Friday, July 1, 2011

America the Beautiful!


I love 4th of July! Not only because it feels like the official start of summer but because I am a proud American - thankful for all of the liberties we have as a result of the brave men and women who have sacrificed so much for us. One of my degrees is in American Studies and I actually read historical books for fun. Yup, you read that right.

I honestly think that I am meant to live in New England and I would move there in a heartbeat...if only it didn't snow. What can I say? I'm spoiled living in sunny Southern California. I can't imagine anything more American than being in Cape Cod this weekend. To all of you NE'ers, I'm jealous. Send me pictures :)

This week, my Fashion Friday link up is an ode to the red, white, and blue!

















If you are an American, what do you love most about the 4th of July and how are you celebrating? No matter what you do, have a fun, safe weekend!

Be sure to head on over to Kori's blog, Blonde Episodes, and link up for Fashion Friday!



I've decided to skip Man Candy Monday this week and let this post run through Monday. Sometimes men just gotta take a backseat to patriotism ;) The next MCM post will be on July, 11 if you'd like to play along!

26 comments:

Savvy Gal said...

i was just thinking of taking out my red bag to do the red, white and blue theme this weekend. : ) x

Katy Mary said...

Love all of these!! Have a very happy 4th of July weekend :)

Julia Yvette said...

Love those 4 dresses lined up together! I better go paint my toenails in red, white and blue now! Happy 4th!

Christina said...

We are twins! I read history books too. (I was a poli sci major, history minor). And I would DIE to live anywhere in New England!

Pretty pictures! I actually have some of them in my post for Monday. Great minds think alike!

Happy 4th!

Audrey Allure said...

July 4th is my favorite holiday too! I hope you have an amazing weekend :)

Lindsey said...

I love 4th of July too ... mainly for the hot dogs and booze, but I love our country too! Love that picture of the first outfit. SO AMERICANA! Have a great weekend!

Linds

Krystal said...

happy 4th of julyyyy!!! enjoy it for me, i'll miss the celebration!

Mimi said...

i love the 4th too because it really does seem like the official start of summer, haha. and also because it's my birthday. ;)

have a great 4th of july! :D

<3, Mimi
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Josie said...

I love all of this fabulous patriotic inspiration! Have a great weekend, doll!
xo Josie
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Punctuation Mark said...

have a fantastic weekend!

Pamela @ Beautycareme said...

Cute post! Love that red blazer! Have a great 4th of July!!

Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Happy 4th of July girl!!! Would you please enjoy it for me?! Thanks. Miss it!!!

Heather said...

Leeann!!! That is the best July 4post I have seen so far! I love everything you chose. Thanks for visiting me at Big City Belle!

Ocean Dreams said...

Happy 4th of July! I hope it is fabulous girl and love all of these awesome pictures that you posted!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Those nails are awesome!

Megan said...

Oh I love all these photos! Have an amazing time celebrating, hope you get nice sunny wesite.

Kori Donahue said...

Lovely photos Leeann honey...hope you're feeling better! Thanks for linking up. Kori xoxo

Gracie said...

I hope you are celebrating with plenty of sunshine, friends, family and food :p

Plus I adore those dresses you posted. Sweet!

Christianna said...

Hahahahaha, I had the perfect Man Candy Monday for today. Extremely patriotic, maybe I'll just use him next week?

I hope you are having a lovely 4th! Yay, America!

bananas. said...

that blair of atlantic pacific makes red, white and blue look so stylish! i tried but don't think i pulled it off as well.

hope you're enjoying your independence day! let the fireworks begin!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Hope you've had a wonderful 4th!!

Amanda said...

I think all of my outfits this past weekend included red, white, or blue (or all three)! I'm a NE'r and was on the cape for the weekend. Nothing better than that! Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

HeatherClark said...

love all the red white and blue and love 4th of july! hope you had a good one!

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Jules said...

I hope you had a very Happy 4th and these pictures were perfect for the occasion. I'm kind of obsessed with that red, white & blue mani. I think I'd get bows instead of hearts.

Kristin said...

How cool is that mani?? I'll keep that in mind next year!

Ann said...

Love your take on these patriotic colors...

gorgeous and lovely ♥