Holy sh*t! Are you in utter disbelief about it being the Fourth of July next week?
My first thought: New Year’s Eve feels like yesterday…
My second thought: What am I going to wear?
Years back, I had an amazing opportunity to live outside the country, but as they say: distance makes the heart grow fonder. While I longed for familiarities of the States, being away also taught me about my homeland, allowing me to recognize, appreciate and understand American culture. When separated from normalcy, forced to assimilate in a foreign environment, noticing nuances of daily life is inevitable. From baseball and BBQs, to democracy and the dollar; we aren’t a perfect country, but we are blessed to be living in the USA. This Independence Day, as you relax on a rooftop with friends and family, sipping Budweiser in a sassy coozie, staring at the cityscape and the array of fireworks blasting in every direction, ponder your fortunes fostered by where you reside.
In addition to getting deep, show some love on the surface; wear pride on the outside…red, white, blue… stars, stripes…the whole shebang. Here is a selection of patriotic pieces to get you in the mood for ‘Merica’s 237th birthday (gosh, she ages well, doesn’t she?!):
She is fun, fabulous and fierce. She is chic, intelligent and in-the-know. But most of all, the Cheeky chick is the kind of woman who embraces, admires, respects, smiles at and opens her heart to other fabulous chicks. Now THAT'S Cheeky, darling!