Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday Morning Inspiration/Red White And Blue

Good Morning Everyone and Happy Monday!
Things are getting crazy here in America as everyone seems to have World Cup Fever. Even I who rarely watches any sports, unless I'm forced to, must admit to at least listening to the game. The city of Chicago will be opening Soldier Field tomorrow and hosting a huge party with giant screens so that all can watch and hopefully cheer America on to a win. We will also celebrate Independence Day on July 4th, so this is truly a red, white and blue week! In the spirit of this week, I did a little looking around for some interesting and fun red, white, and blue inspiration.
This is the dress that got me started. It's a vintage dress, but I love the idea of making a halter dress with a detachable collar. Fun!
White linen sailor dress with blue trim and red silk scarf, by Norman Norell for Traina-Norell, American, 1954.
And I thought that this was a cute idea. Grab some bangles from the thrift store and wrap yarn around them. 
Red, white and blue cloth bangles for summer!
I rather like this space age vintage dress :)
1960's Vintage Mod-Target Red White Blue Linen-Cotton Couture Space-Age Sleeveless Nipped-Waist Stewardess Block-Color Mini Party Sun Dress
Such a pretty and sophisticated combination.
Patriotic fab.
I like the use of the paler blue rather than the typical dark blue and the clear sandals.
Red, White, & Blue, created by karrina-renee-krueger on Polyvore
Are you a baseball fan? How about painting a stitching line on the pockets?!! I like the red piping that runs down the side seam too.
could do this with my boring old pair of white shorts and some red fabric paint
A vintage trench from the 1970's.
1960's Vintage Lilli Ann Designer-Couture Red White Blue Knit-Blend Mod Space-Age Stewardess Wide-Collar Belted Princess Trench-Jacket Coat
Not a traditional red, white and blue, but I thought it was rather fun regardless.I keep posting potential painting projects, I think I need to get out my paints!
Shop the trend: Fresh Paint. Art inspired pieces to break out for spring.
I loved this feminine long, flared jacket over the pleated skirt.
earrings, bracelet, coat, skirt, striped blouse, tights, pumps // gold, blue, red, black, white,
This past week,Maria Jose did a post on tie dye. You must see what she did! There are links to how-to videos in her post. I really like what she did. Then I saw this skirt and decided, that's it, I really have to do this. Maybe this will finally take care of my painting bug!! 
This firework inspired maxi is on point! Perfect for the 4th  or World Cup game! The red, white and blue combo is so fun and edgy!
Some fun with stripes. The sleeve is just a long rectangle that has been gathered and sewn around the armhole. Doesn't get any easier than that!
Good Times Roll Dress in Stripes by Effie's Heart - Jersey, Cotton, Knit, Long, Blue, White, Stripes, Pockets, Ruffles, Belted, Casual, Sheath / Shift, Cap Sleeves, Better, Scoop, Red, Nautical, Summer, Variation
Another vintage dress. I would not add the stripe to the tie, but I really like it around the bottom of the skirt.
60s Polka Dot Dress / Vintage Red White Blue
And finally, a cute dress posted by Maria Jose. Check out those shoes!!!! You can see the entire post here.
Whether you're patriotic or not,a little red, white and blue can be lots of fun to wear!
Have a wonderful week!

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  1. Oh yes...I'm inspired! Love this post!

  2. There's just something fun about a little red, white and blue from time to time :)

  3. I love red, white and blue all year around. Great classic combination. Thanks for the Monday morning inspiration as usual!

  4. Such great eye candy. Love especially the vintage looks. And those baseball shorts are just too cute!

  5. Lovely, especially that vintage coat and the tie dye skirt. Best of luck for the match. Xx

  6. Love red, white, and blue. Enjoyed all looks, but my fav is the vintage space age dress....so retro 60s. I just finished a red, white, and blue top for the 4th, kind of corney....but hey its all good!

    1. Oh, there's no better time to wear a little red, white and blue. Enjoy and wear with pride :)

  7. Great inspiration. Thanks so much, Rhonda. Have a great Fourth!