What To Wear To A Birthday Brunch
What do you wear to a birthday brunch on a snowy and cold day? How about a buffalo plaid jacket worn as a blouse, long pants and snugly ankle boots?
This was my outfit of the day as I made my way to a special birthday brunch hosted by my friend, Sharon, with these lovely ladies attending. How wonderful it was to spend time with these women eating delicious foods, laughing and talking. We all worked together for many years and they definitely made me feel much more positive about turning 60 in a few days! Yes, I'm changing decades! More to come on my thoughts about turning 60 in an upcoming post!
Sharon was kind enough to snap a photo that included me. You can see the yummy quiche, salad and nut breads that we enjoyed.
Getting back to the buffalo plaid...this top is billed as a "jacket" but to me it is a very soft and cozy blouse and that is how I intend to wear it. It is quality made by Peck and Peck and I found it, where else, at Stein Mart! This top is a bit pricier, to me, but you can feel the quality when you put it on and I did have a coupon for 20% off. The fabric feels slightly quilted but is not over warm, just luscious and cozy. I actually added a long sleeve scoop neck pullover underneath for extra warmth. It was blowing snow here today and the high was only in the 30's so a little extra warmth was needed! Another nice feature to this jacket/blouse is that the buttons are hidden giving a smooth look. And, yes, Cassie photo bombed this shot! She is still a bit sore that Garden was in the last post and she wasn't!
The pants, by Rafaella Comfort, fit almost like leggings although not as tight as leggings would be. They taper in the leg and work well with an ankle boot like I have on here. They also have a faux leather band on the closed pocket which gives a touch of elegance. The material is a soft ponte knit which feels substantial in the cold. I know I will be wearing both of these pieces frequently.
Although a longer necklace would work well with this top, I chose, instead, a chunkier look gold link necklace with pearls. It fit under the collar nicely and gave just a bit of bling to the look.
How is your week going? Are you looking for warm and cozy clothing to wear? Is there snow where you live? How do you like the buffalo plaid look that is so popular right now? Do take a moment and leave a comment. I love hearing from you!
Until Next Time,