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Red + White + Blue | Memorial Day 2018

 We had the best long weekend!


I didn’t have to work all weekend, the weather was AMAZING, and we just had a ton of park hangs, play dates, and a BBQ at my parents house.
🤗👌🏻
It was a preview of summer (minus me not having to work) and it was so good…

So…funny story.  The reason there’s a “haze” on the first image, is because Maya kept jumping up and waving her hand in front of the camera…  Looooove this next one! AND….awe!!! My mom and Maya decorating with flags… hahaha 🙂 Not exactly what you’d think of for climbing shoes, but… 🙂

On me…

Jean Jacket- 3×1 thrifted for $10!!! (similar here retails for $300!!)
Top- Sandra Ingrish  (similar here)
Jeans- Current Elliott “The Cropped Straight Leg” (Bought on eBay like new for $2.26!!!)
On Maya…
Denim Jacket- CrewCuts (thrifted)
Dress- Copper Key (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
Yup, could probably do another post with the outtakes, but…here’s just a few.
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

High Waisted “Mom Jeans” + Striped Top + Leather Jacket (Spring…??)

 The weather here in Seattle is still sunny and somewhat warm one minute (it got up to 80 yesterday!!), and then overcast and COLD the next!  I’m SO excited for consistent warmer temps, but they just aren’t quite here yet…

Which means…of course…layering. Oh, and I’m totally into tying a bandana or scarf around my non washed mom bun.

Like….this hair that I haven’t washed in 4 days?  Let me wrap something pretty around it-ha! Notice…no shadows in this next shot??  Sun is gone! OH!  And then back again!Photographically, it’s a NIGHTMARE to shoot in these conditions!  ESPECIALLY if you are trying to take shots with a tripod.  Don’t get me started…

BUT…I mainly wanted to come down here for Maya to play, so it really was fun to capture her in her element.

Although, she will still always say… “I don’t want to go to the beach!!

Uh huh… Love these next ones.  There was this tiny rock that she balanced on. And then….just went in! Once she’s wet, it’s hard to get her out of the water!

On me…

Jacket- Doma (old, similar here)
Jean Shirt- Levi’s Western Shirt (thrifted)
Top- J Crew (similar here)
On Maya…
Faux Leather Jacket- Zara Kids (thrifted, but similar here)
Denim Jacket- CrewCuts (thrifted)
Sweater- CrewCuts by J Crew (thrifted, but similar here)
Dress- Crewcuts (thrifted, but similar here)
Jeggings- Crewcuts “Jodhpur Jeggings” (thrifted)
Shoes- Children’s Place “Sequin Popstar Hi-Top Sneaker (thrifted, similar here)
Keeping it Real…
The main problem now taking Maya to a beach is that she just wants to play with all the other
kids, and….they just wander into our shots haha.  I tried to blur them out, but oddly, I don’t
know how to do that!
When there are others around, I aim to get one go for me, one go for both of us, and then just let her play.  Which I love capturing anyways!  And she has fun, which means…we keep getting to do this 🙂
Hahaha.  This little boy kept wandering into the shot and looking at the camera.  Unlike the one I wanted to take pics with me 😉
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Gray Split Back Tee + White Raw Hem Skinnies + Ankle Wrap Clogs!

If I sound like a broken record, I’m sorry…

I LOVE classics with a twist!

From the front, this looks like a pretty basic outfit. And then… LOVE this back!!

And But….love her more!
But they came right back on for a dance off! Oh, and the side details of these super comfy clogs?

Yes, I’ve been wearing them a LOT! and then I decided to tie the back of this tee for a more fitted look…

Love Maya’s shoes just flung around haha.
I can’t even!

Maya was like “OH!  We almost made a circle!!” when she saw this. 🙂 Seriously, so cute with the tied back right??!! I can’t even…I LOVE capturing the way we look at each other!! My dad goes for a walk in the evening, and we see him when we are out playing after dinner.

LOVE these next images of them!

On me…

Jeans- Current Elliott “The Cropped Straight Leg” (Bought on eBay like new for $2.26!!!)
Clogs- Sven C/O
On Maya…
Dress- Naartjie Kids (thrifted)
Clogs- Sven C/O
Keeping it Real…
Soooooo….sometimes I tell Maya we can do whatever SHE wants.
Dancing is usually on the list haha.
And sometimes she grabs the remote and starts shooting a kazillion pictures.
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Mother’s Day 2017

 Just a warning…this is a long post!!

But, it could have been twice as long!!

AND!!  Oddly enough, it was a total last minute, run outside in front of our house after dinner shoot.  I swear those are the best for our family… 😉 Little windy haha. OMG!  Maya in this next one!! She loves her Meme!! I had to get a few of my parents! BUT…of course, Maya wouldn’t let them have pictures of just them…And some of the three of us!
LOVE!!! I can’t even handle these next two… Maya being Maya haha. And then…I want to EAT HER UP! Seriously…DYING!!!!

