This 4th of July, style has a brand new meaning: festive is fun and it’s fashionable. No matter how you plan to incorporate red, white and blue into your wardrobe, cool and casual style is of most importance. Lucky for us, our favorite stores (J.Crew referenced above) have made it super easy to shop our holiday outfits. I’ve put together 3 easy looks you can try too, and I have a feeling one of these looks will fit the bill for your July 4th plans!
We take photos on hay bales of course. I mean, who wouldn’t? Aside from being a great prop, these giant bales buffered as the perfect amount of shade for a perfectly sunny afternoon in Kentucky. In turn, the gorgeous backdrop made for a great photo session with my in-training photographer (my boyfriend). The pop of color from this sweet summer top is just enough pizazz to wear it for any occasion, in the city or in the country. Paired with my favorite straw hat and denim shorts, this look is laid back yet definitely flirty and fun.
A little white, a little blue, and a pop of red will do! I’ve put together an easy, comfortable and cost friendly outfit for this holiday weekend and the only extra needed is a red lip! True to my style this outfit is complete while staying on a budget and looking summer chic. Did I mention how comfortable this look is? Trust me, I can drink a few beers and eat some (or lots of food) this 4th of July and still feel more than comfortable in my off the shoulder blouse and printed shorts. I’ve linked to all of my pieces or similar styles if not available. Don’t forget to have fun and stay safe and stylish on July 4th!
I LOVE THIS DRESS FOR WEDDING SEASON! SHOP SIMILAR DRESS OPTIONS: HERE & HERE
DOUBLE (or triple) THE WEDDING FUN
This weekend I had the joy of returning home (to my college home of Bowling Green, KY) for not only one, but two weddings. I must also add, I was sad to miss the wedding of William Downey and Emily Kay this weekend. I hear it was absolutely beautiful, and cheers to the two of you! As you can tell just by reading, June 27th seemed to be a popular day to tie the knot. I tag teamed the western part of Kentucky for Evan’s brother’s wedding by day, and one of my college best friend’s wedding, Courtney Jones by night. Needless to say, it was an absolutely gorgeous day, filled with fun and the absolute greatest friends and family. On my drive from my first wedding in Bowling Green to the Ervin wedding in Owensboro, I caught the most perfect sunset I’ve seen in a while, all reminding me of how fortunate I am to have grown up in such a beautiful place. Cheers to a wonderful weekend and the newly married couples: Hunter & Lindsay Sharp, Courtney & Mitch Ervin & William and Emily Downey! Lots of love to all of you!
Get your pedicures scheduled and your sandals ready for a summer of fun in the sun! Today I’m rounding up a great group of Sole Society sandals that are not only cost friendly, but are also all super easy to put on – slip on and slip off. This lineup of summer-ready sandals is just the right start to perfecting your shoe wardrobe for the season. Next up on the list, gladiator wedges!
Say hello to a new favorite: the printed, off the shoulder top! This ZARA sale find was an easy purchase (only $12). Not only for it’s discounted price, but because it’s super playful, fun and easy to style for one of this summer’s hottest trends (i.e. off the shoulder tops). You can find similar and also adorable tops at another favorite store of mine, ASOS. I just ordered a denim top, with this same cute for under $30. Now that’s a steal!
This gingham top is a total steal y’all! I picked it up during the LOFT40% OFFSALE, and I’ve already worn the heck out of it. Yes it’s a little bit lousy and flowy, but if you’re looking for an easy summer go-to top, this is just the right fit. Let me not forget that this top is also in the “it” print of the summer, gingham. I’d like to think of a fun, gingham print as the plaid of the summertime. You can seriously dress it up or dress it down, and wear it a number of ways.
A BIG, big thank you to this weekend’s sponsor Country Club Prep for the opportunity to experience a fun and fabulous day in the Hamptons. Our blogger weekend was absolutely unforgettable. I also want to take a minute to thank the co-hosts of the Country Club Prep event that provided us with so many special items we can share with all of our readers – Jack Rogers, Sail to Stable, Mahi Gold, Gobi Straps, Smathers & Branson, Southern Proper, Mott 50 and HIHO Caribbean. All of these brands are worthy of much more than a shoutout, so be sure to check out their websites and social media, too. I can’t wait to share (soon) ALL the goodies!
There’s still time to shop for Dad over at Mark & Graham where they offer free monogramming & free gift wrapping! I mean what’s not to love about that? Mark & Graham seems to know Dads pretty darn well, considering their huge selection of the finest accessories. So let’s get to shopping, in total Dad style!
Please visit the link below (click the pic) to purchase an item in support of Pete’s fight against Lymphoma. $10 from every item puchased goes directly to Pete and his family to help fund his treatment.
A handbag is truly an investment piece. I mean think about it; you take it with you everywhere, you put most all of your “I can’t live without” possessions in it, you switch it up season by season, you make sure it fits your wardrobe, etc. You clearly think highly of your handbag, so don’t be afraid to spend a little more on something you truly care about. Today I’v rounded up some of the top handbag designers and created a list of bags under $200! Say what? Most high-end bags can break the bank, but today I’m sharing a few of my favorites for a steal. Just click to shop or shoot me a message – email@example.com for more handbag musts!