Labor Day is great. It’s that final long weekend before the holidays. It’s kind of like Memorial Day, but because you got so drunk on the Friday before Memorial Day, you spent Saturday recovering, Sunday was spent repenting and then Monday was spent apologizing for your rude behavior. DO OVER!
I’m no fashionista, but apparently you are not supposed to wear white pants after Labor Day, but it’s back on after Easter. As someone who doesn’t exactly fall in the “super-model skinny” body type, I normally avoid white all together. But where did this rule originate from? France?
After loads of research via the internet, the most obvious answer becomes everyone’s “wiki answer”. Labor Day often symbolizes the end of summer and in summer most individuals (or upper American WASPS) wore-or wear-white to stay cool-or cool.
Other sources indicate that this rule began in the early 20th century and prospered by symbolizing that during the revolutionary time, Labor Day signified when vacation was over and basically announced it was time to get back to the mill and continue wearing the worn dark attire that was often more acceptable when working on the street and in factories.
Whichever theory proves to be the correct, by the 1960’s this “rule” became just that, a theory. Cher from Clueless really only mentioned it, Coco Chanel disobeyed it,
and I’m pretty sure that if you ask any modern-day teenager about it, they’ll admit they’ve never heard of it.
Bottom line is that we all just need to wait and see which (or if a) Kardashian rebels against the “rule”.
Say goodbye to the days of carrying your Chihuahua around as an accessory ala Paris Hilton or Britney Spears and hello to animal inspired jewelry.
I recently succumbed to this fad when I purchased (in the same trip) an owl ring as well as a pair of peacock earrings. However, as I started to look in other boutiques, the animal accessories are everywhere.
I’ve included a few affordable options here for those who are interested in adding to their collection:
I’m not a huge fan of Forever 21 for clothes, simply because the quality is never as good as I hope, however, their accessories are fabulous.
When it’s called “costume jewelry,” you must accept the quality as so.
This Cheetah Ring from Forever 21 is the perfect addition to your hand for a night out with the girls. Who’s the cougar now, ladies?
Perfect for date night or a mid-afternoon trip to the grocery store, these
elephant earrings provide the perfect combination of stylish yet simple.
The detail of the animal itself is enough to draw the eye to the ear when wearing these.
These are only available online at UrbanOutfitters so act fast, they are sure not to last.
Last but not least on my animal adventure is a necklace available at one of my very favorite websites, Etsy.com.
If you aren’t familiar with Etsy, I suggest you take most of your afternoon to familiarize yourself with this wonderful community of artists where everything is handmade.
The necklace below is offered by Marolsha in Singapore. The antique style bronze chain holds a petite squirrel and his amber nut. Sure to make you smile when you wear it, the adorable accessory is only $21.50.
I finally realized yesterday that I’m closer to 30 than 20…and boy did it hit me hard.
A leisurely lunch hour left me perusing the likes of Talbots (which should have been a clue in and of itself that I’m getting older). I find myself no longer heading straight to Forever21 or the Junior’s section of major department stores but to Banana Republic and Ann Taylor.
Feeling the need to ‘dress my age’, yesterday I purchased a pair of shorts that I would never be caught dead in if I was three years younger. These in “Nantucket Navy” have now made a home in the shorts drawer of my dresser. Standing in the dressing room I realized, I’m not purchasing “short” shorts anymore, I’m looking for mid-thigh shorts. What has happened?
I immediately went home and threw on a strappy tank and short workout shorts to make me feel young again.