Spring in Texas means there’s one thing you’ll start seeing on the side of every road you drive on: Bluebonnets. We missed out on getting pictures in the fields of flowers last year, so this time we made a trip down to Waco, and took the back-roads in hopes of seeing some blue. We found a great spot off the road to pull off and take some pictures of the blue and orange flowers (you could tell others had done the same, and there was a little path around the flowers, so we didn’t step on any).
I wore a Vince blue dress so that I would compliment the Texas Bluebonnets, and paired it with my knee-high boots by Alexander Wang. Both were Poshmark scores – the dress was received in a trade last year, and the boots were a steal at only $80 (from over $1000 retail)! I had been afraid of looking a little Pretty-Woman by wearing this combo, but I feel it worked because the dress is a bit longer and looser, and the boots are a softer color in suede instead of a harsh black.
Don’t worry guys, I’m only acting like I’m picking one. Did you know it’s actually illegal to pick Bluebonnets?
We made our way to Waco eventually, where we stopped at the Magnolia Market for the first time. It was CRAZY BUSY. Holy crap. It was even a Friday, so I can’t begin to imagine what it would be like on a weekend. Definitely worth a visit because it was so neat to see how well the store was put together, but make sure to plan accordingly and get there early. We ended up with a couple items for the dining room table, and as much as I could have brought home more, we held back because it was a bit pricey. The store really inspired us to go to more antique stores, because now we know what sort of items we wanted to look for and ideas for how to style them! Oh, and no sign of Chip and Joanna…darn!
If you go to Waco, don’t forget that you HAVE to stop at the Czech Stop Bakery in West, Texas (about 15 minutes north of Waco on I35). On our way home, we stocked up on kolaches, and ate way too many of them in the car. The ham and cheese, sausage and cheese, and pulled pork are our favorites. I promise you won’t be disappointed!
PS. I haven’t forgotten about my Fabfinds post. With work and traveling, I’m a bit behind on some posts. I’ll be combining my March and April finds into one post on May 1!
Dress: Vince (similar style here)
Bag: Givenchy ‘Pandora’
Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana