4th of JULY FABULOUS: Food, Fashion & Family!!

Family, Food and Fashion, to me that is what 4th of July is all about and in that order...oh and add the 4th "F"...Fireworks and you've got memories in the making. I decided to incorporate all of these for Andrea and Erika's Let's Talk Series
This whole week I will be showcasing 4th of July related Posts...soooo Excited!!

FASHION
The above college includes all the fun things I'd be wearing for the 4th of July. I'm excited to have added a few cute 4th of July fashions to my wardrobe for the upcoming Holiday week including a darling American Flag kimono, which I will show you soon

This outfit from from My Nautical Themed Mother's Day shoot with my mama and both would be the perfect 4th outfits.
This outfit I posted for Cookout Couture a couple weeks ago would be perfect too.


I also ordered this lightweight flag sweater from Hollister HERE and let's just say I am obsessed with how cute it is, I tried it on as soon s it arrived and been admiring it ever since.


Buy Tank HERE


I'll be back on Wednesday with some more Americana/4th Fashion goodness.
Sneak Peak.......

FOOD
Ahhh, the foods of Summer and the goodness gathered at 4th of July get togethers and vacays..just gotta love it. Now, while I love a good pasta salad and lean grilled meats, oh and Lay's Potato Chips, this girl has gotta have her sweets and hello...fresh fruit season. So, I have gathered 3 of my favorite Summer desserts that I always make around this time of year to incorporate the yummy Summer fruits and ones that include some red or blue beautiful-ness..perfect tor the 4th.

My Award Winning Strawberry Crunch Parfait
While I made this winning recipe with Blueberries for the contest, I love it even more with strawberries. Recipe HERE

Next up, the Delicious with coffee, tea or milk Blueberry Streusel Muffins
This is another Fair award winner and with the Blueberries predicted to be so plump this year, who can resist these with the sweet streusel topping!! Yum!!

And how bout some yummy cherry and cream cheese goodness with one of my favs....Cherry Delight
While, I love to make this at Christmas time, Summer is fun too for it's refreshing taste, colorfulness and imagine making it with fresh cherries...so good!! Recipe Here

And last but not least...Let's just incorporate all the berries, like I did last week in my Summer Cornet recipe from last week
Tomorrow I'm back with another food little 4th Goodie recipe...

FAMILY......and Flowers
My childhood 4th memories revolve around fireworks at a local high school football field called Rice Field, bomb pops, sparklers, my mom's red velvet Flag cake and picnics with our neighbors, the Brewster's
The fam now gets in on the Americana wear and we may even do a All-American attire for our beach family photo this year.

Even my posies this year are All-Amereican!!

51 comments:

  1. I think you are pretty set in the wardrobe department for the 4th!! So many great looks!! I remember going down to the st. johns river (where it felt like everyone went) to see the fireworks when I was little!! It was fun! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. I love your 4th dresses - the whole red dress look and gingham dress are my absolute favorites!

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  3. Biana is right, you are set in the wardrobe department! I'm still on the search for something to wear on the 4th! My parents always have a massive picnic at their house that day (we're talking 80+people) and it's a lunch time, so I"ve got to find something cool and thin!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  4. All of your outfits for the 4th are so cute! That strawberry crunch parfait looks so good and would be perfect for a picnic! Thanks for the inspiration and have a wonderful week!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  5. Love this post Andrea, so festive! Love all of your cute looks and those desserts look so yummy! Thanks for sharing and hope you have a great day!
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  6. I feel extra patriotic now...I want to get all things red, white, and blue and stars and stripes! I really love your check shirt and shorts, the tank with the aviators, and honey cherries and cream cheese always sing to my heart. Growing up the 4th was a cook out and then sitting in the grocery store parking lot watching fireworks. xoxoxox Amanda

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  7. I love dressing for the Fourth...your choices are so perfect and I love that lightweight sweater. We got a flag kimono at work and I'm debating on buying it...I think I may need it. Hope your week is off to a great start beautiful!

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  8. I love all your patriotic outfits! Red is seriously YOUR COLOR! It looks fabulous on you! That "Cherry Delight" looks delicious--cherry pie is my favorite! Happy Monday love!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  9. I love your outfits and your flowers! I also have to say, you have an amazing figure!!! :-) Hope that you had a lovely weekend and enjoy your day today too! :-)

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  10. I love all of your outfits, and your flowers. That parfait looks and sounds delish! I am going to have to give that a try soon!

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  11. I want that gingham dress!

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  12. Love that red and white striped top! I think I know what I'm gonna be wearing this 4th of July, but this also gives me some good inspiration!

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  13. You have the BEST 4th of July fashion! I will unfortunately be in a car for 10 hours for 4th of July this year...but I will do my best to be fashionably red, white and blue (and comfy) anyways!! Are you and your family making it into Michigan any time this summer??

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  14. OOO I forgot about bomb pops! I'm going to have to go get some for the weekend just because. I really want that made in the USA top! The sweater is super cute too.

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  15. So many amazing outfits, recipes, and memories! Especially loving the off the shoulder look from your photo shoot with your beautiful momma. Cheers to another amazing holiday weekend <3
    Green Fashionista

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  16. You're so prepared! I need to remember these things for the upcoming weekend. So many fabulous ideas. Thanks for sharing!

