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Monday, July 2, 2012

stars & stripes forever

The fact that July 4th falls on a Wednesday this year has left me feeling a little swindled... a day off in the middle of the week (that I will end up working on anyways)!? no long weekend!? Sadness!
So instead, I am just going to be celebrating all week long... red clothes, come party with my blue clothes!
Since the days when I stood up at my local amusement park singing belting "You're a Grand Old Flag" (no those pictures are NOT coming out of the vault), I have been a fan of thematic dressing (those raging theme parties during college didn't hurt either)
The 4th of July inspires me to pull out the cut-off jorts, stripes, tank-tops, and anything that resembles a sparkler/firework.
Today I am rocking my first ever mullet skirt... I had been holding out on indulging in this trendy piece, but when I saw this skirt on Oasap, I knew it was meant to come be mine. Comfortable, cool, and flirty don't even begin to describe this amazing skirt... despite my reservations about adding a mullet skirt to my closet, I have already thought up several ways to remix this with my closet staples
{What I Wore: StyleMint Abbot Kinney tee // Oasap skirt (c/o) // Target wedges }
For some more 4th of July outfit inspiration check out the looks these fabulous ladies put together:
Sequins & Stripes is amping up a fun white sundress
SUILTSOY is going from daytime BBQ to roof top fire works in style
Damsel in Dior has rounded up a fabulous list of fun 4th of July appropriate outfits
A Fashion Gal & A Fireman put together looks for celebrating in the Hampton, San Fran & LA (all so good, but I love the dress she picked out for the Hamptons!)
Ramshackle Glam has capture the fun of the 4th with flag-loving stripes
Anna of Fash Boulevard blogged on Lauren Conrad's site about 3 looks for the 4th: Casual & Comfy, Beachy & Breezy, and Classy & Chic
Pink, You Rock is KILLING me with some chic patriotic nails... oh how I wish I had the patience!
...Love Maegan is drawing inspiration from magazine... (so right up my old school pin alley!)
Because You Only Live Once (YOLO) why not celebrate all week? I am linking up with Molly's #YOLOMonday... check out the other great posts {here}
When are you celebrating the 4th of July?
Have you already picked out your celebratory outfit?
xx
Jessica

P.S. The wonderful people over at Oasap also have a Super Giveaway opportunity for you
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**I purchased this skirt using vouchers given to me by Oasap through their Fashion Hunter program. I picked out this skirt myself, and would never accept payment/gifts to talk about/wear any products I didn't LOVE... that's just my style**
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67 comments:

  1. Caitie SchlissermanJuly 2, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    love the cut of your skirt!


    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  2. love the four of the july themed outfit! I can't wait to see more of your outfits!!! <3

    xx
    Amanda
    MyCowlick.blogspot.com

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  3. Love this look! You look great in the "mullet" skirt :) And I do agree that this whole holiday in the middle of the week is pretty much pointless lol. Oh well...Happy Holiday Celebrating week :)

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  4. I love the high low hem of this skirt, so cute! My stupid office is open on the 4th and even though I could take the day off,  I think I'll be going in.  I feel totally robbed since last year my office closed for the holiday!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Win a custom clutch!

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  5. Love that skirt! So cute!
    --TS

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  6. so cute!!  i have yet to try the high/low skirts or dresses yes - this skirt looks so cute on you!  i almost bought those shoes at target yesterday.  seeing you wearing them I'm sad I didn't! I may have to go back!

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  7. Your topknot is perfection! Happy 4th!

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  8. I love your stars print skirt, so cute!  I hate holidays that are in the middle of the week, because then people are forced to take extra days off to make it a super long weekend... which is exactly what I did, haha. Hope you have a fabulous 4th, even if you have to work... go catch some fireworks afterwards! :)

    xo, Yi-chia

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  9. Shoot, this outfit it adorable! I love the star printed skirt. Can't wait to see the rest of your themed outfits this week!

    allisoncelestia.blogspot.com

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  10. SUCH a cute look! Love the skirt and your top :) Stunning as always!

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  11.  Love the skirt! Celebrating all week sounds like a good plan :)

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  12. FashionablecollectionsJuly 2, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    LOVE your wedges.

    $100 Shopbop GIVEAWAY 

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  13. nice skirt!

    xxwww.aroundlucia.comwww.aroundlucia.com

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  14. oh my gosh i LOVE that skirt, SO FABULOUS!!! i kinda want it now :) :) and thanks for linking up, girl! you are awesome! #YOLO :)

    still being [molly]

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  15. Shanna_schneiderJuly 2, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    Perfect for this week!  Loving that skirt!  You always look so adorable!  And girl, don't you dare work on Wednesday!  Enjoy a day off!
    -Shanna

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  16. Love that skirt... and I think you MUST bring those old photos out of the vault!!!

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  17. Love the star print on your skirt, perfect for 4th July! Have fun celebrating :) x

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  18. 7TwentySomethingsJuly 2, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    I love this outfit! I love how you tied this shirt... thanks for all the ideas for 4th of July wear. GOING to be checking those out. 

    Sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  19. Love the outfit! The tied up tee shirt looks amazing with the high-low skirt! ;) So cute!

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  20. Oh my goodness - that skirt is AMAZING and I love those red lips on you!

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  21. i'm excited for the fourth  - and my simple super american outfit to go with it! i love the star print hi-low skirt on you! and the knot! two great trends that work well on you. 

    i'm pretty in to celebrating all week! my friends are coming in town tonight so we are starting off with a pizza night and card games tonight, i'm super psyched

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  22. I love this type of skirt and recently got a dress in the same style.  I also feel pretty bummed about no long weekend...ughhhH!!!

