Happy Friday, everyone! Can you believe it’s almost the 4th of July? Here in the US, Independence Day is all about our American pride! And of course that includes fireworks, barbecues, time spent at the shore, and all kinds of celebrations. Typically the fashion is laid back and anything involving a red, white, and blue color palette or stars and stripes.
In honor of this upcoming holiday, I’m putting my usual top 5 collection aside and instead, walking you through three untraditional Independence Day looks to- hopefully!- inspire you to be different.
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For look one, I chose a basic black and white color palette with pops of bright red within the beauty products. The J.Crew jumpsuit is so chic and the best thing about this look is that you can really wear it anytime, but the striped shoes and bright red tie it in for the 4th of July holiday. It’s a very elegant and grown-up style, so I added the Banana Republic backpack to bring the look back down to earth and make it a little more casual for the occasion.
1- J.Crew Drapey Oxford Jumpsuit // 2- Brooks Brothers Leather Belt *on sale // 3- Butter London Nail Lacquer in Smashing! // 4- Banana Republic Flap Backpack // 5- Kendra Scott ‘Anna’ Triangle Rings // 6- Tesori Cora Slingback Shoe, Nordstom Rack // 7- Kendra Scott ‘Hanna’ Bracelet with Iridescent White Tips // 8- Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiery
Created by theclosetbychristie on Polyvore
For look two, I chose a bright cobalt romper. This look incorporates all things 4th of July- red, white, & blue and stars & stripes- but it’s still a bit more subtle than a typical holiday look. I’m completely obsessed with this Miu Miu red bow belt! It’s a nice, casual summer look so it works for a BBQ and each piece is very chic so you’ll still be stylish.
1- Chicnova Lace Accent V-neck Jumpsuit // 2- Banana Republic Ashbury Woven Striped Tote // 3- Marc by Marc Jacobs Star Studs // 4- House of Harlow Black Leather Aztec Bangle // 5- Miu Miu Bow Belt, Red // 6- Banana Republic Celina Sandal
For look three, I chose a chambray, white, and navy color palette. This is one of my favorite color palettes for the summer and it’s still fitting for Independence Day because of the pops of navy and white. It’s a very light and breezy casual look, so it’s perfect for any type of outdoor event.
1- Zara Striped Crop Top // 2- Mango Striped Panel Clutch // 3- Zara A-line Mini Skirt // 4- Revolve Clothing Ettika Crystal Friendship Bracelet // 5- Kendra Scott Elle Earrings // 6- J.Crew Woven Straw D’orsay Flats with Ankle Tie
What’s your favorite Independence Day look? Are you planning to go traditional or untraditional when it comes to your style?
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To celebrate The Blush Blonde’s (formerly Crumbs & Curls) 2nd Blogiversary we are bringing you a giveaway made for the summertime. This giveaway includes beauty products specially picked for the warm weather & a gift card to Nordstrom! Here are all of the goodies that you have a chance to win:
Supergoop! Day to Day Value Set– A limited edition set filled with all of the SPF essentials necessary to stay sun safe this summer from Supergoop!, a leading brand in sun care at Sephora that is co-owned by tennis player Maria Sharapova. This set includes City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30, Everyday Sunscreen SPF 50, Advanced Anti-Aging Eye Cream SPF 37, Forever Young Hand Cream SPF 40, & AcaiFusion Lip Balm SPF 30, all of which are packaged in a cheeky little travel bag.
Tarte Play It Safe Essentials Set– This limited edition set is filled with everything you need to get a gorgeous bronze glow without the damaging effects of the sun; it includes Tarteguard sunscreen lotion broad spectrum SPF 30, Maracuja bronzing serum gradual self tanner, Brazilliance skin rejuvenating maracuja self tanner, Amazonian clay waterproof bronzer in park ave princess™, & Brazilliance skin rejuvenating maracuja self-tanning face towelette.
Benefit Cosmetics Lip Lovin’ Tinted Balms– Three super moisturizing tinted lip balms packaged together in a limited edition set.
Essie Summer 2015 Mini Four Pack– This set includes four mini polishes in Chillato, Peach Side Babe, Sunset Sneaks, & Prêt-a-Surfer, all from Essie’s Summer 2015 line.
$40.00 Nordstrom Gift Card- This is included to buy any other summer essentials you might need!
This is open internationally, pending shipping laws/restrictions. You must be 18 or older, or have a parents permission to enter. This giveaway is open for exactly one week and the winner will be announced July 6, 2015. Winner must respond within 48-hours or a new winner will be chosen. Your form of entry will be double-checked.
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