Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Happy belated America Day everyone. Did you know that America's Independence did not really happen officially on July 4th? It's true! The text of the Declaration of Independence was finalized on July 4th, but all those lovely old white men did not actually sign the Declaration until about a month later on August 2. Sorry-- that's the history nerd/teacher in me coming out!

I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday. I did a bit of a color play on the typical red, white, and blue, and I hope you enjoy it!

TOP Striped Underwire Bathing Suit, J Crew | SKIRT Military Style Royal Blue Pencil Skirt, ASOS | SHOES Ionia Flamingo Flats, Sam Edelman | GLASSES Vintage from Fabulous Fannies on the Lower East Side NYC | NECKLACE Handmade Ohio Pendant, Tiger Tree Columbus

I thought wearing coral shoes instead of red ones would be a fun way to spice up the American color palette and I love the pin-up styling of my outfit with the pencil skirt and vintage style gold buttons down the front. Pin-up girls of the 40's and 50's are definitely a huge style inspiration for me!

Corset tops are very in this summer. I've found that they rarely come in my size, so I've substituted an underwire bathing suit to create a similar effect. They have some REALLY cute ones at J Crew right now (in many different sizes) that I suggest you try. The best part is you're getting double the look for your money-- you're getting a gorgeous corset top to layer underneath jeans and skirts, as well as a cute bathing suit to wear at the beach/pool this summer!

I snapped this photo of a garage in Sunnyside, NYC. That's some American pride right there! I love the colors and the unique style of this neighborhood. Hope you all had a wonderful holiday. How did you use American colors to celebrate this July 4th?


  1. You have such perfect mermaid hair! So jealous, I wish I could pull off red, but it wouldn't look right on my skin tone. I love how pin-up this outfit looks and how you used a bathing suit as a top. So creative! x

  2. I love your skirt !

    Your hair is beautiful!

  3. You look great! I agree with Gazel completely, mermaid hair and pin-up outfit- I'm jealous!!! Now following ;)

    xoxo Rikke

  4. oh wow i love this outfit! looks great! :) thanks for stopping by my blog and following :) am loving your blog so I'm deff following back! )


  5. Yep, they all said it. Your style is crazy... can't wait to see what your gonna do next!
    Umm, this is the Blog Virgin in me but where do I follow you??


  6. @ Ms. B: you're precious :P just click the follow button at the top of the page!

  7. @ Thick Threads, Gazel, Inez, and Rikke:

    Thank you all! I love your blogs soooo much and your comments mean the world to me! :)

  8. I'm dying for that swimsuit! You look so good in it! MERRIKUH!

  9. Thank you for your sweet comment! Your hair is absolutely beautiful and so are you! Loving that skirt! Yes, that garage is some serious American pride!! lol

  10. great fit!! loving the bathing suit as a top!

  11. Love the red hair...you look fabulous!

  12. Sarah, your hair reminds me of my all time favorite Disney movie. Take a guess. :) I'm diggin your style, and the word "zaftig" has been one of my favorite words to describe thick women since I first learned of it a few years back. Dig your style very much and happy to be a new follower. :)

  13. Pretty and chic! Love whole this look! :)