Stars and Stripes Forever

Striped top by Michael Kors

If you like dressing in red, white, and blue, this is the week to go all out! Whether you are headed to the beach, a barbecue, or off to work, there are endless options from conservative to crazy. This is actually what I wore to work this past Friday,  getting in the mood for the Fourth…

fullsizeoutput_c2fIt is such a ‘Ginger’ outfit as she loved the classic nautical style and had a closet full of red/white/blue for both herself and my dad. Seen recently in previous posts, the white pants are by Theory, the Elie Tahari blazer a recent find at Revolve.Version 2


The pop of red are my treasured Manolo Blahniks – for the high, skinny heel they are remarkably comfortable, otherwise I would not wear them to work.  In a fabulous soft suede, I purchased them two years ago for a holiday party, was very excited to own my first pair of Manolo’s –  soon to be horrified when a friend’s chocolate martini landed on my left foot. Miraculously, no damage. 🙂

Almost carried my small beige Chanel, but opted for practicality with this summery tote by Furla…

fullsizeoutput_c29 A final detail of luxury: a gold Chanel pin. In this classic style it is a timeless accessory that adds instant polish. Found at Revolve!IMG_7732


While you will not find much red in my closet, you will find plenty of stripes…these three tops on the right are all favorites of mine and all unique in their own way:  a casual ivory/navy stripe by Saint James, a casual loose fitting navy/white cotton by Rag and Bone, and a fitted thin stripe by Last Tango that can be dressed up or down.  Want to wear a scarf with your stripes? Florals, plaids, and nautical prints are all great choices and more interesting than a solid color.



Whatever you have planned for the Fourth, embrace the festivity in ‘Ginger-Bred’ style: wear your red white and blue, play patriotic music – singing along loudly, and enjoy!

God Bless America!

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  • Candy,
    Loved your work outfit! I also have quite the collection of navy and white stripped tops and sweaters. Everytime I see a new one, I think, “well, that’s a little different from the ones I already have.” I don’t have a lot of red in my closet either. But red shoes, I have about 15 pairs. My love of red shoes started at 2 years of age when my dear grandmother bought me a pair of red patent leather mary janes. She promised my mom I would only wear them to church, but I wore them everywhere – even to play in the yard! By the way, your makeup looks lovely!

    • FIFTEEN pair of red shoes!!! That is quite a collection! (I have two) I remember on the TV show ‘Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’, they said red shoes were only for children or hookers! Haha. NO WAY! 😉


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