October 21, 2014

What We Wore: Camo Cool

Hi friends! My chica and I are back today talking about one of my favorite trends that carried over from last Fall: Camo! I'm sure at least 50% of you cringed and will potentially stop reading, because really how can camo be cute, right?! I have actually found that camo works like a great neutral in my rotation and can really be played up with a fun colored sweater (below) or down with a black tee and scarf. It always feels chic and adds the perfect subtle pattern, into my somewhat boring colder weather wardrobe. I even bought a few camo pieces for LK, and I adore how she pulls them off. So, to avoid looking like you are going straight into the woods, I always play camo up with fun accessories, and a few girly details. Below I tried something new and was even able to give them a preppy twist. I lived in these camo skinnies and a great camo jacket (see it on Insta here) last year and they are still going strong so far this Fall. Try it. Trust me you will be hooked.


Camo Denim: Gap (last year) // My current favs HERE
Chambray button up: J. Crew
Sweater: Target (old) // Similiar
Gold Oxfords: Gap (last year) // Similar
Earrings: Kendra Scott

Camo Jacket: Old Navy
Skinny Black Denim: Gap
Boots: Old Navy

I hope that you guys are having a wonderful week! Stay tuned for my One Room Challenge update tomorrow!


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October 20, 2014

What to Wear: Family Photos

As the Holidays approach at lightening speed (how is it almost November??!!), there's one thing that I get asked about ALL of them time...."What should we wear for family photos??" Since I offer Holiday mini-sessions, I am probably asked this more often than not, and I wanted to share some inspiration with you this year in case you are scratching your head wondering the same thing. I will say, it's a tricky formula...not too bold, not to muted, not too many prints, but not too boring...it's clear why it stressed so many mamas out. Here's what I tell my peeps:

-Stick to a neutral base (black, navy or cream) to run throughout
-Use one color family as accent colors (here I used blues).
-When in doubt, wear dark denim. It's already flattering.
-Use pattern in small, strategic doses to show that you still have some flair. For ex: Leopard heels or a patterned shirt under a solid sweater.
-Don't be afraid to accessorize. You shouldn't lose your personailty when taking pics.
-Layering is always a good idea. Ladies, throw on a sweater and guys, wear a nice blazer on top...these layers add the perfect touch of cozy to Holiday photos.

Here's a fun mood board for a family who still wants to look a little trendy and not too matchy, but still coordinating and cool.


Sweater: J. Crew
Button Up: J. Crew Factory 

Baby Girl:

Baby Boy:
Cardigan Sweater: via Old Navy
Shoes: Street Mid Sneaker via Converse (these are my fav for little boys!!)

Oxfords: Brattle Wingtip Oxford (on major sale!)

So, tell me, do you have family photos coming up?? Do you have your outfits picked out? I hope that this offered some insight and inspiration if you're feeling a little overwhelmed.


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