Caroline’s (Patriotic) Covets N.6

Can you believe July is just two days away? While I’ve been in summer mode since the end of May I feel like summer really kicks into gear when fourth of July comes around. The end of June came so quickly that I hadn’t even thought of plans for the fourth until this past week and let me tell you, planning a last minute trip for 4th of July weekend is not a good plan. Pretty much all buses and trains were sold out when I went to buy tickets. But, I did finally find tickets, so I’m headed home to Massachusetts Wednesday night for the holiday! I’m definitely in need of a little city detox and a weekend with family and friends will be perfect. 

If you’re anything like me (aka way behind on this whole 4th of july thing) you’re just now thinking about what you’ll be wearing for your holiday plans. The great thing about waiting ’til the last minute to do some red, white, and blue shopping is that there are some ah-mazing sales this week. J.Crew has 30% off select styles, Old Navy is having their All American Summer Sale, and Banana Republic is offering an extra 40% off all sale items. I have a wish list a mile long and I just keep adding more to it. 
Back in high school my friends used to joke that all I wore was red, white, and blue (see here and here). While my style has definitely changed since then I can’t help but go all classic Americana and nautical when the 4th comes around. There really is nothing better than a perfect striped shirt and broken-in denim shorts. However, if you like to a little dressier on the 4th this off the shoulder dress paired with red tassel earrings is the way to go. 
I couldn’t be more ready for a mini vacation and a little extra relaxation time. What are ya’ll doing for the 4th? Please share!  If you’re looking a little planning inspiration check out Mackenzie’s recent posts about 4th of July entertaining.

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  • About to go buy myself a personal fan to make it through this heat wave 😰 When it comes to NYCs humid summers a loose maxi or midi is the way to go! Linked similar ones under $70 via @liketoknow.it ✨ http://liketk.it/2Dsne #whenwearstyle
  • Ate & drank my way through this past weekend including the perfect afternoon at Grand Banks ⛵️ And of course I always have my favorite @mejuri pieces layered including my newest piece the ‘Honey Necklace’ ✨ Swipe 👉🏼 for more detail! #finecrew #gifted #whenwearnyc
  • 🏙🗽NYC life is going to the most obscure Trader Joe’s to avoid lines and then sweating all your makeup off waiting for the subway while trying to to bring said groceries home 😂🤦🏼‍♀️At least I got a pretty flowers out of it 💐 Who feels me?? #whenwearnyc
  • Love traveling on the weekends, but love coming home to this even more ✨🏠 #whenwearhome .
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Slowly but surely feeling like my room is coming together! This pom pom duvet & shams were the best find for under $35! Linked exact duvet, quilt, and rugs & similar items for the other pieces via @liketoknow.it and at the link in my bio || http://liketk.it/2DbY7
  • Couldn’t have asked for a better long weekend ☀️ The perfect amount of home cooking, ice cream, and ocean time and as always it’s a little hard to leave my favorite place ❤️🌊
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Linking my outfit via @liketoknow.it ✨ My tote is under $80 and perfect for all your summer vacations! http://liketk.it/2D8RC  #whenweartravels
  • Just gonna try to live out last weekend until this next one starts 😂 Who’s with me??
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There are still a few sizes left of my top & I’ve linked this year’s version of my shoes via @liketoknow.it ✨ http://liketk.it/2D1fZ

@carolinestfrancis

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