How are you spending your Labor Day?

Optimized-P1050731I 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


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Celebrating an American Worker, Joan Rivers


Joan Rivers

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.

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Summer’s last hurrah

IMGP1083What 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


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