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I have a love/hate relationship with family photos. I think we probably all do.
I love the finished product.
I hate how stressed I feel leading up to them- getting the kids dressed and begging them to cooperate, worrying that someone will find a piece of chocolate minutes before we leave and smear it all over their shirt, pleading for everyone to PLEASE keep their fingers out of their mouth and nose for literally 2 seconds at a time while pictures are snapped, reminding all to smile but not like that, you don’t have to show ALL your teeth! Let’s not forget how hard it is to torture my daughter by brushing her hair.
And that doesn’t even touch the pressure of finding everyone something to wear… of finding ME something to wear.
This year I got my Stitch Fix stylist involved, and everything came together so much easier. I’ve been using Stitch Fix for nearly 2 years now! My stylist has a very special place in my heart. She gets me. So I told her I had family pictures coming up, and she took control, sending me a great pair of pants that could be paired with a lot of what I already have or one of the 3 tops in my fix.
Oh yeah, you can totally do that! I always tell friends to be super descriptive and clear about what you want from your next fix. And if you have family photos coming up, tell them! If you want to be dressed in certain colors, tell them! Tell them where you’re getting the pictures taken. Pin inspiration photos to your Stitch Fix board. (You do have one of those, right?)
Sure enough, my stylist nailed it. I fell in love with the combo of the Jonathon Skinny Cords by Kut From The Kloth, and the Wiley Split Neck Blouse by Daniel Rainn. Scott has a great gray sweater that would coordinate, but not be too matchy matchy so I pulled that out and took a picture of all three pieces together to use as inspiration as I planned the rest.
Here’s how I went about tying us all together:
- I started with my outfit. It’s 100x easier to find clothes for every other member in this family. I based what everyone wore around what I loved on me the most. Because I’m the mom and I can, dammit.
- I chose a neutral color family that coordinated with my outfit- gray & black. I stuck with this for the boys, being sure to not dress them identically.
- I picked one color to accent with. The tiny pops of mint in my shirt were my inspiration for Leyna’s sweater.
- I didn’t avoid patterns but I was sure to keep them varied in scale. The print on my shirt is small and intricate, the snowflakes on Kendall’s shirt are larger, the polka dots on Leyna’s skirt are less pronounced. Scott and Lowell’s neutral tops helped with the cohesiveness.
Now, this isn’t the best photo we got, or the one that’s going to end up on our Minted holiday cards, but it shows our outfits off pretty well.
Next week, I’ll have the official Minted cards to show you. I took advantage of their Free Foil Event (20% off all foil products, including prints until 11/16), and can’t wait to see the finished product when they get here!
Since Stitch Fix & Minted are a sweet little dream of a couple when it comes to getting swoon-worthy holiday cards, I’m SO pumped about this. In this post, I’m giving away TWO $50 Stitch Fix credits! And next week? Stay tuned for some Minted happiness.