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Cobalt Crush + European Brunch


Shall we brunch? Nothing causes weather envy faster than being cooped up on rainy days in Switzerland seeing California friends post gorgeous pics in the sun. Beach days in January!? Of course there’s a remedy to fix gloomy day blues and it’s not the ‘beauty sun solariums’ (aka tanning beds) all over Europe. There’s nothing more refreshing than a delicious brunch wearing one of this seasons hottest, happiest shades – cobalt blue!

Here’s how to create a faux Spring feeling on an ice-cold day with family and friends. Take advantage of sunny afternoons and indoor entertaining with a light champagne brunch. As much as I miss my mom’s pancakes and California scrambled eggs with melted cheddar; I love European style brunches. To prep you own – add a savory spread of cheeses, cold cuts, marmalades, fresh squeezed OJ, plus warm croissants and cappuccinos. Brunch is served, but first comes the style. White denim and color-block cobalt heels optional….







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<DETAILS by Dale> The Outfit – clutch ℅ Hobo the Original ‘Lauren Abstract,’ jeans (old) ~ Express, heels ~ Kurt Geiger on sale now at Nordstrom, watch ~ Vintage, sunglasses ℅ ~ ‘Ice Cold’ by Shady Sl*ts, sweater (old) ~ H&M, bracelet ℅ ~ Cruciani 

The Brunch Diet Details – Last year, I started mentioning European diet secrets I noticed. There is a major difference between this brunch we had with my in-laws and American style breakfasts. Although there are baskets of fresh bread and croissants here in Europe; there isn’t the scrambled eggs, big fluffy pancakes, french toast, bacon, butter or syrup. It’s mainly salmon, soft-boiled eggs, greek yogurt, cheese, bread, Serano ham, marmalades and juice. The carbs are there, but the big greasy portions are not. Also missing – one of my breakfast faves. Eggo waffles. 

Do you have any brunch must-haves at your family breakfasts?

Hope you’re have a  great week so far!


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  1. I looove cobalt!! It looks great with those crisp, white jeans. It looks like you had a great brunch! 🙂

    xo Megan, Lush to Blush

  2. Dale, in love with this entire look. I need a good pair of cobalt blue shoes like ASAP! Lovely look and yummy post, thanks for sharing xoxoxo

  3. I could definitely use some spring right about now! I love the combo of the white and cobalt!

  4. You look stunning doll xx

  5. My favorite color for the past 3 years! and I normally love red. I love this look on you as well 🙂

  6. Ooooo, I love this color, it looks so striking with the white pants… so gorgeous 🙂

  7. SSo beautiful look!

  8. I love the white jeans – I think white denim in winter is fabulous.
    My brunch favorite is eggs Benedict.

  9. Loving the cobalt blue! And that brunch table looks amazing and so yummy!
    Rachel Ashley

  10. Dale I adore that cobalt blue and white on you! Brunch is such a fun way to entertain and I especially love European breakfasts and brunches. Thanks for my Euro fix here on your blog.
    xx, Heather
    PS-Still so silky is my savvy sleeper! 😉

  11. Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A. says:

    Champagne can make even the rainiest day shine haha! Love this color 🙂

  12. I love the idea of wearing blues to cure blues. Cobalt looks amazing with whites and you look beautiful in this combination. Chicago has been crazy cold this winter and makes me want to move to a place like California. 🙂

    Heel in Mint

  13. Love that blue on you Dale; you look gorgeous.
    I so get you on the differences between brunch in the US and Europe. I am more used to the European version as I can’t get my head around things like maple syrup and pancakes and waffles for breakfast. However need I say my Hubs prefers the US version 😉

  14. Dale, love your pictures. Those shoes are amazing. That brunch looks delicious. Lately I have really been craving pancakes. The last couple months I have been treating myself to them once a week.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  15. Ooh I do love some great charcuterie any time of day! I also noticed Europeans definitely love their breads for breakfast, but there isn’t a huge hot breakfast selection. I’m happy with hard boiled eggs and serrano ham though.

    Ahh but to not have Eggo waffles….


  16. I like your collocation.

  17. Those shoes are incredible! I’ve just started getting into pale pastels and the cooler palette, like blue and violet. So pretty!

    x. jill
    beck daily

  18. Dale, Just catching up on my blogs. Loved this! Working on a blue post myself and this cobalt is gorgeous. Also digging your blue nails too. Gotta love the Euro breakfasts..I think the key is lots of proteins, so less carbs are eaten..However, those darn Eggos are a staple here. My kids can’t live without them…

    Love the idea of a champagne brunch! Have a great week !

  19. Looking at the cold cuts, I’m so hungry now! =D I’m missing those cold cuts and Greek yogurt for breakfast. Our breakfast are totally different from Americans and Europeans. It can get greasy too. The 2 common ingredients that I can think of is coconut milk and chilli. It gets wicked! Oh, and not forgetting the carbs which includes rice.

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