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!

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The Look For Less // Spring Favorites

Y’all probably know by now I love a good deal! The only thing I love more than a good deal is sharing my finds with YOU!

I must admit I have a bit of a JustFab.com obsession. What they say on their TV commercials is true… the prices are good and the quality is better. If you’ve ever shopped at ZARA than you have something to compare JustFab to. The only thing about JF I have to be careful about is swooping in on their flash sales immediately upon getting a notification e-mail! Let me tell you, the cute stuff is always the first to go!

JustFab Spring Favorites for Half the Price!

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Pattern Mixing with Gingham & Florals

Last month, when the 75% off end-of-season sale alert popped up in my inbox from Draper James, the one thing I prayed was included in that sale was the McKenzie Skirt in Laurel Teal. I hopped over to the site and ended up snagging it for $75 down from $235! Normally I wouldn’t spend that much on a skirt but it’s DRAPER JAMES. Please tell me that was justification enough?

You’re probably wondering how someone as color-phobia as I am is planning on wearing the McKenzie skirt. My philosophy with colors and patterns is to go towards one extreme or another. You’ll either see me in either an all black ensemble or a daring, kaleidoscopic mix. When I ordered the Mckenzie skirt my immediate idea was to go super preppy and Southern with the styling (I live in Nashville now after all!). I landed on pairing the skirt with a red and white gingham button down from Target (thank goodness I decided to add a monogram in navy blue, three years ago), a pair of sapphire blue, jeweled pumps from a little boutique I discovered while living in Germany, cobalt blue Alex earrings by Kendra Scott and a flat cobalt blue clutch by Clare V.
Pattern Mixing With Draper James

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