Memorial Day Weekend Picnic Essentials

Happy long weekend! I’m excited to share today’s Friday Favorites because it’s all about Memorial Day Weekend! Whether you’re headed to the beach, a family BBQ or your own little picnic in the park, I have all the party essentials to bring, and wear, this weekend. If the weather holds up, I’ll be spending my days in Central Park catching up on some sunshine and reading for a little travel recuperation.

Below you can shop my pieces directly and make sure to read carefully because I’m sharing a killer deal on my new favorite wine company! Yes you heard right, a HUGE discount on wine. You’re welcome.

Do you have any picnic essentials that I’m forgetting? Let me know so I can make sure to add them to my favorites list! Have a great weekend! xo

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What to bring?

 

Picnic Basket

What would a picnic be without a traditional picnic basket?! They’re classic, stylish and make for the most grammable picnic. Plus, it can hold all of your picnic goodies!
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Summer Water Rosé

Freshen up your Memorial Day Weekend picnic with Summer Water Rosé from Winc! It has tasting notes of lemon rind, pink grapefruit and rose. Also for special SAK readers – Receive 4 bottles of wine for $27 (valued at $52) when you use the code: AUDREEKATE
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Watermelon Bottle Stopper

Wait, hold up. You have to make sure that none of your wine spills while you’re having a good time with friends. This bottle stopper is perfect for any summer picnic, plus it matches your (hopefully new) blanket!
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Blanket

It wouldn’t be a proper picnic without a blanket. I always like to make sure that my blanket is big enough for a couple of people and a few snacks!
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Ice Cream Molds

A picnic is the perfect time to enjoy a nice homemade ice cream cone. These Martha Stewart ice cream molds will allow you to bring the tasty treats right from home!
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Utensils

I usually just try to pack finger foods for picnics but it’s hard to turn down a good pasta salad! Disposable utensils are essential for any picnic, however, I opt for chrome utensils over plain white ones…because we’re #fancy
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Plates

First off I am obsessed with these plates! Their unique design immediately captured my eye and I never want to use paper plates again. Also, a major plus is that they’re plastic, so you can easily pack them up when you’re done and reuse them at your next picnic!
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Wine Glasses

What did I say? It’s not a picnic without wine. Here are the perfect wine glasses, they’re plastic so you don’t have to worry about breaking them while walking to your favorite picnic spot!
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Entertaining Set

I love all of the colors of this fiesta entertaining set! You can fill it with fruit, veggies, or cheese and it can be easily covered with saran wrap. Making it perfect for any summer picnic!
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Banana Flask

Whether it may be holding juice or something stronger, this flask is an essential! It is absolutely adorable and can add a little life to your picnic!
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Pink Flamingo

Is your picnic near a pool or beach? If so, this flamingo float is a MUST. Make sure to keep an eye on it though because it’ll definitely be the most popular guest at the party!
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What to wear?

Sunglasses

Sunnies are a must have when you’re at a picnic! These tortoise shell sunglasses are perfect for any picnic this summer!
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Sunhat

If you’re going to be out in the sun all day, make sure to protect yourself with an extra large hat. Plus this hat is adorable and is the perfect nod to a long weekend!
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Tote

Even though you may be carrying that picnic basket you still need to carry a tote! I always carry a large tote or purse for extra things like games, a book, sunscreen, etc.
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Sandals

Sandals are an easy go-to for picnic attire. They can simply slip on and off between grass, beach or towel.  I love these especially because the material won’t get ruined outdoors and they’re super trendy!
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Cuff & Earrings

Add some fun statement accessories to your MDW look with a statement cuff or fun tassel earrings!
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Lipstick

Make your outfit pop with a bright red lip! My favorite red is a MAC matte Ruby Woo.
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Swimsuit

I always love catching some rays when I’m at a good picnic. This bathing suit is super adorable – it shows a little skin but it also appropriate for a family-friendly setting!
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Shirt

This is not your traditional white tee – spice up the look with some run statement ruffle sleeves!
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Dress

I think it’s essential to enjoy a picnic in a nice summer dress. This light-weight dress allows you to move around freely and enjoy yourself. Also it can act as a swimsuit coverup.
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How to Style a White Dress for Memorial Day

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Happy Thursday and almost holiday weekend! I feel like it was just yesterday that I was celebrating Memorial Day Weekend last year in the Hamptons – where has the past year gone?! So, in honor of celebrating the change of seasons, I thought I would style my newest white dress from Abercrombie + Fitch. I paired the dress with a light-weight navy leather jacket – perfect for cooler nights – and some of my favorite accessories. For more summer style inspiration, make sure to follow me on Pinterest because I’m pinning fashion and beauty inspiration every day! (Check out my Summer Style board here!)

Also, I just back to NYC from my long vacation in Arizona and Vegas, and I cannot wait to share the overload of travel and outfit posts coming your way in the next couple of weeks! Stay tuned! xo

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SHOP THIS LOOK IN THE LINKS BELOW:
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JACKET *similar | DRESS | HEELS *similar | PURSE | WATCH | SUNNIES

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DRESS (C/O ABERCROMBIE + FITCH) | JACKET, HEELS (C/O LULU’S) | PURSE (C/O COACH) | SUNNIES (C/O SEE EYEWEAR) | WATCH (C/O LILIENTHAL BERLIN)

PHOTOGRAPHY: SAM KELLY PHOTOGRAPHY

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Blue Collared

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Hello from the warm Arizona sun! For today’s outfit I’m wearing my new mini tie shirtdress from Lady Duke, and I added a floral silk neck scarf and oversized gold bauble earrings. Since I’m normally running around town from work to meetings and events, I opt for comfortable shoes. My go-to shoes lately have been white sneakers! I just got these new ones from Koolaburra and they’re insanely comfortable and perfect for the summer days I don’t want to wear sandals.

I’m keeping today’s post short and sweet so I can go back vacation, but have a great Thursday! xo

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SHOP THIS LOOK HERE:
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SUNNIES | DRESS | EARRINGS | SCARF | PURSE | SHOES

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DRESS (C/O LADY DUKE) | SHOES (C/O KOOLABURRA) | SUNGLASSES ( C/O KAPTEN SON) | SCARF (J.CREW) | PURSE (ROSS) | EARRINGS (VINTAGE)

PHOTOGRAPHY: SAM KELLY PHOTOGRAPHY

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Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Recap

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Vacation life is pretty sweet! After surprising my parents on Mother’s Day, my sister and I planned a staycation with our mom and enjoyed a spa day, pool time and much needed relaxation time. I’m taking a quick work break to catch up on some blogs and emails, so today I’m sharing a recap from my Cinco de Mayo party a couple weeks ago! I teamed up with Oriental Trading for my second favorite holiday! I hosted a little cocktail hour for my closet friends and we had margaritas, bean dip, and my mom’s speciality cinnamon strips! Here’s a look at my holiday look, plus our party set-up. Enjoy! xo

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SHIRT (C/O BOW AND DRAPE) | SKIRT (VINTAGE) | EARRINGS (C/O ACCESSORY CONCIERGE) | SHOES (CONVERSE)

SHOP THIS LOOK:

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EARRINGS | SHIRT | SKIRT | SHOES

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