This Friday, Scott’s squadron had their Christmas party. I love Christmas parties because it’s the perfect excuse to dress up the whole family. Here’s what Aspen and I wore:
It’s always so hard finding something that is work party appropriate. Every year I struggle to find something that’s not scandelous, but also doesn’t make me look Amish. This year, I was very pleased to find this flowy skirt to pair with a nice flannel, which also allowed Scott and I to match, and have Aspen coordinate with us.
Flannel // skirt // heels
Dress // Stockings // Flats
I have been living on the emerald coast for nearly five years now. The first winter we were here it was FREEZING. Literally freezing. At one point, they blocked off all the bridges and let kids sled down them. Although there was no snow, there was plenty of ice. Since then, our winters have been very moderate, with only a handful of cold days. But a majority of the time the weather is nice enough to still enjoy our beautiful beaches.
My favorite winter beach attire is a neutral and flowy maxi with a light cardi or jean jacket. To shop these looks:
Favorite neutral maxi dresses can be found here, here, and here
Favorite denim jackets can be found here and here
Aspen’s: similar jumpsuit here// cardi // bow
*As always, a special thanks to those who help me photograph my blogging images. Most posts are a always taken on my camera. If the images are of me, they are taken by either Shelby Hood or my husband. Thanks for being troopers, guys*
As promised, park three to our Thanksgiving outfit ideas is here. The purpose of this series was to prove that you don’t have to necessarily go out and purchase a whole new wardrobe for the holidays. You can recreate very similar looks with items you already have in your closet. And if you do not have anything in your closet that can be worked into these basic outfit ideas, I have linked very afforable and convenient shops to shop from. Two of my most reliable last minute clothing stores is always Old Navy, Target, and Charolette Ruse because of how afforable and near by they are. Have fun shopping my Thanksgiving Feast looks!
O U T F I T D E T A I L S
Sadie’s first outfit: Sweater // skirt sold out, similar here // heels, similar here // pearls // glasses
Sadie’s Second outfit: Sweater // Denim // boots // pearls // glasses
Aspen’s Outfit: dress sold out, similar here // mocs // bow
M I S C
This particular post is part two to a three day style series.
In this series I go over outfit ideas for Thanksgiving day that you will more than likely already have in your closet. If not, I link similar items below to stores that are 1) affordable, and 2) conveniently located. To see the first post, click here.
Outfit Details: skirt // flats // sweater // jean jacket
Notice how the focus is a bit off?
I guess I’ll give him credit for the effort, but looks like I’m going to have to give him a DSLR basics lesson.
But anyway, today is Friday the 13th, and I had plans on dressing Aspen and I in all black, but then I realized the only black I had was formal wear. So I opted out for another transitional outfit. Now both my skirt and sweater is from Banana Republic, but they’re both about three years old, so I’ll try to find some similar ones and link them below.
Sweater: similar, similar // Skirt: similar, similar // Shoes: Target
Dress: Old Navy // Shoes: similar
My favorite looks are looks that would be approved by our current generation, as well as our grandparents. This dress by Target meets those guidelines perfectly.
There are only a few occasions throughout the year that it is 100% justified to splurge on your looks. Your spouses squadron’s Christmas party is one of them.
Last year I was so pregnant and large, that I refused to even dress up for the party. So this year I had to make up for it. This was also my first time having a professional do my hair and makeup (and it is SO worth it you guys!). Thanks to Morgan Nichols I felt like a princess.
The night was an over all success. Aspen was happily content in the childcare room for 3 hours, giving Scott and I much needed time to ourselves. We had so much fun visiting with our friends, drinking old fashioned coctails, and eating delicious food. The games played were absolutely hilarious, and although we didn’t win anything this year, the prizes were ON POINT (thanks to my husband, who was on the committee). I seriously love this time of year, and the fun events it brings to us.
Hair and makeup: Morgan Nichols Hair & Makeup Artist // dress: Windsor (out of stock. Similar here and here) // Coat: Kohls (out of stock. Similar here and here)// pearls: Kohls // ear rings: kohls// Shoes: DSW // nail polish: kohls
Here are some cell phone pictures from the night: