July 4th ~ Dress Picks

July 4th- Dresses

L to R: 1. Loft $98 / 2. ASOS $76 / 3. ASOS $76 /

4. ASOS $69 / 5. New Look $42 / 6. Glamorous $64 / 7. Topshop $95

For the last ten years I’ve spent July 4th either beachside in San Diego or lakeside in Tahoe. It’s always a day full of friends, sunshine, cold beers, bbqing, and amazing memories. It’s one of my favorite holidays and really signifies the start of summer.

It’s also the perfect excuse for outfits that combine two of my obsessions: everything nautical and Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” cover. You know the one. Here are my July 4th dress picks (which could also be titled “Denim is BACK”) for wherever the holiday takes you, all for under $100.

Gingham: Runway to Your Way

Ginham: Runway to Your Way

Gingham is a summer staple. While it’s always been in my picnic basket, I love how it showed up unexpectedly on the Spring 15 runways and is still going strong. The pieces above are all under $100 and couldn’t be cuter. I have my eye on this ruffled blouse.

L to R: 1 / 2 / 3 (on sale!) / 4 / 5 / 6 (on sale!)

Summer Dresses: Short and Sweet

Summer Dresses: Short and Sweet
L to R: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6

The ease of a summer dress.

Living in San Francisco you know to never trust the weather reports, so it’s especially delightful to wake up to the sun and be able to pull out a summer dress from the back of your closet. It’s a constant surprise! On these days, nothing is easier than throwing on a light and bright summer dress to look instantly polished and ready for a beautiful day. I rounded up some of my Shopbop favorites here, all for under $100.

It’s my birthday this weekend and we will be heading north to one of my favorite places – Tomales Bay – for some oyster shucking and picnicking. I’m keeping my fingers crossed the sun will be out and I can throw one of these on.

Happy Friday!