Friday, May 25, 2012

{Friday's Fancies} Memorial Day

Memorial Day Wear

Happy Friday! I'm so freakin excited the weekend is almost here! We all know Monday was a rough start for me, but with all of your LOVELY comments and encouraging words {especially to drink wine} I was able to get through it with a smile on my face. Thank you!

For me personally, this weekend isn't about relaxing. It's about hanging out with my friends celebrating birthdays, going to the lake, and attending the Indianapolis 500 race! For those of you who are unaware, the Indy 500 is a 500 mile race {equaling 200 laps} with over 400,000 people in attendance within the stands and infield. I know it's one of the biggest sporting events in the world, but not sure where it ranks and all that jazz {click here for some light reading on the event}. This is my third year going, but first year having actual seats and getting to see the race. Hopefully I'll get some pictures, but I don't plan on bringing my DSLR toy mostly because I don't trust myself nor need any extra weight in my purse!

During the first race I quickly learned you don't wear black. Even if it is a super lightweight romper, you don't wear black. I'm from Arizona and can handle heat, but I was melting in the 90 whatever and humid sun. I've learned light layers and a bathing suit is the way to go this entire weekend, so I've put together examples of what my outfits will most likely consist of, give or take:

//lake wear// I love the nautical look! Being a Delta Gamma, I'm definitely fond of sailor stripes and anything with an anchor on it. The lake is the perfect place to channel your inner sailor with a cute, lightweight romper, nautical colored bikini, metallic boat shoes, and anchor accessories. I tend to leave my watches at home in fear of getting a gnarly watch tan, but little stud earrings are the perfect accessory for the occasion. If you really need the arm swag, try layering with colorful friendship bracelets! 

//Indy 500// Like I said, the color black is not your friend when attending the outdoor race. I prefer to wear a swim suit and throw on a sheer little number, like a dress or the vest above. Jean shorts are a staple at this event whether you're trying to go for the white trash "jorts" look or not. I recommend a cross body bag to free up your hands for beer bongs and hot dogs as well as chucks {or even boat shoes} to keep all the beer puddles off of your feet. I plan on wearing my new fedora from H&M in order to keep the sun off of my face since we'll be there from morning until night. 

For both occasions I will be slathering on sunscreen every hour or so and I suggest you do the same if you're outside all weekend too! I like to eat lobster, not be one. If you need more inspiration for Memorial Day weekend, head on over to {longdistanceloving} and check out the other bloggers who've linked up! 

Have a wonderful and safe weekend! Eat, drink, and be merry! Happy Indy 500 and Memorial Day!! 

12 comments:

  1. Love the fedoras - don't know if I could pull one off, but they're such a great accessory!

    Enjoy :)

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  2. I love both outfits! I've always wanted to go to the race, it must be so amazing! Have so much fun!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  3. I love the Indy 500 look, especially that rad green bag.
    xo,
    www.abitofsass.blogspot.com

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  4. Love how you separated out the two outfits!! I think I might need to get those Chucks! Have fun this weekend!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  5. Yes- Jorts are a MUST for the Indy 500! I went two years ago and dressed white trash-ish and had a crazy good time. Have fun getting all classy in the stands this year ;)

    xoxo, me

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  6. That romper is so cute Allie, I love it! Gorgeous outfits! Hope you have a great weekend :)

    Laura xo

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  7. Love these outfits! They are so perfect for both occasions. Really loving this post, Allie! So cute.

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  8. Love the Indy 500 outfit! the idea of a vest over a cute swimsuit is awesome! I'm def going to try that one of these hot summer days :) I'm a new GFC follower! cant wait to see more from you! Your blog is really cool!
    Rory
    www.WearAboutsBlog.com
    Crystal Bullet Necklace Giveaway!!!

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  9. omg I love polka dot :)
    It is amazing post!!

    http://bubblemylicorice.blogspot.com/

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  10. LOVE the simplicity of this - perfect for anything this weekend! And cute! What great thinking :)

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  11. Ah I love both of these outfits! So cute!

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