Tuesday, July 6, 2010

U.S.A. ♥

I love my country.

This last weekend and the spirited celebration of my great nation just reinforced to me how much I love where I live, the rights I have here and my surroundings.

{Miranda, Surya, Shan and Me starting our 4th of July day}

I hope this respect for my home doesn't somehow insult any readers from across the globe... I'm in no way trying to belittle your country, but I do know that I love mine.

I love that, as a woman, I feel protected and safe and I can dress in a way I want without fear.

{Thou has the right to dress like a slut}

I love that I can bash or compliment any politician we have.

I love that I can be unabashedly, patriotically and wonderfully me without fear from an outlandish government.

And so what better way to embrace this beloved country of mine than by celebrating our day of Independence here in the beautiful States.

{We were a little camera happy...}

My 4th celebration started by sleeping until the ungodly hour of Noon as I had spent the day prior in Wine country for my girlfriend's bachelorette party (I will show you Oregon wine country tomorrow).

After that, it was getting up and heading downtown to see where the wind blew us. We didn't want to go to the City's huge gathering of fireworks on the waterfront- too many people, too many outhouses. So we did our own Pub/Restaurant tour and stopped at a few spots along the way for drinks and food.

After our bellies were full and our feet hurt; we finally arrived on the North side of the city to attend a 4th of July party held on a rooftop of some downtown condominiums.

{View of Portland from our rooftop party}

The roof was full of sparklers, people, Kegs, fires and excitement.

{Above: Various samplings of our downtown day!}

It was a great 4th of July and a special way to commemorate, acknowledge and fall in love with my blessed country!

What I wore:

I don't have too much red in my wardrobe (doesn't look great with my complexion) so I decided my all-American look would be Nautical: my white American Apparel top, nautical skirt and Nude Pumps- with just a dash of red in my bracelets.

How did you celebrate the 4th or enjoy your weekend??

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Brianna! said...

perfect clothing:)
looks like you had a fabulous


Kata Wagner Berg said...

Hi my pretty friend!

I like your country too! Even if I was only visited. I wish I can be there one July 4th day in the future :)
I like the black&white - USA flag picture- how you made it !
Your friends are very simpatic!

Jaime @ laviejaime said...

LOVING your skirt! Looks like you guys had a blast...awesome weekend :)

erika sorocco said...

As per usual you look absolutely GORG, Caitlin - I am in love with your nude pumps!

I love your reasons for being in love with America. Happy, Happy Belated 4th of July!! :)

Sher said...

What a great way to celebrate the weekend, hun! You look so fabulous too in black and white!

I definitely wanna visit the US, it's in my list:)


{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

Looks fun!! wahooo I love independence day!

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

What a beautiful tribute post! I totally love how put your love of the USA, your country, into words here :) Glad you had a great 4th of July celebration and I like how you took it a little off the beaten path :)

bananas. said...

Did you guys take enough pictures of yourselves? Haha. I'm just teasing. Love the spirit you all have. I skipped the red, white and blue wardrobe on the 4th but that's only b/c i couldn't find the sparkly sequined hat i was looking for. Seriously! It was horrendous yet festive.

Anyway, looks like a blast. Love the downtown shots.

Leia said...

sounds like a great day! I wish I could feel patriotic about some - ANY! - country, but I don't even feel that I'm *from* anywhere. When people ask me where I'm from, I always struggle to respond and end up giving a longwinded response involving about four different countries, none of which I feel particularly nationalistic about, LOL! I guess I'm just a global citizen :)

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Ms. Emmy N said...

Looks like you had such a fun weekend!! Love your patriotic spirit! :)

drollgirl said...

you look fab!

we do live in a super country, but we could stand to make some improvements, for sure! but i won't rant here. for the most part, i think we are pretty super. a hahahhaha. :)

Alison Kinsey said...

Hi pretty lady! Oh my gosh, your 4th looks like it was so much fun! I've never been to Portland before, but it looks like a great city, what a skyline!
In love with the outfit you wore, those nude slingback pumps are to die for. Fun photos doll!!!

Mari said...

we celebrated with the most un-american food ever (enchiladas and quinoa salad) but had a blast at the pool! I wish I had an ounce of your style girly though because on the 4th I was looking like a wet dog!

o said...

hey, u! happy belated 4th! amen to everything u said above:) after keeping up with the news coverage lately, it really does make more appreciative of the opportunities and liberties we have here:) looks like u had a blast! u look gorgeous in ur nautical outfit, caitlin! u would have fit in at my nautical themed bbq haha! loving ur nude pumps, too!


LadyBugSays ... said...

Love your outfit, looks like a great day celebrating!

Unknown said...

love this post and the skirt is cute xxxx

Froso M. said...

Wow, your legs look really impressive! I just love your look! Now I am trying to catch up with all your previous posts, I don't wanna miss a single one. Many kisses sweetheart, stay stunning as always!

Anonymous said...

Well you look SUPER cute, as per the usual! Love the heels! And I love the photo of you looking at the flag - nice technique! Looks like a super fun time in the city! Glad you had a fun 4th!

noone said...

these photos look so cute, and you guys look like you had so much fun! heh nothing wrong loving your country! it's better than wanting to get out of your country but can't!

ellinelle said...

..awww ..so beautiful posts , it reminded me of myself : ) because I love my country - like a country -like a place ..politicians are just nobody - to be honest in my Latvia they are just , well , better I will not say that : )

..You look stunning and so flirty and girly and feminine like always ..I just love how you manage to be perfect 24 7 ..love your cute heels and outfit ..

..I am glad you had so great time ..

Ellinelle xxx

little luxury list said...

Great summer outfit! I feel the same way - so glad I have the opportunities and liberties from growing up in the US (and you feel it when you live abroad!)

You can definitely wear a sari sometime! Indian weddings of course are the best time to wear them!

Kara said...

That looks so amazing and fun...as usual, you look impeccable. It looks like you have the funnest friends!!! Who could imagine a more perfect 4th celebration?

Holly Lefevre said...

I love my country too for all of those same reasons! Looks like a fun party...what a view!