Are you all geared up for July 4th tomorrow? Vacation or staycation is usually the big decision to be made but most of you have probably decided by now. Last year Mr. T and I were in Napa over the holiday but this year we’ll be having a staycation instead. I have to work tomorrow but he’s a lucky guy and is off until next Monday. Since we don’t have any major plans though it’s not a big deal. For those following along our bookcases will be delivered this Friday so we’re thrilled to start taking down the fort… well maybe it’s just me but it’s still exciting! Plus it will give us a chance to do some necessary things around the house and explore the city a little bit. I think many of us take the great places we live for granted. A lot of people find a comfort zone and stay there or just never have enough time due to the demands of ordinary days. I can’t tell you how many lists we have of shops, restaurants, galleries, shows etc that we want to check out! Thankfully we’re not writing all this down on post it notes 😉
These photo’s were taken when I happened to be exploring our newish back yard recently. We haven’t lived in our flat very long and since San Francisco’s weather leaves much to be desired hanging in the backyard has been lower on the To Do list. So while many bloggers are purposefully showing red, white & blue looks/ideas/inspirations for the holiday this outfit wasn’t originally planned with that in mind. Nevertheless, I thought this may be a good time to share it with you anyway. It’s a pretty casual look and would be great for holiday parties, BBQ’s, shopping, family outings, drinks with friends etc. I love the maxi skirt look and this is made of such soft cotton jersey and it stays cool for those in normal summer climates. This burn out t-shirt is also a fave of mine whether it’s summer or not. Mr. T and I had fun exploring our backyard and I don’t think we realized how beautiful it was until we started “digging” around.
These aren’t the best pictures ever but I think it’s one of those outfits that translates better in person than through a picture. Do you think this is something you could wear for you holiday plans or another occasion? Would you have paired this differently? It’s a simple look and is actually great for traveling too because you just roll it up and go! Hopefully the weather over the next few days in San Francisco will allow us to explore not just our backyard, new bookcases and boxes but lots of other bountiful offerings. Wherever you may be over the holiday I hope you enjoy yourself, remember to say a thank you to those who may have sacrificed a little more for this country than others and keep the exploring spirit of our founding “fathers” (and women!) in mind.
Happy Independence Day!
Skirt, necklace – J.Crew
Tshirt – Alternative Apparel
Shoes – Nine West
Bag – Foley & Corinna
Watch – Invitca
Earrings – Gift from Mr. T
Big round gold ring – Jewelmint
All other bracelets/rings – Raided from Mom or gifts
Glasses – Charlotte Russe