August 9, 2016

#myeverydayedit Cool Summer Style


booties  | jeans

…and by cool, I mean temps! This summer has been gorgeously pleasantly cool here in Portland. All the kids with no AC say YAY!!! I’ve been wearing jeans on the reg for most of the last month and I LOVE IT. And I found THE best tank ever. And I got a new tattoo. Yup.

Here’s what I’ve been into in the outfit department lately…

My Favorite: All Black (and the best tank ever!)

Yes, tattoo tattoo, but first things first. If you follow me on Instagram (@elletrain) you’ve already seen it!
BUT, this Free People swing tank…so good. I bought it in 2 colors. I’m adoring the flattering racerback cut so much. I got them in medium since that’s what they had at my store. Small would have been a closer fit under the arms, just FYI, if that’s more your thing. I’m liking how the pretty Galloon Lace Bralette just barely shows around the edges of this size on me though.

This is the day my friend Brenda and I got to check out the Betsy & Iya garage sale and get some amazing earrings and Sienna had a total meltdown when we left and Brenda and I were bribing her left and right and it finally worked with promising a drive-thru treat! Parenthood!

TankFree People Mock Me Tank

BraFree People Galloon Lace Bralette

JeansMadewell 9″ High Rise Skinny Jeans in Black Sea (my new favorite jeans, too! More on this later)

Boots – H by Hudson, old, but these are so rad. I’m on a Free People kick, apparently.

Cuff BraceletTillikum Crossing Cuff from Betsy & Iya

She Who Is Brave Is Free

Ok, here’s the new ink. Sometimes you just have to do something like this. It’s an adapted quote from the philosopher Seneca and it will be a great reminder everyday. I thought an appropriate spot was on my bicep. #girlpower


Visiting a Farm In the Heart of Seattle

Yeah, I know! It was a cool place. It’s actually in the heart of Bellevue and is called Kelsey Creek Farm. SO lovely with beautiful grounds, a gorgeous garden and sweet animals to see. I wore one of my new favorite combos: a flowy dress and hi top Chucks. I wore this twice within 3 days because it’s SO cool and comfy.


Dress– old Free People (wow, I really am on a kick here), but this chambray hi low dress is SO awesome. I think if you’re gonna pair hi tops with a long dress, a hi-low hemline works best for us shorties. OR on non-shorties omg, this tie dyed dress!!

Jacket – Old Gap, but this one is very similar.

ShoesChuck Taylor All Star Hi Tops (they run 1/2 size big)

BackpackFjallraven Kanken 15″ Laptop Backpack

SunglassesWarby Parker Madison Sunglasses

Sienna’s Overall DressSimilar and oh so cute Mini Boden

Sienna’s ShoesKeen Newport H2 Sandal Little Kid/Big Kid

A Super Realistic #myeverydayedit Pic

This one. Where I am holding all the things, still wearing a sports bra from the intention (unfulfilled) to workout earlier in the day, afternoon iced coffee, play school pick-up outfit.


TankTarget Ribbed Tank – quite a standby for me.

JeansRag & Bone The Skinny Jeans (a bit more ripped from wear)

Sandals – Birkenstocks from the 90’s oh yeah – similar Arizona suede style


Sunglasses – Warby Parker Madison Sunglasses

Bag – Baggu color discontinued 🙁 – similar – love the grid print or the stripe

The Wishful Thinking Outfit

This, I wore on a Thursday. It worked though! Friday came the next day! Whew. Also, went a little ash blonde silvery Targaryen with the hair color this time around and I’m digging.

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Top – Old Forever 21, but loving this one.

Jeans – Madewell 9″ High Rise Skinny Jeans in Black Sea

Bra – Free People Galloon Racerback Bralette

SandalsSaltwater Sandals


Saturday Out-and-About and Adorable Toddler Shoes

Saturday we headed to the St. Johns Farmer’s Market and perused around the lovely little neighborhood just down the way from us. We found a super cool little shop called Therapy and finally had lunch at Brass Tacks St. Johns (delish!) Sienna sported her new red floral clog boots that I could not resist at Target. Omg. Love.

TeeWomen’s Graphic Ringer Tee

JeansLevis 501 CT Jeans

SandalsPons Avarcas Classic Sandal – cognac is sold out, but the navy and black are awesome. Love these sandals.

Sienna’s clog bootsTarget Genuine Kids Penina Floral Clog Boots – I mean, you wouldn’t be able to resist either, right? All the heart eyes. I thought she’d have trouble walking in them, but no problem. Maybe not best for running or on the playground though. I sized up 1 from her current size so she could wear this fall with socks.

So talk to me in late August and I probably won’t have been sporting the jeans this much, but for now love love love. #ilovethepacificnorthwest

Have a fabulous week everyone. Do something you consider brave.



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  • Jem
    August 9, 2016

    I love this post! The realistic outfit is so me! Despite my best intentions! Those high rise jeans are so cute!

  • Emmaly Knecht
    August 9, 2016

    Laura every time i read your posts about amazing northwestern activities it makes me want to jump on a plan and visit Oregon, miss it so much. Love that tattoo, what a fantastic quote to take with you forever.

  • jennifer sacket
    August 9, 2016

    i love your outifts! I ahve the same birks! Can you do a post about how to syle the hightops? I want to get a pair. I live in Florida so its always hot here! Thank you

    • Laura Jansen
      September 11, 2016

      Thanks, Jennifer! Working on a post now! I’ll include a warm weather option for styling.

  • Veve
    August 9, 2016

    Loving all your outfits! Dreaming of wearing jeans again, here in VA it is so hot and humid. But will have to try a sneakers/dress combo. Great inspo!

    • Laura Jansen
      September 11, 2016

      Thanks, Veve!

  • Ruth Maldonado
    August 9, 2016

    Love your outfits! So realistic for having a toddler and yet you have fabulous fashion taste!

    • Laura Jansen
      September 11, 2016

      Thank you so much!

  • myerskaczmarek
    August 10, 2016

    I can see why you’re all about the Madewell jeans — they look absolutely dreamy on you!! Just amazing. Way to rock — love your style!

    • Laura Jansen
      September 12, 2016

      Gah, thank you so much.

  • Megan
    August 12, 2016

    Can you tell me what color FP bralette you’re wearing under the black FP mock tank?

    • Laura
      August 13, 2016

      Yes! The color in wearing looks sold out online but I did see one in our store the other day. It’s black with a rose/copper color detail. I’m not sure what the official color way is called. I hope it helps! I’ll keep looking to see if I can find it online!

  • Adena Harel
    August 13, 2016

    Hi Laura, you look so beautiful in all these outfits. I love the way of your dressing and I have no word for your kid. She is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing beautiful post with us.

    Adena Harel

    • Laura Jansen
      September 12, 2016

      Thank you so much, Adena.

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