If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear."
Does my butt look big? No, friends, don't answer that. I know the honest answer, and for polite company it's best to remain hushed about it. For all the the cush on my tush, I hope my brain looks even bigger, and at my age, I'm wearing my tree-rings proudly, and sometimes those good-time circles come in the form of crow's feet and a full bottom. Still, I'll take the liberty to wear my style fiercely anyhow.
Here are some of the day pictures from my Fourth of July holiday. They were taken at 6 p.m. and so the light is both harsh and shadowy. But it was too hot to start snapping any earlier, and I was getting my hot-dog groove on besides, so forgive the over-exposure, but feel free to enjoy the collection of vintage pins on the decolletage.
It was a VERY mellow day. Just me and my boyfriend, D hanging out, listening to some good tunes, sipping on delicious Anchor Steams and reading magazines. M-E-L-L-O-W. Later in the afternoon, we made veggie hot dogs and served them up with macaroni salad, potato salad, and potato chips. I slurped on Dreyer's Grape juice bars for the dessert. And we waited for nightfall. We waited for fireworks.
To think I waited all day for 10 minutes. At 9 o'clock p.m. it was finally dark enough to get our sparklers sparkling. People across the street were lighting some of their fireworks up in the parking lot, and random neighbors were shooting off firecrackers, one of which sounded and felt uncomfortably like gunshots. Hats off to liberty, I guess.
- Red, white & blue reversible sun-hat, Ramsey's Hats
- Red sunnies, Target
- "Indian Bingo" beaded bracelet, thrifted (Goodwill)
- 1960's floral broach collection, thrifted and gifted (various)
- Butt Ugly label, American Flag skirt/shift
- 1960's Italian color-block purse, Bows & Arrows
- 1980's color-block loafers, thrifted
I'm going to post my "arty" night fireworks photo tomorrow. Meanwhile hope you enjoy my outfit post, and yes, I wore the same Butt Ugly flag dress as last year. And yes, I had a lovely day.
What did YOU do for Independence Day?