Last Saturday my Mom and I went on a trip to visit a family friend of ours. As soon as we walked in the front door we were greeted with smiles, hugs, and glasses of champagne. My mom’s friend was wearing a classic Williams-Sonoma black and white striped apron, her hair was styled, and her makeup had been done (keep in mind this was early on a Saturday morning). She still had family in town for Thanksgiving, so the house was full of people. There was a homemade apple pie on the counter and several things cooking on the stove and in the oven. I’m convinced she has Southern Belle superpowers. It’s embarrassing to think I was struggling to look good carrying my one casserole into Friendsgiving the other week. Here she was offering champagne while baking and looking fabulous doing it all. We visited with everyone and then took pics for the blog on the front porch before we left later that day. Fact: My typical Saturday mornings revolve around coffee and College Gameday. A girl could get used to the champagne on a Southern front porch way of life.
The dress that I wore is a great piece for the weekend, when you want to be comfortable but still look cute. The material doesn’t wrinkle, which is nice when you’re sitting in the car for hours. The last thing you want is to get to your destination and look like a mess. I noticed this dress in Anthropologie when I was looking for something to wear for a weekend in Houston. The unique color and bow both caught my eye. In Texas, the weather is all over the place. It’s nice to have items like this in your closet that can be worn throughout the seasons. It can easily be paired with boots and tights or sandals next spring. This dress runs large, so size down. This dress (which is now on sale!!) and several similar options are all linked below: