Gingham For the 4th

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I hope that everyone had a safe and relaxing 4th of July!

I started the day with my annual run to the White House — something about seeing the tourists all jazzed up in their patriotic gear never gets old — then hit up the pool with a friend. Did you know that DC has public pools that are free for DC residents? I usually go to Banneker near Howard University and recently discovered Henry Thompson off North Capital. While the pools are free, seats go pretty quickly so get there early to snag a spot!

After getting crispy at the pool, Gerald and I headed off to dinner at Lauriol Plaza (I know, very American of us) and then watched fireworks on our friend’s rooftop on 14th Street. It was so cool to have a panoramic view of all of the fireworks shows! We could see the Alexandria and National Harbor fireworks in addition to the show on the National Mall.

Before dinner, I asked Gerald if my outfit was patriotic enough and he said “yes, you look like an American table cloth.” Exactly what I was going for — not. But I guess that is the general vibe gingham gives off!

I snagged this bodysuit at Forever 21 a few weekends ago for under $15! I’ve had this denim skirt for about a year, and while it sometimes gives an awkward pooching shape when you sit, it’s so comfy and I love wearing it with bodysuits or tucked in tanks! Of course, I had to break out my favorite sneakers to bring in a little red, white, and blue. Pro tip — to keep white Converse looking clean, you can actually throw them in the wash! Take the laces out beforehand and put only the shoes in, but you can add in bath towel to help with the noise. Air dry and they look almost new!

SHOP MY LOOK

Bodysuit | Forever 21

Skirt | BDG (similar)

Shoes | Converse

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