My grandmother with my nephew, nieces, and daughter on July 4, 1998
I’m glad to know that black is back for Fall. And doesn’t Chanel make everything look so chic you want to die?? For now, though, we’re getting ready at JULIA FARR to celebrate Independence Day in the Nation’s Capitol, and, of course, in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Not all of us have dresses with embroidered American flags on them as all the Farr family children did at the turn of this century. Those dresses shown on all the beautiful babes above (who clearly had yet learned how to “work” the camera — or know where the camera was…) were worn for many years, any by more Farr family girls who had not yet been born at this photo’s taking. They were finally retired when the skirts went so far above the knee we wouldn’t let the girls leave the house.
So what to wear when you’re no longer in a smocked dress to celebrate our country’s independence? I believe this is the one holiday where you don’t have to be subtle about your patriotic red, white, and blue. You can go all out with it and everyone will embrace your statement. Here are some looks we love for the Fourth, all available at JULIA FARR now (and on our BIG 4th of July sale next week- prices below are before the big sale, all will be 30-50 off)!
Milly Ring Mini skirt in Ecru ($170); Raoul Quintessential Blouse in navy ($255)
Nieves Lavi Emma Long Navy/White Dress ($315); Raoul Mini Twist Lock White Belt ($110)
Alice + Olivia Sydney Open Front Box ($495; Amy Matto Navy Madeline Dress ($215)
Sachin + Babi Newport Top- White ($320); Tibi Horatio Stripe Skirt ($270); Kara Ross Straw w/ Espresso Python Purse- Gold ($1,760)
Catherine Malandrino Tie Waist Blouse- Blue ($265); Julia Farr Collection Copley Navy Skirt ($220)
TART navy/white maxi dress ($185)
Tibi Navy Polka Dot Shirt Dress ($350); Sissy Yates Designs Necklace ($375)
Okay, I know what you’re thinking, Ann – where’s the red? Here’s my answer: accessorize with RED if you don’t have that bright red dress in your closet (although we have some great ones from Lafayette 148 New York and Milly on the floor right now!). Red sandals, red jewelry, and a great red handbag below:
Milly Mini Sophia Bag ($275) shown wiht Milly Gold Andie Satchel ($495) and Sissy Yates Designs Crystal/Gold necklace ($405)
Our Sale starts Tuesday, July 3rd (in honor of my Nana’s 104th birthday — yes, she will be at the beach for her birthday and beyond) and will be ready to outfit the Women of Washington in the colors of the flag.
Happy Fourth of July from all of us at JULIA FARR