Sunday Brunch

Photos by Molly Miller of A Piece of Toast

Dress: c/o Threadsence; Vest: Old Navy, old (last seen here); Scarf: Club Monaco, old; Booties: Sam Edelman (I am wearing the moss green, but here is the taupe color too); Bag: Christopher Kon; Watch: Michael Kors; Ring: Kendra Scott; Earrings: Gorjana (featured in my OpenSky Collection with the Possessionista!); Spike Pave Cuffs: c/o Bauble Bar; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Nails: Orly “Kiss the Bride”

Over my past 9 years in Dallas, I have learned that Sunday brunches are AN EVENT.  As casual as they sound, (“Oh, lets just go grab something to eat real quick and recap the night prior!) they always turn into a full blown, all out, all afternoon extravaganza.  They are almost, if not more, important than the Saturday night plans 12 hours before.

YOU NEVER KNOW WHO YOU MIGHT BUMP INTO AT SUNDAY BRUNCH.

So what are my essentials for the perfect brunching ensemble?

  • A casual loose-fitting dress that perhaps you thought abut wearing the night before (loose fitting is key…hello, red velvet waffles and chicken fried steak and eggs anyone?)
  • An outerwear layering piece…I love a cargo vest or leather jacket….they give off the vibe of “Oh, I just threw this on in the last minute before I walked out the door.”
  • A printed scarf to jazz things up (and you never know when you might get cold standing outside with your mimosa in hand waiting on the next available table!)
  • The perfect suede bootie (High heels on Sunday? Yes, ladies….they don’t call it “Sunday Best” for nothing!)
  • An oversized carryall tote in the perfect neutral….because who had time to empty out their clutch from the night before?! Plus, its hides all the nonsense that you might need should Sunday brunch turn into “Sunday Funday”
  • Sunglasses, duh (Perfect for hiding the fact that you might’ve stayed out too late on Saturday night!)

What’s your without fail, go-to, easy breezy Sunday brunch look?

xo,

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27 Responses to Sunday Brunch

  1. Chelsea says:

    I love brunch! This is the perfect loose fitting dress and the blue looks AMAZING on you. I hope you had a fabulous brunch and munched on some waffles for me!

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

  2. Christina says:

    Love when Sunday Brunch turns into Sunday Funday :) Thank you for the introduction to Bauble Bar. Made my first purchase today. Obsessed!

  3. Donna says:

    LOVE the booties! I couldn’t agree more with your Sunday Brunch rules!

    http://www.soyouagree.com

  4. Andréa says:

    completely obsessed with this look and how the army green works so well with the color of the dress.

    -Andréa

    ohvadarling.blogspot.com

  5. loving this cobalt blue on you!!!! perfect sunday brunch look. effortlessly chic & relaxed.
    just like a sunday should be :)

    xo. c & v
    cake & valley

  6. LOOOVE the dress:) I adore those bell sleeves. Great post!

    Layered up: http://ishowedupinboots.com

  7. Hannah says:

    Absolutely loving that dress and the color on you!

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

  8. rebekah says:

    This looks amazing on you! I love how you mixed the green and the blue! Brunch is my favorite meal of the day and I always dress cute, although probably not this dressy! You look adorbs!-Rebekah http://www.fashionandafellow.com

  9. daisy says:

    that blue looks amazing on you!

    & Pretty Things

  10. Ashlee says:

    Courtney,
    Love the whole ensemble! Very cute.

    You’re such a fashion inspiration!

    Xo
    Ashlee

  11. Neris says:

    LOVE this look! the booties and the vest are fabulous!

    xoxo,

    Fashion Fractions

  12. Alyssa says:

    Sounds about like NYC brunches….they are always an event! haha

    As always you look fabulous, but I especially love that scarf!

    xo,

    Alyssa
    http://www.runwaychef.com

  13. Amberly says:

    Love the yellow ring!!

  14. Marsha P says:

    Love it all!! and the lipgloss/lipstick is….?? TIA <3

  15. I love this outfit! I love your dress and booties! My go to Sunday brunch outfit is definitely a dress with pumps or boots, I wear scarves a lot too, and a big bag!

    Xo,
    Rachel Ashley
    http://fashionablyliving.com

  16. bex says:

    I. Can’t. Take. How. Cute. You. Are. I’m watching re-runs of Most Eligible (never seen before) and I’m like, who is this adorable girl, rocking the same Forever 21 owl ring (I think) and Kors watch that I have! You are so pretty, stylish and funny. Obviously I’m late on figuring this out, but I’m a big fan, and can’t wait for your new show!!! Xx

  17. Ashley says:

    Do the hippie, hippie shake…

    I love this look. Perfect layers.

    My Sunday brunch go-to is a maxi dress + cropped leather jacket. Game on, Sunday!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.wordpress.com

  18. Lindsay says:

    One of my favorite looks from you lately!! It all works so well! *um, now you’ve got me craving waffles!

  19. Courtney you look gorggg!! That blue dress is so pretty. Love the vest you paired with it- so unexpected!

    XO Jenna
    Demureindiamonds.com

  20. I’m jealous it’s that warm in Texas! Snowing in Chicago now… cute outfit :) blair

  21. Nadine says:

    This outfit is just amazing! I wish I could wear something like that right now – it’s still snowing here in Germany… :) xx, Nadine

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  23. Sara says:

    What lipstick are you wearing?

  24. Lisa says:

    I just wanted to say I just saw you on tv!!! Omg o I love your outfits and I’m soooo jealous, what a great career you have with ths it seems like the bomb diggity of fun n fashion lol koudos to you fr taking a jump! I love the clothes and when I saw the companies mail you their clothes omg really? Lol fun fun fun, I woud love to do this!!! I have been thinking of starting an on line business selling jst jeans! I love jeans and it seems hard to just go buy them, I dont know much bout starting Mabey you could advise?? I want to get whole sale and resale ! I love the high end jeans and im hoping I can even buy some of the brands wholesale?

  25. Lindsey says:

    I just saw “Courtney Loves Dallas” for the first time a few days ago and loved it, so I had to scroll through your blog. I’m so glad I did! Obviously the clothes and styling are great, but I’m specifically happy about this outfit – I’ve had this dress for a year and haven’t had the slightest clue what to do with it until now! So thank you so much for rescuing it from exile in my closet!

  26. katie says:

    what is the style# of raybans that you wear?

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