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White After Labor Day

September 1, 2017
I can’t believe it is already September.  Don’t we end up saying the same thing every year…where does the time go?  How can it be September already?  Didn’t summer just fly by?  It seems the older I get, the faster time goes by.  A little ironic I suppose.  Time just stood still when I was younger, waiting patiently for a much anticipated sleepover or holiday.  But now I can literally blink and a month has disappeared.  
Transitioning into the point of this blog post, as I’m sure you’re thinking geez lady, get on with it already!…What is your opinion on wearing white after Labor Day?  Growing up in the South, it was a huge faux pax to be seen in white at any time between Sept and March.  However, I have noticed over the past few years that those rules have seemed to fade.  Maybe it’s because I live in the midwest now and they don’t seem to have such strict fashion guidelines.  Or, maybe it’s the norm everywhere nowadays?  
I’ve talked about my love for navy and white before, but I wanted to share some more fun pieces in anticipation of being able to wear them past this weekend 😉  We also have a little beachy vacay coming up, so I will definitely be able to wear white there without hesitation!

This has been such a fun top for the summer.  I have dressed it up for a night out with the girls, and also worn it more casually with some shorts.  It’s lightweight and breezy, and currently marked down to $11.60!  I love these pants because they are wide leg and very flowy.  I am 5’6″ and they are the perfect length on me with flats or a short heel.  This is such a fun look without being too fussy!  Pants are true to size, and I’m wearing a small in the shirt.  I’d say if you have a large chest, the shirt is true to size, otherwise size down.  

I snagged this cute ruffle sleeve embroidered top recently and it’s also currently on clearance!  It’s marked down to $16.99, and you can get an extra 25% off with code DEALS37 for Labor Day weekend.  Grab it now before it’s gone!  (I’m wearing a small)  It’s so cute and would transition well into fall.  It’s a great length for a front tuck or you could leave it out.  If you feel funny about wearing white jeans, this top would pair well with regular jeans, or even colored denim…olive and orange are two colors that would be stunning!

This skirt is easy to throw on and allows you to feel slightly more pulled together, but still feels like you are wearing loungewear!  I love the wrap around detail and the bow in the front.  It would also be cute to wear as a swimsuit coverup!  I love that it’s higher in the front because I don’t feel like I am tripping over it while chasing after little ones.

If you need a little something extra on your shoulders for those cooler mornings/evenings, this little cropped cocoon sweater is perfect for layering.  Mine is old, but here’s a similar one.

I posted this on social media, but I know that not everyone has social media accounts.  The end of August marks the 1 year anniversary of Midwestern Mama!  I just wanted to say a HUGE thanks to everyone out there who reads my blog and supports me!  I have loved trying to learn about the blogging world and I have so much I still want to figure out.  Thanks for hanging in there with me and holding my hand along the way!  
Niki French

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  • AH September 1, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    I'm not a fashionista or a trendsetter by any means. I go more for comfort and function than style but I would think touches of white in an outfit whether it's a top, hat or jewelry piece would be fine. I might not go for an all white outfit unless as you said was at the beach. That's just me though. I know the faux pax you are referring to. I think it also depends on what you pair the white with.

  • Midwestern Mama September 1, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    I agree that some white is fine past Labor Day! I think maybe wearing white pants would be pushing it, but some white things are totally acceptable. And then there's "winter white", which is actually more of a cream, and it's more common in the cooler months!

  • AH September 4, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    Yes, I probably wouldn't wear white pants or jeans or maybe full dress past Labor Day but I think smaller white or cream pieces would be ok like tops, a white top under a darker jacket or white detailing on dark top or maybe scarf or hat.

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