Friday, July 5, 2013

Happy Fourth!

Obviously, it is no longer the Fourth of July... But hey, we were all busy with cookouts and fireworks anyways, right? It's totally fine that I'm posting a day late :)

Yesterday was a pretty chill Independence Day at my house. Just me, my parents, my sister and my boyfriend hanging out and eating lots of yummies. We were hoping for some pool time, but it was a bit chilly here. I skipped out on the pool, but still had fun spending the day with Steve. We were long due for some quality couple time. We didn't end up seeing any fireworks, either, but my parents and sister did go see a movie. Steve was passed out on my couch, so we opted out.

People don't realize it, but Independence Day is probably the most important holiday in our country's history. I mean, obviously Christmas and Easter trump it on the religious/cultural scale, but as far as the USA goes, the Fourth is definitely up there and worth taking the time to think about. We wouldn't even be here today, living the way we do if the events of that day hadn't happened. Who knows where we would be! I, personally, am very happy with the way my life is right now, and though some people think that at this point, we may be better off still being ruled by another country, the fact is that these United States wouldn't be ANYTHING like they are now if it weren't for our founding fathers and our declaring our independence. There is a reason that patriotism is strong in this country, because we're awesome and worth celebrating. Our freedom is a blessing, and we should take this day to remember that.

I had decided to go for the vintage look yesterday with my white high-waisted shorts. Looking at these photos, they really could have used a second iron, but after doing it once that morning, I didn't have the patience or motivation to do it again... I had originally thought I would wear my red and white polka dotted bikini top, since we would just be lounging around in the backyard, but I guess I had gotten rid of that bathing suit because it was nowhere to be found. Instead, I closet-picked a flowy red and navy blue shirt from my sister and tied it up to go with the shorts. I actually had to take those shorts in that morning because they were a good inch and a half too big, and with no belt loops, that wasn't going to fly with me. I think I did a pretty good job! To that I added a navy blue head scarf, winged-out liquid liner, and bright red lipstick to complete the look.

The wind was not having mercy on my hair. I think I redid it three times yesterday. What did you do for the Fourth?

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I'm loving that top - so pretty and vintage-y!

    Hope that you had a wonderful 4th!