After the boys of summer have gone.

Labor weekend is traditionally the ‘end’ of summer – though we get at least another month of summer-like weather.  Having said that we have woken up this morning to torrential rain – the garden is a mud pit – so much for our pool plans today.  Hey ho, we’ve still had a fun packed weekend to say farewell to summer with a bang.

On Friday I caught up with a friend for lunch who I haven’t seen for probably eight years or so.  We used to work together, then she moved to D.C. to study law.  It was great fun to see where the years have taken us and we talked and talked as you can imagine!  I can’t wait to make it a regular lunch date.

Blue Zara harem trousers


Trousers – Zara harems (old) // Shoes – Zara // T-shirt – Gap (old) // Scarf – J.Crew (old) // Bag – Boden clutch

Saturday started early.  Every year on Labor weekend the weirdest people flock to Atlanta.  I have a strange affinity for these weird folk.  They are the Dragoncon delegates.  Downtown Atlanta becomes populated by Klingons, wookiees and stormtroopers for the weekend.  Fantastic fun.

Hugh wasn’t that impressed by the early start:

Dragoncon 1

Darth Vader must have heard about the Death Star – he looked a little dejected.

Dragoncon 2


I didn’t get a full outfit image that day – I assure you I didn’t dress up – though I’m tempted for next year:)  I wore the same as here though – the grey Asos t-shirt dress – with my Golden Goose sneakers (similar here).



On Saturday evening we went out for a wonderful dinner with friends.  It was a long, lovely, indulgent evening with lots of great conversation.  To commemorate Labor weekend I wore all white.





Boots – Canvas Rag & Bone Newbury boots // Shorts – Zara skort // T-shirt – AllSaints vest (old) // Jacket – Zara (old)

These days Poppy and Hugh can’t resist getting involved in the photo taking – budding bloggers I tell you – though Hugh ain’t that impressed by his sister trying to steal the limelight:)



Last night we headed to the Braves game.  It’s such a fun thing to do with the children now they can sit through nine innings.  The music, the games, the food all take precedent over the actual baseball game – a good thing really as we lost.  Poppy is now an expert at gaining enough attention to get us on the big screen with the FanCam – twice last night!  I really need to make more of an effort for Braves games with the amount of exposure she is getting us!  We were even lucky enough to have a free post game concert with Big & Rich.  Baseball really is the best value when it comes to family entertainment – fours hours of relaxation and fun for $10 each!



Top – Boden Breton // Shorts – J.Crew (old) // Sneakers – Converse (old)

So today we may have to change plans – the rain is still falling.  I fancy a good movie day curled up with my gorgeous family – sounds good to me.


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  1. Sounds like you had a fab weekend celebrating Labor Weekend Joanna, you’re looking as gorgeous as ever & I may just have to steal your style seeing as I’ve also just invested in the skort! x

      • They are quite high but with the block heel and padded footbed they are really comfy – I can walk miles in mine – but now you have 2 pairs of Dickers on their way you’ll be fine:) xx

    • I see you’re wearing the black on today – me too!!:) I love them – you better get the pinstripe one too:)

  2. You look fantastic in the skort with the ankle boots. Such a great look for you with your fab legs. x

    • Thank you Mhairi! It’s one of my favorite looks and easiest to put together in the summer – I’m a big fan of shorts and boots – though I need to get back on the spin bike soon! x

  3. Love the Braves outfit. So simple and easy to wear.

    And Poppy, she’s got a bit of a VB one leg infront and turned to the side pose going on there hasn’t she? She’s adorable.

    • Never sure about stripes on me – they definitely emphasize my lumps and bumps! Yep Poppy is a pro…she just got some Ash copies from Target and has been parading around the house ‘looking cool’:)

    • They’re stealing my thunder aren’t they:) Did you notice they both put their necklaces on too:) The boots are fab – there’s no denying it – I think they are my all time favorites. xx

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