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Summer is kicking my arse…

Don’t get me wrong.  I love summer!!  I absolutely love that it stays lighter later, and…ok, that might be the only thing I like right now haha.

I’m a true Northwesterner in that I hate being hot!  The idea of going outside to play in the middle of the day, sweating my butt off, and taking 2-3 showers a day.  Well, it doesn’t get me very excited.

I’ve also put Maya in camps almost every week, just so I can catch up on client work, BUT…between the travel times on either end, I only really have 2 hours to cram as much as I possibly can in.  Maya’s usually pretty tired after camp, because we either play for a few hours after or we’ve gone to the gym for a few hours beforehand.  Doesn’t leave much time or energy for our usual “outings”.

A lot of times, it’s just a little walk around our neighborhood after dinner, and that’s ok 🙂Blog Gap Denim Shirt Ooberswank Cami Goldsign Frontier Leopard Vans-1I love her little dance kick in the background!!! Blog Gap Denim Shirt Ooberswank Cami Goldsign Frontier Leopard Vans-2 Blog Gap Denim Shirt Ooberswank Cami Goldsign Frontier Leopard Vans-3 Blog Gap Denim Shirt Ooberswank Cami Goldsign Frontier Leopard Vans-4 Blog Gap Denim Shirt Ooberswank Cami Goldsign Frontier Leopard Vans-5 Blog Gap Denim Shirt Ooberswank Cami Goldsign Frontier Leopard Vans-6 Blog Gap Denim Shirt Ooberswank Cami Goldsign Frontier Leopard Vans-7Blog Gap Denim Shirt Ooberswank Cami Goldsign Frontier Leopard Vans-10 See her tongue out?  Yeah, she kept licking my back…

“Mom, you taste kind of salty!”  Um…yeah, sweaty!! ;} Blog Gap Denim Shirt Ooberswank Cami Goldsign Frontier Leopard Vans-9Blog Gap Denim Shirt Ooberswank Cami Goldsign Frontier Leopard Vans-8 Blog Gap Denim Shirt Ooberswank Cami Goldsign Frontier Leopard Vans-11POOP!!! hahaha. Blog GapKids Tunic Checkered Vans-1 Blog GapKids Tunic Checkered Vans-2 Blog GapKids Tunic Checkered Vans-3

On me…

Shirt- Gap (thrifted)
Top- Ooberswank (Nordstrom Rack, sold out, similar here)
Jeans- Goldsign “frontier” destroyed by me (similar here, similar look here)
Shoes- Vans (thrifted for $6!, sold out, similar here)
On Maya…
Top/Dress- GapKids (thrifted)
Leggings- Children’s Place (thrifted)
Shoes- Vans (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
And…she just wanted to sit on my leg 😉Blog Outtake-1Maya’s new thing is “ROARING!!!”  It’s really neat…
But seriously.  Every time we see someone (on a walk, on the street, on the way to the gym)
It’s either…”You know I’m the princess of the world”  quickly followed by…
“I’m also a vampire.”
And…after we leave said people she says…
“Mom, you know we can’t talk to the humans, because we are creatures (or vampires)”
She really has the best imagination ever.  And thankfully…is NOT scared of vampires 🙂Blog Outtake-2
(all pictures taken with a self timer/shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Exploring Low Tide (again!) | Constellation Park

 My parents were down at the beach with other beach naturalists, so we decided to go visit them.  Honestly, I took these images a while ago.

BTW, if you are in the West Seattle area… It’s a group that volunteers to go down during extreme low tides.  Look for red hats when you are down there!

