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Vintage Camel Hair Coat + Chunky Knit + Levis Destroyed Mini + Frye Campus Boots (70’s inspired Fall Layering)

 The Mom Edit had a month long style challenge during October.

Each week there was a theme.

I looooove style challenges!  Sadly, I don’t have time to partake usually.

One of these days, I’m going to make up my own!  When I have time…

In any case.  The Mom Edit’s style challenge for this particular week was “70’s Vibe”.  Just went to link their post, and realized I got featured-yay!  Not this outfit, but 2 other ones 🙂

As someone who was born in the 70’s, I thought…I GOT THIS!  I had SO many thoughts of outfits I wanted to put together!

And then…work.  Maya’s stuff.  RAIN.  WORK….

Anyways.  This is about it.

Vintage coat.  Possibly from the 70’s, but so timeless that it works in about EVERY era!

Cut off Levi’s Denim skirt!  Because.  CUT OFFS.  LEVI’S!  Denim Skirt…70’s!

Chunky cream knits.  Yes.

Vintage Frye Knee High Boots.  Quite possibly from the 70’s too! And no shame in my game.  People were walking by left and right this foggy morning… But in between….don’t mind me!

On me…

Coat- Vintage (thrifted, similar here and less expensive here)
Sweater- 360 Sweater (ebay, similar here)
Keeping it Real…
Yes, that’s a mailman behind me.  No, I’m not stopping if I hear the shutter click haha.
I’ll just photoshop him out! 😉
But…my neighbors that walk by all the time…yeah, that’s still awkward.
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Vintage Chunky Knit Cardigan + Boyfriend Jeans + Booties

 So, is there anything more comfy cozy than an oversized chunky cardigan and boyfriend jeans? Well, besides jammies or work out wear ;)?  I TRY and get out of those at some point during the day (it doesn’t always happen!!).Blog Vintage Handknit Cardigan J Brand Boyfriend Jeans Clyde Cafe Noire Booties-1 Blog Vintage Handknit Cardigan J Brand Boyfriend Jeans Clyde Cafe Noire Booties-2 Maya was totally cracking me up.  I finally figured out how to use my remote shutter and have it take consecutive shots on it’s own.  I have 10 shots of her showing her snacks to the camera 😉Blog Vintage Handknit Cardigan J Brand Boyfriend Jeans Clyde Cafe Noire Booties-3 Blog Vintage Handknit Cardigan J Brand Boyfriend Jeans Clyde Cafe Noire Booties-4 Blog Vintage Handknit Cardigan J Brand Boyfriend Jeans Clyde Cafe Noire Booties-5YES!!  I finally can take a bunch of these and not have to keep running back to the camera to push the self timer!  It’s almost sad how excited I was when I finally figured it out! Blog Vintage Handknit Cardigan J Brand Boyfriend Jeans Clyde Cafe Noire Booties-6That little tongue… Blog Vintage Handknit Cardigan J Brand Boyfriend Jeans Clyde Cafe Noire Booties-7 Blog Vintage Handknit Cardigan J Brand Boyfriend Jeans Clyde Cafe Noire Booties-8 The tongue again 🙂Blog Vintage Handknit Cardigan J Brand Boyfriend Jeans Clyde Cafe Noire Booties-9 Blog Vintage Handknit Cardigan J Brand Boyfriend Jeans Clyde Cafe Noire Booties-10This is one of the many times I wish I’d actually washed my hair.  I love this image, but the frizzy no shower top knot… ;{  Real life though!! Blog Vintage Handknit Cardigan J Brand Boyfriend Jeans Clyde Cafe Noire Booties-11

I was SOOOO excited when we stumbled upon low tide!  I’ve actually never been to this particular beach during low tide, so yay!  Is it weird that I totally love the algae covered wall?  Blog GapKids Cardigan Tea Collection Tango Dress Kamik Rain Boots-1 Blog GapKids Cardigan Tea Collection Tango Dress Kamik Rain Boots-2 Blog GapKids Cardigan Tea Collection Tango Dress Kamik Rain Boots-3 Blog GapKids Cardigan Tea Collection Tango Dress Kamik Rain Boots-4 Blog GapKids Cardigan Tea Collection Tango Dress Kamik Rain Boots-5On me…

