Red, white and blue is one of the most classic color combinations to exist, and I'm all over it. I received this dress from the lovely Janalyn over at August Wrinkle a few weeks back and yesterday was finally the perfect day to wear it out and about. I probably should've done something with my bird's nest hair but it was the perfect casual setup honestly. Enid also decided to get in on the action... she follows me around like a little puppy when I'm out in the yard. Anyway, I'm almost afraid that if I wear this cardigan or these shoes one more time on the blog someone is going to call me out on my repetition! Haha I'm not the best "remixer" so cardigans and shoes are usually what get the most wear and tear in my wardrobe. You can't tell by these pictures, but this dress has a really pretty cutout detail on the back! Red is by far one of my favorite colors to wear so I think I should invest in more pieces in that hue. It makes it feel like summer!
Lately we've been tending to our little raised garden with a watchful (excited!) eye. We've got a red pepper the size of a golf ball (!!!) and several other buds ready to pop. We've also got a huge squash plant, cilantro that can't be stopped, and basil that is taking over. Our pear and apple trees are covered over with small fruit, too. We couldn't be more excited! We're already planning on growing our garden for next year. Something about growing your own food and then picking it for dinner... it's just so liberating! Any of y'all have a seasoned green thumb?! Any fruits and veggies you'd recommend for some n00b gardeners?! Our flowers are in full bloom, too. The front of our house is looking so cute! I wish our grass would grow full and thick, but I'm too overjoyed with "the fruits of our labor" to mind haha
Mike and I have been doing some Googling to find a fun place for our family vacation next month. My parents are thinking Gulf Shores, Alabama (we used to vacation there when I was growing up!) but we're also on the hunt for a good snorkeling spot in the Gulf of Mexico. Anyone know of anywhere? Is that even a thing? After snorkeling in Mexico on our honeymoon, I seriously want to plan every vacation around that! haha It was so so so much fun. We'll be taking the RV down in mid-July so we're trying to find a city and then look up all the fun stuff to do for the week we'll be there! Ahh, so excited. This girl could use a vacation!
We're also planning on visiting Wilmington, NC and Chicago in the coming months! Hopefully before Toby starts school in August (AHH!) Maybe if any of y'all live nearby we can have a meetup or something fun like that! Well, here's to a productive, yet restful, Friday! Hope y'all have a great one!
Joyous Occasion dress c/o August Wrinkle
Polka dot cardigan via Forever 21
Necklace via Stitch Fix
MIA Jukebox wedges