Fashion Friday: Dressing For Family Photos

Our pic from last year- (by Maureen Ford) all in coordinating tones but NOT matching exactly!

It’s that time of year again– when you attempt to take some attractive family photos for holiday cards and gifts!  I learned last year how extremely difficult it is with a crazy toddler, and yet somehow we ended up with gorgeous pics!  My rule of thumb for dressing for family pictures is to make sure everyone coordinates in color and style level (i.e. all casual or all fancy, but not half the family in dresses and half in hockey jerseys!)  Here are three styles to help guide you in picking your own outfits! (As you can tell, navy is always a safe place to start!)

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(for link or the bow loafers click here)

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Fashion Friday: Fall Tones

I’ve been really into all the burnt reds, golds and yellows as of late when it comes to fashion (you can see my new favorite caramel colored cardigan at the bottom of the post or on Instagram!) These warm, cozy colors are totally inspired my the tones of fall and perfect for this time of year. I pulled together a few outfits that utilize these colors in small and large doses- from work to apple picking and everything in between!

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Fall Booties (and the socks to wear with them!)

It’s bootie time!  I have too many pairs and yet I NEED MORE!  Here are some of my favorite fall booties built for style AND comfort! CLICK ON IMAGES FOR LINKS!

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Fashion Friday: Focus on Fall Shopping

Today it’s all about fall fashion. I’m a pretty basic gal when it comes to shopping for my most FAVORITE season of the year– comfy sweaters, ladylike flats, scarves and yummy coats.  With trends getting nuttier and nuttier, I am totally sticking to my guns on this one. Classic is queen.  So here are some “popular” items of focus I’m shopping for this fall– trends like leopard I already have a head start on, but the perfect plaid blazer has alluded me…

P.S. Shopbop is having a big sale, as is Tuckernuck, today!

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Fall Transition Pieces with Halsbrook.

In anticipation of the first day of fall tomorrow, I worked with one of my favorite retailers, Halsbrook, to bring you some fall looks that work for this in-between weather we’ve been having in the Northeast!

This top I love — and wore it with leather pants on our anniversary to dinner as well. I adore that you can wear a normal bra with it and yet show a little off the shoulder sass.  I sized up to a medium for a slightly less fitted silhouette. This necklace is now a staple in my rotation too, as you can double it up for a short look (see next look) or leave it long.

top // necklace

This green coat is super soft and a light layer to keep you warm.  Plus I feel like it has a little Meghan Markle vibe to it.  This skirt is awesome, the button detail is traditional and yet unexpected and the cut is very flattering.

green coat // necklace // pants (similar) // navy skirt(sold out but available in maroon)// white tee

I’d wear this look with jeans for a dressed down version too… or leather leggings, as mentioned before. A great example of pieces that can work for the weekend or the office.

green coat // top // pants (similar) // necklace // heels // sunglasses

A high waisted skirt with a fitted tee is a great way to show off your figure without worrying about figure flaws. It accentuates your best assets!

navy skirt (sold out, but available in maroon) // white tee // necklace

Here are some other items from Halsbrook I’m loving for this time of year– from some killer plaid pants to the perfect suede clutch.

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