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Leather + Silk in the summer? Yes…day to night!

 I have had these leather shorts since last year??  I’ve wanted to wear them, but just couldn’t bring myself to find the occasion.  I mean…leather shorts??  When?  Where?  I see other people wearing them, and I LOVE them every single time I see them!  When I bought them, I kidded myself that they could be worn anywhere!  But…I rarely wear shorts.  Unless they are cut offs…  So, they’ve been sitting in my closet.

And then…WhoWhatWear put out another Summer style challenge.  I did all 30 days last time, but I’m not sure I’ll have the time to do them all this time.  One of the days though, was Day 13 try wearing a leather and silk combination… They showed a leather jacket with a silk dress, but I already did that here.  Seemed the perfect time to work in my shorts I’ve been dying to wear!  And, really, it seemed the perfect day to night post too!

Starting with the night, because these heels weren’t going to be worn for long on our walk haha.  Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-1I always see other people wearing heels with shorts, and I think it looks amazing.  I always feel self conscious… Probably because I’m 6 feet tall when I wear them!  Ps-can you spot Maya? 🙂Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-2The nice thing about these is the platform.  Makes them actually pretty comfy, and not that high. Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-3 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-4 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-5 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-6 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-7 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-8 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-9 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-10 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-11 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-12 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-13And then into what is more comfy 🙂 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-14 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-15 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-16 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-17 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-18 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-19 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-20 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-21 Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-22

On me…

Top-BCBGMaxAzria (old, similar here)
Jeans- Blank NYC (old, similar here)
Shoes- Did a day to night, so…
Night- Ash (eBay, similar here)
On Maya…
Dress- Vintage (thrifted)
Boots- No Brand that I can see (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
When we try and take pictures on our nightly walk, a lot of it looks like this…Maya running off while the Huz tries to take a few pics of me.  Me running after her and bringing her back closer to us.  I’ll be honest, I almost threw in the towel a few times, and started to get frustrated with a lot of things that happened last night.  Mainly, it’s my need to be in control of everything.  That’s one of the biggest reasons I like taking pictures myself with the self timer and tripod.  I may not always get the shots I want to get, but at least I can control it.  I usually feed Maya while I take 5 minutes to grab 5-10 pics of myself.  I get 5+ of us, and then we are done.  The entire process takes me about 15 minutes, but we are limited on where I can take the tripod…
This morning, I had to remind myself of a blog post that I read from another fellow mommy blogger, Joey and the Owl.  In it, she talks about her husband giving her this advice…”Amy, people have families, jobs and lives, they aren’t sitting around all day and thinking about your blog. You’re not that important”.  haha, so true.  I have to keep reminding myself that the main reason I’m doing this is to have a creative outlet for myself to ENJOY.  To get pics of me with Maya that make me smile, that I will treasure for always.  THAT IS IT.  Yes, I want others to enjoy what I post and possibly get inspired, but I cannot get stressed over a silly blog.  I cannot let it get in the way/take away from my already overpacked life.  My family is way more important.
In any case.  Thank you for reading 🙂  Blog BCBGMaxAzria Silk Top Blank NYC Leather Suede Shorts Steve Madden Ash Sandals-23
(all pictures of me and me with Maya taken by the Huz :))

dit-elle-Lauren

Who What Wear’s 30-Day Wardrobe Challenge // All 30 days in summary :)

I did it!  I didn’t necessarily do them on the assigned days, and a few times I just played catch up/dress up, but still…pretty fun and…challenging!  The whole point was to get you to step outside your comfort zone, and it did!  So funny how we all have a comfort zone, and I’m guessing no two people’s are the same.  Anywho…here it is 🙂  Some of these I already blogged, but some I did on the side…

Day 1: Wear a bright color combo.

This was actually really hard for me.  I am SO not a bright color person, and then to mix TWO??  Oddly, I really like it, and this dress/tunic has been hanging in my closet unworn for who knows how long (years!!!)

Blog WWW Challenge Bright Color Combo-1Day 2: Mix at least two textures into your look.

Coated denim (love!!) and fuzzy open knit.  I cannot WAIT for spring and summer.  We had a sneak peek the other day with sun and 60 degree weather, and it was SO nice…

Blog Nordstrom Sweater StyleMint tank J Brand Coated Skinny -3

Day 3: Go big or go home with an oversized coat, baggy t-shirt, and loose trousers.

