Today's Sweet Summer Social guest post is by Rachel of Reckless Abandon. She's a Denver-based fashionable foodie who I met in college through my sorority. I'm constantly finding myself salivating over all of her recipes on her blog (my personal favorite are her healthy zucchini fries - so. good.).
Being a self-pronounced food addict, I can't even shop for a dress without thinking how "yummy" that color looks. Weird, I know. Below are some of spring's fashion trends matched up with some must-try recipes.
Mint. It's hard to turn the corner without seeing mint skinny jeans, a silky blouse or a lovely sherbet-hued accessory. Mint in terms of food doesn't always mean that green herb; see below for some tasty minted-colored recipes.
Mint and Chip Cocktail - here, Mint White Chocolate Cake - here, Basil and Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream - here, Avacado Yogurt Dip - here, Cucumber Mint Soup - here
Neon and Neutrals. As the summer heats up so does the color. Even if you didn't love the 80's you can't resist the neon-craze. My favorite way to tone it down a bit is to pair the bright Pantones with a more subdued neutral color. Check out the bright recipes to bring in the season with a bang!
Lace just won't seem to leave, but that's ok with me! I love the romantic, blush-colored tones that a soft lace brings to an outfit. Don't just think wedding dresses, ladies; I love lace with some cut-off denim. It's a great balance of rustic-romantic which are my two favorite words if you know me at all. Pair your lace with a delicate cookie to complete the look.
Short-Sleeved Top - here, Pink Skirt - here, Coral Dress - here, Long-Sleeved Top - here