Friday, July 1, 2011

Friday Fancies: Independence Day

Dress - Lulus, Bag - Rebecca Minkoff, Bracelet and Ring - Forever21, Shoes - DSW, Hat - American Eagle, Nail Polish - Essie Mesmerized

IT IS OFFICIALLY FRIDAYYY! I'm doing a little happy dance as we speak, even if no one can see. (That's when the best dance moves come out anyway). I'm so ready for this long weekend. In my town, they celebrated Independence Day last night by having fireworks at a park overlooking a river so I decided to go with a couple of friends. It was definitely a perfect summer afternoon/night. 
Luckily for me, the festivities don't end there as I'm heading to Brett's town for the weekend where the fireworks are literally above your head. Double dose of fireworks? YES PLEASE. I know I'm going to come back a little deaf but it's completely worth it. In Brett's town, everyone gathers on blankets on the football field of a nearby highschool and have little picnics while they wait for the fireworks to start so for this Friday Fancies, aside from being patriotic, I wanted to make it "picnic/sitting on grass for a long period of time" friendly and what is better than a pretty dress? I love this dress and didn't think twice about incorporating it into my Friday Fancies. The tough choice was choosing whether to accessorize with red or blue. In the end, after seeing the ombre American Eagle hat, I knew I needed to accessorize with blue. I usually don't have only one color that I accessorize with but considering how busy the dress is, sticking to one color was probably the better choice. :) What do you guys think?
What do you guys have planned for the weekend? Hopefully it includes BBQ, fireworks, and perfect summer nights. I cannot waitttt to get my picnic onnnn. Oh and I'll make sure to also show some pretty pictures of Brett's town. It's seriously the complete opposite of the city. They have barns and woods that seem to go on forever. They even have bears! The city isn't necessarily known for having many wild animals (well, unless you count the insane number of pigeons we have for some unknown reason) so this was a pretty big deal for me when I first heard of this, haha.

HAPPY FRIDAYY!!!!
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14 comments:

Fashion Addict said...

That's exciting that your town already did some Independence Day celebrating and that you'll get a second dose of it later! I'm in Japan right now, so I don't have big plans over the weekend, but I would if I was in the States. haha And yeah, I think it's a good choice to stick with one color!
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marissa at the boot said...

this is such a cool look! i love the cobalt. i tried blue nails recently though and it just looked like i was really cold. haha! have an awesome weekend!

Stephanie said...

Rocking in the blue nail polish...I love it!

Emily Marie said...

I'm with you - picnics are the best. Sound like you've got a fun weekend planned (and a great outfit to match!) I'm going to up north Michigan to be with friends on the lake - can't wait! I hope we have some fireworks :)
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jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

that hat is pretty fun! i hope you enjoy your weekend :) xoxo jillian:: stop by! i'm hosting a jewelry giveaway

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

loving the dress!! i'd totally wear that :)

the nyanzi report said...

i'm loving the picks here. shows great taste.

Rachel said...

I love the colour of that Essie polish!

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Ivana said...

Love this patriotic-inspired outfit! It´s perfect for this weekend!

Have an amazing time!

xx Ivana
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Zarna said...

i love that essie polish!

Monroe Steele said...

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Chelsea Lane said...

YAY FOR ESSIE AND REBECCA MINKOFF. I love the pieces you've selected girl!

xoxo

iloveyouvalentine said...

what a cool and updated fourth of july look! i have sandals similar to those actually. hehe.
but i love the blue tones you've incorporated in this. no tacky red, white, and blue here :)

VLM. said...

Great selection of items, I love how patriotic colors are the exact same as the nautical colors! xoxo, Veena <3

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