Tuesday, July 5, 2011

What I Wore: 4th of July

Target T, Old Navy Shorts, ON Espadrille Sandals, MICHAEL Michael Kors shades
7 Chi Purse

After writing two and reading probably a dozen blogs about patriotic themed dressing, I had raised the stakes for my 4th of July outfit. It was over 100 degrees here, so I had to be practical. I ended up going with an alienated Vietnam Vet turned anti-war "Born in the USA" theme. It was pretty high concept. I wore an American flag peace sign T (Target), dove earrings, red and white plastic bangles, army green cargo shorts and my dad's dog tag.

MARC by Marc Jacobs
I love these little studs, you can wear them with anything and they were only like $30.  I don't think these ones in particular are still available online (I got them from Piperlime), but there are lots of other similar dove pieces in the collection. I love that I could get in on Marc Jacobs' bird motif this season without a big investment on something from his mainline.

I'm no nail artist like everyone else on the internet, but I thought I did a pretty good job free-handing the tips of my nails. I should have probably gone out and gotten a truer blue glitter, instead of this blue green I had, which ended up looking more watermelon red and green than patriotic red and blue. Either way they're summery.


  1. your toes are so fun!!! so sweet that you wore your dad's dog tag. =)

  2. Oh my gosh- LOVE your toes!!! And very ambitious Fourth of July themed outfit. I like it!! Especially those MJ earrings. Gorgeous!

  3. Love your themed out fit especially your toes! ...Oh you ask about seeing the shorts in an outfit http://thefrugalistadiaries.blogspot.com/2011/07/flutter-of-color.html

  4. Super cute outfit! I love the print on the shirt!

  5. Cute tee! Thanks for linking up! :)