July 4th Weekend

July 1, 2016

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Happy July 4th people — this is it. It is here. And what a glorious weekend it is shaping up to be. I plan to drink in this long holiday weekend and really enjoy it. Take a moment over the next couple of days to pause and soak it all in. I find that the older I get, the faster time seems to go. So, I’ve been making a conscious effort to press pause from time to time and really take in the moments. Because, after all, that’s what life is all about, right? Taking it all in with the people we love.

And onto this *lewk* and what to pack this July 4th weekend if you are getting the heck outta dodge (or even if you are sticking around and having a staycation). I’ll be wearing a whole lotta cut off shorts this weekend. Cut off shorts, bikinis, and crop tops. I know, shocker, right? But when in Rome.

This shirt is one of my all time favorites. I think it actually may be my *favorite* shirt. It is my dads, from the 80s. And it is perfect. It is super worn in, super oversized and the print is killer. This shirt has so many good memories attached to it. It is a feel good, lived in and well loved article of clothing. I highly recommend you raid a loved ones closet (dad, grandfather, brother, uncle, fiancé, boyfriend, best friend — you get the idea..) and “borrow” a shirt of theirs. It’ll be worth it and it will also become your favorite “cover up”. Trust me. Do it.

Happy 4th of July weekend, you guys. Apply that SPF and go for it.

Wearing: Lovers + Friends Jack High Waisted Shorts, Vintage Men’s Button Down (also love this, this and this — if you want to get this boxy and cropped look check out my favorite men’s shirts here, here and here), Jeffrey Campbell Sandals (old – new version here also love these, these and these), Savoy Wicker Clutch (old – also love this), Americana Bikini Top (old – love this, this and this), Vintage Pareo Beach Blanket (love this, this and this), Ray-Ban Clubmaster Sunnies, Bobbi Brown Hollywood Red Lipstick

Jewelry: Jennifer Zeuner Sasha Lariat Necklace, Shashi Lilu Seed Bracelet, Belliza Knight Evil Eye Bracelet and shark tooth necklace, Lionette Lennon Bracelet, Stella & Dot Chiara Embroidered Bracelet, Twine & Twig Tribal Stack Bracelet, Bing Bang Crystal Shard Stud Earrings, Bing Bang Tiny Geometric Stud, Number ’13’ Stud Earrings Found on EtsySteven Alan Gold Bar Stud Earrings (also love these ones found on Amazon)

Photography by Lydia Hudgens

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