spring brunch

With the first day of spring this week, I’m sure I (Lauren) am not the only one ready to turn over a new leaf. A fresh season seems like a fitting time to get out of winter hibernation mode and welcome a few girlfriends over for a sunny Saturday brunch. Or maybe with Easter just around the corner, you’re planning on hosting a Sunday morning meal for family? Either way, I’m back today with an outfit that’s perfect for the occasion.

spring brunch

Vibrant, saturated colors abound in spring fashion this year, and the color-blocking trend is far easier to master than you might think. In this case, I paired blueberry, emerald and marigold hues–all on the same side of the color wheel. Whenever I wear this much color, I always stick to solid pieces and tone down the accessories.

spring brunch

spring brunch

For fun, I did throw on some vintage rhinestone accessories that picked up the colors I was wearing but didn’t compete for attention. Together, it’s a playful, cheerful look for hosting friends that is still completely comfortable and easy going at the same time.

spring brunch

spring brunch

I dressed up the table in our kitchen nook with a big bunch of chamomile flowers–all the green of the stems and leaves and the tiny daisy-like flowers screamed spring to me. And if you’re looking for a full-proof brunch menu, I’ve got you covered, too. My favorite plan:

spring brunch

Get the look: J.Crew topJ.Crew skirt, Modern Vintage heels (similar), Elma Blint bracelet, vintage earrings and ring

  1. Love those colors! I frequently host brunch for two or three of my close girlfriends, too — and I love this menu you’ve planned. I hate rushing around to finish things before the ONE early guest arrives (my friend Rachel, love her to pieces, but she’s always early) , and these things can all be made ahead of time and just pulled out of the fridge/oven. And the mimosas pre-mixed in a cute decanter, perfect!

    • Exactly, Cassandra – make-ahead brunch dishes are key in my book too! Means more time for enjoying your girlfriends and less fussing around in the kitchen once they begin to arrive.

  2. La Torontoise

    Your place seems so warm and sunny!!
    Sad I’ve got to tolerate the rain outside… and the winter in my geographic zone…
    Have fun under the sun!

    • Funny you say that, as the great light is reflecting off the snow outside! It’s most definitely still winter here, too, but I can pretend it’s spring inside :)

  3. I love the two block colored pieces together!! They look so pretty and now I really want spring! The brunch setting looks beautiful and clean and crisp! =)

  4. Great. I love that top and want to buy it! I also love Sourdough bread. Great choice. Have you ever had Bouchon Bakery’s bread?

    • It’s a great top! I’ll have to look into Bouchon Bakery’s cookbook…haven’t tried to make my own yet, we’re just lucky to have a great little bakery here.

  5. Alice

    Hmm. Yes, I like pairing 1 warm tone with 2 cool tones – and while not on THE SAME side of the color wheel, these are fabulous none the less.

  6. Lovely look! The grapefruit-mint mimosa sounds divine!

  7. She looks gorgeous! And I love the spin on the classic mimosa.

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