Tuesday, June 27, 2017

what to wear: fourth of july style

fourth of july is just around the corner, 
which means summer is officially here! hello 
farmers markets, blooming flowers (and subsequent allergies), 
pink lemonade, and all things summer-style. 
i have said this before, but i am a sunshine
and warm weather girl at heart. while spring and fall are
beautiful in seattle, summertime has a special place in
my heart. perhaps i am meant to live in california
where the summer temperatures stick around much longer
than they do in the pacific northwest ;)

i will be spending the fourth at lake chelan. 
for those of you not from here, it is
a two+ hour drive from the city in north-central
washington, with a large (beautiful) lake, several wineries, 
and numerous coffee shops and restaurants. i plan to
 spend the majority of the weekend lake-side with my new 
kristin hannah novel. i have my one piece
swimsuit and a few pairs of denim shorts ready to go!
disclosure: today i'm partnering with endless knot, a local seattle
boutique. they graciously lent me the overalls pictured here.

wearing red, white, and blue is one of my 
favorite combinations. i particularly enjoy wearing these 
colors during the summer months (not just
 on the fourth of july). they pair well together, 
allowing you to look patriotic, yet chic. this year, i wanted 
to style something fun, yet festive and different from my
usual repertoire. i am typically drawn to graphic 
t-shirts and skirts, or a holiday-inspired blouse and denim shorts.

fortunately, local boutique,
endless knot, came to the rescue once again!
they have numerous red, white, and blue options.
i am currently lusting after this dress, 
this tank, and these culottes. 

don't worry, these items, as well as my
red and white striped overalls, can be 
worn on the fourth of july, but on other occasions 
as well. swap the white blouse for a black top
or graphic t-shirt to create an edgier look. 
for cooler temperatures, layer a blouse and denim 
jacket. instead of blue sunglasses, try a tortoise 
or other printed pair. the options are seemingly endless!
what do you have planned for the long weekend?
unfortunately, we will be driving home from
lake chelan on the fourth of july -- returning in time for work 
and the weekday grind. 

the city often has a special fireworks presentation
 earlier in the weekend. i am incredibly excited to spend 
time away from my usual routine while enjoying sunshine,
lounging at the lake, and hopefully visiting a few
of the local wineries. as we will be in the car on the fourth,
i will have to wear my patriotic attire and consume as many 
s'mores as possible before the weekend ends ;)

overalls: c/o endless knot, blouse: topshop,
sunglasses: madewell, rings: target,
purse: dooney & bourke (thrifted via seattle goodwill),
mules: dolce vita (via target; exact here)

do you have a favorite outfit or style
combination to wear on the fourth of july? i am always
looking for new things to try! it was fun to style
something new, and i cannot recommend these adorable
overalls enough. i linked a few additional options
below if you need to stock up on other red, white, 
and blue clothing pieces or accessories.
jumpsuit / slip-on sneaker / sweatshirt

i hope you have a wonderful holiday!
xoxo.