Cheers to the “end of summer” and all of the 2018 Labor Day sales happening over the holiday weekend.
I have to say, while the sunflower gets a lot of attention in the summer – I think black-eyed Susans deserve more appreciation.
For whatever reason, they’re one of the first things that come to mind when I think of summer and so it couldn’t be more fitting to celebrate Labor Day (aka, the “end of summer”) by showing them a little love. When I took these pictures I wanted them to capture the “summer vibes” I’ve been feeling in my heart and they work so perfectly, don’t they? Here’s to Black-eyed Susans!
Saying Goodbye to Summer
As we enter Labor Day weekend, I of course find myself AMAZED at just how quickly the summer months have flown by. Then again, given that it’s been scorching hot well into October here in Cincinnati – I don’t think I’ll have to be hanging up my summer clothes and swimsuits any time soon.
Nonetheless, it’s still sad to approach Labor Day and feel like we’re saying “goodbye” to summer. All the schools are now back in session and those long days of sunshine are getting shorter and shorter. When it gets dark later, it’s so nice to feel like you’re able to actually enjoy the sunshine after putting in a day of work.
This summer, I’ve loved getting off work, hitting the gym and still having time to take a dip in the pool. It’s so nice to be able to enjoy a nice balance between productivity and relaxation.
Don’t you wish we could enjoy the slower, more relaxed pace of summer the rest of the year?
That would be the dream! But, instead, we’re entering ‘back to reality’ mode and the fast-paced bustle of everyday life will continue once again. *womp womp*
Hello 2018 Labor Day Sales
On a POSITIVE note, there ARE 2018 Labor Day sales happening this weekend. So we can all enjoy a little shopping to distract from the pain of having to say goodbye to summer.
Even better news? A lot of the sales are already happening! As in…no need to wait around till the weekend itself to catch a good deal.
If you’re in a shopping mood, listed below you’ll find fashion and beauty sales in celebration of Labor Day. I grant you permission to treat yourself! xo
2018 Labor Day Sales – Fashion
ASOS: At ASOS, it’s a bit of a weird one – and you can tell they’re not American because their “Labor Day Sale” runs Aug. 27 – Aug. 30. Labor Day is Sept. 3 but…whatever. Enjoy 20% off EVERYTHING with the code DAYOFF.
Bebe: Thursday through Labor Day, Bebe is offering an EXTRA 50% off all of their sale styles.
Betsey Johnson: 35% off plus Free Shipping (with some exclusions)! Use code WEEKEND at checkout, ends 9/3.
Dolce Vita: Through September 5, Dolce Vita is offering an additional 20% off sale and final sale items with the code ENJOY20.
French Connection: A brand I’ve had fun rediscovering this year is French Connection. Through Aug. 31, save 25% off of regular-priced dresses and 10% off all sale dresses with the code DRESSMEFC.
GUESS: Whether you’re shopping for back-to-school or just to build your fall wardrobe, GUESS has 30% off full-priced styles with the code DEAL30. Also, free shipping on orders of $150 or more.
Halston Heritage: Through Labor Day, Halston Heritage has 20% off site-wide with the code DAYOFF.
J.Crew: Dunno about you, but I’ve been falling back in love with J.Crew this year. For Labor Day weekend, they have 40% off your entire purchase – including new arrivals – and an extra 50% off sale items with the code BIGSALE.
J.Crew Factory: One upping standard J.Crew, the Factory has 50% off everything and an additional 20% off sale with the code SALEAWAY!
John Hardy: For Labor Day, John Hardy is hosting a 5-day flash sale. Shop styles at up to 70% off through Sept. 3.
Matisse Footwear: In the mood for a little shoe shopping? Enjoy 20% off orders of $125+ with the code LABORDAY20 at Matisse Footwear!
ModCloth: Just in time for fall, ModCloth is offering a sweater deal! Buy 2 and get 30% off sweaters through Sept. 10.
Nina Shoes: Do you have an occasion coming up? Nina Shoes has 30% off site-wide through Labor Day and it’s the perfect opportunity to shop for a new pair!
Nordstrom: Today through September 10, Nordstrom is running a Summer Sale with styles up to 40% off.
Rebecca Taylor: Rebecca Taylor Summer Sale | Take an Extra 40% Off Sale Styles w/code: SUNSET18 | Shop Now!
Sam Edelman: It’s end-of-summer sale time at Sam Edelman with 50% off of ALMOST everything with the code BUYSummer20. Sale runs through Sept. 4.
Talbots: This Labor Day, Talbots is already looking ahead to FALL! Shop new, full-priced styles at 25% off Aug. 28 – Sept. 3.
Timex: Through Sept. 4, Timex has 20% off select women’s and men’s styles with the code SUNNY20.
True Religion: For Labor Day weekend, True Religion has 40% off nearly everything…including tons of tops, cardigans and yes..jeans!
Velvet by Graham & Spencer: Through September 4, enjoy an EXTRA 40% off all sale items with the code 40VELVETVIP.
Veronica Beard: Take an extra 15% off dozens of darling sale styles at Veronica Beard with the code FINAL15.
Wildfox Couture: Labor Day Sale at Wildfox! Take an Extra 30% off sale styles with the code: SaleAway!
2018 Labor Day Sales – Makeup and Skincare
Clarins: In celebration of Labor Day, Clarins has a selection of products at 30% off and orders of $100+ will receive a free 8-piece gift set. Use code: GETAWAY18 at checkout!
Clinique: At Bloomingdale’s, Clinique has a great “Gift with Purchase” opportunity. Receive a free 7-piece gifts with any $28+ Clinique purchase. Offer runs through September 11!
ELF Cosmetics: Thursday and Friday, ELF has 50% off site-wide on orders of $30+ AND free shipping on orders of $25 or more.
Laura Geller Beauty: Laura Geller Beauty is hosting an end-of-summer sale with up to 50% off select beauty bits.
Ole Henriksen: Receive a free 5-piece Labor Day gifts with any order of $50 at Ole Henriksen with the code LABORYAY.
Pat McGrath Labs: If you’re a fan of Pat McGrath, shop away with free shipping on ALL domestic orders. (That’s right, give yourself permission to get one of her gorgeous new matte lipsticks.)
Philosophy: Not entirely a Labor Day sale, but great nonetheless if you’re a fan of Philosophy. Through Aug. 31, buy 2 and get 20% off and buy 3 to get 30% off with the code: stockup.
Wet n Wild: Through September 4, Wet n Wild has a major Labor Day celebration happening with 30% off site-wide! (No code needed)
Happy Labor Day!
I’m wishing all my fellow dreamers a wonderful Labor Day!! On this holiday, all of us should grant ourselves permission to relax, indulge and disconnect from all the stresses of every day life. Cheers to that!!
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