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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

{Family Style} Holiday Photos

A few weeks ago I stumbled across this jeweled sweater, and it became the starting point for our family photo outfits. We're planning on shooting them in a nature setting, so I went with a more casual style than last year. Not to mention, the more relaxed and comfortable the husband kids are, the more cooperative they'll be.

Hi Sugarplum | Fall Fashion

You know how I feel about Wearing White After Labor Day...pairing the gray and cognac with white denim instead of dark makes the outfit so crisp. And can we talk about this bag?!

Hi Sugarplum | Fall Fashion

Hammitt sent me this stunner after I told you guys about their giveaway a few weeks ago!! How does that happen??? Remember when we were talking about our most expensive items in our closet? Well, this just became that for me, by about $500 (it's worth $760)! And one of you lucky ducks can win one...more details on that in a bit.

Hi Sugarplum | Fall Fashion

Hi Sugarplum | Fall Fashion

I love how easy and casual this sweater feels, yet looks a bit jazzier thanks to the faux-collar...perfect for holiday pictures.

Hi Sugarplum | Fall Fashion

So I created the rest of the family's outfits around the charcoal gray and casual vibe...going with a gray, navy and red combination. I don't worry about everyone matching, as long as the patterns coordinate and you keep within a color palette, then it looks great together.

By choosing a few colors as your base, it's simple to mix-and-match the rest of the outfits. I do keep the patterns simple for photos, just so the focus is on the people, not the clothes. And if the whole outfit planning is overwhelming, just have everyone wear what's most comfortable, and make the pictures black and white!

Here's the gist of what we're wearing this year...

Family Picture outfits




Tulle Skirt Dress (the cutest little dress!) | Leopard Flats

It wouldn't be an outfit post without a Maggie photobomb. We love our sweet third baby.

Hi Sugarplum | Fall Fashion

Now for the gorgeous bag...Hammitt partnered with Sterns & Foster to craft this limited-edition leather handbag, lined with fine Italian red suede, and gold-plated hardware...retailed at $760! #wowza They are giving 20 away on their Facebook page, so be sure to check it out here for your chance to win one, too! Then we'd be twins!

Have you taken family pictures yet this year? What'd you wear? Do you have tips for coordinating outfits? Have the very happiest of Thanksgivings, lovebugs! I count all of you among my many blessings, and am so grateful for you and this little blog!

** This post was written in collaboration with Temper Sealy, but all opinions, outfits, and bag-petting are my own.**

Abbreviated Rules: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited by law.
Open to legal US residents (incl. DC), 18 years or older (19 years old in AL and NE, 21 in MS) at start of Sweepstakes. Promotion consists of 4 separate Sweepstakes the first of which begins at 12:00 a.m. ET on 8/13/14, and the last of which ends on 12/14/14, at 11:59 p.m. ET. To enter, click here, “like” the page, and complete and submit the registration form. 20 prize winners will receive a limited edition Hammitt® Handbag. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of each: $760. One winner will receive a Stearns & Foster® mattress set (ARV: $1499). Limit one (1) prize per person/per household. Odds of winning are based on the number of eligible entries received per sweepstakes. For complete rules and eligibility requirements, visit Sponsor: Tempur Sealy International, Inc.


  1. You just might be the cutest thing ever. Like, ever ;).

  2. i love the collar on that sweater! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  3. Wow- that bag is a stunner! Love the outfits you picked and the small prints you threw in. I wrote a whole post on this, but I'm a big believer in coordinating looks and non-matchy matchy outfits. I always have fun pulling out clothes together, but the black and white photo tip is great for those who stress over it. Thanks girl and Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. So cute - can't wait to see this year's holiday photo!

  5. Your links for the giveaway seem to be spam.....

  6. I love your outfit, and the Hammitt bag is truly a stunner!! That is a dream bag! The rich cognac colour, the studding, the style. Wow!!
    Love your blog!


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