Tuesday, October 30, 2007

What to Wear: Christmas Card Photo

Holiday card photo season is here already? Drats! I need to get hustling on my card idea. Here is Catherine's request:
We are taking pictures for our holiday card and I am trying to come up with the perfect outfit. We don't want to do anything where we are matching or anything like that. My idea was to keep it casual and do jeans and sweaters, but I am having a hard time finding the right sweater. I was thinking of a red sweater just to be festive, but I want something unique. I have looked at all my usual place (J.Crew, Anthropologie, Nordstroms, etc.) and haven't come up with anything that I am satisfied with, PLEASE HELP!!
I had the perfect thing in mind from a couple years ago. I still regret not buying this Joie toggle sweater. It also came in red and would have been perfect for this, albeit painfully over $200. Here's a more affordable option:

Sweater- Gorgeous plum color with unique sleeves and on sale! Great with a simple dark pair of jeans but even better with something a bit more dressed up.
Skirt - Basic black skirt.
Tights - Black tights.
Boots - I love, love, love these boots. The black skirt, black tights, brown boots thing is hot right now and adds a little something extra to the outfit. Early, extravagant Christmas present to yourself?
Earrings - Festive little drops.

Get the hubby to wear a nice sweater (navy or oatmeal would be great) with jeans or slacks, and you're set!


love.boxes said...

I love those pretty sleeves too!

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Renee said...

I really don't like the sweater/boot combination. I don't know what is supposed to be the focus of the outfit. The sweater? The boots? It's a conflicted combination.

I've not personally seen/noticed this "hot" trend of black skirt & tights and brown boots in magazines or on the streets, so I'll take your word on that. I generally subscribe to the "keep the darker color on bottom" theory when it comes to shoes and dark clothing.

I don't think keeping the boots and changing it to a black sweater would fix this outfit (it may be fine on the street, but that's too much black for a Christmas card outfit).

hyb said...

I love the color of that sweater! In person, it's a really intense berry that would complement most skin colors. I was at my local BR a few weeks ago and totally fell in love with this sweater in this color. They didn't have it in my size, but I ended up buying a few other sweaters in dark fuchsia. I think it would look terrific in a photo - sophisticated and seasonal, but not too Christmasy.

Alyssa Coberly said...

hehe ... im wearing the sweater right now as i read this blog ... except mine is black and i love it - just be careful and wear a cami under it for pictures - i already made that mistake for ya once! its very thin when flash bulbs are going off