red, white, & true

 I like to say that I was born patriotic: red hair, white skin, blue eyes. It comes in handy on the 4th of July.

(Unless, of course, that wonderful summer sun turns it to red, red and blue)

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On those days that I need an extra dash of American spirit, I reach for an iconic staple: tried and true Levi’s.

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This pair is as vintage as it gets, a random thrift store find made new with a pair of scissors.

And hey, cutting them up was kinda fun.

IMG_4543Also, I had a very happy moment on Thursday: finding this cute little shirt! I’ve been looking for something like this for ages.

Once, I saw a lady wearing a similar one and excitedly asked her where she got it (because hey, a shopping tip always comes in handy).

She said Mexico. I decided that was a little too far.
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 These Vans are also some of my favorites. I wear them with everything from dresses to jeans to shorts, and sometimes even bathing suits.

They go with the whole America theme very nicely if you ask me.

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All these pretty details make this shirt that much better. I got it in a size too big, and I just love the roomy feel.
IMG_4585 On a more serious note, I don’t understand why redheads are going extinct when they coordinate so nicely with our flag.

Have a happy Monday!

Love,

Maddie

 

Old Navy top (sold out online, in stores only)// Vintage Levi’s shorts (see tutorial here)// Van’s sneakers

things I like

 

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 {some recent finds that i just can’t get enough of}

journal, Urban Outfitters// Now I have the perfect place to write all my secrets

sunnies case, Madewell (see it on their blog here!)// This case is a STEAL. Don’t you just love when you need something and find it at such a happy price?

sunnies, Target// These are the best sunglasses I have ever owned. Enough said

rose mirror (similar)// A wonderful upgrade from the classic iphone selfie camera

baby hot sauce// Because you never know when ya might need a dash of Tabasco. Quick little tip, but sometimes sneaking into a dinner early and making friends with the catering team can come in handy.

Sometimes Mondays aren’t so sunny, but I hope these deals spice it up a little bit. If not, you can always try Tabasco.

Love,

Maddie