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Thrifting for the WIN!

 I didn’t set out to do this post as an “all thrifted” post.  Honestly, I just put on some of my favorite things, and then realized they were all MAJOR thrift scores!  I love it when I score things (obviously!), but it’s even better when the super scores become my favorite items!

I keep thinking it’s going to be time to pack away all the winter coats and bring out the spring wardrobe, but alas….not quite yet.  Admittedly, I originally took these images a month and half ago, but sadly it could have been taken this week as well.

This jacket is reversible, and is lined entirely in the body with faux fur.  SO warm and cuddly, and I love the bomber jacket look!blog-faux-fur-lined-bomber-jacket-rag-bone-moto-jeans-frye-harness-1 blog-faux-fur-lined-bomber-jacket-rag-bone-moto-jeans-frye-harness-2 It’s hard to tell, but the moto details at the knee and thigh are super fun and flattering!  I swear they suck you in, which I’m totally ok with haha 🙂blog-faux-fur-lined-bomber-jacket-rag-bone-moto-jeans-frye-harness-3 And don’t get me started on these boots.  I still can’t believe my luck in scoring them.  They are BEYOND comfy, as all Frye boots are!

On me…

Jacket- Thrifted for $12!! (Similar here).
Sweater- Michael Stars (thrifted for $3.50, similar here)
Jeans- Rag & Bone (thrifted for $6.50!)
Boots- Frye 12″ Harness boots (thrifted for $10!! They were in the men’s section!!)
Keeping it Real…
Not much in the way of keeping it real on this post.  I literally took these in 5 minutes in an alley near my house.  Get-er-done!  haha.
As a side note, does anyone have anything in particular they’d like to see??
I’m all ears!!
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Little White Dress…Day to night (Night)

I showed this dress on Monday as an every day wear, but honestly…it begs to be worn out!!

All the little details…kill me!  Oddly, when I got home, I swear the attached slip shrank like 4 inches!!!  I don’t remember it being so short in the store, so I added another slip underneath for coverage!

If I were to go out for New Years, this would absolutely be an option!blog-doma-leather-joie-oshea-dress-nine-west-1 blog-doma-leather-joie-oshea-dress-nine-west-2 blog-doma-leather-joie-oshea-dress-nine-west-3 blog-doma-leather-joie-oshea-dress-nine-west-4 I told Maya we could do whatever she wanted for these next shots.  I’ll reveal what she really had us doing in the “keeping it real”… :}

All in all, I just want her to have fun, so whatever she suggests, I’m game for 🙂  AND, I got some great shots of us laughing, so I’m beyond happy too!blog-doma-leather-joie-oshea-dress-nine-west-5 blog-doma-leather-joie-oshea-dress-nine-west-6 blog-doma-leather-joie-oshea-dress-nine-west-7 blog-doma-leather-joie-oshea-dress-nine-west-8 blog-doma-leather-joie-oshea-dress-nine-west-9 blog-doma-leather-joie-oshea-dress-nine-west-10

On me…

Leather Jacket- Doma (old, similar here)
Booties- Nine West (I think 20+ years old! Love these!)
On Maya…
Vest- Zara (thrifted, but similar here)
Dress- Hanna Andersson (thrifted, but similar here)
Boots- See Kai Run(hand me down)
Keeping it Real…
And for those following along, yes…she’s still in the licking phase ;{
blog-outtake-1In her words when I asked what we should do…
“Make funny faces, and pee in our pants!”
“WHAT?!?!”
“Just preteeeeeending!!!”
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Behind the scenes video here!
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Little White Dress (Day)

 I recently found this dress while thrifting.  It’s by one of my favorite designers.  It retailed for $368, and I found it for $32 (with a coupon!).  Honestly…that’s still more than I’d normally spend, so I hemmed and I hawed with it in my cart around the store…

Rarely do I try things on when thrifting.  Mainly because I don’t have the time, but I decided to try this dress on, and I sent a pic to a friend of mine.  Her words- “It’s so you!!!”

And so…it became mine.

BUT…If I spend money on dresses that only get worn once, that’s ridiculous, right??!  Most dressy dresses can be dressed down, and honestly…I think I like it dressed down better!  Oh, and in warmer weather, I’m so wearing this with a jean jacket and sandals!!

