What To Wear For The 4th Of July



Happy July my friends!
Today has me wondering what I will be 
wearing on July 4th

One of the beauties of blogging
is that I have a vivid record of outfits worn
so today  I went back to search for some 
4th of July options and thought I would share 
just in case you too were looking for 4th wardrobe inspiration!

Even though the Fourth is only days away
I still have no idea what we will be doing
so I have pulled many different looks
hoping that maybe I would be  inspired me for the day!

This outfit here is about as classic Fourth color and piece choices 
as you can get.
Especially with my 4th of July vintage necklace
it seems almost a shame not to pull this beauty out!


A classic Breton stripe will always work
for the 4th
whether it is styled up or down!
This Saint James is still one of my favorite pieces I picked up in Paris
but many versions are readily available here as well.


Plain or layered over denim
bold accessories or none …
it's a fabulous piece for not only the 4th
but a classic wardrobe staple besides.


If I am feeling particularly bold that day
stripe on stripe on stripe
is always an option!


Clean red, white and blue pairings
with a pop of a huge red floral brooch 
is a classic approach with flair!


It's supposed to warm here
so a shorts suit with stripes and fedora are an option.


Blues with white pops are always an option.


Printed pants with denim and turquoise
popped with gold glitter shoes says casual fun.


In case an invite for a formal affair on a yacht comes in
this would be perfect for fireworks and cocktails
sailing into the night!
Turbans and berets are always 
perfect sailing choices
as they prevent being battered by your own hair
and 
always look polished.


I could do the 4th
avant gaude style and pot for only white choices.


Or maybe go entirely the other way
with bold color and pattern mixing
with even adding a little yellow to the color pallet
and give it a fresh 4th interpretation.


I am liking the idea this year of mixing in
some ethnic pieces to my 4th of July ensemble choices
like this red Chines jacket mixed with nautical stripes and fedora.


This long red kimono could also be a choice
depending on our destination for the day.
I am thinking the Getty Museum in LA might be a choice …
if they are even open?


I could go for an easy retro vibe …


But today my favorite is this mix of nautical, leopard and bold tassel earrings!


This is an easy outfit if sight seeing is on the agenda.


My beautiful red cape would be a perfect choice
if the weather permitted
but alas
wool for the 4th hasn't been an option.


Open though it could ward of a summer night chill.


Staying home a nautical stripe tunic would be a choice!


A denim trench could be an option for dinner out.


Even one of my favorite pairings
a sweatshirt and ball skirt could work
depending on the occasion.


If we opt to stay home in the backyard
I do know what I will be wearing.


Or maybe this option
because it's absolutely comfortable
and still can sing 4th of July with ease!

I hope this post has inspired you to shop your own closet for some 4th of July options!
What do you have planned to Celebrate the Day?


As always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life



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Summer Whites and Sea Glass Jewelry


It was  finally sunny and warm this weekend here in Southern California!
So out came my summer whites and beach glass accessories!


I have been waiting for a sunny warm Friday date night 
since May when I got these fabulous

I have paired the Divine Decadence Dress
with the Take Note Vest
and
 have worn the vest it open as a sleeveless jacket
all the while enjoying the fact that it has fabulous pockets!

I have even used the New Wave Skirt underneath
to add some more fullness to the dress 
and
it also does a perfect job as a slip with this dress as well! 


I knew these Stella Carakasi pieces
would be the perfect complement for my 
New Bliss Sea Glass accessory pieces that are coming to the shop this week!




My wooden platforms work to give the outfit a dressier vibe
while 
slipping on my beloved birks
made  the outfit perfect for a trip 
back to the BeachcomberCafe inLaguna Beach
 for date night!
Working on my Sunset Cocktail post here had me excited to go back
for cocktails and a walk on one of my favorite beaches!










As always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life






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Saturday Quotes


I for one couldn't agree more with Diane Vreeland.

For me personal style is not so much about being beautiful …
as it is about being excited about what you wear and who you are.
When you are wearing something that speaks to your own soul
and
excites you when you put it on 
there comes a feeling of personal power
the truly is
"Wildly Attractive"!

Here's to us all finding our own
"Wildly Attractive"

Happy Weekend my friends!









The BeachComber Cafe … Sunset Cocktails Part 5


Happy Weekend my friends!
I am back this week with  the  fifth installment in my
South Orange County
Summer Sunset Cocktail Series!

This week we are going off the beaten path a bit
and I am sharing 
in 
Laguna Beach's 
Crystal Cove.


Crystal Cove State Beach
is made up of over 2,000 acres of wild preserve
and
12 acres beachfront that make up the
Historic District
which is a well preserved example
of a 1930's SoCal Beach Resort.


The Beachcomber  is the restaurant on this historic  property.


The Beachcomber
is  a bit of a trek to get to.
The parking  for all of the property is on the opposite side of the beach
across Pacific Coast highway.
So if you plan to walk
a good flat makes for an enjoyable evening walk.


There is always also a shuttle available
but we  choose to walk across
by way of the underground tunnel.


Two tunnels were built in the 1930's ensuring
beach access as Pacific Coast Highway 
took away all parking.
It's a beautiful walk of less than ten minutes.


To get a perfect sunset view
dinner is required.

But we usually go to the bar which has a side facing view
and 
then just walk out to the spectacular beach
to take in the true sunset.




The Beachcomber definitely has a laid back  beach vibe
with mid prices
and
although the restaurant and bar might be crowded at peak times
the limited parking
always keeps the beach from feeling overrun with crowds.


 I am always shocked how much our local beaches empty out by sunset.
For me spectacular sunsets are always one of  my favorite part of the beach experience!
To see the ocean painted as the sun falls into the water
is always awe inspiring to me!
At the Beachcomber your feet will truly be sandy.




As always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life





You can read  more of my 

Summer Sunset Cocktail Series 
below

Part 1 - Laguna Beach Hotel ~ HERE
Part 2 - The Studio at the Montage ~ Here
Part 3 - Splashes at the Surf and Sand Hotel ~ HERE
Part 4 - The Deck Laguna Beach ~ HERE