Wednesday, April 27, 2011

a bouquet of dogwood flowers

a bouquet of dogwood flowers

a bouquet of dogwood flowers

a bouquet of dogwood flowers

a bouquet of dogwood flowers

a bouquet of dogwood flowers

Finally started making some headway with my Richmond photos! We stayed at the Berkley Hotel, which was charming and within walking distance of lots of yummy restaurants. We especially enjoyed breakfasting at Urban Farmhouse Market across the street (the cider doughnuts and breakfast sandwiches were divine).  On Friday, we had a lovely old school-style dinner at the Tobacco Company, a Richmond institution with a really cool ambiance. On Saturday, we were able to salvage a comically bland meal at a nearby seafood restaurant* with delicious cocktails and desserts at Bistro Bobette, whose owner, incidentally, has a family connection to Lavandou in DC. These photos are from Saturday, when we (I) did some shopping in Carytown and had a leisurely lunch at Secco (loved the cheese selection and roasted chicken sandwich), then wandered around the Fan and took some photos for future home ideas.

**Our own fault. We should have listened to some of your recommendations to try Kuba Kuba, but we got lazy :-( 

a bouquet of dogwood flowers

a bouquet of dogwood flowers
 While we were taking photos, we got the feeling we were being watched...

a bouquet of dogwood flowers

Luckily they were handsome stalkers...

a bouquet of dogwood flowers

a bouquet of dogwood flowers

a bouquet of dogwood flowers

More Richmond photos to come!

ASOS dress
Urban Outfitters belt
vintage loafers
KMRii bag
vintage sunglasses

65 comments:

Nihmen T. said...

I love your outfit, that dress with the loafers is so cute!

Amira said...

Adore your floral dress, dear!

LoveCharlesVintage said...

Most gorgeous dress ever!

The Fancy Teacup said...

Very handsome stalkers, indeed :) That dress is beyond beautiful. My eyes can't help being drawn to the the vivid print and peek-a-boo shoulder detail.

www.TheFancyTeacup.com
much love.

christine donee said...

that dress is one of my favorites now.. love it. so much.

gabrielle said...

loooove the dress. im a total fan of pieces that are longer in the back!

xxoo
www.paperplanesandmaryjanes.com

Sarah said...

The shoulder detail is great. How come you always have the most fabulous sunglasses?!

bijou said...

very cute! perfect for spring

xx

www.bijousstyle.com

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

What a pretty dress. I love the exposed shoulders and you made it so casual and contrasted its sweetness with the loafers.

Cute cats. :)

Daphne.
http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

What a pretty dress. I love the exposed shoulders and you made it so casual and contrasted its sweetness with the loafers.

Cute cats. :)

Daphne.
http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

Pam S said...

I love the outfit, the dress/shirt is gorgeous, I love the colours!

I love being stalked by cute cats :D

Michelle's Style File said...

Love the those kitty pics and the floral print on your is gorgeous!

x
Michelle
www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

Zel said...

gorgeous dress and the cats are cute.. sounds like a perfect weekend :)

tess said...

That dress is so perfect for the new season, I am in love with it.

I fell head over heels for Richmond last spring when I visited for just an afternoon. It was beautiful in a quirky way, historically fascinating, full of Southern charm, and apparently had more restaurants that I had the time to try. YUM!

eek said...

You look gorgeous - I love that dress!

Isn't Richmond charming? My sister used to live on the Fan before moving closer to me :)

Jessica said...

I love your dress!!

xoxo Bibijess

RosaLovesDC said...

I need to visit Richmond sometime this summer. I have friends there and they love it.
The pictures of the cat are adorable!

BiblioMOMia said...

Very modern 80s retro--it's just gorgeous! I love seeing you in bright colors.

Moroccan fashion diary said...

So cute! i love this dress

Closet Fashionista said...

LOVE that dress! You look amazing :D
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thechyrelgomez said...

perfect spring dress!! lovely photos, as always. :)

Carly said...

Love the cutouts on the shoulders..I just recently purchased a shirt like that and love it! So feminine.

Isn't Richmond the sweetest...I used to travel there once every two to three months (I was the DM of a boutique at the Short Pump Town Center) and loved walking around the fan and strolling through the city streets. Such a homey feeling.
Are you moving there?
Best
C

Fauxshionable said...

I love your dress because it has an edge while still remaining quite feminine. What adorable stalkers you have!

Between Laundry Days said...

I LOVE the unexpectedly awesome details on that dress. SO cute.

Also, your title makes me think of Wagon Wheel, which makes my day since I saw Old Crow Medicine Show last weekend. :)

Lydia said...

Ahhhh love it!!!! I wish I had known you were going, I would have had so many recommendations for you! It's so crazy to see pics of my town here. Your hotel was like 10 blocks from my apartment.

Lydia said...

