Thursday, July 5, 2012

Red, White & Blue

shirt: Target | shorts: made from my sister Emily's old jeans | shoes: Target
necklace: c/o Claire | bracelet: vintage | hat: c/o Claire

As you can see, I'm all for dressing in holiday colors.  Is it red, white, or blue?  Throw it on!  Who cares if you look silly?  I was lacking in a few of the color departments so my friend Claire crocheted me an awesome necklace to bring in the red and white for my outfit.  The cut-off shorts I made from a pair of my older sister's old jeans.  They're from 2000, right before low-rise stretch swooped in and took over.  That means they are slightly high-waisted and 100% cotton!  Woo!

Yesterday was a lot of fun.  My family and I went to the local parade in the morning (I love parades!  Marching bands!  Polititicians!  Fire trucks!  Why wouldn't you love a parade?), and then I spent the afternoon outdoor BBQ-hopping.  Most of the day was extremely hot, and then we witnessed the storms rolling in.  Throughout the coarse of the day we experienced 100 degree heat, sun, rain, thunder, lighting, hail, and 77 degree humidity.  A group of us went to see fireworks and ended up getting completely drenched in a downpour while waiting for them to start.  It was so much fun!  The rain stopped just in time though and it was a great show!

Now I'm up to enjoy my next four days off of work.  I'll be spending them in Michigan's great Upper Peninsula!  See you next week!


  1. Julia, you look adorable in your 4th of July outfit! The necklace completed the look so well. Sounds like you had a great day celebrating the holiday. Enjoy your vacation time!

    The Tiny Heart

  2. Love how subtle the mix is but is still there <3 that top is so cool, love the shape and that shade of blue looks great on you

    Sabrilett's Armoire

  3. love the mixing here!!!

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  4. Looks like a lot of fun! I love the necklace <3

  5. Oooh, awesome patriotic outfit! I love this cute, casual look. Your accessories are so perfect! :)
    Glad you had a good, safe Fourth too

    Trendy Teal

  6. ahh look this casual red white and blue look!

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  8. You looked really great, I love the hat!!

  9. You got 4 days off?! I was back at work today! Also, love that you wore a patriotic outfit! So cute! And is that a new hat? San Diego's 3 or 4 separate fireworks show all went off at the same time so it lasted like 15 seconds. It seriously went out with a big bang! So sad....-Jessica

  10. Cute outfit! Lovely pics! xx


  11. Your hair is red... you can always rock that! But I love the necklace your friend made for you! Looks like some fun celebrations!

  12. great patriotic outfit - love that shade of blue on you!

    fashionable footprints

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  15. LOVE the patriotic outfit - you look too cute in that hat!

    The Other Side of Gray

  16. Beautiful chic look! Love the colors!


  17. Parades ARE so much fun--especially when it's for celebrating 'Murica. Love this outfit on you! Red, white, and blue all day everyday!

    A Southern Drawl