I didn’t want to risk setting up the tripod on this uneven terrain, so my dad took a few pictures of us. 🙂

Blog Constellation Park Low Tide Free People DL1961 Checkered Vans-1Earlier we saw a purple sea star (that I took a video off, but spaced on taking a picture of!) and a live crab, but it quickly hid under a rock.  Later we found a baby crab that was sadly not alive anymore…

Blog Free People DL1961 Checkered Vans-2 Blog Free People DL1961 Checkered Vans-3We had a little “Pretty Woman” moment, where I pretended the crab bit her 🙂 Blog Free People DL1961 Checkered Vans-4Seriously…that face!!! Blog Mini Boden Fur Vest True Religion Jack Toddler Jeans Checkered Vans-1 Blog Mini Boden Fur Vest True Religion Jack Toddler Jeans Checkered Vans-2 Blog Mini Boden Fur Vest True Religion Jack Toddler Jeans Checkered Vans-3 I literally want to eat her up!!Blog Mini Boden Fur Vest True Religion Jack Toddler Jeans Checkered Vans-4 Blog Mini Boden Fur Vest True Religion Jack Toddler Jeans Checkered Vans-5 Blog West Seattle Constellation Park Low Tide-6

On me…

Sweater- Free People “Pointelle Ballet” (eBay, sold out)
Jeans- DL1961 (Bootcut thrifted for $4.80!, and DIY Crop Flare, similar here)
Shoes- Vans (thrifted)
On Maya…
Vest- Mini Boden (thrifted)
Top- Petit Bateau (thrifted)
Jeans- True Religion (thrifted, but similar here)
Shoes- Vans (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
This is her “NO MORE PICTURES!!” face.  😉  It was SO WINDY, and a lot colder than it looked…Blog Outtake
Pictures of me and Maya taken by my dad 🙂

dit-elle-Lauren

Summer Dresses + Denim Tops + Vans

 I think I’m going to be living in this outfit all summer…

Nothing more classic than a little black dress, whether it’s a casual tank or little cocktail.  You can never go wrong!

Oh, and our weather is still a little all over the place.  Chilly one minute, and then totally hot.  It even got into the mid 80’s the other day!!  IN MAY!  IN SEATTLE!!!Blog Feel the Piece Tank Dress Gap Denim Shirt Leopard Vans-1 So, layering is always a good idea.   And…so is wearing little shorts under dresses that can fly up 🙂Blog Feel the Piece Tank Dress Gap Denim Shirt Leopard Vans-3 Blog Feel the Piece Tank Dress Gap Denim Shirt Leopard Vans-4 Blog Feel the Piece Tank Dress Gap Denim Shirt Leopard Vans-5 She totally tried to hide behind me 🙂Blog Feel the Piece Tank Dress Gap Denim Shirt Leopard Vans-6But, I was too quick for her haha. Blog Feel the Piece Tank Dress Gap Denim Shirt Leopard Vans-7 She was in HEAVEN with all these dandilions!  And, since we were at a park, I let her go for it!  No neighbors to offend here 🙂Blog Gapkids Denim Jacket Vintage Havanna Dress Checkered Vans-1 Blog Gapkids Denim Jacket Vintage Havanna Dress Checkered Vans-2 Blog Gapkids Denim Jacket Vintage Havanna Dress Checkered Vans-3 Blog Gapkids Denim Jacket Vintage Havanna Dress Checkered Vans-4Always on the run… Blog Gapkids Denim Jacket Vintage Havanna Dress Checkered Vans-5 Blog Gapkids Denim Jacket Vintage Havanna Dress Checkered Vans-6We actually went to this spot as a location scouting adventure for a shoot I had last weekend.  I ended up not going here, but I can’t WAIT to bring a client here (or come back ourselves) around sunset!  I took a bunch of videos on Snapchat.  I’m still not 100% sure what I’m doing, but if you want to follow us there, we are at lkahan-ditelle. Blog Gapkids Denim Jacket Vintage Havanna Dress Checkered Vans-7 Blog Gapkids Denim Jacket Vintage Havanna Dress Checkered Vans-8 Blog Gapkids Denim Jacket Vintage Havanna Dress Checkered Vans-9

On me…

Top- Gap (thrifted)
Shoes- Vans (thrifted for $6!, sold out, similar here)
On Maya…
Jacket- Gap (thrifted)
Dress- Vintage Havana (thrifted, but similar here)
Shoes- Vans (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
Maya- “I want to make your hair look pretty!”  Which…is totally sweet.  BUT…then she tried to yank out my pony tail!  Not so good…
Blog Outtake-1She’s also in this phase where she’s constantly chewing gum.  No big deal, but half the pictures I have of her now are of her mid chomp 😉Blog Outtake-2
(all pictures taken with a self timer/shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Coated Moto Skinny Pants…day to night.

