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July, 1, 2014

{holiday inspiration} a patriotic look…

gap-striped-dress-fourth-of-july-outfit-idea blue-mirrored-aviator-sunglasses fourth-of-july-outfit-ideas blue-and-white-fourth-of-july-dress blue-mirrored-ray-bans-fourth-of-july fourth-of-july-outfitsDress: Gap, old (similar style here & here) | Jacket: Citizens of Humanity | Sandals: J.Crew | Glasses: Ray-Ban | Clutch: Mark & Grahm | Earrings: Nordstrom | Lips: Liner- Cherry by MAC, Lipstick- YSL Rouge Pur Couture #13

Happy Tuesday everyone! The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays and I’m already prepping for what I’m going to wear (I’ll take any excuse to wear head to toe red, white and blue). In case you’re looking for some patriotic outfit inspiration for the holiday weekend!

xo, Rach

  1. Love this patriotic look! It is subtle and perfect for the holiday! Love your style! :)

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  2. Pam says:

    Love the look and pony tail goes perfectly with the look :)


  3. Rachelle says:

    love that little dress, great 4th look.


  4. Chrissabella says:

    Love this cute look and your red sandals are perfect!

  5. Mel says:

    Adorable! Very patriotic and love the sandals!

  6. Fabulux says:

    Loving this look! Impeccable, head to toe!

  7. Love that shade – will definitely be picking up that YSL lipstick before my holiday!

  8. Jess says:

    LOVE this look– the denim jacket is the perfect touch!

  9. Paige says:

    Loving this striped dress! It’s perfect for the fourth!


  10. Sarah says:

    Loving the Gap dress and bright J Crew sandals! Fabulous combination!

  11. Sofia says:

    The dress is simple but very cute :)


  12. Lyndsay says:

    What an adorable little striped dress, and of course I still love those sandals!

    prosecco in the park

  13. Rin says:

    I love everything about this look! From the perfect striped dress to the chic red sandals!

    xo Rin
    Ramblings with Rin

  14. Grace says:

    Such a sweet look! That dress is lovely! So darn sweet for the 4th!

  15. Hope you have a fun and relaxing July 4th! I love that denim jackets are coming back in style! So cute and casual!
    xo Blair

  16. Katy says:

    SO cute! I love this whole look! I have been loving your sandals forever, I totally need to get them. Love it! :) xo

  17. Belen says:

    loove this!!1 perfect american dressing.
    love the red lipstick on you
    Xo, Belen
    A Hint of Life

  18. Leanne says:

    Such a fun relaxed look!

    Love from South Africa

  19. JEn says:

    This is my favorite 4th of July look that I’ve seen yet! So effortless and chic.

    I wish that dress was still in stores!

    xo, Jen

  20. kelsey says:

    oh this is fantastic and understated fourth attire!
    ladies in navy

  21. Adrienne says:

    Love that high pony!!
    I love this casual look…so amazing!
    -Adrienne. xo

    Citizen of the World
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  22. Nicole says:

    This is a great patriotic look! I love those shoes!

    Nicole to the Nines

  23. Brittany says:

    I love nautical looks! Beautiful and simple. Perfect for the summer time.
    XO, Brittany

  24. Kirsten says:

    Such a cute comfy outfit for the fourth! I love your shoes and matching lips!

    XO, k

  25. Kristi says:

    So fun and cute for the 4th! I love this look and adorable sandals, too.

    xx, Kristi

  26. Huong says:

    How fun, Rach! I love it because this is a look I plan on posting this week too (complete with RB sunnies) only my lip color, shoes and hair are different. ;) I LOVE your hair up!

  27. kendall says:

    gorgeous!! love the dress! x

    dipped in yellow

  28. Amanda S. says:

    Love this look! Casual enough for a barbecue but chic enough to make you the best dressed!

    xo Amanda

  29. SO cute! I hope those sandals are still available…love them!

    XOXO, Jenn
    The Stylish Housewife

  30. zoe says:

    I love this style inspiration. It’s classic and simple. I especially love the bright red lip and laid back pony. I’ll have to recreate something like this for whatever I’m doing for the upcoming holiday :) xx

    The What’s In Between

  31. Sandra says:

    Loving the red details , super cute.