This was another tough one.  As a rule, I wear baggy on the bottom/tight on the top or tight on the top/baggy on the bottom.  BIG everywhere without looking like a slob/behemoth?  That was tough… Wearing heels was a must with all this bigness 🙂blog WWW Challenge Go Big or go home-2

Day 4: Try a boyish look.

This isn’t really a challenge for me, since I tend to lean towards boyish looks.  I decided to pick my favorite look from the past few months.  These are actual men’s jeans, and they are SO comfy!!Blog 7FAM Boyfriend Zara Striped Tee Timberland Loafers-3

Day 5: Change out your handbag.

Sun=lighter colored bag, yay!!Blog Winter Kate Kimono HM Tank Genetic Denim ShoeMint Eila Sandal-4

Day 6: Wear the item you’ve been ‘’saving’’ for a special occasion.

Ok, both of these I save.  WHY??  The J Brand coated jeans are something I’ve been coveting FOREVER, yet, when I finally scored them on eBay I still forget I got them!  I even still watch them!! WTF??  So…busting them out for this, and another post too 🙂  This top?  LOVE it.  It’s a total mullet top, which I LOVE.  Simple in the front, party in the back!  But, it’s kind of long, so it either requires a tuck (which I don’t really do-hence the saving) or wear it as a long tunic.  Love it though, so if I ever really do got out, it’s ON! haha.Blog WWW Challenge Wear an item youve been saving

Day 7: Focus on your jewelry.

Basically, I was wearing a tank, jeans, and cardigan, but the layered jewelry just made the outfit….Blog Nordstrom Sweater StyleMint tank J Brand Coated Skinny -5

Day 8: Break out an item you haven’t worn in at least six months.

We got some sun, so I got to bust out this fun yellow kimono 🙂Blog Winter Kate Kimono HM Tank Genetic Denim ShoeMint Eila Sandal-1

Day 9: Actually wear the hat you claim ‘’you can’t pull off.’’

I LOVE the looks of hats.  I just always feel like I’m trying too hard when I actually put them on…  Which is comical, because that is the point of hats, no?  To be able to easily just throw it on and go?  Anyway, this has never seen the light of day :{  One day I’ll do it.  On one of those many days I don’t take a shower, or wait too long between colorings (which is all.the.time)blog WWW Challenge Wear a hat you cant pull off

Day 10: Mix an expensive item from your closet with something under $100.

Well, this I do all the time.  Except most times the expensive item, I got on sale/thrifted/or on ebay for 90% off and it’s usually under $100 too.  Actually, usually under $20 🙂  This jacket I got when I worked for a boutique one summer about 12 years ago (as a 2nd job to when I worked at a bank).  I used my employee 40% off discount, and it was still pretty spendy.  Basically, I just spent my paycheck there… Still looks amazing though, so buying quality pays off!Blog Doma Leather Jacket Zara Joes Jeans Zipper Pura Lopez Oxfords-3Day 11: Wear a bold print.

Love the print in this top.  I scored it on eBay.  It’s about 4 sizes too big, but I still love it 😉Blog Vince Sweater CoreyLynnCalter Top Goldsign Jeans Converse-1

Day 12: Swap heels for sneakers.

Not exactly a challenge, since this applies to pretty much every day 🙂Blog Maya Self timer-3

Day 13: Make a neutral outfit interesting by layering and adding a pair of statement shoes.

I was planning on wearing something completely different, but then it went and got sunny on me!  NOT complaining 🙂  I’m actually a big fan of little bits of color peeking out here and there, and I LOVE fun shoes.  Just goes to show, you can have  completely simple outfit and make it pop pretty easily.Blog HM Sweater Mother Rascal Cuff Jeans Converse-3

Day 14: Mix two or more prints into your outfit.

This gave me complete anxiety at first.  I rarely wear prints, and the thought of wearing two…together??  So, I fell back on my favorite neutral print-leopard 🙂Blog Gap Shirt Black Orchid Ikat Jeans Leopard Flats-1

Day 15: Create a look with three levels of layering.

The tank I’m wearing is actually a black and white stripe tank.  You really only see it from behind (the black top is sheer in the back) or when I move/pick up Maya.  I like the simplicity of that…Blog Juicy Jacket HM Top Joes Jeans Born Booties-1

Day 16: Go monochrome in a bright color.

I don’t know if oxblood counts as “bright”, but it’s what I went with 🙂Blog Vintage Leather Jacket Lanston Tee True Religion Suede Skinny Frye Booties-1

Day 17: Winterize your favorite summer skirt (does a dress count??).

