Okay, so I was planning on my Bachelorette post going live this morning.
But that didn’t happen.
Check back tomorrow for the recap.
So, what’s the post about today?
You know what would be a fun and super helpful quick post
this week? Ideas for the 4th of July….cute red/white/blue combos that
are in the spirit of the holiday without looking like you might also be
a person who wears Christmas sweaters in December.
Thanks for the post idea Heather !
I know I responded to you at first saying that I didn’t have extra time this week to throw this together, but when I started looking back at some of my old posts, I realized that there were several things that I’ve highlighted in the last several weeks would be perfect for the 4th!
GOAL for the 4th:
Look Festive, But Not All Yankee Doodle Dandy
So, here’s a collage of 4 things that immediately popped into mind, all things that I’ve featured before. If accessorized appropriately, these would be perfect for looking festive, but not like a firework.
Plus, I figured lots of you might already have one of these items in your closet and hadn’t yet thought about the fact that it could be worn on the the 4th!
And the good thing about everything I’m featuring today is that none of it screams 4th of July.
So, you can still wear it on July 23rd…Or August 16th….Or September 2nd.
And if you order today, you should get it in plenty of time.
Here are some festive options:
a) crocheted lucky dress HERE / b) lace anthro shirt HERE
c) batik floral shirt HERE / d) 3/4 sleeve stripes and lace shirt HERE
Pair any of the above items with a red lip, a red bag, red shoes, or red accessories and you’re festive without being crazy! And who doesn’t want to be festive?!?
I feel like everybody needs to know about this next shirt.
I wore it for the 3rd time last night, and I’ve only had it a little over a week.
if my crazy eyes in the picture below measure my level of excitement,
well then I guess I’m pretty dang excited about the shirt. 😉
Click HERE for a shirt that will make you go cross-eyed with excitement. Allegedly.
It’s $68, so I know it’s kind of expensive for a shirt, but HELLO it’s worth it.
am obviously wearing the heck out of it everywhere around town, but I
totally see it being thrown in a bag for a beach vacation! If you’re
going to the beach, you need this easy shirt!
Style it with khaki shorts, jean shorts, or jeans and some red earrings, AND HAPPY 4th!!!!
Here is is again the first time I posted it.
Worth. Every. Single. Penny.
THIS top is greatness!
And let’s be honest, the shorts would be perfect for every single day this summer.
They are drawstring.
So. Dang. Comfy.
Did I mention they are drawstring? Oh, I did? Good. Cause that’s important.
They are stupid comfortable, and they are a great length.
I love them.
Because they’re drawstring. 😉
For size reference, I was wearing a small in the shirt and an x-small shorts.
I have small hips and thighs, so keep that in mind when deciding if you want to size down.
(Don’t go getting jealous over my legs…my tummy makes up for it, don’t worry.)
MUST HAVE SKINNY JEANS / MICHAEL KORS MOCCASINS.
TEAL DROP EARRINGS c/o Kendra Scott, my SIGNATURE NECKLACE c/o BaubleBar / KIMBERLY NECKLACE
I don’t like the Nordstrom version quite as much as I do my Stella
version, but it’s a pretty good alternative, and it’s about 1/2 the
And there’s THIS too. I’ve featured this button up before, but now it’s 40% off!
It would be so cute with a 1/2 tuck in a pair of rolled denim shorts!
Now…I know most of what I featured above was all blue and white with very little red.
So, I have some red things for you that you could pair with all of the outfits above!
Carmel from Our Fifth House blogged about this lipstick sometime last year, and when writing this post I totally remembered how gorgeous it was. I searched her blog, and I found it!
Maybe you need some red earrings?
a) bp sandal HERE / b) brass leaf HERE/ c) tory burch sandal HERE
I am so glad I found this sleeveless top! It’s ONLY $34, and the cut is so pretty!
And the white jeans are ONLY $54!!!
GREAT SUMMER STAPLES!
Don’t you just love this whole look?
If I had to pick a favorite item,
it would definitely be the tote bag!
