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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

Statement Jackets! Buffalo Plaid + Stripes do mix, right? :)

 The best part of a statement jacket, in my opinion is that you can usually keep everything else basic and let it stand on it’s own.  I didn’t happen to do that in this case though, haha.  We took my parents out for dinner to thank them for watching Maya while I went to Austin with the Huz, and I felt like getting a little festive.  I mean, any reason to dress up, and I’m “GAME ON!!” 🙂

You can never go wrong with stripes!  At least, I don’t think so.  I wore a pair of faux leather leggings to keep me warm, and threw on a pair of Frye boots that I’ve had for 6-7 years.Blog Elliot Lauren Buffalo Plaid Silence Noise Striped Dress Frye Fiona 3 Strap Boots-1 Blog Elliot Lauren Buffalo Plaid Silence Noise Striped Dress Frye Fiona 3 Strap Boots-2Oh, and this jacket?  Random eBay add on purchase last year to get combined shipping for….$2.80!!!

Say WHAT!??!

Btw, am I the only one that will always look to buy something else to save on shipping?  I know that over the long haul I’m spending more, but I FEEL better about it haha. 😉Blog Elliot Lauren Buffalo Plaid Silence Noise Striped Dress Frye Fiona 3 Strap Boots-3 Blog Elliot Lauren Buffalo Plaid Silence Noise Striped Dress Frye Fiona 3 Strap Boots-4 Blog Elliot Lauren Buffalo Plaid Silence Noise Striped Dress Frye Fiona 3 Strap Boots-5 If there is one thing I will never get over being appreciative of, it’s all these SMILES I’ve captured of the two of us in this blogging journey…Blog Elliot Lauren Buffalo Plaid Silence Noise Striped Dress Frye Fiona 3 Strap Boots-6Yes, that’s a granola bar in her hand.  Ya do whatcha gotta do.  I managed to hide it in a few…and then not in a few 🙂 Blog Elliot Lauren Buffalo Plaid Silence Noise Striped Dress Frye Fiona 3 Strap Boots-7But really…if she’s happy, I’m happy. Blog Elliot Lauren Buffalo Plaid Silence Noise Striped Dress Frye Fiona 3 Strap Boots-8I absolutely LOVE her jacket!!  I scored it for $4!!!  It’s in mint condition!  Probably because whoever owned it before wore it for a nano second for a fancy occasion, and was too scared to ruin it.  One of the many reasons I love thrifting.  Yeck yeah, I’ll throw that adorably WARM wool coat on her for no good reason 😉Blog GapKids Wool Gold Button Jacket Naturino Boots-1Dying over that smile.  It’s a little kooky because she has a mouthful of granola bar, but still….love. Blog GapKids Wool Gold Button Jacket Naturino Boots-2 Blog GapKids Wool Gold Button Jacket Naturino Boots-3 Blog GapKids Wool Gold Button Jacket Naturino Boots-4There are two trees that she loves to hide behind and then run to and from.  It never gets old.  For her or me 😉  So, yes.  I’m feeling like I have these exact pictures in about 5 different posts, but whatever.  That’s our life… Blog GapKids Wool Gold Button Jacket Naturino Boots-5 Blog GapKids Wool Gold Button Jacket Naturino Boots-6 And I so wish I had these boots in my size.  The little lace up the back?!!!  $4, yet they retailed for around $100.  Every once in a while I totally score on shoes for her.  At the thrift store they were covered in mud and looked like they were on their last leg.  For $4 I took a chance.  All I did was wipe them off with a wet wash cloth, and I swear they look brand new!  SCORE!Blog GapKids Wool Gold Button Jacket Naturino Boots-7

On me…

Jacket- Elliott Lauren (eBay for $2.80!!!!! similar here  and less expensive here)
Dress- Silence & Noise (Funky Jane free with credit, similar here)
Leggings- Forever 21 (thrifted, similar here)
Boots- Frye “Fiona 3 strap” (old, similar here)
On Maya…
Jacket- Gap Kids (thrifted, but similar here)
Boots- Naturino (thrifted for $4!!, but similar here or different colors here)
Keeping it Real…
Maya is totally obsessed with shaking her booty for attention… I could lie and say I have no idea where she get’s it, but I have videos of myself at around the same age to prove otherwise… ;}Blog Outtake
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Flares + Flats…and stormy sunset on the beach.

