The End of Summer

Labor day has officially come and gone which signals the end of summer is near. While the end of summer can be bitter-sweet, I’ll still be soaking up every last-minute left. The cooler weather that September brings is always a welcome change from our hot scorching summer months in Texas. September is the month I look forward to all summer! For one thing, my birthday always falls around Labor Day Weekend, and it also means we are that much closer to fall.

The End of Summer on Waketon Road Blog wearing a Rebecca Taylor LWD

The End of Summer on Waketon Road Blog wearing a Rebecca Taylor LWD

The rule that we have to put our whites away after Labor Day is a rule I am always going to break. I think that is true for most people. White is a year round color and should never be limited to one season! But, while white is always a great color, the little white dress is a true summer staple. Every year when the temperatures heat up, the LWD’s start popping up everywhere. I wear them all summer and for all occasions (more in this post). As the end of summer approaches and the stores start to move towards fall I start scooping up next years crop of airy, white dresses on sale!

The End of Summer on Waketon Road Blog wearing a Rebecca Taylor LWD

The End of Summer on Waketon Road Blog wearing a Rebecca Taylor LWD

I am a firm believer that if you buy quality and take care of it, it will last you a long time. I love to invest in good pieces that are classic and I’ll be able to wear year after year. This Rebecca Taylor dress is one of those pieces. It’s well-made, flattering and will be in style for many summers to come. I snatched up this beauty on sale (more sizes here) with plenty of time still left to wear it. It will be great paired with boots and my jean jacket this fall, too.

The End of Summer on Waketon Road Blog wearing a Rebecca Taylor LWD

The End of Summer on Waketon Road Blog wearing a Rebecca Taylor LWD

Rebecca Taylor is one of my favorite designers because of the feminine but modern designs. You can always find pieces that will make your heart flutter. I am also loving this sweet shirt dress with rose details.

The End of Summer on Waketon Road Blog wearing a Rebecca Taylor LWD

The End of Summer on Waketon Road Blog wearing a Rebecca Taylor LWD

With fall right around the corner, I am so excited to break out the scarves. I am such a scarf person. I have way too many (is there such a thing?!). It is still too warm to wear them around my neck right now, so I add a silk scarf to my handbag for a pop of color.

The End of Summer on Waketon Road Blog wearing a Rebecca Taylor LWD

The End of Summer on Waketon Road Blog wearing a Rebecca Taylor LWD

I hope you all had a great Labor Day last week. Do you still plan to wear your whites now that the end of summer is here? Thanks for stopping by! xo Bryn

Shop the Look:

Dress: Rebecca Taylor, Bag: Old Navy (similar), Shoes: Michael Kors (similar), Scarf: Ann Taylor (similar), Sunglasses: Illesteva

34 thoughts on “The End of Summer

  1. Deasy Noel

    This dress is so swoon-worthy! I absolutely love it and you’re right, it will be wearable for so many more summers. Overall love these photos <3

    http://www.deasynoel.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you! I am glad you love the post! xo Bryn

  2. Amy Arnold

    I am obsessed with this dress! I can see it being a timeless investment piece like you said. I love how you paired it with cognac.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you so much Amy Ann! I will definitely wear out this dress! xo Bryn

  3. Elise

    I love this dress!! It is so beautiful. I love how you styled it!

    xx, Elise
    http://www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you Elise! I really appreciate that! xo Bryn

  4. Chloe of beyond blessed

    Seriously adore this dress! And I could not agree more- I tend to buy quality items over quantity. Although, I do love a good steal! 😉

    Also, any tips on sizing for this dress? Can’t decide which size I would be…

    http://beyondblessedblog.com/

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thanks Chloe! Me too, I’m a quality person but even better when the quality is on sale! I went up a size because I wasn’t sure, but I think I could have stayed TTS. It’s a little big! I would say stay with your normal size! xo Bryn

  5. Victoria

    How people can only wear white in the summer is beyond me! I couldn’t put all my treasured whites away for so long! I love the scarf on your bag, it adds such a cute element to the look!

    xx Victoria
    http://www.strungingold.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      I completely agree, I have so many white pieces that I use all year long! xo Bryn

  6. tamara

    Fashion are so silly, don’t you think so??!

    This white dress is the perfect farewell for summer! You looks absolutely stunning!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you so much Tamara! And yes, fashion rules can be really strange! xo Bryn

  7. tamara

    Fashion are so silly, don’t you think so??!

    This white dress is the perfect farewell for summer! You looks absolutely stunning!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  8. Emily

    I totally agree with you…white is totally fine after Labor Day. Love this dress on you…Rebecca Taylor is one of my fave brands too…love the feminine details 🙂

    -Emily
    https://baublesandthreads.wordpress.com/

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thanks Emily! The feminine details are definitely what draws me to RT… all of the pieces are gorgeous! xo Bryn

  9. Alecia Mariana

    Loving this outfit! Those shoes are perfection!

    xx,

    Alecia – La Joie de Vivre

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thanks Alecia! They are oldies but goodies! 🙂 xo Bryn

  10. Mademoiselle Coconath

    Love this dress! You look gorgeous!
    xx
    Mademoiselle Coconath
    http://mllecoconath.com

  11. Mademoiselle Coconath

    Love this dress! You look gorgeous!
    xx
    Mademoiselle Coconath
    http://mllecoconath.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you so much! xo Bryn

  12. Lisa

    So, so beautiful! I love Rebecca Taylor as well! And yes, I love wearing white ALL YEAR LONG! I just need to invest in some new white jeans 🙂

    PS: My birthday always falls around Labor Day as well, so I LOVE, LOVE September!!

    Lisa
    http://www.theeverydayelevated.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thanks Lisa, well Happy Birthday to you! White jeans are always hard for me, I love them but I always have a hard time finding the perfect pair! xo Bryn

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you Hanna! xo bryn

  13. Tyler

    I so agree about Labor Day–white dresses like these are too gorgeous to be put away before the warmth leaves the air.

    x, Tyler | http://tinymisstyler.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Good! I’m glad you agree! I’ll still be wearing this for a while! xo Bryn

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thanks Kathryn! Hope you’re having a great week! xo Bryn

  14. The Modern Alice

    Love everything about this dress. It’s so elegant and romantic! <3

    The Modern Alice || http://www.themodernalice.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you so much! It does feel super romantic! I love it! xo Bryn

  15. Jen

    Pretty neutral look, Bryn! The little white dress is a summer staple and I agree with investing in quality and breaking the wearing white after Labor Day rule. But I’m looking forward to blanket scarf and sweater weather and everything fall! Hope you had a nice birthday. xx

    Jen | affecionada

  16. Taryn

    Obsessed with this entire look! You look great!

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you Taryn! So glad you like the look! xo Bryn

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