As I think about this, I've been thinking about how to style said photograph to make us look at least half-way put together. The thing is that we usually wear old holey sweatshirts and jeans around the house. Clothes are not my thing. Not at all. And even though Scout has a pretty solidly cute little wardrobe, her dad sometimes sends her to day care (after I've left for work) looking like this:
A couple of notes about this photo:
- It was a semi-cold day and that skirt was clearly in the pile to be stored away.
- I'd be crying too.
- You should have seen my face when I picked her up at day care.
- His thought process revolved around the white dots.
- That's my house and it's a mess. But there you go.
- We'd all wear jeans. Rykert and I probably have similar sweaters, and I've had my eye on that sweater for Scout. I've just been looking for a reason to buy it, but of course now her size is sold out online.
Commence the scavenger hunt.Way to go mom!
- On the Gap's website, they pair the sweater with lime green cords, but they don't seem to have those anymore either. I'd settle for pairing it with jeans we already have.
- I don't know what we would all wear, but Scout already has this dress. We aren't really dress-up people. But I really love this dress. Regardless of whether or not we get a family photo taken, I think I need to take her for professional pictures in this dress. Maybe.
- Accepting that we are jeans and t-shirt un-preppy people, I went to Boden looking for color inspiration.
- I really like photos where there's lots of neutral with just a pop of color. I'm not sure if this would work or not. But the saddle shoes are happening. If not this year, in the next year or two.
- Again, accepting our affinity for jeans and collarless shirts and playing with the neutral plus color pop theme.
- I don't think I could ever justify those boots, but gah!
- This is sort of just a cleaned up version of how we normally look when we are home.
- That sweater seems to be discontinued by The North Face (or probably last year's model), but if I could find it I would snap it up.
So what do you think? Any ideas for a family photo color palette?