Red Lips & Good Thrifts // Fourth Of July OOTD

While some people were busy planning their barbecues and pool parties this summer, I was completely focused on thrifting the perfect Fourth of July outfit. I know, I know. The day is technically about celebrating our freedom and the people who fought for it, but dressing the part is the other half of the fun.

The way I see it, the summer holiday is more fun when you really get into it. This year, for the first year ever, we decided to have a cookout at our house, which meant tons of decorations, good food, and, to my benefit, the possibility to multiple outfit changes. I ended up finding some really great thrifted Fourth of July pieces this year, so I was excited to show them all off.

I decided to keep it simple and sweet for my daytime look. My mom actually found this tank top for me. Although it’s originally from American Eagle, we got it at Goodwill for $1. The shorts are also thrifted. Nothing’s more American than tattered jean shorts, which I got for $3 earlier in the summer.

The shirt has see-through polka dots on it, so I had to be strategic with what I put underneath. I decided to wear my white and blue striped bikini. It was patriotic, convenient, and perfect for the warm weather.

I get a lot of things from my mom β€” a love for thrifting, my red hair, every other facial feature β€” but my love for red lipstick is not one of them. Ever since the boyfriend chooses my lipstick post, I’ve been obsessed with the statement color. Besides my red hair, I used it as the pop of red that my outfit was missing.

My family are the type of people that notice when anything is different. I was expecting some comments about the shade, but everyone seemed to really like it! I will admit that it was a little inspired by Cheryl Blossom from Riverdale too.

Thankfully it got cold enough to put on long-sleeve too. I stumbled onto this sweater by accident at Goodwill. I knew there was a slim chance that I’d actually be able to wear it on the fourth, since it would be so hot. But for $2, I really couldn’t pass it up.

The material might look like a fall sweater, but it’s actually pretty thin. I threw it on over my denim shorts right when the weather started to drop. Rolling and pushing up the sleeves made it great for cuddling up around the fire, but not sweating my butt off.

A great outfit is all about the details, IMO. That’s why I love this shirt so much. From the front, it’s just your average white tank. The back is a bit unexpected. I really liked that my swimsuit peeked out through the sides and the back.

My other favorite accessory? The glasses, of course! My mom picked these star sunnies up from the dollar store, and they were a major hit. It rounded out my red, white, and blue outfit and they were so fun.

How did you guys spend the holiday weekend? I’d love to hear about what you ate, wore, and how you celebrated. Also, what do you guys think about the red lipstick? I’m dying to hear what you think!




  • Rohini


    July 4, 2017 at 9:04 am Reply
  • Kali Borovic

    Thanks so much, Swati! xx.

    July 4, 2017 at 9:37 am Reply
  • kittyp0p

    I love the lipstick! Those sunglasses are too cute (: great outfits for the fourth xoxo

    July 4, 2017 at 9:41 am Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Thanks so much! Simple and sweet always wins with me, and I’m glad you like it too! xx.

      July 4, 2017 at 4:56 pm Reply
  • Melissa Gibbs

    I love your title for some reason, so catchy and made me smile xD Always gorgeous, I will forever be inspired by your serious thrifting skills!

    July 4, 2017 at 10:02 am Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Aw I’m glad you liked it! You are too sweet! I’m like a super hero here to share my thrifting skills with everyone haha xx.

      July 4, 2017 at 4:57 pm Reply
  • Tiffany Renee Harmon

    The lipstick looks great!

    July 4, 2017 at 10:25 am Reply
  • The Obsession Begins

    I wish I could pull off red lipstick like you! I look clownish when I wear it haha

    July 4, 2017 at 10:38 am Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      I thought the same thing when I first started wearing it. It’s all about finding the perfect shade! This one is Trust Me by ColourPop xx.

      July 4, 2017 at 4:58 pm Reply
  • j_ivanna

    I love your outfit! such and easy and comfy. Now as I read your post, I understand that I didn’t thought trough what I’m wearing today)
    Happy 4th of July!

    July 4, 2017 at 11:31 am Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Oh stop it! I’m sure what you’re wearing looks great! Happy 4th to you too xx.

