Happy Memorial Day to all - most importantly THANK YOU to our VETERANS!!! (shout out to my beloved Uncle Mac - love you and thank you for serving our country!)
With the holiday weekend amongst us, have you picked out your Memorial Day look? If you're one to wait til' the last minute to do things, this is your lucky weekend because there's still time to pick out a stunning look for your holiday festivities AND there are also major sales going on right now!
The Red Look
I love this peasant blouse from JCrew. It's available in navy too, but I like the red and white stripes because it's more patriotic - you could get use out of it for Memorial Day and/or 4th of July! It's lightweight and sheer, so it's perfect for the humid days ahead of us. *Plus, for any new moms out there like myself dealing with a post-baby bod, this shirt is GREAT because it's so roomy...aka it's forgiving :o)
|| P.S.- JCrew is giving 30% off Spring Sale items w/ code LOVEIT (this top is full-price though) ||
Pair the JCrew blouse with a pair of white skinny jeans and you're set for the holiday! I love my JBrand skinny jeans - they're stretchy and fit like a glove and I wear them with everything during the spring and summer months. Worth scooping up two pairs because I guarantee you'll be wearing them a lot! :o)
JBrand "910 Skinny Jeans" available at ShopBop
|| P.S. - I source to ShopBop so often because of the FREE shipping on purchases AND returns they offer! Plus, they always have unique pieces :o) ||
Since the top is so busy, it's best to keep your shoe simple. The Tory Burch sandal below is perfect because it compliments the red without being too overpowering. You could also do a shoe in nude, tan, white or gold.
Tory Burch 'Emmy Sandal' on SALE for $147 (reg $250)
Finally, if you want to be totally festive, top off this look with a royal blue tote! I love the JCrew tote below and it's on trend with the boxy tote trend of the season. You can wear it on your shoulder or cross-body so it's perfect for running around in the city.
JCrew 'Edie Purse' $238
If you want to stay neutral with your handbag, try this straw tote - a classic piece that will go with all of your summer looks!
JCrew 'Brompton Straw Hobo' $228
It also comes in a clutch version for your dressier summer looks. You could easily dress up this Memorial Day outfit if you wear it with a pair of nude or red heels! Then you could rock the clutch to keep the look fancy.
The Blue Look
I love this blue Bop Basics blazer! The color is bright and bold and brightens any neutral look and whether you wear it with jeans or a dress it works for so many different environments. In the office you could wear it over a sheath dress, out of the office you could wear it just the same or with a pair of jeans or shorts. This is a great POC (pop of color) investment piece.
Bop Basics Draped Jacket $248 available at ShopBop
JCrew 'Dree Dress' in deck stripe $148
Pull the outfit together by wrapping on a bright pink skinny belt or stay conservative with a nude skinny belt and you'll be set! I would do nude heels with this look - but you could always do a flat or wedge :o)
JCrew Snakeskin belt $45