We had our family pictures taken yesterday. The first question that came to mind was "what will we wear?". Trying to figure out what to wear for family portraits can be stressful. We didn't want the same outfits for everyone, but also didn't want any clashing colors. At the end, we settled on a neutral color palette. In my opinion, the point of family pictures is the faces and eyes of the people so you don't want the clothing to detract from the faces. As for my outfit, I paired a brown sweater with my sequin skirt for a festive look.
There is a story behind this skirt. I fell in love with this skirt after seeing on Wendy last Christmas. Even though I loved it so much, I wasn't willing to pay full price for it. I waited and waited. It finally went on sale but of course, my size wasn't available anymore. Months later, I saw one at my local store for under $20. However, it was a size 10. I took it home with me and tempted to do my own alterations. I am pretty proud of myself for being able to fix this skirt to fit me perfectly =)
For me, less is more when it comes to make up. I went for a more natural and understated look for this photoshoot. As for the jewelry, I wanted to wear pieces that have special meaning behind it. My girl and I both wore the necklaces from this post. I also wore my beloved David Yurman bracelet from this post. A quick note on this bracelet - it only took 4 weeks (instead of 12 weeks) for the bracelet to come and a size small fits me perfectly. I love most of my jewelry but these two particular pieces will always hold a special place in my heart.
What I am wearing:
Skirt: Banana Republic - altered (buy similar here or here)
Sweater: H&M - size 2 (buy similar here or here)
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Ron Ron (buy similar here or cheaper version)
Coat: J.Crew Lady day coat (buy this year's version)
Necklace: Tiffany& Co heart lock necklace
Bracelet: David Yurman 5mm cable bracelet
Originally, we wanted outdoor photos but the weather didn't cooperate. It was snowing yesterday. There is no way I am taking my 9-week old girl outside in 30 degree weather. We had our pictures taken inside our home instead. I was a bit disappointed because I love taking photos in natural light but it was the right thing to do for the sake of our children. If they get sick, I will suffer too =) Thanks to my husband for snapping these photos after the photoshoot.
I have so much in my life to be thankful for. This time of the year always reminds me how lucky I am to have a supportive family, a husband always puts me and our children first and of course, my precious 2 girls. They make my life complete. I hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend.