Labor Day BBQ Outfits + Cocktails with Jessica of Miss Moore Style

IMG_4630Happy Labor Day everyone! Today we are teaming up with our favorite glamour girl, Miss Moore Style.  Yesterday was my birthday (YAYY!) and we celebrated by throwing a pool party/BBQ.  Since it also happens to be Labor Day weekend and super hot outside, Jessica and I are bringing you some great poolside fashion and a great watermelon margarita recipe…details on that below!

Pool party BBQ’s can be a little difficult to dress for.  You never know what everyone else is going to want to do. Lets be honest, pool parties get crazy!  The key to looking cute and keeping cool is to do layers.  That way you can take it off if it gets too warm or keep it on if it’s feeling just right. Letting your bathing suit be part, but not all, of the focus of your outfit can also be fun. We have both been obsessed with one-piece bathing suits.  So, we decided to focus our business on different one-piece looks.  One thing to love about one-pieces is they can easily be worn underneath shorts or sheer dresses. To us, the major perk of the once-piece is the fact that they really cinch in your waist for a super flattering look.

IMG_4631Jessica’s Outfit:

Dress: H&M, similar/ Suit: Old, similar, similar/ Sandals: Forever 21, old, similar/ Sunnies: Forever 21/ Scarf: H&M, old, similar/ Sunglass straps: Sintillia (Get 15% off your order with my code MissMore)/ Watch: Michael Kors

Ashley’s Outfit:

Top: LF, similar/ Suit: Nasty Gal/ Jeans: DIY, similar/ Hat: Forever 21/ Sandals: BCBG Generation/ Sunnies: RAEN

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IMG_4600We made adult cocktails!!!  We concocted these wonderful and delicious Watermelon Margaritas.  Guess what. It is actually a pretty healthy cocktail. We love tequila drinks because tequila is one of the best liquors you can drink, when considering your health. Unlike other alcohols, tequila does not raise your blood sugar levels. The key is to go for a tequila that is 100% agave, as cheaper tequilas will have other additives. Also, the tequila with 100% agave reduces the risk of a hangover…trust me I know.  We love this recipe because it has very little added sweetener in it, due to the natural sweetness of the watermelon.

IMG_7692Jessica’s Watermelon Margarita:

Ingredients:

Quality Tequila (I like reposado for the flavor, but blanco works just as well)

Agave Nectar

Half a Watermelon

Nellie & Joe’s Key West Lime Juice (Any lime juice works, I like this brand for how tart it is)

Himalayan Pink Salt (mostly for aesthetic purposes, regular sea salt works too)

Take a watermelon and cut up about half of it. Throw those pieces (sans rind of course) into a blender. If the blender can’t quite puree your watermelon, pour a little lime juice into the blender to help the process. Once the watermelon is completely pureed, I like to store it in a pitcher.

Rim your glasses and set them aside.

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Find yourself a shaker, and fill it with ice.

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Pour 2 ounces of tequila into the shaker.

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Next, pour 1 ounce of your lime juice.

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I like only half an ounce of agave, because we prefer our drinks more sour than sweet. Feel free to do a full ounce if you aren’t a fan of tart drinks.

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Grab your pitcher of watermelon juice, and pour 4 ounces.

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Next, put the top on your shaker and give it a good 20 second shake. We had a little spillgate because that great.

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Strain your margarita over ice in your pre-rimmed glass and enjoy!

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Thank you for reading, make sure you check out Jessica’s blog, it is filled with the best fashion advice for a normal girls budget.

Photos by Lisa Ann Luke & Ashley Sutton

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