Garden Party Maxi

Yuki Kim maxi dress

Yuki kim maxi dress, asos bag

strappy low cut back

maxi dress, floral, pastel, ASOS bag

Pastel, floral maxi dress with  pastel ASOS bag

Back of floral maxi dress

Floral maxi dress with kendra scott earrings

I’ve had so many wedding events to attend this summer! I guess I’m just hitting that age in life where all my friends are taking the plunge. I’m not complaining though, it’s been a blast celebrating with them, not to mention how much fun I’ve had shopping for the perfect outfits to wear.

This weekend, I wore this Yumi Kim maxi dress to an afternoon bridal shower in Houston. I am really digging pastel color palettes lately, so the pastel (and slightly neon) color on this dress immediately caught my eye. Then, when I saw the strappy, low cut back I was sold. The fit is extremely flattering – especially good for busty girls with some curves – but really it can work for all body types. It’s silk, lightweight (very important for the high temperatures we are experiencing in Texas right now), and comfortable enough to wear all day long. The pink in the dress is what popped the most to me, so I chose this pastel pink ASOS crossbody to really bring out that color in the dress. I just wore it with a simple pair of Sam Edelman flats for comfort, but depending on your height you could definitely wear it with some cute wedges. The earrings are Kendra Scott and the best part is they’re iridescent – so the bright colors of the dress bounced off them perfectly.

I’ve also chosen a couple more of my favorite items from Yumi Kim for you to check out as well. Wear these fun, summery patterns while you still can!

I got tons of compliments when I wore this garden party dress, so be prepared to be the center of attention when you wear it!

Trip Guide: Texas Hill Country

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You’ve seen my hill country look, but now let’s talk about the girls trip itself.

The Texas Hill Country, much like Texas itself, is pretty massive. So, I guess that’s my disclaimer – this post is by no means a complete guide to the region. However, if you happen to be looking to stay in the Blanco area, I can’t recommend Onion Creek Kitchens at Juniper Hills Farm enough. In fact, you really don’t even have to leave their beautiful property. We utilized the property for a bachelorette trip, which was great, but this quaint boutique hotel is also very well suited for a romantic getaway.

Our first night we rented a party bus to drive us the 45 minutes to Austin for dinner at Benji’s Cantina and then to the W Hotel for drinks. For safety reasons – there are a lot of deer – I highly recommend renting transportation. The next day we spent the afternoon relaxing (recovering…) by the infinity edge pool, drinking champagne and eating macaroons. That evening we took a cooking class at the kitchen on the property. The bride chose Italian, and there wasn’t one thing on the menu that wasn’t excellent. Not to mention the kitchen is top of the line, the instruction is extremely helpful without being overbearing, and the view from the dinner table overlooks the countryside (there’s even a cute little fox who comes to visit). The next morning on our way out of town we stopped for brunch in Dripping Springs at Rolling in Thyme and Dough, where sadly we switched from mimosas to coffee, before once again entering the real world.

Sad the trip is over, but happy to have the memories.

My breezy, Hill Country look

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This week I spent some time in the Texas Hill Country with family and friends for my cousin’s bachelorette girls trip. I had been eyeing this adorable boutique hotel (Juniper Hills Farm) for a while, and I finally got to stay there! I have to say it was worth the wait. The first night we took a party bus into Austin for dinner and drinks, spent the next day out by the infinity edge pool relaxing, and then enjoyed a cooking class (Italian – yum) on the property. Perhaps most importantly, lots of champagne and macaroons were enjoyed.

With all the fun planned, I had to find the perfect dress to wear. In case you aren’t aware, it’s hot in Texas. So, I needed my dress to be lightweight and breezy. Nothing too heavy or dark. I stumbled across this Madewell dress and knew it was the one. The pastel colors were perfect, and the floral pattern reminded me so much of the Texas Hill Country. I wanted to give the dress a little more shape, so I threw on a Joie belt of mine from another dress and it really gave me a more defined waist. A simple pair of tan flats to match the belt combined with some simple jewelry, and my breezy, Hill Country look was complete.

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