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And according to the interest in my latest Instagram post, it seems you guys are loving it too! So I thought I'd put together a little trends post with 5 summer trends I've been loving from them this season!
That's a Wrap
Wrap dresses and tops are not necessarily a 'new' trend, but we're seeing them everywhere this year. Shop my favorite ones below.
All the Color
For the first time in years, I'm finding myself being drawn to stronger color palettes...not just blacks and blues (although I do still loveeee those colors) but reds and pinks too!
That's So 70s
As I watch this trend blossom, I start to realize maybe I was born in the wrong decade. I LOVE 70s style, and can't wait until I can fit into one of the pretty blouses below!
What once used to be considered a vintage vibe, is now one of this year's most loved trends. I'm thinking I'm going to need a swimsuit for after baby girl is born.
Another favorite trend I can't get over are florals. The 80s have made a resurgence too, and we're seeing Hawaiian shirts and sarongs making a big comeback!
As we get ready for the baby to come in just a few short weeks, we've tried to take in everyone's advice on what to do before the baby arrives. One of the most popular suggestions? Spend more time together.
Since then, the hubby and I have been trying to be more intentional about making time for each other, whether that be a movie night or cooking a dish together.
On a particularly gorgeous afternoon last week, we decided to have a romantic little picnic together. It's sort of our go-to when it comes to beautiful days...even during our dating years, we'd head into Georgetown, pick up picnic essentials at a market, and picnic on the canal.
But these days, it's a bit harder to maneuver around, so we had a home cooked picnic in our own backyard. And because OLD BAY had sent over some of their seasoning, I was feeling extra inspired to incorporate into a few of the dishes! Here's what we made:
To be honest, I had never made these before, but I LOVE eating them. I thought using OLD BAY's seasoning would add a fun twist to the recipe we found online, and they turned out amazing! The hubby loved them.
I have been craving fruit extra hard this summer, so Shawn picked up an amazing watermelon and blueberries at the farmer's stand on his way home from work that week.
We're growing zucchinis in our garden this year, so I thought they'd be fun to incorporate into our picnic too! I sautéed up some zucchini squash and set it in the fridge so it'd be nice and cool for our picnic. I added a bit of OLD BAY seasoning to it for a little extra added kick!
I had gotten some macarons from Laduree a few days before, and with my recent sweet tooth, they made the perfect dessert for our backyard picnic date!
As an ode to the hubby's family owning a movie theater, I thought it'd be fun to have popcorn for our picnic too! But since we are trying to be healthier for the baby, I made an all natural popcorn and added the OLD BAY to bring the flavors to life! (I got this trick from a restaurant near by work that does the same thing!)
A Simple Mocktail:
Since my usual picnic drink was off the table (aka wine), I made a fun mocktail for us. I just used a pear grapefruit soda, tonic, ice, and a sprig of lavender for aesthetics. I wanted to add some of the blueberries to this too, but totally forgot. (#pregnancybrain)
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