What We Wore: Family Holiday Photos

By Kate |

A couple weeks ago, a matter of days before our family holiday photo shoot, I started to stress about what our family was going to wear. Naturally, first I turned to The Shopping Mama Facebook page for advice and then I started a board of Family Photo Outfit Ideas on Pinterest. With little time to prepare – and, of course, the fact that we’re in Germany so I can’t just run out to our favorite stores – I shopped our closets for coordinating outfits. I absolutely love some of the pictures our photographer, Robyn Middleton, captured and I think our clothes are decent considering I only purchased a shirt for my son! We had everything else in the house.

What We Wore

Like I said, we already owned nearly everything so you can’t buy much online, but I’ve provided links where possible.

  • Me: Jacket (Banana Republic), Polka Dot Shirt (H & M), Red Corduroy Pants (Lands’ End)
  • Shopping Dada: Sweater (Dale), Jeans
  • 5 year old Son: Grey shirt (Timberland), Button down (Carter’s), Vest (The Children’s Place), Jeans (GapKids)
  • 3 year old Daughter: Dress (Carter’s), Leggings (Gymbo), Boots (Keen)
  • 8 month old Son: Sweater (babyGAP), Red pants (H & M)

I hope we achieved coordinated as we definitely weren’t matchy-matchy. Even if I didn’t hit a home run in the stylish department, I did make some pretty cute babies. I have photographic proof!



Kate started The Shopping Mama™ in January 2009 when, after graduating law school, she traded in online legal research and writing for locating the best products for children. She shops for three kids ages 8, 6 and 3 from their home in Japan. Her military family is making the most of back-to-back overseas assignments by traveling every chance they get.

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      Thanks, Ellen!

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    What a gorgeous family – and so stylish! I agree, you’re definitely coordinated without being matchy. Now… does your daughter’s dress come in my size?! ; )

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      Thanks, Heather! I love her dress, too. I think it’s the least matchy of all our clothes, but she deserves to stand out a bit!

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      Thanks! I saved my favorite for our cards.

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      Thank you, Shelly!

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    I love the colors you chose, they are just GORGEOUS in these pictures! I have never tried to dress us up in red for pictures.

    I hope you are having such a lovely week, Kate!

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      Thank you, Annie! Hope you’re having a great week, too.

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    Such great photos! Lovely location! Lovely family!

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    anastasia b

    Those look awesome! How did you get all the kids looking at the camera?!

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    What a gorgeous family! LOVE her floral dress!

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    Richard Hicks

    Everyone looked great. Can you believe it almost time to do it all over again!

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