Blueberry Picking on Memorial Day Weekend

OUTFIT DETAILS:

Floral Midi Dress: Banana Republic old (floral: here, here, here) //Straw Tote: (not shown)

Gold Sandals: Tommy Hilfiger no longer avail. (very similar)  //  Bracelet: Forever 21

Sunglasses: Versace no longer available (very similar)   //  Pearl Earrings: Majorica

Nail polish: Julep (in rose bombshell)

I hope you all had a extremely good Memorial Day Weekend with your families and buddies! When I turned into a child one of the easy things I most loved doing turned into berry picking. I used to move camping with my grandparents each 12 months at the same campground and my cousins and I could head to a large patch of red and black raspberry timber and choose as many ripe ones as we may want to, eating some along the manner and sporting the rest again in a huge empty yogurt box. We’d then wash them, mash them up and add a piece of sugar to make jam. That become our issue every single summer time. This 12 months, with Lily being nearly 3, I concept it turned into the suitable time to introduce her to berry choosing. Here in Florida blueberries have been in season this beyond month and after which means to head for weeks, we sooner or later made it simply in time earlier than the self-picking changed into over for the year.

LILY’S OUTFIT:

Silver Sandals: Old Navy last year  (similar here)  //  White Shoes Below: Keds (these are cute too!)

Top & Pants: Maggie & Zoe not avail. online (similar stripe dresses: here + here + love this one!)

Red Hair Bow: Janie & Jack last year (similar here)

I headed 30 mins to Tom West Blueberry Farm which is a no-spray farm (something I specifically inquired about since eating an organic diet is important to us) and they allow you to pick and eat as many berries as you like while filling your bucket, which we took advantage of. I loved that it was such a fun, family-oriented farm that offers boat rides on the small lake, an areas for kids to draw with chalk and because of the holiday, they also had a bounce house which I’m pretty sure was Lily’s favorite part of the entire day! 😉

We started out near some bushes that had slightly more tart blueberries (which Lily tried but decided to feed me with instead which she was obsessed with) and were later directed to a short tractor ride away to the back of the fields where all the super sweet berries were. As soon as we arrived, I didn’t even have to give her any instruction, with her white bucket in hand my sweet girl had already begun reaching for the biggest berries. The sun was quite intense and it was 92 degrees, so we picked 1 pound of blueberries (which was just $4) and headed back to enjoy some homemade blueberry ice cream while relaxing under in the shade.

I’ve been living in dresses the past month because it’s been so unbearably hot already (but thankfully quite stunning) and this Banana Republic floral midi dress from a few years ago (last seen here) has been a favorite in my closet for years. In case you’re wondering, my ‘something red’ was my toenail polish for my red, white + blue ensemble. Last week I treated Lily to this comfy little nautical outfit I came across at a local store and knew it would be perfect for the day.

While I used to reserve my dressier dresses for church, work or special occasions, I’ve recently found so much enjoyment in wearing them for day-to-day activities paired with flats or low wedge sandals for a slightly casual yet still put-together outfit. When the sun goes down, I love adding a little cardigan or denim jacket for an effortless look. Although I’m a pretty practical person who considered the potential of blueberry stains with a toddler in tow, I decided to cast those cares aside, packed extra wipes in our bag and it all worked out, we managed to leave stain-free. The only thing we had to change were her shoes afterwards.  I had to laugh, Lily and I both wore sandals and our feet were so dirty by the time we left. I’ll definitely be wearing closed-toes shoes there next time around along with a sunhat!

I find midi dresses to be a classy option as they are so ladylike hitting below the knee. I’m obsessed with this dress right now and here are some other midi dresses I’ve had my eye on:

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Have you done any fruit picking in your own area? What is your favorite to pick?

Thank you for stopping by!

XO

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