Thursday, July 2, 2015

July Guest Post: Sara Lily from In A Nutshell


Good morning! 
So it's officially July, and the weather here in PA is gorgeous! July also makes me a bit sad though because it means that the summer is flying by too quick, and I just want time to slow down! So to help lift my spirits I've started a new monthly blog series where I will be featuring some of my favorite online bloggers. I was excited to ask Sara Lily to star in my introductory post as I always find myself oogling over her fancy frocks (and drooling over all the sweet treats she whips up!). Sara Lily and I met through Instagram and over the last year we've become great virtual pals. 
One of my favorite things about blogging is that it makes the world quite flat. I interact with different friends in all parts of the country, and also world, and it's as if I am standing right there next to them. I have Instagram friends that have turned into blogging friends, and blogging friends that have turned into real life friends, and I just love that about this lovely little community. So before I start rambling on too much, I'll turn this post over to Sara Lily:


Happy 4th of July, Sans Scrubs readers! Sara Lily from In a Nutshell here!

The countdown is on for the holiday weekend. With a day off from work combined with all the delicious treats, I really kinda love the 4th of July. Don’t worry, I don’t wear head to toe American flag apparel, but there’s just something special about the first big summer celebration.

For me, the 4th means there’s a big bowl of steamed clams accompanied by a tall ice cold Diet Coke with my name on it. My dad has been whipping up a HUGE pot of steamers every year for as long as I can remember. We devour them on the back porch along with burgers and my mom’s macaroni salad. It’s perfection. My sister and I could finish that huge pot by ourselves – that’s how much we love them.


I know, how much more New England-y can I get? I probably have clam juice running in my veins by now.

Anyway, so, this dress.

I have to admit, I don’t buy a lot of Pinup Girl Clothing but I did browse the shop when they had their Memorial Day sale (so funny as I am sharing this for 4th of July – patriotic purchase much?) and this dress popped out at me as I was scrolling. I had heard all the Mary Blair excitement when PUG first announced her line but none really tickled my fancy...

…BUT I HADN'T SEEN THIS ONE!


So after staring at the dress on my screen for a good half hour (not even kidding - I kept it up as I cleaned the house and with every glance at the screen, debated whether or not I needed it in my life), I caved and joined the Mary Blair bandwagon!


I just couldn't resist the bright colors and how the red and blue just sort of pop. And the little jet planes are just too cute. It just screams 4th of July to me with all the red, white, and blue. I love the matching red belt it came with, too.


When it came time to pull this puppy on and snap some pics, I decided to take a walk down the street from my house. We live right by a lake surrounded by hiking trails. I always consider it as a backdrop for my blog posts but never actually take the 2 minute walk down the street to take advantage. Laziness at its best, people.


I finally did and it rocked! While I skipped around the woods snapping pics, Cody sat in a good ol’ fashioned folding chair and went fishing. He even caught a fish (only to toss it back, don’t worry)! It was such a beautiful day and there was such gorgeous light coming in through the trees as I took advantage of nature’s beauty all around me.

Geeze, what could be more patriotic than that?


I hope you all have a great 4th of July weekend! What are you doing for the holiday?
-Sara Lily





Be sure to follow Sara's blog and her other social media accounts. I've linked them all below. While you're there be sure to say hello to her, she is adorably friendly. 
Also, stop back in on Saturday for my sixth and final 4th of July look! Hope you enjoy your weekend! Stay safe!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and this gorgeous Mary Blair dress with us! I've loved having you here! <3 
Again, follow Sara by clicking any of the links below!

44 comments:

  1. So happy to be guest posting on your blog! It's so fun to join forces for some fashionable fun! Have a great 4th!! Can't wait to see who makes a guest appearance next month!!

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    1. Thank you!! I LOVED collaborating with you, and can't wait to do it again in the future! <3

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  2. I love that your stalked the dress before buying it I do the same thing :P I am so glad you got this dress because it is GORGEOUS! I am actually in love with it and I so want it. You look so cute twirling in this dress. (which I would also do all day haha) Also I have a trail not to far from me as well and I love to go and take pictures there, I agree the backdrop is PERFECT! :)
    I hope you have a great 4th of July :)

    Florals&Smiles
    Twitter

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    1. I agree that Sara looks soooo cute! ESPECIALLY in the twirling photo!

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  3. This dress is perfect! So unique and different than what I'm seeing for July 4th! Great job!

    Paulina

    shenanigan-ska.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Paulina! It was fun having Sara guest post this month!

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  4. Such a cute dress! So perfect for the 4th of July! You look great!

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    1. Sara will love seeing all the positive feedback! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. loved this great read!:)

    check out my blog + follow too?
    wildvagabondss.blogspot.com

    xo,
    Jess ♡

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  6. Yay love that you featured Sara! Such a cute, fun dress. I don't own any Mary Blair pieces, but this was one of my favourites of them.

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    1. Thanks Bristol! It was fun having her make an appearance, she is one of my favorite bloggers to follow! Hope you had a great 4th of July weekend!

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  7. Really love your outfit ! xo
    Can we follow eachother ? Let me know on my blog and I will follow back immediately xo

    BLOG | GorisHelena

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  8. Look lindo , adorei
    http://eesmaltecia.blogspot.com.br/

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  9. Oh I love this dress so much, especially with the red tulle underneath! Happy 4th of July :)
    Olivia | Her Name Was Celebration

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    1. Thanks Olivia! I love the look of the petticoat too! The red is such a fun, complimenting color!

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  10. oh this looks so sweet :) Love the petticoat and the dress <3

    http://lovelyattitude.com

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    1. Me too! I wish Sara and I lived closer so I could borrow her clothes! Be sure to check out her blog and instagram, both are linked above!

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  11. Wow, that dress! That's what catches my eyes when I first land in your blog, hun!
    Sara looks adorably great with that blue dress! Love love love it on her!

    Btw, I just followed you on Bloglovin and Twitter :)

    Happy 4th of July y'all!

    xo
    Jhem | JhemSays.com

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    1. Thank you! I've been MIA from the internet this weekend but will be sure to follow now! Xo

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    1. Thank-you Nicole! Glad you enjoyed the post!

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  13. What a gorgeous dress, looks amazing! :)

    I have a new post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

    * Electric Sunrise - Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *

    x

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    1. Thank you! I will be sure to have a look!

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  14. Hi there, what a great colab, Her style is very pretty and that dress is so so cute!! this is one of the best things about blogging to get to meet lots of great people sharing the love for the same things! love her style.
    Glamoury Armory Blog

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    1. Thanks Arely, I absolutely agree with you! And be sure to check out her social media pages and blog, they are all linked above! She would love for you to stop by!

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  15. Your dress is so cute, I love the print
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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    1. Sara will love to see that you loved the dress! Thank you so much Laura!

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  16. WOW, love your dress its super cute<3
    follow for follow?:)

    xoxo
    http://www.theclosetelf.com

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    1. Thank you so much Hilary! I agree- Sara's dress is amazing!

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  17. She looks so cute! I love that dress :)

    Jessica
    Pyreflies.org

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  18. Cute dress!
    Would you like to follow each other on GFC, Google+, Bloglovin & Instagram? I am @modellabellablog (:
    Maybe we could affiliate? <3

    Isabelle.
    modellabella blog NEW POST

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    1. Thank you Isabelle! I do not use GCF, but you can find my other social media accounts linked in my blog posts as well as under the Media tab at the top of my page!

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