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Flashback Fourth of July

Ok, lemme explain: this isn't a fashion post, per se.   I decided not to put out new content given that while I have international readership, the majority of my readers are from the USA and today is our Independence Day.  I plan on having a swimwear feature on Saturdays the rest of the summer, but today let's flashback to three years ago to the day when I was at a theme party...and technically speaking I AM in a bikini top in these photos!

The background is Denver is the silliest city ever.  From May through September there's a well organized and popular bike ride on every Wednesday that is a theme party on wheels.  One week it's Unicorns, Fairies and Rainbows and the next it's Space Invaders.  In 2012 July 4th fell on a Wednesday, so naturally it was "Murica.  F*ck Yeah!"  (For international readers the theme as well as how we dressed for it was very heavy on the irony and not exactly literal).  I classed it up with a sleeve of fake tattoos of guns, tanks and eagles and only wore this bikini top for the whole day.  I'm happy to show off these photos for y'all because sometimes style blogging doesn't lend itself to showing off my sense of humor too often, which is a HUGE part of my personality.  Happy weekend to all, those celebrating and not!  And please, be safe!!!
For those who are Animal Planet watchers, yes that is Peter Hammarstedt from Whale Wars on the right.  We were close friends in high school (in Pennsylvania) and he was randomly at this event, as was another friend from high school (left).

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  1. Well, Fairies or Rockers, I liked the bikini top you are wearing and you look incredible! I think 4th of July is such an important date even outside the US, so yes, happy 4th of July to everybody - it's about freedom and democracy, so it's really important!

  2. You are rockin' this bikini! The event sounds like a really fun time. Happy 4th to you!!

  3. Great post, looks like you great time, and the fake tattoos are so cool <3

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    1. It was fun! Haha thanks for noticing the fake tattoos! I'm on all but GFC!

  4. Great post.Looks like you had so much fun.

  5. Wow, looks like a well spent 4th of July! :)

    Looking forward to see more of your posts. Do you have an instagram account? Maybe we could follow each other. Let me know by leaving a comment on my blog or sending me a request. I'll follow back :) Thanks!

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    Have a nice day! :)


  6. Love this post! Great pics!!!


  7. looks like you had an awesome time celebrating 4th of july :D
    You rock the bikini so much!
    Do you want to follow each other via GFC? If you do, let me know on my blogpost's comment :D


    1. Thanks! I just left a comment on your blog :)

  8. Love the tattoos, you look amazing hope you have a great time
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  9. That looks like such a fun event! :) Awesome costume!

    Hope you had a great 4th July :)

    Away From The Blue

  10. Great pictures!! Looks like you had a lot of fun! :)


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  11. Love your hair color! And those tattoos fit you so well!

    Angelina Is

  12. Qué encuentro tan divertido!!!
    Un beso

  13. What a fun event and such fab photos, too! T.

  14. Denver sounds amazing and you look badass!

  15. Loving this fake tattoo sleeve - so stylish and patriotic at the same time!


  16. AMURRRICA!!!!

  17. You look so amazing in these photos Lauren! Love the bikini and this bike ride every Wednesday sounds super fun. That would totally be something I would be interested in. Do you have pics of the fairy and unicorn ride? I need to visit Denver on a Wednesday during those months haha. Such a neat post!

    1. I do, and I'm sure I'll find a reason to post them soon enough! Wish you lived here so you could partake!!!! Def visit! XO


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