Summer Picnic

15th June 2015

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Lately I’ve been really into to being outside as much as possible but also focused on not stressing the little things and trying to not make life seem so “perfect” I think this is something a lot of bloggers need to work on, we all try really hard to make our life look glamours but thats kind of sort of a lot of work haha. Don’t get me wrong, I love producing killer content for you guys, I honestly would do anything for you – but I want the content to be 100 percent me and if I spend a ridiculous amount of time creating some falsified perception of reality, that’s not me at all!

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You guys know by now that I’m pretty much a hot mess 99% of the time. Well that theme runs true with the story behind this picnic, we decided at the last min to pick up and eat outside – so I reached for my super awesome cross body picnic bag, only to watch the strap break before my eyes. Whoops! Instead of feeling discouraged, I reached for my weekend bag and settled on a beach towel (I looked 2 min for my picnic blanket, not sure where that is… actually now that I think about it, I bet its inside my broken basket lol double whoops) threw on some sun screen and headed for the door before I remember I was missing the most important ingredient – food!

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Our picnic was mostly snack themed and I was on snack duty so I thought I could just pick something up along the way, when I got the genius idea to grab the boxed snacks I received as a gift the week before – which ended up being the perfect picnic snack and totally turned me on to an amazing idea! Boxed snacks are the new picnic food, with brands like graze and nourish snacks roaming around, why not bring your prepackaged snacks to the picnic to share! Most of these services are already subscription based so if you sacrifice a weeks worth of snacks, you can play hostess with the mostess and be the star of the picnic! Best part? no basket, utensils or  bowls required! Since the snacks come prepackaged in a box, they are already perfect to share so set up was a snap! I did have some super cute snack holders, cups, paper straws and other awesome party stuff from AlwaysLou (her site is seriously so cute, check it out) so I tossed those in the bag too, along with a bug off candle and skipped on over to the picnic party, picking up pretty flowers for ambiance, obviously…

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BLUE STRIPED TOP: Get it here or– similar/darker/bigger stripes here
ORANGE FLARE SKIRT – also comes in baby blue, get it here
BOATER HAT (my go-to summer accessory) Get it here / similar here
CLASSIC WHITE KEDS – a summer must, I wear mine all the time get them here

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If you ever find yourself in an impromptu picnic situation and happen to be a snack subscriber, be sure to give my grab it and go method a whirl! Not everything has to be perfect or planned, somethings are much better when you just enjoy the ride.lifestyle blogger fashion blogger fashion blog style blog best fashion blog new fashion blog fashion blog 2015 best fashion blogs fashion style blogs fashion blogs to follow best fashion blogs with love from kat fashion blog style blog gal meets glam style blogger life style blogger life style blog funny fashion blog style blog color me courtney blog fashion blog college perspire fashion blog style blog big fashion blog black fashion blogger mixed fashion blogger biracial fashion blog style blog short hair fashion blog bob lob long bob long ombre bob ombre bob blog mod cloth blog modcloth blogger mod cloth blog style blog color me courtney bows and sequins poor little it girl fashion blog color me courtney mixed girls hot mixed girls fie mixed girls biracial mixed girls mixed girl style mixed chicks mixed girls biracial girls black girls african american girls bloggers black bloggers style blog life and style blog fashion blog new york blog brooklyn blog new york city blog niece blogger new york new york blogger new york based blog ny blog black nyc blogger curvy blogger cute blogger short blogger style blog black fashion blogger new york fashion blogger summer style yellow skirt yellow midi skirt off the shoulder top off the shoulder lace off the shoulder white off the shoulder white lace time summer outfit what to wear for summer

Hope everyone’s weekend was super special. What’d you do, I’m nosey, so I wanna know :) Wishing you a not-so-awful monday.

28 thoughts on “Summer Picnic

  1. Chottie

    So so so cute! These are great pictures! I love how you just rolled with it and didn’t let it get to you! You’re so right, it can be overwhelming trying to create the best content so it’s important to just roll with the punches:) Have a great week girl!

    xx
    http://www.charltonlee.com

  2. Brooke

    Picnics are so fun! We usually do snack-themed picnics, too! It’s just so much easier and cleaner. I feel like bringing a whole meal outside can get too tricky and stressful. I agree, we should all strive to just be ourselves and show that to everyone! Love your picnic outfit. So cute and summery!

  3. Kerrie M Burke

    This looks so lovely and so fun Courtney! I couldn’t agree more with your thoughts on blog land and the whole perfection trap. It’s so easy to fall into. Honestly, I’ve fallen into it quite a few times myself. I can’t think of a specific example right now but this is exactly the type of thing I could see myself stressing about on a tough day. Instead of enjoying a picnic with my wonderful husband and just soaking in the day I’d spend my time wondering if my legs look fat when I’m sitting down, if the blanket has too many wrinkles in it, if our spoons are as cute as some other bloggers… In short, I’d ruin the ENTIRE experience.

    I really appreciate the fact that you’re addressing the issue head on and doing your best to resist all that pressure. I’m gonna try taking a leaf outta your book!

    By the by, this still does look pretty perfect to me – love a tied waist on you too!

    K.xo
    http://www.rarelytakenseriously.com

  4. Sarah

    I think embracing the imperfect is one of the most important things to do in life! Also, even if your picnic wasn’t perfect, your lipstick color is! It’s so pretty.

    nolongergrey.com

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