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Come to think of it, I’ve never had a Christmas photo tradition. No “ugly Christmas sweaters”, no matching velvet and lace – nada. Sure, we’ve taken family pictures together at Christmas, but no “annual family Christmas photo” pains and struggles with the dog cat to look at the camera right. Is this bad? I think not. Instead, my brother and I (he’s really my real brother I swear) have our own fair share of memories via dolled up pictures. So we did what any college sibling duo would do upon being reunited – we recreated one. Might I note that even though I might now be shorter, I am – and will always be – the older and wiser gem of the lot.
Now apparently, fashion bloggers think that no one has any clue what to wear for Christmas. (I thought “Christmas jammies” was the obvious choice). So I’m jumping on the fashion blogger bandwagon and giving you two looks for the big day. Maybe it’s a Christmas Eve – Christmas Day combo, maybe it’s day-to-night…you decide.
Look #1: A fun metallic party dress (which is currently on sale for 9 pounds – $12.50 – might I add?).
To glam up an already glam piece of statement clothing (can we talk about that back?), emphasize it with your accessorizing and hairstylin’ and make up. Since I wanted to showcase this back number, I went for a sock bun and simple statement studs from Forever 21. Swiped on some bright berry lippie, because I always love a bold lip.
Look #2: A Christmas sweater that screams fun. (This one’s on sale for 12.50 pounds, or $19.53!)
Christmas sweaters are just comfy and cozy and perfect, aren’t they? And even though you can’t see it here, I threw on burgundy jeans to match Rudolph’s nose and wore black moccasins from Target for some stylish, moveable comfort.
The point is, you need a metallic dress and you need a norm-defying Christmas sweater. “Norm” being “ugly.” Because who on this green earth could call this reindeer ugly???
So what about you? What’s your go-to look for the Christmas season? And the biggest question yet…do you have Christmas photo traditions???
Please please (seriously please) link to any/all below so that I can walk down your memory lane and enjoy these probably awesome tokens of Christmas history.
A few shout-outs are due…
First, to Taylor for getting engaged. Yeah. That happened. I screamed, and you should, too…so head on over here to start getting to know the happy fiancées.
Third, to my mom, for being the closest thing to a twin I’ll ever have and for being the best photog in the planet. You know what that calls for? BLOOPERS.
Bloopers since the very beginning, folks. If you’re up for more personal Christmas shopping, treat yo-self to a dress and sweater and make that shipping rushed – it’s not even Christmas Eve yet so you’re good.
Santa and the Baby Jesus are both almost here. Are you ready?