Dressing Chic for 4th of July

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red striped shirt, coach tribal scarf, white culottes // theStyleSafari.com

red striped shirt, coach tribal scarf, white culottes // theStyleSafari.com

red striped shirt, coach tribal scarf, white culottes // theStyleSafari.com

red striped shirt, coach tribal scarf, white culottes // theStyleSafari.com
red striped shirt, coach tribal scarf, white culottes // theStyleSafari.com

red striped shirt, coach tribal scarf, white culottes // theStyleSafari.com

red striped shirt, coach tribal scarf, white culottes // theStyleSafari.com

Every year I travel on 4th of July and always pack red, white and blue in order to make things easy for the entire weekend. But I’m getting sick of the same old ripped white denim shorts and chambray blouses, so thought I would make an attempt to dress patriotically while still being chic and work-appropriate. I received a lot of compliments when I wore this outfit earlier this week- in particular the white culottes. While although controversial (see my diatribe here) the volume and lines they add are so much more sophisticated than white jeans.

And how awesome are these photos? Angie and I did a few errands before work the other day and she took these quickly in the middle of Union Square. Killed it, am I right?

Zara white culottes (on sale), Coach tribal scarf (also worn here), red striped shirt (similar here), Zara blue heeled sandals (old), Coach market tote (on sale!)

July Inspiration: Black, White and a Summer Tan

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July Inspiration // theStyleSafari.com

July is an exciting month- with 4th of July celebrations, Mr. R’s 30th birthday and my bachelorette all in one month, I have no time to be overthinking outfits. Since I will inevitably be wearing white for my bachelorette weekend, I have been feeling some kind of way about white, black, a smokey cat-eye and a healthy summer tan. This combo screams to me sexy summer siren; of which Brigitte Bardot and the photography of Ellen von Unwerth were an inspiration. Hair is natural or sleekly pulled back – there is no room for fancy hair care products in this heat. When playing with such a simple color palette, there is room to play with shape and texture, making sure the fabrics are breathable and light; and always finish the outfit with a killer pair of simple strap sandals.

Follow along on my July Inspiration Pinterest Board for more inspiration like this!

Floral Skirt + Lace Top

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Floral mini skirt, floral lace top, coach duffle bag, // thestylesafari.com

Floral mini skirt, floral lace top, coach duffle bag, // thestylesafari.com

Floral mini skirt, floral lace top, coach duffle bag, // thestylesafari.com

gold jewelry // thestylesafari.com

I spent this past weekend up in Westerly, Rhode Island visiting my brother and sister-in-law for my niece’s 1st birthday. For those of you who follow me on snapchat ‘thestylesafari’ – you might have seen quite a different weekend than my usual city dinners, DIY projects and workouts. My sister-in-law’s family has 40 acres of beautiful land, where the whole family chips in and partakes in the planting, nurturing and picking of every vegetable and fruit you can imagine, cares for roughly 3,000 bees where they make homemade honey, and grows hops to make their own beer. The entire weekend was filled with amazingly fresh food, laughter and love, and it was the perfect respite from the busy hustle and bustle of New York City.

Anthropologie top (old), Jcrew mixed floral skirt (on sale), Asos white loafers (old), Coach duffle bag (so obsessed with this shape now- this size fits my laptop!), gold jewelry Vanessa Mooney, Kendra Scott, Gorjana c/0 of Rocksbox. If you haven’t taken the plunge yet I suggest you try this service before the prices go up- I am in love with everything I received in my box this month. How insane is that gold oval ring? I think I am going to buy 2 pieces out of the box this month, and since they give you a discount to buy any of the rentals you want to keep, why not? If you want to try one month free of this awesome service, use code stefschoenxoxo at checkout! Let me know what you think!