stars and stripes

stars and stripes

dress | ballet flats | tote | bracelet | earrings | sunglasses


stars and stripes

if you can believe it the fourth of july is only days away. as a teenager, i always looked forward to this holiday that’s filled with all sorts of fun activities from swimming to golf to water skiing followed by a delicious barbecue, ice cream, and fireworks. way back in the day when there were only four major sale dates the 4th marked the start of summer markdowns. and i was always anxious to see if several of my favorite items were finally affordable. it was a waiting game back then. sometimes patience paid off and sometimes it didn’t.

stars and stripes

of course, it’s always fun to get into the spirit a few days early and dig out a few patriotic pieces from my closet. yup, these red flats come in handy on more than one occasion. but this red and white stripe pair here would be just as fun to wear. or these denim flats here.

stars and stripes

oscar is helping me decorate our front porch this week. so stay tuned to fridays post to see what we came up with. in the meantime i’m getting into the spirit with a cute striped summer dress purchased earlier this spring. yes, it’s a few inches above my knee. a silhouette i feel comfortable wearing. but here’s a style tip: the shorter the dress the lower the heel of your shoe. here are similar dresses here,  here, and here with longer hemlines.

stars and stripes

i couldn’t resist a little pattern mixing. this time the contrast comes from a polka dot tote designed by Adam Glassman for the O, Oprah Magazine collection for Talbots. and if you didn’t know Talbots famous red hangar sale is in full swing with up to 50% off. i have my eye on this gingham handbag and this striped tote.

stars and stripes

many of you have asked for more than one view of the ootd so i’m trying to remember to incorporate your suggestion. this dress looks good from every angle with a dropped waist, side panels and visible zipper.

stars and stripes

stars and stripes

it even has pockets. and we all know that dresses with pockets are an absolute dream come true. these pockets are lined with faux leather.

stars and stripes

stars and stripes

there are so many fabulous spots for photo shoots here in athens. nothing beats southern architecture that showcases pillars, expansive porches, and plantation shutters.

stars and stripes

let the countdown for the fourth begin! but i can’t help but be a little sad to bid june adieu. if only it could linger a little longer. time does march on doesn’t it ladies? happy hump day.  

dress | ballet flats | tote | bracelet | earrings | sunglasses

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