My Patriots’ Day Outfit

 

IMG_4181.JPGOur school’s annual Patriots’ Day is a grand celebration every February around Presidents’ Day.  We honor all our grandparents, along with any current or retired military.  The children dress up as past presidents and in uniforms from the different military branches.  The children sing beautiful, patriotic songs that will move you.

But, I always break down in tears of pride, when each song from the different military branches are sung, and you are asked to stand if you or a family member serve or have served.  I feel so proud to stand to the Army’s anthem, because my grandfather and grandmother both served in the army and met in WWII.  And, my brother currently is serving in the Army’s Special Forces.

I always seem to be put on the Patriots’ Day committee.  We try to wear red, white and blue, not only because these colors are patriotic, but, also because these are our school colors.  Actually, our mascot is the Patriot!

I found this dress recently and thought, “YES!”  I love the diagonal detail on the side.  And, I am imagining dressing this down with some sneakers, too.  It’s made out of a sweatshirt fabric, and the side detail is made from a sweater-type fabric.

I coordinated it with a white statement necklace, gold earrings, gold cuff and neutral shoes.  I added the white purse at the end.IMG_4187

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God bless the military, our grandparents, the children, and the land of the free!

Toodle-oo,

Melanie

Outfit details:  dress//necklace//similar shoe options here//similar cuff here//earrings//handbag

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