Celebrate 4th of July Weekend in Style

What will you be doing this 4th of July weekend? Right about now everything on the list sounds like a good time – day up in wine country, trip to the beach, getaway to Tahoe. While we’re planning to hang pretty low with le bebe this year, that certainly doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate. The 4th is one of our fave holidays because it really is all about good food, friends and wine. In SF the weather has finally turned a corner – hello, summer, is that you? – and we can’t think of a better way to spend the day than gathering a group of friends for a weekend of outdoor entertaining!

After seeing these pics from the super-sweet Seattle-based photographer, Charles Redding, it’s clear that our ideal, low-key celebration needs to involve lots of rosé, small bites and laughter!

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We plan to take advantage of the long weekend by spending lots of it in the kitchen checking off recipes from our never-ending Pinterest boards. A quick trip to the farmer’s market in the morning will yield everything we need for this Fig and Melon salad. It looks so yummy and is perfectly refreshing for the heat. We also really want to flex our muscle with this Strawberry and Blueberry Tiramisu – because who doesn’t love a fun 4th-themed dessert?!

While I stir, whip and chop, I’ll be doing it super casual in some easy 4th inspired style. I’m thinking boyfriend denim shorts, a cute racerback tank and some metallic slip-ons – the perfect lady-with-a-baby weekend wear if you ask me! We may head to the park or hang out on the rooftop deck because let’s be honest, our backyard is far from looking anything like this. Either way, I love that this breezy outfit doesn’t restrict any on-the-fly fun idea from happening. It’s summer after all!

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> 1. Boyfriend Distressed Denim Shorts ON SALE
> 2. Eco-Jersey Tank Top
> 3. Knotted Rope Bracelet
> 4. Bingo Game
> 5. Stripe Sunglasses 
> 6. Slip-Ons in Metallic 
> 7. Petanque Set
> 8. Aesop Body Lotion SPF 50

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images c/o Charles Redding

You’ve Got Style: {Narciso Rodriguez}

Wearing vintage inspired silhouettes without looking frumpy is no easy feat. Doing it in the heat of Summer? Even trickier or shall we say, stickier? But oh, to look Mad-Men-esque-conservative-and-sexy AND New-York-City-show-stopping-and-understated all at the same time, what a fashion triumph that would be! Narciso Rodriguez’s Resort 2016 collection is nothing short of just that, or in other words, jaw-dropping-spectacular.

From confident jumpsuits with precision cut-out backs to barely-body grazing dresses giving us just the right amount of arm and leg, we’re ob-sessed with Narciso’s vision. And the color block design he’s managed to make feel completely new again is the cold, refreshing ice in our perfectly shaken margaritas…leaving our summer-lovin’ minds happy and ready for the heat.

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Rodriguez hit this resort collection out of the…errr, beach, making these looks some of our favorite of the season! From precision cuts, sharp folds, tucks and strong pleats, he showed just how sexy fabric can look on the skin – tailoring close enough to the body, yet giving us a bit of room to breathe – aka exactly what women want. Dancing to his distinct fashion drum, he’s gone against the still trending slouchy silhouette and the newest it-item: bottoms with some of the widest legs fashion has ever seen. This collection is full of timeless, sexy pieces perfect for the most powerful woman in the room.

And we’ll be first in line for everything, please!

images via Style.com

We’ve Got A Crush

Even though the summer season is inherently a little more fem {bright colors, floral prints, shorter hemlines}, right now we’ve got a crush on things that run the line between feminine and masculine. We love playful and flirty details juxtaposed against clean lines and a powerful silhouette. White is always our warm weather go-to color and these images prove that crisp, clean bright whites are perfect for some summer fun!

We’ve got a crush on this instagram-worthy floral shop…

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We’ve got a crush on coconut amaretto popsicles, duh…

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We’ve got a crush on an all-white, super sexy summer suit…

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We’ve also got a crush on an all-white-bathroom number {with white beams and black floor!}…

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We’ve got a crush on figs with anything, including toast and almond cottage cheese…farmer’s market here we come…

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We’ve got a crush on this whimsical, mid-century inspired gender-neutral nursery…

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That’s a lot of crushes for one season. What are you crushing on lately??

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image 1 via Emmas Design Blogg // 2 via Artful Desperado // 3 via J Brand // 4 via Residence Magazine // 5 via Le Passe Vite // 6  via Inside Out