Sunday, November 4, 2018

Leather, Velvet, and a Turkey Leg

I hope you are all enjoying the extra hour we received today. I immediately felt less like a complete waste of a human when it was 10:30am instead of 11:30am.  See ya, day light savings!  We luckily are still having beautiful weather temperatures here in Charlotte right now and this weekend was no exception.  We did some light shopping and I've been DYING to wear this leather skirt that I picked up from Vestique a few weeks back!  How cute is it?  I paired it with a sleeveless ivory sweater and a denim jacket for a casual look.  Below I've linked the skirt.  Hurry if you want to purchase because they just restocked it online and you don't want to miss out!

We also dressed up a little for a cocktail in Ballantyne and I got a chance to wear a gorgeous, blue, velvet dress from For Love & Lemons.  Guys, I could live in this dress.  It's so comfortable but looks stunning.  I paired it with some white ankle booties from Versona and felt amazing in it.  The slit in the dress was sexy, but not overly sexy.  I also played "Blue Da Ba Dee" by Eiffel 65 on repeat and had some major nostalgia!  That song was the bomb circa 1999 am I right??  I know you're singing it right now and you're welcome for that.  The entire outfit is linked here:

Nadine Velvet Maxi Dress: For Love & Lemons | White Heeled Booties: Versona | 
Bee Gold Hoop Earrings: Wanderlust & Co

Notice that Angeline Jolie vibe I was feeling on that last one.  LOL.  I couldn't stop myself with that slit.  It was just too perfect.  I finished my weekend with a trip to the Carolina Renaissance Festival!  I'm sure you were all curious on where this whole turkey leg business came into play.  My friend had been wanting to check it out and I had never gone so I said why the heck not?  I'm so glad we did.  Even if it took us FOREVER  an hour and a half to get to there.  This place is a hoot y'all.  There was so many people coming with their families that really got into the renaissance theme in full costume.  They were great to see!  The people that work there are hilarious and would joke with you the whole time which helped staying in the excessively long lines tolerable.  If you end up going here in Huntersville, NC, I have a few tips for your trip from my experience:

  1. Wear comfortable shoes!  You are going to be doing a lot of walking because this place is a full on village.  There are so many vendors and events going on, but they all can be a hike from one another.  
  2. Bring cash with you.  This is something we did not do until we got there which was a little time consuming.  All of the food and beverage purchases can only be made by cash.  The vendors take cards.  There are ATMs there, but the line was insane so I would suggest bringing it with you.  
  3. Make sure you check their website for coupons and special events.  
  4. Fill up your tank before you go. (Lol)  But for real, you may be sitting in a line to get to the gate for about half an hour or more if it's a busy day.  
  5. If there is a special event, be prepared to sit in A LOT of lines.  My suggestion is to divide up if you're in a group and have each person stand in a different line.  The lines for food and alcohol are the crazy ones so  have one person in alcohol line and another in the food line.
  6. Have fun with it!  Go check out the vendors and get into the fun of it all.  
Finally....GET A TURKEY LEG and eat it like you are a barbarian.

Check out their website here to see their remaining schedule: Caroline Renaissance Festival
P.S.  That fleece pullover is the best Abercrombie & Fitch dupe I have seen.  It's on Amazon for $23!
Linked here: Amazon Fleece

Have a great start to your week!




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