Wednesday, July 9, 2014

My heart beats true for the red, white and blue

Outfit Details:
Dress: permanent swap from Elana
Name necklace: c/o Onecklace
Boater hat: River Island (similar)
Flats: Urban Outfitters (similar)
Cherry pie ring: gift from Kate

This is what I ended up wearing for my admittedly low-key 4th of July celebrations.  Honestly, it was one of the nicest I've had in at least a couple of years.  My dad grilled (turkey burgers and hot dogs -- pretty standard fare but delicious nonetheless), and I mentioned before that my best friend Wayne and I went to go watch the fireworks nearby.  It was one of the better fireworks displays I've seen as of late, and it was so nice to spend time with my best friend (who I haven't seen much of lately, due to his health issues).  I wore this outfit there, though I later wished I had worn sweatpants like Wayne did!  Luckily, I remembered to bring warm blankets and a sweatshirt.  

I found wild raspberries growing in our yard (and they are scrumptious)!

This darling little dress was originally a Flock Together swap from Elana, but she generously let me keep it after I borrowed it!  It's such a sweet little piece for summer, and I thought it was perfect for the 4th.  It's not technically the most flattering dress I own, but it's so breezy and even though it's a dressier fabric, it's perfect for more casual occasions.  And I love the little row of buttons down the front!

I've definitely been in better spirits the past couple of days.  Thank you to all of you who left such kind, thoughtful comments on my last post.  I suppose that having bad days for "no reason" is sort of part of the whole process.  Like everything else, I'm figuring things out as I go along, and I'm trying to find joy in life's simple pleasures.  I guess that's all anyone can do, really!

Have a great Wednesday!
xox Sammi  


  1. Gorgeous time after time again Sammi! Your printed dress collection is nothing short of incredible...and I'm always a sucker for the little details, like the ring and the hat. Sounds the a perfectly relaxing and fun way to spend the 4th. Hope you are doing better each day...wishing you a sunny week :-)

  2. Oh, you look so summery- I like the flowy, gauzy fabric.

  3. This dress is darling and PERFECT for the 4th. So happy you found some raspberries in your own yard, I think you were just saying how you used to have them and missed them! :)
    xo Hannah

    1. Wow, good memory, Hannah! We did used to have them near our driveway and my mom got rid of them... but luckily we have some in the back!! <3

  4. The dress is so cute!! Love the way you paired it up with the accessories. I wore a dress to watch fireworks with friends and I wish I'd brought an extra blanket to cuddle up in. It got cool here that night.

  5. aww what a cute dress! and the ring is so cool! x

  6. Nice:) xx

  7. Oh gosh you look stunning :) I love that hat, I just love hats, straw hats any kind really!! And I love the cute little bow print on that dress, and I think the dress is very flattering on you!

    Love Rhiannon

  8. pretty :)

  9. This dress is so pretty and it's a nice change of pace to see you in a shorter/more modern hem line!

  10. Your dress is the perfect thing to wear for the Forth of July! Looks so light and sweet for those hot days! Sometimes those low key holidays are the best ones to share with friends and family! Your little slice of pie ring is so darling!


  11. I love this look on you and so perfect for the 4th. Love your pie ring :) Spending time with good friends is the best, glad you got to watch some fireworks together!

  12. This is a beautiful permanent swap! I think it was meant to be :). I also had a pretty chill 4th and I dressed in red, white, and blue too. Can't pass up a perfect opportunity to theme dress!

  13. That is a great dress for the 4th! Im glad you are in better spirits and it sounds like you had a really nice and relaxing 4th!


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