I actually considered just skipping July’s random outfits posts altogether, but when I was going through the month’s pictures I realized I had some looks I really loved. My July 4th look was one of them. It was a pretty simple outfit, that was subtly patriotic (I guess) and just felt very… Michiana. Which was appropriate because that’s where we spent out long weekend.
This look started with H&M’s Beach Dress (now just $10, but sadly only available online in an XS black… but check your local stores). It’s light and sheer, and worked just as perfect over a cropped tank and leggings as it has over a swimsuit. I wore it the former way on the Fourth, with the belt that came with it tied around my waist (usually I set those kinds of things aside). I added my textured Simply Vera Vera Wang Sport Chic Loafers (these are similar, with a little bit of great texture, since the ones I have are almost sold out), some necklaces, and a leather cuff. I did something a little different with my hair after watching my very own hair stylist’s Hair How To: Mermaid Waves video and then running out and getting the Bed Head Wave Artist Deep Waver. It was my first time working with it, and after a whole day of wear, so the waves flattened, but I do really like using the tool… so easy, even for someone like me who’s totally hair-challenged.
Here’s a close up of my necklaces. The monogram necklace is from 9thandElm.com, and the second necklace is a Syd Rocks necklace. And third is the Stella & Dot Rebel Pendant, which is available in silver (which I have), gold, and now rose gold! I really really liked this necklace stack! And it worked so well for July 4th too, I think. It was kind of fun and relaxed looking, but not boring.
And here are my shoes, in all their sporty, textured glory. I really like them, but had to take a break from wearing because I walked too much in them and got a blister on the back of one of my heels. Boo! It happens though, I think to all of us. I’ve worn them since the blister’s healed and everything is A-ok.
Some “outtakes” from shooting with hubs, who was my photographer.
Here’s the two of us in our patriotic-when-together outfits. We didn’t plan this at all, I swear! We just do weird stuff like this kind of thing all the time. And yes, that’s hub’s version of my Mackinac Island tank.
And here I am laughing at something… which happens pretty much every time hubs is my photographer. I just thought it was a cute shot. Plus you get to see the pretty new awning at the Michiana Stop 39 beach, where I spent my summers growing up and where hubs and I had part of our wedding ceremony. One of my favorite places.
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