Later in the week, I’ll show how I dressed it up!

blog-organic-leather-jacket-joie-oshea-dress-frye-harness-boots-1 I wish I could say that I planned this hair flip!  But…nope.  Total accidental catch, but I love it.blog-organic-leather-jacket-joie-oshea-dress-frye-harness-boots-2I always ask Maya what she wants us to do in shots.

“Let’s pretend to be statues!!”
blog-organic-leather-jacket-joie-oshea-dress-frye-harness-boots-3 blog-organic-leather-jacket-joie-oshea-dress-frye-harness-boots-4 blog-organic-leather-jacket-joie-oshea-dress-frye-harness-boots-5blog-zara-faux-fur-vest-hanna-andersson-twirl-dress-see-kai-run-boots-1 The girl’s got hops!!blog-zara-faux-fur-vest-hanna-andersson-twirl-dress-see-kai-run-boots-2 blog-zara-faux-fur-vest-hanna-andersson-twirl-dress-see-kai-run-boots-3On me…

Leather Jacket- Organic by John Patrick (ebay)
Boots- Frye 12″ Harness boots (thrifted for $10!! They were in the men’s section!!)
On Maya…
Vest- Zara (thrifted, but similar here)
Dress- Hanna Andersson (thrifted, but similar here)
Boots- See Kai Run(hand me down)
Keeping it Real…
Um…I’m back here!!!
blog-day-outtake-1 hahahaha.  She wanted to get all up in the camera…blog-day-outtake-2 And…licking me yet again… 😦blog-day-outtake-3
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Comfy Jumpsuit + Destroyed Denim Jacket (AND…Maya’s 1st day of Pre-K!!)

 Yes, for those of you in the know…Maya’s 1st day of school was 2 weeks ago.  Yes, I am just now getting around to blogging the pictures we took…

Truth be told.  I actually forgot that I hadn’t blogged them yet-whoops!  I posted a sneak peek on Instagram on her first day, and then…well, life’s been a whirlwind.

So…I decided to basically wear pajamas on her first day haha.

Seriously, this jumpsuit is SO comfy!!blog-three-dots-romper-3x1-denim-jacket-saltwater-sandals-1 blog-three-dots-romper-3x1-denim-jacket-saltwater-sandals-2 It’s hilarious.  Now when I’m trying to get pictures of just me, she wants to jump in them!

NOT COMPLAINING!

And, yes, she has a cracker in her hand 🙂blog-three-dots-romper-3x1-denim-jacket-saltwater-sandals-3 blog-three-dots-romper-3x1-denim-jacket-saltwater-sandals-4 The days of doing this are numbered.  I know I keep saying that…blog-three-dots-romper-3x1-denim-jacket-saltwater-sandals-5 blog-three-dots-romper-3x1-denim-jacket-saltwater-sandals-6 blog-three-dots-romper-3x1-denim-jacket-saltwater-sandals-7 blog-three-dots-romper-3x1-denim-jacket-saltwater-sandals-8

I thought I’d finally jump on the bandwagon and do the yearly questions to see how Maya’s answers change.

(All answers straight from her.)

What’s your favorite color?
🌈Red, orange, blue, gray, purple, and silver and gold.

What’s your favorite thing you did this summer?
🏈 Flag football.

What’s your favorite food?
🍝Spaghetti and meatballs, 🍟french fries, 🌯sandwiches, and 🍎apples but only if they’re really dark red. 😂

What do you want to be when you grow up?
🎤 A ROCKSTAR!

What’s your favorite thing to do?
I just like to eat food…😏

Then Maya got to pick a question and she chose….
What’s your favorite flower?
🌸A cherry blossom, because they smell soooo good!

