I've wanted to do a fashion inspired column for some time, and, it finally hit me one night. I'd just like to talk/blog about things that inspire me (and you) fashion wise. I'm by no means a fashionista, just a girl who likes to have fun when I get dressed in the morning, or afternoon, whatever the case may be! I consider my style to be eclectic, yet simple, and I always like my outfit to say something. I look to Pinterest for inspiration, and you can find my favorite fashion board here. Since it's July and all, I thought the first ever What Are You Wearing Wednesday should be Fourth of July inspired, and I even created a very special board for inspiration!
This MaryAnn inspired outfit was put together by things I already had in my closet (although I've never worn them together before :)! The blue polka dot shorts (it's hard to tell in the pic) & red gingham shirt scream All American Girl!!! It would be so fun to wear to a picnic, a family gathering, or to go watch fireworks!
Shoes: Gray Converse, Polka dot Shorts: American Rag @ Macy's, Top: Gingham blouse/white tank (I don't remember, probably Kohl's), Necklace & earrings: Custom made by Sandra Alstrom.
Stars, Stripes, and Sequins! This next outfit is a little more chic, I think, but could still totally be worn to just hang out! I love it, and, it's actually what I'm wearing tomorrow! I totally like to plan ahead for special occasions and events (like parties and holidays)! It's just plain fun! You can see it with the shoes here!
Shoes: Silver/Sparkly Tom's, Pants: Lauren Conrad @ Kohl's, Top: Blue/White striped top from Macy's, Necklace: a gift from Lindsey.
The girl next door gets dressed up! I found this lacy cream dress when I was browsing through Kohl's! I loved and had to have it! In fact, I plan to wear it to my birthday dinner next week! I love the lace and the belt that cinches at the waist (I plan to do an entire post on this soon!!!). I thought how cute would it be with a shoe that pops?!?! And, what better for the fourth than a cute red pump?!?!
Shoes: Jessica Simpson @ DSW, Dress: Sonoma @ Kohl's, Necklace: Kohl's.
Don't forget to accessorize! A cute jean jacket, red white & blue scarfs, and my favorite accessory of all jewelry! You can see last years here! My husband teased that the last two outfits weren't as patriotic. I just reminded him that they're Fourth of July inspired...they don't have to be red/white/blue. They should be things you could get away with wearing almost any other day of the year too! And, he gets a big hug for being my photographer, and being (mostly) patient with me.
I hope you enjoyed the very first What Are You Wearing Wednesday?!?! I hope it inspired you to put together a cute patriotic outfit for the Fourth no matter what you're doing! I would absolutely love to get your feedback and interaction on What Are You Wearing Wednesday! I'm hoping it could be more like a conversation and even get some ideas on future topics. If I don't know a thing about it, I'll figure it out for us (wink)!
To help kick off What Are You Wearing I thought we'd do a give-away!!! How about a $50 gift card to Kohl's?! You (anyone who lives anywhere near a Kohl's ;) have until Sunday night to leave me a comment for your chance to win. Let me know what you think of the new column, and/or what inspires you fashion wise! If you too put together a Fourth of July inspired outfit, I'd love to see it! You can leave a link here in the comments, hit me up on twitter, instagram, or facebook (@loricalhoun) for an extra chance to win! Have a happy and safe Fourth everyone!