"You're a grand old flag, you're a high flying flag!"
"Oh Beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain!"
"Oh say can you see, by the dawn's early light..."
Hello! Instead of cooking out and watching fireworks this weekend, we worked on our younger boys' room and the garage. What is wrong with us?? Well, I've made the decision to homeschool my 8 year olds and from it an urgency to get the house in order developed. Can you blame me? I foresee more time at home - or not. Only time will tell, and don't feel too bad for our reclusive-selves, the festivities aren't over! We still have the 4th to celebrate ,and celebrate we shall. We will join some friends for a cookout, where the kids can swim and play messy games while the adults eat and chat.
Until then, I'll bask in the fruits of our labors up to this point. With extra money going into the home, there's less money for fashion play, so today's outfit features nothing new.
The dress hails from Target's clearance last season! Clearance finds thrill me. I've picked up items as low as $6 for a great pair of shoes. In fact, these shoes were a $6 find! Keep those deals coming!
Now. Allow me to pause for a moment to talk about this off the shoulder dress. I like how it looks. I like how it hangs. However, the shoulders drive me CRAZY! I can't lift my arms without the sleeves popping up to my neck. It's a choking hazard. I demonstrated for a friend of mine and She laughed in agreement. Look! It's almost happening in the picture above. I fidget constantly trying to keep the sleeves down. That being said, do you have a love-hate relationship with this trend?
We can move onto the accessories, but no worries we won't hang there for long. They're old, but well-loved. I added the scarf from Express for warmth in the air-conditioning and I just liked the print. The shoes and the clutch were of course added for their patriotically festive flair. They are about the only red pieces I own. There's plenty of navy in the closet, but little red. Should I remedy this? (Not while we are working on the house of course.)
Finally, silver seemed to "fit" the scheme, so I added my stiletto earrings, bangle and stretch bracelet set. The necklace was an easy throw on and then it was out the door!
White Dress: Target (VERY similar with 20%off)/Wedges: Target (Similar)/Scarf: (Similar, Fun Floral Option), Premier Designs (20% Off through the 4th!)
Linking up with Fashion Should be Fun, Weekend Wear Link Upd, Tina's Pink Friday, Nancy's Fashion Style, Passion For Fashion, Not Dressed As Lamb, Kindess Link up
Well, that's all my reader friends. I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July! Please enjoy these snap shots I grabbed at church with friends dressed in reds, whites and blues. I'm a goofball. What can I say??