Category: Style

Matching Family Outfits

One of my greatest joys in life is to put my kids in matching clothes. It doesn’t happen too often because they each have opinions about what they want to wear, but at Christmastime, they will humor me with wearing matching family outfits and pajamas!

With each passing year, I have noticed that retailers are embracing this trend and putting out lots of different options for configurations of families, budgets, as well as giving options of completely matching vs. coordinating outfits.

Here’s a few of my favorites!

Hanna Andersson

If you’re new to the Hanna Andersson brand, prepare for a bit of sticker shock. The clothes are not cheap, but they are built to LAST!!! We have Hanna clothes that have been passed down and still look great. Our PJs have been through the wash countless times and are still looking wonderful. They clearly are used, but they hold up much better than other brands. They also frequently have sales from 25-40% off. However, coupons do not stack.

My favorite pattern for Christmas is Hanna Andersson Dear Deer. So much so, that this year I decided to take the plunge and order matching PJs for my husband and I as well!

Hanna Andersson Family Matching Pajamas – Dear Deer

This line is great because it includes lots of options, from the classic Hanna long johns, to short johns (if you live in a warmer climate, or just prefer shorts!), flannel options, nightgowns, onesies and even something for your pet!

There’s lots of other print options available from Hanna including more feminine ones for Mommy/Daughter matching, character themed matching like Star Wars or Disney, or even just classic stripes!

Kohls – Cuddl Duds

Kohls has a huge selection this year of matching jammies. I really like this set from Cuddl Duds. I love the cute bear graphics and the classic red and black Buffalo plaid print. I love the little name tags like Mama/Papa Bear, Baby Bear and Little Bear.

Matching Family Pajamas from Kohls

Kohls also has some really cute matching Disney themed pajamas. I love, love, love these two sets where you can “dress up” as different characters from Toy Story and Frozen!

Toy Story Matching Family Pajamas
Frozen Matching Family Pajamas

Amazon – Burt’s Bees

Burt’s Bees has been really stepping it up with their pajama game this year. I remember searching a few years ago and there was hardly anything, but this year they have a few styles for sale on Amazon. I really like this fair isle print, and it reminds me a bit of the Hanna print. If you find the Hanna styles a little too spendy, these Burt’s Bees ones are much more moderately priced.

Burt’s Bees Organic Family Pajamas

 

Besides the ones featured, I know that Macy’s, Target and Walmart also all have family pajamas. One of the trickiest things is finding something for everyone in your family — from the littlest ones who might still be in onesies, to a parent/Grandparent who wants to also join in the fun!

Does your family have any favorites?

Mommy and Me Outfits

I love dressing in matching outfits with my daughter and until now, there haven’t been a ton of options available. You can always match with similar patterns like stripes or coordinate your color palette but it is hard to find things in both adult and children’s sizes.

Macy’s is capitalizing on this trend and has released a ton of new outfits in both adult and children’s sizes!  There are dresses, pajamas, athletic wear, aprons and even something for your newborn!

Dresses

Mommy and Me matching ice cream dress
Mommy and Me matching ice cream dress
Mommy and Me Matching Strawberry Dress
Mommy and Me Matching Strawberry Dress

 

Pajamas

Matching Family Pajamas
Matching Family Pajamas

Athletic Wear

Mommy and Me Matching Athletic Wear
Mommy and Me Matching Athletic Wear

Aprons

Matching Mommy and Kid Apron
Matching Mommy and Kid Apron
Matching Mommy and Me Apron
Matching Mommy and Me Apron – How cute is that ruffle at the bottom!?

 

Mommy and Infant

Matching Family T-Shirts for Mommy, Daddy and Baby
Matching Family T-Shirts for Mommy, Daddy and Baby
Matching Mommy and Baby T-Shirts
Matching Mommy and Baby T-Shirts – This would be a great gift for a new mom!

 

Fall!

Today is the first day of Fall and I celebrated by breaking out some of my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale purchases!

I *love* the Bobeau fleece open cardigan (sadly sold out) and the Naturalizer Jennings boots that I bought in July.  The cardigan is so soft and comfy and I got lots of compliments on it today!  I wish it were not sold out because I really want to get a second one!

The boots are also very comfortable and required no break-in period. I wore them to work and had no pain at the end of the day.

Happy Fall everyone!

More Photos from Lilly Pulitzer and Target Designer Collaboration!

The Lilly Pulitzer and Target team have put together an Instagram account to show off some photos of the goodies to come.  I love that we can see the prints in detail here.  Apparently there are 15 prints in total, so these are just a few that we can expect from the collection!  As a reminder, the collection comes out on April 19, 2015!

This Flower Print is my Favorite!

Lilly Pulitzer x Target Designer Collab - Floral Print
Lilly Pulitzer x Target Designer Collab – Floral Print

Seashell Print

Lilly Pulitzer x Target Designer Collab - Seashell Print
Lilly Pulitzer x Target Designer Collab – Seashell Print

Alligator Print

Lilly Pulitzer x Target Designer Collab - Alligator Print
Lilly Pulitzer x Target Designer Collab – Alligator Print

Flamingos Print

Lilly Pulitzer x Target Designer Collab - Flamingo Print
Lilly Pulitzer x Target Designer Collab – Flamingo Print

Palm Print

Lilly Pulitzer x Target Designer Collab - Palm Print
Lilly Pulitzer x Target Designer Collab – Palm Print

Pineapple Print

Lilly Pulitzer x Target Designer Collab - Pineapple Print
Lilly Pulitzer x Target Designer Collab – Pineapple Print

Liberty of London Love

When we went to London last year on our family vacation, I met up with a friend who introduced me to the Liberty department store and Liberty Art Fabrics.  I completely fell in love and since then, I’ve been noticing Liberty of London prints everywhere!  Funny how that happens!  It is definitely a very specific look and not for everyone, as it is kind of old fashioned, but I love it in small doses.

Liberty of London Interior
Liberty of London Interior

The Liberty department store was really cool–shaped like a ship and had a whole floor devoted to haberdashery–mostly fabrics and notions.  The neat thing about Liberty prints is that they are used by many different companies.  Hello Kitty, Peek Clothing and even Target have all done collaborations with Liberty.

Hello Kitty Liberty prints
Hello Kitty Liberty prints

Liberty of London sold bolts of fabric in various Hello Kitty prints and Sanrio made special Hello Kitty items with the prints.  They were so cute!  I wish I had the talent to sew something special with the fabric for my daughter but alas, my sewing skills leave much to be desired!

Peek O'Keefe Dress - Liberty of London print
Peek O’Keefe Dress – Liberty of London print

I’ve seen that Peek has used Liberty of London art fabrics for the past few years that I have known about them.  I don’t know if its a permanent thing or not, but I’m glad they are an option!  Peek clothing looks really well made and has cute designs.  It is a little more expensive than what I normally buy for my toddler but I would definitely splurge on a special outfit.

Liberty for Target
Liberty for Target

The Liberty for Target collaboration happened a few years ago before I had ever heard of Liberty (and was not paying too much attention to Target designer collabs!) so its a bummer I missed out because there are some really cute items in apparel and home.  Fingers crossed they might do a return collection someday?

Have you seen Liberty of London prints around?  Do you love it or is it not really your style?