Festive Fourth

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I pretty much love a theme, so if I decide to go with one, I tend to commit. In prep for the holiday weekend, I decided to be super cheesy and put together a Fourth of July-themed ensemble, inspired by this adorable off-the-shoulder red, white and blue dress gifted to me by blogger bestie Sunita V.

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thrifty fashion

I paired the dress with my blue backpack (last worn here!), a recent birthday gift, and my white mules, c/o Dorothy Perkins, then added a pop of red with some tasseled earrings ($5) from a boutique in Brooklyn. Altogether, pretty. Darn. Festive.

I'll be grilling up a storm and relaxing at home most of the day--excited to just chill and have nothing to do! Hope you're having a great fourth, and I'll catch ya after the break. xoxo!

Double Denim

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Denim goes with pretty much anything--including more denim. I went into denim overload last week, kicking it all off with my vintage Levi's cutoffs. I scored these classic cutoffs on Ebay for $29 from The Family Vintage, and they've been on heavy rotation so far this summer.

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I topped off the look with a denim button-up tank, which was a total freebie find from a clothing swap hosted by the Ethical Writers Co. last fall, and added a white gifted bag and a pair of white mules c/o Dorothy Perkins. With my $6 street vendor sunnies and a secondhand silver necklace ($4, from a friend's closet clean-out sale), the whole shabang came out to just $39.

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In The Trenches

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We're headed for a rainy weekend, according to the weather reports, so I'm digging into the archives to bring out this classic rain-ready look from last month. If there's one outerwear piece I wear more than any other, it's a trusty trench coat. I used to sport this $20 trench that I had scored wayyy back when at TJMaxx, but for my birthday back in May, my fiance surprised me with a brand new one from Zara (similar one available here, and on sale!). Although the lighter color is a bit more high-maintenance (it'll def need more dry cleanings), I love that it has way more structure and polish than my old trench, which has now been officially demoted to my walking-the-dog coat.

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I wore the trench on my way to a volunteer event at the American Museum of Natural History, and since the dress code called for cocktail attire, I went with one of my fave little black dresses, a simple one-shoulder black number scored at Underground Thrift's Stuff a Sack sale for $1.50. I finished off the look with a pair of $5 nude heels from Cauz for Pawz and a pair of $6 sunnies, bringing the head-to-toe look to $12.50.

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