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Article: Creating Memories...and Styling Your EleStory (Part TWO)

Creating Memories...and Styling Your EleStory (Part TWO)

As promised, I am writing the second part to a two-part series (first part can be found HERE) some tips for "Styling Your EleStory" pieces. For our little outing in San Francisco last month, June and I opted for one of my all time favorite mommy and me sets I've designed: the Enchanted Lace ensemble (her dress and my skirt here).

Since I had chosen a chambray shirt to pair with my other skirt, the Midi Skirt in Lilac, I decided that an all cream look for the Enchanted Lace set would be so elegant and have a more dressed-up feel. (But at the end of this post, I'll show you a few other looks from other momma's to see other posibilities!)

I found a cream sweater with a simple scalloped neckline (actually from Jcrew again!) and really love how simple and understated it is. It doesn't feel overly formal but not as casual as the chambray shirt.

By the way, the owner of Miette (the sweets shop in Hayes Valley San Francisco) was incredibly gracious, and let us shoot away! This is a must-visit place if you're ever in the neighborhood.

We also brought her newest friend Uni (made by Daintycheeks) wearing a miniature version of our Enchanted Lace dress, to be part of this special mother-daughter shoot. These Uni Dolls are available only for a limited time until 3/15, you really don't want to miss out -- they are to die for! I cannot stop staring at the dolls they are amazing! And June couldn't get over the matching dresses with her Uni!

And...I suppose it's only right for the hubby to crash our photoshoot - holiday photos? Check! (Thanks Jenny!) For full disclaimer, I did not choose his sports coat for him, but I think it actually looked good with our all cream ensemble.

June seemed very excited to be kissed on both cheeks by her mommy and daddy. Oh our silly girl!

For jewelry, because of the scalloped neckline I decided to keep it simple and not have any statement jewelry, but you can certainly add one to add a little bling, as long as your collar or top doesn't feel like it's fighting for attention.

As for shoes, I had brought my ballet flats (I have a pair in pink just like June's!) but decided at the last minute to keep my espadrilles on. They gave the outfit an even more casual feel, so I went with it.

Lastly, here are a couple of gorgeous momma's who wear the Enchanted Lace ensemble beautifully as well.

• Tarah Sweeney Photography - love the hat, and the sweater and shoes!

• Tumbling Sparrow Photography captured @jessica_clarkcreative in a beautiful indoor setting. And here's the chambray shirt look by Jessica!

I hope you enjoyed seeing how to style our EleStory pieces! We would love to see how you style yours! Just tag us @elestory #elestory and #elestyle!

Thank you for reading,

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