Growing up, my family would always travel to my grandparents’ house in North Carolina for a long week of beach and family time for the Fourth of July. I’m not even sure why, but we took the Fourth very very very seriously. Fireworks, sparklers, red/white/blue outfits, parades, starfish painted like Uncle Sam for everybody, and an intense practice-for-months talent show. Gosh, I wish I could pull up some of the pictures from those trips… One year my sister and I had our hair braided, another year the “Billy Bob” teeth made an appearance in every photo, and another year I was lobster red. We stopped going to their house for the Fourth when high school sports kicked up, but this is the first year since both of my grandparents have passed away. The nostalgia is at an all-time high this year definitely.
I put together some fun outfit-inspirations for Fourth of July… I don’t have plans, but I do know that a red, white, and blue ensemble is certainly in the forecast!
perfect for… barbecues, picnics, dinner plans, shopping.
perfect for… watching the parade, enjoying the fireworks, getting ready during the day.
perfect for… trip to the beach, laying out by the pool.
What are your Fourth plans or traditions? Any cute outfits in the works?
I just booked flights home to Florida for the Fourth of July! I can’t wait to get home!!! Now I’m officially on the hunt for some perfect outfits. I imagine that I’ll be spending lots of time outdoors with my friends and family. Low-key, of course, but perfect.
I’m already making plans for no-plans. Isn’t that just the best? Even though I’m going “home,” I’m going to make this a true vacation. That’s one of the perks of growing up in Florida, I guess! I desperately need a vacation, vacation (especially after the craziness of this month) and I absolutely cannot wait to just hang out and do nothing. (Well, maybe I’ll do a bit of reading!)
One of my favorite things to do while I’m home is to go to my favorite places for lunch with my mom and my sister. Pane Rustica is my absolute favorite spot for lunch and I have yet to find something that even comes close to it in New York City. You better believe that I will be there (every day) when I go home. If you want to find me in Tampa, start there.
This outfit is great for summer lunches in Florida. Short sleeves and sandals are a must.
Short Sleeve Striped Popover // Daisy Lace Mini Skirt (on sale!) // Jack Rogers Sandals // Little Kennedy Handbag (on sale!)
I have a low-tolerance for the sun (SPF 1,000 please), but I definitely need a little bit of Vitamin D. Having a pool in the backyard is also wonderful because I can duck in and out of the house as needed. If I want to roll out of bed and slip into a swimsuit for an 8am swim, then I can! Swimming at night is also the best since it’s generally cooler, but the water is still warm from the day, and I don’t have to worry about sunscreen!
What are your plans for the Fourth? What will you be wearing?