Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy 4th From the Typecasted Skirt

Hey fabulous readers! Today I bring you a couple of my 4th of July outfits, featuring the typecasted, yet lovely maxi skirt by LuLaRoe. Also, scroll down to find a quick, easy fruit topping that will save cash monies in maple syrup!

Red, white & blue. Does it get any easier? I've styled this maxi about 5 different ways already, but I can't get USA out of my head when I look at this skirt hanging freely in my closet. Hence, it landed one of the biggest roles on the calendar year. 4th of July. Ok, it also landed a big part for Memorial day. Maybe I'll cast it for Veteran's Day as well. Deliberations haven't begun just yet. (Side note: I'd be proud to be type-casted. That would mean I'm working!)

Don't wear and drive!
On Memorial Day the skirt was a dress, so it cannot be said that this type-casted dress is not versatile.  Is that an oxymoron? From skirt to dress and now back to skirt. A skirt, paired with my crochet sweater top, dangerous-to-drive-in wedges (I removed them while operating my vehicle) and the most ingenious necklace I own.

"Best Friend" by Premier Designs

It can be styled in over 30 different ways! Just to give you an idea...

Outfit Breakdown:
Sweater: LOFT
Skirt: Maxi by LuLaRoe (Megan Cook)
Shoes: WHBM (warehouse sale $3.00 - do you know any Chicos or WHBM employees?? They might be able to hook you up!)
Necklace: Best Friend (Premier Designs)

Anyway, with the oppressive heat down in Georgia I couldn't wear the necklace like that combined with a sweater all day! So I began trying some different ideas...

When inspiration is lost, I look on Pinterest and Instagram. There's always something...this time I saw a post featuring a maxi, knotted on the side...hmmmm. 

The final outcome...all out patriotic.

The wrinkles "fell out" by the time I got where I was going.
The knot actually let some air in, making this skirt doable for the rest of the day.  However, if you try this, be sure to make a good knot. Mine fell out just as we were pulling up to our first destination.

The necklace reminded me of a firework. What? I'm serious. After a few hours outside in the sun, it felt like one too.

 Well, I hope you had a wonderful 4th weekend. Before I go, I leave you with pancakes, our 4th of July breakfast, and a berry topping recipe.

fresh milled flour, banana and applesauce are the main ingredients in this breakfast drama, topped by fruit
Quick and Easy Fruit Topping:
1 to 2 cups of Frozen Mixed Berries (according to mouths to feed)
Drizzle of Vanilla Extract 
Water to desired consistency (I started with 1/2 a cup)
1 to 2 teaspoons of maple syrup (or desired sweetener)

Pulse in blender to combine and chop up fruit
Heat on stove
Serve! :)


P.S. Linking up with Elegantly FashionableMichelle's PaigeStill Being MollyMyriad MusingsElegantly Dressed and Stylish and More Pieces of Me today


  1. What a fun necklace! how versatile!

  2. Cute skirt. I'm a sucker for polka dots and I love that it has a fit of flair at the hem. Also love the necklace. I have a few Mialicia pieces that I love for the same reason. You can style them lots of different ways. Might as well get some mileage out of your jewelry.

    1. Thank you Adrian! Positive feedback is a great thing to wake up to. :) And I will be looking at all my jewelry with mileage on the brain from now on.


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