Fourth of July Style and Recap

I hope your Fourth of July was as wonderful as mine! I spent Sunday recovering by the pool and thinking about what I would say in this blog post. Luckily for you, I’ve figured it out and won’t ramble on for too long.

My Fourth of July consisted of Strawberry Shortcake made by yours truly, an orchestra playing old movie themes, fireworks, and quality time with my mom. It was absolutely lovely. We just sat outside enjoying nature and the beautiful country we were blessed to be born in. I thought about all the places on Earth I could be a citizen of and I still came to the same conclusion: I’m very proud to be a citizen of this one. That’s why I sport the red, white, and blue. And speaking of which, here’s a look at my festive style for the weekend’s occasion!

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My skirt is from Cynthia Rowley, the sunhat is from Target, and the necklace and watch are from Kate Spade!

kate_spade_accesoriesI love to wear red nail polish for the Fourth! Normally, I reserve this shade for the Autumn months, but it matched Old Glory so well I just couldn’t help myself!

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For those of you who may wonder, this is my natural hair color and my hair isn’t highlighted. During the summer, my hair gets little gold streaks in it courtesy of the sun. I save a fortune on my hair appointments!

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I love the front of this Cynthia Rowley skirt. It has the cutest little slit that goes up the side. It looks really elegant when the wind catches it.

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It was a really crowded event but well worth it. The orchestra is always incredibly good and there’s tons to do even if you aren’t into the music. My mom and I ate dessert together while my sister and her friend caught up with a few of their school friends.

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A Fourth of July celebration isn’t complete until the fireworks have exploded and this year was no exception. After centuries of use, they’re still just as beautiful as they were the first time. This is truly one of my favorite holidays for many reasons but no matter how old I get, lighting up the sky is always the best part.

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Traditions and Celebrations

American_FlagAs some of you know my boyfriend is Persian. Since he didn’t grow up celebrating the 4th of July like many of my American counterparts, he doesn’t totally get some of our traditions. The fun thing about dating someone from another part of the world is learning new cultures and traditions. I’ve learned so much about his home and I’ve explained things about America that he doesn’t understand.

I think the most interesting part of learning from each other is the historical aspect. I remember one of his Persian friends asked me what happened historically on July 4th, to which I explained it was the day we declared our independence from Great Britain. Information like this I take for granted, but to those who aren’t Fire_Worksfrom our country its a very new piece of knowledge.

Perhaps the best part of this holiday is sharing our nation’s history with those who may not know it.

So set off your fireworks, grill your burgers, sip your sangria, and be with your loved ones. Let’s show the world what we celebrate and how we celebrate! Happy birthday, America! This is my home.

~Liz