vintage ootd: 4th of july!

I get so excited anytime a holiday comes around because it means I get to plan out fun, vintage-yet-fashion-forward outfits for the occasion!

July 4th is always especially fun because it is so specifically thematic.  And vintage Americana has a very special place in my heart.  Fireworks, BBQs, apple pie, drankin'.  'Murica!

Some traditions never change, but it's fun to look at Independence Day celebrations of yesteryear and see how much does.  Especially style.

I would say that mine has definitely evolved this year.  Here are my 4th of July vintage ootds from last year, and then this year:

 2013

2013

 2014

2014

I was worried that this year's look couldn't top 2013, but I have to say I like how the outfit turned out.  I think it gives off a little more rock-and-roll kind of vibe with the louder print and 80s chambray crop top.  There's a lot of decade-mixing going on, whereas last year was more classically late 60s/early 70s retro.

Also, how about that vintage swimsuit?  It's one of my favorite items ever!  Nautical AND patriotic?  Sign a sista up!

Speaking of the holiday - we have a July 4th weekend sale going on in our shop!  17.76% off your total order with coupon 1776USA!  (be a good American and get yo' shop on now, ya hear?)