How are we already halfway through April?! It feels like we just put away Christmas decor, and now it's Easter and we're making our plans for Mother's Day weekend. Seriously, where does time go?! We just wrapped up Bluebonnets and Easter, and now we are prepping for Mother's Day minis - some of our most requested and our favorite sessions of the year. It's the sweet spot of Houston weather, spring blooms, and celebrations to host these gorgeous photo shoots. If you want to sign up for a session, grab yours here: https://sarastanleyphotos.bigcartel.com/product/ssp-mommy-me-sessions-2019
We know at this point, you've probably started looking online at some of your go-to shops for some outfit options for your session. I've been doing the same - my family is having a family session done for my mom's 60th birthday, and everyone is asking me what to wear! For the sake of not resorting to the all white and denim clad family of the early 2000s (no shame, we've all been there), I am going to share with you some of the things I've been sending to the girls in my family for inspiration - and most of it is from Amazon! Not much is better than that! Everything in blue below is a direct link -----
Top of the list: Chiffon Maxi Skirt in million different solid colors. Price tops out at $40, and it's actually a really nice quality skirt! I've known lots of girls who have used these as bridesmaid "dresses" with pretty neutral or floral tops, and they come highly recommended by photographers all over. It doesn't come with 2-Day Prime shipping, but it's worth paying for the shipping since it's such a steal! If you prefer a floral, these skirts here got the Amazon's Choice designation and are Prime!
Amazon is also KILLING IT in the women's dress game! They've got plenty with Prime shipping in all shapes, sizes, patterns, and materials to meet whatever it is you are looking for. All of these have lots of 4+ star reviews, and we've seen several clients wearing them recently. Even better, they are all under $40! This longer straight body dress comes in so many fun patterns with a very flattering 3/4 sleeve and v-neck that is just the right depth. This floral high-low dress comes in several beautiful floral patterns, and the flutter sleeve is the perfect Springy touch! If you want something a little more basic, this off the shoulder knit maxi comes in 5 gorgeous colors, and I just might buy this one for myself! I am a lover of all things stripes and solid, so this solid v-neck maxi t-shirt dress would be the winner for me!
As if Amazon wasn't already enough, two places we LOVE are having huge sales right now: Carly Jean Los Angeles (fair warning, you'll be hooked!) and LOFT (running 40% off!). Full disclosure, I just ordered 2 things from CJLA and 2 things from LOFT while putting together this blog...oops! No guilt here - none of this breaks the bank, and all of it would make for beautiful photos you'll treasure forever!