 I’ve mentioned before my love of flares.  It’s such a nice change from skinny jeans all the time.  However, usually they are super long, and I have to wear heels.  So…usually I just save them for the occasional date night or girls night out.  Well, I thrifted this pair last Friday for $5!!!  And…even better they are the perfect length for me to wear flats-SCORE!!Blog Free People Ryanne Sweater 7FAM Ginger Nene Shoes Emma Gunmetal-1 Blog Free People Ryanne Sweater 7FAM Ginger Nene Shoes Emma Gunmetal-2 Blog Free People Ryanne Sweater 7FAM Ginger Nene Shoes Emma Gunmetal-3 Blog Free People Ryanne Sweater 7FAM Ginger Nene Shoes Emma Gunmetal-4 Blog Free People Ryanne Sweater 7FAM Ginger Nene Shoes Emma Gunmetal-5 Blog Free People Ryanne Sweater 7FAM Ginger Nene Shoes Emma Gunmetal-6 Blog Free People Ryanne Sweater 7FAM Ginger Nene Shoes Emma Gunmetal-7 Blog Free People Ryanne Sweater 7FAM Ginger Nene Shoes Emma Gunmetal-8 Maya said she wanted me to throw her.

Me- “How high?”

M- “Way high up in the sky!!”  Blog Free People Ryanne Sweater 7FAM Ginger Nene Shoes Emma Gunmetal-9 She’ll have to settle for above my head haha.  I swear it still surprises me when I capture these with the self timer.  I actually caught a few this time!Blog Free People Ryanne Sweater 7FAM Ginger Nene Shoes Emma Gunmetal-10 Blog Free People Ryanne Sweater 7FAM Ginger Nene Shoes Emma Gunmetal-11 Blog Free People Ryanne Sweater 7FAM Ginger Nene Shoes Emma Gunmetal-12 Blog Free People Ryanne Sweater 7FAM Ginger Nene Shoes Emma Gunmetal-13 Blog WeatherProof Faux Leather Jacket Lemon Loves Lime Dress Joseph Allen Brandon Boots-1“Mom, you chase me and try to tickle me!”  Ok… 🙂 Blog WeatherProof Faux Leather Jacket Lemon Loves Lime Dress Joseph Allen Brandon Boots-2 Blog WeatherProof Faux Leather Jacket Lemon Loves Lime Dress Joseph Allen Brandon Boots-3And then….truth be told.  I took these next ones over a month ago.  We had tried to catch the sun before it went down, but since we can never leave the house without about 20 delays, we got down to the beach after the sun had set.  At 4:30pm mind you 😦  So, I didn’t even bother trying to take picks of me or me with Maya, and let her just run around and have fun.  I’ve been dying to blog them, but never got around to it!  THEN the other day, Maya decided she wanted to wear this dress again, so I figured I merge the two posts!! 🙂 Blog WeatherProof Faux Leather Jacket Lemon Loves Lime Dress Kamik Boots-4 Blog WeatherProof Faux Leather Jacket Lemon Loves Lime Dress Kamik Boots-5 LOVE her little smile!!!Blog WeatherProof Faux Leather Jacket Lemon Loves Lime Dress Kamik Boots-6 Blog WeatherProof Faux Leather Jacket Lemon Loves Lime Dress Kamik Boots-7And…she’s off!Blog WeatherProof Faux Leather Jacket Lemon Loves Lime Dress Kamik Boots-7-Right after this one, she took off running again….into the water.  Lovely. 😉

As I went to look up this dress for this post, I found out it retails for $84!!!  SAY WHAT!?!?!?!  I knew when I found it, that it was SUPER well made.  The fabric is so thick, yet soft and stretchy.  And all those ruffly details??  But…I had NO idea how expensive it was.  Kind of regretting letting her wear it to preschool and to play on the beach, BUT…I only paid $1.50 (YES!!!!!), so I guess it really doesn’t matter.  One of the many reasons I love thrifting!! Blog WeatherProof Faux Leather Jacket Lemon Loves Lime Dress Kamik Boots-8 Blog West Seattle Sunset Sept 2015

