What To Pack for a Last Minute 4th of July Trip

Happy 4th of July!  Maybe you're spontaneous like me and don't really make plans until the day of. That has literally been my story all of my adult life. I'll kind of make plans, then cancel them and then at the last minute decide to do something completely different.  Today is no different. 

I had decided to just relax all day and pretty much do nothing and then I got a phone call from some friends who wanted to drive out to the country, do some shopping, then have dinner and watch fireworks.  So what's a girl to do? Throw together a quick day trip look. 

As much as I love long vacations and exotic trips, I LIVE for a weekend getaway or a day trip.  It allows me to pack a smaller bag and helps me to actually be decisive in pulling clothes. This Vessel duffle bag is such a great investment piece.  You'll be able to use it for a quick trip with the girls or a weekend away with your boo and it's even great as a carry-on bag for flights. 

Since we'll be in the car for a while, I figured I'd just throw on some jeans and t-shirt, but let's elevate it. These Saint Laurent boyfriend jeans are the perfect foundation for this Free People off shoulder tee.  I'm just throwing on some slip on navy blue sneakers from Nordstrom to get in the car. This look is cute, flirty and perfect to stay cool in the heat. 

Back to my duffle bag…I need to pack something for the evening. I definitely want to look festive, but also chic for dinner. This ASOS maxi dress is the perfect combination of patriotic and cool.  Add these Topshop block heels for comfort and functionality and the look is done. 

Almost forgot.  You'll need sunnies and some type of bag for your essentials. I'm totally loving these white sunglasses from ASOS right now. This red crossbody bag from Zara is perfect for keeping you hands-free while you shop and even when you go to watch fireworks. 

Recreate these looks from your closet or follow the links provided. Have a great 4th of July!

Springspiration Edit

You read that right: Springspiration!
I don't know about you but I am sick of this flip-flopping weather. I have never been a huge fan of the Spring or Summer months, but I decided that this year I was going to be better about my fashion choices (I usually just wear joggers and a t-shirt because I hate the heat so much).

I read an article over at Fashionista about the 6 Spring Clothing Trends According to Pinterest and Polyvore and saw some really dope ideas. The trends they listed were:

  • Mustard Yellow
  • Off Shoulder
  • Bodysuits
  • Florals
  • Bralettes
  • Bell Sleeves
  • Denim

But I still needed some inspiration, so I headed over to 2 of my favorite retailers for some help. 

JUSTFAB FOR DAYTIME LOOKS

As you guys know, I have a partnership with JustFab where I do some styling for them (but I wasn't paid for this post at all), so it's natural that because I know the inventory so well, I know what looks are perfect for this warm weather. 

 

These would definitely all be day looks for me. I thought I would hate mustard yellow/marigold on me, but I actually love it. If you're like me and are skeptical, an accessory is a great way to introduce this trend. The denim pieces are twists on the classic staple: the denim shirt features a floral applique and the denim vest is distressed. Off the shoulder is fun and playful for daytime; the romper comes in three colors (turquoise, coral, and black) and the midi dress hits the floral trend as well. Speaking of florals, I own these shoes and LOVE THEM! They are the perfect addition to any basic look (check me out).

ASOS FOR NIGHTTIME FUN

While I don't have a working relationship with ASOS (yet), I absolutely l've their clothes. The majority of the clothes I own, I have purchased from either Nordstrom or ASOS and I have always been pleased with the quality.  One thing to know, since ASOS is a UK company, their sizing tends to run a bit on the larger end (yes, their clothes run big!), so make sure you read the sizing chart. 

Since we conquered the mustard yellow, denim, off shoulder and floral trends for day, let's look at the bodysuits, bell sleeves and bralettes for night.  I personally don't recommend wearing bralettes alone all willy nilly (even you if you have the perfect body), but I DO think they can be classy with high-waisted bottoms or under a sheer blouse.  If you don't have a bralette yet and want to try this trend, I recommend either black or white and lace - can't go wrong with lace.  I love the bell sleeve trend, but only in a subtle way lol.  This romper could be dressed up with heels or down with flats. The navy jumpsuit...man...this jumpsuit. I am thinking about ordering it for myself for date night.  And the black lace bell top is cut tucked in or left out. Finally, this plus size embellished bodysuit is life! I want it to wear with a ruched pencil skirt for church. 

What are your favorite trends? Do you have "warm weather anxiety"? Let me know in the comments below and follow me on instagram for even more fashion. 

XO, Kendra