Red, White & Boo

Happy Independence Day! Today’s the day to pull out your best red, white and blue. And while you’ve probably been saving that *beloved* American flag bikini or your ‘MURICA graphic tee for this day, it’s time to retire all of the above. For good. Great news, you can still celebrate in style and you don’t even need to break the bank to do it.

I’ve worn this jumpsuit for many different occasions, but I’ve specifically repurposed it with white and red accessories for today. I’m obsessing over all-white everything for the summer, so my trusty Nico Giani tote (scored from the NET-A-PORTER sale) and my Gucci loafers were perfect for this outfit. I topped off the look with red fringe earrings from Topshop for the perfect pop of color. Side note: I’m only wearing one earring because I lost the other running after the subway last week. *oops*

This was definitely the most relaxing Fourth I’ve had in a very long time. I slept in (which was much needed) and only got dressed to hop over to the local diner for a super late breakfast. It’s so weird having this holiday in the middle of the week; not nearly enough time to get a way for a quick holiday jaunt. I’m going to continue taking it easy today and hopefully will be able to catch the annual Macy’s 4th of July fireworks from my new rooftop!

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Luv 2 Luv U

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Luxxel Lace Dress | Zara Pumps – similar here | Michael Kors Jet Set Crossbody

Valentine’s Day is often seen as a cheesy Hallmark holiday, but it will always have a special place in my heart because it’s Jake and I’s anniversary! We “officially” started dating February 14, 2011, making this our fifth V-day together. Yesterday, we went out to dinner in Channelside before going to the Lightning vs. Blues hockey game.

I bought this dress specifically for my birthday last month. I wore it out to dinner, but it was so cold out that I never took my jacket off and no one got to see it. If no one saw it, it doesn’t count, right? I figured Valentine’s Day would be the perfect occasion to pull it out of my closet again. Finally something that isn’t black! The dress is by Luxxel and I picked it up from Ashe Couture Boutique, another cute shop I discovered in downtown St. Pete located on Central Ave. The dress is made of red lace and has a pretty sheer mesh inset in the middle, making it one of the most unique pieces in my closet! I was so happy to find this piece after trolling through three different malls with absolutely no luck.

I paired the dress with a taupe Michael Kors crossbody and a pair of white pointed toe pumps. These shoes are one of my favorites because of the clear patent lining along the top. It’s a new and refreshing take on a classic shoe style.

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