A few weekends ago, my girlfriends and I took a quick day trip over to Fredericksburg for the Becker Vineyards 18th annual lavender festival. As soon as I mentioned the words lavender, vineyards, and wine, it didn't take much convincing. Not to mention, the event was free and open to the public!
Once we arrived in the quaint German town, we stopped to grab a bite for lunch at this tasty little Italian restaurant. We proceeded to stuff ourselves with warm, fresh garlic bread and lots of pasta. (Because what goes better with wine than pasta?) After lunch, we visited a store made especially for their fur babies, and finally made a pit stop around the corner for some homemade pie. Sadly, I didn't try any this trip, but the next time I visit I will have to get a slice of their peach blueberry pie! (Two of my favorite fruits!) Once we finished up in town, we headed out to Becker Vineyards.
The vineyard was filled with people from near and far for the festival, and as soon as we walked up to the entrance, I could see why! The beautiful stone buildings and green lawn were lined with local vendors selling everything from lavender soap and lotions to lemonade. On the patio, wine lovers were enjoying the shade and tasting their wine. While we perused the festival, I personally couldn't wait to find the lavender fields.
Hidden behind the buildings were two large fields: to the left was the fragrant, deep purple lavender, to the right was a sea of red poppies. Even though we technically came for the lavender, I was instantly drawn to the poppies! Bluebonnets might be the official state flower, but red poppies just might be my favorite. (So, naturally, I had to do a photoshoot and frolic through the fields.)
For our trip to the vineyards, I wore this pretty printed dress from eShakti. If it looks like this dress was made for me, it's because it was! I chose this dress because of its unique graphic print in my favorite colors for summer, but my favorite part about it is how it fits my "little bitty" frame perfectly!
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I completed my look with this floppy straw hat from Banana Republic to shade me from the sun's rays, a wide belt, and my suede New Look sandals to tie it all together. I love how this look came together so quickly and easily, and how I felt wearing it! I was so pleased with my personalized experience with eShakti and am so glad I found them. I would gladly recommend them to friends who struggle to find unique pieces that fit them, and their personality, and that make them feel confident and beautiful at the same time. If you would like to experience eShakti's personal customization, use code "littlebittyinthecity" to get 10% off your order when you shop from 5/17-6/17/2016!* Then, be sure to share your experience with me! You can also find them via Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!
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Thank you all so much for stopping by, and have a great week!
Little bitty love,
Special thanks to eShakti for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Photos by: Amber Ewell