Stars and Stripes for the Fourth!

The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. (I feel like I say this about every holiday! I just love holidays ok! I love getting a day off work, celebrations, good food, and  dressing up!) After searching around I found a lot of great things to wear for the 4th! Some are a little crazy and just for fun and some are more classic, so you’ll have to choose which style you want to go for! I’m not sure what I’ll be doing that day yet, but I’m hoping that it involves some sun, hot dogs, and fireworks! 

GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!

Free People Flag SweaterFree People Flag Sweater

Robert Rodriguez Graphic Stripe Box Pleat SkirtRobert Rodriguez Graphic Stripe Box Pleat Skirt

Chan Luu American Flag BraceletChan Luu American Flag Bracelet

Wildfox ‘I Want You’ Tank

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Lauren Moshi Debbie Color USA Eagle Pocket TeeLauren Moshi Debbie Color USA Eagle Pocket Tee

Treasured Flag ToteTreasured Flag Tote

Free People ‘Bonita Sunshine’ Dressfree-people-day-dresses-bonitas-sunshine-dress

Nautical Striped TeeNautical Striped Tee

Star-Spangled Mustache StudsStar-Spangled Mustache Studs

Vintage Seeing Stars TeeVintage Seeing Stars Tee

Ombre Floppy HatOmbre Floppy Hat

Sparkle & Fade Knit Americana DressSparkle & Fade Knit americana dress

Soludos Classic Striped EspadrillesSoludos Classic Striped Espadrilles

Joie Dawna Tank DressJoie Dawna Tank Dress

Michael Stars Woven Positano Sleeveless Scoop Neck Striped TankMichael Stars Woven Positano Sleeveless Scoop Neck Striped Tank

Mossimo American Flag Canvas Tote – target.comMossimo American Flag Canvas Tote

Truly Madly Deelply American Eagle V-Neck TeeTruly Madly Deelply American Eagle V-Neck Tee

Flag Printed LeggingsFlag Printed Leggings

Wishing Star RingWishing Star Ring

Shirred-Striped SkirtShirred-Striped Skirt

Sequin Stripe ToteSequin Stripe Tote

Shooting Star Destroyed SweaterShooting Star Destroyed Sweater

American Flag Hair Pin SetAmerican Flag Hair Pin Set

Chaser Vintage Flag Graphic Cotton Deconstructed Muscle TeeChaser Vintage Flag Graphic Cotton Deconstructed Muscle Tee

Current/Elliott The Stiletto in Super Loved with Rose Gold StarsCurrent Elliott The Stiletto in Super Loved with Rose Gold Stars

Wildfox Sun Bleach Beach Towelwildfox-multi-sun-bleach-flag-towel-product-3-6344326-569110260_large_flex

Wildfox Jazzercise Stars Off the Shoulder SweatshirtWildfox Jazzercise Stars Off the Shoulder Sweatshirt

Haute Hippie Texas Flag TeeHaute Hippie Texas Flag Tee

Moyna Stars PouchMoyna Stars Pouch

Star-Spangled Denim Cut OffsStar-Spangled Denim Cut Offs

Flag Knit Top1_167519_FS_Navy-White-Red-Flag-Knit-Top

Anniel Ballet FlatAnniel Ballet Flat

Striped Terry BlazerStriped Terry Blazer

Hurley Phantom Block Party Beachrider BoardshortHurley Phantom Block Party Beachrider Boardshort

Americana Pool FloatAmericana Pool Float

Modal Cami DressModal Cami Dress

Crisscross Boardwalk SandalCrisscross Boardwalk sandal

Piperlime’s Spring Trend Report

Piperlime is one of my favorite shops, because it has my favorites brands and always has great tips for trends and style! I love to see what they recommend for each season and what they’re featured stylists (like Rachel Zoe and Rachel Bilson) recommend.

Here are their 11 trends for spring, along with my favorite choices from their picks. Don’t forget to visit the site to find more great ideas for these trends! I want to know how you style them!

