Holiday Family Style

This is our first holiday as a family of four and I got a little excited with coordinated outfit shopping.  I so rarely find outfits I really love on everyone, including me, that I had just had to share. (Don't worry, it happens so rarely this will never become a fashion blog.) Now if only I can get one decent photo of all us in these pieces, my life will be complete.



Dad: Coat | Sweater
Mom: Dress | Scarf  | Coat | Boots
Aggie: Dress | Coat | Hat | Boots
Oscar: Sweater | Shirt | Pants | Hat

I can't really speak about the items everyone else is wearing but the dress and boots I'll be sporting are so comfortable and forgiving to *ahem* my very less than perfect form. I might get this dress in every color!

I found the whole coordinating 4 people to be oddly overwhelming.  I know so many of you have much bigger families - how do you do manage looking cute on special occasions? And just how bad of a faux pas would it be if we wear these outfits for every single holiday occasion for the next 6 weeks?

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  1. I hope you take a picture of all of you!

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    1. I'm certainly going to try but you know how these things go - its tough to get a decent photo of everyone!

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  2. I 100% agree - I like to have us all look put together (nerd alert!) and it's damn near impossible! Even with 2 boys. In my next life, I'll have a kids clothing company that continues the same outfits past 24 months into the toddler sizes. Why doesn't any do that? Especially for holiday pajamas???

    BTW - either I made this up or I read it somewhere but I try to pick three colors and make sure everyone is wearing at least 2 of them so we all look coordinated. Usually it works!

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    1. I am having the hardest time finding matching pajamas for all of us! Which is crazy b/c its not like I have that many kids or weird sizes but Ive yet to find baby, kid, woman and man in the right sizes in a pattern I like!

      Great tip about the 3 colors - I'll have to keep that in mind next time. I usually just find one outfit I like (in this case it started with Oscar's) and then coordinate everyone with that one in mind. I don't like to match too exactly (except when christmas pajamas are concerned)

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    2. Saw this and thought of you. http://www.northcarolinacharm.com/2016/11/wish-list-wednesday.html

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  3. try Hatley for pyjamas

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    1. Thanks Anna. I'll try that. I have a Hatley rain coat for Aggie and i love it.

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  4. I usually go with 2 or 3 colors as well. I usually look for the color trend of the year or look at what Xmas card we would get. I mostly shop Zara and Gap for my two girls, letting them wear the pattern/trend. My husband and I usually wear solid, mostly muted, colors. I may accessories with coordinating color/trend to match the girls.

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  5. How high does the dress come up on the sides? Would wear it with tights, but still concerned it might be too short?

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    1. I'm 5'8" and I have a long torso - it comes up about as high as you see on the model...so its more of a long tunic/short dress for me. I'll pair with tights or leggings to keep it decent but I like my clothes to cover. My friend who recommended it to me is a bit shorter and it serves as a proper dress for her.

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    2. Thank you so much for the information. I think I'll try it!

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  6. I bought the dress and it is as you said, pretty forgiving and its a steal! I may buy more colors! May I ask what tights or leggings you pair it with?

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    1. Glad you like it! I'm 5'8" and have a long torso - which means even normal length dresses end up looking more like a tunic on me. So I have to wear opaque tights or leggings with it. Here the tights I love: http://bit.ly/2gmsCkR They are expensive but I buy two pairs and they take me through the entire winter despite lots of washes and not being too careful with them. So for me, they are worth it so I don't have to buy lots of pairs. Plus they suck you in really well and don't roll down. For leggings, I just found these and LOVE them - get a size larger than you normally wear but they are cheap and great: http://www.target.com/p/women-s-high-waisted-legging-mossimo-supply-co-juniors/-/A-16543420

      Another option is these leggings which are thicker and a bit more expensive: http://bit.ly/2gmp4Pr

      Hope that helps!

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