Monday, December 21, 2015

Mommy and Me Holiday Style


Happy Monday!  Is everyone as excited as I am that Christmas is just four days away?  Now that the twins are at an age where they get somewhat excited about special occasions, I can't wait to see their reactions on Christmas morning.  Although I don't want them thinking Christmas is all about presents, now that they actually know what a present is, it will be fun to see their little faces light up after Santa comes. Today I'm sharing with you the outfits we will be wearing on Christmas day, and happy to be teaming up with five other amazing women to share our mommy and me holiday styles. 

In our family, we like to dress on the casual side for the holidays, as comfort is a crucial factor with all the food and treats we consume!  However, it's important to me to still look put together, which makes a sweater dress a perfect option.  I found this dress at Bloomingdale's and love that it has the faux shirt underneath.  All I have to do is throw on my boots, and I'm ready to head out the door.  I completed my look with a statement necklace for my ideal put together, yet comfortable, Christmas outfit.  I also love how dressing the twins in nice sweaters can elevate their look, and these coordinating ones from the GAP are perfect for the holidays.  

Make sure to stop by the other blogs for more great mommy and me holiday styles!


ADA of Elegance and Mommyhood: "This was the day we took a million pictures. If you have a very active toddler you understand. Vivian and I still managed to dress up in red and white and take some cute Holiday snapshots among the huge bunch. From myself, my daughter Vivian and her favorite doll we wish you Happy Holidays and a very Merry Christmas!"
BROOKE of Pumps and Pushups: "Celebrating the holidays with these two is so very sweet. I love making the season magical for them and living through their excitement."


RACHEL of Threads for Thomas: "During the holidays, my family tends to keep our gatherings on the casual side. However, I still want us all to look put together, so a nice sweater is usually the solution.  I love dressing the twins in coordinating sweaters, and for me, a sweater dress is the perfect option."
ERICA of Pumps and Pushups: "This Christmas is extra special as it is the first one my husband, family and I will be celebrating with our brand new bundle of joy. Christmas has always been a favorite time of year for me and I am so excited to now have a little one of my own to share in the magic of the season!"


AMY of the Gifted Gabber: "Our after-church photo shoot resulted in a little impromptu porch decorating. My two little helpers had some unconventional decorating ideas, but we finally got things straight. My red plaid dress is a holiday favorite of mine from Old Navy. Little One's black plaid dress is also from Old Navy. Last Christmas season, we bought Scooter Britches' shimmery plaid dress one size up from Target and she has been able to enjoy it for one more holiday season."
SHEA of Shea Lennon: "I'm looking forward to a relaxing Christmas spent with family. Jona and I are ready to eat delicious food and open lots of presents in our comfy jeans and red plaid. Merry Christmas!"







 I found this dress on major sale for $37! Although I only bought it last week, it is no longer available online.  I'm sure you can find it in store, but I've also linked some similar options below.




What I'm wearing
Dress: Aqua (similar here)| Boots: Ralph Lauren (similar here)| Tights: HUE| Sunnies: Illesteva| Bracelets: Vita Fede (herehere, and here | Necklace: Mirina Collections (get 20% off with code Rachael20)

 Mason and Tyler
Sweaters: both GAP (here and here)| Jeans: GAP| Shoes: Freshly Picked

Shop our look


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I can't even tell you how hard it was to take these photos!  It was impossible to get these boys to stay still or even look at the camera, but they do crack me up!  Have a great week, and thank you for reading!
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24 comments:

  1. Such cute little boys! I love their sweaters! And your sweater dress too! Gorgeous!

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  2. Such cities! Love your dress. :)
    Jaymie
    www.jaymieashcraft.com

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  3. This is so sweet! Such stylish little boys!!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  4. What a fun post! You all look so great. I am loving your layered dresses.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  5. Your little ones are so cute! Sad this dress in no longer online. I love the length of it! Have a wonderful holiday, Rachael!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  6. Your little ones are so cute! Sad this dress in no longer online. I love the length of it! Have a wonderful holiday, Rachael!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  7. Beautiful photos! Your sons are adorable :)

    Mischelle
    http://www.nowthatschic.com

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  8. This was such a fun collaboration, wasn't it? I hope we can do it again next year. :)
    Your little crew looks holiday ready, and the dress is fantastic! -- Amy @ http://thegiftedgabber.com

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  9. Oh my goodness your boys are absolutely precious! Their little facial expressions are too cute. I love that dress, the look of the layers but the feel of just one dress makes it seem so comfy! Great find! I hope you have a merry Christmas!!

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  10. Rachel (with Taylor and Mason) thank you to the three of you for being part of my Mommy+Kid Christmas Collaboration. It was so much fun and all three of you look adorable. I love their cute little sweaters. That last photo of the three of you is my favorite. So previous, it must be framed. I also love the sweater dress and how it is layered with a shirt underneath. I want to buy it NOW!


    Happy Holidays to you all!

    <3 Ada.

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  11. So precious, Rachel! These photos with your boys are priceless...and they are so doggone cute! I love the candid feel. And, of course, I am in love with your Christmas ensemble. I have got to get about and get myself a sweater dress! Merry Christmas!

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  12. You are the boys are looking so festive. What great photos, Happy Holidays Beautiful.

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  13. Your little boys are so cute. These are lovely photos and you look wonderful. I love layering and how you added a bit of sparkle to cozy knit.
    xoxo
    Ramona

    http://www.ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie

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  14. I have this necklace in my wishlist at Mirina Collections too! Love your boys, too, so adorable!

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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  15. Love these Christmas morning looks! Your boys are so freaking cute! Hope you and your beautiful enjoy the holidays!
    xMC
    http://mc2squared.blogspot.com

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  16. your boys are so stylish and what a gorgeous statement necklace!

    cute & little

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  17. Oh sooooo cuteeee...
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    Lovely post! The photos are amazing!

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  19. Great looks. Love the boys sweaters!

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  20. That dress is super cute on you! I can't believe the great deal u scored on it. Hahaha awe well ur little boys are super cute so it was definitely worth having them in the photos!:-).

    Hope ur weeks off to a great start !

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  21. I believe you when you say how hard it was to get the photos done..I took my sister's 3 kids to get their pictures with Santa (she is a single mother who needed the time to do her christmas shopping on a day she didn't work) and it took almost 15 minutes (and some awful glares from others in the lineup) to get the proper pictures taken

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  22. that type of dress with a high boot is my fave look for winter. you have great legs btw

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  23. Such sweet photos! Your boys are so cute!

    http://michellespaige.com

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