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J.CREW BODYSUIT | J.CREW DENIM | STEVE MADDEN HEELS | TORY BURCH PURSE | BAUBLE BAR EARRINGS | DAVID YURMAN RING | DAVID YURMAN BANGLE | LOREN HOPE CUFF
Charleston has been at the top of my list of places to go to and I’m so happy I got to experience all it had to offer with my blogger babes Lauren of Life to Lauren and Dede of Dressup Buttercup! The town was so southern and full of charm: vintage stores, shrimp & grits in every restaurant, brick roads, sweet hospitality, and historic architecture. I mean, the wrap around porches and oyster bars on every corner is enough to make you want to relocate to this adorable city! Don’t worry, travel guide is coming soon! If you just can’t wait, Dede has one here and Lauren has one here! 🙂
How is it already half way through June?! Is Fourth of July really two weeks away?! Time flies when you’re having fun…and adulting! Growing up, my grandparents had a beautiful lake house where we spent every weekend, every holiday, and the entire summer! Let me just tell you, Nana & Poppa throw one hell of a Fourth of July party! About 150 people from the neighborhood would come up in their boats and golf carts and spend the entire day playing volleyball in the yard, throwing horseshoes, grilling, and swimming. It was always so fun to see my grandparents entertain and I remember thinking “when I’m big, I’m going to throw a party just like this!” I haven’t quite lived up to that but I do throw a really fun Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show watch party! We have to work our way up, right?!
I always love preparing my July 4th get up! Not quite sure what my plans are yet but I know I will be sporting this red bodysuit with some high waisted shorts! I love that it’s off the shoulder to show off my fresh fake tan (I shared in my last post what I use to tan) and the ruffle detail covers my ta-ta’s because I hate wearing a bra in the summer. TMI? Just sharing my summer hacks!
I must tell y’all about these mom jeans that I can’t seem to stop wearing! I’ve said several times on the blog that I HATE shopping for jeans. When I find a pair that meets all the criteria and checks all the boxes, I buy them without question! Luckily, these jeans won’t break the bank! Super light and a great fit around the waist with plenty of room through the legs – just how I like’em!
I absolutely loved Lauren and Dede’s looks! Lauren’s dress is exactly what I think of for a cute but casual dress for Fourth of July! I can totally see her sitting on the lawn with a cold drink and watching fireworks in that blue and white plaid! So darling! I’m a sucker for all white outfits and I absolutely love the bow on Dede’s blouse! It definitely dresses up the outfit without it overtaking the look! I have such stylish friends 🙂
What are your plans for the Fourth? Whatever they end up being, I hope you get to eat plenty of watermelon, maybe run through a sprinkler or two, and spend it with people that you love and all those that are proud to be an American!
MelissaJune 23, 2017 at 11:09 pm
We reminisce about days spent at the lake house and parties and your grandparents all the time! We miss it so much! We always had so much fun!