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May 26, 2014

Sunshine & Stripes :: Memorial day Picnic at the Beach

Good morning, Everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! In honor of Memorial Day, I wanted to share a tradition we have in our family. You see, every year no matter where we all are or how busy we get, we always make the time to get together, spend the whole day at the beach and have our annual Memorial Day picnic. Though there are a ton of beaches to choose from in California, we always end up somewhere around Malibu. There is definitely something about the beautiful white sand and turquoise water that inevitably draws us in and to be quite honest with you, at this point we cannot imagine spending Memorial Day anywhere else. 

As far as picnic food is concerned, none of us are particular fans of eating heavily on a hot California day, which is why we like keep it pretty light. Normally, we serve a ton of salads, crab salad being my particular favorite, fruits and of course refreshing drinks like lemonade or sparkling water. The only exception being desert, because I don’t know about you guys, but my appetite for sweets doesn’t diminish in any weather:) 

Knowing I’ll be spending the whole day at the beach, I like to keep my outfits comfortable and since I am a bit traditional when it comes to Memorial Day attire, I like to adhere to the red, white and blue color palette. Today’s look is no exception of course. For me, denim is synonymous with comfort, and a pair of cute denim overalls is just a perfect thing to wear to roll around in the sand. I paired my overalls with a super lightweight, slightly slouchy sweater because I love to wear things that feel good on and move with the breeze. I completed this look with a pair of oversized sunnies, a boyfriend watch and a few layered bracelets because quite frankly I can’t go anywhere without my armparty:) 

What about you guys, do you have any Memorial Day traditions? 

EXPRESS overall shorts, dip dyed stripe slub knit sweater, multi-function watch in gold & cut-out metal sunglasses { in black here| Pierre Hardy Red espadrilles { also love these ones } | OPI nail polish in Cotton Buds

Thank you for reading

& Keep On Smiling,



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