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Sometimes Maya is my “pop of color”

 I wore this outfit when the Huz and I went out to dinner with my parents.  These pants from H&M are a liiiiittle hard to get on, but they have an elastic waist so they are totally comfy.

It was the perfect time to go all out with the color on Maya.  This is so not me (therefore not her haha) to wear such bold colors and flowers, but I love it!  She had to wear the hat (she wears it around the house constantly)!  Hey, it kind of matches, so we went with it!Blog Zara Sweater HM Faux Leather Pants Born Booties-1 Blog Zara Sweater HM Faux Leather Pants Born Booties-2I’ll admit that I didn’t realize just how tight these pants were until I looked back on these pictures :{  Darn holiday indulging! Blog Zara Sweater HM Faux Leather Pants Born Booties-3 Blog Zara Sweater HM Faux Leather Pants Born Booties-4 Blog Zara Sweater HM Faux Leather Pants Born Booties-5 Blog Zara Sweater HM Faux Leather Pants Born Booties-6Kind of looks like she’s break dancing! Blog Zara Sweater HM Faux Leather Pants Born Booties-7Nope, just jumping in the puddle 🙂 Blog Zara Sweater HM Faux Leather Pants Born Booties-8 Blog Zara Sweater HM Faux Leather Pants Born Booties-9I could eat her up, she’s so flipping cute… Blog Zara Sweater HM Faux Leather Pants Born Booties-10On me…

Sweater- Zara
Jeans- H&M (I’d suggest going up one size :})
Boots- Born (similar here)
On Maya…
Sweater- Hanna Andersson (thrifted, similar here and here)
Skirt- Thrifted, similar here.
Leggings- Gymboree
Boots- Zulily

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It’s ok if our shoes kinda match, right?

 I am such a sucker for Converse.  I snap them up every time I see them at a thrift store, and I may have screeched when I saw these silver glitter ones for Maya.  And $4?!!  How could I not???  A little scrubbing on the rubber part, and they look almost new!  Mine are also thrifted.  I think for $10?  Not as good as $4, but I still love them 🙂

Blog Zara Polka Dot DL1961 Converse-6Blog Zara Polka Dot DL1961 Converse-1This Zara shirt is one of my Black Friday scores.  I love the swing tops.  Hides everything and is flattering on just about every body type! Blog Zara Polka Dot DL1961 Converse-2 Blog Zara Polka Dot DL1961 Converse-3 Blog Zara Polka Dot DL1961 Converse-4Yes, this is what happens when you use a tripod + self timer + a toddler ha!  I thought it would be funny to show an “out take” 🙂Blog Zara Polka Dot DL1961 Converse-5 Blog Zara Polka Dot DL1961 Converse-7Blog Zara Polka Dot DL1961 Converse-9 Blog Zara Polka Dot DL1961 Converse-10 On me…

Jacket- H & M
Top- Zara
Jeans- DL 1961“Kelly Slim Straight” (similar here)
Shoes- Converse (similar here)
On Maya…
Jacket- Gap (similar here)
Top- Old Navy (thrifted, love this one here)
Jeans- Old Navy (thrifted, similar here)
Shoes-Converse (thrifted, similar here)

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Back to Basics…

 I have more black sweaters than anyone in their right mind should have.  I mean literally…  Being black, they all blend together in my sweater shelf, so I forget what I have!

Anywho…I may have bought another one from Zara…  It wasn’t on sale, but at $25.90, I couldn’t pass up the fun button up back!!Blog Zara Sweater Goldsign Frontier Booties-1I am not 100% sure about wearing cropped jeans with booties, but I thought I’d give it a try.  Yay or nay?? Blog Zara Sweater Goldsign Frontier Booties-2 Blog Zara Sweater Goldsign Frontier Booties-3Isn’t this fun?  A reverse cardigan! Blog Zara Sweater Goldsign Frontier Booties-4I realized I hadn’t been doing as many me with Maya pics.  That’s mostly because it’s been SO COLD!  I have been running outside the minute she goes down for her nap, snapping a few pics with my tripod in 5-10 minutes, then run back inside.  The ones I get of her alone are usually earlier in the day and she’s just running around the neighborhood.  Too cold to sit still and pose with mom 🙂  Well, I figured I’d give it a go today.  I think she forgot how fun the self timer was… Blog Zara Sweater Goldsign Frontier Booties-5 Blog Zara Sweater Goldsign Frontier Booties-6Then it was back to balancing… Blog Zara Sweater Goldsign Frontier Booties-7 Blog Zara Sweater Goldsign Frontier Booties-8 Blog Zara Sweater Goldsign Frontier Booties-9On me…

Sweater- Zara
Top- Stylemint (Sold out, but similar here)
Jeans- Goldsign “Frontier” (similar here and less expensive here)
Boots-Ann Taylor (thrifted, but similar on sale here)
On Maya…
Jeans- Levi’s (thrifted, but similar here)
Top- Osh Kosh (thrifted, but similar here)
Vest- Gap (thrifted, but similar look here)
Shoes- Converse

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Black Friday Scores and Links :)

I am a total sucker for a deal.  In fact, I almost never pay full price for anything!  The thought of fighting the crowds at stores makes me want to poke my eyes out, but sitting online perusing all the fabulous deals?  It’s my weakness 🙂

Here are a few of my finds from this morning.

