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Let’s Do Brunch

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We often hear in movies, “Let’s do brunch,” but do people actually call or text one another and say it? I mean really, if you’ve waited that long to eat breakfast shouldn’t you just wait officially until lunch. Or just eat your lunch and just let it be breakfast food, but still call it lunch. We don’t call a late lunch “linner”, do we? I don’t know, maybe I’m thinking too hard into this for no reason. Regardless of what time you go to get food you should always look fab!

I like to encourage my clients to step out of their comfort zones and try something different, whether it’s a vibrant pattern on clothing, colors they tend to run away from, or just a lip shade that they “think” looks bad on them. We never truly know how we like something until we try it and when we try it, we never know how we like something until we style it.

Every piece of clothing deserves to be styled in it’s own right so you can see it’s full potential. For example, this cute, inexpensive Old Navy hat was calling my name. Now remember, I NEVER wear hats— like EVER, but I decided to take my own advice and try something new.

I wanted my outfit to be centered around my hat, so I knew that the rest of what I wore had to simple enough to not overshadow my hat, but stylish enough to stand alone without the hat. I literally put together about thirty combinations of outfits before I decided on this. I know you’re probably wondering, “she can’t be serious, why thirty outfits?” See, I was attending an event that was centered around brunch and it didn’t have a clear dress code, so I had to keep everything in mind on top of STILL wanting to wear this hat.

It wasn’t easy, but I made it happen. The key to building your outfit around your statement accessories (anything you want to be the main focus) is taking it one piece at a time. First start off with the accessory and the shoes. Once you decide on the shoes then you pick the perfect blouse, t-shirt, button-up, or whatever your top will be. Then pick your bottoms. Your bottoms will always be the easiest because when in doubt, wear jeans. You may be asking, “why should I focus on the shoes before the top?”. That’s because you need to know what shoes you’re working with, before you build a whole outfit. If you don’t have the shoes to match then you’re out of luck or you’re going to look tacky with a bomb outfit and trash shoes–hate to be blunt but it’s facts.

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The Limited Top | American Apparel Leggings | Aldo Wood Block Heels | Aldo Bag | Old Navy Hat | Anne Klein Watch

6 Comments
  • Yasheika
    Posted at 09:20h, 26 October Reply

    I love this outfit

  • Pam
    Posted at 05:23h, 27 October Reply

    great look! I love how you started off with accessories and shoes first! I usually do it the other way around 😛
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

    • Raven | Simple Sassy Sultry
      Posted at 20:03h, 27 October Reply

      Thanks Pam!! As long as you’re looking good and the outfit ties together, it’s no biggie on where you start; it’s how you END.

  • Zuma Ayriyan
    Posted at 22:08h, 27 October Reply

    Well I guess 31st outfit attempt is a charm! The hat is adorable, and paired with the neutral colors and pop of red with the purse, the look is perfect for brunch!
    -Zuma
    http://www.splashofteal.com

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