Friday, June 29, 2018

Summer Fun and 4th Of July Outfits

This is an outfit I wore last weekend to attend a local festival:  the Ellsworth Cheese Curd Festival.  
Last year my husband and I attended the event and although we had a great time we felt there was need for improvement and I wrote about it in a travel post.  One of the organizers of the event read my blog post about it and encouraged me to visit again next year.  I promised I would so we marked it on our calendars and off we went with our DSLR hoping to try all the cheese curd dishes and write a raving, new blog post.

Well, it was a disaster.  So there will be no new blog post.  The festival, which usually averages between 2500-5000 visitors hit the record books with 30,000 people!!!!!  Wow! That's amazing!  But the lines were so long and unbearable (a 3 hour long wait in the cheese curd line alone), that we couldn't take it and left.  Many of the vendors also ran out of food, because no one was expecting that many people.  We ended up driving to another local town to have lunch because we were starving.

But the good news is that we found a new, local good place to eat.  I can't believe we lived in the area for 20 years and have never heard of this place before.  And, I have an outfit to share with you.


I wore a red cold shoulder top and white shorts (both old from JCPenney) and accented the outfit with silver:  a silver headband, silver sandals, silver bag, and silver and red jewelry.


Headbands and hats are my best friends in summer.  I don't like wearing my hair in a pony tail unless I'm gardening, so headbands are the next best thing to pulling the hair away from my face and off my neck in hot weather.  I own at least a dozen of them, so I always have one to match my outfit.

The earrings are handmade and a gift from a co-worker when I use to work full time.


With the 4th of July right around the corner, this would make a great outfit for the 4th if you change the headband, bag, or shoes to blue!





I do have one new item in this outfit to show you and that's these athletic sandals.  OH MY GOSH ladies are these sport sandals comfortable!  If you're looking for a sandal that you can walk all day in and feel like your floating on air, these are the pair for you!  They are called Franco Sarto Olsen Wedge Sandals and I got them from DSW.  They also come in black and white.  I love them so much I might buy another pair in black!


My cold shoulder top has a little button on the sleeve and a split;  so it's super comfy to wear.  The material also covers the heaviest part of my arm, making it more flattering than many of the cold shoulder tops out there.


I always carry cross body bags when traveling.  What could be more convenient and more theft proof than a cross body bag?  Whoever invented them was a genius!  This silver one has been in my closet forever and tends to be the one I use the most.  The silver just compliments every outfit.




Well, as I stated earlier, we didn't stay at the Festival, but we did find a cute restaurant to dine at in a nearby town.  It's name is Corral Bar and Grill and it is located in Durand, Wisconsin.  It has gorgeous river views.  You could choose to eat inside or out and with these views and perfect weather, we chose to eat out!


Sometimes I feel with all my Stitch Reviews you don't see what I actually wear.  So here I am!  I do post my daily outfits on Instagram in my Instastories, if I remember...haha!  I forgot to post what I wore to church on Sunday!  And I do have more posts in my files coming of outfits I really did wear!


Well, we had to order cheese curds since we didn't get any at the festival.  They were good, but no where near as good as the cheese curds we had at the festival last year.


Our food however was delicious and very reasonably priced.  When you travel as much as we do you get used to seeing high prices on menus.  It was nice to see more affordable prices back home!  Would you believe each of our plates only cost $7.95 and our drinks were only $1.35?  If only we could find these prices when we travel!


I order Broasted Chicken.  Not sure what "broasted" is suppose to be, but it tasted fried to me.  It doesn't matter.  It wasn't a "diet day" for me and it was delicious.  But it was the french fries that really had me!  Wow! These were good!  Best french fries I've had in my life.  Or was I just starving so much anything tasted as "The Best I've Had In My Life".  Hard to know!


Well, enough of food and fun, and back to the fashion.  If I repeat a fashion item, I love to show you how I styled it in the past.

 Here I styled it with skinny jeans.
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And now for more 4th of July ideas!

I wish I could be one of those bloggers that can show you what I'm wearing, making, or creating for holidays ahead of time to give you some ideas, but I'm not!  By the time I get around to posting my holiday outfits or creations, the event is over!  But you can always search old posts using my search bar!

I can however show you what Alethea and I will be wearing for the 4th Of July.  I will be wearing this star t-shirt, red linen shorts, white sandals, white sunnies, and probably a white hat or headband.

