June 26, 2014

American Pride is Hard to Hide

Fourth of July is by far and away one of my favorite holidays, every year I am away at camp during this time, however there is no lack of festivities there! I love pulling together the most patriotic outfit possible and though thought I would share a few of my favorite red, white and blue items! Let's start getting excited for the 4th! 

The first thing that I am loving is the American flag monogrammed bandeau from RahRah Designs, I have a white one with a navy monogram from Etsy, but this is the cutest thing I have seen! Sometimes fourth of july bathing suits can get a bit over the top but this is the perfect combination of American pride and simplicity, plus you can definitely wear it through out the summer! The Smathers and Branson navy american Flag needle point baseball hat is so adorable, I have seen it at In the Pink and definitely want to purchase it. 

Next up we have shorts and I will assure you that there is no shortage of fourth of July shorts on the internet! The first pair are Chubbies, which are mens shorts, however I have seen girls wear them and honestly I kind of want a pair... Krass & Co has a cute pair of "Sam's Shorts" with stars and stripes and the Lauren James red seersucker shorties with stars on the sides are to die for! 

If you are going to a fancier party, the Lilly Pulitzer McCallum fitted tie back dress in "Sparks Fly" is absolutely perfect! The back of the dress has a super cute little bow with a gold zipper and the skinny stapes eliminate the inconvenience of  a strapless dress while still staying cool on a hot day! Vineyard Vines flip flops with the American flag are also fun and could be rework through out the summer. Finally is the Tervis Tumbler, these would be such a cute hostess gift or if you throw a party ever year add them to you collection of festive plates, trays etc. 

Enjoy the BBQ's and parades and pull out your best red, white and blue, stars and stripes! The more festive the better because, American pride is hard to hide :)


Preppy by the Sea 

1 comment :

  1. LOVE all of these items! I love all the Fourth of July mainly because it's the day after my birthday, but also because I love America! I love having the freedom and right to do for the most part whatever.. I love being independent and making my own decisions. I honestly don't know what I would do if I lived in any other country!
    Classy Cathleen