I hope your Memorial Day weekend is off to a great start! It's easy to forget the reason for the holiday when your Instagram feed and your email inbox are brimming with sales and promos, all urging you to fill your wardrobe and empty your bank account. Let's take a minute to remember the real reason for the long weekend, the men and women who lost their lives protecting our freedom and serving our country. Thank you to our Armed Services, past and present, for your incredible dedication! Certainly feel free to score some cute clothes, soak up some sun at the lake, take a picnic... but be sure to remember our service men and women!
My puppy and I decided to take a picnic! We took dad along to work the camera! ;)
If you don't already know, this beautiful mutt is our fur baby, Ritzy Rae. Patrick and I adopted her from the Lexington Humane Society when she was just 10 weeks old. At that time, she weighed 24 pounds. Now she is 4 years old and weighs about 90 pounds. She's mellow, mopey, and magnificent. We just adore her.
How perfectly patriotic is this dress? Bell sleeves and cold shoulder? Rickrack and tassels? Sign me up.
I snagged it at Target for like 13 bucks, though it is still listed online for $27.99. It also comes in burnt orange with maroon trim.
It is casual, comfy, cute, and on trend! I think it would also be adorable over a baby bump if any mommies-to-be are looking for a cute dress for Memorial Day or the 4th!
OK, you caught me. The picnic basket in the previous photos was empty. >_<
However, I staged a picnic in my backyard for your benefit! I topped some Greek Gods Honey Strawberry yogurt with fresh berries. I also sliced some fresh mozzarella, halved some cherry tomatoes, and dressed some lettuce with olive oil and balsamic vinegar for a tasty take on caprese salad. I also want to give these Jalapeno Cornbread Crisps a shoutout! I stumbled upon them at Walmart and they are bomb.com!
These earrings are old as the hills. I have no idea where I got them. However, I do know that you can never have too many pearls.
My bag and shoes are vintage Charming Charlie, my favorite label.
So what are your plans for Memorial Day? Let me know in the comments!