Sunday, May 27, 2012

Memorial Day Blues

I love this outfit for BBQs. In fact, after the formal wedding last weekend, I wore this to a BBQ hosted by the bride's family.  I might have to pull it out again tomorrow for the BBQ we are having at our house for Memorial Day. 

Dress: Saint Tropez West (old)
Shirt: H&M (old)

Earrings: Old; Bracelet; eBay

Anchor Cuff: KEP via Gilt; Clutch: Vintage

Sandals: Jimmy Choo Walta
For those of you outside the US that read my little blog, Memorial Day is the day that we honor the men and women who have died serving our Armed Forces.  It began in the South to honor the fallen of the Confederate War and has grown to memorialize all fallen soldiers of all wars.  For many of us it signals the official start of summer because our kids will be out of school soon and the weather finally turns warm.  However, I've always thought it important to note the real reason we mark the holiday.  We should never forget that freedom is not free.  I'm grateful to all men and women who wear our uniform around the world and especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice so that I can live in a country where I am free to worship, work, speak and love as I wish.
Image courtesy of the United States Air Force
What are your plans for Memorial Day?  I know some of you are in other countries and don't celebrate, but do you have any upcoming plans?


  1. I absolutely agree that freedom is not free! Salute those who serve! Hope you are having a wonderful memorial day! Love this nautical dress and the blue jewels! You look beautiful!
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