fashion friday: photo shoot

Tomorrow we have a family photo shoot with Kate Giovinco Photography and I am totally stressed out about what to wear.

Naturally.

Its going to be outdoors and perfect fall weather, so I’m thinking sweaters and jeans?I want to coordinate, but not be matchy-matchy. Here’s a few tips that I’m going by…

Color-Blocking

Group photos can bring one of the season’s hottest trends, color-blocking, into action. Arrange your family in different bold hues for a stylish, runway-ready look! Recommended color choices this season include jewel tones like rich purple, cobalt blue, emerald green and lipstick red. We went with reds and pinks paired with neutral gray!

Get Comfortable

Cozy knits, specifically in shades of ivory or chocolate brown, will be trending this holiday season; and the textures of sweaters can play beautifully in photos. Pair with similarly colored bottoms for just the right amount of coordination. How cozy is this?

Accessorize

Opt for one large statement piece and one small accent piece per person, such as a hair accessory or scarf – minimal accessories with maximum impact.

I’m leaving towards cozy knits in grays and blues… what do you think?

Have you ever done a family photo shoot? What did you wear?



evening with elnett

Last night, I had a few friends over to join me in an Evening with Elnett.

Elnett Satin Hairspray is a fabulous and uber-luxurious line of hairsprays from L’Oréal that has been around for almost 40 years, but is just now available in retail outlets across the US. While it is a favorite of models, celebs and top stylists around the world, it is perfect for busy moms as well!
Elnett offers long lasting hold that disappears at the touch of a brush, leaving hair clean and shiny with a satin touch. Hair stylists love it for fashion shows and photo shoots where models are wearing multiple hair styles. Which is just perfect for us busy moms!  I can use Elnett in the morning, throw my hair up on a trip to the gym and then brush it out later for date night – so much nicer than layering on products all day that leave my hair dull and crunchy.

We had a fabulous fall spread:

evening with elnett

yummy!!

We had a hair station set up with flat irons, curling irons, hair do-dads and some Elnett products: Strong Hold, Extra Strong Hold and Extra Strong Hold with UV Filter. Yes, you read that right. Hairspray with UV filter to protect color treated hair! Amazing!! You can protect your color by using a product you’re probably using anyway.

We all tried out the hairsprays and had passionate, in-depth conversations about hair that only a group of girlfriends can have.

My personal favorite stylist, Gracie, was on hand to style my hair. Isn’t it cute?

We also got to view some fantastic tutorials by Johnny Lavoy, a consulting hair expert for L’Oréal. My favorite was his tutorial on defined waves – so gorgeous and it looks so easy! My daughter saw it and squealed “Its Taylor Swift’s hair!! I WANT IT!” I can’t wait to try it on her!

Thanks so much to L’Oréal and Mom Central for sponsoring this event and introducing us to Elnett!! To keep up with all the latest from L’Oréal, you can follow them on facebook and twitter. And check out my review of Elnett on my fashion blog, All Things Chic!

disclosure: I was compensated for refreshments and supplies for hosting this event, as well as receiving compensation for my time. as always, all opinions are my own.

fall trends: bold gold

Another hot trend for fall is GOLD! I own so little gold jewelry – I’m determined to add more to my jewelry stash! I mean, its my duty to my fashion blog, right? To buy jewelry?? (Go with it.) Lets find some gorgeous gold pieces to add to our fall wardrobes…

One piece that I’ve been drooling over is the Chantilly Lace Chandelier Earrings in the new fall Stella & Dot Collection. How gorgeous are these?

gorgeous. delicate, but bold.

And the matching cuff is TO DIE FOR! I saw one just like this by Aurelie Bidermann for over $1300.
I’m more drawn to a chunky gold bracelet – kind of like this one.
I bought these earrings recently and I’ve worn them constantly.
This Lace Paillettes Neckalce by Anthropologie is so sweet – and under $40!
Oh my. My my my. I love the Shepherd Moon Necklace!!

How about you? Are you into gold this season?


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