Sweater- Vintage (thrifted)
Boots- Cafe Noir (thrifted, but similar here)
On Maya…
Sweater- Gapkids (thrifted)
Dress- Tea Collection (thrifted, but similar here)
Boots- (the purple ones ;)) Kamik Stomp Rain Boots (thrifted, similar here)
Keeping it Real…
Every once in a while I look at pictures and think…do I REALLY make that face?!!  Well…clearly, I do ;} Blog Outtake-1And…I happened to actually look at her face.  It was covered in crumbs haha. Blog Outtake-2Kiss?  I guess that’s a “No”? Blog Outtake-3
(all pictures taken with a self timer/shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

High Waisted Denim + Crop Tops + Clogs | 70’s Influence

 It seems like people are always saying “The 70’s influence is coming back!”  Honestly, I don’t think it’s every left.  There are always 70’s influences that are in style.  It was a great decade for inspiration.  All the bohemian flowing looks…the wide leg denim…the amazing hats!!  I could go on and on.  Although, maybe it’s because I was born in the 70’s?  I don’t think so 🙂

I stumbled upon these jeans at the thrift store over the weekend.  They were in the girls section, but looked like they might fit, so for $5 I grabbed them.  I LOVE THEM!!!!  They are high waisted, and because they are meant for a 12 year old, the length is perfect!! haha.  Only slightly embarrased that these are meant for a middle schooler, but whatever!  Once again, my lesson in looking outside the box while thrifting was a big success!Blog Zara Tiered Crop Top Vintage Belt 7FAM Girls Slimmy Vintage Clogs-1 Blog Zara Tiered Crop Top Vintage Belt 7FAM Girls Slimmy Vintage Clogs-2 Blog Zara Tiered Crop Top Vintage Belt 7FAM Girls Slimmy Vintage Clogs-3 Blog Zara Tiered Crop Top Vintage Belt 7FAM Girls Slimmy Vintage Clogs-4 Blog Zara Tiered Crop Top Vintage Belt 7FAM Girls Slimmy Vintage Clogs-5 Maya found a humongous ant!  She named him Dan, and carried him around on our walk for about 20 minutes 🙂Blog Tea Collection Wrap Neck Mini Dress Navy Saltwater Sun San Sandals-1Blog Zara Tiered Crop Top Vintage Belt 7FAM Girls Slimmy Vintage Clogs-6 Blog Zara Tiered Crop Top Vintage Belt 7FAM Girls Slimmy Vintage Clogs-7 Blog Zara Tiered Crop Top Vintage Belt 7FAM Girls Slimmy Vintage Clogs-8 Blog Zara Tiered Crop Top Vintage Belt 7FAM Girls Slimmy Vintage Clogs-9 Blog Zara Tiered Crop Top Vintage Belt 7FAM Girls Slimmy Vintage Clogs-10 I attempted to have her set him free for a few minutes, but that didn’t last.Blog Zara Tiered Crop Top Vintage Belt 7FAM Girls Slimmy Vintage Clogs-11Blog Tea Collection Wrap Neck Mini Dress Navy Saltwater Sun San Sandals-2Blog Tea Collection Wrap Neck Mini Dress Navy Saltwater Sun San Sandals-3I was actually a little sad for Dan that we relocated him so far away.  Hopefully he’ll find his way back to his family if he had one…Blog Tea Collection Wrap Neck Mini Dress Navy Saltwater Sun San Sandals-4Blog Tea Collection Wrap Neck Mini Dress Navy Saltwater Sun San Sandals-5Blog Tea Collection Wrap Neck Mini Dress Navy Saltwater Sun San Sandals-6Blog Tea Collection Wrap Neck Mini Dress Navy Saltwater Sun San Sandals-7Blog Tea Collection Wrap Neck Mini Dress Navy Saltwater Sun San Sandals-8Rolling down the hill towards my Christmas tree shadow 🙂Blog Tea Collection Wrap Neck Mini Dress Navy Saltwater Sun San Sandals-9Blog Tea Collection Wrap Neck Mini Dress Navy Saltwater Sun San Sandals-10On me…

Top- Zara (last year, loving this here and here)
Belt- Vintage (thrifted)
Jeans- 7FAM Girls “Slimmy” (thrifted, similar here)
Clogs- Vintage Holje (Funky Jane’s Consignment, find some similar here)
On Maya…
Dress- Tea Collection (thrifted, but similar on sale here and here)
Shoes- Saltwater “Surfer” Sandal  (thrifted for $1.50!!)
Keeping it Real…
Someone was NOT happy about setting Dan free to give me hugs 😉Blog Outtake
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Prim and Proper + A little Edge…

