Looking to add some spangle to your jangle? Well I’ve got some fun finds for you in the red, white, and blue! Okay, I promise – I am done with the corny rhyming, I couldn’t resist. The 4th of July is one of a few holidays that I like to have a coordinating outfit for. Over the years I’ve celebrated Independence Day at Lake Shelbyville, Clinton Lake, in St. Louis, in Chicago, at Indiana Dunes, and in Central Illinois to name a few. I think of a day full of sunshine, the smell of hot dogs on the grill, live music, friends and family, sparklers, and a sky lit with fireworks. There is a feeling of togetherness that I feel on this day like no other and I like to show my spirit and pride through wearing the colors of our flag.
Our colors make it pretty convenient to grab something out of our closets that we may already have or maybe mix and match with something old and something new. Maybe that is not a true statement for all…I suppose I am a little bias when it comes to these colors.
1) Blue is my favorite color.
2) Red is just hot with an extra “t.”
3) White looks so crisp in the summer.
I guess I am assuming that most people own something that is white or denim and that may not be the case, nevertheless let’s get on with this post shall we? I’ve broken down a handful of pieces below grouped into 6 categories: Beach/Pool, Rompers & Dresses, Shorts, Tops, Accessories, and Graphic-Ts. Take a peak below to get some ideas for next Wednesday! PS – why does the 4th have to fall on a Wednesday this year? In the middle of a work week? Why, why, whyyyyyy?! We still haven’t decided what we are doing this year, but we will likely be staying around here. If you are in the area, check out the Champaign-Urbana Area Fourth of July Events Guide Sponsored by the Illini Union Rec Room by ChambanaMoms – they have compiled a nice list of our options here. Also, I’ll be adding some themed food/drink ideas for next week over the next couple of days, you’ll be able to check those out here. Hope you all have a wonderful 4th!
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Can I just say this swimsuit is SO cute with such a flattering fit for the bottoms! I saw this on Dress Up Buttercup and wish I had seen this before I got my “1 ‘nice’ swimsuit” for the year, ugh!
Rompers & Dresses
My favorite thing to live in during the summer. No need to worry about matching pieces together, just throw on and go…and deal with the fact that going to the bathroom can be tricky in a romper ;-).
PS – There are a ton of Universal Thread shorts on sale at Target right now for $9 similar to the red ones below!
Daily casual wear here!
…Tassels, I love tassels, give me all the tassels.
I have a love-hate relationship with graphic ts. Love them for their witty sayings, hate them for the limited opportunities to wear. Neverthless, I can’t steer away from them. Whenever I buy something that is ideally designed for a particular day or event I’ll try to get my wear out of it by doubling it up as a PJ shirt :-).
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“R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A” -John Mellencamp!