Usually, "going out" looks are saved for the evening—whether you're going to dinner or to a club, the best looks are often relegated to the latter portion of the day. Well, that doesn't always have to be the case, and we proved it by throwing a black tie brunch with Steve Madden. Because your best looks should always see the light of day.
Of course, brunch can be the best part of the weekend, but sometimes brunch style lacks, well, style. We'll be the first to admit that we roll out of bed on the weekends just in time to throw our hair in a bun before heading off to a brunch, but that wasn't the vibe here: We took over Bagatelle to throw a glittery brunch in celebration of Steve Madden's Dress collection available at Nordstrom (which is just as full of sparkle). We brought out some of our favorite style bloggers to show us what true brunch style is—and they did not disappoint.
One of our guests, Cass Dimicco, told us that she chose some blue stiletto mules for her look "because I think everyone needs a touch of color in the winter." And she made her shoes the star of her outfit, by keeping the rest of her look black. Because it's Steve Madden we're celebrating here!
Keep scrolling for some highlights of the brunch (there were many), and check out the recap video of the event, above.
The ladies of the hour.
Petition to have place cards at every brunch.
When you and your besties' outfits are the equivalents of a yin-yang symbol.
New phone, who dis? (JK, it's the Erin Sandal in Leopard).
Pizza, but make it classy.
Of course there was a DJ at this brunch.
In lieu of utensils, we're using the Erin in Leopard.
We're equally mesmerized by the pizza and the outfits.
Jag Lever bringing the Zooey Deschanel vibes.
Jag wears Steve Madden's Buzzer Boot in Black Rhinestone, $129.95, available at Nordstrom.
We'll take three.
Wish you were here.
Where ya goin', Janelle Marie Lloyd?
Janelle wears Steve Madden's Erin Genuine Calf Hair Sandal in Leopard, $89.95, available at Nordstrom.
Waiting for another round like...
Spotlight on the Erin Sandals.
Post-meal relaxation, courtesy of Michelle Ressler.
Michelle wears Steve Madden's Amaya Clear Slide Sandal in Gold, $99.95, available at Nordstrom.
A snowy silhouette from Krystal Bick.
Krystal wears Steve Madden's Charlee Sandals in Lucite, $99.95, available at Nordstrom.
And then suddenly there were sparklers.
We're very serious about our sparklers here, obviously.
Honestly though, did you even do brunch if there weren't sparklers?
When they say you're reaching your time limit at bottomless brunch (we feel you, Lily Montasser).
Another shameless shoe shot.
Need these Soph Sandals.
Jag is us when they bring out ice cream.
All that glitters is gold (or silver, in the case of these Lit Pumps).