    Mary
    www.marymurnane.com

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  17. So much fun! Love your little red off the shoulder dress!!! I was just thinking last night I needed a little red dress to wear this weekend ... hmmm ;)

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  18. I love your outfits for the 4th! So stylish and perfect to celebrate the 4th. Sadly, I think I have to work the 4th so no parties for me. Boo. That strawberry crunch parfait looks so good.

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  19. I'm loving all this red, white and blue! So many perfect outfits to celebrate the Fourth. And all the recipes! The strawberry crunch parfait looks like it's to die for!! Have a great start to the week, Andrea!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  20. OH I want those shirts, think if I order they'll come by the 4th...darn! I missed out. I love all of your 4th of July fashion, even on your kids :) Perfection.

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  21. Such great inspiration and great clothing finds. I want all those desserts...

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  22. OMG! Love this, Andrea! Independence Day is actually my fave holiday, and all of your looks are amazing! You really are beautiful -- inside and out! Love ya!
    Happy Monday, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  23. I can't wait for your post on Wednesday...the sneak peak has me on my toes! I love all of the cute Americana apparel this time of year and food...yes! LOL!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  24. I love dressing for the 4th, and your outfits are so spot on! I love your plaid dress!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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  25. Ahhh...I'm so excited for all of your posts this week!! Loving all of this red, white and blue fabulousness! It's such a fun holiday, and such a summer staple! Have a great week!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  26. Ahhhhh look at all your fun outfits!!!! Love that off the shoulder red dress and that blue gingham! So fun and festive. The 4th always brings back fond memories for me too. The magic of fireworks when I was younger...and now we spend every 4th at the beach with my SIL nad her family. Getting to see my nephew get excited for the same things I used too. And you know...beaching!

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  27. I am so into red, white, and blue outfits all summer long! You have really adorable options going for you here! That flag sweater is so amazing... I understand why you can't stop admiring it.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  28. I love all of your 4th of July outfits! They're so pretty and patriotic! My favorite part about the 4th is always spending time with family! It never gets old!

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  29. Your trifle looks just like my Mama's! Yummy!

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  30. Family, food, fashion and fireworks sounds like the perfect way to sum up the holiday weekend. I adore your red off-the-shoulder dress and all of your previous patriotic yet amazingly stylish outfits. Your sense of fashion continues to amaze me week after week!!! I need your style secrets LOL

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  31. I need to put some flags in my planters. I love that top with the red/white ties and also your red off the shoulder dress! Cute, cute, cute!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  32. Love your style for the 4th! Looking forward to my husband's brass quintet playing next to a lake for the 4th!

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  33. Now I can't wait to see the kimono! We are taking it easy this year for the 4th. The fireworks are past Jax's bedtime and he isn't big on loud noises or crowds, but I imagine that will all change in the next year or two!

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  34. Super cute outfit options for the 4th! I love the flag sweater! Can't wait to see it on you!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  35. You seem to be ready for it!
    www.nancysfashionstyle.com

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  36. Soooo, every single one of these outfits is so perfect! Can't wait to see you in that sweater - I hope you share some pics:) And yes!!! There is nothing like 4th of July food!!!

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  37. I love the 4th of July! So many fun traditions and love all your outfits! That sweater is really cute!

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  38. Your fashion choices are always so spot on and all that food! I'm all about the food on the holidays :D XO -Kim

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  39. Love the July 4th styles and spirit! Def time for fabulous food, fashion and family time! FYI, I'm hosting my first ever Wednesday Linkup and would love to see you get linkin ;)

    xo Sheree
    http://poshclassymom.com
    IG: @poshclassymom

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  40. Andrea, you are so darn cute, I love the red dress, so very much summer!!
    This was perfect to share on the #OMHGWW this week, thank you!!
    Hope you have a wonderful 4h of July!!

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  41. I just love all the red, white and blue! Your look great in those colors! And of course I saved the desserts - how do you get it all done!?!?

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  42. I think it would be amazing to be in the US during 4th July. Maybe one of these years it'll happen! Although, we usually find ourselves there in December / January time!
    Looking amazing as always you gorgeous lady!
    Suzy xx
    www.suzyturner.com

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  43. Yay! I'm so excited to celebrate the 4th this week!! That cake looks amazing and I love your cute outfit ideas.

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  44. I love all of your 4th of July picks. The blue romper is so cute and the parfait looks pretty tasty. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

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  45. so many awesome outfit ideas for the 4th! I need to get an American flag tank top already :D thanks for the inspiration ♥

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  46. So nicw! Love love love the red off the shoulder sexy dress my friend, I love all the looks, the shirtdress is one of my favs as well. I wished I wouldnt have sold a romper of mine now! WHen I visit and see your food recpes, mmm I am hungry! Enjoy the holiday lovely lady!
    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  47. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

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  48. What great patriotic outfits without wearing the flag exactly. My PC is kind of funny about people wearing a version of the American flag...goes back to his days of soldiering, I think. So glad to see some inspiration for outfits I can do without wearing the stars and stripes.

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  49. I love all of your patriotic outfits - I can't choose my favorite! I'm going to feature this post tonight as part of Thursday Favorite Things! Thanks for linking up every week!

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  50. Love all of your 4th outfits and hope you had a great holiday!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  51. Great July 4th/summer inspiration!

    www.michellespaige.com

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