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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 In my opinion, I think this rule is outdated.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]

Well, this post is 5 days late. So, you will get two fits this week!!!

I absolutely love my jean jacket. It can bring any outfit to life! A good jean jacket is a must have! Now, I’ve never worn this color before, but I’m glad that I did. I received a bunch of compliments about how the color compliments my skin tone, and I must agree. I’d definitely like to add more of this color to my closet. I truly believe that leopard print is just like black and white. It is an extremely versatile print and can be accented with just about any color!

Jean Jacket: Thrifted

Yellow Dress: New York and Company

Leopard Wedges: Burlington Coat Factory

Earrings: Charlotte Russe

Bracelet & Ring – Gift

Week 8: Insanity & WW

8/26-9/1

Note(s): The RNC and Hurricane/TS Isaac are on it’s their way this week. So, this will be a crazy week for Insanity and Weight Watchers! Previous servings of Chicken Sausage have been 1/2 serving. Also, I don’t know what it is, but the day after I do Plyo, I am extremely hungry. I guess that workout really jump starts my metabolism.

Day 46: (Insanity Day Off): Body most certainly needed a rest, as usual. Thank goodness!

Breakfast: Egg White Cheese Omelet, Toast (2), 1/3 serving of Olive Oil Butter, 1 Serving of Chicken Sausage (to finish it off)

Lunch: Sliced Chicken Sandwich

Dinner: Turkey Chili, 1/2 Serving of White Rice, 1/2 Serving of Reduced Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Snacks: Apple Crisp Granola & Cherries

Beverages: Tea, Coffee & Water

Day 46: (Fit Test & Max Interval Circuit): Alright, so I put forth so much effort in the Fit Test that when it came to the Circuit workout, I was tired. It took me until the second circuit to get it right. I hate that the Fit Test is put before a more difficult workout. Although, it took me until the second circuit to get my rhythm, I know my body still got a good workout.

Breakfast: Egg White Sandwich with Cheese & Turkey Sausage

Lunch: Smart Ones Broccoli and Cheddar Roasted Potatoes

Dinner: Turkey Chili, 1/2 Serving of White Rice, 1/2 Serving of Reduced Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Snacks: Peanut Butter Crackers, Banana & Cherries

Beverages: Tea & Water

Day 47: (Max Interval Plyo): After yesterday’s charades, I thought this was going to be a bad workout. However, it was great! Lately, I’ve been focusing more on my core, and today was no different.

Breakfast: Egg White Sandwich with Cheese & Turkey Sausage

Lunch: Smart Ones Fettuccine Alfredo

Dinner: Turkey Chili, 1/2 Serving of White Rice, 1/2 Serving of Reduced Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Snacks: Peanut Butter Crackers, Banana & Cherries

Beverages: Tea & Water

Unfortunately, I was unable to complete this week’s workouts. The roof caved in at work. I worked 12 hours on Wednesday and 13 on Thursday. I did not do my Insanity workout from 8/29-9/4 (This info will be noted in the next update as well), and I did not stick to my diet during those dates either. I will be picking back up tomorrow. I am going to make up the workouts that I missed and I’ve been thinking about adding an additional workout. I do feel bad about not completing Insanity on time, but it’s life. Things happen.

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