Fourth of July

Happy (Almost) Fourth!

Another year, yet another Fourth of July passes while I’m out of the country.  Don’t get me wrong, South America is gorgeous and I’m so happy and lucky that I’m able to visit so often.  However, I love the Fourth!  I’ve always had such a great time dressing up in my (often obnoxious) reds, whites, and blues and checking out the yearly fireworks, spending the day swimming, and eating way more than I ever intend to.

So, to live vicariously through you all, here are my favorite patriotic picks for the holiday this year!


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Keep the 4th classy in a white blouse

Keep it classy this year with a polished top like this silk blouse from Everlane.

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These shorts are red hot (good pun, us!)

I’m not known for wearing shorts, in fact, I only have about four pairs.  However, these red chinos from Uniqlo just might make my list this year.

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Great way to top off the 4th (we’re really punny)

Yet another item of clothing that I’m not known for wearing: hats! I just look so funny in all hats. I’m not sure if it’s the shape or size of my head, but I just can’t pull them off.  Though, for you hat wearers out there, this one from J.Crew is a beaut.

Just need a few stars to pair with these striped loafers
Just need a few stars to pair with these striped loafers

Loafers! These are, of course, a staple for the Fourth of July. And striped ones by J.Crew at that? Count me in!

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For a sophisticated Fourth, whip out your pearls

Last, but surely not least: pearls. I don’t travel anywhere without pearls, so I can definitely be spotted sporting my favorite pearls on the Fourth.

Are you dressing up or dressing down this time around?

Photos: Everlanee, J.Crew,