1. Bold Florals

Kate Spade New York Field Day Statement NecklaceKate Spade New York Field Day Statement Necklace

Tinley Road Flower Cluster Stud EarringTinley Road Flower Cluster Stud Earring

Pim + Larkin Colorful Cabachon Statement NecklacePim + Larkin Colorful Cabachon Statement Necklace

2. Spring Leather

Michael Stars Scoop Neck with Leather SleevesMichael Stars Scoop Neck with Leather Sleeves

Tinley Road Vegan Leather ShortTinley Road Vegan Leather Short

Michael Stars Drape Front Leather JacketMichael Stars Drape Front Leather Jacket

3. Day Shine

Sabine Beaded CamiSabine Beaded Cami

7 For All Mankind The High Shine Leather-Like Skinny Jeans7 For All Mankind The High Shine Leather-Like Skinny Jeans

Rhyme Los Angeles Metallic PulloverRhyme Los Angeles Metallic Pullover

4. Embellished Flat Sandals

Sam Edleman Genna SandalSam Edleman Genna

Cynthia Vincent Fortuna SandalCynthia Vincent Forunta

Cocobelle Coco SandalCocbelle Coco

5. Fresh Picked Dresses

Parker Prism DressParker Prism Dress

Collective Concepts Crochet Trim ShiftCollective Concepts Crochet Trim Shift

Tinley Road Watercolor Floral Ponte MiniTinley Road Watercolor Floral Ponte Mini

6. Unexpected Prints

Milly Piped Mini SkirtMilly Piped Mini Skirt

Parker Talon PantParker Talon Pant

Clover Canyon CDC DressClover Canyon CDC Dress

7. Bucket Bags

Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q HillierMarc by MArc Jacobs Classic Q Hillier

Vince Camuto Janet DrawstringVince Camuto Janet Drawstring

Be & D Sienna ShopperBe & D Sienna Shopper

8. Mirrored Metallics 

Frye Carol Seam WedgeFrye Carol Seam

Lola Cruz Leaf SandalLola Cruz Leaf Sandal

French Connection Terri SandalFrench Connection Terri Sandal

9. Wedge Sneakers

Ash Bowie SneakerAsh Bowie

Ash Cool Bis SneakerAsh Cool Bis

10. Sporty-Chic

Rhyme Los Angeles Penelope DressRhyme Los Angeles Penelope Dress

French Connection Carello Stripe Knit TopFrench Connection Carello Stripe Knit Top

Hudson Jeans Leeloo Colorblock Super SkinnyHudson Jeans Leeloo Colorblock Super Skinny

11. Statement Jackets 

Tinley Road Tweed Moto JacketTinley Road Tweed Moto Jacket

Hive & Honey Brushed Twill AnnorakHive & Honey Brushed Twill Annorak

Cut 25 Printed Twill Ponte JacketCut 25 Printed Twill Ponte Jacket

*all found at piperlime.com

8 Staples A Girl Needs For Summer Traveling

Do you ever pack WAY too much for a trip? I know I do. Hopefully these staple items will help you limit your packing to just what you need. I always seem to get to my destinations with a suitcase full of random items just thrown in and nothing ends up matching. One way to solve this, is to pack things in a similar color scheme. That way you can mix and match all week and coordinate different outfits. I also have started trying to plan my outfits before I pack them so I don’t end up with the problem of nothing matching. This also cuts down on my getting ready time and gives me more time to do fun stuff on my vacation!

I hope this helps and happy packing!

1. A Bright Casual Top

Splendid ‘Always Shirting Pocked Tunic’ at Piperlime.com

Rag & Bone ‘The Pocket Tee’ at Piperlime.com (yes this is white, but it’s always nice to pack a white top as well)

2. Fun Sunnies…Dolce & Gabbana at sunglasshut.com

3. A Loose, Go-Everywhere Dress

Banana Republic ‘Bordered T-Shirt’ Dress – bananarepublic.com

Michael Stars ‘Highline Stripe Blouson’ Maxi Dress – piperlime.com

4. A Nautical-Inspired Suit

J.Crew ‘Anchors Aweigh Skirted Tank’ -jcrew.com

Ted Baker ‘Nautical Stripe’ Bikini – asos.com

5. Wear-Nightly Heels…I prefer to wear wedges if I’m wearing heels all night or on consecutive nights, because they allow your feet to last longer. They’re also perfect for summer nights, and so are espadrilles. They’re a little more beachy and casual. Pack a brown or tan pair because they will pretty much match with almost any outfit you bring.

Ras ‘Open Toe Wedge’ Espadrilles – Shopbop.com

Diane von Furstenburg ‘Opal Crisscross Wedge’ Sandals – Shopbop.com

6. A Beachy Tote…Rebecca Minkoff ‘Striped Canvas Diamond’ Tote at Shopbop.com

7. Colorful Shorts…I love patterned shorts, like these Rachel Antonoff ‘Annie’ Shorts at RevolveClothing.com

8. Shoes you can walk miles in…I love rainbows during the summer, but if you want something a little more sturdy, I would recommend Toms, because they are lightweight, easy to pack, and super comfy inside!

*Inspiration from Glamour Magazine.