Stars and Brights #FashionFriday

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Next week, everyone will be firing up their grills, pulling out their lawn chairs and preparing themselves for parades and fireworks. Independence Day is finally here! While it’s technically after the first day of summer, I view the Fourth of July as the real start of summer. It’s such a fun holiday, and with any fun holiday, it’s so refreshing to find a cute outfit to wear in celebration.

This year, I decided to throw caution to the wind and dismiss the red from the “Red, White and Blue.” Instead of Stars and Stripes, I went for Stars and Brights.

Frugal 4th of July Outfit

While I didn’t stick with red, I did keep it patriotic with a star-filled, light and airy sleeveless shirt. This top is from Better Be was purchased at the thrift store for 6 bucks. That’s a little high for this frugal gal, but it was so cute, I couldn’t resist. The jean shorts are a past clearance find from Old Navy.

Frugal 4th of July Outfit

Frugal 4th of July Outfit

I loved the detail at the top of the piece, and the gold button detailing was such a great pairing with the navy stars. Putting a hot pink tank underneath gave the outfit a subtle brightness.

Frugal 4th of July outfit

I kept it funky with it came to accessories. This awesome piece was created by my homegirl Robin Plemmons from Lemons with a Pea. Her Etsy shop is fun, funny, and full of amazing artwork. Be sure to check it out!

Frugal 4th of July Outfit

For my earrings, I grabbed a pair of gold sparrow studs I got off of eBay for a steal. How does 2 dollars sound? Frugal and fabulous!

Frugal 4th of July Outfit

My shoes are a pair of Born of Concept wedges I bought from DSW a few years ago with a gift card. They are so comfortable; the cushion makes you feel like your walking in high heeled sneakers.

Frugal 4th of July Outfit

Last but not least, let’s talk about this hat! It was another thrift find. We were at check out in Plato’s Closet and the husband found it sitting on the side. He said I needed to have it (I am 4 HATS and frugal, right?). It was only 4 dollars and it’ll be used quite a bit. It’s the perfect year-round hat.

Frugal 4th of July Outfit

What are you all planning to wear for Independence Day or Canada Day? Will you go patriotic or keep it simple?

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  1. 6.28.13
    Mariah said:

    What a cute look! I love that it could be patriotic with a bit of a twist!

  2. 6.28.13

    so Cute!! I love it! And I love the blouse and those little stars are awesome!! And I adore your hat! I wish I could wear hats and look that great!

  3. 6.28.13
    Cinny said:

    Love the pops of color in there too!

  4. 6.28.13

    You are so stinking cute. I love the pop of pink with your stars.

  5. 6.28.13

    Good lord, Amiyrah. You’re so gorgeous! And you are so fresh with that fresh necklace on, girl. Thanks for the love! xo

    • 6.28.13
      Amiyrah said:

      You’re so welcome, my friend. I think I may have to get you to make me a “Yeesus” piece for Kanye’s new album 😀

  6. 6.28.13
    Chrysa said:

    Fabulous outfit! I really love the blouse! I think I need to figure out what I’m doing for Independence day before I play my wardrobe!