Celebrate Good Times // 4th of July

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I hope everyone in the States had a wonderful 4th of July holiday! The best part about any holiday for me is my family coming and spending time together. We had a smaller crowd than normal, but I had just as much fun this year as each past year. We attempted to fry our own corn dogs and mini candy bars, had some tasty sangria, and enjoyed a private fireworks show in our backyard hosted by my ever entertaining Dad and cousin.

I realized I do not own any red clothing, so I was a bit out of the color scheme for the holiday, instead wearing maroon, white and blue. It is the thought that counts!



// Top: Urban Outfitters // Shorts: Melrose Trading Post // Denim Shirt: Thrifted via Crossroads Trading Co // Hat: Free People // Bra: c/o Triangl // Sunglasses: Nordstrom //

I cannot get this shirt untied from around my waist. It’s impossible. I’m stuck in the 90s and I don’t care. Also, my shorts are a little too short and it was a family party, so since I was already a bit risqué (or, naked as my Dad referred to me) on the top, it also helped to cover up a bit more. As much as I could bare in the high 90 degree heat, anyway! Style and function!





How did you celebrate holidays? Do you tend to keep them family events or to make plans with friends? Holidays have always been family-centric for me, probably because I grew up close in proximity to the majority of my family, so it has always been easy for us to get together for all the major holidays. For Thanksgiving and Christmas, my friends and I usually celebrate either a couple days before or after with our own party, which is nice because I get to share the holidays with friends and make those days last a little bit longer! I am a holiday whore, so any excuse to drag them out, I will use it. Repeatedly!

Fried candy bars, guns, family, and my dad jumping through fireworks. Can’t get more American than that!


p.s. My second billboard for the California Family Fitness 2014 campaign is up all around Sacramento! My totally realistic and not stupid goal at all is the climb up to the ledge and sit on the billboard next to myself and take a selfie with my billboard. The next billboard will be up in September, so I have a couple months to build up the nerve to try to get up there. It will never happen.


All photos credit of Ugly Mug Photography.

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  1. Sofie said:

    Cool with the billboard – I would def make the climb 😉 Being a swede living in South Africa I’ve had to let go of big family celebrations. I’m lucky to see my dad once a year and my mom I haven’t seen in years. But I do have a lovely boyfriend with a great family to celebrate with instead. But I do miss my family during holidays. Sounds and looks like you had a good time 🙂 And keep rocking the shirt 90’s style – looks cool!
    X Sofie

  2. michelelobosco said:

    So funny that your dad referred to you in this outfit as naked….! My mom probably would have said the same thing if I had worn something similar. In any case, I love it, the sheer shirt and the the other shirt tied around the waist, and the denim shorts peeking thru (and the hat and sunnies complete it all!). Super cool and super chic!


  3. Jamie Rose (Petite Panoply) said:

    We’re basically the only branch of my extended family not in Illinois so my immediate family tends to find friends to hang out with on holidays. It’s both family and friends! It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday! I really like your summery outfit and the shirt tied around your waist. It’s too hot to be too covered up anyway!

    Jamie | http://www.petitepanoply.com

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