Bon Appétit!

Fall picnic ideas

How to arrange a charcuterie board

J.Crew Paris t-shirt

Daniel Wellington watch

J.Crew Paris t-shirt

Sur La Table cheese board

Fall picnic inspiration

Sur La Table white wine glasses

Gap dark wash jeans

Whole Foods pink roses

Charcuterie and cheese board ideas

Bon Appetit sign

The Retro Penguin Photography

My outfit: J.Crew top, Gap jeans (similar), Daniel Wellington watch c/o, J.Crew Factory bracelet

Other products featured: Sur La Table Bon Appetit sign, Sur La Table serving board, Sur La Table picnic blanket, Sur La Table wine glasses, Whole Foods food, flowers and wine

As soon as I spotted this cute Parisian tee, I knew I needed an occasion to wear it immediately. Please don’t tell me I’m the only one who plans activities around an outfit choice?! I’m a big fan of a solid charcuterie board and drinking in the middle of the day, so Vanessa and I hopped over to Marie Gabrielle Gardens for a French picnic.

When it comes to arranging the perfect charcuterie board, you can’t just throw cheese and crackers on a plate and call it a day. I like adding a variety of cheeses, meats, fruits and sweet treats so there’s something everyone can nibble on and enjoy. For drinks, rosé, white wine or a yummy sangria are always crowd pleasers.

A picnic can be such a fun thing to do in the fall when the weather starts to cool down. Other fun fall activities I’m looking forward to are tailgating, apple picking and eating an unhealthy amount of candy corn (does that count as an activity?). What’s on your fall bucket list? xx

Brooke du jour Birthday Highlights

How to decorate a naked cake

24th Birthday Brunch

CeCe By Cynthia Steffe pink bow dress

Bows and Coffee

Eliza J Nordstrom

Picnic in the Park

Devlin Larissa shift dress Nordstrom

The Ultimate Lace Dress

Hats By Olivia Etsy

Friday Calls For Pineapples

J.Crew gingham shorts

My Favorite Spring Print

Pink Prada purse

Little White Dress

Summer picnic essentials

Out of Office

Devlin Valerie lace blouse

Think Pink

White skinny jeans Nordstrom

Off The Shoulder

Heart eye emoji wine glass

10 Fun Facts About Me

Saint James for J.Crew

4th of July Ready

Mustard Seed white lace midi dress

Let’s Be Mermaids

Sundry Beach Days terry sweatshirt

Beach Days

How to host the perfect summer picnic

A Summer Afternoon Picnic

How to create a flower pineapple centerpiece

Party Like A Pineapple

Whispering Angel rose

Rosé S’il Vous Plaît

Erin Fetherston pink satin dress

Happy 4th Birthday, Brooke du jour!

To continue Brooke du jour’s birthday celebrations, I’m rounding up my favorite posts from the last year! It’s hard for me to choose my absolute favorite post, because I pour so much love and energy into every single post. I think one of my favorites is my 24th Birthday Brunch post. I have always loved a good party but through planning that event in particular, I discovered my passion for event planning. Entertaining is definitely an area I want to focus more on in the future on this blog. I also really loved Let’s Be Mermaids. The beach has always been special to me as I grew up in LA and spent 99% of my time at the beach. I’ve been in LA a ton recently and have been shooting a lot of looks with the fabulous Betsy Newman, so get excited for more LA posts!

Do you have a favorite post? What do you want to see next on Brooke du jour? xx

Happy 4th Birthday, Brooke du jour!

How to bake Sprinkles Cupcakes at home

Cupcake baking tips

Cupcake frosting ideas

Target pink bowl

Pink cupcakes

World Market white cake stand

Pink cupcake recipe

Veuve Clicquot champagne

Birthday cupcake decorating ideas

Veuve Clicquot

Birthday party ideas for girls

Erin Fetherston pink satin dress

Lauren Conrad Celebrate

Cupcake decorating ideas

The Retro Penguin Photography

My outfit: Erin Fetherston dress | J.Crew Factory gold chain link bracelet | Barbara Harvel pearl bracelet | Steve Madden heels

Other items featured: Cupcake baking tins | Sprinkles cupcake mix | Target bowl | Pink spatula (similar) | Measuring cup | Anthropologie little gold vases | World Market cake stand | Veuve Clicquot champagne | Champagne flutes (similar) | TOPS Malibu #4 cupcake topper | Peanut Butter and Bow gold candles | Meri Meri star-shaped cupcake toppers | Celebrate by Lauren Conrad book

Birthdays are a big deal around Brooke du jour so you must have known I would throw a party for Brooke du jour’s 4th birthday right?! No party is complete without cupcakes and champagne, so my friend Alex graciously gave up her beautiful kitchen for an afternoon and let me make a mess, ha!

I started Brooke du jour when I was a junior in college and of course a lot has changed since then (jobs, relationships, big girl stuff, etc). But the one thing that hasn’t changed is how much I truly love Brooke du jour. I pour my heart into this blog, and I hope it brings some joy into your life. Thank you, thank you, thank you for reading and following along with me : )

My birthday wish is to really dedicate myself to this blog and create new, fun content more regularly. One of my favorite quotes lately is, “Be fearless in pursuing what sets your heart on fire! Find your passion. Follow your dreams.” What kind of content are you interested in seeing moving forward? Please let me know in the comments!