Good morning and Happy Independence Day! Seth and I just got home from running a 5K and while I'm soaking my newly blistered feet (grrr new shoes...) I just cant wait for the festivities of the day to begin! I've been in the mood for the classic American celebrations the Fourth brings for a while now. I thought I would share some inspiration for my dream Fourth. Although I don't think any of this is on the menu for today, this is a little glimpse into the party I'll be having in my head while I enjoy a sublimely simple mountain picnic with family.
Waking up with the sun when the air is still sparkling feels incredible.
Completely swooning over this misty dreamy table and it's oyster runner.
Another gorgeous centerpiece could be these oyster shell votives on a tray.
Accents in crisp blues and whites are completely what I'm feeling right now.
I have a bad case of the summer blues. Yummy color and pretty patterns.
On this perfectly laid table? A steamy clam bake with lots of butter and garlic.
Simple foods and laid back adventures with loved ones, like those from Kinfolk Magazine.
Cute fans like these from BHLDN would keep us cool in the midsummer heat.
Bike rides and barefoot play in light summer dresses.
The Fourth is the perfect time to mix casual with a little fancy. This southern wedding is a little over the top, but I love the idea behind it.
I want these little J. Crew babies on my ears so badly. Adorable.
Or this stunner.
Lots of pearls with a printed dress is perfect.
A lovely scarf to keep my hair back and my neck cool would be the finishing touch.
On a side note, please be safe today. All these fires here in Utah and elsewhere are getting scary and too many homes and lives have been lost. Please do all you can to stay safe while enjoying your fireworks tonight, and pray for all the families that could use some prayers today.
Happy Fourth of July everyone!