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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

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