over50feeling40: Hit Your Style Sweet Spot: Saturday Brunch Fashion Over 50
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Feb 27, 2016

Hit Your Style Sweet Spot: Saturday Brunch Fashion Over 50

Welcome to a new collaboration with Jennifer of A Well Styled Life and Pam of over50feeling40.  We desire for all of us…the grandmothers, the professionals, the retirees, the volunteers… the fabulous women over 50 …to look and feel our best each and every day.  After years of blogging for this audience, we have heard from so many of you about your discouragement and despondency when you look in the mirror every morning.  But, we both know just how transformative style can be and we hope to encourage you with specific, step-by-step guidelines right here every Sunday.  We would like to see all of us empowered with strength, joy, and confidence!
Each Sunday, we will bring to you a scenario we face each week and show you our step-by-step process as we decide what to wear…you will see on our individual blogs how we handle the challenge and seek our personal sweet spot for the day!
I love brunch...don't you...especially on the weekend!  Some of the photos I will feature today are actually about EASTER BRUNCH...but more about that at the end.

We are discussing what to wear to Saturday brunch which is often more casual than Sunday or holiday brunch.  I have seen some ladies come on Saturday looking as though they just rolled out of bed.  I am familiar with that style...I honestly used to do it.  I would dress my precious children so nicely, but not leave time or care for myself.  So, now, though it is Saturday, I take time to look my best!
I would wear something fun and easy like this SOFT SURROUNDINGS SUNSET TOPPER!  This is a way to be comfortable and still look stylish.  Comfort does not have to be yoga pants, or denim with holes.  I repeat this often...you just never know who you are going to meet or see, or what opportunities may come your way.  

Plus we enjoy the meal and the company more when we are confident and can enter the room with a smile.

The bracelet is also from SOFT SURROUNDINGS JEWELRY ON SALE..  And I selected my black ballet flats...which I love for casual style.
If I take the time to look my best on a Saturday, then brunch may easily be at the SWEETFIRE KITCHEN AT THE LA CANTERA RESORT.  And not at a pancake house.  Why not eat in a special place when I am dressed for special time with family or friends? (And the food is so delicious there!)

THE SUNSET TOPPER is lightweight and designed for confidence with a flattering fit...in fact is great to wear for shopping after brunch.  Much better than going home in an old tee shirt or sweat shirt.  Good to have a Soft Surroundings nearby in THE SHOPS OF LA CANTERA.

 Now, here is the low-down on the Easter Sunday Brunch:

SweetFire Kitchen Easter Feast
Reservations available through open table or contact the concierge at 210.558.6500 
Reservations of 8 or more contact SweetFire Kitchen at 210.558.2479
$65 adult | $25 children (ages 5 -12) | 4 and under free

Raw Bar
Marinated snapper ceviche
Shucked oysters on the half shell
Beer steamed gulf shrimp
Chipotle cocktail sauce, shallot mignonette & brown butter aioli

Cheese & Charcuturie
Selection of local & house made cheeses
Prosciutto, lamb pancetta, country terrine & chicken liver parfait
Pickled vegetables, grain mustard, seasonal preserves
Candied walnuts & La Cantera honey
Assorted breads & crackers

Salad Table
Local lettuce, seasonal condiments & vinaigrettes
Local greens & chicory, pumpkin spiced almonds, gorgonzola, apples & cider dressing
Grilled TX squash, avocado, heirloom tomato & buttermilk-yogurt vinaigrette
Roasted & marinated beet salad, Texas feta, pancetta & strawberry-balsamic dressing

Carving Station
24 hour roasted leg of lamb
Beer & Whiskey Brined smoked ham
Windy Bar Ranch Prime Rib
Horseradish, House Grain Mustard, Apple-Rhubarb Chutney

Hot entrees
Split pea & Smoked Ham Soup
SF Roasted Potatoes & corn succotash
Early spring asparagus, morel butter & roasted fennel
Roasted young carrots, lavender butter, caraway
Crisp Smoked Bacon & Pork Sausage
Buttermilk & Vanilla Pancakes
Malted Nutella Waffles
Eggs Benedict, house made cured pork loin, organic eggs & mustard hollandaise
Sautéed gulf shrimp & southern grits, pearl onion, andouille sausage

Action Station
Made to order eggs & omelets
Created by our chefs

From the bakeshop
Action station
Lemon pound cake, flambé berries & crème fraiche sorbet

Chef Henry’s Butter & Sugar Cookies
Black Forest cake
Chocolate & raspberry tarts
Mango & coconut verrine
Blueberry cheesecake
Vanilla crème brulee
Swiss chocolate rolls
Carrot cake verrine
White chocolate panna cotta, whiskey brined peaches
  Assorted macaroons
Warm sticky toffee pudding

Now, let's see what JENNIFER AT A WELL STYLED LIFE is wearing to brunch!

