Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Red Animal Print Dress and a Photo Shoot

Bucket has been smiling a lot.
However, he didn't do it for our recent family photos.
Neither did the girls.
Pigtails tried to run away and Princess Sparkles wanted to eat.
It's nearly impossible to get a family photo where everyone is smiling,
or even looking at the camera.

RED "DRESS" - Forever 21
BROWN BELT - Forever 21
CUFF - September Rose
BOOTIES - Old Navy

Monday's Inspiration - Sara Rue

I decided to wear a "new" Forever 21 dress I got at a recent clothing swap.  I think it actually might've been a tunic (I got it from a friend who is 5'10!) but I like it as a dress for me.  I belted it for "Inspiration Monday" from Two Birds and decided to wear booties instead of heels for practicality and also because I wanted to make the dress a tad less girly.

Bucket says "cheese!"

Princess Sparkles shows the photographer who contols the camera

It's funny, no one ever wants to pose for family photos.  But if I whip out my camera to take my blog pictures, suddenly everyone wants to be in them!


Frannie Pantz said...

Ain't that always the way??? I swear I totally feel ya. And my oldest (11) won't even let me take his pictures anymore. So I badger the everloving out of him and then I get some kind of "get that camera out of my face mom" smirk. Aw kids. At any rate you are looking GAWGEOUS in this cute little red dress!

Teddi said...

whether candid or posed they still look delightful! bucket really has a darling smile, just like his mommy. you look great in your, it may have once been a tunic, but i like it as a dress. :) those booties are a touch of cool too.

Hello Naka said...

awh such a cute family photos, even if they weren't planned :p

Taylor said...

The picture of Bucket is too, too cute! The "dress" / tunic looks so great on you - glad it made its way to you! We can't ever get a good picture altogether either - it reminds me of that commercial awhile back - "To the cloud!"

D said...

As Princess Sparkles used to say, "I got an idea." Why not get
Camo to pretend to be taking a pic with you for your blog (holding Bucket) and maybe the girls will come running. Frankly, formally posed pics never show the real personalities and someone always blinks. Love P.S. behind the camera

Rebecca said...

All of your kids are adorable. I like the new dress. Red is a good color on you.


...because they want to be just like their mommy! :) Oh that smile of Bucket's...so precious!

I love the outfit by the way :) That color combo suits you well :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, my family portraits that are so awful are also full of wonderful memories for me. I love it that Bucket is smiling...after the colic you may have been dealing with.

aki! said...

Bucket is KILLING me. That's so adorable.

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oomph. said...

it's impossible to get all the kids smiling at the same time! Sometimes you have to take what u can get! You look really pretty in that dress!

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Maiken said...

the second photo is SO brilliant! I just love it! it's like from a magazine or something..
and the way you've combined that dress with a waist-belt and a pair of cool booties is awesome too. I like the slightly country'ish vibe ;) I think you always manage to surprise with a clever outfit!

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Alessandra Carlomagno said...

of course i follow you too!! :) amazing outfit!!
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Shon said...

Girl, welcome to my world of 3 kiddos!! It gets better, trust me. You look amazing!! I love the girls outfits too and Bucket, what can I say?? Yummy!! I am will post a picture soon, ran out of time this weekend!!Happy Hump Day!!

Bonnie said...

I think every girl needs some kind of LRD (Little Red Dress) in her life. They are way fun and always appropriate! You are looking b-e-a-U-tiful, as always.

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Amy Fashion Blog said...

It always hard to get a good family pictures.

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

Gorgeous dress, they are so flipping adorable!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

At least you caught the little man smiling!

Nicole Feliciano said...

I've been there! But the shoot was lively! Thanks for sharing on Monday Mingle.

MessyDirtyHair said...

OMG you look so cute! and how adorable are your girls! love it! i love your bangs too, theyre fabulous. cool blog, new follower.

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

First of all a HUGE congrats on your little baby. So adorable. Second of all I can't believe how amazing you look already. So jealous.
And lastly this dress looks great on you.

Cara said...

I love that you added the booties to this look, I think they add a little edge to a pretty belted dress. Bucket is too adorable :D

momto8 said...

what fun pictures!! everyones smiles are beautiful!!
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

Style Me B.A.D said...

A nice family photo is hard to get at any age! I love tgat your girls always have rainboots on!

P.s. I sell fashion accessories for a living and i have a bunch of extra hair and jewelry samples maybe your girls will like them?! :)

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

You guys are all so cute! Love the CU of bucket's sweet face--what a cutie! Hope all is well Claire--when I get back, we must get together--mid may, save me a coffee date :)

xo Mary Jo

Tara said...

Oh, baby smiles are simply the best! He is so sweet :)

And, while I really do love this outfit, I think you missed the wellies memo...obviously, that was supposed to be the theme of the day!

my thrifty closet said...

you gals look great! I love your interpretation! I like your safari inspired look. The accessories are fabulous! Have a lovely weekend!


Jasmine of ❤AdamAlexMommy❤ said...

great to see a photo of the entire fam. love, love your boots and dress. i love wearing booties with a dress.... you look impeccable! :)

have a nice wknd!


his_girl_friday said...

That baby picture is priceless.

Jill said...

Gorgeous! I love the dress with the booties.

Jayme and Mendi said...

Just love this dress!! And Bucket is adorable!

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