I’m not sure if it’s because I have some time at home before school starts at the end of September or because pumpkin season is gearing up, but I have been craving brunch lately. Brunch, like Thanksgiving, the other American tradition of overeating and indulgence, requires special attention when getting dressed beforehand. Even if you have learned not to stuff yourself for the sake of stuffing yourself, sometimes when your friend’s red velvet pancakes with cream cheese icing arrive, you need to have a little extra room through the waist.
This dress is perfect for the occasion because of its loose shape, which will effectively hide food babies and allow you to avoid awkwardly undoing your top button under the table. The racerback cut of the straps gives the dress form despite being loose and shows off your shoulders. Furthermore, the print adds detail which is important with such a basic shape. Another alternative would be to add a statement necklace with a solid colored dress, or forgo both design and jewelry for a minimalistic look.
Lastly, as they say, the devil is in the details. I love permanent jewelry, or jewelry that I never have to take off. I usually leave jewelry in all my piercings, and have had the same earrings in for about four months now. Whether or not this Fashionista removes her three gold hoops from her ear, I can’t say, but the simplicity and timelessness of the gold makes this outfit (and all others if she keeps them in!) look more elegant. If you’re not into body modification, or prefer wearing a range of jewelry, try rotating some gold pieces into your collection.
One Simple Change: For a dressier version of this outfit, say when you go from your brunch to a casual date night (don’t blame me for dreaming), add a belt to cinch your waist and pair it with some booties.