Monday, July 5, 2010

Hot Damn Uncle Sam

I wish I had some more photos to show from this weekend, but unfortunately by the time we got around to taking outfit shots on Sunday, I realized I left my good camera at my mom's house and all we were left with was my little point and shoot! Damn! Whenever Chris and I go North we both tend to get so wrapped up in visiting family and friends and running around, that we forget to document the whole thing completely. Luckily I remembered to grab some shots of my outfit before we ran out to see fireworks in Portland, ME last night...
I've had this dress forever, but always feel weird wearing something so patriotic before July 4th. It was perfect for the day though, especially paired with my Jeffrey Campbell's:
Dress: Forever 21 ($19)
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell ($60)
Sunnies: Fred Flare ($11)
Belt: from Mom
Bracelet: Vintage via Modern Millie's ($4)
(photos: Chris)
I love the combination of red, white, and blue and with the addition of some little anchors, this dress is perfectly nautical and patriotic. The simple shape kept me very cool throughout the day, it was so hot! I wish we had had the chance to get to the beach. We were supposed to stay in Portland until this morning, but actually ended up driving back to Massachusetts last night at around 3 AM. Traveling is all well and good, and it great to see friends and family and all, but I am so happy to be home!

How was your weekend?

49 comments:

Chloe Trayner said...

I adore this outfit. I'm English but I've been enjoying seeing all the patriotic bloggers outfits. This is one of my faves! Such a cute dress and the sunglasses shot at the top is so wonderful of you both.

Little Ocean Annie said...

I've had this dress for a long while, too and I've never worn it! You look great in it, especially for the holiday!

xoxo

BARGAIN BEX said...

love the very appropriate holiday outfit + that darling ponytail! :)

SWEATshirtDRESSshirt said...

you and your boyfriend are both so stylish! i love your patriotic outfit. :)

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kELLO! said...

wow. love.

Rebecca said...

That is the sweetest nautical sundress ever. Love the simple shape of it.

dear kate said...

very patriotic! great look, love the platform sandals! :)

Lauren said...

What a great, fun patriotic outfit! I love those Jeffrey Campbells...they are awesome! Happy Fourth!

Small Time Style

Natasha said...

I'm loving this outfit...I never really loved the Red, White and Blue combo until recently (perhaps because I'm not American?!)...unfortunatly for me Canadas colours are only Red and White...not quite as fun as the American Flag. And growing up red was my most hated colour...but after seeing quite a few of your outfits with pops of red in them I am really wanting a bold red pair of shoes (am contemplating a certain pair at this moment)

Caitlin said...

I almost wore that same dress! Looks so cute on you!

Lindsay said...

Those little anchors are adorable! Everything about this outfit is great. You and Chris look so cute together (his bow tie is fantastic) I can't stand it!

Melissa said...

Ooh, I love your ponytail. It is pure perfection! <3

The Owl's Closet said...

i love ur patriotic dress with the little anchors! so adorable! this would have been the perfect dress for my nautical themed bbq:) sounds like u had a fun 4th!

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Dip-tea said...

Love love love your hairstyle! Gorgeous!

Hannah said...

I'm totally loving your hair! I've been trying to get the same effect in the front without the use of a Bump-It. If you have the time, I would love to see another hair video. I'm still using the side bun/braid combo that I think you posted last summer? Fall? Either way, you're so hair savvy!

Jennifer said...

oh my! How freakin' cute are you and chris??!! I love his red bowtie and your whole red, white and blue outfit! You guys are awesome!
-jlk

maddie said...

i love your hair up like that.

Maddie
http://reallifemakebelieve.blogspot.com

Modesty is Pretty said...

youlook so pretty!

kelly ann said...

so so so cute, i love the little anchors on your dress... and i think i say this every time you wear them, but those jeffrey campbell's are incredible!!!

Keira Lennox said...

This is adorable!! The perfect outfit for the 4th.

Fabiola "Fab" said...

how fun!

Becca said...

I have an odd affinity for dressing in theme! I love your patriotic get up, the itty bitty anchors are really making me weak in the knees! Hope you had fun visiting family up in Maine.

Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

Heaps cute dress, I love the combination of red, blue and white stripes too and its kinda cool how the dress already uses pattern mixing without having to bring in another item.

Gizelle | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

love how the brown belt complemented and broke up the red and blue dress! the dress is adorable!

♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

Sidewalk Chalk said...

Pretty dress! You look adorable.

April said...

great dress, it looks perfect on you :]

Caitlyn, Bees with Feathers said...

Ah you pull off the patriotic look so well, I always feel like if I wore red white and blue I'd look corny, but you just look too cute!

fashionforwriters.com said...

You guys look crazy dapper in your outfits! I especially love the little boats in your dress and the bowtie on your dude. I get so envious when I hear about big family get togethers! My family is all the way on the other side of the country and I hardly ever travel for the holidays, but it's beautiful to be reunited with family and friends!

xo Jenny

Brianna said...

I really like it :) If you're going to do red, white, and blue on the 4th, this is definetely the way to go.

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KDikio Vintage said...

Such a perfect little number for the 4th!!! I love : )

Eunice said...

i LOVE the little nautical prints on the dress, so cute!!

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Estefany said...

You look great! I love all the little details on your dress =)

Ashley said...

that fabric is perfect!

Diana, Songs and Fairy Tales said...

I looove the dress, especially the cute little anchors!
And you look so stunning wearing this :)

Diana
Songs and Fairy Tales

QueenVII said...

CUTEST 4th of July dress... you should def wear it more! and i LOVE your hairdo! i am always looking for cute ways to wear hair up since it is so hot! you look GREAT

My Republic of Fashion said...

Gorgeous outfit. Love your shoes.:)SarahD

Angie D said...

FABULOUS dress, Julie! You are so lovely!

And SERIOUSLY, your hair is killer styled like that! You look so vintage cool :)

My weekened was hot!

b.a. said...

oh-so-cute! the slicked back ponytail is a great look for you--retro and cool!

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

that dress was MADE for wearing on the 4th of July!

fashion_player said...

lovely dress:)

Clare said...

such a cute dress, you look gorgeous!


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FASHION ICE said...

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Ann Underfunded Humanity said...

Wow! Love those shoes and that dress and that bracelet...and the belt really pulls everything together too.

Style Atelier said...

Totally cute and patriotic dress! Love it with your Jeffrey Campbell clogs.

Archives said...

perfect 4th outfit!!! :D

zoƫ biggs said...

what a wicked dress! i must say, i'm pretty jealous of all the awesome outfit opportunities you americans have on fourth of july - canada day is great and all but there's only so much you can do with red and white!

PS love those shoes!

Rio said...

Definitely one of my favorite outfits ever! The dress and shoes are so rad! :)

Erica said...

The fireworks were pretty good in Portland, no?

That dress is perfect for walking down commercial St. and relaxing.

Life has been a whirlwind for me, I moved to London for a few months and the Mr. got me engaged... I plan to come back, but first I need to come down.

Kendra said...

I just discovered your blog from JenLovesKev, and I love it! I also have this dress and wore it when I was featured on Glamour.com. It's so precious, and you look great!

Take care,
Kendra
http://closetconfections.com

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