Picnic By The Lake

Bows & Sequins hosting a picnic along Lake Michigan.

I came across these photos from a picnic Hallie and I had by the lake last summer and figured I’d share them today to kick off the holiday weekend and the start of what’s sure to be a fun month! The view from North Avenue Beach in Chicago is one of my favorites in the city. There’s just something about the Lake Michigan water and the Chicago skyline that kind of takes your breath away! It’s my favorite spot to walk to from my apartment when I need some fresh air and it makes for the most scenic run or bike ride, too. I’ve even caught the sunrise this spot, thanks to jetlag last summer! Even in the winter, it’s still gorgeous if you’re bundled up. (Remember this post and this post?)

Fashion blogger Bows & Sequins holding a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne.

Chicago bloggers Bows & Sequins and Hallie Wilson of Among Other Things hosting a summer picnic with Veuve Clicquot.

For the record, though… You can’t drink here. An officer pulled up on a four-wheeler and informed us that even if it was “just for the pictures” we couldn’t have an open bottle of champagne. Whoops! Noted.

Just fill up your S’well bottle with rosé, no one will ever know. 😉

Blue gingham Crate & Barrel picnic blanket with an orange lacquer tray and orange champagne flutes with a Mar y Sol striped tote.

Chicago blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a J.O.A. lace dress with a Mar y Sol straw tote on a Crate & Barrel blue gingham blanket.

Bows & Sequins holding Veuve Clicquot champagne and wearing a white lace J.O.A. dress.

Chicago bloggers Bows & Sequins and Hallie Wilson of Among Other Things popping Veuve Clicquot champagne along Lake Michigan.

Bows & Sequins pouring champagne by Lake Michigan.

An Old Navy straw hat with a Mar y Sol striped tote on a blue gingham picnic blanket.

Lifestyle bloggers Bows & Sequins and Hallie Wilson of Among Other Things drinking champagne along Lake Michigan in Chicago.

Tuckernuck straw hat with a navy hat on a Crate & Barrel blue gingham picnic blanket and Veuve Clicquot champagne.

Fashion blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins wearing a J.O.A. lace dress and Vince Camuto espadrille wedges with a striped straw tote and an Old Navy hat.

A few more lace dresses for your summer picnics…

Bows & Sequins hosting a summer picnic with a Crate & Barrel blue gingham blanket, Veuve Clicquot champagne flutes, and an orange lacquer tray.

Fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a white lace J.O.A. dress, an Old Navy straw hat, and holding a striped Mar y Sol tote.

Shop My Outfit…

JOA Lace Dress (last year; similar here, here, and here)
Vince Camuto Espadrille Wedges (last year; similar here, here, and here)
Mar Y Sol Striped Straw Tote
Old Navy Straw Hat (last year; similar herehere & here)
Lele Sadoughi Pearl Cuff
Ralph Lauren Aviators

Bows & Sequins hosting a summer picnic with a blue gingham picnic blanket and a Mar y Sol striped tote, a straw hat, and an orange lacquer tray by Lake Michigan.

Shop Our Picnic Spread…

Chicago bloggers Bows & Sequins and Hallie Wilson of Among Other Things toasting champagne on Lake Michigan.

Bows & Sequins pouring champagne by Lake Michigan.

Bows & Sequins hosting a picnic along Lake Michigan with a striped tote and Veuve Clicquot champagne.

Fashion bloggers Bows & Sequins and Hallie Wilson of Among Other Things toasting each other with orange Veuve Clicquot champagne flutes.

Veuve Clicquot champagne bottle and pink striped Mar y Sol tote on a Crate & Barrel blue gingham blanket.

Bows & Sequins wearing a J.O.A. white lace dress and holding an orange Veuve Clicquot champagne flute.

Veuve Clicquot champagne bottle and orange flutes on an orange and white lacquer tray.

Chicago blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a white lace dress and a Mar y Sol striped tote on a gingham picnic blanket.

Bows & Sequins pouring champagne by Lake Michigan.

Bows & Sequins hosting a summer picnic along Lake Michigan with a Crate & Barrel blue gingham blanket, Veuve Clicquot champagne flutes, and an orange lacquer tray.

Chicago lifestyle bloggers Bows & Sequins and Hallie Wilson drinking Veuve Clicquot champagne by Lake Michigan.

Bows & Sequins pouring champagne by Lake Michigan.

Bows & Sequins and Hallie Wilson of Among Other Things having a picnic along Lake Michigan in Chicago.

Chicago fashion blogger Bows & Sequins hosts a summer picnic on Lake Michigan with a blue gingham picnic blanket, a striped Mar y Sol straw tote and orange champagne flutes.

Veuve Clicquot champagne bottle and orange flutes on an orange and white lacquer tray.

Fashion blogger Jessica of Bows & Sequins wearing a J.O.A. dress and Vince Camuto espadrille heels with an Old Navy straw hat and a striped Mar y Sol tote.

Bows & Sequins hosting a picnic along Lake Michigan with a striped tote and Veuve Clicquot champagne.

Chicago lifestyle bloggers Bows & Sequins and Hallie Wilson drinking Veuve Clicquot champagne by Lake Michigan.

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7 Comments

  1. 6.30.17
    Rena commented:

    So lovely – including your looks!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  2. 6.30.17
    Peppermint Dolly commented:

    Who knew!?! I’m glad you didn’t get into too much trouble!! The photos are gorgeous though 🙂

    Rebecca
    xx
    http://www.peppermintdolly.com

  3. 6.30.17
    Kate commented:

    Hands down….. summer goals! Love your picnic
    Kate || KATE KOUTURES

  4. 6.30.17
    Natali commented:

    Everything looks so lovely! That’s a perfect picnic spot!

    https://lartoffashion.com/perfect-shoes-for-summer/

  5. 7.2.17
    Tracy commented:

    Such great photos and glad you ladies didn’t get into too much trouble.

    Picnics by the beach are the best, especially at sunset!

  6. 7.15.17
    Emily Piskulick commented:

    this looks dreamy, and this bag is perfection! xo

    http://www.dearserendipity.com/

  7. 7.25.18

    I really like your picnic blanket and your tray. The latter creates a sense of luxury in your photos. It’s a shame you were in trouble for the champagne bottle. I am confident that this would never have happened in most European cities.