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The summer months always seem to fly by and before I know it, my favorite holiday is around the corner. I know it may be cheesy but ever since I was little I have had an infatuation with the Fourth of July. Maybe I love a good theme, or that it is appropriate to have more than one hot dog in a sitting, but the entire week leading up to the Fourth makes me feel like a giddy school girl. For me, the Fourth marks the  official kick off to summer and those long weekend days catching rays by the pool (and maybe having a few Greyhounds).  Back in the day, my cousin and I used to coordinate our outfits for my favorite day.  Just think, denim with bleached out stars and red-white stripe shirts, jellies and some sort of giant hair bow or matching Old Navy stars and stripes bikinis.  Now-a-days, I like to go with a more subtle way of supporting the USA.  This year we are headed to Austin for weekend getaway and an all day cook-out. I know it’s going to be warm, so I opted for something light and simple.  These checked navy shorts paired with a flowy white top, and red nails and lips are a subtle way to sport the patriotic theme.   Keeping your look simple, and adding a few patriotic accessories is my favorite go-to look. You also could never go wrong with a good stripe…You guys know how much I love a good stripe tee.  :)


Checked Shorts (old, I love these star ones and they are one sale!) / Zara Top (similar here) / Sam Edelman Low Heel Sandal / Lisi Lerch Tassel Earrings via Tuckernuck (c/o) / J.Crew Bracelet (on sale: use the code: JULY) / Celine Sunglasses / Dior Scarf (vintage) / Lips: NARS Heat Wave / Nails: Essie ‘Clambake’ / JewelMint Ring (c/o) / Kate Spade Tote Bag (similar)

xox- a dash of details

photography by Merritt Beck


11 replies
  1. Jessica
    Jessica says:

    Love this outfit, you look beautiful as always. A good tip to go more simple in the patriotic outfits now but a classic Old Navy stars and strips bikini or t-shirt was always so fun growing up!

    xoxo Jess


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