Sunday, July 3, 2011

it's a party in the USA...yeaaaaah.

 dress: forever21 / tights: c/o We Love Colors / wedges: madden girl, belk / earrings: the Loft
 bracelets: c/o In Honor of Design, DIY friendship bracelet, and flourish

with ashley getting back from camp yesterday, the fourth of July family activities can officially commence! we are looking forward to a day full of stuffing our faces with food, chilling out with the family, and laying out on our blankets and chairs to watch the fireworks explode. and for church on sunday, i couldn't resist pulling out the star-patterned dress and pairing it with some We Love Colors scarlet red opaque leggings.

and not only enjoy these crazy-fun activities, but for us to really take time and appreciate the independence that we are so blessed with. i also grew up with a dad who served in the U.S. Navy, which gave me a different perspective on the cost of the freedom. i traveled to and lived in enough countries to grasp the fact that not all countries are blessed with this freedom that we take often so take for granted. and my heart especially goes out to U.S. servicemen and women and their families - for the lives given every day and for the lives that have been given up. your sacrifice has not gone unnoticed. thank YOU!!

what are your plans this holiday weekend, friend?

may God bless America!

much love.
[happy birthday, USA!]

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29 comments:

  1. what a perfect outfit for Independence Day!! i love the little stars on the dress and the red tights are so festive!

    cute & little
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  2. i LOVE this outfit! Now to figure out what I'm going to wear tomorrow...

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  3. That outfit is SO cute! Totally perfect for the 4th! Have a wonderful day hon!

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  4. lovee your dress dear! So cute.

    xx,

    Bonnie

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  5. I absolutely love this outfit! :)
    Have a safe and wonderful 4th of July, friend!

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  6. thanks for stopping by!

    super adorable dress! looks great on you! :)

    take care, aimee
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  7. you look so pretty!!!! I love the tights on you too. They work well with your skintone. :)

    ♥cheche

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  9. That is the cutest little dress with those tiny stars. It's perfect with the red tights. Love your whole outfit. I love your awesome collection of coloured tights. x

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  10. Have a fantastic day sweetie! You can really work the red tights!

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  11. LOVE <3 the outfit, ilene. you are too cute for words!!
    and what a great tribute to our men & women fighting to preserve what we're celebrating today: freedom. even freedom comes with a price...
    happy fourth to you & yours!!

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  12. i like the color combinations of your outfit. so nice.. :)

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  13. love the pop of red...it's so pretty on you! you've got great legs girly!

    xoxo

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  14. so cute & patriotic with those red tights, love it :) Happy 4th friend!

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  15. Love the patriotic outfit! We'll be cooking out with friends this afternoon :)

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  16. I'm totally going to have that song in my head all day...and I'm ok with that! Happy 4th doll!

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  17. what a great independence day outfit! hope u are having a great 4th!!

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  18. Amen to your thankful musings!

    You look great, I need to go figure out what to wear to a bbq this afternoon and you've inspired me to paint my nails. :)

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  19. swooooon... i just love the red!

    and happy 4th to you and your family!

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  20. This outfit is super cute, I adore your red tights - Happy 4th July =) xoxo
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  22. So cute! Love that dress, perfect for flag day, have a great one!

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  23. Happy 4th, lovely! Love that outfit. It's perfect for today :) xoxo

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  24. Love your leggings! Adorbs sista... adorbs!

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  25. That dress is sooo cute! I love it :)!

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