Sunflower Stripes

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This weekend made me feel like summer is here for real, in the flesh, and it won’t be leaving anytime soon. Yipee! I was itching like crazy to get out of the city for a last minute weekend getaway but my husband wanted a low-key two days at home so I decided to respect that and not throw a fit . . . aka marriage. I figured we better make the most of the nice weather and have a fun couple of days here.

Picnic 3A
I started it out with a very sweaty bang by hitting up Soul Cycle on Friday night, a time when I wouldn’t usually work out but it set the tone for the whole weekend. After sweating it out, Anel and I ordered in, drank a bottle of ros├ę (from this list, of course), and watched 4 episodes of Orange is the New Black. Hey it was raining, don’t judge!

Picnic 1
Saturday was spent with friends drinking sangria and eating small bites at the Standard Plaza followed by an insane dinner at Toro (think grilled octopus, beef cheek toast, and bone marrow). We found ourselves in our usual spot in Central Park on Sunday for some sunny lounging and reading before watching the Bosnia-Argentina game last night.

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We packed in a lot and for once ever, I didn’t make any plans ahead of time. Our spontaneous decisions this weekend forced me to let go of my usual controlling nature and just have a good time. Going with the flow isn’t really my strong suit but I’m working on it.

Picnic 2
During all this fun, Rebecca and I managed to squeeze in a quick photo shoot in the park to feature this comfy dress and shoes combo that screams relaxed weekend. I haven’t worn a pair of Keds in years but I can’t get enough of this pair of white eyelet sneaks that make me feel like Taylor Swift.

Picnic 7
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Picnic 4

Photos by Rebecca Dale Photography

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  1. Rachelle said:

    you look adorable, that dress is so cute and great pics too. If you get the chance, join my linkup today to share your amazing post.

    xo
    PinkSole

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  2. Sounds like a great weekend!

    -Alyssa
    Keep It Simple

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  3. Too cute! Love the navy striped dress! I haven’t started Orange yet…still working my way through season 2 of House of Cards!

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    • You HAVEEEE to start! It’s so amazing and hilarious/fucked up at the same time.

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  4. Jennifer Kuhn Schade said:

    Toro is amazing! It started in Boston years ago. Next time you must try the uni bocadillo (deeelish). I just went to my first SoulCycle class last week and I was SO sore the next day, but such a fun workout!

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    • I almost got that but was so scared. Uni freaks me out! You convince me though, and next time I will try it ­čÖé

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  5. Sounds like a perfect weekend! Love the summery outfit, so cute.

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  6. This dress is so freaking adorable on you!! The way it’s cut is super flattering.

    Kristina does the Internets

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  7. Holly + Casey said:

    Low key weekends with just the two of us are sometimes better than jam packed plans

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  8. Such cute photos ­čÖé Love those flowers!
    xo,
    Melissa
    MissyOnMadison.com
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  9. Love everything about this! The city was gorgeous this weekend. Glad you got to spend some time in the park!

    xo
    Sam

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  10. So cute!

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  11. Darling! Looks like a beautiful day in the park. XO

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