You know those Sundays when you’re casually headed to meet your friend for brunch and you decide to detour and make your boyfriend play photographer for a mini photo shoot because the brick and ivy are just beckoning you to strike a pose?
If you don’t know the feeling you’ve probably never sauntered through the University of Washington campus. I’m a sucker for brick anything and the trees in the quad just scream “Climb me! Climb me!” Even on muggy, gray summer days campus feels sort of magical. Though admittedly I might feel differently if I was forced to sit in the library studying I love wandering around college campuses-it’s as if there is the electric energy of learning and history buzzing through the air! Despite the fact that I never attended the University of Washington a big part of me feels like I did. My best friend attended UW and I spent so much time studying at the library with her, sitting in on her classes and snuggling up next to her on her twin bed at the sorority I have so many memories on campus. Since I lived in a fraternity at UW last summer (…eek!) I’ve added even more memories of daily life (like this UW photo shoot & this one & this one, hehe). I actually have more memories at UW than I do at the small university I attended. Sort of weird right?
After the impromptu photo shoot Jordan and I met up with my friend Kaija for brunch at the most delicious little spot called The Butcher & The Baker. I ordered the french toast and it was heavenly, seriously like a pastry & grapefruit mimosas…perfection! It was the greatest spot for a leisurely Sunday morning and a lovely way to unwind before Jordan was called into work for the rest of the day.
My entire weekend was fairly leisurely. There was lots of delicious food, a few short runs, a bit of tennis and copious amounts of coffee (#Typical). I sometimes find I enjoy weekends without a single plan the most-there is something so exciting (and relaxing) when you know there is time for anything. I usually use all the extra free time for laundry and lazy afternoons sipping coffee and typing-it’s really a luxury though!
For a muggy summer day I want to feel super comfortable (for tree climbing) but still put together enough I can pop into a cute brunch spot without feeling like a total slob. I loved pairing a basic pair of denim shorts with a fun J.Crew button up, navy floral sneakers and my (super beat up) leopard belt for a classic but completely casual look. Don’t you love the outfits that feel carefree?
Lust-worthy Casual Sunday pieces:
I’m dying for a pair of overalls and seventies-esque flair jeans but I’m not sure if I am tall enough to pull off either trend. Is it possible to wear either piece without sky-high supermodel legs?
How was your weekend? Share your go-to leisurely outfit for Sundays?