Why I love this look: A maxi dress to a BBQ is a no fail, but after my 3rd day of Memorial Day Festivities I felt like I related well to my “Haute Mess” shirt in more ways than one. I think wearing cutoffs and a graphic tee, along with some edgy jewelry, is a great way to stand out at a BBQ.  And since I’m in my 30’s I avoid making it look like I’m trying to be in my 20’s by wearing my fave denim cutoffs, that I feel have an appropriate inseam relative to some I see.

Where I wore it:  To a friends Memorial Day BBQ. Nothing beats good food, being outdoors and seeing good friends, especially after an extremely long winter in Chicago.

Inspiration: I was inspired by my Lauren Loves x T+J Designs collaboration (more info here) and of course, my sunnies were a purchase inspired by the Kardshians. I love to dress up, but as you can see, I have a total addiction to distressed denim and I love a clever graphic tee that applies to my current status. Like I said, after 3 days of being festive, the Haute Mess tee will totally have had a #CurrentMood hashtag attached to it on Insta. And I especially love this one because of it’s price—I refuse to drop the $100+ on the price of graphic tee’s some companies are pushing, no matter how much I’m feeling the saying it.

Lauren Loves: What to Wear to a BBQ

Haute mess shirt

Crystal Ear Crawler

Ripped Denim Shorts

Kardashian large aviators

Haute Mess Tank Top

Click the links below to shop my look:

Haute Mess Tank // T+J Designs

*Size up one size*

Porsche Design Sunglasses (Seen on the Kardashians) // Amazon

*The Kardashians wear the largest size, pictured on me, 69mm*

Blank NYC Distressed Denim Short // Revolve Clothing or Shopbop

*True to Size*

Silver Chevron Tassel Necklace // T+J Designs

CZ Stud & Flutter Ear Crawler // T+J Designs

Layla Leopard Sneakers // Target

*Size down one size if you aren’t wearing with socks*

After about 5 years of stalking celebrity fashion, I’ve only shown you a small fraction of my rather large closet and fashion knowledge. That being said, I’ve decided to dive in to a new “Lauren Loves” feature on BigBlondeHair.com. Every Wednesday (and more), you can expect a new outfit post of my finds inspired by celebrities as well as my own taste. I’ll feature everything from Saint Laurent to Forever 21 and tell you why I love it all. I own it all, so please feel free to comment with questions about sizing, retailers, styling or anything else. Xo & Happy Reading