What to Wear to Brunch at the Ocean House

July 14th, 2017
Location  •   Ocean House, Watch Hill RI
 
Here are a few facts about me: 1. I’m NOT a morning person and 2. I’m NOT a breakfast person. 
 
Odd, I know.
 
I love having productive mornings but I’m not one of those people that jumps out of bed at 5:00 AM and gets right to it.
 
I’m more along the lines of jumping into bed at 1:00 AM after conquering the day.
 
I would say about 90% of the time, my morning routine is a drag, at 7:45 AM I get out of bed, go straight for a black coffee and start scheduling social media posts for the day, in complete silence. 
 
Once 9:00 AM hits, life is perfect but before that time, I don’t want to deal with it, and by it, I’m meaning: cooking, socializing, emails, any of it. 
 
I’m a creative night owl, through and through. 
 
& that ‘night owl’ attitude carries over to my social calendar too, whenever anyone wants to go out to eat, I always suggest a late lunch or an even later dinner; never breakfast.
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But, like everything in life, there are a few exceptions, for me, those exceptions are: the chocolate chip muffins and ice coffee at Harpo’s, the hash browns at Kens’ Corner and brunch at the Ocean House.
 
Those are my three exceptions to socializing and looking presentable before 9:00 am
 
I actually attended brunch at the Ocean House for my first time this year, and I’m still dreaming about the raspberry lemon pancakes, they are cooking up this summer. 
 
When I posted that I was there, I got so many DM’s from you guys asking what I wore for this New England famous brunch, which does have a dress code, by the way.
 
The Ocean House requires brunchers (is that a word?) to wear ‘resort casual’. 
 
When booking my reservation, I decided to go later on in the day, so I chose an elegant lightweight maxi, to pair with my raspberry lemon pancakes.
 
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The A-line cut on this maxi gave it the perfect dose of formality. I even told my sister that she could borrow the dress for an upcoming event. It’s quite easy to dress up or down.
 
The reason I chose this dress is that the bright colors reminded me of the hydrangeas scattered throughout the Ocean House property. After leaving brunch, I made my Mom snap some images of me with the blooming bushes. 
 
Hydrangeas had a good year this year, that’s all I can say. Each bush was filled with bright petals and evergreen stems. 
 
Anyway if you are traveling to Rhode Island, then you need to go to brunch at the Ocean House; but just in case you are stumped on either the dress code or what to wear here are a few options: my A-line maxi, this yellow tunic with heels or this cotton white beach dress
 
Overall it’s worth the early morning drive from CT, and I’d love to hear which breakfast/brunch spot is your favorite in New England. I know Boston has some darn tasty spots. xx Aubrey 
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5 thoughts on “What to Wear to Brunch at the Ocean House

  1. Elle

    The ocean house will always be one of my favorite places in New England! Have been going there for years.
    Have a great weekend! XO elle

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