Thursday, October 30, 2014

Outfit: Time to Take Photos for Our Christmas Card

 photo IMG_6608_zpse0c61e0a.jpg  photo IMG_6636_zps1b151577.jpg  photo IMG_6609_zpsd91dff6a.jpg Every year my family heads to the same forest preserve and we take our Christmas card photos. 
We knocked out our family shot in about 32 frames, which took longer then usual, but the sun was out and it was hard for the kids to look up and smile. Hey, if you get a good weather day before the leaves fall off the trees,  you just make it work! 

We then took individual shots of each person. I love the shots we got of everyone this year! Plus we did photos of just the kids and then myself and my hubby took a "couple shot" as well. 
We did not get all "matchy matchy" but we all wore neutrals mixed with dark colors (blues, black, oxblood, gray, red, gold, and white). In the end, I love the photos we ended up with this year! 

I decided to pair this gray shift dress with black tights, a great black statement necklace, gold jewelry, and oxblood shoes. 
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Dress: Target (Swap w/ Kaitlyn) // Tights: Loft // Shoes: c/o Just Fab // Necklace:  (Swap w/ Kaitlyn) // Bracelet: House of Gemmes // Watch: Fossil // Sunnies: MNG by Mango 

My husband wore a handsome blue sweater (I mean, he's got great sweater game people!), with a read and white collar shirt under. To finish his look he mixed his neutrals and added black pants and shoes. 
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Sweater: Banana Republic // Shirt: Express // Pants: Gap // Shoes: Aldo // Sunnies: Ray Ban 

Here is our couple shot:
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OK, I'm partial, but I think we look great! ;) 
I've already ordered my Christmas cards and ordered prints of a few photos to update my photo wall as well. 

Do you go for annual photo shoots with your family? Do you take the photos yourself?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Outfit: I'm a Sucker for Anything With a Pocket!

 photo IMG_6442_zpsc3461724.jpg  photo IMG_6449_zps1858b3fc.jpg  photo IMG_6452_zpsadcfbfc5.jpg How fun is this LBD? It so different then anything else I own with the scoop neck line and the sheer pockets, I just had to have it. Love at first dress sight, yes it was! 

To style this beauty for an afternoon with the girls, I paired my little black dress with some fall colors. I added an oxblood colored jacket and shoes and some great gold and tortoise jewelry too. To finish the look off, I tossed on some amazing sunnies and I was out the door.
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Dress, Belt, Ring, & Shoes: Just Fab // Bag: Rachel Zoe // Jacket: Buffalo Jeans // Necklace & Bracelet: House of Gemmes // Sunnies: Prada // Watch: Fossil 

What do you think of this LBD? Have you bought any clothing from Just Fab yet?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Toddler Fashion: Red Glimmer Outfit

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 photo a391fc28-d76e-4bac-ad1f-b0a64c53d3ff_zpsd237daf3.jpg Nothing says "I'm ready for Holiday parties" like this beautiful red glimmer outfit from FabKids. 
My daughter was so excited when this dress came she wanted to wear it that very day! 

She finally got to wear it as we headed to the local forest preserve to take photos for our annual Christmas card. She loved her outfit and could not stop twirling. This made for some funny outtakes for sure! 
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Dress & Tights: c/o FabKids // Shoes: Gilt // Cardigan: The Children's Place 

This dress is great because it really can be worn year round. We can add different colored tights or leggings to mix up the look, or even bare legs and ditch the cardigan for the warmer months.

For only $29.95 this look (or tons of other outfits on the site) a would make great holiday gift for the kid(s) in your life. Don't forget they have boys outfits, outerwear, and even shoes/boots too! 

What do you think of this outfit? Have you taken photos for your holiday card yet?

