Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Ice Cream in the Park with Lulu*s




















I don't remember ever hearing an ice cream truck drive by my home in Hawaii when I was growing up - but that may have been due to the fact that I lived in the mountains and our subdivisions were unpaved for ages and not stocked with children in the summers. The first time I remember hearing those tinny songs playing was when I visited my grandparents on Oahu and, laying on the futon on the lanai or in the bedroom with a fan blowing across my sea-salt covered beach legs, I'd hear the little yellow truck driving by playing its endless song. There's something strange about ice cream trucks - they seem at once a bit scary (a disembodied, luring song), and on the other hand nostalgic and full of promise. If you could only time it just right, you could run down the driveway, and follow that simple song through the streets until the truck and the ice cream was yours. We always had ice cream sandwiches and drumsticks, a gallon of vanilla ice cream for root beer floats and popsicles in the freezer at our grandparents house, so we never chased the truck. But it seemed the perfect backdrop for summer nonetheless.

I'd been wanting to take a picnic with Ben in my new, very summery Lulu*s outfit, but the weather turned sour last week (chilly and cloudy) so we were forced back inside. The sun finally came out for a brief moment one afternoon and we decided to take advantage of the setting sun and warm park weather, sharing ice cream sandwiches in true summer fashion in our pretty park. We've been on a packaged summer treat kick lately - drumsticks (my favorite) and ice cream sandwiches, lemon and lime popsicles, you name it! Again, there's something so nostalgic about frozen summer snacks. I never feel like a grown up when I'm eating an ice cream cone or ice cream sandwich - the world seems easy and sweet and full of immense promise, of pools in the summer, and new love, freckled shoulder tans and the sound of an ice cream truck driving by.

Lulu*s has been so kind enough to offer U.S. and Canada readers 15% off your total purchase using the code LADIESINNAVY. Discount valid from 6/18/2013-6/22/2013.

Linking up with WIWW, Style Sessions, Random Wednesday, Keeping it Casual, Favorite Fashion Friday.

57 comments

  1. what a cute post! i haven't had an ice cream sandwich in way too long...

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  2. Oh my gosh. You are killing me. The outfit AND the ice cream. I am so jealous of your Lulu*s hall, they are freaking amazing!!

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  3. Oh gosh, such a cute outfit! Loving the cool mint / blue accessories... my favorite color for this season :)

    Best,
    Danielle
    http://awriterinlove.blogspot.com

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  4. This is such a happy cute summer outfit! You look great and the heels you're wearing are amazing!
    xx Rena

    Kiss and Make Up

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  5. you are just too adorable!

    xxS

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  6. Those are cute sunglasses, dress and everything in this outfit. Simple ice sandwiches are my favorite kind of ice cream. HAPPY SUMMER.

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  7. Wow, that color palette is really great! I love the bright blue and the pink dress paired together. And those heels are stunning!

    Style by Joules

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  8. Such a cute, cute outfit all around!

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  9. Loving the color combos you have here! Gorgeous. Your shoes are amazing!

    xox Lara www.weheartbeautyblog.com

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  10. You look gorgeous girl!! I love the colors on that dress mixed with your pretty turquoise necklace!! Such a fab outfit!

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  11. I love the use of colours,you look very pretty.

    www.stylemekim.blogspot.com

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  12. this is adorable! That dress is the perfect little a line

    love it!

    xo, Nina
    afterthe40barfinish.blogspot.com

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  13. zuckersüßes kleid! Liebst die twins

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  14. These photos are fabulous! And I want an ice cream sandwich now :) I love that dress and those shoes!!!

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  15. Cute! Love the outfit - the colors are lovely together :)

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  16. I love that outfit! Perfect for ice cream in the park!
    xx
    http://thescreensiren.com

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  17. The print on the dress is so pretty! And you're really making me want an ice cream sandwich!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Zappos Giveaway!

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  18. love lulu's - i need to check them out soon for some pretty summer dresses. and that ice cream looks so perfect for a hot day!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

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  19. What a beautiful, summery dress. I adore the purse!

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  20. So chic and lovely ! The pastel colors look wonderful on you ;)

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  21. very cute look .. :3

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  22. I love this dress, the colours are so pretty. Cute shoes too

    Style n love, jamaica
    Dania

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  23. This entire outfit is perfection!!! Love that dress!

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  24. What a perfect summer dress - the pastel colors are so pretty. xx Kat

    Love and Ace

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  25. Beautiful dress! These pictures are too fun with the ice cream! Love it..
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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  26. That is my favorite ice-cream and I love that dress and the heels! So cute!

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  27. Ohh the ice cream truck, that sure does bring back memories. You look gorgeous in that pretty, pastel dress! I love everything about this - ice cream in the park!

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  28. Super cute, especially the shoes, and now I WANT an ice cream sandwich!

    Sarah @ Life As Always

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  29. Beautiful colors with the dress and shoes!

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  30. Ah I saw a dress similar to this on Piperlime the other day! It looks adorable on you...I love the pastel colors!

    Jacqueline
    www.purelypeanut.com

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  31. I love these colors! The dress is perfect and those sunglasses are too cute:)

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  32. The watercolor print is so perfect for summer. I don't think I've ever gotten ice cream from an ice cream truck :( I saw them all the time when I was little but not anymore.

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  33. I really love this outfit, especially that gorgeous dress! It all looks so great on you.
    xx Sarah
    sarah kate style

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  34. Turquoise accents are super cute! Great pics!
    xo
    Boho Bunnie

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  35. Really nice photos!! Love the necklace and sunnies!! :)
    Do you want to follow each other on bloglovin, let me know?!

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  36. I am in LOVE with that dress! It's beautiful on you :) I love the shoes too!

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  37. I absolutely love that dress, the colours are amazing on you!

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  38. The dress...the shoes...the bag...the ice cream bar! I need to live in these photos. Gosh I wish I were Mary Poppins, I would pop right in haha

    TIffany Ima
    <a href="http://stylehonestly.blogspot.com>Style Honestly</a>

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  39. The colors in that dress are gorgeous!!

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  40. Gorgeous photos. I love that dress! You're making me want an ice cream now :)
    Charlotte
    www.winstonandwillow.com

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  41. YOu look gorgeous! I love everything about your outfit. If you get a chance, please link up your outfit to my What We Wore Party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/06/what-we-wore-2.html

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  42. This entire outfit is absolutely perfect!! You are a dream :)

    Thanks for linking up with Style Sessions!

    Lauren xx
    www.stylelixir.com

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  43. What a lovely dress! I can definitely picture you eating an ice cream cone enjoying the sunshine (when it decides to come out)!
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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  44. You look beautiful! I love your pastel dress and the turquoise accessories!

    Xo,
    Rachel Ashley
    http://fashionablyliving.com

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  45. That dress is gorgeous! I love your turquoise accessories with it :) Stopping by from the Favorite Fashion Friday Link Up!

    Katie
    Style Diary

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  46. This is such a pretty outfit! I am in love with the colors you wore xx

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  47. Love the colorful dress and the cute bag! Super pretty.

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  48. So pretty ! AND those SHOES! LOVE!

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  49. Love the pops of turquoise.
    Thanks for linking up. Hope to see you back Friday.
    Tara
    Penniless Socialite
    June Group Giveaway!

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  50. Gorgeous dress! And love the bright necklace!


    ~Bristol
    colourmebristol.blogspot.com

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