I already said in the post that I’m not much of a skirt wearer, so winterizing a dress was about as close as I got.  Totally nailed it with Maya though, so check hers out 🙂Blog Twenty8Twelve Dress Joie Boots-1

Day 18: Test out a new tuck.

Not really anything “new” about this tuck, but I’ve never tucked anything into these boyfriend jeans, so…new tuck?  YES! Day 18: Test out a new tuck.Blog HM Top J Brand Aiden Jeans Linea Pelle Belt Superga-1

Day 19: Pair your favorite denim pieces together for a denim-on-denim look.

Yes, I totally cheated and used a look that I just did.  But…I just did it (a few weeks ago), so…not a challenge right?? 🙂Blog Denim on Denim StyleMint Goldsign Dietrich Wide Leg-3

Day 20: Dress down your favorite LBD

This was one of the most unexpected fun challenges.  I rarely wear dresses, but this added a little kick to my step.  Felt a little flirty, yet totally comfortable and “me”.Blog StyleMint Jacket Twenty8Twelve Dress Frye Harness Boots-1

Day 21: Belt your outerwear.

I kind of liked this one too, and I never would have done it without the challenge…WWW Belt Outerwear

Day 22: Keep it simple with skinnies and a sweater.

(or top, since it was warm :))blog ZaraTop DL1961 Emma Cole Haan-1

Day 23: Wear a color you have not worn in awhile.

Decided to kind of cheat and use a scarf as my color 🙂Blog Zara Sweater Vince Destroyed Skinnies Lace Up Boots-1

Day 24: Layer in an unexpected way.

Vintage dress/slip/nightgown with a tunic sweater + Jeggings + Converse = total comfy outfit!Blog Vintage Dress Design History Sweater Converse-3

Day 25: Dress up a pair of distressed jeans.

Cheating again with this one to save myself.  Wore this for Valentine’s Day.  Ok, I wore it for my Valentine’s Day Post haha.  I love dressing up distressed jeans, though, so this one wasn’t a big challenge.Blog Doma Leather Bomber Jacket BCBG Silk Tunic Current Elliott Destroyed Skinny Frye Booties-7

Day 26: Wear a bold coat with simple essentials.

LOVE this faux fur coat that I SCORED at a thrift store for $10, and then found out was sold at Nordstrom for $300ish!!Blog WWWStyleChallenge Bold Coat

Day 27: Try a sleek and slouchy look

I wasn’t really sure what this meant, but I usually try and pair something sleek when I wear slouchy, so…?  I’m using one of my favorites on this too.Blog Zara Sweater Mens 7FAM-5

Day 28: Give a feminine dress some edge with a moto jacket.

Once again, I surprised myself and LOVED this look!Blog Doma Leather Alice Olivia Dress Joan David Booties-Day 29: Incorporate an office-appropriate blouse into your weekend look.Day

This was something I do often, since it’s the perfect mix between casual and dressed up for when I got on shoots.Blog Joie Top 7FAM Jeans Airwalk Slipons-1

30: Leave the details to your shoes.

Without these shoes, this would look like a plain T with skinnies.  Nothing fancy.  With the heels, it’s totally a going out outfit!  Love that!  And I also love that heels take about 5 lbs off you instantly.  For sure miss THAT!Blog Make it about Shoes

PHEW!!!  That was really fun, challenging, and somewhat stressful.  BUT…at the end of it all, SO FUN!

I encourage you to step outside your style comfort zone every once in a while.  Scary, but so worth it! 🙂

Any favorites??dit-elle-Lauren

Keeping it simple…

Day 22 of the StyleChallenge was keep it simple with skinnies and a sweater.  Well, that was pretty much my daily uniform before this challenge!  Plus, it was totally sunny again, so I amended the challenge and kept it simple with skinnies and top. 🙂blog ZaraTop DL1961 Emma Cole Haan-1 blog ZaraTop DL1961 Emma Cole Haan-2These Cole Haan shoes have a little bit of a wedge, but are SO comfy because they have Nike Air cushioning. blog ZaraTop DL1961 Emma Cole Haan-3 blog ZaraTop DL1961 Emma Cole Haan-4Oh, you know…just saying hi to our neighbor 🙂 blog ZaraTop DL1961 Emma Cole Haan-5 blog ZaraTop DL1961 Emma Cole Haan-6Another stick! 😉 blog ZaraTop DL1961 Emma Cole Haan-7 blog ZaraTop DL1961 Emma Cole Haan-8 blog ZaraTop DL1961 Emma Cole Haan-9 blog ZaraTop DL1961 Emma Cole Haan-10 Other Style Challenge Days here…

Wear something you haven’t worn in 6 months

Mix at least two textures into your look and…and…Focus on your jewelry

Wear a bold print.

