If there’s one after-work and weekend ritual I treasure, it’s fabulous dates with my girlfriends. I’m forever bemoaning the British lack of enthusiasm for weekend brunch (is it only Australians and Americans who embrace this weekend act?), so last weekend Dearne (my fellow Antipodean-in-England friend) and I gathered up our fellow blog friends, Anna and Sarah, and took our collective selves off to Bob Bob Ricard to try and stoke the brunch trend in this country.
Given the venue for our brunch date was Bob Bob Ricard, a moody den of 1920s glamour so evocative of the Orient Express (think metallic booths divided by heavy navy curtains, pink bowtied bellboys, and ‘press for champagne’ buttons at each table), it seemed only appropriate to put on a pair of heels and a sprinkling of pearls for the morning.
Shirt dresses are one of my favourite wardrobe pieces (for their knack of making the wearer look instantly chic + pulled together), and this cream silk version, with it’s sprinkling of tiny daisies and pearls, is proving perfect for brunch dates, cocktails, the office and everything in between when paired with a pair of equally wonderful heels, and I’ll be taking it through winter with a pair of opaque tights, a chic coat and a black bow tied around the waist. Instant outfit in one easy step!
Wearing: ASOS silk shirt dress (sold out, but similar style here), Mulberry heels and bag (similar styles here), Jimmy Choo sunglasses, Marc Jacobs belt (actually the chain strap from my Stam bag), Michael Kors (similar styles here), Mimco bangle, bracelet c/- Jersey Pearl.
Do you love getting dressed up for your girl dates too? And I would love to know your favourite brunch spots (wherever in the world you may be).
Love, Miss B xx
Thank you Dearne and Anna for helping with these photos