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July 4, 2018 - Apparel



It's Time to Celebrate!






Every year we celebrate the Fourth of July with hope, love and joy.  We surround ourselves with family, friends and others who are thankful for their life in our great nation.   We partake in parades, outings, eat, drink and be merry while watching fireworks all in the name of freedom.  Yes, I am proud to be an American.  I hope you all have a wonderful Fourth of July in this great year of 2018.  Here are a few fashion picks of red, white and blue to sparkle your day.  Hand me a sparkler - please!!


Shopping Myth: Spend Less, Buy Bargains will save you Money! -  Not! 

Recently at a summer soiree - I wore an expensive classic pair of pumps that I have owned for eight years - walked and danced the night away.  My feet did not hurt in the slightest at the end of the night. You can purchase cheap apparel and shoes but you will pay the price physically and the item will not last years to come.  Thus, you ultimately will spend more money by buying less quality items at a discounted price.  You think you are saving money but really you are not. You will repeat the purchase next year and the year after and so on.... Be wise.  A penny saved is a penny earned. 

Wrap Up!




Friend, Gigi Hadid, Taylor Swift



The Scarf: Snap up a red, white and blue scarf and drape around your neck.  Keep out the chill while be elegant and festive.  Link Included. 





"It will be celebrated... with pomp and parade... bonfires and illuminations from one end of the continent to the other"  President John Adams


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The White Jean



Katie Holmes





White Jeans are a Must:  Be sure to step out in a blistering white jean that flatters.  Top with red or blue for the ultimate Fourth of July outfit.  Link Included.




7 for All Mankind The Skinny Skinny Jean


For more jean styles - Check out Summer Jeans! 

"The American, by nature, is optimistic.  He is experimental, an inventor, and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly."  

President John F. Kennedy


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Jean Jackets









The Jean Jacket:  Sporting a blue or white jean jacket is essential when getting ready to watch fireworks light up the sky.  Combine with white jeans, scarf and top with maybe a sweater and be ready to view the show.  Links Included.





AG Robyn Denim Jacket




Free People Rumors Denim Jacket


Festive



Cupcakes and Cashmere Affleck Embroidered Star Denim


The White Effect



Kut for the Kloth Helena Denim Jacket


"America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand."  

President Harry S. Truman


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The Fourth of July Stripe




Taylor Swift & Friends


The Red, White and Blue Top:  A flag inspired shirt adds to the evening fireworks.  It is a symbol of what we believe in.  Check out the following tops and add the other hues the mix.  Yes, we are celebrating to the fullest.  Carry on.  Links Included.



Alternative Stripe Baseball Tee




1901 Bateau Neck Tee


My all time favorite quote: 

"Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." 

President John F. Kennedy


Happy Fourth of July!  May you have an inspirational, upbeat and joyous time this coming week. Celebrate with passion, with laughter and with grace.  You are blessed to live your life in America.  Be proud, be strong, be resolute and most importantly be kind and loving.  We are in this journey together so hold hands and be thankful. 



Happy 4th of July!


Forever Chic Style - Kim Hardwick



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