Red, White and Barbecue

Happy Tuesday, everyone! I hope you all had a great Memorial Day Weekend! Even though I worked over 20 hours in the past three days, I still managed to squeeze in a barbecue and a trip to the river this weekend. Not too shabby!
It’s no secret that I’m a huge girly-girl, however, I wanted to style my Free People sundress in a more laid-back manner for a Memorial Day Weekend cookout. I threw my Madewell chambray shirt over the dress which made this look much more relaxed. It also doubles as a stylish, lightweight jacket that was ideal for the unseasonably chilly temperatures this weekend. When it warms up outside, I plan on layering a denim vest over this fun frock. To me, denim screams “All-American,” and it’s essential for any national holiday. If you’re ever debating whether or not your look is too prissy, just throw some chambray or denim over it to toughen it up!
Also, thank you to everyone who entered my American Eagle Gift Card Giveaway! Congratulations Pam, you’re the lucky winner! Make sure to check your inbox for an email from me. 
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dress – free people (similar), shirt – madewell, sandals –  sam edelman, handbag – rebecca minkoff, watch – michael kors, earrings – house of harlow
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  1. The Fashion Fraction wrote:
    Posted 5.29.13 Reply
  2. Kat wrote:

    I LOVE how you styled this red dress – the open shirt definitely makes it a more "casual" look but still amazing! x, Kat

    Love and Ace

    Posted 5.29.13 Reply
  3. wrote:

    loveeeee the outfit gurl soo cute

    Posted 5.29.13 Reply
  4. Demmy Aina wrote:

    love your dress, so pretty.x

    Posted 5.29.13 Reply
  5. Allison Platte wrote:

    Cute outfit! I love wearing my chambray shirt over dresses too!

    Posted 5.30.13 Reply
  6. Gorgeous look! Love the chambray against the bright dress!

    Posted 5.31.13 Reply
  7. Rae wrote:

    Very cute outfit! I love the color scheme. Glad you got time to enjoy the weekend!

    Posted 5.31.13 Reply
  8. Emma wrote:

    Love this look! Definitely going to shop for something similar 🙂

    ♥, Em

    Posted 6.5.13 Reply
  9. What a beautiful red dress!! Lov ethos look so much paired with the chambray! Thank you so much for linking up and I hope to see you in red white and clue next week. ; )

    Posted 6.25.13 Reply
  10. The Fashion Canvas wrote:

    Love the open Chambray over that beautiful dress! You look fab. Thanks for linking up to the Chambray Tend Spin!!

    The Fashion Canvas

    Posted 6.26.13 Reply