Monday, October 27, 2014

Outfit: Time to Break out the Camo Pants

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Fall fashion brings out two of my favorite patterns in clothing: plaid and camo. I have been rocking plaid non stop and totally forgot about my favorite camo pants (how could I do that?!).  I decided to correct that right away by pairing them with a great knit and some fun jewelry. 
To finish the look off I decided to rock my hair in a braided crown
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Top: Old Navy (Swap w/ Kaitlyn) // Camo Pants: Hudson Jeans (similar)  // Boots: c/o Just Fab // Bag: Rachel Zoe // Watch: Aldo // Necklace: House of Gemmes // Sunnies: MNG by Mango 

Now that I started wearing camo, I'm not sure I can stop. I have a jacket in that print that I need to get into rotation ASAP! 

Do you love wearing camo print in the cool months too? Do you like how I styled my camo pants?

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Top Gift Ideas for Your Parents

 
 
Your parents have contributed to your life in so many ways. From holding your hand when you first learn to walk to giving you emotional support, while you experiment with your career. They shower you with unconditional love and you can always count on them to be there. No wonder then that choosing an appropriate gift for your parents can be a daunting task. Whether it's their anniversary, a gift from your first meaningful salary or just something to say 'Thank You', you want to find something unique. Mostly, parents already have all essentials and are not thrilled with the most high-tech gifts. So, how about checking out unique antique gifts for men and women? Such gifts could leave them spellbound.
Think Out of the Box, Not Out of Your Wallet
 You don't have to impress your parents with the most expensive gifts. A thoughtful present will count much more, especially if it is something they would not have bought themselves. You can go through a wide variety of unique antique gifts that are reasonably priced, yet innovative at reputed sites like Premier Gifts. Something of utility that can also be used for decoration could be a great idea. For instance, if your parents are struggling with weak eyesight, you can get them an Empress reading glass to help them read fine print comfortably. Select one made of solid brass, as this looks regal. This practical study tool could have an adjustable ball joint, allowing the reader to rotate the glass into a convenient position for a better reading experience. One can use this as a desk piece.
An antique looking mirror could be a charming addition to the decor, while also being useful. Else you can choose a handheld mirror that looks like one used in the yesteryears. Mirrors are among the safest of the unique antique gifts for men and women, since everyone finds them useful.
Selecting Separate Gifts for Both
The decision of what to get your parents may become simpler if you choose separate gifts for both. You can take into account their individual interests and make the selection accordingly. For instance, your dad may be thrilled to receive a pocket compass with an etched dial, while your mom may really like a writer's palette with inks of different colours. Your dad may love to receive an authentic model plane or ship, while your mom may be spellbound with a weatherglass that looks charmingly old-world. Don't forget to add a note about how much they mean to you!
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Friday, October 24, 2014

Remix: Light Wash Chambray Shirt

I currently own three chambray tops: dark denim, medium denim, and light wash as well. For some reason every time I wear my light wash one, I end up in a Canadian tuxedo. I love the denim on denim look but I don't like to be to matchy matchy with my colors so I think that's why I always go for the light top.

Here are three ways I have styled my light wash chambray shirt:
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Whether I add plaid shoes, boots and a knit hat, or shorts and sandals, this top is always put to good use and fun to style. 

What's you favorite look? Do you own more then one chambray top?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Outfit: It's all in the Details

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I am in love with the back of this metallic knit! What a fun detail to an otherwise basic crop knit.
It's the perfect addition to my ever growing sweater collection and my first one that has an open back. Gotta love it when the hubby tells you to buy a sweater because he plans to buy one too. I went with something that was different from anything else I currently own and I am so happy that I did!

I kept the styling weekend relaxed by adding a turtleneck under, skinny jeans, and crop boots. As for accessories, I only added these amazing earrings and a watch. Perfect for a relaxing weekend day.
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Sweater: Banana Republic // Turtleneck: H&M // Jeans: Old Navy // Boots: c/o Just Fab // Earrings: House of Gemmes

What do you think of this knit? Do you have any sweaters that have a nice surprise when you turn around?