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.

Palm leaf tank top

I’ve been waiting for this palm leaf tank top to arrive from Yoins for a couple of weeks now, and finally, when I got busy doing extras work and stand-in work for a couple of days with no time to check the mail, that’s when it arrived. I love this palm leaf print trend that’s been so in this year! The shades of green, pink, and ivory are such a nice color combo. My only problem with this tank top was that the straps were way too long. I had to pin them up a bit so it would hang just right on my petite frame. Later on, when I have time, I’ll sew the straps I pinned into place so I don’t have to keep pinning it every time I wear it.

I paired this with my white eyelet lace shorts, white flower sandals, my ‘Wish you were here’ straw hat’, rose gold reflective sunglasses, rose gold purse plus my palm tree necklace and earrings for a nice summer look. Too bad summer is almost over. I’ll have to layer the top with jeans and a jacket as summer turns into fall so I can still wear it.

Which summer trend did you like best this year?

 

Straw hat, leaf print tank top, eyelet lace shorts + rose gold sunglasses

 

 

Green and white

 

Palm leaf print top + eyelet lace shorts

 

Leaf print top + white lace shorts

 

Wish you were here

 

 

 

Yoins palm leaf top

 

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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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