Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Creating My Holiday Portrait Look for Less #styleSurprise

It was time for our family holiday photos this past weekend, and I had nothing to wear. As a food writer, I have put on so much extra weight during the holiday season that none of my clothes fit me. Since I plan on getting fit in the New Year, I didn't want to spend a lot on my clothes for our holiday portraits. I also wanted to find something that would compliment my curves, and I knew that Sears carried the Kardashian line that would be perfect for my body type.

I normally bring my fashionista of a daughter along with my to help pick-out my clothes, but since she was off at a birthday party I brought my next closest helper - my son Andrew. He helped walk with me all around the store finding the perfect outfits for our holiday portraits.

 I did something a little different during this shopping trip, and Instagramed the different outfits to help get the opinions of my readers. Some of the reactions were "no!" but I got a lot of "You must buy that!" You can click on any of my images to see everyone's reactions to the different outfits.
I loved all of the outfits, and I loved the prices even more! My son Andrew even Instagramed his outfit during our shopping trip.

This was the outfit that I selected for our holiday photos. I wanted something that was long and flowing since we were doing the pictures in a field. The dress hid all of my problem areas perfectly, and the price was only $40. That left me with extra money to purchase accessories to go along with it.

I also purchased this adorable sweater to help keep me warm on an upcoming trip I have planned to San Francisco.

Right now searsStyle is hosting a giveaway on the website Shop Your Way. One lucky winner will win 5,000,000 Shop Your Way Points just by following searsStyle. Learn more about this exciting holiday giveaway on the Shop Your Way website.

We are also happy to share an exclusive online discount available on the searsStyle Facebook page. Now you can get your holiday fashion at Sears while saving even more money.

The next day, Ella and I went to get our hair styled for our family pictures. I got so many compliments on my outfit, and people were shocked when I told them I got it at Sears. I was able to enjoy our family portrait session feeling glamorous in my new outfit from Sears.

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  1. Such a great set of shots. Can't believe you were able to create such stunning looks. Your final was the best! Sears certainly is surprising this holiday!

  2. It looks like you not only got some great stuff but had a lot of fun picking everything out! I also LOVE the sweater you chose and the family pics are fantastic!!

  3. Can't wait to see more of the family photo shoot!

  4. You look beautiful in that dress! Absolutely gorgeous!

  5. I LOVE the tan dress, but the one you picked is lovely as well. My Sears didn't have much of the Kardashian line which was a big bummer for me! I wanted to pick some of their stuff out as well, but I didn't find much that went with my pear-body type. :)

  6. I think your selection is perfect! I love that Sears has such affordable fashion now. And I'm with Amy, I can't wait to see more of your photo shoot. Such a beautiful family.

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