Grunging Up My 4th

As many of you know, the weather in Chicago is known to be unpredictable.  Therefore, I was a bit bummed when I woke up to see that the morning of July 4th was overcast with some wind.

I was originally planning to wear a vintage slip dress with red, white, and yellow flowers all over it, so I was at a loss of what to do when I woke up.  It is simply yet another case of last minute outfit rearranging, and unfortunately, I didn’t have Cher’s outfit coordinating computer program from “Clueless” to help me, so I had to think fast before my roommates and I headed out to brunch.  I pawed through my closet while “Chariots of Fire” was playing in my head for some strange reason.

Ultimately, I had the fun thought, why not grunge it up?  The 4th of July is usually such a patriotic and preppy holiday that people feel the need to set aside a Brooks Brothers shirt specifically for the occasion.  Seeing it as a chance to not be of the norm, I threw together some basics, and came up with this:

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I am wearing an old pair of jeggings with a one-shouldered black top, accessorized with a red, white, and blue flannel and sandals that I found for a hefty price at DSW.  Because the pants and the top are so simple, I thought that the pop of the flannel and the ugly chic aesthetic of the sandals would make the outfit so unlikely to be patriotic that it’s, well… patriotic.

I was quite pleased to say that I got a lot of compliments on my one-shouldered top yesterday.  And now, with the slightest bit of a hangover, I regret to say that I must run some errands and go back to my everyday American life.  Because it’s my duty as an American citizen… right?

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