July Fourth Holiday / Here and There

Is it me, or does time seem to speed up when the calendar finds its way to July? With clear skies and perfect weather, there is so much to do. I am embarrassed to say it, but I did wear red, white and blue for the Independence Day Holiday. ( and black!)

Despite the current political circus, It seems a good time to be patriotic.

Hubby and I were here and there for the extended holiday. We found a perfect balance between city and country. We rested and enjoyed, spending time with family .

Warm outside in the sun, warm inside at night by the fire. Perfection!

No fireworks this year.. My dog gets so nervous with the loud bangs, that I feel best staying home when the sky gets dark enough for the glorious displays to start. I do love fireworks though, as trite as they may sound and as bad for the air quality. I still find a child like captivation when I do see them.

Another glimpse at the outfit, in the garden; it is festive for this holiday and fun to wear. The skirt and blouse are from the Target + Peter Pilotto collab from 2014. I usually wear just the skirt with a simple tee and espadrilles. I love wear that simple outfit, but when i added the J. Crew stripe tee around my waist, and over the shirt as it got cooler, I liked the look much more.

There is not a Target store near me . I miss shopping there. I do feel that some of the designer collaborations do not always work, but this collection was fun. There is a cute dress from this collection on Poshmark now if you want to look.

My little red Bag is Moschino and it a great summer bag when you are on the go. My shoes were another Zulily.com find, made by Athena. The denim and leather whip-stich detail is unusual and they are comfortable-  considering how high the heel is! They are sold out but these fringed denim lace ups are adorable. I wish they had my size!


I hope you had a wonderful celebratory weekend, here and in Canada, too, with a similar holiday. Sending hugs to all of you!

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