Does anyone else find yourself scrambling to throw outfits together the night before family photos… Every. Single. Time?
After a couple of years of regret, I’m finally getting more proactive this year and planning outfits well ahead of time. For this year’s holiday photos, I went with a blue and green theme and found some items that we’ll wear over and over again- even beyond the holidays.
Because I know I’m not the only one who frequently finds myself in a last-minute lurch, I’m sharing this year’s outfit plans with you! I hope this will help some of you find inspiration for your own photos and holiday get-togethers.
Skirt: I’ve seen this J. Crew skirt all over my Instagram for a couple months, so finally decided to give it a try. It’s as pretty and flowy as they say! The color looks more teal in the photos, but in person it’s a true Christmas-y green.
Top: Puff sleeves are back in, if you can believe it! This Banana Republic top delivers a puff that’s sleek and modern.
Headband: I’m loving the turban headband trend. This one (also J. Crew) doesn’t pinch behind my ears, which is a major win!
Heels: With the midi-length skirt, I’ve opted for a Sam Edelman pointed-toe heel to add length back to the legs.
Earrings: This Kendra Scott earring is so classic and goes with just about anything.
Shirt: I always start with my outfit then move on to John’s, and I happened to find this super soft and comfy Lands’ End flannel shirt with a perfect blue-and-green plaid to match my skirt. (This would be a great gift for the men in your life! It’s so cozy and warm!)
Bottoms: Hear me out! John SWEARS by these Walmart George brand chinos! He first found them when we were on vacation and he ripped the knee of his Southern Tide pants. He needed a quick replacement and picked these up at Walmart. They’ve been his #1 pant since then! They’re soft, stretchy, well-made, and CHEAP!
For Toddler Boy
Sweater: Whenever I need something nice for Alden, I always go straight to Baby Gap. They have high quality items and great sales! I love the cable-knit style of this sweater.
Pants: Again, Baby Gap for the win! Alden lives in sweatpants 99% of the time because he’s constantly on the move. I’m always wary of more formal baby pants, but these have a good stretch to them.