Vibrant Summer Prints | Style Savvy Weekend Rewind

This past weekend, Saturday was for browsing/shopping home d├ęcor and having brunch with AB. For this casual morning endeavor, I threw on an oldie but goodie from several seasons ago. I don’t wear shorts (well---with the exception of my new love for rompers, like this one), so a midi-length, comfy, cotton dress usually works well as a replacement. 

Saturday morning - dress: GAP / flats: Steve Madden / bag: South Moon Under /
accessories: Nordstrom, Tiffany & Co, Ralph Lauren, Cruzan hook

Cracker Barrel yumminess: mixed berry pancakes with berry syrup

Cracker Barrel yumminess: fried eggs and hash brown casserole (they're mixed with onions and cheese!)

After munching on hearty country-style cooking at Cracker Barrel, AB asked me to accompany her to a “day party” event in the city that afternoon. Since we live about 25 minutes apart, I didn’t have time to run home and change. But since we were headed to Marshall’s to browse their home section, I decided to see what I could find there. I was able to put together this great outfit for less than $50. I’ve been flirting with prints in a big way this season, but this was my first dive into the tribal print trend; I also don’t normally go for espadrilles, but these bright orange Steve Madden wedges were too adorable to pass up.

Marshall's budget snags! dress $18 / espadrilles $30

Sunday was for celebrating my wonderful father with the family. My mom, younger brother, son and I all went to church with Dad, and then treated him to dinner afterward. It was a very laid back day—much like my Dad’s personality. 

my dapper Dad

Sunday face - foundation: Cover Girl / eye shadow: ELF, Mac / mascara: Revlon / lip gloss and bronzer: Stila

new neck candy, snagged from Francesca's

Sunday - dress: Francesca's / peep toe pump, bag and belt: Nine West / sunnies: Nordstrom /
arm party: Rotary, Ralph Lauren, Cruzan hook

So this didn't happen over the weekend, but it happened, it was super yummy, and I had to share. I’d wanted to make a watermelon salad ever since I had it at a tasting for an event I was planning about a year ago. 

Arugula, watermelon, avocado, goat cheese, balsamic glaze

When I saw this recipe at The Average Girl’s Guide, I knew I'd be trying it that night. I subbed goat cheese for the feta in her salad, and added avocado--and boy was it muy delicioso!!! The perfect light summer salad, added in addition to a pre-seasoned bourbon salmon filet I picked up from the fresh market. I recommend you try it, and maybe even add your own spin!