On me…

Sweater- Free People “Ryanne” (sold out, loving this striped one here)
Top- American Eagle (thrifted, similar here)
Jeans- 7FAM “Ginger” (thrifted for $5!!)
On Maya…
Jacket- Weatherproof (thrifted, but similar here)
Hat- H&M (old, but similar here)
Leggings- Hanna Andersson (thrifted, but similar here)
Boots-Joseph Allen (thrifted, similar here) then Kamik Stomp Rain Boots (thrifted, similar here)
Keeping it Real…
Once Maya is outside, she loves to run, play, and have fun.  BUT….sometimes getting her outside requires a bribe.  Thank you Tic Tacs 😉Blog Outtake-1 Didn’t quite catch this one in time 😉Blog Outtake-2
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Indian summer days on the beach…

I sooooo needed this day on the beach.  Maya’s school schedule in the afternoon is great, because that means we can go to the gym in the morning.  But…our play time has been significantly been cut, because after going to the gym in the morning and then school in the afternoon.  She’s wiped out.  Sadly, not wiped out enough to still nap 😉

But…on Thursday, she goes in the morning, so we had all afternoon to run errands, and then head down to beach.  We’ve been having amazing weather in the afternoon, so it was perfect!Blog Lily Aldridge for Velvet Striped Tee Current Elliott Cropped Skinny Loved Destroy Black Superga-1 Blog Lily Aldridge for Velvet Striped Tee Current Elliott Cropped Skinny Loved Destroy Black Superga-2 Blog Lily Aldridge for Velvet Striped Tee Current Elliott Cropped Skinny Loved Destroy Black Superga-3 Me- “Maya, do you think I can balance on this log?”

NO!…

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Blog Lily Aldridge for Velvet Striped Tee Current Elliott Cropped Skinny Loved Destroy Black Superga-4 Blog Lily Aldridge for Velvet Striped Tee Current Elliott Cropped Skinny Loved Destroy Black Superga-5A flip gone wrong haha, but still cute 😉 Blog Lily Aldridge for Velvet Striped Tee Current Elliott Cropped Skinny Loved Destroy Black Superga-6 Blog Lily Aldridge for Velvet Striped Tee Current Elliott Cropped Skinny Loved Destroy Black Superga-7Looooove this next one! Blog Lily Aldridge for Velvet Striped Tee Current Elliott Cropped Skinny Loved Destroy Black Superga-8Blog Hanna Andersson Halter Dress Green Superga-1Blog Hanna Andersson Halter Dress Green Superga-2Blog Hanna Andersson Halter Dress Green Superga-3Blog Hanna Andersson Halter Dress Green Superga-4Blog Hanna Andersson Halter Dress Green Superga-5Blog Hanna Andersson Halter Dress Green Superga-6Blog Hanna Andersson Halter Dress Green Superga-7OMG…LOVE HER!Blog Hanna Andersson Halter Dress Green Superga-8Blog Hanna Andersson Halter Dress Green Superga-9Blog Hanna Andersson Halter Dress Green Superga-10Serious concentration…. and honestly, totally impressed!!  This was in no way a stable log! 🙂Blog Hanna Andersson Halter Dress Green Superga-11Seriously, DYING!!!  She thought it was so funny to just DIVE off this log.  Most times she did a total belly flop on the sand, yet came up laughing!  And…then did it again 🙂Blog Hanna Andersson Halter Dress Green Superga-12Blog Hanna Andersson Halter Dress Green Superga-13Blog Hanna Andersson Halter Dress Green Superga-14Blog Hanna Andersson Halter Dress Green Superga-15Blog Hanna Andersson Halter Dress Green Superga-16On me…

Jeans- Current Elliott “The Skinny Crop” (Thrifted, similar here)
Shoes- Superga (thrifted)
On Maya…
Dress- Hanna Andersson  (thrifted)
Leggings- Hanna Andersson (thrifted, but similar here)
Shoes- Saucony Jazz (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
Really…she couldn’t be bothered by me for the most part 😦
Blog OuttakeThis totally cracked me up!  She really was SO good at balancing and jumping, but…there were a few not so graceful falls haha 😉Blog outtake 2(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))dit-elle-Lauren