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As the summer winds down and kids get ready to go back to school it’s always a sign that Labor Day is right around the corner.  Many people see Labor Day as the last hurrah of the summer, the last chance to get away or have a big party before the end of the warm season. Labor Day always falls on the first Monday in September.  This year it falls on September 5th. Many of you may not know that Labor Day has actually been around since 1882!  It was created in Boston by the Central Labor Union of New York which was the first integrated major trade union.  It became a national holiday in 1894 during Grover Cleveland’s presidency.   Initially the holiday was celebrated with a parade to show the public how strong the labor organizations were.  After that, there was traditionally a festival for the workers and their families.  There are also some strange traditions that revolved around Labor Day, most notably, that it was recognized as the last day that was fashionable for women to wear white, in high society circles.  No one is really sure why that became the custom, possibly symbolizing the end of vacation time, when women tended to wear white because of the heat.  Either way, that tradition has mostly fallen by the wayside, but the other traditions of parades, parties, barbeques, fireworks and fun haven’t gone anywhere.

Get your accessories all lined up, ready for a fun, colorful, long weekend.  If you are looking for a simple way to dress up your picnic attire, try a flashy necklace like this gorgeous hand-blown glass heart pendant.   Or you could opt for a new turquoise cocktail ring.

You could always go with tradition and pair white jewelry with your white outfit on the last appropriate day to wear your favorite white pants.  Then keep rockin’ the white jewelry into winter!  Here are some hot pieces to pair with your fashion blanco. 

White earrings in faux pearl or heart motifs are a perfect choice, as well as solid white labret or monroe studs and white tunnels or tapers.

Whatever outfit you choose, just make sure you don’t lose sight of the point of Labor Day, to relax and enjoy some much needed time off work, so take it easy, will ya?!

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