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Best Fashion Coffee Table Books

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If you’re a fashion lover like me, then you know that this love extends well beyond the closet. It’s a love that may spill over from what you choose to wear to what you showcase in your home! Case in point… I have a love affair with fashion books. I have them on most tables and shelves in our house. They can be pricey, but you can also find great ones on sale at bookstores, second-hand or vintage stores, and even TJ Maxx! Here are some of my favorite fashion books that I have displayed around my house!

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Favorite Flats

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Since I was pregnant and working from home this year, flat shoes looked incredibly more appealing to me. Of course, I’m not one to throw on sneakers often, so I gravitated towards a dressier flat. Designer shoes are still my first love, so I rounded up the flats that stole my heart (and my paychecks) this year! 

1. Gucci Brixton Loafers – Classic Gucci loafers which give you the option to fold down the back. I personally wouldn’t do that since I also have the backless “Princetown” style. I opted for the soft cream color which looks amazing with all black. 

2. Louboutin Mocalaureat Loafers – I love the deep navy color that can also pass as black. The “tattooed” loafer details offer a modern take on a traditionally masculine shoe. Plus, a red-bottom flat is a total flex!

3. Chanel Slingbacks – the most gorgeous shades of pink in this tweed make these flats a showstopper. I love the slingback shape and the signature Chanel cap-toe in grosgrain. The pink may be difficult to locate, but the other colors are just as gorgeous. I also love the metallic gold leather option!

4. Tod’s Drivers – These Tod’s loafers are a classic shoe and such a staple for every wardrobe. In buttery soft leather or suede and offered in every shade of the rainbow, there is a style to suit everyone’s taste. Jason actually has 2 pairs which he wears constantly, so I wanted to add a comfy pair to my collection. I opted for orange, but I also love the blue and yellow. 

5. Gucci Jordaan Loafers – A similar shape to the loafers above, the Jordaan style is more structured and does not have a foldable back. I love this pair of over-the-top flats that have the signature Gucci logo printed all over in metallic thread. Somehow, the gorgeous shade of blue manages to seem like a neutral. 

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What to Wear for Family Photos

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I was so flattered that after I posted my family photos, so many of you were interested in my looks! It inspired me to write a post on what to wear for family portraits. It can be so tricky! My advice is the following: 

  • Choose outfits that are timeless and will look beautiful 5, 10, or 20 years later when you reflect on these special moments.
  • Be mindful of how your body will move and what will be shown in the photos – especially if you’re holding a baby. I didn’t want to have my chest out or too much legs, so I specifically looked for midi and maxi dresses.
  • Let your beautiful family be the focus! I would avoid super bright colors or wild prints that might distract or be an eyesore with multiple people in frame. 
    With those tips in mind, here are some of my favorite picks for what to wear for your family photos!
  1. Zimmermann Poppy DressThe first of my looks. I love the subtle scallop detailing and light pink embroidery that is not too overwhelming. I thought it was gorgeous to complement a baby girl’s nursery and pink outfits. 
  2. Self Portrait Floral Dress: If you’re comfortable with a strappier number (could be beautiful for Summer portraits), this baby blue stunner is gorgeous for family photos with a little boy.  
  3. Self Portrait Midi Dress: I love the modesty of this dress with the feminine details, including the mesh neckline and sleeves, as well as dainty jeweled belt. It beautifully combines the classic and playfully modern. 
  4. Aje Mimosa Dress: Another dress that combines vintage silhouettes with modern details. The tafetea and puff sleeves are modernized with strategically placed cutouts and a sweet shade of cotton candy pink. 
  5. Rodebjer Tunic: The second of my looks! I am absolutely obsessed with this dress and its timeless appeal. It’s a classic all-cream option with dainty cutouts and a beautiful silk texture!
  6. Needle & Thread Sequin DressThis gorgeous dress adds a bit of sparkle without being too much. The beautiful pastel color palette is just muted enough to tone down the showy aspect of sequins. 
  7. Zimmermann Botanica Dress: Another modest, but flattering Zimmermann number. The delicate print has that subtle transition to blue that won’t be too distracting. It would pair beautifully with a little boy’s look!
  8. Philosophy Poplin DressA classic and crisp white dress is always a good idea! I love this one with a ruffle neckline that adds a bit of flare.