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Vintage Leather Jacket + Striped Sweater + Boyfriend Jeans + Booties

 These leaves have come and gone…

As has an era of grace, poise, intelligence, integrity, strength, passion, and respect.  Little scared for what’s to come, but no need to go into that right now.

We happened to have had a nice day over TWO MONTHS ago, and we ran outside to take a few pictures in the morning before we ran about our day.
blog-vintage-leather-jacket-striped-sweater-j-brand-boyfriend-clyde-el-naturalista-1 Is there a bug on the ground or is she mimicking my “don’t look at the camera” pose…

You decide 🙂
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On me…

Jacket- Vintage, thrifted, similar here
Sweater- Zara (old, similar here)
Boots- El Naturalista Duna N528 (thrifted for $7!!)
On Maya…
Jacket- Zara (thrifted, similar here)
Sweater- Gap Kids (thrifted)
Dress- Sweet Luka Mo (old, tank version here)
Jeans- Gap Kids (thrifted)
Boots-Joseph Allen (thrifted, similar here)
Keeping it Real…
OMG!
This face is so her!!!  I mean, it’s so her when I’m trying to take her picture!  She is such a happy funny girl, but when I try and take her picture lately….
THIS.
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Oh…and, how about we take a picture together?
No….??blog-outtake-2
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Vintage Leather Jacket + Ripped Skinnies + Booties

 I’ve been so sporadic on taking pictures lately.  I’m so slammed at work, and it’s been reeeeeeaally cold.  AND, whenever I ask Maya if she wants to go outside and play, she says “NO!”

Well, the other day, my parents were playing with her so I could get caught up with some work, and I walked over a little early to pick her up, and took some pictures of myself outside their house.  My neighbors are pretty used to seeing us outside taking pictures, but I felt a liiiiittle self conscious outside their house with their neighbors :}Blog Vintage Leather Jacket 360 Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater DL1961 Amanda Sevelle 67 Booties-1 Blog Vintage Leather Jacket 360 Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater DL1961 Amanda Sevelle 67 Booties-2 Blog Vintage Leather Jacket 360 Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater DL1961 Amanda Sevelle 67 Booties-3 Blog Vintage Leather Jacket 360 Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater DL1961 Amanda Sevelle 67 Booties-4 Blog Vintage Leather Jacket 360 Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater DL1961 Amanda Sevelle 67 Booties-5Then, it started raining.  I really didn’t want to waste time with the tripod and Maya, so my mom came out and snapped a few of us.

Of course at first Maya was like “I don’t need a coat!!”Blog Vintage Leather Jacket 360 Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater DL1961 Amanda Sevelle 67 Booties-6 Blog Vintage Leather Jacket 360 Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater DL1961 Amanda Sevelle 67 Booties-7 Blog Vintage Leather Jacket 360 Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater DL1961 Amanda Sevelle 67 Booties-8 Blog Vintage Leather Jacket 360 Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater DL1961 Amanda Sevelle 67 Booties-9But then as the rain kept coming, she realized how cold she was 😉 Blog Vintage Leather Jacket 360 Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater DL1961 Amanda Sevelle 67 Booties-10Blog Vintage Leather Jacket 360 Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater DL1961 Amanda Sevelle 67 Booties-28 Blog Vintage Leather Jacket 360 Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater DL1961 Amanda Sevelle 67 Booties-11 Blog Vintage Leather Jacket 360 Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater DL1961 Amanda Sevelle 67 Booties-12As we were walking home, Maya goes.

“WAIT!!  I forgot to give Meme a kiss and a hug good bye!”  This is her calling to my mom.

“WOO HOO!  MEEEEEMEEEE!!!”Blog Levis Jacket Old Navy Cardigan Picaflor Dress Naartjie Leggings Airwalk Camo High Tops-1During the day she wore these socks scrunched down, but on the way home it was cold!  So…I pulled them up.  It’s a very Pippy Longstocking look haha.  Blog Levis Jacket Old Navy Cardigan Picaflor Dress Naartjie Leggings Airwalk Camo High Tops-2 Blog Levis Jacket Old Navy Cardigan Picaflor Dress Naartjie Leggings Airwalk Camo High Tops-3Catching rain drops… Blog Levis Jacket Old Navy Cardigan Picaflor Dress Naartjie Leggings Airwalk Camo High Tops-4 Blog Levis Jacket Old Navy Cardigan Picaflor Dress Naartjie Leggings Airwalk Camo High Tops-5Every time we leave my parent’s house Maya gets goldfish.  The number always corresponds with her age.

