One of the genes I inherited from my mom is a love of Navy blue. No matter how hard she tries to add new colors to her wardrobe, anytime you open up her closet you’re still bound to drown in a sea of Navy. Luckily, the family default color comes in handy two weekends a year – Memorial Day and Fourth of July.
Naturally, everything I’ve packed for the long weekend boasts a blend of three colors: red, white & blue.
Taking a professional approach to Patriotism for the last day of work, I chose a classic Anne Klein dress that I purchased at Ross two years ago. While I’m embarrassed to admit it probably bears resemblance to something in my mom’s closet, it is SO comfortable. I can’t remember the exact price but know it was under $20.
The focus of Friday’s outfit is a sweet red dress I found on the clearance rack at Charming Charlie. Originally $30, it was marked down to $14.99 and then slashed in half – $7.50 for a dress that mimics expensive southern brand Mud Pie (who did actually make the big hat – gotta splurge every now and then). The Navy shoes, retailed at $40, were only $19.99 at Ross.
Fourth of July means it’s time to go all out in our country’s colors. This comfy Enfocus Studio dress was found at Ross for $9.99. It’s not an expensive brand to begin with, but still, at that price, you can’t go wrong with something you’ll only wear once a year.
It’s rare to catch me in something other than a dress during the summer months. For this weekend’s anomaly, I paired crown & ivy (Belk’s signature brand) shorts with a simple tank, a Charming Charlie fedora and Sperry Top-siders I found at Ross for under $40. For a day on the go, something to carry items is a must. I’ll admit I was hesitant to give into the backpack style because I hated them as a kid but man do I love this thing. Retailed at $120, I picked up the bag at Ross for just $19.99.