Sparkling Watermelon Agua Fresca Drink Recipe

Summer is one of our favorite times of the year for SO many reasons! Birds chirping, sun shining, flowers blooming — we love all the sounds, smells, tastes and feels of summertime. With many of our summer days spent in the hot sun, there’s nothing more refreshing than an ice-cold beverage when you get inside! We recently tried out a super delicious and oh-so-refreshing summer beverage that we just had to share with you!

This Sparkling Watermelon Agua Fresca from the Mildly Meandering Blog is our new summer drink of choice. This fruity beverage takes just five minutes to whip up, making it a great one for the kiddos to help out with. Not to mention, with zero added sugars, you can feel good about making this drink for the whole family (without any added sugar crashes). Plus, it has our all-time favorite summer fruit — watermelon! 

Sparkling Watermelon Agua Fresca Recipe

Sparkling Watermelon Agua Fresca Recipe

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 5 cups watermelon, cubed
  • 3/4 cup sparkling water
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • Ice
  • Optional: lime wedge and sprigs of mint for garnish

Instructions

  1. Add watermelon and lime juice to a blender and blend until well combined.
  2. Use a fine mesh strainer to strain out any remaining pulp.
  3. Pour into a large pitcher, along with sparkling water.
  4. Serve over ice, garnishing with a lime wedge and a sprig of fresh mint if you’d like.
Summer Drink - Sparkling Watermelon Agua Fresca Recipe

It’s that easy! We’ll be enjoying this yummy drink all summer long!

     

June Collection Inspiration

If you’ve been following our social media, you probably have seen glimpses of our upcoming June release over the last several days. We are so excited to share our latest collection with you! This small collection feels unique and distinct from past months’ releases, but equally perfect for summer. We caught up with VP of Design, Madeline Katzel, to get the scoop on how our June release came to life!

MJC: What inspired you for the June release?

MK:When we set out to design June, we had no idea what we would be living through as a nation. The whole idea for June was about winding down the summer season. Going off the grid to take pleasure in the simple things like long walks, picking flowers and summer sunsets. Leave behind the hustle and bustle of daily life and slow down.

MJC: How is the June collection different from previous releases?

MK:This small collection is very vintage-inspired. The colors and patterns have a beautiful, warm glow about them. We went in this direction because the idea of slowing down felt old-fashioned to me in the best possible way.

MJC: Tell us more about the color palette!

MK:June’s color palette reminds me of the colors of a summer sunset. Warm golds and pinks contrasting with beautiful blues.

MJC: That sounds gorgeous! Talk to us about your favorite girls’ piece this month.

MK: I love the Sway Away Tunic! I’m obsessed with the floral print, colors and all of the beautiful details and lace that Meagan and Melissa put into it. It is the perfect summer top. So special and yet so easy.

MJC: We agree! Such a cute style! What is your favorite women’s piece this month?

MK:The Just For A Moment Dress — like I said, I’m obsessed with the print and colors! I love the easy silhouette of this dress, beautiful front button details and border print. I can see wearing this in a few different ways. Dress it cool and casual for a trip to the Saturday morning farmers market with a denim jacket and cool tennies. Or you could dress it up with fun sandals and a clutch for date night dining alfresco. So many options!

Get ready for our exciting June release, launching tomorrow at 9 am EST!

     

10 Summer Essentials You Need in Your Closet

Can you believe May is half way over? We certainly can’t! The days are getting longer and we’re soaking up every last minute of sunshine! All of this warm weather has us ready for summer, but also made us wonder if our closets were ready for summer, too. The key to a great wardrobe is having a mix of versatile pieces that can be worn in multiple ways. We know you love a good style that can pull double-duty! So, we want to help you get the absolute most out of your summer wardrobe. Here are our top ten summer essentials that every woman needs in her closet.

1. Maxi Dress

Although we love ALL dresses, maxi dresses just may be our favorite. These breezy dresses are elevated enough for date night, but comfortable enough for all-day wear. Our Sunset Season Maxi Dress features a gorgeous tiered skirt, pop-color tassels and flattering vertical stripes, making it equally perfect for a beach vacation or a weekend farmer’s market.

2. Jumpsuit

Just like dresses, jumpsuits are such an easy one-and-done outfit. We love how easily jumpsuits can be dressed up or down, fitting for so many occasions. Our Open Road Romper is made of a super-soft knit jersey fabric, making it as comfortable as your favorite pair of pajamas. See our favorite ways to style a jumpsuit in a recent blog post.

3. White Jeans

For those casual occasions where you still want to look polished, enter: white jeans. White denim is the dark denim of summertime — elevated, classy, but still casual. White jeans are like a blank canvas — they truly can be paired with just about anything: a flowy tunic, cute blouse, breezy tank or even a basic tee. White jeans are a summer staple that you’ll find yourself reaching for over and over.

4. Pull On Shorts

Shorts are the summer item that you’ll live in 80% of the time, so you need to find a comfortable pair you love. Our Cool Breeze Shorts are easy, flowy and effortless. A pull-on pair is essential for maximum comfort and all-day wear.

5. Basic Tee

A cute tee is one of the most versatile items in your closet year-round. It can be worn alone or layered under a jacket or cardigan. You can dress it up with a skirt or cute pair of pants or wear it casually with pull-on shorts. Having a great basic tee (or a few) is absolutely essential in getting the most out of your closet. You’ll thank us later!

6. Breezy Tank

Too hot for sleeves? Go for a breezy tank top. A tank has the same versatility as a tee, but is better suited for super hot days.

7. Denim Jacket

A denim jacket is another item that can truly go with just about everything. Pop it over a dress or jumpsuit. Layer it over a tee or blouse. Wear it on the weekends with leggings and sneakers. Although essential year-round, a denim jacket is a great piece to have on hand for cooler summer nights. 

8. Sandals

Sandals are THE shoe of summer (and the best excuse to get a pedicure)! Although it’s fun to have multiple styles of sandals, if you have a neutral, comfortable pair, you only really need one pair. Whether you prefer slides or something more strappy like a gladiator sandal, make sure you have a versatile pair that you can wear with everything in your closet.

9. Sneakers

Between long walks with the family, vacation sight-seeing and weekend errands, it’s easy to get a lot of steps in during the summer. Make sure you have a comfortable pair of sneakers that you don’t mind pairing with shorts, jeans or leggings.

10. Straw Hat

Last, but certainly not least, our favorite summer accessory has to be the straw hat. A summertime classic, a straw hat is the perfect outfit completer, instantly adding personality to your summer outfit. Pop this on with your dress, jumpsuit, jeans or shorts for a fun twist on your look.