labor of love

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Happy Labor Day y’all! I know for a majority of us, Labor Day means one thing: no school/work!! For others the ‘unofficial end of summer’ is associated with the last day to wear white until the following Memorial Day (so not true). That dress code dates back to the 20th century. Today it makes perfect sense for us to still wear white in climates where September temperatures are hardly fall-like. When doing so this season, focus more on fabric choice than color. Even in the dead of winter, the fashionable wear white wools, cashmeres, jeans, and down-filled jackets and hoodies. When you get ready and leave the house you gotta be happy with your choice, so wear what’s appropriate—for the weather, season, and occasion.

Labor Day should really be celebrated more than it is, after all it’s a day to celebrate us– all our hard-work, prosperity, and dedication for the well-being of our country, our families, and ourselves. Our tenacity for the jobs we have is so important. It gets us out of bed in the mornings, carries us through the hours upon hours of work, and keeps us focused on our goals. Which is why you should do what you love, no matter the job.

“When you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.”

I’ve burned that into my brain over the years. If it’s not a labor-of-love, I don’t want it. We should all wake up in the mornings excited to go do what we do and if we aren’t, I hope we have the courage to change that. I know how hard it can be to chase a dream, I am blessed with the opportunity to do so by attending college; one step closer to a news anchor. I know that my hard work now will be so worth it whenever I can use my degree to do what I love everyday, that includes this little blog of mine. I have so many goals and aspirations for it!

I drove to Lubbock, TX for this three-day weekend to visit my boyfriend, Konner, who has recently moved long-distance. He so nicely took these pictures for me and I have to brag on him because he did so good!! We took a trip to Mackenzie Park because, apart from my own namesake, it’s one of the biggest parks in Lubbock and even has a prairie dog farm! We had fun exploring around it and found that within the park is it’s own amusement park called Joyland. It’s always nice adventuring to new places together, and the weather permitted the perfect day to do so.

I wore this Labor Day inspired look because I know I’ll be wearing these cropped, white pants far into the season. I’m usually a mess and so I tend to avoid wearing white pants for that reason, but these are so comfortable and I cannot beat the fit! With it I paired this dark-red blouse I found at Sewn Clothing Gallery, located in Wichita Falls, TX (still available). I fell in love with the cut-out design and bell-sleeved style! I put a simple white cami underneath the blouse and put some gold jewels on top! Including this long Kendra Scott druzy necklace and star-patterned choker- totally festive for celebrating the American working men and women. I finished this look with one of my favorite pairs of mule booties; the beige color goes with almost anything!

As Always,

Ara

White pants: Mother | Blouse: By Together from Sewn Clothing Gallery | Necklace: Kendra Scott | Choker: Charming Charlie’s | Earrings: Kendra Scott ‘Morgan’ | Mule Booties: DV from Target

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