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Katrina Dick: Don’t go broke trying to look good for your Christmas card

December 6, 2018

Courtesy of Katrina Dick

Hello all. I hope your week has been well. Mine has been filled baking, decorating, and Christmas shopping; so I guess you could say it has been pretty great.

I love this time of year so much. Most of us do, and most of us try to savor every minute we can. It all goes by so fast and if we don’t stop every once in a while and capture the moment, it will be gone before we know it.

This time of year sees a boom in professional photography, as a lot of folks want to get family pictures done for Christmas cards and keepsakes. We did it last year, and if time permits, will try it again this year. There are so many great ways to make Christmas photos look amazing, with props and makeup, but what about the outfits? Last year we all wore buffalo plaid shirts for ours, but I’m thinking this year we may go a different route. Everyone matching is cute, but it’s also important that the photos showcase everyone’s individual personality, including their sense of style.

While we may feel compelled to run to the mall to spend a fortune on everyone’s outfits, it’s also important to know that you might already have everything you need, or you could at least save some money by checking near the sock aisle at Walmart!

Check out the outfit pictured. It would be a great outfit to wear for family photos, especially ones taken outside. The hat came from Target and was around $14. The poncho is from Charlotte Russe and was also around $14-$15.

If you have searched and searched and still can’t find anything in your closet, head to Walmart. They have hats just like this one for around $7 and ponchos for around $15. There is no need to be spending a bunch of money on new clothes for pictures that are already going to cost you a bunch of money. Plus, ponchos are really trendy right now, and can be worn a variety of ways. Dressing it up with dark jeans and tall boots is great for pictures or a nice dinner, but changing into leggings and booties or flat riding boots would make it a great outfit to wear while strolling around enjoying Christmas lights or visiting with family. Another upside to ponchos is that if you wear one with a long sleeve shirt underneath, you can stay just as warm as you would wearing a coat.

Professional photos are great, especially this time of year, but don’t go broke trying to look your best. I’ve got you covered.

Have a great week and happy shopping!

Katrina Dick is a lifelong Wayne County resident who is looking to inspire others in Wayne how to not only be frugal when shopping, but be stylish while saving.

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