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Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Even though the weather is still warm and beautiful, Labor Day is unofficially nicknamed “the last weekend of summer.” Well, we say live this weekend to the fullest! No matter where you are, we hope you enjoy yourselves! 

We Love: Hashtag Lunchbag.

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This week we had the opportunity to help out a charity, Hashtag Lunchbag, a group that brings together volunteers to make lunch for those in need. We were so excited to help! We made over 100 lunches and distributed them to homeless shelters in the city. 

Want to get involved? You can! Hashtag Lunchbag is a nationwide movement, and we encourage you to get a group of friends together to help.

Check out some of the pics from our lunch-making party!

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Lunch tastes so much better when you’re eating it out of a decorated lunchbag! 

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Everything is all packed up and ready to go! We made sure that the lunches contained nutritious and wholesome foods. 

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Each lunchbag had a sticker with a motivational quote. Such a great way to stay positive!

How To: Labor Day Staycation.

Maybe you weren’t able to go on a trip this summer because of a demanding work schedule, or maybe you just never got around to planning one. Either way, it’s Labor Day, and there are no excuses— you need a vacation. It’s a little last minute to start planning a journey to the tropics or roadtrip to the other side of the country, but there’s still plenty of time left to master the art of the staycation. The staycation is the perfect opportunity to get back in touch with yourself, your bff or your significant other. So grab your favorite sidekick, your cutest duffle and a comfy pair of sandals, cause we’re dishing on our staycation secret tips!

 

Booking!

Not sure where to begin? Pick a neighborhood or nearby area that you love and don’t get to as often as you’d like and drop by after work. Go for a quick stroll and keep the Yelp app on your phone close at hand so you can tap into any potential staycation discoveries. Pass a cute hotel by the riverside? Walk right in and book yourself a room for Friday-Sunday. If you don’t have time to go the old-fashioned route and want to book online instead of in person, set a 30 minute timer on your phone and dive headfirst into reviews of local boutique-style hotels, B&Bs and resorts. The phone timer keeps you from getting sucked into the black hole of endless review-reading, and ensures you stay on track and make a prompt choice.

Planning!

So you booked a room— but what to do all weekend? Leisure is the secret to mastering the staycation. Set no expectations, and very few plans (perhaps a dinner reservation at that cute bistro you’ve been dying to try for months). If you’re beachside, plan on reading magazines with a margarita in hand and some refreshing dips in the water; if you’re in the city, leave plenty of time for cafe-hopping and shopping and perhaps a leisurely bike ride through the park.

 

Packing!

Prep your weekend bag with the essentials: your swimsuit, comfy shoes, a slip dress + statement necklace, a mini bottle of champagne to celebrate (and maybe— just maybe— your favorite chocolates to go with). It’s a weekend dedicated entirely to R+R— pack minimally, comfortably, and happily, because once the bag’s in the car, vacation’s officially begun!

 

Doing!

It’s happening— you’ve left work, and you’re on your way. Resist the urge to tap into your phone or go on a Facebook binge. This weekend is about you disconnecting with the hubbub of daily life, and reconnecting with yourself and the things you don’t get to do in the midst of your usual routine. Sometimes it’s hard to disengage from work and come down to Vacationland (and sometimes it’s hard to disengage from Vacationland and come down to work)— so be compassionate towards yourself as do your best to melt into your staycation bliss. Once you get to your happy place, sit back, relax, and enjoy.

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The Weekly Ten.

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1. Have you shopped our Labor Day Sale? Better hop to it — quantities are limited! 

2. You’re about to have a lot more fun making videos on your phone. Use Hyperlapse to make timelapse videos! 

3. Whether you’re in the mood to do a little redecorating or just want a fun DIY project, this pom-pom pillow project is for you. 

4. We were just as shocked as everyone else — Hello Kitty is a little girl, not a cat! 

5. We teamed up with Piperlime to give you a chance to win a $2000 shopping spree. Sound good to you? Enter now!

6. These DIY apple balloons are enough of an excuse to throw a party, right?  

7. Nate Berkus has been killing it with his Target collections, and this next one is no exception. 

8. What’s more classic than a striped ensemble? Pearl accessories

9. Summer is almost over so we can eat carbs now, right? (Kidding). We can’t wait to make this lemony ricotta pasta

10. This outfit is the epitome of minimalist chic. Dainty pendants are the perfect addition! 

Shop Now: Labor Day Sale.

Have you shopped our Labor Day Sale yet? Well, what are you waiting for? This necklace {on Frankie Hearts Fashion} is more than 50% off, and there’s plenty more where that came from. Shop now & hurry… only a few days left and quantities are limited! 

Blogger Style: Weekend Wear.

Ok, it’s official: Amy {of Dallas Wardrobe} is a pro at rocking matching separates… just a few weeks ago we featured Amy in a matching denim ensemble, and now we’re back with another favorite look!

Labor Day Weekend is dubbed “the last weekend of summer”, so we think it’s only appropriate to share this colorful outfit perfect for frolicking around the city. Plus, we love how her earrings pick up on the orange hue in her top and bottom!