Southern Belle in Training

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June 28, 2018

Preppy 4th of July Outfit.

     Some holidays I manage to hit every year on the blog in terms of content and outfits based around them... and some just escape me. The 4th of July is weirdly one that usually blows right past me each year- it's already happened by the time I remember that I should have shared an outfit related to it! Luckily, I didn't let that happen this year. I'm sharing this simple and preppy 4th of July look in today's post, and also talking about my plans for the holiday this year; my first one in Virginia!

Preppy 4th of July Look

Patriotic Outfit Inspo 4th of July

Cute 4th of July Outfit

J.Crew 4th of July Outfit

Photography by Meredith Sledge 

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Top {mine not online, very similar here} // Shorts // Shoes // Earrings // Gold Bracelet Stack // Rose Gold Bracelet // Ring // Lipstick // 

     I realized when putting this outfit together that while I have a plethora of white and bold blue items in my closet and accessories collections... solid red fashion items are something I'm lacking a little bit. I actually just ordered these red earrings (which I'm hoping will be here in time for the 4th next week!), but until then, I opted when styling this outfit for a bold red lipstick to make sure I had all three colors of the flag represented!

     I've been loyal to J. Crew Factory shorts for many years now- and this blue scalloped pair is no exception! They're so cute for all types of summer outfits, and of course absolutely perfect for the 4th of July. I paired them with this favorite tie-front white top, and fun blue statement earrings to finish off this preppy look. This outfit is simple, but definitely still patriotic for the 4th!

      What are your plans for the 4th of July this year? Do you have any traditions, or do something new each year? Since graduating college, I've done different things each 4th! Two years ago, I went to a fun pool party in Charlotte, and then watched the fireworks with friends in Tega Cay, SC. Last year I was in Vermont, and I had to work in the morning. Later that day, my friend Ciera flew in for her summer visit, and we spent the rest of the day at a state park on Lake Champlain (and then I think went to bed before any fireworks shows- lol!). This year, Ciera is coming back to visit me for the week of the 4th! Our friend Priyanka (also from Charlotte) is coming up with her, and I can't wait to have the girls here with me in Charlottesville for a few days. They're both arriving on the 4th, so I think we will keep things mellow that day, and try and check out one of the fireworks shows in Charlottesville that night! I'm still asking around of where the best place is to catch them here.


     God Bless,

      xoxo Annaliese 


  1. This outfit looks so cute on you, Annaliese- I love your shorts! Have a great Fourth- your plans sound so fun!


  2. I just kept seeing The Nook behind you and drooling. They have some of my favorites biscuits and gravy :) Love the outfit, too!

  3. So cute, Annaliese! I just love your shoes! White + bold blue goes great together. This is my first July 4th in Florida...there are so many fireworks on the beach events I'm having a hard time deciding which one to go to! Have fun exploring 4th of July activities in Virginia!!!!

  4. This is the cutest! I love the scallop detailing!

  5. What a cute outfit! Really loving those scallop shorts!

  6. Those shorts are so cute! I am totally loving your whole look.

  7. BABE YOUR OUTFIT IS GORGEOUS HONESTLY! Love the shorts, gosh I need to get me a pair of those. That colour blue is my FAV! Red lip looks amazing on you too ;)
    Love the post Annaliese!

  8. This is the cutest 4th of July outfit!!

    Xo Mindy

  9. This is such a cute look! I love the blue scalloped shorts, SO cute!

    Molly // Miss Molly Moon

  10. This is such a cute look! I really love your shorts!

    The Blush Blonde


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