NYC style blogger wearing a gingham pinafore dress over a black turtleneck with red bag, tall red boots and hat for 30 Dresses
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Sunday Brunch

I hope your fall and winter have lots of brunch plans coming up.  During this time of year, seeing friends can always feel so pressured.  Should we have a holiday party? Should we be doing something holiday-festive like going to see the Nutcracker or Rockettes?  Maybe we should just get pancakes and Bloody Marys. Yes, let’s do that. And while the urge to arrive in pajamas that pass as clothing will always be there, I actually really prefer a dress for brunch, especially one that’s comfortable (read: feels like a nightgown, looks like I’m put-together).

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1901

Checkered Pinafore Dress (similar HERE and HERE)

THREE DOTS

Turtleneck (similar HERE)

BANANA REPUBLIC

Coat (old, similar styles HEREHERE and HERE)

MANGO

Flap Cross-Body Bag (similar HERE)

BRIXTON

Audrey Wool Felt Beret (similar beret HERE)

ZARA

High Heeled Leather Boot (similar HERE and HERE)

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NYC style blogger in gingham dress sits at a french bistro cafe in red boots and a beret hat
NYC style blogger wearing a gingham pinafore dress over a black turtleneck with red bag, green coat and black beret hat
Mary Orton style blogger in New York City wears gingham dress with turtleneck and red accessories

For brunch today, I’ve styled 1901’s Checkered Pinafore Dress (it’s under $100!) with a black turtleneck underneath and an olive green military-esque jacket on top. A burgundy bag and knee high boots feel spot-on for the season and also maybe like I’m about to embark on some sort of mystery adventure.  

 

1901

Checkered Pinafore Dress (similar HERE and HERE)


THREE DOTS

Turtleneck (similar HERE)

ZARA

High Heeled Leather Boot (similar HERE and HERE)

 

Here’s the secret sauce: I love hats for brunch.  First of all, they are v cute.  Second of all, they hide bed head. Do you feel like waking up on a Sunday morning and going full round-brush-blow-dry?  Me neither. Tuck your folicular secrets into an adorable hat that you might not have a reason to wear during the week. Weekends are hats’ time to thrive.  Don’t leave them locked in your closet.

 

BRIXTON

Audrey Wool Felt Beret (similar beret HERE)

BANANA REPUBLIC

Coat (old, similar styles HEREHERE and HERE)

NYC Mary Orton style blogger wearing a gingham pinafore dress over a black turtleneck with red bag, green coat and black beret
NYC style blogger wearing a gingham pinafore dress over a black turtleneck and green coat

An adorable pinafore dress or one of the super cute sweater dresses below is the casual but cute brunchtime winner.  Not only do you arrive looking IG Story-ready (everyone does it, it’s fine), but you’re also 100% ready for wherever post-brunch plans take you.  Leaf peeping, holiday shopping, bar hopping, whatever—let’s go.

 

MANGO

Flap Cross-Body Bag (similar HERE)

NYC style blogger Mary Orton sitting at a cafe in black and white gingham dress, black turtleneck and beret hat
NYC style blogger wearing a gingham pinafore dress over a black turtleneck with red bag, red boots, green coat and black beret

NYC style blogger wearing a gingham pinafore dress over a black turtleneck with red bag, tall red boots, coat and hat
NYC style blogger wearing a gingham pinafore dress over a black turtleneck with red bag, tall red boots, coat and hat for fall season
NYC style blogger wearing a gingham pinafore dress over a black turtleneck with red bag and coat in hand
NYC style blogger wearing a gingham pinafore dress over a black turtleneck with red bag, tall red boots and hat holding her coat
NYC style blogger wearing a gingham pinafore dress over a black turtleneck with red boots sitting at bistro cafe

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