An Afternoon In Harlem

Earlier this week, I wrote about Vinateria and their brunch menu (if you missed that post, click here). Now it's all about brunch fashion. Depending on my mood, I will either go casual or dress it up. The nice weather called for a dress, so I went ahead and pulled out the latest from my go to brand Eloquii. 

When I first saw the Block Print Fit & Flare dress, I just knew it would be the perfect brunch dress. Dressing up can be a chore, and even though I want to keep it cute, I do not want to feel constricted. Fit & flare dresses for me are a great go to. You can still look fabulous, but not have to worry about wearing tons of shapewear (I know when I am enjoying a meal, there is nothing worse than tight shapewear and a full belly). Fit & Flare dresses hide a lot of sins, so when it comes to keeping it easy- especially now that summer is coming, I will throw on a dress like this and I am out the door. What I love about this dress is the colorful 60's inspired print. It grabs your attention and all you need is a great shoe and bag, and you are ready to enjoy your day. 

For my accessories, I went with the Irenee block heel from Steve Madden. This is a great shoe to have ladies. It comes in a myriad of colors, and the heel is perfect to wear all day. I have two pairs of these shoes, and they easily can dress up a simple outfit without sacrificing comfort. My purse is an oldie but goodie from Aldo that is no longer available, but I suggest checking out their site because they have a lot of fun new purses for Spring. 

While my brunch look was full on girly, Leigh-Ann went with the classic shirtdress with a fun twist. This season, menswear inspired items with fun embellishment and embroidery are huge this season. Leigh-Ann went with Embroidered Shirtdress from Eloquii. She loved the dress and the ease of wear. For her, she needs pieces that can be worn on the weekends as well as to the office. With this dress, she can swap the sandals with pumps and add a blazer. For details, definitely head to her blog Gasparillo Junction

Leigh-Ann and I had a blast at brunch. It was a great day for walking around and taking pictures. We also found another restaurant we want to try, so definitely stay tuned for the next installment of Food Meets Fashion.