The Fourth of July is all about celebrating independence day in the United States! Whether it is inviting your friends and family over for an epic Fourth of July BBQ bash, or spending time by the pool, or enjoying the fireworks, you would still need to keep in mind comfort and a fashion theme that matches the occasion.
Fourth of July has become one of my favorite holidays! I love watching the fireworks and seeing the excitement in my children eyes. Most importantly we get to gather around with friends and family to enjoy food and good company. On this day we plan on visiting friends, having the grandparents over, and then ending the evening by watching fireworks at our neighborhood park. For my friends who are not familiar with this holiday, it is the United States federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Okay, I know you are more interested in the outfit, so without further ado, let me talk about how I plan to brighten up my look for the summer but also for Fourth of July.
“Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It’s not about brands. It’s about something else that comes from within you.” – Ralph Lauren
So I decided to keep my outfit bright and fun this summer. The colors are also the perfect choice for Fourth of July sticking with the red, blue, and white theme. I recently picked this cute top from ASOS because it just matches well with the theme. The top has this knot in the front that makes it quite different from a regular t-shirt look and allow extra room for all the outdoor food and desserts! I could have gone with shorts but decided to stick with jeans. What I love about jeans is how versatile it is. For me, it is all about comfort as I sit on a blanket at our neighborhood park later that evening to watch the Fourth of July fireworks.
I decided to pair the outfit with a few favorites. The Fossil Morgan Traveler Leather Crossbody bag is an old timer and a classic. It is so easy to match with most of my things, so every now and then I pull it out of my wardrobe. Isn’t the bright red color just gorgeous? The size also allows me to carry a few essentials, like my camera, makeup, phone, and hand sanitizer. For the shoes I wore this adorable Marc Fisher LTD shoes. They add a touch to the outfit and easy to slip on and off.
An interesting fact, when I had long hair, I hardly wore a lot of earrings. Now that my hair is a lot shorter, I have been enjoying playing with different size earrings as you can see here. These earrings are from ModCloth and my watch is Michele. If you are outdoors, then you should know that sunglasses are a must-have in the summer sun because they are functional. Everything goes so well together. What are your plans for the fourth?
Never underestimate the importance of simplicity. I particularly enjoy casual chic since it is a great look for everyday wear. Color and style can make a difference when selecting outfits for your wardrobe.
When I shop, I usually keep in mind a couple things; 1) how much wear i can get out of the outfit, 2) quality, and 3) cost. So, I was pleasantly surprised when I accidentally stumbled on this bow cuff long sleeve blouse from Target on one of my shopping errands. The day was beautiful and I was enjoying my grocery shopping spree when I saw the blouse from the corner of my eye, and immediately knew I had to get it. I guess it was “meant to be”. This blouse is also available on Poshmark.
I love to mix and match my brands. I also don’t think there is anything wrong with mixing high end brands with more affordable outfits. In fact, it is genius! You can create a very stylish look by just adding a nice designer piece and you can get the most wear out of it. It really is all about how you feel good on the inside.
Let’s start with the bag. I got this Cole Haan square leather satchel from Saks Fifth Avenue as a gift last year. I believe it is still available and now on sale so an even much better deal! I am infatuated with the color and how many compartments it has. The perfect satchel to carry all your essentials because we all know that a woman can’t have enough extra stuff in her bag! I have only used it a few times and it sits perfectly in my wardrobe until I need a change.
My shoes are surprisingly comfortable. The heels aren’t awfully high and give the perception of height. I usually love nude color shoes because they are like a blank canvas and can go with almost any look. For this look, I went for some easy pieces to mix it up.
This ultimate hydra-plump lip booster serum from Make Up For Ever is the ultimate touch for everyday wear. It hydrates and smoothes, adding fullness to your lips. The color (o1 Cinema) is beautiful and I really, really love it.
Wishing you a lovely Friday, hope you are all having a great time!
As Spring is fast approaching, our wardrobe choices begin to transition as well. While it is not quite time to ditch your Winter outfit for your sprint one, it is time, though, to find a happy medium! In Dallas, the weather can be 70F degrees one day and then drop 30F degrees by night or the next day. This makes it important to invest in a practical jacket that is comfortable and practical.
Since the weather is still cool enough but not warm just yet, I wanted to show you few transitional pieces that I thought are simple enough and will take you through the end of Winter into Spring. Luckily, transitional pieces like this Michael Kors jacket are the perfect solution for those confusing weather days.
People often wonder why do bloggers wear certain things, like a pair of mules in winter or a spring shirt underneath a winter jacket. The thing is, I love mixing it up especially around this time of year, so I hope that this post will inspire you. As always you can read about the look below in the next few photos and shop my favorites.
What I Wore
When it comes to outfit for this look, I really wanted to wear a spring color in shades of blue. I went for a blue Michael Kors jacket and paired it with dark blue jeans. To tone down the shades of blue, I mixed it with a white top and white mules. For the accessories, I stayed with an affordable Guess crossbody bag which I have worn a few times, and kept my jewelry to a minimum.
I think the different shades of blue and the “little boy blue” pantone spring color is so much fun! Although I usually tend to stick to neutrals, I have found that the occasional additional color to an outfit can give you the freedom to experiment, and express your sense of style and fashion. For an almost spring look, I couldn’t resist pairing the overall look with this trendy and affordable mule. Like most of us, I love to find a good pair of shoes that is reasonably priced and stylish.
At the bottom of the post you can find my picks for both casual and high end, so hopefully you can find something you like too!
I never thought it will be that much of a challenge shopping for a purely black and white/cream business casual outfit for work. You can imagine how thrilled I was when I came across this feminine cardigan and classic pencil skirt!
As you may know, a black and white or cream outfit is anything but basic. The power of these pieces can be quite strong, edgy, and chic. To keep the look modern and fun, I paired this look with a floral purse because every woman needs just the right amount of color with their look. No matter your style preference, there is always a way to include them in any outfit.
Sleek and chic monochrome continues to be a favorite of mine especially when it comes to black and white/cream combinations. For this look, I paired this floral embellished, button-down cardigan with a basic black pencil skirt. Even then, the skirt has decorative buttons at one side of the hem. I know that a pencil skirt may not be for everyone but I love them. Maybe not for every single work day, but they are chic when I get bored of wearing capris or other styled skirts. I decided to wear a black camisole under the cardigan to keep with the overall color scheme. Believe it or not, the floral clutch with metal detailing is from Target! It is a fun versatile piece for any wardrobe and fairly inexpensive. The purse can be worn with the straps or you can tuck the strap in to have a chic clutch (like the look I am wearing).
On my feet, I am wearing a licorice patent leather pump. I decided to stick with the theme versus wearing a neutral or colorful shoe with the outfit. Finally, I kept my jewelry simple with gold earrings, a gold Michael Kors monogrammed bracelet with a pearl bracelet, and gold rings. I am really loving the black and white pieces but maybe just because it suits my personality, I guess we will never know.
How do you like to style your wardrobe for work? Let me know in your comments below.