dress (worn as top), skirt: Forever 21 | belt: vintage | shoes: thrifted
Happy belated Fourth of July, American readers! This outfit ended up being kind of Fourth-of-July inspired, though it wasn't intentional, as this outfit is from several days ago. (Admittedly, I did recycle a version of this outfit for the actual holiday yesterday.)
My Fourth was wonderfully low-key. I'll spare you the details of how hot it's been in Michigan - let's just say we're setting records - and because of the heat, Chris and I mostly stayed inside and were productive. It may not sound like the most fun way to spend a day off, but we had a great time! During breaks we ate good food and drank Summer Shandy and watched Pushing Daisies, all in the comfort of my air-conditioned house. He worked on his art, and we both worked on taking and editing pictures for a guest post I'm doing for Elanor's lovely blog, which will go up Saturday. I am so excited to share it with you! I won't tell you what it is, exactly, but I will tell you that it's food related...
Remember in my last post when I mentioned how hopeless I am at doing my hair? Well, I am setting out to conquer that particular stylistic weakness. It's a little bit tough - I absolutely hate the feeling of having hairspray in my hair (I don't even own any) and most tutorials call for lots of it. I'm still a long way away from my loose inspiration for this hairstyle/outfit. But I've had some good results, and have even been able to find some ways to work around my aversion to hairspray. This hairstyle was surprisingly easy, even if the bouffant is the world's smallest. Still, I'm wondering if there are tons of super-easy tutorials out there I've been missing out on. I'll have to investigate; it's time I got more adventurous!
I learned a few things during this photoshoot. #1:
You're never too mature to take ridiculous jumping pictures.
Twirling is a must in any skirt that's not skin-tight.
John Lennon sunglasses are always appropriate, no matter the occasion.
American readers, I hope you enjoyed your holiday - did you do anything special? Everyone else - I hope you've been able to stay cool!