Ashley Brooke - J.McL - Spring 13


Let’s Picnic!

Let’s face it, in Florida it’s pretty much always Spring/Summer. For the most part, we Floridians spend all of Fall and Winter jealous of the rest of the country’s changing leaves and falling snow.  So it’s oh-so-glorious when we get to participate in a season. Spring is my favorite so what a win that that is Florida’s best quality!

With that, we thought we’d kick off the season with a little picnic! I absolutely love picnics because they are super easy and a great way to spend a Spring afternoon. There is a public garden near our home that I had never been before… it’s called Leu Gardens (P.S. I can not believe I had never been, it is absolutely dreamy!) so when we decided on picnicking, I knew exactly where I wanted to go. My gosh, am I so glad we did! I fell HEAD OVER HEELS for Leu Garden’s, and I can not wait to go back. It was the perfect quiet spot for a picnic, not to mention the grounds themselves were stunning! 

For this little Spring adventure, I wore this beautiful (and super comfortable) blue floral dress from J.McLaughlin. Over the past year I have really been drawn to their classic and timeless pieces plus this particular dress makes me feel like Betty Draper, and that… I do not hate! This look is a total favorite! I have already worn it again 2xs (once to church and once to work) since we went to the park… I think it may be my new Spring go-to! 


J.McLaughlin Dress & Bag c/o // Jack Rogers Wedges, old (similar) // Kate Spade Watch // Laura Mercier Lipstick



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I am a big fan of the “easy picnic”. Seriously, don’t overthink your picnicking! I hopped on over to Whole Foods and picked up some fresh strawberries, chilled sparkling water, popcorn, cheese, and of course macaroons! It ended up being the perfect little snack picnic of all time. 

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I paired this dress with their beautiful new saddle bag, I love a shoulder bag when we are going on an adventure especially when you know you’ll want to be taking photographs! And as always with J.McLaughlin pieces, I love the timeless look of this bag. I will be toting it around for years to come!

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J.McLaughlin Dress & Bag c/o // Jack Rogers Wedges, old (similar) // Kate Spade Watch // Laura Mercier Lipstick


In Partnership with J.McLaughlin

Photographs by Gregory Daniel 


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