“How I Style It” link up: Red, White and Blue & New family member

July 1, 2015

Welcome to the third How I Style It monthly link up party. I have the pleasure of hosting alongside several other bloggers to bring you this themed link up and as we have been advertising to you the theme this month is #patrioticpretties where you will show us how you style your red, white and blue outfits and we show you how we style ours. Today I will show you how I styled mine and then I hope you will link up any recent post containing how you styled your tees.

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My outfit is just the cutest!  I choose it last minute as we (the family and I) were about to do some last minute grocery shopping. However, this outfit can be repeated this coming weekend for 4th of July festivities and celebrating our country’s independence.
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I love my Chambray top (I even guest posted about how to style it five ways for warmer weather here on Carries blog Monday). Here I choose to button it up to the bust line and tuck in one side. Underneath I am wearing a white cami tucked into polkadot shorts, add the red boat shoes and I feel preppy and ready for a day on the house boat on the lake (fingers crossed that this happens this coming Saturday).

Now on to the fun part of this post, the revealing of our new member to the family “drum roll”:

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Meet Franklin (Frank, Frankie, Frank n Beans, Frankenstein, etc) our first dog as a family. He is a Boston Terrier, house and crate trained given to us by one of my hubby’s friends because he was being abused by another dog in the family (even if it was Frank’s fault most of the time haha). So we adopted him and boy is he a loveable and a good dog. The kids are crazy over him as my husband and I am too. I love his smile in this picture above (or crack of one). He is a mommas boy for sure.

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I forgot to wear accessories in this post but then realized Frank is all the accessory I need haha! (check out creeper in the background though, chills). Look for more of Frank on the blog though, we love him like our baby.

Outfit details: Chambray top: From TJ Maxx (similar here)//Polka Dot shorts: Merona via Target (old, similar here)//Boat shoes: Nautica via Marshalls (same here).

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Now for the #patrioticpretties party! Link up a recent fashion post of yours, especially one that goes along with our theme! Please limit yourself to three links and remember to link directly to the post, not your blog. Be sure to hop around some of the other posts that have been linked up and spread the love in the blog world! This link party will go live Wednesday, July 1, 2015 and be live for a week. Feel free to add our “How I Style It” button to put on your post or on the sidebar of your blog if you want to help spread the love and hashtag #patrioticpretties to your images on Instagram so we can check them out.


Linking up with: Reasons to Dress, I’m so Fancy, Fizz and Frosting, Whitney Nic James, Melissa, Lisa, Molly, Confident Twosday, Carylee, Turning Heads Tuesday, Thursday Fashion Files, Dawn, Charming Friday, Rachel the Hat, Shanna, What I Wore Wednesday, Grace, Trendy Wednesday, Pumps and Pushups, Trend Spin, Liz, Lizzie in Lace

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  • Orbb July 1, 2015 at 12:11 am

    what a cute puppy-dog <3
    http://orbbsfashion.wordpress.com/

  • IRENE July 1, 2015 at 4:50 am

    love th red shoes! so beautiful!the shoers are really flattering!
    thank you Rach for hosting the link up!
    Irene
    http://www.thedailylace.com

  • Krissie July 1, 2015 at 5:14 am

    You can’t beat a denim shirt! Lovely pup too!

    Krissie x – http://pearlsofstyle.blogspot.com

  • Teresa July 1, 2015 at 8:41 am

    Your dog is adorable! Congrats on adopting him into your family. The range of nicknames that you already have for Franklin is hilarious. 🙂 I have a Sheltie (Pupperoni) & a beagle/blue tick hound mix (Soldier). I’m definitely a dog person!

    Teresa from Mama Muse Me
    https://mamamuseme.wordpress.com

  • Ada July 1, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Love youe subtle casual patriotic look. You and your dog look adorable!!

    Happy 4th to you and your family, Rachel!

  • Anna D Kart July 1, 2015 at 11:15 am

    I love the pop of red with your shoes! You don’t look like the flag itself but so perfect for the 4th !

    Happy Medley

  • Denise July 1, 2015 at 11:37 am

    How exciting, a dog! I bet your whole family is so excited! Loving this outfit and I love those shorts so much! Awesome linkup.

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  • Liz Lizo July 1, 2015 at 11:59 am

    I love this outfit. Those shorts are just darling!

    – Liz
    http://www.LizLizo.com

  • Becky @ bybmg July 1, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Aw, what a cute pup!

    I love the polka dot shorts and the pop of red with the shoes. Great look!

  • robincharmagne July 1, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Those short are so cute and a perfect pair with red sneakers!
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  • Kileen July 1, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    love the red shoes and perfect for July 4th!

    cute & little

  • Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life July 1, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Franklin is totally adorable!

  • Amanda C July 1, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    So clearly I’m terrible at reading directions and posted my patriotic pretties links to a different linkup. (Whoops!). Now to narrow it down to three looks, that’ll be tough! When will the linkups be posted? I am saving my favorite look for the 4th and would love to include it!
    PS- Yay! You look amazing as always! <3
    XO Amanda | http://sansscrubs.blogspot.com

  • Jill July 1, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    How cute are those shorts and red shoes! Love this outfit on you! Your pup is adorable!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

  • Ali July 1, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Nice look, lovely dog!
    kisses…

    Zapatos Rojos

  • Tif @ Bright on a Budget July 1, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    Pretty! Those shoes totally make the whole outfit! Great 4th style!

  • Lana July 2, 2015 at 2:32 am

    Such a cute outfit on you – love the red shoes! And you’re right, your new family member is the only accessory you need. Love Boston Terriers, and he’s such a cutie!

  • Nicole Mölders (@HighLatitudeSty) July 4, 2015 at 2:56 am

    Thanks 4 linking up to Top of the World Style. Thanks also for bring this great linkup! What an awesome idea. One stop shopping for inspirations for the 4th!

  • Dawn Lucy July 4, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Franklin! What a super cutie! LOVE! Great look too, Rachel!
    Hope you’re having a wonderful 4th!
    Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com