Clicquot-inspired Picnic in the Park

Good Monday morning, my friends.

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I’ve done back-to-back weekends out-of-town, so you can bet a little extra coffee is needed on my end this AM.

Over the weekend, I flew to New York (for litch-ru-ly 24 hours) for the annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. It was a rather last-minute decision, but we go every year and it is always such a blast…

… Remember this hour-by-hour recap from a few years ago? Lolllll…

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I’ve talked about this before, but I’ve started to shift into my summer mindset… It’s wonderful. This year, it’s all about scheduling your priorities — rather than prioritizing your schedule. 

Simple concept — yet hard for us to do, no?

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Looking ahead to this week: When the weather is nice in Chicago, you always find a reason to be outside.

A few days back, Jess and I packed our computers, a few food essentials and some Veuve Clicquot (feeling inspired by the weekend that was then ahead of us) in a couple of straw beach bags and settled in for a picnic in the park.

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I used this an excuse to break in one of my newer summer dresses — can’t go wrong with stripes and off-the-shoulder this season. (All sizes were just re-stocked here, FYI.)

My mimosa-embroidered smoking slippers felt right for the occasion. Soludos’ shoes are a summer staple in my closet — there’s a ton of cute, similar styles linked here as well as below. Go up one half size!

*Shop Soludos canvas slippers:

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Chicago has so many spots that are perfect for perching up for an afternoon with a picnic in-tow (and a bottle of bubbly). Ultimately, our afternoon turned into more of an Out of the Office situation rather that of “working remotely,” if you know what I mean… Ha. Good intentions, at least. Right?

What’s your summer state of mind?

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*In this post:

Striped off-the-shoulder dress: Lovers + Friends (back in stock!)
Straw beach tote: c/o Sole Society (comes in two colors)
Mimosa-embroidered flats: Soludos (in more styles here)
Cognac sandals/slides: Old Navy
Pink sunglasses: Preen (similar here)

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8 comments

  1. Pass the champs, super cute shoot and post!! I hope you had a great time back in NY!! I’m 100% with you on the summer state of mind, theres nothing better then a warm summer evening to end the day!:)

  2. This looks picture perfect! Such a cute post! I have been talking about staycations on my blog and I love the idea of a champagne filled picnic in the park! You both look fabulous and I love those Soludos! Thanks for the tip about going up a half size.

    xo Bryn
    http://www.waketonroad.com

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