And good news for you, if you love the bag, you have a chance to win it right now!
And really? Who in the world wouldn’t love this bag? Nobody. That’s who.
(You can choose the grey and white stripes, or you can design your own and choose a different color combo and pattern. Go HERE to see all of your choices in the St. Anne.
And as you can see, they will also personalize it for you!
It’s possible that I’m slightly obsessed with my Barrington tote c/o Barrington (I have the Nantucket in grey chevron). Look! It looks good with everything!
And it holds A TON! I often times just
carry it as my daily bag, but I also took it to a conference and packed
it up! It held my wallet, my make-up bag, my calendar, my water bottle,
and my laptop. Oh, and my denim jacket!
THESE bags would make great carry-ons!
AND GUESS WHAT?!?
If you want one for yourself, NOW is the time!
There is a 24 hour code for FREE SHIPPING! Just enter the code BLOGON at checkout!
And for the blog comment entry points (for 5 entries!), click HERE to decide which one you would want!
Come back tomorrow!
I think I’m going to hook up with a fun Friday link-up that I’ve never done before, so stay tuned!
Mix and Match Mama says
These outfits are totally festive but not obnoxious at all! Like, I could wear any of these outfits on any other day of the year and not look like Independence Day threw up on me. Well done friend :).
Susan Jeffries says
I could kick myself for not ordering one of those Anthro tops before we leave for vacation!! Maybe I will just stop by your house and borrow yours 😉 Great outfit ideas! Thanks! Susan
Tab & Erika says
Speak for yourself…Yankee Doodle is the look I'm going for. 🙂
Alison @ Get Your Pretty On says
See I have to stop myself from wearing nautical themed stuff year-round. The 4th just gives me a really good excuse too! 🙂 You perfectly pulled off festive without being cheesy.
April Parrish says
Super cuter outfits for the 4th of July! You've got me in the fever! I blogged last week a cute scarf my daughter wore that totally would be perfect for July 4th. Go check it out at: http://lifeinbucklesberry.blogspot.com/2014/06/lime-leopard-and-some-red-white-blue.html
Have a great day! 🙂
Slightly Askew Designs says
Ummmmmmmmm………… pretty sure I'm the person people think would wear a Christmas sweater 🙂 hahaha ALSO – as I am planning red, white and blue outfits – making a giant American flag and baking Americana cupcakes Luke casually asked me, "aren't you Canadian??" #touche
Karen Ward says
Love the 4th of July outfits – not obnoxious at all! For the bag give away, the red chevron would be so cute and would compliment a 4th of July outfit perfectly!!
Loretta White says
Love all your outfits for the 4th and would love a beautiful Barrington tote to call my own! 🙂
Kendra Lutz says
That tote is so cute!
The outfits are great! Thanks for putting them together.
I almost spit my coffee over the all yankee doodle dandy comment….you crack me up! Love the totes!
Comment for the giveaway — I would probably design something with a red and white pattern — kind of nautical for summer and perfect for NC State games!
Jillian Collura says
I love the blue and white striped one!!! That's what I'd choose!!
Natalie Zambreski says
I think I love the classic navy stripe the best! It's so nautical and I love that!
The tote is adorable. If I were to win, I would choose the navy one with stripes. I don't have a navy purse YET and this would be perfect!! You can even put your initials on it!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!
I am on a nautical kick right now so definitely the blue and white!
Sarah E @ theteacherswife.com says
Cute outfit ideas! The bag is precious too!
i would love the black and white stripe!
Melanie C. says
Love that bag! The stripes are awesome!
Emily Broyles says
Love this post!!!
Catherine Hansen Peart says
I am wondering what sort of things you do to keep in such great shape? I wouldn't dream of wearing shorts but you look fantastic in them and now I feel like I want to!
You are too sweet Catherine! I go on kicks. I'll eat SUPER healthy for a week, and then there might be a week where I don't really watch anything I'm eating. I guess it all just kind of balances itself out!
