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White After Labor Day?

It never fails. Every year the discussion about wearing white after Labor Day comes up.

White is considered a “summer” color and since Labor Day marks the official end of the summer season, wearing white after that day is frowned upon by some. In my opinion, I think this rule is outdated. I’ve lived in Florida all my life, and sometimes we experience summer-like weather year-round. We don’t really get to experience seasons like other parts of the country. With that said, I think wearing white after Labor Day is fine, as long as it’s done in moderation. I wouldn’t recommend wearing all-white or throwing an all-white party, but I think when paired with a fall color or any color that doesn’t look summery, it is acceptable.

After visiting different fashion-related websites and blogs, I’ve noticed that a lot of people share the same sentiments. I think the No White After Labor Day Rule was or is something held on to by the older generations. I can’t lie though, the thought of committing a fashion crime definitely resonates when choosing to wear white after Labor Day.  However, the times have changed, and so have the rules that limit people from expressing themselves fashionably. Now, if you are hesitant about wearing white after Labor Day, try wearing colors that resemble the color, like pearl, off-white, or ivory. Wearing colors that resemble white may alleviate the uncertainty you have about committing a fashion crime.

I’ve expressed my opinion on this old rule, but I’d like to know what you think. Is wearing white after Labor Day a no-no?

FOW (Late #2)

I know I was supposed to post this last week, but I wasn’t able to because I was travelling. The outfits I wore during my travels will be used in upcoming FOWs.

I am in no way a fan of the Kardashians, but Sears was having a great sale. I actually bought 2 pair of the Kardashian wide leg dress pants, one in black (see below) and the other in dark red. What I like best about this outfit is how everything flows, even my wild hair. I could have added a bright accent color, but I didn’t want to divert too much attention away from the sheer blouse. The blouse is the statement piece, so  I downplayed my pants and accessories.

Outfit Breakdown

Sheer Print Blouse: New York & Company

Kardashian Black Wide Leg Pants: Sears

Jessica Simpson Peep Toe Wedges: Online site

Purse: Thrifted

Earrings & Bracelet: Body Shop

Ring: Wet Seal

Fit of the Week (FOW)

For those who know me, it is a known fact that I have a shoe fetish! I LOVE shoes!!! My favorite style is the wedge heel. For me, they are the most comfortable and are a lot easier to walk in. So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’ve been dying to wear the wedges featured in the picture below. I have been looking for an orange pair of wedges, and I am too happy that I finally found what I was looking for. This particular color can be worn in the spring, summer and fall. I don’t think this is a winter color, but to each his or her own. These wedges have a mustard sole that can be seen at the peep-hole. I really like the color mustard, so that was definitely an added bonus. I love this outfit because I am completely comfortable, and it captures my personality.

Outfit Breakdown:

Blouse: Thrifted

Pants: Marshalls

Elle Wedges: Kohl’s

Earrings: Charlotte Russe

Watch Bracelet: International Flea Market

Ring: My Mom!

Essie & China Glaze: Tribal Style

As the summer is coming to an end, fall colors are starting to seep through. I’ve noticed that plum, maroon and similar colors are starting to hit store shelves, especially in H&M. So, I decided to embrace the transition into the fall season with my  nail colors. The plum color is by Essie and is called Bahama Mama and the yellow color, Sun Worshiper,  is by China Glaze.

I love this combination. The yellow offsets, yet compliments the plum. My inspiration for this is the tribal prints that I’ve been seeing. Some tribal print styles embrace colors that offset yet compliment each other.

Now, I am looking for something else to inspire my next paint job. What inspires your nail colors?

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