I am not in the Marines, but I think that I am adopting one of their pieces of training. It seems like this entire year we have all had to learn to ADAPT AND OVERCOME. There have been plenty of challenges, unexpected situations, and chaotic environments this year, and adapting has become essential. Even the simple act of celebrating Labor Day has become more complicated than in previous years.
Today, a few of my blogger friends, Jo-Lynne and Deborah, and I are taking the time to look at how we will be celebrating Labor Day, and what we will be wearing. A typical Labor Day at our house might include having friends over for swimming and a cookout. We have gone to the lake, the beach, and even the mountains in the past for a long weekend getaway. However, this year I think that we will simply be chilling at home. If Joe plays his cards right, he might get ribs on the grill, which is one of his favorite meals.
No matter how we end up celebrating, I know that I will opt to dress comfortably. My Labor Day style is usually very casual and comfortable. I want to be able to relax, run after the grandchildren, or eat until I am about to bust in comfort. This Twist Tie Tee from Loft is a perfect example of combining comfort with style. This soft tee features the twist-tie that is the ideal way to help create a waist and hide the tummy area! Do you see me over here celebrating??? Plus, the straps are nice and wide, which will hide most bra straps, and when it cools off at night, adding a sweater will be easy because this tee is sleeveless. AND, as a bonus, the red, white, and blue design will be perfect for celebrating Labor Day. I am wearing a medium in this top, and it fits me perfectly.
You might remember the post that I did (here) showing you a lot of the jeans that I bought in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. There was a pair of jeans that I wanted so badly by Frame that I ordered in two sizes to make sure that I would get them before they sold out. Unfortunately, I listened to the website and ordered up, and BOTH sizes were too big for me. Now, they have sold out. I have been on a quest since then to find a “similar” pair of jeans to give me a look that I want. The ripped hem and the cropped length are the two outstanding details that I am looking for in the jeans.
These destructed high-waist flare crop jeans are pretty darn close to the look I am after. These jeans are soft and stretchy, and I love how they fit. They have a higher rise than most of my jeans, and they go above my belly-button an inch or so. That seems to be the trend since several of the jeans that I ordered lately are the same way. I am wearing my usual size 30 (same as a size 10 misses), and the inseam is 27″ long. These do come in curvy and petite sizes also, so I am sure that you can find something to fit you.
These were the jeans that I wanted so badly. What do you think, are the “similar jeans” similar enough? Here are a couple of more ones that I was considering.
Sneakers were never something that I wore before. I prefer heels, wedges, and even loafers over sneakers. If I did wear sneakers, then it was Chuck Taylors, so something that I would consider “fashion” sneakers. I ordered these Crest Vibe Sneakers earlier this spring, and I am now HOOKED! I find myself reaching for this pair of sneakers all of the time. The modern and sleek these sneakers are stylish, and I think the no-tie laces are part of the reason that I love these sneakers so much. I had to size down in these and order an 8 1/2 instead of my usual size 9.
Just because I am dressing casually doesn’t mean that I don’t want to wear my jewelry still. I think that accessories make an outfit. Accessories will take a blah outfit and take it to the next level. I picked jewelry that I consider “casual” and the simple silver-tone hoops will go with dressy looks also. I also added this beautiful multi-strand adjustable beaded necklace. This necklace can be worn short or long, and that gives you a lot of options on how to style this in your wardrobe. I wore this same necklace earlier this week with another outfit that would be great for Labor Day also.
Celebrating Labor Day from the shade of my front porch is something that I am looking forward to. I hope you and your family have a great 3-day weekend and that you enjoy relaxing while watching your hubby grilling the food.
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