It’s finally here! Happy 4th Of July Weekend everyone ♥ If you couldn’t tell from this first shot, I am beyond excited for the holiday weekend…not because of getting to relax and get a much needed break, but because my little brother is in town for the next 2 weeks so that means…unlimited outfit shoots (oh how I missed him + his awesome photography skills…this is the first outfit of many that he shot so far :p), fun adventures (we are hitting up all the celeb hot spots) + best of all…getting to spend the holiday weekend with family since I haven’t seen anyone since Christmas when I went back to NY to visit! Seeing my little bro has been long overdue 🙂
Since it is 4th Of July weekend that means a Red, White + Blue outfit of course! I LOVE comfy swing dresses for summer because they are an easy go-to + can be dressed up or down for any occasion (I am always running errands in them, dressing them up for date nights or just styling them like this for a little adventure)!
And the weekend is over…time to embark on a new week and hopefully that involves (plenty) of green tea, some exciting packages (I may or may not have done a little online shopping this weekend — #oops…only way to see is on SnapChat – MissyOnMadison) + getting some work done (that’s kinda required I guess huh :p). If you weren’t already aware, I am slightlyaddicted to green tea and my addiction got even worse over the weekend, when I headed to Costco and I spotted their citrus green tea which if you haven’t tried it, you are missing out because it is literally the most AMAZING green tea I have ever had (thanks mom :p)! My mom is always trying to get me to save money and be on a budget but in my mind…if it’s on sale I saved money duh hehe Well, in her never ending battle to get me to save money she suggested I try the Costco brand green tea to cut out my daily Starbucks expenditure (after doubting her, I gave in and got the tea)…best purchase I made this weekend…actually it was the best thing that happened to me this weekend…let’s just say I had the most awkward date ever and pretty much contemplated walking out on it (this was an absolute first)…but onto a lighter subject haha…my outfit 😉
And this everyone is my happy place…Rodeo Drive…California’s version of 5th avenue with a lot less crowding and a beautiful temperature year round (I guess it’s safe to say I have yet to miss NYC huh? :p) I actually shot this before I was even fully living in LA. My little brother and I ventured around Rodeo one morning during our vacation a few weeks ago and I kinda forced him to shoot this outfit because yes…I wasn’t wearing ‘designer‘ on Rodeo but hey I think it still looked pretty damn cute!
I am going to be completely honest…I never was one for the whole ‘preppy‘ look. I attempted the whole Lacoste phase when I was middle school and wasn’t sure i could truly pull off a polo, but when I saw gals rocking a chambray button down under a sweater I said to myself ‘Let’s give it a shot‘ and I am kinda glad I did 😉
Because the whole denim and sweater look wasn’t preppy enough, I had to wear white jeans (yes I LOVE white jeans year round cc: ‘Feels Like Winter‘), add black patent leather flats and of course…a dash of neon (my satchel is available in my Poshmark closet here). Let’s break it down…this black + white striped sweater has become a favorite of mine (stay tuned to see how else I style it). It’s warm, cozy and black and white stripes are just begging to be paired with white jeans…right? 😉
I’m thinking I have to bring these white jeans with me to Florida in a few days and maybe this chambray button down too (ugh I am creating outfits in my head as I am typing #BloggerProblems)