How to dress Americana in Unexpected Ways

I am joining up with four of my favorite Instagram ladies!  I am so incredibly lucky to call these women friends!  I cannot express I love our daily chats, and the continuous humor. We are bringing you our take on Americana for the 4th of July.  You can read my previous posts on 4th of July fashion here and here.  Back in January, we also showed how we styled our athletic shoes.  I love how unique each of our styles are, and how they are easily attainable!

Outfit Details || Romper: Loft || Shoes: Nordstrom || Necklace: c/o Wink of Pink ||Necklace: Kate Spade || Sunglasses: c/o Vera Bradley ||

 

As soon as I found these adorable red lace up shoes, I knew I wanted to use them for a post on Americana looks.  When I found this romper at Loft I knew that it was a perfect outfit in the making!  I love the simple lines of this romper, along with the ruffle detailing.  The material is lightweight which is perfect for the 4th of July in Indiana!  Since I know we will be outside, I wanted to keep my jewelry simple.

Outfit Details || Top: Target || Shorts: Target || Clutch: Target || Jewelry: Kendra Scott || Shoes: Marc Fisher ||

 

The 4th of July usually coincides with the beginning of monsoon season in Arizona, so light, loose clothing is where it’s at. This Knox Rose top is perfect for hot days and warm nights! I prefer to go a little more low-key than full-on “Olympic athlete” 😉 to celebrate Independence Day, so just a few touches of red round out my theme.

 

Outfit Details || Top: Amazon || Pants: Long Tall Sally ||

Hi ladies! Thanks to Mandy for having us back again :). For a fun 4th of July look, I’ve paired 2 on-trend items in holiday colors – white cropped, wide legged trousers (in cool linen), and an off-the-shoulder red and white stripe top (just $18 on Amazon). I finished the look with navy and white stripe d’orsay flats. This look would be perfect of an evening barbeque when temps begin to cool off. Hope you all have a wonderful holiday!

 

I love being patriotic with my outfits. A fun pair of red, white & blue pants with bold jewelry makes it simple. I chose this white peplum because I can easily wash out any stains😂 And the peplum gives me room for extra ice cream😄. I may switch to sandals on the fourth, but I like the look with these pointy toes for now.

 

You don’t have to wear a flag t-shirt or even Stars and Stripes to be patriotic!  Sometimes it’s fun to wear a not so obvious red, white and blue look!  I thought it would be fun to go with florals and ruffles in this Cabi top.  Paired with a Target white denim skirt and a blue bag it makes a great patriotic look! I did a subtle pattern mix with these striped shoes for a little added fun.  A bonus is that this is a super cool outfit for the super hot Texas summer!

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Loft 4th of July Sale

As you all know I love Loft!  What I love most about Loft is their great clothing and their amazing sales!  Like most stores for the 4th of July Loft is having a HUGE Sale!  I decided to do a post dedicated to my favorite pieces for summer!  I hope you have as much fun shopping as I did!  Make sure to use code SPARKLER for 50% off

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Tops

 

Shorts

 

Dresses

 

Off the Shoulder

 

Pants

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Summer Uniform

When I saw this print at Loft I knew I needed to add it to my closet!  This fun print came in a top, dress, and these darling shorts!  All of these pieces are also currently 50% off.  I have a thing for shorts that have a print to them, so of course I went with the shorts!  I have worn them a few different ways that you can check out on Instagram, but I have loved this look the best.

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Outfit Details || Shorts: Loft || Tank: Loft (similar) || Jean Jacket: Old || Necklace: Kate Spade || Sandals: Macy’s || Sunglasses: Oakley’s ||

 

I spend three mornings a week from 7:45- 12:00 at the ball diamond with my boys.  Getting dressed in the morning on these days are always a bit tough, because temps drastically change in that 4 hour time frame.  When I am in doubt on what to wear I go back to my summer uniform.  This always includes cute shorts, a tank, and simple jewelry.  What is your go to style in the summer?

 

 

 

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Feminine Florals with Matilda Jane

Disclaimer:  This post was done in collaboration with Taylor a Matilda Jane Trunk Keeper.  This post contains affiliate links. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Outfit Details || Dress: Matilda Jane c/o Taylor || Purse: c/o Vera Bradley || Shoes: Macy’s || Belt: Old || Sunglasses: c/o Vera Bradley || Earrings: Target ||

 

Matilda Jane is a name that is mainly associated with fun and whimsical clothing for young girls.  As a mom of boys I have not had much of a chance to explore the wonderful world of Matilda Jane.  I have loved their pieces for young girls and thanked god that he knew I would be poor if I had girls.

 

 

This past year I became aware that Matilda Jane is not just for kids.  They have a women’s line too!  I loved the fun prints, and the built-in pattern mixing that most pieces offer.  I wasn’t sure though that their style would fit mine.  I was super excited when Taylor a local Trunk Keeper contacted me and wanted to share some of the pieces that Matilda Jane offers.  I got to try on most of the spring pieces and I loved each and everyone!

 

 

Matilda Jane only puts out their lines twice year and it is slowly released over the following months to build on their collections.  At the end of the season (usually January and July) typically they host their End of Season Sale.  Matilda Jane is currently having their end of season sale with up to 40% off on a ton of women’s and girls’ pieces.

 

 

One of my favorite pieces was the Sunday Best Dress.  I loved the carefree and easy style that is perfect for twirling!  The print is what first caught my eye when looking through the pieces.  I loved the combination oranges, yellows, and pinks and how it created a feminine floral feel.  The prints are designed by an in house artist exclusively for Matilda Jane.

 

My youngest decided to jump in on the photo and I couldn’t help but add it!  He is always the first one to tell me how beautiful I look!

Another reason why I loved this dress was the style!  I loved the neck detail that is definitely in trend this summer season!  This dress can be worn with or without a belt depending on the silhouette that you want.  I loved it both ways!  I added turquoise accessories to continue the summer feel.  Since the dress and accessories were bold I went neutral with my shoe choice.  These have quickly become a favorite pair of mine!  They are comfortable and go with so many dresses and skirts.

 

 

I ended up ordering a few items Monday from Matilda Jane.  I couldn’t resist adding more to my closet.  Be on the look out this week for how I am styling all of my Matilda Jane pieces!  Let me know what you end up getting and which looks are your favorite!

 

 

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Tropical vs. Fruit Print

Tropical and fruit prints are all over right now!  Everywhere I look I find something new that has one of these two prints on them.  I love that they come in bright and fun colors that scream summer!  Need inspiration for summer fun? SheIn knows and is offering a summer contest.  You can register for it here.  In the meantime if you can’t wait to see if you have won you can check out some of my favorites!

 

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