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A couple months ago, my best friend from college, Shree and I finally got with the times and started FaceTiming each other. It was so great to catch up but it also reminded me how much I missed her! Shortly after, while my husband Ben and I were out to lunch after church, he leaned over and said, “You should buy a plane ticket to go down and spend a long weekend with Shree”. Needless to say, I was elated! Since Shree lives in Alabama and I live in West Virginia, seeing each other frequently has never been an option, in fact it had been eight years since we’d seen each other. I knew my girls getaway was going to be absolutely fantastic, but I also knew there were a few things I needed to make my trip just perfect and I’m excited to share them with you today! Here’s four things you are going to want to make sure you have for your next girls’ getaway!
- The Perfect Pair of Shoes
I remember being a little girl and living in my favorite pair of pink “Jellies”. When I discovered the Mox Shoes they reminded me of an upscaled version of my favorite childhood slip ons and I knew I just had to have a pair! I’m a sock hater so when I’m not wearing flip-flops, I’m almost always wearing shoes that let me go sans socks. Most sockless slips ons get awfully smelly after just a few wears and since I’d be traveling to the Deep South I knew my feet were going to be sweating at times. My pair of Mox shoes not only kept my feet comfortable and cool, but they looked super adorable dressed up or down!
Mox shoes are a fashion forward approach to comfort and versatility. Mox are created from 100% man made rubber and are detailed with a basket weave pattern that will move you effortlessly from pool to party! Mox shoes come packaged in a 100% cotton, biodegradable, reusable string bag.
I found my Mox Shoes so comfy and cute that along with wearing them during my trip, I also decided to wear them through the airport and all day on my trip down. My feet felt comfy and airy the whole time and looked especially sweet paired with my light ripped Lucky jeans. I really love how they add just the right touch of class to my outfits so I can still feel comfortable but look put together at the same time. With so many colors to choose from, every girl can find just the right pair for her next night out with the girls! Weeks later, I’m still wearing my Mox Shoes to church, to dinner, the kids Gymanstics’s class and everything else in between!
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2. The Perfect Dress
All I can say is, “Where has Virginia Dare Dress Company been all my life!?” As a petite 5 foot gal, and one who would pick comfort over suffering to look like a hottie, finding the perfect dress has been a lifelong struggle. When I comes to style, I love the classic look and now that I’ve had four kids, my body enjoys fabrics that hide the “mom pouch” and a cut that is forgiving. I wanted to pack at least one dress for my girls’ getaway that would make me feel and look like a million bucks. I found the “Emma” and it’s become my go to dress now for every fancy event and everyday adventure.
This flattering knit dress (with pockets) is so versatile, you’ll wish you had one for every day of the week.
- Our best-selling style
- Ponte knit fabric. (Feels like yoga pants) Machine washable
- Hidden side pockets
- Can be worn backward to be nursing-friendly
Hello pockets, this dress has it all! My first impression was how durable the fabric of the Emma was. My second was that this felt like a dress that had been tailored to fit my body perfectly. My third initial impression was that from beginning to end, starting with receiving my box, to unpacking the dress, to showing it off with my friend in Alabama, I felt how valuable I was as a customer of Virginia Dare Dress Company. Details matter to this company. I don’t think I’ve ever experienced a company who worked this hard to make me feel valued and worth my weight in gold. When it comes to customer service, Virginia Dare Dress Company knocked this one way out of the park! My Emma dress will be one that hangs in the closet forevermore and I’ll be back to add more of their stunning, sophisticated, and timeless pieces to my closet! This dress and this company is one in a million!
Not sure of your size? Virginia Dare Dress Company will send you several sizes to try on at home. Keep the perfect fit and send the rest back. Virginia Dare Dress Company provides a pre-paid shipping label.
3. The Perfect Bag
One of the first questions I always seek to answer when traveling is, “What’s the weather going to be like?”. Such was the case when I traveled down to Alabama and realized it was going to be plenty hot but also some days of high humidity. Humidity means along with the heat, it’s also probably gonna have some rain showers at moments notice. Since I was flying with just a carry on plus one small handbag to stash under my seat, I had to be pretty selective. I’ve been a long time fan of Mia Melon for their waterproof, all-weather jackets and was excited to see they also make handbags! The Mia Melon Tote was the perfect choice! It gave me plenty of room to carry what I wanted to have available on the plane (tablet, book, Bible, journal, sunglasses, makeup bag, phone, charger, keys, Chapstick, lipgloss, wallet, emergency curly hair cream, snacks, Motrin, and the like) and was perfect to use as a purse during my weekend away. I was so happy to have a bag to keep some of life’s most important things dry when the weather turned to rain.
