Saturday, June 25, 2016

INSTAGRAM ROUNDUP


This is the ultimate way to layer for the summer. Find a vest that you love, and add it to a comfortable longer tee (stripes are always good) over your favorite jeans or white pants. With long vests, I always make sure they are adding to my outfit without being too distracting. Look for neutral colors and lighter weight fabrics and you'll be good. When wearing hats in the summer, the key is looking put together with minimal effort so don't overthink your outfit too much or stress about perfect hair. Think casual. My hat is currently on sale under $20!



LILAC TOP | SKIRT (MADE MYSELF, SIMILAR HERE) | BLACK HEELS | INITIAL NECKLACE | LADDER CUFF | BANGLE BRACELETS

I'm so glad I got this lilac top. It's seriously so versatile, and the color is amazing. I wore it here with white pants and wedges, and look how perfectly it works tucked into a polka dot skirt. Solid tops are always a great investment for that reason; you can literally add them to any kind of look (especially patterns with the right color combos), and it turns something basic into a unique, tailored look.




Lace tops are perfect for summer. They easily dress up your outfit, and they are lightweight and airy. I linked to three that are really pretty and detailed (but all a little different). Because lace is naturally so feminine, adding a distressed pair of jeans gives your look a little more edge, which I like for nights that are more casual. You could just as easily add your favorite lace top to white pants and heels for a dressier look.




I love the shape to these white pumps. They are so stylish and unique, and they are a great investment because they can be paired with just about any look you'll be wearing this summer. 



Friday, June 24, 2016

20 OUTFIT IDEAS TO HELP YOU DECIDE WHAT TO WEAR ON THE 4TH OF JULY

I've rounded up all of my favorite red, white, and blue looks today to give you a little inspiration for planning your 4th of July outfit! So whether you need something to wear to a BBQ at a friends house, the fireworks show on the football field, or a church outfit the Sunday before the 4th of July, I've got you covered for any occasion that requires a patriotic color combo! I'll be posting my current 4th of July looks over on my Instagram as well, so make sure you follow along with me there!

Since some of these looks are older, I've linked to the same, or similar, items beneath each photo if you want to know the sources. However, this post is mostly to help you get a little inspiration for your looks! It's probably a good idea to pin this main image so you can come back to it easily later!



I love that this look has some tried and true Fourth of July staples like a jean vest, stripes, and pops of red in this bag. This dress comes in both navy and red or navy and white stripes, and either option would work great for the Fourth. 


SIMILAR FLORAL PRINT DRESS, SHIRT AND ROMPERSIMILAR DISTRESSED JEANS | SIMILAR BLUE BAG |  SIMILAR SUNGLASSES

If you like to keep your red, white, and blue a little more casual and subdued, adding some pops of red or blue florals and a matching bag works really well. It's easy to pull together and doesn't require overdoing the patriotic look if that's not your thing. Both my top and bag are older, so I linked to a few other floral options (including a dress and a romper if want to forego the jeans), and a cute blue Kate Spade bag that I love.


SIMILAR STRIPED TOP | SIMILAR RED SKIRT | SIMILAR HEELS

I love the look of red with black and white stripes. It's so classic looking, and it ends up working out really well for the Fourth. If you're looking for the perfect look for church the weekend before the Fourth, this would be a great option. Any red midi skirt will work, but I love the look of a full high waisted skirt that comes up over your striped top. This skirt is one I made, but I linked to this one that is similar.



SIMILAR CHAMBRAY TOP | LINEN PANTS | SIMILAR TOTE | SANDALS (SIMILAR PAIR)

This look is casual, comfortable, and patriotic all in one. You can't go wrong with a chambray top for the Fourth. And these white linen pants are not only ridiculously comfortable, they work well with lots of different top options and do well with bright pops of color.


DRESS (MADE BY ME, SEE TUTORIAL HERE) SIMILAR HERE AND HERE | SIMILAR CLUTCH | SIMILAR SHOES

If you have a dressier Fourth of July event to go to, there is nothing quite like an all red look! Add some simple nude sandals and a statement clutch and you're set. My floral clutch is sold out, but I linked to one of my favorite red clutches (that also comes in light blue).



