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How We Wore It & A Picnic

Somewhere between Ellie’s fifth tutu change of the day and yet another Daniel Tiger episode, I texted Brian. “Meet us at the temple for a picnic!” After a weekend of colds and sniffles, we were all dying to get out of the house. Brian picked up a pizza, Ellie and I packed up the rest, and we met up for a picnic dinner for family home evening. We had a marvelous view of the temple and explored the park across the street. You know when it’s been an Ellie approved adventure when it requires a bath afterwards! Puddle jumping, running barefoot, and playing in the dirt all seem to be adventure requirements for this girl. 🙂 I’m a lover of photographs, but I’ve been trying to capture a few more video clips of our little family in this stage of life. One of my goals this year was to try to improve my videography skills…and I have yet to work towards that goal at all! Oops. So here’s to seeing a few more videos on the blog!
My outfit for our picnic was inspired by this one Gal Meets Glam. I love participating in these “How We Wore It” collabs because it forces me to wear outfits that I never would have thought of before! I loved the black hat and loose braid with the light, flowy top. A hat with a braid? Perfect solution for those days when diaper changes and playing Little People take precedence over showers. 🙂
This black hat from Jacob’s Scarves is one of my absolute favorites. It’s big and floppy, blocks the sun and covers my crazy hair. My top is from Banana Republic – found at a local thrift store for about $5. It’s light and loose, and not at all nursing friendly. 🙂 I was desperately wanting to add some sunglasses to complete the look, but my favorite pair bit the dust a long time ago. Any recommendations for cute, cheap sunglasses?
You can sign up for next month’s “How We Wore It” collaborations over on Brooke’s blog! And be sure to check out these other ladies who participated this month: (FYI, I love all of their blogs. If you’re looking for a few more blogs to add to your feed, check these ones out!) Happy Wednesday! 
Brooke at Silver Lining
Deidre at Deidre Emme
Jana at Bouvardian
Alexa at He and I
Aubrey at Aubrey Zaruba
Brooklyn at A Little Too Jolley
Ashley at Absolutely Ashley
Danica at Danakin Skywalker
Rachel at Rachel Sayumi
Sharlee at My New Lines
Emma at Ever Emma
Stephanie at The Artist + The Architect
Kyla at FordOlogy
Kalyn at Geez Louise
Kallie at Life Through a Lens
Tayler at The Morrell Tale
Jessica at My Peanut Butter Problem
Bonnie at Life of Bon
Alexa Zurcher




  • Kallie Cooper

    I love that video, you are so very much talented m'dear. Love your outfit as well! You have like perfect hair!! 😊

  • Aubrey

    You're adorable. I have all kinds of I didn't have time to wash my hair solutions although it gets tricky with bangs. I refuse to pay a lot for sunglasses. Sometimes I find them in the Target dollar spot or in the mall kiosks if I want something a little less cheap-like $15.

  • Unknown

    You are so, so darling! Love the top. And what a cute video!

  • Brooke @ Silver Lining

    Oh my goodness that video is so darling!! It's been one of my goals to expand to videos as well, and so far I haven't done a single video. Working on that this weekend though! That top is gorgeous. Teach me your thrifting ways! I always just get my sunglasses from Target. They're cute and cheap, which is a good thing because I lose mine about once every two months 😉

  • Amy

    Love the video, so fun to be a part of your everyday adventures! 🙂 And you look stunningly gorgeous!! xoxoxoxo

  • Unknown

    Love that you do videos–and picnics spontaneously! I love the braid and that top is so feminine and perfect on you!

  • Chelannigans

    Such a cute video!! Your family is lovely!

  • Claire

    I usually hate how I look with a hat on but a braid with it looks like such a great idea! I got my favorite sunglasses at Gap last year…around this time probably! They were like $5 with a big sale they were doing (there's a Gap factory outlet right by me but the reg store might've had them for cheap too)

  • Unknown

    I love that top! & I love that you found it thrifting. Some of my best finds have come from the DI 🙂

  • Rachel Sayumi Porter

    awhhh I LOVE picnics, it's something I don't do enough of… so cute

  • Jessica

    I'm in love with your hat!!! Can I have it please? Also, picnics are the best. What a great idea! Especially with summer coming to a close… maybe I need to get my husband and baby out for one too before it gets too cold!

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