This weekend we are having our Christmas card photos taken by the lovely and uber uber talented Leslie Callan.
Which means it’s time for me to fret over what we’re going to wear.
Let’s start with Katie, because let’s be honest, she’s the most fun and I had her outfit picked out first anyway.
Katie is going to wear this red dress from that weird overpriced Neiman Marcus collection they had last year at Target? As soon as this dress got marked down to 70% off last year I snatched it up in a 4t and saved it. Over the dress, because it doesn’t have sleeves and I’m trying to tone down the “fanciest dress in the history of time” vibe, she’s going to wear this leopard fur shrug thing. I dithered back and forth on her shoes a bit but in the end I’m just going to have her wear the black mary janes she already owns.
Next up is Eli. He is going to wear dark jeans, a dark gray Old Navy shirt, a gray and red bow tie which I have already obtained, a wool trapper hat which is not this one but is close in style and is red and gray, and then either red boat shoes which Erik claims are for girls, or high tops from the Gap, which have not arrived yet in the mail, so I can’t tell you which shoe we’re going with yet.
Next we have Erik. He asserts that he absolutely cannot pull of the scarf I wanted him to wear, so basically he’s ruining my life, but regardless, he will be wearing jeans, Docs, and then this gray Old Navy sweater with a red plaid shirt under it, in the manner of the Gap sweater that is sold out.
Next we come to me, the most wonderful member of the family! Obvs.
And I cannot decide what to wear.
I can’t wear jeans because then three of us are wearing jeans and one of us is wearing a super fancy red dress, but I could wear black pants. I have this new puffy vest I love and I like how it brings in some more fur, but I’m worried it’s not dressy enough for Christmas pics and then three of us are wearing fur and we look like we’re an ad for the Fur Council of America (Faux).
I could wear my black pleated plaid skirt and a black sweater, but that’s kind of boring. Although I could add red shoes.
I could wear my red J. Crew tippi sweater and the pleated black skirt and some pearls. That could be cute. Black boots or black heels, whatever looks better. I also have this gray Gap herringbone blazer that could look nice.
Actually my only real question is should “I” buy a plaid infinity scarf? DOES THIS CHRISTMAS CARD PICTURE NEED MORE PLAID? I bought a pink paisley scarf at Target but I think it’s probably unsuitable. Please advise re: PLAID asap.
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