Happy Labor Day, everyone! I hope you all have had a great long weekend and maybe having the last of the summer cookouts today. We are having a few friends over tonight to do just that. I have such a busy couple of weeks coming up. I’m heading to Austin tomorrow to celebrate my daughter’s birthday a week early then heading to New York on Sunday for a few days of fashion week. I come back on Wednesday next week and turn around and head to a wedding in Nashville, which brings me to this dress and why leopard print is my favorite color.
Leopard Is The Perfect Color For Fall
September is a hard month for me as far as what to wear because I want to bring out the fall clothes but living in the South nixes that because it’s still so dang hot. I try to at least buy shirts in fall colors that look like what I am supposed to wear (I don’t like wearing summery colors or prints in September). So, being invited to a September wedding in the South is tough because it is still warm. Leopard print is the perfect “color” for fall and for a fall wedding. I think you all have seen me in it several times! One other note about leopard, it looks good with every hair color!
Fuzzi Makes Amazing Dresses For Travel
I saw this leopard dress and immediately knew it was what I was going to wear to the upcoming wedding we are attending. Leopard print is a simple, seasonless and timeless choice, which is why I love it so much and why it is my favorite color. Are you all familiar with the brand Fuzzi? I think most or all of their pieces are made of wrinkle-resistant mesh or lace that’s ready to go, straight from your suitcase to your body.
This dress folds up to nothing and can be dressed up or down depending on what shoe you wear with it making it the perfect dress for travel too. I shot it with my Stuart Weitzman heels, but am going to wear it with this pair for the wedding for a different look. I would also, of course, wear a leather jacket over the dress or a chunky turtleneck sweater and boots with it.
Amazing Mesh Fabrics
Some of the other Fuzzi dresses I love are this leopard patchwork, this floral (which I almost bought), and this fabulous mixed print. Also, Fuzzi has great tops like this leopard and this floral, all made with the same amazing mesh. These are pieces that easily work now and when it gets cooler under a jacket. I am adding a few more dresses for cocktail and weddings below that fit the bill for early fall. Plus, if you are sitting at home today, a few Labor Day sales that you should check out.
GREAT LABOR DAY SALES
MANGO– 50, 60, and 70% off EVERYTHING, plus an extra 10% off with code: 10EXTRA
NEED SUPPLY CO – Up to 70% off original prices
ANTHROPOLOGIE– Extra 50% off sale items
BLOOMINGDALES– Extra 50% off select styles
STAUD– Up to 70% off
J.CREW– Extra 50% off sale prices plus 40% off your purchase with Code: SUNSET
ALALA– Up to 50% off select styles
BAN.DO– Extra 20% off sale items
MACY’S– Various Labor Day deals with code WKND
REVOLVE– Up to 65% off
WAYFAIR– Up to 75% off
BOLL & BRANCH– 20% off all products made in the USA with Code: LABORDAY20
FRAMEBRIDGE– 15% off all orders over $50
BROOKLINEN– Through September 3, all orders under $200 are 10 percent off, and all orders over $200 are 15 percent off
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I hope you all enjoy your day and if you are in the path of Dorian, please be careful and do what you are told to do! I want all of my Florida, Carolinas, and East Coast friends safe! God Bless you all!
Photos: Mary Summers Hafner