Here is another outfit that combines red, white, and blue effortlessly. Again, you can't go wring with a classic stripe look, especially one that has really bold white and navy stripes. It makes everything else stand out so well, like this red top and gold clutch


 BASEBALL TEE (MADE BY ME, SIMILAR HERE) | SIMILAR JEANS | SIMILAR BAG | SIMILAR PLAID TOP | SIMILAR HATSIMILAR PHOSE CASE

Fourth of July is usually filled with picnics, parks, and running around with the family, so this sporty look works well for those types of things. It's a little edgy, but still cute and feminine. I easily added some blue to my look with a cute baseball hat and a pop of red with a flannel tied around my waist. Simple, cute, and practical (you've got an extra layer when it cools off).


SIMILAR DRESS | GOLD FLATS (SIMILAR PAIR) | SIMILAR SUNGLASSES

I love finding non-traditional ways to incorporate reds, whites, and blues for the Fourth. Finding patterns, like the one in my dress, that adds these colors is not only stylish but it's unique. I also love the way these gold flats go with the blues and reds.



This blue midi skirt stands out so well. I love how good it looks with a simple top tucked in. You can add a basic white top and a pop of red in a clutch if you want to make this look a little more patriotic. But it also works well for the Fourth with this grey top and some brown sandals, making it just a bit more subtle. 


WHITE TOP | DISTRESSED JEANS | HAT | SIMILAR RED FLATS | GOLD WATCH | INITIAL NECKLACE 

To me, this is the all-American look everyone loves for the Fourth. It's easy to wear your jeans and a basic white tee all day, to BBQ's, picnics, fireworks shows, and just about anywhere your Fourth of July plans take you. Adding some key pieces of color in a cute baseball hat or some red flats is super easy, but there are lots of other ways you can add color to this look too.


TOP MADE BY ME (TUTORIAL HERE) SIMILAR TOP HERE AND HERE | WHITE SHORTS SUNGLASSES | PANAMA HAT

Gingham in blue is perfect for the Fourth. It's stylish and classic, and when paired with white shorts it guarantees a polished look that isn't over done. If you're expecting hot weather, this is always an outfit that will keep you cool all day long.



SIMILAR WHITE DRESS HERE AND HERE | SIMILAR GOLD SANDALS HERE AND HERE | SIMILAR NECKLACE | SIMILAR BRACELET | STRAW HAT

White dresses are such a summer staple. They go with so many things, and they are comfortable and lightweight in the heat. This dress is detailed with an eyelet pattern, while this one is a bit more basic. Add some reds and blues in your jewelry, or keep it a little more neutral and add some gold sandals, like this pair of gladiators. Adding a hat is another way to keep cool and also adds a little more depth to your look. 



This look is all about function. If you're planning on being on the go this Fourth of July, plan to be comfortable. You don't have to sacrifice style to achieve comfort like so many people think. Adding a basic, but cute and colorful, plaid shirt to your favorite jeans is a sure way to feel yourself wherever you end up celebrating the Fourth. You can make your outfit stand out a little more by adding some statement shoes like these metallic flats


SIMILAR NAVY DRESS HERE AND HERE AND HERE | NAVY HEELS | CREAM BAG BEE CUFF

I love this dress for so many reasons. It has amazing details, and it's the perfect shade of blue. Plus, these navy heels match perfectly. Since it sold out, I tried to link to as many similar dresses as I could find. This one sold out in the navy, but it comes in burgundy, which is just as perfect for the Fourth! 


DISTRESSED JEANS | SIMILAR WHITE TOP | BLACK BAG | SILVER FLATS | WATCH | LADDER CUFF | SUNGLASSES

To dress up your jeans just enough, add a top with some details (like the eyelet detail in this top) and shoes that add some flare. You're sure to remain comfortable in this look, but you'll also add an element of distinctive style that is a couple steps up from your basics look. Add some red lipstick and you're Fourth of July ready!



This is another great outfit for church the weekend before the Fourth of July. Bodycon dresses are bold and classic, and there's no better time to pull out your blue dresses than the Fourth! 


SIMILAR TOP | SIMILAR WHITE JEANS SIMILAR TAUPE BAG | WATCH | LADDER CUFF

If you're looking to dress up your Fourth of July look this year, I'm a huge fan of lace tops. They're delicate, and they look so pretty with just about anything. I love this light blue lace top with white pants. I linked to a similar lace top that would be perfect with jeans and some wedges.



White pants and jean jackets are always a summer favorite of mine. You can add some more red and blue to this look with a different bag or hat, but the black and white stripes aren't too far fetched for the Fourth, so don't think you have to change this up too much. 



Red tops look so good with jeans for the Fourth. You can be dressy or casual with this look. I like how the booties keep it casual. You can even add your favorite open-toed booties to dress it up a little more. Or throw on some converse for an even more relaxed feel. 

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