“I get FOUR goldfish, because I’m FOUR, BOPO!!”Blog Levis Jacket Old Navy Cardigan Picaflor Dress Naartjie Leggings Airwalk Camo High Tops-6 Blog Levis Jacket Old Navy Cardigan Picaflor Dress Naartjie Leggings Airwalk Camo High Tops-7 Blog Levis Jacket Old Navy Cardigan Picaflor Dress Naartjie Leggings Airwalk Camo High Tops-8 Blog Levis Jacket Old Navy Cardigan Picaflor Dress Naartjie Leggings Airwalk Camo High Tops-9If you look close, you can see all the rain coming down…. Thankfully, we only live a few blocks away 🙂 Blog Levis Jacket Old Navy Cardigan Picaflor Dress Naartjie Leggings Airwalk Camo High Tops-10

On me…

Jacket- Vintage (similar here)
Jeans- DL1961 “Amanda Skinny” in Seville (eBay, similar here and not distressed here)
Boots- SixtySeven “Blake” Bootie (Nordstom Rack, sold out, loving these)
On Maya…
Jacket- Levis (thrifted, but similar here)
Sweater- Old Navy (thrifted, but similar here)
Sweater Dress- Picaflor “Julia Peasant” (thrifted)
Leggings- Naartjie (thrifted)
Shoes- Airwalk (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
Want to know what was making Maya laugh so much when I was crouched down with her?  She was trying to pick my nose…. ;}Blog outtake
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Me with Maya (taken by my mom) and ones of Maya-taken by me :))

dit-elle-Lauren

WhoWhatWear 30 Day Wardrobe Challenge // Day 16 // Monochrome in a Bright Color

I don’t know if oxblood counts as a bright color, but it’s pretty bright for me!  I have snippets of bright colors in my wardrobe, but I definitely trend towards more basic colors.  With the exception of green.  LOVE just about every shade of green, but I didn’t really want to look like a frog 🙂

Side note.  I’m getting way more comfortable whipping out my tripod and taking these selfies, but this is a very busy running trail.  On a nice sunny day, you can just imagine the comments I was getting…Blog Vintage Leather Jacket Lanston Tee True Religion Suede Skinny Frye Booties-1 Blog Vintage Leather Jacket Lanston Tee True Religion Suede Skinny Frye Booties-2 Blog Vintage Leather Jacket Lanston Tee True Religion Suede Skinny Frye Booties-3 Blog Vintage Leather Jacket Lanston Tee True Religion Suede Skinny Frye Booties-4 Blog Vintage Leather Jacket Lanston Tee True Religion Suede Skinny Frye Booties-5 Blog Vintage Leather Jacket Lanston Tee True Religion Suede Skinny Frye Booties-6Um, Mom, where are the bubbles you promised?? Blog Vintage Leather Jacket Lanston Tee True Religion Suede Skinny Frye Booties-7This bubble machine was the best $2.99 ever!!!  The only downside was that it was so windy they all few away so fast! Blog Vintage Leather Jacket Lanston Tee True Religion Suede Skinny Frye Booties-8 Blog Vintage Leather Jacket Lanston Tee True Religion Suede Skinny Frye Booties-9 Blog Vintage Leather Jacket Lanston Tee True Religion Suede Skinny Frye Booties-10 Blog Vintage Leather Jacket Lanston Tee True Religion Suede Skinny Frye Booties-11 Blog Vintage Leather Jacket Lanston Tee True Religion Suede Skinny Frye Booties-12Other Style Challenge Days here…

Create a look with three levels of layering.

Mix two or more prints into your outfit.

Make a neutral outfit interesting by layering and adding a pair of statement shoes.

On me…

Leather Jacket- Vintage (similar here and less expensive faux leather here)
Top- Lanston (sold out, 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)
Top-Gap (thrifted, similar here)
Jeans- 7FAM (ebay)
Shoes- Osh Kosh (Zulily)
Keeping it Real…
Um, can we go play with the bubbles???!Blog Vintage Leather Jacket Lanston Tee True Religion Suede Skinny Frye Booties-13

(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Can we come up with a new name for “Oxblood”?

 I love this color of leather, but the name kind of makes me want to hurl…Blog Oxblood Leather Jacket Green BlackOrchid Jeans Frye Boots-1 Blog Oxblood Leather Jacket Green BlackOrchid Jeans Frye Boots-2 Blog Oxblood Leather Jacket Green BlackOrchid Jeans Frye Boots-3 Blog Oxblood Leather Jacket Green BlackOrchid Jeans Frye Boots-4 Blog Oxblood Leather Jacket Green BlackOrchid Jeans Frye Boots-5 Blog Oxblood Leather Jacket Green BlackOrchid Jeans Frye Boots-6The upside to a tripod and self timer=convenient/control (um, for those that know me…).  The downside?  I chop heads off at times… and get neighbors taking their garbage out.  Still using this pic, because I love it 🙂 Blog Oxblood Leather Jacket Green BlackOrchid Jeans Frye Boots-7 Blog Oxblood Leather Jacket Green BlackOrchid Jeans Frye Boots-8 Blog Oxblood Leather Jacket Green BlackOrchid Jeans Frye Boots-9On me…

Jacket- Vintage (similar here and less expensive faux leather here)
Top- StyleMint (sold out, but similar here)
Scarf- Handknit by my dad! 🙂
Boots- Vintage Frye- Similar here and less expensive on sale here.
On Maya…
Jeans- Old Navy (thrifted, similar here)
Top- C&C California (thrifted)
Sweater- Thrifted (similar and on sale here)
Vest- Koala Kids (thrifted, but similar here)
Shoes- Zulily

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