 I knew I was going out later this night, but really didn’t want to have to think about a separate outfit.  So…I picked something that I could dress down for preschool drop off, work, pick up, and then play…then easily transition into a Mama’s night out!

Coated denim is one of my favorite things to wear in the fall/winter.  Super fun and easy to clean-WIN!  And it can easily be dressed up or down.  Denim jackets are my favorite “make just about anything easy and casual” item of clothing.

Blog Levis Jacket Free People Madness Stripe Muscle Tank DL1961 River Atlanta Checkered Vans-1 Blog Levis Jacket Free People Madness Stripe Muscle Tank DL1961 River Atlanta Checkered Vans-2 Blog Levis Jacket Free People Madness Stripe Muscle Tank DL1961 River Atlanta Checkered Vans-3I love the fun little slit in this tee. Blog Levis Jacket Free People Madness Stripe Muscle Tank DL1961 River Atlanta Checkered Vans-4And the moto detailing on these pants!!  It was hard to capture it on camera, but both by the pockets and at the bottom of the pants are super cool stitching. Blog Levis Jacket Free People Madness Stripe Muscle Tank DL1961 River Atlanta Checkered Vans-5Blog Free People Madness Stripe Muscle Tank DL1961 River Atlanta Checkered Vans-6Then…had a little fun in photoshop with this one 🙂  It’s amazing what a difference a change in shoes can make!Blog DL1961 River Atlanta Checkered Vans Kimchie Blue Leopard Booties-7Add a leather jacket, and you’re ready to go out!Blog Doma Leather Jacket Free People Madness Stripe Muscle Tank DL1961 River Atlanta Kimchi Blue Leopard Booties-8I took these pictures on a bike trail that is right next to a pretty busy street.  Yeah…I got a lot of looks.  One biker even offered to stop and take some pics for me haha.  No…I don’t feel like a complete nerd at all with my tripod and self timer-ugh ;}

And seriously, the weather in Seattle is so wonky.  I took the shot above and the one below less than a minute apart.  It went from totally overcast to SUNNY.Blog Doma Leather Jacket Free People Madness Stripe Muscle Tank DL1961 River Atlanta Kimchi Blue Leopard Booties-9After I picked Maya up from school, we walked over to my parents house.  It was my mom’s birthday, so we wanted to bring her some treats (a few Pumpkin Balls that I posted on Wednesday!)Blog Levis Jacket Free People Madness Stripe Muscle Tank DL1961 River Atlanta Checkered Vans-10My dad took these next two 🙂Blog Free People Madness Stripe Muscle Tank DL1961 River Atlanta Checkered Vans-11Blog Free People Madness Stripe Muscle Tank DL1961 River Atlanta Checkered Vans-11-Blog Hanna Andersson Black Velour Twirl Dress Purple Leggings Kamik Rain Boots-1Blog Hanna Andersson Black Velour Twirl Dress Purple Leggings Kamik Rain Boots-2Blog Hanna Andersson Black Velour Twirl Dress Purple Leggings Kamik Rain Boots-3Blog Hanna Andersson Black Velour Twirl Dress Purple Leggings Kamik Rain Boots-4Blog Maya and BOPO 6Blog Maya and Meme 5Blog Hanna Andersson Black Velour Twirl Dress Purple Leggings Kamik Rain Boots-7Blog Hanna Andersson Black Velour Twirl Dress Purple Leggings Kamik Rain Boots-8Blog Hanna Andersson Black Velour Twirl Dress Purple Leggings Kamik Rain Boots-9 On me…

