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Winter Whites + Leather Jacket + Lace Up Boots

I love wearing white jeans in the fall/winter!  Wearing them near a muddy cuddly toddler maaaaay not have been the best choice, but thank goodness for stain remover 😉

This is quickly becoming one of my favorite parks to go to.  It’s so pretty, and Maya ran around for an hour-WIN!1 Blog Doma Leather Knit Jacket Free People Sues Swinging Peplum Top Linea Pelle Gold Studded Belt DL1961 Amanda Milk ShoeMint Lily-1 1 Blog Doma Leather Knit Jacket Free People Sues Swinging Peplum Top Linea Pelle Gold Studded Belt DL1961 Amanda Milk ShoeMint Lily-2 1 Blog Doma Leather Knit Jacket Free People Sues Swinging Peplum Top Linea Pelle Gold Studded Belt DL1961 Amanda Milk ShoeMint Lily-3Dying over this next one one… She’s actually eating a bowl of grapes 🙂 1 Blog Doma Leather Knit Jacket Free People Sues Swinging Peplum Top Linea Pelle Gold Studded Belt DL1961 Amanda Milk ShoeMint Lily-4 1 Blog Doma Leather Knit Jacket Free People Sues Swinging Peplum Top Linea Pelle Gold Studded Belt DL1961 Amanda Milk ShoeMint Lily-5 1 Blog Janie and Jack Faux Fur Vest Hanna Andersson Tee DL1961 Harper Jeans Zulily Link Alyson Floral Boots-1 1 Blog Janie and Jack Faux Fur Vest Hanna Andersson Tee DL1961 Harper Jeans Zulily Link Alyson Floral Boots-2 1 Blog Janie and Jack Faux Fur Vest Hanna Andersson Tee DL1961 Harper Jeans Zulily Link Alyson Floral Boots-3So in love with these boots that I scored from Zulily’s blow out sale!  They still have some in different colors, if you search for Link Boots! 1 Blog Janie and Jack Faux Fur Vest Hanna Andersson Tee DL1961 Harper Jeans Zulily Link Alyson Floral Boots-4I just want to eat her up… 1 Blog Janie and Jack Faux Fur Vest Hanna Andersson Tee DL1961 Harper Jeans Zulily Link Alyson Floral Boots-5 1 Blog Janie and Jack Faux Fur Vest Hanna Andersson Tee DL1961 Harper Jeans Zulily Link Alyson Floral Boots-6 1 Blog Janie and Jack Faux Fur Vest Hanna Andersson Tee DL1961 Harper Jeans Zulily Link Alyson Floral Boots-7 1 Blog Janie and Jack Faux Fur Vest Hanna Andersson Tee DL1961 Harper Jeans Zulily Link Alyson Floral Boots-8 1 Blog Janie and Jack Faux Fur Vest Hanna Andersson Tee DL1961 Harper Jeans Zulily Link Alyson Floral Boots-9 1 Blog Janie and Jack Faux Fur Vest Hanna Andersson Tee DL1961 Harper Jeans Zulily Link Alyson Floral Boots-10 1 Blog Janie and Jack Faux Fur Vest Hanna Andersson Tee DL1961 Harper Jeans Zulily Link Alyson Floral Boots-11 1 Blog Janie and Jack Faux Fur Vest Hanna Andersson Tee DL1961 Harper Jeans Zulily Link Alyson Floral Boots-12 1 Blog Janie and Jack Faux Fur Vest Hanna Andersson Tee DL1961 Harper Jeans Zulily Link Alyson Floral Boots-13She kept running down the hill and tackling me with a hug.

