We’re exactly one week away from my favorite holiday! I absolutely love the 4th of July and I wait patiently all year long for a fun-filled day with friends and family. I think I love it mostly because of all the memories it recalls, but there’s something wonderful about being so unabashedly patriotic. You can’t help but feeling so grateful all day long and it’s a wonderful reminder of the sacrifices that so many men and women make every day. Basically, it’s the best day ever. Aside from the food and fun, I love planning my outfits for the various activities throughout the day. I usually have a parade outfit, change for a family barbecue, then I have my final outfit for the Stadium of Fire. Food, fun and fashion? That’s a recipe for success if I’ve ever heard one. Here are some of my newest inspirational pieces—I hope you enjoy!