A Very Stylish Fourth


Fourth of July fashion does not mean having to look like an American flag, because that is literally the last thing I would want to do. Buying something new is always fun, but what’s the point if you can only wear it once, right? Instead of picking up a “4th of July” T that you will most likely use as a rag starting the 5th, grab something you’ll wear all summer long.


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1. Vanessa Arizaga Bracelet. 2. Rebecca Minkoff Backback. 3. 4 Collective Pleated Dress. 4. Vix Caftan. 5. Rag & Bone Tennis Sweater. 6. Salvatore Ferragamo Headband. 7. Salvatore Ferragamo Bracelet. 8. 3.1 Phillip Lim Sunglasses. 9. Wildfox Sunglasses. 10. Lisa Marie Fernandez Bikini. 11. JOA Two Piece Set.

Beach Cover-Ups That Won’t Make You Look Like A Grandma


With the lakefront right at our front door in Chicago, I have a feeling leisurely Saturdays and Sundays will be spent in the sand playing paddle ball and reading magazines with our toes in the water. When you need to cover up a little more, ditch the over sized t-shirt you’ve had since 6th grade and go for something a little bit more grown up.

Cover-ups can be fun and fashionable at any price. I found five that I am currently lusting over and transition well from a day at the beach to a late afternoon beer at the bar. Accessorize with a bright plastic neon chain(like these I found on Etsy), or small gold hoops. Slick your hair back to keep a polished look, and you are good to go!

1. Clover Canyon. 2. Topshop. 3. Vix Swimwear. 4. Echo. 5. Rhode Resort.

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FOUND: The Perfect Swimsuit for $30


While I am not usually a fan of large chain stores due to quality, one thing that I like to stock up on is swimsuits from H&M. I’m not sure what it is, but they always seem to have the perfect fit and just the right amount of eye catching features that make me go back for more. While they will not last you more than a season, I consider a good fit worth it.

My personal favorite is made mostly out of elastic, making it stretch or shrink to fit your curves in just the right way. At about $30 for the top and bottom, you can get it in all four colorways offered.

Bikini Top, $17.95. Bikini Bottom, $12.95.


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