Monday, July 5, 2010

Vegan BBQ & 4th of July Outfit.

On certain holidays I really miss the east coast and family traditions. When I was a kid we used to go to Cape Cod every summer - I loved spending the entire day at the beach with family and watching fireworks at night from our patio, while drinking lemonade, and eating s'mores. Now Mario and I are making our own traditions and it's nice - but I can't help but wish that we were able to travel to Massachusetts whenever I start to feel nostalgic. It would be great to be able to share family traditions with him. It is hard sometimes living all the way across the country.

Here is the outfit that Lyddie of Chic on the Cheap styled. I love it - it really was the perfect laid back, yet cute - outfit for the Fourth.



The jacket is from Anthro, the top is from the always lovely Le Train Bleu, the shoes are vintage, and the shorts are F21 from years ago.

This is what we made for our Vegan BBQ.

Nectarine and plum tufu skwers in rosemary thyme basic garic olive oil marinade Vegan bbq Watermelon Mojitos Vegan Blackberry BBQ sauce

Grilled nectarine, plum, and tofu skewers with thyme-basil-rosemary garlic marinade, veggie burgers with blackberry bbq sauce (so amazing!) and watermelon mojitos.


  1. The outfit is adorable--it's such a perfect summer combination, the shorts, button up, and oxfords--and the food sounds delicious!

  2. hailing from new york - i hear you on missing the east coast. maybe we can take solace in the west coast's lack of humidity? p.s. love your white shoes.

  3. What an adorable Fourth of July outfit! Perfect color theme without being at all kitschy! The watermelon mojitos look delicious!

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  5. You look so cute, I'm happy you like it!
    And your vegan shish kebabs look really tasty!
    I wish I had more watermelon mojiots today, it's sooo hot!

    Chic on the Cheap

  6. Adorable - I love it with the jacket. The BBQ looks delicious!

  7. Thanks everyone : )

    Nicole - yes that's true, at least it's not humid!

  8. So breezy and pretty. I wish we could layer over here too. I especially like the vintage shoes.
    All the food looks great and I am especially drooling over the watermelon mojitos.

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  10. Love the outfit - perfect summery combination! I adore the shoes.