Independence Day

Nothing like spending Independence Day with friends and family. I spent this weekend with several of my Fierce 50 sisters, including this special lady, Valerie Hansen of Maple Leopard. We hit it off immediately and had such a great time. Visit her fashion and travel blog and follow her on Instagram @mapleleopard and on Facebook as Valerie Hansen.

Top • Dillard’s, similar here, here, here, here and here | Pants • Chico’s | Earrings • Chico’s | Hat • Chico’s | Lipstick • MAC Ruby Woo

Happy Birthday, America! Wearing a little red, white and blue to celebrate. If you live in the United States, Happy Independence Day! I hope your holiday is filled with fun, family and friends. I had an opportunity to escape the Arizona heat for a bit and enjoy some cool, coastal weather.  Such a nice reprieve from the weather and such a wonderful time celebrating midlife with my Fierce sisters.  I’m already looking forward to our next event!  I’ll be posting some of the shenanigans later this week.  A very special thank you to Rob Filogomo (@robgomoco ) for stepping in as photographer.  I had so much fun with you and Jody!


Easy 4th

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Dress •  Ralph Lauren | Sunglasses • Ray-Ban Original Aviators | Reversible Tote • Nordstrom |Bag • Rebecca Minkoff | Sandals • Similar here | Lip Gloss • M·A·C Russian Red


Here’s an easy 4th look for inspiration this weekend.  Sometimes I like putting together our patriotic red, white and blue without being so obvious about it.  Here, it’s a white bag, red lip and a blue dress.  To me, that’s an easy 4th!

I switched bags and lip color to show you can wear this all summer long without the patriotic vibe.  Now it’s just an easy, breezy summer sundress.

Have a safe Independence Day.  Happy Birthday, America!