Red, White, & Blue

4th of July, Red Lips, Summer Style

Every year my family plans a big 4th of July get together, and it’s always a great time, but this year Joel and I couldn’t make it. At first I was bummed but then I realized this was the first time we could start creating our own traditions.

4th of July, Red Lips, Summer Style

After brainstorming about how we should spend the day, we decided on a miniature road trip—no surprise there. Joel loves driving, and I love being a passenger on scenic backroads and exploratory adventures.

4th of July, Red Lips, Summer Style

As we headed Southbound on HWY 1, we looked out over the coast and also drove through various parades that were taking place in each town. 

4th of July, Red Lips, Summer Style

Once we got to Carmel, we parked and went for a nice walk along the cliff. We enjoyed having the time to take our time and spend it a little more quietly than we usually did on Independence Day. That night we listened to fireworks going off in the distance from the comfort of our bed, content with how the day turned out. Even though things were different, they were still good.

4th of July, Red Lips, Summer Style

On Me: 

Nars Heat Wave Lipstick

Forever Blouse

Urban Sweater

Marc Jacobs Sunnies

Articles of Society Jeans

Elk Wallet

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Six Inch Heels

Strappy Zara Heels, Purple Sweater, Black Turtleneck Tank, Lucky Boyfriend Jeans, Louis Vuitton Wallet, Anthropology Sunglasses

Bette Midler once said, “I firmly believe that with the right footwear one can rule the world.”

Strappy Zara Heels, Purple Sweater, Black Turtleneck Tank, Lucky Boyfriend Jeans, Louis Vuitton Wallet, Anthropology Sunglasses

I couldn’t have put it better myself, Bette! The right heel can be a game changer for the most basic outfit. You can find these strappy, beautiful pieces of footwear at Zara.

Strappy Zara Heels, Purple Sweater, Black Turtleneck Tank, Lucky Boyfriend Jeans, Louis Vuitton Wallet, Anthropology Sunglasses

For a simple look, I try to do something special with my hair. My turtleneck tank inspired me to incorporate a hairdo from the same era– the 70’s. I started out by blow drying my hair to give it extra lift. Then I parted if far on one side. Next, I tied together, underneath the hair in the back, the front pieces of my hair from each side. All you need is a touch of hairspray and you’re golden!

Strappy Zara Heels, Purple Sweater, Black Turtleneck Tank, Lucky Boyfriend Jeans, Louis Vuitton Wallet, Anthropology Sunglasses

As you may have noticed, I don’t wear a lot of super high-end designer pieces. My Louis Vuitton wallet is an exception. It was a gift a couple years ago, and I couldn’t resist its unique look. Unfortunately they no longer sell this particular piece, but any little clutch would do.

Strappy Zara Heels, Purple Sweater, Black Turtleneck Tank, Lucky Boyfriend Jeans, Louis Vuitton Wallet, Anthropology Sunglasses, Nude Lip

I am a girl who is much more comfortable in red lips, and this used to be because I couldn’t figure out how to make nude lips pop. However, I recently learned the secret– a red lipliner! It makes so much sense. I used the MAC Brick liner with L’oreal’s Fairest Nude lipstick, and it was a success.

Strappy Zara Heels, Purple Sweater, Black Turtleneck Tank, Lucky Boyfriend Jeans, Louis Vuitton Wallet, Anthropology Sunglasses

For a loose fit jean, I usually go with Lucky Brand. My sweater is LA HEARTS, and can be found here. For matching sunglasses, check out Anthropologie.

Strappy Zara Heels, Purple Sweater, Black Turtleneck Tank, Lucky Boyfriend Jeans, Louis Vuitton Wallet, Anthropology Sunglasses

A classy street look that’s ready for date night; you can never go wrong with sophisticated and sultry Six Inch Heels.