Red & White Stripes

Chicago fashion blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a red and white striped top from Vineyard Vines with a bow shoulder.

How is July 4th tomorrow?! I guess since the weather has been so wishy washy so far, it just hasn’t really felt like summer yet. Do you know what I mean?! Who knows, maybe it’s just me. Since the holiday falls on a Wednesday this year, I don’t have many plans. Some friends are out of town the first half of the week, some the second, some the whole week… so I’ll definitely just be playing it by ear over the next few days. I’m grabbing dinner and drinks with friends tonight, and then plan to watch the fireworks in Chicago tomorrow night! I’ll actually be watching the fireworks from THE AIR, which is going to be pretty badass. Be sure to check my Instagram stories tomorrow night to see it!

Chicago style blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing Old Navy white jeans, a J.Crew blue and white striped clutch, a red and white striped top from Vineyard Vines, and navy sandals at Mario's Italian Lemonade stand in Little Italy.

On a note that’s not necessarily American… MARIO’S ITALIAN LEMONADE! Oh my gosh, have you been?! It’s down in Little Italy (1068 W Taylor) and has been there since the 1950’s. I went for the first time a few weeks ago and was so impressed… The Italian ice is not too sweet, not too sour, and doesn’t feel as indulgent as ice cream or gelato. I got the Strawberry, Melissa got the Blue Raspberry, and we both loved them!  Highly recommend making a trip there this summer.

Top Chicago blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a striped tank top with a bow-tie on the shoulder in front of Mario's Italian Lemonade in Chicago.

It wouldn’t be the Fourth of July without a festive red, white, and blue outfit! When I saw this striped bow top a few weeks ago, I knew I needed to have it for the summer, but for July 4th festivities specifically. It’s so easy to throw on with white jeans and sandals and call it a day!

Chicago lifestyle blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a red and white striped top with white jeans and a striped clutch.

Chicago food blogger Jessica Sturdy at Mario's Italian Lemonade stand in Chicago's Little Italy neighborhood.

Get the Look…

Vineyard Vines Red & White Striped Bow Top
Old Navy White Jeans
Talbots Navy Blue Sandals
J.Crew Blue & White Striped Clutch (old; similar here, here, & here)
BaubleBar Navy Tassel Earrings
White Cat-Eye Sunglasses (old; similar here & here)

Chicago blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a red, white, and blue outfit for the Fourth of July.

Chicago lifestyle blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a red and white striped top from Vineyard Vines with a bow shoulder in Chicago's Little Italy neighborhood in front of Mario's Italian Lemonade.

Chicago style blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a red and white Vineyard Vines top, Old Navy white jeans, and blue sandals.

Chicago fashion blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a Vineyard Vines red and white striped top with a big bow detail on the shoulder.

Chicago travel blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a red and white striped top with a bow, BaubleBar tassel earrings, and a J.Crew navy and white striped clutch in front of a cute lemonade stand in Little Italy.

Chicago fashion blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a patriotic outfit for the Fourth of July with a red and white striped top and white jeans.

Have a happy and safe holiday, friends! xo jrs

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5 Comments

  1. 7.3.18
    Allie commented:

    That bow top is just darling! I love the way it’s asymetrical.
    I hope you have a wonderful 4th of Kuly!
    xAllie
    http://www.theallthatglittersblog.com

  2. 7.3.18
    Rin commented:

    This is the perfect look for the 4th! You look fab.

    xoxo, Rin
    Ramblings with Rin

  3. 7.3.18
    Laura commented:

    I love this top for having one bow on ONE shoulder! I feel like a lot of designs have been doing bows on both shoulders and to me that’s just a little much. But one shoulder?! I’m in.

    http://www.areweadultsyet.com

  4. 7.5.18
    Rena commented:

    Super cute your look with the red stripes!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com