Fourth of July Festivities

Hello, World.

Happy belated Fourth of July! I hope you had a relaxing holiday. Fourth of July is one of my favorite summer days/holidays. I grew up going to a family cabin on a tiny lake, and the people there go very very America during the Fourth. The holiday isn’t a single day. It’s a whole weekend. One nice thing about this is everyone, even those who have to work the holiday, get to celebrate. There is pancake breakfast, a dance, sand castle contests, a bonfire, etc. It’s an event. Typically, we go to our cabin at a new lake, and we spend the day relaxing on the beach while family friends make hot dogs. Then we go watch fireworks after dinner. This year, however, we didn’t make it to the cabin. My dad was worried about working and we don’t have air conditioning in our cabin, which worried my sister because Piper (my niece) can’t get too hot!

So, this year we stayed home. While this may seem like a downer, it was actually super relaxing! We all dressed in our red, white, and blue and hung out by the pool. We swam and my dad smoked a few racks of ribs. My sister and I each made a dessert [she made berry crumble and I made a s’mores bake].

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All in all, it was a great holiday. I’m absolutely loving being home this summer, and I feel so blessed to be near my amazing family!

How’d you spend your holiday?

Truly,
Callie leigh

Fourth of July Outfits

Hello, World.

Fourth of July is coming soon! I feel like this holiday always sneaks up on me. I totally forget about it, and I in March I’ll think “this fourth of July I’ll remember to get an outfit for our celebration.” Then we’re at the end of June, and I have once again forgotten to get something. So, I’m here to share some easy Fourth of July outfits that could be replicated with things already in your closet! To get you in the spirit, here is a gif from Legally Blonde: Red, White and Blonde:
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First up we have an off the shoulder red dress, which I think is perfect for the Fourth, but would also be perfect for any other summer day, so you’d be able to re-wear it to dinner or to the park! The pale blue sunglasses are a festive touch, which can also be re-worn. A navy cross-body and white converse are ideal for running around a parade or other local festivities.
d5e5a81b9fc6144fad3dc71cbd6a4fc7For most people, the Fourth is spent on or very near a beach! So, I wanted to share three of my favorite swimsuits for this year. I love the old fashioned blue two piece, I think you really cant go wrong with it. I also think the old fashioned suits are so flattering (I mean, Marilyn Monroe wore this style, so obviously it works). I think swimsuits are great on their own, but sunglasses can add a little extra to an otherwise simple look.

swim 1, sunglass 1 | swim 2, sunglass 2 | top, bottoms, sunglass 3Screen Shot 2017-06-19 at 9.55.48 PMI love the off-the-should look, as you probably guessed by now. This cute gingham top with the bow detailing is perfect for backyard BBQs are dinner before fireworks, especially if you’re experiencing the heat wave on the west coast! I love the look of white ripped shorts, and I think they balance the preppy feel of the top! I am obsessed with slide sandals… It’s a little embarrassing, but I think they are just so chic, and I definitely love the red. I could also see the shoes worn with black skinny jeans and  black for dinner out in the fall. Screen Shot 2017-06-20 at 7.50.38 PM

What are you wearing this Fourth of July and how are you celebrating?

Truly,

Callie leigh

Fourth of July at the Cabin

Hello, World.

I know it’s a little late, but I wanted to share a couple snaps of my Fourth of July Outfit. I spent the holiday at my family’s cabin, and while the trip was enjoyable, the weather wasn’t. On the 3rd, there was a huge storm, and it flooded the beaches, resulting in contamination of the water. Due to this, the beaches were closed on the 4th, making celebrating a bit tougher. Everyone was pretty bummed we couldn’t go to the beach, and since this a tradition, it didn’t totally feel like the Fourth when we were sitting inside or spending the day NOT on the beach. But we made the best of it, and we still wore our red, white, and blue, and watched the firework show. Overall, it was a good holiday, just minus the weather. I found this dress at Francesca’s at the end of the school year, and was super excited to wear it. I thought it was perfect for where I was spending my holiday.
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dress: Francesca’s | shoes: Converse Shoreline | bag: Coach (thrifted) | necklaces: Gift from my Mom!

What’d you wear on the Fourth?

Truly,
Callie leigh

Fourth of July Outfit Ideas

Hello, World.

If there is one holiday that I truly, truly love it is the Fourth of July. Any excuse to wear red, white, and blue is a good thing. I usually go all out for the fourth because I just love dressing patriotic, and I love all the cute stuff that my favorite stores come out with for the occasion. I always spend the holiday at my cabin, and we watch fireworks by the lake, make s’mores, and hangout on the beach. It’s pretty idyllic.

With the Fourth approaching quickly, I thought now would be a great time to share some outfit ideas, or just patriotic pieces you can add to wardrobe! The Tuckernuck Fourth of July line is probably my favorite this year. You must check it out! Anyway, here is my roundup of the best Fourth of July apparel.
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Robe Yacht Club Shift | Navy and White Striped Sweater | Lobster Sweater | Firework Dress | Lobster Clutch | American Flag Sweater | Patriot Running Shorts | Flower Necklace | American Flag Scarf | Sunglass Strap | Navy Sun Hat | Ripped Shorts | Red Sunnies | Converse Shoreline | Navy and White Jack Rogers | Vineyard Vines Patriot Bag | Navy and White Stripe One-Piece

I love, love, love everything on this collage, and I hope you do too. Here’s to having the best, most patriotic outfit at your celebration!

What are your plans for the Fourth?

Truly,
Callie leigh

Fourth of July Outfits

Hello, World.

I love the Fourth of July. I love patriotic events, and I enjoy dressing up in red, white, and blue. I’ve gone to a Fourth of July parade for years, and I just adore them. I used to love the pancake breakfast, but being gluten free makes the whole eating pancakes thing quite difficult. My family and I usually go to our cabin for the Fourth, and spend the morning at the parade, then hit the beach with our family friends, and end the day with a dinner and fireworks. It’s pretty relaxed compared to some Fourth of July traditions, but it a tradition I love and look forward to every year. I wanted to share some outfit ideas for different areas of Fourth of July!
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striped top // red shorts // loafers // sandals // watch // american flag phone case // sunglasses // hand held flag
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dress // necklace (sold out) // converse // flats // clutch // watch // sunglasses // red lipstick
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striped bikini //  sunglasses // baseball hat // american flag towel // navy bikini top // polka dot bottoms // navy flip flops // red Salt Waters 
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top // jeans // apple pie ring // baseball glove // camera // Sperry Topsiders // Salt Water Sandals
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top // shorts // scarf // tote // lipstick // Sperry Topsiders // Keds
These are just a few ideas, but I think they’re great for all Fourth of July festivities. I personally love going all out for the day. Red, white, and blue is simply a must if you’re going to celebrate. Do you have any fun plans for the Fourth?

Truly,
Callie leigh