I usually start it out with the Lakewood parade, followed by my street's own mini parade and mini block party. My dad and I totally rocked the water balloon toss and we got pretty far considering I had my dog's leash around my arm. Even though I got minorly soaked, it didn't ruin my adorably American dress I bought for this very holiday at H&M at Crocker Park.
Growing up I always planned my red, white and blue wardrobe for this day full of festivities including some kick-butt stars and striped shorts.* This year I thought I'd share my ensemble with the blogosphere before I head out to catch some lakefront fireworks.
One thing that they didn't have on Polyvore (also known as internet fashion porn, in case you're not familiar) was my Lakewood map necklace (which I will surely feature on le blog someday soon).
Hope you get some freedom inspired fashion for the day!
*One year I even dressed up as Bonnie Blair