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happy 4th

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dress: Old Navy // shoes: Steve Madden (similar)

photos by Chelsea Laine Francis

After last year’s layered look for the office and 2013’s casual boho ensemb’, I wanted to wear something simple for my chill 4th of July weekend. A lightweight dress in the most patriotic blue I’ve ever seen, my favorite sandals, and a trusty red bandana.
I wanted a fun accessory for this outfit, but I was having trouble deciding. At first I wanted to bring along a fun popsicle in a bold cherry red, but I thought it would be too melty (and, as someone pointed out, also phallic). Then I thought watermelon would be fun, especially since I so deeply associate it with celebrating the 4th, but that seemed like a messy photoshoot. So, I ended up with a couple of bright sunflowers. Are sunflowers synonymous with America? I don’t know. Do they look freaking adorable in these photos? You betcha!
I hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend with friends and family!
P.S. Can we take a second to note that this is my first time getting a 4th of July post out on the actual day? Now that’s a reason to celebrate! 😉
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