So Happy Post 4th of July!

Hope you guys had a fabulous holiday and long weekend!
It’s been 2 years since I’ve celebrated Independence Day in the States, so I decided to do the cheesy tourist thing in the morning and see the Statue of Liberty. Turns out the 4th was one of the worst days to do this–the lines to get to Ellis Island were long and who has three hours to spend waiting to get on a ferry? So I purchased a ticket for the Water Taxi to catch views of the statue up close:

For the day I chose to rock American designers in shades of red, white, and blue: A chambray shirt from the GAP, a BCBG Max Azria tie dye skirt, and a red leather pouch from American Apparel.

I accessorized with even more American elements–a gold Marc Jacobs watch, multicolored necklace by ken + dana, Kate Spade sweet nothing studs, Ray Ban aviator sunglasses, double bangles by blogger Jessie Adore, and Kelsi Dagger Camelia flat sandals.

Then it was off to a BBQ and an evening of Bowling + Fireworks at Lucky Strike (I discovered I’m a horrible bowler–boo).

What do you think? And what did you wear for the 4th?

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Photos by Marta McAdams.