Rose Sangria

July 4, 2015

rose sangria recipe M Loves M @marmar
Happy 4th of July everyone! If you're looking for a fun drink to make today, or anytime this summer, try this Rose Sangria. Rose is having a major moment right now {I have the iPhone case to prove it!}, and it tastes so great with fresh fruit. I almost feel like a rose makes more sense than red or white wine in a sangria, don't you think? You can use other fruit in this recipe, like blueberries or peaches, so feel free to experiment. We drank this the other night while we were grilling pizzas and it was so yummy and refreshing!
rose sangria recipe M Loves M @marmar
rose sangria recipe M Loves M @marmar
rose sangria recipe M Loves M @marmar

Rose Sangria

1 bottle rose {I like the Santa Margarita Rose}
1/4 cup rum
2 Tablespoons apple liquor
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 cup raspberries
1 1/2 cups quartered strawberries
1 1/2 cups seltzer
mint, as garnish {optional}

Mix the wine, liquor and sugar in pitcher, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Then add the raspberries and strawberries. Refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours, or up to a day. Just before serving, add the seltzer water.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


the friday five

July 3, 2015

the friday five subtle patriotic outfit M Loves M @marmar

With 4th of July tomorrow, I thought I'd put together a patriotic Friday Five! 

These BLUE REFLECTIVE AVIATORS have been a favorite of mine for awhile. They look AMAZING on, especially when you're by the pool or beach. The blue is just perfect for summer!

I love a floral and this BOW-BACK TANK IN ITALIAN FLORAL is so pretty! I love the loose silhouette, which is comfortable during hot summer days. 

Who can resist these WHITE SHORTS with the subtle pom detail? They're easy to pull on/off so they'd be a great choice over a swimsuit! 

WHITE NAIL POLISH is so pretty against tanned skin and it's hard to not resist wearing it all summer long! The Blanc shade is a good go-to!

How cute are these BLUE STRIPE ESPADRILLES? I love love love them! The lace-up detail is pretty and feminine and the stripes would go with so much!

If you're interested in any 4th of July Sales {who isn't?!}, check out these ones below:

Anthropologie- Extra 20% off Summer Tag Sale items with code SALEAWAY
West Elm- Extra 20% off Clearance Items with code SPARKED
Neiman Marcus- Extra 35% off Sale Items
Forever 21- Extra 30% off Sale Items with code Extra30
Banana Republic- Extra 50% off all Sale Items with code BRGOBIG
Madewell- Extra 20% off all Sale Items with code Meta20
J.Crew- Extra 40-50% off all Final Sale Items with code LONGWEEKEND
Nasty Gal- Extra 40% off all Sale Items
Old Navy- 30% off with code VERYGOOD
Lulu & Georgia- up to 25% off
Ruche- Under $10, $20, $30, and $40 sales!

Happy Friday everyone!



patriotic fourth of july outfit M Loves M @marmar
Blue and white stripes with a pop of red. Seems pretty Americana if you ask me! The 4th of July is tomorrow so I am wearing this trio of primary colors all weekend long. I love this blue striped dress, and the fact that the red belt is removable makes it versatile for the rest of summer. I didn't want to overdo it with red shoes {it totally crossed my mind!}, so I kept the accessories more neutral but added in a pop of red lipstick. I'm really loving this new red lipstick I got the other week. It's so pretty and vibrant!
patriotic fourth of july outfit with striped dress M Loves M @marmar
blue and white striped dress from eliza j with red belt and nude tote M Loves M @marmar
striped dress with chain collar necklace M Loves M @marmar
patriotic fourth of july outfit M Loves M @marmar
patriotic fourth of july outfit with blue and white striped dress with red belt from nordstrom on M Loves M los angeles fashion blogger @marmar
dress Eliza J, shoes Loeffler Randall {in black}, sunglasses Karen Walker Super Duper, tote Ted Baker, lipstick Clinique Cherry Pop, necklace similar, ring Kendra Scott

I hope all you US readers enjoy the holiday weekend! Are you spending it at the beach, pool or with a bbq? I'm hoping to get to the beach tomorrow morning for a bit and then we're having a fun block party with our neighbors, friends, and family. I can't wait to eat tacos and make s'mores!

Check back later this afternoon for a Friday Five and tomorrow I'll be posting a fun drink recipe that will be great for a weekend party!

photos by Valorie Darling

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