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    Five Favorites: Summer Wardrobe Staples + Summer Wardrobe Shopping Round-up

    Five Favorites: Summer Wardrobe Staples and Accessories | Oh Lovely Day

    I don’t know about you, but I love shopping for summer clothes and accessories! And since we’re now in the month of May (which seems impossible) it’s a great time to start stocking up on your summer wardrobe. I’m loving the rompers and jumpsuits this season and there are some really great ones available at very affordable prices. Target and Old Navy have some of my favorites. Add to that a great maxi dress, some chambray, and the perfect accessories and you can pretty much get through the summer with a few basic pieces. I’ve rounded up my five favorite looks for summer, plus a wardrobe round-up below that you can shop directly — because who has time to go into the store to try things on!? Just shop, try it on at home, and return what doesn’t work.

    So here are the only things for summer you’ll really need (aside from a swimsuit – you’re on your own there!) to stay cool, look chic, and feel comfy:  Read More »

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    Sweet & Simple Garden Party Wedding

    Sweet and Simple Garden Party Wedding | Amanda Watson Photography

    Big weddings, elaborate backdrops, crazy details – those are all great. But sometimes I just really love a sweet and simple wedding, and today’s garden party wedding is a breath of fresh air. From the bride’s fab retro style, to the simple DIY touches, it gets everything right. And best of all, it was totally and completely representative of the couple getting married.  Read More »

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    New York Vineyard Wedding

    New York Vineyard Wedding | Elizabeth Millay Photography

    After spending the long weekend with my sweetheart in Central Coast wine country, I’m in the mood for a vineyard wedding. And today’s New York vineyard wedding fits the bill perfectly. It has just the right amount of DIY, a fun atmosphere, lovely florals, and super pretty bridal attire. Oh, and a field of sunflowers.

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    Summer Signature Cocktail Recipe: Blueberry Lemonade Fizz from Valley & Co.

    Blueberry lemonade fizz from Valley & Co. | Rippee PhotographySummer weather has crept in around the Pacific Northwest. That can only mean one thing: cocktail time! This recipe is easy to make in a snap when guests show up for impromptu entertaining but would also make one pretty little signature drink at a wedding. Make them in batches in decorative glass pitchers!

    Valley & Co.’s Blueberry Lemonade Fizz

    Blueberry lemonade fizz from Valley & Co. | Rippee Photography

    For this cocktail you’ll need: 1 can San Pellegrino Limonata {you’ll need about a half for each drink} | 1 oz. good vodka {or light rum} for each drink | fresh blueberries | fresh mint | 1tsp. sugar

    Sprinkle a few blueberries into each bistro glass with sugar. Do a tiny bit of muddling.

    Blueberry lemonade fizz from Valley & Co. | Rippee Photography

    Pour your vodka into shot glasses for easy pouring and divide 1 oz. into each bistro glass.  Top with San Pellegrino Limonata {or a sparkling lemonade}

    Blueberry lemonade fizz from Valley & Co. | Rippee Photography

    Garnish with mint leaves. There you have them. Sweet, aren’t they?

    Blueberry lemonade fizz from Valley & Co. | Rippee Photography So, who’s making a batch of these bad boys tonight? Let me know what you think!

    Photo credit: Rippee Photography | recipe: Valley & Co. Lifestyle

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