Happy Labor Day

While we all enjoy what most of us consider the last weekend of summer, let us remember why we have a holiday today and take note of all the workers who have helped contribute to the success and prosperity our country now enjoys (despite a few bumps in the road we may experience along the way).

Photo: Margaret Bourke-White/TIME & LIFE Pictures, Jan 01, 1942

Of course for many of us, Labor Day also marks the start of a new school year. While nowadays that means trips to Staples and online shopping, back to school for me will always evoke the style that Ali MacGraw epitomized in Love Story – those classic fall looks that just never grow old.

So whatever Labor Day means to you – have a great one and remember those who have indeed labored for us so we can enjoy this extra last day of summer vacation!!

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21 Responses to Happy Labor Day

  1. pve says:

    You always have a way with words, images, fashion, history and making me really think about how much I love life and work.
    Enjoy your labor day.

  2. What a great reminder and cheers to all those courageous women (and men) who came before us to pave such a (relatively) smooth path for the women of our generation!

  3. You’ve opened my eyes again, thank you to everyone who has made this day possible. On another note I hope life is returning back to normal? for you after the storm…..it’s raining up here….ugh!

  4. I had almost forgotten about Love Story–the preppy look never goes out of style; it just gets better and more classic. Thanks. Mary

  5. Happy Labor Day Stacey! I hope you are enjoying your weekend. Ridgely

  6. Tabitha says:

    Love the Ali McGraw pic, I love her style in that movie too, I just bought a long version of that coat.

  7. Jayne Rogers says:

    So, thank you! for bringing us great posts – always so visual and thought provoking!

  8. My husband is knee deep in wires and cables. He has ripped up his car and is installing some sort of high-fangled sound system. I deliver cold drinks, give back massages, and ooh and aah at all things technical about which I have no clue! Happy Labor Day to you!

  9. I was totally thinking of Rosie the Riveter today too! Hope you’re enjoying Labor Day!

    Chic ‘n Cheap Living

  10. Stitchfork says:

    Enjoy Labor Day Stacey!
    xo Cathy

  11. lauren says:

    i’ve never seen love story… which is a tragedy! i’ll have to put it on my queue! happy labor day. :)

  12. Had to come back a second time and thank you SO MUCH for your incredibly nice comments about Linen Haus and my interview! It really means a lot to me. :):):)

  13. Thanks for the great reminder…makes me want to rent Love Story tonight. One of my all time favorite movies. We are at the lake enjoying this extra day. A cool front came in last night and I am on the screened porch with coffee wrapped in a blanket. Enjoying every minute of it. Have a great day. Mona

  14. happy labor day to you! I hope you’ve recovered from the storm! Lulu singing To Sir with Love is one of my all time favorite movie moments, and Ali McGraw in Love Story? Too good. Enjoy the day!

  15. Happy Labor Day to you, as well! I hope that you have had a wonderful weekend… it’s beginning to feel like Autumn for certain, with the cool, crisp morning and nights… it’s approaching and the thought of cozy coats like the ones that you show is so comforting! I look forward to layers and leaves :)

    xx, Sarah

    p.s thank you so much for the kind comments—you always have the most wonderful things to say…

  16. have not seen Love Story but will one day..it’s on my list..
    and good to remember the reasons for Labor Day and how it got started..
    CNN had a good article on it, btw..

  17. Thank you for a lovely post, it is always good to be reminded of the reason for the holiday. I hope yours provided a bit of relaxation and rejuvenation. :)

  18. I couldn’t have put it more beautifully, q!
    Have a great day too!

  19. designchic says:

    Such a great reminder…hope yours was wonderful!!

  20. Kelly Market says:

    I love Margaret Bourke-White!!! Saw a wonderful exhibit with her pieces many years ago and have been a fan ever since. Hope you had a great holiday weekend Q : ) xx Kelly

  21. Lisa Porter says:

    Ahhh, Oliver Barrett IV & Jennifer Cavilleri. I loved them back then and still do! Boy she had a mouth in that movie! Hope your weekend was wonderful and you are beginning to feel high and dry!
    xo Lisa

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