If the holidays had a ranking in my book, the 4th of July would come in as a solid second (just behind Christmas). It's always been one of my favorite holidays -- it's in my favorite season, it involves a lot of good food, and it has the best fireworks display.
Additionally, I'm a distant relative of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence so the holiday comes with a certain level of patriotism for me as well.
With last week's historic Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality, I think we all have a lot to be proud of this weekend as well (though I know other's will disagree, and that's cool as well).
|Nicole & I in London on July 4, 2009|
This year, I'll be opting for a vintage red, white and blue dress that I scored on Poshmark. This is the first vintage purchase I've ever made and I was pleasantly surprised to not only find an item I loved, but also that fit perfectly.
I've since bought two more vintage dresses and am dismayed to find that they don't quite fit. Anyone with tips on how to shop vintage, especially online, please share in the comments below!
If you don't already have a dress that represents the stars and stripes, never fear. You can easily get the look by pairing together separates, like I did last year.
Solids are typically easiest to mix-and-match, for instance my solid red skirt with a solid blue tank top and white accessories to tie them together. But you could just as easily do a striped shirt with a solid skirt.
Hope you have a great 4th of July!