Dress Well: Sunday Brunch

Anthropologie dress (old), Ivanka Trump heels, J. Crew bracelet, J. Crew bangles, Coach sunglasses (similar)

I’m about to blow your mind – what I’m wearing in these pictures is a dress. I know, I know. Two or three years ago Anthropologie went through a period where they sold a bunch of dresses that looked like shirts tucked into skirts, and I bought as many as I could (remember this one?). These dresses make me look like I’m really good at pairing shirts and skirts, when actually all I have to do is throw on one item. The less thinking I have to do, the better. Which was why this dress was an obvious choice to bring on my trip to Houston this past weekend – I couldn’t pass up a chance to wear it given that it never gets warm enough in San Francisco to bring it out and it ended up being a no-brainer outfit for brunch at the country club. The stretchy waistband let me eat two full helpings of food from the brunch buffet as well as a slice of red velvet cake. When it comes to buffets, you have to dress with intention.

Also, this dress gives me an excellent opportunity to introduce you guys to my collection of bizarre tanlines. I know; you’re welcome. Two ill-fated sunscreen-less (except for my face!) rooftop reading outings have left me looking like I’m always wearing yoga crops and a tank top. And I’m about four shades darker on my front than my back, so that’s an attractive look too…let this be a warning – exposing your skin to the sun for the first time in a year while wearing workout clothes has very bad consequences!

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These past few days have left me feeling like the luckiest girl in the world. After a sweet sendoff from my coworkers on Friday, I got to spend two whole days in the company of my wonderful friends and family, celebrating the wedding of one of my very best friends from college. The entire wedding was beautiful, the dancing was a blast, the cake was delicious, and I miss everyone I saw there already. Things have been a bit crazy since departing Texas - my husband and I landed in Oakland last night at 10:30, then had to deal with a flat tire on our car (!!!), and I woke up this morning at 6AM to go to my introductory CrossFit class. Whew. Luckily, I don’t start my new job until next week, so I’ll be bumming around town, taking naps and eating ice cream for the next five days! Life could be worse, right?

Whether you’re bumming around town like me, going to work like usual, or finishing up at school, I hope you have a wonderful week!