Sunday, July 4, 2010

Broad stripes & bright stars

Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave...

big red

Fact or fiction? Betsy Ross sewed the very first American flag (making her an early American designer, methinks). Some doubt the truth behind the legend, labeling it a mere folk tale from days of yore, questioning the existence of Betsy Ross herself. But I'd like to point out that Ms. Ross is on my family tree-- otherwise I couldn't call myself a card-carrying member of the D.A.R. ;)


So I'm paying tribute to dear great-great-great.... great... oh, it goes on... Aunt Betsy with a flag-inspired ensemble. This sweet striped sundress was an $8 thrift store find... paired with some $5 Gap flats purchased last summer, it's the perfect choice for a laid-back July 4th. My red Neon, Layla, and guitar, Big Red (yes, I'm rather fond of naming inanimate objects), provide the obligatory pop of color... and make the look utterly all-American.

Happy Independence Day!


Lexie, Little Boat said...

the DAR! you are soooo new england!

Elaine said...

Whoa, you're related to Betsy Ross?!? That's sooo cool! You're American royalty.

Love the blue dress! So perfect for summer.

clothed much, a modest fashion blog

Emily said...

I didn't know you were a member of the D.A.R.!

Ahh, this must be the dress you were just telling me about. Pretty :) Haha, I love that you named your car Layla.

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Very cute dress! Hope you had a great 4th :)

Jen said...

that's awesome that you're related to ross! i'm jealous, haha :)
and that's an adorable dress. loving the red "accessories" as well!