Necessity is the Mother of Chambray

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If you pack an overnight bag with plans to sleep at a friend’s house and then go to brunch in the morning, it’s important to remember appropriate undergarments. Because if you pack a thin cotton dress and no bra, you might end up sporting a different look than the one you were going for.

But if you find yourself in a braless situation, your best bet is to beg a friend for a chambray to tie over your top half. Even if it doesn’t quite fit , you might be able to pull off that effortlessly casual, I-meant-to-wear-a-shirt-that’s-too-big-for-me brunching look.

Of course, all of this is totally hypothetical and has nothing to do with what I’m wearing here.

Bracelet* // Shoes // similar Clutch (on sale)

*This bracelet was gifted to me by House of Gemmes. It’s great for small-wristed ladies like myself! Get 25% off your purchase at House of Gemmes by entering the code REALLIFE25 at checkout.

Twirl-Worthy

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Unlike normal people who go to brunch on Sunday, Sarah the lame law student (that’s me) usually stays home and studies all weekend.

But when one of my best college friends says, “hey, I’m leaving for China in a month,” I have to take a break to brunch and shop. And brunch and shop we did. Those red velvet pancakes were way better than the bagel I would have had at home.

As someone who doesn’t have a lot of brunch experience, I didn’t know the dress code, but I figured it was a good time to wear this new dress (which I put on my spring shopping list). It’s too chilly to bare my arms yet, so I wore it as a skirt. When I tried it on, I was really excited about how great it is for twirling. Obviously that’s an important quality in a dress because of all the twirling I do.

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See? Twirling. Goes perfectly with brunching.

Dress // similar Shirt // Sunglasses // similar Sandals