Memorial Day is one week away and July 4th is a little over a month away so I wanted to share some red, white and blue patriotic outfits with you ladies so you aren’t scrambling around last minute trying to find something patriotic to wear! Over the years I have accumulated so many red, white and blue pieces that come in handy for holidays like these. Especially being from Texas, the love runs extra deep for these colors and the meaning behind them!
Whether you are headed to a backyard BBQ, a pool party or maybe something a little more classy, I’ve rounded up so many patriotic outfit choices for all scenarios! I will personally be sprawled out by the pool rocking a swimsuit, graphic tee and some cut off shorts. The most important part of my outfit being a drink in my hand 🙂
With so many good sales going on right now and the warmer getting warmer (hello 100 degree Houston heat), I thought it was the perfect time to share some Spring dresses that won’t break the break. All LOFT dresses are currently $49 or 50% off the original price and Old Navy is having 30% off. LOFT has so many dresses that will work for both work or play which are my favorite type of purchases because I know I will get so many wears out of them! See below for 25 Spring dresses that I’ve had my eye on and stay tuned next week for an entire post on Spring wedding guest dress options. Use the arrows on either side of each dress to scroll through all 25 dress options.
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Now presenting… April Top Ten!
This little dress won by a landslide! It comes in 3 colors (yellow, white and black) and is just $70! I would suggest sizing up if in between sizes as it does run on the smaller side! The yellow is perfect for any Spring weddings, the black would be great for a bachelorette party or date night, and the white would work for any of my brides!
A very close second are my favorite distressed overalls. I’m so glad you ladies are loving overalls just as much as I am! These run true to size (I’m wearing an XS) + come in 4 colors. My favorite way to wear them is with the high neck tank that placed third in the April top ten!
It’s no surprise this tank made the top 3 purchases because I personally own it in 5 colors and wear it most days of the week.I usually knot it or tuck it in to a pair of jeans but it also looks cute with a neckerchief or under overalls!
These Abercrombie harper shorts have been in the monthly top ten two months in a row now! Y’all are loving this style in every wash! I am wearing the light wash and Kylee is wearing the ripped white. They run true to size (I’m wearing a 25). The Gucci belt dupe that you ladies all know and love is finally back in stock in both the small and large sizes and also one of this month’s top sellers.
These jeans are a long time favorite and got pushed to the top ten this month thanks to them being on sale multiple times. They run true to size and get better with wear. I have owned mine for almost 2 years now!
These matte black star leggings are a $23 dupe for this $185 dollar pair. Every time I wear them I get SO many compliments. They run true to size (wearing an XS).
My wedges come in 5 colors + are under $80! Make sure to size up a half size.
These $52 pants are perfect for work or play! They do run on the bigger side so size down if in between sizes.
A fun and flirty little bodycon dress. Make sure to size up!
In the top ten two months in a row! This bathing suit is a $25 dupe for this $200+ one. I am wearing a size 4.
No matter what age you are, every gal likes to be pampered! And for some reason it’s usually the last thing we spend money on which is why these types of gifts are always appreciated so much! I’ve given some variation of a “Treat Yo Self” gift basket to pretty much every friend and family member over the years and the response is always the same- LOVE LOVE LOVE!
The best part is that you can customize the gift basket to fit your giftee. If you know they love bubble baths, give them a bath tray, bath bombs, and a candle. If they aren’t a fan of baths, customize a mask basket complete with masks for the face, lips and under eyes – aka the works. If they are a homebody, give them a cute pajama set, slippers and throw blanket because lord knows the majority of us will wear an old college shirt before dropping money on a new set of cozies. Do they like game nights? Give them a fun game, a bottle of wine and cute wine glass. Speaking of wine, literally every “Treat Yo Self” gift basket is instantly made 100X better simply by adding your giftee’s favorite bottle of wine or bubbly.
So even if you are last minute, this easy gift basket idea will look like you put plenty of thought and time into hand picking each component – talk about a win win! All of these items can be found on Amazon Prime(2 day shipping), Target (order online and pick up at the front counter), or Nordstrom (order online and pick up at the front counter).