I took myself out today as the sun was high in the sky and the humidity was low with a soft breeze filling the air; favorite book in hand, I prepared to read – on this last unofficial day of summer. The feeling was relaxing and warming. I thought to myself, ‘does it get better than this?‘
How are you spending your Labor Day? Like me, are you squeezing in the last bit of summer sun – wearing a favorite outfit?
I hope you, too, are celebrating in your own way. Happy Labor Day!
Dress, belt – Talbots; shoes – Prabal Gurung for Target
Joan Rivers – Photo Credit: Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Michigan Avenue
Labor Day is the day to honor the American working man, but I must take a moment to celebrate America’s hardest working woman, Joan Rivers. After a medical procedure, Joan Rivers remains in critical condition at Mount Sinai hospital, and today, I am thinking of Joan.
I have been a Joan Rivers admirer for a while; I followed her career, and have been inspired by her resiliency. When she lost everything, and started a new design career with QVC, I followed her (I own a signature Joan Rivers bumble bee pin). And as she worked her way back, I followed her, watching her on E’s “Fashion Police.” But it wasn’t until last year, when Joan Rivers turned 80, and I watched the touching documentary, A Piece of Work, that I had a real peek at the hard-working woman who is Joan Rivers (which I documented, here). I learned that Joan Rivers never stops. She is always working. She never gives up. And she loves her family and friends and takes care of them.
I am thinking of Joan Rivers on this Labor Day. Her family is prayerful, as am I.
What will you be doing on this last official day of summer? Running your toes through the sand, or relaxing by the pool, or swimming in the lake? I witnessed a wonderful moment of a man sitting on his porch swing – doing absolutely nothing except taking it all in. And I? I will be treating myself to a movie matinée, which is my favorite thing to do. It always feels just a little indulgent during the daytime. I look forward to seeing Woody Allen’s new movie, Blue Jasmine – I hear it’s very good.
I am wearing my white jeans because it’s okay to wear white all-year round and fashion is about making your own rules.
Wishing you a happy Labor Day!
Photos by Alexandra