Shopping My Closet
November 21, 2016

Season ready with holiday cards

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Black bow dress | pink clutch purse | black bow patent heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com @katespade #katespade @tedbaker #tedbaker @ferragamo #ferragamo

Black bow dress | pink clutch purse | black bow patent heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com @katespade #katespade @tedbaker #tedbaker @ferragamo #ferragamo

Black bow dress | pink clutch purse | black bow patent heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com @katespade #katespade @tedbaker #tedbaker @ferragamo #ferragamo

Black bow dress | pink clutch purse | black bow patent heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com @katespade #katespade @tedbaker #tedbaker @ferragamo #ferragamo

With Thanksgiving coming up later this week, the holiday season will soon be in effect. Our family loves sending out holiday cards since it’s a great excuse to get everyone dressed up, and also, why pass up the opportunity to match your dress to the card? Getting that perfect family picture takes some planning, especially if you have young children, so I thought I’d share some tips for you:

• Research for a photographer and if needed, ask if s/he has experience photographing young children. Look at his/her portfolio to see if the style matches with your vision. Also, it make also give you some ideas on locations or set-ups you’d like to replicate as well.

• Check the weather forecast since you don’t want to be outdoors when it’s raining! If you have kids, try to schedule the session earlier in the day. Not-so-tired kids makes for better pictures!

• Look around to see what type of holiday card you might want to get. Will it require a portrait or landscape orientation, or does it require multiple photos? That way you can communicate with your photographer your goals for the shoot

• Have fun! You get to spend time with your family and it’ll be a fun time to reflect on once you get your photos back


SHOP THE LOOK:

Black bow back dress – Kate Spade {this season’s} (similar style here & here {under 65!})

Pink clutch – Ted Baker (similar style here & here)

Black patent leather bow pumps – Salvatorre Ferragamo (similar style here & here)

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August 24, 2016

Pretty in pink – hosting a baby shower including registry and baby games tips // Style Me Wednesday

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Pink lace overlay dress | pink clutch | pink bow heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @tadashishoji #tadashishoji @tedbaker #tedbaker @ferragamo #ferragamo

If you know me, you know I love to host parties. I recently hosted a baby shower for a friend, and thought it would be fun to share with you some of my tips for throwing a successful shower.

Tip #1: set the tone of the shower by sending out paper invitations. In this digital age, it’s so easy to throw together an evite but sending out a paper invite, in my opinion, is so much better. Receipients are able to have a physical momento of the celebration. If I’m not creating my own, I usually head here or here for fabulous finds.

Tip #2: Food! You never want to host a party and not have enough food and drinks but on the flip side, you don’t want to go overboard. I found these tips from the Kitchn a few years ago and they’ve been very handy in my food planning.

Tip #3: make sure the mommy-to-be has a baby registry. Not only does the recipient pick exactly what she thinks her baby will need, it also makes gift giving so much easier for the guests. Make sure that the essentials are on there: diapers, wipes, burp clothes, bibs, swaddles, baby bottles. Aside from these things, a few fun things should be included. I’ve found for my own baby that colorful objects got his attention at early age. So, for any new moms, I would always recommend adding baby games to their registry (such as big puzzle pieces from diapers.com).

Tip #4: dress for the occassion. As the host, I’ve often found that I’ve focused so much on the shower itself that I forget that I need to have an outfit that fits the feel of the shower. For the most recent shower I hosted, it was an all pink garden/tea theme so this lace overlay dress was perfect for the occasion.

Tip #5: have fun! One thing I’ve learned over the years is that no one knows if something didn’t happen or a mistake was made during a party other than you, so don’t stress. Trust me, your guests will probably be having too much fun to notice!

Feel free to share this with all your friends, and I would also love to hear all your tips in the comments below for a successful baby shower!


SHOP THE LOOK:

Pink lace dress (similar style here & here)

Pink clutch – Ted Baker (similar style here & here)

Pink bow heels (similar style here & here)

Shopping My Closet

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September 2, 2015

Blushing // Style Me Wednesday

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Blush pink blazer | black lace dress | blush pink clutch | www.shoppingmycloset.com      @target #target @hm #hm @tedbaker #tedbaker

Blush pink blazer | black lace dress | blush pink clutch | www.shoppingmycloset.com      @target #target @hm #hm @tedbaker #tedbaker

Blush pink blazer | black lace dress | blush pink clutch | www.shoppingmycloset.com      @target #target @hm #hm @tedbaker #tedbaker

Blush pink blazer | black lace dress | blush pink clutch | www.shoppingmycloset.com      @target #target @hm #hm @tedbaker #tedbaker

Blush pink blazer | black lace dress | blush pink clutch | www.shoppingmycloset.com      @target #target @hm #hm @tedbaker #tedbaker

I’ve been looking for a crossbody and clutch combination purse for a while now. So, when this perfect beauty popped up during my latest search, I knew it was the one I’d been searching for all along! I love the muted pink color paired with the subtle gold hardware. For this look, I styled it as a clutch but if I get lazy and don’t want to hold it anymore, I can easily convert it to a crossbody.


SHOP THE LOOK:

Blush pink blazer (similar style here & here)

Black lace dress – H&M (similar style here & here)

Blush pink clutch {serves as crossbody, too!} (similar style here & here)


Shopping My Closet

Welcome to the weekly Style Me Wednesday fashion link-up! The Style Me Wednesday fashion blog link-up goes live every Wednesday and is meant to be a venue for you to showcase what you’re wearing or a favorite look. It’s the perfect opportunity to discover new bloggers (and friends!) and styles.

Simply follow the steps below to join Style Me Wednesday fashion link up!

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Linking up with: The Pleated Poppy / The Mummy Chronicles / Book of Leisure / Pumps and Pushups / Pampers and Pearls / Classy Yet Trendy / Curly Crafty Mom / Twenties Girl Style / Penniless Socialite / Happiness at Midlife / Sincerely Jenna Marie / Mix & Match Fashion / JoLynne Shane / Rachel the Hat / Fashionably Employed / Pink Sole / Style Nudge / Fizz & Frosting / Still Being Molly / Myriad Musings / I Do DeClaire / Walking in Memphis in High Heels / Style Elixir

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