Tuesday, December 18, 2012

One Week Until Christmas!

I have only been thinking about Harper's First Christmas outfit since the day I found out that I was pregnant. And now here we are, a week away, and I have no idea what she is going to wear. Part of me wants her to wear a fancy dress... but part of me wants her to be comfy and festive and covered in bows! It probably goes without saying, but whatever I put her in will end up covered in drool & food anyway.

Here is my collection of favorite Christmas Day Outfits... for your little lady or gent!


 Cream Sweater Dress | Red Ruffle Tights | Plaid Headband
Reindeer Sweater Set | Lace Up Moccasin | Santa Overall

I am in LOVE with those big bow ballet flats. Our baby gap had them in black at one time but I couldn't get Harper's size. If anyone comes across an abundance of them in a 12 month size in your local store... send me an email! :) We may need to work something out!

For the next few days, we will be buried deep in wrapping paper & Christmas baked goods! If you follow me on Instagram (@jlgarvin) you may have seen this picture and my comment about how much I suck at wrapping gifts. I have visions in my mind about how I'd like the gifts to look, but I always end up with crooked wrapping, too much tape & a half assed bow that I tied too tight or too loose. I actually DO love wrapping gifts though... my favorite materials include kraft paper, bakers twine & washi tape! :) You can also create faux chalkboard gift tags with regular black card stock.


Aside from my failed gift wrapping attempts, I still have yet to get a perfect picture of Harpie Doodle in front of the Christmas tree.


So hold on to your antlers, people! The Christmas countdown is ON! :)

31 comments:

  1. OMG I am dying over the reindeer sweater set! I'm definitely going to have to pick that up for my little guy to wear next year for the holidays :) So cute! I'll check out Baby Gap for you on the flats...maybe we've got a few in AZ.

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  2. Love the festive attire!!! I also have been thinking of what my little Waverly would wear for some time now ... And still have no plan!!! It will be one of those last minute decisions. They will look super cute either way!! :)

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  3. I had the same outfit picks, the tights and white sweater dress.. love it!

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  4. I love the way you wrapped your gifts!! They look good in the picture!

    I have yet to get a good picture of my bug in front of the tree either...she's too busy trying to yank the ornaments off. Babies! ;)

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  5. I love all your picks! My little man will be wearing the red cable knit one piece on Christmas Eve :).

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  7. http://www.gymboree.com/shop/dept_item.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446013642&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306273536&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474395917465&bmUID=1355884798621&productSizeSelected=0&fit_type=

    These could be a close second to those adorable flats you're not able to find. The glitter I think goes great for the holiday season !

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  8. Harper looks so cute! & so big! Soon enough she'll be 1! (:

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  9. I saw those adorable flats at Baby Gap today & almost bought them! They only had one 0-3 pair (that still fit my 8 month old...), but the strap was broken. =(

    I'm all about decorating the baby for the holidays too! I can't decide if my girl will wear her red corduroy Baby Gap dress, or this (more comfy) one:
    http://www.toffeeappletummies.com.au/products/Bebe-Baby-Girl-Stripe-Dress-Red-White-Stripe.html (Which I got on MyHabit, not here).

    Love Harper's outfit in the last pic. Where's that from?

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  10. Who says she has to wear only 1 Christmas outfit?! Do a midday wardrobe change (or whenever she smears food or barfs all over her first outfit like my little lady does!) Merry Christmas. Kiss my ass. Kiss his ass. Kiss your ass. Happy Hanukkah!

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  11. I think the gift wrapping looks great! I love how personalized you have made them, I will have to try that next year! I've had a blast keeping up with your blog (we just got married in September, but I know when we're having our first little one I will be referring to your site a lot! :)

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  12. 1. I am dying over the Santa overalls. If I had a little one, I would make them wear those all year long.

    2. How do you think you suck at wrapping gifts?! I think your wrapping is adorable..and I love the idea of using a monogram or faux chalkboard as gift tags!

    3. Harper is way too cute.

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  13. I think you did a great job wrapping -- the gifts look fab! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  14. I love all of the baby girl stuff out for the holidays, but I seriously struggled (and I'm still struggling) to put together outfits for 3 days of Christmas for my son. I wanted a red long sleeve onesie to put under one of his flannel shirts and I cannot find one without a lacey bow at the neck for the life of me! Stores are not making it easy to think outside of the outfit box for baby boys this year. Boooooooo

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  15. Love that wrapping! Mine always ends up in a gift bag...I can't mess those up!

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  16. You should do both! her fancy outfit on Christmas Eve and her comfy outfit on Christmas day :)
    btw. she looks wayyyyy to cute on that last picture. her face is just precious!

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  17. funny you mention those baby gap flats...we bought the red and i've been on the hunt for the black for what seems like forever with no luck! i'll keep my eyes out for you

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  18. She is so cute and squeezable! Hope y'all have an amazing first Christmas. Enjoying all these frequent holiday posts.

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  19. Thank you for posting little gentleman outfits too! I love it! I only wish baby gap still had the sizes I need for my Owen. I hope you can find those red bow ballet flats-they are adorable!! I only have an outlet store near me in FL but I'll take a look! Good luck getting the perfect christmas tree picture, where theres a will, theres a way!! Merry Christmas Garvins! :)

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  20. Have you tried gap.com for those flats?

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  21. Have you tried gap.com for those flats?

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  22. Very cute! My little one is the same...as soon as I break out the camera it's all business! WTH kid!? We got those ballet flats and they are FAB! I'll take a look at our local Gap. But last I checked it was mostly teeny sizes.

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  23. She is so cute!! Love all the Christmas attire! :)

    XOXO, Mariah

    http://mariahhopkins.blogspot.com/

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  24. Love the way you wrapped and decorated your gifts... so creative! Harper's attire is to darn cute!
    Www.lyndsey-littleharper.blogspot.com

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  25. Oooh she just gets cuter! Love, love, love her style!

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  26. I just got that grey sweatedress for my daughter at old navy for 7.50! They had 50 off clearance items..Im in Canada though so not sure if its everywhere, such a cute dress!

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  27. I found these baby gap red bow flats on ebay! They look really similar! (I emailed you too)

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-baby-Gap-Red-Patent-Leather-Ribbon-Bow-Holiday-Party-Shoes-6-12-months-/181048194813?pt=US_Baby_Toddler_Shoes&hash=item2a275036fd

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  28. i so wish I would have saw this post sooner, ive had a hard time trying to figure out what my lil man is going to wear on christmas too, and that reindeer outfit is adorable! but i doubt it would get here in time for christmas now. lol
    the sweet life of a southern wife

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  29. hello! someone told me about you blog and how cute it is and that you alwayd have cute headbands on your little babe. i make turbans and they all come in little sizes ;) lemonsandlace.com

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  30. I bought those red ballet baby gap flats a couple weeks ago & have my little one in them on almost a daily basis because they are just THAT CUTE!! Your Harper girl is adorable & I love following your blog...its actually the only blog I do & have ever followed! :))

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