dress Gapkids Leggings Red Converse High Tops-5Blog Old Navy Cardigan Next Heart Dress Gapkids Leggings Red Converse High Tops-6On me…

Jacket- Boden (thrifted, similar here and here)
Top- Mossimo (old, similar here)
Jeans- Hudson (thrifted, similar here)
On Maya…
Sweater- Old Navy (thrifted, similar here)
Dress- Next (thrifted, this is cute!)
Tights- Gapkids (thrifted, similar here)
Shoes- Converse (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
Hahaha.  Not really sure what was going on here 🙂
Blog Outtake
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren