How to: Own the Watermelon Stain on Your 4th of July Sundress.

Ever since I was a little girl, I remember eating my body weight in watermelon on the 4th of July. It was my favorite treat of the holiday, far surpassing hot dogs and hamburgers in my mind. My mom has pictures of me with red watermelon juice stained around my cheesy grin and dribbled down my blouse. Every time. 

Now, as I am no longer a child, it's somehow not as cute when I spill things on myself---not that it ever was. My husband ruthlessly makes fun of me for spilling my coffee almost every morning, which is why I have specifically dubbed "coffee shirts" for lounging in the morning time. Does this make me a full-grown child? Probably. 

Tomorrow, when you're heading to your 4th of July BBQ, don't forget these tips to keep your killer outfit watermelon, ketchup, and mustard free.


1. Use your napkin.

Maybe even bring an extra handkerchief.

2. Bring a Tide fabric pen.

These things save lives, people.

3. Wear Red.

If you're really clumsy (you know who you are), why not just head it off and wear red?

4. Have a Sundress Strategy.

If you're skill level is higher and you have your heart set on wearing a sundress, find one with a floral or tropical pattern of some sort. This way a spill will blend in easier and you can be an incognito mess!

5. Laugh It Off.

When it comes down to it, this is a holiday about blowing things up and drinking. So, if you do spill, just laugh it off and hope that there's still enough wine in your glass to have another decent sip.

Happy 4th of July, everyone!

Codi xx