AJ Wears :: Red, White, and Blue

Happy 4th of July, everyone! I'm busy stuffing my face with hamburgers and hot dogs (and whatever else I can get my hands on) but had time to post a quick patriotic outfit for Independence Day.

I originally made this skirt a few years ago for the 4th after seeing an adorable dress that was stripes on top, full skirt on bottom from Lulu's. I didn't want to spend $50 on it, and I knew even if I did it wouldn't make it in time for the festivities, so I bought some fabric instead and made just the skirt! It's come in pretty handy for other things (like Razorback games) so it was definitely worth the time...which was basically cutting a circle out of fabric and sewing a waist on it. I always feel bad when people are like, "OMGWHEREDUGETTHATSKIRT???" and I'm like..."I made it...." and then you can just see the disappointment on their faces, because they're like..."Who the heck makes their own clothes anymore? I'd rather just go naked."

I hope you all have a fabulous holiday. Wear your sunscreen and don't blow anyone up. I'm linking up with Walking in Memphis in High Heels for her Trend Spin link up today too, check out all of the red white and blue! It'll make your face light up like a sparkler! Or a roman candle! Or maybe you'll just be like, cool.

Denim Jacket, H&M.
Shirt, Forever.
Skirt, Handmade.
Wedges, JustFab.

What I Wore :: Stars and Stripes Forever

I went fairly mild for the Fourth this year - I normally go full red, white and blue with stripes and all, but this year I opted for an understated (old...is it vintage yet?) navy dress with red accessories.

Stars and stripes forever - this ring was only $1.50 at XXI.

BB shows off his flag skills.

We hit up yet another Travs game to watch some fireworks tonight! It's the best place in Little Rock to catch the sparklers.

Have a happy 4th of July, everyone! I hope you have a wonderful day, whether with family, friends, or a 6-pack of Miller Lite.

What To Wear :: Independence Day Duds

With 4th of July literally...well, tomorrow,  I thought I'd round up a few of my picks for 4th fashion. I love any excuse for a theme outfit, so I figure you can play this a couple of ways. The first being quite literal with stars, stripes, and Old Glory's red white and blue. It may be too kitschy for some, but rocking the ole' RW&B is a perfect way to show your 4th spirit.

I don't know why nautical themed fashion reminds me of America, but we have a few shores and a navy so if you don't want to look like you just stepped out of a patriotic themed store, nautical duds might be a fun (less over the top!) option.

If you're spending your 4th on the lawn somewhere at a fabulous picnic, choosing a fab white dress or grabbing some gingham for your getup is a summery way to celebrate. Or pick a playsuit in denim or linen to keep cool and party hard in.

Finally, those of us lucky enough to have the day off might choose to soak up some sun by the pool or the lake, so here are some fun options for that! Maybe I'm the only crazy person who wears jewelry and wedges to the pool, but it's so very Samantha from Sex in the City that I have to recommend you try it at least once. You'll never feel more chic.

What will you all be wearing for the 4th? Anything festive, or just keeping it casual?