What to Wear for your Holiday Photos

I got a couple emails asking about our outfits in the holiday photos I shared earlier this week so I thought I’d put together a post of what the kids wore. I always love to put together holiday outfits for Z and was so excited to now have Baby M this year and the challenge of finding coordinating outfits for them – not too matchy patchy but definitely meant to go together. The first step was finding Z’s dress. She is really into girlie, frilly dresses lately and when I saw this dress by Joyfolie on super clearance on Gilt (I got it for less than $10!) I knew that was her Christmas dress. I also knew I wanted Baby M to be all gussied up in suspenders and a bowtie because, well, what’s cuter than that? So then I found this amazing woman on etsy who makes bows, bowties, and knits beautiful scarves (one of her scarves is definitely on my Christmas list this year!). I loved the tomato plaid for a pretty red and placed my order. I changed out the pink ribbon for red on Z’s dress and then found red sweaters for them both. And well, you know the rest – you’ve seen the photos! Ps. Hover below for links! You probably know that, but thought I’d share as the linked words are not quite as obvious on my new blog design.

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HERS:

1. Red Cardigan crewcuts. 2. Hair bow Lululuvs etsy shop. 3. Dress Joyfolie (from Gilt). 4. Glittery shoes Nordstrom (very similar). 5. Cable knit tights Old Navy.

 

HIS:

1. Pants with suspenders H&M (similar). 2. Bowtie Lululuvs etsy shop. 3. White Button down shirt babyGAP. 4. Shawl-Collar Red Cardigan Old Navy. 5. Herringbone Robeez Amazon (similar).

Casual Sneakers

We all have sneakers for running/working out, but I’ve always loved a casual sneaker for every day – like your converse all stars, for example. Well, I am finding TONS of awesome casual sneakers out there right now, and being super duper pregnant and still chasing after a wild 2 year-old, you can imagine my kicks have been in major use lately.

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1. Technically these New Balance sneakers are from the boys department at crewcuts, but did you know the conversion for women’s sizes to boys? Your shoe size minus 1 1/2 – I wear a 7 1/2 women’s shoe, 6 in boys.

2. I have always loved a good Marimekko print, so these Converse Oxford Unikko sneakers are just fab – and on sale!

3. The kate spade and keds partnership made some cutey cute casual sneakers, I am partial to the polka dot New York Kick sneaker.

4. Zara always has fun casual sneakers (albeit pricey), this season I am digging the Sneakers with Detailing with that tiny hint of pink.

5. Always being a metallic fan (my favorite neutral), I had to include these new Converse Lace Up sneakers in silver – on my list!

6.I haven’t gone down the casual hightop sneaker road myself, but if I did, I’d try these DKNY Lace Up Wedge Sneakers, don’t you love that coral color?

 

Z Style – Spring Jacket

By March I am always DONE with wearing a heavy winter coat, aren’t you? It’s like…it’s been long enough, winter – I’m ready for something lighter and more colorful! So it comes as no surprise that it seems as though my Z is the same way. In the fall we did a little shopping at our favorite local second hand store (Growing Up in Belmont, MA) where we found her winter boots, a few other summer items, and this amazing spring jacket. In ebay terms this jacket was NWT (new with tags) and from the Missoni for Target line – score! As soon as my Z saw it in our coat closet a couple weeks ago she has demanded to wear it every day – no more winter coat!

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Jacket – Missoni for Target (second hand) / Pants – Joe’s Jeans (TJ Maxx find) / THE boots (GAP Outlet)

Z Style – Hair Bows

My little Z is really into accessories right now, no shocker there. She’s always had a thing for shoes, but recently, we cannot leave the house without a bow in her hair – I agree with her, you always need a little something to accessorize your outfit, right? Well, let me tell you about bows on a toddler. We have bows given to us by cousins, bows I’ve made myself, bows we’ve found on etsy that are so cute and overpriced…and they all get lost. Always. In fact, I drew the line this past Friday after she lost one of the bows I made myself and declared we are never paying more than a dollar or spending more than one minute making a hair bow ever again. Later that day we made a quick trip to the mall to run an errand and I was so delighted to find the answer to our bow issues. Good ‘ol Forever 21 has a toddler bow department! Well, maybe these bows aren’t necessarily made for toddlers, but they fit the description of any bows now entering our home – they are cool, cute, tiny, and just $1.80/pair (that’s less than $1/each people)! We bought a few…

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I threw in that little headband for $2.80 for good measure.

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And she has been in bow heaven ever since (she wore a bow and the bow headband yesterday) – and by the way, we haven’t lost one yet, how ironic!

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Z Style – Business Casual

My Z is an active girl – always running, spinning, climbing, etc… and therefore, she spends most of her time in pants.  When I want to dress her in something a little more dressed up she ends up looking like she’s ready for a day at the office, which I think is a pretty cute look for a toddler. Here’s one of our fave business casual looks she’s been sporting lately. *Note the bow, she is obsessed with putting a little clip in her hair – always accessorizing? I don’t know where she got that from…

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Hair clip – Nordstrom (old). Sweater – crewcuts (similar). White Collared shirt – Old Navy (old). Pants – Joe’s Jeans in black, TJ Maxx find. Shoes – Livie & Luca.

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What to Wear – Black and White

I have been wearing lots of black and white lately with a pop of color, sometimes in my shoes or bag, or sometimes with a brightly painted nail. Remember my MiniLuxe nail polish pedicure and how great it looked with my black and white GAP tribal pants? Or a few weeks ago when my Z and I had a black and white day? Anyway, I thought I’d put together a complete black and white outfit for you and – since it’s summer sale season – most of the items included today are on sale!

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1. I love this little Three-Pocket Tank dress from Kate Spade Saturday. It’s so cute for the end of the summer, then paired with a cardigan as we jump into Fall. 2. Animal bangles are everywhere right now, this Elephant Bangle from a-thread is cute with this black and white outfit. 3. Zoya Dahlia nail polish is the perfect black for a manicure – I love the glitter! 4. I love this Zoey clutch by Milly from Bloomingdales. The pink is my POP of color! 5. Essie nail polish in Marshmallow is great for a white pedicure, and on trend right now. 6. These Sam Edelman Gigi flat sandals from Bloomingdales are great – so basic, able to be worn with everything!