Styling a Family Photo

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Today was a perfect day in downtown Marietta, Ohio. My little fam and I spent time eating lunch at one of our favorite spots, The Galley. Afterwards we took a stroll downtown and visited some of the local shops. ¬†But I’m writing to share a tip when it comes to pairing outfits together for a family photo. Now, unfortunately my husband was on the other side of the camera but I can show how I paired my daughter’s outfit with mine.

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A lot of people tend to go super matchy because they aren’t quite sure what else to wear. If you’ve been following me on this journey you know that I love mixing patterns so what better time to do so than in a photograph! I chose a striped maxi dress from Target for my look which is always a great neutral pattern. I had Harper wear a more solid color similar to the color in my maxi dress and we both have a ruffle. Her print is very miniature and playful for a little one which makes this work perfectly (her dress is from Target as well).

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I have to take a moment and show a close-up of the Mother’s Day present my husband got me this year which is a buffalo tooth necklace by Lynne and Lucille from Wit & Whimzy (one of my favorite jewelry designers).

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Harper chose her own shoes today. This was a proud mama bear moment because I suggested her polka dot sneakers because I thought she’d want to wear her fluorescent light-up sketchers lol. Girlfriend surprised me and said “what about the ones with the bows?!” Done and done. She’s got an eye already :).

Next time you go to coordinate outfits for a family photo or a couples photoshoot think outside the box so you can be yourself but incorporate a cohesive look with your photo partner. Need help? Message me ūüôā

Your Faithful Dreamer,

Courtney

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GlamOutfit

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Psst! ¬†Hey you…yea, you! Have you ever seen the movie, Clueless and wish you had Cher’s computer program that helped her pick out her #ootd? ¬†Well, I have a treat for you. I came across this app called GlamOutfit on my iPhone and will continue to talk about how fantabulous (yes, fantastic and fabulous put in one word)¬†it is in my fashion workshops. And well, anyone else that might be interested; the mailman, barista, or someone in line at the grocery store? ¬†Who knows!? I love it because you can upload your entire closet along with accessories and shoes to keep a running inventory of what you own. ¬†You can request people to “style you” which is great for when you feel overwhelmed about what you should wear for a certain occasion.¬†Or maybe you want to see what other people would put together. ¬†You know how easy it is for us to be “so over” our clothes. ¬†Sometimes it just takes an outsider looking at your closet with a fresh set of eyes.

Here’s what using the app looks like:

1.) Upload images of your clothing and it will allow you to categorize it by color and subject (i.e. top, bottom, shoes, etc)

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**PLEASE NOTE** the “style me” icon at the bottom center of the above image. ¬†This is where you can request someone to style you. ¬†The hanger icon is your closet and the shopping bag icon is where you can shop from the app for additional items you may need.

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This is what the page looks like where you can create the filters to categorize your clothing.

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Once you put together a look you can also schedule a time to wear what was created.  This works out perfectly for vacations or if you are a pre-planner in general.

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When you click on the shopping bag icon it takes you to the shopping page which looks like this. It’s also categorized by using a filter button by topic. ¬†This is perfect for those times when you need an item to go with the one piece you thought you could wear a lot, only to find out that it wasn’t the right color. Do you return it or find something else to go with it? ¬†If it is a special enough piece, look for something else to pair it with in your closet.

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You can also add a “selfie” image to your “outfits” section so you remember what you put together and how it looked (the above image).

All-in-all this app has been great.  I actually am one of the stylists for this app so I can go in and style YOU!  This is a free app and is meant to help you organize your wardrobe and feel good about your clothing and look at them a little differently.

The two main ways I use this app are to style people and take it with me when I go shopping.  What better way to know if that beautiful shirt you picked out is going to go with anything else you own? Or is it too similar to what you already have?  To me, this is the smart way of shopping.

I’m sure there are many other ways this app can be used, but for me this is how I use it and it is s very handy tool. ¬†Good luck and I hope you enjoy the GlamOutfit app! Let me know if you try it and how you like it?

Your Faithful Dreamer,

Courtney