Valentine’s Brunch

 Tomorrow, I’m having a pre-Valentine’s Day brunch with my best girls.  We picked a great little place, Dario’s Brasserie, for a French-themed morning of Mimosas and amazing French/European cuisine.  What’s more “amour” than French-inspired anything?!

And this is what I’ve chosen to wear.  Red pants (I can’t stop wearing them!), the ever-popular staple – horizontal striped tees, statement-making jewelry in a poppy color and of course, great platform heels for a long and lean line with trouser-style pants.

Valentine's Brunch

Dorothy Perkins stripe shirt, $12
Wide leg pants, £39
MICHAEL Michael Kors logo tote bag, $348
Amrita Singh multi strand chain necklace, $250
Bee Charming birthstone jewelry, $45
Tom Ford brown shades, £215
B. Makowsky Vada Black Suede – 6pm.com, $77

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Daily Covet: All dressed up…

Tibi tuxedo jacket, shopbop.com $550; Lucinda Playsuit, frenchconnection.com $116; B. Makowsky Vada, 6pm.com $77; Leola clutch, ikbennett.com $115

So after weeks of searching for something new to wear, and a promise to myself that I would not buy ONE MORE LITTLE BLACK DRESS, I have found my outfit.  So I will be all dressed up, with somewhere to go on Saturday night.  In black.

Well, at least it’s not a dress this time!  It is, in fact, a “playsuit” says French Connection – one of my oldest and dearest friends.  A sequined playsuit, more to the point.  And I am not a head-to-toe  sequins (ok, thigh) kind of girl, but I thought I’d take a chance this time.

I paid a small fortune to have Frenchconnection.com overnight this adorable outfit to me by 10:30a.m. this morning – I guess it’s  payback for all the times I’ve “cheaped out” and waited to order until shipping was free.  And even before 10a.m., it was here!

I also found the formerly $120 black suede B. Makowsky’s on sale at Von Maur for $32. (I thought I was buying them for $86, so that was a huge surprise!)  And I already own bezel-set earrings, black opague tights, sparkly bracelets and a red clutch.

Oh yeah, I also own the black tuxedo topper I have planned to wear over it, for a not-so-frigid January night.

Mission accomplished.  And with 48 hours to spare!