OOTD: Cute & Patriotic

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woman in a cute patriotic outfit featuring a blue lace dress

[oops, I accidentally dressed up for the holiday]

I wasn't planning on putting together an outfit for the 4th of July this year. I really don't have much patriotic apparel in my wardrobe so I hadn't give it much consideration. And then I found a pair of patriotic socks on clearance sale for 70% off at Joann so I basically *had* to put something together!

flatlay image of the elements in a patriotic outfit for the 4th of july

[lace dress: city studio | jersey dress: gillian & o'malley | leggings: Amazon (affiliate) | knee socks: Joann | shoes: Converse | purse: rosetti | glasses: Zenni (affiliate) | necklace: Dollar Tree]

Honestly, I just kinda dove into my closet and started pulling out things that matched the colors in the socks. I had no idea where I was going to end up, but it came together pretty well in the end!

The majority of the outfit came from thrift shops - the lace dress, shoes, and purse are all recent thrifting acquisitions, and the jersey dress was free at a clothing swap. And the necklace is a DIY project I made yearsss ago with a multi-pack of cheap bead necklaces from Dollar Tree! (Should I recreate the project for a blog post tutorial??)

a series of images showing a woman spinning in a blue lace dress


I've been playing around a lot lately with layering dresses. Dresses over shirts, shirts over dressees, dresses paired with skirts... It's such a fun way to mix up wardrobe pieces for new and unexpected looks!

For this combo I wore the jersey dress as an undergarment. I love how just a bit of the red peeks out since the jersey dress is just slightly longer. Also the skirt of the lace dress is fuller than the skirt of the jersey dress, so when I spin the red layer shows up as a fun surprise!

image of a woman in a 4th of July outfit, showing. close up of her patriotic knee socks

[sock it to me]

Considering that I own so little clothing that fits the patriotic theme, I feel like it came together really well!

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