Now that summer is officially here it's time to open your patio umbrellas, heat up the grill, and invite your favorites over for a little backyard BBQ party fun. This week we are excited to share that we have teamed up with The Plant Foundry to bring you summer looks and items fit for the perfect Backyard BBQ Party!
The Plant Foundry is our amazing neighbor in Oak Park. You can find many succulents, flowers, and decor in this well curated space. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, especially if you're a beginner gardener!
To celebrate summer we are hosting a giveaway on Instagram for a $50 gift card to The Plant Foundry and a $50 gift card to RIRE! Be sure to join in!!
Hosting parties is one of my favorite hobbies of all time! Now that summer is officially here, backyard barbecues reign supreme on the party spectrum. When it comes to hosting backyard gatherings I like to keep the menu pretty traditional with BBQ basics like Potato Salad. Then I'll spice ordinary menu items up with fresh picked herbs from my garden, that you can find at The Plant Foundry, for an interesting kick of flavor. Rosemary is one of my favorite herbs to cook with because of its bold flavor and health benefits. For my styled look I chose an off the shoulder floral dress, paired with large statement earrings, and topped the whole thing off with a grey felt fedora.
I definitely need a comfortable breezy outfit that I can race around in, but also one that stands out to show my guests that I’m the host. The bright blue hue and floral print are perfect to stand out, while the lightweight loose flowing fabric is freeing enough to cook and micro-manage all the details of an event. Another great feature that I adore about this dress is that it has very short snug off the shoulder sleeves. You won’t worry about pulling them about or trying to keep them from dunking into the salsa bowl.
My accessories are very low key but still stylish and practical! The large soft pink earrings contrast against the bright blue dress, and also help to elongate my round face. The hat is my favorite accessory. You just can’t “not” feel cool and stylish in a fedora (que Indiana Jones music!) But it’s just as pretty as it is practical by keeping the summer sun at bay. Over all my look is a little feminine, a little rugged, and a lot of fun.
This heat wave has officially introduced us to summer time! Local pools are open, the Sacramento river is buzzing, and it's time to fire up the grill! This week's installment is based around a backyard barbecue! When I think of barbecue, I think of the heat! From the weather to the grill, it's only gonna heat up more as the summer continues. I also thought of food, and how I'll need a stylish yet forgiving ensemble to truly enjoy myself.
I decided to go for a great faux wrap dress in navy and white stripes. The short length, spaghetti straps, and plunging neckline are sure to keep me cool though any summer event. The fact that it's a dress automatically gives it a more formal feel. The waist belt offers a beautiful cinch to the figure of the dress, and the skirt portion is relaxed, so more room for food and drinks and dance!
The color scheme keeps things simple, which is the perfect opportunity to play up the look with accessories! Gold hardware and a bright pop of color with shoes and shades make this look an official mood. Now that the ensemble has been put together, it's time to head to The Plant Foundry and grab a gorgeous succulent to gift my gracious hosts! Besides my presence, a succulent is the perfect gift that can withstand the heat!
With the days being so hot and the nights lasting longer it's now the perfect time to have friends over for a little backyard fun! Since festivities start a little later it gives plenty of time to prep food and look your best. As a party host you're always on the go, refilling food, grilling meats and veggies, making sure the drinks are topped off, so I went with an easy coral floral dress for quick movement.
I'm loving tropical floral prints right now and this little number checks all the boxes! The neckline is really flattering and the flouncy material sways easily while staying down to keep you covered. The bright color will let my guests see me from all angles so they can flag me for anything! I kept my accessories to a minimum so that I wouldn't accidentally get them in any food ;) And did a half tie on my hair so my bangs wouldn't get in my eyes.
To set the tropical mood I would decorate my backyard with succulents and palm plants from The Plant Foundry. I'm obsessed with this bright pink metal flamingo! He would be great to sit near all the iced drinks as a little bartender, hah! For ambiance I'd also add in fun string lights, area rugs, pillows, and hammocks for my guests to also relax. My party favor for all my friends would be a mini succulent and seeds so they can also start their gardens!
Happy summer! When I think of summer I always think of backyard BBQ’s with all your friends gathered around you laughing, eating good food, and playing backyard games or swimming in the pool. It’s such a fun time of year. For my look I imagined myself as the hostess with the mostest! I love gathering all my friends and family any chance I get.
When hosting you of course want to look cute and make an impression but you still want your outfit to be functional since you’ll most likely be running around making sure everything is perfect for your guest. I chose this denim skirt paired with this simple white tee tied up in the front. Both of these pieces are simple but still make a cute impact.
To give my outfit a little bit of extra flare to impress my guest I added a straw hat and very simple gold jewelry. As a host I don’t want heavy jewelry dragging me down and getting in my way. Less is more in this situation. All you have to do is pair it with a cute pair of clogs or wedges and you’ve got yourself the perfect host outfit for you backyard BBQ!
Summer is finally here and it's time to pull out those short shorts! This sexy style is sure to turn heads with its bright fun colors and unique designs. Summer comes and goes in a blink of an eye but those memories last a lifetime, so throw on those shades and have some fun!
As soon as I saw this mustard bodysuit, I was in love! Strut your stuff with your sexier side by showing off those curves! I chose to pair it with these new denim distressed shorts! They have a fun summer design with striped pockets and are just high enough to hide the lower half of the stitching on the bodysuit. These two items pair perfectly together, now it's time to jazz it up with some unique accessories!
Blue and mustard are our theme colors for this outfit and what better way to bring those colors out than with accessories! The headband I used is a great example, it brings in our colors while adding a few as well so your don't overpower the look. It has mustard, blue, and navy stripes with cute white polka dots to brighten it up! Finally, I added a gold statement necklace with just a pop of blue to tie this outfit together. This look is great for fun summer activities such as bbq's, festivals, and memorable adventures!
My favorite summer time festivity will always be backyard BBQ parties! I love the whole vibe of being outside with my friends enjoying each others company over food and drinks in the comfort of one of our homes! BBQ's make me just wanna be comfy and soak in all the fresh air and sun, so of course, I went with a casual look!
I put together an army green ribbed tank with some super cute distressed jeans! This outfit is still casual enough that I feel comfy, yet still cute enough to the point that I can swap out my flip flops for some brown wedges and wear it to a dinner out!
I obviously kept the casual idea going when it came to accessorize. I wore a brown belt to accent the warm color of the army green tank top! I also wore a Buton bracelet with bright colored buttons to stand out.
Don't forget to join our giveaway on Instagram for your chance to win a $50 gift card to The Plant Foundry and a $50 gift card to RIRE!
We hope you enjoyed this week's Styled By RIRE!
See you next week!