When Nordstrom reached out and asked me if I was interested in partnering with them on a post about mens fashion two quick thoughts ran through my head. The first one was “awesome.. I just already bought Kenny so many fun clothes for Fall!” Followed quickly by my second thought which was “shoot.. now I’m going to have to photograph him in them..” I knew all too well that a photoshoot featuring my husband would be more work than it was worth! He is so sarcastic and takes nothing I do seriously.
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Perfect example. First picture we took. I said smile and he did this. Then when I told him he was going to have to take this serious and help me out he answered “babe.. I’m the new face of Nordstrom.. don’t give me any grief.”
Then he laughed at himself which always makes me crack up too and before I knew it we were laughing and getting absolutely nothing done.
Pretty much how I envisioned this experience going down. :)
Just when we had stopped laughing and were ready to try again a little someone appeared outside and wanted to join the party.
I decided at this point ‘if you can’t beat em join em’ and just gave up trying to control the photoshoot. I started snapping pictures of whatever they threw at me. :)
I did manage to catch a few sweet moments between the two of them. Love my boys! Even though they both drive me completely crazy. :) I also really love this cotton/cashmere sweater. SO much that I bought it in two colors for him!
He was a good sport and agreed to try it on in both colors for me to make up for his earlier shenanigans. ;) Isn’t the teal fun!? I loved the teal and the tan, but it also comes in a grey and a darker blue. Kenny is lucky that he can dress pretty casual at his office for work so this is the type of stuff he wears every day. He’s had these shoes for almost two years. They have held up so well and are still his favorites!
The rest of the pictures I just snapped of Kenny when he was wearing the clothes I wanted to share with you all. Much easier than a planned photoshoot with this one! Getting ready to make the morning eggs. He makes me and Ellie scrambled eggs for breakfast most mornings and some evenings when El comes home from dance hungry. Bad things happen when I try to scramble eggs.. ha!
This was a few weeks ago when he was heading to the mountains! Which sounds so nice right now because we are having a massive heat wave. He hasn’t been able to wear his new jacket since but I know he will wear it out this winter. Especially when we visit family in Utah. I love this jacket! It’s lightweight but also really warm and comfortable. The color is a favorite too. I was excited when I found this for him.
I buy my husband a new vest every Fall because I love him in them. :) This crewneck sweater looks good on its own and is perfect for layering. When I bought him Cole Hann shoes in blue last year I wondered how much he would wear them, but they look good with so many outfits! He wears them all the time.
I was waiting one morning before he headed out the door to work to take a picture of him in this sport shirt, but his “hang on two seconds while I check this e-mail” turned into minutes and I couldn’t wait. So this is what we got. Pretty typical scene in my house anyway. :) LOVE this shirt. The slim fit dress shirts from Nordstrom are our favorites for him because they have such a nice flattering fit and are comfortable. This one doesn’t wrinkle much either.. bonus!
This week we had our family pictures taken.. ahh! What an exhausting ordeal that always is! Getting everyone in coordinating clothes and cleaned up and to the correct location on time. Then smile and look your happiest when everyone is completely exhausted and over it before the photoshoot even starts.. sounds familiar!? Ha ha.. :)
But we made it! Took pictures in 90 degree heat with my boys in sweaters, but they survived and if I can just get at least one pic of everyone smiling for a Christmas card this year I’ll be a happy mom! Fingers crossed. I snapped these pics with my phone when we were done with the photoshoot. Boys were in great moods after it was all over!
I bought this textured color block sweater for Kenny for pictures and I love it so much! Can’t wait for it to cool off so he can wear it again. Such a nice sweater and he loves the way it fits. I told him I was so jealous of his role in family pictures. He met us at the location from work and just put on what I gave him to wear. That’s it! His role. I pick a photographer, pick a location, put together coordinating outfits for the whole family (which moms know is a lot of work!), get me plus all the kids ready and out the door on time (which moms know is an even bigger amount of work!). Then I’ll choose the picture to use, choose a card, get them made, update addresses, get the envelopes addressed, mail them out.. etc. etc. etc. Kenny meets us somewhere and puts on a new sweater.
Like I said.. jealous. ;) Lucky for him I LOVE giving and receiving Christmas cards so it’s worth the work to me!
*Btw.. Kole is wearing this cute fleece sweatshirt and these Chino Pants. I forgot to include them in the recent boys Fall fashion post I wrote! My post on girls Fall fashion is here too if you missed it. The whole family is taking turns being the new face of Nordstrom.. Ha! ;)
These boys just don’t know how good they have it! ;)
Huge thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post and for keeping my husband comfortable and looking his best!
And to my babe.. thanks for volunteering to be “the new face of Nordstrom.” I don’t know about that.. but I do know I’m lucky to have you. Sarcasm and all.