Every year, my siblings and I go together to get our mom something for Christmas. The last few years, we’ve given her a KitchenAid mixer, a sewing serger and a porch swing. This year, my sister had a great idea that we should get a family portrait taken and then we could gift Mom a big print of us all.

Coordinating a time that works for over twenty people to get together is a nightmare in itself. Coordinating what everyone should wear is another nightmare. My sister and I wanted each family to wear a different color in the photo so Mom could easily say “this is Kim’s family”, etc. But we were in the minority, and it was voted that everyone should be color coordinated and wear gray, white and/or denim.

I ended up ordering all of my kids new outfits, because apparently they own nothing gray or white. I figured I would surely have something in my closet to wear, but after trying on several outfits, I didn’t like anything I tried to pair together.

And then the box from prAna arrived at my door. I received the Stacia sweater in Charcoal grey to review.

Stacia Sweater

This 100% organic cotton sweater with dolman sleeves is super soft, and I love the novelty stitching. I believe it’s dressy enough to wear for our family photos, yet casual enough to wear with jeans for any adventure.

Kim in prAna sweater

This sweater has a relaxed fit, so I probably could’ve got by with wearing a size medium (I’m wearing a size large in the photo above).

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As for our family portraits, there ended up being a death in the photographer’s family, so our photo for Mom may have to wait until next year. Maybe we can pick a new clothing color by then.