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Fourth of July Packing Essentials

It seems pretty unbelievable that it’s already almost July, but  If you’re lucky enough to be getting out of the sweltering heat this weekend, or even if you’re staying in town, I’ve got a few Fourth of July essentials to get you through this weekend. So lather up on sunblock, get with some friends and loved ones and enjoy this holiday weekend. Safely and fashionably of course.


The first few things you’ll need is a few bikinis. I love this Vitamin A reversible bikini (I splurged on it actually in a blue/gold tone). This one is black with gold hardware. Bikini top, $87. Bikini bottoms, $78. Available at


If you’ll be at the pool/beach/lake more than just a day then you’ll need at least one other swimsuit. I’m a fan of  of this Vitaimin A print bikini for its bold bright pattern. Top $94, bottoms $84 at


The soft color, belted bottoms and draped top are subtle yet sexy on this Victoria’s Secret bikini. Top $33, bottoms $31.


I love lounging around in a pair of linen or cotton gauze pants like this Splendid pair above. The neutral color will match with just about any swimsuit as a coverup and you could also pair it with a white, black or bright colored tank. Splendid gauze pants, $88. Intermix.



For an all-in-one coverup, this Vix Swimwear coverup in bubblegum pink or white is a cute pick. The pink one is on sale for $105 and the white one is on sale for $74 at


You’ll also need a cute pair of cutoff shorts for the weekend. They’re definitely a great summer must-have this season. Siwy cutoff shorts, $152.


To wear with your shorts or any cute summer dresses, an ankle-wrap sandal is a stylish choice. Dolce Vita ankle wrap sandal, $180.


If the pair above is too aggressive for you this philosophy di alberta feretti flats might be more to your liking. They’re on sale for $346 at


For summer, ankle wrap sandals are definitely a huge trend (hence the three I’ve posted thus far). A good stepping stone into this trend that’s the least aggressive are these Dolce Vita thong sandals that I’m definitely into. $138 at


You’ll definitely need a cute summer handbag to carry all your essentials and this Michael Kors straw tote matches with everything. The gold hardware dresses it up while its roomy insides will accomodate all your belongings. $368 at Michael Kors.


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