Saturday’s are for Brunch

Saturday’s are for Brunch

Hi everyone!

I hope you had a fun and restful Memorial Day Weekend, but that you also respected and remembered what this day is about: honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. It’s okay to barbecue, hang out, and have fun, but to do it all with an air of respect for those who make these kinds of days possible for us! To any of my readers out there with family members who have sacrificed in the military-thank you for the sacrifices YOU make as well.


I spent Saturday at brunch with some friends from my department at school. I think truly the only way to get through graduate school is day drinking on the weekend every once in a while! Haha but we sipped mimosas, ate delicious food made from Pinterest recipes, and took the time relax and hang out. It was great!


The party happened at an apartment clubhouse that has a pool, but I wore this white crocheted dress because I ALWAYS get cold in air conditioned buildings in the summer! Anyone else spend all summer toting a cardigan around for when you go inside? That’s me. It was the perfect choice and I love this look.


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I have seriously worn this tassel necklace from Francesca’s with everything since I bought it! Best $10 I’ve spent in a while (I got them on sale). I like that it is all gold so it goes with everything.

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I brought my favorite Vera Bradley beach bag along for swimming, and of course my monogrammed towel! Gotta have it lol. My best friend’s mom made me these embroidered towels for a wedding shower-how talented is she?

I’ve seen so many adorable pom-pom and tasseled beach bag this year, but I use mine so rarely that I can’t really justify buying a new one. Instead, I linked some here for you to peruse-shop vicariously for me!

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I have to say, my favorite this about this dress is the pom-pom hem!


Love these details!


Maybe you’ve seen these sheos and sunglasses before-oh yeah because I wear them everyday! Target always has the best basics!


Outfit Detail:

Dress: Lilly Pulitzer, old. Similar pom-pom hemlines can be found here (pricey!), here (pricey!) and here (reasonable).

Bag: Vera Bradley. Here are the ones I’m eyeing at Target! (here and here).

Shoes: Sam & Libby for Target, here

Necklace: Francesca’s, here.

Sunglasses: Target, here.


Hope you all have a fantastic Monday off!




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16 thought on “Saturday’s are for Brunch”

  1. Nicole Leffew May 30, 2016 at 9:35 amEditReply

    Love the details on the dress! Super cute! Xo

  2. Liz May 30, 2016 at 1:40 pmEditReply

    Love your white dress and monogrammed beach towel! I need one of those!

  3. Heather May 30, 2016 at 2:42 pmEditReply

    Great outfit! I also carry around a cardigan everywhere I go…as much as I love air conditioning, it can make you freeze!!! Glad you are giving yourself some much needed down time, it’s important to do in order to keep sane in Grad school!

  4. Jesd May 30, 2016 at 3:08 pmEditReply

    You look Fabulous! That dress is perfect on you!!
    PS. I’m so glad you brought up the real reason of Memorial Day, I feel so many people forget and their sacrafice is not something to be taken for granted! .

  5. Anna May 30, 2016 at 4:55 pmEditReply

    Such a lovely summer look. I love all things white as they are classic, stylish and timeless. You look adorable! And I need a nice straw tote like that in my life!

  6. Stephani May 31, 2016 at 12:33 pmEditReply

    The dress is so cute! And what a fun summer bag!

  7. Ashley Elliott May 31, 2016 at 9:06 pmEditReply

    This dress is adorable on you!!! I loved the simple accessories you added to the outfit!!! Super cute girlfriend!!! xoxo

  8. Abby June 1, 2016 at 8:46 pmEditReply

    How adorable is this outfit? I really love that white dress and the tote is a lot of fun!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

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