Y’all, summer is almost here, and I couldn’t be more excited!!! Bring on later mornings, days by the pool, and backyard barbecues with friends. This girl is READY!
In addition to just regular summer days, we’ve got Memorial Day right around the corner, and July 4th will be here before we know it as well.
And I don’t know about y’all, but I love looking FESTIVE!!!
Honestly, there’s not much I love more than a great red, white, and blue outfit.
Lucky for y’all, I’ve already been shopping around. I’ve got several pieces I’m highlighting today that will help us all dress patriotically for the upcoming holidays and the rest of the summer.
CHECK OUT THESE FINDS!
Adding these star earrings to any outfit will instantly elevate you to festive!
If I wore bikinis, I would definitely rock this pom pom bikini. Too bad I haven’t worn a bikini in 20 years. Ha! 🙂
I personally own and love #4, #8, #10, and #12 and highly recommend them all.
I’ve ordered #13 and $15 and will hopefully be able to show them to you on Friday’s post. And get this…the #14 circle handle tote is ON SALE for ONLY $10!
1) nail polish / 2) the perfect red lipstick (Ruby Woo) / 3) star earrings / 4) Converse / 5) pom pom bikini / 6) light blue sandals / 7) bracelets / 8) denim shorts / 9) flag tee / 10) star shorts / 11) blue gingham tote / 12) striped cover-up / 13) USA lounge set / 14) circle handle tote / 15) star tee / 16) red bikini / 17) striped swimsuit / 18) red ruffle swimsuit
Here I am in the #12 cover up from a couple of years ago. It’s still a favorite!
I’m wearing the “midnight” (it comes in a black and white stripe too), and I love the nautical vibes of the vibrant blue and bright white stripes. With July 4th right around the corner, it would be perfect for a pool party or backyard barbecue.
It’s super soft and lightweight, and I happen to love the short fit. However, if you’re tall, this might not be the cover up for you. I’m 5’4″ (with long legs for my height, but no torso) and you can see that it’s quite short on me. For size reference, I’m wearing a small. I would size up if you want a bit more length.
Now, if you’re too tall to wear it as a cover up, consider pairing it as a tunic with denim shorts or white jeans!
striped cover up / striped bag / sunglasses / demi stud earrings / necklace / flip flops
MORE AMERICANA INSPIRATION…
The hat and the tote make this outfit. The bracelet stack and the earrings are my most worn accessories lately. They go with EVERYTHING.
white tee / flag hat / denim shorts / gingham tote / sneakers / hoop earrings / bracelet stack
I think this blouse is adorable. And the colors make it patriotic, without being in your face with stars and stripes. This is obviously a blouse you would wear all spring and summer long.
blouse / flag hat / denim shorts / TB sandals / hoop earrings / bracelet stack
Maybe you remember this outfit from a couple of Fridays ago…
denim jacket / knit tank dress / American flag hat / sunglasses / stud earrings / bracelet stack / straw bag / sneakers
The hat hasn’t come in yet, and I subbed the sneakers for sandals….but look how cute!
denim jacket / knit tank dress / hoop earrings / similar gold medallion necklace / multicolor tile bracelets / straw bag / sandals
This knit tank dress is FABULOUS. The fabric is thick (but not too thick) and wonderfully stretchy (but not too stretchy). And it’s sooooo soft. The little tie at the waist is so cute, and the elastic waistline allows you to show off your shape! For size reference, I’m wearing a medium.
knit tank dress / hoop earrings / similar gold medallion necklace / multicolor tile bracelets / sandals
Talk about festive! These star shorts are so fun! I can’t really see myself wearing them on a non-holiday, but at $32, I think I’ll get enough use out of them for years to come. They are quite stretchy and comfy. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium.
white tee / star shorts / hoop earrings / similar gold medallion necklace / multicolor tile bracelets / sandals
This navy dress is absolutely precious, and it’s just under $25. It also comes in a vintage bleach denim.
The square neckline with the eyelet flutter sleeves is adorable, and I love how the hem is scalloped eyelet as well. And it has pockets! It’s a little longer on my 5’4″ frame than I would like, but that’s good news for you taller ladies! It’s not lined, but it doesn’t appear to be see-through. It’s totally a dress, but it would also make a great swimsuit cover up that would take you from the pool to dinner! Again, I would suggest sizing down 2 full sizes.
navy dress / hoop earrings / similar gold medallion necklace / bracelet stack / sandals
The colors aren’t Americana, but the stars still make the set a bit festive. It’s very soft and has a cute fit. I grabbed it in a medium because I was sure I would need a medium in the top, but it’s actually quite generously sized, so I think I could have done a small.
