Outfits

Happy 4th!

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAnavy stripe dress / wine red heels / studs / sunglasses similar here
elias’ jumper / bib

It’s been a month since my last post. A whole month. Minus two days.

So much has happened, so here’s a quick update. Our little man turns exactly seven weeks today. (What?!) We took our first family trip to Canaan Valley in West Virginia two weeks ago. (Can we just talk about the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum?) Patronus is regrowing the portions of his fins that he lost to fin rot. (Literally thought he was going to die.) And we are settling in to our new lives as Mommy and Daddy. 🙂
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Home + Life

DIY Patriotic Plates (Under $1 Each!)

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I have a problem. If I had to diagnose it, I’d call it I-can-never-find-premade-holiday-decorations-that-are-not-tacky-so-I-HAVE-to-make-them-osis. I think most everyone else would just call that OCD.

That diagnosis is also only 80% true – 10% of my decorations are brand new, store bought items that I run myself ragged trying to find and the other 10% are thrifted pieces that every time I buy I can hear my husband as a little voice in my head saying, “don’t we have enough Christmas decorations?” No, sweetheart, and we never will. 🙂
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Outfits

Pin-Up Inspired 4th Outfit

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Navy Blue Striped Tee / High Waist Denim Shorts / White Pointed Toe Heels similar here / Christian Siriano Lianna Tote / Red Stud Earrings

I do not wear a whole lot of color – I prefer sticking to my grays, blacks and whites with the occasional olive or wine red item in my closet. Holidays are the few times a year where all bets are off and I sport the colors. Muted, muffled colors, but colors.

I really love this outfit for the 4th because it’s festive, sexy but casual and it has a slight retro feel to it. The pieces can also be easily swapped out to create a few different 4th looks; swap the heels for  sandals for a more casual look or swap the denim shorts for white and go more nautical.

A word of caution for the shorts. I ordered the small and the medium to find my best fit and I was not 100% happy with the fit on either but went with the medium. The small fit my butt and my waist, but was so short through the torso they weren’t really high waist anymore and the cuffs cut into my thighs. The medium however, fit really nice around my thighs and they definitely qualified for high rise but the waist is way too big (which is okay for this outfit because the shirt isn’t super tight) and there is a bit too much fabric through my lower abs. I will definitely have these altered in the near future.

We’re headed out for fireworks (and maybe possibly ice cream if I can convince my husband). What are your plans for the 4th?

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navy striped shirt high waist shorts white heels white tote red studs