Stars and Stripes

Happy Birthday America!! I feel so blessed to live in a country that promotes liberty and the pursuit of happiness to all. A country of citizens always willing to shed blood and tears in honor of their freedoms.  A country in which even an immigrant, such as myself, may practice their freedom of speech and host a blog in which they may express and opine on any subject they very damn well please!

Now, as you can see, I  am feeling uber patriotic today, but let me remind myself that the subject I very damn well please to write about is fashion!  So let’s talk about that….

The most apropos word to describe my excitement when Farfetch  asked me to share my “Stars and Stripes” themed look with them was FIREWORKS!!

Farfetch is a fashion hub made up of over 300 of the worlds best curated boutiques everywhere from Paris, New York and Milan to Bucharest, Riyadh and Seattle AND my #1 favorite site to shop all things designer luxury fashion!  One of my favorite aspects of the Farfetch site is that in addition to carrying goods from luxury and influential designers we all know and love, it also carries items by emerging and experimental labels in its LAB section.  I love learning about new designers and what inspires them.

Be it for purchases or just plain inspiration, I find myself browsing Farfetch’s fabulous worldwide boutiques at least once a week.  One of my favorite styling exercises is curating my own looks based on items from the site.  It makes me feel like a jet setting fashionista shopping all around the world! Today in the spirit of the Fourth of July holiday, I have styled a “Stars and Stripes” themed look to share with you all!

Check it out below and of course, my very own “Stars and Stripes” #OOTD!

Stars and Stripes

Navy Blue Tank Top; Denim Shorts; Striped Blazer; Necklace; Wood Bangle; Navy Blue Bangle; Stars Clutch; Red Heels.

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Independent Woman

Today is our Independence Day! Be Bold, Be Wild, Be Free!  But most importantly, be safe!  Happy Weekend ‘Merica!

Independent Woman-Happy Fourth of JulyRed Tweed Jacket: Forever 21; Cobalt Blue Jacquard Skirt: ZARA; White Cotton Top: Marshalls; White Handbag: Frattapolesine via ALDO Shoes; White Pumps: Charles David via Amazon; Pave Gold Chain Link Necklace: ILY Couture.

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Americana

With Team U.S.A. advancing to the next round of the World Cup and the upcoming Independence Day holiday, it sure feels great to be an AMERICAN!  What better way to show off your patriotism than by wearing your RED, WHITE and BLUE!

Today’s look is all about “Americana”.  The term “Americana” refers to artifacts related to the history, geography, folklore and cultural heritage of the United States.  Well, considering how long I’ve owned the dress and button-down featured in today’s look, they might as well be documented as “Americana.”  You’ve seen me wearing each of these “artifacts” individually here and here, but in a combined effort to both repurpose these separates AND create a look that screams “U.S.A.” I decided to wear them together! What do you think?

*Fashion Tip* — Throwing a button-down shirt (sleeveless or not) over a sun/maxi dress is a great way of repurposing a dress.  You can tie the ends of the button-down in a knot at the bellybutton for a playful look (as seen below); wrap a belt around the waist for a polished look; or just let it hang loose for a laid back, casual stylo.

I wish our boys of the U.S. Men’s Soccer Team all the luck against team Belgium today!

I BELIEVE THAT WE WILL WIN!
I BELIEVE THAT WE WILL WIN!
I BELIEVE THAT WE WILL WIN!

Team U.S.A. Navy/White Striped Dress: Forever 21 (similar); Red/ Heart Dotted Button-down: Marshalls (similar); Red, White & Blue Wedges: Shoedazzle (similar and LOVE THESE); Gold Clutch: Victoria’s Secret– Gift with purchase item; Sunglasses: Rayban- Clubmaster Aluminum.

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