4th of July Fashion Inspiration

Independence Day, 4th of July, July, Patriotic, Summer, Fashion,

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We’re exactly one week away from my favorite holiday! I absolutely love the 4th of July and I wait patiently all year long for a fun-filled day with friends and family. I think I love it mostly because of all the memories it recalls, but there’s something wonderful about being so unabashedly patriotic. You can’t help but feeling so grateful all day long and it’s a wonderful reminder of the sacrifices that so many men and women make every day. Basically, it’s the best day ever. Aside from the food and fun, I love planning my outfits for the various activities throughout the day. I usually have a parade outfit, change for a family barbecue, then I have my final outfit for the Stadium of Fire. Food, fun and fashion? That’s a recipe for success if I’ve ever heard one. Here are some of my newest inspirational pieces—I hope you enjoy!



Inspired: Eddie Redmayne & Yves Klein

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So we’re all aware of my admiration for the work and style of Eddie Redmayne, but I was recently reminded of why I enjoy reading his interviews as well. Instead of being filled with poorly veiled self-promotion, Eddie’s interviews often detail his sources of inspiration and recent learnings. I recently read this enlightening interview, which was insightful and highlighted Eddie’s well-known eloquence. Near the end, he discusses his Cambridge dissertation, which must have been an overwhelming undertaking (obviously). He mentions the subject of his dissertation, artist Yves Klein, and his creation of International Klein Blue. If you’re familiar with this deep blue hue, you know it’s effect on all those who view it. It’s intensely captivating. While it’s difficult to find products that boast the true hue, I was so pleased to find this dress that is an acceptable mimic! The color is oddly versatile and this is probably the 5th (starkly) different look I’ve styled using it as a base.





Rain, Rain Go Away

Necklace | Top | Rings | Belt | Skinny Jeans | Sandals
Has anyone else felt completely tricked by the weather lately? Sigh. I should be used to it, right? Springtime in Utah is just plain fickle. Although I love layering (and I love sweaters), it’s about time to put away the coats and closed-toe shoes. I was browsing online last night and came across these stellar sandals from Vince Camuto. Judging from the designer, they’re bound to be comfy and last quite a few seasons. I was surprised by how well they coordinated with the belt I had in my Gap shopping cart! Love. And those rings? The perfect addition to a freshly manicured hand. Here’s hoping spring is here to stay!

Pretty Pastels

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Fridayyyyy! Definitely couldn’t be happier for today! We have some fun weekend plans and are hoping we get to do everything on our list. Number one on the list? The newly completed Living Planet Aquarium! I’m a sucker for river otters and penguins. Who isn’t though, right? 
So, about these gorgeous bags…pastels! There’s nothing that welcomes spring better than a new wardrobe. My absolute favorite wardrobe addition is a new handbag. Handbags never fit you poorly and never accentuate the awkward “I haven’t been to the gym all winter” areas. These six splendid bags are my top picks! Hope you enjoy.
Have a super fab weekend.