What I Wore: the 4th

Today is not only our nation’s birthday (happy 4th!), but also the birthday of my little furkid. Happy 2nd birthday, Sienna! 🙂 I hope you enjoyed the bits of bacon last night, and the peanut butter goodies and new toy you get today.

The birthday pup, intrigued by the focusing noises my camera makes.

My version of red, white, and blue. I’m not usually one to color coordinate with holidays, but I just recently got this dress in a swap and thought it was perfect for the occasion. Color AND weather appropriate, and a nice length as well. So this is what I’m wearing around today as we spoil our puppy, cook up some beer brats, and then cuddle with our puppy who is scared of the noise of fireworks. We may even be able to see some from our yard.

What is everyone else up to for the 4th?

Sunglasses are a must during bright photo shoots like this, or I would just be sneezing my head off.

See? There’s some red in this outfit. Still my fav nail polish color.


Colors: Navy, White, Turquoise, Coral

Dress: Swapped. Originally had a black patent half belt sewn to the front, which I painstakingly and emphatically removed.
Shoes: by Colin Stuart, from Victoria’s Secret. Currently on sale in several colors, just fyi.
Necklace: I’ve had this forever.
Ring: Same with this.
Sunglasses: Probably Target, don’t recall.


  1. lol i love that you celebrate sienna’s birthday!! my family celebrated our dog rasscall’s bday too, she got a big bone tied with ribbon and we sang to her too 🙂 happy 4th of july! i just bought some sparklers to light tonight! and im also baking just because. cute outfit too. i love dresses!

    1. We know exactly what day she was born, so why not celebrate it? That’s how I see it. 🙂 I missed out on the sparklers this year, but sounds like you had a good 4th! Thanks for stopping by.

  2. i love this dress on you. not only are the polka dots perfect, but this silhouette is stunning on you! happy birthday to sienna!!

  3. Gorgeous dress! Festive without being too over the top 🙂 I love that necklace, too! It’s so cute that you celebrate your dog’s birthday. My cat isn’t a year old yet, but I’m sure I’ll do the same!

    1. Thanks! “Festive without being too over the top” – EXACTLY what I was going for, haha. Glad I hit the mark. 🙂