Happy Independence Day to all my American readers! It is a celebration of the day the United States decided to “exit” the British Empire. LOL

I think the 4th of July is my favorite holiday. There is nothing more fun than getting together with friends or family to have a barbecue and watch fireworks. It is the kind of holiday where the kids can stay up late, run around and have as much fun as they want, and the adults can act like kids again for awhile. No matter how many times I see fireworks, they never fail to delight me. I ALWAYS say ooh and ahh and “those were the best yet.”

We are fortunate to live in a town that still celebrates the Fourth the old-fashioned way. The day starts out with a parade down Main Street, and ends with fireworks in the city park at dusk. What could be more all-American than that? In addition, our local country club has a super celebration with bands, inflatables, skydivers and MORE fireworks.

One thing I like about living in a small town is that is easy to participate in all these activities. There is no getting in huge traffic jams to get places and parking is not a big hassle. When we lived in a more populated area in Florida, we often opted to stay home rather than fight the crowds and the traffic.

My photo today is the outfit that I wore to our church service and potluck dinner on July 3rd. In our Small Town, USA church, the choir sings The Battle Hymn of the Republic, and after that, all the veterans march to the front behind a flag from their branch of the service as the congregation sings the song for each branch…Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard.

After the service, we have an old-fashioned “dinner on the grounds”. Well, technically we are “on the grounds”  but we actually eat our fried chicken, potato salad, baked beans, and much more in air-conditioned comfort! It always amazes me that so many people are such good cooks!

Since this is a “fashion blog”, I suppose we should get to that subject. You saw what I actually wore to church, but let’s look at what I did NOT wear.

As I have mentioned before, I have a few (ahem) “figure flaws”, and I try hard to disguise them.  I really wanted to wear a white dress, but was pretty sure I could not get away with just a white dress and some cute shoes.  See what I mean?  (not cute shoes, but you get the idea)

White dress

This is not actually the dress I wore, but it is similar. As you can see, adding some accessories really helps the look!

As for the shoes….the blue striped ones are Crocs, and are SO comfortable. You can’t tell from my photo, but they are wedges. Aren’t these cute??


crocs Women’s 15313 Leigh Graphic Wedge Sandal, Nautical Navy/White, 8 M US

That’s it for now. Again, Happy Independence Day to the Americans. Thanks to everyone for stopping by.

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