So It's September

Monday, September 5, 2016 4:30 AM

This is a sponsored post provided by Tobi; all opinions are my own

Happy Labor Day! 

So here we are the 5th day of September.  I have always had a love hate relationship with September, and here's why:

(let's start with cons because I like to end on a positive note)


1. I know that Summer technically doesn't end until the end of the month, but let's be honest, by all intents and purposes Summer ends when kids go back to school.  No more beach days and staying up late. Boo.

2. It is the beginning of the end. From here on in, it will only get darker and colder. The countdown has begun until next Memorial Day

3. The days are already noticeably shorter, so I feel the need to hibernate and go to sleep at 6:30 PM

Hey, only three cons... not so bad!


1. IT'S MY BIRTHDAY MONTH!!  Since my 20th Birthday (which I am convinced I had a midlife crisis trying to find the meaning of life) I have not been too psyched about the passing years.  That being said, to combat the birthday blues, I try and celebrate the whole month. I have an anything goes attitude.  I buy myself things I normally wouldn't, and indulge and rationalize a slightly more as well. This birthday is a BIG one, so who knows what the month will bring.

2. It is less humid and slightly cooler.  Better sleeping weather, and WAY better blow drying weather. 

3. Change in season brings change in wardrobe. As much as I love sandals and Summer dresses, I always look forward to boots and layers.  Fall may be my favorite fashion season. You can accessorize the hell out of it. 

4. Road trips.  I spend every waking weekend at a beach during the Summer, so when that comes to an end I like to catch up with my friends that aren't at the beach. Almost every Fall since one of my besties moved away from Boston to New Jersey I try to make it down to see her. Usually New York and other fun weekend adventures fall in there as well. 

5. Apple and pumpkin picking.  While I detest all things pumpkin spice, one of my favorite things to do is go apple or pumpkin picking with my son and family. A tradition we have had since we began having children. 

6. Football.  Ok, ok, for any of you who really know me, you are probably thinking that someone else is typing this.  I have up until about two years ago hated all things sports. My sister and I share the same sentiment. She refers to the NESN Sports channel as Never Ending Sports Nightmare.  That being said, I have a son and a while back he began to get very interested in football. This is his first year playing jr. football.  He loves it, and it should make for an interesting Fall.

7. The changing leaves.  Make no mistake, I loathe when the leaves fall and everything is bare, but when they change to wonderful hues of red, orange and gold, it it simply beautiful! 

YEAH, my pros list more than doubles my cons list! 

Another fantastic dress from Tobi. I love a comfy sweatshirt dress. Perfect for this time of year.  What I especially like about this one, is the pointed hem.  Just a slightly different detail to set it apart from other sweatshirt dresses. I styled it a little sporty this time around, but it could for sure be styled with heels and a bomber.

 What are your favorite things about September?

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  1. I love your outfit, not many women can wear grey and still look amazing! But you definitely can!

    love, Eva

  2. This is such a cute outfit! Happy early birthday!

    xo, Christina

  3. Another cute dress!!! The humitidy going away is a reason to celebrate!!! I'll be so glad to have a good hair day again! Happy Birthday month!

  4. What a cute dress, I love how you paired it with sneakers for the weekend! I'm with you completely on your pro/con list. I dread the days getting shorter... I can't stay up very late as it is already!!
    Shea |

  5. I agree with all the cons, but love all of the pros too! Always so sad to say goodbye to summer...I had a sad feeling all weekend! :(


  6. I'm so glad to see only 3 cons! Aside from your birthday month (yay!!), I'm so excited with the change of wardrobe and road trips like you. You look so gorgeous in that grey dress babe! Have an epic September! xx

  7. Adorable look and photos, love it!

  8. Such a cute outfit, happy September!

  9. Fabulous dress! Looks good both with sneakers in sporty style, and with high heels in business style. Like your look!
    Paris dresses

  10. Great dress! Love how you've styled it with your sneakers!

    As for September, I'd have to say that much as I hate saying goodbye to August, what makes it a bit easier is the (usually) incredibly beautiful weather here in the Midwest at this time of year. Wish it could stay this way year round :)

    Happy Birthday!


  11. Loving the slit in this dress. It adds so much interest! So great with your tied jacket. I personally love fall, so I am excited! I do hate seeing the long days come to an end.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  12. Yay for birthday months, babe! :) Whoo! And loving this Tobi look- so cute!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  13. Hurray for your birthday this month! Go indulge in yourself! That dress is so cute on you! Love a casual dress like this!

  14. Yay for your birthday month!! Love this dress on you and the sexy slit!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  15. Love this look, Elise! The slit and asymmetrical hem are beautiful details!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  16. I love this sweatshirt dress on you, and it looks great with the sneakers! Fall is my favorite season, but I don't love how it starts to get dark so early. That's probably my only con.

  17. Love your outfit and happy birthday! I also have a love hate relationship with September. Since I am a teacher, it means the end of summer vacation and back to school. I definitely miss the lazy vacation days of summer!


  18. this dress looks fabulous on you and happy birthday month!

    cute & little

  19. Nice dress ;)
    Mónica Sors

  20. Well Happy Birthday month Elise and yeay it will be a big one this year. Good luck to your son with the new school year and football. I love all the reasons you like Fall, some of which are the same for me: the Fall fashion and the fall colors and leaves. Love this pointy knit gray dress. Do stop by tomorrow and linkup gorgeous lady. Thanks and Happy September!

  21. Cute! I love the hem! So unique!

  22. This dress looks so cute on you! I am definitely sad about the shorter days but I love fall!

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