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This Is How To Dress For Brunch

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Dressing up is a must

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.

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The ladies of the hour.

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Petition to have place cards at every brunch.

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When you and your besties' outfits are the equivalents of a yin-yang symbol.

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Casual.

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New phone, who dis? (JK, it's the Erin Sandal in Leopard).

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Pizza, but make it classy.

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Of course there was a DJ at this brunch.

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In lieu of utensils, we're using the Erin in Leopard.

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We're equally mesmerized by the pizza and the outfits.

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Jag Lever bringing the Zooey Deschanel vibes.

Jag wears Steve Madden's Buzzer Boot in Black Rhinestone, $129.95, available at Nordstrom.

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We'll take three.

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We're dying to know what Gigi Ivanova and Keri Fay are toasting.

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Wish you were here.

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Jera Foster-Fell takes a good candid (in her Winona Booties in Rhinestone, duh).

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A shoe (Linh Niller's Charlee Sandals in Lucite, to be exact) for size reference.

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Where ya goin', Janelle Marie Lloyd?

Janelle wears Steve Madden's Erin Genuine Calf Hair Sandal in Leopard, $89.95, available at Nordstrom.

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Waiting for another round like...

Gigi wears Steve Madden's Charlee Sandal in Lucite, $99.95, available at Nordstrom; Keri wears Steve Madden's Winona Bootie in Rhinestone, $149.95, available at Nordstrom.

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Spotlight on the Erin Sandals.

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Mood.

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When Cassandra Dimicco and her Erin Sandals in Blue are the centerpiece...

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Post-meal relaxation, courtesy of Michelle Ressler.

Michelle wears Steve Madden's Amaya Clear Slide Sandal in Gold, $99.95, available at Nordstrom.

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Cozied up.

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A snowy silhouette from Krystal Bick.

Krystal wears Steve Madden's Charlee Sandals in Lucite, $99.95, available at Nordstrom.

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Are you more of a Rhinestone Winona Boot kind of girl, or a Buzzer Boot kind of girl?

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And then suddenly there were sparklers.

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We're very serious about our sparklers here, obviously.

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Okay, same.

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Honestly though, did you even do brunch if there weren't sparklers?

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When they say you're reaching your time limit at bottomless brunch (we feel you, Lily Montasser).

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Another shameless shoe shot.

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Need these Soph Sandals.

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Jag is us when they bring out ice cream.

Jera wears Steve Madden's Winona Bootie Rhinestone, $149.95, available at Nordstrom; Jag wears Steve Madden's Buzzer Boot in Black Rhinestone, $129.95, available at Nordstrom.

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All that glitters is gold (or silver, in the case of these Lit Pumps).

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Cheers!

Photo courtesy of Balenciaga / Photo via @McDonaldsSverige Instagram

I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.

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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.

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