Good morning and happy July, friends! It’s probably not going to surprise you a bit, but I kind of couldn’t refuse going patriotic with this week’s color palette. Inspired by the color of faded denim and cherry red, I love how the richer shades of cobalt and dusk blue make the whole thing pop. It’s like classic Americana but with a bit of a modern twist. If you’re already living for the long holiday weekend like I am, this red, white and blue color palette is just the ticket to get you in the mood for fireworks and popsicles.
[Photos, from top: J.Crew | Michael Chase | Mint Afternoon.]
Happiest Friday to you, friends! How’s everyone’s day been? I’m cutting out a touch early today because I have a bunch of errands to run in advance of the wedding B and I are a part of this weekend. He’s a groomsman and I’m helping with decor so tonight we have the rehearsal and tomorrow the wedding itself. It’s going to be a great weekend! Just a friendly little reminder that Google Reader will retire as of Monday so be sure to back up all your feed subscriptions. Any data not backed up by July 1 will be kaput so don’t delay! (You can subscribe to The Sweetest Occasion here with any feed reader you choose! Or follow along with Bloglovin or Feedly!) In the meantime, if you’re looking for July 4th ideas and inspiration, be sure not to miss my posts at Babble this week. Here’s wishing you a fun and festive weekend – see you here on Monday! xoxo
[Photo by Laura Leslie Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs.]
In keeping with my love for all things patriotic at the moment, consider this your daily dose of festive red, white and blue. From colorful flip flops to the perfect red polka dot bathing suit to this striped striped t-shirt that I adore, I just can’t get enough at the moment. Which is probably pretty appropriate with the 4th just a few days away, no? Whether spending the day at the beach or just casually lounging at home, I think we should all infuse a little love for Americana in our wardrobe all summer long. Oh, and be sure not to forget the sparklers!
[Shop: Bathing suit | flip flops | bracelet | sparklers | camera | tote bag | star earrings | t-shirt.]
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As we head into the holiday week, B and I have been discussing our plans for the 4th. One very important topic? What we want to make for dessert to bring to the party we’re going to be attending. We have a few ideas in mind, but that never stops me from going out and hunting around for ideas. Of course, for the 4th you can go patriotic with classic red, white and blue desserts, but in general I vote for channeling the flavors of summer. Think fresh berries, delicious cobblers and s’mores. Yum!
Whether you’re hosting, dropping by at a friend’s place or just keeping it low key in the backyard with the family, a delicious summer dessert is a must on July 4th. Click through for 10 favorite July 4th desserts!
I’m not exaggerating even a touch when I say that July 4th is absolutely one of my most favorite days of the year. It’s something about the sunshine, the patriotic swaying of flags and the fireworks. Oh, the fireworks! It’s every bit a magical combination if you ask me. Not surprisingly, my pinning tendencies are falling in line with that love lately. From cool ombre serving spoons for dishing up all those summery salads to the prettiest watercolor drink flags, give me red, white and blue July 4th ideas and I’m one happy lady. To see more of what I’m pinning and loving, pop on over to Pinterest!
[Row 1: Oh Happy Day | The Sweetest Occasion | Row 2: Better Homes & Gardens | The Sweetest Occasion | One Charming Party | Say Yes To Hoboken.]