Why 4th of July is So Special to Me

This is a full body shot of me standing behind a hair salon in Santa Monica California in a red orangeish Speechless dress.

Why 4th of July is So Special to Me

July 4, 2019

While the 4th signifies a holiday where people are excited to have a day off from work, and it usually means BBQs, beers and a lot of pool time, to me the 4th of July means something different. One of my favorite things to do every single 4th of July is to do a cheesy (very mushy gushy post) about how the 4th means so much to me. 

The holiday signifies a chance for a new life. It's truly my celebration in the pursuit of the life I want for myself. The life my parents gave me when they made the decision to flee Bosnia due to genocide in the early 90s. In case you didn't know, I was born in Bosnia 🇧🇦 during genocide and war in the early 90s. We fled our home country and found asylum here in the US. I recognize and understand how special it is that my parents and I were able to come to the US.

I am so so grateful to have become an American (I still remember the day my dad took my vow and swore on my behalf for citizenship because i was so young) and I am thankful for everything I have learned, achieved, and worked hard for over the years.

Just because the 4th of July is a celebration of independence, doesn't mean I personally don't celebrate every single day. My life would be COMPLETELY different if I hadn't come to the US, if I hadn't done everything I've done up until this point. 

Fourth of July Sales

Ambercrombie & Fitch - 50% off throughout the store

Athleta - Extra 20% off sale

Anthropologie - Extra 50% off sale

ASOS - 20% off the entire site with code HAPPYJULY4TH

Banana Republic -Sale styles extra 50% off, women’s styles 40% off

Bloomingdales - Extra 50% off clearance, extra 30% off sale

Coach - 50% off sale styles

Express - Summer Sale, up to 70% off

Free People - New markdowns added, sale styles up to 50% off. Free standard shipping on orders of $100+ Free express shipping on orders of $150+  

Red Dress Boutique - lots of sales happening!

They Styled Collection - Various styles on sale! 

Urban Outfitters - Women’s apparel BOGO 50% 

Victoria Emerson - BOGO everything

This is a half body portrait of me standing in an orange reddish dress in front of a doorway surrounded by flowers on my end.

What does 4th of July mean to you?