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4th of July Inspiration & Sales!!!

4th of July is practically here!  So I wanted to share some adorable red, white, and blue options for any type of 4th of July celebration!  That chambray cold shoulder dress with those white wedges are perfect for a little dressier evening.  Or that star tank with denim shorts and those cute red sunnies for any backyard BBQ!

But what's even better about a holiday weekend then cute, festive wear and great food??  The sales, of course!!  Some of my favorite sites that are having some great sales for the 4th are...

LOFT - 50% off everything with code:  JULY4th (ends today!)

J.Crew - 30% off all beach styles and an extra 40% off sale items with code:  SHOPNOW

J.Crew Factory - 50% off everything

GAP - Huge 50% off sale!

And don't forget to start planning for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale coming up!   Early access for card holders starts July 14th and the rest of the sale is open to everyone on July 22nd!

If you know of any other sites having amazing sales this weekend, please share!!

Thanks for stopping by today!



Red, White, & Blue

Lovers + Friends Off The Should Top - (currently over 50% off!!) - Similar options HERE, HERE, and HERE

I'm definitely feeling a little festive in this red, white, and blue get up!  Can't wait for the longer weekend and 4th of July fun!

Not gunna lie...when I put this on I was feeling in the patriotic spirit...and as soon as I slipped on those aviators...I instantly started singing "Playing With The Boys".  
My husband's a lucky fella for those kind of performances.
And if you knew that was from Top Gun after reading the song title...we just became best friends...  bonus if you started singing it almost immediately also.  

I love this off the shoulder top.  But then I haven't met an off the shoulder top I didn't love.  #truestory.
This one just fits so well.  Has a built in shelf that just compliments everything and keeps it all in place.  Plus, the flowy sleeve and bottom lace detailing are so adorable.

Aside from trying to beat the heat, we look forward to BBQ's, a little family and friend time, and maybe light off a few fireworks!

What plans do you have this holiday weekend??



Finished Backyard Reveal!

After a year of planning, saving, and waiting for the right seasonal months... I'm so ecstatic to say our backyard is finally finished!!!
It was so hard to picture the finished product with all that dirt staring at us...my patience does pay off (as I'm learning) and now I can't even remember what it looked like with the dirt!

I just want to say a big THANK YOU to my amazing husband for all the literal back breaking work he put into to make our backyard oasis absolutely beautiful!  The concrete work (with help from awesome family and friends), flower bed shoveling, and 1,300 sqft of fresh sod.... he truly put so much effort into this. 

Playing ball...this is probably her favorite pass time.  We are always out here from the early hours on the weekend mornings to the later hours in the evening during the week.  Bella Bear can't wait to get outside and play.

She also loooooves playing and rolling around in the sprinklers Daddy installed!  She pretty much thinks they serve no other purpose than for a fun cool down to run back and forth in.

Fire Pit-Table-Cooler Combo // Chairs (Costco) // Patio Set

We love our new patio set!  So comfy to hang out on back here!  And this table on the outer part of the patio is the coolest!  We've used it as a cooler, somewhere to set our drinks, and can't wait to roast s'mores on it!

We added these solar lanterns for decor and plan to add a couple more.  I love the look of lanterns for outside decor!  I will probably add a couple comfy pillows to the chairs as well for a good color pop and texture.

Overalls // Striped Tee - Similar HERE 

Another favorite thing about having our backyard complete...I love the days we sit out back, watch the dog and cat run around, enjoy the view, each other's company, and a nice cold drink.

See our whole backyard progress:




Pink Lace Tank

Tote Bag // Fedora Hat - (Similar - HERE) // Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses

I love a great lace piece and this tank definitely has me obsessed!
So flowy and airy and perfect for these over 100 degree days. (yes...over 100..)

What I like is it's a crop style but doesn't show off my mid drift more than I want thanks to the adorable lace panel detail.
Fits very true to size (I'm wearing a small) and great material!

In our warmer Fall months, this will be so cute with jeans and wedges or my favorite peep toe booties!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all had a great weekend!

There's a full posted week here on BB (I know, bought time I got it together and organized), so stay tuned!  I finally reveal our finally, full complete backyard reveal tomorrow! 



Stripe Off The Shoulder

Tote Bag // Sunglasses

I love a great stripe top...but an off the shoulder stripe top...double love!

This top fits true to size and has the most adorable overlay detail for added texture.  I plan on this being part of my outfit for 4th of July maybe and pair it with white shorts.

I feel like this Summer is kicking off full speed and I need to catch up!  I still have a travel related post to share with you all and some more home progress!

I'll get it together sooner or later...but when it's been over 100 degrees out...most days I just want to lay out on the couch in the air conditioning and unload my DVR of all it's Bachelorette and any Bravo reality show goodness.

Who can relate with me on those days?


Linking up with Tucker Up and Twenties Girl Style.


Black Tie Dress With A Neon Pop

GAP Black Tie Waist Dress (currently sold out) - Similar HERE, HERE, and HERE

Sandals // Hat // Crossbody Bag - Similar HERE  // Sunglasses

This is THE perfect Summer dress!  The material is so thin (yet not see through) and great for the hot, 105 degree days when you just want to throw on something light to do whatever you gotta do around town.
It has definitely been a challenge not to reach for this dress everyday on the weekends to wear...

Do you have one of those easy pieces that are perfect for a certain time of year??  

Thanks for stopping by!



Lace Off The Shoulder

Lace Off The Shoulder Top (Under $40 and comes in a few different colors!)

I am so glad they brought this lace off the shoulder top back this season and in some other great colors as well!  The lace overlay is such a fun, feminine touch.  I did size up for the medium, as it looked a little short on the model and I like my tops with a little more length.  I'm so glad I did because the top hits right where I want it.  So I recommend sizing up one if you like your tops with a little more length as well.

And these wedges.....oh how I them so!  Best purchase of the Summer!  They go with practically anything and they are so comfy!  The platform is just the right amount of height for me and I can walk in them all day/night!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you are having a fabulous week so far!


Linking up with Tucker Up, Two Peas in a Blog, Style Elixir, The Pleated Poppy, Classy Yet Trendy, Shopping My Closet, and Twenties Girl Style.