It’s a beautiful day in Manhattan and today I went out and did what most New Yorkers do on Sunday afternoon. I went to brunch. While I know this is a topic I’ve already discussed in some detail I have a few new things to add.

Going to brunch is an occasion (life is an occasion isn’t it?) and that means it’s time to get dressed up. Pick comfortable clothing that you won’t feel embarrassed to be seen in. I tend to run into someone the minute I’m not put together. 

Another way you can tie a look together is tossing on a hat. It’s one of my favourite ways to get dressed up fast. 

*Brunch tip- when you finally pick a place to go to brunch, pay attention to what everyone else is ordering. If you see a common plate that most people are getting, order it too! It’s popular for a reason.

Outfit Details: 

Shirt: Helmut Lang

Pants: AG

Cardigan: Vintage wool

Shoes: Chanel 

Purse: Givenchy

Hat: Chanel

Breakfast this morning included fresh fruit, challah french toast and some light reading…

What did you have for breakfast? Is there anything you really enjoy eating?

All photos by Sue Rissberger

Hair and MUA Amber Wallace

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We got all our engagement photos back and I love all of them. I opted to do a full engagement photo session. A lot of people find this to be a strange thing to do, but in my opinion you only get married once, make the most of it!

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Of course I never go small, I went huge! With a gorgeous Monique Lhuillier dress I got from renttherunway.com, this gown was beautiful and so full. I had a blast twirling around in it. Bren chose his sapphire blue Zara suit. It was actually not on purpose that I matched my shoes with his suit. In fact, I didn’t even notice until much later. <3

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Fact: your high heels will in fact get stuck in between planks of wood in a bridge and cause you to be completely immobile while dozens of runners and bikers appear out of nowhere. Hilarity after your escape will ensue. 

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I found that the less I thought about the camera being there, the more comfortable I felt. Bren and I normally don’t show any PDA in public, besides the occasional peck on the cheek when leaving and holding hands. It was a little hard to warm up- going zero to sixty.

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If you go on the bridge to take pictures, the wonderful people of NYC will cheer you on and shout many beautiful congratulations your way, making you feel like a total glamours celebrity. We both loved the good attention. <3

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At the very end of the day, it’s not about how big your dress was or how beautiful the pictures came out (but they were both magnificent), it’s being able to look back and remember how elated you both felt. I’m beyond thrilled to be getting married and I know that no matter where I go, if I have Bren, I have everything.

xx

B

Outift Details:

Her

Dress: Monique Lhuillier (www.renttherunway.com)

Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

Him

Suit: Zara

Shirt: Prada

Tie: Chanel

Shoes: John Lobb