Hello all! Happy Belated 4th of July!
I hope you guys enjoyed your
4th of July!
I was blessed enough to spend it with family and friends in New Smyrna beach, waiting until the sun goes down to my personal favorite of every 4th, watch fireworks in the middle of the beach. If you’ve never spent it at the beach, I seriously encourage you to do so! It is one of the most beautiful memories you’ll cherish in your heart. Yet in the midst of BBQ’s and some serious need of aloe vera gel, I opted for a 4th of July outfit more “dressed up” for the occasion; after all, you don’t celebrate America’s birthday every day right?! What better way of incorporating USA’s flag colors than in American staples: gingham, stars, and stripes! It’s a look you can take for lunch with family or out at night with friends. If you want to go the extra mile, you can always opt for a makeup look as well! This time around, I used blue eyeshadow and finished the look with glossy red lips to celebrate July 4th. I really hope you enjoyed this look and keep reading below for some thoughts about the price of freedom in this country…
4th of July Outfit Details
Eyeshadow: Colourpop Cosmetics Pressed Powder Shadow in Lost and Found + Lips: Calvin Klein One Lip Gloss in 610 (Knockout) / Earrings: Urban Outfitters (Similar Here) / Striped dress: Rue 21 (Similar Here + Here *And an additional 60% off!) / Bag: Cult Gaia / Gingham Heels: Betsey Johnson (In Blue)
The Fight for Freedom
Whenever I think of “Home of the Brave, Land of the Free”, I always think of how blessed I am to live in this country. I have the ability to freely express my thoughts, point of view and opinion, I can marry whom I want (either a man or a woman), I have basic necessities such as clean water, a well-kept apartment, and have the ability to grocery basics such as bread and milk anywhere I go. Now, let’s be real for a minute: this does not mean that this country does not have (a lot of) issues and that the American Dream is given to you on a silver platter, that’s a myth. In order to survive here, you have to work hard for what you want and make sacrifices in order to achieve your dreams. Yet despite all the deeply-rooted problems this country faces, I cannot be thankful enough of the things I have here that are inaccessible in some countries or can do actions that in other countries, it may even lead to death. But in order to keep that freedom, we have to stand up and fight for it. This is why it’s important to inform ourselves about issues that can affect us and make sure our voices are heard, either by voting, signing a petition or joining an organization that supports your beliefs. If you do not know what would be the consequences of Obamacare being replaced for a new healthcare bill, do your research on it. If you’re unaware of your rights as a citizen if a police stops you for no reason, inform yourself and share it with others. If you see an injustice in your community or see something that needs radical change, attend your local hall meeting to expose the problem to your local government officials. The Founding Fathers of this country did not fight the freedom of this land just so we can take it in vain, but continue their legacy and keep fighting the good fight: the fight for our freedom.
How did you celebrate America’s birthday and what is your ideal 4th of July outfit? Most importantly, how do YOU express freedom?
Comment down below, I’d love to hear your thoughts!