Sunday Brunching in Ivy League Style

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Ralph Lauren blazer (similar) / Ralph Lauren white tunic (similar) / Loft high-waisted jeans / Lucky Brand peep-toe booties / Scarf / Chanel purse / Bracelet / Prada sunglasses

A few weekends ago, a bunch of my blogger girlfriends from Stylish Pittsburgh met up for brunch at Station, a trendy little hole-in-the-wall on Liberty Ave. Beyond the delicious food and even better company, I loved listening to other bloggers discuss their successes and achievements. My friend Ashley attended New York Fashion Week this past fall, and gave us some behind-the-scenes insight into its craziness. Just a quick FYI, the show schedule is so sporadic that planning activities on top of the shows is almost impossible.

It’s so fun to be surrounded by people who understand the importance of solid hashtags and maintaining consistent Instagram aesthetics (which I do not have just fyi). The ladies of Stylish Pittsburgh go beyond “bloggers”, they’re actual girl bosses and successful business owners.

Afterwards, my blogger bff, Victoria, and I decided to have a quick little Pittsburgh adventure since we were already downtown.  We started by stopping by my favorite boutique in Lawrenceville, No. 14, where I bought this funky neck scarf. (It was the perfect finishing touch to my outfit!)

From there, Victoria and I popped on over to The Pennsylvanian. Holy crap, it’s absolutely beautiful. The Pennsylvanian is a luxury apartment complex and one of the best wedding venues in the city. It’s also perfect for quick photoshoots, minus the trains that go by every few minutes. You can check out her post from the Pennsylvanian, here!

Pittsburgh weather has been extremely temperamental. It’s your typical “wear a jacket to class, sweat to death wearing it 2 hours later” fall weather, but might be a bit worse. What’s up with this high of 76 in November nonsense? This particular Sunday was supposed to be pretty chilly in the morning, but warm in the afternoon, so I opted for light and breezy layers.

This blazer is one of my absolute favorite pieces in my closet. It’s lightweight, which makes it the perfect light jacket to throw on.  I woke up feeling inspired to create an outfit based off of Ralph Lauren’s traditional Ivy League style. For the classic look, I threw on a bunch of basic pieces: a white tunic, high waisted jeans, and a comfortable pair of heels.

Although the blazer was the intended focal point, the neck scarf helped tie the look together, no pun intended. It added a feminine element to a menswear inspired ensemble. Plus, I love how it resembles a necktie. This might be my new favorite trend!

What’s your favorite trend right now?

4 Comments

  1. November 5, 2016 / 4:09 pm

    No!! Don’t call the weather here crazy just yet! I’m not quite ready to give up on the warm weather! As long as the sun stays out and keeps Pittsburgh pretty, I guess I’ll be a happy camper 🙂

    • Sarah
      November 7, 2016 / 7:13 pm

      I’m happy as long as the snow stays far away!

  2. November 17, 2016 / 6:13 pm

    I had to laugh at the Instagram hashtag part. I am a social media enthusiast as well and I may be still learning the whole Instagram thing, but I have learned the importance of hashtags and the presentation of the IG page. I really enjoy your pictures too, very professional looking!

    • Sarah
      November 17, 2016 / 10:10 pm

      I’m so glad you understand! Thank you so much for your kind words!

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