  32. Love this look. Just photographed something very similar this morning hahah:)


  33. Joules says:

    Cute, casual look! I love those sandals.

    Style by Joules

  34. tangoella says:

    Simple and chic. You look relaxing but very confidence in the same time.

    The bright red lipstick color definitely dresses up the look.

    Stop by

  35. Heidi D. says:

    Perfect 4th of July look, Rachel! Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!

    Heidi D.

  36. Benedetta says:

    Lovely look..I love stripes!!!
    Be happy with fashion

  37. Melissa says:

    Such a cute look! I just did patriotic looks in the Hmaptons yesterday :)

  38. Alyson says:

    Love the casual outfit, it’s a must to stay super comfy that day!

    xx Alyson
    Beauty Vanity

  39. ediot says:

    what a lovely outfit. nice shots too

  40. Love this casual dress. So easy and polished at the same time. Happy 4th!

  41. Anastasia says:

    Joyful summer look!!!!
    And here in Chile it’s winter now(((

  42. Very cute, super 4th of july…I just adore this sunglasses! They are on my wish list!!

  43. Allie says:

    Such an adorable look! <3

    Sweet Madame Blue

  44. love the simplicity of your outfit! 4th of July is my favorite holiday!

    Stay Styled,


  45. Miss Pippi says:

    I love these colours, too!

  46. Julianne says:

    Love the look! I really like how you did your hair as well… it really brings together the more relaxed feel.

    xo Julianne

  47. Rose says:

    Love every aspect of this 4th of July ensemble!!!! Casual chic perfection!!! The high pony tail, mirrored glasses, and red lips really fits the look perfectly and is so striking on you.

  48. Adela says:

    Such a cool look. You really suit blue tones!
    Adela x

  49. McKenna says:

    Love this look, so classic and comfortable. Perfect for fireworks and a BBQ! XO!

  50. Taylor says:

    So adorable!! I love this look: red, white, blue, and chic:)

    xo, Taylor

  51. Very cute look! Love the dress and red sandals :)


  52. Kirsten says:

    Beautiful casual outfit!!! Perfect for that day:o)
    xoxo Kirsten

  53. Mana says:

    I love that lipstick it’s such a perfect red, and that dress is so cute,

    Fashion and Happy Things

  54. Graciela says:

    Love the casual vibe. Your hair in a pony tail looks great! Love the light in these pictures too! Great photography.

  55. Mong says:

    So simple and chic. =)

  56. Mana says:

    OMG, I did a post super similar to this one last weekend.

    great minds think alike! :)

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  58. I love the whole look, but the sunglasses and shoes are my favorites! I need those glasses ha, mine broke recently.


  59. Rae says:

    Loving the red, white, and blue (:


  60. Magdalena says:

    You look stunning!

  61. Penny says:

    I’m a little disappointed you’re obviously not wearing your gs. You and you sister aren’t very good examples

    • Rachel Parcell says:


      Since when was it okay to talk about someones underwear? And actually I am wearing them and I think I’m great example.

  62. Lia says:

    I love this outfit!! Gorgeous pictures :)

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  64. Emily says:

    Loving this look! Also, your hair looks incredible in a pony. XO

  65. Emily says:

    I love your hair in a high pony, and you look so patriotic for the 4th! XO

  66. Jeannette says:

    I really love the cute dress paired with the red sandals. The look is so fresh and very patriotic. All pictures are beautiful.



  67. Love red, white and blue looks! I’m especially obsessed with your sunglasses and lipstick. They totally compliment one another!

  68. Jessa says:

    Hi Rach! Are your Ray Bans the green or blue? Thanks!

  69. Anna says:

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Rach Parcell

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