I love Fashion but I hate paying tons of money to look great. I believe you need two things the knowledge of what looks good on you and the skill to find it for less. I encourage you to get rid of all the items in your closet that you do not wear. They cloud up your options to make really great outfits because you can’t see your clothes! If they are in good condition sell the at a consignment store or a place like Plato’s closet, or host a clothing swap. Clothing swaps are a blast!
The family photo this could be the recipe for divorce in our home. My husband hates to be photographed. I guess it is a good thing he has a wife with a blog and not a wife with an acting career. I called my husband at work to let him know we would have our pictures taken on Saturday. I told him to wear a white shirt and jeans.
I went through the childrens’ closets trying to find things that match. When you have your picture taken you should wear items that compliment one another. I also like to to choose clothes that represent my children at that moment in time. You should pick clothes that have textures and patterns and are classic. I thought the instruction to find a white shirt was pretty clear. I ran around the house trying to get the children dressed. I then worked really hard trying to keep them clean. I finally loaded them in the car and we were waiting for Mr. Madame Deals to arrive. I would like to note here he only had himself to dress and get organized.
He came. He sat down in the car. I swore I was looking at my son in the future 30 years. My husband got in the car wearing flip -flops and jeans it was 60 degrees out mind you. Then the white shirt he selected was his Hanes white T-shirt. I did a double take. He has a closet full of white shirts. He is a business man and he chooses to wear the shirt that goes under the shirt for our family pictures. The car got silent. I asked my husband if he grabbed his shirt. He said “What shirt.” I am sure you can imagine where this conversation went. My son said “Dad our mom is not going to let you wear that you better change.”
I also felt like I was in an episode of the twlight show and I was transported back in time when my husband began to explain his choice. He was comfortable. I told him this is not about comfort this is about a picture we will look at forever. He can not appear to be on his way to wash the car. He then suggested that he would “just not be in the picture.” I am sure you can imagine that suggestion was not received well. I am however raising a wonderful son who said “Dad you have to be in the picture or my Mom and Grammy will be mad.” Smart boy ha?
Here are some tips for great looks for your holiday cards. I order mine through Tiny Prints.
1) Pick colors most people do not look good in white and black is often to harsh
2) Pick colors that coordinate
3) Dress someone in a pattern (create a color story)
4) Make sure the clothing you choose flatters you
5) Pick clothing that has textures or is interesting
It is not to early to get those holiday cards ready. In fact it takes me from now until they are set to mail to address them. we like to put special things in cards like crafts. It all takes time. When we receive our holiday card from tiny print we frame it for the holiday season. I take out last years so we can see how much the children have changed. Then we look at all the cards from years past. It is a nice way to send someone a gift from the heart without spending a lot of money. The right card says more than you think. The quality and timelessness of tiny print cards will bring a smile to your face and tears to your eyes for years to come. I encourage you to start thinking about your holiday card and see what Tiny Prints has to offer. I think the quality of their cards exceeds my expectations.