Outfit of the Day: Sailing Into Liberty

July 5, 2016

Hope you all had a lovely Fourth of July! This whimsical Outfit of the Day pays homage to the red, white and blue of our great United States of America in a major way with this nautical-inspired vintage mini dress. See more of what I wore after the jump!

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” 2 Corinthians 3:17

Independence Day is always prime time to express personal style and creativity while honoring our national colors of red, white and blue. For that reason, this holiday, I chose to stunt in an old faithful — an uber-cute vintage dress that I acquired from a thrift shop nearly a decade ago. In it, tons of itty-bitty boats sail the ocean blue, its random courses charted by the little white lines. To provide a little more coverage, and an opportunity for more layered pizzazz, I put on a slip. It doesn’t get more retro than that. I mean, who wears slips anymore? The littlest bow on the slip peeks through, and you know I love a bow for all occasions.

The sailboat button detail and the ribbing are some of my faves, and the tiny playsuit of sorts is filled to the brim with nostalgia. Of course, I had to tie the look together with a red lip, darling clutch (really a repurposed makeup bag) and bright red shoes. I really bring the outfit home with my dainty gold initial necklace: “A” for Ashley and America, too. Also, let’s not forget that the Fourth of July is a reminder of freedom (*cues “I’m Proud to Be an American”), although we’re having a bit of memory loss at the moment as to who is worthy of “liberty and justice for all” in this country, at least I know that there is real freedom in God.

Dress: Thrifted
Slip: Nordstrom
Shoes: Forever 21
Earrings: Forever 21
Necklace: Gifted (Etsy)
Clutch: ipsy
Sunglasses: Melrose Trading Post

Photographer: Dash

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