oh, those firefly catching days.


Asos broderie anglaise dress | Enly tiered lace jacket | Asos faded floral print belt | Jessica Simpson Collection dany platform heels | Vintage print lunch satchel | China Glaze nail lacquer in First Mate

Whenever I see a picnic bench, a few memories come to mind. Cookouts with the family on Memorial Day weekend, having a celebratory lunch with friends after we ventured into a bat-filled cave for a university science course, and happily shooting the breeze with Jennifer and Brian at a park back in California. 

Perhaps the most pivotal “picnic bench” memory however, happened one day during one of my family’s “National Park” excursions across stateside. (Random fact: I have been to 43 of the 50 states in the U.S.) We were at a National Park in South Dakota, and when we entered the parking lot, lo and behold, there was a buffalo, lounging on top of a picnic bench. Now that’s really  random, right? Well, of course as a little kid, I squealed in delight. That image of the buffalo just hanging out on top of the picnic bench became engrained in my mind. The rest of the return home involved my dad getting me a buffalo keychain and a huge stuffed animal buffalo to accompany me.

So I guess you can deduct that seeing a picnic bench for some reason brings the inner kid out of me. The object itself is simple and purposeful. Heck, I mean, even that buffalo thought so.

P.S. For those of you wondering, I got the antique lunch satchel at the Vintage Fair here in the city. If you live in my vicinity, the Vintage Fair is a must see. It pretty much emulates antique, treasure trove galore. And yes, I'm sure to my lovely followers, the dress I am dolled up in looks familiar. That is because I own its black doppelgänger and wore it in a past post. I am sure we have all fallen victim to buying multiple colors of the same thing that we really fancy, right?


100 darling comments:

patrycja2407 said...

I love your shoes and dress
You look fabulous, so beautiful :)
greetings

Erin said...

You are just adorable. Those photos are so beautiful.

Kathleen Carla. said...

aww i LOOVE love this outfit Jamie. It has such a sweet yet vintage feel and it's so pretty!! i love the dress and omg the bag is aamazing, i need to find one!! haha. aw i love the story bout the picnic bench ;), and i love family cookouts!! sigh, makes me miss summer SO much!! lovely post girl hope you're having a lovely friday btw!! :)

<3, Kathleen.

The Petite Blogger said...

cute outfit!!!!! love ur blog hun! so glad im following!

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CessOviedo said...

So pretty love the way lace makes it even more feminine, obsessed with those platforms, picture of you on top of the table is adorable!

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Erika said...

i love the femininity of this outfit. the lace is perfect.

LyddieGal said...

What a cute memory! I don't think i've ever even seen a buffalo up close.

and goodness - eyelet, chambray, sheer lace, bare legs -- I am so envious of your weather!

Chic on the Cheap

In a Dolly's World said...

Love your crochet top and the shoes!!! :D

In A Dolly's World

Beckerman Girls said...

Those Jessica Simpson shoes are UNNNNREAL!!!I need a pair pronto!!! And you look sooooo amazzzing-what gorgeous styling!
And that vintage satchel---sooo original and such a unique shape! have a RAD weekend babe!
kisses
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Oreleona said...

love ur lace!!!

Hanna said...

your outfit is so cute! love every single piece!:)

Tori said...

Love this look, so romantic!!

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dejoiss said...

Lovely blog, you look so cute and adorable in those photos. Love your blue dress. :)

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Julie said...

Your outfit is so cute! I love the vintage briefcase/bag.

cuteredbow said...

You are so lovely ! Your outfit is so beautiful ! The lace cardigan , the dress, the box, your shoes...such perfect pieces !

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Yo no soy una it girl said...

Nice oufit!!! You look beautiful!!

Martine said...

You are so cute! I absolutely love every single piece of this outfit, especially the dress.

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Andreea said...

So cute! Love your shoes!

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Lorena Mª said...

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Nettie said...

You're so cute!! *o*

Mary Ko. said...

love your shoes!!!

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Sofi Stellar said...

So gorgeous! I love this. I love the lace shirt!

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mimi said...

the colors of those shoes is PERFECT and the bag. sigh. amazing.

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Moda de Colores said...

Lovely shoes, lovely dress!

specialsparklecarnival said...

Those shoes are just awesome.
And I am so in love with that BAG!!!

LIE said...

aww I am glad, I am following! You are such a great inspiration,Jamie!
wonderful look once more!

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Lubna said...

Such a pretty outfit, I especially love the lace cardigan. :)

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head over heels said...

you're so pretty plus the bag and shoes are absolutely gorgeous :) x

Amanda, The Upside of Wonder said...

Oh my goodness, this is the best outfit ever! Seriously, that dress is so cute and I love the cardigan. You are so gorgeous lady :]

xx

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Henar said...

Aaw, this is beautiful !
I love it ! ♥
xx

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Gráinne said...

Hey! This is my first time on your blog and I really like it! I love love love that antique lunch satchel! So kooky! Consider yourself followed!
xx

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LaU said...

I love your shoes!!!!
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annierama said...

your blog is awesome!
love love love your shoes and your style!
gorgeous shots!

