July 1, 2011

LSL {Foodie Friday} - Independence Day Fun (and Fashion)

This week instead of featuring the usual Foodie Friday, I wanted to throw in some fun Fourth of July fashions that would be great to ramp up your festive side this weekend.  So, whether you are having a BBQ with family and friends in town, hitting up Lake Tahoe for some time on the water, or even just planning on laying low poolside (me) in one of your own summertime spaces (remember this post) this will sure to get you in that spirit.  

And to keep in line with Foodie Friday, there is a very patriotic cherry pie (with star cut out crusts!) as well as the ever important holiday-inspired cocktails. Yes, drinks that are red, white and blue. Can't get more American than that. 

Crepes on the Canal dress {$219} via Lauren Moffatt
Poppy Rumi Dress {$98.00} via J. Crew
I seriously have a thing for chambray
Snap-up Denim Dress {19.80} via
Forever 21
Bow Front Striped Sweater {$17.80} via Forever 21
Goes great with that above sweater
Destroyed Denim White Cut-Offs {$15.80} via
Forever 21
my FAV
High Tide Tunic Dress {$88.00} via
J. Crew

**Psst! Forever 21 has many more very affordable fashions in red, white, and blue to get you all outfitted for the long weekend. Go Team USA!

So festive
Araminta Wedges {$375.00} via
Tory Burch
My new need have to have
Gentle Souls 'Break my Heart' sandals {$184.95} via

Stripe Elastic Espadrille {$123.00 sale} via Tory Burch

For the pool
Striped Halter Bathing Suit {$27.50 sale} via
Old Navy
For the tan lines (or lack there of)
Plaid Seersucker Bikini, {$10.00 ea, sale} via
Old Navy
MY kind of sparklers
KJL Deco Star Drop Earrings {$180.00} via
Max & Chole via Shopstyle 
KJL Starfish Gold Tone Bangle {84.00 sale} via The Out Net via Shopstyle

 And, for the man in your life.
For sporting on the dock
Sperry Tritone Docksider Shoe {$88.00} via
Urban Outfitters
A carry-all for the beer
Hawkings McGill Striped Tote Bag {$49.00} via
Urban Outfitters

To me nothing is more American than a cherry pie. Country Living has an "Easy as Cherry Pie" recipe that is right up my kitchen-challenged alley. Recipe found here. Makes 5 individual pies to share (and show off).

via Country Living

Or for those of you that like to drink your sweets, here are five festive and very delicious holiday inspired drinks. All can be found here

via Real Simple's blog Simply Stated via Hostess with the Mostess

To share my favorite with you, the Strawberry Sucker adapted from Miss Rachel Ray.
{#2} Strawberry Sucker - serves 1
Prep time: 5 minutes

Ice Cubes
One ounce Vodka (2 tablespoons)
Two ounces strawberry schnapps (4 tablespoons)
Club Soda
1 strawberry, halved

Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Add the vodka and schnapps and top with club soda. Garnish with the strawberry. Enjoy!

What are your plans for the big weekend?  Any recipes that get you in the spirit? Have a 4th of July outfit all planned out? Can you count how many times I used a word beginning with an "f" in this post?  (Hint, it was a lot!)

Wishing you all a safe and sparkling weekend.


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