“Again!!!” 🙂2 Blog Doma Leather Knit Jacket Free People Sues Swinging Peplum Top Linea Pelle Gold Studded Belt DL1961 Amanda Milk ShoeMint Lily-12 Blog Doma Leather Knit Jacket Free People Sues Swinging Peplum Top Linea Pelle Gold Studded Belt DL1961 Amanda Milk ShoeMint Lily-22 Blog Doma Leather Knit Jacket Free People Sues Swinging Peplum Top Linea Pelle Gold Studded Belt DL1961 Amanda Milk ShoeMint Lily-32 Blog Doma Leather Knit Jacket Free People Sues Swinging Peplum Top Linea Pelle Gold Studded Belt DL1961 Amanda Milk ShoeMint Lily-42 Blog Doma Leather Knit Jacket Free People Sues Swinging Peplum Top Linea Pelle Gold Studded Belt DL1961 Amanda Milk ShoeMint Lily-52 Blog Doma Leather Knit Jacket Free People Sues Swinging Peplum Top Linea Pelle Gold Studded Belt DL1961 Amanda Milk ShoeMint Lily-62 Blog Doma Leather Knit Jacket Free People Sues Swinging Peplum Top Linea Pelle Gold Studded Belt DL1961 Amanda Milk ShoeMint Lily-72 Blog Janie and Jack Faux Fur Vest Hanna Andersson Tee DL1961 Harper Jeans Zulily Link Alyson Floral Boots-1 2 Blog Janie and Jack Faux Fur Vest Hanna Andersson Tee DL1961 Harper Jeans Zulily Link Alyson Floral Boots-2 2 Blog Janie and Jack Faux Fur Vest Hanna Andersson Tee DL1961 Harper Jeans Zulily Link Alyson Floral Boots-3 2 Blog Janie and Jack Faux Fur Vest Hanna Andersson Tee DL1961 Harper Jeans Zulily Link Alyson Floral Boots-4 2 Blog Janie and Jack Faux Fur Vest Hanna Andersson Tee DL1961 Harper Jeans Zulily Link Alyson Floral Boots-5On me…

Jacket- Doma Leather (eBay, similar here)
Belt- Linea Pelle (Old, similar here)
Jeans- DL1961 Amanda (the not distressed version-on sale now!)
Shoes- ShoeMint “Lily”
On Maya…
Vest- Janie and Jack (thrifted, but similar here and less expensive here)
Top-Hanna Andersson (thrifted)
Jeans- DL1961 “Harper” (C/O)
Shoes- Zulily $9.99! (search Link Boots)
Keeping it Real…
I’ve been dying to shoot in “good light”, but it’s so hard in the fall.  Maya takes her nap between 3-6, so it’s dark when she wakes up.  We usually go for a long walk with my parents in the morning or Maya has preschool twice a week, so morning shoots are usually out.  This morning, my parents were out of town, and it was a gorgeous fall morning!  So, we put off the morning walk and went to the park!  No time for showers though, but hey…I can only fit in so many things haha.

Zulily Blow Out Sale

I’ve mentioned before that most of both Maya and my clothes are thrifted.  I’d say for Maya it’s close to 90%.  A) I love the thrill of the hunt.  Getting something totally adorable for $2 that retailed for $30-$50?  LOVE IT!!  B) Then I’m not so worried about her playing, dirty, or spilling things on herself. C) I love that she’s not wearing exactly what everyone else is wearing.  It’s usually still what’s currently in style (sometimes not haha), but it’s not what’s currently in stores/aka different 🙂

Well…the one time I always seem to break down, is when Zulily has their blow out sales.  Especially on the shoes.  They have so many ADORABLE SHOES!!!  Marketing geniuses that they are, they put “HURRY!!  Only 4 left!”  Or heaven forbid “ONE LEFT!!”  Well, I may have gone a little crazy this morning.  Normally, I hem and haw over things in my basket.  “Do I really need this??”  Well, truth be told the answer to that is usually no, but I’ve been working really hard lately, and I figured what the heck!!

SO…. Here’s a few of my scores.  Go check out the sale (if you dare ;))Zulily Blow Out 2OMG, DYING over the top left.  DYING!   Zulily Blow Out IGdit-elle-Lauren

