Dress to Kill at The Driskill

DSC00547DSC00548 DSC00551 DSC00552What I’m Wearing:

Dress: Maude by Langford Market / Shoes: Cole Haan / Clutch: Vince Camuto / Earrings: Kate Spade New York, old
Cocktail Ring: Kate Spade New York, old / Bow Ring: Kate Spade New York, sold out (similar)
Stone Ring: C.Wonder, old / Flat-Front Ring: J.Crew, old (similar)

I spent the past few days at my company’s annual conference (hence my patchy postings). This year, the conference was held in my hometown of Austin, Texas.

As a native Austinite whose idea of taking a “staycation” is simply not answering her phone for 48 hours while being parked in front of a 65-inch flatscreen, it’s probably fairly unsurprising that I had never stayed at The Driskill before this week. That being said, I have loved the hotel for as long as I can remember.

Events at The Driskill are always the classiest, and The Driskill has a level of grandeur to which most hotels can only aspire to attain. I always say that The Driskill Hotel embodies everything that is right about old, swanky Texas (lots of marble with a side of taxidermy). Walking into the hotel always makes me want to stand a little straighter and fluff my hair a little bigger.

Therefore, when it came time to party at the hotel on Tuesday night, I knew I had to wear something epic; cue this dress.

I bought this dress over the weekend at Langford Market on 2nd Street in Austin. For under $100, how could I possibly resist!? I was instantly enamored by the deep burgundy – I feel like I fall in love with this color all over again every fall! Also, the cut of this dress is so endlessly flattering (wrap dresses are seriously the best on everybody!). But that’s not what cinched the deal for me.

Made from a polyester and spandex blend, this dress is the ideal dress to bring on a trip (especially if you’re off to a semi-fancy-shmancy event) – you can literally throw it in a wad in your suitcase without having a care in the world about the dress wrinkling, crinkling, or looking at all under par. As I stood in Langford Market trying to decide whether or not I really needed another dress (the answer is always yes, let’s be real), I remembered opening my suitcase in Israel to a jumble of wrinkly disaster. And no iron in sight (not like I know how to work one anyways…). I definitely bought this dress (as well as a burgundy and white jumpsuit!!) with vacations in mind – as a lightweight fabric, it is perfect for many of my [tentatively planned] upcoming warm weather adventures!

What are your favorite never-wrinkle items to pack for a vacation? Share in the comments below!