Brunches don't have to be a Sunday-only kind of thing. Convince one of your closest friends to play hookie and head to your favorite breakfast nook for some bottomless mimosas and red velvet pancakes (yes those are a thing.) And what's better for a three hour catch-up than a fringed plaid skirt paired with a demure pussybow blouse? Play up this vintage skirt's features by pairing it with tassel loafers and a structured city bag, but then add a fun twist to the lady-like look by topping it off with a masculine influenced shearling jacket. Unexpected, but still feminine!
Instead of going to the usual venues, support up-and-coming local artists by scoping out DIY shows in your neighborhood. Usually held in someone's big living room that's decked out in knock-off Persian rugs and fairy lights, you find a spot on a couch and enjoy an evening filled with dreamy songs and raw talent. Sip on beer sold out of someone's bedroom-turned-bar and adjust your vintage dress as you stretch out your legs from your spot on the floor. But since it's now fall make sure to layer up your boho dresses with faux fur coats and wide brimmed hats (preferably in autumnal shades). To give your flower-child look some edge, pair it with sleek captoe over-the-knee boots, sophisticated leather and cableknit gloves, and a bold, classic watch for good measure.
- Barnaby Jack 60's mini dress (only $34!)
- New Old Fashion Vintage fur stole/ capelette
- Zara xl leather boot with patent cap
- Zara leather bag with rigid handle
- Mango leather long gloves
- Urban Outfitters Daniel Wellington Sheffield watch
Sometimes a gal has to pretend she's on the streets of New Orleans as she's trying to ignore the icy gusts of Midwest winds blowing through her city blocks. And the best way to do that is to call a time-out in the middle of your afternoon and order a box of powdered beignets and a small cup of coffee with chicory. It'll be so delicious that you won't even care about the powder sugar that's getting all over your overalls. Speaking of which, take a deconstructed pair of overalls and play with contrasts by pairing them with a metallic peplum and a rich velvet blazer. The mix of casual and evening will make for a playful look, and then balance out the warring elements by throwing in some neutral pieces, like suede booties and a cross-body bag, both in fall colors.
- Height of vintage bronze peplum top (only $26)
- Lucy Blue Vintage olive green velvet jacket (only $34)
- Zara ripped denim dungarees
- Aldo Hassick booties
- Mango double compartment bag
Add a fun twist to your date by not just suggesting to get drinks- suggest to get slushies. The newest trend this fall is for bars to add shaved ice to their classics, so enjoy the medley of ginger beer, lime, and vodka in Icee form. And such a playful date calls for such a playful outfit. Experiment with boyish elements in your look by pairing classic drawstring trousers with a sweet bow neck blouse, and then top it all off with a masculine vintage blazer and clunky Chelsea boots. It'll be both feminine and boyish, and it'll definitely have your date smiling all sorts of smiles from across the table. (Because, duh, you're a babe.)
- Bottle Blonde Vintage Buffalo plaid blazer (only $35!)
- Zara drawstring trousers
- Mango bow neck shirt
- Topshop Absolutely Chelsea boots
- Moorea Seal Higchlere hat
- Zara croc leather bucket bag