Layering + Combat Boots

 Blog StyleMint Jacket Aqua Sweater Hudson ShoeMint Boots-1 Blog StyleMint Jacket Aqua Sweater Hudson ShoeMint Boots-2 Blog StyleMint Jacket Aqua Sweater Hudson ShoeMint Boots-3I was kind of on the fence when I got this jacket from StyleMint.  I got it during their Black Friday Sale, so it was 50% off (point in it’s favor).  When it came, it was kind of stiff and boxy.  I threw it in the dryer (it says hand wash cold, but THAT is not happening!)  That softened it up a bit, and now I really like it.  I love that it shows the layers of what you are wearing underneath! Blog StyleMint Jacket Aqua Sweater Hudson ShoeMint Boots-4Um….”big hair don’t care”??  Ok, I kind of care, wow :} Blog StyleMint Jacket Aqua Sweater Hudson ShoeMint Boots-5I’ve ordered a bunch of stuff off StyleMint (of course when they have big sales!), but I hadn’t ever bought any shoes from ShoeMint.  Well…another sale came up, so I snagged these boots for $44!  They are real leather and SO soft and comfortable.  I was very pleasantly surprised!  Even walked around the neighborhood with Maya first time wearing them and still comfy!  They still have some left, and I agree with the reviewers, size down a half size.  Love the studded details and the zippers up the back! Blog StyleMint Jacket Aqua Sweater Hudson ShoeMint Boots-6 Blog StyleMint Jacket Aqua Sweater Hudson ShoeMint Boots-7Yeah, her coat lasted all of 2.3 seconds.  NW girl at heart…who needs a coat?? Blog StyleMint Jacket Aqua Sweater Hudson ShoeMint Boots-8Coated baby pants??!!!  Died when I saw these on Zulily’s close out sale!  May have gotten a few pairs…they were $5.50 and I had grandparent Christmas $$ to spend! Blog StyleMint Jacket Aqua Sweater Hudson ShoeMint Boots-9 Blog StyleMint Jacket Aqua Sweater Hudson ShoeMint Boots-10 Blog StyleMint Jacket Aqua Sweater Hudson ShoeMint Boots-11 On me…

Jacket- StyleMint (sold out, but similar here and if you want to splurge here)
Sweater- Aqua Cashmere (old, but love this here and less expensive option here  both on sale!)
Jeans- Hudson (eBay)
Boots- StyleMint (on sale!)
On Maya…
Shirt- Arizona (thrifted, but similar here)
Top- Carter’s (thrifted, but similar here)
Pants- Zulily (search for Crystal Vogue)
Shoes-Converse (thrifted, but similar here)
Keeping it real… Can you tell she likes to push the button?  Sheesh.
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(all pictures taken with a self timer and tripod, except ones of Maya :))

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Neutral Shades…

 I bet you’re thinking…”I think I’ve seen that outfit recently…?”  Ok, yes.  It’s the oatmeal version of the Zara Boyfriend sweater that I wore last week.  I LOVE IT!  Am I the only one that buys things in multiple colors when you find something you love?  Especially if it’s on sale?!  Anyway.  So comfy, and I love the elbow patches.

Side note-don’t you just want to squeeze her (obviously, I do!)??  Since I take all these with a self timer, I don’t really know what she’s doing until later.  GAH!!  I could just eat her up.Blog Zara Boyfriend Sweater J Brand Frye-1 Blog Zara Boyfriend Sweater J Brand Frye-2 Blog Zara Boyfriend Sweater J Brand Frye-3 Blog Zara Boyfriend Sweater J Brand Frye-4 Blog Zara Boyfriend Sweater J Brand Frye-5 Blog Zara Boyfriend Sweater J Brand Frye-6 Blog Zara Boyfriend Sweater J Brand Frye-7 Blog Zara Boyfriend Sweater J Brand Frye-8 Blog Zara Boyfriend Sweater J Brand Frye-9On me…

Sweater- Zara
Scarf- Thrifted (similar here)
Jeans- J Brand
Boots- Frye (similar)
On Maya…
Sweater- Gap (thrifted, but similar here and here)
Top- C&C California (thrifted, but similar here)
Pants- Joe’s Jeans (thrifted, but similar here)
Boots- Zulily

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Dinner with the Huz’s boss…

The Huz’s boss came into town last night from Chicago, and took us out to a nice dinner.  I was all excited to get a little dressed up, and even had some options picked out (duh)!  Then…got a call a few hours before go time.  “So, we got done with our meetings early.  He wants to go back to the hotel and change into jeans.”

What??  Jeans?  Conservative?  BOSS??

So…nothing fancy, but here’s what I wore.Blog Moth Anthropologie Sweater Community Denim Frye Boots-1Blog Moth Anthropologie Sweater Community Denim Frye Boots-2Blog Moth Anthropologie Sweater Community Denim Frye Boots-3Blog Moth Anthropologie Sweater Community Denim Frye Boots-4Blog Moth Anthropologie Sweater Community Denim Frye Boots-5Blog Moth Anthropologie Sweater Community Denim Frye Boots-6And, earlier, this is what M wore.

