Red white and swoon

My neighborhood is pretty dang awesome. I can say that because it was like that long before my family moved in and will likely be that way long after.  For example, this Independence Day, we’ll all dress up in our patriotic attire, decorate our wagons, strollers, and bikes, and parade behind a firetruck down to the neighborhood clubhouse. Once we’re there, we’ll play games, swim, and eat grilled hot dogs and hamburgers like a good old-fashioned backyard barbecue. It really is idyllic.

July 2016 Hayes (29)

So when it came time to plan my outfit for the big day this year, I was thrilled to see so many fun and patriotic options at none other than Charming Charlie. If you’ve been reading my blog all along, you know I’ve been “Charmed by Charlie” before, and this time was no exception. Their prices are fantastic, they run wonderful promotions, and their items are always fresh and stylish and a little bit whimsical.


I mean, how cute is this navy and white striped tank? I’m wearing a small, so I’d say it was TTS, and it’s only $19. But the best part? The back! Look at that bow detail!! You could wear it alone, over a swimsuit, or even over a cute lace bralette. Either way, it’s comfy, easy, and super cute!

patriotic tank back

And that red star purse? Who cares if I’m going to a pool party? I’m bringing this purse come hell or high water! It’s just too cute to leave at home. It’s vegan leather, features a crossbody strap, and is just the right size for all of my necessities. I also found some other great accessories that really helped complete this fun and festive outfit.

The red, white, and blue ball earrings, known as “The Austin”, are only $12 and really round out this outfit, especially if you are wearing it beyond the pool. The straw fedora with the red, white, and blue band is $15 and let’s be honest, is it really a pool party without a fedora? I think not. That means for the whole outfit, we’re talking less than $60. So, if you want to go out with a bang this 4th, check out Charming Charlie’s “Americana” line and have your friends “Red, White, and Swoon” over your outfit! Happy 4th y’all!


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