Jacket- Levi’s (thrifted, similar here) Leather- Doma” (similar here)
Jeans- DL1961 River in Atlanta (similar here)
Shoes and Boots- Vans (thrifted) Kimchi Blue (thrifted, similar here)
On Maya…
Dress- Hanna Andersson Velour Twirl Dress (thrifted, but similar here)
Leggings- Hanna Andersson (thrifted, but similar here)
Boots- Kamik Stomp Rain Boots (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
I don’t always make it back in time before the self timer goes off haha.
Blog Outtake 1 And….she was done with the picture taking 🙂Blog Outtake 2
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except the flying one with me and Maya and ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Grey day… Thrift Store Scores!

 I only sporadically talk about how much I score clothes for.  I wonder if anyone really cares, but I love hearing about other people scoring things so I may insert in prices here and there more often :).

This entire outfit cost me less than $30.  Retail alone for the SHIRT is over $200!!  I know…who would spend $200 on a shirt??  NOT ME!  But…it’s a pretty cool shirt 😉  I could not believe my luck when I found it for $2.50!!!!  These jeans, I scored from the kids department for $5 haha.  The jacket and shoes were a little more than I’d normally spend at a thrift store at $10 each, but I’d been searching for a Levi’s jacket and checkered Vans, so I practically ripped them off the shelf when I saw both of them 🙂Blog Levis Jacket helmut lang asymmetrical tee Joes Jeans Jeggings Checkered Vans-1 Blog Levis Jacket helmut lang asymmetrical tee Joes Jeans Jeggings Checkered Vans-2 Blog Levis Jacket helmut lang asymmetrical tee Joes Jeans Jeggings Checkered Vans-3 Blog Levis Jacket helmut lang asymmetrical tee Joes Jeans Jeggings Checkered Vans-4 Blog Levis Jacket helmut lang asymmetrical tee Joes Jeans Jeggings Checkered Vans-5 Blog Levis Jacket helmut lang asymmetrical tee Joes Jeans Jeggings Checkered Vans-6 Blog Levis Jacket helmut lang asymmetrical tee Joes Jeans Jeggings Checkered Vans-7I’m not 100% sure, but I believe Maya’s entire outfit cost less than $15.Blog Levis Jacket Crewcuts Gray Tutu Dress Sparkle Leggings Dr Martens-1Blog Levis Jacket Crewcuts Gray Tutu Dress Sparkle Leggings Dr Martens-2Blog Levis Jacket Crewcuts Gray Tutu Dress Sparkle Leggings Dr Martens-3Blog Levis Jacket Crewcuts Gray Tutu Dress Sparkle Leggings Dr Martens-4Blog Levis Jacket Crewcuts Gray Tutu Dress Sparkle Leggings Dr Martens-5Blog Levis Jacket Crewcuts Gray Tutu Dress Sparkle Leggings Dr Martens-6Seriously almost died when I found these Dr. Martens for $5!!  Well, truthfully, they were $7, but I had a 30% off coupon.  I rarely go thrifting without some kind of coupon.  Whether it’s from donating, from my Chinook Book, or because it’s a special percentage off day.Blog Levis Jacket Crewcuts Gray Tutu Dress Sparkle Leggings Toddler Dr Martens-7Blog Levis Jacket Crewcuts Gray Tutu Dress Sparkle Leggings Dr Martens-8Blog Levis Jacket Crewcuts Gray Tutu Dress Sparkle Leggings Dr Martens-9Blog Levis Jacket Crewcuts Gray Tutu Dress Sparkle Leggings Dr Martens-10Blog Levis Jacket Crewcuts Gray Tutu Dress Sparkle Leggings Dr Martens-11On me…

