When July hits, it’s kind of a surreal feeling: a change in the calendar that everyone notices in a different way. For some of us, it’s a brand new quarter. For others (teachers/parents/kids), it’s a sign that summer is halfway over (how did that happen so fast?!). And for everyone, it’s an indication that half of the entire year is now gone. And then you get your basic southern girl that sees it as an opportunity to decorate for the 4th of July, leave that decor up until Labor Day (because, why not be patriotic all summer?!), and then go full steam ahead into fall decor and clothing (guilty!).
So welcome to halfway through 2018, yall!
I couldn’t stand not having my July outfit of the month pick not be patriotic! #America! And let’s be real–1) there’s no reason not to be patriotic and 2) I love this outfit so I will probably wear it 16 times between now and Labor Day!
I went to Target in July and was so surprised at their amazing selection of 4th of July T’s and tanks.(I will post my favorites at the bottom.) Now, a lot of their tanks are running small this season, but this tank is a perfect fit and true to size. I chose this blue tank with the fun writing (basically, throw in some Jesus and you don’t need much else, am I right?!). I love the fit of this top. The arm holes aren’t too big, it’s long and flowy, and the cut is just right. The best part, it is $12.99.
These pants are my favorite go-to white pants. They are cropped, not see through, and a little stretchy. These are from LOFT and you can frequently find sales and deals on their pants! These are so comfy and just hit all the right places. I go between a size 4 and 6, and mine are a 4. They fit true to size. They are about 3 years old, so I cannot find the exact pair, but these are the most comparable cropped white denim from LOFT.
My sandals are Jack Rogers dupes. I love these! I got them years ago from Target for like $20. Target later came out with a slightly different style, and I found those at Dirt Cheap for $3! These are so similar to the Jack Rogers brand, but unfortunately I couldn’t find another pair of dupes from Target to link. I did check out Jacks on Amazon, and they have definitely gone down in price over the years! Here you can get them for about $87 (they are 25% off!). So much cheaper than they used to be! I love how they go with everything and are so incredibly comfortable! The shade I have would compare to the platinum Jacks. They come in platinum, gold, and silver.
*Added bonus: The Patriotic Cowboy hat! A lot of us in our family have this (or a rustic red, white, and blue) patriotic cowboy hat–it has become a running joke of sorts. We got ours from the Strawberry Festival in Florida, but here’s a dupe if you can’t go on living without one of these stellar hats!
Do you have a fun or favorite patriotic outfit? Share it with me in the comments below or on Instagram! I am always looking for fun new outfits, and most importantly, sales!