God, I love this kid! Couldn’t be more proud of the sweet, funny little girl you are becoming!blog-gapkids-jean-jacket-tea-collection-dress-salt-water-sandals-1 If you look closely, you can see a chestnut that Maya was tossing in the air.  She collected a bunch for some squirrels (video at the end!!).blog-gapkids-jean-jacket-tea-collection-dress-salt-water-sandals-2 blog-gapkids-jean-jacket-tea-collection-dress-salt-water-sandals-3 blog-gapkids-jean-jacket-tea-collection-dress-salt-water-sandals-4 blog-gapkids-jean-jacket-tea-collection-dress-salt-water-sandals-5 blog-gapkids-jean-jacket-tea-collection-dress-salt-water-sandals-6 blog-gapkids-jean-jacket-tea-collection-dress-salt-water-sandals-7

On me…

Jumpsuit- Three Dots “Boat Neck Jumpsuit” (eBay sold out)
Jean Jacket- 3×1 thrifted for $10!!! (similar here retails for $300!!)
On Maya…
Jacket- GapKids (thrifted)
Dress- Tea Collection (thrifted)
Leggings- Tea Collection (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
If you want a laugh…CLICK HERE “When Squirrels Attack!!” haha.  I can’t stop laughing!
She was jumping up and down and waving her stick in front of the camera 🙂  Funny thing is that it just mad the picture a little fuzzier and darker.  LOVE playing with images, and she totally inspired me to try the trick on a shoot I had later that week!
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(all pictures taken with a self timer/shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

White Boho Top + Destroyed Skinnies + Clogs

 If there is one thing I live in, it’s white tops and jeans!  The types of jeans might come and go out of fashion, but the combo is timeless and EASY!blog-joie-cotton-tank-dl1961-margaux-gibson-dansko-mary-jane-clogs-1 blog-joie-cotton-tank-dl1961-margaux-gibson-dansko-mary-jane-clogs-2 blog-joie-cotton-tank-dl1961-margaux-gibson-dansko-mary-jane-clogs-3 Gah.  The way she is reaching for my hand…and the look on her face?!

LOVE!!!blog-joie-cotton-tank-dl1961-margaux-gibson-dansko-mary-jane-clogs-4 blog-joie-cotton-tank-dl1961-margaux-gibson-dansko-mary-jane-clogs-5 blog-joie-cotton-tank-dl1961-margaux-gibson-dansko-mary-jane-clogs-6 blog-joie-cotton-tank-dl1961-margaux-gibson-dansko-mary-jane-clogs-7 blog-joie-cotton-tank-dl1961-margaux-gibson-dansko-mary-jane-clogs-8 blog-joie-cotton-tank-dl1961-margaux-gibson-dansko-mary-jane-clogs-9I’m so obsessed with this dress!!  And I scored it for $3 in perfect condition!blog-blue-mexican-embroidered-dress-converse-1 She was totally doing all these moves on top of this post.  I was so impressed!!  And…a little nervous.blog-blue-mexican-embroidered-dress-converse-2 haha 🙂blog-blue-mexican-embroidered-dress-converse-3

On me… (sorry, no time for similar links!)

Top- Joie (eBay NWT for $10!!)
Jeans- DL1961 Margaux in “Gibson” (eBay)
Clogs- Dansko (eBay)
On Maya…
Dress- (thrifted)
Leggings- Hanna Andersson (thrifted)
Shoes- Converse (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
Getting creative with my “Maya taking pictures of us between my legs” shots 🙂
blog-outtake-1 I bought silly string thinking it would be a fun shot having her spray it at me.  She wasn’t strong enough to push it down and spray it haha.  She finally got it, but it just drizzled out.  Probably a good thing since we obviously picked it all up before leaving!  She just stood there dribbling it into my bag, and though tit was hilarious!blog-outtake-2 “HI!!!  Can I pet your dog?!!”
ALL THE TIME….
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(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Cozying Up in a Vintage Plaid Blanket Scarf and Minnetonka Booties…