 I found this adorable vintage top at a thrift store a few weeks ago.  I LOVE all the embroidered details, but the puffed sleeves have kind of kept me from wearing it.  It looks a little too prim and proper for me.  NOT there’s anything wrong with that, but I’m not really girly or frilly.  So…I paired it with pair of destroyed skinny jeans (found them a the same thrift store-Value Village-had a 30% of coupon that was expiring), and some studded gold boat shoes.  I think it balanced it out!  What do you think?  Blog Vintage Blouse Edyson Destroyed Skinny BEandD Gold Studded Boat Shoes-1 Blog Vintage Blouse Edyson Destroyed Skinny BEandD Gold Studded Boat Shoes-2 Blog Vintage Blouse Edyson Destroyed Skinny BEandD Gold Studded Boat Shoes-3 Blog Vintage Blouse Edyson Destroyed Skinny BEandD Gold Studded Boat Shoes-4 Blog Vintage Blouse Edyson Destroyed Skinny BEandD Gold Studded Boat Shoes-5 Blog Vintage Blouse Edyson Destroyed Skinny BEandD Gold Studded Boat Shoes-6Maya’s new thing is to say “Mommy, kiss?!”  And then she attacks me with LICKS!   Like…won’t stop.  It’s kinda funny at first, and then….kinda gross! Blog Vintage Blouse Edyson Destroyed Skinny BEandD Gold Studded Boat Shoes-7 Blog Vintage Blouse Edyson Destroyed Skinny BEandD Gold Studded Boat Shoes-8And then she’s back to sweetness overload. Blog Vintage Blouse Edyson Destroyed Skinny BEandD Gold Studded Boat Shoes-9Blog Maya OshKosh Dress Butterfly Boots-1Blog Maya OshKosh Dress Butterfly Boots-2Giving flower petals from the ground to my mom, because picking them is not allowed 😉Blog Maya OshKosh Dress Butterfly Boots-3Um, when did she become a teenager!!??Blog Maya OshKosh Dress Butterfly Boots-4On me…

Top- Vintage
Jeans- Edyson “sloan” deconstructed skinny  (thrifted, sold out, but similar here)
Shoes- be & D gold studded boat shoe  eBay for $13  sold out but less expensive here
On Maya…
Dress- Osh Kosh
Shoes- (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it Real…
hahaha.  And yes, those are little boys’ underwear.  She’s obsessed with Monster’s Inc 🙂
Blog Maya OshKosh Dress Butterfly Boots-5
(all pictures of me and me with Maya taken by my mom :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Vintage dressing…

 When I was in my 20’s, I’d say about half of my wardrobe was vintage.  I would wear vintage 50’s dresses to work, and had more vintage cardigans and coats than anyone in their right mind should have.  Oh, and beautifully embroidered vintage blouses?  Yeah, I had my fair share of those too.  Over the year I got rid of most of the dresses and shirts, although I still wear most of my vintage coats.  This dress is actually a nightgown (I think?!), but it’s so easy to just throw on with flip flops and head out the door.  Plus…Maya said “Mommy, you’re a PRINCESS!” when I put it on, which is basically a win no matter what 🙂Blog Vintage Dress Sand Jewel tie Sandals-1 Blog Vintage Dress Sand Jewel tie Sandals-2Um…someone wasn’t so sure about looking at the camera haha.  Honestly, I’m always so surprised by how often she smiles at a camera on a tripod!  And, yes, she has rain boots on. Or, as Sesame Street calls them “Galoshes” Pretty much her favorite boots, and even thought it was mid 80’s, with no rain in site…she wanted to wear them.  And, obviously, I let her. 🙂Blog Vintage Dress Sand Jewel tie Sandals-3Maybe the tripod was giving her the stink eye HA! Blog Vintage Dress Sand Jewel tie Sandals-4“Tickle me??!!”  She’s obsessed with being tickled, and I’m always happy to oblige 🙂 Blog Vintage Dress Sand Jewel tie Sandals-5 Blog Vintage Dress Sand Jewel tie Sandals-6 Blog Vintage Dress Sand Jewel tie Sandals-7“Mom, LOOK, LOOK!!!  It’s a ladybug!”Blog Maya 145 Weeks Gymboree Lime Dress Galoshes-1And, then the ladybug flew! 🙂Blog Maya 145 Weeks Gymboree Lime Dress Galoshes-2“Mom, LOOK, LOOK ‘Cars coming!!'”  Yes, I’m always saying that to her, so she’s always pointing them out to me.  Right after, she started counting them.  “One…two….three…”  The best is when we are IN the car driving down the street.  “MOM!  Car’s coming!!”  🙂Blog Maya 145 Weeks Gymboree Lime Dress Galoshes-3Blog Maya 145 Weeks Gymboree Lime Dress Galoshes-4I don’t even know what was going on here, and I tried thinking up something funny to go along with this, but…I drew a blank.  It’s funny enough on it’s own though!  I welcome any captions 🙂Blog Maya 145 Weeks Gymboree Lime Dress Galoshes-5On me…