{Eating a pretzel}

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 On me…

Sweater- Moth (old from Anthropolgie. Similar idea here)
Jeans- Community Denim (Old, but similar here, and less expensive here.)
Belt- Linea Pelle (old, but similar here)
Boots- Frye (similar here)
On Maya…
Jeans- Gap. (old, but similar on sale here ).
Top- Old Navy (similar here)
Sweater- Pumpkin Patch (thrifted, similar here)
Hat- H&M (Mine from last years, but similar in toddler version here)
Shoes- Zulily

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I love an interesting back…

I don’t know why, but I’ve always been drawn to clothes that look fairly simple from the front, but then have interesting features on the back.  Mullet clothing if you will 🙂  Low back dresses get me every time.  Cut outs, embellishments, and little surprise when you turn around.  Love it!

Ps-can we all just imagine that I didn’t mess up the focus with the self timer on the full length shots?  Ok, thanks 🙂Blog Rachel Pally Cashmere Cape AG the Tights Vintage Frye Boots-1I have had these vintage Frye boots for a long time (don’t even remember how long!)  They are a little banged up, but I like the dichotomy of the cashmere sweater, gold jewelry and then worn in boots 🙂 Blog Rachel Pally Cashmere Cape AG the Tights Vintage Frye Boots-2I already wore this lariat I scored from Gorjana-Griffin last week, and I think it’s safe to say that you will be seeing it a lot more.  Love it! Blog Rachel Pally Cashmere Cape AG the Tights Vintage Frye Boots-3 Blog Rachel Pally Cashmere Cape AG the Tights Vintage Frye Boots-4The only bad thing about low backs or cut out backs.  What to wear under it?  I’ve dared to wear this with nothing and just a bra, but most times I put a cami or a long sleeve t-shirt under it. Blog Rachel Pally Cashmere Cape AG the Tights Vintage Frye Boots-5 Completely unrelated, but I tried ALL summer to get Maya to wear this hat-no go!  Suddenly in the last month, she’s become obsessed with it…  OK! Blog Rachel Pally Cashmere Cape AG the Tights Vintage Frye Boots-7 Blog Rachel Pally Cashmere Cape AG the Tights Vintage Frye Boots-8Blog Rachel Pally Cashmere Cape AG the Tights Vintage Frye Boots-6And then….I remembered that the last time I wore this EXACT OUTFIT, I was a little more than 8 months pregnant!  I mentioned before how comfortable these jeans are.  SO wish they still made them!!  I wore them throughout my entire pregnancy and still wear them now-obviously 🙂

So…here’s a little flashback for you.  I promise, I’m wearing the boots too 🙂Blog Rachel Pally Cashmere Cape AG the Tights Vintage Frye Boots-9On me… (both now and when I was pregnant :))

Sweater- Rachel Pally Cashmere (old, but love this herehere, less expensive option here, and similar color/fabric here)
Jeans- AG by Adriano Goldschmied “The Tights”  Sold out, but similar here.
Boots- Vintage Frye (similar here, less expensive here)
On Maya…
Jeans- Gap (similar here)
Sweater- DKNY (thrifted, but similar here)
Jacket- Gap (similar here)
Boots- Zulily
Hat- Target (from this summer.  Similar here)

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Is Halloween for a 2 year old for them…or us?

Please, please, PLEASE say us 🙂  I feel bad for Maya because both her birthday and Halloween fall during my busiest season.  What that means is that all the ideas I’ve had floating in my mind, just get left there and she gets a family bbq for her birthday and butterfly wings I bought off Zulily last year for Halloween…

She’s been so crazy for the butterfly wings for the last few months (I’ve got them stored in the top shelf of her closet).  Of course, when I wanted her to wear them, she didn’t want to.  See, for us right?? 😉blog Maya Butterfly Wings Gap tutu-1So, we played in the leaves instead 🙂blog Maya Butterfly Wings Gap tutu-2 blog Maya Butterfly Wings Gap tutu-3blog Maya Butterfly Wings Gap tutu-4 Mind you.  I was wearing the wings for our entire walk around the neighborhood.  Got some great looks from my neighbors 🙂  Then, finally she wanted to wear them.  Near these pumpkins-score! blog Maya Butterfly Wings Gap tutu-6 blog Maya Butterfly Wings Gap tutu-5On Maya…

Sweater- Old Navy (thrifted) similar here.
Skirt- Gap (thrifted) similar here.
Boots- Children’s Place (Thrifted, but similar here.
Wings- Zulily

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