The fourth of July has always been a special holiday for me. Growing up as an only child, it was an opportunity to spend much needed time with my extended family at my cousins' lake house and fall into a whirlwind of boating, laughter, hot dogs, candy and parades. Talk about a good time, right? Though the lake house has since been sold and we now visit Richard's family in Pittsburgh, Independence Day still remains a yearly favorite. However, I've found that as I've grown up, dressing the patriotic part has grown increasingly difficult.
In fact, I've found that dressing the part for any holiday can be challenging. No one wants to look like she just walked out of Party City, right? I know I don't. So here's my secret: subtlety.
Seriously, it's like a formula. It works every time. My favorite trick to mastering red, white and blue is throwing in a denim item (like this skirt) for the blue. It's understated and chic. Love it. Other small accessories like a red lip and clutch complete the look without reading I'm trying to hard.
What are you wearing for the fourth? I'd love some more inspo!
With the athleisure trend in full swing, I'm really vibing on casual pieces lately. I finally invested in a pair of Adidas sneakers a few months ago, which have really stepped up my game. And I don't even care that everybody and their mother has a pair at this point, because they're SO. DAMN. COMFORTABLE.
Seriously, just try 'em on. This pair is loaded with memory foam, so it's legit like you're walking on a cloud. I straight wear them at least a few days per week, simply because they're so comfy and go with pretty much anything.
Thank the freakin' Lord, spring is finally in the air. Winter has been treacherous around these parts, but it was (almost) all worth it when I got to pull out my favorite polka dotted number this past weekend. I'm already feeling a major purging of my winter closet coming on, and I absolutely can't wait to break out more of my spring pieces.
In the spirit of the warmer weather, I want to share with you guys five trends I am loving this season in hopes of helping you perfect your spring wardrobe fast. I swear, just grab the below essentials, and you'll be up to speed in no time.