The Mia Melon Tote has a Cotton/Polyester Denim Fabric and Nylon Taffeta lining. Like our jackets, it features innovative fabric technology that is both waterproof and windproof. It has an internal zipper pocket, Removable cross body strap, Tote Handles and a top zipper opening. Designed in Nelson BC and Portland, Oregon.
- 100% Cotton/Polyester Denim Fabric
- 5K/3K WATERPROOF & WINDPROOF breathable membrane.
- Soft Nylon Taffeta lining
- Additional DWR treatment to bead off rain and snow.
- Dimensions (HxWxD) 11.5″ x 12″ x 6″
Part of our girls’ weekend getaway included a day on the boat out on the water!
Pardon the mess of my curly hair but it was 107 with the heat index that day and we all know humidity and naturally curly hair just don’t mix! I stuffed an extra pair of dry clothes, hat, sunscreen (which I applied three times that day and STILL got burnt!), and some other odds and ends. I was curious to see how the bag would hold up on the boat and can officially report everything stayed completely dry inside! Mobile Bay was really rocking as we headed back to the dock and we had several waves that came over the side and drenched us. Still my Mia Melon Tote whisked the water away and I had a warm pair of dry clothes to change into as soon as we docked. This tote has two convenient, zipper pockets (one on the inside of the bag and one on the outside) and I have found this bag to be especially durable. It was great to carry around as a handbag and very functional with the optional shoulder strap which I used walking around the airport. This ready-for-anything bag is so great that I’ve continued to use it as an every day purse here at home.
Once you’ve found the perfect pair of shoes, the perfect dress, and the perfect bag, you’re going to want to head straight to Thred Up to find everything else in between! Whenever I’m looking for a new outfit, whether I need one for a special occasion, looking to add to my closet during the change of seasons, or (like in this case) wanting something fun and new to wear in Alabama, I always stop to look at Thred-Up! Thred-up makes it possible for a girl like me (who doesn’t have a million bucks) to buy designer clothes at a fraction of the cost and actually feel and look like a million bucks! If you are looking for a fabulous evening cocktail dress, and what girl doesn’t need the perfect (or an extra) little black dress? You will definitely want to take a peek at all the options available from Thred-Up. My favorite evening cocktail dress hangs in a special place in my closet and of course, I found it on Thred-up!
Thred-up doesn’t just carry dresses, pants, shirts and all the other outfit changes you need, they also carry an ever-changing collection of designer shoes and handbags! One of the advantages of Thred-Up is that if you don’t see just what you are looking for today, you can check back the next and find new additions! Thred-Up makes it easy to find just what you are looking for with their easy-to-navigage site and detailed descriptions of each piece. I have used Thred-Up many times over and always been happy. Come to think of it, I have a polkadot box on it’s way to me right now! My girls weekend was a special one for me and I wanted to have some new outfits to add more fun to my experience. Thred-Up didn’t disappoint and gave me everything I was looking for and helped to make me feel just as special as my days with one of my greatest friends!
My weekend getaway with one of my best friends from college was without a doubt one of the best weekends of the year. There’s not many people in this world that you can go years without seeing and then pick up like it was yesterday. There’s not many people that can make you belly laugh till you cry. There’s not many people that you can truly share everything that’s in your heart without fear of judgement. Shree was one of those people way back when I was learning how to make my way in the world and she’s still that same person today! Thanks to an amazing friendship, and so many amazingly perfect products, my girls weekend getaway was one for the books!
One lucky reader will an Emma Dress from Virginia Dare Dress Co. PLUS a Mia Melon Tote. Two additional winner’s will each will one Baker’s Apron from Virginia Dare Dress Co. To enter, just use the Giveaway Tools form below. Giveaway open to the United States, ages 18 and up. Ends 10/19/18 at 11:59pm EST.
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