Dress- Vintage
Sandals- Sand (old, similar here)
On Maya…

 

Dress- Gymboree (thrifted)
Boots- (thrifted)
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

My favorite vintage coat…

 Blog Vintage Coat HM Top Vince Jeans Blayconcept Shoes-1 Blog Vintage Coat HM Top Vince Jeans Blayconcept Shoes-2I bought this coat 20+ years ago at thrift store from a box that was “Anything for $1.50”  Snatched it right up and have been wearing it every year since.  Still looks new!  And more importantly…always looks current.  That is what I LOVE about vintage coats. Blog Vintage Coat HM Top Vince Jeans Blayconcept Shoes-3 Blog Vintage Coat HM Top Vince Jeans Blayconcept Shoes-4 Blog Vintage Coat HM Top Vince Jeans Blayconcept Shoes-5 Blog Vintage Coat HM Top Vince Jeans Blayconcept Shoes-6Um…just a little windy!!! Blog Vintage Coat HM Top Vince Jeans Blayconcept Shoes-7 Blog Vintage Coat HM Top Vince Jeans Blayconcept Shoes-8 Blog Vintage Coat HM Top Vince Jeans Blayconcept Shoes-9 Blog Vintage Coat HM Top Vince Jeans Blayconcept Shoes-10 On me…

Coat- Vintage (thrifted vintage)
Top- H&M (sold out, similar here)
Jeans- Vince (thrifted, similar here and less expensive here)
Shoes- BlayConcept (thrifted, similar here)
On Maya…
Jacket- Guess (thrifted, but similar style here and here)
Top- Pumpkin Patch (Nordstrom Rack)
Scarf- Mine thrifted
Jeans- Joe’s Jeans (thrifted, but similar here)
Shoes- Zulily
Keeping it real…
Did I mention that it was WINDY??!!Blog Vintage Coat HM Top Vince Jeans Blayconcept Shoes-11

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

dit-elle-Lauren

Mixing masculine with feminine…

Today was a bit of a rough day.  I had to take Maya to yet another urologist, and she’s gotten to the point now where the minute they call her name to go back she starts crying hysterically.  Not without good reason considering they had to do another catheter-ugh.  Needless to say, we were both in tears by the end of the visit…

Am I the only one that dresses in bright colors on crappy days, in the effort to cheer up? Blog StyleMint Top Boyfriend Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-1 Blog StyleMint Top Boyfriend Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-2 Blog StyleMint Top Boyfriend Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-3It got pretty sunny again yesterday…love it! Blog StyleMint Top Boyfriend Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-4 Blog StyleMint Top Boyfriend Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-5 Blog StyleMint Top Boyfriend Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-6 Blog StyleMint Top Boyfriend Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-7 Blog StyleMint Top Boyfriend Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-8Love this kid so much.  You’d never even know she was sick or had a crummy start to her day. Blog StyleMint Top Boyfriend Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-9 Blog StyleMint Top Boyfriend Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-10 Blog StyleMint Top Boyfriend Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-11Spinning! Blog StyleMint Top Boyfriend Jeans Miss Sixty Oxfords-12

On me…

Top- StylMint (on sale!)
Jeans- Rich & Skinny (old, but similar here and less expensive here)
Shoes- Miss Sixty “Marlene” oxford (sold out, but you can still find them on eBay!)  Similar here.
Leather Jacket- Vintage purchased from Funky Janes (similar here and less expensive faux leather here)

On Maya…

Dress- Gap (Old, but this is cute, and if $ were no option HAHAHA here)
Jeggings- Jeggings- 77 kids (thrifted, but similar here)
Shoes- Converse
Super Mom Tip:
  I posted one of the pics of Maya and me on my facebook page and a friend commented on my hair.  I laughed, because it was my “I didn’t take a shower and was sick of my usual messy bun” look.  Pretty easy to do.  Just start twisting one side (fix with bobby pin).  Twist other side, then gather both into a ponytail.  Then wrap into a bun.  Turns curly out of control bedhead into something a little put together 🙂dit-elle-Lauren