What to Wear to a Picnic
- Linen tie-front top | Little Mountain Vancouver
- Light wash denim skirt | Urban Outfitters
- White leather slides | Sam Edelman
- Reclaimed horn teardrop earrings | Soko
- Net bag | Sunday Dry Goods
- Staw Hat | J Crew
The weather the past couple days has been really hot due to the heatwave, and I've been enjoying the fact that I don't need to wear a jacket outside anymore. I don't mind hot weather (minus the extreme humidity) and since it was way too warm to have dinner inside my house last night, I decided to prepare a picnic style dinner for Justin and myself. We are very lucky to live near a beautiful park that's ideal for a picnic.
I was excited to wear this outfit for our picnic, and styled it with my favourite pieces. Let me share more details about these particular pieces from brands I'm enjoying:
TOP: My linen top is from a local brand I discovered over the past weekend called Little Mountain Vancouver. Linen is my favourite clothing material to wear for hot and humid summer weather, because it's extremely breathable and provides a structured fit so your clothes don't stick to you. I highly recommend shopping for linen clothes in the summer to beat the heat!
BAG: I've been enjoying my net string bag from a brand called Sunday Dry Goods. The bag is inspired by French women who use this kind of bag for grocery shopping, and handmade in France as well. It's such a simple, chic little bag and extremely functional being able to stretch and carry a decent amount of weight. It's perfect for doing everyday errands and going to the beach. I'll definitely be using this bag a lot this summer.
EARRINGS: The earrings I'm wearing here are from a sustainable brand called Soko, that offers handmade jewelry made in Kenya. I saw their jewelry at Blue Ruby, and immediately gravitated to them. I wanted everything, but controlled myself and went home with one pair. The earrings I'm wearing here are made with exceptional attention to detail, and I like the fact that the brand sources natural materials in sustainable ways. These earrings are made with recycled brass and reclaimed horn, so every piece is one of a kind and unique in its appearance.
STRAW HAT: Finding a big hat to block the sun from your face and one that looks stylish is such a style high! It took me a while to find the right one, and eventually I discovered this straw hat at J Crew. One feature I really like about it is that it is made from a material that is very flexible and meant for travel, so you can fold and roll it up in your luggage and its structure doesn't get wrecked.