Blue 4th of July

Happy almost 4th of July friends!

blue maxi dress

Maxi Dress 0P ⋅ Heels ⋅ Bag ⋅ Necklace ⋅ Gold Link BraceletBracelet ⋅ Ring ⋅ Blue Aviators ⋅ Strapless Bra (TTS)

Thank you so very much for your sweet comments on my cleaned-up blog!  Your friendship and support is what has kept blogging fun for me and why I still love it so much after 7 (wow!) years.  When I was going through all those posts I had written so early on, I still clearly remember exactly how I felt when I was writing them and how I was giddy to be joining the blogging world that I so admired.  Part of me looks back and cringes at some of the small, dark pictures I posted, but live and learn and hopefully, get better!

blue maxi dress

I get lots of emails now from people who want to start a blog and I say, jump in!  You’ll learn along the way too!  And there’s so many more blogging resources available now.  Just a quick search on my Pinterest “blog” page will give you tons of info! I still wake up everyday excited that I get to do what I enjoy and am so thankful to have YOU to share it with.

Many of you comment that you can tell how much time and energy I put into my blog posts and I have to say that is one of the best compliments you could give.  That’s probably one of the most surprising thing people find when they start blogging- how much time it takes if you want it done a certain way. And if you’ve told me that my blog is your favorite, I count that a true honor because I know how many wonderful blogs and bloggers are out there, especially now that everyone has a blog!  All this to just say THANK YOU for reading, you are the best! If you happen to have issues with my updated blog, aren’t getting updates via email, please let me know! I’m still making minor tweaks behind the scenes.

blue maxi dress

Okay, now onto today’s looks!  It’s all about the BLUE in red, white and blue today!  I found a stunner of a maxi dress and also a relaxed and casual look if you don’t want to get that dressed up!

blue maxi dress

The beautiful color and watercolor effect in this dress is what drew me to it initially.  It’s so classy and elegant, but not at all stuffy.  It’s also fully lined, and I love the halter neck- perfect for wearing your hair up!  And it looks as good coming as it does going!

blue maxi dress

blue maxi dress

I love a dress with a good ‘swish factor’!

blue maxi dress

For the second ‘blue’ look, this outfit couldn’t be more comfortable and easy to wear!

blue tank bootcut jeans

Tank XS 50% off ⋅ Jeans 0P 40% off ⋅ Similar Jeans ⋅ Similar Leopard Skinny Belt ⋅ Spring Booties (black) (Similar)  ⋅ Similar Blue Necklace ⋅ Bar Necklace Watch ⋅ Bracelet ⋅ Ring ⋅ Straw Tote ⋅ Sunglasses

blue tank bootcut jeans boot

These bootcut jeans have become a wardrobe staple and they make even the shortest girl look taller if you get them right to the floor and wear them with a slim top tucked in.  I’m wearing 0P, so I didn’t have to get them altered, which I love! My exact pair only has limited sizes, but these are similar price point with great reviews.

blue tank bootcut jeans boot

If you wear these jeans with a closed pointy-toe shoe, you’ll elongate the leg even more, but I’m currently obsessed with spring booties, like these. You can wear them with jeans, but they look extra cool with shorts and dresses.

bootcut jeans beach please bag

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Tank XS ⋅ Jeans 0P 40% off ⋅ Similar Jeans ⋅ Leopard Skinny Belt ⋅ Spring Booties (black) (Similar)  ⋅ Similar Blue Necklace ⋅ Bar Necklace Watch ⋅ Bracelet ⋅ Ring ⋅ Straw Tote ⋅ Sunglasses

I decided not to wait for a pool or beach day to carry this cute straw tote– we’ve gotten so much rain lately that our pool days have been few and far between.

bootcut jeans beach please bag

bootcut jeans beach please bag

I love to show off a statement necklace against a high-neckline top.  This one is old from Stella & Dot, but you’d achieve the same look with this layered necklace.

stella and dot necklace

Y’all saw this top in my last Dressing Room post, and I liked it so much I bought it in two colors.  It runs a little big, but I got XS so it would be a relaxed fit.  It’s long enough and hemmed so that it looks good untucked also.

blue tank bootcut jeans booties

Tank XS ⋅ Jeans 0P 40% off ⋅ Similar Jeans ⋅ Leopard Skinny Belt ⋅ Spring Booties (black) (Similar)  ⋅ Similar Blue Necklace ⋅ Bar Necklace Watch ⋅ Bracelet ⋅ Ring ⋅ Straw Tote ⋅ Sunglasses

blue tank bootcut jeans boot

bootcut jeans beach please bag

I hope y’all have a wonderful 4th of July! We are so lucky to get to live in America!

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  1. Susanna
    July 3, 2017 / 9:17 am

    The blog looks beautiful! I always feel inspired by you.

    • July 3, 2017 / 2:35 pm

      Thank you so much Susanna! I appreciate you always stopping by!

  2. Abbie
    July 3, 2017 / 12:03 pm

    Hi Megan! The cleaned up blog looks amazing but not getting the full post in my Feedly (have to click through to see anything beyond the first image/paragraph). This post cuts off after “the blogging world that I so admired.” I’m not sure if that’s a choice you made on purpose or a glitch with Feedly. Thanks!

    • July 3, 2017 / 12:35 pm

      Hi Abbie! Thank you for letting me know! That’s one of the things I’m trying to fix. The new post on my blog should not be truncated, but the older ones will be. That helps with preventing scrapers from stealing my content and reproducing it as their own and also lets me put more posts on the main page of my blog.

  3. July 3, 2017 / 12:59 pm

    Ahhh! I love these photos. Those jeans look amazing on you, my friend!!!

    • July 3, 2017 / 2:35 pm

      Thanks so much Court! So glad I didn’t have to alter them!

  4. Paula
    July 3, 2017 / 1:39 pm

    Hi Megan! Do you think that this dress would be appropriate for a late September wedding? I typically like to wear more traditional fall colors at that time of year, but I’d like your opinion. Of course, I have no idea if the dress will look good on me yet-it’s not in my local store so I’d have to order it. I may just wait to see what’s available in fall-like colors at Nordstrom next month.

    • July 3, 2017 / 2:34 pm

      I do think it would be a great option for that event! It’s still really hot here that time of year and the blue is such a pretty color! But, I know by fall we are itching to wear warmer colors and boots!

  5. LaTanya
    July 4, 2017 / 2:45 pm

    Those jeans!! I usually avoid boot cut or flare jeans because I’m short like you. But I’m going to give these jeans a try! They look great on you!

  6. Heather
    July 6, 2017 / 5:44 pm

    The site looks great and is super easy to nagivate from my phone. And I love that dress!

    Question for you… Will I no longer receive your full posts in my email? The emails I used to receive had the entire post right there in the body of the email, but now I have to click ‘Read More’ to come to your page and read the rest of the post. It was very handy to get the full post in my email as I usually read them on my computer at work.

    • July 6, 2017 / 6:31 pm

      Thank you so much Heather! I’m working behind-the-scenes to try to fix that issue with the truncated posts in email. I had to hire someone smarter than me to fix it, so hopefully it will be fixed soon! Thank you for the feedback, thank you for the feedback, I really appreciate it!:)

  7. Denise
    July 15, 2017 / 10:50 am

    Never knew Nordstrom had some affordable stuff. Do you do all your shopping there?

    • July 15, 2017 / 4:37 pm

      Probably 75%! I also like Loft, Express, Anthropologie, but Nordstrom is the best for free shipping and returns all the time and their selection is usually very good for all occasions.

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