      July 4, 2017 at 4:59 pm Reply
      • j_ivanna

        End wearing my all time loved blue denim dress and white bandanna πŸ™‚

        July 5, 2017 at 1:40 pm Reply
        • Kali Borovic

          Ah love it! Do you have a post on the look? I would love to see that dress! xx.

          July 5, 2017 at 2:44 pm Reply
          • j_ivanna

            I’ll include it in my summer fave outfits post, I have it in plan for sometime this month:)

            July 5, 2017 at 5:53 pm
          • Kali Borovic

            Awesome! Can’t wait to see xx.

            July 5, 2017 at 8:44 pm
  • Dippy-Dotty Girl

    Red is my favourite shade of lipstick. It does everything to jazz up your look without even trying πŸ™‚ You should keep it on! Oh and Happy 4th to you xx

    July 4, 2017 at 12:20 pm Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      That’s so true! It’s hard to find the perfect shade, but now that I did I want to wear it every day xx.

      July 4, 2017 at 5:01 pm Reply
  • starringpamela

    I love your outfits! Red lips are amazing and look great on you!

    July 4, 2017 at 12:37 pm Reply
  • Gluecksgeist

    Your outfits are always the best! Loved this post so much and you sunglasses are amazing! Xx

    July 4, 2017 at 1:42 pm Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      You are the sweetest, Anni! Thanks so much! xx.

      July 4, 2017 at 5:03 pm Reply
  • grace&beautylifestyle

    I love this outfit! Also have to say you look amazing in red lipstick πŸ™‚

    July 4, 2017 at 1:54 pm Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      You are too sweet to me! Thanks so much for the kind words xx.

      July 4, 2017 at 5:04 pm Reply
  • Anne | Beautybyadutchgirl

    What a fun look girl! Especially those sunglasses, haha! You look so pretty in tall the pictures! xo

    July 4, 2017 at 2:23 pm Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Thanks, Anne! I’m realllly short, so I try to make myself look taller haha xx.

      July 4, 2017 at 5:04 pm Reply
  • Kali Borovic

    Thanks! You too, hun xx.

    July 4, 2017 at 4:58 pm Reply
  • Kali Borovic

    Thank you! xx.

    July 4, 2017 at 5:00 pm Reply
  • Kali Borovic

    Thank you, Amelia! I think it’s going to be my new shade go-to xx.

    July 4, 2017 at 5:03 pm Reply
  • Kali Borovic

    Right?! I just had to have it haha. Thanks for your kind words, Angela xx.

    July 4, 2017 at 5:05 pm Reply
  • trip by triplets

    Looking gorgeous!

    July 4, 2017 at 5:40 pm Reply
  • Dani Kay

    Super cute as usual!

    July 4, 2017 at 8:50 pm Reply
  • outnaboutweb

    OMG! I loove this sweather! It looks fabulous πŸ™‚
    love, elena

    July 5, 2017 at 5:26 am Reply
  • jesselynchiangg

    that sweater is to die for, so as your blog! keep it up x

    July 5, 2017 at 2:27 pm Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      You’re so awesome! Thanks for the lovely words! xx.

      July 5, 2017 at 2:46 pm Reply
  • Jan Hern

    You suit red lipstick so well! Its strange to think that you didn’t constantly reach for it beforehand. New reader by the way, this was a lovely post. Looking forward to read more from you!

    xx Jan

    July 5, 2017 at 11:14 pm Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Thanks so much, Jan! You’re kind words mean so much, and I hope you stop by for many more posts! xx.

      July 6, 2017 at 7:58 am Reply
  • K.M. Sutton

    From the moment I read “Red lips” I was in love with this post! You know me and the red lips I am obsessed! And gurrrlll You ROCKED IT! It looks stunning on you! I also love your outfits! So festive! Especially those star sunglasses! I also love a shirt that appears ordinary, yet has that extra detail to make it extraordinary. I am glad you had a great fourth and keep rocking that red lipstick! <3

    July 6, 2017 at 9:29 am Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      You are too good to me! Thank you for all the kind words. I used to be too shy to rock the red lip, but I’m in love with it now! xx.

      July 6, 2017 at 1:10 pm Reply
  • Kali Borovic

    Thanks, Sunaina! xx.

    July 29, 2017 at 8:08 am Reply
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