Taking Draper James to France on July 4th

Retro Inspired Independence Day Shoot

It’s truly incredible how much our young country has been through after 241 years in existence. Much has impacted our current trajectory, and while most of it is our own doing, we would not be who we are without the support and loyalty of our allies. Through all of our growing pains the people and country of France have been there for us, from acknowledging our sovereignty and becoming a military ally in our fight for British independence, to gifting us our beautiful Lady Liberty over 100 years later. We would not be who were are if it were not for France.  I wanted to do a little something different than most blogger’s annual July 4th inspired outfit post, so I hope you enjoy this little French-inspired look on America’s birthday!

French Inspired Independence Day Shoot

Wearing a mix of only American and French designers, this look is a little Provence and a little Southern.

French Inspired Independence Day Shoot

Since I’m nowhere near France right now I took a queue from the aesthetic of Draper James (the designer of the dress I’m wearing) and created a patriotique vibe with a crisp, blue and white striped backdrop.

French Inspired Independence Day Shoot

French Inspired Independence Day Shoot

French Inspired Independence Day Shoot

French Inspired Independence Day Shoot

French Inspired Independence Day Shoot

French Inspired Independence Day Shoot

Can’t you just imagine wearing this outfit to meet friends for a picnic in the park? Popping champagne and watching the children run about catching fireflies as the fireworks start and the sun drops over the horizon? Moments like that cause one to pause and remember how lucky we are to live in a country without fear. My prayer on this day is that all people, everywhere, one day have the same freedoms and right to the pursuit of happiness that we largely take for granted.

French Inspired Independence Day Shoot

French Inspired Independence Day Shoot

French Inspired Independence Day Shoot

French Inspired Independence Day Shoot

I’m wearing: Hidden Crown Hair, 18″ Day Dream in Dark Brown -2, Dress – sold out – similar style HERE, Bag – sold out – similar style HERE, Tassel key chain HERE, Manicure by Jen Tsourvakas, Shoes HERE, Necklace  – less expensive style – HERE, Earrings – sold out – same style, similar color – HERE, Lipstick HERE

 

Happy Birthday, America!

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19 Comments

    • Rachel July 5, 2017 / 19:07

      Thank you, Lily!

  1. July 5, 2017 / 21:44

    Your makeup is incredible!! You look like a doll. Beautiful job xx did you do it yourself?? If so, you are very talented!

    • Rachel September 15, 2017 / 04:01

      Thank you Kait! Yes, I did — many hours of watching YouTube makeup tutorials later and that’s my best try haha!

  2. July 6, 2017 / 01:31

    Love this dress on you lady!

  3. July 6, 2017 / 04:52

    That dress is so gorgeous!! I really love the design and print!

  4. Cat
    July 6, 2017 / 14:01

    I feel like not many people recognize how important France was in helping our country become independent. Also, I love this look so much! Draper James is always cute.

    • Rachel July 6, 2017 / 18:16

      I think you’re right, Cat. Thank you!

  5. July 6, 2017 / 14:59

    Girl that dress is gorgeous on you! Your hair looks amazing!

  6. July 6, 2017 / 17:22

    That dress is adorable! Love Draper James!

  7. July 6, 2017 / 18:52

    Love the outfit, especially the dress! The style and pattern are both so pretty!

  8. July 6, 2017 / 19:40

    What a beautiful take on a July 4th look!

  9. July 6, 2017 / 19:45

    Love this dress! The pockets make it even better haha.

    • Rachel July 8, 2017 / 04:27

      I have to admit the pockets were a HUGE selling point for me LOL!

  10. lovelysilvia
    July 11, 2017 / 16:05

    You look so stinking cute! I love this dress!

    • Rachel July 12, 2017 / 19:44

      Thank you sweet girl!