Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Dress Week: Navy, White + Red Stripes for me and Pink Stars for Vivian.

Another day, another dress!! It is Wednesday, technically the middle of the week but because of the 4th of July the longer weekend seems closer than ever. Speaking of the 4th of July, today's look is 100% Patriotic and Nautical. My 3rd Dress for the week combines Nautical Stripes just like Monday, and the Colors Red, White + Blue like Tuesday. This Outfit is perfect for a Fun Outdoors 4th of July Party. Slightly Dressy yet very Casual. So far this is My Most Favorite Look this week but I think I saved the best for last so stay tuned on July 4th for that day's Dress!

So this Dress is Casual yet can totally be dressed up with Heels, a Fancy Clutch and a Statement Necklace for a Summer Wedding. After all it has a Feminine, Sexy Open Back. My first time wearing this Dress was to a Summer Party/turned Engagement Party that a couple of our Friends threw together. He proposed there to the love of his life (all of their family members knew about it she and us the friends of course had no clue) and it was beautiful. It was all captured on film and camera, too. They had rented the veranda over-looking the pool of a restaurant-bar which is a real nice place. But since I knew it was a Summer Party by a Pool I thought pairing the Dress with Wedges was the smart thing to do. My first pattern-mixing was wearing Stripes both on the Dress (Navy+White) and on the Shoes (Red+White). Then I added a Navy Sunhat which has a Burlap Bow that was Navy with White Polka Dots, adding a third pattern into the mix. However there are only 3 colors on this Outfit unless you count the Fuchsia Lipstick and matching Bracelet. I kept my Jewelry simple and added the most Dainty Necklace featuring 2 Floating Pearls and a Floating Gold Bead. The Dress, Shoes and Hat each made a big impact on their own. While my Bag matched the Shoes perfectly. Vivian has her own Cute Patriotic Ensemble in White and Baby Pink. Her Ruffled Romper has Cute Little Stars and an Elephant. As you will see from her photos, I am capturing her in the motion. She is moving/walking/running every second. She loves squeezing into small places and hiding. I cannot believe in a little over 2 weeks, my baby girl will be a year and a half. Time FLIES!! What do you think? Do you like this Dress? I really want to hear your thoughts on how you would style it. Thanks. =)

White+Navy Striped, A-Line, Open-Back Sundress: H&M (New) (very similar by H&M, best deal), (similar tank dress by H&M, great deal), (similar, cute option), (maxi option by H&M, great deal, love this).
Navy Straw Hat w/ Burlap Polka Dot Bow: A Local Boutique (New) (similar Fedora option, on sale, love this), (similar, all navy).
Gold-Wire Necklace w/ Floating Gold Ring & 2 Pearls: A Local Boutique (New) (similar, best deal), (similar, on sale) .
Blue & Silver, Stretchy, Rhinestone BraceletGifted from a Girlfriend (similar, great deal, love this), (similar, on sale).
Magenta/Fuchsia, Stretchy, Triangle+Small Circle Beaded Bracelet: American Fashion & Jewelry (New) (similar w/oval stones, love this), (wrap style in leather, on sale, love this).
Pink-framed, Green/Rainbow Mirror "Wayfarer" Sunglasses: Random Street Vendor (New) (identical, best deal), (very similar, great deal), (gorgeous Ray Ban option, love these).
Red+White, Envelope-shaped Cross-body Bag: A Local Accessories Boutique (New) (similar, best deal), (similar, red + tan, great deal), (similar, Kate Spade option, on sale, love this).
Fuchsia-Red Lipstick: Lasting Color my Max Factor in "Crystal Violet" (similar Perfect Rouge by Shiseido in "Deep Berry" - I own 2 of these in different colors & love them), (similar Super Lustrous by Revlon in "Berry Couture", best deal - I also own 3 of these in different colors and I love them, especially for that price).
Red+White Striped, Lace-Up Wedge Sandals: Payless (similar, gorgeous Sperry option, great deal, love these), (similar by French Connection, on sale), (beautiful Kate Spade option, on sale, love these).

Vivian's Outfit:
White+Baby Pink Ruffles Romper w/ Stars & Elephants: A Local Children's Boutique.
Fuchsia, Sparkly Tulle Flower Hair Clip w/ Silver Stone in the middle (w/ hair down): Wal Mart.
Navy Blue w/ Hot Pink Polka Dots & Lace, Bear-shaped Hair Clip (w/ hair in a pony): DIY by Me.
Purple+Lavender Striped Socks: Falls Creek Baby.
Silver Metallic, Flower Sandals: Target.

P.S. Linking up with Alison, Ellen, Jac, Lindsey,  Liz, Madeline, Melaina, Rebecca, Sarah, Shanna and Victoria.
Happy Hump Day and Wear some Red, White + Blue this week!!

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