In honor of this weekend’s Portland Bloggers’ Family Picnic I decided to make it Picnic Week here on the blog. Use the ideas gathered here to create a fun Summer time picnic at home or, if you are in Portland, bring your newly found ideas to the meet-up! I’ve already shared my favorite picnic supplies and a quick pasta salad recipe, there is so much more coming though! So, pop back in throughout the week for more picnic goodness.
photos via: BashPlease.Com featured on Design Sponge / How to Wear DIY from Adventures in Dressmaking / Butcher Paper Picnic Basics from Oh Happy Day! /Ombre Picnic Blanket from Design Love Fest / Italian Pressed Sandwiches from A Well Crafted Party / Sweet Potato Chips from A Beautiful Mess
I’m not the first, nor will I be the last, to post lots of pretty pictures and great ideas about picnics. Below is a list of some of my favorite picnic themed posts found across the internets. Can’t get enough picnic goodness? Then follow along with my Picnic Pinterest Board for more inspiration as I come across it.
Whoa! That was a lot of picnic fun… Now I’ve gotta go get to work on prepping items for the Portland Bloggers’ picnic. I have no idea WHAT I am bringing after checking out all the fun inspiration on this list one more time.
As part of my Summer Entertaining Series I’ve asked several of my favorite bloggers to share tips, parties, recipes, and ideas for great Summer parties. Today I’ve got one of my FAVORITE bloggers’ sharing her advice for Summer wedding attire. Please welcome Ting from Cup of Ting! This is especially relevant to me today as I don my own Wedding attire as I enjoy my sis-in-law’s wedding!
Hi, I’m TING! Jenni was sweet enough to invite me to share some sunny fun with you while she’s out getting her vacation on. I suppose you might want to know a little about me, so here I go…
I play house for a living! I’m a foodie who loves all things stripes + I still play dress up. As a dancing queen + healthy lifestyle cheerleader, I read cookbooks in my spare time + am not your typical stay at home mom. Come play with me sometime in this little blog world of mine called Cup of TING… giving you a sip of my Fashion, Food + Fun!
Now, summer is a coming + do you hear what I hear? Oh yeah, it’s wedding bells, champagne bottles popping, cheers + laughter all around. Here’s the age-old dilemma though… what to wear. My go-to for any summer wedding is the classic Little Black Dress. Here I’d like to share some options to jazz up YOUR little black dress attire.
Planning what to wear to a bevy of wedding events is difficult enough without adding in the extra challenges of limited space and weight restrictions. I’m one of those people that will get EVERYTHING to fit into one bag rather than pay for extra baggage fees. In order to still be prepared for looking the part at all the wedding events and still being able to pack light, I’ve come up with a list of rules that I need to apply to my wedding trip packing.
Disclaimer: The outfit in this blog post was a free-of-charge loan from Bettie Page Clothing in Portland, OR. I got to try on outfits and check one out for this event. I did not get to keep the outfit. No promises of a post were given and all opinions are my own.
Finding the perfect party outfit is as big of a deal to me as crafting the perfect party. Maybe it was just a weird thing that was instilled in me at a young age… but, special events got special consideration for outfits. Growing up I got a new outfit for every Easter, birthday, Christmas and first day of school. When I was older and dating my husband, I would wear a new or newly styled outfit at every date we had. I don’t think he saw me wear the same outfit twice until we had been dating for a year. Now, I believe you NEED to buy a new outfit for each and every special event. It just isn’t practical. However, I do whole-heartily believe in putting a little extra thought into special-occasion wear. The below tips are what I think about when considering a party dress or outfit:
Sam’s outfit is detailed on her blog. I need that dress.
Miranda & Sarah looking ready for spring in colored pants, white arm baring tops, and nautical!
Susannah is the picture of spring with a beautiful lace dress and a flower in her hair!
See what I mean… seriously stylish bloggers here in Portland!
What I wore (links to stuff still available):
Banana Republic Black Draper Lace Dress from the Mad Men Collection
Black and Tan heels from about 7 years ago at Dillards
Burnt Gold Leaf Earrings via Target
Burnt Gold ring necklace via Forever 21
Burnt Gold Bangles via H&M
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