On me…

Tunic- Karen Zambos (eBay)
Jeans- DL1961 Amanda in Mania  (DIY raw hem, similar here)
Clogs- Korks by Kork Ease “Marcia Clog” (eBay sold out, here in black, similar here in brown)
On Maya…
Jacket- GapKids (thrifted, but similar here)
Jeans- DL1961 “Chloe” in Whiteley (C/O) OMG, look back on these…
Clogs- Hanna Andersson (old, similar here)
Keeping it Real…
And of COURSE, you know there were lots of “fun” shots too!
This is Maya’s classic face…
Oh, and when I tried to get shots of just me?  Literally…attached to my ankle… 😉 So….I tried to make the best of it! HAHAHAHA!
Her face!!!!
(all pictures taken as a combo between me, my mom, and my dad :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Breaking out the White Denim for Spring!

 So…spring has been late in coming to Seattle, but we’ve had a few sunny days (or at times hours) here and there, and it’s just about the only thing getting me through this never ending winter!!

One of the first thing I get excited to wear is white denim!  I have a bit of an obsession with white jeans, and have dedicated many a post to them haha.

I recently scored these off eBay (like new for $2.26-SAY WHAT?!!), and I love them! We ran right past the focus point on this one…boo hoo!!  I still like it even though it’s out of focus though.  Maybe more so because of it?  I couldn’t decide if this was an outtake or not! LOOOOOOOOVE her!  And the light this day was sooooo good!
Anyone remember Goffrey?? 🙂 I want to eat her up!!

On me…

Top- Dallin Chase (thrifted, similar here, and less expensive super cute here)
Jeans- Current Elliott “The Cropped Straight Leg” (Bought on eBay like new for $2.26!!!)
Shoes- Converse (thrifted)
On Maya…
Dress- Crewcuts (thrifted, similar here)
Leggings- Hanna Andersson (old, but these are cute!)
Shoes- Converse (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
Hahaha.  I don’t always catch the perfect smile and laughter on Maya…her face!!! 🙂 running in for a hug!
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Striped Tee + White Crop Flares (for fall!)

 I mentioned on Monday when I wore a “little white dress” that I do not adhere to the “No white after Labor Day” rule.  One of my favorite ways to break that rule is white denim.  I looooove white denim, and it’s a repeated trend for me here on the blog!

Seen here, here, herehere, here, here, and here to name a few (haha, I’m obviously obsessed!)blog-enza-costa-striped-tee-dl1961-toni-white-kork-ease-platform-sandals-1 blog-enza-costa-striped-tee-dl1961-toni-white-kork-ease-platform-sandals-2 blog-enza-costa-striped-tee-dl1961-toni-white-kork-ease-platform-sandals-3 blog-enza-costa-striped-tee-dl1961-toni-white-kork-ease-platform-sandals-4 blog-enza-costa-striped-tee-dl1961-toni-white-kork-ease-platform-sandals-5 blog-enza-costa-striped-tee-dl1961-toni-white-kork-ease-platform-sandals-6 blog-enza-costa-striped-tee-dl1961-toni-white-kork-ease-platform-sandals-7 blog-enza-costa-striped-tee-dl1961-toni-white-kork-ease-platform-sandals-8blog-purple-mexican-dress-hanna-andersson-clogs-1 blog-purple-mexican-dress-hanna-andersson-clogs-2 blog-purple-mexican-dress-hanna-andersson-clogs-3

On me… (sorry, no time for similar links!)

Top- Enza Costa
Jeans- DL1961 “Toni”
Sandals- Korks by Kork Ease
On Maya…
Dress- (thrifted)
Leggings- Hanna Andersson (thrifted)
Clogs- Hanna Andersson
Keeping it Real…
Yes, I laugh hard…go big or go home!
blog-outtake-1 Yup, another one of these.  I might do an entire blog post on them haha.blog-outtake-2 She’s got some serious dance moves 😉blog-outtake-3
(all pictures taken with a shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Chambray tops + White Skinnies + Booties

 This combo can only mean one thing…I did NOT have Maya with me haha.

I was shooting head shots for a friend, and jumped at the chance to wear white jeans and heels!Blog J Crew Denim Tunic Genetic Denim White Shane Same Edelman Booties-1 Blog J Crew Denim Tunic Genetic Denim White Shane Same Edelman Booties-2 Blog J Crew Denim Tunic Genetic Denim White Shane Same Edelman Booties-3 Blog J Crew Denim Tunic Genetic Denim White Shane Same Edelman Booties-4 Blog J Crew Denim Tunic Genetic Denim White Shane Same Edelman Booties-5

On me…

Top- J Crew (thrifted, similar here)
Jeans- Genetic Denim “the Shane” (eBay, similar here)
Boots- Sam Edelman “Lisle” Boots (thrifted for $10!!  Sold out, but love this lower heel version)
Keeping it Real…
Oh, hi dad and kids!  Don’t mind me…blog outtake
(all pictures taken with a self timer/shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

dit-elle-Lauren