Guess who is gonna be a gingham gal for the Fourth?! This girl! The Fourth of July is surprisingly my second favorite holiday after Thanksgiving. I love that it’s smack dab in the middle of the summer and everyone pulls out their best Americana look. In case you’re new here… I’m a sucker for a little red, white and blue!
Who forgets a blog anniversary?
Me. The answer is me. Honestly, how embarrassing am I? When my blog turned one, my mom and I went to Drybar to get our hair done and do a fun post, but the last two blog anniversary’s I have completely forgotten about. Ugh. But, honestly in true Live Laugh Linda fashion, are you really surprised? But, yes Live Laugh Linda turned 3 years old yesterday! I actually remembered because I randomly went on Facebook and a memory popped up from my first ever blog post. I immediately said oh s**t…. and then, like any typical 24 year old, glanced over nervously at my mom to see if I was about to get yelled at.
I’ve had a bunch of ups and downs with this little site. And I honestly have thought about quitting a handful of times, especially recently. But, the more and more I think about it, I just can’t imagine life without this platform. I started this blog so that I could have an outlet that was all mine and something I could control. And three years later, it is still that: A platform that is truly my escape where I can write what I want, get creative and share outfit posts. So cheers to three years and thank you for coming along for the ride.
Let’s Talk Outfit Details
I’ve been blogging for 3 years now and nothing stumps me more than a blog title. I feel like I’ve used them all and sometimes have to check back to make sure I haven’t used something already. So, as I was trying to figure out what to call this post, I did a quick gingham search on Pinterest. And let me tell you what I found out. I actually really love gingham! I found myself looking at all these different items and posts and being like “wait, where is that from?” or “what, I really need that!”. Every time the summer rolls around and I find a new gingham piece to obsess over, I always wonder why I don’t wear the print more. But, honestly it just screams summer to me and is especially so perfect for the Fourth of July.
Anyways, as I walking through the mall, I happened to glance into Zara and locked eyes on this dress. Like a curious toddler, I took off and ran right into the store. To be honest, I’m not the biggest Zara fan, which I think is weird since EVERYONE seems to love Zara. But, in my opinion, they’re a bit overpriced, their staff is a bit rude and the quality just isn’t there. I have a handful of items from them that I love, but each one has a problem.
But, I honestly fell in love with this dress when I tried it on that I couldn’t walk away from it. I love the bell sleeves, the tiered silhouette and the fact that this is so loose and flowy. It’s so comfortable and easy to throw on and I get a ton of compliments when I wear it. It’s currently on sale online and comes in blue, but I linked an identical one that is cheaper. And don’t you la la love today’s special guest? My little Kenny!!
Thank you so much for reading! If you have today off from work and enjoying a long weekend… I’m hella salty cause I’m at work right now!! But have a wonderful Fourth of July everyone!