Red, White & CUTE

It probably comes as no surprise to you that HOLIDAY clothing pieces are some of my favorites to buy, curate, and hoard! Of course I’m a sucker for all of the fall and Christmas releases, but coming in at a close 3rd position are all the red, white and blue. To me, these colors scream summertime and are appropriate from Memorial Day through Labor Day. I didn’t realize how many pretty patriotic pieces we had until I started digging through our collection. I wanted to share some of my favorites with you today and give you an idea of how I’m accessorizing them. I need to add a quick note— on our recent Disney trip, Holiday’s entire suitcase was lost by the airline and never made it to our hotel. I had both her red and navy Mary Janes packed for that trip and haven’t had a chance to replace those yet. At the end, I’ll share some of my favorite shoe options not pictured. I LOVE knee socks and Mary Janes and I think they would be a versatile and fantastic match for every single one of these outfits! Because we wear knee socks so much, I’ve been stocking up on Jeffries from Amazon and have been super happy with them!

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This dress was purchased very recently from Momi Boutique and is called The Land of the Free Platinum Party Dress. I think the fabrics have been slightly updated since I purchased this one, but I actually like the new fabrics even better, but the main ones remain the same. Momi Boutique has lots of great patriotic pieces and she generally always ships very quickly! SEE THEM ALL HERE

Styling/ Accessories: Have paired this with classic red Natives. You could also do white or red sandals or Mary Janes and white knee highs. I have the Really Big Ribbon Bow Headband from Hanna Andersson paired with this

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This is the Nelly Madison Summer on the Farm Hannah Dress. If you can’t find this dress, Nelly Madison has some other adorable patriotic pieces IN STOCK right now- SEE THEM HERE! This is from last year, but available on the BST Boards. I love the versatility of this dress and it just begs to be paired with Old West Cowgirl Boots! Again paired with the Really Big Ribbon Bow Headband

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One of my MOST FAVORITE Nelly Madison pieces ever- Take Me Out To The Ballgame Hannah Dress with matching bloomers. This is also from last year, but available on the boards. See current Nelly Madison Patriotic Pieces Here. For shoes, you could go a myriad of directions with this— when wearing this last year, we did Mary Janes w/ white knee highs. I have pictured here the Livie and Luca for Matilda Jane Blue To Me Posey Sandal. Also pictured are classic white Saltwater Sweetheart Sandal in White. Again, paired with the Really Big Ribbon Bow Headband

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I need to say that this Beaufort Bonnet Company Dress is much more adorable in person! This is called the Maerin Fitz Frock and TBBC has recently expanded some of their items up to a size 8. It’s just classic. I didn’t know if it was too young for Holiday, but when I showed it to her, she LOVED it— so I will buy this style for as long as she will wear it! She watches a lot of old-fashioned shows like Leave it to Beaver and Father Knows Best where the little girls still dress like little girls, so I think that helps! This BEGS to be paired with classic white knee highs and Mary Janes. I have Jeffries Knee Highs linked at the top and several Mary Jane options at the end of this post. Again paired with the Really Big Ribbon Bow Headband from Hanna Andersson.

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If you haven’t tried Wildflowers Clothing yet, you don’t know what you’re missing! This set (it comes w/ matching shorts) is PERFECT for patriotic holidays and all summer long. I think this would even be cute for early fall with a sweet cardi. This is called the Anna Claire Dress Set and retails for $56. I liked how this paired with the white Saltwater Sweetheart Sandals. Again pairing with the Really Big Ribbon Bow Headband from Hanna Andersson.

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Closeup of this fabric

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Farm Days Pieced Skirt Hummingbird from Quinn’s Closet. This was a limited release, but check the Quinn’s Closet Resale page for it! I paired this with some super cute plain white bloomers I bought on Amazon. It hits Holiday just so you see a tiny bit of the cute, white, eyelet trim at the bottom— Find Them HERE. Again paired with the Really Big Ribbon Bow Headband from Hanna Andersson.

Here’s a closeup of the pieced hummingbird tunic— so many beautiful fabrics here!

Here’s a closeup of the pieced hummingbird tunic— so many beautiful fabrics here!

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So- the Wellington Boots on the skirt, make me want to pair it with Wellingtons, of course. The red Hunter boots are a great match, but might be hot for summer, so I have also shown it with the super lightweight Crocs Kids Handle It Rain Boot. Of course the classic Saltwater Sweetheart Sandal would also work well.

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Another dress that’s actually new for this season is from Mustard Pie— it’s called the Strawberry Field Isadora Dress. If you’d like to find this dress, I would search for it by name and see which retailers have your size in stock. In pictures I paired this with the Old West boot, but I think it could be equally as cute with simple sandals or Mary Janes with knee socks. As always, paired with the Really Big Ribbon Bow Headband from Hanna Andersson.

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One more favorite Nelly Madison piece from last year. This is called the Land of the Free Christina Dress. You could find it on Nelly Madison Resale Boards (via Facebook) or check out their in-stock patriotic pieces HERE. Added the simple white headband bow from Hanna Andersson and the Saltwater Sweetheart Sandal in white.

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The T-Strap Mary Janes from Mini Boden were in our lost Disney suitcase. I was sad to have lost these, but recently ordered these in navy. These run big on Holiday, so I size down in them somewhat for her. The one glitch I have with them is that, with rough play, I did notice some of the color fading on the toe with our mustard ones from last fall. See the Mini Boden T-Strap Mary Jane HERE. I expect these to be added in new colors for the upcoming fall collection.

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We don’t actually own these, but how can you not love these Halley Ballet Flats from Livie and Luca?!

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Also in our lost Disney suitcase, these super classic Navy Ruches from Livie and Luca. These should be re-stocked in new colors with the fall release. These shoes are HARDY, super comfortable and look like new even after many wears.

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