A Family Affair

dressed up moto jacket

I think we can all agree that the best part of the holidays is getting to see friends and family. Whether it’s a dozen cousins or reuniting with girlfriends that you’ve group texted for far too long, these people bring a change of energy.

Luckily, I get some of that each day coming home to my small family. Despite the stress of being mom to a toddler (and I say that fondly), moments with my favorite girl are more memorable than moments with just about anyone else! She’s a total ham #IRL, but especially in front of a camera (even though her dad is not always enthusiastic about being on the other side of the lens). Both of them were a total troopers on this particular day exploring Crissy Field and snapping family photos.

Outfits for family photosAnine Bing CLASSIC LEATHER JACKETdress with vans
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Now for the outfit. As a lover of plaid, I’m thrilled the holiday season affords me the chance to wear the festive pattern nearly as often as I press repeat on Mariah’s “All I want for Christmas.” (You know you sing along too!) The midi-meets-maxi length, touch of lace and yes, a plaid pattern make this dress ideal for everyday, but can also be dressed up. Paired with a moto jacket and metallic slip-ons, this outfit is the perfect balance of chic and comfortable.

Wearing: Santuary Slip Maxi Anine Bing Classic Leather Moto Jacket / Vans shoesGorjana Ring (all 3) / Gorjana necklace (are you sensing a trend?) / Crescent necklace from Shopbop (similar here) / Baublebar bangle / Loft earrings / YSL lips #25

On Harlowe: J.Crew dress / H&M coat

On KW: Bonobos blazer and jeans / J.Crew pocket square

  • http://honestlyb.com/ Brooke

    Such a lovely little family! I agree—the best part of the holidays is spending loads of time with family and friends 🙂 I absolutely love your look here! Toughening up the plaid with a biker jacket is totally something I would do! It’s such a great way to keep a holiday look from being too festive, and I love adding edge to any outfit 🙂 Great post! xo

  • http://www.champagneforeveryday.com/ Jill @ Champagne for Everyday

    Great post and beautiful dress! I also l love the location you chose to shoot with the family. It looks so awesome in the background with the palm trees and rust colored roofs 🙂
    Jill
    Champagne for Everyday – A San Francisco based lifestyle blog

  • http://www.onceuponablogbyjulia.com/ Julia Ralston

    What a beautiful family! I love these pictures!

  • Jane Fitfabfun

    Beautiful family pictures!! Love your Anine Bing biker jacket!

    xo, Jane
    http://www.fitfabfunmom.com

  • http://www.katwalksf.com/ KatWalkSF

    These pictures are too cute for words!

    Adorable!

    XoXO,

    Kat
    http://www.katwalksf.com/

  • CarlinaL

    You are such a stunning family! Aww I love that you guys did a little holiday shoot. These better be going up on Xmas cards!

    xo Carlina
    AllergicToVanilla.com