HEYYYYOOOOO, Friday! You’ve been missed. I actually can’t believe the end of the week is here already – maybe it’s from all the traveling this week, but I swear it was just last Friday? Not a bad feeling to have, I know. 😉 A CRAZY feeling is knowing that Memorial Day weekend is right around the friggin’ corner. That means we’re basically halfway through 2018. I know. It’s fine. So today, we’re gettin’ in that long weekend spirit with over 100 patriotic picks for what to wear for MDW, regardless of what your plans might be (there are even red/white/blue PAJAMAS in case your plans just involve some vino + a couch).
But first, quick backstory on this photoshoot from my time in Salt Lake City with my girls.
This shoot was done at none other than East High – the real East High – where the movie High School Musical was filmed back in 2006.
Middle school Erica was LIVING.
We shot all around the campus, but then went around back (where these shots were taken), and I had this gut instinct that a door would be open. Mind you, doors were locked everywhere else, which we know because tourists come all the time to try and sneak inside, to get a peek at Sharpay’s pink locker, to just walk where Zac Efron trod – you know you’d do it, too. 😉
But I just had THIS FEELING that this one specific door was open.
So I went to open it.
AND IT OPENED.
And there we were, in East High, right in the room where “Stick to the Status Quo” happened. So make sure ya scroll to the end to catch that proof. 😉
Bow sleeve top (c/o – Only $13 + comes in other color options! Size UP, since it’s on the snugger side) // High-waisted Abercrombie jeans (They’re on sale for HALF OFF, from $80 to $40…and they’re worth. every. penny. Runs TTS! Comes in 7 washes = short/regular/long sizing.) // White Dr. Scholl’s (SO COMFY!!!!!!) // DIFF sunglasses (code ERICA25 at checkout gets you 25% off – and for every pair purchased, they donate a pair of reading glasses to someone in need!) // MAC Lipstick (shade: Russian Red) // White tassel earrings (Burlington, similar here from Express and here from Baublebar!)
This look just *screamed* ‘Murica to me! The top has the caaaaautest red/white/blue bow sleeves, which is obvi fitting. It’s only $13 – def not the highest quality piece I’ve gotten from Shein before, but it’s so cute for the season and will last through at least that, I think! Comes in a few other color options, too – just make sure to size UP, cos it runs on the snugger side.
These jeans are absolute favorites of mine, and you CANNOT beat the price tag; I would buy them again at full price, they’re that good, so the fact that they’re still 50% off blows. my. mind. They also come in 7 different wash options AND come in short, regular, + long sizing, so you can get the exact best pair for your body type. #bless
DIFF sunglasses are really cool since they’re big on giving back; for every pair of sunglasses purchased, they donate a pair of reading glasses to someone in need. Mine are the Becky frame, but they’ve got #options. If you use code ERICA25 at checkout, you’ll get an additional 25% off!
Wouldja believe me if I said these slip on sneakers are none other than Dr. Scholl’s?!?! YUP. And they’re CUTE, amiright??? Dr. Scholl’s has been *majorly* stepping up their style game as of late, and I’m her for it. Namely cos ain’t nobody got time for uncomfy shoes, and this girl moves it + grooves it. They work with everything from jeans to shorts, and even skirts/dresses, so they’re a really cute option for spring/summer!
Once I got to researching the most ‘Murica things I could find for this coming Memorial Day (it’s at the end of this month – are you ready?!), I fell into a deep, dark spiral of the red/white/blue. It was vast. It was intense. It was as bottomless as a good margarita.
So here we are, 100+ patriotic picks later. Actually, there’s over 130 options for ya. Everything from tops to bottoms, dresses to swimwear (cos what’s MDW without a pool party or beach trip?!), shoes to accessories. I’ve got it ALL for ya. And it’s not all decked out in the American flag – I pulled a buncha pieces that would be subtly seasonal without being overboard, so that you can rewear pieces long after the patriotic holidays are done.
Cool? Cool. Let’s dive in.
Specific highlights to point out for ya:
Target’s patriotic swimwear game – strike that, they’re ENTIRE swimwear game – is completely on fire right about now. The following one pieces are musts. This solid red one, this subtly patriotic striped one, + this super low back ruffled white one.
Lowkey *obsessed* with this striped wrap skirt. And it doesn’t have to look patriotic at ALL, so you could really wear it all season!
If your MDW plans so far just include hanging out on the couch to binge watch 13 Reasons Why Season 2 – or to catch High School Musical 3 on Netflix since I think it just came out and we’re all 12 again???? – these red striped J. Crew PJ’s will keep ya in the spirit.
Speaking of J. Crew, these loafers are waaaaaay cute (+ totally preppy), and on sale for 60% OFF RIGHT NOW…and still available in all sizes. YO, get on it!
Livin’ the ‘Merican Dream with this doormat.
For patriotic stripes, Shein has a ton (I lovelovelove Shein – trendier pieces, AMAZING prices, and I have not had bad experiences with quality!!). This $11 striped crop top, this $14 striped knot tee, + these $18 striped peg pants are all winner winner chicken dinners.
This Wildfox sweatshirt is uber patriotic, and also UBER SOFT. I own approximately not enough Wildfox sweatshirts (I think I have 3-4 by now?) and in the words of The Greatest Showman, it’s never enough. This one is fitting for MDW AND OVER HALF OFF AT NORDSTROM RACK LIKE WHAT.
Can’t forget classic Americana from Old Navy!
What will you be wearing for Memorial Day Weekend? Which patriotic picks above are your favorite?
I WANNA KNOW. And if you’ve made it here, DA PROOF:
Onward + upward, friends. TO THE WEEKEND!