Independence Day Outfit

Happy 4th of July! I hope everyone has the day off and enjoying some fun and relaxing time with friends and family. Nick and I will be heading out to a family cookout today. It is also my brother in laws birthday and we will be saying goodbye to my oldest nephew as he will be moving to London for three years, work related.

Today I want to show you my favorite Independence Day dress. 

My mom made me this dress over 20 years ago. I'm not sure if you would call that vintage or not, but It’s definitely retro. The print consist of American flags, soldiers, Liberty bells, cannons, and more.

This style seems to never go out of fashion. I could never part from this one. It’s my favorite. I wear it a couple times a year on those patriotic holidays. 

There was about a 10 year time span that I was not able to wear this dress due to being over weight. After I lost 50 lbs I was finally able to get back into it. It’s just little bit too big. I never thought I’d say that. It has a zipper in the back and tapered on the sides to give it a fitted look. I like how I can dress it up with heels or dress it down with flip flops, sandals or dainty sneakers. 

I normally wear my nude heels with this dress but not this time. I found these cute little red bow foot bed sandals at the mall and had to have them. 

They were on sale half price. I couldn't turn them down. My husband says I could have turned them down and wishes I would have. He is not a fan of the bow slides. He said they are the ugliest things he has ever seen. haha. I’ll just make sure not to get him a pair. 

My sweet sister brought me a watermelon to church Sunday. I could not wait to cut into it. This is a seedless watermelon and it’s as sweet as candy. It's called a "Sugar Baby" and are only sold about two weeks out of the season.
What can be better than a watermelon and a hot dog on the Fourth of July? 

Dress- Handmade by: Mom
Bow SlidesIndigo Rd. (Belks)
Sugar Baby WatermelonStrawberry Hill, Gaffney SC
Photographers: My Husband & Sister (Jojisart )

Linkin up at summer style TBB


  1. Happy 4th of July Lisa! Beautiful photos, and cute dress!

  2. The dress and shoes are perfect for today. My husband would have said the same thing about the shoes. : )

  3. That dress is almost as adorable as you are---oh wait! With you IN it-it is as adorable as you are. How fun that you can fit into again after looking at the years when you couldn't wear it.

    Hope you have a wonderful 4th! xo Diana

    ps- I LIKE the shoes! Husbands!!!!!

  4. You make vintage look swell.

    Hope you had a great 4th

  5. Lisa, you look so cute. How cool is that your mom made that dress years ago. The shoes are pretty cute too.So sorry to hear about your eye...I hope your cookout was fabulous.