Independence Day, America’s National day is made for picnics, fireworks, and hamburgers (veggie OK). Some people associated the day with baseball, but my first memory of the federal commemoration of the Declaration of Independence is of a carnival. The Annual Southampton Days Fair in Bucks Country, Pennsylvania was a rowdy conglomeration of live music, midway games, temporary rides, funnel cake, Bingo, a car show, and something strange called a Baby Parade. It doesn’t get more American than an inability to edit excess!
This year feels particularly memorable with the recent SCOTUS ruling on marriage equality. Yes, the country still has some issues. But, it has been said “democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” I feel proud to be a citizen of the United States.
And what better way to show off that pride than with themed picnic gear and a flag-inspired fashion color palette?
Pants: Languid and loose, these wide-leg pants are our au courant silhouette (and let us give our skinnies a much needed break). Printed Wide Leg Pant by Alice + Olivia in Sunflower Print, via. / Room: The Designer’s Guild wallpaper is hand drawn and beautifully printed. The Amalienborg wallcoverings are inspired by the rococo elegance of royal St Petersburg, its architecture and decoration, via.
Pants: Vero Moda Pant in Geo Retro Print by Asos has a decidely seventies vibe with a bit of neon Navajo thrown in, via / Room: Juju Papers out of Portland, Oregon is a small wallpaper studio. Founded by Avery Thatcher in 2010, we have taken great care to develop a line of wallpapers. Primarily inspired by folk art of all kinds, our designs suggest the simplicity of an elegant old-fashioned signature, or the impossibly perfect collection of driftwood and sea glass on the shore. The word juju means ascribing magical powers to inanimate objects, most commonly objects in one’s home. Perhaps this print will give your lifestyle and home a bit of a hocus-pocus charm? Via.
Pants: LARA PRINTED 7/8TH PANT in Bright floral by Forever News, via./ Room: A cozy floral paradise with hints of the blue oceans by Debi Treloar for Homespun Style by Selina Lake via Heart Home Magazine.
Pants: DKNY EVA PRINT ANKLE SKINNY TROUSER WITH SEAM DETAILS Printed trousers are hot property this season so be sure to invest in a striking statement pair. These perfectly skinny and incredibly comfy stretch cotton trousers will look effortlessly stylish paired with luxe block colour separates. Alternatively you could go all-out and wear pair with the coordinating top for catwalk worthy cool. Via. / Room: Cheryl Tiegs by Andy Warhol, room by Martyn-Lawrence Bullard found via La Dolce Vita.
Pants: The Mysterious Universe Soft-touch Leggings by Romwe, although you might know the size you are in these pants, their ever stretching fibers will leave you pondering the size and expansiveness of the celestial bodies, via. / Room: An entire wall of perfectly spaced of 18th century Asa Smith astronomy prints courtesy of Elle Decor.