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Monday, July 4, 2011

Star(fish) and Stripes

Happy Fourth of July! For those of us celebrating, I hope you had a great day of fireworks and cookouts! (What else is there to do on the fourth of July?)
I have a suspicion I've used this post title before, but oh well, it works too perfectly.
Now, I don't like to get too patriotic with my looks, but after seeing Nnenna's pink with stripes, it seemed like the perfect substitute while still feeling festive.
Starfish cuff is a given these days, along with a knotted top... is my style getting stale? Haha, you'd think I was doing the 30 for 30 or something!
Star and Stripes
The pearls on this top rebelled against me the last time I washed it (in a garment bag, on the gentle cycle) and I had to spend 40 minutes sewing them back into place this morning.
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If you look at this photo full size, you can see a kid being thrown in the water. Too funny. Star and Stripes Star and Stripes Keep off rocks Star and Stripes Star and Stripes
The Rundown
Striped Top TJMaxx - Pink Skirt Made by Me - Sandals Guess - Straw Hat NY&Co. - Starfish Cuff St. Thomas via TJMaxx - Straw Bag TJMaxx - Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box - Sunnies Old Navy

40 comments:

Sarah Dee said...

This is the perfect beach outfit! You look adorable but you can still play in the sand ;)

<3 Sarah
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Ariana said...

Love how you tied off the tee. Very cute :)

Courtney Erin said...

I seriously have to get myself to the beach...soon. This is like the perfect beach outfit too - love it!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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MosaMuse said...

greta outfit! love your blue nails!
xo
MosaMuse

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Iris said...

I would swear that you were somewhere in the Caribbean with that look! I love all the little details :)

Porcelain complexion said...

Gorgeous summer shots!
I love that skirt & how you've styled it with the striped top.
Thanks for your lovely comments
xox

Ruby And Siel said...

You look so feminime :) Love it!
That's just the kind of skirt you want to swirl around with ^^

Raquel said...

You look lovely! Hope you had a great 4th of July!

sacramento said...

Casual and chic outfit. Loving the skirt and the whole vibe.
Belated HAPPY 4TH OF JULY.
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Ceri said...

The skirt is such a beautiful colour, I would never have thought of teaming it with stripes.

mesconfessionsparisiennes said...

Nice outfit !
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The Fashionista's said...

Not only do you look gorgeous but you just solved a lingering fashion dilemma for me. I'm a skirt lover and I like pairing my skirts with loose tops but it means extra fabric bundled beneath and a lot of creative ways of trying to smooth that down. But a knot? Simply genius. I am so gonna rock that look this weekend!

Happy 4th pretty lady.

B.

Lorena said...

Very pretty Lyddie !
I find it very refreshing and comfortable to tie my tops when I do not know what else to do with them ! :)
I hope you sewed those pearls back on with some type of plastic or nylon threading or I think you will be spending another 40 minutes sewing pearls in the near future...
AND you can wear that cuff as many times as you like, I am actually googling one for one.
So, where is Chloe this morning ? is she taking your picture ?

Kinsey said...

I love this outfit! That nail polish color is amazing!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Starfish forever!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Indie.Tea said...

That is a perfect outfit for the Fourth. Love the striped top, in particular.
Hope you had a nice day :)

Lindsay said...

I'm loving all of your lovely beach bunny looks lately. This is gorgeous and a super fun post! Hope you had a fab fourth!

Melanie said...

This is a great outfit. I'm really loving the tied blouse with your skirt. And that smile! Stunning--hello, Julia Roberts.

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Bad Joan said...

Love your outfit! The color of the skirt is amazing and your hat is perfect!

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Ellie said...

Loving this outfit! The tied up shirt works perfectly with that skirt!
have a great day!
-Ellie

Amber Blue Bird said...

perfect outfit for a beach day. Love your hat and the pearls on your blouse...totally worth the 40+ minutes sewing them back on

Mrs. J said...

You look ready for the beach and the starfish cuff is still on my list. I recently attempted your signature knot and fell in love, but no one does it better then you. I love the straw bag I'm still on the hunt for one.

I hope you had a WONDERFUL 4th of July!! ;)

Ninette said...

Nice ensemble!

Ashley said...

I think we can let the starfish cuff and striped tank tops slide since it is, after all, summer! So go wild. :) You look great. I want to go to wherever you shot these pictures. Right now. With my bikini and a cocktail.

I'm off to go view the larger version of that picture. I'm so creepy. I bet I'm the only one who is going to do this.

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

Good for you for knowing how to sew! I am hopeless in that department. Great 4th of July outfit- I love how you made it your own with pink instead of red and I am still yet to try the tied up shirt- soon!

Melina said...

Oh I'm glad you were able to fix the top because it's super cute! I really like the way the stripes look when it's knotted too. Hope you had a fabulous holiday!!

xx Melina

monica said...

beach chic at its finest

and glad to know u did get the starfish cuff (it looks great)

Shea said...

Definitely not stale at all--I think the starfish and the stripes look perfectly fresh! (And as for the knots, I might be biased since I seem to have a wee obsession with knotting stuff too.)

buttonjar said...

Love this! You're right - it's festive but not too patriotic (shudder). I'm obsessed with full skirts lately - particularly ones with pockets. It's a bit of a problem! Anyway, hope you had a happy and fun 4th!

Lydia x

buttonjar said...

Love this! You're right - it's festive but not too patriotic (shudder). I'm obsessed with full skirts lately - particularly ones with pockets. It's a bit of a problem! Anyway, hope you had a happy and fun 4th!

Lydia x

Jodi said...

and another awesome combo.. you look so relaxed and on holiday!! looks goregous where you are too!! xox oJ

jess said...

That starfish cuff is so wonderful.

indie.electronic.alternative. said...

red, white, and PINK. i like it :)

Shey said...

I absolutely love your pretty pink skirt Lyddie!

Shey said...

I absolutely love your pretty pink skirt Lyddie!

silvergirl said...

you are looking adorable and so beach appropriate
i just want to come and hang out with you on the sand
brett

Alex Elizabeth said...

I love the starfish cuff, keep on wearing it! I never thought to do pink instead of red. Maybe I'll do that next year.

Ugh I hate it when the washing machine ruins things... I wreck half my clothing in it even when I follow the care instructions on the tag.

this free bird said...

I love this outfit!! The color of the skirt mixed with the stripes is so pretty.

xo,
C

Cassi said...

I love that outfit even without the bracelet, but the bracelet is just stunning! What a great find :)

Carina said...

Lovely coloured skirt!