Friday, June 26, 2015

4th of July: Updated Retro Glam

Updated Retro Glam
Event location: Fourth of July garden party.

This has to be one of my favorite outfits that I put together. This String Light Celebration skirt from ModCloth is one of my most loved items, although strangely enough, the last time I wore this was 8 Months ago (you can read that post here). I also just happened to pair it with a blue top both times. Whoops - it was a different shade though, so I don't feel too bad! 
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I found these goooorgeous Yves Saint Laurent pumps in a very high end thrift store years ago, and they have basically sat in my closet for years, minus a handful of times that they have been worn. It was fun to pull them out and get some use out of them, although I was quite careful standing in the grass as I did not want the hells to sink in and get dirt on them. As you can see from my twirling photo below, I had to take them off, just to be on the safe side.

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(this one is my moms favorite photo)

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Not my best twirling photo, but with a self timer, I eventually just had to give up as I was slowing losing daylight and had a few more outfits I needed to shoot.


I really wanted to find some fun props to go along with this photoshoot, and since I happened to be at my parents for the weekend, I went up into their dreadfully hot attic and snagged this Lady Liberty, along with a few other items that you will see in posts-to-come. 

Growing up, my mother always went all out with decorating our house, and that's not even an exaggeration. For Halloween, neighborhood kids would call her the Good Witch, as our entire wrap around porch was decorated to the T- with a smoke machine, fake body parts in jars, a smoking cauldron and even a spellbook that she put together herself. I'm lucky and blessed enough to say that I had an amazing childhood. Plus, if my mom never splurged for holidays, these posts would be prop-less! (So thanks mom!)

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I love this necklace, although I will admit it actually belongs to my mom. If you wondered where I got my love for fashion and accessorizing from, it's my mother. Between the two of us, we could probably open our own department store (sorrynotsorry). Also, as a side note, the bracelets worn in these photos also belong to my mom. I had packed a lot for my trip home (as we also had a destination wedding we went to), so I tried to only pack what I truly needed. 

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I almost forgot to mention this great Michael Kors bag. As I've gotten older, I've become more and more a fan of crossbody purses. It just makes for so much convenience when out and about because I can be completely handsfree. I have some really beautiful (and expensive) purses that always get neglected because having to hold them by the handles just gets to be annoying. 
So the long and short of it? Crossbody bags=My new best friend.

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Outfit Details:
Body Suit: Forever 21
Skirt: Bea&Dot by Modcloth
Heels: YSL
Necklace: JCP
Sunglasses: Summer concert freebie
(PS: I ALWAYS lose my sunglasses so I never spend more than $5 for a pair! It happens!)

I hope you check back again on Sunday (I will be taking a break on Saturday from posting because I will be at a Dave Matthews concert) to see the next event outfit that I have planned. And if you missed yesterday's post, you can find it here.

Thanks again for reading and for all of your love! Feel free to comment below and share some of YOUR plans for the 4th of July - I would love to hear!
Xo Amanda

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36 comments:

  1. I love this outfit! You have the cutest skirts in your closet! ;) Using props is such a good idea for photoshoots... If I ever do an outfit post I should really think about adding some props! Would probably make standing there less awkward :P

    Jessica
    pyreflies.org

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    1. Haha, I've collected many a skirts but should probably take a break on spending for a little while, haha. And you should totally add props, they make for a fun photo shoot! <3

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  2. Oh Amanda you look so elegant and lovely! What a gorgeous outfit. I can't wait to see what else you come up with Sunday. Thanks for wanting to link up to patriotic pretties how I styled it link up. I actually did my outfit shoot for that post today lol.
    Rachel xo

    Garay Treasures

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    1. Can't wait to see your outfit post and the patriotic pretties post! And thanks for the sweet words! XO

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  3. Great thrift store find, love the skirt!

    xx Falasha
    Bite My Fashion ll Instagram ll Bloglovin'

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    1. Yes, probably my best thrift store find to this day! :)

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  4. Nice post :) INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY on my FRENCH BLOG: SUMMER DRESS :) :)

    www.taimemode-fashionblog.com

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    1. I agree- this was one of my favorite outfits to style!

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  7. You are very creative and look so happy in the photos. I like all of them. I agree with your mom "that is a great photo". I also inherited my love for fashion from my mom. She likes your post very much, too.
    We love your skirt. Have a great weekend!

    www.spring2spring.com

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    1. So sweet of you to say, I will have to pass along to my mom that you both liked the photos! Hope you had a great weekend too! XO

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  8. What a pretty skirt! I love the shoes. What a great find!
    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. Thank you Amy! I definitely don't pull the shoes out enough to wear them but should!

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    1. I bought it through ModCloth. It's the String Light Celebration skirt!

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  10. Wow I love the skirt and all the outfit! Beautiful colours ❤️
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  11. So cute, I love your skirt
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  12. wow what a lovely post you are such a natural Beauty
    i love the pcitures where you smile...your blog makes me happy it truelly does...it's so...vintage
    like a perfect cinema-oldschool-movie-world
    love the skirt so much, it suits you perfectly

    hope you too visit my Blog <3
    AMELY ROSE

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    1. Your kind words were probably the nicest compliment I have received, so thank you so much! I will definitely stop by your blog too! <3 <3

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  13. This outfit is lovely! The skirt is so pretty. I have sooo many clothes from Modcloth, ha! I love their selection of fun, colourful prints.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog, and leaving such a sweet comment! :) I really think you should definitely do some shopping in NYC next time you are around. Definitely check out Enz's!!

    ~Bristol

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    1. Haha I've noticed and envied your amazing ModCloth collection. If I had to pick one blogging/IG friend to share a closet with, I'd definitely pick you! :) And I will absolutely check out Enz's <3

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  14. what a lovely summer outfit! The combined colours are amazing and you just shine! Great job hun

    BamBam
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    xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words! Xo

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  15. Love those shoes...they epitomize the retro theme.πŸŽ‡πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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  16. Lovely outfit...I love cross body handbags too!

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  17. I love this elegant outfit! You look amazing!
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