Oh, and I love love love this dress.

Anna G said...

I love finding cats in cities. I need to go to the east coast. It's so pretty!

Melanie said...

Love your dress! The cut-out shoulders are so unexpected.

Melanie@Unravelled Threads
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Nikki said...

How lovely to hear you had a great trip :) I hardly ever visit restaurants? i should do it more often! you are wearing a gorgeous tunic/dress by the way! x

Rebecca said...

That print is really pretty!

A Stylized Hysteria said...

The pretty dress and oxfords combo looks fantastic on you. And your stalkers are certainly very handsome- I hope they were friendly too!

Elekon said...

such a vivid print on your dress I want all that flowers! BEAUTIFUL!

www.elekonchicboutique.com

Emma said...

gorgeous spring look, love it! :)

xo Emma

www.fromcitytocity-emm.blogspot.com

Celine said...

Love the shoulder cut outs. I was thinking about trying that on a couple of my shirts... it's makes them so summery :)
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Jay said...

I absolutely love this on you!! :)

I'm having a giveaway on my blog, you should check it out!

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Eli said...

Asos has really been catching my eye lately. Another UK brand I dream we could only have a real store in the US (they still need to put more Topshops in other cities!!)

Kate said...

Wowza, that dress is amazing!! Love the floral print & the longer hemline in the back! Perfect spring/summer dress!

bestie said...

Such an incredible dress! It really suits you well (: also, the post title makes me think of The American President (the movie). Hehe

LyddieGal said...

First of all, i love this vintage inspired look - you totally rock those sunnies!
and second, those cats are just adorable, i love how they keep watch from atop their wall. what awesome cats.

Chic on the Cheap

Damsels said...

you make that dress look more beautiful than it does online

Grace said...

That print is AMAZING!

Love Grace.

TheStreetFashion5xpro said...

Gorgeous outfit...great photos!

skopjanka.com said...

What a fun dress! I didn't see those shoulder slits coming--super cute & perfect for spring!

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The Stylish Nomad said...

Ahh! Love that dress sooo perfect for summer!

xx
Kaylee

Laura J said...

Your dress is so pretty- I love the large floral print. With your loafers and sunglasses you are channelling a Parisian in the Jardin de Tuileries
Happy Friday
xo
LJ
http://jonesyloves.blogspot.com/

Amy said...

What a fun trip! These photos are beautiful!

Plami said...

This is one of the most beautiful dresses I've seen lately!!!! Gorgeous!

XoXo
Plami

http://fashion-thrill.blogspot.com/

Kimberlee said...

Looks like a gorgeous city and your outfit is quite nice too ;) I love the big floral print on that dress and the cut out shoulders!

Alexandra said...

Love the dress,simply love it ,especially the open shoulders <3

and all those nice cats ! be happy in richmond ,darling <3

alexandra @
shoependant.blogspot.com

The Style Rawr said...

Love this dress! Such a gorgeous, summery print.

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T & J

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XoX

Cindy Whitehead said...

Gorgeous spring colors

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megannielsen said...

oh my goodness you are killing me!! I LOVE this dress so much!! what an amazing find - those cut outs are freaking rad!!

Bren Herrera said...

looove the dress! Girl, ooh wee, I can't wait to be at home this week! I want to see all those trees and do some vintage shopping/thrifting!!

Bren-
B So Chic!
http://www.bsochic.blogspot.com

jess said...

I love the sleeves of your dress.

Lady Jersey said...

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Your style and photos are just amazing !
I follow you ...

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Xoxo

knockedupfabulous said...

Love, Love, LOVE that dress! And that floral print looks so adorable on you!

blorange dice said...

i love the open shoulders of that dress! and it looks so good with your loafers (:

Della said...

As a kid it thrilled me to know end that Dogwoods were Virginia's state tree. They are so pretty in the spring!

The last time I was in Richmond was to see Michael Buble perform. My sisters and I wandered around downtown- it's full of great architecture and amazing history.

ALWAYS CHASING said...

I was about to comment on how much i loved your blue dress above, until i saw this one, I am most certainly leaving my comment here!

I love a floral, especially a big well thought out kind of watercolour floral. this is just beautiful, the shoulder cut outs make it extra special!

Yummy! Oh yes, I just said that!

Breeahna @ ALWAYS CHASING

Dylana Suarez said...

GAH! I want this dress so badly! It is so pretty and so fun!

xoxo,

colormenana.blogspot.com

duckalicious said...

your dress and those stalkers are super cute!

Raspberry said...

Gorgeous! Love your blog.. These images look amazing!! XO Raspberry & Rouge

http://raspberry-rouge.com

SabinePsynopsis said...

I'm still looking for the perfect shirt dress... and this is pretty much as perfect as it can get, I think. Floral shirty? Yay!

Christina Marie said...

What a beautiful print! You look lovely!