I’m having a really hard time believing May is about halfway over. Memorial Day is in just a few short weeks… How is that even possible?! I started a ‘Summer Bucket List’ post back in, oh, I don’t know, February, and I can’t believe those days are almost here. (That reminds me, I need to finish that post pronto. Stay tuned.) I mean, thank goodness summer is right around the corner… Do you see how pasty I am? Yikes. Pass me the Vitamin D.

In honor of the upcoming Americana holidays and get-togethers, I’ve teamed up with American Eagle to style an outfit for the occasions. I think a lightweight white summer sweater is a closet staple each and every year! Since the open knit can be a bit, um, revealing, I wore a navy bralette underneath. On a side note, I’m kind of obsessed with bralettes. They are so comfy and add a little hint of sexy poking out from tops. Definitely a do for the summer months ahead!

American Eagle has a great collection of nautical & USA-inspired pieces for the season ahead. How cute are these sneakers, this star-print scarf, and this flag headwrap?

PS — Check out their Americana Style Challenge here!

AEO Open Knit Sweater c/o | AEO Destroyed Boyfriend Jeans c/o | Aerie Lace Bralette c/o | AEO Sandals c/0 | AEO Bandana Headwrap c/o | Michael Kors Watch (similar here & here) | Banana Republic Sunglasses | Essie ‘Rose Bowl’

Lydia Hudgens Photography

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  1. 5.14.14
    Oh Buoy Boston commented:

    Love this look. Perfect for the spring weather and festive for Memorial Day. And that headband…need.
    Oh Buoy Boston

  2. 5.14.14
    Berty Morales commented:

    You look super cute!

  3. 5.14.14
    Natali commented:

    Such a pretty and stylish outfit! I like your jeans and headband very much :)

  4. 5.14.14

    You look totally adorable!! Love the look. Sexy and sweet!

  5. 5.14.14
    Cayli commented:

    So cute! Love this!


  6. 5.14.14
    Courtney commented:

    Love those jeans!

  7. 5.14.14
    Rona commented:

    Loving your denim and sunnies!

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  8. 5.14.14
    Meagan commented:

    That headband looks so cute on you! I have never been able to pull off headbands… I feel like I look like a Disney Character.

  9. 5.14.14
    Kayla commented:

    Love love the headwrap! Super cute!!


  10. 5.14.14

    Great casual look!

    Liz @

  11. 5.14.14
    Melissa commented:

    Such a cute look Jess :)
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  12. 5.14.14
    Monica commented:

    Such a nice and cool outfit! Love your headband and ripped jeans!:)

  13. 5.14.14

    So cute!

  14. 5.14.14
    Rebecca commented:

    Love the headband touch! Super cute!

  15. 5.15.14
    Christina Storm commented:

    Love this look! The distressed denim is perfect!

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  16. 5.15.14

    Loving those boyfriend jeans! So fun for spring!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  17. 5.15.14
    Haley Valerie commented:

    So cute!