Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Feeling Sunny...and family pictures are coming!!!

Last week was a little bit of a dreary week when it came to the weather...it was overcast and rainy most days.  I found myself gravitating towards bright, happy colors to make up for the lack of sunshine outside, I suppose.  I picked up this sweater at Banana Republic last month when hubby and I were out on a date night, browsing the local outdoor mall.  When we walked into Banana Republic they handed up a "mystery"coupon when we walked into the store and lucky for us it said we got 40% off our whole purchase.  Thank you very much!  I'm never one to pass up a deal so this cute sweater found it's way home with me that night for just about $35:

Elbow Patch Zip sweater-Banana Republic (now sold out online--check stores)/ Skinny Jeans-Banana Republic Dollhouse Boots-Endless (now Amazon)/ Drawing Room Necklace-Anthropologie/ Double Hoop Earrings-Banana Republic/ Ring-Forever 21

I loved the cute elbow patches and the zipper on the shoulder...it's all about the details!

This is definitely a comfy, casual, mom-on-the-go look...I think I had a bunch of errands to run that day if I remember correctly.

So it's that time of year...family pictures time!  We are scheduled to get our pictures taken in a week and a half and guess what...I have no idea what we're all wearing!  AHHH!!!  Hopefully I can figure it all out quickly!  At least I already had a hair appointment lined up for this weekend to get a fresh trim and color...that's one thing to cross off the list. Usually I have certain color combinations in mind at least but this time around nothing is coming to me.  I hadn't planned on getting them taken so soon but that's just the way it worked out so I'll be mad dashing to the mall and browsing online the next few days to come up with something.  I'm sure I make a much bigger deal than is needed out of figuring this all out, but it's only once a year so I of course want it to be perfect (even though we all know it never is...let's be real...I can dream though, right?!!!)  If you have seen a great family picture lately send me a link!  I'd love any and all ideas!

Have a great day!


  1. yellow looks great on you! xo


  2. Love the bright yellow sweater. so cute. We did family photos a few weeks back and the session was outdoors. I wore the outfit you'll see on polyvore, my hubby wore khaki's and a grey sweater and my 3-year-old guy wore jeans and a oatmeal shawl collar sweater/shirt from baby/kids Gap. I saw some pics at the session and they look good but our viewing session isn't until 11/2 so I don't have any pics to share with you at the moment. Knowing you I'm sure that you'll come up with something fabulous.

  3. We just did family pictures last week on the beach and we did a couple shades of blue, dark green and coral. I'm excited to see them!

  4. I have this sweater in the camel! I've worn it a few times, and it looks cute layered too.

  5. I love that sweater! I am a huge fan of elbow patches! good luck with the family pictures, they always stress me out!


  6. I could EASILY buy tons with a 40% off promo! The elbow patch sweaters are my favorite - the yellow hue is so "Jenni" ;)