Friday, July 14, 2017

Saturday mornings this Summer have been spent at the Farmers Market in the charming city of Tomball.  I remember spending weekends like this at flea markets in Northern California with my parents, shopping vintage finds & clothing, and picking up fresh produce. It was one of my best memories and I very much wanted to share those experiences with my kids. I love getting them involved at the Farmers Market by letting them pick their own fruits & veggies, alongside admiring the booths of their choice to checkout the many handmade, organic & farm fresh products. We then top it off with a yummy batch of baked goods and a refreshing juice bar, as we chat about all the awesome things we scored that day.  

Farmers Markets, including vintage shops and flea markets, are places I'm quite attached to. I enjoy being surrounded by other artisans and their many talents and feel in my element when I'm in this type of atmosphere. I used to participate in annual craft fairs during the first two years of my Etsy business, so I know the planning and hard work it takes to get your products out to the public.  As a vendor, it was always a wonderful feeling connecting with others in the community and sharing our passion for shopping handmade. It's truly a friendly environment that I can keep coming back to over and over again. 

The past couple of Saturdays have been pretty humid, so throwing on a pair of jeans and a tee to the market wasn't as appealing as I'd hope it would be. Effortless dresses with a sun hat has worked as the perfect outdoor attire for me, which I'm happy to wear anytime of the day. This dress from Forever 21 has been one of my most comfortable dresses to wear this season. The crochet lace trim and the ruffle detail on the sleeves add a pop of romance that I love and the beautiful flower print reminds me of floral motif's from the 70's. I don't typically wear lavender or shades of purple, but together with the pops of green, it adds vintage inspired character to this dress that's quite lovely.

The key hole opening above the waist line and the middle slit are other features that really drew me to this dress, not to mention that it's right under $30. It's available in store, but I have linked similar looks and other maxi dresses to shop online. Forever 21 has been one of my favorite places to shop for dresses during the Summer. I always manage to pick up 2-3 dresses during this time of the year that I still rotate in my closet. I'm pleasantly surprised how well they've all held up over the years. 

So, are there any traditions growing up that you wish to continue with now or in the future? I hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead and I can't wait to share some home styling tips I have planned for the blog this month. Until next time friends ... xo 

Warmly ~


1 comment:

  1. You had me at Farmers Markets! They give me life! Our local FM here in Friendswood is once a month and I get so excited when it approaches. I've never been on the vendor side of it, but as a customer I do appreciate everything they do to keep it alive. I also look forward to the live music they always have. One of my fondest memories growing up was our family nature walks. I keep trying to keep those traditions alive in our family inspite of our horrible heat! 😩
    Loved your post and yes to forever 21 for their carefree farmers market appropriate dresses. 💛


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