Here is what I styled together this 4th of July.
This will be my first 4th of July back in awhile and celebrating over seas was a lot different then here because if it landed on a Monday we still had to go to work. Also there were no 4th of July sales and I couldn’t find American flag themed anything. Which is expected because they wouldn’t be celebrating the 4th of July. (believe it or not I’ve said that to a few people and they couldn’t believe me). I had to find my own red cups, blue plates, and make my own red jello for my BBQ one year; and it worked out pretty well. And when it came to putting a 4th July outfit together I had only red, white and blue to work with–and this year I kept with that.
I thought about buying a shirt, swim suit, even a jean jacket ALL with the American flag and fourth July vibes on them, but like I said you really would only wear it on the 4th of July.
Knowing I was going to my first festival on the 4th I wanted to get an outfit that was perfect! When I saw this little romper in Zara I knew this was it. Pin stripe red and white perfect for the 4th. And a cut out for keeping cool in the summer heat.
I love the back of it. The little tie in the back with the cut outs; it really is super sexy and actually keeps you cool. And they really show off my back tattoo. Honestly am not a stripe fan when it comes to clothes; doesn’t look good on camera and they can change the shape of your body. But this romper doesn’t because of all the cut outs and details.
The ruffles is something I LOVE because its different for me. Brings out the girly side in me.
I accessorised the romper with my Steve Madden shoes I wore for my graduation. And I made my own bandana out of white fabric.
To add the blue I had my Zara jacket but really you don’t need a jacket in this summer weather.
I’m spending my 4th of July at Summerfest in WI. My first ever festival, I know its no Coachella, Electric Picnic, or any Irish festival. It’s an urban festival set up in a fair ground made for Summerfest. Also probably not a lot of people will be festive; I know now with Instagram and Youtube more people are putting an effort but here state side people mostly keep it real casual. Wait til the state fair.
More pictures on the FB page. And if I get to 100 likes on Fb I’m going to do a give away with a few bits City Girl things