The holiday season is upon us which means ... BRING ON THE STRESS! Between getting the perfect gifts, serving the best food, and having a house that screams cheer - one can feel the pressure before the thought of outfits even crosses their mind. I am here to help with that. Not only am I showing you a few outfits my family and I have worn over the past couple of years, I am going to help you understand how I did it!
Let's start with this year's Christmas photoshoot (yes, we do a photoshoot for Christmas). We actually do 2 photoshoots a year; one for each kid's birthday (my daughter's birthday happens to be 9 days before Christmas so we lump her birthday pictures into our Christmas shoot). Anyway ... back to the outfits. How I normally choose our outfits depends on what is in our closets. I usually start with my closet and see what I have that I want to wear and them go and pick out everyone else's clothes. The reason for this, is we are usually the MOST critical of ourselves so if the outfit we are wearing is one we love, we will love the photos!!
This year, I got this green pleated skirt and beige sweater on sale at H&M ($8 for BOTH) when the stores opened back up in the summer. When it came time to decide what we were going to wear, I knew it would be perfect. This year I was going for a more sophisticated look and I think we achieved it. I looked through everyone else's closet to see what we had to match and luckily the only thing I had to buy was my daughter's dress (Amazon for $21!). My son had this suit for his Communion this year and he borrowed my husband's tie. Of course my husband had his entire outfit so overall it was an easy decision for this year's look!