Sunday, July 4, 2010

the United States of Aloha

Yep. I could wear red, white and blue ALL summer long. But I'll probably stop soon, as I've got a bulging closet full of other colors and prints that are feeling neglected. I'm not just a seersucker gal. There's more to the bud than a simple flag palette.

But, not today. Here's yet one more study in Americana, all elements you've seen before. Classics, each in their own quirky way. Here's a taste of Aloha in the form of a shortened vintage Hawaiian muu-muu. I mentioned that I'm collecting muu-muus, right?

Now Wearing:
Most likely my next post will be pictures from my 4th of July, and it'll probably be a little anti-climatic. I mean, I KNOW I can't top last year's dress. And we're planning a super mellow day.  But a day that celebrates the founding of my country for me is a day worth celebrating. Each of us carries our native country indelibly inside of us, and I am no exception. I am born & bred of this country. There is no running from it: I am American.

We may be a bit brash and loud, but trust me, these hearts are well meaning. It is a big, beautiful country, born from bold dreams and great ideals, and there is always, will always be,  room at the inn for those seeking a better life, and are willing to add their lot to the melting pot that makes up the red, white & blue. 

Wishing you all a safe& happy Independence day.          -Bella Q 


jemina said...

I LOVE these palettes on you, you look fabulous, la bella americana, happy 4th babe, hugs and kisses, J, xoxo

hasoon said...

Good eye on the shortening - it suits you marvelously. I don't tend to imagine muu-muus as garments worn with panache.. I shall be adjusting my visual assumptions!

Martwa Marta said...

you look so adorable, Bella! wishing you an enjoyable Independence Day!!! :)))

Sara Lynn said...

You look great! I love this look, the dress is so awesome!

MarchMusings said...

Oh wow I heart your muu-muu and the wedges. Have a great 4th of July

Leproust Vintage said...

I adore your take on Americana! I quite like the color combination of red, white, and blue under any circumstances, not just the fourth!

Oh, and I laughed so loud when I read your comment regarding the mustaches we sported at the wedding and menopause! Hilarious!! :)

Lisa said...

YoYou look adorable in a muumuu! Hope your holiday was fab!

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

Sweet find on those wedges. I love that your muu-muu has more background than flower, I'm not a fan of the pattern overwhelming the color.
Hope you had a wonderful 4th!

Tere said...

i like very much your blog, amazing!
kisses from

Eye said...

That sunglasses are awesome!!!


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