A few weeks ago I stumbled across this jeweled sweater, and it became the starting point for our family photo outfits. We’re planning on shooting them in a nature setting, so I went with a more casual style than last year. Not to mention, the more relaxed and comfortable the
husband kids are, the more cooperative they’ll be.
You know how I feel about Wearing White After Labor Day…pairing the gray and cognac with white denim instead of dark makes the outfit so crisp. And can we talk about this bag?!
Hammitt sent me this stunner after I told you guys about their giveaway a few weeks ago!! How does that happen??? Remember when we were talking about our most expensive items in our closet? Well, this just became that for me, by about $500 (it’s worth $760)! And one of you lucky ducks can win one…more details on that in a bit.
I love how easy and casual this sweater feels, yet looks a bit jazzier thanks to the faux-collar…perfect for holiday pictures.
So I created the rest of the family’s outfits around the charcoal gray and casual vibe…going with a gray, navy and red combination. I don’t worry about everyone matching, as long as the patterns coordinate and you keep within a color palette, then it looks great together.
By choosing a few colors as your base, it’s simple to mix-and-match the rest of the outfits. I do keep the patterns simple for photos, just so the focus is on the people, not the clothes. And if the whole outfit planning is overwhelming, just have everyone wear what’s most comfortable, and make the pictures black and white!
Here’s the gist of what we’re wearing this year…
It wouldn’t be an outfit post without a Maggie photobomb. We love our sweet third baby.
Now for the gorgeous bag…Hammitt partnered with Sterns & Foster to craft this limited-edition leather handbag, lined with fine Italian red suede, and gold-plated hardware…retailed at $760! #wowza They are giving 20 away on their Facebook page, so be sure to check it out here for your chance to win one, too! Then we’d be twins!
Have you taken family pictures yet this year? What’d you wear? Do you have tips for coordinating outfits? Have the very happiest of Thanksgivings, lovebugs! I count all of you among my many blessings, and am so grateful for you and this little blog!
** This post was written in collaboration with Temper Sealy, but all opinions, outfits, and bag-petting are my own.**
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