Please join us, click here for replay...

Next Friday will be our first collaboration with JENNIFER,  SUSAN, and yours truly to show how to take a look from Frumpy to Fabulous.

Happy Birthday to those who do not get one every year!

#yourstylesweetspot, #fashionoverfifty


Disclaimer:  Soft Surroundings provided the garment to me, but my love of it and my words are my own!  I wrote about Sweetfire Kitchen because I like it...I am not compensated by them in any way.


  1. You look perfect for a Saturday brunch! I love the flow of that top. Such fun colors. That menu looks mouth watering. I'd have a hard time choosing.

    1. One of the reasons I love brunch...the menu!! Thanks Jennifer...I love your top and your style tips!

  2. I am having breakfast at this moment, but I am getting hungry again! Its hard to imagine that there were times you did not dressup. Because it was there inside you to do so!

    1. Yes, I was a mess for most of my late 30s-40s! But, I am having fun now! Thanks for joining in today!

  3. Like Fashion and Food, I am eating my blueberry muffin right now, and all this delicious food is making me more hungry! Love your topper, so pretty, xo


    1. I wish I was skinny like you and could eat a blueberry muffin! Just had my Greek yogurt and flaxseed!! Thanks for the kudos and for stopping by Patti. See you later for your link up, Visible Monday!

  4. The topper looks fabulous on you! I think brunch is my favorite meal... :-)

    1. Thank you Susan...I really like the topper so much! I also love brunch...because breakfast is my favorite and brunch is breakfast exploded! :)

  5. Such a gorgeous topper! You look fabulous! I love the bracelet, too!

  6. I love your positive attitude! I will soon be over 40, and I am intending to enjoy that new decade fully, not worry about getting older. Life is a gift.

  7. I need to know if you will be at BAM!!
    I need to absorb your wisdom IRL!

    1. YES! I will be at BAM (look in the sidebar if not familiar and click on the button) I am on the speaker team...and I look forward to meeting you Carla...I think you have a lot of wisdom which would benefit me!!

  8. Pam, I think it is fantastic that you are a speaker at BAM!!! I wish I could attend. I know that a blogging convention would be so helpful to a newbie like me. It is just so far away:(

    1. Thank you Tania! I was a speaker last year at the first BAM and am honored to return to talk about branding! I also write for the founders of BAM every Tuesday on Midlife Boulevard. I so wish you could come...would love to meet you.

  9. I enjoy taking in brunch with friends. I enjoy dressing for the occasion as well as the time spent catching up with girl talk. You look festive, Pam. The topper is divine.

    1. Thanks Glenda! Brunch, lunch whatever the occasion, I love to dress up and go out with friends.

  10. I love how colorful your outfit is. The brunch is so elegant. I bet it was delicious and everyone had a great time. Pinned and shared. Thanks for linking up at #overthemoon! I hope you will join me at #thursdayfavoritethings.

    1. Hi Marilyn, Sometimes I just love a little splash of color. Thanks for the link and for the comment.

  11. I'm a total brunch girl too! And that is such a great print!

    1. Thank you Kristin...brunch is the best! Thanks for stopping by!

  12. Love your brunch post...so festive and fun! Those black flats are cute and so is the jewelry! I just turned and am just discovering my passion..guess I am a late bloomer! I would love to join your chat, bummer I am at work at that time!

    fashion and travel

    1. Hi Valerie, Thanks for the comment! I will post the recorded Blab on Wednesday and then you can listen when you have time. Thanks for stopping by!

  13. You look beautiful in this topper, Pam. The colors are gorgeous. Omg, the brunch looks sooo delish.

    1. Thank you so much, Lisa. I really appreciate you stopping by and I hope you are well!!

  14. I want to come over and enjoy a meal with you. Love the topper.

  15. That would be awesome, Elaine! How far away are you?

  16. Congratulations Pam! Your post is my feature pick for Over the Moon #13. I look forward to you coming over and checking it out!

  17. Loving that pretty sunset topper! I love breakfast or brunch out ... great start to a perfect Saturday or Sunday.

    Thanks so much for linking up with My Refined Style link up!

    Dawn Lucy

  18. I missed this post. (I know... I should visit your blog more frequently... but I am so overloaded with work and blogging, my apologies).
    I love this jacket. Gorgeous pattern and colours. I bet you will get quite some compliments over it.


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