Julie Golin says
Love these looks and I agree the red lipstick is great! Wanted to let you know I started my own blog: whereitcountsblog.blogspot due to you and your friends inspiring me so much! Now, I just need to get my friends doing it too-haha!
Love your subtle July 4th looks and I would love the St Anne tote in the orange color with the small circle design.
Domestic Engineer says
This blue tote bag in syripes wpuld look so cute with leopard flats or the seychelles sandals you featured and I bought. Thye ate so comfy! A red lip and I am good to go.
The Stuebes says
Love these looks!! I think that tote would also be super helpful for this Momma to be!! 🙂
"All Yankee Doodle Dandy"…you are too funny!
Very cute ideas. Love these!!
Julie Mills says
Love the looks! That bag would be perfect for this mommy of 3 littles!
Habitual Spender says
I am loving the orange chevron! That is the most perfect bag to take you right into the fall season!
Love the blue, in any pattern.
Because Shanna Said So says
I can't wait for my Barrington tote to come in!!! EEEEK!!! And I need to start thinking of my July 4th outfit. Thanks for some ideas, lady!
Thinking a black one…or brown…or orange… can't decide!!
Just in case anyone is still a PTMT skeptic…everything I've ordered that Sheaffer told me to, I've worn over and over and gotten all sorts of compliments! Sheaffer knows her stuff!
I love the navy bag!
I love the navy bag!
What ever happened with the big group giveaway with the beach bags and the $500 and all the other goodies? I feel like it's been so long that it would be over by now, but I haven't seen you post winners!
Hi Mattie! Erin from Blue Eyed Bride was managing the rafflecopter, and by the time I asked her about when she was going to draw a winner, she had already drawn the winner and the winner had already contacted her. So, I never posted the winner because I knew she had already responded to Erin!
Love these ideas!
Jacks Lorraine says
I really like the navy stripes – classic and always in style!
Heather Smith says
If I were to win I would chose they same as Sheaffer – the Nantucket in grey chevron!!! 🙂
The Wiscott's says
Nantucket chevron orange
Loving the navy striped bag!!
The Wiscott's says
Nantucket chevron orange
I love the red in the chevron and the first ikat looking one! So fun!!!
Leah @ Everyday Love says
Love them all! And that bag…need it!
Jennifer Maiden says
I love the blue chevron. What a great bag
I love the one you have in the photo, too cute!
Dana Hauck says
Bag is amazing!
Katie Burgen says
I would choose the navy and whit in the picture!
Cait C says
I love all the navy pattern options…I'd probably go with the classic stripe!
Tabitha Coker says
I LOVE reading your blog and I love this bag!
Tabitha Coker says
Whoops! I didn't realize I was supposed to post the color and pattern. I love the pictured bag.
I would Love the gray and white chevron print bag!! 🙂
Missy McDaniel says
I like one of the orange patterns!!!!!!!!!
Sarah J says
I would choose the navy and white chevron!
Kimm Atwood says
One word…LOVE…that's all
I would choose the orange or grey chevron, but I love all of the choices, such a great bag!!
Sherri @ themacshome.blogspot.com says
Chevron+Red…..2 of my faves!
Mary Beth says
The grey chevron is my fav!
I would love the gray and white striped tote!
Jennifer Collingwood says
Loving the orange trellis pattern, versatile bag! It's a must have.
Jennifer Collingwood says
Orange trellis print! Versatile bag-it's a must have.
Alana W says
Such cute outfit ideas for the 4th! And I love the bag!!
Love love love the tote!! I think navy is great!!
Navy and white!
Love the stripes!
The orange chevron would be my choice 🙂
I can't believe all the choices for the bag! And I think Iove them all!
Christy G says
I love the gray and white stripe tote – so cute! A fun post, too – love your creativity!
I would choose either the black and white stripe or the navy and white striped one – very classic and versatile! Love this bag.
Navy stripes. Perfect bag for this momma with 3 little boys!
I think I would do the gray chevron St. Anne tote.
Carmel - Our Fifth House says
Red's a favorite color of mine! Thanks for the link love girlie! I LOVE those Kate Spade wedges!