Are you a lady who likes to lunch?  I have to admit “lunching” is one of my guilty pleasures!  

So two reasons I love “lunching”:

…It is a great way to spend precious one-on-one time with a dear friend.

…And I’m pretty sure…during these precious moments, all of the world’s problems are solved!  

 So let’s talk about a luxury lunch!  And I’m not talking about the place or food but about the luxe fashion accessories that complement the table setting.  It seems like everyone has their smart phone nearby in a designer-ish phone case at luncheons. If you are interested in a designer look, you can’t go wrong with a Louis Vuitton or Gucci phone case.  Though, the good news is there are so many cute and inexpensive cases to choose from. One of my favorites is the Kate Spade “Shake Things Up” case…glitter included!

Stylish handbags are another luncheon must!  We are loving all of the new “it bags” and think they make for the perfect tablescape.  The Faye mini suede and leather cross-body bag by Chloe’ will add a classy touch to any table setting.  For the table centerpiece, think about displaying a Cult Gia wooden tote…the “it bag” that doesn’t break the bank!  And just for fun, be sure to browse my Pinterest board, “It Bags”!

Don’t you just love all of the outdoor lunch venues around town?  You will definitely need a cool pair of sunshades for the patio. Designer shades like Prada and Chanel are the perfect complement for any outdoor table.  But, if you are like me and tend to lose or break your shades, then go for a less expensive designer copy. Some of my go-to places to purchase shades on the cheap are Free People, Agaci’, and Francesca’s.  

Cute shoes are a lunching must!  Why? Because that’s the first thing your girlfriends will notice when you sit down and cross your legs.  Have you been to Stanley Eisenman’s new shoe store at Clearfork? Not only are the shoes fabulous, but the store design is an architectural masterpiece!  

Stanley still carries all of the fabulous brands they are famous for:  Stuart Weitzman, Paul Green, Donald Pliner, Brunate, and Pedro Garcia….just to name a few.  And I am loving their new shoe stars like On Sneakers, Dee Keller, Bettye Muller, Joan Oloff, and Materia Prima.  From their stunning collection of Catherine Page jewelry to beautiful handbags, Stanley Eisenman’s also has the perfect accessory to complement a gorgeous pair of shoes!   

What you wear to lunch sometimes depends on where you’re coming from or where you are going. A great look on our board is a pair of vegan leather black ankle pants with a grey sweater worn over a white t-shirt…and the Converse sneakers give the outfit a youthful flair!  Thanks to the rise in athleisure wear, you don’t have to make a wardrobe change in-between your Sunday spin class and brunch with the girls.

Think about wearing a stylish athleisure outfit from T by Talbots.  Their comfortable fitness wear comes in a multitude of colors and fabrics…just add a cute baseball cap and a pair of On sneakers from Stanley’s.  But please be forewarned….with your cool leisure style, you could be mistaken for a “brunch-babe”!

Ladies who lunch these days may not be dressed to the nines like ladies from the past, but their styling is way more creative and youthful.  Jeans are perfect for just about any occasion. I tend to favor dressed-up jeans…so easy to accomplish with a blazer, blouse, and a cute new pair of shoes from Stanley’s.  So stylish and perfect for a patio lunch at B&B…don’t you think?

Wow…is it just me, or has Fort Worth become the “New San Diego”?  I’m pretty sure the ladies who lunch deserve all the credit for bringing the cool factor back to our hometown!  

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected].   Be sure to check out Holley’s updated Pinterest board here.