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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