Outfit Post #4

 Happy Fourth of July weekend! Who’s seeing fireworks this weekend? Today’s outfit post is inspired by the patriotic colors of the day. This is another great example of mixing patterns. I explained in my last outfit post that the best way to start mixing patterns is to stay in the same color scheme. Today I’m all about the blue with a pop of red.

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I bought this top at the J. Crew Factory Store a couple years ago (but it’s still available). I was working at Clarks and they sent me to an outlet in Michigan to train because I was being transferred to an outlet that summer. I made sure I left myself time to go shopping because it was a huge outlet. I was looking for a button up just like this one for so long and I lucked out and found it at the outlet! I love a sale! I had to wear a tank top underneath this because I’m a busty girl and the top buttons never stay closed. With the top open this way it really shows off my statement necklace.
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The necklace is the kicker to pull the whole red, white, and blue/Fourth of July theme together. I got this at Francesca’s because that’s where I get 90% of my jewelry. I bought this necklace originally to go with a black and white dress I wore for the Jump Back Ball. I just love a pop of red with just about any color combination. I’ve gotten so much use out of this necklace, I love it! Here is something similar.

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This skirt is another buy from J. Crew. I bought this on sale at their store in Crocker Park. Crocker Park is a “lift style center” in Westlake and it’s perfect for shopping in the summer because it’s outside. The skirt was a steal at only $12.99. Whenever there’s a sale at a store I can’t normally afford I always want to check it out. Especially an end of the season sale when they’re trying to make room for the next season. I’ve found a lot of cute pieces at store like J. Crew, Anthropologie, and Ann Taylor in my price range. Actually, this weekend would be a perfect time to hit up the mall.
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Finally the shoes. My staple converse. They are actually on my feet now as I blog. Super cute, super comfy, and perfect for stomping through the grass to find the perfect spot for fireworks.
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As always, all of my pictures were taken by my friend, Angela. Check out her website Photos By Mariposa or her own blog.

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