Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Today I’m linking up with The Blended Blog for their Style Perspectives theme of Red, White, and Blue Style!
Stop! Before you go shopping for your 4th of July cookout, parade, fireworks, or party attire, take inventory of your closet. Pull out anything that is red, white, or blue. Don’t forget your denim skirts and shorts or as we call them in Kentucky – jorts! Grab whatever accessories you may own in those colors, too! Ok, now try to put some outfits together. I would like to suggest just doing two of the three colors. Sometimes all three of the colors at once can look overdone. So after doing this, you may need to go shopping. Make sure whatever you buy you can wear again.
Below I have my light denim skirt and my red twist front tee with my white tassel earrings.
Next I have a very old Target skirt and navy top with white leather earrings and my silver garage sale bracelet.
Of course you are going to see my navy and white flutter sleeve with both options – my white skirt or my white denim cut offs depending on how dressed up I want to be, white feather earrings and a white and gold bracelet.
Finally I have my chambray shorts and the same navy top as I had with my striped skirt along with my sparkly red earrings.
What will I actually wear? It will depend on the weather and what we decide to do. I do know that I have plenty of options and don’t need to buy anything! I bet you will find the same! I talked about my summer colors and I wear a lot of white, navy, yellow, pink, and black. I don’t have much red in my closet.
4th of July Home Decor:
I used the same technique with my house as I used with my clothing to do some minimal 4th of July decorating. I went to my bookshelves to find books that were red or blue and I hunted down items that contained those colors. I also got out my decor purchased last year or in years past from either Hobby Lobby, Target, or Dollar Tree. I have a small chalkboard that I change up seasonally, too. I gathered everything on my dining room table to see what I was working with. I spent absolutely nothing this year. More money for clothes, right?
Tip: I change up my mantel monthly and use that as an opportunity to dust really well.
January – blue and white and snowmen
February – Valentine’s
March – St. Patrick’s Day
April – Easter
May – Derby
July – 4th of July
August – Back to school, Apples
September – Apples and Fall
October – Halloween and Fall
November – Thanksgiving, Turkey Stuff, and Fall
December – Christmas
I don’t like a lot of clutter and knick knacks but I love decorating my mantel and hall entry table, especially.
Public Service Announcement: On Monday’s Hello Monday post I mentioned that I placed a 40% off Loft order of mostly tops because I felt like I was lacking in that area of my closet. Now there is a 50% off tops only at Loft promotion! Boo for me but yay for you! Remember there is free shipping when you spend $125. You could order the same top in multiple sizes and return in person to the store.
P.S. Lindsay of Lindsay’s Sweet World has some awesome 4th of July decor from her Tuesday post. I’m totally jealous of her cute bar cart, but I really don’t know where I would put one – maybe on my patio? Check out her post from Tuesday!
What do you normally wear on the 4th?
Do you decorate your home for the 4th?
Thanks for stopping by!