I am hoping to arrange a proper family portrait this summer. It feels like we’ve reached the right age and life stage where such formalities are appropriate — and I’ve realized, with increasing chagrin, that the number of photos we have of all of us together are few and far between. We also live across the street from Central Park and how can I pass up the opportunity to document this moment in our lives, when we are so close to such a beautiful urban landmark? I’m wondering if it would be too much to try to coordinate the portrait with micro’s Baptism in late summer — would be lovely to get photos not only in the Church but outside, in the park, in that late-August haze…
During recent sleepless nights, I have taken to daydreaming about what we might wear for such an occasion. I like the idea of something classic and timeless, but know Mr. Magpie will cringe at anything too matchy-matchy. Below, a couple of thoughts:
Family Portrait Outfit: Breezy Florals and Linens.
On me: Floral maxi (get the look for less with this or this midi-length style) with Polly Plume slides.
On Mr. Magpie: Linen suit jacket and linen trousers, Gucci drivers, Garrett Leight sunglasses, Ferragamo pocket square.
On mini: Floral dress (or this dress or this romper set), Namoo mary janes.
On micro: La Stupenderia linen romper (more on this epic brand and where to get it for less here) or this little suit (dying).
Family Outfit: Classic Blue + Whites.
On me: Staud dress with my Newbark bow slides or this stark white dress with these wedges.
On Mr. Magpie: white linen button-down, Sir Jack’s oyster belt (Mr. Magpie owns this exact style), blue linen trousers, Stubbs & Wootton slippers or mid-blue Tods.
On mini: this linen dress, these espadrilles — or this lovely La Coqueta and Elephantito mary janes.
On micro: gingham romper or this classic bloomer set, Baypods.
Family Outfit: All White Everything.
On me: this LSF dress (look for less with this).
On Mr. Magpie: classic RL oxford, khakis.
On mini: Luli & Me smocked dress or white pinafore dress.
On micro: Linen blend romper.
Family Outfit: Casual East Coast Navy Blue Look.
On me: navy crewneck sweater, white cropped pants, Chanel espadrilles. Or this denim dress withthese earrings.
On Mr. Magpie: flag sweater, navy pants, boat shoes. If wearing a sport coat look: this pocket square.
On mini: chambray dress or an anchor top and white jeans. Navy bow, of course.
On micro: navy sweater, jeans, canvas sneakers. Or this flag cotton coverall.
P.S. More spring looks and 5 spring trends to try.
P.P.S. Musings on making space for the newest little member of our family.
P.P.P.S. Just refreshed my baby registry to reflect some new discoveries and revisions. This is one of my most-visited and most-requested posts!