Red, White, and Blue

Hey Cats!

Hopefully everyone’s week is off to a good start! And even if it’s not, it’s going to be a short week, so you won’t have to deal with it for a long time. I’m excited to get a chance to sleep late an extra day, and maybe go shopping because #payday. Except maybe not because I’m still terrified to spend money because I’m still trying to learn how to be an adult. But I digress.

July 4th is such a fun holiday in my opinion. I wish more holidays were in the summer, just because it’s more fun to be at the lake or outside than inside and cold. Also, I love picking out a red, white, and blue outfit to wear to whatever get-together I’ll be attending. I bought a super cute red bandana-like tank last summer, and I’ve promised myself that I was going to wear that with my blue jean shorts. But if I hadn’t planned ahead, which is usually the case, here are a few things I would be considering for the 4th!

firework shorts

How adorable are these Fireworks shorts from Old Navy? I almost want to go buy them and wear them instead of my other shirt! Plus, they’re under $15 right now, which gives you a great excuse to run out and buy them if you don’t know what you’re wearing yet. Paired with a white eyelet tank or a red solid tee, these would be the perfect pants for a backyard barbecue!

scarf

This flag scarf from Sideline Sass would be the perfect way to spice up an outfit of basic pieces, like white jeans and a black tank. But only if you’re planning on being inside, because hot.

lilly-july4

If you’re looking for a slightly more girly option, a sundress is a perfect choice. This Monterey Tank dress from Lilly Pulitzer is a wonderful combination of patriotic and feminine, mostly because it has a little touch of pink!

america-bikini

If you’re planning at hanging out by the pool or at the lake all day, this Stars & Stripes bikini is an easy way to squeeze red, white, and blue into your day. Pair this with a cute cover-up and lots of sunscreen!

And as always, it’s not the 4th of July without this little gem:

pauletteI hope you all look like a true patriot this Independence Day, whatever you choose to wear. That’s what Paulette would want.

Monday’s Musings

Hey Cats!

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend- I know I did!

This week’s Monday’s Musings is a little different. I was contacted by Carolyn from lover.ly to weigh in on an age-old debate: is it ever okay to wear white to a wedding?

katie's wedding

 

This is my sister and I at her wedding in February. I was Maid of Honor, and I obviously didn’t wear white, but it was discussed! Both my sister and I love Kate Middleton, and tossed around the idea of me wearing a white dress like Pippa did. However, I feel like white for the bridal party only works with high-profile weddings where everyone is so focused on what the bride will be wearing- Kate Middleton, Kim Kardashian, etc. But if a bride chooses white for her wedding party, then go for it- I think it’s gorgeous!

For guests, I would suggest sticking to another color. While I don’t think a guest in a white dress would actually steal the spotlight from the bride, I think it’s still poor taste. There are so many other colors you could wear, and at the end of the day, while you should want to look your best, it’s not your day. Save the white dress for another occasion, and focus on celebrating your friend!

What do you think- is it rude to wear white to a wedding? Let me know in the comments!

That’s all for meow!

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