Hello, my dears.
I hope this day finds you well and thank you for stopping in to visit 1998miss.com! I’m getting back into the swing of regular content sharing and setting new goals for my blog. Things started to slip a while back with the business of school and when I was guest writing for another blog! I’m so happy to say we are on the mend and I have an entire page with blog post topics ready to roll. If you haven’t already be sure to check out my first Uganda update blog post-here-if you didn’t already know I’m working as an intern in Uganda this summer. I am having such a life changing experience and I can not believe it has already been a month! Only one month left and I will be back home in the USA. This prompts me to go ahead and jump right into today’s topic, which, is one of my all time favorites…
The F o u r t h of J U L Y!
A complete guide to celebrating and dressing for America’s favorite holiday.
If you’re not a reader from the USA here is a basic rundown about America’s Independence Day.
America’s Independence Day is a federal holiday celebrated in the United States of America recognizing and celebrating the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence was a document signed on July 4th, 1776 by all the committee of five. It submitted that the thirteen original colonies were no longer bound to the monarch of Britain, thus they were free and independent states. The Declaration of Independence still stands today as the governing rules of American’s freedoms and laws. On this day every year, Americans gather to eat hot dogs, barbecue, light fireworks and to celebrate with family. This day reflects on the freedoms of America, the recognition of the many who sacrificed their lives for this freedom and the goodness of God. Basically, it serves as a time to really and truly celebrate being the greatest country in the world. (I may be biased but I love my good country.) On this day people will generally wear colors of the American flag, these colors are: red, white and blue. Songs sung in the celebration are the national anthem (the star spangled banner), God bless America, etc. There is honestly no greater day to be an American than on the Fourth of July as I believe all across the nation we stand in unity to appreciate the sacrifices made for our freedom.
O U T F I T INSPO
It’s a tad bit tricky, isn’t it? You want to wear your red, white and blue classily. You don’t want to look like a clown yet you also want to capture the essence of America!
When dressing for the Fourth of July one should be certain about a few different things. You need to be aware of the formality of the celebration you are going to be attending, which, will get you on the right track to selecting your best festive look. If attending a family function like a BBQ you can almost count on being able to wear a more casual look. If you will be at a dinner party/boat ride you may need to select something a little bit more dressy. But not to worry either way I’ve got you covered!!!
THE GOLDEN RULE: WEAR SOMETHING AMERICAN
SECRET TIP: YOU CAN NOT GET MUCH MORE AMERICAN THAN RED, WHITE & BLUE. + DENIM IS THE MOST AMERICAN.
Don’t be caught out on the Fourth of July in a purple dress (well it is a free country so do as you please but really?)! Wear something that signifies you are proud to be an American-red, white or blue! It’s honestly a very simple way to celebrate our great country. You don’t have to be decked out to the nines but even a classic Old Navy Fourth shirt with some denim does the trick!!! Below I will share some of my past looks on the fourth of July (or just looks that are “American themed”!) and I will pull some of my favorites from Pinterest. So you’ll be photo ready for sure!!!!
Here are just a few of my favorite outfit ideas from Pinterest! I love using Pinterest to get inspired for a look! I would encourage you to do your own search too!
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DRESS: BUY HERE.
RED NECK SCARF: BUY HERE
WHITE KNIT MULES: BUY HERE
TO KEEP IT MODEST-IF THAT IS YOUR VIBE LIKE ME.
1. ADD A JEAN JACKET
POLO SPORT JEAN JACKET: BUY HERE
2. Add a Cardigan.
WHITE CARDIGAN: BUY HERE
3. PUT A FITTED WHITE BLOUSE UNDERNEATH
FITTED WHITE BLOUSE: BUY IT HERE
To conclude here is a little home inspo! My mom always does an exceptional job decorating for the Fourth of July! Here is last year’s arrangement.
Hope this helps!
P.S. This year I will be celebrating the Fourth of July in Uganda!!