Jacket- Levi’s (thrifted, similar here)
Top- Helmut Lang (thrifted, similar here and here)
Jeans- Joe’s Jeans (thirfted, similar here)
Shoes- Vans (thrifted)
On Maya…
Jacket- Levi’s (thrifted, but similar here)
Dress- Crewcuts (thrifted)
Leggings- Crewcuts (thrifted, but similar here)
Shoes- Dr. Martens (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
Guess she wasn’t feeling the kiss 😉
Blog Outtake
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

And I’m back to my normal uniform…

It was fun to shake it up and wear something different, but I quickly fell back into my routine of sweater + skinny jeans + comfy shoes… Sometimes I miss wearing heels.  Ok, let’s be honest, I miss having longer legs and being able to wear non hemmed jeans…  Can’t easily give Maya a pony ride in heels, though!Blog HM Sweater Genetic Denim Born Booties-1 Blog HM Sweater Genetic Denim Born Booties-2 Blog HM Sweater Genetic Denim Born Booties-3 Blog HM Sweater Genetic Denim Born Booties-4LOVE the back of this sweater!  I may or may not have gotten it in another color too, but how could I not at $15??  So fun! :} Blog HM Sweater Genetic Denim Born Booties-5 Blog HM Sweater Genetic Denim Born Booties-6Dancing! Blog HM Sweater Genetic Denim Born Booties-7 Blog HM Sweater Genetic Denim Born Booties-8

On me…

Sweater- H&M (sold out, but similar here)
Top- H&M
Boots- Born (similar here)
On Maya…
Jeans- H&M (sold out, but similar here)
Top- Gymboree (thrifted, and it miiight be a pj top :))
Jacket- Gap (thrifted, but similar here)
Shoes- Vans

dit-elle-Lauren

Oops, we did it again…with Vans slip ons :)

So many times when I’m in the mood to wear something, I’m in the mood for Maya to wear something similar.  I try really hard to make sure we don’t leave the house totally matching (sometimes I’m too braindead and it happens…)  Most often it’s our shoes (like yesterday!).  In my defense, Vans and Converse are so flipping cool and comfortable, that I don’t even think it should count 🙂

Basically, they should be a mom staple…

Blog Autumn Cashmere J Brand Destroyed Boyfriend Vans-1 Blog Autumn Cashmere J Brand Destroyed Boyfriend Vans-2 Blog Autumn Cashmere J Brand Destroyed Boyfriend Vans-3 Blog Autumn Cashmere J Brand Destroyed Boyfriend Vans-4 Blog Autumn Cashmere J Brand Destroyed Boyfriend Vans-5We had to go over to my parents to pick something up, and of course had to play on the one step that Maya loves…. Normally, I think Maya wins all of our “who wore it best”, but I really love these polka dot Vans!  SO hard to beat the classic check ones that I scored for her at a thrift store though…Blog Autumn Cashmere J Brand Destroyed Boyfriend Vans-6 Blog Autumn Cashmere J Brand Destroyed Boyfriend Vans-7She seriously has SO much fun just going round and round on this little stair entryway… Blog Autumn Cashmere J Brand Destroyed Boyfriend Vans-8My mom got these last ones of me with Maya. Blog Autumn Cashmere J Brand Destroyed Boyfriend Vans-9 Blog Autumn Cashmere J Brand Destroyed Boyfriend Vans-10 Blog Autumn Cashmere J Brand Destroyed Boyfriend Vans-11On me…

Sweater- Autumn Cashmere (old, but similar here, here, and less expensive here)
Scarf- thrifted $.99 :)
Jeans– J Brand (sold out, but similar here and less expensive here)
Shoes- Vans (thrifted, but LOVE the original ones and these are fun too.)
On Maya…
Jeans- Gap (similar)
Top- Top- C&C California (thrifted)
Sweater- Genuine Kids Osh Kosh (thrifted, but love this one)
Jacket- Circo (similar here and here)
Shoes- Vans

dit-elle-Lauren