Sunday Brunch

Photos by Molly Miller of A Piece of Toast

Dress: c/o Threadsence; Vest: Old Navy, old (last seen here); Scarf: Club Monaco, old; Booties: Sam Edelman (I am wearing the moss green, but here is the taupe color too); Bag: Christopher Kon; Watch: Michael Kors; Ring: Kendra Scott; Earrings: Gorjana (featured in my OpenSky Collection with the Possessionista!); Spike Pave Cuffs: c/o Bauble Bar; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Nails: Orly “Kiss the Bride”

Over my past 9 years in Dallas, I have learned that Sunday brunches are AN EVENT.  As casual as they sound, (“Oh, lets just go grab something to eat real quick and recap the night prior!) they always turn into a full blown, all out, all afternoon extravaganza.  They are almost, if not more, important than the Saturday night plans 12 hours before.


So what are my essentials for the perfect brunching ensemble?

  • A casual loose-fitting dress that perhaps you thought abut wearing the night before (loose fitting is key…hello, red velvet waffles and chicken fried steak and eggs anyone?)
  • An outerwear layering piece…I love a cargo vest or leather jacket….they give off the vibe of “Oh, I just threw this on in the last minute before I walked out the door.”
  • A printed scarf to jazz things up (and you never know when you might get cold standing outside with your mimosa in hand waiting on the next available table!)
  • The perfect suede bootie (High heels on Sunday? Yes, ladies….they don’t call it “Sunday Best” for nothing!)
  • An oversized carryall tote in the perfect neutral….because who had time to empty out their clutch from the night before?! Plus, its hides all the nonsense that you might need should Sunday brunch turn into “Sunday Funday”
  • Sunglasses, duh (Perfect for hiding the fact that you might’ve stayed out too late on Saturday night!)

What’s your without fail, go-to, easy breezy Sunday brunch look?


  • Chelsea

    I love brunch! This is the perfect loose fitting dress and the blue looks AMAZING on you. I hope you had a fabulous brunch and munched on some waffles for me!

    Chelsea & The City

  • Christina

    Love when Sunday Brunch turns into Sunday Funday 🙂 Thank you for the introduction to Bauble Bar. Made my first purchase today. Obsessed!

  • Donna

    LOVE the booties! I couldn’t agree more with your Sunday Brunch rules!

  • Andréa

    completely obsessed with this look and how the army green works so well with the color of the dress.


  • cake & valley

    loving this cobalt blue on you!!!! perfect sunday brunch look. effortlessly chic & relaxed.
    just like a sunday should be 🙂

    xo. c & v
    cake & valley

  • I Showed Up In Boots

    LOOOVE the dress:) I adore those bell sleeves. Great post!

    Layered up:

  • Hannah

    Absolutely loving that dress and the color on you!

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

  • rebekah

    This looks amazing on you! I love how you mixed the green and the blue! Brunch is my favorite meal of the day and I always dress cute, although probably not this dressy! You look adorbs!-Rebekah

  • daisy

    that blue looks amazing on you!

    & Pretty Things

  • Ashlee

    Love the whole ensemble! Very cute.

    You’re such a fashion inspiration!


  • Neris

    LOVE this look! the booties and the vest are fabulous!


    Fashion Fractions

  • Alyssa

    Sounds about like NYC brunches….they are always an event! haha

    As always you look fabulous, but I especially love that scarf!



  • Amberly

    Love the yellow ring!!

  • Marsha P

    Love it all!! and the lipgloss/lipstick is….?? TIA <3

  • Rachel Ashley

    I love this outfit! I love your dress and booties! My go to Sunday brunch outfit is definitely a dress with pumps or boots, I wear scarves a lot too, and a big bag!

    Rachel Ashley

  • bex

    I. Can’t. Take. How. Cute. You. Are. I’m watching re-runs of Most Eligible (never seen before) and I’m like, who is this adorable girl, rocking the same Forever 21 owl ring (I think) and Kors watch that I have! You are so pretty, stylish and funny. Obviously I’m late on figuring this out, but I’m a big fan, and can’t wait for your new show!!! Xx

  • Ashley

    Do the hippie, hippie shake…

    I love this look. Perfect layers.

    My Sunday brunch go-to is a maxi dress + cropped leather jacket. Game on, Sunday!


  • Lindsay

    One of my favorite looks from you lately!! It all works so well! *um, now you’ve got me craving waffles!

  • Jenna @ Demure in Diamonds

    Courtney you look gorggg!! That blue dress is so pretty. Love the vest you paired with it- so unexpected!

    XO Jenna

  • Blair @ design that inspires

    I’m jealous it’s that warm in Texas! Snowing in Chicago now… cute outfit 🙂 blair

  • Nadine

    This outfit is just amazing! I wish I could wear something like that right now – it’s still snowing here in Germany… 🙂 xx, Nadine

  • Thrifted and Modern

    This outfit is GORG! Love it all! Check out our blog and shop our store!

  • Sara

    What lipstick are you wearing?

  • Lisa

    I just wanted to say I just saw you on tv!!! Omg o I love your outfits and I’m soooo jealous, what a great career you have with ths it seems like the bomb diggity of fun n fashion lol koudos to you fr taking a jump! I love the clothes and when I saw the companies mail you their clothes omg really? Lol fun fun fun, I woud love to do this!!! I have been thinking of starting an on line business selling jst jeans! I love jeans and it seems hard to just go buy them, I dont know much bout starting Mabey you could advise?? I want to get whole sale and resale ! I love the high end jeans and im hoping I can even buy some of the brands wholesale?

  • Lindsey

    I just saw “Courtney Loves Dallas” for the first time a few days ago and loved it, so I had to scroll through your blog. I’m so glad I did! Obviously the clothes and styling are great, but I’m specifically happy about this outfit – I’ve had this dress for a year and haven’t had the slightest clue what to do with it until now! So thank you so much for rescuing it from exile in my closet!

  • katie

    what is the style# of raybans that you wear?

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