watercolor

July 30, 2014

what to wear to a summer wedding via M Loves M {click through for more photos}
Over the weekend I went to my sister-in-law's wedding in San Diego. The wedding was a mixture of outdoor rooftop and indoor ballroom so I wanted to wear an outfit that I would stay comfortable and cool in. This layered cami dress in a pretty watercolor print was perfect! The silk material was light and prevented me from getting too hot during the late afternoon ceremony and sunset dinner. The print on this dress stands out in a pretty and feminine way and complimented Matthew's beige suit. I sure love any excuse seeing my guy dressed up!
asos watercolor print dress with karen walker sunglasses via M Loves M
asos layered cami dress and joe's jeans sandal mules, M Loves M
easy summer outfit via M Loves M {click through for more photos}
watercolor print dress, M Loves M
what to wear to a summer wedding via M Loves M {click through for more photos}
dress ASOS, shoes James Jeans, sunglasses Karen Walker {also love it in black!}, necklace Capwell Copurse Darling

favorite watercolor prints:





What's your favorite summer wedding attire? It's funny because I totally realized how many white dresses I have when I was packing for the weekend. I was like, "Nope I can't wear that one..or that one.. does a white skirt count?!" I definitely love my white summer outfits!

Happy Wednesday!

xox

watermelon mint cocktail {with non-alcoholic version}

July 29, 2014

watermelon and mint cocktail (with non-alcoholic version too) via M Loves M, (click through for recipe)
Watermelon is one of my favorite fruits during the summertime. It makes me think of bbqs and pool parties! Watermelon is so refreshing to eat on it's own, or in a salad with feta cheese and mint {yum!}. I also love it in drink form so I decided to use it in a cocktail with one of my favorite liquors, St. Germain Elderflower. Every drink I've had with St. Germain is amazing so I decided to finally buy it. This watermelon cocktail with mint and lime juice is so delicious that I also made a non-alcoholic version since they can be a little too easy to knock back! You'll thank me for both!
recipe for a watermelon mint cocktail via M Loves M (click through for recipe)
recipe for a watermelon mint cocktail via M Loves M (with non-alcoholic version)
a watermelon mint cocktail via M Loves M (click through for recipe and non-alcoholic version)

Watermelon Mint Cocktail
makes 1 cocktail

INGREDIENTS
1.5 fl. oz. vodka
1 fl. oz. St. Germain Elderflower Liquor
2 fl. oz. Watermelon Juice {puree a few slices of watermelon, rind removed, in blender}
5 mint leaves
0.5 fl. oz lime juice
0.5 fl. oz. agave nectar

1 watermelon ball or slice, for garnish
1 mint leaf, for garnish

DIRECTIONS
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and ingredients, shake well for 10 seconds and pour into tall glass. Garnish with watermelon and mint.

optional: this could also be made non-alcoholic with 3.5 fl. oz watermelon juice, 5 mint leaves, 1 fl. oz lime juice, 1 fl oz agave nectar and topped with soda water!
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Enjoy, you summer beauties! 

xox

classic botanical

July 28, 2014

striped top and floral skirt via M Loves M
This outfit is a little mix of dressed up and dressed down. Anytime I wear a midi skirt I feel like such a fancy lady but I decided to make it a little more appropriate for everyday with a striped top. I threw on these black and white heels to echo the combo in the top and added a bright yellow clutch for a little more color. Yellow always makes me feel a little happier, too! 
striped long sleeve top with midi skirt via M Loves M
floral skirt and justfab heels via M Loves M
long brown hair and striped top, M Loves M
oversized yellow clutch with striped top and floral midi skirt via M Loves M
top Nordstrom, skirt Chicwish, shoes JustFab, clutch Heather Belle {similar 1 and 2}, sunglasses Karen Walker Super Duper, bracelet Ily Couture


This weekend was such a fun whirlwind! Matthew and I went down to San Diego on Friday to celebrate his sister Rachel's wedding weekend. She made the most beautiful bride. I think this is only the third wedding we've been to after our own, and I still tear up every time. Weddings are such beautiful occasions and it's such an honor to be a part of a day the couple will remember for the rest of our lives. And I'm not gonna lie, kinda makes me want to have another wedding. To Matthew of course! Maybe at 10 years we'll renew our vows.  Any excuse for a pretty white dress and a party with cake! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend too! Can you believe it's the last week of July?! Summer, slow down pretty please!

xox

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