Happy 4th of July to my American readers! Today I'll be partaking in particularly American festivities such as eating meat and blowing things up. I'll be posting on IG, especially since I am now the proud owner of an iPhone! A phone that can actually take good photos!!! It's going to revolutionize my IG game.
I've been saving these photos for a properly patriotic day. I asked for this fabric for Christmas last year, and I used my tweaked button-down pattern to create this blouse. The arms are slightly tight at the armscye, so I'll have to adjust it a bit more, but it's still totally wearable.
What's really cool about this fabric is that it's part of a fabric family! It has a "fraternal twin" print that I'll be sharing soon, as well as a sister print that goes with it as well. All three of them seem to be poly-cotton blends from the 1970s, when the U.S. was celebrating its bicentennial. This print is little old-school sailing ships, and the other prints are eagles and Declaration of Independence scrolls!
I paired it with some poppin' red accessories and my favorite gray slacks. These aviators are totally beat up from me wearing them all the time, but I won't let them go. I am a bit conscious of the fact that my round face doesn't always look quite right in aviators, and I'm very picky about getting the exactly right lens shape when buying them. I haven't found a good replacement quite yet, so these janky ones will have to do until then!
I'm going to keep this post short and sweet so I can get onto the festivities! Wooooo freedom!