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Daxia said...

The dress and the jacket go perfectly together!!

Gregory said...

Beautiful as always, love your dress!!

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Under the Spell said...

your so cute! I love all your outfits.


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Cindy said...

Oh my gosh you are adorable! I love that blue dress & unique bag. I'm following you on Google Friend Connect now.

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Lea said...

this outfit is so sweet and cute :) love love love the lace and the tiered dress. pretty photos :) I'm a new follower.

<3 Lea

Natasha xoxo said...

Lovely lace cardigan!

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featherfactor said...

Adorable outfit and the shoes are amazing. I love California parks <3

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Kaja said...

The style is so girlish and cute! Love it<3

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Bex said...

Gorgeous outfit, love the summery vibe. What an adorable story as well, love picnics!

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Giulietta said...

amazing

Steffy's Pro's and Con's said...

i adoreeee that dress it is so girly and precious, and the lace cardigan goes perfectly with it :)

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Sisters and Sisters said...

Lovely post! your style is amazing!
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Chloe said...

Those. Shoes. Are. AMAZING! Love em'!

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Nicole Holm said...

lovely photos!

simplyvonne said...

you look so cute in this dress! the ruffles are a FAB!

Natalie said...

This outfit is just ADORABLE. I love your style.

Fabulous blog - following.

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Becky-May said...

Your pictures are always beautiful! Love your style :)

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thefashionguitar.com said...

I just found your blog and I am totally in love with it. Love at first sight!

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calla said...

love your platforms; i have em in black... now i'm thinking of getting them in this color!

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Courtney said...

Your actually the cutest, you've got the loveliest fashion sense too! Beautiful xx

Ioana Liliana said...

You are perfectly adorable! And I'm crazy about those shoes and the bag!


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Runway Rundown said...

I really love your dress! So sweet for springtime.

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Sami said...

That lunch satchel is so cute! Love the shoes.
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Lua said...

love this!! your blog is so cute and pretty

CENDRITYSS said...

Very nice photos and outfit !

The_Unemployed_Stylist said...

That lunch box is just precious!! LOVE IT!

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LifestyleBohemia said...

Adorable outfit. I especially love the lace cardi - perfect for the transition into Spring!
xx
Joanna

elizabeth s. said...

this outfit is so chic! I love my dany's and when I see them on you it makes me smile because they are so cute!

xx

e.

potpie du monde said...

Just came across your blog and am such a huge fan of your chic style!

Rubi Ortiz said...

i want your shoes!

I V Y said...

the heels and the lacy cardigan. love.
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Una said...

your whole outfit is so gorgeous and pretty!! I love it !!

jozefina said...

Amazing shoes!!!

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Strawberry Freckleface said...

Loving those shoes. I need.

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My Republic of Fashion said...

This is such a pretty outfit. Love that dress and lunch satchel. :)SarahD

Clara said...

Lovely look
AMAZING shoes!
xxxxxx

Diane said...

love this outfit! adore your shoes!!!

Could I Have That? said...

Love this look!

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Angela said...

Tu es très mignon!!!!;)


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PRENA said...

love your outfit, super cute and chic!

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Julie Khuu said...

Just found your blog- honey, you're adorable! Sweet and sassy, with just a hint of undeniable fashion savvy...loving the ruffled and denim lace combo...perfect for spring!

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Cristina @FUJI FILES said...

Looove your shoes! I feel like they'd look good with every outfit. And that satchel is so precious.

xx Cristina

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The shoes and the bag are just adorable
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amalie said...

adorable!
love your dress and little lunch satchel.
xx

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that bag is incredible

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l i s a z h a n g said...

soooooo cute!!!!!
i want that satchel!

great set of photos too!

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Alexandra said...

love the bag,the make-up ,the dress,the lace,the heels. Love ,love,love.

I didn't do too many picnics...my life's been rather boring from that point of view. But they seem to be such an important part of your life...and it's great <3

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shoependant.blogspot.com

Nadia Aboulhosn said...

your heels are to die for! following you on twitter as well!

letiziabarcelona said...

you're fabulous, you have beautiful legs !!
Love the dress.
xoxo

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Michelle's Style File said...

You look beautiful!! Love the SHOES : )

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CottonCandy said...

My God! You are so beautiful,and
I love your style !!!
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Sandy a la Mode said...

i LOVE this outfit!! it is soo sweet!! and even cooler that you modeled it in the park!! :)

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I love your little cardigan, your heels and your dress. i love the whole outfitm your style and your blog! i have followed.
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amanda archambault said...

I love the vintage bohemian feel!!!
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The Cat Hag said...

I adore you, Jamie!!! Your outfits are way cute!!! :)

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LO' said...

You are so pretty !

Steal Fashion said...

The vintage lunch box is such a statement piece. I love how you mix popular pieces with vintage accessories. Great blog!

Holly said...

The one on the picnic table- SO cute!!

LOVEVAS said...

How tall are you Jamie? you look so petite, i can just put you in my little pocket! You're so adorable.

Lilith said...

Beautiful dress
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