Thursday, June 25, 2015

4th of July: Country Chic


The fourth of July has always been one of my favorite holidays. I'm kind of weird in that my favorite holidays never include those where gifts are given (my birthday included!). I'm a girl who loves food, so any holiday (ex-Thanksgiving) where I get to pig out is by far a favorite. (Plus, cmon people, fireworks, sparklers and grilling - what's not to love!)

To add to that, I especially enjoy this years 4th of July because it's in my very city (one that I am also relatively new to), where the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress. Thomas Jefferson, among many others, knew that signing this Declaration may very well be their own death sentence. Yet, it was here in Philadelphia, PA that theses brave men put their signatures, their lives, their families, and their destiny, on that very parchment.

If you are here (stateside) with me celebrating the birth of the U.S., have no fear in choosing a fitting ensemble - Now through July 4th, I am bringing you an array of different looks to help you dress in style for whatever occasion you might be attending, so be sure to check back every day/every other day for some new inspiration. (Warning: I had TOO much fun raiding my parents attic and finding some fun and suiting props to use!)

1) Country Chic
Event location: An elegant picnic by the lake or an alternative for a chilly evening.

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I was torn on how to style this Breathtaking Tiger Lilies skirt from ModCloth. I had chosen three different tops to style it with, and had to phone in a friend (my mom!) for the final say. In the end I decided to style this skirt with both a long and short-sleeved chambray shirt, as we all know, the weather can be quite unpredictable. 

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Outfit Details:
Floral Top: Levi's via. JCP
Polka Dot Top: Levi's via. JCP
Skirt: Breathtaking Tiger Lilies Skirt via. Modcloth
Sunglasses: No name brand
Purse: Dooney & Bourke
Heels: Adrienne Vittadini via. Macys

What I loved about both these looks is that they didn't scream red, white and blue. The tones of all the colors were a bit more mild compared to some of the other outfits I have planned to share with you, and I would probably wear either of these outfits again when not celebrating July 4th. (Although, I wouldddd switch out the accessories for some other colors in that case!)

Check back again tomorrow for another special 4th of July-inspired outfit post. Hope you are all having a wonderful week.

Xo Amanda

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22 comments:

  1. I'm super excited for 4th of july! My husband has the 3rd off and finally has Saturdays off so we can actually watch the 4th of july parade in my hometown! I have never seen it because he used to work Tuesday - Saturday... I am sooo glad his schedule changed. Also, that skirt is everything. It's such a pretty color and the perfect length!

    Jessica
    Pyreflies.org

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    1. So glad the hubby has off, the parade sounds like a great way to spend the holiday! Yay! And thanks, it's one of my favorite skirts for sure <3

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  2. I love how you styled these looks for the 4th of July theme, Amanda. You look so beautiful and glowing.
    xoxo
    Liza
    www.lizacorner.blogspot.com

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  3. i adore your first set - such a vintage feel to it!

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  4. I adore your 4th of July themed outfits! I've been working on putting together a couple myself, as I plan to go all out celebrating the 4th this year. :) I will actually be in Philly for the 4th, as well! Couldn't really think of a more patriotic spot to celebrate!

    -Lindsey
    www.have-clothes-will-travel.com

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    1. Can't wait to see what amazing outfit you put together! And Philly should be a fantastic spot to celebrate! Hope you have a blast!

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  5. Love them both, but my favorite is #1 It's just perfect. Don't get my even talking about the unpredictable weather right now, lol.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Haha yes this weather here too has been so unpredictable. And glad you enjoyed the looks! :)

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    1. Thank you! It's a favorite of mine!

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  7. I love both tops! Very cool styling Amanda!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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    1. Thanks, me too! They are sooo soft and comfortable too which makes me love them even more!

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  8. I am loving your patriotic festive looks Amanda! I do love how low key the red, and blues are. You and your mom picked out some great ways to style this outfit.
    Rachel xo

    Garay Treasures

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    1. Thank you Rachel! Can't wait to see your Patriotic Pretties post! XO

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  9. What adorable, versatile outfits for the 4th. Happy birthday USA,

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  10. Oooh, this is gorgeous - I am loving this outfit!!! It's beautiful! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much Layla! These were fun outfits to style!

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