Happy Friday! Yay for another weekend! This week was nothing short of boring. The week began with more work than I could dream, Wednesday night I participated in a Spelling Bee that benefitted the Reading Partners of Dallas (no, we didn’t win but we had a blast) and then yesterday we got on a plane with some of our best friends and headed to Washington D.C.! I cannot tell you how excited I am that we are here. I have not been to D.C. since I was about 13 and the husband has never been. Thankfully our travel partners frequent Washing D.C. quite a bit so they are the best guides.
Today we are touring The White House, then we are heading over to The Capital and then dinner at Le Diplomat! Tomorrow consists of visiting a few museums, brunch (we need suggestions!!!), then dinner at another D.C. favorite spot. Sunday will be spent shopping, maybe seeing a few monuments and enjoying the city before we head back to Dallas Sunday night. If you have any suggestions on things to do or see while we are in Washington D.C. please comment and let me know! I love hearing about favorite spots.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend and I know I always say this but make sure to follow along on Instagram (@DallasWardrobe) for pretty pictures of the city…and for those funny shots that you know you probably care more about, make sure to follow my husband (@WadeHavins). Have a lovely weekend! xx
Since spring is now on the horizon I have made a point to begin gathering dresses and key pieces that I can wear to all of the occasions that spring seems to bring (baby showers, wedding showers, luncheons). Although I always ask myself when life is going to slow down, it seems that the spring season a.k.a. my spring calendar surpasses even that of the holidays.
With my weeks and weekends quickly filling up I have started to plan one of my favorite parts of the spring season, my wardrobe. Spring is by far my favorite season of dressing. Like I mentioned before it is a season filled with events that require the best kind of dresses, the classics. Naturally, I turned to the new Brooks Brothers women’s spring collection because it is always my go-to for all of the needs of my closet. The classics, as I like to call them, are the dresses that you can wear year after year, have silhouettes that we have seen for centuries, usually consist of black & white and have bold yet refreshing prints.
When I saw this Silk Gingham Sleeveless Dress and matching Black Twill Gingham Jacket from the Brooks Brothers women’s spring collection, I knew it would be the perfect outfit for the new season. I loved the gingham print on this classic A-line dress and loved that it had a matching jacket for those chillier spring days. Trust me when I say this classic set will be worn on more than a handful occasions.
It’s no secret that shirt dresses are a girl’s best friend. They are forgiving, flattering and always appropriate. They can be worn on just about every occasion (work and weekends) and of course can be dressed up or down.
Print or no print, the combination of black and white is always going to be considered a classic so it’s no surprise that this dress made its way into my closet. While looking through the Brooks Brothers new spring women’s collection, the moment I saw it I knew it would work in my wardrobe because you can never have too many shirt dresses. Plus, the shirt dress is that perfect dress for dressy or casual occasions.
This particular day I decided to pair this Black and White Polka Dot Dress with heels but the beauty of a shirt dress is that you can also roll up the sleeves and pair it with your wedges or sandals. Since we all know that a black and white shirt dress pairs well with everything, I decided to add a Bright Blue Pebble Calfskin Leather Clutch for a surprise pop to the overall look.