Labor Day Linen

We know many offices reinstate formal work attire post-Labor Day, which is only one week from today! So in honor of summer casual dress codes, we have decided to pursue a week of casual outfit posts. We want to end summer 2010 with the sweet memory of relaxed and comfortable style!

This outfit is by and large the most comfortable one I own. I know I’ve sung the praises of this easy-to-wear combination before, but this blows it out of the water. The top is a very light cotton – it’s so much softer than my other casual tees. I am now on a quest to replace all of my “regular” t-shirts with ones made from whatever kind of special cotton this is.

Whether I’m working or weekending, I’m always looking for ways to keep my hair out of my face. I love wearing it down, but when it won’t stay in place it drives me up the wazoo. I’m sure that pet peeve stems from a childhood filled with tight pony tails, always-trimmed bangs and a mother who frequently insisted: “keep that hair out of your face!” Haha, thanks Mom. So this headband was the perfect addition to the ensemble because I wanted to wear my hair down without it blowing into my eyes… and it adds a touch of hippie flair.

Please excuse my poorly executed pedicure. Ahem… onto my point: As much as I love how these shoes look, they are completely impractical. I would never wear them out to anything that involved a substantial amount of walking (which pretty much encompasses everything in this city), but in the back of my mind I’ve always thought they’d be perfect for a day spent lounging at the pool. Due to my lack of pool-going, they’re often held hostage in my closet. Every once in a while I do manage to take them for a stroll, but mainly because I support the No Shoe Left Behind Act. No pair of shoes should be abandoned in my closet, not even the most impractical, complexly tied, tassle-swinging ones.

Lindsay’s Look:

Top: Urban Outfitters, $54

Headband: Gift from Mom

Necklace: Gift

Linen Pants: Free People, $20

Shoes: c/o Nicole Miller

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3 responses to “Labor Day Linen

  1. I agree – soft cottons are so key! I’m jealous that your office allows casual pre-labour day wear – at my office, it’s been quite the formal summer.

    Becca

    • Hey Becca! I wouldn’t be allowed to wear this particular outfit at my office…. Meredith and I just thought it would be a fun idea to feature casual attire the week before Labor Day. Pre-Labor Day, we’re allowed to wear capris, open-toed shoes, etc. and the men don’t have to wear formal suits and ties. I would wear this top with a chic pencil skirt, though – even post-Labor Day 🙂

  2. Hey!! Saw that you were going to the blogger event on Sept 10th! I will be there as well and pretty excited that I just discovered your blog 🙂 Now a new follower with bloglovin!

    xo Lynzy
    http://fromskirtstoskillets.blogspot.com

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