Sunday Brunch feat. Warby Parker

Anyone who knows me or has followed my Instagram knows that I love a good Sunday brunch. Despite the fact that I don’t like eggs, it is still the highlight of my week to venture out with J in search of a fantastic Sunday Brunch and whatever adventures follow after that. Yes, I know, how do I like brunch and not like eggs? One word: waffles. Oh wait, and a few more words: corned beef hash. My favorite items on any brunch menu hands down.

With spring and summer weather right around the corner, it’s time to find the perfect pair of sunnies to accompany all those fun Sunday Brunch outfits! Warby Parker has a great new Spring Collection for 2014 that features all kinds of fun frames & colors. They also have this exciting new feature called Home Try-On where you can select five of your favorite frames to be sent to you for five days, giving you a chance to experiment and play with the different frames before deciding on a pair. Free shipping, just a $1.00 collateral charge. I’m super indecisive about sunglasses so this was right up my alley.

I received my box of five frames last week – I chose two from the Spring 2014 Collection and three from their Women’s Sunglasses Collection and paired them with some of my favorite Sunday brunch outfits.

Winston - Old Fashioned Fade

Casual brunch (@ Denica’s in Walnut Creek) with the fiancé followed by errand running.
Gap Shorts, Lace Vintage Tee, Echo Silk Scarf, Juicy Couture Necklace, Anne Klein Watch, Warby Parker Winston Sunnies in Old Fashioned Fade


Thatcher - GreystoneBrunch with the bestie to discuss everything under the sun (@ Va de Vi in Walnut Creek)
Empyre Skinny Jeans, Loft Striped Blouse, Boutique 9 Heels, Juicy Couture Necklace, Warby Parker Thatcher Sunnies in Greystone


Neville - Redwood AshCatching Up with College Girlfriends (@ Chop Bar in Oakland)
Superdry Flannel, Forever 21 Bodycon Skirt, Vintage Necklace, Chinese Laundry Flats in Brown (not pictured), Warby Parker Neville Sunnies in Redwood Ash


Reilly - Marzipan TortoiseLazy Day Brunch (@ Zachary’s in Santa Cruz) with J followed by beach lounging
Forever 21 Cat Blouse, Old Navy Shorts, Forever 21 Bikini, Havaiana Sandals, Warby Parker Reilly Sunnies in Marzipan Tortoise

Lowry - Green CitrineCoffee & Pastries (@ Starbucks, but during the brunch hour) with my mom & sister
Empyre Skinny Jeans, Juicy Couture Chiffon Tank, Juicy Couture Necklace, Vintage Scarf, G by Guess Sandals, Warby Parker Lowry Sunnies in Green Citrine

I really loved all the frames but my absolute favorites were the Thatcher in Greystone. I never take selfies but I was really enjoying the look of the Thatcher frame with this outfit so I figured one selfie was acceptable. Needless to say, I will be ordering myself a pair of these frames ASAP.
Selfie - GreystoneTheory Blazer, Empyre Skinny Jeans, Lucky Brand Vintage Tee, Echo Silk Scarf, Juicy Couture Necklace, Forever 21 Heels, & Warby Parker Thatcher Sunnies in Greystone

What do you think of the new Warby Parker Spring ’14 collection of frames? I love that there seems to be something for everyone. I was on my way to ship the frames back and both my sister and mom stopped to try on the frames and both found a pair

Also, who has Bay Area brunch recommendations?! I’m always on the lookout for new places to try!

Editor’s Note: Warby Parker invited me to style their frames with some of my favorite spring/summer outfits, but this is not a sponsored post.


Father’s Day Brunch

Father’s Day is this Sunday so I’ve been trying to come up with ideas to make it a nice, fun, and relaxing day for the entire family. Right now I’m trying to narrow it down to a big brunch at home on the patio (the weather has been perfect for this lately!) or seeing if my sisters & mom want to take my dad to his favorite BBQ place. He has been mad obsessed with the baby back ribs at Chez Soul for the last like 6 months. No denying everything there is delicious, but the rest of my family agrees, he’s a bit obsessed.

If it’s brunch at home, I’m thinking fresh fruit, fried eggs, steak, the oven-baked spicy cheese fries I made for Mother’s Day (seen here – that was a huge hit with everyone) or the cheddar-mustard-beer pull-apart bread (seen here – my dad has been requesting this for the last few weeks but I haven’t had any extra time to make it), or who knows, maybe I’ll make both!

My dad isn’t a huge cake person but he does like coffee cake, so I’m thinking to also make a version of the chocolate chip coffee cake I had in Santa Cruz at Zachary’s. A basic cinnamon coffee cake but with a middle layer of ooey-gooey melty chocolate, plus chocolate chips on top, and pecans. Served hot so the chocolate is still deliciously melty. OR lemon bars, because my dad loves citrus desserts. Decisions decisions!

Brunch at home or brunch out, I still plan to make the coffee cake. All this talk about it has me wanting to eat it now! Recipe to follow after this weekend.

Have a good Father’s Day everyone!