Galentine's Day Brunch

So truth be told, Valentine's Day hasn't always been one of my favorite days of the year. It has either gone one of two ways... 1) wasn't dating anyone at the time OR 2) the guy I was dating at the time just had zero clue. -- probably why things didn't work out, ha! Needless to say over the years I tended to overlook this holiday, aside from the awesome selection of chocolate candies -- really the only purchase I make in relation to Valentine's Day during the month of February.

As I've gotten older though, and as the holiday has progressed, I've realized Valentine's Day isn't just about celebrating with your significant other. Yes, I am sure that's very special. BUT there are plenty of people in our lives other than our significant other that we should celebrate the day of love with. I mean I truly treasure the friendships I have and love all of my friends very dearly.

So why not celebrate Valentine's Day with some of my fave gal pals at a fun Galentine's Day Brunch?! We can lavish ourselves with gifts that we know make us happy, enjoy a delicious meal, toast with some bottomless mimosas and gab about the guys we wish we were dating. It's a win win in my book. #signmeup

Photography by Lisa Chiu

Today's outfit is perfect for a brunch with my best gal pals, like Jennifer from Southern Anchors blog. If we were going to go to brunch this Saturday, this is the outfit I would wear + scroll down to see the fab look Jenn would wear. My look is more edgy-preppy, with the pop of a J. Crew collar, paired with a simple faux leather skirt. I LOVE Jennifer's look too! You'll see below, but I really like how she paired a simple striped shirt with a pop of color in her maxi! So precious!

J.Crew Button Up (sold out, similar option here or here) // Polo Ralph Lauren Sweater // Loft Leather Skirt // Ann Taylor Black Booties (sold out online, available in some stores -- tall version of boot here) // GiGi Clutch // Loft Bracelet (old)

Now for Jenn's look! I absolutely love the way she mixed a bold color with the skirt and pattern of the top! So chic and classy for a fun morning brunch with girls!! Head over to her blog, Southern Anchors, to see the full look and where Jennifer would brunch this weekend!!

If you're in the DC area, some of my favorite locations for brunch are Zengo, Belga Cafe, El Centro, or Sequoia. Be sure to check them out and make your reservation through OpenTable.

Hope you all have a marvelous Valentines - Galentine's - Single's Awareness Day... however you choose to celebrate February 14th. XOXO

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Southern Anchors said...

Looking lovely as usual my dear!!! Need to get that clutch ASAP.... I love my GigiNY crossbody so much but I'm dying for that one because of the tassel!!
xoxo, Jennifer
PS. those. booties. gimme.


Ellen | A Pop of Pink said...

I love the edgy preppy combo! And that sweater is a gorgeous color on you. I totally agree that Valentine's Day isn't about having a significant other (even though I have one). I love spending time with my friends too. Valentine's Day should be about celebrating with everyone who you love.

Ellen | A Pop of Pink

Dana said...

GIIIIIIIRL you ROCK this look! Love it so much. And I totally agree with you on the Valentine's Day with your girlfriends thing - me and my girlfriends are going to see 50 Shades of Grey on Saturday;)

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Primp & Proper said...

Thanks girlfrannndd :)) Yes, the clutch is definitely a great essential. Perfect for any occasion! SO glad we got to work together on this! XOXO

Primp & Proper said...

Thanks Ellen! I've found myself doing the whole edgy + preppy thing a lot more recently. I love the combo! And thanks for the sweet comments :)) XO

Primp & Proper said...

THANKS dear!!! Ohhh my, that sounds like the best Valentine's Day ever lol is it too late for me to fly up to NYC and join?! Have so much fun and let me know how it is!! XO

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