I am not typically the festive type but this outfit just seemed too apropos for the holiday to pass up. It was quite fun to break out of my usual holiday recluse style and get into the spirit a bit more. We celebrated by having a superb BBQ hosted by my in-laws followed by shooting some flaming balls (that were some of the spoils from a recent trip to Evanston) and our usual drive along the benches to observe all the cities’ fireworks simultaneously. The weather was overcast and threatened rain for most of the day (thus the tights) so we were super grateful that it cleared up in time for the festivities.
Recently, I created a style board for a ModCloth contest and ended up winning this amazing headband. It is quickly becoming one of my favorite Summer accessories for outdoor concerts and evening walks in the park. It is no secret by now that I love birds so this is the perfect accessory to add some quirky personality.
I think it is safe to say that I am loving all the elements of this outfit at the moment. The dress is an amazingly vivid red and is light enough to wear on even the most sweltering day. The seagull ring adds in a bit of my local state pride (the seagull is our state bird after all). And I have been eyeing these bronze Seychelles for quite sometime and finally found an occasion for which to use as an excuse to purchase them. Not to mention most of the pieces in this outfit were found on sale – my mom says I am the queen of the sale racks because I seem to have a knack for sorting through the awful to find the amazing.
PJ by Peter Jensen Sheer Silk Dress
Handmade Feather Headband c/o ModCloth
Charlotte Russe Seafoam Bead Necklace
Deena & Ozzy Teal Metal Knot Belt
Seagull Ring via Cotton Blossom Boutique
Simply Vera by Vera Wang Polar Lake Opaque Tights
Seychelles Sophia Wedges
Smith Violet Crystal Eve Eyeglasses
Deux Lux Seafoam Twist Bag