I had a great 4th of July this year. For the first time since I was a child, fireworks were legal in my hometown. It was so amazing to see firework stands popping up in parking lots that had never seen one before. Everyone probably lit off a few too many out of enthusiasm, but that's what Americans tend to do. I ended up over at my boyfriend's brother's house for a BBQ and it was INCREDIBLE.
I use all caps for that because the food was just that good. Brisket, ribs, mac and cheese, collard greens, pulled pork, and of course beer. We all over ate, watched Independence Day (how good is Bill Pullman's speech? Lonestar is the man), and fired our BB guns at some old beer cans in the backyard. It was as American as apple pie. Which somehow I completely forgot to bake a pie, but oh well. I'll save that for the next Summer party. When you live in Southern California there tends to be more parties in the Summer than the rest of the year combined.
For the holiday I wore an all vintage outfit (except for my clogs). I had this red and white striped romper that I didn't know how to wear - I'm not a big fan of onesies. So I put this 50s gingham skirt over it that I found in a $3 bin last week and viola! Instant Americana. Plus with my white purse, I covered all my bases of representing the flag.
Hope you all had a lovely 4th, and to my foreign readers, I hope you aren't sick of another red white and blue themed outfit!
vintage romper (worn as a blouse) / vintage skirt / swedish hasbeens sky highs / vintage purse