Monday, July 4, 2011

outfit post: Fourth of July


Celebrating Independence
Celebrating the 4th last year with Sparklers. (Dress: BUTT UGLY)
In American, the 4th of July is a national holiday. I use it as an excuse to put together an ensemble that features my favorite summer time color combo: the red, white and blue. I have this delicious dress- well, it used to be a skirt, a special piece made for me by Kris Laskey, the genius behind Sacramento label, BUTT UGLY, and as you know, I'm kinda a big fan. Well, I turned in into a shift a couple of years ago, and took to wearing it on Independence Day. Did I mention that is is made out of a vintage linen American flag? Yeah. American frickin' flag, peeps. 

So this year, it's been turned into a top. It may convert back into a mini, later, but I'm headed off to sip a few Amercian made ales, and walk the river levee to watch some fireworks with my BFF. Kinda liked the casual look, you know for levee walking. Anyhoo, I'm posting this super fast, because I'm patriotic like that. Happy Fourth folks! Watch out for Red Coats! -Bella Q

23 comments:

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

Best flag dress ever! I bet the fabric is fab!

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Judith said...

Perfect outfit for the day. I love the close up with your vibrant connection.

JTWisdom said...

Happy 4th of July to you! Awesome red white and blue outfit. I like the dress.

Adrienne said...

Happy 4th to you! Love this look, what a rad top!

THE-LOUDMOUTH said...

LOVE the reworked dress/top! You're so creative!!!

Franca said...

lovely! I hope you had a wonderful day! And can I also say that I love that you're wearing your US top with what looks like a British flag bag to me!

Interestingly, we were always taught (during the Britpop Unnion Jack clothing bonanza of the late 1990s) that american flags are seen as completely untouchable and you weren't supposed to show them anywhere but on official buildings or vehicles or as flags, so you couldn't make them into clothes. I wonder where that came from. Either way, that vintage flag looks great as both a dress and top!

Please may I? said...

Hope you had a fab 4th July. Loving the flag dress.

X x

sacramento said...

Belated HAPPY 4TH OF JULY, my dear friend.
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Misfits Vintage said...

It's fab as a top but I really love it as a dress in last year's pic! You ook gorgeous Bella!

Sarah xxx

Shybiker said...

Bold! You can pull bold off, while most of us can't, so go for it and let us live vicariously through you. :)

Mrs Bossa said...

Like Franca, I thought you weren't allowed to customise American flags in any way...is that just a rumour to discourage us Brits from doing anything naughty? Anyway, when I saw your outfit I thought it fit perfectly with your wonderfully irreverent style. Happy (belated) 4th July, Bella Q! x

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Love, love, love this outfit, especially teamed with the green.

northeastchic said...

Ka Pow! You look great and I love how you can retool a piece and give it a whole new life. I really love pix 2 and 3, they really seem to capture your playful spirit. Well, at least what I imagine your playful spirit is:)

Happy belated 4th of July.

xoxo Doreen

made-to-travel.com said...

Omigosh!!! My mama would love you!!! She is alllll about the the theme dressing!!! We celebrated the 4th on Sunday and even her little crocs were decked out with little clip on American flags.

I wore white dress with all bangles in red and blue :)

Inez of Style Chic....360 said...

I like the dress from last year. You look cute this year too!

Dhamma said...

you just made me make this weird noise. Kind of like a choke kind of like I said gack. I LOVE BOTH OUTFITS!!

Tea For Two said...

Very delicious, and do I spy some British flag love on the bag? Niiiice.

RETRO REVA said...

How awesome is that dress ???
You are tockin' hot and slippery smooth my Bella!
xXx
Reva

Oh to Be a Muse said...

oh i am so into your striped head band! and i really like your vintage American flag dress from last year. looking hot!

Terri said...

I'm liking the mini as a top!

Yvonne said...

You are so damn cute! I think if I ever met you in person i would just want to hug you continuously! Love the dress_shirt with the drawstring bag!

Kristy Elena said...

i wish i had seen this before i put up my fourth of july post!! i would have totally included you in my 4th of july fashion inspiration!!!!! i love this so much. i really wanted to rock some flag inspired clothing, but alas... i have none. i shall have to remedy. what do you think of flag shorts and those jeffrey campbell flag foxy platforms??

the Citizen Rosebud said...

I personally love flag clothing- especially as shorts and platforms.

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