Wear a color  you haven’t worn in a while.

Dress down your favorite LBD

Denim on denim (just linking back to a post I recently did on this one)

Test out a new tuck

Winterize your favorite summer skirt (or dress :))

Go monochrome in a bright color.

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…

Top- Zara (sold out, LOVE this here)
Shoes- Cole Haan (thrifted, similar here)
On Maya…
Top- Gymboree (thrifted, and it miiight be a pj top :))
Tutu- Kids Corner (thrifted, similar here)
Leggings- Zulily
Shoes-Zulily
Keeping it Real…
Sometimes we forget to pull our shirts down 🙂blog ZaraTop DL1961 Emma Cole Haan-11
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))dit-elle-Lauren

Dressing up your destroyed jeans for the weekend…

Here’s another Challenge that fell under two categories 🙂  Dressing up distressed jeans, and incorporating an office appropriate blouse into your weekend look.Blog Joie Top 7FAM Jeans Airwalk Slipons-1 Blog Joie Top 7FAM Jeans Airwalk Slipons-2 Blog Joie Top 7FAM Jeans Airwalk Slipons-3 Blog Joie Top 7FAM Jeans Airwalk Slipons-4Someone was a little excited to have her frog in the picture.  🙂 Blog Joie Top 7FAM Jeans Airwalk Slipons-5 Blog Joie Top 7FAM Jeans Airwalk Slipons-6 Blog Joie Top 7FAM Jeans Airwalk Slipons-7 Blog Joie Top 7FAM Jeans Airwalk Slipons-8 Blog Joie Top 7FAM Jeans Airwalk Slipons-9 Blog Joie Top 7FAM Jeans Airwalk Slipons-10 Blog Joie Top 7FAM Jeans Airwalk Slipons-11Other Style Challenge Days here…

Focus on your jewelry/Wear two textures together

Wear a color  you haven’t worn in a while.

Dress down your favorite LBD

Denim on denim (just linking back to a post I recently did on this one)

Test out a new tuck

Winterize your favorite summer skirt (or dress :))

Go monochrome in a bright color.

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…

Top- Joie (Old, similar here)
Belt- H&M (old, similar here)
Jeans-Jeans- 7 for All Mankind (Thrifted 2 sizes bigger than my normal size=boyfriend jeans :))
Bracelets- Gorjana and Cartier

Shoess- Airwalk (thrifted, similar here)

On Maya…
Sweater- (thrifted, vintage)
Jeans- Jeans- Gap (thrifted, but similar here)
Shoes- Converse (thrifted, but these are fun)
Keeping it Real…
I don’t really have any keeping it real from this set… To be honest, I took these really quick before I left for a shoot, so there wasn’t a lot of time.  Thankfully Maya cooperated (thank you frog) 🙂

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

Sunshine, a kimono and…sandals!!! YAY!

So, I mixed two more challenges into today again.  Cheating?  I don’t think so… 🙂

Day 5: Change out your handbag, and Day 8; Break out an item you haven’t worn in at least six months.

I think my saving grace is that they were NOT the same thing!  But…it was sunny, so it was time to break out of the winter wear-woo hoo!!

