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Family Style: Arlo’s First Valentine’s Day


Family Style - Valentine's Day

I’ve been talking for awhile about starting this series… and here we (finally) are!! This was born out of two things, 1) Jeff and I are insanely good at unintentionally matching or coordinating. Does this just happen once you’ve been together for a decade!? Ha! The frequency with which we get dressed separately and match is nuts. And 2) I love intentionally matching Arlo. Sorry, the whole mommy and me matching thing is REAL and I am ON BOARD!

So when you combine that all together, you get our new family style series! The whole fam will be popping by to share some of our favorite outfits and tips on how to coordinate with your fam without, you know, all wearing matching solid color t-shirts circa that family reunion photo your parents forced you to take. 😉 Arlo’s first Valentine’s Day seemed like a good place to start, so here we go!

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Let’s talk patterns for a minute. They’re a really great way to coordinate without matching. Try mixing plaids, stripes, florals, etc. throughout the fam. Each pattern should share at least one color/hue with another pattern you’re using.

I love mixing up the size of the patterns, too, like Arlo’s narrow stripes with my big and bold floral!

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Photos by Jeff Mindell

On Me:
Shirt | Overalls | Shoes from Urban Outfitters (similar)
Earrings | Clutch | Lipstick

On Jeff:
Shirt from Zanerobe | Pink Hoodie
Jeans | Shoes

On Arlo:
Onesie | Overalls
Cardigan | Shoes | Hat

If you have any specific Qs about dressing your fam, leave ’em below and we’ll try to answer in a future post!! Yay!


  • Brittany

    Adorable! My husband and I have been together for almost eight years and we accidentally coordinate all the time. We were so coordinated the other day, when we went to our favorite Chinese restaurant, the owner asked if she could take a picture of us and put it on her website. Lol.

  • valentines day wishes

    Wow dear so beautiful pics. loved it.

  • Gabrielle

    You all look so amazing! Love that floral shirt on you Kelly!

    • Kelly

      Thanks Gabrielle!! I haven’t bought any floral prints in awhile but I loved this one!!

  • Caitlin Lee

    Can I just say I LOVE the fact that you shop in the “girl’s” department for Arlo? (I wish there wasn’t a girl’s or boy’s department, but that’s a discussion for another day!) He’s going to grow up so well rounded and aadjusted! And just the coolest little dude.

    • Kelly

      Thank you!! It’s kinda crazy how outdated things are when it comes to kids clothes! Love shopping ALL the departments for him! 💖💖

  • Hester

    Too cute!! Outfit matching might well be a decade thing, the boyfriend and me have been together 11yrs and the amount of times he comes downstairs dressed very similar to me are crazy! The other day both of us, the baby and the even the dog were all in unintentionally matching checked shirts 😆

  • Kristina B

    This is SO CUTE! I love it! I am also a huge fan of that floral top!

  • Shantel

    Ahh! So much cuteness! Such a fun family!

  • gracie

    Such a cute post! Love following along with your family journey. Definitely using this for outfit inspo!!

  • Valentines Day My Love

    Amazing pic, and Arlo looks so cute. God bless him.

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