Objects of Desire
Little Miss Firecracker
What to wear on the 4th of July
-April Daniels Hussar
Why should the fireworks get all the attention? Show your patriotism the real American way…by going shopping!
But seriously – if you do want to get gussied up for the nation’s big birthday bash, check out these picks, sure to set off some sparks.
The flip-flop phase seems to be here to stay… for all eternity… (and puh-lease don’t call them THONGS! Ug!) Get your Yankee doodle dandy on with some crimson toenails and these sassy flip-flops from Bebe…dig those rhinestones, y’all. $24, bebe.com.
If you’re not afraid to show a little skin… how freaking cute is this starry tulip dress with snazzy little buttons? Love that sweetheart neck! In red or blue, natch. $93.74, asos.com. And while you’re at it…to complete your saucy little ensemble, how about a pair of star print hipster briefs… you know, in case you stand over a subway vent or something. $12, asos.com.
More of a tee-shirt and jeans kind of gal? This limited edition American Pie tee from Lyric Culture is no bargain but it is tres hot. And we hear it’s all the rage amongst the celeb types like Kelly Clarkson, Drew Barrymore, Miley Cyrus and Denise Richards. In case you care. $90, lyricculture.com. For something not quite so spendy, there’s this red heart bandana tee – still pretty rock-n-roll, even if it is from ‘tween-heaven Delias. $14.00, delias.com.
For a more put-together look, I love this puff-sleeved polo tee from Marc by Marc Jacobs. $138, bloomingdales.com. So nice paired with these smart khaki Michael Kors sailor shorts! $38.90, nordstrom.com.
And finally – you may not have starts in your eyes, but you can certainly have them in your ears! On my wish list: white gold pavé star stud earrings $795.00, bluefly.com. On my shopping list (sigh): Raised Star CZ earrings $22.99, target.com – Or these white gold Swarovski crystal open star earrings…sure to sparkle, whilst not bankrupting me. $48, nordstom.com.
Ok – now get out there and stimulate the economy!