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 I am so excited to share this upcoming event with you!  I have been invited to cover the "America Icons" campaign at Macy's. An afternoon of family fun is planned in honor of Armed Service Day. Join the party  to celebrate people, places, and things that inspire our dreams!  Make sure you take an #AmericanSelfie in one of Macy's patriotic photo opps in store.
 Take off on an interactive journey across America with legendary designers, iconic style! 

 I will be attending this event at the Alder Wood Mall in Lynnwood on May 16th at 2 p.m.  Discover everything you'll need to put together an American look at this fashion party hosted by style blogger COURTNEY KERR.  You can kick up your heels and jam to the live music, sneak some yummy snacks, and smile big for a photo with Courtney.  There will also be a DIY station to add your own personal glam and touch to your purchases!  If you donate $3.00 toward the campaign at the register, you'll save 15-20 percent!

If you do not live in the Seattle area, here are the other locations where this event is happening. Every event is different, you can learn more here

5/14:  Chicago, IL (State Street), Arlington, VA  (Pentagon City), New York, NY (HSQ), Portland, OR (Washington Square)
5/15:  Miami, FL (Aventura Mall)
5/16:  San Francisco (Union Square), Seattle, WA (Alderwood), Costa Mesa, CA (South Coast Plaza), Pittsburgh, PA (South Hills Village), Tampa, FL (Westshore Plaza), Miami, FL (Dadeland), Miami, FL (Aventura Mall), Burlington, MA (South Shore Plaza), Bay Shore, LI  (South Shore Mall), Albany, NY (Cross Gates), Whitehall, PA (Lehigh Valley), Minneapolis, MN (Ridgedale), Indianapolis, IN (Castleton Square), Columbus, OH (Easton Town Center), Dallas, TX (North Park), Littleton, CO (Park Meadows), Memphis, TN (Wolfchase Galleria), Fayetteville, NC (Cross Creek), Atlanta, GA (Peachtree Mall)

 American icons and heroes inspire our passions and make us proud to be living in the land of the free. Macy's is proud to partner with those who have served our country alongside" Got Your Six." This campaign was started last year to help bridge the gap and help veterans transition from military to civilian life.  Over 3.4 million dollars was raised to empower veterans, and 400,000 commitments were made to hire them.  

I feel very blessed to be living in this country.  I'm thankful for the sacrifices of military members past and present.  It's because of them we are able to enjoy great freedom and celebrate everything that represents America. I live in a navy town, so for years my family has gone to the Armed Forces Day Parade to show support and honor our local heroes. It is always lots of fun!  I am excited about the event and will be showing up in my red white and blue, the outfit pictured below.  What event or holiday does your family celebrate that has become an iconic American experience ? 

    Shop the Look: Striped tank| )|Red wedge heels(similar)|cropped jeans|


Hello beauties, I'm Valerie! I reside near Seattle WA, and am a proud Canadian from Vancouver B.C. On this site are guides for travel in the U.S., Canada and Europe. I hope to inspire Women 40+ live their best life: by seeking adventure in the city, at a beach or at a mountain escape. Subscribe for destination tips and style guides for the trip.


  1. Thanks for the info! I'll def be visiting my local Macy's for this. God bless our troops. <3

    1. Hi Heather! Thank you for visiting here and at Macy's! Yes God Bless them for all they have done for US!

  2. What a fun opportunity! I wish I was free that day. Have fun!!

    1. Thanks Angie...I wish you could come! I'm a little nervous about it ..ha..hope I'm doing everything right..!! Take care!

  3. We love celebrating 4th of July... this is the first year I'm actually going to be out of the country for the 4th which is kind of a bummer, so we'll have to celebrate extra big on Memorial Day! Looking forward to seeing you at Macy*s!

    1. Jenn, that is a bummer, but the place you are going is sooo worth it! I am looking forward to seeing you again also!

  4. Ah! Courtney Kerr! I wish I could go, I love that woman!

  5. Great job!!! We really appreciate your aspirations and efforts to make ur dreams true. If all of us start thinking about our nation and our people before thinking about ourselves, our country would be leading whole world...
    Avriq India


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