I had my sweet granddaughter Alethea stay in my home for an entire week over Thanksgiving. She did very well, and allowed her mom to get some much needed rest, waking up only once every night. It must have been that fresh country air!
I took advantage of having Alethea home with me to do a holiday fashion shoot. We both wore burgundy velvet, but I must admit, Alethea definitely steals the show in her beautiful dress!
Alethea's dress had gorgeous pearls attached to her dress, so I echoed the pearl theme by wearing a pearl necklace and earrings.
I ordered this dress for Alethea from Macy's and I couldn't be more pleased with it. The pearl and silver accents are gorgeous and so elegant. And I love how soft and fluid the velvet is; perfect for a baby!
My velvet tee I purchased for $9.00 at JCPenney. It is the exact same one as the one I wore in THIS POST, except this one is burgundy and not blush. I absolutely loves these tees, they are so comfortable yet classy and elegant at the same time.
For my holiday outfit, I chose black dress pants and comfortable black suede wedges. I actually wore this outfit on Thanksgiving Day and even cooked in the kitchen with it (I did put on an apron during the messy parts of cooking). Our house was so hot that day, the weather was unseasonably warm, and we had both the wood stove and oven going all day. At one point the thermostat read in the 80's! The short sleeves definitely helped keep me cool!
I will probably wear this outfit again over the Christmas/New Years Holidays. It was so cool and comfortable. If your the mom or grandma in the family who spends most of the day in the kitchen, yet you want to still look nice, I highly recommend these velvet tees! They come in a variety of colors too!
I wore a burgundy lip stain so I could give Alethea kisses all day and not leave lipstick stains on her plump cheeks! :) My pearl earrings are from JCP.
The pants are by Worthington (old). They have unique zippered side pockets.
Finally, here are the professional photos of our holiday wear and links to where you can find them.
|Rare Editions Imitation Pearl-Trim Dress Macys|
|City Streets Velvet T-Shirt JCPenney|
Have a Great Day! Amy
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Ah, you're both so beautiful in your Christmas dresses! Alethea is just adorable, and it's obvious she's the apple of your eye. thanks for linking up, xoReplyDelete
What a lovely pair you are in your velvet pieces!!!ReplyDelete
Babies are the perfect way to make us smile and realize that this is what life is all about!!
Thanks Jodie, yes, they are!Delete
How adorable and fashionable are you two girls?! Love the cosy look by that lovely stove too. You've found yourself an outfit winner for Christmas, Amy. Hugs, xReplyDelete
Thanks so much!Delete
I adore this post! My baby girl looks so beautiful and you look too young to be her Mamy! ;)ReplyDelete
Awww, your too sweet!Delete
You both are too cute! I love your red velvet looks! I've been wanting some velvet in my closet!ReplyDelete
Thanks Laura! I love the velvet trend!Delete
Althea is just beautiful!! Love your matching looks, burgundy and pearls are so fabulous!ReplyDelete
She is such a cutie and getting so big! I love velvety dresses for little girls, this one is extra special with the pretty pearl accents. Your outfit is beautiful too, and how fun to coordinate so well! Very pretty looks!ReplyDelete
Thanks Elli! Yes, Alethea is growing so fast!Delete
This is so cute! I am so happy that you were able to spend this valuable time with your family. You and your granddaughter make a perfect pair in those dresses!ReplyDelete
Thank you for linking up this week!
Thanks for linking up to the Top of the World Style linkup party. You look so cute!ReplyDelete
Aww, she is just precious, Amy. You both look so pretty in your velvet style. I need to check out those tees, they look so comfortable and cute!ReplyDelete
Thanks Jennie! They do work perfectly for me, I love that I cook in them!Delete
Oh my, don't you two look nice in your matching outfits! Thank you Amy for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty #22. I shared your post on G+ and Tw.ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos! I love your expression of joy in the shot of you looking at your darling granddaughter! -Marci @ Stone Cottage AdventuresReplyDelete
Thank you Marci! No one has to coax me to smile when I'm holding this cutie!Delete
I love this post. The photos are beautiful and so is your granddaughter. Thanks for sharing on Sunday's Best.ReplyDelete
These photos are so darling! I love your sweet matching outfitsReplyDelete
How cute! Love the matching outfits!ReplyDelete
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I just always love these mom and grandma posts!! You need to do one where the three of you (grandma, mom and daughter) all coordinate together! I love the color of velvet you chose and her little pearl details on her dress are so pretty. Althea really is getting some hair! :)ReplyDelete
That's a great idea! I will see if one of the "boys" won't mind being our photographer.Delete