memorial day 2021

good morning, ladies. let’s take a moment to remember all the brave men and women who serve our country and those who laid down their lives for our freedom. it takes determination and sacrifice to serve the United States of America because freedom has a price, and our veterans offered to pay. and because of their willingness to serve their country, you and i can celebrate memorial day with family and friends with smiles on our faces. but there are those of us who have tear-stained cheeks because their loved one paid the ultimate price and gave their lives for their country. let’s never forget the risks that are involved with liberty. it must be fought for and protected by each generation. 

and, yes, memorial day is the unofficial kick-off for summer. are you ready? ‘cuz it’s here. this summer looks a bit different from 2020. little by little, our country is opening back up, and our lives along with it. it’s the little things in life that push us back to normalcy. one of my kiddos drove up from Atlanta this weekend, so we had a small gathering in my backyard. instead of hosting a barbecue, i whipped up Tik Tok pasta and caesar salad. one of the easiest pasta recipes that i’ll share this week on fridays with oscar. stay tuned. 

Memorial Day 2021

for a patriotic holiday, i like to wear something red, white, or blue. sometimes, i’m lucky and sneak in all three colors. sometimes, only one or two. today, i’m two out of three with a summery blue and white ensemble. how cute is this opens in a new windowgingham blouse from Ralph Lauren available at opens in a new windowMacy’s? today, it’s paired with opens in a new window white linen shorts also from opens in a new windowRalph Lauren that add a bit of sophistication thanks to the lining. brown sandals (similar opens in a new windowhere and opens in a new windowhere) and a brown belt (old, similar opens in a new windowhere and opens in a new windowhere) add a hint of sophistication. this simple ootd is perfect for a backyard bbq or a day of shopping. add a blazer, and it’s ready for an evening out. 

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  1. Kathy wrote:

    Nice shorts outfit for Memorial Day. I’m so glad you have posts with shorts. I’m 68 and have lived in the south all my life (now in southwest Florida) and I wear shorts. You look stylish, cool, and comfortable!

    Posted 5.31.21 Reply
    • love, love, love to wear shorts! they’re a great alternative to sundresses.

      Posted 5.31.21 Reply
  2. Eve wrote:

    I think we mourn the fallen but celebrate the freedom they have given us. So I think it’s okay to say Happy Memorial Day.
    I live the top and white shorts.

    Posted 5.31.21 Reply
    • as long as our brave military are honored. that’s what this day is all about.

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  3. beautiful combination!!
    Love lauren
    Have a happy Memorial Day week end

    Posted 5.31.21 Reply
  4. Susan wrote:

    Love your hydrangies.What do you put on them to make them that blue? Happy Memorial Day. The National concert last night on PBS was wonderful.and of course, the photographs were awsome!

    Posted 5.31.21 Reply
    • the tributes are so moving. let us never forget to honor and celebrate our military.
      the hydrangeas are Blue Nikko.

      Posted 5.31.21 Reply
  5. Gisela wrote:

    Beth, My name is Gisela M. Muñoz and I been followed you for a few years now. You’re very beautiful and classy. Like you I’m a widow , I lost my husband in Combat, Afganistán January 2 2005, I just want to say thank you for the beautiful message today. I’m a 55 yrs. and again …. Love your style and you’re the perfect representation of class, beauty and intelligence.

    Posted 5.31.21 Reply
    • Terry wrote:

      Gisela, I’m so sorry for the loss of your husband.

      Posted 5.31.21 Reply
      • Gisela wrote:

        I appreciate it so much…

        Posted 5.31.21 Reply
    • God Bless, Gisela. my thoughts are with you today as you remember your husband who gave his life in combat. xo

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  6. I too have red, white, and blue on today to commemorate all the service people that have served or lost their lives protecting our freedom. We forget sometimes how much they have done for us. Bless them. My dad’s birthday was yesterday the real Memorial Day and he served in the army and Korean conflict. My youngest brother’s birthday is today and I have been thinking a lot and missing them.

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  7. Christi wrote:

    Thank you, Beth, for honoring our brave men and women who have served our Country and paid the ultimate price. Even many of those who came home are paying the price of protecting our Country, whether through traumatic injuries or PTSD. Your thoughts are most welcome. Thank you.

    And, your outfit is so cute. Unfortunately, it seems like it will be a bit too cool for shorts for me today. Darn!

    Posted 5.31.21 Reply
    • it is so important to honor and remember the brave men and women who secure our freedom.

      Posted 5.31.21 Reply
  8. Bren wrote:

    This is a lovely tribute, Beth. I just finished watching a virtual ceremony here in Belgium, where memorials are held at various cemeteries across the country to honor the US soldiers who gave their life so that Europe might be free. Schoolchildren learn and sing the Star Spangled Banner and hold American and Belgian flags high in Flanders Field Cemetery, where over 300 service members are buried. Know that our fallen are remembered today not only in America, but also by Europeans who remain grateful for their ultimate sacrifice. Happy Memorial Day to you!

    Posted 5.31.21 Reply
    • thank you so very much for sharing. it is the ultimate sacrifice to lay down your life so that freedom can ring!

      Posted 5.31.21 Reply
  9. Agnieszka wrote:

    Wygląda Pani bardzo ładnie. Zazdroszczę też pogody.

    Posted 5.31.21 Reply
  10. Cheryl Ann Johnson wrote:

    You look so pretty in the Ralph Lauren shorts & shirt. I love his clothes and you always wear them well.

    Posted 6.1.21 Reply
  11. Laura Serdiuk wrote:

    You are indeed a breath of fresh air! Keep up the fabulous looks and posts.

    Posted 6.1.21 Reply
  12. Kathleen Considine wrote:

    This was a beautiful Memorial Day tribute Beth. I have been following you for years (since San Fran). You’re very inspiring to me. My husband of 56 years died 10/2020 & he’s buried at the Gerald B Solomon National cemetery in Saratoga Springs NY. It’s was truly beautiful there yesterday. Very crowd. Sad for me but so grateful for all these selfless lives given for our freedom 🇺🇸

    Posted 6.1.21 Reply
    • i’m so sorry for the loss of your husband, kathleen. God Bless!

      Posted 6.1.21 Reply
  13. Sylvia Ridenour wrote:

    Hi Beth
    I enjoy following your posts and love your style.
    How can I make sure you receive credit when I order an item you promote?
    I am in sales and understand commission earnings.

    Posted 6.1.21 Reply
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