What to wear for a Memorial Day Barbecue

With Memorial Day coming around the corner, and 4th of July right after that, patriotic barbecues are going to be the thing to do. So, just how patriotic do you want to dress while attending one of these barbecues?

Honestly, that’s up to you, but I thought for Memorial Day, just a touch of patriotism was just fine. I went with a mostly blue and white color scheme: denim star shorts, a China blue and white floral top, blue wedge heel peep toe sandals and just a touch of red with a red and white bandana headband. Slightly patriotic without being over the top. If you want to go over the top, go for it. Or save it for the 4th of July.

 

Denim jacket, China blue and white floral tank top, star shorts, blue denim wedge tassel peep toe sandals, Gucci purse, feather earrings + red bandana

Denim jacket, given to me by a friend; China blue and white floral tank top, $3 at Rue 21; Denim star shorts, Kohl’s clearance racks, less than $10; Blue denim wedge tassel peep toe sandals, Jones New York, TJ Max clearance racks, less than $30, a birthday gift; Gucci purse, knock-off, given to me by a friend who’s husband always wanted to buy a knock of a designer purse; Silver feather earrings, Kohl’s clearance racks, super cheap with sale price + $5 off coupon, less than $5; Red bandana, pack of 3, given to me; Blue druzy pendant necklace, Nordstrom Rack, a birthday gift from my parents. Black cat eye reflective sunglasses, Rue 21, about $5 on a buy one get one half off sale, gifted to me. Whole outfit around $60. Way less than that if you count what I actually spent on it. (Closer to $10)

 

Denim jacket, China blue and white floral tank top, star shorts, blue denim wedge tassel peep toe sandals, Gucci purse, feather earrings + red bandana

 

Denim jacket, China blue and white floral tank top, star shorts, blue denim wedge tassel peep toe sandals, Gucci purse, feather earrings + red bandana

 

Denim jacket, China blue and white floral tank top, star shorts, blue denim wedge tassel peep toe sandals, Gucci purse, feather earrings + red bandana

 

Denim jacket, China blue and white floral tank top, star shorts, blue denim wedge tassel peep toe sandals, Gucci purse, feather earrings + red bandana

 

Denim jacket, China blue and white floral tank top, star shorts, blue denim wedge tassel peep toe sandals, Gucci purse, feather earrings + red bandana

 

Denim jacket, China blue and white floral tank top, star shorts, blue denim wedge tassel peep toe sandals, Gucci purse, feather earrings + red bandana

 

Denim jacket, China blue and white floral tank top, star shorts, blue denim wedge tassel peep toe sandals, Gucci purse, feather earrings + red bandana

 

Blue Denim tassel peep-toe sandals

 

Denim jacket, China blue and white floral tank top, star shorts, blue denim wedge tassel peep toe sandals, Gucci purse, feather earrings + red bandana

 

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend to all my American friends. To the rest of you, just have a nice weekend. You can BBQ along with us if you want to. We don’t mind.

 

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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Blue and white striped tie sleeve romper

I got this cute little blue and white striped romper with tie sleeves for my birthday and am just now getting around to getting photos of it to post for you guys. After rear-ending someone in rush hour traffic a few weeks ago, I started having really bad back pain a week later and ended up in the Urgent Care after a couple of long days on set as an extra. Not sure if the super long days contributed to the intense back pain or not, but it was pretty bad after the second long day that week. I am now going to physical therapy to help mend up those achy muscles. Mostly I feel okay, but my back muscles are pretty tight from where the first knot formed in my shoulder down to my lower back where the pain ended up a week later. Bleh.

Needless to say, I was waiting for my back to feel well enough to put on my cute little wedge heels and romper and go take photos. We forgot to get photos of the cute shoes, so I may as well have worn flats – you all wouldn’t even have known, and I wouldn’t have been wobbling about practically twisting my ankle trying to walk on the rocks to the side of the path all for the sake of a photo! (But, that grass, though!)

 

 

Big buns and rompers

 

 

Blue and white stripes

 

 

Romper details

 

Casual but cute

 

 

Tie sleeve romper

 

 

Deep in thought

 

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All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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