I have never worn anything in-your-face Patriotic for the 4th below but when I saw this star shirt at JCPenney for a mere $5.00 I thought "Why Not?"  Stars in general are a very popular print, and I thought I could get more use out of this tee after the holiday is over too!

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Here's the red linen shorts I bought.  Aren't they cute?   I think I only paid $12.00 for them.  They will be perfect with the hot weather in the forecast.
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And here is Alethea's Outfit.  Isn't it adorable?  Would you believe a neighbor brought this over to my daughter just a few days ago?  Isn't that a sweet thought?  The outfit is so kitschy it's cute!  Alethea will look adorable in it and she and I will have some fun photographs together!

Have a Great Day!  Amy

Linking Up with these Fabulous Blogs HERE!

34 comments:

  1. Oh how frustrating the festival was so unprepared for all of the people there! It's great you found a nice place to eat out of it though! :)

    Hope you've been having a good week and have a nice weekend ahead of you!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. It was disappointing, but we tried to make the best of it.

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  2. what a fun summer look!
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  3. Love the cold shoulder style top the fourth! Have a great weekend!
    www.thesweetestclementine.com

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    1. Thanks Marianna! What a pretty name!

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  4. That kind of festival is a nightmare for my hubby---way too many people. So I can totally understand why you left.
    As for those fabulous shoes....I always love Franco Sarto's shoes, and these are not only modern, but perfect for the summer!!
    Happy weekend, Amy!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. It was a nightmare. It's no fun standing in line for 3 hours, especially when your starving! As for the shoes, I've never heard of this brand before. But I love these so much, I'm going to seek this brand out more!

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  5. What a bummer that the festival was a disaster, especially after they reached out to you personally to come. It sounds like they had high hopes and not enough preparation. Anyway, I love that fun cold-shoulder top and that you found a new restaurant to try. I always love finding new local places!

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    1. It was a bummer. We were looking so forward to it. I don't know if we'll give it another try next year or not. thanks for visiting.

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  6. Well out of the bad, came a good! Love your sandals, they look like they walk fantastic! And that too is great too! Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Yes, we found a good restaurant we didn't know about. Yes, the sandals are fantastic for walking.

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  7. I love this cold shoulder top, and what a perfect outfit for the 4th of July. That's a bummer about the festival, but glad you discovered a new restaurant. Have a great weekend!
    Rachael www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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    1. Thanks Rachael! It's always fun to discover a new place to eat!

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  8. I cannot believe there were so many people at the festival! Love those sandals.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. I know, neither can we! Thanks so much!

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  9. So curious to know what created that huge increase in numbers. Surely it can't be your disappointing review from last year?! Love your outfit but oh those shoes! I wish I could find something like that over here. Hugs, x

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    1. You know, we wondered too. I checked my stats on that particular travel post, and it was normal. However, sometime's people pick my pictures and reviews up, repost them, and don't link back. It infuriates me, but I never say anything. If I were a professional blogger, I would! The original review was actually positive, I just mentioned some changes that could be made to make it better. Oh, I wish you could buy these shoes in your neck of the woods, cause they are so comfortable!

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  10. Those photos are so cute, especially the close up of your granddaughter. Love all the red white and blue.

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  11. Cute top you have there dear, love the color, so adorable on you, and so perfect for the season!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  12. What fun, and loving your look! I have a similar top. You've reminded me, I'll have to pull it out to wear it again. x Jacqui Mummabstylish

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    1. Thank you! I have another top in a similar color I have yet to wear this season too. I need to get that out of my closet!

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  13. A cheese curd festival sounds amazing! It's too bad that it was a disaster! You look so pretty in red! Your top is adorable!

    Jill
    Doused in Pink

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    1. Thanks Jill. The cheese curd festival was a disaster. They have gotten so much flack on FB over it. I have no idea what they are going to do next year. How do they plan for visitors, they don't know if all the people that got mad will be back next year.

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  14. Wow that seriously sounds like a fun and overwhelming time. I love your outfit and that fun bright pair of shorts!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  15. Nice outfit for the 4th. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

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  16. Darling top on you Amy! Love it with the silver accents. Wow, that was a huge turnout for the event. I can't wait in long lines either, but as you said, you discovered some where new in your area. I like to explore the city we live in too, sometimes you find gems you dont realize were there!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  17. What a shame you didn't get to enjoy the festival, but at least you found somewhere nice to eat. I love your outfit, the silver accessories look great with the red and white. Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. I know, but the day ended up o.k. Thanks so much!

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