To many, Labor Day is a great opportunity to spend some time with family and friends. To retailers, it means sales, markdowns and clearance! Many have already started marking down their summer items to make room for Fall merchandise. But Labor Day is the OFFICIAL sounding bell for the end of summer fashion. So, if you are planning a shopping trip, be on the lookout for some great deals like this cute frock that I found at one of my favorite little shops AddieRose.


When I saw it I fell in love with the print but I was skeptical that the style would be a good fit. I mean…I never thought I could wear a midi length dress. However, since the bustier style top is fitted, it totally balanced out the fullness of the skirt.

IMG_7805It was the perfect look for a baby shower I attended with my darling mother (seriously she is the best) and it was the perfect price too! Psst…it was only $10. Knowing that I wasn’t going to wear it for very much longer, the price seemed reasonable. A strategized purchase for sure.


However, great deals can sometimes be deceiving so make sure you are shopping with STRATEGY. Try not to impulse buy just because it is cheap. Ask yourself:

Do I have somewhere to wear it?

Do I already own something to pair this with?

Is it worth the price?

If you can answer yes to all of these questions then go ahead, make the purchase!

End of the summer sales can be a great time to pick up a couple of staple items too. Here are a couple of items that you can hunt for this weekend!

White denim. Since I am giving you the green light to wear white denim all year round, if you can find some…grab them! They will most likely be heavily marked down. (yay!)



Colorful dresses. Many dresses can be converted from Summer to Fall by adding a jacket, vest or boot. Look for dresses made from a dressier material like polyester or a silk blend. Stay away from cotton and jersey which has a tendency to look super summery.


T-shirts. I LOVE a great t-shirt. The same with dresses, colorful t-shirts can be transformed into a Fall layering piece by adding a neutral boyfriend cardigan or blazer. Add a heavier piece of jewelry and you are set!

Or you could just grab a few of the t-shirts that I swear by at Old Navy.

Many boutiques will be trying to clear out their inventory to make room for Fall, so make sure to check them out. Also, Nordstrom is doing a summer clearance event that might be worth checking out.


Happy Holiday weekend!