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Happy New Year!

 I hope everyone had a fun and safe New Years!  I did not make it til midnight (shocking), but we did have a pretty fun dance party at home 🙂Blog StyleMint Jacket Zara Sweater J Brand Moto Frye Boots-1 Blog StyleMint Jacket Zara Sweater J Brand Moto Frye Boots-2 Blog StyleMint Jacket Zara Sweater J Brand Moto Frye Boots-3 Blog StyleMint Jacket Zara Sweater J Brand Moto Frye Boots-4If you are ever wondering what I’m smiling at off to the side… 🙂 Blog StyleMint Jacket Zara Sweater J Brand Moto Frye Boots-5I tried the sleeves rolled down too on this jacket, but I like them rolled.  Yes?  No? Blog StyleMint Jacket Zara Sweater J Brand Moto Frye Boots-6 Blog StyleMint Jacket Zara Sweater J Brand Moto Frye Boots-7And who needs a park?  Maya could run up and down our neighbors driveway all day. Blog StyleMint Jacket Zara Sweater J Brand Moto Frye Boots-8 Blog StyleMint Jacket Zara Sweater J Brand Moto Frye Boots-9 Blog StyleMint Jacket Zara Sweater J Brand Moto Frye Boots-10

On me…

Jacket- StyleMint (sold out, but similar here and if you want to splurge here)
Sweater- Zara (on sale!)
Jeans- J Brand (similar here)
Boots- Frye (similar here)
On Maya…
Jeans- Gap (similar)
T-shirt- Old Navy (similar here)
Shirt- Osh Kosh (thrifted, but love this one on sale here)
Scarf- Mine (thrifted)
Shoes- Circo (thrifted but similar here and here)

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Oversized sweaters + Boots + Hugs (duh)

 The best part of starting this blog (for me!) is that it made me get in front of the camera with Maya almost every day vs just being behind it!  I always wanted to figure out how to take pics with her using my tripod and self timer, but never got around to trying…until we started this blog.  Documenting these memories of us will be priceless…Blog Navy Zara Boyfriend Sweater Dylan George Vintage Frye-1 Blog Navy Zara Boyfriend Sweater Dylan George Vintage Frye-2I have been coveting this sweater from Zara for months!  When it went on sale, I couldn’t help myself!  Oh, and…I may have gotten it in another color too :} Blog Navy Zara Boyfriend Sweater Dylan George Vintage Frye-3 Blog Navy Zara Boyfriend Sweater Dylan George Vintage Frye-4 Blog Navy Zara Boyfriend Sweater Dylan George Vintage Frye-5 Blog Navy Zara Boyfriend Sweater Dylan George Vintage Frye-6 Blog Navy Zara Boyfriend Sweater Dylan George Vintage Frye-7

Supermom Tip-Don’t be afraid to buy up a few sizes on sweaters if you get a good deal.  This sweater was $1, but a 4T.  It became a tunic-win!

On me…

Sweater- Zara (on sale!)
Top- Target (old, but similar here)
Jeans- Dylan George (sold out at Nordstrom but a few sizes available here Less expensive here)
Boots- Vintage Frye- Similar here and less expensive on sale here.
On Maya…
Jeans- Levi’s (thrifted, but similar style here and without the distressing here)
Sweater- Old Navy (thrifted, but this is cute here and here)
Shoes- Gap (thrifted, but similar here)

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Someone got her first bike!

 Maya has been obsessed with bikes.  Every time she sees one in the neighborhood, she wants to get on it.  Every time she sees someone riding by “a-cycle!  A-CYCLE!”  So…that was her big present for Christmas.  She got her helmet first, and put it on right away “A-CYCLE!!”  She knew!  The funniest part about these next images, are that they are in the order in which they happened, yet…completely backwards to how they probably should have happened!

She got on it right away and started scooting…Blog Doma Leather Jacket J Brand Joie Boots-1Then, realized she should probably be scared and wanted me to hold her hand.  The Huz got these next few. Blog Doma Leather Jacket J Brand Joie Boots-2 Blog Doma Leather Jacket J Brand Joie Boots-3Then…wanted to GET OFF!  Here, I’m trying to show her how fun it is.  She’s not buying it. Blog Doma Leather Jacket J Brand Joie Boots-4So, we just played. Blog Doma Leather Jacket J Brand Joie Boots-5 Blog Doma Leather Jacket J Brand Joie Boots-6 Blog Doma Leather Jacket J Brand Joie Boots-7 Blog Doma Leather Jacket J Brand Joie Boots-8 Blog Doma Leather Jacket J Brand Joie Boots-9 Blog Doma Leather Jacket J Brand Joie Boots-10 Blog Doma Leather Jacket J Brand Joie Boots-11 Blog Doma Leather Jacket J Brand Joie Boots-12On me…

Sweater– Zara
Jacket- Doma (similar here and less expensive faux leather here)
Jeans- J Brand (sold out, but similar here)
Boots- Joie (sold out.  Similar here, here, and less expensive here)
On Maya…
Jeans- H&M (sold out, but similar here)
Jacket- Circo (thrifted, but this one is so cute)
Sweater- Greendog (thrifted, but similar here)

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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