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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:

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

    <3 Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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

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

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  4. greta outfit! love your blue nails!
    xo
    MosaMuse

    MosaMuse.blogspot.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  11. Nice outfit !
    http://mesconfessionsparisiennes.wordpress.com :)

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  12. 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.

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  13. 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 ?

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

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

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  16. 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!

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

    Melanie@Unravelled Threads
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  18. Love your outfit! The color of the skirt is amazing and your hat is perfect!

    http://blog.badjoan.com/

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

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

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  21. 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!! ;)

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  22. 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.

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  23. 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!

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  24. 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

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  25. beach chic at its finest

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

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  26. 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.)

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  27. 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

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  28. 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

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

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  30. That starfish cuff is so wonderful.

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  31. I absolutely love your pretty pink skirt Lyddie!

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  32. I absolutely love your pretty pink skirt Lyddie!

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

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  34. 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.

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

    xo,
    C

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

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