I am still soaking up all the summer goodness that is Fourth of July style so I’m back to share my other favorite patriotic outfit.
Let me start by saying I’m sorry that I’m not sorry. Independence Day is my favorite holiday so I’m going to revel in the red, white, and blue fashions for a little while longer. The excitement, the celebration, the food, the fun – all of it personifies summer.
Since we were in Hilton Head for the holiday I had to take advantage of the gorgeous scenery to grab some pictures. These boats made for the perfect backdrop to show off my latest handmade pieces, don’t you think? And those earrings! The earrings are definitely the best $12.99 impulse purchase I might have ever made. When I finally sat down to look through these pictures I just couldn’t believe how well they turned out. They really are the perfect sparkly addition to my wardrobe. Now I’ll have to think of somewhere else I could wear them!
My denim cami is a recent handmade item. You’ve been me post about the Ogden Cami pattern from True Bias a few times but I am having so much fun trying it in multiple fabric types. This denim is actually made from Lyocell so it is much thinner and softer. It has more drape than what you would get from a common denim such as that used for jeans.
Not a sewer? Check below for similar ready to wear options and other outfit details.
I squeezed another handmade item into this look with my hair accessory to complete my red, white, and blue outfit. I used some scraps leftover from the Waterfall Raglan I posted about in my first July 4th feature post. The scraps were pretty big so I took two pieces of fabric about 4 inches by 12 inches then sewed around the edges with right sides faces. I left a few inches open so I could turn the fabric right side out then hand stitched the hole closed. It made for the perfect quick hair scarf. Bonus points because it cost nothing because I made it from scraps. I linked a similar ready to wear one below.
The white jeans are the same as my other post so you can read more about them there. I’ve worn these Old Navy jeans multiple times since coming home. I would definitely say they are worth the few extra dollars to get the Built-In Sculpt pair. Since I can’t wear them to work I am still trying to decide if I should finish the raw edges on the hems. Until I make up my mind I’ll leave them as is. I did cut an additional one inch off of them and they frayed a bit more in the wash. Maybe I will cut another half inch or inch off the length to fit me a little bit better. These are the regular inseam so the inch and a half hem would put them at the same length as a petite inseam.