Sunday, August 29, 2021

Labor Day is on the way!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  Labor Day is coming up soon
so happy holiday to those of you who celebrate
I hope everyone enjoys these last few weeks of summer
In the US, Labor Day is a holiday set aside to honor and celebrate 
the contributions of essential workers 
Many heartfelt thanks to all of those who have been keeping
the country running during the past very difficult year and a half

I chose denim for my outfits in this week's post-
 it seems so fitting for the holiday
 Did you know that Levi Strauss invented blue jeans way back in 1873?
 Back then, denim was chosen for it's toughness and  durability for work wear
and it still endures as a favorite today, with greatly expanded uses
That's what I call staying power! 

My first outfit this week is a light wash denim dress 
with a lot of nice western style details: A pointed yolk,
  flapped chest pockets and faux pearl snaps down the front
Sort of a work shirt only longer, and adapted for casual wear

All-American red and blue for the Labor Day holiday

I love this unusual red vinyl 1960's vintage handle bag
It has great hardware and details, and a bold design

 For accessories, I chose a red neck tie and reptile embossed belt

Simple silver tone jewelry for this outfit:
A link open cuff bracelet and faceted dome stud earrings

Reptile print low stacked heel booties to finish the look

My next outfit is a soft, light wash denim shirt
worn under a vintage 1980's jumper dress
The dress has a weskit vest style  bodice and a dropped waist,
with big wooden buttons and a self fabric belt
I have had this dress for several years
and was lucky to find it at a vintage shop with the belt intact

The photo below was taken while caught off guard with the self timer
but doesn't it look like a 1980's catalog pose? lol

Carrying my Dooney and Bourke mini saddle bag

Accessorizing with a blue and ivory lace print hair scarf,
a two tone wrap bracelet and gold tone wreath earrings

Camel tan kitten heel buckle detail d'orsay pumps
to finish the outfit

This is the same vintage jumper dress
 styling differently, back in the summer of 2019 

Festive fruit bowl 🍓🍒 color coordinated for snacks
In a few weeks summer fruit fresh from the farmer's market
will be gone until next year-sigh 

Hope everyone has a great week!


Lovely said...

What amazing inspirations for Labor Day outfits! Love these looks!

Mica said...

These are such lovely outfits and you wear denim well - I really love that denim dress on you with the pops of red :)

Hope your week is going well.

Away From The Blue

Laura B said...

I really like that white sheath dress you wore 2 ways! All of these outfits are so cute on you!

Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom said...

I def. will miss the freshness of fruit soon! I love that denim jacket and the pops of red you added. The snakeskin booties add a nice little bit of texture, too!