American Girl + How to pick the perfect Denim Jacket

I’ve been a little MIA but there’s a few reasons for that! Last year we started an annual Fourth of July get together for a Celebration of Life! As a few of you know my uncle passed away after a battle with cancer but we still celebrate him 365 days a year.

We’ve spent the week doing all things he loved! From corn hole tournaments to fish fries, floating the river, campfires, horseshoes & a devouring a ridiculous amount of good food – his memory has well lived on all in good company. Tomorrow, we are going to a cancer walk in his memory and what a humbling experience those always are. Sometimes, actually most times it’s SO important to remember to unplug and be present with the people you are with!


I’ve also been elbows deep in planning my first ever fashion show! The show is July 13th so I’m in the final phases of preparing & making sure everything is going to happen with a bang! Wish me luck, I’m hoping to blow my own socks off!

Hold. Up. This. Outfit.

This may be a Fourth of July inspired look, but let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to wear tiny lipsticks all over their dress all the time. The black fabric has small raised dots which is super adorable & the cut in the back of the dress creates a unique look for your average shift dress. Anddddd drum roll….it has pockets. Every dress I own that has pockets I will point it out to you! Little bit of dress up with a little bit of practicality. Can’t go wrong with that!

The denim jacket may be know as an oldie but a goodie. It’s gaining momentum and even though styles change the denim jacket will always be around. I’ve been on the hunt for my perfect denim jacket and I’ve found it!

This denim jacket from Raki Lifestyle is the best denim jacket I’ve ever had the pleasure of wearing. The wash is perfect, it’s well made and it’s very eye pleasing! This jacket is what your closet is missing!

The denim jacket provides you with so many different looks, giving off a casual spin that dresses up any outfit. A denim jacket is the ideal wardrobe investment: it goes with everything, has timeless appeal, and doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. And THIS is the one to get! The beautiful thing about denim is that if every person styled the same jacket every one would be different, but it would all work! No matter the season, there’s a denim look behind every door.

For maximum versatility, stick to a denim jacket right in the middle of dark and light, consider different fits that are flattering for your body shape and most importantly make it your own! Pop the collar, roll the sleeves, fasten a few buttons – you get it!

A few outfits that the denim jacket completes:

1. Maxi dress

2. White dress and booties

3. Sequin skirt (more feminine vibe)

4. Denim on denim

5. All black

6. Stripes

7. Floral (always)

8. Patterned bottoms

9. Sports pants

10. Layering with different pieces

Well, I’m off to win a corn hole championship! What have you been doing to celebrate the fourth? I’m thankful for America’s Independence and the History of our country. I pray you have a safe and fun Fourth of July!

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord

Psalm 33:12


Style Blogger + NICU Nurse


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    Marissa - Go Chic Yourself

    July 7, 2017

    Love the wash on that denim jacket!