yellow lab in red bandana

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!

You can find some 4th of July outfits from years past here and here, and I also think this and this would be great for the weekend. And of course this gorgeous dress if you’re getting dressed up!

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!

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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

ModCloth15% 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 –

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9 thoughts on “Fourth of July Outfit & Sales

  1. I completely agree that a thank you does not feel like enough. My best friend is in the navy/a military brat and she said it still means a ton :)!
    Keri Elaine

  2. Bailey is killing me in the bandana!!! Such a cutie… even though she doesnt like real housewives hahah! Happy 4th of July♥
    xx Nikki

  3. Love that you go out of your way to thank our servicemen, that’s such a kind gesture and I am sure they so appreciate it. My dad, grandpa, brother, and sister-in-law are all military and it’s affected every facet of my life growing up and even still; I can’t imagine how different mine and my family’s lives would be if that weren’t the case. I think the hardest part is feeling unsupported. So much has to be sacrificed, even from the family members, and I think they are the ones often forgotten. The wives who raise their kids alone, the kids who go without a father-figure for years at a time, the military members who come home and can’t talk about their experience because other people just don’t get it, etc etc. A kind word of support makes such a difference! And being careful when speaking about political matters because it can be so easy to make them feel lumped in with things people don’t agree with and thus, unappreciated and taken for granted/advantage of.

    Sorry that was a novel, but I hope that helps paint a better picture and just encourages you to keep doing what you’re doing in showing that appreciation when the opportunity presents itself!

    1. Wow – Mary-Katherine, thank you so much for sharing this! I couldn’t agree more with everything you said. I love that you took the time to share this and give the rest of us a little more insight into what it’s REALLY like to be a family member of someone who has served. Thank you for sharing this!!

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