Patriotic, or a picnic table

Last week I spent Memorial Day with fellow bloggers Meg and Christine. We started the year off with a resolution to meetup once a month and we haven't missed one yet. Hard to believe that it is June already and the year is half over! Feels like just yesterday we were freezing our butts off in the dead of winter.

But now it is delightfully warm, and our fun, often goofy photoshoots have resumed.

Not being too adventurous, we had lunch at Meg's favorite seafood restaurant, the Chowder Pot, took outfit photos, and had DIY frozen yogurt.
  • I wanted to, but failed to gain the courage to flirt with our waiter.
  • Devoured most of Meg's french fries because I never order them, but then always want them.
  • Cajoled Christine into letting me photograph her.
  • Watched Meg practically do a back bend to take our footwear instagram.
  • Managed to spend over $6 on my froyo (I think those strawberries weigh more than they appear to).
  • Was told I looked Patriotic.
  • Was told I looked like a picnic table.
So, pretty good for a Monday!

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The Rundown
Gingham Shirt J.Crew thrifted
Pleated Chiffon Skirt Thrifted similar
Cherry Pumps Oh...Deer similar
Striped Clutch Hilside Bags
Necklace LydellNYC
Bee Bracelet Target
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Starfish Ring c/o LuShae Jewelry idenitcal
Crystal Bar Ring Upper Metal Class
Midi Ring Urban Outfitters
Sunglasses Ray-Ban Meteor c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color Essie Aruba Blue


  1. You ladies look so pretty! Love the outfit does look a bit patriotic! :) Nice to see your eyes, very pretty.

  2. For the record, I do not think you look at all like a picnic table. I think you look all do!

    Courtney ~

  3. You can tell all you ladies have fun and you look happy in your photos. Also, you don't look like a picnic table! You look great :)

  4. LOL at the picnic table comment. I don't understand why if people think they they feel the need to comment! I think it looks gorgeous and doesn't AT ALL look like a tablecloth!

  5. You all look fabulous and how wonderful that you do a monthly meetup. I once was told that same thing when I wore a red checked blouse... You look fabuolous and nothing like a picnic table.

  6. Haha, I think it was funnier when I tried to get the shot of your bag and shoes together ;) Too bad we don't have a picture of that!
    I loved your outfit, it was perfect for the holiday

  7. you three look super awesome! loving the gingham, purple and stripes! glad everyone had a great time.

  8. all of you three have such a great style!!! Such amazing photos!!! :)



  9. Love your subtle take on the crop top. So cute. And that bee bracelet is just SUPER fun.


  10. You girls look so sassy and pretty! I love your shirt, darling. Kisses

  11. You girls look so pretty! And you should totally flirt with the waiter next time :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  12. I'm really liking that striped clutch, its prefect for summer!

  13. It's nice to see the weather has finally improved!
    You ladies look lovely and how dare someone tell you that you resemble a picnic tablecloth ?!

  14. Blogger meetup yay! I love your outfit. It's so perfectly summery. Ugh, now I feel like I had such a boring weekend.

  15. Maybe a little patriotic but not a picnic table..haha... That's so cool that you meet up with blogger friends every month! I wish I lived near you guys!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  16. You all look amazing! I love your heels so much! The cherries are adorable!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

  17. But one very cute picnic table then! Love the outfit, and yes you do look a bit patriotic with the colors, haha, but that's what national holidays are for, right? Love that you guys meet up so much :) I wish blogging had led me to meet more people and build up actual friendships as well :) Truth is we never seem to meet when it's not for an event and I'm a bit sad about that... :) x

  18. I love picnics and I love your look, Lyddie.
    The knotted blouse it too cute!

    Lady of Style

  19. Picnic table my foot! This is SO cute. I love the tied shirt and that clutch is perfect with it. Pinning it.


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

  20. great blog!

  21. I love your outfit, especially the sandals, they are so pretty!
    I'm following you now via GFC and Bloglovin, I hope you'll follow me back!

  22. If you were a picnic table, it would be a beautifully adorned and well dressed one :)

    And again, I LOVE that skirt. Yes, you do manage to always get me into taking photos..but I can never say no haha. Five months of meet ups and counting! YAY!

  23. A very chic patriotic picnic table. Love the top. Those shoes are adorable.

  24. You guys are all just too adorable! Love your outfit and you don't look like a picnic table at all.. unless by that they meant super cute and fun. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  25. It is just so great that you guys get to meet up so often! Make your own froyo is my weakness...yum!!

  26. "was told I looked like a picnic table"--haha whatever! You're the cutest picnic table out there if that's the case. If I were an ant, I would ransack YOUR picnic.

    That sounded vaguely sexual. ANYWAY.

    haha, that's really lovely that you guys haven't missed a month yet. You are looking so so cute in this outfit! I adore the pleats in that skirt and I will never tire of your cute cherry heels.

  27. Oh, how fun! You all look wonderful!

  28. Definitely think you look more patriotic than picnic table...

  29. This is a very cute outfit! I am loving it...

  30. How fun, you ladies all look gorgeous...and I love the striped clutch!

  31. What a gorgeous outfit!

  32. I love the shirt on you! i love the patriotic spin with your purse!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  33. wow you ladies look amazing but Im obsessed with your outfit those cute shoes are everything!

  34. oh wow, a regular blogger meet up sounds nice, i should totally find other bloggers from my place and do the same. you all look so wonderful!

    xo, Carla

  35. The shirt is a classic. But let's focus on those glorious shoes! Love them!

  36. So fun that ya'll have managed to keep your monthly dates together
    Ya'll are all dressed so cute

  37. Aww this sounds like the perfect meetup! You ladies looked lovely and I'm completely obsessed with your shoes!

    And is it sad that $6 froyo sounds totally normal to me? Stupid LA...

  38. Patriotic... or a picnic table. I love it :) In all seriousness, this gingham shirt is one of my favourite pieces in your wardrobe; it's such a perfect classic and it works beautifully with everything. Of course, it probably won't surprise you to know that I have a particular soft spot for this look since it also involves a tulle skirt. In fact, I'm contemplating recreating it as I type this :)

  39. What a cheerful outfit perfect for meeting up with blogger friends! Your nail polish matches your outfit perfectly.

  40. Beautiful outfit, you ladies look gorgeous!!!