I feel like Independence Day is the pinnacle holiday of the summer. You see, Memorial Day kick starts the summer season at the end of May; and Labor Day concludes the festivities at the start of September… and in between it all is the very fun and patriotic themed 4th of July!!

Which.. have you ever gotten sort of tongue tied trying to wish someone a good holiday? “Have a good fourth of Indpenden… er… grool.”

Either way, as a kid, I didn’t particularly like the 4th of July – it was hot, no one got presents, and I didn’t like the color scheme… it’s not very flattering for my skin tone. But now that I’m older, when you are given a reason to celebrate and get a day off – you sure as hell get excited about it & find some trendy, chic ways to wear that red, white and blue, stars and stripes and anything and everything else that will make you look patriotic AF!

Easiest way – simply incorporate the colors, Red, White and Blue into your accessories. Meaning busting out a pretty red nail polish like Ruby Ruby by Sinful Colors (even better – it’s a steal at $1.99!) or Blanc by Essie like pictured above. Or even easier is popping on a bright, ruby red lipstick. I really feel like a red lipstick not only looks classic, but reminds me of Old Hollywood Glamour, which guys – Hollywood is SO Americana! Try this one by Anastasia Beverly Hills – American Doll. With the reflective lens trend still sticking around, a bright blue reflective lens like these by Quay  (similar ones linked) can complete your All American Girl look.

Next, hop on over to Old Navy or Target. GUARANTEED to find some nationalistic threads.

Hat from Old Navy, swimsuit top – reversible, by the way!! – from Target. Bought an oversized men’s cotton button up from a thrift store for $3 as a cover up. God Bless America!

If being over the top patriotic is not your thing, opt for the following things :

  • red stripes
  • blue stripes
  • red accents
  • blue accents
  • white accents
  • denim
  • white sneakers
  • nude, beige or even gold shoes, bags, jewelry, belts, etc

Earrings – Free People | Top – Zara | Skirt – Gap | Bag – Amazon Fashion | Shoes – Target

Dress – Stitch Fix | Bag – Amazon Fashion | Shoes – Steve Madden

I can’t wait to party like it’s 1776! Hope everyone has a safe and happy Independence Day!

 

xoxo

The Glam Greek

Houston. There are a hundred thousand and 1 things I love about this city, and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is at the top of my list. We’re quite the metropolitan city with our port, major interstate highways and large international airport; but we’re also blessed to be part of one of the greatest states in the Union – TEXAS! Which is why the HLSR is a sweet taste of both country and cosmo.

No matter how urban or small town you are, if you live just north of Mexico, next to Louisiana and right below Oklahoma and don’t own at least one pair of western boots – you can’t call yourself Texan. We’re serious about our state pride here! But that doesn’t say you should be a total poser and go all out rustic if your style usually pulls on the edgy/chic/glamorous side (a.k.a high maintenance – I’m not afraid of calling myself out.)

I take pride in a nice pair of western boots, but I can’t go all provincial! I have to add just a touch of Glam

Shoulder bearing tops, dresses and rompers were in abundance in regards to the HLSR fair grounds street style. And I can see why since they’re so darn cute with cowgirl boots! These Bauble Bar for Target earrings were the perfect touch to an off-the-shoulder look as they bring attention to the neckline, while giving this look a twist of glam for the Rodeo. I work out often to ward off possibly inevitable saddle bags, but this cross-body with a tassle helped complete this “Rodeo” look. And these tea rose colored jeans will be in steady rotation for my spring wardrobe!

Outfit Details:
Top & Jeans – Old Navy (pants sold out online, similar top here)
Earrings – Target (link here)
Bag – Fossil (similar style here)
Boots – Cavender’s Boot City (these are TEN years old, y’all!!)

 

xoxo

The Glam Greek