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What to Wear for the 4th of July- Pops of Red

Hello Friends!

I hope you had a great weekend! I thought today I would share one outfit that I put together for the 4th of July. I will be sharing several looks on the blog, if you are considering what to wear for the occasion.  If you are not one to wear American flag earrings, or just want a more subtle approach to the Holiday, I put together a look with pops of red. I am wearing a blue and white sundress by Loft, ( years ago!) and added pinches of red with my nail polish ( Rock the Runway: Essie Couture) lipstick, and clutch and earrings.

I am ready for summer and think the 4th is the real kickoff to the Season. We usually keep it low key. We might have people over for a cookout, but we do end up at home for the evening, as our girl Truffles is so afraid of fireworks. She doesn’t just shake, she visably vibrates! We keep her company but still enjoy the season with grilling and kicking back with a glass of wine or two. I wanted a casual and fun look for this holiday, as there is no need to get dressed up!

I have had this sundress for years. I loved the blue and white print, the baby blue design framing the top portion. This will probably be one I take to Savannah on vacation next month, as it is cool and easy to wear.  I have noticed that now is the time for summer sales, but today, I shopped my closet. ( as tempting as it is!) My shoes are from a favorite company of mine, Jambu. I love that they are stylish and comfortable, so I can walk in them all day.

If you aren’t one to wear a sleeveless dress, you could put a light top under this dress ( a tee) , wear a denim jacket over the dress. ( very Americana!) I’ll be sharing another red white and blue 4th of July look next week on the blog. Stay tuned!…

Do you dress in red, white and blue to celebrate the Holiday?

Outfit details:

Dress: Loft ( old, like this halter dress),  Clutch ( JJ winters, poshmark) shoes: Jambu , necklace ( ann taylor), earrings: Charming Charlies.

Have a great day!


Jess xo


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  • Reply
    July 2, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    I love this Loft dress so much. Such a beautiful, chic and polished Red+White+Blue Outfit my friend. The pops of red are brilliant. The clutch and earrings are gorgeous and I love the bright red lip and beautiful nails. Enjoy Savannah!

    Welcome by and join my linkup this week, my friend. It is currently LIVE!


    Thanks and have a great 4th of July week!

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    July 5, 2017 at 6:05 am

    I love this kind of dresses and i have lot of dresses with multi style & colours.

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 5, 2017 at 11:10 am

      Thank you Julia! Me too… a halter dress is a favorite for summer.

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    Emma Peach
    July 4, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Such a pretty dress, I love the pale blue bands. The red clutch and earrings look great with the blues.

    Emma xxx

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    Alex @ The Cheerful Closet
    July 3, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    What a pretty dress! Thanks for linking up with Thursday Moda!

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    Graceful Rags
    July 3, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    This outfit is so pretty! I love the dress and the pops of red are so perfect for the holiday. Happy 4th!

    Miles of smiles,


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    July 2, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Such a lovely dress Jess, you have some beautiful clothes. Thanks for stopping by and sharing at Creative Mondays 🙂

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      Jess Jannenga
      July 3, 2017 at 9:39 am

      Thank you Claire! I have had lots of compliments on this dress when Ive been out, and it is probably about 6-7 yrs old 🙂 xx

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    Nina from Sharing A Journey
    July 1, 2017 at 7:14 am

    I love your elegant style! Have a lovely 4th of July!

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    Nicole Mölders
    June 30, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    This dress is so pretty. I like the red earrings and clutch with it. Great styling. Very elegant and not kitschy like most of the red-white-and-blue look! Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

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    Amy Christensen
    June 29, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Very cute outfit, Jess. Love how you put those pops of red in, not only with your accessories, but with your polish and lip color. Very pretty. – Amy

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      Jess Jannenga
      June 30, 2017 at 8:59 am

      Thank you Amy! I am just one that isn’t so much of a fan of blatant patriotic looks but rather some subtle mix of the colors. So glad you like it ! xx

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    June 29, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    I’m not one to wear the traditional colors but your outfit looks awesome! I tend to wear what I feel like versus what is expected.

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      Jess Jannenga
      June 30, 2017 at 9:03 am

      Hi Tracey!
      Thank you! I know exactly what you mean! I enjoy a bit of subtlety when it comes to this color combo or might wear all white with pops of red. You have to feel good about what you are wearing, and there are no rules when it comes to fashion! xx

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    June 29, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    This dress is beautiful! I love the colors and mixed prints, you look amazing!

    xx, Elise

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      Jess Jannenga
      June 30, 2017 at 8:57 am

      Thank you Elise I have had this dress for years, but it is a favorite ! 🙂 xx

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    June 29, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Love the dress Jess, the mixed prints and light weight are a summer winner! The great red bag gives a pops of color and a 4th of July vibe. Well done, and as you say subtle, which is very nice. My dog is also afraid of fireworks , so it is not a fun holiday for her. :_(
    Stay well beautiful friend!
    xx, Elle

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      Jess Jannenga
      June 29, 2017 at 11:32 am

      Hi Elle,
      Thank you! Yes, I prefer a look that doesn’t look like the Amercian flag but has touches of red white and blue. Aww, give your pup a kiss for me! I know we will be cuddling Truffles! xx

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    June 28, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Lovely dress and statement necklace! Perfect for the 4th- without being too matchy-matchy. 🙂
    ~Melissa at https://freshairandfalselashes.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      June 28, 2017 at 12:25 pm

      Thank you Melisa! Yes, I try and be a bit more subtle if I can for this Holiday! xx

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    June 27, 2017 at 3:51 am

    As always wonderful Jess, love the sandals too. Jacqui

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      Jess Jannenga
      June 27, 2017 at 9:02 am

      Thank you Jacqui! In regard to the space question from last post, I am running out of space! I keep fall/winter in one closet, spring/summer in another and pack some away. This dress is years old, so I am glad you like it. The shoes are the most comfortable! 🙂 xx

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    Mariah Klee
    June 26, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    I love this dress! Such a fun take on Fourth of July style. Would love to have you link up with me in my new Monday style linkup today! Our theme is Red white and blue too!


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      Jess Jannenga
      June 27, 2017 at 9:22 am

      Thank you Mariah! I’ll be sharing another look for the 4th next week! xx

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    June 26, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    Simply lovely for a holiday weekend or any time, Jess. The nails and bag really pop. Poor wee Truffles – we have a cat that’s terrified of gireworks, and thunder. xox


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      Jess Jannenga
      June 27, 2017 at 9:23 am

      Thank you Patti! Aww, poor kitty cat too! Yeah, she has gotten worse as she’s gotten older! We feel bad and try to calm her down. xx

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    June 26, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Looks great!!

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    June 26, 2017 at 9:36 am

    This is totally my kind of outfit Jess!! It’s not so obviously holiday wear, but still very patriotic!!

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      Jess Jannenga
      June 26, 2017 at 11:00 am

      Thanks Jodie! I will be sharing another outfit next week on the blog for the 4th, and yes! I prefer a bit of subtlety 🙂 Ill be showing some unique jewelry for the 4th . Have a great week! xx

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