To be honest.  I’ve never worn this kimono.  I’ve tried a few times, but it never seemed to work.  Today it did.  That said…I think I will save it for nights out, because I was constantly pulling it back over my shoulders as I was doing this and that.Blog Winter Kate Kimono HM Tank Genetic Denim ShoeMint Eila Sandal-1 Blog Winter Kate Kimono HM Tank Genetic Denim ShoeMint Eila Sandal-2And OMG, SANDALS!!!  Oh, how I’ve missed you!!  It was kind of nice not caring if my toes were painted for 4 months, but I will gladly paint them (for a while haha :)) Blog Winter Kate Kimono HM Tank Genetic Denim ShoeMint Eila Sandal-3Here’s the 2nd challenge.  Swap out your handbag.  Or…in a mom’s case- big a** bag!!  If you carry a traditional diaper bag or opt for a big bag that you dump everything in, we need a big bag.  Diapers, snacks, possible change of clothes, drinks, plus our stuff?!  I love this bag from Foley & Corinna!!  I may or may not have it in 3 colors :}  I originally splurged on it as a “briefcase” when I worked in the corporate world.  Then, it became my go to carry on.  Then…diaper bag!  LOVE IT!  Hence, me hunting various colors down on eBay, because I believe they are sold out? Blog Winter Kate Kimono HM Tank Genetic Denim ShoeMint Eila Sandal-4 Blog Winter Kate Kimono HM Tank Genetic Denim ShoeMint Eila Sandal-5 Blog Winter Kate Kimono HM Tank Genetic Denim ShoeMint Eila Sandal-6 Blog Winter Kate Kimono HM Tank Genetic Denim ShoeMint Eila Sandal-7In case you were wondering…no, she could not be any cuter.  DYING!!! Blog Winter Kate Kimono HM Tank Genetic Denim ShoeMint Eila Sandal-8 Blog Winter Kate Kimono HM Tank Genetic Denim ShoeMint Eila Sandal-9 Blog Winter Kate Kimono HM Tank Genetic Denim ShoeMint Eila Sandal-10“Maya, can I have a hug?”  Followed by… Blog Winter Kate Kimono HM Tank Genetic Denim ShoeMint Eila Sandal-11 Blog Winter Kate Kimono HM Tank Genetic Denim ShoeMint Eila Sandal-12 Blog Winter Kate Kimono HM Tank Genetic Denim ShoeMint Eila Sandal-13 Blog Winter Kate Kimono HM Tank Genetic Denim ShoeMint Eila Sandal-14LOVE HER!!!!

Other Style Challenge Days here…

Mix at least two textures into your look and…and…Focus on your jewelry

Wear a bold print.

Wear a color  you haven’t worn in a while.

Dress down your favorite LBD

Denim on denim (just linking back to a post I recently did on this one)

Test out a new tuck

Winterize your favorite summer skirt (or dress :))

Go monochrome in a bright color.

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…

Kimono- WinterKate (old, similar here and less expensive here)
Tank- H&M

Bag- Foley & Corinna (old, similar here)

On Maya…
Top- Cocoon (thrifted, but love this short sleeve one!)
Overalls- Old Navy (thrifted, but similar here)
Shoes- Sanmi  (thrifted, similar here)
Keeping it Real…
Sometimes the self timer goes off at the wrong time 😉 hahaBlog Keeping it Real

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

Day to Night…

So, I know I’ve been on a roll with the style challenges, but I couldn’t make up mind on what this fit under, so it’s a mix of two haha.

Day 2: Mix at least two textures into your look and…Day 7: Focus on your jewelry.  And then my own challenge thrown in there Day Random: Go day to night 🙂

We actually had a 60 degree day here in Seattle, with NO RAIN!!!  That will not be the case for the next few days, but can you believe I’m wearing a tank top and not cold???  SO excited!

Honestly, the “day” part of this probably wouldn’t include all the necklaces, but I forgot to take them off ha!  So….let’s use our imagination.  Plain cream tank, amazing coated dark skinnies, and fun sneakers-WIN for the day chasing your toddler!Blog Nordstrom Sweater StyleMint tank J Brand Coated Skinny -1 Blog Nordstrom Sweater StyleMint tank J Brand Coated Skinny -2Add a light sweater and heels/booties and you can go out at night!  Oh, I mean and add necklaces too 🙂 Blog Nordstrom Sweater StyleMint tank J Brand Coated Skinny -3 Blog Nordstrom Sweater StyleMint tank J Brand Coated Skinny -4 Blog Nordstrom Sweater StyleMint tank J Brand Coated Skinny -5 Blog Nordstrom Sweater StyleMint tank J Brand Coated Skinny -6 Blog Nordstrom Sweater StyleMint tank J Brand Coated Skinny -7 Blog Nordstrom Sweater StyleMint tank J Brand Coated Skinny -8This girl never met dirt she didn’t want to mess with… Blog Nordstrom Sweater StyleMint tank J Brand Coated Skinny -9The only thing better than dirt?  Balloons! Blog Nordstrom Sweater StyleMint tank J Brand Coated Skinny -10 Blog Nordstrom Sweater StyleMint tank J Brand Coated Skinny -11 Blog Nordstrom Sweater StyleMint tank J Brand Coated Skinny -12Other Style Challenge Days here…

Wear a bold print.

