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o n e   |   t w o   |   t h r e e   (a must have for the beach!)   |   f o u r   |   f i v e   (I want them in every color!)   |   s i x   (definite splurge, save here)  |   s e v e n   |   e i g h t   |   n i n e   |   t e n

July 4th is always a wonderful excuse to add a little red, white and blue to your wardrobe. The trick is finding pieces you can get more than one wear out of! I set out to pull together some fun, patriotic picks that work for your boating, hot-dog-eating, fire-work-watching festivities but also every other day of the summer as well! Because as darling as that pair of American flag shorts are, are you really going to wear them enough to make the $140 price tag worth it? (I ask because I may or may not have made that decision… and I can tell you the answer is NO.)

My family is headed to our lake house in Arkansas for all of the fun next week, because nothing says “the fourth” like BBQ and water ski-ing with the fam! So you’ll have to do the cute-outfit wearing for me, ok? This girl will be in a swimsuit, lake hair and no makeup all day!

How are you celebrating? I’d love to hear!

Love from Texas,


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  1. I am loving that necklace and all of these pieces! I’m getting ready for 4th of July and have a lot of red white and blue that I’m very excited to wear. I have a pair of Miss Me jeans with a little part of the American Flag but I got those as a gift, but I wouldn’t be willing to pay $140, that’s kind of crazy haha. I’d rather take an old pair of shorts and make them myself. I also agree with buying pieces that you can get a lot of use out of.

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  2. Love the polka-dotted bikini bottoms! I’ve been wanting to try a high-waisted bikini, and those seem perfect.

    And the lake is best way to celebrate the fourth – I’ll be doing the same in South Carolina!

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  3. Sara Kate said:

    These are amazing! I literally love all of them! Especially that necklace, bow, swimsuit and clutch (see haha all of them)!! Great picks, chica!

    Sara Kate Styling

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  4. Chottie said:

    Love that adorable statement necklace!! You’re so right, it’s important to buy things that aren’t limiting to one day of the year! Have a great 4th Kate:)


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  5. those bikini bottoms are so cute! i love dressing up for the 4th! (any themed holiday really!)

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