Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Patterned Picnics













On me - Dress: Gap; Top: Forever 21 (similar 1, similar 2); Belt: H&M; Shoes: ShoeDazzle; Sunglasses: Ray-Bans
On Ben - Top: Old (similar); Shorts: H&M; Shoes: Sperry Topsider

When the weather spikes to 80 degrees here, it's always time for some after-work park picnicking. Ben picked me up from work in this ensemble, pictured above, and I was shocked to see him entering the world of pattern mixing (on his own). Without my guidance, he'd also paired it with ankle socks and athletic shoes with a hole in the toe. So close...

Once I'd had him change into his sperrys, we enjoyed some appetizers and macarons in the park and soaked up some afternoon sun before sleepily heading back inside. It has been a long week and it's only  Wednesday morning. What gives? Hope you're all getting through this week with more ease and, well, joy, than I am! 

54 comments

  1. great dress on u and LOVE those shoes!

    XO Meghan

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  2. Love the mix of colors! Also, yay for Ben!!!

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  3. love the photo of you laughing - you look so pretty! and mmm french macarons, my favorite :)
    xoamy
    www.cupcakesncouture.com

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  4. Such a gorgeous dress!! And those macaroons look amazing!!
    xx
    http://thescreensiren.com

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  5. This week is going sooooooo slowly for me too! oh I just need the weekend :)

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  6. You look adorable... I love that look and the mix of patterns. Perfect look for summer!
    xo Dina
    Sweetest Somethings

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  7. Macarons? That's my kinda picnic! And I love your skirt!

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  8. Aw he looks so cute! My hubby once came out wearing green argyle socks and flipflops... Ha!

    The Occasional Indulgence

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  9. The butterfly print is so cute! Your picnic looks like a lot of fun!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
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  10. what a cute dress, u'r so pretty!
    Chiara
    ♡EFFENSHION

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  11. Hey cutie! LOVE this outfit! The color is HOT!

    xo
    Melissa
    http://sweetstylesbymelissa.blogspot.com

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  12. Those macarons look so yummy! And you look so pretty in these pictures. I love your dress. xx. McKenna Lou
    www.lynnandlou.com

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  13. super pretty dress!! mmm macarons!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  14. This outfit is gorgeous! I love all of the pictures girl!

    http://www.leopardmartini.com/

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  15. Love the color of that dress! I wish I loved Macarons, though. I just can't get into them!!

    Jill
    Classy with a Kick

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  16. Very nice photos!! :)

    Do you want to follow each other, let me know?!

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  17. you're absolutely gorgeous! you look like blake lively (I find her really pretty but if you don't, I'm sorry I didn't mean to offend you)

    great pictures! the colours are terrific!

    http://snippitydoodah.blogspot.com

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  18. Oh my goodness - the colors in your outfit are perfect! You are so pretty - I love your freckles!

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  19. Your top is beautiful.

    I love how your bf put together a great outfit but then wore shoes with a hole, that is totally something my bf would do. I am totally impressed with his pattern mixing tho!

    Robyn xo
    www.whats-hanging.com

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  20. Wow, I love this! The dress and top pair so well together! Great colors!

    Style by Joules

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  21. Gorgeous! Love the print of your top and the skirt together. lol I dress my man too! Although he isn't ready for pattern mixing just yet, hehe.

    xox Lara www.weheartbeautyblog.com

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  22. Love the color of the top and skirt! I'm all about vibrant shades in the summertime. Great shoes too!

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  23. Looks like an amazing time! Love the top..
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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  24. I love how you styled everything. The color is perfect and the top is adorable! You look great

    www.pinsneedlesfashion.com

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  25. Great photos! The lighting is perfect.

    Yesterday, I had macarons from the 6th Ave. farmers' market and they were excellent! And so cheap compared to macarons here in Seattle! Only $1.25! Where did you get your macarons?

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  26. So pretty:)

    xo,
    http://mariachloes.blogspot.com/

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  27. the red on red is just gorgeous! Wow, kudos to Ben for entering the world of pattern mixing on his own!

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  28. You look so girly and so beautiful in this dress!
    We bloggers for sure make a big impact on our close-ones! Even my husband has started taking risks while dressing up! LOL..
    risingcolors.blogspot.in

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  29. Haha, love this story. Boys are too funny but at least he got the important part down! Your look is flawless...loving these shoes with the dress.

    xo Amy

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  30. Oooh I adore that butterfly pattern!

    Sarah @ Life As Always

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  31. Macarons! My sister and I are obsessed with those!
    I love your shirt with the skirt, so cute! And the belt really pulls it together.

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  32. Really gorgeous dress and those macaroons looks sooo good!
    Charlotte
    www.winstonandwillow.com

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  33. Love the picnic idea! I have not had one in what seems like forever!

    XO,
    http://sororitygirlintherealworld.blogspot.com/

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  34. Loving the monochrome-ness of this!!

    xo, Nina
    afterthe40barfinish.blogspot.com

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  35. Love this skirt and top. Gorgeous. Visiting from the link up. Stop by and enter my sephora giveaway and link up tomorrow for my weekly Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday Link Up.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  36. Love the red look, bright and perfect for a sunny day. These macarons look so yummy, they're my favourite thing!
    xo
    http://polkadottedpearl.com

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  37. Looking pretty..Love your dress!

    Greetings from India
    http://unityinfashion.com

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  38. Adore this combination. The color is perfection on you. Lovely, as always. Fabulous post, love.

    xo, Anna

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  39. lovely blog :)
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  40. Pretty! That color is amazing on you!

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  41. That dress is so sweet, pretty color on you! A picnic sounds amazing right now... especially ones with macarons :)
    xx, Emily
    shell chic'd

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  42. what a beautiful dress, that colour looks great on you!

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  43. Love that bright color on you!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  44. Gorgeous photos. I love your shoes!

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  45. Your blog is just too cute, I had to follow! Love all of your beautiful photos, especially the one of the macaroons! Can't wait to keep up with your blog!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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