A handful of more products that I found after I made the collage….
This BOGG BAG. You won’t get it until after Memorial Day, but you will have it before July 4th!
This beach bag! Look how much it holds! It’s ON SALE and it comes in tons of colors.
This white swimsuit is ADORABLE. I have this same suit in a different colorblock color combo and absolutely LOVE the fit. It’s so comfy and flattering.
And because my love for a festive outfit runs deep (and always has), I have some previous outfits to share with y’all that have pieces in them that could work for the upcoming holidays! I checked the links and only posted main items that are still currently available, so shop away!
This sweater has over 2,000 5 star reviews and it’s ON SALE right now! It comes in tons of colors, including white and red!
It has a deep v neck (but not too deep), a subtle puff sleeve, and a banded hem. I like to wear it out, but I also like to wear it with a 1/2 tuck. It looks great both ways. You will definitely want to wear a nude bra under it because the tiny little holes do let the color of the bra peek through a bit. For size reference, I’m wearing a small, but I think a medium might be better on me.
sweater / heart earrings / similar cross necklace / tile bracelets / white jeans / TB Miller sandals (less expensive Amazon option HERE)
A simple white tee with my must have denim short is made instantly festive with my new flag hat! I’ll be wearing this hat all year, but it’s going to be PERFECT for Memorial Day and the 4th.
tee / hat / chunky hoop earrings / layered gold necklace / must have shorts / sandals
Ruby Woo is a red lipstick that I found probably 4 or 5 years ago now when I was looking for a bright red lip color before July 4th.
This particular red is supposed to look great on all types of skin tones and with all different hair colors. And it’s definitely a blue red, which is great, because I don’t love a red that leans orange.
And check out the silver star necklace! So cute!
The Ruby Woo on its own is a bit harsh for my liking, so I recommend a gloss on top. The gloss you see below is now sold out, so I would recommend this Rose Glow gloss in its place.
This swing peplum tee is so cute, so flattering, and soooooo soft! It’s great on it’s own, but it will be great layered under cardigans and jackets as well in the fall. I LOVE THIS TEE. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium.
swing peplum tee / layered necklace / chunky gold hoop earrings / cheetah bracelet / blue and white tile bracelets / must have shorts / $18.50 camo sneakers
Look how cute the soft pleats are on the peplum!
swing peplum tee / cheetah bracelet / blue and white tile bracelets / must have shorts
This tee is lighter blue and it’s got a v neck for those of you that prefer that. This one comes in solids, patterns, and stripes. You need to check out all of the options! For size reference, I’m wearing a medium.
v neck peplum tee / layered necklace / chunky gold hoop earrings / cheetah bracelet / blue and white tile bracelets / must have shorts / $25 camo sneakers
This babydoll peplum top is a dark navy. I actually have this tee already in red and in blush from year’s past, so I knew I would like the style and fit. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium. This one also comes in white, red, and a lighter blue options as well.
babydoll peplum top / layered necklace / chunky gold hoop earrings / cheetah bracelet / blue and white tile bracelets / must have shorts / $25 camo sneakers
This is the same babydoll tee as above, but in royal blue instead of navy. I obviously like it a lot, which is why I keep ordering it year after year. It has EXCELLENT reviews and comes in tons of colors. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium.
babydoll tee / chunky hoop earrings /orange necklace/ white bootcut jeans / wedges
Since most people will be spending time in the sun on Memorial Day and the 4th, I thought I would review a couple of awesome products.
The Unseen Sunscreen IS AMAZING (you can also find it on Amazon HERE). I used it for the very first time 2 summers ago, and I became an immediate fan. It’s weightless, invisible, scent free, and gives incredible coverage and protection for your face. My skin absorbs it very quickly (like IMMEDIATELY!) and there is NO TRACE of it. It’s not oily or greasy, it gives a matte finish, and it doesn’t leave any white residue behind either. I think it goes on like a primer! It’s velvety in texture and it totally just glides on your skin, both under and even over your makeup. Also, from reading reviews it seems it’s awesome for people with super sensitive skin. I’m telling you, the product is absolutely incredible.
