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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Picnic in the Park

Spring has finally sprung around here...or it did for a few days anyway! After such a long, cold winter, we were anxious to get outside to feel the sunshine, and burn off some energy. I rounded up the family, threw together a quick picnic, and we headed to our favorite park.

Hi Sugarplum | Spring Picnic with Boden

We don't typically dress so cute for outings like this, but I recently discovered Boden and Mini Boden, and couldn't resist all the bright colors and patterns. They just scream SPRING to me, and this is such a fun way to show them off!

Hi Sugarplum | Spring Picnic with Boden

I created an impromptu picnic by lining a basket with bright fabric, and filling it with fun drinks, sandwiches, fruit and cookies. And of course paper straws, because every drink is more festive with a stripey-straw!

Hi Sugarplum | Spring Picnic with Boden

Hi Sugarplum | Spring Picnic with Boden

Hi Sugarplum | Spring Picnic with Boden

Hi Sugarplum | Spring Picnic with Boden

Hi Sugarplum | Spring Picnic with Boden

Hi Sugarplum | Spring Picnic with Boden

Hi Sugarplum | Spring Picnic with Boden

Have you tried the San Pellegrino Limonata? So tart and refreshing...and who can resist those little bottles? I found it here.

Hi Sugarplum | Spring Picnic with Boden

You know I don't shy away from pattern mixing, but this is my first time pairing stripes with stripes...and I love the look! The key is having a common color, and opposite scales. Of course the denim jacket made another appearance...are you convinced of it's staple status, yet?!

Hi Sugarplum | Spring Picnic with Boden

Hi Sugarplum | Spring Picnic with Boden

Hi Sugarplum | Spring Picnic with Boden

Hi Sugarplum | Spring Picnic with Boden

Boden is a UK company, and I'm thrilled to help bring their styles to America. The quality is impeccable, and you won't even believe how cute everything is! They use European sizing, but my typical US size fits perfectly. The quality is such that I'll keep these pieces for years.

Hi Sugarplum | Spring Picnic with Boden

Hi Sugarplum | Spring Picnic with Boden

Hi Sugarplum | Spring Picnic with Boden

It was a great afternoon, celebrating spring! Do you have any outings planned? How are you celebrating spring? Have you ever seen cuter clothes (or faces) than these?!?

Hi Sugarplum | Spring Picnic with Boden

{What We're Wearing}

Mr. SP: Shirt
Babygirl: Tunic | Leggings 
Son: Shirt | Shorts | Shoes


This post was sponsored by Boden and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, but the fun afternoon and opinions are all mine. Like always. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!

40 comments:

  1. Please tell me that when my kids get older I will be able to dress as cute as you do! I love the stripes on stripes, and the pockets on that skirt!

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    1. I'm a sucker for pockets, too! And I don't dress cute all the time, but sometimes we need to remember the girl we were before we were 'mommy.' Know what I mean!? ;) xo

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  2. Stop it right now!!! You have the most adorable family ever!! Did I mention I am over the moon excited to get some time with you in three weeks!?!

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  3. Your kiddos are adorable! I've been wearing Boden for years and love love love it! Great clothes for the whole family! What a sweet photo shoot of your family!

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  4. How cute are you guys? Answer: SOOOOO cute. I've been eying that striped Boden skirt for awhile, actually! They have some super cute pencil skirts too that might actually get me excited to go back to work : ) Any chance Boden has a discount code for super awesome Hi Sugarplum readers like meeeeee?!

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  5. SERIOUSLY, adorable!!! Could you all be more photogenic? : )

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    1. Thanks Pam...but trust me, there were A LOT of outtakes! ;)

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  6. I love Mini Boden for kids but haven't ventured into their adult clothing. I love the striped skirt. Will have to check them out for me!

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  7. I adore Boden! These are some gorgeous family photos!

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  8. Those pictures are so precious! It looked like a fun afternoon. The kids had a great time playing outside all weekend. It was so relaxing sitting on the front porch, watching them. My plans for this spring filled weekend it GARDENING! The dirt is calling my name.

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  9. Well aren't you just the cutest thing ever!

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  10. You guys are super adorable! I love the pics of you and your hubs...so sweet! :) Stripes on stripes?! I'm pretty certain you can pull off just about anything and you make it look so easy!

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    1. Oh girl...I have got you fooled then!! #muahahahah ;) xo

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  11. You are so crazy cute. The whole family looks adorable. I busted out my navy stripes on stripes this weekend. I think it should be a uniform ;) You're such a cute model!!

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  12. I have loved Boden for several years now. I first discovered them when I was trying desperately to find cute clothes for little boys (which can be very difficult). Now I shop for myself. Their skirts and wrap dresses are my favorites! AND I love your stripe on stripe look.

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  13. Seriously. Cutest family ever award! :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Carrie! Seriously. ;) xo

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  14. What a fun collaboration! I love Boden, have been a fan of their stuff for years. I would really like to know what you and Mr. SP are cracking up about ;) Great pictures of your family!

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    1. Let's just say it wasn't proper British talk! ;)

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  15. love your outfit! the stripes + stripes are adorable!! and i loveee me some San Pellegrino Limonata! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  16. What adorable clothing! I absolutely love your skirt!

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  17. The perfect picnic! So fun!

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  18. So lovely! Looks like a fun time and I love all of your outfits!

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  19. Gorgeous photos of your family!! Oh my goodness! Gorgeous!

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  20. Most of Annie's wardrobe is Boden and I ask buy quite a bit from there!! Just ordered some gorgeous striped pointy flats! Love all the looks! X

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  21. Well. You and your peeps are FREAKING DARLING. And that skirt? Come to mama.

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  22. I love Boden. Such a cute picnic!

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  23. Oh my goodness, I spy some grapefruit Perrier in that basket! I absolutely love that stuff!! Very subtle but fab. The San Pell is great as well, that goes without saying. The outfits look great, I always go through the Boden catalogues when they arrive here and mark several pages but haven't ever purchased anything yet...I'm not sure what I am waiting for now! Well done you.

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  24. Adorable clothes - check. Adorable family - check. Adorable pics to adore forever - check. Love it and love Boden.. hadn't heard of them. I recognize Georgia's farmers market behind you :) I need to try out that sweet little park.. I've driven by for years and never stopped.

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  25. You are so gorgeous! I love your outfit and all the kids look adorable! It's unfair for a family to be that cute!

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  26. Love that whenever you take a pic with the hubby, you're either laughing hysterically or grinning at each other like school kids in love. So so awesome. The whole family looks fabulous!

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  27. Shut up! You all look amazing!!! I absolutely adore those pics of you and your husband :)

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  28. I love Biden and have been adding to my collection over the years! Your outing looks like you had a lot of fun!

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    1. Dumb auto correct! Boden! Let's not get political, right?!

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  29. You are so adorable! I'm loving your Boden outfit - those stripes are perfection. But the hat might be my favorite part!

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  30. I love your outfit! In these pictures, the skirt looks more coral/pink. On the Boden site it looks a little more orange. Which would you say it's closer to? Thank you!

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    1. Hi! On my monitor, my pics are the exact shade of the skirt...kind of a pinky red. Hope that helps!! I love that skirt more than I should! ;)

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  31. Thanks so much for your speedy response. :)

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  32. BODEN is the best!!! Love their clothes for kids! I had purchased Mini Boden for my girls from about 2006 to 2012. Seriously great quality and such fun prints and styles!

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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