July 03, 2012

Ruby Tuesday

Tomorrow is the 4th of July, known as Independence Day to American folks. The day of patriotism is characterized by the notoriously cliche red, white and blue color combination. Although many of us in these United States will attend barbecues or firework viewings dressed like a walking flag, I thought I'd put my own twist on the color scheme.
The July birthstone is the ruby, which is fitting for the holiday. This shade of red has the amazing capability to be dressed up or dressed down, making it a versatile favorite for women of all ages. I've compiled three looks featuring different ruby red pieces to demonstrate the many ways that the color can be styled.
Hopefully these suggestions can inspire your Independence Day get-up, if you're not one for a cheesy effect.

Alice + Olivia dress, Marc Jacobs crossbody bag, J Crew hat, Elie Saab necklace, Stella McCartney sandals.

Joie blouse, Citizens of Humanity jeans, Miu Miu shoulder bag and velvet loafers, Aurelie Bidermann earrings, J Crew bangles.

Joie tank top, Erdem pleated skirt, Mar y Sol straw tote, Oasis sandals, Kenneth Jay Lane earrings.

I would love to know what you're wearing for the 4th of July. Leave your outfit ideas in the comments section. Which of these three outfits do you like most?


  1. Wow...great sets! Love the pleated skirt and the coral blouse!! So pretty! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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  2. love the red bag and the loafers!! :)