Wear a color  you haven’t worn in a while.

Dress down your favorite LBD

Denim on denim (just linking back to a post I recently did on this one)

Test out a new tuck

Winterize your favorite summer skirt (or dress :))

Go monochrome in a bright color.

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…

Sweater- Nordstrom (old, like 10+ years :})
Tank- StyleMint
Jeans- J Brand
Shoes- Coach (thrifted, and OMG are they comfy! Similar here)

Boots- Frye “Lisa Short Stitch” (eBay, sold out but similar here and here and less expensive here)

On Maya…
Cardigan- Retro Rags (Zulily)
Top- C&C California (thrifted, but similar here)
Jeans- Crystal Vogue(Zulily)
Shoes- Converse (thrifted, similar here)
Keeping it Real…

She’s got dirt to play with people…Blog Nordstrom Sweater StyleMint tank J Brand Coated Skinny -13(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))dit-elle-Lauren

Wear a Bold Print

Yes, I went back a few days in the challenge, to before I really committed. 🙂

It’s probably pretty obvious that I’m not a real “print” person.  The main reason for that being that I love keeping things for years (duh! haha)  It’s a lot easier to wear a solid item that you’ve had for 5+ years than to pull out a print that you’ve worn a few times.  People are more likely to think “Didn’t I see you in that here, here, and HERE??”  So…I keep my prints to a minimum, and make them simple.  That said, when I saw this top on eBay, for a steal…I had to get it. 🙂Blog Vince Sweater CoreyLynnCalter Top Goldsign Jeans Converse-1 Blog Vince Sweater CoreyLynnCalter Top Goldsign Jeans Converse-2 Blog Vince Sweater CoreyLynnCalter Top Goldsign Jeans Converse-3And these Converse for $5??!!  Literally before I went to the thrift store I said.  “The only real thing I want is a pair of black Converse.”  DONE!  They were a little sketchy, but a run through the washer, and they are perfect! Blog Vince Sweater CoreyLynnCalter Top Goldsign Jeans Converse-4 Blog Vince Sweater CoreyLynnCalter Top Goldsign Jeans Converse-5Someone was a liiiiiiittle anxious to get down to the beach 🙂 Blog Vince Sweater CoreyLynnCalter Top Goldsign Jeans Converse-6 Blog Vince Sweater CoreyLynnCalter Top Goldsign Jeans Converse-7 Blog Vince Sweater CoreyLynnCalter Top Goldsign Jeans Converse-8 Blog Vince Sweater CoreyLynnCalter Top Goldsign Jeans Converse-9 Blog Vince Sweater CoreyLynnCalter Top Goldsign Jeans Converse-10 Blog Vince Sweater CoreyLynnCalter Top Goldsign Jeans Converse-12Nice arm Peanut!!!  Mommy is proud 🙂 Blog Vince Sweater CoreyLynnCalter Top Goldsign Jeans Converse-13 Blog Vince Sweater CoreyLynnCalter Top Goldsign Jeans Converse-14 Blog Vince Sweater CoreyLynnCalter Top Goldsign Jeans Converse-15 Blog Vince Sweater CoreyLynnCalter Top Goldsign Jeans Converse-16 Blog Vince Sweater CoreyLynnCalter Top Goldsign Jeans Converse-17 Blog Vince Sweater CoreyLynnCalter Top Goldsign Jeans Converse-18 Blog Vince Sweater CoreyLynnCalter Top Goldsign Jeans Converse-19 Blog Vince Sweater CoreyLynnCalter Top Goldsign Jeans Converse-20 Other Style Challenge Days here…

Wear a color you haven’t worn in a while.

Dress down your favorite LBD

Denim on denim (just linking back to a post I recently did on this one)

Test out a new tuck

Winterize your favorite summer skirt (or dress :))

Go monochrome in a bright color.

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…

Sweater- Vince (old, but similar here)
Top- CoreyLynnCalter (ebay, love this here)
Jeans- Goldsign destroyed by me (similar here, similar look here, and less expensive here)

Shoes- Converse (thrifted)

On Maya…
 
Sweater- Vintage 1976, my grandmother hand knit it!
Jeans- Gap (thrifted, similar here)
Boots- Simply Petals  (thrifted, but similar here )
 
Keeping it Real…
 
Yes, that’s me in the same sweater, circa 1976 🙂
Family Pic 1976-2
(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya….yes, that includes the family picture from 1976.  I learned from the best :))dit-elle-Lauren