Simple Fourth of July Outfit


Hello everyone, welcome back!  Today I’m sharing a simple and easy outfit for the upcoming weekend.  If red isn’t your color, or you favor yourself a less festive dresser, this outfit is perfect.  I am beyond obsessed with the cute details on this top, from the buttons to the pleats and the hem!  The color goes great with any number of items (you may remember I paired it with these lemon shorts here), but I love the way it pops against all white.


Outfit Details – Top: LOFT | Jeans: LOFT | Loafers: Topshop (similar here and here) | Sunglasses: Perverse (similar hereherehere, and here at different price points!) | Necklace: Elizabeth and James | Watch: Fossil | Urban Decay Vice Lipstick ‘Weirdo’ | NARS Lipgloss ‘Turkish Delight’  | OPI California Dreaming Lacquer Collection ‘Sweet Caramel Sunday’

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

xo, C

Muted Red, White, and Blue


Hello everyone, welcome back!  Today I’m sharing an alternate way to wear red, white, and blue for the Fourth of July weekend, or really at any point during the summer.  I love this combination of burgundy and dusty blue to allude to America’s colors, but it’s less expected than bright red and cobalt may be.  It’s a great way to incorporate the festivities into your work attire the week before!


Outfit Details – Top: LOFT | Skirt: Ann Taylor (old, similar here, here, and here) | Jacket: LOFT (old, similar here and here) | Heels: Topshop | Nail Polish: OPI California Collection ‘Barking Up The Wrong Sequoia’ | Nail Polish (toes): OPI Fiji Collection ‘Super-Trop-i-cal-i-Fiji-istic

Thank you so much for reading!  Have a wonderful day!

xo, C

Fourth of July Party Inspiration

On Friday I shared some of my favorite red, white, and blue outfits; but today I’m sharing some of my favorite Fourth of July party ideas!  Whether its bringing the perfect snack as a guest, or finding the perfect tablescape as a hostess, there’s an idea here for every occasion!





Fruit & Brownie Kebabs


Red, White, and Blue Sangria


Berry Pies


Fresh Cherry Limeade


Sparkler Straws


Chocolate Covered Strawberries


S’mores Baskets


For more seasonal inspiration, make sure to follow along on Pinterest!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week!

xo, C


Fourth of July Inspiration 

I happily wear red, white, and blue year round but today I’m going to throw it back to a few of my favorite summer combos! While most of the items are no longer available, these outfits can easily be recreated with items you probable already have! Most of these are subtle ways to dress festively without going over the top, perfect for a barbecue or boat cruise!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

xo, C

American Cupcakes

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It was pretty tough for me to pick a Fourth of July outfit to share today, because in my heart all summer is America season!  I really love America (in case you haven’t caught on to that yet), so, naturally, I love wearing red, white, and blue!  I’ll be sharing two more Independence Day themed outfits with you in the next week, but this is the one I ultimately chose to wear on the holiday itself.  I rarely wear t-shirts in daily life, so a Saturday holiday seemed like as good a reason as any to break out one of my favorites!  Johnny Cupcakes is one of my all-time favorite Boston brands.  Founder Johnny Earle has an incredible entrepreneurial spirit (definitely see him speak publicly if you ever have the opportunity) and a really cool story that you can read about here.  Personal opinion: if you’re going to wear a t-shirt, it should probably be a statement making one.  In that category, Johnny Cupcakes definitely does not disappoint.  This Captain America inspired gem was just recently restocked, but so far none of the other Avengers ones have been- so definitely snag one up while you can!  It’s unbelievably comfy and perfect for a day of wiffleball games and volleyball tournaments, which is the only way I can imagine celebrating America.  An important note: it does run super small.  I usually wear an XS-S in tops, and this medium fits me on the snug side.

Keeping up with the cute and comfortable theme of today: TOMS are my must have barbecue shoe.  They’re easy to slip on and off when you need to change into a swimsuit, and equally as easy to play basketball in.  So for any active celebrations these are a must (I’m partial to the classic red since they can be worn with so many outfits, but I also really love all of the American styles they offer!)  Last but certainly not least, J.Crew Factory and J.Crew have the most amazing denim boyfriend shorts I have ever worn.  They are so soft and flexible and universally flattering I cannot think of a more perfect item for the Fourth.

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Outfit Details- T-shirt: Johnny Cupcakes | Shorts: J.Crew Factory (similar here as well) | Shoes: TOMS | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Earrings: LC Lauren Conrad | Watch: Fossil | Red Bracelet: street vendor, similar here | Navy Wrap Bracelet: Chan Luu | Anchor Ring: via TJ Maxx, similar here and here

Thanks for reading! What are you planning on wearing for the Fourth?

xo, Caitlin