The Brunch Club

Alright, show of hands – who’s ready for the weekend? What’s that? Everyone is?

I know this will come as no surprise, but I absolutely live for the weekends. It’s the only time I get to dress like my truest self. You know, stop raiding Barry Manilow’s wardrobe and instead smear a bunch of black shit under my eyes? Oh and the layers. Can’t forget to wear ALL of the layers (some call a thermal, a flannel, a jacket, a scarf, and an overcoat overkill. Me? I call it Saturday morning #AlwaysCold). Well guys, I’ve got great news – we’re almost there! It’s time to count down the hours until we can break out and run free. So, huddle up with your Saturday squad (the brain, the athlete, the basket case, the princess, the criminal…) and start making plans! Get loud (real loud… like, ruckus levels of loud), get crazy, dance a little… Mess with the bull and get the horns! (just don’t tape Larry Lester’s buns together, okay?) Me? Oh, I’ll be alone, dancin’ you know it, baby… (so, won’t you come see about me?)

Denim jacket: Old Navy

Black jeans: American Eagle

Black flat booties: Old Navy (similar)

Gray tank top: Target (similar)

Brown matte round sunglasses: Target


Chic Happens

Animal prints are nice, floral is swell, but for me few things compare to a good graphic print. Stripes, polka dots, checks, I love ‘em all. Know what I love more than a good graphic print? Two good graphic prints, duh! And as far as I’m concerned, the starker the contrast, the better. Give me black, give me white and I am a happy, happy camper. While I’m obviously no stranger to mixing spots and stripes, this particular incarnation feels especially fresh to me. Maybe it’s the easy, breezy flow of the blouse/pleated midi combo. Maybe it’s the marvelous balance between the black of the shirt and the white of the skirt. Or maybe, juuuuuust maybe, it’s the fact that this outfit makes me feel like I could leave work and hop a plane to Paris? I mean, a girl can dream can’t she?

Polka Dot Blouse: Target (similar, check in stores)

Striped pleated midi skirt: Target

Red tassel flats: J Crew Factory (similar)

Sunglasses: Charming Charlie

Earrings: Target

Handbag: Target