There’s snow in the forecast here in the DC area, but let me tell you, I’ve got spring on the brain! Last week, there were a couple of warm days in a row, so I was able to ditch the parka and sweater tights long enough to snap some pictures of this gorgeous Shop the Mint Break the Mold Dress the boutique was kind enough to send my way.
This ruffle sleeve seersucker number is one of my favorite finds in a while, and at only $42, it’s a steal. I’m looking forward to wearing it at grad parties, bachelorette parties, and weekend brunches alike. The sleeves are so fun and I love the unique detailing around the neckline. Though it’s not lined, the fabric is thick enough you won’t need a slip. If you’re looking for spring dresses while you’re stuck inside this snow day, I seriously can’t recommend The Mint Julep Boutique enough!
Let me also just say, I am so thankful that there were a few warm days on the forecast last week as my initial plan was to shoot this look with my sister in Charlottesville. While the scenery might have been a tad better, it was 40 degrees at most this weekend, and let’s just say, after one chilly shoot this month, I wasn’t exactly game enough to freeze again!
Speaking of Charlottesville—where this dress would fit in perfectly!—I had a wonderful time with my sister there this weekend. A highlight for me was our Saturday night dinner and drinks plans. We went to The Local, which is one of my favorite restaurants in Charlottesville that I haven’t gotten to eat at enough. They use as much local food as they can, and their menu is changing constantly. I had a wonderful gnocchi with tomato sauce and fried cauliflower and brussels sprouts with sriracha. The atmosphere is so fun, and was a good reminder Charlottesville has so much to offer beyond The Corner near UVA–which is where I tend to hang out when I’m back and trying to relive my youth.
After dinner, we went a few doors down to a new restaurant called The Southern Crescent. We had spotted it earlier in the day because of it’s Charleston-style porch and southern vibe, and made a mental note to go back later. It did not disappoint! This New Orleans style eaterie really made me feel like I was in the Big Easy for a night. The owners transformed their home into this restaurant, so you really felt like you were their personal guests. The mood was set with dim lights and lots of candles, and the bartender made us delicious mango margaritas. She eventually sent out delicious pimento cheese for everyone at the bar—we had made friends—to enjoy and the owners came out to introduce themselves. We traded stories about New Orleans and heard all about their journey to turn their home into a restaurant. It was seriously one of the best nights I’ve had in a while.
Also, funny story—I brought a smaller wallet to Charlottesville and didn’t realize until we were at a winery that afternoon that I’d left my drivers license at home. Yikes! Luckily, we didn’t get carded anywhere we go, which was truly a stroke of luck as I am usually carded everywhere!
My full Charlottesville guide will be up later this week, so be sure to check back for that. Hope you had a great weekend! x
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Photos by GAM
This dress is too cute for words! I love he seersucker fabric and the dramatic sleeves- perfect for spring!
Thanks so much, Gentry! x
So cute! I have several new spring outfits I’ve been wanting to shoot, but it is too cold! I have a bit of a deadline with a growing baby bump, though, so I’m hoping the weather warms up very soon! 🙂
I’m hoping it warms up soon, too! And congrats! x
This dress has it all! The seersucker, the sleeves and only $42!? ..ahh I’m obsessed! And I’m seriously dreading the snow tomorrow, spring where are you??
xx Tess Sequins are the New Black
Thanks so much, Tess! Hoping spring finds its way, soon!
Such a pretty dress! I love that sleeve detail. And I’m dying to visit Charlottesville, can’t wait to read more about your trip!
YAY! Thank you – hope you get to Charlottesville soon :]
I’m obsessed with this dress on you! Those sleeves are everything!
Thanks T! x
I LOVE this dress on you, Katie! And what a steal! Sounds like y’all had a great time in Charlottesville! Can’t wait to check out your guide next week!
– Ashlee | http://www.cobaltchronicles.com
Thanks so much, Ashlee! xo
That dress! So cute!! I love the ruffle sleeves and the seersucker print! I wish the warm weather would hurry up! I’m so over the winter!!
Taffeta & Tulips
Could not agree more about spring! Thanks so much, Kate!
those seersucker ruffled sleeves are seriously adorable! can’t wait to see you style this dress more!
Thanks so much, Maddy! x
This dress is SO CUTE on you! I can’t believe this but I have zero ruffles in my closet right now. Need to change that!
Thanks so much lady!