All American

I really didn't mean to dress patriotically here, but who am I to complain? This red cardigan looks great with anything, which is why it came home with me this summer despite the heat. Rain or shine, nothing beats a good cardigan.

It's been a busy week as I've been trying to fit in seeing everyone one last time. I'm not really sure how it's already Thursday and I'm on my last two days of home. I wore this dress to lunch yesterday with some old friends who hadn't seen in a long time and dinner with a friend I see often. Did I say I was fitting in everyone one last time? I'm really just fitting in all of the food places here one last time. A girl's got to have her priorities straight.

Speaking of priorities, can you tell that my sister-in-law took these pictures again? She spent most of Tuesday afternoon helping me take a bunch of pictures of what I've been wearing lately so I could stock up. I'm not sure when I'll have time to start pictures again when I'm back in Illinois, so it's nice to have some posts lined up. Mostly though, I just like that her photos look a million times better than mine do and that was reason enough for me. Don't get to used this; I'll be back with my own pictures in a week.

Update: Today (and early tomorrow) is the last chance to snag anything from my store for a while! I dropped prices on a ton of stuff and added a couple things! Help me get it all out of my room so I can make my parents happy.

Dress: H&M
Cardigan: Thrifted
Shoes: Pacsun
Triangle bracelet: Fifth & Mae
Stone bracelet: Brandy Melville


  1. Super cute! I love a good cardigan, too!

    Ladyface Blog

  2. Super smart of you to stock up on photoshoots that way!

    This is very All American but not in a 4th kind of a way... more like in American Girls (All Grown Up). Which makes me smile so much. I loved those books (aaaand looking at their very expensive catalog for the dolls!) growing up. You seem so grown up and classic in this. Safe trip back!

  3. I'm totally loving this outfit. The dress is adorable on you!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  4. This is such a cute look! Patriotic is always a good look, especially when you do it by accident, ha ha

  5. Love your dress!
    It's so cute!


  6. yay for red white and blue together! i love wearing this combo.. more than just the fourth of july. the colors just go so well together!

    lindsey louise

  7. Wow, isn't it amazing the difference having a photographer take your photos can do? She does a spectacular job! Really love the high quality of these photos, it showcases your awesome style even better :)
    So patriotic and lovely! That polka dot dress is the cutest.
    And jeez, its crazy how fast summer went. I can't believe school is starting up soon 0_o

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  8. Cute as always. You are a dream in polka dots.

    Also, props to you for usually taking your own photos. I always have to harass my roommates into helping me... Haha.

  9. You are so cute. SO CUTE!!! Red and navy is one of my favorite combos!

    Xo, Hannah

  10. haha it is a bit patriotic looking just love the dress adorable!
    xo Ilana @ My Modern Vintage

  11. Thanks for your lovely words on my last post!
    I love this dress and this cardigan, too! Who cares it's hot outside when it looks cute?

    Have a great day,

  12. Your sister-in-law does such a great on your photos - so pretty! That sweater is just so adorable and those shoes are adorable!


  13. Thanks for your sweet comments, Elana!

    Don't you love it when you get dressed and then realize, oh man, I'm wearing red white and blue?! Ha. It's really a no-fail combo though, and these pictures are BEA-utiful! You must be back in Illinois by now- can't wait to follow along on your adventures this semester. The end of summer always came wayyy too soon, back when I was in college (I love saying that like a snob!). Hope you're getting settled in just fine!

    perfectly priya

  14. These pictures are super cute and I really love that dress. I'm sure you had such a hectic last week here and I'm glad you got back to school safely :)



    Southern (California) Belle