I am back and so excited to share what can only be known as the greatest bachelorette party weekend everrrrr! It was an epic adventure from Dallas to Austin and back with my best girlfriends, and culminated in the sweetest bridal shower hosted by my aunt. I spent weeks leading up to the trip shopping for and planning the perfect outfits for each activity of the weekend. Seriously, y’all should have seen the detailed list I had going. So without further a-do, below are highlights of my bachelorette outfits and weekend events. Hope this gives you some inspiration if you are currently planning your own or your bestie’s bachelorette party!
Cactus Top: Vici | Cactus Shorts: Vici | Clutch: Elaine Turner | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Necklace: A. Marie Jewelry (old)
Our first day in town was spent driving from Dallas to Austin, which of course meant a lengthy pit stop in Waco at the Magnolia Silos was a MUST (and if you don’t know about the Magnolia Silos, just turn on HGTV and you’ll figure it out pretty quickly). We thought the Silos might be a little quieter on Thursday afternoon than on a weekend, but they were just as bustling as you’d imagine! We strolled through their massive home goods store and, by some miracle from God, I exercised self control and walked out of there with only a “TEXAS FOREVER” t-shirt in hand. Then we grabbed lunch from one of the many food trucks they have parked on site, and sat at a large picnic table, chatting with other tourists who, like us, had gone out of their way to visit Magnolia in Waco. I’m glad to know I’m not the only “Chip and JoJo” nut out there! Last on our list before continuing on to Austin was to wait in line at the Silos Bakery for one of Joanna’s delicious creations. Inside, the bakery was decorated as cute as you’d imagine, and picking just one cupcake from the hundreds on display was nearly impossible. In the end, I selected a lavender lemon cupcake with lemon buttercream and it was nothing short of HEAVENLY.
Romper: Vici (blue here, yellow here) | Heels: Nordstrom | Clutch: Gigi New York | Earrings: SUGARFIX by BaubleBar for Target
When we arrived in Austin, we checked into the Driskill Hotel which is just dripping with old world Texas charm and located in the middle of the action on the infamous 6th Street (because you can’t go to Austin for a bachelorette party without hitting 6th street!). We spent the evening bar hopping on 6th, as well as hitting newer hot spots on Rainey Street where we danced the night away to some epic cover bands. On this particular night, my MOH had arranged for all the girls to wear black and I donned this adorable white romper with my “Bride” pin and pop-of-yellow heels.
Romper: Elison Rd. (similar here) | Wedges: BC Footwear | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Necklace: Gorjana | Hand Chain: Jacquie Aiche
All day Friday was spent floating the San Marcos river with ATXcursions. We could not have asked for a more beautiful day to float and ATXcursions made the whole trip so easy and stress free. We just showed up to their offices in our bikinis with a case of beers and they literally took care of the rest – transportation, tubes, ice chests, lockers, etc. – we didn’t have to worry about anything except making lots of new friends on the river!
After the river float, with crispy skin from the sun, I threw on this romper and our plans for the evening included something I was very unsure about, but turned out to be one of the most fun & memorable parts of the trip – going to see Esther’s Follies Comedy Show! We had read 5-star reviews ahead of time that described the comedy show as a musical, so I had no idea what to expect and I was feeling so hesitant. A musical comedy show??? How weird… But it was HILARIOUS. We walked out of there with sore cheeks and minds blown (oh yeah, there was also magic). If you are in Austin, I highly recommend you make time to catch a show!
photos: Paisley Lane Photography Dress: BB Dakota (on sale!) | Heels: Nordstrom
Finally, Saturday was spent packing up, grabbing one last delicious meal in Austin and heading back to Dallas for my bridal shower on Sunday. The shower was absolute perfection down to the last detail. So many wonderful ladies from all stages of my life came to celebrate and we had a grand ole time sipping bellinis, eating brunch, playing games, opening presents, and taking lots of silly pictures in the photo booth my aunt had set up. I felt strange not wearing white (since I’m the Bride, HELLO), but because our wedding colors are peach and yellow, I just couldn’t resist wearing this perfect peach lace dress that still had a bridal air about it.
All in all it was a jam-packed, fabulous weekend! If you are thinking about visiting Austin (or Waco), go!! And I hope I’ve given you plenty to do when you get there!