7.08.2011

American Week


Dress: Etsy
Blouse & Shoes: Saver's
Hat: Miss Selfridge
Feather Ring: c/o With Care
Necklace: Modcloth

Last 4th of July I was overly patriotic with my fashion. I wore a red blouse with a white sailor collar during the day, a navy anchor print swimsuit for an afternoon dip, and a red, white, and blue sailor dress for the evening chill. This year, I forgot to pack any of that stuff.

I didn't exactly forget, I was just in a haste when Jake and I finally decided that we'd spend the night with his folks down in Hot Springs. Their house is the best place to go for a summer holiday, as it's set right on the edge of a very popular lake, Lake Hamilton. They've got a nice deck with rocking chairs that we spend most of our time on, looking down at all the skiers and tubers riding by.

I  guess I felt bummed about not dressing for the holiday, because I've been making up for it all week by wearing nothing but nautical and patriotic-themed garb. One night I even wore my sailor dress to the bar before realizing that it was punk night. Most people were wearing black (lots of Ramones t-shirts) and the last band even brought skulls on the stage. I was kind of out of place, but I didn't really mind.

My friend Cody came by to play catch up the other day, and we spent some of our time taking pictures in my slightly American-themed den. He said, "I just realized that each wall of your place is like a scene for pictures." I told him that he was finally on to me.
Photos by Cody!

37 comments:

Briana Shepley said...

Pocket doors! I love pocket doors! Love everything about your living space you've shared today :)

Chloe said...

This is fab. Love the wedges.

C x

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Adriana Iris said...

want those shoes

Danielle V. said...

Ah! Love your outfit and these photos! So lovely :)
Best,
Danielle
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Q's Daydream said...

Cute!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

i love your red white and blue.. so vintage and perfect!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Sydney said...

love how you wear the red blouse as outerwear and cover the upper part of the dress! x

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Rebecca said...

I love how you've decorated your your house, excellent bunting. Also is that a chambray dress I see? Looks sweet with the gingham blouse.

La Fille D'or said...

very sweet! I didn't do RW&B for the 4th either : (

Leanne and Jenna said...

Love the outfit and the shadow box on the wall!

Nikki said...

What a lovely scenery! x

rebecca said...

Just found your blog and I'm absolutely smitten. Your posts are all beautiful with such fabulous photos. I love this outfit and I love your style. I'm your newest follower!

rebeccawithanR

Jo said...

I love all of the forth of July themed outfits <3 And the bunting is gorgeous!

x
Lost in the Haze

Rebeccak said...

awww.. there are plenty more holidays to dress for! And it seems you have more than made up for it already!

I love that Cody took these photos... Corey must be feeling a little replaced?

Lauren said...

Love this outfit! And that hat is darling on you!

Casie Jean said...

you always look adorable, nautical or not xxx

Casie

The Daily Fashionista said...

Gorgeous photos!! I love the pretty outfit and your decor:) Is that Abe Lincoln in the background too? Or just an old relative?

Desirae said...

Pretty and patriotic!! Love your background too!!

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a paper hero said...

that's adorable! I think I may try a blouse tied over a dress myself...

Paige Elyse said...

You're truly adorable. Love the boat hat. & your blog!

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patience said...

i love how you themed this, it makes your outfit post super unique. plus those buttons coming up the side of the skirt just make my heart beat fast!

Grace Maria said...

Would you tell us where your shoes are from? I can't find wedges anywhere and I noticed people liked them too. I see so many cute bloggers with great shoes but they're almost always thrifted or expensive... I'd buy some expensive ones if I could find great neutral ones. So, did I miss that you said where they were from?

Wild Flower said...

Perfect patriotic outfit! I have been looking for a boater hat like that for ages, it looks brilliant on you. I love the tied up shirt :) xo

Kaylee Nicole

Emma said...

Aw, you look lovely. I love the bunting! x

Dina said...

Oh. my. gosh.

I just LOVE when I fall in love with a blog (and its owner) within the first 2 seconds of visiting.

Happens so rarely nowadays.

Following your beautiful, beautiful self.

Theresa said...

Oh, your place is just gorgeous! Almost as much as you in that spectacular outfit!

herecomesthesun said...

Cute outfit and I love this little nook of your house! You have such great taste.

Arianne said...

love love love. If I could, I'd wear red, white, and blue everyday!

Arianne said...

love love love. If I could, I'd wear red, white, and blue everyday!

Stef / Diversions said...

Looking gorgeous in your awesome den! :)

Jamie Rose said...

I can't get enough of nautical color schemes! Very cute outfit

minnja said...

Beautiful & pretty :)))

LOVE minnja

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See Me Everywhere said...

This is such a gorgeous room, loving the map garland and globe! Very cute outfit too :)

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

You always set up such amazing shots and themes. I love that. Hope all was well at Hot Springs though.

Mod dolly said...

so cute. I love this outfit.x

A Wild Tonic said...

Every time I see pictures of your place, I get mad that I don't live on my own! You're way motivational, lady. :)

romwe said...

that is a seriously stunning outfit! that combination is just perfect! really love your countryside style,i enjoy reading your posts as well. Your fashion sense is very inspiring. :)