Small Girl, Big Ideas

Independence Day

We had people over in our new home for the first time on the 4th of July. I was really excited and we pushed buying our brand new sectional couch ahead a month or two to accommodate the people. We enjoyed having our friends over for a cookout on the grill (Jason's first for a lot of people) and a lot of yummy treats. Our dogs totally loved everyone, met a baby, and ate wayyyy too much food.

Jason found me the perfect dress at Anthropologie when we went shopping for the couch, and I knew i had to wear it for July 4th. I love finding things on sale! And also, you get a little sneak peak of the home in progress. We are planning on painting the kitchen, but more on the living room will be posted soon!

windward halter dress :: anthropologie
belt :: target
heels :: steve madden remixed
bracelet :: modcloth remixed
necklace :: via etsy remixed


  1. I love Jason's look in the third picture! Haha. Your dress is FANTASTIC. I love it so so much!!! Sounds like y'all had a great holiday. :)

    <3 Kelsey
    Be Like The Fox

  2. I love the picture of you in the kitchen and Teemo I guess looking at you like "GIVE ME SOME FOOD" :) That dress it's beautifullll!
    Sofia G

  3. Haha, omg! His face in photo #3 is priceless!

  4. That dress is perfect for the 4th, you look beautiful.

  5. I'm in love with this dress. I love that it has both sailboats AND anchors! It's definitely perfect for the 4th of July. I didn't really have any 4th of July parties to attend, so I didn't really get all gussied up for it...but who really needs an occasion to get all gussied up anyway? Especially when it involves nautical things... :)

  6. Amazing dress! You look beautiful. What a perfect dress for the 4th!


  7. Looks like the party was a success! You look adorable in your nautical yet patriotic dress and coordinating bracelet :)

    Mili from call me, Maeby

  8. I love that picture of Teemo just laying out by the food :). Looks like you had a wonderful 4th! That dress was seriously made for the holiday and great job on Jason's part for picking out a great dress!



    Southern (California) Belle

  9. You're such a bombshell! Gorgeous dress too!

    The Occasional Indulgence

  10. Love your style in everything. Dress, dogs, house, food, friends! ;)

  11. this looks so fun! adore the outfit - so festive!
    kw ladies in navy

  12. Doggy <3 It seems to have been one nice day surrounded by your friends =)

  13. You look so summery and fun! Especially loving that Jason found this for you too.

    Sounds like an amazing gathering of friends. So much happiness in all these photos

    PS cool light fixture.

  14. That dress is perfect for the 4th! Looks like so much fun! :)


  15. you dress is so stunning! and this shape fits you perfectly highlighting your very best

    Teemo is sooo adorable - the photos are so cute

  16. i love these pictures! jason's look, teemo laying next to the table! so precious :) i do love that dress! jason has great taste and a great eye!

  17. oh my god. jasons face. I knocked a coke off my desk laughing. I MISS YOU GUYS SO MUCH!

  18. You know I love that dress, and I am contemplating getting the necklace, especially because it's from Etsy. I don't know whether I should get CA or OH though. -Jess L

  19. You look so good in that dress and I'm so envious of you tattoo!! I'm still such a chicken when it comes to that "ink & pen" thing. Oh well...maybe one day.
    Talking about Independence Day, I've been very fortunate this year to be able to stand on the American ground and celebrate this special day with all the Americans. Adding on with the spectacular fireworks and standing up with respect when the national anthem was sung, I guess it's hard to describe those feeling like I'm actually there =)

  20. You are rockin awesome prints yet again! Raynor is such a cutie in the picture with the baby, she looks so curious

  21. This is definitely a perfect Fourth of July outfit! This dress is so wonderfully nautical! I love how it shows off your tattoo in the back too.


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