Fashion Face-Off: Red & White Colorblock Dress

Fashion Face-Off: Red & White Colorblock Dress

Red & white colorblock dress from Target

Amanda’s “Star Spangled Bangle” Outfit: bow sandals from Macy’s  | striped tote from Swell | gold watch from ASOS | bangle from kate spade

Erin’s “Seeing Stars” Outfit: star earrings from Shopbop | white bangles from Max & Chloe | sandals from 6PM | nautical tote from Need Supply Co. | sunscreen from Nordstrom | bikini top from J.Crew | bikini bottoms from J.Crew

Happy 4th of July Eve!

Are you getting excited? Do you have your BBQ plans ironed out and your outfits pressed? While Amanda prepares to wow her patriotic friends & family with her stuffed strawberries recipe, I’ve been preparing for my annual voyage to Cape Cod by slathering on the self tanner for the past four days in an effort to look like I was born on the planet earth.

(I wish I was kidding, hence the 50 SPF I strategically snuck into my outfit post.)

In this installment of Fashion Face-Off, we’re giving homage to the red, white & blue with this versatile v-neck dress. We love that this summertime staple is casually constructed and can be dressed up or down depending on your mood and occasion. And the price is all kinds of right at under $30.

It seems Amanda and I were sharing a brain the day we pieced together our outfits because we both chose flat sandals and striped totes! Oh us.

How are you planning on paying tribute to Team USA? Through food, decor or fashion? Whatever you do to celebrate  our nation’s independence, we hope your day is filled with good food, lots of sunshine, spectacular fireworks and even better company.

XO RTC

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Fashion Face-Off: Polka Dot Shorts

Polka dot shorts, styled two ways

Shorts: Indigo dot short from J.Crew | Similar from The Limited

Amanda’s Ensemble: top from H&M | earrings from J.Crew | sunnies from H&M | handbag from Target | cuff from Pink Mascara | nail polish from Amazon | sandals from Nordstrom

Erin’s Ensemble: t-shirt from J.Crew | scarf from Sole Society | hat from Old Navy | rings from Armani Exchange| clutch from Gap (sold out); similar from DSW| flats from asos | Icy cold coffee, yum

Fashion Face-Off is a fresh new RTC series and we’re head over heels in love with the fun of it all. Every so often, Amanda and I will choose an item to style and then battle it out to see who’s the ultimate warrior. It’s like the GUTS of fashion.

Just kidding. There are no losers in Fashion Face-Off. And we wouldn’t be caught dead in those neon bike shorts.

We’re a little obsessed with polka dots up in here & we were inspired by Amanda’s super chic DIY hand-painted spot art so this week we’ve chosen to style these cute indigo dot shorts by J.Crew. Who have since decided to go and get themselves sold out. Grrr.

Story of our lives.

But on a lighter note, we’re excited shorts are cool again.

We hope you enjoy this new series as much as we do!

XO RTC