My 4th of July 1950's style.

by - 7:54 AM

For the 4th of July I stayed in NYC. Part of me wanted to get away but I ended up staying and relaxing with my boyfriend for the 3 day weekend. I did an array of activities, it was super fun!

Things I did during my 4th of July weekend:

  • I went to the theaters and saw Transformers: Going back to my love for anything comic book related (even though I never followed the Marvel comics) I kept up with the movies. It was a bit strange not having Megan Fox... But the movie was the most action packed one and some people are saying it's been the best yet.
  • I saw Mr Poppers Penguins: Haha don't ask me why I went to see this movie but I did. I actually really enjoyed it. Jim Carrey did a nice job, but the penguins really stole the show! They're so freaken adorable! It was hilarious. I would recommend the movie. I want a penguin!
  • I went to the Beer Garden in Astoria: It's a nice open space to hang out and get beer pitchers. They had some live music also.
  • I ate at Panera Bread about 3 times haha, I love that place.
  • I purchased a pair of denim shorts at H&M.
  • I purchased 2 Barbie shirts at Uniqlo.
  • I went to Sephora: I tried to purchase an orange lipstick from Make Up Forever but it was sold out, womp womp.
  • I went to Central Park: I sported the lovely red dress you see below and enjoyed the scenery.

Wearing: Gifted Stop Staring 50's inspired dress, Betsey Johnson bow pumps, gla.MAR.ous rose clip.

I gave myself a patriotic manicure.

This fair above in Central Park may look fun but it's definitely only for little kids. My boyfriend and I payed and went inside, we literally left in two minutes... We couldn't get a refund either which totally sucked.
Always smile, you never know who's watching.


I try not to obsess over my body image, I'm pretty content. This dress I'm wearing is a gift from Stop Staring. It's sort of funny because I don't accept much gifts from companies. When I was approached by Stop Staring I was attracted to the dress not only because of it's 1950's/rockabilly aesthetic but because they explained their dresses compliment curvy girls. I'm petite but I HAVE CURVES and a small waist. I love this dress. Seriously. It reminds me of something Marilyn Monroe would be wearing. The flower clip compliments it perfectly! My brother told me I looked like I should be out kissing presidents which I thought was pretty funny.
To sum everything up I had a lovely time. It was much needed. How was your 4th of July weekend? Anything interesting?


Xo Nubia Xo



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12 comments

  1. That dress is absolutely beautiful! And you are right--the flower clip is perfect with it. I can't wait to see Transformers 3!

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  2. This is soooo adorable! You look too cute! Love the red! And polka dots are always a must!

    xx,
    -davie+erica
    >>LPFashionPhilosophy.com

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  3. You look absolutely stunning! This dress compliments your body perfectly! I love the ties on the shoulder. By the way, how were the heels? Were they comfortable? I remember you were hoping so, in the post you did on them:)

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  4. I love the look. You pull it off amazingly!

    -B

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  5. i am in love with your dress! i was going to say marilyn monroe! you are so lucky you were blessed with a small waist . i wish i was . my waist is the widest part of me :(
    i cant beleive you did so much it was hot as hell!

    me and my bf went to coney island . though it was fun it was extremely crowded and filled to the brim with rude people .
    we rode some rides and then went home to sit on the roof and watch fireworks while eating indian food. you look great!

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  6. so gorgeous! red is your color.

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  7. What a beautiful look! You look really fabulous in that dress. Great make-up and hair too.

    Maryjane xoxo

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  8. This dress looks amazing on you! I love how you did your hair w/ the flower & red lips! BEAUTIFUL!

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  9. WOow and your bloody(licious) outfit (truly) achieves to betray "Retro Glamorous" inspiration's (barefaced) timelessness I must say Dear !!!

    à Bientôt, Antoine

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  10. Love this look that you wore for the 4th of July! Lovely pinup version

    Shasie of Live Life in Style
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  11. You look SO BEAUTIFUL!!! That's all I'm gonna say... ;)

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