Some easy ways to put together a great 4th of July outfit is to look for basic pieces like shorts, tank tops, and skirts, then accessorize them with some holiday flair. For me, I like to accessorize with my red beads and add some denim in for my blue.
It was another hot weekend in Las Vegas. This is my first real summer of planning outfits while living in Las Vegas. Last year I was pregnant with Jack and spent the entire summer indoors as much as possible with morning/ all day sickness. This year I’m really trying to embrace the heat with my wardrobe, but it’s not always easy dressing in the heat. I’m learning that I’ve been overthinking my outfits this summer. I’m now just trying to keep my looks simple and comfortable. That’s what I did this weekend. I really haven’t had the opportunity to do much shopping this summer, so I’m trying to pull out old clothes that I haven’t worn in a while and find new ways to wear them.
On Saturday, I kept it really casual and wore cut off shorts that I actually made out of an old pair of Bermuda shorts that I wasn’t feeling anymore. I cut them to a better length and now I’ve been getting a lot of use out of them around the house.
Top- Old Navy
On Sunday, I wore this green striped halter top dress that I’ve had since college. I never got much use out of it, because I always felt like it was never hot enough to wear. Well, it’s perfect for Las Vegas, because it’s defiantly hot enough around here to wear a summer dress like this, even if I do go into an air conditioned place.
Dress- Victoria Secret
Hope you liked my weekend looks. Have a great week!
I love the 4th of July! It’s always been a special holiday for my family and me. Not only is it our country’s birthday, but it’s also my dad’s birthday. I have a lot of happy memories spending this day with my family while growing up. Ever since I was a little girl, I always had to make sure that I wore my red, white and blue on Independence Day. Now that I’m an adult, not much has changed. I still look for those colors in my closet to make sure I’m festive for whatever I have planned on that day.
Whether you plan to spend your day at the beach, a picnic, barbecue, parade, fireworks or even if you have to be at the office…here are some easy ways to incorporate red, white and blue into your look.
I like this casual maxi skirt look. It’s perfect for a hot summer day, plus it’s super comfortable!
I love this white Ann Taylor dress. I actually wear it as a bathing suit cover up most of the time, but when you pair it with some wedge shoes, red beads, and a denim jacket; it can really dress it up nicely.
This casual look is perfect for a day time BBQ, then you can add the denim jacket to it for evening fireworks. I love the navy and white stripes in this tank top.
This is another great evening to look for fireworks. Having a red sweater in your closet can definitely come in handy, especially for holidays.
This look is a great work outfit for the day before the long weekend. We all know that a workday can drag on, especially the day before a holiday weekend. Dressing up a little bit festive can make your day more fun!
Those are my 4th of July looks. Follow me on Instagram @thriftywifehappylife to find out what I end up wearing this year on the 4th. I hope everyone has a safe a fun holiday!
The forecast for Las Vegas this coming up week is going to be hot. The highs are between 111 and 117 degrees. It’s hot! As I mentioned last weekend, I’m kind of at a loss for getting creative with my outfits in the heat. That’s why this weekend I just decided to play it safe and get some use out of my sundresses. When it’s hot out, I feel like a simple sundress is the most comfortable thing that you can wear. I don’t even like to wear a lot of jewelry or accessorize that much in this kind of heat.
Here’s what I came up with…
I spent the first half of my day in my bathing suit at the pool. It was nice because Jack took a nap in his shaded stroller while Kevin and I enjoyed a swim.
Top- Target (exact)
Bottoms- Old Navy (exact)
Sunglasses- Smith’s (I buy my sunglasses at the grocery store because they’re only $5)
When we came home I changed into this little black dress that I recently found at Savers. I remember when I was younger, people always told me that you couldn’t mix black and brown. I’ve talked to a lot of my friends my age and they still feel like you can’t mix these two colors, but I say that nowadays anything goes. That’s why I wore my black dress with some brown accessories just to switch it up a bit.
Dress- Target (bought at Savers) (similar)
Sandals- Target (exact)
I decided to wear this purple smocked dress that I’ve had for a while now. It’s perfect for the heat and in a closet full of black and white, it’s nice to wear some color. I’ll have to wear this dress again sometime soon!
Dress- Forever 21 (bought at the Salvation Army)