"It ought to be celebrated by pomp and parade, with games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other..."-John AdamsAnd thus, we have completed another Fourth of July here in the U.S.A. I decided to wear a very casual Lolita coordinate for the occasion both because dressing up for the day is fun and because I have the day off and am therefore not required to dress for work. I considered wearing my sailor dress, but that ended up being a touch too warm in the bright sunshine.
However, I was able to pull together an outfit that was summery and sweeter than my usual. I wish I'd had a cute straw hat to go with it, but I've not yet been able to find one that fits my head and suits my head.
As I said, it's a very simple coord, but I didn't exactly have a reason to go out today so I'd rather go simple than pile on the frippery. This bow is fast becoming a favorite of mine; it's chiffon, oversized without being too enormous, and it's easy to clip into my hair.
And my favorite part of my coord: my basket purse! Once I get a proper straw hat, this is going to be part of so many county lolita coordinates.
Skirt: BodylineFor those of you in the states, I hope you had a happy Fourth of July. For those of you not in the states, I hope it was a fun Friday!
Underskirt: Malco Modes
Hair Bow: Claire's
Shoes (red flats): Ebay
Parasol: Totes (purchased from Target)