style spotter: nyc sunday brunch

thewino1For New Yorkers, there’s one word that’s synonymous with Sunday: brunch. We’ll travel from one end of the city to the next to try the huevos rancheros at a tiny hole in the wall. We’ll wait in an hour-long line for a table, as long as we have sunglasses to shield our bloodshot eyes from the night before. NYC Sunday brunch is, hands down, the best event of the week. End of story.

It seems like many moons ago that the romantic & I shared a New York brunch. While browsing through old Instagram photos, I found this gem from a brunch we shared with Mrs. O Around the World, The World Wanderer, Stay Adventurous, Butterfly Diary, and a few others. It got me thinking about the possibility of next weekend’s brunch, and of course, what I’d wear.

olives brunch

A Sunday toast at Olives in Union Square

In New York, brunch style ranges from super casual to incredibly chic, depending on the location. Buuut, let’s be real. I’m a girl in her twenties who spends the majority of her income on rent and her red wine habit, so my personal brunch side definitely leans towards casual. The most essential brunch item is a baggy top that leaves room for plenty of bloody marys. Voila:

nyc sunday brunch

You can check out all of the Lazy Travelers travel-inspired styles on Polyvore: the romantic & the wino


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  1. May 7, 2013 / 01:45

    Ahh i love brunch, and it’s a fairly important affair in DC, too. But since having moved to Amsterdam, I’m having trouble convincing Dutchies that it’s an incredible passtime, and worth trekking out of the house to share stories of the night before over sloppy pancakes or eggs benedict. Thanks for reminding me of how great brunch can be 🙂

    • May 7, 2013 / 14:36

      its sooo rare to find a city in europe that embraces brunch the way that americans (namely, new yorkers) do! we’re making it our personal mission to brunch to europe. xo!

  2. May 7, 2013 / 11:24

    I love the super casual brunches especially with the baggy tops. Ahh, I’m loving these series and the timing is perfect! I need new wardrobe inspiration for my new job! LOL Will definitely be checking out you Polyvore pages. 🙂
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  3. May 7, 2013 / 13:23

    I do love brunch in New York. I think we’re a few years behind all trends in Memphis, but brunch has really caught on here in past couple of years too. I think any city with lots of young professionals and a great foodie scene has to have a great brunch scene.
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  4. May 7, 2013 / 15:03

    Love brunch too! Something we do every now and then in Europe – it is picking up! A must when we are in NYC! And loved that brunch with you… love the style btw!
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  5. May 7, 2013 / 15:58

    Napa does NOT embrace brunch, it pains me to say! I miss the bottomless mimosas of college in good ol’ Chico.. a town that knows how to party. It’s rare to find a bottomless mimosa offering in the Napa Valley. Bloody Marys, on the other hand are in full abundance, as we all know that wine gives some pretty gnarly hangovers.

    Love the top, super jealous of the weekend plans. Have a blast!
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  6. May 7, 2013 / 21:15

    Tres wonderful….must get back into the brunch culture! Was more of a winter thing for me a few years ago….but it slowly slipped away! Love the could go from brunch to picnic in the Park!
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