4th of July

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Yes...I already know...this post is VERY LATE, but I was backlogged with other looks from Tara's visit and I like to post in order!!

I always have mixed feelings about the 4th of July. Yes I love this country and what it stands for and I'm happy that our country gained independence from Britain, and that we can celebrate BEING free, and now all the citizens of the United States can be free to have Life, Liberty, & the pursuit of Happiness...but when the Declaration of Independence was written...not everyone was free.

It's irony really. The entire document talks about human rights given to them by GOD, and yet the author himself, Thomas Jefferson, was the owner of 200 slaves when he signed his name to the DOI.

How can you declare freedom, and that all men are created equal, when you yourself are holding men in captivity? So therefore this is why I always have mixed feelings about the 4th. I don't get all crazy patriotic about it, and yes slavery has ended, and it wasn't until 89 years later that slaves were officially free. The state I live in, Texas, was the last state to abolish slavery on June 19th, 1865. This date is celebrated in many states in the U.S. today as the Juneteenth Celebration.

OK, enough of the history lesson and my conflicting emotions. This is what I wore:

White shorts: New York & Compay
Red, White, & Blue Tank: Target
Thong Sandals: New York & Company
White Bow Headband: Don't remember
Red Heart Necklace: Vendor at Houston International Festival.

Unfortunately this is the only real shot of my outfit I took.  We were too busy people watching, and taking in the fireworks to really take photos.  ha-ha.  So I will instead leave you with some of my favorite firework shots! 


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  1. lovely fireworks !! : )

  2. I completely understand the conflict.... not only in terms of slavery (which is of course disgusting) but what about the people who already lived here who were displaced? I don't want go off on a rant...

    I LOVE the firework photos!!!

  3. I bet you had such a wonderful time!Love the fireworks!xoxo

  4. better late than never. i fully relate to how you feel about the actual founding of this country. it's rare that people even consider that. the fireworks looked amazing! and so did you!
    mademoiselle mimi

  5. Yea, I always feel a tug on my heartstrings every time this holiday comes around, and I'm sure people are so tired of me saying it...but it's true! Facts are facts! Thank you!

  6. I had a great time!! Thanks girlie!

  7. Right! We befriended the Native Americans, used their tips and tricks, and then kicked them out. This country has a lot to account for with the hypocrisy of them declaring freedom for "some"

  8. Aren't they great? I love them!

  9. FashionmakeuplifestyleJuly 14, 2011 at 6:00 PM

    Is never too late for a 4th of July post girl...I love it and you and your girl are just too pretty.

    <3 Marina

  10. Thanks so much Marina! I'm glad, because with my two features on Thursday and Friday, I'm always a couple days behind :-)


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