Brunch every Sunday? Yes, please. I have an obsession with breakfast food and can eat it any time of day. This dates back to years ago in my younger teen years. I actually used to hate eating breakfast, but when my parents first got divorced, my father would pick me up for breakfast every Sunday morning. Sunday was our day and that's when we got to bond the most. As I got older, we still kept this tradition as often as we could. Breakfast started to have a whole new meaning for me, although to be honest, I didn't truly appreciate it until the last few years. When my father passed, many times I would go to the diner by myself on Sunday to have breakfast. Once in awhile, I still do that. I know this little story doesn't have anything to do with my outfit, but breakfast is part of brunch and it just got me thinking about it, so I wanted to share.
I was in an edgy mood when I put this look together and my goal was to do something a little different than my usual. My mom surprised me with this graphic tee, so of course I had to wear it out on Sunday. I liked the idea of pairing it with this blazer vest. [a new favorite piece for summer] I'm pretty sure you will be seeing this vest a few more times over the next couple of months. I thought it was a little unexpected to style these two pieces with a pair of distressed denim shorts. These are definitely short shorts, [who wears short shortssss] so I love that the vest really helped to great a good balance with this outfit. I don't mind showing some leg, but I am not ok with anything hanging out in the back if you know what I mean. The vest was a surefire way to prevent this from happening. I completed the look with these lace up sandals. These were a great addition since they've got some edginess and a somewhat casual feel to them. Then to break up the black, I added in my white bag and a bright pink lip.
It totally feels like Monday to me since we had such a long weekend. I hope that you all enjoyed it! I kept things low key and did a little bit of shopping. It's not every day I find a maxi dress that does not need to be hemmed. Searching for one that fits perfectly in length is definitely a summer struggle, so when I do find one I can't help but get a little excited. :)
Bag: Botkier via Nordstrom Rack / Necklace: Max & Chloe
As much as I love wearing maxi dresses, it's always weird for me to take photos in them. It's not too often that I wear floor length pieces and I guess I just never really know what to do with myself. I love that this one had a little slit though because it made it a bit easier. The slit also added a nice playful and flirty touch to this floral dress. I don't wear pastels as often as I should, which is why I decided to keep the entire look in softer colors. It's so light and perfect for summer.
I've had a few girls ask me where I typically find maxi dresses that fit in length. Truthfully, I don't have any specific stores, I sort of just keep searching until I find the right one. When trying them on, I have a pretty good idea if the dress will work with heels or if it will need to be hemmed. I honestly never hem my clothes because I just don't have the patience for it. So for me if it's too long, I just won't bother buying it. Sometimes I can get very lucky and find one that works with flats too. Love those the most as they offer more styling versatility.
These last few days have been so surreal because my sister just got married on Wednesday night! I posted a few photos on my instagram, in case you want to check them out. It was a small and intimate wedding dinner that turned out so beautiful and amazing. Words can't even begin to express my happiness for her and my new brother. It's been such an emotional and overwhelming last couple of days. I took yesterday off to just literally do absolutely nothing. It felt great! But, I am back today with a new outfit post just in time for Memorial Day weekend.
I wore this on Sunday for a day in the city with my mom. We went to check out the Chanel No.5 exhibit and have brunch. It was lovely! I mentioned in a previous post that I love the combination of printed shorts with a boyfriend blazer. As the temperatures rise, I like to switch out the blazer for a blazer vest. I got this one last year and have worn it more times than I can count. I definitely suggest adding one to your wardrobe as you are able to create numerous combinations with this one piece. It's definitely become a staple for me during the summer months. I especially love white ones as they work so well for the season. These shorts were only $12.95! They have them in a few other prints so I might have to go back and get more. I love the color combo on these and decided to bring the pink out a bit more with these pumps. I've also finally found the perfect white bag! I was in desperate need of a new one and love this style. Some people don't wear white until after Memorial Day, but of course I like to wear it all year round. ;)