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what to wear + memorial day

Normal, functioning adults view this holiday as a great chance for a long weekend, however I, a barely-to-semi-functioning adult (ha), view this as just a regular string of days. Thanks, unemployment.

Okay done with self pity. I'm quite excited for this weekend because it's another chance to lay by the pool. I've taken up re-reading the Harry Potter series which really consumes the time that I don't spend working out and applying for jobs (sidenote: if any of y'all have suggestions of where I should work, slash want to help a girl out, email me at thanks thanks thanks), and honestly reading by the pool makes the time go by super fast. I'm also way past borderline obsessed with Harry Potter so this is very nice indeed. 

one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight | nine | ten | eleven

Go USA color scheme National American holiday, red white and blue, duh. That's the basic theme. You can't really go wrong with red, white, and blue...I don't really look good in the classic, bright red that screams patriotic holiday, so I stick with just white and blue. The dress from Revolve (number four) and the romper from Nasty Gal (number nine) are literally perfect for summer, especially this weekend, because it's not hot enough yet (at least in the Northeast) so longer sleeves still work.

Lilly Beach Shorts I have the Lilly beach shorts and they're a crazy kind of comfortable. I wear them more of a lounge type of short rather than for the beach.

Sunglasses HOW CUTE ARE THESE SUNGLASSES? They're straying from my usual reflective-obsession but I'm totally willing to go against my norm because of how amazing they are. Starting a crowd tilt fund now for me to buy these, donate today.

Festive Bikini I'm really liking this new style from Triangl. The bottoms can come in regular coverage as well as cheeky (I'm leaning towards cheeky). Total inspiration for my workouts so maybe I can wear it (attractively) by the Fourth of July!

Sunscreen Duh.

Nineties Throwback I don't really know how this really falls in line with Memorial Day, but number one and number two of the collage above really speak to me. The off the shoulder white top is great because it fills the white of the red, white and blue theme, and off the shoulder is chic AF (done correctly, of course). Also, I have mixed feelings about the denim skort (mainly because it's a skort), but my BFF has a denim skirt she wears frequently and I think it's amazing.

Tote Bag To put all your beach accessories. Even if you're staying at your own pool, buy the tote. It's too freaking cute.

I'll hopefully be posting to the Whimsical Charm insta, maybe even my own insta (haven't posted in a week, longest I haven't posted in years, thanks post-grad), so check y'alls social media! Keep me updated on what everyone's doing for the holiday weekend!

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  1. I love those Karen Walker glasses but my budget didn't so I bought a dupe from forever, I'm not sure if they are still at f21 but there is also a pair at Loft that are $24 and are on sale this weekend! 40% off!!!

    they're on my ig! @kmscanlan



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