Patriotic Outfits Already in Your Closet

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Ah, the Fourth of July…I love this holiday for all the parades, decorations, fireworks, and patriotism, but I often struggle with putting together the perfect outfit. How can I effortlessly pair red, white, and blue without looking tacky? How can I do that when I don’t even own a lot of red or white?! If either of those questions sounds familiar, I’m hoping this post will help you. I rounded up old blog photos (some of them are super old, so forgive the bad quality) and am discussing ways you can turn these outfits into the perfect 4th of July look with pieces (hopefully) already in your closet. Continue reading

My Summer Plans

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Memorial Day always feels like the start of summer, with warmer weather, BBQs and yummy foods, and schools getting out (or almost out). People have been asking me for weeks and weeks, “What are your summer plans?” And the truth is, I don’t know yet! I’ve been so busy with school, AP tests, finals, and more school, that I’ve hardly even thought about summer. But now it’s upon us, and this blog post is forcing me to finally plan it out. 🙂 Continue reading

Cinco Ideas for Cinco de Mayo

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This Saturday is Cinco de Mayo (where has April gone?!) so I wanted to share a few ideas for how to celebrate. I’ve taken four years of high school Spanish, and the teachers always remind us that Cinco de Mayo isn’t a real Mexican holiday. It celebrates the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla during the French-Mexican War. However, besides in the town of Puebla, not many Mexicans celebrate it (or at least, so I’m told). Rather, it’s an Americanized holiday used as an excuse to drink margaritas. 😉 But that’s enough history for one day! If people are going to celebrate, I figure we should get in on the fun too, so here are five ways to spend Cinco de Mayo this Saturday (that don’t involve alcoholic beverages). Continue reading