Prints, Primaries, and Patriotism

As an American fashion blogger, doing a post featuring the primary colours of red, white, and blue in observance of American Independence day on the 4th of July is most likely obligatory, although admittedly its been a while since I've gotten the manual out. So here is my contribution. Three different looks for three different types of 4th of July outings. What better way to showcase the American fight for independence from colonialism than by showcasing an American living in Great Britain, married to a British citizen, and working for the government of the UK?  Ah yes, the times have changed, and thankfully, so have the clothes. I would not have been very keen to shoot a lot of photos showcasing red, white, and blue pantaloons under a corseted dress made of velveteen drapes, so it's just as well. 

The Stuff

Look 1
Maxx Studio skirt via TJ Maxx
Tahari top via TK Maxx
(same store, it's TJ in the USA, TK in the UK)
Naturalizer pumps (old), similar
Honora rondelle pearls, similar

Look 2
Lilly Pulitzer pants via Ebay
J Crew linen pullover via Ebay
Tahari shoes similar
Red Jasper and sterling ring (my own), very similar

Look 3
Ralph Lauren heavy cotton boatneck sweater via Ebay, sort of similar
Old Navy shorts (old), similar
Clarks shoes


  1. Red white and blue is good colour combo, no matter what day it is. I like my navy silk dress with white polka dots worn with pearl studs, red wedges and a red patent belt.

  2. Happy 4th from Washington, DC!

  3. I like the clear colours a lot. Nude shoes are always a hit and I love the combination in your first look.
    Cute printed trousers too.

    We are back to our rainy weather as well... Nevertheless I hope you will have a great party tomorrow!

    Last day to enter my giveaway.
    Lady of Style

  4. Love your RW&B outfits! Agree with LPC, you do look smashing.


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