Monday, August 4, 2014

Fashionably Late: Murica

Hello, friends! It seems like every time I say "I'm back to blogging," I have to let a week pass before I post anything else. Oh well, what can ya do? Life just keeps getting in the way.

I thought I would try to spend this week recapping a lot of the fun we had this summer. We'll start off with everybody's favorite summer holiday, Independence Day. Isn't it just the best? It always makes me want to eat hot dogs, watch the Sandlot, and shoot off fireworks. Not to mention, the 4th of July gets even better when it falls close to the weekend, which means you can celebrate for 3-4 days straight. And that's exactly what we did.

This year, the 4th kicked off our vacation. In the morning, we headed to a German restaurant in Leesburg to watch the Germany v. France game with our neighbors. Next up, we headed to a winery out in the country to sip some sparkling and enjoy the unseasonably breezy weather.

Afterwards, we spent some time with our niece before heading home to finish packing (and for me to attempt to finish another 10 page paper for grad school).

Independence day always makes me want to throw on my very best patriotic attire. I don't go all out, such as sporting shorts with American flag prints, even though I considered it. As usual though, I planned my outfit too late and didn't have enough time to shop for an outfit that would be incredibly patriotic and incredibly tacky.

However, I DID have time to make a quick run to the J. Crew outlet during my lunch break, and they never disappoint. The best part of this outfit is that I can wear it again and again, and not just reserve it for the 4th.

I threw on a red pair of Coach wedges to REALLY show everyone my patriotism, and paired it with some bow earrings from my favorite, Kate spade.

My favorite part about this skirt is the elastic waistband--it accommodates any food baby nicely, which was really crucial for me last night when I wore this skirt out to Ford's for dinner.

skirt // J. Crew Factory (similar); top // J. Crew Factory; wedges // Coach (similar); bag // Longchamp (similar); earrings // Kate Spade; watch // Michael Kors; ring // David Yurman (similar)
And just so Matt doesn't feel left out, here's the only picture I have of him in his outfit. His t-shirt is also from my lunchtime trip to the Crew.

shirt // J. Crew Factory; shorts // Found at Marshall's (similar); sunglasses // Ray Ban

How do you dress for the 4th?

All Love,

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