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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

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

Military Jacket + Printed Jeans + Booties (almost all thrifted!)

Blog J Crew Zara Current Elliott Frye Booties-1My parents were nice enough to take Maya for a few hours, so I could get caught up on some work and go to a Dr’s apt.  It just happened to stop raining for 5 minutes when they came over, so my mom grabbed a few pics of me and Maya.  Blog J Crew Zara Current Elliott Frye Booties-2She’s looking at my dad (who is making funny faces behind my mom and saying…”Um, BOPO, you are NOT funny…” (sorry Dad) Blog J Crew Zara Current Elliott Frye Booties-3Then, she was ready to get going to their house!  Seriously, so lucky to have them now living a few blocks away!Blog J Crew Zara Current Elliott Frye Booties-11You can kind of see that it started raining again…Blog J Crew Zara Current Elliott Frye Booties-12Bye Mom!!Blog J Crew Zara Current Elliott Frye Booties-13A few hours later it stopped raining right before my apt, so I ran out and grab some of me.  Literally had 5 minutes, before it started pouring again. Blog J Crew Zara Current Elliott Frye Booties-4Scored this J Crew jacket for $7! Blog J Crew Zara Current Elliott Frye Booties-6And since I didn’t have Maya with me, I broke out some booties with heels! Blog J Crew Zara Current Elliott Frye Booties-7 Blog J Crew Zara Current Elliott Frye Booties-8 Blog J Crew Zara Current Elliott Frye Booties-9And…a non ginormous purse, since I didn’t have to haul around snacks, water, diapers, wipes, toys, etc 🙂 Blog J Crew Zara Current Elliott Frye Booties-10 On me…

Jacket- J Crew (thrifted, but similar here)
Jeans- Current Elliott (thrifted, sold out, but similar here)
Purse- The Sak “Silverlake Flap” (thrifted $7!! Sold out, but similar here)
Boots- Frye “Lisa Short Stitch” (eBay, sold out but similar here and here and less expensive here)
On Maya…
Jacket- Gap (thrifted, similar here)
Shoes- Converse (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it real…
I have no idea what she’s doing here haha.  Diaper wedgie perhaps? 🙂Blog J Crew Zara Current Elliott Frye Booties-14

(pcitures of me and Maya are taken by my Mom.  All pictures taken of me are with a self timer and tripod, ones of Maya are by me :))

dit-elle-Lauren

You don’t have to spend a ton of money on a cool leather jacket…

I got this vintage leather jacket at Funky Janes for $25!!  I LOVE IT!  It totally looks like a $500 jacket, yet I know that nobody else is wearing it 🙂Blog Vintage Leather Jacket Black Blank Denim Frye Boots-1 Blog Vintage Leather Jacket Black Blank Denim Frye Boots-2 Blog Vintage Leather Jacket Black Blank Denim Frye Boots-3 Blog Vintage Leather Jacket Black Blank Denim Frye Boots-4Then when I got home from the shoot a few hours later, it was SUNNY!  It was a little chilly, so I kept the scarf on that I had thrown on (but forgot to photograph!) as I left. Blog Vintage Leather Jacket Black Blank Denim Frye Boots-5 Blog Vintage Leather Jacket Black Blank Denim Frye Boots-6Since I forgot to photograph the before outfit with the scarf, here it is 🙂 Blog Vintage Leather Jacket Black Blank Denim Frye Boots-7 Blog Vintage Leather Jacket Black Blank Denim Frye Boots-8Maya’s outfit was all about “This might be the last sunny day we have, I’m going to put the things I love that she’s growing out of on” haha

Am I the only one that gets sad every time their kid moves up a size?  It’s quickly replaced by excitement over the new bigger sized clothes, but still…a little mourning goes on 🙂1Maya104 weeks Janie Jack Old Navy

On me…

Leather Jacket- Vintage (similar here and less expensive faux leather here)
Jeans- Blank NYC
Top- H&M (on sale!)
Boots- Frye (less expensive version here)
On Maya…
Jeans- Old Navy (Scored from ThredUp, but same here)
Top- Janie and Jack (thrifted, but similar in different color here)
Shoes- Kids Korner (thrifted, but these are super cute and on sale for $6! :))
Super Mom Tip-
I could talk all day long about my love of thrifting.  The thrill of the hunt.  The excitement over finding things at 90-95% off!  You do NOT have to spend a kazillion dollars to look good or even wear designer items.  If you get overwhelmed at Thrift stores like Value Village/Goodwill or don’t have the patience for eBay, find a local consignment store.  Or not so local.  It might be worth a drive to score a vintage leather jacket for $25 🙂  PLUS, if you drop your clothes off there, you get $$ back which means the jacket could be FREE!!   ThredUp is also a great online source for both gently used clothing for children and women!  Their customer service is amazing, and the quality of clothing is outstanding.
dit-elle-Lauren