I hope ya’ll are having a happy + healthy 4th! We are BBQing, hanging by the pool + heading out to watch some fireworks later on this evening (honestly fireworks is my favorite part of the 4th of July besides celebrating America’s independence + birth of this great country hehe :p). Isn’t it crazy to think this amazing country all started on this date in 1776 with the Declaration Of Independence? I don’t know about you but I am a little bit of a history nerd + thinking back to what made America America is beyond cool. We have come such a long way, accomplished so much + have really made America the country everyone wants to be apart of which makes me proud to be an American each + everyday!
I love this country. I love everything about America. The ability to accomplish your goals, make your dreams come true + be whoever you want to be without anyone telling you what you can or can’t do. It’s the country of the entrepreneur, the hard worker, the patriot + the go getter.
My bag is a red Gucci because I am all about collecting investment bags that have a POP of color. I have been collecting neutral designer bags for years so now is finally time to add some pretty colors to the collection like red, blue, pink, yellow + more! I rounded up various red Gucci bags below since my current style is no longer available.
For my heels I had to add a little BLUE to this ensemble with these blue ankle strap heels. I love a chunky heel + any shoe that adds some color to any outfit. Just a great pair of heels to brighten up any outfit for work or play.
It’s not very often you get to match one of your childhood favorite summer treats but today I get to! When I was a kiddo I loved the summer time because we would stock up on all the best ice cream + popsicles. My favorite? Rocket Pops! Not only are these red, white + blue treats perfect to kick off 4th of July festivities, they are beyond tasty with their mix of lemon lime, cherry + blueberry flavors. Naturally when I discovered this fun rocket pop inspired bag from Shop Harvey’s I knew I needed it + knew it was perfect for the upcoming July 4th holiday!
While this look may be a tad bit dressy for your average backyard BBQ, I am a firm believer in go big or go home haha And there is no such thing as ‘too dressy’. The perfect outfit is the one you feel most confident in, and that is this patriotic look for me!
This Rocket Pop inspired bag is the perfect handbag for the 4th of July. It has room for your phone, keys and all your other firework watching essentials. I love the material (it’s made from recycled seat belts, how cool right?!) + I am obsessed with the bright + bold look.
I built my outfit around this bag so I styled it with a chic white wrap dress from SHEIN. They honestly have the best dresses at great prices, that’s a combination you just can’t beat! I am linking to a few of my favorites below!
My shoes are also perfect for the 4th (and anytime in between) because they add a bold pop of color to any ensemble + they are also super comfortable!
Investing in some bright + colorful heels is always a good idea because they can be so versatile to style with various looks year round. Pair these beauties with dresses, skirts, white jeans, black slacks + so much more for work or play!
A little fun fact, my BF thought shooting with an actual Rocket Pop would make the photos more fun (which it definitely did!) BUT it was melting down my hand the entire time 😛 haha The things we go through for the perfect photos…can you see it melting in my hand?
I hope ya’ll had a great pre 4th of July weekend! It’s so weird to have the 4th of July mid week when the BBQs and parties are typically on the weekends, but my boo + I definitely celebrated early. We BBQed, shot some Red, White + Blue looks AND even got to watch fireworks from our balcony (how cool is that?!) We live near Six Flags Magic Mountain which is having fireworks every night till the 4th so that means we get to enjoy free fireworks every night! My favorite!
Since the 4th is just days away, I had to share another red, white + blue look! This cute top from Pleione is currently on sale + instantly reminded me of the 4th of July. Red pom poms paired with blue stripes makes for the perfect patriotic look!
While normally I BBQ for the 4th, this year we are heading to Universal Studios for the day and then my little brother comes to visit. We are super excited to have some fun in the sun! While this look is a bit dressier than what one may wear for the 4th, it was too cute not too share hehe :p
I paired this top with a casual white skater skirt + white duster cardigan. Both of these pieces are must-haves for every gal if you ask me! They can mix + match with any look + are great to dress up or down depending on the occasion.
As for my shoes + bag, I had to keep those with the patriotic theme. I have been loving this white ark bag for summer (it just is so trendy right now) + these cobalt blue heels!
I love a great pop of color as you all know + these heels are perfect for that!
Are you feeling a little red, white + blue? I don’t know about you but I am all about a fun bold look, especially to celebrate the 4th of July! While this look is a bit dressier than what one would typically wear for your standard July 4th BBQ, I figured why not?…I mean I love a great red, white + blue look…don’t you?
Whether you are heading to a party or heading to watch fireworks, embracing America’s colors is always a good idea if you ask me!
This blue tassel contrast top from Skies Are Blue is the perfect blouse to wear for the upcoming holiday. Whether you style it with white jeans or denim shorts or a fun skirt like I did here, this top is a must have for summer (plus it retails for under $57)!
This white skirt retails for under $20 and is an essential for every gal’s wardrobe. I have styled it so many different ways + it is just a handy piece to have year round. I have always loved skater skirts (so much that I have this skirt in 10 different colors haha :p).
While this red Vera Bradley bag is no longer available, I linked to a few red leather satchel’s like this one from Kate Spade. This bag is a great one to add a pop of color to any look, whether it’s the 4th of July or any look in general, why not brighten things up with a pop of red?
These navy blue ankle strap sandals were a sale find from Macy’s but I am linking to a similar style that comes in various colors here. This style of heel is perfect for work or play. With a mid heel height, they are super comfortable and also stylish.
And here it is…my first outfit post shot and written in LA! I am beyond thrilled to be fully moved into my West Hollywood apartment and am ready to get back to my blogging routine (it’s been a little rough the past few weeks between furniture shopping, getting settled in and finding my way around LA…it’s a lot for even a NY girl to handle :p)! Well let me first give props to my amazing roommate Ali who is now replacing my brother as photographer (he can’t move out here to be my personal photographer just yet…trust me I tried…my mother wasn’t having it haha). This look was shot at the LACMA museum in LA…you may recognize these lamp posts from a bunch of movies and tv shows (my personal favorite being ‘Friends With Benefits’)…I am obsessed with them (I actually shot a cute LBD moment in front of them last year when I was visiting!)