|My sartorial version of the stars and stripes. All by J. Crew!|
For this month’s “How I Wear My” post, Adrienne of The Rich Life (on a budget) and I decided it’s all about the red, white and blue. We have those colors on our minds because of Independence Day on July 4 (and of course our French friends celebrate Bastille Day July 14), but plenty of countries around the world also have flags featuring red, white and blue. All patriotism aside, they are just wonderful colors for summer!
I thought it would be fun to turn to red, white and blue accessories for this post when I realized I had more of them than I thought.
I saw a lot of ladies wearing white watches last summer and I loved the look of it so I picked up a white Timex on eBay to wear this summer. The band is a little pearlized and shimmery, which was impossible to see in the online photos and not really what I was going for, but I like the watch anyway.
|Oh look, it's time for a cocktail.|
I have yet to wear the combination of my red Timex tank with my bleu electrique Hermès Behapi bracelet, but I might try it out soon, maybe with a deep navy shirt and white pants.
I don’t know that I would actually wear both of these rings in combination with my wedding band but then I see pictures of Rachel Zoe wearing her huge Cartier rings in stacks and think, Oh why not? Both rings were birthday gifts—the ruby and diamond ring for my 30th birthday, the sapphire and diamond eternity band for my 18th birthday, which I picked out myself!
|I never get tired of sapphires, rubies and diamonds!|
For August we are going to have a little Chanel party. August 19 is the birthday of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, who gave the fashion world so many timeless wardrobe staples—the little black dress, the cardigan jacket, black and white worn together, quilted bags, loads of costume jewelry, ropes of pearls (real and faux), and two-tone cap-toe shoes, to name a few. Even if you don’t have a stitch of Chanel in your closet—and really, who can afford it?—Adrienne and I just know you can put together an outfit using some of Chanel’s ideas of classic feminine style. So please join us on August 1 for “How I Wear My: Chanel-Inspired Outfit.” Coco would want you to!
Please do stop by The Rich Life (on a budget) to see the different ways Adrienne and the other participants wear their red, white and blue.
Happy 4th of July!