Memorial Day Outfit

Memorial Day is fast approaching and our weekend is booked up with so many different parties…cookouts and pool parties galore!  I always feel Memorial Day is the start to Summer and I know I can say that I’m super excited for fresh farmers market food and lots of pool time in the coming months.  When planning ahead for one of the parties that we will attend, I knew I wanted a great dress that was casual enough to be worn to an outdoor cookout, one I would be comfortable in, as well as a dress that represents this holiday.  What better way to represent a patriotic holiday than with stripes!
I just adore this “Dear Creatures” dress that I found at House of Stella!  I had never been into House of Stella but I am so glad I found this gem of a boutique here in Nashville, TN.  After shopping at Target, I popped into the boutique, began chatting with the Owners, Felicia and Stacy Pelerossi and immediately fell in love with, not only the store, but with these lovely ladies!  It just so happened that this dress was on sale too.  I scored it for only $30!  I was beyond happy with this great find and knew immediately that it would be perfect for Memorial Day.  Check!  I now have my dress for Memorial Day.
Accessorizing this dress was simple because the dress really doesn’t need much.  I wanted it to stand out on its own.  So, I kept my accessories minimal with a few great pieces starting with a beautiful pair of earrings from Stella & Dot.  This pair of earrings is no longer available, but there are some other beautiful styles at Stella & Dot.  I also added my gorgeous “Crystal Dot” bracelet from Mindy Maes Market, my rose gold men’s inspired watch from Michael Kors, and my fabulous shades from Gucci!  I finished the look with my nude, Apt. 9 heels from Kohls.
Now that I have my Memorial Day outfit together, it is time to get busy making the Strawberry Coconut Tartlets Jenn posted yesterday for the cookout.  Happy Memorial Day to all…hope you have a fabulous weekend and enjoy all of the parties and cookouts that you may be attending!
p.s. remember to let your outer beauty be an accessory to your inner sparkle!

Dress: Dear Creatures from House of Stella, Shoes: Kohl’s Apt. 9, Earrings and Ring: Stella & Dot, Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelet: Mindy Mae’s Market, Sunglasses: Gucci