Let Me Introduce Jamie, Alex and Alyssa

In the final post from last Sunday's Sips and Snaps Brunch, I want to introduce y'all to my good friends Alex, Alyssa and Jamie. All three have very different styles, but are similar in the fact they love statement and staple pieces. 

Alex is originally from Florida, so she brought with her to DC a love of versatile pieces you can wear year round. 
Alyssa, who moved south from Boston, enjoys a good preppy look and statement jewelry.
Jamie hales not too far from here, Charlottesville, VA. One of Jamie's gotos for her style is to mix and match pieces, whether its multiple patterns or lots of jewelry. She says, "I am a firm believer in wearing things you love. I don't think too much if things 'match' or if I have the best brands."

Take a look at these lovely ladies' outfits from Sunday's brunch below. 

Meet Alex, 24
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2L at American University Washington College of Law 
and current Student Body President
(Snaps to you Madame President)

Style Icon: Olivia Palermo or her mother, Kim
Favorite Stores: Madewell, C. Wonder, Gap, BaubleBar and Bloomingdale's!!

"Being from South Florida I favor shorts, wedges and breezy/flowy pieces all year round. I tend to stick to beachy neutrals (creams, navy, tans, etc.). To add a pop of color, I choose colorful jewelry or shoes to accent the outfit!"

David Yurman Ring (old, was her mother's and passed down, aww precious)
Necklace (gifted) 

Ring, Watch and Sunnies (same as above)

Meet Alyssa, 24
Originally from Cohasset, Massachusetts 
(My one and only northerner friend, ha, love her!)
Works on Capitol Hill

Style Icon: Jamie Grigg
Favorite Stores: J. Crew (side note, she works there... you'll probably be able to tell when you scroll down further and see where her outfits are from :) ha), Vineyard Vines, Banana Republic

"When I find something I like, I buy it in every color. I tend to favor classic and preppy pieces; ones that make a statement. Since I work on the Hill, I need outfits that can transition from day to night, so I look for versatile items."

Jewelry is same as above 

Meet Jamie, 24
Hales from Charlottesville, Virginia 
Director of Accounts at a Public Affairs Firm in DC
Also creator/founder of Exposed Brick DC (check out Jamie's blog/site for all your housing needs)

Style Icons: Kate Hudson, Kerry Washington and Jennifer Aniston 
Fun Fact: Jamie's ears are not pierced, so all earrings you see are clip-ons!

"I tend to lean more towards a tom boy look. I'm most comfortable in jeans and a t-shirt; adding jewelry and other feminine pieces is a must." 

Belt is from Virginia Horse Show / Earrings (Great Grandmother's)
Saxton Silver Heels (from Downtown Richmond)

"My boyfriend likes when I wear preppy clothes, so this outfit is for him! I always want to put a twist on what's considered classic."

Earrings (vintage) / Caspari Clip (Charlottesville) 

Hope y'all enjoyed this little "mini" series of posts from Sunday's brunch. 
A Sips and Snaps brunch is something anyone can host, any time of the year. 
Have one in the fall to take some snapshots of your friend's fall wardrobes, hire a local photographer to take the pressure off having to take your own photos, or have the brunch at a fun restaurant and take pictures of everyone's outfit of the day outside.
The options for hosting this type of gathering are endless. 
Be sure to share photos from your Sips and Snaps party using the hash tag #sipsandsnaps.

Have a great weekend friends,