Holiday Proper

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When I was a child, every holiday season, I remember my mom taking my sister and I shopping for our holiday dresses. Our special dress was worn on several occasions, like meeting Santa, for our holiday photo card taken on my grandparents fireplace mantel, and, of course, for Christmas day. Year after year, we chose the same Santa red, or version of a typical red plaid dress. But, there is one year that comes to mind, when I was six years old. It especially sticks in my head, because it was just before Thanksgiving, a special Thanksgiving, because it was the first year with a new baby brother. We were shopping, and stumbled upon these blue fringe boots, and yes, that 6 year old girl had to have them! So we searched endlessly, and finally found a perfect dress that matched for these powder blue boots my sister and I swooned over. Our blue boots made the Christmas card that year, and were my most coveted pair for quite some time!

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The holidays are certainly magical, but with all of our obligations, it can get a bit hectic. With Thanksgiving, multiple visits to Santa(s), the tree lighting in our neighborhood, holiday cards, and of course, Christmas Eve and Christmas day, its a quite busy, to say the least. It’s definitely way more intense than when I was growing up, but its also much more fun. Living in NYC, there is always an event or party, and the kids are exposed to so much more.

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Old Navy has always been a great source for finding the perfect outfit for the each one of my kids. This year, I took my little fashionista Siella with me to do some holiday shopping and help out picking out clothes for her sister and brother as well. Siella was in her glory picking up everything in the store exclaiming how beautiful everything was. Our special shopping day brought me back to my childhood and I’m sure by next year, Gemma will be coming along with us just like I would do with my mom and sister.

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Siella & Gemma: Bow Sweater & Star Skirt // Siella’s Shoes // Gemma’s Shoes
Ryder’s Skull Sweater & Grey Cords 

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What I love about Old Navy so much is that they offer the best of everything when it comes to trendy fashion, and with affordable pricing, it doesn’t limit my family to just one holiday look throughout the holiday season. As soon as you walk into their stores, the seasonal decor and holiday music will immediately get you into the holiday spirit. Beautiful threads with lots of reds, plaids, and metallics filled the racks, and you can even find some cool toys on the shelves as well.

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It’s super helpful that I am able to shop for all three of my kids on one floor, and each collection pairs with one another, making it easy for sibling coordinations. The fits all run true to size, and I can even pick up cute shoes to match the outfits. This season, I’ve realized they do not need to wear that “Christmas red” in every single picture, so I’ve embraced a metallic pattern but couldn’t help scooping up some traditional items as well.

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Siella and Gemma are in matching star tulle skirts, with white bow sweaters. And to stick with his edgy style, for Ryder I chose a maroon skull sweater with charcoal grey cords. The kids were pretty smitten with their outfits, I mean look at them posing!  All of course were hand picked by little miss Siella herself. And I think we will make these their Christmas Eve outfits!

 

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6 thoughts on “Holiday Proper”

  1. We shop Old Navy all the time. The selection is always great. That skull sweater is perfection. Something my son would totally wear.

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