For the 4th of July last year I wore a pretty white dress. It was a small act of rebellion, wearing a white dress on a day that would involve dirty curbs and candy-stained fingers. We even went to the beach.
(wearing: old Milly dress, Madewell sunglasses….but I love this stunning swing dress at Anthropologie and these red sunglasses.)
It was fun, though, being all dressed up. There were sparklers and too much booze and too much candy and fireworks. Or rain? Maybe there was rain; I honestly don't remember.
I do remember feeling rather pretty and sort of glamorous, which is always a nice (rare) feeling. The power of a white dress!
Do you stick to red-white-and-blue on the 4th? I don't typically endorse holiday attire in a literal sense…but the 4th highlights my three favorite colors: white, white and white.
Just kidding. I like navy, too.
I like taking the 4th of July in a festive, dressier direction. It's…fun.
Of course, once we were finished with our highly professional "photoshoot" at the playground….I was all, "Boys! Time to go home!" and Pax was all, "not on your life, Mom".
How are three-year-olds this strong? They're THREE.
And then we all went walking home where Raines pushed Pax off the curb and Pax retaliated with a punch and YES: GLAMOUR ABOUNDS.
top: Bradamant Bodysuit – the Insider (it's a thong style and really comfortable!)
shorts: old Gap….try Gap 1969 Maddie Denim Shorts (currently on sale)
pumps: old Aerosoles…but am dying over these sex-pot red sandals by Schutz, or these bright-red Gramercy pumps by Nine West look similar to mine, but good 'ol TOMS wedges (in red!) are the most comfortable option.
necklaces: Stella and Dot Piper Necklace (layers nicely – the length is adustable so it can be shorter than most), Gorjana Taner Collar Necklace
bag: old J.Crew….similar gold glitter clutch
lips: Tarte Lipsurgence Matte Lip Tint in Fiery
On Raines: old Daily Tea shirt, we cut off a pair of Gap's straight khakis (slim fit is perfect for R), and he picked out these Vans in…wait for it…TIGER CAMO (currently on sale).
On Pax: American Apparal leggings, "wed" Vans
Guess what's happening shortly after the 4th? I'll give you a hint: It starts with an "N" and rhymes with "mew website". Yesssss….it's coming……