Hello and Welcome Belles!
When I decided on the name Brunch Belle for this blog, a light bulb immediately went off in my head. Aha! “I’m so excited, I have the perfect dress for this,” I exclaimed to a friend!
I’m sure we all have those moments when we first hear about an event, and instantly we know what outfit we’ll be wearing. For me, in this case, it was this black and white polka-dot dress that’s been sitting in my closet for some 8 plus years. It may as well have had the words “Brunch Belle” written on the label, because there’s just something about it that spoke to me in that moment, and I immediately knew that it was the dress I would be making my official blog debut in.
I love polka dots! I’ve always loved this dress, and I am happy that it survived several rounds of closet clean outs (perhaps waiting for this occasion… cheers to classic pieces that can be reinvented several years later and still look timely). Its big and bold polka dots are fun, yet chic and classy; much like the way I’d describe my overall sense of style. I love accenting black and white polka dots with red accessories, so completing the look was an easy decision. My other go-to-color for accessorizing black and white is yellow, but for this look, red just seemed “très belle.” I mean, is there anything that says “belle” better than a bold red lip, some red-hot pumps, a red purse (with a bow on top of course) and, well… a red door?
These were all of the things that came to mind when I thought of the word “belle.” I hope you enjoy my “Belle-Inspired” look below.
Bag: Kate Spade New York; try this (available in 3 colors)
What vision comes to your mind when you think of the word “belle?” Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know.
Until next time,