H&M has a ton of ridiculous markdowns on some simple staples.  Blog Black Friday-1 Blog Black Friday-2Zara very rarely has sales.  I had to check it out… 🙂  Love this fun top.  I was DYING over all their kids stuff, but it’s still more than I’m willing to pay for clothes that Maya will only wear for a few months… Blog Black Friday-3And the best for last!  StyleMint is doing 50% off all regular priced items and they have a ton of other markdowns up to 70% off!!!  Plus, you get a free gift with $50 purchase 🙂  I have a feeling I will wear this jacket with everything!! Blog Black Friday-4And yes, I did score some stuff for the Huz and Maya too 🙂

A few more sites I may or may not have checked out :}

ThredUp (25% off already AMAZING deals!)

35% sitewide at Gorjana & Griffin

Happy Shopping!dit-elle-Lauren

My favorite leather jacket + Vans…sure they go together :)

 I’m a big believer in putting things together that you like, and that look good on you.  Rules schmules (to some extent!).  Then…fingers crossed they work.  And if they don’t, oh well.  At least you like what you’re wearing If you feel good, chances are you look good too 🙂  I can’t tell you how many times I tried to make something work that I liked on someone else, but felt so uncomfortable all day that I hated it/couldn’t wait to fling it off when I got home.

Now, there’s really nothing odd about this outfit.  At least I don’t think there is?  haha.  The Pink Polka Dot Vans are a little playful (totally remind me of my childhood), and the jacket is a little edgy.  Not exactly the “perfect fit”, but I was comfortable, so it was a win 🙂Blog Doma Leather Jacket Twenty8Twelve Jeans Vans-1 Blog Doma Leather Jacket Twenty8Twelve Jeans Vans-2 Blog Doma Leather Jacket Twenty8Twelve Jeans Vans-3 Blog Doma Leather Jacket Twenty8Twelve Jeans Vans-4LOVE the details in this Doma jacket.  I bought it when I worked at Sway and Cake for a year on the weekends (9 years ago??).  Yeah, THAT was dangerous… Anyway, it still totally current and still looks great! Blog Doma Leather Jacket Twenty8Twelve Jeans Vans-5 Blog Doma Leather Jacket Twenty8Twelve Jeans Vans-6 Blog Doma Leather Jacket Twenty8Twelve Jeans Vans-7Baby Bear is back again… He makes her so happy, that if he’s in every shot from here on out, I don’t care!Blog Doma Leather Jacket Twenty8Twelve Jeans Vans-8 Blog Doma Leather Jacket Twenty8Twelve Jeans Vans-9 Blog Doma Leather Jacket Twenty8Twelve Jeans Vans-10 On me…

Jacket- Doma (old, but similar here less expensive here.)
Top- Zara (old, but similar here)
Jeans- Twenty8Twelve by Sienna Miller “KES” (sold out :( , but similar here)
Shoes- Vans (thrifted, but LOVE these original ones and these are fun too.)
On Maya…
Jeans- Gap (thrifted)
Top- Carter’s (thrifted, but similar here)
Sweater- Gap (thrifted, but similar here)
Shoes- Converse

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Printed Denim + The “non diaper bag” diaper bag.

I am so drawn to printed denim (another fun way to mix up my denim addiction!), yet I get caught up on how to wear it.  I’ve decided I’m not one of those people that can mix prints and get away with it, so I keep it pretty simple with my top choices.  Over the summer I wore these with a plain white/black T or tank top.  Now that it’s getting colder, I thought I’d stay with the same simple color choice.

Btw, Seattle, you are killing me with this weather!!!  One minute-pouring.  The next minute-sunny.  All the while…WINDY.  Ugh.

blog Red Print Black Orchid Cream Cashmere Doma-7It hit me today that I’ve only shown the bags I carry in one post.  As a mom, we all know that the diaper bag is a staple in our day to day life.  I was determined NOT to get a diaper bag that looked like a “diaper bag”, and was giddy when I found this one by Nest!  The best part is that it doubles as a camera bag for me, and the lining also zips out for easy cleaning/turns it into just a cool purse!blog Red Print Black Orchid Cream Cashmere Doma-8blog Red Print Black Orchid Cream Cashmere Doma-9blog Red Print Black Orchid Cream Cashmere Doma-12blog Red Print Black Orchid Cream Cashmere Doma-5 blog Red Print Black Orchid Cream Cashmere Doma-6Maya’s take on the printed jeans…103 weeks leopard pants denim shirt cream sweater-1On me…

Jeans- Black Orchid  Sold out, but similar here and less expensive here.
Top- Zara (old, but similar here)
Shoes- Corso Como
Diaper Bag- Nest
Necklace- Viv & Ingrid
On Maya…
Jeans- Old Navy (From ThredUp but similar here)
Top- Thrifted, but similar here
Boots- Faded Glory (Thrifted, but similar here.  Dying over these!
Sweater- Gap (eBay)dit-elle-Lauren