last saturday mr. style and i hopped in the car and toodled our way to our local home and garden tour. rain or shine five homeowners opened their backyards and gardens for one glorious afternoon to grateful gawkers like yours truly. spoiler alert, the sun was shining with temps registering in the seventies. that’s a perfect day in my book, and i know the docents agreed. what fun mr. style and i had walking up and down beaten garden pathways, taking in the beauty of nature tweaked with a whole lot of elbow grease. gardening isn’t for sissies that’s for darn sure! when it comes to down to it there’s lot’s of planning and prep work that goes into a garden, but the end result is so gratifying.
what did i wear on the garden tour? something casual like denim works. and you can never go wrong with a breton tee. this one is from st. james. comfy footwear is a must to log in a few miles of walking. why not add a pop of color to jazz up this ootd? if i’m wearing red pointy-toed flats, i might as well tote a red handbag. one with a long strap so i don’t have to fuss with it. “in for a penny in for a pound,” my mother always said. out came red tassel earrings and a bold red lip. all that’s left is a pair of sunnies, and this girl is ready! how about you? are you ready to take a peek at the garden tour? let’s go.
denim | tee | belt | similar shoes | similar handbag | earrings | lip shade pirate | sunglasses
last stop of the day was champy’s a local fried chicken joint that has the best, wait for it, fried chicken ever! sometimes, a girl just has to indulge in the local cuisine.
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Everything sounds delicious … from the outfit to the dinner!
if you want the best fried chicken ever go to champy’s. they never disappoint.
You must have been the best dressed one there! I love it! The gardens are beautiful!
love, love, love garden tours! so much inspiration.
This coming weekend is the beginning of local garden tours as well. A friend of mine has a spectacular garden, a kind of formal, French garden with triangular obelisk trellises, and a parterre with low-growing flowers all over. We garden, and we always have tons of things blooming so we can bring in cut flowers all year round, but we’re less formal–we like a kind of blowsy, English garden free-ness to our garden. (We are not in the flower garden tour, mind you, but my friend is!) I love wandering in a garden–it’s good for the soul. And planting and digging in the dirt is very satisfying to me.
I love a good water feature in a garden, too–so serene!
You look chic and comfy all at once to inspect gardens and get good ideas. It sounds like it was fun!
what a fun day, sue! atlanta has their garden tour on may 12th. i’d love to fit it in if we have time. i’m certain they have some amazing homes in the lineup.
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