Fashion Holidays

A Picnic Perfect Day

April 24, 2017

Greenville, SC

With the weather already maxing out at 85 degrees here in Greenville and National Picnic Day just around the corner, this past weekend seemed like the perfect time to pack up a picnic and head to the nearest shaded area we could find. There’s just something about eating al fresco that makes fresh strawberries, fresh bread, cheese, and a various assortment of other fruits and snacks so delicious.

national picnic day

national picnic day

Often I find it hard to pack up an entire meal in a picnic – unless it’s something easy like sandwhiches and chips – so instead of going during a mealtime we love packing our favorite snacks and enjoying a long and leisurly afternoon in the shade munching on favorites and sipping green tea lemonades.

national picnic day

national picnic day

And of course for us, no picnic is complete without at least three cameras in tow. (Does a picnic actually happen if you don’t photograph it?) Of course the answer is yes, but there’s soemthing incredibly photogenic about spreading out a picnic blanket and enjoying an afternoon on the grass.

national picnic day

Minus the basket and the adorable linen napkins and the food nothing quite says springtime picnic like a boater hat, striped dress, and a much less expensive version of this season’s ‘it bag’. Keeping a neutral look helps your surroundings to feel so much more vibrant and beautiful, while the soft cotton fabric of this Zara basics shirtdress dress kept me cool all afternoon long.

national picnic day

national picnic day

If you’re shopping for a picnic perfect gear make sure to select a basket that’s both functional and sturdy! The last thing you want is to be carrying a basket loaded down with your goodies and the handle break off! Choose foods that can go for some time without being refrigerated, or opt for an ice pack wrapped in plastic bags to keep things like cheese and hummus cool while you enjoy an afternoon of sun.

National Picnic Day is coming up this Wednesday.
Get outside with the first picnic of the season to celebrate!

~ Emily ~

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  • Reply Karen Schexnayder April 24, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    I love this dress. Love it’s classic style. Where do I find it?

    • Reply Emily Lewandowski April 24, 2017 at 2:53 pm

      Hi Karen! It’s a Zara Basics dress, but I actually found it in a resale shop! I looked online but sadly they aren’t making it anymore.

  • Reply C. Gibson April 24, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    I love the dress, perfect for a outdoor picnic or cookout.

    • Reply Emily Lewandowski April 24, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      The dress is what made the day! It’s the perfect weight for spring/summer activities!

  • Reply Diana April 24, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    That is a magical picnic!! I’ve been thinking about having one in my backyard!

  • Reply Heather Lovelett April 24, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Ah I literally love everything about this! These pictures are beautiful!

  • Reply Kelsey April 24, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Such a picture perfect picnic! Love your outfit- so cute!

    xo Kelsey |

  • Reply Lee Anne April 24, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    These pictures are absolutely stunning! What a beautiful spot, and I love your outfit.

    Lee Anne

    • Reply Emily Lewandowski April 24, 2017 at 7:22 pm

      We lucked out and discovered the perfect picnic location! I’m sure if you look around you’ll find a place just as stunning.

  • Reply Living Life Our Way April 24, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Your picnic sounds more complicated and well thought out than my ones… I just throw some stuff from cupboard and fridge into a bag and go lol! Looks lovely though x

  • Reply Summer @ Coffee With Summer April 24, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    I love picnics! This looks like the perfect picnic spot!

  • Reply Lauren April 24, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    Love this dress and the purse! So cute!


  • Reply Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen April 24, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    These are great pictures! I love that dress, and picnics can be so much fun.

  • Reply Brittany Comeaux April 25, 2017 at 2:35 am

    Your picnic setup is so dreamy! I absolutely love that dress on you too!

  • Reply McKenzie Allyshia April 25, 2017 at 4:04 am

    The photos that you shared are absolutely adorable! I love the dress you wore and your picnic food choices. I cannot wait for a sunny day so that we can have a picnic ♥

  • Reply Krysten April 25, 2017 at 4:29 am

    I haven’t had a picnic in such a long time. The last time I surprised my then boyfriend, now husband with one. I love that outfit!

  • Reply Sue Tanya Mchorgh April 25, 2017 at 11:44 am

    It looks so magical 🙂 Loving you dress too.

  • Reply Patricia @ Grab a Plate April 25, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    How fun! Love those photos, and your dress! Spring picnics in AZ prove to be the best – I need to get on it!

  • Reply Nicole April 25, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    Wow! Those photos came out great. Such a vintage-y picnic vibe – I love it! Great post 🙂

  • Reply kirstin morabito April 25, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    These are beautiful photos!

  • Reply Emme Chatterton April 25, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    Gorgeous photography, this set is so dreamy! I love the picnic aesthetic, great post.

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