Midwest Fourth of July

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Dress- Vintage- Alameda Flea Market:: Shoes- Value Village, Ann Arbor:: Headband- Thrift Town, El Sobreante:: Flag- Local Hardware Store

I never really considered myself a person who celebrates Fourth of July. San Francisco is often too foggy to see the fireworks, and the holiday isn't really fun without some sparklers and bottle rockets. However, when I found out there was an annual Ann Arbor Fourth of July Parade, my excitement for the patriotic holiday grew. The parade was filled with red, white and blue floats, the high school marching band, and patriotic-themed participants. I snapped an abundance of photos before I headed home for a BBQ. There is nothing better than sharing a meal with newfound friends, especially around a makeshift table on our front porch. We ate ribs and corn on the cob while enjoying the 4th of July festivities.

To me, dressing for the holiday's requires a certain level of commitment, and this Fourth of July was no exception. I bought this dress at the Alameda Flea Market in February and knew it was the perfect ensemble for an Americana celebration. I always shop one season in advance (cheaper options!!) and this dress is reminiscent of BBQ's and lazy days. I hope everyone had wonderful Fourth of July- what did you do?


Kelly :

Awww ... this outfit is so cute! Love the headband. I did PhD work ... no holiday for us in Australia. But happy 4th of July to you!

Kelly xo
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vanda :

Like it very much!!! I love the vintage look in your blog!

Rebeccak :

Love this less literal take on holiday dressing :)Although I knowif I were there I would go all out with excitement at the novelty!

Steffys Pros and Cons :

you look so cute and patriotic :) its foggy here in mass where i am too!

<3 steffy
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Danielle V. :

Oh, that is a beautiful dress! It's a perfect July 4th find! Hope you had a nice day :)


Sounds like your day was divine! And swoon, I'm loving that gorgeous dress ....love, that beautiful pattern. Hope your week is a fab one. xx veronika

gee :

Jenny..this might be my favorite fourth of july outfit i have seen so far. patriotic and flora!l!?!!! AMAZING..!!! ;P

Monique :

What a perfect 4th of July dress. You look lovely. I love your sandals too.

29 Skirts :

Your Midwest 4th sounds like a lot of fun! It's so cool how your dress definitely has an Americana look but is also very unique. And how awesome that you found a house with Grecian architecture for these photos!

SomeoneLikeYou :

This is the prettiest little dress: and oh so perfect for the forth of July festivities! :)

JennaStevie :

This outfit is so awesome, perfect for the 4th of july! I love the print of the dress.
Sounds like you had a good weekend

SoFashionistica :

This dress is so pretty! I like the red roses and the style of the dress, is one of my favorites!

SoapyMermaid :

lovely dress...

HazelandMare :

Glad you got to celebrate in a place with fireworks and parades! You look adorable!

Amber Blue Bird :

that is a beyond lovely dress, perfect for the 4th

Nicole, Coco Maria :

Wow, that dress is fantastic! You always find such perfect vintage dresses! :)

Laura :

Your dress is so cute I love red white and blue patriotic ensembles on the 4th!

wardrobeexperience :

eek! this dress is so fun! love it's print...


Dresses for Dinner :

this dress is gorgeous.

Ashley :

This is adorable and not too tacky like other Independence Day outfits I've seen. I didn't do anything festive at all. Maybe next year!

Vanessa, Take only Memories :

What a gorgeous dress! And that hose is amazing!

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) :

Usually I buy "new" vintage dresses for each holiday too-- this year I was lazy and just wore "new" vintage accessories with an old dress. Love the location of this shoot and the little flag!

Also, any updates about your Chicago trip??? Send me an email with the details!

Jamie Rose :

Really cute patriotic outfit! That dress is such a great find. I love the flag prop you used in these pictures.

sarah :

That dress is amazing! I love that amazing print, and the headband is so very cute. You look lovely!

Lyndall :

That dress is so pretty! I hope you had a nice holiday!

I'm from Australia so on the 4th I just went to work like any other Monday. But it was fun, I recieved in a big trolley of books and found one in there that I ordered ages ago! (I'm a librarin). I'm looking forward to reading it now :)

Paislea Elyse :

that dress is gorgeous!!!! thanks for visiting my blog and for your comment! i hope to see you back soon!!

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Daly :

I love that dress! And the head band is so adorable! Thank you for the super nice comment. It means a lot. Do you want to follow each other? let me know and I'll follow back!



Bonnie :

I lovelovelove this outfit. You look totally Americana without being, like, scary. Or sloppy. I see so many sloppy people wearing red, white, and blue. It's depressing. This is a refreshing change.

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strawberry moth :

That dress would make uncle sam swoon anyday! You look beautiful!


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t :

Great dress!


Jul :

This dress is gorgeous! I love the print.
Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog :) I like so much yours that I'm your new follower! :)


Sophie :

I always love where you have your photoshoots, it makes me want to man up and take photos other than my bedroom! I might have to get my boyfriend to take me on a few roadtrips!

The Dainty Doll's House :

Gorgeous dress!! I hope you had a great 4th of July!! Great surroundings!! Thanks for visiting my blog, am following yours now, its fab!! xx

Wyetha :

cute dress + very festive.


Lydia :

So cute. I love how themey yet not themey this look is.

Cait :

Beautiful vintage dress, the pattern is so stunning :) perfect for the 4th of July celebrations, sound like you have a great time!

purse 'n boots :

sooooo super cute!! love love love! hope you had an amaaazing holiday weekend! looks like you did ;) much love pretty!

ashley <3


Rachel Elizabeth :

Thank you so much for the sweet comment!

I really adore your blog - I'll be following! This dress is just darling.