 I love scarves in the winter!  They keep you warm (duh! ;)), but they can also add a fun pop of color texture to a pretty basic outfit!Blog Plaid Blanket Scarf Zara Sweater J Brand Skinny Minnetonka Booties-1 Blog Plaid Blanket Scarf Zara Sweater J Brand Skinny Minnetonka Booties-2 Blog Plaid Blanket Scarf Zara Sweater J Brand Skinny Minnetonka Booties-3Trying to see if she’ll share her popcorn with me.  I got a kernel 😉 Blog Plaid Blanket Scarf Zara Sweater J Brand Skinny Minnetonka Booties-4 Blog Plaid Blanket Scarf Zara Sweater J Brand Skinny Minnetonka Booties-5 Blog Plaid Blanket Scarf Zara Sweater J Brand Skinny Minnetonka Booties-6Blog Levis Hanna Andersson Little Boogaweezin Lands End Minnetonka-1 Blog Levis Hanna Andersson Little Boogaweezin Lands End Minnetonka-2 Blog Levis Hanna Andersson Little Boogaweezin Lands End Minnetonka-3 Blog Levis Hanna Andersson Little Boogaweezin Lands End Minnetonka-4 Blog Levis Hanna Andersson Little Boogaweezin Lands End Minnetonka-5 Blog Levis Hanna Andersson Little Boogaweezin Lands End Minnetonka-6 Blog Levis Hanna Andersson Little Boogaweezin Lands End Minnetonka-7 Blog Levis Hanna Andersson Little Boogaweezin Lands End Minnetonka-8Blog West Seattle Sunset View 11-28-15-2

Sorry.  No time for links to our clothing/similar items!!

On me…

Scarf- Vintage (thrifted)
Sweater- Zara (last year)
Jeans- J Brand (thrifted)
Boots- Minnetonka (thrifted)
On Maya…
Jacket- Levi’s (thrifted)
Sweatshirt- Hanna Andersson (thrifted)
Top- LIttle Boogaweezing
Skirt and Leggings- Land’s End (thrifted)
Boots- Minnetonka (hand me down from a friend)
Keeping it Real…
I am so slammed with work and LIFE right now, so not much time left for taking pics, and truth be told…as many fun outtings 😦  I’m so looking forward to the last few weeks of December when I only have a few shoots scheduled!  So looking forward to some down time with the family!!!!
Oh, and normally, Maya finishes her popcorn in record time, but the last time she was here she spilled it and a bunch of seagulls swooped in to gobble it up.  This time she dragged this baggie out for a good 20 minutes haha.  So….most of the pictures look like this 🙂
Blog Outtake
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

A little fun before work…

 I actually found myself ahead of schedule the other day.  I had a shoot during the week, and I found myself with 15 extra minutes before I was taking Maya to a drop in daycare.  So…we went outside and danced a little… Blog Hm High Low Top J Brand DarkVintage Glitter Toms-3 Blog Hm High Low Top J Brand DarkVintage Glitter Toms-4 Blog Hm High Low Top J Brand DarkVintage Glitter Toms-5Blog Hm High Low Top J Brand DarkVintage Glitter Toms-1Blog Hm High Low Top J Brand DarkVintage Glitter Toms-2Funny story.  Maya is going to start preschool next week (so excited!!).  Last week, we had a orientation picnic, and there was a list of school supplies we needed to bring.  Of course I waited until the day before to go to Target and round everything up.  The last thing on the list was a “head shot” of your child.  Of all the items on the list, this was the one thing I didn’t have!  ME!    The professional photographer, who takes pictures of her daughter every day.  No head shot.  I honestly couldn’t tell you the last time I printed images out.  Oh wait, yes I can.  Every year at Christmas, I print out a big stack to distribute to family members.  Anywho.  The night before the picnic I took Maya into our backyard and got these images below.  The one right below is the one I printed out.  Not at the professional lab I use, but at my local drugstore…  #momlife 😉Blog Hanna Andersson Boho Dress StrideRite Sandal-1 Blog Hanna Andersson Boho Dress StrideRite Sandal-4Blog Hanna Andersson Boho Dress StrideRite Sandal-5 Blog Hanna Andersson Boho Dress StrideRite Sandal-3 Blog Hanna Andersson Boho Dress StrideRite Sandal-2And for her reward, we ran through sprinklers 🙂Blog Hanna Andersson Boho Dress StrideRite Sandal-6On me…

Top- H&M (old)
Jeans- J Brand (dark vintage, thrifted)
Shoes- Toms (thrifted)
On Maya…
Dress- Hanna Andersson (thrifted)
Shoes- StrideRite (thrifted)
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren