When 4th of July rolls around it’s time to pull out the red, white and blue! Plus it always means it’s less than two weeks from my birthday, so it feels like double the celebration.
I styled this top as a dress (it’s actually intended to be a dress) on Instagram here, but for this outfit I just buttoned it halfway and knotted it at the waist. Bailey and I are in matching bandanas, and truth be told, when she’s wearing a bandana I can’t resist her. She is at her cuteness peak in a bandana!
I hope you guys are planning a fun and safe weekend. Christian is on call this weekend so we’ll be laying low, but I love any opportunity to take some time to stop, relax and remember all the brave men and women who have served for our freedom. Something we so often take for granted, but as we all know, freedom isn’t free. Whenever I see someone in uniform (usually in the airport) I always make a point to stop and say, “thank you for your service.” And even then – it’s not enough!
As someone who doesn’t have any family members who have served, I’d love to hear if there are other things we can do as bystanders to help support these men and women. I’d love any suggestions from those of you who have lived it!
photos by Christian Barnes
top (a dress worn as a top!), also love this one and this one | shorts (25% off), also love these (on sale!) and these | heels (35% off!), also available here | lipstick in F-Bomb | bandana | bag | cable bracelet 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 | albion ring | sunglasses, also love these
AND I couldn’t go without telling you all the amazing sales going on this weekend! Below are some that I’ll be shopping –
Ann Taylor | 50% off everything
Anthropologie | extra 30% off sale items
ASOS | up to 70% off sale items
Banana Republic | 40% off regular-priced items with code BRNEW
H&M | up to 70% off with some deals as low as $4 with code EXTRA40
J.Crew | extra 50% off sale styles with code SALETIME
J.Crew Factory | 50% off everything + extra 50% off sale with code FOURTHFUN
Loft | 50% off everything with code SPARKLER
Macy’s | give $3 and take an extra 25% off
Mark & Graham | take an extra 35% off all sale styles with code EXTRA35
ModCloth | 15% Off , 20% Off $100+, 30% Off $200
NastyGal | 50% off everything
Pottery Barn | 5th of July sale, up to 70% off
Parker NY | up to 70% off and 25% off sale items
Rebecca Minkoff | up to 60% off sitewide
Rebecca Taylor | extra 40% off with code JULYSURPRISE
Sam Edelman | 20% off sale with code 4THOFSAM20
Shopbop | new sale styles added; up to 70% off
Tuckernuck | 20% off sitewide on orders over $200 with code HBDUSA
Urban Outfitters | take 30% off all sale items
Thank you so much for reading and of course, happy 4th to all of you – XO –