Cattails, Rabbit Trails, and Thistlefish: The Modest Budget: Summer Date Day in Annapolis

Monday, July 11, 2016

The Modest Budget: Summer Date Day in Annapolis

Instead of going home on the weekends, Jon and I are staying up in Maryland until we finish this job. This means we have more time to study/do homework, but it also means we can have some time to go exploring a little bit, too!

This past Saturday we took a much-needed date day to Annapolis, MD. We're been working 12- to 14-hour days, so even though we are up here together, we haven't been able to spend a lot of relaxed time together.

It was so refreshing to have some time together (and just check out the hot lunch date I had! *all the heart eyes*)
Shirt: Forever 21 // Shorts: h&m // Sandals: Trendsetter // Bracelets: Alex & Ani and Francesca's
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One of our goals before we leave MD was to get some crabs (duh) and we checked that off our list!

We walked up and down streets, wandered around the Naval Academy, bought some t-shirts, and admired expensive clothes. To finish it off, we drank Starbucks on the steps while we watched this adorable kid named Tad play the ukulele.

My long sleeves probably weren't ideal for a day in the sunshine, but the lightweight fabric was perfect. And how fun are these neon shorts? Quickly becoming my favorites; I'm finding they go with almost anything! (Both things were from a year or two ago, so I linked some similar looks below!)
It was a great date day and the most restful weekend we've had in a while. I love married adventures!
How was your weekend? Do anything crazy?;)


  1. Love the gingham top with the pop of color! Looks like yall had a great time! Thanks for linking up with the Trend Spin Linkup! = )

    Walking in Memphis in High Heels

  2. It's so fun to be able to have a "date day" and it looks like you had a blast! This is such a cute look too--I have similar shorts so thanks for the styling inspiration!
    Shea |

  3. Day dates are fun. Annapolis is a really cute city.

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  5. Thank you so much for linking up! Laura and I appreciate all the support and love seeing your outfits. The color combo and pattern is totally on point :)

    Don't forget next week's trend is Neon, hope to see you then doll! 

    Erin @ The Fashion Canvas

  6. Ohhhhhh you and your Hubble are sooooooo cute. We had such a great weekend, travelling in Mexico and seeing some amazing traditional dances and collection of folk art.

  7. Looks like a really fun day--the outfit is very cute. Love Rue 21

    Lisa @

  8. It looks like y'all had such a great time! Annapolis is definitely a place I want to visit!
    Thanks for linking up with the Grace and Lace Linkup!

  9. That looks like such a lovely day! I love your outfit with a pop of colour, it's so summer-appropriate. And your hair colour is so pretty, by the way. :)

  10. Cute shorts! Perfect outfit for a day date.

  11. Awesome green shorts! You look fab :) I would love it if you would pop over to my blog and join my link up :)

  12. What a cute Summery Shorts look Casey. I love the button-down to dress it up a little. =)

    Welcome by and join my latest style linkup with your fabulous style. A new linkup is live every Thursday!

    Thanks and have a great weekend! Ada =)

  13. Gorgeous photos! It looks like you had a fantastic time! Your check shirt is really cute!


  14. Aww this looks like such a fun trip. So jealous! Love you're neon shorts too, they look great on ya!


  15. Love!! I can't wait to travel more of the northeaster US and Maryland is high on our list and this post just bumped it up even more! Beautiful!! You made Annapolis sound so fun!! I can't wait to go!! Happy Saturday! Glad you found the linkup :)

  16. What a cute couple! I love the black and white gingham paired with the neon shorts. SO adorable! This really is the perfect casual, cute, and fun outfit for a marriage date touring Annapolis! I would love for you to jon my On the Edge of the Week Link Up which goes live every Thursday at 5:00 p.m EST.


  17. I absolutely love your outfit and the flowers!

    Thanks for linking up at Grace + Lace!


  18. Love the vibrant shorts, a perfect outfit for a day of sight seeing.

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!