every year our small rural community shuts down the main road and the whole neighborhood gets together for a 4th of july parade. then we all walk over to the local fire department and have a big bbq. the first parade i attended was when i was 7mo pregnant with eep and i could NOT wait to walk with him in the parade. this year i convinced my neighbor/bff samantha to walk with me! it was such a fun day!!!

yes, i really wore the headband. poor eep is going to be embarrassed of his mama one day!

thanks for walking with me samantha! i probably wouldn’t have done it without you! =)

decorated tractors, lawnmowers, atv’s!

our local all-volunteer firefighters!

do you remember this guy from last year?

i decorated eep’s stroller and walked backwards for most of the parade so he could see all of the tractors! he is OBSESSED with tractors.

it was such a fun day! a really fun weekend actually…

p.s. i’m wearing: cabi striped blouse c/o cabi, old navy cut-off denim shorts, crocs melbourne loafers c/o crocs (now only $19.99!!!) and a thrifted belt.

26 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Neris
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 1:33 am

    such a cute look for parade! you and your friend look so pretty 🙂


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  2. Penny Pincher Fashion
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 4:03 am

    Both you ladies look SO cute! Love that you walked backwards for eep – totally something I would have done. This is one of the advantages to living in a small town – looks like you had a lot of fun!! 🙂

  3. Annie
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 4:10 am

    Love your patriotic outfit, and that headband is the best!

    The Other Side of Gray

  4. Tara
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 4:36 am

    Adorable! You look so patriotic!

  5. bravoerunway
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 4:44 am

    You look too cute! I love the headband, the striped top, and the red toms, it’s perfect for the parade! We’ll have a parade in the City as well but man I am thinking to stay in, it’s high 90s all week with 80% humidity.

  6. Amy
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 4:53 am

    So glad you walked in the parade and had a fun time!

    xo Amy


  7. Christine
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 6:49 am

    Looks like a fun time! Looking forward to enjoying the 4th tomorrow!

  8. Kiki
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 7:10 am

    How adorable! Looks like fun!

  9. Red Tag Chic Los Angeles
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 7:19 am

    Sure looked like a very fun parade….your outfit is awesomely patriotic!


  10. Kim
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 7:33 am

    How comfy are those crocs? I’m thinking about a pair! Do they show a lot of toe cleavage?? 🙂

  11. April
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 7:40 am

    I didn’t realize you’re in the country! (As in rural…) Cute parade!!

  12. samantha
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 8:00 am

    How exciting to see my pic on your blog! We had so much fun!

  13. Cathy
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 10:20 am

    You look adorable! The headband is the perfect July 4th accessory…lol! Great patriotic look 🙂


  14. Niki
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 10:32 am

    You look adorable!!

  15. Amber ~ Real Girl Glam
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    HOW FUN! You look great, perfectly decorated 🙂

  16. Always Maylee
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 11:04 am

    You look so cute! I’m in love with that bulldog, so cute. Hope you have a fabulous 4th! 🙂

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  17. Tiffany
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 11:19 am

    You are simply just too adorable! This seems like such a fun event and I’m sure eep will never be embarrassed of you-more proud of you that you got him active and involved so young. He’ll grow up, decorate a tractor, and ride in it some year 🙂
    Happy 4th!

  18. Sunny n blue
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 11:32 am

    Love the red crocs. Way cute!


  19. Kacie's Kloset
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

    Sounds fun! I love small towns!

    P.S. The bull dog is so cute!


  20. Miss M
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

    So patriotic, love it! Plus you look as amazing as always! Btw thank you so much for adding you on your blog list, much appreciated. xx

  21. Alela Sirah
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 6:05 pm

  22. Alice
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 7:14 pm

    Adorable outfit & I LOVE the headband!!! I love how your town is such a close knit community. Just curious – what town in San Diego is this? I never knew there are small towns in San Diego. I live in OC & always looking for cute little places for day visits.

  23. Franny
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 10:14 pm

    omg, how cute are you. he may be embarrassed some day, but he’ll secretly love that his friends tell him he has a hot mom.

    were you blogging when you were pregnant? I would love to see pictures 🙂

  24. Dale Janee
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 10:23 pm

    OMG, you’re such a stylish mom and I’m definitely going to take my kids (when I have them) in parades like this. You look great in your 4th of July outfit too.


  25. lisacng
    Jul 05, 2012 @ 12:14 pm

    I love the striped tee! Weren’t you hot?? LOL on the cute headband. I love that bull dog wearing the hat