As I sit here to write this I almost feel as if the 4th of July already came and left because my family and I already celebrated a bit last night. We saw a Paw Sox ( Minor League Baseball) game at McCoy Stadium and we stayed for the amazing fireworks display which they are famous ( in Rhode Island) for. I can still hear Lee Greenwood's song, "God Bless The USA" in my head as I remember the entire sky full of colors and movement and of course I'm still hearing the loud banging sounds which hopefully will stop soon. I'm picturing the looks on my children's faces and the way my husband looked at them, so proud and protective and just so happy and remembering how safe and content I felt at that moment. It also reminded me of how fortunate we are. To have each other, to have family and friends and to be able to enjoy a ball game on a Saturday night. Who could ask for more?
I am generally a reflective person and I am constantly trying to improve. It might be a lesson in the classroom or the way I handled an incident of mischievousness that my son challenged me with or just with styling a piece of clothing. Last year I wore this same top which I found at Burlington Coat Factory with distressed jeans and a huge white hat. Go ahead and see it here. I found a similar top here which is available now. Last year I guess I also created a bunch of other red, white and blue and flag inspired outfits that I wore throughout last 4th of July's weekend because I found them here and here. And I just remembered I wrote a blog post last year with a whole bunch of seasonal recipes and tips here.
This year I'm much more simple for the 4th of July. Somehow I just feel simpler is better this year. I just have one 4th of July Outfit with my "Grand Old Flag" top (of course) and a few of my favorite pieces that you've seen before.
My watch is from Original Grain. I blogged about the watch and the inspiring company recently here and you can find this particular style here. It is the Brewmaster Barrel 42mm and definitely as incredible in person as you see here on me and here when I was fortunate enough to be able to give one away in a collaboration with Original Grain.
My necklace is from the incredibly beautiful Pearls of Wisdom Collection, all created and handmade by Sue Fontana. I blogged about her first here and you've seen this particular necklace here and here. If you continue to follow me you will definitely see it again on me either here on the blog, in an Instagram story, Facebook, twitter or even maybe in real life! Check out Sue Fontana's entire collection here in the meantime for a huge variety of beautiful handcrafted pieces.
I really hope you enjoyed this very quick little post and found it worthwhile. I truly hope you are enjoying this day and appreciating the simple pleasures of the season.
Thank you so much for your time and attention. It is always greatly appreciated.
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