Happy short work week! Are y’all gearing up for Fourth of July festivities on Wednesday? We’re having a few friends and family over to swim, eat sticky-sweet barbecue ribs and potato salad and watch the fireworks over downtown Austin from our back terrace. This year I’m feeling a color palette that’s a little more sophisticated in indigo and white…with a few subtle splashes of red thrown in as a nod to tradition. I’ll definitely be incorporating blueberries into the dessert, but I can’t quite decide between this ice cream pie or an always-classic shortcake. What are all of you planning for July 4th? Staying close to home, or taking off for an extra-long weekend away? 

*images: {row 1} j. crew via note to self, better homes & gardens, source unknown {row 2} littlewing studio via martha stewart weddings, johnny miller {row 3} quill and foxgabriel ryan photographers via design*sponge, karen mordechai, emersonmade {row 4} martha stewart, martin rettenbacher, martha stewartgabriel ryan photographers.


  1. 1
    Ashley @ Any Lovely Thing | July 2, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    I love indigo! And that peach and blueberry ice cream pie has me drooling.

    Enjoy your fourth!


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    Emily | July 2, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    I love the look of a crisp white top with dark denim and red heels. Perfect (and comfy!) outfit for the 4th! I have a 6 day weekend coming up. It means catching up on some projects around the house!

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    Elise | July 3, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    I will be missing the festivities for the French Countryside!

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    Laura | July 4, 2012 at 5:47 am

    even though I am British I love to see all the party inspirations for 4th July – from healthy to outrageous treats!

    I decided to jump on the band wagon and whip up patriotic oreos – white chocolate dipped oreos sprinkled with blue and white funfetti (they are so more-ish!)

    Adore your blog camille and regularly read it!

    Laura xx

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    Debra | July 14, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Perfect look for July!

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