Tuesday, July 6, 2010

fire it up

fire it up

This was my July 4th outfit. Since it was hot as Hades, I wore the most ventilated, yet still adult party-appropriate dress I own. I've worn it for about a zillion weddings.

fire it up

Usually, you couldn't pay me enough money to brave the crowds on the Mall to see the fireworks, but B and I were lucky enough to be invited to a party with the most incredible view, so who am I to say no?

fire it up

fire it up

No room for the big camera, so we brought along the little Powershot. I was actually quite impressed with the nighttime photos.

M Missoni dress
Ray-Ban wayfarers
Hermes bangles
Chanel purse
Theory sandals

60 comments:

Kat said...

Wow, the print on that dress is awesome. Buzzy!
Yay, I love fireworks :)

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Hannah said...

this print is actually amazing.

ps. isn't getting invited to random 4th parties the best? although i'm thinking your photos will have turned out better than the ones on my fisheye...

Lianna J said...

what a fabulous dress! and i love your fireworks pictures. Hope you had a great fourth :)

Sarah Yvonne said...

This 102 degree weather is insane! I just want to wear a swimsuit at all times. Unfortunately, that's not really work appropriate.

Sarah Yvonne

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

that dress is GORGEOUS, and you look extra glowy and beautiful in these shots.

Sarah said...

Great dress. I love the pattern and the colors. Perfect. Great photos as well and that is a great view from wherever you were.

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mom & son said...

Wow, awesome dress!
I knew it first that the dress was Missoni.
I love it, Darling!

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

Wow that dress is so incredible. The print is beautiful. Looks like you had an amazing time, from what I can see of the view.

I actually don't know how to get good night time photos with my big camera, only my tiny point and shoot.

Eli said...

we went to higher ground too but all the fireworks were going on behind trees and buildings and we couldnt see any of them :-/

Dylana Suarez said...

Beautiful dress! Perfect on you!

emilypanda said...

your dress is amazing, and so was your view! i hope to find a spot on the mall next independence day for fireworks!

Anna G said...

Greta view of DC! I'm jealous. I love the dress. The colors are perfect for any summer party.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Thought process on seeing this:
1. Is that Missoni? It's cute?
2. I want a Missoni!
3. When can I get a Missoni!

Lovely as always dear!

SogniSorrisi said...

Great dress and so versatile!

avalonne lou summers said...

IN LOVE WITH YOUR MISSONI DRESS. Whoa. You look gorgeous and that die is to die for. Although I would want a maxi dress! You are so chic and beautiful!

Leia said...

I was going to say "That dress looks like a Missoni print!" and it was! So very pretty :)

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libys11 said...

beautiful photos!! :D love the dress!! :D

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Daphne said...

Lovely. You wear missoni so well.
xo

HiFashion said...

Oh wow! That dress is seriously gorgeous. I really love the prints and colours.

Swalvs said...

Oh I loved your dress so so much!!

Lini said...

I'm soo in love with fireworks. I don't know why but it always makes me happy watching one! :D
Hope you celebrated well!
XOXO

My Republic of Fashion said...

Wow, I love your Missoni dress. You look stunning.SarahD:)

Lynzy said...

You look LOVELY in that Missoni dress<3


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rebecca said...

I love fireworks! For some reason I can imagine the crazy print of that dress going well with the manicness of the pyrotechnics...

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Melissa said...

Wow, you got some great fireworks shots with a little Powershot! What an amazing view, too.

Hope you had a great time!

Christina said...

Love the Missoni dress!!

tess said...

love your dress!

theowlsarenotwhattheyseem said...

i love that dress! the pattern is so fun. and wow your view of the fireworks was incredible. ~joelle

tywo said...

I love the print on the dress!
You look gorgeous!




LOVE!

十十f十 said...

missoni! how nice.

jozefina said...

pretty colours of a dress!!!

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Tasha said...

What a fun dress! It looks perfect for warm weather!

You look really pretty!!

Beth said...

That dress is gorgeous. It's perfect for a hot summer day and equally hot summer night!

megannielsen said...

Lucky girl! looks like you had an awesome view!

Yaary said...

i love this awesome print!! you look beautiful :)

Kaleido Mind said...

i've been living here for 24 years and have never seen the fireworks in DC!! Thanks for posting these pictures!

Becca said...

I can't believe you got such good fireworks pictures with your point and shoot! I took about a billion pictures of our fireworks display and only got one that was halfway decent!

Delane said...

I have yet to be in DC for the 4th or the Cherry Blossoms though I've worked there for extended periods twice.

You look great and I love the dress.

HeatherClark said...

what a great classic dress...I was going to say it was missoni esque nevermind haha

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Keith said...

I do hope you had a great holiday weekend. I love what you were wearing. It's very pretty.

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Great little dress. And those firework shots are really good for a little cam

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Meg said...

Cute dress and what a great view of the fireworks!

Jessica said...

love the details in your dress
look as great as the fireworks :)

xoxo

Jonna said...

Love the print of your dress!

Wow, you managed to take awesome pics of the fireworks. x

mirandolina said...

Wow, the pics are awesome!

A Stylish Mixture said...

Amazing!!!! It is crazy how I was there just the day before...

Couture Carrie said...

Magnificent dress and pics!

xoxox,
CC

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you look amazing, love your style!! great blog

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Amy said...

Your dress is the perfect combination of festive and cool. I adore it and think you look HOT!!

Hope you had a wonderful 4th...those pictures are gorgeous!

xoxo
Amy

Sara Lynn said...

I love this dress, it is pretty! I really like the pic too, I am never able to take decent ones of fireworks.

Ashley said...

Awesome dress, E! I always love your pick on dresses! Adore those photos as well!

Phoebe Rose said...

Fab pictures and such a beautiful dress!

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NY Fashion Market said...

Oh my word! I have the same exact dress! This is why I love fashion blogs. Don't you find the belt kinda weired ?

anotherfishinthesea said...

I am mega jealous of your view that is absolutely amazing!! I love coming to your blog to check out the outfits, but your life is always so entertaining too :)

Bionica said...

those pictures are beautiful!!!!!
love that view girl =)

-Bionica

FashionAddict said...

Oooooo, what a lovely Missoni dress! You look fabulous, dawling :) And it looks like you had quite the view.

The Owl's Closet said...

love the missoni dress! omgosh, what a gorgeous view!

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drollgirl said...

I
LOVE
THE
DRESS!!!

you look perfect in it!!!!!!!!! fantastic!

Charls said...

The skirt is just beautiful! like the colors too!

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princesspolitico said...

that print is perfectly pretty and patriotic! gotta love the 4th...

xo.
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