Rhapsody red puff shoulder jacket (M) // Old Navy blue sequined tank top (S) // DIY/Union Bay denim distressed shorts (Juniors 3) //
Predictions white low heel pumps (5) // Claires headband and pearl bracelets //
Eye makeup: Lancome Rouge Baroque lipstick for red, ELF creme eyeshadow in Candlelight for base, Wet n Wild Pride Palette in Navy (glitter) for blue and White (matte) for browbone, ELF creme eyeliner in Black, ELF brow kit (Dark)
Photography: JJ for outfit (T2i), me for others (Canon Powershot)
I have been wanting to celebrate Fourth of July in St. Louis for the long time. I don’t know why specifically St. Louis when there are so many other places – New York, LA - places milling with people. and excitement. But last night was one of those days ... muggy, blazing hot, clear night skies, when thousands of St. Louisans piled onto the lawn in front of the arch to watch the tapestry overhead light on FIRE. One year my family and I drove through St. Louis on July 3rd but we didn't stay long enough to see the fireworks. Now that I live here and attend college in good ole STL, I had to go join the fun and games and survive being squeezed to a red, white, and blue pulp on the Metro. All worth it.
The fireworks were beautiful! My faves were the waterfall and sparkles and curly Q's. They played America from West Side Story among other things and finished with the 1812 Overture. AMURICAAA!! Of course, having a crowd of a thousand plus people seated means a crowd of a thousand plus people leaving too all at once. The police sirens and night lights made me feel at home in the big city. When I glanced around at the super-crowded Metro train on the way back, I saw a beautiful bunch, people of all sizes and colours and places they once called home. Even in the stifling air, we sang The Star-Spangled Banner as loudly as we could to cheer up the mood in the sweaty train during the long ride home.
Eye makeup! I wanted to utilize my massive collection of unused eye makeup, so in about 7 minutes, this is what I managed. No red eyeshadow in my box, because that would make my eyes look diseased, so I used lipstick. Today they're all stained still hahaha. Next year, it's all out American flags on my lids.
Two more things to address: 1) Yes this was taken yesterday (7/4/11) and 2) Yes I dyed my hair black. I have one more outfit pre-dye to show, then time to get caught up. I left my SLR at home to keep it safe and took photos with my old point and shoot instead. It feels so tiny in my hands! Lake of the Ozarks was awesome! Not as many photos to share but so many memories to keep. Jet skis, laser tagging, insane amounts of BBQ, chicken fights, and one helluva decked out condo. Watched The Matrix again and The Fifth Element (a wtf-yet-awesome movie).
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