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  23. I love how you've tied up your top- the skirts really pretty too :)

    Love, Elizabeth xx

    http://butterflyboo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. There is nothing wrong with a little or a lot of themed outfits. No one can criticize you when you have American pride :) 

    www.aspiringkennedy.com

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  25. Super cute outfit! I love how you styled the high low skirt :) and your ballet bun is perfect !

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  26. You look stunning <3

    xoxo
    mloescloset.blogspot.com

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  27. You look great!  LOVE that skirt.  And this is so 4th of July but not in a totally obvious way.  Love!  I'm actually looking forward to the break in the middle of the week.  Then again, Wednesdays are my early days (7:30am meeting at work every week) so I'm not complaining at all!  Although I'm a little worried about Thursday morning AFTER all the festivities!

    Duuude, so I saw on GMA this morning you guys hit 109 this weekend.  That is ridiculous!  Hope you were able to keep cool!

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  28. Thank you! I never knew how much red and blue clothes I had! haha
    xx

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  29. Yay for celebrating a whole week! Happy Birthday (week) America!
    xx

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  30. Boo on having to work! You tell your boss he/she is unpatriotic... well, then again, maybe you shouldn't! Hope you get to fit in some fun around work!
    xx

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  31. You should totally go back and get them! I have to have a pair of black wedges for summer, and was devastated that my last pair died at the end of last year... but I instantly fell in love with these... they are comfortable, and holding up really well (I wear them a LOT!)
    xx

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  32. Oh how I love me a sock bun! Thanks
    xx

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  33. haha - yay for long weekends! I am going to try my hardest to squeeze in some firework viewing for sure!
    xx

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  34. That skirt is the cutest thing EVER! I love it!

    Linking up from YOLO Monday's, I'm your newest follower and can't wait to read more!

    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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  35. Thank you so much! You are too sweet :)
    xx

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  36. Thank you dear - Target mended my broken heart after losing my black wedges at the end of last summer
    xx

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  37. I didn't realize how much fun mullet skirts are... the back piece flowing in the wind is fabulous! Thanks again for a wonderful round of YOLOMonday!
    xx

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  38. You know it! I have recently perfected my sock bun technique, and it is definitely the quickest hair-do I know!
    xx

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  39. Haha... thanks Shanna! I am definitely going to tell my boss I didn't come in "Because Shanna Said So"!
    xx

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  40. hahaha - I will see what I can dredge up... I might have to post some throwback pictures after I go home to visit my parents the summer... there are things my bf hasn't even seen (from the "awkward" years... scratch that... decade)!
    xx

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  41. Thank you! Hope you do too!
    xx

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  42. I don't think I have tied my shirt up like this since 3rd grade track & field (man was I a stylish, but uncoordinated, 8 year old!) Glad you like the ideas! 
    xx

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  43. Thank you! I was pleasantly surprised how it turned out... one of those things that sounded awesome in my head, but I wasn't sure how it would look in real life!
    xx

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  44. Thank you dear, you are the sweetest!
    xx

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  45. my goodness, sounds like you are celebrating right... with some good old American pizza and friends! I love staying up and playing cards with my girlfriends too!
    xx

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  46. Oh fun! Yay for mullets :)
    xx

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  47. Thank you dear... I love this shirt, but it has bagged out from so much "love" so the knot will hopefully help it get a little more use!
    xx

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  48. haha! Thank you for supporting my theme dressing obsession!
    xx

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  49. Thank you dear! This is seriously the easiest hair style I know... my hair was actually wet straight from the shower here, but the bun makes it look so much classier than that!
    xx

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  50. Thank you, you are so sweet!
    xx

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  51. Well I am happy that you are someone who will benefit from a mid-week break. I am actually celebrating the 3rd of July with some friends here in town, so even though I will be coming into lab on the 4th, I will hopefully get a little slack from my boss if I sleep in just a bit to recover from the festivities!

    And yes - it has been over 100 degrees here since last Thursday... riding my bike has not been so much fun during this weather! But as I type this some storm clouds are rolling in, so I hope they plan to bring some much needed relief to our area! The little pug has just about given up even trying to walk outside... poor snout-less thing!
    xx

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  52. Venessa WilliamsJuly 2, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    Jessica, how do you get your hair to look so full in a high bun?! It looks amazing!!!

    xo
    Venessa
    http://www.everything-pretty.com/

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  53.  Ok the image of poor Doug snortin' away made me chuckle.  Poor little guy.  We've been in the high 90s/low 100s for a while & Copa is feelin it too.  She only wants to go to parks with water, otherwise she'll run for the ball once & then head straight for shade.  I can't blame them with that fur coat they're always wearing!

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  54. Have you heard of the "sock bun"? It is pretty much my favorite and easiest hairstyle... although it might just be my favorite because it IS the easiest! ha
    When I first discovered the sock bun, I posted a tutorial and some tips here: 


    Sock Bun Tutorial
    Hope that helps!
    xx

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  55. I love the idea behind this post... no extra days off other than the actual holiday?  Well then just celebrate the entire week!  Great outlook :)

    Julia
    http://cupoftea-style.blogspot.com

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  56. So so cute! I love that skirt!

    www.highheelstosneakers.com

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  57. the 4th hasn't fallen in the middle of the week in years, I think i was convinced that we got a long weekend no matter what... they should just change it so you always get a monday or a friday, regardless of the actual date.

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