Friday, July 6, 2012

Happy Birthday, America!

Muh festive fashion: Sandals, Payless. Shorts, Target. Tank, PacSun. Cardigan, VS. Headband, DIY. 

Our hillside vantage point. 

Fireworks OR the end of the world. Take your pick. 

Things that make for a wonderful Fourth of July:
BBQ, ice cream, festivals, friends and fireworks.
Things that threaten to ruin your wonderful Fourth of July:
Cars that do not start.
(I'm lookin' at you, Pala)
Wednesday morning we got all ready to head to El Segundo
for their Fourth of July festival. We piled into my car, stuck the key in the ignition and...
Nothing. Nadda. Zip.
I could have drop kicked that car right then and there,
but I was determined not to let her ruin our first Independence Day in California.
After all, I've been looking forward to this since last summer when we were
in Missouri, watching the fabulous fireworks display set off at the Arch
and I was thinking, "This is sweet, but next year I hope
 I'm watching fireworks shot off over the ocean."
So we back tracked and headed out in Ryan's truck while I silently cursed my stupid car.
Our day was a busy one.
We shared a super tasty red velvet whoopie pie,
had ice cream for lunch (because we're adults and we can do that)
and went to a BBQ for dinner (Friends! We're making friends!).
And I waited very patiently (yeah, right) for the fireworks to begin,
anticipating all the amazing photos I'd capture from the secret spot
atop Palos Verdes hill where we planned to watch.
What I didn't quite realize was just how high our hillside spot would be.
Holy crap, we were up so high, most of the fireworks were blips below us. Oops.
But with our view of L.A. we were able to see fireworks being
shot off all across the city, and thanks to my zoom lens, I got some millions of neat pictures.
Next year, we'll probably suck it up and join the crowd on the beach for a close up
view on the Fourth of July, but I'd say that our first was definitely a success.


  1. Looks like such a fun fireworks show, love your patriotic outfit.
    xo Annie

  2. Love your outfit and the view of the fireworks - incredible! Also, craving some crepes now, thankyouverymuch.

  3. It looks you enjoyed your holiday ;)

  4. I think the photos turned out great! Looks like an amazing view of the whole city! Love your shorts too! :)

  5. I love your patriotic outfit and your painted nails, so fun!

  6. ummmm how cute are you! i LOOOVE your outfit! sheesh teach me your ways.

  7. We won't even talk about how jealous I am of your fabulous 4th of July. Those fireworks are beautiful!! Plus your outfit is pretty awesome. Car not starting? Not awesome. Mine wouldn't start last Sunday, it's not Friday & I am hopefully getting back it back tonight. Ugh...but it's been frustrating. Still didn't let it ruin my 4th. Yay for trucks...because that's what we've been truckin' (no pun intended) around in all week.

  8. Those shorts are too cute and these pictures are amazing!

  9. Love your pictures! Sounds like you had a fabulous 4th of July.. aside from your stubborn car! Happy Friday!

  10. Stunning pictures and you looked amazing! :)

    Kisses ♥

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  12. your nails look amazing. glad that you had a great 4th - tell that car of yours to get it together!

  13. Ok first off, you look absolutely adorable. Second, can I tell you how jealous I am of your fourth of July? I can assure you Missouri has nothing on that. haha

  14. I'm glad you are making friends! I remember when we finally got to that point in CO, and how good it felt! You can make lots of acquaintances, but "friends" are hard to come by. You looked super cute as always!!

  15. Looks like fun!

    ps. Your nails are so gorgeous.

    xo. Nicole

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  17. Looks like a fun Fourth! All of your pictures turned out great. I love that you ate ice cream for lunch. LOL. Such a great choice. :)

  18. Your pictures are fantastic, glad you had a great time!

  19. Aww love these photos! I wish we celebrated 4th July in the UK, always looks so much fun! Love the outfit, very patriotic! xx

  20. So the last photo.. I very much thought.. hum "zombies anyone?" it's cool.

    I love all the photos, but especially the Zombie photo.

  21. Looks like you had so much fun! And I LOVE your nails! So pretty!

  22. lovely pics! we were in the south bay for the 4th too, but definitely not that high up!


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