Happy 4th of July!

As all of you head off to celebrate summer this weekend (here in Boston it’s hardly looking like summer) I wanted to leave you with a little patriotic themed post- a great weekend outfit and some images of flags and red, white and blue in design and entertaining!

4th of July

4th of July by elementsofstyleblog on Polyvore.com

Try this refreshing cocktail this weekend while your relaxing at a BBQ or at the beach:

  • Coarse salt, for rim of glass
  • Grapefruit slice, for garnish
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
  • 2 tablespoons vodka
  • 1 tablespoon Campari liqueur, or grenadine
  • 1 to 1/2 cups ice cubes

photos courtesy of country living, domino, martha sewart, pottery barn, nantucket historical society, jasper johns


  1. love the outfit! that dessert speaks to me!! happy 4th to you. hope you find some sunshine.

  2. ooo! it's only 9am but i'm considering running out to the store to get ingredients for that cocktail right now. yum!

  3. Great post – puts me in the mood for a 4th of July BBQ! It is the thick of summer here in Atlanta, but I enjoyed my time in the Northeast last week – it was so much cooler.

  4. I love the outfit you put together! Oh enjoy the cooler weather. I am in Texas in the Dallas area and it's been in the triple digits for weeks!

  5. Love the pink salty dog – perfect for New England girls. Have a great one, Erin.

  6. I love seeing the flag used as decoration- an idea that should have more leverage.great post! la

  7. Just perfect. I great dose of red, white and blue and I now need to have that shirt!

    Hope you have a good 4th!

  8. That sorbet dessert looks delicious…The cocktail isn't too bad either ;) Happy 4th! Have a great weekend!

  9. Love that Guerlain terracotta bronzing powder, it is seriously the best! Hope you all have a great fourth :)

  10. Beautiful pics. Like little augury, I love the flag used in art and decor. Happy Fourth to you too (and don't drink too many of those pink things!)

  11. Some really great images :) And, thanks for the drink recipe – sounds so yummy. Happy 4th!!!

  12. I love your 4 of July outfit!!!
    I got a hat like the one in your picture that was perfect for the weekend from the store LF in the Hamptons and a fantastic white dress from the ADAM (Adam Lippes) collection…gotta love the 4th of July fashion :)

  13. Happy 4th of July to you :) Great picks and pics – that dessert looks so refreshing + healthy – I know what I will be having as a snack tomorrow/ thanks for sharing,

    Hope your weekend was sunny + lovely~

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