As the unofficial start of Summer, Memorial Day gives us a chance to remember those who have served and sacrificed for our country, while enjoying a day off with family and friends. Whether you are hitting the beach, the lake, or staying at home, we’ve made it easy to shop seamlessly for this holiday weekend which launches the rest of the summer style season. And be sure to read on until the end for a list of Memorial Day SALES you won’t want to miss!
Memorial Day Weekend is the perfect excuse to start “summertaining!” Lolli and I like to use this holiday as an opportunity to gather loved ones for #intentionalmemories with family, food and festivities, usually at the lake. We’ve pulled together some outfit ideas, last-minute entertaining inspiration and more for your upcoming holiday weekend festivities and beyond:
Shop more patriotic-inspired attire that will be sure to keep you cool and in style this summer:
Whether you’re attending a neighborhood cookout or hosting your own backyard BBQ, Lolli’s Potato Salad and Grandma Ruby’s Pimento Cheese are popular summer side dishes that are easy to make! Show up to your Memorial Day festivities in style with a patriotic plate in hand and VOILA YALL!™ From patriotic products to outdoor décor and more, we’ve gathered some seasonal finds to inspire your summer holiday entertaining:
Lolli and I love spending long weekends at the lake with family and friends, especially for Memorial Day! One of our favorite things about #lakelife is that everything can be stress free- including our outfits and décor! Pack up a weekender bag with just the essentials: light and comfy clothes, a hat, some great sunglasses, casual shoes and plenty of sunscreen!
Lolli loves entertaining big groups at the lake and cooks accordingly! Everyone enjoys a long day outdoors or on the water until happy hour when Lolli sets out a cheese and hors d’oeuvres tray for snacking and other lake favorites. Of course, it’s not a weekend at the lake without family board games!
Shop more #lakelife essentials:
What says “Hello Summer!” better than the sound of the ocean and sand between our toes! Lolli and I love a good Caftan or Coverup, and these selections can transition from patio to poolside, beach and beyond! Keep accessories simple with a straw tote, minimal slide sandal, and your favorite pair of sunnies.
Shop more of our beach-inspired picks for the season:
We of course can’t forget about the little ones! Head to our Beach Boys and Babies post to see what we packed for last year’s family beach trip with the kids. Looking to dress your cutie in a precious patriotic outfit for Memorial Day Weekend (or 4th of July!)? Smocked Auctions has an entire Patriotic collection for both boys and girls, and several items are currently on sale! Be sure to also check out Zulily’s Summer collection (Up to 60% off, ending soon!) as well as other Classic Children’s Brands We Love.
Work to Weekend
After all the fun of holiday weekend, summer is the time for weekday happy hours and after work get togethers! No need to go home and change after a day at the office. This shirtdress can be worn from the boardroom to a BBQ on a Summer Friday! Make it work for the weekend with a straw tote or crossbody bag and summer sandals.
Memorial Day Sales
When you’re not celebrating the unofficial start of summer out in the sun this weekend, make sure to check out the big sales going on, some of which have already started! We’re sharing a few that caught our eye to help make your shopping a breeze:
- Old Navy: 50% off all tees, tanks, shorts, and swim from May 20 through May 31
- Bloomingdale’s: From May 21 through May 27, get 20% off Big Brown Bag sale and clearance. From May 21 through June 3, shop select designer handbags for 30-40% off.
- Nordstrom: Receive a free Clinique gift with purchase starting May 14 through May 27. Get 20% off Thule Baby Gear from May 17 through May 27.
- J. Crew: Save 40% sitewide with the code “SHOP40.”
- Madewell: Save 20% on dresses and shoes with the code “PERFECTMATCH.”
- Saks Fifth Avenue: Save up to 50% on women’s ready-to-wear, and save up to 40% on men’s and accessories. On Saks Off Fifth, Save an extra 20% off new men’s and women’s apparel with the code “48HOURS.”
- Neiman Marcus: Save up to 40% on designer brands for men and women.
- Birch Lane: Shop the Memorial Day pre-sale ending May 22, with discounts up to 70% off, including outdoor furniture, rugs and more. From May 23 through May 28, take 15% off all orders and get free shipping with code HATSOFF.
- Joss & Main: Starting May 22 and ending May 30, save up to 60% on outdoor looks, up to 70% on French Connection, and up to 80% off major brands sitewide like Martha Stewart.
- Pier 1 Imports: Up to 50% off sitewide + an extra 25% off Clearance items from May 22 through May 27
- Target: Save up to 30% on patio and home, with an extra 15% off select furniture and rugs in both categories using the code “HOME.”
- Wayfair: From May 20 through May 28, enjoy up to 70% off bedding, curtains, wall art, mattresses, and kitchen essentials. Take up to 65% off living room furniture and patio furniture.Take up to 50% off grills and kitchen upgrades.