Floral Blazer & Spring Colors

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Outfit: MinkPink floral blazer [similar here] | Green eyelet shorts via Target | Pink heels via Forever 21 [similar here] | Michael Kors watch

Getting into the spring mood lately, I’m buying tons of florals and pastels. It’s so fun to see a flurry of colors when I walk into every store nowadays. I’ve had this floral blazer for a hot minute but these cute green eyelet shorts from Target were a recent purchase. I love them because the inseam is 5 inches (aka no booty showing).

I can’t wait for the weekend! Nate’s not feeling well so I’m hoping he can grab some good rest and that we can spend the weekend together basically doing nothing (if we’re lucky).

Enjoy your Friday!

Marcel Proust

Lilly Pulitzer for Target Maxi Dress

Lilly Pulitzer for Target Maxi Dress

Lilly Pulitzer for Target Maxi Dress

Lilly Pulitzer for Target Maxi Dress

Lilly Pulitzer for Target Maxi Dress

Lilly Pulitzer for Target Maxi Dress

Lilly Pulitzer for Target Maxi Dress

Tory Burch Miller sandals in tie dye

Outfit: Dress Lilly Pulitzer for Target | Tory Burch Miller sandals | Denim jacket via Old Navy [similar here] | Similar pearl necklace

So, funny story…Nate and I were busy concocting the delicious beverage better know as “Sunshine State of Mind”  and of course taking photos, when we realized that we should probably do an outfit pic (mainly because it was my first day sporting a find from the recent collab of the famous Lilly Pulitzer & Target). Anyways, we shoot some drink pics outside and soon realize that we have some errands to run. We figured we’d find a cute place while walking around Champion’s Gate to take some photos.

Wouldn’t you know it–naturally–we do our errands ( you know, boring stuff like going to the bank, UPS, etc.) and then look outside only to find basically a monsoon pouring by in the parking lot. Sheets of rain were coming down so hard we couldn’t even see the car. Well, I’ll be damned if we don’t take this pic on a day I actually “did” my hair, so we press on. So, here we are outside a ridiculous/trashy nail salon flirting in the rain while spinning and laughing our butts off while tourist onlookers give us the weirdest looks possible. So worth it for the laughs. Nate and I have the best times when we are trying to make the most out of shoots that just aren’t working. Well, here’s the “fruit” of our ridiculous labor yesterday–feel free to laugh at my unabashed attempts at catching rain drops.

Anyways, this is the first of a few of my “Lilly Pulitzer x Target” posts to show you what I was able (barely) to scoop up while I salvaged my will to live amongst out of control Lilly hoarders this part Sunday. Seriously, and I know you’ve probably heard this a million times on the news/via social media, but these people are truly sick. I watched one woman (clearly with no love of Lilly) shamelessly grab up the ENTIRE collection of Lilly totes for herself (presumably to resell) within the first 30 seconds of the store opening and RUN to the checkout. Thankfully, some woman grabbed a couple from her and tossed one to me. Loving the pineapple detail on it, by the way! Her whole collection is adorable.

This particular dress was a find in the children’s section–an XL which happened to fit (thank God). Surprisingly, this dress fit me better than the others, although I was seriously loving the shifts. I decided to pair this maxi with a simple denim jacket and pearls to add a nod to the “Lilly way”.

Hope you all are having a great start to your week! :)

Lilly Pulitzer Quote #LillySaid

Drink Recipe: Sunshine State of Mind

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Aaaaaaand…we’re back with another food/drink post! Nate and I (ooooo, my fiance!–still weird to say–) have been having so much fun lately concocting new recipes and sharing ones we’ve thrown together in the past to share with you. This particular drink recipe is his pride and joy lately–and rightfully so! It’s DELICIOUS.

 

Hey everyone! Nate here with another recipe for you all to enjoy. Being Floridians, Missy and I get our fair share of sunshine and warm weather (not to rub it in), but now that temperatures are on the rise, we thought we would share with you one of our favorite drink recipes, perfect for when we happen to be floating in the pool. Now, Missy isn’t big on tequila and to be honest neither was I for a while (I could go into a 21st birthday story…but that would take too long), but when I concocted this drink one day Missy and I couldn’t help but fall in love with it. So here we go! Let’s make what we like to call “The Sunshine State of Mind”:

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Above is all you will need to complete this drink. Salt on the rim is optional if you want this to be more like a margarita, but we prefer to leave it out. This drink is very light and refreshing without the need that a margarita has for salt to cut through the heavy flavor. First, let’s do some prep work:

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Cut the orange and the lime to make two wedges. These will be used to garnish the drink at the end for presentation, and then to add to the flavor once served. Time to get the glass ready!

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Fill a collins glass with ice. Now, if you would like to do a salted rim you will proabaly like to make this in a wider-rimmed glass so that the salt lasts throughout the entire drink. Let’s move on to the good part:

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Bada dadadada da da…bada badadada da!…well, you know the rest. The tequila I chose for this drink is El Jimador Reposado; It’s fairly cheap and smooth making it ideal for mixes! You will need to add 1 1/2 oz. of this tequila to the glass. Let’s move on to the next step:

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Next we need to add 1 oz. of orange flavored liqour to the mix. I chose Triple Sec, but you can also use Cointreau if you like spending more than you should on orange flavored liqour…I mean serioulsy, is anyone not mixing Cointreau with something else? So what’s the point if you’re just covering it up with other stuff? Okay, sorry…end rant. I need something to make me bubbly again:

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Ahh yes..club soda: tonic water’s less popular brother. I decided to go with club soda because it kept this beverage on the refreshing side; tonic has a tendancy to dry out your mouth. Of course you can always supplement with tonic if you prefer that tangy bite. Fill your drink almost to the top with your choice of soda and let’s get on to the heart of “The Sunshine State of Mind”:

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You guessed it (probably because you saw it in one of the first photos…shut up) Florida orange juice! Top off your drink with this delicious, southern juice. Now…time to make it look pretty:

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There it is! The Sunshine State of Mind! Delicious, light, and refreshing… the perfect drink for lounging by the pool. Adding the orange and lime next to each other for a garnish really makes it look like a sunset…you know, if sunsets had green in them (shut up again). Now all there is left to do is enjoy!

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I gotta say, there’s nothing I don’t like about this picture. This picture also has a little sneak peak of the Lilly Pulitzer x Target collaboration soon to make its debut here on Pop of Style! I was there with Missy at Target for the insanity; she needed her man to defend the goods from the wolves…a duty I don’t take lightly. Well, Missy and I hope that you enjoy this drink, and I hope you know that even if it’s not sunny where you are…

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