I used to only use Supergoop Glow Screen as my “foundation” when I knew I was going to be in the sun for a prolonged period of time. You can also find it on Amazon HERE.
I’ve come to love the product so much that I’m now wearing it every single day that I apply make-up in the spring and summer. I love the color, the glow, and the level of coverage it gives! And please don’t let the “GLOW” in the name scare you. It’s very subtle and just really pretty! And the SPF is just a huge bonus. Sometimes I wear it on its own, and sometimes I combine it with 1 or 2 other products.
Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen ( on Amazon HERE ) / Supergoop Glow Screen ( on Amazon HERE )
See!!! The Glow Screen just makes my skin look healthy and glowy, with a bronzy finish! Found on Amazon HERE.
Find all Supergoop products on Amazon HERE.
If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you might remember this cover up from a couple of years ago in black. I thought the black was great and I wore it all summer long, so last year I knew I wanted to add a new color. I chose this bright “watermelon red”. It’s one size fits all, and I never understand how that works, but I’ve seen it on a variety of body types and it looks great on everybody.
cover up / earrings / similar swimsuits / bracelets /striped tote / rose gold flip flops
If you’re anything like me, your heels might need a little tending to before summer. Haha!
This pedi tool is amazing. And it’s ON SALE.
You charge it with a USB charging cord, and it comes with 2 different roller heads. It removes calluses and dry cracked skin in a safe way. I’m telling you. BABY’S BUTT SOFT. I also use it on the side of my big toe that tends to get rough as well. I’m HIGHLY RECOMMENDING this pedi tool. It’s UNDER $15 right now and worth twice that! And most of you can get it TODAY!
(Now, if you want to get suuuuuuuuuuuuuper aggressive with your feet prep for summer, grab yourself this foot peel mask (ON SALE!). I got it for myself the last 2 summers and have had incredible results. As I’ve mentioned before, you must be patient, you must soak your feet each night, you will think it’s not working, AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN YOUR FEET WILL START PEELING OFF OF YOUR BODY. It will be disgusting. It will be magnificent. And you will be left with brand new feet. FOR REAL
LOOK HOW CUTE!
‘Merica tee / sunglasses / rainbow beaded tassel earrings / favorite denim shorts / straw tote / slide sandals
The tee is soft with a great fit. It’s not boxy, but not too tight either. I’m wearing a medium and definitely needed the room in the chest. Such a cute and easy outfit for a festive 4th!
Merica tee / blue rattan earrings / favorite denim shorts / similar striped tote (a bit smaller) / slide sandals
Does this peplum tee look familiar? I first showed it to you in blush HERE, and then you saw it in two shades of blue earlier in today’s post. The blush tee became a fast favorite in my everyday life, so I hopped on to grab some more colors, and the red called to me.
I sized up to a medium, but you will see in stories that a small would have been plenty big, so you can just stick to your regular size.
red peplum tee / white square beaded earrings / white frayed hem denim shorts/ similar striped tote (a bit smaller) / slide sandals
That’s all for today. I hope this post inspired you to grab some festive and patriotic gear for your upcoming summer and holiday plans.
I’ll actually see you back here tomorrow for an extra post this week!
Thank you, Kathy!!!
Shay Shull says
Stop it right now! SO CUTE!!!!!!
Cindy Vaughan says
I just bought the navy eyelet dress at Walmart. I’m normally a size 10/M/L but the SMALL fit great! I love it and the light blue denim was beautiful too! So glad you’re back on FB!!!
Awwww! Thanks, Cindy! So happy to be back! xoxo
I adore the long sleeved cover up. Perfect for when you have gotten too much sun, or when the sun starts to go down and it gets a little cooler in the late afternoon. Very cute!
100%, Sandi!!! xoxo
It’s not part of this post but I wore the blue and white maxi skirt from Amazon today and got SO many compliments! I just paired it with a simple v neck Time and Tru white tee from Wal-Mart. Add on a statement necklace and the multicolor gemstone hoop earrings from awhile back and it was a great first day of summer* look for the office.
*I work in higher education…the kids are gone for the summer so we start early 🙂
It sounds like such a cute outfit, Minda! And I’m telling you, people thought it was expensive!!!! xoxo
Beth P says
Why am I such a sucker for Red, White and Blue? I want to order everything. I am not – but it’s all so festive! Ha! USA!!!
Meeeeeeeeee tooooo, Beth!!!! 🙂