Happy early Independence Day!
I apologize if you've been seeing an over-abundance of red, white and blue outfits.
Lets throw this one into the mix too :) I don't usually wear red much, so it was fun to utilize my one and only red clothing item
This is a totally recycled outfit. Is that allowed in the fashion blogging world? Ah, whatever...
When Aaron and I first started dating (6 years ago), I had no interest in designer items. I was as happy as a clam wearing random clothes from anywhere. I didn't understand the concept of designer wear. Why are they such sought after gems? Why do women go nuts over Louis Vuitton? I don't get it, it's just a bunch of letters on rock hard, inflexible leather.
Not long afterwards, Aaron's incredibly fashionable mom generously gave me this purse where she got in Paris, France over 25 years ago. It was my first designer bag, and I didn't know what to say or what to do with it. I just sat there and studied it for a long time, and it stared back at me. I didn't know how to love it because it was so foreign to me. Plus, I tried really hard to get over the fact that it looked kind of... "grandma". So it sat around for awhile, forgotten and lonely in a dark hidden place. I was such an ungrateful, selfish fool.
I really hope Aaron's mom doesn't see this.
By the way, I'm still as happy as a clam wearing non-designer items... just with a new found appreciation for the differences between quality/comfort.
Grace and I had fun dressing up in July 4th colors :)
Dress: J.Crew ($15!) Jacket: Plato's closet Polkadot dress: Charter club Shoes: Ferragamo Purse: Vintage LV
Grace's Dress: Babygap
We ended the day with a family barbecue dinner.
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!