Random Outfits: July 4: Beachy Keen

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.

Beachy Keen

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.

Random Outfits: July 4: Beachy Keen

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.

Random Outfits: July 4: Beachy Keen

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.

Random Outfits: July 4: Beachy Keen

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.

Random Outfits: July 4: Beachy Keen

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.

Random Outfits: July 4: Beachy Keen

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