It’s July 30th and I’m having a mid-summer crisis. It’s almost August, the Sunday of the summer and I have not been to any barbecues. To remedy this, I’m having a birthday party this weekend. “A birthday party? Whose birthday is it?”, you may ask. It’s my dog, Bacardi’s, birthday party. Does she really need a birthday party? No. But did I want to throw her a birthday party? Heck yes. Obviously I’ll need something that I can wrangle a dog while wearing but also something that says “I put some effort into this. Not as much effort as I put into the 200 dog treats I made, but some effort”.
Read through and get inspired.
Steal My Sunshine Mini Dress by Free People, $128 Made in USA
Pockets to hold dog treats? Check. Plus, this denim dress gives the whole, “BBQ, America, Patriotic” vibe which is always good (except for during this time of political chaos which gives me major anxiety but let’s ignore the nightmare that will come this November and distract ourselves with clothes).
After Party Vintage Levi’s 501 Cutoff Shorts, from Nasty Gal, $68.00, Made in USA
Denim, again, always good for the “outdoor” vibe. Let’s be real, wearing denim cutoffs and standing ten feet from a air-conditioned household is about as outdoorsy as I get.
Hey Tonight Cutout Romper, by Nasty Gal, $58.00, Made in USA
Wanna class it up? Maybe take a cute Instagram picture? Maybe your dog is well behaved and not a maniac like mine so you can wear nice clothes without worrying your devil dog will ruin them. This is for you, plus it’s cute and made in the United States.
Leith Faux Suede Lace-Up Mini Skirt, from Nordstrom, $48.00, Made in USA
I was slightly iffy about this one but back to what I said about having a well behaved dog that won’t scratch your clothes to pieces. Or maybe you’re attending a dog party, sans dog, and don’t have any intention of getting dirty playing with pups (which I don’t understand because dogs are great and if you don’t like dogs…what are you doing??).
Emma Shorts, by Brandy Melville, $22, Made in Italy
Loving these red shorts, I probably would wear these as pajamas and regular clothes so honestly, if an item of clothing can double as pajamas and something socially acceptable to wear in public (which, who cares? Wear your pjs in public and have no shame tbh) then I’m already sold.
Walk My Way Thong Bodysuit by Free People, $48 Made In USA
I love bodysuits. But bodysuits don’t love me. My torso is too long and my boobs are too small to properly fit a size so I hadn’t been able to find one that fit me perfectly. But this bad boy right here is my new fav. You definitely will have some side-boob action going on but who doesn’t love a good side-boob? Wear these with the denim shorts above or the mini skirt and add some necklaces and you’ll have the best BBQ in town.